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      Brian78
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #30: Aug 10, 2012 08:52:13 pm

      I tip my cap to you sir  :D
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #31: Aug 10, 2012 09:01:28 pm
      WELCOME JOE!!!  You looked the standout performer for Swansea the handful of times I watched them last season...... long may those displays continue now that you are wearing the Liverbird on your chest!!  YNWA Joe
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #32: Aug 10, 2012 09:05:27 pm
      Welcome Joe hope everything goes well for you.
      As for the price tag who the f**k knows who is worth what these days and I have stopped worrying about how much a players costs as long as he performs and I am sure Joe will.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #33: Aug 10, 2012 09:09:43 pm
      Welcome Joe!

      Raring to see how he goes. All the best mate.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #34: Aug 10, 2012 09:12:47 pm
      From the interview I have to say it is great to have such an articulate and intelligent player signing for us.
      Much like the sadly departing bellers, good to hear a player talk in a way that isn't all ummms and ahhhhs.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #35: Aug 10, 2012 09:20:47 pm
      Who cares about the money spent on him, we've got ourselves a good little player that has bags of confidence and can slot in with Gerrard and Lucas.

      Love it.

      Where's Henderson going to fit in?
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #36: Aug 10, 2012 09:26:46 pm
      Really excited about this lad.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #37: Aug 10, 2012 09:28:14 pm
      Who cares about the money spent on him, we've got ourselves a good little player that has bags of confidence and can slot in with Gerrard and Lucas.

      Love it.

      Where's Henderson going to fit in?

      Watching from the bench for now I would reckon, perhaps starting in the Carling Cup.
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      Reply #38: Aug 10, 2012 09:31:21 pm
      Who cares about the money spent on him, we've got ourselves a good little player that has bags of confidence and can slot in with Gerrard and Lucas.

      Love it.

      Where's Henderson going to fit in?

      Think this will be the kick up the arse the lad needs. It's more frustrating seeing a player with talent waste it than it is seeing like Adam who is simply not good enough because there is always that hope that he'll start applying his talent. Well now he has to fight for a first team place, if he is strong enough he'll come good, if he isn't then he has nobody to blame but himself but he has to look at this as a challenge rather than allow it to get him down or he's lost before he begins.
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      Reply #39: Aug 10, 2012 09:32:28 pm
      Think this will be the kick up the arse the lad needs. It's more frustrating seeing a player with talent waste it than it is seeing like Adam who is simply not good enough because there is always that hope that he'll start applying his talent. Well now he has to fight for a first team place, if he is strong enough he'll come good, if he isn't then he has nobody to blame but himself but he has to look at this as a challenge rather than allow it to get him down or he's lost before he begins.

      This ^^
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      Reply #40: Aug 10, 2012 09:36:56 pm
      Disagree about the Henderson comment.
      I think he actually tried too hard and just didn't know his role and was played out of position mostly.
      He is a terrific young player and with him, Lucas, Shelvey and how allan, our centre midfield look strong for years to come.
      I reckon now with less pressure and less emphasis upon the price tag and also better usage of his ability with position and playing time that he'll really come on.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #41: Aug 10, 2012 09:38:15 pm
      Welcome to the club Joe Allen, hope this bring success.
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      Reply #42: Aug 10, 2012 09:40:22 pm
      Welcome, Joe Allen, hope you give it your best! I really wanna see how our midfield will perform now. =D Lucas, Allen and Gerrard. Feels good just writing these three names together.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #43: Aug 10, 2012 09:56:25 pm
      Welcome Joe, You'll Never Walk Alone!



               
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #44: Aug 10, 2012 10:02:16 pm
      Welcome to LFC, Joe.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #45: Aug 10, 2012 10:08:05 pm
      Welcome Joe, this should give Henderson the jolt he needs, will find out were he stands or sinks
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #46: Aug 10, 2012 10:22:02 pm

       :mad:  :f_tongueincheek:

      Welcome to the club Joe!
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #47: Aug 10, 2012 10:25:45 pm
      Welcome son! Do your best for us and that's all we can ask!

      YNWA
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #48: Aug 10, 2012 10:28:09 pm
      Welcome Joe.  I admit I know little about you but I have no doubt you will do well for us from the off.  Some new players last year fell well short of expectations but I have a feeling you will fit straight in the team ahead of them.  Good luck kidda.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #49: Aug 10, 2012 10:56:34 pm
      Was dissapointed when I read that Rodgers wouldn't/couldn't sign anyone from the Swans for 12 months because I really wanted us to get this lad so I'm chuffed to bits with this signing. Can do everything, can pass it all day long, can run with it, has a bit of snap in the tackle, can shoot and he isn't slow either. Great piece of business for my mind.

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      Lucas, Allen and Stevie in midfield works for me. really happy with that combo.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #50: Aug 10, 2012 11:06:09 pm
      Just read a brilliant article written by a Swansea fan about Allen.

      A really must read:

      http://www.lfcts.com/joe-allen-why-swansea-must-fight-to-keep-him/
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #51: Aug 10, 2012 11:34:08 pm
      There is no doubt we over payed. Hopefully he goes better than our other British imports.

      Personally think he is a decent player better than Adam. Not sure he is the necessary quality if we get to the next level but defo good enough to help us get there
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #52: Aug 10, 2012 11:41:02 pm
      There is no doubt we over payed. Hopefully he goes better than our other British imports.

      Personally think he is a decent player better than Adam.

      Not sure if that's a compliment from you, or you are damning him with faint praise mate :)
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #53: Aug 10, 2012 11:41:44 pm
      There is no doubt we over payed. Hopefully he goes better than our other British imports.

      Personally think he is a decent player better than Adam. Not sure he is the necessary quality if we get to the next level but defo good enough to help us get there

      Not trying to get at you here Corbs or start an argument but we didn't overpay because if we wanted Allen, and Brendan obviously did, then we had to pay this fee as it was his release clause.

      If that's in a player's contract and another club comes calling then it's only natural the selling club will expect that fee for the player.
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      Reply #54: Aug 10, 2012 11:42:01 pm
      Just read a brilliant article written by a Swansea fan about Allen.

      A really must read:

      http://www.lfcts.com/joe-allen-why-swansea-must-fight-to-keep-him/

      That's an excellent read, articulate fan who clearly understands the game and loves Joe Allen. I almost feel a bit bad that Swansea fans have lost one of their own......actually, balls to that! It seems that this writer clearly feels that the deep lying midfielder role suits the lad best and I did not know that he finished 3rd in tackles last season. Funnily enough, a lot fans (including our own) often overlooked that fact that Xabi generally featured in the top 5 in the country in tackles as well.

      I think he will play a little further forward than Lucas but it's clear he will make an able replacement if/when required should Lucas miss any more time. He's a genuine midfield all-rounder.
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      Reply #55: Aug 10, 2012 11:43:42 pm
      There is no doubt we over payed. Hopefully he goes better than our other British imports.

      Yeah let's hope he doesn't turn out to be another "young Frank Lampard" like Henderson eh Corbs!  ;D



      Not sure if that's a compliment from you, or you are damning him with faint praise mate :)

      There's no denying it's a big chunk of money but given that Rodgers is quite clearly gouing back on what he agreed with Swansea when he left it's no surprise he has had to meet the release clause to trigger the deal. Particularly wheh you compare it to the relatively competitive price City are about to spend on Scott Sinclair. It doesn't worry me too much though. It's very different to the Henderson deal. that one came completely out of leftfield last summer and I think pretty much the whole fan base were scratching their heads and asking "how much!". This lad is a cut above and I think he'll be worth every penny.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #56: Aug 11, 2012 12:08:06 am
      Best of luck Joey lad
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      Reply #57: Aug 11, 2012 12:38:21 am
      There's no denying it's a big chunk of money but given that Rodgers is quite clearly gouing back on what he agreed with Swansea when he left it's no surprise he has had to meet the release clause to trigger the deal. Particularly wheh you compare it to the relatively competitive price City are about to spend on Scott Sinclair. It doesn't worry me too much though. It's very different to the Henderson deal. that one came completely out of leftfield last summer and I think pretty much the whole fan base were scratching their heads and asking "how much!". This lad is a cut above and I think he'll be worth every penny.

      I think it is a big fee mate, but I don't tend to worry about the fee as much when they are young and you are buying potential as well as talent.

      In all honesty I still have a lot of faith in Henderson too, I think he has too many natural gifts not to be a good player once he settles. Size. pace, touch, stamina, just needs confidence, a little experience and to show a little more dynamic movement .

      Back on Joe Allen, my only real worry is his size, I know everyone goes on about Xavi and Iniesta etc etc , but in the prem size is important, and especially with the long ball teams we may struggle in the head tennis that sometimes ensues.

      Not happy with the fee (I never am) but I hope he will be judged on his performances and his ability rather than how much he cost. If he was 29 like Dempsey, then I think the fee has a much greater importance.   
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #58: Aug 11, 2012 01:30:25 am
      Wow those Swansea fans on planetswans aren't half bitter.
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      Re: Joe Allen Player Thread
      Reply #59: Aug 11, 2012 01:41:37 am
      I think he will be a good signing

      Welcome to the club Joe!  xxxxx:action-smiley-065:

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