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      James Milner Player Thread

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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1020: Aug 25, 2018 07:44:36 pm
      Evergreen this lad, he is just a machine... Had another superb game putting his body on the line a number of times, worth every penny we spent on him :)

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      Reply #1021: Aug 25, 2018 07:49:09 pm
      Evergreen this lad, he is just a machine... Had another superb game putting his body on the line a number of times, worth every penny we spent on him :)



      Took a couple of late, heavy challenges but just shrugged them off as if they were nothing.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1022: Aug 26, 2018 01:43:55 pm
      No one questions having Milner in the first team‭ anymore.

      That says it all. He’s been a fantastic signing.
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      Reply #1023: Aug 26, 2018 04:38:16 pm
      They have.

      Certain posters think if any player is over 30, "his legs have gone".

      Fair to say I've probably made that comment in the past, happy to be proven wrong though and was easily my motm yesterday.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1026: Sep 01, 2018 10:04:04 pm
      Stat Fact on Milly    1/9/18.


      Liverpool midfielder James Milner has now registered 80 Premier League assists, the same number as David Beckham.
      Only six players have more in the competition.
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      Reply #1027: Sep 06, 2018 05:06:07 pm
      Stat Fact on Milly    1/9/18.


      Liverpool midfielder James Milner has now registered 80 Premier League assists, the same number as David Beckham.
      Only six players have more in the competition.

      Also joined Barry, Delap and Speed as the only players to make 100 appearances for 3 different top flight teams.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1028: Sep 15, 2018 02:39:26 pm
      Amazing player.  Lead by example as Captain today.
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      Reply #1029: Sep 15, 2018 03:02:46 pm
      Outstanding player and true role model.

      That said - and I get majority don’t see it the same - I don’t agree motm today (Gini for me).

      Moreover I actually think he’s been more combative than imposing / impressive since Palace away.

      I’m still delighted we’ve got him and he’s making a fine contribution. Long may it continue.

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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1030: Sep 16, 2018 09:00:36 am
      James F***ing Milner everybody, what a player. He was EVERYWHERE at Wembley.
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      Reply #1031: Sep 16, 2018 09:16:29 am
      If you told me that after signing the players we did in the summer, along with the players already here, that Milner would be our best player so far, I wouldn’t have thought that would be the case.

      Getting better and better the older he gets.
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      Reply #1032: Sep 16, 2018 10:46:30 am
      Amazing player.  Lead by example as Captain today.
      A very deserving player of the captains armband,unreal he is.
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      Reply #1033: Sep 17, 2018 11:18:59 am
      Question for those more knowledgeable than me.   If anyone read my introduction post to this site, you know this is only my second year watching proper football  (I dont even watch the NFL anymore).  Last season I read the moaning about Milner and somewhat understood why the complaints. But even my untrained eye sees a difference. 
         My question is what has prompted the change?  Is it quality around him allowing him to play more loose?  Is it experience? Not football experience but experience under Kloop. Something is different but I haven't been a fan long enough to know why.

      Since I've only known American football, his change reminds me of a linebacker that  now has the security of knowing the defensive backs behind him will handle their responsibilities thus allowing him to put 100% into his role without the worry of those behind him mucking things up.
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      Reply #1034: Sep 17, 2018 11:30:00 am
      Question for those more knowledgeable than me.   If anyone read my introduction post to this site, you know this is only my second year watching proper football  (I dont even watch the NFL anymore).  Last season I read the moaning about Milner and somewhat understood why the complaints. But even my untrained eye sees a difference. 
         My question is what has prompted the change?  Is it quality around him allowing him to play more loose?  Is it experience? Not football experience but experience under Kloop. Something is different but I haven't been a fan long enough to know why.

      Since I've only known American football, his change reminds me of a linebacker that  now has the security of knowing the defensive backs behind him will handle their responsibilities thus allowing him to put 100% into his role without the worry of those behind him mucking things up.
      Probably a bit of both,the gaffer takes a lot of the praise as do the players around him but ultimately it's down to the shear desire to still want to play at such a high level.
      I've said it before some players around his age are happy just to pick up their wages and see out their career with doing very little but not jimmy Milner,I mean their are players half his age that don't put in half the graft he does a real credit to our club
      & himself & is deserving of all the praise he gets .
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1035: Sep 17, 2018 12:15:10 pm
      Question for those more knowledgeable than me.   If anyone read my introduction post to this site, you know this is only my second year watching proper football  (I dont even watch the NFL anymore).  Last season I read the moaning about Milner and somewhat understood why the complaints. But even my untrained eye sees a difference. 
         My question is what has prompted the change?  Is it quality around him allowing him to play more loose?  Is it experience? Not football experience but experience under Kloop. Something is different but I haven't been a fan long enough to know why.

      Since I've only known American football, his change reminds me of a linebacker that  now has the security of knowing the defensive backs behind him will handle their responsibilities thus allowing him to put 100% into his role without the worry of those behind him mucking things up.

      IMO it's a combination of Klopp's coaching, Milners willingness to learn, and a summer spent being coached instead of playing in the World Cup.
      He's always been one of the fittest players around, and that benefits him as well at this stage of the season when so many players are still shaking off a bit of rust.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1036: Sep 17, 2018 07:06:39 pm
      He’s the ultimate professional. A lot of players half his age could and should take a leaf out of his book? I’m just made up we have him he’s a brilliant player 👍
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      Reply #1037: Sep 17, 2018 07:24:23 pm
      IMO it's a combination of Klopp's coaching, Milners willingness to learn, and a summer spent being coached instead of playing in the World Cup.
      He's always been one of the fittest players around, and that benefits him as well at this stage of the season when so many players are still shaking off a bit of rust.

      Plus he ain’t that old, people talking like he’s 40.
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      Reply #1038: Sep 17, 2018 07:31:19 pm
      Plus he ain’t that old, people talking like he’s 40.

      Yeah, I don't get the whole age thing.
      The guy is fitter than most 21 year olds, much fitter.

      He doesn't drink or smoke either, although I hear he's partial to some ribena when celebrating ;)
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      Reply #1039: Sep 18, 2018 11:53:24 pm
      Brilliant penno James.
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      Reply #1040: Sep 19, 2018 08:36:31 am
      Plus he ain’t that old, people talking like he’s 40.

      I think part of that is because we generally have a pretty young squad, for the last couple of seasons we’ve had one of the youngest average age teams in the league so when you have a player who is perhaps a good 3-4 years older than most, it does stand out a bit more. Takes nothing away from him though. Personally when we signed him I really wasn’t happy about it, especially the way he became VC straight away too and at first he wasn’t looking like a worthwhile signing...but then, the management was in a bad shape back then. But since Klopp came in, Milner has just been getting better and better. He’s better now than when he was in his peak years.

      Personally I think this will be his last season with us, I think he wants to head back to Leeds where he has unfinished business so to speak, but much like Xabi, Suarez and many others, his last season is going to be instrumental in its own way.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1041: Sep 19, 2018 10:10:05 am
      Machine.
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      Reply #1042: Sep 19, 2018 10:52:45 am
      I don't think Milner has ever been poor for us, and only turned out good now as some seem to portray it.
      In his first season he got double digits in assists despite eventual criticisms (if I'm not mistaken he ended the season with something ridiculous like 15 assists). The season after that he bizarrely turned into a left back and was one of the best in the league. Last season he wasn't bad either.

      Milner has always been a great player for any squad, but a player with some limitations, like anyone not called Lionel Messi is. He can't be expected to be the thinking man in a lethargic midfield with even more limited players such as Emre Can. If constantly pressed, Milner doesn't have the skills or burst of speed to make things happen in the middle of the pitch either. But in a more balanced side as we are this season, and not being pressed too much like last night (one of the reasons why Henderson also had one of his better games on the ball), he's excellent.

      And defensively he has the intelligence and discipline to cover the right spots of the pitch, plus the fitness and the mentality to get stuck in and contribute enormously.

      He's a flawed player like all others, and will be better in a system that takes the best out of him, again like every other player. I've always been a fan but he amazingly continues to impress me even after all those years. Even if he eventually loses his place in the starting XI, it's fantastic to have Milner in our squad.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1043: Sep 19, 2018 03:38:54 pm
      5 seasons for City and only started 101 games, and not like he was sh*t too. For us, 3 full seasons and 107 games started.... City wasted him.
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      Reply #1044: Sep 19, 2018 05:12:20 pm
      Not only is he doing the business on the pitch but at 32 he's a shining example of professionalism and hard work to the rest of the squad. Even putting aside his brilliant form over the last few years he is invaluable in and around the dressing room.

      Thought he'd drop out of the midfield with Keita and Fabinho coming in this summer but he's proving me wrong big time and I f**king love it.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1045: Sep 19, 2018 05:23:23 pm
      I always defended Milner, when people called him a plodder or said he wouldn't make it.. I knew people would be proven wrong.
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      Reply #1046: Sep 19, 2018 06:23:19 pm
      He thrive when there are other players running for his place. Keep it up old man :P
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1047: Sep 19, 2018 06:57:42 pm
      He thrive when there are other players running for his place. Keep it up old man :P
      I have criticize Milner a lot in the past, never for his en-devour, or his want of trying. Just felt he was not good enough and that with Henderson on the field he looked stagnant and slow to back up the attack. But these last two or three games he has been Colossal and has had a real impact on games. Simple put he as been outstanding.....

      I believe like Ryan Giggs he will be playing into his 40's

      I love when a player proves me wrong...
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1048: Sep 19, 2018 08:56:02 pm
      Frankly, Mr Shankly
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      Reply #1049: Sep 19, 2018 10:03:32 pm
      It's rare that we can look back 16 years ago and recognise the same player in the same league performing at a high level. Truly unique and I suppose for a lot of us our affection towards him comes from the fact that he carries a lot of that nostalgia with him.  I mean it was so long ago that ITV's 'The Premiership' was the main event of the weekend!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXHP4DMX7U

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