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Monday, December 12, 2011

111212 LIVE-R-POOL update & reView ; VIVA Luis...cant GET ENOUGH!

‎"TRUE & HONEST Socialism is a mentality, those who hate it, hate humanity, we sing "you'll never walk alone" & yet sometimes often a "lone voice" our hope is a chance for a humane society, that supports through hardship, an equal chance for the creative individual within a fair society, enjoy & share rewards, essence of a "good team" freedom of choice, & consequence. are you a dreamer? you aren't the only one..<smile>"(CS)
ChriS SmiTH> I am strong because I am weak. I'm beautiful because I know my flaws. I'm a lover because I am a fighter. I'm fearless because I have been afraid. I'm wise because I have been foolish. & I can laugh because I Have known sadness.

 A victory V Q.P.R. was vital it was also a victory v "THEM"  even their appointment of Lee mason, a referee who is "Howard Webb version2,0" couldnt stop some great REdS football and peotic justice of the winner scoredby Luis Suarez "against all odds" OUR HERO! ( ) and ( )

Happy Xmas from Liverpool FC
Liverpool Football Club's players wish the fans a happy Christmas at Melwood.
ChriS SmiTH > and a "happy ChriSmith" to U all too! ;)

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Luis Suarez clinched the points as Liverpool returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over QPR. The striker headed his eighth goal of the campaign during a game which the home side dominated. The A-team theme blared before kick-off and the plan eventually came together for Kenny Dalglish and co despite a wasteful first half. For his part, skipper Pepe Reina was a virtual spectator.

Dalglish switched Jordan Henderson to a central position in the absence of the suspended Jay Spearing and injured Lucas Leiva. The Reds applied the early pressure, winning three corners inside the first three minutes.

The first opening arrived on 10 minutes, Stewart Downing crossing from the right towards an unmarked Suarez. The Uruguayan's limp header did not trouble the goalkeeper.

Shortly after that Suarez and Dirk Kuyt exchanged possession in the box before the former daggered a shot within inches from a ludicrous angle.  
Soon it would be a hat-trick of chances gone when Maxi rolled the ball into Suarez's path and watched his fellow South American skew against the Anfield Road hoardings.

Some of Liverpool's football was scrumptious, but the scoreline remained blank. The story did not alter when Suarez wriggled one way and another to find space in the danger zone before his teasing cross through the six-yard box was allowed to roll to safety.
Next up Maxi, who, having been played clear by Kuyt, had only Cerny to beat. The Argentine aimed for the bottom corner but the goalkeeper dived low to bat away his effort.

It was 41 minutes before the visitors troubled Liverpool's goal - and even then Shaun Wright-Phillips's speculative kick ballooned into the Kop. Straight away Liverpool probed once more at the other end, Downing manipulating himself into space and playing Suarez into a goalscoring position. The No.7 went to dink the advancing Cerny but the Czech stopper was smart to it.

Downing powered the last chance of the half into the goalkeeper's arms and Liverpool exited for the dressing room knowing they would have to be more lethal in front of goal if they were to avoid completing a hat-trick of home draws against promoted teams.

Their response was almost immediate after the restart. Two minutes is all it took for Charlie Adam to centre towards Suarez, who was again left unoccupied by the QPR backline. On this occasion he made no mistake with a decisive header at the Kop end. Kuyt dragged wide and had a bouncing volley smothered, Maxi was thwarted by an awesome reflex save. Surely the second was on its way.

Anfield delighted as Suarez and Maxi played a one-two-three-four and the latter was away, but his shot could not navigate Cerny.  QPR offered almost nothing - the almost because Jay Bothroyd did muster a stab wide from a free-kick as the game entered its final quarter. Wright-Phillips deflected a Bellamy cross onto the bar with seconds to go but in the end one was enough for Dalglish's men, who now head into the Christmas fixtures with the top four in their sights. man of the match: Maxi Rodriquez.

Kenny Dalglish and his opposite number Neil Warnock were both full of praise for Luis Suarez after his match-winning performance against QPR.  
The Uruguay forward scored the only goal of the game to ensure the newspapers will make happier reading than they did following defeat at Fulham earlier in the week which brought two FA charges. Dalglish reflected: "The headlines don't matter, do they? But there'll be nice headlines for him tomorrow. He scored with a header, which doesn't happen too often, and he played really well."
QPR boss Warnock followed his counterpart into the press room and added: "I think Suarez looked amazing today. "Oh to manage him." 

On the performance as a whole, Dalglish felt his players were worthy winners. "Some of the football we played was brilliant in the first half," he said. "We will continue doing what we're doing. We cannot change our beliefs.

"It was an excellent performance, we made a lot of chances, we got one goal and they never got any. Three points for us - the points tally is no less than we deserved but maybe the goals tally was. But one is enough when the other team don't get an opportunity. "The players showed great courage and belief to continue what we've been doing, and that's pass and move, get into the box and create chances - one day we're going to take them."

Warnock was in agreement that Liverpool deserved to take all three points. "They pass it around for fun," he said. "The players they've got, they're going to cause any team a problem.

"They were the better side. Most people in the ground might have thought we'd go four or five down but we showed great resolve."

09/12/2011, 22:40

Happy Xmas from Liverpool FC Liverpool Football Club's players wish the fans a happy Christmas at Melwood.

ChriS SmiTH > and a "happy ChriSmith" to U all too! ;)

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what a terrible beast this man must be???????? ;)

QPR defender Bradley Orr has described Luis Suarez as 'unplayable' after the Liverpool striker capped another sublime display with the winning goal on Saturday afternoon. The Uruguay ace was a constant menace throughout the Reds' 1-0 triumph over the Hoops and Orr admits he has become a huge fan of the No.7. Orr said: "I think he is unplayable. He's so strong, I didn't realise how strong he was for a small player. I love him. I'm a big Liverpool fan and to be on the same pitch as him was a pleasure."

A boyhood red, Orr realised a lifelong dream on 50 minutes when he appeared as a substitute for Neil Warnock's men. It was a moment he will savour for the rest of his life - despite ending up on the losing side. He said: "It's mixed emotions for me. I'm disappointed with the result, but on personal level, it's a dream come true (to have played here). I've dreamed about this day for years. "I think it's the number one fixture the lads look forward to. It's disappointing to come away with nothing, but I don't think many sides will come away from Anfield with anything this season.

"Liverpool played very well, they are just so dangerous. At the end maybe we could have nicked a point, but if you look at the whole match Liverpool could have scored a lot more. Our goalkeeper played very well today." 

Referees, opponents, fans, foes: the whole world thinks they know Luis Suarez, and the whole world thinks they know what he is. He is the cannibal of Ajax, the unrepentant dasher of African dreams.

Most recently, he is a finger raised in apparent fury at Fulham's Putney End. Most seriously, he is accused of directing racist abuse at Patrice Evra. He has been called a cheat, a scoundrel, a scourge upon the game.

Speak to those who know him, though, those who grew up with him, who helped mould him, who played with him, who count him as a team-mate and as a friend, and that image begins to crumble. Indeed, the lexicon for describing a player who has spent the last two years collecting a variety of disparaging epithets is almost wholly inverted.

Mathias Cardacio, a peer from the youth teams at Nacional and still a friend, recalls a nascent superstar who "everyone warmed to". Alejandro Balbi, a director at the Montevideo club which recruited Suarez as a child, finds the reputation he has been afforded in Europe "incomprehensible". Both agree that Suarez was, he is, "humble, gracious, quiet".

"All of my memories of him are fond," says Erik Nevland, the former Manchester United prodigy who forged a prolific partnership with Suarez at the Dutch side Groningen, his first port of call in European football. "He did not speak the language at first, so he spent a lot of time with Bruno Silva, another Uruguayan, as he tried to settle in. It was difficult for him, but he was always laughing in the dressing room. He is not easy to forget, Luis, but in a very good way."

Martin Jol, manager of the club which provided the setting for Suarez's latest transgression, has offered a similar description. The Uruguayan was, according to the Fulham manager, "a real capitano" while under his aegis at Ajax.

Those who will line up alongside him when Kenny Dalglish's side face Queen's Park Rangers today would agree. Suarez is an enduringly popular figure among Liverpool's squad, not simply with the close cabal of Latin Americans who have eased his transition to life in England  he and his family spend much of their social time with Maxi Rodriguez and Lucas Leiva, as well as his recently arrived countryman, Sebastian Coates  but with Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Pepe Reina, too, Anfield's influential strongmen. Dalglish's affection for the striker the Scot calls "Louise" is genuine. The Liverpool manager recalls Suarez beaming with delight when he first arrived at Melwood, his gourd of the South American drink mate under one arm and his daughter, Delfina, on the other, and remains adamant that his effervescent forward has not stopped smiling since.

He was not smiling, though, as he bit his gloved hand in frustration at Craven Cottage on Monday night, his rage at his perceived lack of protection from referee Kevin Friend and his displeasure at 90 minutes of vitriol directed at him from the stands combining, amid the pain of defeat, to snap his patience and extend his finger.

He was not smiling during the ill-tempered clash with Manchester United at Anfield when he is alleged to have racially abused Evra, and he will most certainly not be smiling when he presents a case for his defence  believed to centre on the linguistic nuance of the Spanish term negrito  to the Football Association.

There is nothing surprising, of course, in a footballer being quite different on the pitch than he is in private. Suarez himself admits as much. "My wife [Sofia] says that if I was like I am when I'm playing when I'm at home, she wouldn't be my wife any more," he laughs. The contrast, though, is so stark that it warrants further investigation.

"It is strange to see the person that everyone talks about and think it is the same Luis I played with," admits Nevland. There is, though, one very obvious explanation. "All he wants," says the Norwegian, "is to win." It is a theme that unites those who have encountered Suarez. "Uruguayans never accept defeat," says Cardacio, formerly of Milan. "But Luis is different to everyone. Even as a 14-year-old, he would never give up a ball for lost. In one game, we won 21-0, Luis scored 17 goals and yet he did not stop for a second. He never thinks he has won. He always wants more."

That, too, is hardly rare among elite sportsmen. It is the way the trait manifests in Suarez that stands out. One Dutch psychologist, examining the incident in November last year when Suarez bit PSV Eindhoven's Ottman Bakkal, suggested it could be attributed to the disappointment of defeat. Like his gesture at Fulham, Balbi attributes it to how seriously he takes his craft.

"He feels the game," he says. "Nothing like this ever happened in Uruguay. I don't even remember him being sent off. He was courteous, respectful. But what happened with Zinedine Zidane [at the 2006 World Cup final] shows that even the best players can sometimes lose their heads." The Frenchman's headbutting of Marco Materazzi is not quite so abominable as the charge of racism that stands against Suarez. If he is found guilty, which he may not be, his image would be left in ruins; his career in England, too, could be under threat, with Liverpool's owners concerned by the effect such a verdict might have on the club's reputation.

"Ever since he was small he was very respectful, so I cannot believe he would insult Evra," says Cardacio. Balbi agrees, in the strongest possible terms: "This charge of racism, I can guarantee that this is not what Luis is like." The concern, of course, is that a man who will do everything to win might perhaps resort even to that. Cardacio acknowledges that Suarez's relentless drive sometimes leads him to "do things he shouldn't", though he insists that applies more to simulation  Latin Americans prefer to call it picardia, cunning or guile  than the sort of abuse he cannot imagine his friend uttering.

For Suarez's English audience, gorged on a narrative in which he plays the pantomime villain, it is different. A man seen by his friends as humble and polite has been cast as the Premier League's enfant terrible; in such a context, it is not hard to imagine a congenital cheat, a man who so delighted in the schadenfreude of knocking Ghana out of the World Cup, being caught up in such a scandal. Suarez is not the first to be afforded such status. Eric Cantona, Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba: all might be able to advise him on how to deal with his unique scrutiny. Mario Balotelli, his immediate predecessor, has eloquently stated his bafflement at the interest in his pastimes away from the game, and his belief that he is treated differently on the pitch as a result of it.

"It is different in England, and it can be really hard to get used to for the foreign players," says Nevland. Sufficiently hard, Balbi suggests, that it may eventually force Suarez to consider leaving. "He is sensitive," he says. "He will be concerned by the way people think of him." Here, too, a split: no doubt those who see Suarez as a pestilence on the Premier League would say good riddance; if he is found guilty of racism, then it would be hard to disagree. Even if he is not, though, the lingering stain on his reputation may be enough to condemn him. There would be others, of course, who would be distraught to see him leave, and not just at his adoring Anfield.

And to his friends, it would be a matter of lasting regret. "I will never forget the eight years we played together," says Cardacio. "He is the most beloved, idolised player we have. He is a source of great pride for the whole country." In Uruguay, too, far from the pantomime, they think they know Suarez. The Suarez they know, though, is not the Suarez we have been taught to know.

QPR defender Bradley Orr has described Luis Suarez as 'unplayable' after the Liverpool striker capped another sublime display with the winning goal on Saturday afternoon. The Uruguay ace was a constant menace throughout the Reds' 1-0 triumph over the Hoops and Orr admits he has become a huge fan of the No.7. Orr said: "I think he is unplayable. He's so strong, I didn't realise how strong he was for a small player. I love him. I'm a big Liverpool fan and to be on the same pitch as him was a pleasure."

ChriS SmiTH > happy birthday dAgger!!!

Daniel Agger's great goals and his attacking style for Liverpool~ 
KENNY Dalglish was delighted with the overall performance of his charges and is confident they are still moving in the right direction. "We did miss some chances, yes, but the goalkeeper saved a lot of them too," said Dalglish. "Do I feel the need to go out and do something about that? Aye, whichever side comes along here next, we'll ask them to come without a 'keeper. That's the best way to do it, isn't it? "Irrespective of what I say, it's not going to stop speculation we are going out in January to sign Joe Bloggs up front, or whoever. I don't need to say anything. 
CHRIS>we must NEVER let "hatred" take us over, respect ex-players and the opponents who show they respect us, is part of the LIVERPOOL way as taught by Shanks (like clapping goalkeepers when they go to the net in from of the Kop..etc etc..) all TRUE REdS , and there are 7 million "registered Lfc fans" on the Net...will be supported (so, I will deduct one million "fickle fans" and say that one in a thousand people on this planet are "Global REdS I will do my utmost to treat as my "big REd family" ...and join our network.. but... <SMILE>
more at .. 
and best wishes also to Ken , who i helped form the "human shields" projects , then in baghdad and now...he is "active" in Palestine etc..
he has given his improve the world...what do you do with your (limited) time?? 

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