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Dan Gliballs

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  1. Tuck them back under the seat mate, you crack on
  2. Dragging on the floor fella. The wife's always got a headache. Frigid bitch
  3. You really can't help but be impressed by, and respect the lad's dedication and professionalism after reading that. His character and demeanor always suggested to me he was a genuinely level headed professional, and I was gutted when he went down with injury, and noted his subsequent set backs. During our promotion season and our first season in the PL, I along with many thought he was ahead of Danny, and dare say his career would have followed a similar trajectory had those unfortunate circumstances not have unfolded. I'm not sure if he'll ever be able to get back to those levels or better, but I am sure I'd not be happier to see anyone else do so.
  4. Cambiasso Retires

    I think a lot of the hype around him, then and now, was down to the attention that such an icon of modern football signed for a newly promoted East Midlands club like ours, which then lead to more focus on the things he did right, and a general brushing under the carpet for the things that he was no longer able to offer. He was one of the footballing elite in his prime, but his prime wasn't during his spell with us. Some of his passing, and his vision was sublime, of that there is no doubt, but it's a very fair observation to note that his movement on the pitch and his tracking of players was well below par of what would otherwise be expected of premier league standard. For every stunning pass and moment of quality vision, there were equally moments of free space for the opposition to take advantage of that would not (or should not) have been evident with a more mobile, more physically able player in that position. With him in our team we gave away as much as we gained, but he offered something else, and those moments of pure brilliance quite rightly stick in people's memory, but let's not get carried away. Watch any 'legends' match and you'll see moments of brilliance akin to those we're mentioning, but as great as some of those ex players are, they'd get run ragged againt a premier league opposition, and that's the way he was going. I firmly believe that his reason to not sign another year was down to this alone, he was (and still is) a very intelligent footballer, and he would have known this, and known his limitations. He came here, he gave it everything he had, he accomplished his goal and was well respected for what he did contribute but knew he had nothing more to give, and THAT for me is a measure of the man. Doubt he'll ever end up here in any coaching/management role mind. As certain as I am that he has very fond memories, and holds the club in high regard, I'm just as certain that Inter Milan is where the man's heart lies. I fully expect him to be back there in some form, and bloody good luck to the guy, he'll be a great asset to whoever he works for.
  5. Drinkwater says farewell

    We ain't half got some bitter sods on here I suspect having to play through injury last year due to lack of depth, and missing opportunities with the national squad have left a sour taste, maybe he could see the same happening this year. Or maybe he just wanted the step up in his career he deserved. Pro footballers have what 10-15 years shelf life on the pitch, and you're all kidding yourself if you think if you walked in those shoes you wouldn't maximise your possibilities too, we all would. Danny's not a world beater of a midfielder, he's a very good midfielder, and he was every bit as crucial to what we've achieved recently as anyone else I can think of. For that, he gets my unwaivering appreciation and respect, he's earnt it.
  6. Adrien Silva

    Fair play LCFC. Chelsea miss out on the Ox, they won't have egg on their faces a second time, just hold out, they'll cough up!
  7. Aleksander Dragovic

    No chance, not after 6 pages. Come back in Jan.
  8. Andros Townsend...

  9. Grzegorz Krychowiak

    Yes, just nobody told ours, so they're still emailing Steve Walsh, oblivious.
  10. Ulloa new contract

    Actually yes, from a starting 11 point atleast. The guy deserves more praise and respect than he gets from the majority of fans in my opinion. Solid in his first season, and scored some crucial goals and showed some real bottle in the title winning season too. Not to mention his defensive efforts at set pieces when he's come off the bench have often been overlooked by many, and have been equally as crucial with the way some results went as his goals were. Having said that, he's one of those players who's form and ability has fallen off a cliff as time has gone by, to the point he's no longer a premier league quality striker at any end of the table, and I mean that with tremendous respect for the guy, he just can't put himself about enough to have any real impact on the game in an advanced position, very much how Heskey went later in his career. Does he deserve the new contract? Well yes in my opinion. That's if he's willing to cash in his cheque in return for being a 4th choice insurance policy, who's game time will be reduced to little more than cup games to rest legs. It's a similar situation to having Ben Hamer, is he good enough to be starting premier league games? no, he probably isn't. Do we need a second backup keeper if Kasper gets injured? Absolutely we do.
  11. Drinkwater

    Why should he? From a fan's perspective it's great. From the player and agent's perspective, doing so achieves nothing positive. if he declares himself 'happy to stay' he cools interest, and pushes away leverage for an improved contract further down the line. He may well be perfectly happy to stay, but why would he close the door on potential suitors interest that can only do his valuation and worth good. In either circumstance in which he stays (having stated he's happy, or just said nothing), he'll be under contract at this club for the foreseeable future, and the fans won't resent him for having said he'd stay or not.
  12. Tom Lawrence

    Beat me to it. I was going to draw comparisons to Chris Wood myself. More than decent champ level player, not quite good enough for the prem. £7mil is a decent deal all round, and I think it's right for the lad, and I genuinely hope he has a decent future elsewhere alike,
  13. Drinkwater

    Nzonzi won't be coming here whether we trigger any release claue or not, he wants Champions League football. In all reality, IF Danny leaves, we'll probably end up in for Clucas, or someone of similar calibre.
  14. Andros Townsend...

    Come again? Two club Morgan a journeyman??
  15. Andros Townsend...

    I'm another in the camp of 'good addition' He was brilliant at Spurs and QPR, quite clearly got the goods. Didn't work out at Newcastle or Palace I grant you, but he has some good attributes that fit well into our team IMO as said above. Fast, hard working, likes to take a player on, and when he cuts inside he's got a rifle of a shot on him. Fitting in with our counter attacking ethos it could work extremely well. Would very much like to see this happen, myself.
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