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      Virgil van Dijk Player Thread

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      MIRO
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #875: Apr 25, 2019 04:04:49 pm
      Read the same leak this morning   Hope its true.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #876: Apr 26, 2019 10:02:56 pm
      Anybody else think he looked more comfortable in midfield than any of the Utd players  :D
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #877: Apr 27, 2019 07:31:48 am
      Anybody else think he looked more comfortable in midfield than any of the Utd players  :D
      He could play anywhere & still put in a performance  he’s that bloody good.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #878: Apr 27, 2019 11:30:12 am
      I simply can't believe how good this guy is.

      An absolute rolls Royce.. a privilege and a pleasure to watch him play

      I underestimated how much of an impact he'd have when we signed him.. but when we did I didn't think we'd be signing the best cb I've seen in my 30 years of watching the reds
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      Reply #879: Apr 27, 2019 11:32:03 am
      I simply can't believe how good this guy is.

      An absolute rolls Royce.. a privilege and a pleasure to watch him play

      I underestimated how much of an impact he'd have when we signed him.. but when we did I didn't think we'd be signing the best cb I've seen in my 30 years of watching the reds

      Having watched a fair bit at Celtic I thought I knew what we were getting.

      He’s pushed on enormously though and I think he’s starting to have a psychological effect on the oppo.......they just don’t believe they can hurt us with him there.
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      Reply #880: Apr 27, 2019 11:42:36 am
      He just does everything at his own pace. You see teams breaking at us and he looks like he’s jogging back, sometimes even with his arms out telling his teammates to calm down. It used to unnerve me at the start but the big man is always in control.

      With him and Robbo, that partnership on the left side of defence, is far and away the best I’ve seen.
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      Reply #881: Apr 27, 2019 11:54:12 am
      Having watched a fair bit at Celtic I thought I knew what we were getting.

      He’s pushed on enormously though and I think he’s starting to have a psychological effect on the oppo.......they just don’t believe they can hurt us with him there.

      I watching watching the two cbs last night live and the difference between a good cb (Lovren) and an absolute worldie (Virgil) is so clear

      Watch how many times Lovren was ever so slightly out of position in his reading which makes him have to slide and and take the ball as opposed to Virgil who reads everything and is always I  the perfect position..  The amount of times he has had to go to ground in a slide tackle to recover something I think we could count on a minimal amount of fingers of one hand.
      He reads, he steps across and uses his strength to take the ball.

      Then add his role in Mane's first goal last night, opens his body, takes 4 players out of play before rolling it out to Robbo.

      He's unbelievable
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #882: Apr 27, 2019 11:54:49 am
      I simply can't believe how good this guy is.

      An absolute rolls Royce.. a privilege and a pleasure to watch him play

      I underestimated how much of an impact he'd have when we signed him.. but when we did I didn't think we'd be signing the best cb I've seen in my 30 years of watching the reds

      Reminds me of Gandalf in LOTR.. scene where he stands on the bridge & say..
      ‘You shall not pass’ would make an amazing gif.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3xYXUeSmb-Y
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      Reply #883: Apr 27, 2019 12:10:20 pm
      I watching watching the two cbs last night live and the difference between a good cb (Lovren) and an absolute worldie (Virgil) is so clear

      Watch how many times Lovren was ever so slightly out of position in his reading which makes him have to slide and and take the ball as opposed to Virgil who reads everything and is always I  the perfect position..  The amount of times he has had to go to ground in a slide tackle to recover something I think we could count on a minimal amount of fingers of one hand.
      He reads, he steps across and uses his strength to take the ball.

      Then add his role in Mane's first goal last night, opens his body, takes 4 players out of play before rolling it out to Robbo.

      He's unbelievable

      100% agree.

      First line of defence and attack.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #884: Apr 27, 2019 12:13:29 pm
      You can imagine pretty much every forward in the league voting for him after playing against us to be fair!

      My mate said he'd heard a stat which said Virg hasn't been dribbled past in a 1 on 1 all season. Doesn't surprise me.

      You have to be pretty special to get the PFA award as a defender, aren't too many on that list, particularly in recent years. Well deserved

      Saw the same stat meself, VVD is a rock and the psychological effect on attacking players is an enormous factor before our man even gets near them.

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #885: Apr 28, 2019 12:14:51 am
      I simply can't believe how good this guy is.

      An absolute rolls Royce.. a privilege and a pleasure to watch him play

      I underestimated how much of an impact he'd have when we signed him.. but when we did I didn't think we'd be signing the best cb I've seen in my 30 years of watching the reds

      Mate I would have loved to see Sami Hyypia partnering VVD. What a pairing that would have been. My 2 best CB's at the Club in my 30 odd years of watching this Beautiful Club.


      To think we could have VVD playing for us till the day he gives away Football. Keep him at all costs.



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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #886: Apr 28, 2019 12:38:28 am
      Mate I would have loved to see Sami Hyypia partnering VVD. What a pairing that would have been. My 2 best CB's at the Club in my 30 odd years of watching this Beautiful Club.


      To think we could have VVD playing for us till the day he gives away Football. Keep him at all costs.





      There's been some iconic signings in the Premier League but if Virgil sustains this level for years to come, he could go on to be the best signing there's been in the league IMO. Normally it's midfielders or attackers take the plaudits but IMO, Virgil is currently in the top 3 players in the world.
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      Reply #887: Apr 28, 2019 12:42:55 am
      There's been some iconic signings in the Premier League but if Virgil sustains this level for years to come, he could go on to be the best signing there's been in the league IMO. Normally it's midfielders or attackers take the plaudits but IMO, Virgil is currently in the top 3 players in the world.

      Mate, I hope at the end of his Anfield days, he gets a statue outside, that's how good he will be for this Club.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #888: Apr 28, 2019 11:06:13 pm
      Hes only gone and won player of the year. Congrats big man!!
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      Reply #889: Apr 28, 2019 11:22:10 pm
      Mate, I hope at the end of his Anfield days, he gets a statue outside, that's how good he will be for this Club.

      Terrible idea Aussie, no one will be able to get past him and into the ground  :laugh:
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #890: Apr 28, 2019 11:51:00 pm
      Immense player. Throughly deserved.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #891: Apr 29, 2019 12:02:31 am
      Mate, I hope at the end of his Anfield days, he gets a statue outside, that's how good he will be for this Club.

      Hopefully that statue will be holding a trophy
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #892: Apr 29, 2019 12:53:31 am
      Well deserved big man!
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      Reply #893: Apr 29, 2019 03:49:36 am
      Terrible idea Aussie, no one will be able to get past him and into the ground  :laugh:

       :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #894: Apr 29, 2019 03:50:49 am
      Congrats Virgil, thoroughly deserved.

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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #895: Apr 29, 2019 04:38:36 am
      https://twitter.com/i/status/1122622432005648384

      Click on the link and have a look at Jurgens' message to VVD and the boys, brilliant, made me laugh and listen at the end....comeeeeonnnnnn
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #896: Apr 29, 2019 08:35:42 am
      Nonpareil

      Simply elite.
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      Reply #897: Apr 29, 2019 08:57:51 am
      What a player, many congratulations Virgil, thoroughly deserved, hope he’s here for many more years.
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      Re: Virgil van Dijk Player Thread
      Reply #898: Apr 29, 2019 09:48:58 am
      Best defender in the world. More than deserved!
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      Reply #899: Apr 29, 2019 10:13:36 am

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