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Our Site has Moved….


Here’s a reminder from us at Two Liverpool Fans that we have indeed moved to a new website address.

You can now find us at http://twoliverpoolfans.com . We hope to see you guys there! Alongside that, you can find us starting off our new website on general Premier League stuff at http://ramblingsofafifa12showboat.wordpress.com/ .

You get the usual stuff on Two Liverpool Fans that you guys get here, the latest Liverpool news, our Liverpool FC views on those news and in depth tactical analysis along with score predictions and match previews.

We hope to see you guys there!

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We have transferred!


For all you guys who don’t know, we have transferred to a new URL, that being http://twoliverpoolfans.com . Hope to see you guys there!

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Arsenal + Manchester City = Liverpool?


Well Liverpool have been one of the busier clubs in the transfer market so far, having captured the signature of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland and also many more linked with moves to Anfield. Suddenly, some sort of an equation seemed to have came across my mind,

 

ARSENAL + MANCHESTER CITY = LIVERPOOL

As we all know, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a secret obsession in signing unknown youngsters. It’s not a bad technique to be honest, as youngsters are the ones of the next generation and the current football stars are to retire someday later. But apart from Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, the other young Gunners have pretty much failed to make any significant impacts last season.

Lately, Arsene Wenger has once again stepped up to his ability in signing youngsters – completing the transfer of Finland Under-19 defender Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic. Oh well, Arsenal were forced to end their disappointing season empty-handed for the sixth consecutive year. But will the young Gunners actually bring glory to Arsene Wenger in the future?

 

And now we move on to Manchester City, the world’s biggest spenders. With spirits at an all-time high in the blue half of Manchester following their impressive FA Cup victory and also qualification into the prestigious UEFA Champions League, the club’s wealthy owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, could once again be tempted to splash the cash during the transfer window as they look to make inroads on both the domestic and continental fronts.

Manchester City are like spending money as if they’re toilet papers. They’ve already soared to a massive £650 million – which is quite insane. And guess what? They’re still hoping to increase the number! The likes of Marek Hamsik, Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gregory Van der Wiel, Alexis Sanchez and even Cristiano Ronaldo have all been on City’s radar. Well at least they’ve managed to finish 4th in the Barclays Premier League, a fairly good placing.

Which of course brings me back to this equation. Okay, Arsene Wenger has an obsession in signing youngsters – but at least he doesn’t overspend the money. And Manchester City of course, are famous in spending the cash – on quality players and not youngsters. Therefore,

Arsenal = Sign too many youngsters

Manchester City = Spend too much money

Most of all, what surprises me is that Liverpool have been very interested in youngsters – AND ALSO OVERPAYING! For example, Andy Carroll (the man who ultimately cost Liverpool a massive £35 million) is only aged 22 and he’s only managed a very limited 2 goals so far for the Reds, which is very disappointing. The transfer actually made Andy Carroll the eighth overall most expensive footballer and the most expensive British footballer of all time, but does he play like one – that’s a completely different story. And recently, Liverpool have just completed the signing of former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson for an undisclosed fee of approximately £20 million, which I believe they’ve also overpaid it. And to support the equation, Jordan Henderson is too a youngster (only 21 years of age). Furthermore, if we take a look at Liverpool’s shortlist in the transfer market, they’ve pretty much been monitoring the youngsters (Bojan Krkic, Phil Jones, Eden Hazard and Connor Wickham)! And I have a bad feeling that Kenny Dalglish will once again overpay in order to win their signature.

So when on earth did Liverpool turn into a combined Arsenal and Manchester City?

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Fixture List for Next Season Released: A look at the first few Weeks. Liverpool FC and Arsenal


Well, there are a lot more weeks of summer, but fans are already waiting on another exciting season of football when it kicks off come August.

Arsenal

Arsenal have arguably the hardest start to the 2011/12 BPL season. Put it this way, they are up against Newcastle United in Week 1, before two pretty vital games against first Liverpool FC and then Manchester United in the following week up for the Gunners.

Arsenal started pretty well last season, although starting off by dropping 2 points against Liverpool on week 1. They picked up a full 6 points for their next two games against Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers. A good start is crucial for Arsenal, who could find themselves out of the title race early on should they drop many points at the start of their season.

Liverpool FC

The first fixture for Liverpool next season is really interesting already, with Jordan Henderson set for an early meeting with his old friends, with Liverpool set to welcome the Black Cats to Anfield on Week 1.

Jordan Henderson will certainly want to make his mark for Liverpool next season to justify the massive transfer fee that came attached to his transfer to Merseyside in the summer. With Dalglish around, Liverpool will want to put in a better start to the season, especially compared to the one they had last year.

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A Manager’s Guide: How to beat Arsenal


It’s ‘A Manager’s Guide’ again here on our website, with our first edition being on how to beat Barcelona just a few weeks ago, this week the subject of our interest is Arsenal FC.

It’s all about taking your chances against Arsenal, because when you are up against a team whom keep possession well, you are always going to have to make the most of all your chances throughout the course of the game.

Pressing is Key
Against a team like Arsenal, you NEED to pressurize the players, and to close them down, otherwise they will simply find space. I personally think that the difference between Barcelona and Arsenal is the work ethic.

Barcelona have incredible movement when on the ball, they simply create so much space for each other. Arsenal on the other hand, besides Walcott, they don’t seem to have the pace moving forward. Look at it this way, even Xavi gets into the act when Barcelona attack.

Pressing would cause the players to panic a little, and potentially wrongly place/weigh the pass, hence Arsenal losing the ball.

And for Attacking
I think that against Arsenal, you have got to do it either one way or another, and the two methods of doing so is through either playing a game which includes a lot of crosses for your strikers to get on to or simply to outthink Arsenal, Koscielny sometimes, in my opinion is a bit too erratic in his tackles.

And personally, when I watch Arsenal play, I think that Koscielny gives away way too many penalties thanks to his tackles. So that’s what you really have to do, to sort of sniff around the edge of the box and simply looking for an opening, because one will certainly open up.

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool 2011/12 Kits: All of them right here [PHOTOS]


A special issue here on TLFs, with me showing you guys what EVERYONE is wearing for next season. A few interesting bits and blobs, so let’s get to it!

Arsenal

Going in alphabetical order here and Arsenal have pretty interesting kits for next season, with perhaps their goalkeeper jersey being my personal favourite. The home kit has a (sort of) redesigned crest.  Click on the photo itself for viewing the kits in it’s full glory. Want it? You can head right over to Arsenal.com to pre-order/order your kit. The away kit is also pretty interesting , being pretty bold, with it being bold and black.

 

Chelsea FC

Continuing on with Chelsea’s new kit, and a very notable change in this season’s kit, with them removing the red colour collar from their shirt from this season. They made that bit white and it looks pretty good. Their away kit, well, it looks like either having solar panels or being a goalpost, well, you guys decide. As again, click on the photos to see them in their full glory.

Liverpool FC

For all you people asking over and over and over again, Liverpool’s home kit will in fact be the same for this season, with it set to totally change next year, with Warrior Sports set to take over at the production line at Merseyside for next season on a mega deal. And their new away kit is pretty cool, and here’s a stat about it: the kit has already broken the record for revenue from a single away shirt for all-time. Now that’s a stat. As again, click on the image for the full sized image.

Manchester United

Manchester United have a pretty neat home jersey for this season and it does look like something that the Red Devil fans out there will like. Their away kit is rather interesting, I myself am not really sure whether I like or dislike it. It’s pretty interesting, with a bold pattern of blue and black. Well, check it out in all it’s glory by clicking on it for the full sized image!

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The June 13th Transfer Gossip


Well, a rather early release of our transfer gossip column, but I guess I had the time today, so I thought my as well get it out of the way earlier in the day.

So let’s get straight to it!

All You Need to know about the Phil Jones Transfer Deal

This deal really should have been concluded a long time ago, Manchester United paid the release clause, Jones did a medical with them, and the Blackburn defender has agreed the basic personal terms of the deal. So that’s all the makings of a transfer, right? NO.

Well, Liverpool apparently came in with a bid of 22 million pounds for the English defender. Now that’s some money there, and that is way over the 16.5 million that Manchester United paid to trigger the release clause. So Blackburn’s owners are now trying to sell their prized asset for as much money as possible.

Rovers are unhappy that United – and other clubs – were aware of a ‘price clause’ in Jones’s contract. The Rovers regime were willing to stand firm and make Jones stay with them and see out the rest of his contract, which still has four years to run.

United believe they have done nothing wrong but could offer more money to speed up the transfer.

Today’s Issue of The Daily Mirror

Manchester United have indeed increased their offer to just over 20 million pounds and it indeed looks like enough to push the deal through for Blackburn to sell. Now that’s quite a lot of cash for a rather overrated young centerback, don’t you think?

And Sanchez

With Phil Jones’ transfer saga already put away (for now), we turn our attentions to Alexis Sanchez, the Udinese winger. Apparently, Manchester United are still hoping to beat Barcelona to the prize, which is Sanchez. Now here’s a line from The Daily Mail:

Manchester United are still hoping to pip Barcelona for Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez.

Today’s Issue of The Daily Mail

And chances of this deal happening has increased for the Manchester club following Barcelona’s signing of a right sided winger just yesterday night, with that being Kiko Femenia from Hercules.

And Away from Manchester United, Neymar’s Developments

Could potentially be awarded the “Most similar transfer to Fernando Torres’ transfer” transfer in the summer. It looks like Chelsea are set to (finally) meet the asking price of Santos as apparently, the Metro has claimed that Abramovic and the men at Brazil are very close to an agreement.

The original asking price of Neymar was in fact around 40 million pounds, however that has been dropped by Santos chiefs following perhaps suggesting the impossibility of a move happen should the fee be that high. Well, so that’s done and dusted.

Money’s not an issue for Nasri Leaving Anymore

Well, let me get this clear, that this move has not been made by Arsene Wenger. Although that can already be easily understood, with Arsene Wenger normally more than reluctant to use the resources available to him to their full. Two examples being contract issues: Clichy and Nasri.

Stan Kroenke has come out with a statement claiming that he will practically offer Arsenal’s French contract rebel (Nasri, not Clichy) whatever he wants to keep him at The Emirates. This comes amid interest from their rivals Manchester United.

That’s it for today guys, so come back tomorrow for more!

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