Monday May 31Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

VIDEOS : The Death Of Liverpool FC?

Monday May 31Posted by: Antoine Zammit  10 Comments »

The Daily Antoine 31/5/2010 LFC News Digest

Disturbing comment from Martin Broughton regarding Torres more…
(I never trusted Broughton)

Wisdom scores as England’s U17 are crowned Champions of Europe more…
(Liverpool = Europe so will Andre lift #6, #7 & #8)

The club has rejected a 4 million bid for Yossi more…
(I have a feeling that Yossi might be leaving us)

Barca look set to give up on Masch more…
(Excellent)

McMahon encouraged by Ince progression more…
(What do you expect? He is the son of the Gov’nor)

Carra claims Liverpool will focus on finishing 4th more…
(Even without money we can do it)

Carra also hails Capello more…
(Carra is a legend)

Masch warns his Argentinian team mates about the World Cup more…
(Masch is a legend)

Martin Skrtel in the meantime will blog his World Cup adventure more…

(We will be watching)

Rangers want more money for Danny Wilson more…

(But we don’t have any)

And finally a group of Liverpool & Juve fans played a game to remember Heysel more…
(Memoria e
amicizia)

Tweet of the Day
I have now counted 26 players that are or were “linked” with Liverpool, insane.

Sunday May 30Posted by: Andrew  14 Comments »

Moores and Fan Power

I admire what David Moores did this week. We all know he made a mistake when he sold to the current owners, and ( maybe belatedly ) he has come out and admitted as much. Given that we cannot change the past, we should applaud his entry into the debate and by doing so putting what pressure he can on the current owners to sell.

But consider this. It could have been just as much of a mistake to sell to DIC, given their current financial problems, and of the other offers on the table, the one from Thailand would have been a million times worse.

I’m sure someone will disprove this as soon as it is published, but at the time of the takeover, I don’t remember a single protesting voice amongst fans or ex-players. And yet now we are all busy voicing our anger at Mr Moores for not doing his research. Truth is, we were all taken in by the terrible twosome, and now is the time for moving forward, not apportioning blame.

Which brings me to my point. Back in 2007, we were all desperate for investors so that we could ‘compete’ with the richer clubs in the Premier League. Fast forward to 2010 and we are again all desparate for investors so that we can ‘compete’ with the richer clubs in the Premier League. The only difference is that the number of richer clubs has now grown. How do we make sure that we don’t make the same mistakes again ?

I believe that the answer is fan power. The bald truth is that Martin Broughton and Christian Purslow have been appointed to sell the club. Not to guarantee it’s long term future, nor to make a decision in the best interest of the fans.  I’m a fully paid up member of both SOS and Share Liverpool, but in all honesty,  both memberships are more in hope rather than inticipation of the desired outcome. Yes, Barcelona is run and owned by the fans – but that was a model of ownership that was built in the past and whilst it survives today, realistically, with the riches in the current game, it’s not something that is likely to happen.

So to balance the money men, I believe it’s time for the club to put a real Fan’s representative in place at board level. This person would be elected but have real voting rights, and be the bridge between the board and the fans. Someone who would, to put it bluntly, ‘do the research’ from the fan’s point of view and make sure that the soul of the club is guarded. Someone who has been in business, knows their way round a Profit and Loss account, and can hold their own. But most importantly, one of us.

Sunday May 30Posted by: Antoine Zammit  4 Comments »

The Daily Antoine 30/5/2010 LFC News Digest

Happy Birthday Steven Gerrard, 30 years a Red always a Red.

The birthday boy is determined to avoid penalty heartache for England more…
(You always score for Liverpool Stevie :-) )

El Nino “Gerrard can conquer” more…
(
Conquistador?)

Phil Thompson blasts Mourinho over his approach of Stevie G more…

(You tell him, you can Rafa can take him down show him who is special.)

The club has responded to the Hillsborough shirt blunder more…
(Happy they moved quickly)

Cardozo is the latest player being linked with Liverpool more…
(No Tengo Dinero)

Tweet of the Day
RT @justinheron: Please RT! – Happy 30th Birthday to LFC lehend & captain Steven Gerrard!

Sunday May 30Posted by: Antoine Zammit  12 Comments »

Weekly Transfer Roundup – May 30th 2010

Here is my update for this week’s transfer activity, the percentage is strictly my prediction based on the different sources the stories are coming from.

Confirmed So Far:

In:
Jonjo Shelvey - The youngster has signed from Charlton Athletic for £1.7 million.

Out:
Mikel San Jose –
The Spaniard who was on loan at Athletic Bilbao has now made the move permanent.
Fabio Aurelio -The Brazilian’s contract was not extended.

Not Confirmed & Rumours:

In:
Milan Jovanovic – Nothing new on this, should be completed soon  – 95%
Danny Wilson – Rangers now want £5 million (Dropping him from 80% ) 70%
Arda Turan – The Turkish player has been linked again – 40%
Diego Tardelli - The Brazilian is connected with Liverpool – 30%
Juan Mata – Nothing new on this story this week, dropping from 15% – 10%
Stephen Ireland -  Nothing new on this story, dropping from 15% – 10%
Guiseppe Rossi – He was linked again twice this week – (raising him from 4%)10%
David Bentley - Same story here dropping from 15% – 10%
Oscar Cardozo – The Paraguayan wants out of Benfica and is being linked to us – 10%
Giampaolo Pazzini - Another story that has gone flat this week dropping from 15% – 10%
Simon Kjaer - This has gone cold too from dropping from 8% – 5%
Marijan Antolovic – The Croatian keeper has been linked, I think he will chose Spurs – 5%
Micah Richards – More talk of him being linked by Liverpool (raised from 1%) – 4%
Javi Martinez – His name floated around a few times – 4%
Simao – His name has been mentioned a few times this week, (raising from 1%) 4%
Rafael van der Vaart -Talk of Man Utd being interested in him (dropping from 3%) 2%
Joe Cole – Man Utd are also interested, I am afraid that we will not be able to pay his salary – 2%
Diego Forlan – Nothing new on this story this week, leaving him 2%- 2%
Gary Cahill –
Price tag of £30 million? Forget it - 1%
Raul
Nothing new - 1%
Adriano
Rumour1%
Nedum Onuoha -
Name mentioned this week – 1%
Michael Johnson
His name was also mentioned this week (one source)1%
Edin Dzeko
He is now being linked with Man Utd1%
Gareth Barry
Star Fantasy - 0%
Nikola Zigic
Just signed with Brum0%

Out:
Albert Riera
Talk of him going to Valencia75%
Yossi Benayoun
Yossi is being linked with Chelsea again25%
Javier Mascherano
Masch too was linked with Chelsea this week (up from 15%) - 25%
Steven Gerrard
Mourinho causing trouble8%
Ryan Babel
Linked with Wolfsburg (dropping from 8%) - 5%
Lucas Leiva -
Linked with Wolfsburg - 5%
Fernando Torres -
Pepe Reina and his agent are convinced Torres will stay (dropping him down from 5%)3%
Rafa -
There was a rumour linking Rafa with UAE, (I am raising him up from 2%) - 3%
Alberto Aquilani
Agent denied it again1%

Saturday May 29Posted by: Antoine Zammit  6 Comments »

Big Transfer Window – Dr. Evil Speaks Out