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      Gerardo Bruna (Liverpool -> Blackpool)

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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #25: Apr 19, 2009 10:06:05 pm
      He does alright in Football Manager.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #26: Apr 19, 2009 10:09:56 pm
      I've heard his name being mentioned. I hope he is class and we just keeping him under wrap's :)
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #27: Apr 19, 2009 10:24:04 pm
      How can he be called the "new messi" when the "old messi" is only 21? The press makes me laugh sometimes :D
      Exactly, I was thinking the same thing, silly if you ask me
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #28: Apr 19, 2009 10:26:21 pm
      well this is a building block for the future could be a star player if he lives up to promise. well done reds scouting system
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #29: Apr 19, 2009 10:28:21 pm
      I'm getting fed up with all these comparisons.

      Most of these players that are compared at a young age never make it.  I remember getting excited (I was young) when Houllier said that Cheyrou is the next Zidane.

      I also remember seeing the old McDonalds Adverts with a lad doing keepie-ups.  This guy was called Sonny Pike and he was with Ajax at the time, but was a big LFC fan.  Whatever happened to him?





      I am not sure, but i have read somewhere that he changed his name and went to uni of dundee. Too much pressure
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #30: Apr 19, 2009 10:39:59 pm
      Can't believe I started this lad's thread...

      But yeah I agree, if this lad is meant to be a 'new Messi' (stupid phrase by the way) he should have shown some signs of promise by now.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #31: Apr 19, 2009 11:18:49 pm

      He's 18 now as he was born 29/01/1991.

      Was about 16 when he signed for us.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #32: Apr 19, 2009 11:26:15 pm
      He's not been in the reserve team recently. Not sure if he's injured. Can't comment on him that much. Quite lightweight, good at taking free kicks and a decent dribbler.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #33: Apr 19, 2009 11:28:26 pm
      I think pre-season will be the time to really make our assumptions, if he isn't included in any of the games then i don't think he will become as good as has been touted.

      And it cant be down to age if he isn't in pre-season because Pacheco played in our pre-season last time at the age of 17.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #34: Apr 20, 2009 12:07:53 am
      I'll give everyone on the forum a tenner if he ever starts a game for the first team.
      Well so far so good for you, but to be fair I would rather this kid does play for us sometime especially if he does fulfill his potential but is that going to happen? No its really not, but lets hope I have to take that back in the future though.
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      Reply #35: Apr 20, 2009 01:22:52 am
      He`s been injured for most of the season.Any game he`s played in he`s looked really good.Himself,Dalle Valle and Eclestone should break into the 1st team in a few yrs.We`ve the best youth team in england right now.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #36: Apr 20, 2009 11:44:29 am
      He must have some promise, but to be compared to top players at this stage of his development is ridiculous. At 16, he's still got a lot of hurdles to clear before making it to the top.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #37: Apr 20, 2009 11:49:05 am
      I'll look this fella up on fifa :D
      Then we can really judge him haha
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #38: Apr 20, 2009 11:57:48 am
      Hasn't he suffered a bit with injury?
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #39: Apr 20, 2009 12:36:56 pm
      Well what can I say about this lad? Heard about him and I know hes from the reserves.

      But got absolutely no clue about him!
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #40: Apr 20, 2009 12:53:35 pm
      Hasn't he suffered a bit with injury?

      That's Francesco Duran that's had the bad spell with injuries. Bruna has done ok this year. Don't know why people expect him to be in the first team if we haven't seen Pacheco or Nemeth there yet. Huge potential but he needs strengthening up to play first team football.
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      Reply #41: Apr 20, 2009 01:49:41 pm
      Haven seen him play before but this boy being referred to the next Messi? wow im excited to see how he grows as a player. Maybe he will be Liverpool's Macheda ;D
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #42: Apr 20, 2009 04:32:16 pm
      Don't know why people expect him to be in the first team if we haven't seen Pacheco or Nemeth there yet.

      Because he has been at the club for not far off 2 years now and if he is meant to be the new Messi then seeing as he is already 18 i would have expected him to have at least made the  bench in the Carling Cup
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      Reply #43: Apr 20, 2009 04:40:53 pm
      Nemeth is 20 and he hasn't featured at all, so why expect an 18 year old to feature? ???
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #44: Apr 20, 2009 05:21:01 pm
      Nemeth is 20 and he hasn't featured at all, so why expect an 18 year old to feature? ???

      Because he was hyped up as having a lot of ability and was dubbed the new Messi so therefore i expected to have at least seen him on the bench by now or at least played a part in the last Pre-season like Nemeth and Pacheco did.

      Where as nobody had hyped Nemeth up when he signed.
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      Reply #45: Apr 20, 2009 05:25:51 pm
      Yeah, but had we snatched Nemeth from Real Madrid he would of, his hype came from the club he was at, not his actual ability.
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #46: Apr 20, 2009 05:29:23 pm
      Whose he gonna replace anyway?

      In the Carling Cup, the likes Zhar and Spearing are going to be ahead of him at the moment.

      As for the first team who would he replace, Gerrard, Kuyt, Riera?

      Highly unlikely, I'd just concetrate on getting some games under his belt for the reserves.
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #47: Apr 20, 2009 05:37:54 pm
      He hasn't been given a squad number either the way Nemeth, Darby, Spearing and Plessis were at the start of the season. Still, got time on his side and if he's as good as he's hyped up to be then it shouldn't be too long before we see him in and around the squad.
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #48: Apr 20, 2009 06:26:10 pm
      He's a promising young player, but nothing super-special. Pacheco looks a fair bit ahead of him, but it's still early days for Bruna.

      Ablett rates him, but as others have said, seems to struggle with the physical side of the game here. Plenty of time to adapt though.
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      Re: Gerardo Bruna thread
      Reply #49: Apr 20, 2009 06:49:03 pm
      GERARD O

      Luv the name..........

      Just want to hear it again.............

      G-E-R-A-R-D- O          like    N-A-N-D-O


      That lll do.

      Too Much Information.

      Put him in for Saturday Boss.

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