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post #5621 of 8823 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 02:38 PM
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Its true, im a Chelsea fan and I was born and raised in the glorious city of Chelsea

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Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens

I think the only reason redcafe isn't as mental as RAWK is the newbie process, you actually have to show you're not a complete moron to get to the main forums.

Of course, RAWK close registration whenever they lose/draw/concede a goal, Suarez dives, or just generally when it becomes clear they won't make top 4.

The majority of football fans online are idiots, to be fair. Combine that with the majority of forum users in general being stupid/out for a reaction/a dick because they know no-one can lay them out, and it's a bad mix.

Bluemoon has seemed pretty funny recently tbf, but all my experience of football forums these days comes from Redcafe's meltdown threads. Don't have the patience to read through them any more.
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RAWK has a big nazi mod problem it's seems shit gets closed or people get banned for fuck all.

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Worthy of his place in the side for his free kicks, corners, and penalties alone. After failing to make much of an impact at one of the bigger clubs in his country during the start of his career, leaving to go on loan twice during his time there, it was while at an unfashionable "lesser" team that he made his mark in the top flight and was transferred to a European giant, destined to be the player to dictate play with long range passing from a deep "pivot" position. This is the story of Charlie Adam. This is the story of Andrea Pirlo.

The story of Andrea Pirlo is one twinned with Charlie Adam. While Pirlo had 2 seasons at Brescia during the beginning of his career before moving to Inter, Adam chose to leave his boyhood team, Dundee, almost immediately and headed for Rangers. While Pirlo made little impact at Inter, Adam initially suffered the same fate. Both players were sent on loan to develop (Pirlo to Reggina and Brescia, Adam to Ross County and St. Mirren) with the benefit of hindsight it can now be said both players were out of position. Charlie Adam was played multiple times at centre-back, Andrea Pirlo was in front of the central midfield.

After his loan spells Andrea Pirlo was transferred to A.C. Milan where he would eventually come under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti. In a move that would set the rhythm for AC Milan for the next 10 years Ancelotti moved Pirlo. Pirlo was moved deeper, in front of the back 4, he was to sit and use his accurate long range passing to start moves and to spread the ball across the pitch. A pivot was born. Where once there was a slow, methodical, Italian, style from Milan there was now a quick slinging catapult sitting in front of the back 4, winning the ball and propelling the team forward in an instant. The fact Pirlo was able to do this 10-20 yards further back than a regular central midfielder meant AC Milan were playing with, almost, an extra body in defence. This allowed a succession of Milan full backs to flow forward, Maldini, Cafu, Zambrotta all benefited from the security of an extra man covering their tracks, while Milan never sacrificed their attacking impetus. All the while holding in their pocket a deadly set-piece weapon.

During Andrea Pirlo's reign at Milan the position of the pivot was taken on by other teams and other players around the world. One of the teams that imported a pivot was Liverpool. In Xabi Alonso Liverpool had a player who could match Pirlo in his ability to pick a pass from any point on the pitch. The pair met in 2 Champions League finals over 3 seasons. From the very first minute the duel was on. Paolo Maldini headed in from Pirlo's free-kick, Alonso went on to score a penalty, Pirlo would miss in the penalty shoot-out but would go on to rectify his fault by again providing a free-kick assist in the 2007 final, in this final-sandwich Pirlo was reintroduced to the Italy side, having been frozen out by Trappatoni, and under Lippi Pirlo would go on to set up the equaliser in the World Cup final and score in the penalty shoot out.

Xabi Alonso went on to dictate Liverpool's play like Pirlo did at Milan. Liverpool's best period of play coincided with Alonso's. From a 2nd place finish Liverpool lost Alonso, encountered problems, and dropped down to 7th. With Barcelona sweeping all aside with their own long-ranger in Xavi the age of the Pivot is upon us. Losing Alonso meant a central partnership of Lucas and Mascherano, while both players are industrious excellent defensive players neither possesses the ability to regularly pick out passes over 20 yards. This meant Lucas and Mascherano were tripping over each other's feet, neither player was poor but with no balance in the side both began to look it. With Alonso Liverpool moved the ball forward with enough speed and accuracy that players such as Dirk Kuyt would receive the ball high enough up the pitch so as to neutralise pace and control frailties, with Lucas and Mascherano the ball got forward at a laborious pace. While Liverpool have tried to replicate what Alonso brought to the team with Gerrard, Aquilani, and Spearing nobody has been able to match the ability of staying deep while playing the ball accurate, long, at pace like Alonso did. The style of play changed under Dalglish but playing short pass and move football meant holes appearing in the midfield as players stepped up to help move the ball. Dalglish may finally have found the man to replace Alonso. Charlie Adam is the new pivot.

Like Pirlo before him Adam played out of position while on loan at "lesser" clubs, Adam seemed to be an adequate centre half with some good distribution. Like Pirlo Adam found a mentor at his new team, Ian Holloway would move Adam into the pivot role and the Scot would soon take over all set piece responsibilities. After impressing all who saw him Adam has finally got his dream move. The question now is can he live up to the role?
Almost certainly the GOAT RAWK post. Lengthy but worth the read
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Its true, im a Chelsea fan and I was born and raised in the glorious city of Chelsea
Enjoying being in the same boat as Villa for the second leg?

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Watch out Kiz Mr Unplayable might be playing again on sunday



Hopefully he doesn't get injured having a shot again.
What do you actually think of Diaby? I think he's average, has no position sense, doesn't physically dominate despite his size and is injury prone. Most Arsenal fans I know think he's average personified but when you're seeing Ramsey get games then you sort of think every alternative to that is World class I suppose
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Diaby only seems to be world class when he plays Liverpool

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post #5628 of 8823 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens

At least we don't go to great lengths to search for posts for our "Redcafe meltdown" thread or a "Peoples forum meltdown" thread
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post #5629 of 8823 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 04:50 PM
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Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens

Redcafe isn't as tyrannical/vitriolic/batshit crazy as RAWK but it can be just as delusional when it comes to the young players at United.

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Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens

No one can see the last page so I'm a say that Rafa is a god and I have a poster of him on my ceiling so he can watch he go to sleep.
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