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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #750: Mar 27, 2018 08:52:07 pm
      Keeping an eye on Jorginho this game, the ‘savour’ we need as a 6 to rid us of the Antichrist Henderson.

      He’s been f**king sh*te, not even interested in getting involved. I’m sure he’s much better for his club but he’s having a stinker tonight.

      Now watch him have a world class second half now I’ve said this :laugh:

      He hasn't been sh*t, his movement and finding space is beyond Hendo but each time he is free, he has been ignored. And notice how composed he is when on the ball? Always looking between and over the lines :)
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      Reply #751: Mar 27, 2018 09:11:13 pm
      He hasn't been sh*t, his movement and finding space is beyond Hendo but each time he is free, he has been ignored. And notice how composed he is when on the ball? Always looking between and over the lines :)

      He’s been useless mate, he’s not in the right position at all! He’s standing next to Vardy not interested.

      Lost the ball loads and not seen any of his passing game. Like I’ve presumed for years, if Henderson was Italian or Spanish we wouldn’t be saying anything about him. You’re proving my point, Jorginho is exclusively showing what people criticise Hendo for... and you say he’s playing well

      EDIT: I know you’re not in the ‘Hendo out’ brigade but using your comment as an example, sorry if I’m getting any wires crossed
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      Reply #752: Mar 27, 2018 09:41:58 pm
      Took 78 minutes for a flash of class, lovely spread and a nice over the top ball from Jorginho. Not sure on him defensively or physically. He also appears to be a lazy player.

      This is from one game, however it's not a good introduction to the player for me.
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      Reply #753: Mar 27, 2018 10:01:31 pm
      Got to be honest - if that England match is anything to go by Dier is far better in that deep lying role than Henderson. It's often been said that there isn't much to choose between them but at international level that isn't the case. Dier is far more disciplined and seems to control that area with greater ease. Far better physical presence and they dominated Italy in midfield until the midfield changes, of which Hendo was one, came on.

      Hendo comes on and just gets himself in the places Italy are perfectly happy for him to occupy ie nowheresville. Truth be told that probably happens far too often for Liverpool. Hendo looks like he does more work than many who occupy the deep lying role but he does so much work because he finds himself in the wrong positions so often. Tactically I don't think he's that smart.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #754: Mar 27, 2018 10:02:41 pm
      He’s been useless mate, he’s not in the right position at all! He’s standing next to Vardy not interested.

      Lost the ball loads and not seen any of his passing game. Like I’ve presumed for years, if Henderson was Italian or Spanish we wouldn’t be saying anything about him. You’re proving my point, Jorginho is exclusively showing what people criticise Hendo for... and you say he’s playing well

      EDIT: I know you’re not in the ‘Hendo out’ brigade but using your comment as an example, sorry if I’m getting any wires crossed

      Tbh, my previous post was a bit out of order, I should not have bought Hendo into this!

      Took 78 minutes for a flash of class, lovely spread and a nice over the top ball from Jorginho. Not sure on him defensively or physically. He also appears to be a lazy player.

      This is from one game, however it's not a good introduction to the player for me.

      As for his passing and movement, if you can't see a significant different, then I am shocked. Jorginho is always moving towards the ball and looking positively (between and over the lines) as well as looking to shift it quick. Therefore, he is more of a DLPM, where as Hendo is more safe passing and exceptional at neutralizing counter attacks.

      End of the day, both players have different attiubutes to play the #6 role, and it depends on what you think would be more beneficial for our team, a pass master or an athletic strong player?

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      Reply #755: Mar 27, 2018 10:06:32 pm
      Tbh, my previous post was a bit out of order, I should not have bought Hendo into this!

      As for his passing and movement, if you can't see a significant different, then I am shocked. Jorginho is always moving towards the ball and looking positively (between and over the lines) as well as looking to shift it quick. Therefore, he is more of a DLPM, where as Hendo is more safe passing and exceptional at neutralizing counter attacks.

      End of the day, both players have different attiubutes to play the #6 role, and it depends on what you (well, not really us, but you get what I mean) think would be more beneficial for our team, a pass master or an athletic strong player?



      I seen 2 or 3 examples of his 'forward thinking' passing, the majority of his passes were sideways or backwards however when he did spray the ball there was clear and obvious quality, especially that ball over the top, it was quality.

      Don't think he fits our system however that's the first 90 minutes I've seen him play so I could be way off on his workrate and willingness to get involved.
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      Reply #756: Mar 27, 2018 10:15:04 pm
      I seen 2 or 3 examples of his 'forward thinking' passing, the majority of his passes were sideways or backwards however when he did spray the ball there was clear and obvious quality, especially that ball over the top, it was quality.

      Damn, I don't recall the majority of his passes being side or back passes, and I thought I saw a lot of forward thinking passes when he recieved the ball!

      Don't think he fits our system however that's the first 90 minutes I've seen him play so I could be way off on his workrate and willingness to get involved.

      I think he was always involved, moving towards the ball, into space to receive the ball but often ignored, especially in the first half. As for work rate, he won't do a shift like Hendo, it'll never happen, but I find his reading of the game very good and positionally aware.

      Anyway, the more people watch Jorginho the better, I'd love to see more opinions about him!!!
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #757: Mar 27, 2018 10:26:01 pm
      Damn, I don't recall the majority of his passes being side or back passes, and I thought I saw a lot of forward thinking passes when he recieved the ball!

      I think he was always involved, moving towards the ball, into space to receive the ball but often ignored, especially in the first half. As for work rate, he won't do a shift like Hendo, it'll never happen, but I find his reading of the game very good and positionally aware.

      Anyway, the more people watch Jorginho the better, I'd love to see more opinions about him!!!

      Yea especially in the first half, I'd have to mull over the passing charts once it's released tomorrow to check, but I think it was fairly safe. I remember thinking 'Henderson would be being crucified for this showing'.

      I seen bits and pieces where I went 'oh ok that's what this guy is about' but it was technically a friendly game, I'm sure he's a different animal in a 'real' game.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #758: Mar 27, 2018 11:14:54 pm
      As great as Messi is no way even he could get this rabble to win the world cup
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #759: Jun 08, 2018 07:13:53 pm
      These Saudis can play a bit, very impressed , but I suspect Germany are holding back.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #760: Jun 09, 2018 11:24:23 pm
      Aspas has scored the only goal for Spain in the WC warm up  v Tunisia.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #761: Jun 09, 2018 11:25:06 pm
      Aspas has scored the only goal for Spain in the WC warm up  v Tunisia.

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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #762: Sep 07, 2018 11:45:34 pm
      Anyone watching USA vs Brazil? Alisson, Firmino and Fabinho (RB) all starting!!
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      Reply #763: Sep 08, 2018 01:03:38 am
      Looking forward to this one! Pretty young US lineup vs an experienced Brazil.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #764: Sep 08, 2018 01:52:46 am
      Weak PK call but it’s obvious who is the better team
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      Reply #765: Sep 08, 2018 01:58:35 am
      Firmino and Fabinho playing well, but not much of a test for them tbh.
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      Reply #766: Sep 08, 2018 02:11:27 am
      Glad to see a bunch of the kids get some game time but disappointed to see Wood starting. He's not going to show you anything you have not already seen so give Weah the chance. Miazga has look really good and Yedlin with solid defending and good touches bringing the ball down from long crosses. Robinson is having a nightmare on the left.

      If Brazil cared to go out of 2nd gear it'd be 4-0. The talent gap is so large and visible.
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      Reply #767: Sep 08, 2018 02:47:09 am
      go f**k yourself, Neymar
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      Reply #768: Sep 12, 2018 03:59:52 pm
      Liking the performances of Steffen, Miazga, Adams and McKennie (did not do much against MX before injury, though). Hopefully the start of a core to build on.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #769: Sep 12, 2018 05:23:52 pm
      I was gonna give the yanks v mexico a watch but all the pre game yelling by Twellman killed my interest,switched off.
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      Reply #770: Sep 12, 2018 06:56:37 pm
      Liberia president George Weah played in an international friendly for his country on Tuesday - at the age of 51.

      Weah, the first African footballer to win Fifa's World Player of the Year award, featured for 79 minutes of a 2-1 home defeat by Nigeria in Monrovia.

      Liberia arranged the friendly to retire their number 14 shirt, worn by Weah at his playing peak.

      The former AC Milan striker, sworn in as president in January, received a standing ovation as he was substituted.

      Nigeria fielded a reasonably strong team, including Leicester's Wilfred Ndidi and fellow midfielder Peter Etebo, of Stoke City. Ndidi's club-mate Kelechi Iheanacho featured as a second-half substitute.

      Etebo took the corner from which Simeon Nwankwo headed Nigeria into a 2-0 lead after Henry Onyekuru - on loan at Galatasaray from Everton - had scored the opener. The home side pulled one back with a late Kpah Sherman penalty.

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/45490570

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      Reply #771: Sep 12, 2018 08:10:10 pm
      His son was playing for the USA team gotta be some kind of record? Dad and lad playing for different countries.
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      Re: International friendlies
      Reply #772: Sep 13, 2018 03:08:45 pm
      I was gonna give the yanks v mexico a watch but all the pre game yelling by Twellman killed my interest,switched off.

      Twellman gets a bit worked up, but its Hercules Gomez that ruins it for me but i battled through it to watch the game.

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