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  • ecureuil 19 Jul 2013 19:08:27 76,814 posts
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    Messi as player manager.
  • President_Weasel 19 Jul 2013 19:40:27 9,324 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    Messi as player manager.
    Great, then we can get lots of articles about how his low centre of gravity really helps him manage.
  • Dougs 19 Jul 2013 21:42:35 67,734 posts
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    The Sun, classy as ever
  • SuperCoolEskimo 19 Jul 2013 21:49:43 9,829 posts
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    Truly awful. No surprise it's that scummy spud Kastrinakis.
  • Trowel 19 Jul 2013 22:47:36 17,762 posts
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    James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho
    Pepe Reina on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan. Danny Ward has flown to Oz to provide back up to Mignolet and Jones. #LFC
    A loan? Transfer madness.
  • oceanmotion 19 Jul 2013 22:58:37 15,951 posts
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    Who are Liverpool replacing him with?

    Guess it wasn't Barca after I love money no wait, too stressful, Monaco is tax fre...relaxing Valdes.
  • Dougs 19 Jul 2013 23:05:03 67,734 posts
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    They signed Mignolet innit
  • Dougs 19 Jul 2013 23:06:13 67,734 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho
    Pepe Reina on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan. Danny Ward has flown to Oz to provide back up to Mignolet and Jones. #LFC
    A loan? Transfer madness.
    Gets him off the wage bill and leaves the door open for Barca in 2014...
  • gman7714 19 Jul 2013 23:08:34 294 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho
    Pepe Reina on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan. Danny Ward has flown to Oz to provide back up to Mignolet and Jones. #LFC
    A loan? Transfer madness.
    Madness doesn't even come close. Mignolet is a good keeper but Reina is a class above even if he's had a couple of dodgy seasons. Truly hope this doesn't come back to bite us.
  • Syrette 19 Jul 2013 23:08:56 43,498 posts
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    What's happened to this incredible Arsenal spending spree Gazidis implied would happen?

  • Trowel 19 Jul 2013 23:10:35 17,762 posts
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    Loan deals for players of that calibre are always a little odd in my eyes. Surely wouldn't be that hard for Liverpool to find a permanent deal with someone - hell, he'd be a great signing for Arsenal!
  • Jono62 19 Jul 2013 23:14:33 14,120 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    What's happened to this incredible Arsenal spending spree Gazidis implied would happen?
    They sold enough season tickets so the spree stays in war chest.
  • ecureuil 19 Jul 2013 23:37:46 76,814 posts
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    gman7714 wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho
    Pepe Reina on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan. Danny Ward has flown to Oz to provide back up to Mignolet and Jones. #LFC
    A loan? Transfer madness.
    Madness doesn't even come close. Mignolet is a good keeper but Reina is a class above even if he's had a couple of dodgy seasons. Truly hope this doesn't come back to bite us.
    Bold statement considering Mignolet was far superior to Reina last season. It's not like Liverpool need a goalkeeper with European experience these days.
  • gman7714 19 Jul 2013 23:50:13 294 posts
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    ecureuil wrote:
    gman7714 wrote:
    Trowel wrote:
    James Pearce @JamesPearceEcho
    Pepe Reina on his way to Napoli on a season-long loan. Danny Ward has flown to Oz to provide back up to Mignolet and Jones. #LFC
    A loan? Transfer madness.
    Madness doesn't even come close. Mignolet is a good keeper but Reina is a class above even if he's had a couple of dodgy seasons. Truly hope this doesn't come back to bite us.
    Bold statement considering Mignolet was far superior to Reina last season. It's not like Liverpool need a goalkeeper with European experience these days.
    I'll make another one then :)
    Reina is (or was as it seems he's going) the best keeper in the EPL since Peter Schmeichel.
    The best as in positioning, coming for and collecting crosses, shot stopping and distribution. Recent form however has let him down I'll admit :)
  • reddevil93 20 Jul 2013 00:38:29 11,745 posts
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    Cech and Van Der Sar comfortably better. Probably others I'm forgetting too.

  • gman7714 20 Jul 2013 00:56:12 294 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Cech and Van Der Sar comfortably better. Probably others I'm forgetting too.
    I beg to differ red. Both great keepers and arguably both had better defences in front of them during their peaks at Chelsea and Man U.

    I feel thought that Reina has always been the better all round keeper when you take into account his distribution of the ball which for me just edges him past those two.
  • mikew1985 20 Jul 2013 01:07:59 12,741 posts
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    Delusion at its finest. Bloody hell.
  • Shikasama 20 Jul 2013 01:22:28 6,836 posts
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    Van Der Sar is one of the best keepers the Premier League has ever seen, quite possibly one of the best of all time (up there with your Zoffs, Yashins, Buffons and Schmeichels).

    Reina really, really isn't and never has been.

    Bloody hell I'd have taken any one of Cech, Given, Seaman, Martyn and Friedel over Reina.
  • roz123 20 Jul 2013 01:31:44 7,113 posts
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    Cech was fantastic last season
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8EVOMXk-8M
  • SolidSCB 20 Jul 2013 01:51:27 6,718 posts
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    Reina the best since Schmeichel. Fucking hell, I've heard some shite in my time but that's up there. I don't even think they'd have the gall to spew that level of bollocks on RAWK.

    Taibi a close third then, yeah?
  • Futaba 20 Jul 2013 02:41:13 3,511 posts
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    I'll admit Reina's good, but he's no Roy Carroll.

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • THFourteen 20 Jul 2013 08:51:53 33,436 posts
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    Jono62 wrote:
    Syrette wrote:
    What's happened to this incredible Arsenal spending spree Gazidis implied would happen?
    They sold enough season tickets so the spree stays in war chest.
    I bought one, no golden ticket inside though.
  • spindle9988 20 Jul 2013 09:10:12 3,590 posts
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    Reina is a great keeper. I wouldnt say he's up there with Schmeichel, I think he is on par with Cech though. Whatever everyones opinion is, I am sure we can all agree that he's way too good to be going out on loan
  • graysonavich 20 Jul 2013 10:02:38 7,353 posts
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    It's not like he's gone to sit on the bench at Peterborough. Saying he's too good to be loaned seems a bit oxymoron.
  • spindle9988 20 Jul 2013 10:07:52 3,590 posts
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    But why noty just sell him if he isnt needed?
  • robc84 20 Jul 2013 10:20:46 5,623 posts
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    spindle9988 wrote:
    But why noty just sell him if he isnt needed?
    In case Mignolet flops?
  • convz 20 Jul 2013 10:54:14 376 posts
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    Reina better than Cech and Van Der Sar? Bloody hell...
  • Mr_Sleep 20 Jul 2013 10:54:39 17,073 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Van Der Sar is one of the best keepers the Premier League has ever seen, quite possibly one of the best of all time (up there with Zoff, Yashin, Buffon and Schmeichel).
    Fixed!

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • reddevil93 20 Jul 2013 11:22:13 11,745 posts
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    Welbeck just popped in a nice goal on our preseason tour, Moyes is a miracle worker!

  • kalel 20 Jul 2013 12:03:34 87,689 posts
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    Reina not in that top class of PL all time keepers for me. The comparison with Cech in particular is way off. People forget what he was like before his head injury. Absolutely unstoppable. Chelsea almost literally never conceded a goal.

    Reina is class and I like how active he is in terms of reading play and such, but he's that type that is a bit prone to moments of madness. He doesn't have that icy almost robotic approach that the real greats have.
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