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      TheRedMosquito
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #390: Dec 24, 2014 06:52:59 pm
      The problem is that Jones is the 'competition' and is another reason why Mignolet's form has suffered so badly.

      And why we started to see Reina dip a bit himself.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #391: Dec 24, 2014 07:13:35 pm
      Having dodgy keepers, including Reina's dip, has been a problem since Achterberg joined the coaching staff.
      You could say that Reina started going downhill pretty much as soon as the new coach arrived.

      It's a bit too much of a coincidence for me.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #392: Dec 24, 2014 08:13:49 pm
      Having dodgy keepers, including Reina's dip, has been a problem since Achterberg joined the coaching staff.
      You could say that Reina started going downhill pretty much as soon as the new coach arrived.

      It's a bit too much of a coincidence for me.

      It's a fair point. If the manager was in charge of a TEAM which declined at the rate our keepers have (with respect to Jones he hasn't really declined, he was always useless) then he'd be out of a job. Is this Acherberg bloke one of Brendans coaches, the fella he used at Swansea or just some random?

      I do think we ask a lot of our keeper, given we are sh!te in defence and the fact we want him to be Franz Beckenbauer when he's not saving all the shots.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #393: Dec 24, 2014 08:35:07 pm
      It's a fair point. If the manager was in charge of a TEAM which declined at the rate our keepers have (with respect to Jones he hasn't really declined, he was always useless) then he'd be out of a job. Is this Acherberg bloke one of Brendans coaches, the fella he used at Swansea or just some random?

      I do think we ask a lot of our keeper, given we are sh!te in defence and the fact we want him to be Franz Beckenbauer when he's not saving all the shots.


      He was brought in by Roy.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #394: Dec 24, 2014 08:43:42 pm
      ..and interestingly is the only coach in the club who has survived all the changes since that dark era.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #395: Dec 25, 2014 12:02:52 am

      There were reports of him ripping the piss out of Reina in training, always riding him and generally being a tw*t.

      Obviously his methods aren't working because he is turning good keepers into bad ones.

      Well, 2 out of 3 anyway.
      Not sure Jones counts.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #396: Dec 25, 2014 12:57:02 am
      Achterburg was let go as a player by Tranmere in 2009, that very year he became reserve goalkeeping coach at LFC under Rafa.

      In 2011, Roy promoted him to head goalkeeping coach and he's been that ever since.  :-\

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Achterberg
      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/first-team/staff/john-achterberg
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #397: Dec 25, 2014 01:17:12 am
      Jones needs at least a little run of games to prove himself. He hasnt got one for years. A bit of support wouldnt go amiss. Small signs of improvement already. We´re about to start banging them in so we may not need a Neuer for this festive period. And theres definitely a blinder in Brad against your Burnleys. Hes not "that" bad.

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      Jones made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season in a UEFA Europa League qualifier against Gomel on 2 August; Liverpool won the game 1–0. His second appearance came on 20 September in a 5–2 win against Young Boys in the Europa League group stage. Jones also helped Liverpool progress in the League Cup in a 2–1 win against West Brom on 26 September.

      His first Premier League start came on 20 October, against Reading, which Liverpool won 1–0. On 25 October, Jones played his third Europa League game against Anzhi Makhachkala, keeping yet another clean sheet as Liverpool won 1–0. Three days later he played in Liverpool's 2–2 draw at Goodison Park. On 31 October, Liverpool played Swansea City in the League Cup which Liverpool lost 3–1.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #398: Dec 25, 2014 02:03:47 am
      Jones needs at least a little run of games to prove himself. He hasnt got one for years. A bit of support wouldnt go amiss. Small signs of improvement already. We´re about to start banging them in so we may not need a Neuer for this festive period. And theres definitely a blinder in Brad against your Burnleys. Hes not "that" bad.


      Yes, he really is.

      Nothing against Jones but football is a ruthless industry, and we cannot afford to be having an inadequate player in our side, especially when the margins are so small.

      We really need a quality goalkeeper, we can't wait till the summer unless Mignolet finds his form.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #399: Dec 25, 2014 03:06:33 am
      Nothing against Jones but football is a ruthless industry, and we cannot afford to be having an inadequate player in our side, especially when the margins are so small.

      Allen, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Balotelli, Henderson, a past-it Gerrard etc.

      they all regularly make the starting XI despite being decidedly inadequate and often times downright sh*te.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #400: Dec 25, 2014 10:26:23 am
      Allen, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Balotelli, Henderson, a past-it Gerrard etc.

      they all regularly make the starting XI despite being decidedly inadequate and often times downright sh*te.

      At least some of those have played well at some stage or another. Jones has never played well for us.

      The goalkeeper position is more important than any of those other positions, and while in some circumstances you can win the title without a quality full back, or an average centre midfield, you cannot win the league without a quality goalkeeper.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #401: Dec 25, 2014 02:32:31 pm
      Better off his line, poor reflexes and positioning however.

      Need so much better, and until then I feel Migs should return.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #402: Dec 25, 2014 02:36:00 pm
      Lucky for Brendan that he wasn't selected in the Aussie squad for the Asian Cup next month. Knowing our luck Mignolet would've injured himself in training if that happened.

      That does show kinda the level that he's at though being at best 4th choice goalkeeper for what is probably the weakest Aussie team in a decade.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #403: Dec 26, 2014 11:42:07 am
      That does show kinda the level that he's at though being at best 4th choice goalkeeper for what is probably the weakest Aussie team in a decade.

      The fact that he's now starting for us shows the mess we're currently in at goalkeeper.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #404: Dec 26, 2014 12:22:22 pm
      Yes, he really is.

      Nothing against Jones but football is a ruthless industry, and we cannot afford to be having an inadequate player in our side, especially when the margins are so small.

      We really need a quality goalkeeper, we can't wait till the summer unless Mignolet finds his form.
      Im not saying we should wait, just merely stating a fact that Jones has proved before he can be an adequate ´keeper in ocassion. We as liverpool supporters should back him. Have a feeling some jokes soon wont look so clever.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #405: Dec 26, 2014 02:49:10 pm
      Im not saying we should wait, just merely stating a fact that Jones has proved before he can be an adequate ´keeper in ocassion. We as liverpool supporters should back him. Have a feeling some jokes soon wont look so clever.

      We have one reserve goalie with non in the pipeline and that reserve goalie is Brad Jones, if you think he is outstanding or something special then you are living in a dreamworld.
      He has a finely crafted hairstyle, Henderson might be jealous and no one thought the Rick Astley yuppy look would make a come back.
      He's tall so sometimes he blocks the ball with his body. The end.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #406: Dec 26, 2014 05:26:25 pm
      Jones is the lesser of two evils at the moment. I feel...
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #407: Dec 26, 2014 08:23:46 pm
      Do we have a 3rd Choice keeper? Legitimate question.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #408: Dec 26, 2014 08:32:17 pm
      Do we have a 3rd Choice keeper? Legitimate question.



      First Name   Danny
      Surname   Ward
      Squad Number   52
      Position   Goalkeeper
      Height   1.80m
      Weight   88 kg
      D.O.B.   22 Jun 1993
      Town of Birth   Wrexham
      Country of Birth   Wales
      Nationality   Welsh

      Liverpool secured the services of highly rated Welsh youth international goalkeeper Danny Ward from Wrexham in January 2012.
      Ward, who made his U18s debut against Bolton on February 4, 2012, signed for Wrexham as a 14-year-old.
      The 'keeper turned in a Man of the Match performance during his senior debut in a one-off loan game for Wrexham's Blue Square Bet Premier League rivals Tamworth last season.
      Internationally, Ward has played at schoolboy, U17s, U19s and U21s level for his country and featured in a UEFA qualifying tournament based in Slovakia in September 2011.
      In the summer of 2012, Ward was part of the first-team squad who made the trip out to North America for the pre-season tour.

      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/team/first-team/player/danny-ward

      New player thread http://www.lfcreds.com/reds/index.php?topic=47195.new#new
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #409: Jan 27, 2015 04:46:00 pm
      is this his final year of his contract if so we surly cant renew it as he's been 2nd choice for so long now and apart from a few stints as No1 and cup games he's not really been a regular. sell him on and start trusting in the youth players like ward.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #410: Feb 25, 2015 11:55:34 am
      Not good enough. Must not be offered a new contract.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #411: Feb 26, 2015 06:43:27 am
      In fairness to Brad Jones I think he was only ever bought to be used in an emergency, I don't think he was ever intended to be the recognised first team goalie. Also for a parent to lose a young child like Brad and his wife did would knock the stuffing out of anyone.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #412: Feb 27, 2015 01:37:06 am
      he's obviously a top bloke to have around the club. he has great relations with Boro still which shows his character and by all accounts he's a great servant to our club and community. he's also a pretty face which helps these days, as much as that is painful to admit. sometimes you need to keep good characters, mature people around your club, especially going through tough times and rebuilding. that's the kind of club we are anyway and I like it that way.

      his contract expires end of June and we head back down under July - will he get one last contract, another trip, another season?
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #413: Mar 05, 2015 01:49:47 pm
      he's obviously a top bloke to have around the club. he has great relations with Boro still which shows his character and by all accounts he's a great servant to our club and community. he's also a pretty face which helps these days, as much as that is painful to admit. sometimes you need to keep good characters, mature people around your club, especially going through tough times and rebuilding. that's the kind of club we are anyway and I like it that way.

      his contract expires end of June and we head back down under July - will he get one last contract, another trip, another season?
      how did you know about his contract mate i'm after someone to creat a post listing all our current players contract lenghts and wages if you can help. back to topic i think he will be one of many let go this summer
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      Reply #414: May 01, 2015 03:27:40 am
      how did you know about his contract mate i'm after someone to creat a post listing all our current players contract lenghts and wages if you can help. back to topic i think he will be one of many let go this summer

      you can go to websites like this one which have contract details among other interesting information http://www.transfermarkt.com/
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #415: May 01, 2015 07:47:09 am
      Keep Brad, but we need somebody else to push Simon for #1 spot
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #416: May 01, 2015 11:51:07 am
      i would move him on and start using the youth golies for Europa/early cup games
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #417: May 01, 2015 01:11:31 pm
      We do have Ward out on loan, he might come back and be 3rd choice.
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #418: May 01, 2015 01:25:43 pm
      We do have Ward out on loan, he might come back and be 3rd choice.
      did he go morcombe as i think that got canned recently
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      Re: Brad Jones Player Thread
      Reply #419: May 02, 2015 09:51:04 pm
      Talk at the match today that Brad is getting offererd a new deal?

      That doesn't bode well for how much cash we have available this summer if true

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