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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.

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Germany Are Now Serious Contenders For Euro 2012


They are now safely through to the group stages of the prestigious Euro 2012 tournament after an emphatic 6-2 victory over Austria in the qualifying stage. With nine wins out of nine, Joachim Loew’s men have sent a strong message to their rival teams as they now set their sights in winning the Euro 2012.

With the competition fast approaching, things are getting exciting to see how the managers will rotate their teams come Euro 2012.

Click here to why Germany are getting more and more dangerous as favourites to clinch the trophy.

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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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Players Liverpool ACTUALLY Need – Part 3


Welcome to the third and final part of the Players Liverpool ACTUALLY Need article. This post is followed by the first two episodes – which we previously discussed about the ‘ideal’ center backs and left backs for Liverpool.

Click here to read the first part.

Click here to read the second part.

As we all know, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has been busy searching for a left winger in the transfer market as he continues to rejuvenate the squad following the major signing of Jordan Henderson. In this post, we’ll be taking a closer look at the ‘ideal’ left wingers for Liverpool – apart from the ones like Ashley Young, Eden Hazard or Charlie Adam that King Kenny has been monitoring.

 

1. Diego Capel

A Spanish international who is currently playing for La Liga side Sevilla FC. The 23-year-old is a Sevilla Youth Academy graduate after a brief spell at the Barcelona youth team. Having helped Spain to the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship glory, Capel has 2 senior caps to his name so far – making his impressive debut for the senior side by coming out as a second half substitute in a 3–0 friendly away win over Denmark, setting up two goals.

Premiership sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in luring the Sevilla star away from his country soil.

 

 

2. Pedro Leon

Operates at both sides down the flank. The Real Madrid winger has pretty much fallen out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu after enduring a disappointing season under Jose Mourinho. The 24-year-old is yet to feature in Spain’s senior side yet, having capped 6 times in the Under-21 national side. Pedro Leon only managed 6 appearances in the La Liga this campaign, with only 1 goal in the UEFA Champions League all season.

He is known for his excellent touch on ball with both his feet and is also a fast player capable of playing down both wings. West London club Chelsea have reportedly been setting their sighs on the Spanish winger.

 

 

3. Ryan Babel

I was utterly disappointed when I first saw the news that former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel signed for German side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim last season. This boy’s got a huge talent to be honest, scored a few excellent goals during his time at Liverpool and was really enjoying to watch. He hasn’t been that impressive in the Bundesliga so far, only scoring once from a very limited 15 appearances – a season which saw Hoffenheim lie in an uncomfortable 11th league position.

He hasn’t been given that much opportunities under former coach Rafa Benitez. To be honest, I personally think Babel is way better than Maxi Rodriguez – don’t mention the huge age margin, Babel’s just a lot more faster and fitter than Maxi, and also a lot more skillful as well!

 

 

4. Pablo Piatti

‘La Liga’s Hidden Jewel’ is what they call him. Standing at only 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) tall, the 22-year-old sheds a slight resemblance with Barcelona’s sensation Lionel Messi (seriously!). Piatti’s had quite a decent campaign last season, with 8 goals and 4 assists from a total of 35 appearances for Almeria in Spain’s top division. Almeria may only be a tiny club located on the historical and geographical periphery of the Spanish game, but Piatti is certainly a player who demands a great deal of attention.

Like Lionel Messi, Pablo Piatti has pure intelligence in ball control and also precision in front of goal, a deadly finisher. Premiership side Everton have previously been told by Almeria to get £38 million for Piatti if negotiations between the two clubs are to start (which Everton of course rejected).

 

That’s all for the Players Liverpool ACTUALLY Need article, thanks for viewing guys! Don’t go too far away from Two Liverpool Fans as we will be provide the freshest transfer news each day 🙂

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Kagawa To Be A Devil?


Manchester United have been the latest Premiership side to be linked with a transfer move for Borussia Dortmund’s Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is now planning to send the side’s team of scouts to check out the 22-year-old rising star in Dortmund.

The Japanese star found the back of the net eight times in 17 appearances in the Bundesliga top division since his arrival from J-League side Cerezo Osaka before breaking his right foot in January.

Kagawa has also stated that he will not deny rumours of him playing in the Barclays Premier League next season.

If I get a formal offer, I’ll be strongly interested in listening to what they have to say.

The Premiership is one of the leagues I want to challenge. If it is Manchester United, I’ll be still more eager to go and try how much I can do there.

The Red Devils will face strong competition from Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Villareal and Tottenham Hotspur if they are to win the race for Kagawa’s signature before the transfer window ends.

Sir Alex Ferguson is also said to be interested in bringing Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric to Old Trafford by the start of next season. The Croatian playmaker is seen by the Manchester United boss as the ideal replacement for the retired Paul Scholes.

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FIFA 12: The Game Of Our Generation? [VIDEO]


The guys down in Canada have done it again, another addition to the FIFA franchise and it looks like a keeper. Amazing graphics, and simply looking absolutely stunning

Ok, so what I have beside me here is a screenshot from last year’s game, FIFA 11, and what’s amazing about this year’s game is that they have rectified a lot of the problems, including that occasional glitch where you can literally slice through a player’s legs, and come out completely unscathed.

I really hate it when I look at the replays at a high zoom in level and I see stuff like that happening so kudos to the guys at EA for making in better and better each year.

This time FIFA takes into account a wide range of variables when it comes to the hard tackle; balance, weight, momentum, direction and impact area are all factored into your opponent’s reaction making the physical element of the game look visually stunning.

The impact engine looks amazing as well, with jostles looking amazing in full HD and tackles beautifully presented in the trailer for it’s new element of the game, which is the Impact Engine. So that’s something that I’m looking forward to seeing in action.

Another cool thing mentioned about this year’s game is that you’ll also have to be more careful with choosing your decisions in the career and tournament modes. For example, a player whom has recently pulled his hamstring won’t exactly be the best player in the world when immediately thrown back into the mix as soon as he gets back from the physio and is far more likely to be back on the bench if he takes another blow to the hamstring without time to fully recover.

So as promised, here’s a video of FIFA 12’s new Impact Engine in action!

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Let’s Rejoice After A Wonderful Season


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In light of the two Manchester teams winning trophies over Saturday, I’m viewing football, on the lighter side.

Let’s Rejoice in this football Game

It’s another wonderful season gone and after all the twists and turns we finally have Manchester United crowned as the Premier League champions. And well, all the other leagues have also found deserving winners in AC Milan, Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.

And it’s now a time for the banter to continue into the new season, whether you be a Liverpool fan like myself, or a Chelsea fan, or even an Arsenal or Manchester United fan, you’ve got to admit that it has been another fantastic season of football, whichever league or team you’ve been following.

Kudos to the Red Devils

Well, I’ve been taunting a Red Devil or two in my previous few years, and well, it’s time to switch to being on the defensive side of it and I respect that, but in my defence (yes, already) , we’re coming back for the 19.

A good season by them that has seen another team who has had a good season, Barcelona, in the Champions League final, in a titanic ‘Battle of the Champions’ of the two biggest leagues in the world.

Season of Transfers!

It’s the season of transfers as team are seeking players who can improve their squads, along with in some cases recouping money on unnecessary players at the club. Whether it be good or bad for you teams, we simply have to wait and see, but I certainly hope that the extra excitement of the transfer window is still there, remember Fernando Torres’ recent transfer saga?

Excitement. Interesting.

One that I would want to watch is how Chelsea conduct their business over the coming transfer window. Apparently, they have an 80 million pound transfer kitty and I really want to see who they bring in in the summer.

Season of Recovery!

Summer also gives players time to recuperate from injuries, meaning all the stars will be well rested for the season ahead. As a Liverpool fan, personally I am very excited to see how Gerrard returns from his groin injury.

I’m very sure that fans out there will also be hoping to see their favourite players return from injury and back to form following their injuries.

Pre-season, rest time, all of this can only help an injured players’ cause and their fitness can only improve over the cause of the summer.

An El Clasico can be measured in red cards, goals and perhaps even possession and dominance, but what always comes out of them is the injuries. So let’s hope that Abidal and Puyol will be back to their best for them.

Things To Celebrate This Season

‘Wazza’s’ Bicycle Kick

It takes guts to take a bicycle kick when you play in the Premier League, even more so if you attempt it for Manchester United, and the most so if it is a derby that is worthy to be the best in the year. I’m a Liverpool fan, and I’m absolutely in awe.

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo

This two are simply machines. Both now in the La Liga, so well, the comparison can now be made easier. Both incredible dribblers, shooters and basically masters of the game. If you guys would like to know, Ronaldo is currently 5 up on Messi, whom has 52 goals. But still, you have to take into account how many penalties that Ronaldo has stepped up and taken this season compared to Messi’s numbers.

Along with that, Messi has been all about the dribbling and the shooting, Ronaldo takes a TON more shots than Messi, and that’s perhaps why he’s ahead, kudos to Ronaldo though.

Borussia Dortmund’s Victory!

Not many exactly follow the German Bundesliga, but Borussia Dortmund absolutely owned teams from all over Germany with their fresh new team featuring the likes of Kagawa, Sahin and youngster Goetze.

A quality team and I would love to see how they progress into next season. The next Bayern Munich, anyone?

Let’s just hope that next season’s as good as this one!

Images courtesy of http://thelittlefootballthings.tumblr.com/ , Reuters and Nike.

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