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      James Milner Player Thread

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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1050: Sep 19, 2018 10:10:41 pm
      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...
      2 or 3 games? He has been outstanding for a long long time. I have usually been impressed by him.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1051: Sep 19, 2018 10:28:35 pm
      looking back through the first few pages of this thread forum members had mixed feelings about his signing. Not many if any were totally against it most including me wondered what he wanted coming here at a time when we had no CL.
      Well leaving City has given him two European finals two more than he would have had at City.
      By the way at 32 people have been know to walk unaided. FFS he could easily play on to 36 or even 37 when zimmer frames are issued as a matter of public health.
      Lets not forget the man mainly involved in Milner's best form ever is called Jürgen Klopp who seems to be able get players to run through brick walls for the team ….I remember another manager like that some years ago.
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      Reply #1052: Sep 19, 2018 10:49:17 pm


      Lovely stuff.
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      Reply #1053: Sep 19, 2018 10:59:16 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
      The way that he is playing now it looks like the only thing that he as lost from back then is his boyish charms  ;D ;D ;D
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      Reply #1054: Sep 19, 2018 11:02:54 pm
      2 or 3 games? He has been outstanding for a long long time. I have usually been impressed by him.
      He as not always impressed me If i am being honest, and I have stated that on this forum plenty of times, but as i have stated these last two or three game he has been colossal.
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      Reply #1055: Sep 19, 2018 11:17:09 pm
      He as not always impressed me If i am being honest, and I have stated that on this forum plenty of times, but as i have stated these last two or three game he has been colossal.

      Would of said that about him before he joined the club, since Klopp has come in Milner's been f**king brilliant and consistently good, in several positions too!
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      Reply #1056: Sep 19, 2018 11:26:06 pm
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      Reply #1057: Sep 19, 2018 11:54:02 pm
      Would of said that about him before he joined the club, since Klopp has come in Milner's been f**king brilliant and consistently good, in several positions too!
      OK, yes he did a good job as a filling LB, but I always felt he lacked something in his game, now i am write this it as come to me... I always felt that he was more a support player than someone who could contribute to the team in his own right, a bit like when Dowing was bought so we had someone to deliver crosses to Carroll and that was all he was there for... Now Milner is proving (To me) that he is an important cog in the machine an not just the the oil which allows the Machine to run... If that makes sense
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1058: Sep 19, 2018 11:55:49 pm
      One of our best signings in recent years.

      And arguably our best free signing ever.

      Class act.
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      Reply #1059: Sep 20, 2018 02:47:26 am
      OK, yes he did a good job as a filling LB, but I always felt he lacked something in his game, now i am write this it as come to me... I always felt that he was more a support player than someone who could contribute to the team in his own right, a bit like when Dowing was bought so we had someone to deliver crosses to Carroll and that was all he was there for... Now Milner is proving (To me) that he is an important cog in the machine an not just the the oil which allows the Machine to run... If that makes sense

      Another player I hated seeing in a red shirt - Stewart F***ing Downing, couldn't stand him before he signed for us, thought he was sh*te while he was here including that sh*te dig of his towards the kop after scoring against Fulham and was overjoyed when we fu**ed him off.

      Milner though reminds me more of a Dirk Kuyt type of player, he never stops and will literally run through brick walls for his team.
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      Reply #1060: Sep 20, 2018 08:15:02 am
      Was very very happy when we signed him and knew he was a top player.

      He’s got both feet, strong, deceptively quick and can pick a pass.

      Not to mention his dead balls.

      I’m not even sure of his position these days because he pops everywhere, he’ll be at right back one min carrying the ball the next he’s on the left of the opposition pen area threading the ball in.

      Top class and one of the best players in the prem right now (if not the best),
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      Reply #1061: Sep 21, 2018 09:37:48 am
      One of our best signings in recent years.

      And arguably our best free signing ever.

      Class act.

      I think a certain Ukrainian would beg to differ. The mighty Andriy Voronin.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1062: Sep 21, 2018 10:40:18 am
      Like a bottle of vintage wine..gets better with age..

      No nonsense player...& I love his sense of humour 😆 
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      Reply #1063: Sep 21, 2018 10:51:23 am
      Like a bottle of vintage wine..gets better with age..

      No nonsense player...& I love his sense of humour 😆 

      that joke about getting the ball impression off his face after the Roma game was really very dry just like him no nonsense.
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      Reply #1064: Sep 21, 2018 10:55:37 am
      that joke about getting the ball impression off his face after the Roma game was really very dry just like him no nonsense.

      And not modelling the new shirts for this season cracked me up
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      Reply #1066: Oct 03, 2018 03:01:35 pm

      Those stats are what I expected to see from Keita. Fair play to Milner, he has been immense.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1068: Oct 04, 2018 02:03:52 pm
      Why boss play him in league cup should be give rest like couple players give us chance in league or champion league if not carefully he be run to ground
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1069: Oct 04, 2018 05:21:05 pm
      Good thing for Milner is he will have a two week break while everyone is on international duty.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1070: Oct 05, 2018 01:23:44 am
      Love James but f**k does he give away some unnecessary free kicks in dangerous positions.
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      Reply #1071: Oct 05, 2018 07:17:53 am
      Love James but f**k does he give away some unnecessary free kicks in dangerous positions.

      Funny mate but - as fit as he is - I think some of those are just down to age.

      If you watch him really closely there are times he gets himself slightly out of shape or when the oppo gets him turning and he just can’t recover quick enough. He can look really ungainly and ends up fouling.

      Not a criticism as such - just a part of ageing. No matter how fit you are some of the muscles can’t react as they did  previously.
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      Reply #1072: Oct 09, 2018 03:05:03 am
      Reports saying he could be out for a month with a hamstring injury, hope for a speed recovery.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/10/08/liverpool-expect-james-milner-return-hamstring-injury-within/
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1073: Oct 09, 2018 12:33:32 pm

      Bad news for Milly but in a way might be good news for the team and make Jürgen have a rethink in midfield and have a combination that links better with the front three.
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      Reply #1074: Oct 09, 2018 01:02:32 pm
      Bad news for Milly but in a way might be good news for the team and make Jürgen have a rethink in midfield and have a combination that links better with the front three.

      100% - his graft and ground coverage have been incredible thus far but I think he’s been scrappy a lot of the time too.

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      Reply #1075: Oct 09, 2018 01:14:39 pm
      100% - his graft and ground coverage have been incredible thus far but I think he’s been scrappy a lot of the time too.



      I think he has been over played but that may have been down to Jürgen just wanting to get this intense period of games out of the way with the tried and trusted.

      Of course now there will be enforced changes in midfield.

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      Reply #1076: Oct 09, 2018 01:21:29 pm
      I think he has been over played but that may have been down to Jürgen just wanting to get this intense period of games out of the way with the tried and trusted.

      Of course now there will be enforced changes in midfield.



      Completely - said a couple games ago I thought he looked leggy. Not at top end effort but in recovery / transition.

      Unfortunately for Milly could even have been a factor in the injury.
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      Reply #1077: Oct 09, 2018 02:39:22 pm
      A rest will do him good, he'll come back stronger, we have ok cover, at least for the next batch of games.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1078: Dec 08, 2018 08:06:45 am
      Milner's 500th League appearance today.

      Congratulations.
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      Reply #1079: Dec 08, 2018 08:40:41 am
      Milner's 500th League appearance today.

      Congratulations.

      James Milner = roy of the rovers
      Great player

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