Downing to Liverpool?

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  1. Jan 21, 2012

    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Where does this stuff come that Dalglish doesn't control the transfers? I thought every transfer potential was run by him and he has to agree with it. He might not control the figure per ce, who knows, but he certainly ain't getting players he didn't want.
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    africanspur Full Member

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    At Spurs, Comolli was on a committee with the manager, levy and the club secretary. They would decide our needs, manager etc would give suggestions and then Comolli and his scouts would go out and compile lists for the committee to go through.

    Whatever you want to say about Comolli, he knows a lot about the football transfer market and is often able to pick up quite a few gems. At Spurs, our transfer policy mostly revolved around buying young English players from the lower leagues for the future and talented players from abroad. The only signings I can think off from the top of my head which follow the transfer policy Liverpool have followed since he got there were Bentley and Bent. I certainly don't think he's got overarching control over transfer policy.
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    Varun Wants the D...

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    Dalglish must have had ridiculously low expectations then.
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    SharkyMcShark Horrified

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    Was he expecting negative assists?
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    prateik City Fan

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    Downing must be better than Joe 'betterthanmessi' Cole in training.
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    Bryan_Munich Aka RichieRich12

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    Is he still on 0 goals and 0 assists?
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    anver Shart stop

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    VIDEO: It's official, Liverpool's Downing really has bin rubbish!

    By Neil Moxley

    Last updated at 12:26 AM on 27th January 2012


    For Liverpool fans wondering what, after a return of one goal in 26 games, the club saw in Stewart Downing, the secret is now out.

    Owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner watched YouTube footage of him supposedly kicking five consecutive balls into five dustbins from 30 yards at Aston Villa’s training ground and were persuaded to complete a £20million move.

    The only problem? The footage which shows Downing’s party piece was a fake. Villa’s audio-visual team edited the video to suggest Downing achieved the feat with five consecutive kicks.

    When Kenny Dalglish’s interest in Downing was first communicated to the club’s paymasters, they logged on to YouTube. ‘There was some footage of Stewart where he is kicking footballs into five different trash cans,’ said Werner. ‘It was brilliant.
    ‘John and I said, “Oh my god, this player is brilliant, we have to figure out a way to make a deal”.’

    It will never be known for certain, but was this mock-up responsible for Liverpool increasing their offer from £18m to £20m when the two clubs were haggling over the fee last July?


    As for Villa, it appears that Nick Finney, who works in the club’s media department, was the brains behind the wheeze.

    A Villa source said: ‘It was part of our 2010-11 season-ticket drive. ‘There is a message after it which reads, “Seeing is believing,” which we thought was a giveaway. Obviously, it wasn’t a big enough clue.’


    Read more: Stewart Downing bin video | Mail Online
  8. Jan 27, 2012

    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    That can't be a genuine quote? Surely?

    Absolutely fecking hilarious if it is. It would also go a long way towards explaining the cack-handed way they managed the whole Suarez incident. Cretins.
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    Bryan_Munich Aka RichieRich12

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    Imagine what they said when they saw Charlie Adam taking corners.
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    anver Shart stop

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    Well there you are.

    They have given the name of the mastermind behind it. Nick Finney. :lol:
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    :lol:
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Dustbin = Andy Carroll :lol:
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    Bryan_Munich Aka RichieRich12

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    Milner is better.
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    dev1l Full Member

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    Even if it's geniune, a good footballer has to have much more than precision in his passing...
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    Kelvin Banned

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    brilliant signing from Kenny to sign this utter shite. :lol:
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    kouroux Full Member

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    I thought the Downing-Carroll connection was supposed to mesmerize the PL
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    prateik City Fan

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    Better than expected.
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    Kenny thought he would have been worse but he's surprised Downing is actually better.
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    :lol:
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    Neo_Mufc Full Member

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    20million well spent. 0 goals in the league 0 assists.
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    ehsanul Bestower of favours

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    Aston Villa made daylight robbery by selling Downing and Young at those prices,both are extremely limited with their abilities and skills.
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    EdWeatherall TFD

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    Ridiculously harsh on Young to be fair
    He's had a disrupted season, and was good at the start of the season

    But yeh, they did great business with Downing
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    Skholesy Full Member

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    give him time, he's barely been there...needs a season or so to settle sometimes..
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    Lynk Obsessed with discrediting Danny Welbeck

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    Young has at least showed some class at the start of the season. Downing has shown feck all.
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    mu77 Full Member

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    when does he join up with them - summer?
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    amolbhatia100 Barbiturates ain't got nothin' on me

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    What is he actually supposed to be good?

    It can't be football. I refuse to believe it.
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    It has though, for all the wrong reasons.

    Really I thought Rafa was a bit of a clown in the transfer market, but not to be outdone Mr Dalglish has taken it to the next level.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    He's abysmal.
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say that he has been worse for Liverpool than Carroll.

    At least Carroll set up the goal that knocked us out of the FA cup...

    Downing has done nothing and been even more dire... 20 Million, you must be having a laugh.
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    Inigo Montoya Full Member

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    It has:boring:
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    :lol: That is pathetic.
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    Raven Blade Dull

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    Even i'm shocked by that. Downing is actually a decent overall player but Liverpool seem to have made him much worse. Carroll has got the same effect too.
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    gormless Full Member

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    Downing had a lot of potential back in his Boro days. Obviously not Giggs potential, but he could have been a Valencia type player. He basically provided Middlesbroughs creative threat single handedly for 3 or 4 years during which time they reached the UEFA cup final and won a trophy
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    Mcmanaman yesterday made a comment that made me cringe, he basically you have 2 world class wingers out there, one full of confidence and playing really well as such, the other's confidence in the crapper ...

    He was talking about Valencia and Downing.

    Downing world class?:houllier:
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    Sky1981 Fending off the urge

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    Is that for real??
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    Cold_Boy Banned

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    Why are you even asking?
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    Kraftwerker Formerly RedAddict

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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    He has been shite, but I think Henderson has been worse. Granted, not by much.
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    Cheesy Full Member

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    The difference with Henderson is that they did buy him as a player who had potential and they expected to develop over time. It's difference with Downing. He's a player in his prime who they expected to make an instant impact, which he hasn't done.

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