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why are the majority of our ex-players such complete and utter c****?

 

it's like a pact with the devil or something

you can play for the greatest club on earth but afterwards you have to become a miserable excuse for a human being

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why are the majority of our ex-players such complete and utter c****?

 

it's like a pact with the devil or something

you can play for the greatest club on earth but afterwards you have to become a miserable excuse for a human being

:lol:

 

He's not the brightest is Ronnie,, great player and a likable guy but he hasn't got a f***ing clue as a pundit.

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Never liked him as a player and certainly don't like him as a pundit, the t***....Besides the "special one" stated in an interview (yesterday/day before) with A Bola that he wants to manage in Spain or Italy.

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Why cant they all be like John Aldridge?

 

Because then they can't be controversial and get their interviews printed!

 

Aldridge, Dalglish, Rush, Barnes, Hamman and Thompson are the best ex reds when it comes to supporting their old club

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FAO Ronnie Whelan

 

Spending in full

2007

Aug Juliano Belletti Barcelona£3.7m July Florent Malouda Lyon£13.5m June Tal Ben Haim Bolton Free June Claudio Pizarro Bayern Munich FreeJune Steve Sidwell Reading Free

2006

Aug Ashley Cole Arsenal £5m Aug Khalid Boulahrouz Hamburg £7m June John Mikel Obi Lyn £16m May Ben Sahar Hapoel Tev Aviv£320,000 May Andrei Shevchenko AC Milan £30.8mMay Salomon Kalou Feyenoord £8m May Michael Ballack Bayern MunichFree

2005

Aug Michael Essien Lyon £24.4m July Shaun Wright-Phillips Manchester City £21mJuly Lassana Diarra Le Havre £1m July Scott Sinclair Bristol Rovers £160,000June Asier Del Horno Athletic Bilbao£8mJan Jiri Jarosik CSKA Moscow £4.83mJuly Ricardo Carvalho Porto £19.85m July Didier Drogba Marseille £24m July Tiago Benfica £8m July Mateja Kezman PSV Eindhoven£5mJuly Paulo Ferreira Porto£13.2m July Arjen Robben PSV Eindhoven £12m

Total £225.76m

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He was simply a great player.

True, and almost certainly one who would get consistently hammered on forums like this, or by the ignorant loudmouths in the Moan Stand, if he were playing today - always did his work quietly and impressively (including, as someone has already pointed out, a genuinely ruthless and vicious streak - he was our real enforcer, not McMahon), and selected the right pass, short or long, always available, never shirked, could definitely dictate and affect the game tempo, never looked for attention, tactically astute and appreciated by managers (ironically, Benitez would have loved him - outstanding 'Game Intelligence').

 

tbf, he took a fair amount of stick even at the time. Comparisons with Alonso's situation are not invalid - early Whelan was a free running attacking midfielder with a shed load of quality goals in him. the 'New Peter Doherty' (ask your Grandad), but when he moved back into a real and crucial engine room role, he was never forgiven for not being that flashier player anymore, despite what he was contributing.

 

Historical note: I personally date our decline from invincibility as starting at exactly the point at the start of the 2nd Half in the Crystal Palace semi-final when some nomark Full Back tricked Ronnie then left him struggling for pace to cross for their first goal, something Ronnie normally never would allow. It was a dreadful epiphany, a harbinger for the future. Still chills me.

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True, and almost certainly one who would get consistently hammered on forums like this, or by the ignorant loudmouths in the Moan Stand, if he were playing today - always did his work quietly and impressively (including, as someone has already pointed out, a genuinely ruthless and vicious streak - he was our real enforcer, not McMahon), and selected the right pass, short or long, always available, never shirked, could definitely dictate and affect the game tempo, never looked for attention, tactically astute and appreciated by managers (ironically, Benitez would have loved him - outstanding 'Game Intelligence'). Comparisons with Alonso's situation are not invalid.

Agree with all that.

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