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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1125: May 10, 2019 07:23:44 pm
      Pay him in ribena
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      Reply #1126: May 10, 2019 11:01:24 pm
      I know many think he isn't good enough for us and we can easily upgrade but I think the opposite.

      Jürgen will find it very difficult to replace him and a player with his experience and versatility along with his quality are vital to any squad.

      Spot on. He really is like a swiss army knife for our team. So damn reliable and useful.
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      Reply #1127: May 10, 2019 11:33:49 pm
      I know many think he isn't good enough for us and we can easily upgrade but I think the opposite.

      Jürgen will find it very difficult to replace him and a player with his experience and versatility along with his quality are vital to any squad.

      I wouldn't say he isn't good enough but we can upgrade on him. I don't think it would be difficult to upgrade on him in terms of purely just ability, but it's everything else that goes with the game that he excels in. That's not to say bin off Milner though, it's not often you get players as versatile as him and given the relatively young age of the squad, he's a players the younger lads can learn a lot from. Even the players coming to the club from abroad too, what better way to adjust to a team and get fit during pre-season than being pushed all the way by Milner.

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      Reply #1128: May 11, 2019 12:56:37 am
      Keep James for sure. Mr Versatile!
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      Reply #1129: May 11, 2019 03:58:13 am
      I would at least keep him until january offer him a year contract minimum.  Can we do better lets do it and then think about.  He is a good addition to the squad.
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      Reply #1130: May 13, 2019 12:14:34 pm
      I have it from an unimpeachable source that Milly has a pre-contract in place with Leeds for next season.
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      Reply #1131: May 13, 2019 12:20:47 pm
      I have it from an unimpeachable source that Milly has a pre-contract in place with Leeds for next season.

      How can he have a pre-contract in place? He can only have that as of now if he was out of contract this summer. He’s still got another year on his contract so we’d have had to allow Leeds to talk to the player in order to agree anything for next season, something I very much doubt we are going to be doing at this stage of the season, distractions is something Klopp wouldn’t allow. So if he has got a contract agreed then they have illegally approached him.

      I’d say your “source” is full of rubbish.
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      Reply #1132: May 13, 2019 12:33:16 pm
      I have it from an unimpeachable source that Milly has a pre-contract in place with Leeds for next season.

      So your source is Donald Trump?
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      Reply #1133: May 13, 2019 12:55:54 pm
      So your source is Donald Trump?

      It would be funny if it wasn't so serious! I thought we were in a mess with the Brexit debacle. The good people of the USA are f**ked with your present Presidential incumbent, he's laughing at everybody and everything!
      My source is from an ex-player of some stature.
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      Reply #1134: May 13, 2019 01:01:54 pm
      How can he have a pre-contract in place? He can only have that as of now if he was out of contract this summer. He’s still got another year on his contract so we’d have had to allow Leeds to talk to the player in order to agree anything for next season, something I very much doubt we are going to be doing at this stage of the season, distractions is something Klopp wouldn’t allow. So if he has got a contract agreed then they have illegally approached him.

      I’d say your “source” is full of rubbish.

      https://twitter.com/LynchStandard/status/1085936577614876672

      Can't see Klopp letting him go this summer, he has been immense for us with his versatility, leadership and performances ever since he set foot here. Deserves to win the PL next season with us!
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      Reply #1135: May 13, 2019 01:03:33 pm
      How can he have a pre-contract in place? He can only have that as of now if he was out of contract this summer. He’s still got another year on his contract so we’d have had to allow Leeds to talk to the player in order to agree anything for next season, something I very much doubt we are going to be doing at this stage of the season, distractions is something Klopp wouldn’t allow. So if he has got a contract agreed then they have illegally approached him.

      I’d say your “source” is full of rubbish.

      Well, it came from an ex-player of some stature, it was straight from his mouth, it was unsolicited. Furthermore he'd just walked out of Anfield fifteen minutes prior to him telling me and another person. So, time will tell.
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      Reply #1136: May 13, 2019 01:50:11 pm
      Well, it came from an ex-player of some stature, it was straight from his mouth, it was unsolicited. Furthermore he'd just walked out of Anfield fifteen minutes prior to him telling me and another person. So, time will tell.


      How would the ex player know? If your source is so happy to be telling people this then he’s obviously not bothered about any confidentiality.

      Don’t believe a word of it.
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      Reply #1137: May 13, 2019 02:26:42 pm
      Klopp loves him. I think he will definitely be here next season.
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      Reply #1138: May 26, 2019 07:43:14 pm
      James Milner... a player who never stops surprising
      In the garden of the hotel on the Costa del Sol where Liverpool are preparing for Saturday's Champions League final against Spurs, James Milner sits in the shade of a tall tree. He prefers it to bright sunlight just as he prefers providing assists to scoring goals, just as he prefers small print to headlines and just as he prefers team to self.

      It is part of the reason why he has aged well in the public mind. In this football era of Instagram and ego and rootlessness and young men who have more fashion ranges than England caps, Milner is the antidote to all that. People admire his down-to-earth doggedness. They see that his success is hard-earned. He is all about what he does on the pitch. For him, image is nothing.

      He tells a story about that. When he was transferred to Newcastle as a teenager, he moved into a sparsely furnished flat on Tyneside. There were no mirrors in the apartment and it was a year before he got around to buying one. That Christmas, his wife-to-be's mother bought him a present. It was a pair of cufflinks with a tiny mirror on each one and an inscription. 'You're so vain,' it said.

      So Milner is not vain and it has been established by now that he is not boring, either. The older he has got, the more respected he has become. What defines him is his determination. If somebody doubts him, he burns with the desire to prove them wrong, even if the doubter is Lionel Messi.

      At half-time of the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, the man Milner considers the world's greatest player called him a donkey. Milner respects Messi too much to have got angry about it. He found it funny. But it stuck with him. And in the second leg at Anfield, he did something about it.

      When he is in, he is all in, however improbable the goal. Never give up. Work and work and work. That applies equally to overcoming a three-goal deficit to Barcelona and to his determination to learn Spanish. That does not stop at becoming fluent himself. It extends to his family. Milner, 33, and his wife, Amy, are parents to a four-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son and, when they are at home, the midfielder insists on speaking to them in Spanish.

      He mentioned it for the first time a year ago and some may have thought it was a fad but Milner does not do fads. When they were babies, he spoke to them in Spanish while he was changing their nappies. The experiment in educational engineering is in its third year now. He smiles when he talks about it. He knows it is eccentric. Or maybe just Yorkshire-stubborn. He likes to bend events to his will, even events that may seem beyond the control of others.



      When his children get out of bed in the morning, they are greeted with: 'Buenos dias'. When they come into the kitchen looking for food, it is: 'Que quieres para desayunar?' (What do you want for breakfast?) or 'Elige un cereal' (Choose a cereal). He knew it was working when he got out of the shower one day and told his daughter, who was 13 months old: 'Traeme una toalla.' She went off and came back with his towel.

      'I've been doing it that long that if someone else's kids come round, my natural instinct is to speak to them in Spanish because I'm used to speaking to children in Spanish,' says Milner. 'I always wanted to speak another language. It seemed impressive when I heard people speaking different languages and flitting between conversations.'

      His iron will has worn down critics, too. They now recognise his quality as well as his industry. 'People talk about how much he runs and grafts,' says former Newcastle team-mate Kieron Dyer. 'But you don't get to play for this Liverpool team just because you work hard.'

      Now Milner is aiming all his focus at Saturday's game against Tottenham in Madrid. Some fear that Liverpool's energy will have been sapped by their titanic losing battle with Manchester City for the Premier League title but Milner says that and the memory of last year's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid are driving Jürgen Klopp's team forward.

      'Losing the title can work for us,' says Milner. 'If we'd won the title, then the Champions League final might have felt like a bonus. The danger was that we ended up with nothing — and we still might — but the memory of losing out to City drives us on.

      'Since I've been at the club, I've been desperate to win something for Liverpool. That's what the club demands and expects. You walk into the training ground every day and you see the numbers under each trophy. I've been desperate to get someone in to change those.'


      Milner's commitment to the cause resonates. After the last Liverpool home game of the season, the Kop sang his name as loudly as anyones. For many, he has become the symbol of this side and its willingness to subjugate the egos of the individual to the good of the collective. It is part of the competitive urge that is never stilled. His dad recognised it in him when he was devoting his time to driving his son back and forth across the Pennines, watching him playing for the Leeds United youth teams at Blackpool, Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool.

      'He knew how to get in my head and push me,' says Milner.'He used to say: "There's no chance of you making it as a player — you don't work hard enough". He knew I'd want to show him he was wrong. He wouldn't do it in a nasty way but he knew it would drive me. It's still big when he says I had a good game.'

      There is no reason why Messi or any of his Barcelona team-mates should have been acquainted with any of this before their semi-final, of course. The mild eccentricities and primal competitiveness of the Liverpool midfielder may not have registered quite as prominently with them as the time Messi sat Milner down with a nutmeg at the Nou Camp in 2015 when Milner was playing for City.

      The moment, inevitably, became a YouTube sensation, played and replayed as an example of what Messi can do to an opponent. It was not quite as spectacular as his bamboozling of Jerome Boateng a month later but it was not bad. High in the stands, Pep Guardiola, then the Bayern Munich manager, covered his face with his hands in happy disbelief.

      Milner took it all on the chin. But when he went back to Catalonia with Liverpool at the start of this month, he was determined that it would not be in homage. 'He is an incredible player,' he says of Messi, but he refused to stand back in awe. His studied iconoclasm set Liverpool's tone.

      It was towards the end of the first half when Messi set off on a run down the Liverpool left and was tackled near the half-way line by Andy Robertson. A split second later, with Messi slightly off balance, Milner shoulder-barged him into touch and sent him tumbling to the turf. Messi was furious. He waved an imaginary yellow card at the referee.

      'He wasn't happy,' says Milner. 'He was giving me plenty in Spanish going down the tunnel at half-time as well. He was calling me 'burro'. It translates as donkey but I think it's also used in Spanish football as a general term for someone who goes around kicking people.

      'I asked him if he was all right, but he wasn't having it. I don't think he realised I understood his Spanish. He said: "That foul you did, that's because I nutmegged you". I left him to it at that point and went into the changing room. Look, I've only got admiration for him. He has earned the right to say what he wants.

      'The stuff he did in that game, stuff he has done his whole career, it makes him tough to play against. If you try and stop him, you can't be scared of being made to look foolish. I've done it. I've been nutmegged by him and it has been viewed a million times. I wasn't the first and I won't be the last. He's an incredible player.

      'But with players like that, you have to let them know you're there and not let them have everything their own way. You just need to try to disrupt their rhythm. You don't want to hurt him but it's a physical game and, if he's running the game, you try and knock him out of his stride. It's part of the game, the mental side.'


      Messi scored twice in the second half and left Liverpool with a seemingly insurmountable task at Anfield but Milner and his team refused to accept their fate. Early in the second leg, Robertson ruffled Messi's hair as he sat on the turf. It was another gesture of defiance, a signal that, while Liverpool's players might admire Messi, they would not be awed by him.

      A couple of times, what Messi had said in Barcelona flickered across Milner's mind during the second leg. 'Burro'. It stirred up some old memories of past criticisms, those times when he felt he had to prove himself, times when he felt surrounded by doubters and beset by criticism. 'I don't see myself being here for a long time buying a team of James Milners,' Graeme Souness said when he took over at Newcastle. Milner used it as a rich source of motivation.

      It is not that he felt bitter about the 'burro' jibe. Or angry. He has too much respect for Messi for that. But he likes proving people wrong. Like the rest of his Liverpool team-mates, he played like a superhuman in that 4-0 win.

      'I want to be the best at everything I do,' says Milner. 'I hate losing. It drives you on wanting to prove people wrong. There's always that in football. You are always going to have critics, whether it's media, managers, players, someone who's kicking you.

      'People have opinions and not everyone's going to like you and there have been a few times in my career when I have not been appreciated, let's say. That's sometimes what sparks that drive to prove your worth and prove people wrong.'


      When the final whistle went at Anfield, it was fitting that it was Milner who was on the ball, shielding it as if his life depended on it by the corner flag. In the mayhem of the aftermath, he broke down. For those who have become accustomed to his stoicism, it was almost as big a shock as the result.

      'It was a lot of fatigue,' he says. 'There was a six-day period where we had lost 3-0 in Barcelona, had a tough game in Newcastle and then realised there was a chance that, after everything we had done in the season, we were going to end up with nothing. That was driving us on. Then there's my age and the question of, "how many more nights do you have like that"?

      'There are a few games in your career you talk about and the hairs go up on the back of your neck. When we won the title against QPR with City was another. They don't come around very often those nights. We need to make sure we finish the job this time.

      'And there was also the fact that it would have been so easy for something to go wrong. We had given everything and it meant we still had a chance to win something. It was being part of the occasion and part of that team performance. We did it without Mo [Salah] and Bobby [Firmino].

      'Messi's an amazing player and the special thing about the night was to turn it round against a team like that with the best player in the world in there and Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, too. There are not many teams in the world that could turn around a deficit like that with two of your star players gone. It was such a team effort.'


      Milner has a reputation in the Liverpool side as the team's enforcer. He takes down the opposition's tallest poppy. He did it with a crunching tackle on Neymar when PSG visited Anfield this season. So have any of his team-mates teased him about his tears?

      'No one's said owt, to be honest,' he says deadpan. 'Because if they did, they would probably get a right hook.'

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7070751/Riveting-interview-James-Milner-player-never-stops-surprising.html
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1139: May 26, 2019 07:53:16 pm
      I never really appreciated James and couldn't understand why we signed him. He is however an absolute gem to have in your squad especially in big games and I wouldn't be too surprised to see him starting in Madrid . We owe him a lot he could have come he to wind down when if anything he is getting better with each year
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      Reply #1140: May 27, 2019 11:00:57 am
      James Milner... a player who never stops surprising
      In the garden of the hotel on the Costa del Sol where Liverpool are preparing for Saturday's Champions League final against Spurs, James Milner sits in the shade of a tall tree. He prefers it to bright sunlight just as he prefers providing assists to scoring goals, just as he prefers small print to headlines and just as he prefers team to self.

      It is part of the reason why he has aged well in the public mind. In this football era of Instagram and ego and rootlessness and young men who have more fashion ranges than England caps, Milner is the antidote to all that. People admire his down-to-earth doggedness. They see that his success is hard-earned. He is all about what he does on the pitch. For him, image is nothing.

      He tells a story about that. When he was transferred to Newcastle as a teenager, he moved into a sparsely furnished flat on Tyneside. There were no mirrors in the apartment and it was a year before he got around to buying one. That Christmas, his wife-to-be's mother bought him a present. It was a pair of cufflinks with a tiny mirror on each one and an inscription. 'You're so vain,' it said.

      So Milner is not vain and it has been established by now that he is not boring, either. The older he has got, the more respected he has become. What defines him is his determination. If somebody doubts him, he burns with the desire to prove them wrong, even if the doubter is Lionel Messi.

      At half-time of the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, the man Milner considers the world's greatest player called him a donkey. Milner respects Messi too much to have got angry about it. He found it funny. But it stuck with him. And in the second leg at Anfield, he did something about it.

      When he is in, he is all in, however improbable the goal. Never give up. Work and work and work. That applies equally to overcoming a three-goal deficit to Barcelona and to his determination to learn Spanish. That does not stop at becoming fluent himself. It extends to his family. Milner, 33, and his wife, Amy, are parents to a four-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son and, when they are at home, the midfielder insists on speaking to them in Spanish.

      He mentioned it for the first time a year ago and some may have thought it was a fad but Milner does not do fads. When they were babies, he spoke to them in Spanish while he was changing their nappies. The experiment in educational engineering is in its third year now. He smiles when he talks about it. He knows it is eccentric. Or maybe just Yorkshire-stubborn. He likes to bend events to his will, even events that may seem beyond the control of others.



      When his children get out of bed in the morning, they are greeted with: 'Buenos dias'. When they come into the kitchen looking for food, it is: 'Que quieres para desayunar?' (What do you want for breakfast?) or 'Elige un cereal' (Choose a cereal). He knew it was working when he got out of the shower one day and told his daughter, who was 13 months old: 'Traeme una toalla.' She went off and came back with his towel.

      'I've been doing it that long that if someone else's kids come round, my natural instinct is to speak to them in Spanish because I'm used to speaking to children in Spanish,' says Milner. 'I always wanted to speak another language. It seemed impressive when I heard people speaking different languages and flitting between conversations.'

      His iron will has worn down critics, too. They now recognise his quality as well as his industry. 'People talk about how much he runs and grafts,' says former Newcastle team-mate Kieron Dyer. 'But you don't get to play for this Liverpool team just because you work hard.'

      Now Milner is aiming all his focus at Saturday's game against Tottenham in Madrid. Some fear that Liverpool's energy will have been sapped by their titanic losing battle with Manchester City for the Premier League title but Milner says that and the memory of last year's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid are driving Jürgen Klopp's team forward.

      'Losing the title can work for us,' says Milner. 'If we'd won the title, then the Champions League final might have felt like a bonus. The danger was that we ended up with nothing — and we still might — but the memory of losing out to City drives us on.

      'Since I've been at the club, I've been desperate to win something for Liverpool. That's what the club demands and expects. You walk into the training ground every day and you see the numbers under each trophy. I've been desperate to get someone in to change those.'


      Milner's commitment to the cause resonates. After the last Liverpool home game of the season, the Kop sang his name as loudly as anyones. For many, he has become the symbol of this side and its willingness to subjugate the egos of the individual to the good of the collective. It is part of the competitive urge that is never stilled. His dad recognised it in him when he was devoting his time to driving his son back and forth across the Pennines, watching him playing for the Leeds United youth teams at Blackpool, Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool.

      'He knew how to get in my head and push me,' says Milner.'He used to say: "There's no chance of you making it as a player — you don't work hard enough". He knew I'd want to show him he was wrong. He wouldn't do it in a nasty way but he knew it would drive me. It's still big when he says I had a good game.'

      There is no reason why Messi or any of his Barcelona team-mates should have been acquainted with any of this before their semi-final, of course. The mild eccentricities and primal competitiveness of the Liverpool midfielder may not have registered quite as prominently with them as the time Messi sat Milner down with a nutmeg at the Nou Camp in 2015 when Milner was playing for City.

      The moment, inevitably, became a YouTube sensation, played and replayed as an example of what Messi can do to an opponent. It was not quite as spectacular as his bamboozling of Jerome Boateng a month later but it was not bad. High in the stands, Pep Guardiola, then the Bayern Munich manager, covered his face with his hands in happy disbelief.

      Milner took it all on the chin. But when he went back to Catalonia with Liverpool at the start of this month, he was determined that it would not be in homage. 'He is an incredible player,' he says of Messi, but he refused to stand back in awe. His studied iconoclasm set Liverpool's tone.

      It was towards the end of the first half when Messi set off on a run down the Liverpool left and was tackled near the half-way line by Andy Robertson. A split second later, with Messi slightly off balance, Milner shoulder-barged him into touch and sent him tumbling to the turf. Messi was furious. He waved an imaginary yellow card at the referee.

      'He wasn't happy,' says Milner. 'He was giving me plenty in Spanish going down the tunnel at half-time as well. He was calling me 'burro'. It translates as donkey but I think it's also used in Spanish football as a general term for someone who goes around kicking people.

      'I asked him if he was all right, but he wasn't having it. I don't think he realised I understood his Spanish. He said: "That foul you did, that's because I nutmegged you". I left him to it at that point and went into the changing room. Look, I've only got admiration for him. He has earned the right to say what he wants.

      'The stuff he did in that game, stuff he has done his whole career, it makes him tough to play against. If you try and stop him, you can't be scared of being made to look foolish. I've done it. I've been nutmegged by him and it has been viewed a million times. I wasn't the first and I won't be the last. He's an incredible player.

      'But with players like that, you have to let them know you're there and not let them have everything their own way. You just need to try to disrupt their rhythm. You don't want to hurt him but it's a physical game and, if he's running the game, you try and knock him out of his stride. It's part of the game, the mental side.'


      Messi scored twice in the second half and left Liverpool with a seemingly insurmountable task at Anfield but Milner and his team refused to accept their fate. Early in the second leg, Robertson ruffled Messi's hair as he sat on the turf. It was another gesture of defiance, a signal that, while Liverpool's players might admire Messi, they would not be awed by him.

      A couple of times, what Messi had said in Barcelona flickered across Milner's mind during the second leg. 'Burro'. It stirred up some old memories of past criticisms, those times when he felt he had to prove himself, times when he felt surrounded by doubters and beset by criticism. 'I don't see myself being here for a long time buying a team of James Milners,' Graeme Souness said when he took over at Newcastle. Milner used it as a rich source of motivation.

      It is not that he felt bitter about the 'burro' jibe. Or angry. He has too much respect for Messi for that. But he likes proving people wrong. Like the rest of his Liverpool team-mates, he played like a superhuman in that 4-0 win.

      'I want to be the best at everything I do,' says Milner. 'I hate losing. It drives you on wanting to prove people wrong. There's always that in football. You are always going to have critics, whether it's media, managers, players, someone who's kicking you.

      'People have opinions and not everyone's going to like you and there have been a few times in my career when I have not been appreciated, let's say. That's sometimes what sparks that drive to prove your worth and prove people wrong.'


      When the final whistle went at Anfield, it was fitting that it was Milner who was on the ball, shielding it as if his life depended on it by the corner flag. In the mayhem of the aftermath, he broke down. For those who have become accustomed to his stoicism, it was almost as big a shock as the result.

      'It was a lot of fatigue,' he says. 'There was a six-day period where we had lost 3-0 in Barcelona, had a tough game in Newcastle and then realised there was a chance that, after everything we had done in the season, we were going to end up with nothing. That was driving us on. Then there's my age and the question of, "how many more nights do you have like that"?

      'There are a few games in your career you talk about and the hairs go up on the back of your neck. When we won the title against QPR with City was another. They don't come around very often those nights. We need to make sure we finish the job this time.

      'And there was also the fact that it would have been so easy for something to go wrong. We had given everything and it meant we still had a chance to win something. It was being part of the occasion and part of that team performance. We did it without Mo [Salah] and Bobby [Firmino].

      'Messi's an amazing player and the special thing about the night was to turn it round against a team like that with the best player in the world in there and Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique, too. There are not many teams in the world that could turn around a deficit like that with two of your star players gone. It was such a team effort.'


      Milner has a reputation in the Liverpool side as the team's enforcer. He takes down the opposition's tallest poppy. He did it with a crunching tackle on Neymar when PSG visited Anfield this season. So have any of his team-mates teased him about his tears?

      'No one's said owt, to be honest,' he says deadpan. 'Because if they did, they would probably get a right hook.'

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7070751/Riveting-interview-James-Milner-player-never-stops-surprising.html

      Thanks for posting that PM. Brilliant read.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1141: Jun 04, 2019 12:58:48 pm
      This guy has an amazing honours list now.

      Adding the champions league to two premie league medals and an FA Cup.

      What a career
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1142: Jun 04, 2019 05:00:20 pm
      Two league titles
      League cup
      FA Cup
      Community Shield
      European Cup
      England Vet
      Youngest player to ever score in the EPL

      I just hope he can add a Super Cup, Shield, and another league title next season

      Hell, let's throw in another FA, League, and European cup too. If your going to do it, Mily, do it big

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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1143: Jun 04, 2019 05:43:30 pm
      Thanks for posting that PM. Brilliant read.

      Indeed. I love Jimmy, he's the type of guy that while he isn't all flash, he's one of the first guys you pick for your side because as much as you want him on your team, you sure as hell don't want him AGAINST your team.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1144: Jun 05, 2019 06:01:34 pm
      James Milner made the bus take a detour on the way back to Melwood to stop at Andrew Devine who has been in a wheelchair since 1989. He stopped the Bus with Andrew outside so he could show him the European Cup.
      Fcuk me these boys just continue to make me feel very very humble.
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      Reply #1145: Jun 05, 2019 08:49:56 pm
      My biggest regret towards James is that I didn't realise just what a great guy he was much much earlier.

      There's a nostalgic attachment to him as well. He's been on the scene since 2002 playing for various clubs down the years but it feels like he's been playing for Liverpool forever. And despite playing for all those clubs down the years, it will be Liverpool that defines him. He means everything to the club.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1146: Jun 05, 2019 09:12:38 pm
      Klopp has said a few times how influential James is in the dressing room, wouldn’t be surprised to see him as part of the staff to be honest.
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1147: Jun 05, 2019 09:18:08 pm
      Klopp has said a few times how influential James is in the dressing room, wouldn’t be surprised to see him as part of the staff to be honest.

      Yep. He said it again post match vs Spus how games like the CL final win may not have been possible without his dressing room talks.

      Would love to see him get a new contract and stay for 2-3 more seasons!
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      Reply #1148: Jun 05, 2019 11:12:19 pm
      https://t.co/zyxx1AkvVV

      What a top bloke
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      Re: James Milner Player Thread
      Reply #1149: Jun 05, 2019 11:26:40 pm
      This guy has an amazing honours list now.

      Adding the champions league to two premie league medals and an FA Cup.

      What a career

      And he is not finished yet,when his playing days are over keep him on the staff to motivate our young lads.

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