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Xabi should be DROPPED
RE posted due to new Yahoo ID b*llshit
After an intensive night of scanning through my pre-season and Aston Villa game recordable dvd's I have come to the conclusion that XABI ALONSO is in a downward spiral for us!
His form has dipped severely and i'm sure all unbiased LFC fans will agree that he was poor for us in the CL Final that so easily could've been won by a better manager. Even his passing in the Villa game was p*ss poor yet RAFA still plays him game after game despite our supposed depth in central midfield!
Being an expert in American sports as well as footy i can exclusively reveal that ANY player that dips in form like Xabi becomes what they term as "benched", meaning they sit out and get their act together before coming back into the side. While i believe there is still a place for Alonso in the squad i am INSISTING that this player be dropped until he proves himself worthy of a starting position ahead of MASCHERANO.
Too often players like Sissoko, Agger and Kuyt have continued to play regardless of their mistakes and p*ss-poor form because tthey are Rafa's pet monkey's. Of course the FANS don't help as they quite happily watch the fat Zorro make mistake after mistake without voicing their opinion from the terraces, something I proudly used to do when i was one of the KOP elite that no longer exists at the club!
No more b*ll$%^&, no more sub standard players getting a free ride wearing the hallowed red shirt. The bottom line is XABI ALONSO must be DROPPED...
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i think i would agreed with you. But, i think he is still a very important player to keep. He will bounce back.
I will also agree if we could load off Momo. But Kuyt and Agger are playing well. Give them a season or two, k?
Other than that, i believe Rafa knows what he is doing.
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I don't think Xabi should be dropped. He has been playing ahead of Masch because of Copa America. Lucas is more like Gerrard than a holding midfielder. If Xabi doesn't raise his form then I'd go with Masch instead of him.
Speaking of Kuyt, I'd play Crouch or Voronin instead. Thats just my opinion though.
I don't think he should be dropped, but I think Mascherano and Xabi should be used wisely. I have to admit the Villa game away would of beeen a tough match especially being the first of the season.
I would of played Mascherano in this match as it would free Gerrard up even more and then would of won by 3 or 4.
I think Xabi should play when we are playing teams that we are expected to beat easily, as he is still one of the best passers in the prem.
But difficult matches or the big games(Manure, Arsenal,Chelski,Newcastle) we should play Mascherano as he gives the defence extra strength plus gives a good balance to the central of defence.
Don't fully agree with you here Paisley but it is a good topic for discussion.
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PiSstaker is the perfect example of a politician. If you complain about everything, you will finally say something that we sane people agree with. Perhaps he took his pills today :-)
The question is, with Mascherano still off after playing all summer, and Momo not back to his best, do we keep with Xabi until his best form returns, or do we try young Lucas? I'd love us to stuff Toulouse tomorrow, and give Lucas and some others a try out.
xabi has been living off his own hype for a while now so i agree he should step up his game or pay the price. As for kuyty, he hasn't had the chance to build any chemistry with this rotation milarkey. The forgotten man though is crouchy. I can see him leaving if the gaffa don't play him soon!
For once I agree with you, his passing game has got quite a bit worse in the last year and since we bought masch, my preferred partnership in midfield would be masch and stevie.
I'm glad you didn't want to sell him, coz i think he will come back stronger after a period on the bench.
What i would question is your comments on Agger and Kuyt, Agger, though young is still an exciting talent, a couple of bad games last season doesn't make him a bad player, and Kuyt was doing what the manager wanted him to do last year, pressure the ball, not break the offside trap. His record in holland including the numourous videos on youtube showcase his talents as a traditional centre forward, and hopefully he will return to a role more suited to his abilities this season.
But overall, a good post Shanks.