Groutes 1001 (pt 1)…”Isolated” OUR KId’s 50, KOP UNltd and WorldChild..(N.E.P.A.K on FB)
Thanks TO for her "hot" xmas/new Year messages and Nikki H of LP for her "support" during the "isolation" @ the "snowy cabin"
30th Dec 2009 – Latest News
Fernando Torres’ winning goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday evening was El Nino’s 50th league strike for the Reds and set a new club record.
The Spain ace became the fastest player in the history of the Reds to reach a half-century in the league, having incredibly done so in just 72 games.
In tribute to our Spanish estrella, Liverpoolfc.tv have compiled each and every one of his 50 – so sit back and take a few moments to remember some classic moments from Anfield’s No.9.
Goal 1 – Chelsea
19 August 2007
Torres announced his arrival in English football in spectacular style with a goal on his Anfield debut.
Latching on to a piercing Steven Gerrard through ball, the Reds’ new signing glided past Chelsea defender Tal Ben-Haim before dispatching a low shot beyond Petr Cech into the bottom corner.
Goal 2 – Derby County
1 September 2007
The Spaniard claimed his second and third goals for Liverpool as the Reds hammered Derby 6-0 at Anfield to go top of the Premier League table.
Javier Mascherano’s challenge 25-yards from the Derby goal pushed the ball into Torres’ possession. He left the opposition defenders for dead and slotted the ball into the bottom corner via his left boot in the 56th minute.
Goal 3 – Derby County
1 September 2007
Torres put the seal on a comprehensive victory for the Reds as he netted Liverpool’s sixth and final goal of the afternoon.
Derby defender Andy Todd failed to deal with Andriy Voronin’s lobbed ball forward, allowing Torres to go through on goal, effortlessly round goalkeeper Stephen Bywater and slide the ball into an empty net.
Goal 4 – Tottenham Hotspur
7 October 2007
Spurs had twice taken the lead at Anfield courtesy of a Robbie Keane double and it looked as though the three points were heading to White Hart Lane until Torres headed home Steve Finnan’s deep cross to salvage a point for Liverpool in stoppage-time.
Goal 5 – Fulham
10 November 2007
Torres came off the bench to score a brilliant individual goal to break Fulham’s resistance and put Liverpool on their way to three points.
The Spaniard chested down Pepe Reina’s long goal-kick before turning and running at the Fulham defence.
El Nino left Aaron Hughes floundering before calmly beating Antti Niemi with a clever reverse shot into the bottom corner from 10 yards.
Goal 6 – Bolton Wanderers
2 December 2007
El Nino scored on the stroke of half-time to send Liverpool into the interval two goals to the good.
Steven Gerrard was once again the provider as his long-pass sliced open the Bolton defence, sending Torres through on goal and the Spaniard deftly lifted the ball over the advancing Jussi Jaaskelainen with a finish not too dissimilar to Kenny Dalglish’s winner in the 1978 European Cup Final against Bruges.
Goal 7 – Portsmouth
22 December 2007
Torres helped himself to another brace as Liverpool made the perfect start to the festive period with a 4-1 romp against Portsmouth.
His first came in the 67th minute when he calmly rolled the ball into the bottom corner after Pompey ‘keeper David James had inadvertently deflected it into his path.
Goal 8 – Portsmouth
22 December 2007
The Spanish international rounded off another good afternoon’s work with his second goal five minutes from time.
Jamie Carragher’s lofted ball into the area was headed back to Torres by Steven Gerrard and the striker clinically dispatched a left-footed volley into the bottom corner.
Goal 9 – Derby County
26 December 2007
Another game and another superb goal from Liverpool’s talismanic centre forward.
Torres put the Reds ahead after 11 minutes with a festive cracker. Ryan Babel laid the ball off and the Spaniard burst into the box, nutmegging Darren Moore en route, before curling a shot into the far corner via his left boot.
Goal 10 – Wigan Athletic
2 January 2008
On a bitterly cold January evening at Anfield, Torres fired Liverpool into an early second-half lead with his 10th Premier League goal.
A well worked move resulted in Steven Gerrard releasing Steve Finnan into the right hand channel and his low cross was turned past Chris Kirkland by El Nino from 10 yards.
Goal 11 – Middlesbrough
12 January 2008
With Liverpool trailing, Torres collected possession 25 yards from goal and ran at the Boro defence before drilling an unstoppable strike in off the post to earn the Reds a point.
Goal 12 – Sunderland
2 February 2008
El Nino netted Liverpool’s second goal with a trademark finish as the Reds cruised to a 3-0 victory over Sunderland.
Torres was put through on goal by Peter Crouch’s flick-on and the end result was never in doubt as he slammed the ball past Craig Gordon.
Goal 13 – Middlesbrough
23 February 2008
Torres became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals or more in a season since Michael Owen in 2002-03 with a treble against Middlesbrough.
His first was something of a gift as Julio Arca’s header towards his own goal on 28 minutes only succeeded in finding the lurking Torres.
The Reds’ No.9 didn’t need a second invitation to equalise as he kept his composure to round the goalkeeper and roll the ball into an empty net.
Goal 14 – Middlesbrough
23 February 2008
The Spanish star claimed his second in as many minutes. This time, fed by Fabio Aurelio, he powered a low drive into the left corner from 25 yards.
Goal 15 – Middlesbrough
23 February 2008
El Nino completed his hat-trick on the hour mark.
Dirk Kuyt’s cross-field pass drew Boro goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer to the edge of his area but Torres beat both he, and defender David Wheater, to the ball and lofted it into the unguarded goal at the Kop end.
Goal 16 – West Ham United
5 March 2008
Torres became the first Reds striker since Jack Balmer in 1946 to score successive hat-tricks at Anfield as he followed up his treble against Middlesbrough 10 days earlier with another three against West Ham.
He notched his first of the evening after just eight minutes when he got ahead of his marker to steer Dirk Kuyt’s cross from the right past Robert Green with the side of his right boot.
Goal 17 – West Ham United
5 March 2008
The Spaniard netted his second on the hour mark, with Dirk Kuyt claiming another assist.
This time the Dutchman’s cross back into the area following a half-cleared Reds corner was precisely headed home from close-range by Torres.
Goal 18 – West Ham United
5 March 2008
Torres finally sealed his hat-trick with 10 minutes remaining, having earlier rattled the post with a powerful diving header.
Pouncing on to John Arne Riise’s header into the box, the Reds’ striker dinked the ball through the legs of the hapless Lucas Neill and steered it across the body of Robert Green into the bottom corner for league goal number 18 of his debut season at Anfield.
Goal 19 – Newcastle United
8 March 2008
El Nino continued a rich vein of form with another superlative strike as his partnership with Steven Gerrard continued to blossom.
Torres headed the ball down to Gerrard on the half-way line and the Reds’ skipper charged at the Newcastle defence before playing an incisive pass into the run of our No.9.
The Spaniard sold ‘keeper Steve Harper an outrageous dummy and slid the ball into the back of the net for his 25th goal of the season in all competitions.
Goal 20 – Reading
15 March 2008
Torres reached the 20 league goals milestone against Reading, becoming the first Liverpool player since Robbie Fowler in 1995-96 to achieve the feat.
The Reds’ No.9 lost his marker to plant a firm header past Marcus Hahnemann to claim his ninth goal in six games.
Goal 21 – Everton
30 March 2008
El Nino marked his first Merseyside derby with the only goal of the game to help Liverpool complete a league double over Everton.
Xabi Alonso reclaimed possession on the edge of the Everton box after the Blues had attempted to clear from a corner and Dirk Kuyt flicked the ball into Torres’ path inside the box.
The outcome was inevitable as the Spaniard drilled low across the body of Tim Howard in front of the Kop.
Goal 22 – Blackburn Rovers
13 April 2008
The landmarks continued to come for El Nino as he became the first player in Liverpool history to net in seven successive top-flight games at Anfield with a goal against Blackburn.
It came eight minutes from time when he met a Steven Gerrard cross at the back post with a fine header to beat goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Goal 23 – Manchester City
4 May 2008
El Nino signed off from Anfield in his debut season with yet another goal in front of the Kop.
Torres’ electric pace left City defender Richard Dunne for dead before the striker slipped the ball into the far corner of the goal.
Goal 24 – Tottenham Hotspur
11 May 2008
Torres netted his 24th league goal of the season to beat Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for most league goals by a foreigner in a debut season in English football.
The goal came in the 74th minute when the striker turned a Tottenham defender inside out before sliding the ball under the body of Spurs ‘keeper Radek Cerny.
Goal 25 – Sunderland
16 August 2008
Torres struck a late winner to get Liverpool’s season off to a winning start on the opening day of the 2008-09 Premier League season.
With the game heading for a draw, the Spanish striker picked up Xabi Alonso’s pass and lashed a ferocious shot into the bottom corner from 25 yards to secure the three points.
Goal 26 – Everton
27 September 2008
El Nino ended something of a mini goal drought by his own high standards with a derby double against Everton in the sunshine.
Torres struck twice in three minutes to secure a 2-0 victory for Liverpool, with the first goal coming when the Spaniard ghosted in at the far post to deftly volley Robbie Keane’s cross through the legs of Tim Howard.
Goal 27 – Everton
27 September 2008
Torres added his, and Liverpool’s, second within minutes of his first when he showed his predatory instincts by pouncing on a loose ball inside the area and hammering a shot into the roof of the net from 10 yards.
Goal 28 – Manchester City
5 October 2008
Our No.9 set Liverpool on their way to a remarkable comeback against Manchester City at Eastlands.
With City leading 2-0, Torres got ahead of his marker to steer Alvaro Arbeloa’s cross over the line from close-range early in the second half.
Goal 29 – Manchester City
5 October 2008
The Spain striker then drew Liverpool level when he met Steven Gerrard’s corner with a near-post run and thumping header before Dirk Kuyt completed the comeback with an injury-time winner.
Goal 30 – Chelsea
1 February 2009
Torres sent Anfield wild with two late goals to clinch a 2-0 victory over Chelsea for Liverpool.
His first came in the 89th minute as the striker got in front of defender Alex to head Fabio Aurelio’s centre from the left past Petr Cech.
Goal 31 – Chelsea
1 February 2009
Nando’s second arrived just moments later. Yossi Benayoun stole possession from Ashley Cole on the edge of the area before squaring for Torres to tap home from 10 yards.
Goal 32 – Portsmouth
7 February 2009
It was another late, late show from El Nino as Torres headed a 90th minute winner in a pulsating 3-2 victory over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Yossi Benayoun collected possession inside the left edge of the area and the Israeli delivered a pin-point centre, which was met by a bullet header from the Reds’ No.9 that left Pompey stopper David James helpless.
Goal 33 – Manchester United
14 March 2009
El Nino put Liverpool on their way to one of their finest league victories in living memory as the Reds crushed Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford.
After falling behind to a Ronaldo penalty, Torres drew the visitors level just before the half hour mark.
The Liverpool number nine forced Nemanja Vidic into misjudging Martin Skrtel’s long-ball and the Spanish international used his strength to hold off the United centre-back before clinically slipping a low shot into the bottom corner when one-on-one with Edwin van der Sar.
Goal 34 – Blackburn Rovers
11 April 2009
Arguably El Nino’s finest solo goal in a Reds shirt.
Jamie Carragher’s flighted ball forward was controlled on the chest by Torres, before he swiveled and sent an unstoppable volley over the despairing arms of Paul Robinson in an instant.
Goal 35 – Blackburn Rovers
11 April 2009
Nando claimed his second of an emphatic afternoon as he evaded his marker to score with a header from Xabi Alonso’s pin-point free-kick.
Goal 36 – Arsenal
21 April 2009
Torres scored after 49 minutes to draw Liverpool level in one of the most thrilling matches witnessed at Anfield for many years.
The 25-year-old rose highest to meet Dirk Kuyt’s cross and plant an unstoppable header beyond the reach of Gunners’ goalie Lukasz Fabianski.
Goal 37 – Arsenal
21 April 2009
El Nino smashed home a deserved second on 72 minutes to level the scoreline at 3-3.
Collecting the ball with his back to goal, Torres created half a yard of space for himself against Mikael Silvestre before guiding a low shot into the bottom corner.
Goal 38 – Tottenham Hotspur
24 May 2009
The final day of the season… not that much to play for… but don’t tell that to El Nino as the Spanish striker placed a brilliant header past Gomes in the Tottenham goal from Dirk Kuyt’s deep right wing cross.
Goal 39 – Stoke City
19 August 2009
Torres fired Liverpool into an early lead against a Stoke City side who had held the Reds to two frustrating goalless stalemates the season before. The Spain ace swept Steven Gerrard’s low cross beyond Thomas Sorensen after just four minutes to put Rafa’s men on their way to a comfortable 4-0 success.
Goal 40 – Aston Villa
24 August 2009
El Nino gave Liverpool hope of salvaging a point against Aston Villa as he instinctively diverted Emiliano Insua’s driven cross into the back of the net to cut the visitors’ lead, but Martin O’Neill’s men secured the win with a late penalty.
Goal 41 – Bolton Wanderers
29 August 2009
Our No.9 was in inspired form as he helped Liverpool to a dramatic 3-2 success over Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok. Steven Gerrard’s ball into the box was chested into the path of Torres by Dirk Kuyt, and the striker made no mistake in dispatching a clinical shot into the corner of the goal from eight yards to level the scoreline at 2-2.
Goal 42 – West Ham United
19 September 2009
Fernando’s ability to slalom his way past defenders is one of many unique talents in his repertoire – and this was on full display as the 25-year-old bamboozled the Hammers’ defence before stabbing past Robert Green to break the deadlock at Upton Park.
Goal 43 – West Ham United
19 September 2009
With just 15 minutes remaining, Torres rose highest to plant Ryan Babel’s inviting cross into the back of the net with his head and secure a 3-2 victory for Liverpool.
Goal 44 – Hull City
26 September 2009
It didn’t take long for El Nino to break Hull’s resistance at Anfield as he scored another magnificent hat-trick, with his first goal arriving on 12 minutes.
Collecting Albert Riera’s precise cut-back, Torres created a yard of space for himself inside a packed area before sliding a left-footed effort into the far bottom corner.
Goal 45 – Hull City
26 September 2009
Fernando continued his striking master class against Phil Brown’s side with perhaps his best goal of the afternoon.
The striker sprung Hull’s offside trap to latch onto Yossi Benayoun’s through ball, and the striker proceeded to skip away from a defender and goalkeeper before nonchalantly tapping the ball into the empty net.
Goal 46 – Hull City
26 September 2009
Torres wrapped up his Tigers treble early in the second-half of this 6-1 triumph. Yossi was again the provider, slipping a ball in behind the Hull rearguard for the striker to run on to.
And again, El Nino made it look all too easy as he cut inside a Hull defender and dispatched a low effort into the centre of the goal from 12 yards.
Goal 47 – Manchester United
25 October 2009
Rafa Benitez said afterwards our No.9 was only ’80 per cent fit’ for this tussle with United – but Torres was still too much for Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic to handle.
It was the former who was brushed aside as Fernando was sent bearing down on goal, and he made no mistake with a powerful finish beyond Edwin van der Sar at the Kop end to send Anfield into raptures.
Goal 48 – Fulham
31 October 2009
The only bright spot on an otherwise gloomy Halloween afternoon at Craven Cottage.
Torres equalised for Liverpool on the stroke of half-time with a sizzling first time volley from the edge of the box that arrowed into the bottom corner, demonstrating exactly why he is the finest striker around.
Goal 49 – Wigan Athletic
16 December 2009
On as a substitute, Torres latched on to Gerrard’s flick and burst beyond the Wigan defence. He rounded Kirkland, but saw his initial shot blocked on the line by Bramble. However, that was no problem for El Nino as he has the presence of mind to bundle into the back of the net at the second attempt.
Goal 50 – Aston Villa
29 December 2009
And that’s the record! Torres secures an important 1-0 win for Liverpool at Villa Park with an injury-time winner, latching onto a loose ball into the box and steering calmly beyond Brad Friedel to send the travelling Kop into ecstasy.
Games it took the greats to hit 50:
72 Fernando Torres
80 Sam Raybould
80 Albert Stubbins
81 Roger Hunt
82 Jack Parkinson
83 John Aldridge
84 Ian Rush
88 Robbie Fowler
90 Gordon Hodgson
98 Harry Chambers
98 Kenny Dalglish
98 Michael Owen
104 Joe Hewitt
105 Ian St John
111 John Barnes
114 Robert Robinson
116 John Toshack
121 David Johnson
125 Dick Forshaw
125 Tom Miller
129 Jimmy Melia
139 Jack Balmer
160 Berry Niewenhuys
162 Alf Hanson
167 Billy Liddell
175 Kevin Keegan
208 Jack Cox
221 Terry McDermott
269 Ray Kennedy
271 Arthur Goddard
280 Alan A’Court
281 Steven Gerrard
302 Steve Heighway
same old problems…
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:53:58 -0500
Subject: S791222 EdAgn-Patsy RE: invoice internet Everywhere daily
EdAgN>hello Patsy, dont have voice connection here only sms !!
please dont disconnect, because we are cut off in the remote countryside
(roads blocked by snow) ..so email / sms is only contact with outside
world ! <smile>
(best wishes of the season)
From: patsy patsy@telecom-systems.
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 09:49:25 +0100
Subject: invoice internet Everywhere daily
I contact today the custumors service in Brussels and the told me to
contact them if you want to make a connection. ( Phone nr : 0800/85953 free
nr), They look then to the activity of the line. And when there is a bad or
no connection, they make a technical fiche and then you can normaly stop
the contract without any costprice.
snips from Lfc news
Rafa Benitez today revealed Liverpool are hoping to sign Maxi Rodriguez from Atletico Madrid –
Spanish ace Daniel Pacheco is eager for more first-team action after making his breakthrough this season.
While it’s been a tough campaign for the Reds, the former Barcelona ace has had quite a campaign so far.
He signed a new contract that takes him up to 2012 and has played in the Champions League and Barclays Premier League.
Pacheco is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and aims to work as hard as possible to stay in Rafael Benitez’s thoughts.
"It has been a really good season for me making my first-team debut which I have been looking forward to for a long time," the Reds No.47 told Liverpoolfc.tv.
Insua> (winning at) "Villa gave us a lot of confidence because we knew it was a tough game,""They are fighting with us to be in the top four, so to win in the last minute was fantastic and it has given us the kind of confidence we haven’t had earlier in the season.
"We’ve been trying to win games in a row since the start of the season and we couldn’t. It’s a difficult season for us because of the injuries and problems we’ve not had before, but we can start a new part of the season now that we’ve won two league games in a row.
"We can send a message. To beat Tottenham will be amazing for us and the people." The high spirits within the camp were illustrated this week by a snowball fight among the squad after training.
Insua added: "It’s been strange because it’s not normal to see too much snow on the pitch but we have to be ready for Sunday so we had to keep doing things well.
"When you see snow you want to play in it – to see all players having fun was good."
Ex-player Walsh is tipping Rafael Benitez’s side to end the season in the top quartet for the fifth successive year.
"If Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard – Liverpool’s two phenomenal players – are playing well and injury free, you have always got a chance," he said.
"It’s been difficult for those two this season and people don’t understand what it’s like to play when you are not 100 per cent fit; some of the criticism Steven has had this season will have hurt because he’s been trying to do his best in difficult circumstances. "Once you get Javier Mascherano back, Alberto Aquilani alongside him, Gerrard and Torres playing well with Yossi Benayoun contributing, Liverpool have got a starting line up that is good enough to beat anything around them. "I didn’t really have the greatest time with Tottenham when I played there and that was down to the fact I was so devastated to have left Liverpool but the affection you have for the club never goes
a reminder of one of the reasons for "Follow the REDS flag" pre-tour starting soon (as the weather improves)
Do YOU believe in GOD, never mind yes or no, maybe YOU believe in GOOD?
…if YOU or someone you know is GOOD or doing something GOOD , please prove it & join, with humour & with respect.
its a method of appreciation for positive "volunteers"
The "Happy ChriSmitH-WorlChild foundation" (network)
cc: e.m. Thoenes (adv.)
ChriS (Chris Smith = ChriSmitH) is not only a "Eur-Scouser" ; adopted LUNATIC .he is one (crazy) Alien! (in the use of the word Alien also can mean alleen; allien or Alone….) fate or whatever you do or dont believe in means that ChriS has "freedom" and after deceased son (Adam) and 2 abducted children (Leon, 11 & Noela, almost 6..) ChriS also has no family to leave his "inheritance" to…. although he is not quite ready to be "beamed up" (btw – is "pop his clogs" a dutch expression <smile>???) means that whilst considering his legacy he doesn’t want to leave a will & testament that enriches the people that took his family, ChriS has been searching for a "reason" to invest his remaining time, energy and remaining funds (from the enforced sale of his former family home) and to once again use the hidden "talents" <smile> that once launched him as a wizz-kid with expertise in "psycho-strategic logistics & communication management" – (FFS – whats that?????????)…..
anyway, enough of the bullsh*te – the bottom line is ; HELP KIDS = help the WORLD…and this "foundation network" is intended to last long after he departs, but if not, to have least made a positive impact, whilst using limited resources;
ChriS will fund his own travel & give up his "penthouse shoebox apartment" in Zwolle (NL) and go "endlessly on tour" …to link up people & initiatives (existing & new) such as those featured by Easton cow-people in Cullumpton, or by Pauli-Girls..or "fighting hearts-Freiburg" ..or LUNATICS…M.I.N.K (Tolmin) M.I.N.T (Liverpool) and/or C.I.T.E (Istanbul) etc,etc…the idea is to put his limited assets, resources & money into getting this network going and for others to continue you it, YOU are invited to participate in a once a year meeting to decide who & where & what should benefit from this initiative………………(and dont forget to support next years LUNATICS event near Antwerpen!)
* to provide the atmosphere of change; improvement; attitude & chances of young people in particular; helping not only disadvantaged, homeless or abused children but any child "at odds" with modern society
* to improve the lifestyle and opportunities of at LEAST one thousand children every year (global target!)
* to have a positive CARING creative effect on current & future society, beginning with every child understanding their (childrens) human rights & equalities (& the Golden Rule!)
* to develop an eco-logical society supporting alternative ("grass routes") multi-media networking (and also include value exchange between youth & experience-mentoring)
" to ENABLE the birth of "WorldChild" who BY choice is "stateless" (free of religious, political, national, racial, even gender-bias, or any other form of group-discrimination that harms natural growth
what you can/could do…?…=
– support; inform ; network ; find new/old contacts and causes and connect them!
– help ChriS if you can provide couch; b & b and communication facilities when he visits your region
– support & APPLY the aims in your daily life = consequence means being a GOOD example
– provide a small room/cellar where ChriS can store his few remaining personal items (a few boxes!)
– inform ChriS of any ways he can make some "pocket money" in between to ensure he dont starve. <smile>
may your GO(o)D go with you…
some fun…?..Carmen Cecilia Semaski sent a message to the members viaMothers in RED.
Subject: Is HELL cold or hot ????
The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid term.
The answer by one student was so ‘profound’ that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:
Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?
Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle ‘s Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.
One student, however, wrote the following:
"First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today.
Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle ‘s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.
This gives two possibilities:
1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.
2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.
So which is it?
If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, ‘It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,’ and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over! The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct….. .leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting ‘Oh my God.’"
I hope you have enjoyed It !!!!!!!!!!!
ChriS SmiTH sent a message to the members of Network of Estranged Parents and Abused Kids.
Subject: co-operation creates positive change
"This network is set up to solve EVERYONES problems – there are thousands of us if not hundreds of thousands – the idea is to identify COMMON problems and COMMON solutions to help everyone, not to spend all our energy and time on any single (deserving) person/persons – that includes MINE…make progressive ideas your goal! please <smile>"
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Subject: David Moores to blame for Liverpool FC mess
Ben Lfc sent a message to the members of LIVERPOOL IS MY LIFE.
"You only sell the family silver once."
Rick Parry on David Moores’ decision to sell his shares in Liverpool to Tom Hicks and George Gillett in February 2007
DAVID MOORES’ reign as Anfield chairman was characterised by a complete inability to get anything done, the Littlewoods heir mistaking ‘The Liverpool Way’ for inertia.
What a shame then he didn’t take a little longer over his final, disastrous decision as owner.
Moores serially failed the club he claimed to love during 16 years of chronic mismanagement.
Even now he continues to let down Liverpool and its supporters.
When a foul-mouthed Texan half-wit like Tom Hicks JR can apologise to supporters for causing embarrassment, would it be too much to ask for the man responsible for the shambles that engulfs the Reds to muster a sorry.
And make no mistake, if Liverpool fans want to assign culpability it’s not at George Gillett, Tom Hicks nor junior that they should point their fingers.
Blaming the Americans is like blaming sharks for attacking surfers or Las Vegas circus lions for mauling their tamers.
Hicks and Gillett are ruthless businessmen.
And aside from a very brief charm offensive prior to the takeover, they have never attempted to hide who they are.
Anyone with a lap top and internet connection could have unearthed a frightening insight into their business dealings in America – and more worryingly their track record in sport franchises.
Hicks had even appeared on the front of Time Magazine billed as ‘The Leveraged Buyout King’.
Both men have form for taking money out of their clubs, while Hicks was among a group of investors that left Brazilian side Corinthians in financial turmoil.
If that’s how they behave back home, what made Moores think they would be any different on these shores where they are even less accountable?
Liverpool was only ever going to be an opportunity to make a quick buck for Hicks and Gillett.
No, there’s only one man to blame for Liverpool’s crippling debt.
For Rafael Benitez having no transfer budget – despite operating at a substantial profit in the last three transfer windows.
For the new stadium having progressed no further than destroying a few green areas of Stanley Park.
For no top-flight crown in 20 years – the longest post war barren spell in the club’s history – while Liverpool’s greatest rivals Manchester United have levelled their record of 18 titles.
For a abysmally underdeveloped commercial department – that before the arrival of the American existed above the Sandon pub. As one writer perfectly observed: "Liverpool delighted in a cornershop mentality while Manchester United became a megastore."
Moores is either guilty of staggering incompetence in failing to research the men to whom he sold ‘the family silver’ or incredible greed – the Americans offered Moores an extra £8m for his shares than rival bidders DIC.
Worst of all though has been the silence. No apology and no explanation.
The only time supporters have heard from Moores was when the mustachioed millionaire wasn’t allocated a ticket by the Yanks for Liverpool’s clash at the Emirates in 2008, only demonstrating how hopelessly out of touch he had become.
Much like Rick Parry, who on the day Robbie Fowler played his last game for Liverpool in 2007, decided to honour Moores instead of the goalscoring legend with a mosaic on the Kop reading ‘Thanks DM’.
Thanks for nothing, Dave
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Subject: Gerrard rejects exit talk
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has rubbished rumours of a row with Rafa Benitez and has dismissed talk that he could leave Anfield.
Rumours have swept around Merseyside of a reported bust-up between Gerrard and Benitez during half-time of Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat to Reading last week.
Benitez laughed off the reports on Tuesday and now Gerrard has moved to put the record straight by claiming there was no disagreement and that he has no plans to walk out on the Reds.
"I’ve heard about a dozen versions of the same rumour and they’re all as daft as each other," said Gerrard.
"I’d love to know who comes up with this kind of stuff because they must have an unbelievable imagination.
"Nothing happened, that’s an absolute fact. But if anyone thinks this nonsense unsettles either me or the club then they’re mistaken, if anything it’s brought everyone even closer together because we’ve all had a good laugh about it.
"In the time since he’s been here I’ve never had a problem with the manager or his staff, and certainly not at half-time in the Reading game when I was actually receiving treatment for the injury I’d picked up during the first half.
"The important thing for me now is trying to get myself fit as soon as possible so I can get back to working with the manager and the team to try and improve our situation."
Gerrard, who will miss Wednesday’s clash with Tottenham through injury, insists he remains committed to the Liverpool cause and that he is not looking to leave.
"All the stories about me leaving are unfounded. The fans can be assured that I am doing all I can to get back to top form and help Liverpool finish the season on a high."
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Subject: █ Gerrard returns to lift Liverpool █
<<The England midfielder had expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in the FA Cup third round replay defeat at home to Reading nine days ago. But he thinks he can be ready for Tuesday’s trip to Wolves, although Bolton at home the following weekend is a more likely prospect.
"I’m hoping to return in time for the Wolves game next week, that’s my target," Gerrard wrote in his programme notes for the Spurs match on Wednesday night.
"It’s always a nightmare for me when I’m injured and I can’t help the team."
Zaterdag 23 januari 2010
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zaterdag 23 januari 2010 23:58:51
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Re: what are U doing now?
I get it, Chris. Believe me. I was the legal custodial parent of 4 kids that were parentally abducted. One ended up dead…the other three I got back after years of alienation. One is so mentally ill, that she has been put into hospital several times due to trauma suffered from severe abuse. The other two function. I am a cancer survivor–but probably only because I did not have time to think about the operations that cut away at me cause I was busy trying to find my kids. Me angry? I used to be. But I found good people that saved me from myself and that allowed me to take my anger and to make a difference….and I know that I have…and that continues to save me each and every day.
Embrace your anger..but do not attack me..I bite back and I have sharp teeth! I got tough and stopped crying years ago. I am also involved in peace building. I crawled out of Israel in Oct. after working there..I have seen horrors. I worked in the Middle east 15 years…I know injustice. I am damn good at what I do. I hang my sorry ol’ arse out on the line every time I get on a plane and go to some area where I know I will be face to face with the conflict. Win or loss…I am there….and by the way…I do sleep well. As for my busy schedule…it is busy because I DO MAKE THE TIME for people such as yourself. So if you want to call me fine. I listen well.
maandag 25 januari 2010 18:04:44
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Subject: << Skrtel: We can still challenge top three >>
Defender Martin Skrtel believes Liverpool can still reel in the Barclays Premier League’s top three with a long winning run.
The Reds have won three and drawn one – where they were denied by a last-minute Stoke equaliser – of their last four matches and that has taken them to within a point of fourth-placed Tottenham.
Leaders Manchester United may be 13 points ahead but Skrtel said fourth place was the very least they were expecting from what has been a disappointing season so far.
"In the Premier League we want to finish fourth in the worst case," said the Slovakia international, who thinks the club’s FA Cup third-round exit to Reading will actually help.
"Unlike our rivals we will be playing fewer games, so we should be more relaxed and have more energy. I believe we will reach our objective of finishing within the top four. Also, we are still in the Europa League and will be trying to get as far as possible."
Skrtel told the Liverpool Echo: "I firmly believe that better times are ahead of us as up to present we have been far behind the pre-season objectives. The last two games against Stoke and Tottenham showed us that we are ready to do our best for the club. We would like to start a long winning run."
zaterdag 30 januari 2010 1:24:32
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Subject: Liverpool F.C and Corinthians
Here’s an interesting article about Brazilian side Corinthians, another club who Tom Hicks used to own a share in. The similarities between what happened there and what’s happening at Liverpool today are quite incredible.
"It seems Tom Hicks leaves a trail of devastation wherever he goes. His disastrous foray into the Brazilian football market as chairman of Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst left Corinthians, second most popular club in Brazil, in a state of turmoil.
The parallels between what happened to Corinthians and what is currently happening at Liverpool are unsettling to say the least:
* There was the initial blaze of publicity and fanfare when the company bought the club in 1999, with promises of big spending on the best players and the construction of a brand new 45,000 seater stadium in the suburbs of Sao Paulo.
* There was an initial capital investment to tie down existing players and to finance the purchase one or two other additional players.
* The economics behind the Corinthians deal appeared to be based on ridiculously rudimentary logic: "If you add up all the fans of professional baseball, basketball, football and hockey in the United States, that number is lower than the number of Brazilians who are soccer fans." Clearly, no proper risk analysis had been undertaken – a situation which resonates with the due diligence period of 3 days prior to the purchase of Liverpool.
* This flimsy approach was reinforced by the apparently rash and impulsive purchase of Cruzeiro six months later – traits which Liverpool fans are rapidly coming to associate with Hicks.
* There was also the emphasis on the cheaper "young players", with the following quote from the (unfortunately named) Richard Law, president of Hicks’ subsidiary group: "Our job is not to turn back the inevitable, but to build Corinthians and Cruzeiro up from the junior ranks." Hicks followed a similar tack following the takeover of Liverpool: "You need to keep your star players but also develop your young players. Young players are the lifeblood of your team, so we talked about how we can improve that side of the team."
Corinthians had already won the Brazilian championship in 1998 so Hicks inherited a winning team. The initial expenditure assisted in retaining the league title in Dec 1999 and the club also won the inaugural FIFA Club World Championship the following month.
This is where things started to go wrong.
Unable to resist the temptation to make a quick buck, HICKS BEGAN SELLING TRANSFER RIGHTS TO THE CLUB’S STAR PLAYERS. On top of that, he decided on the bizarre idea of changing the traditional colour of the club’s shirt. He also introduced sponsorship (something which Corinthians fans felt defiled their heritage).
All of these things led to a furious reaction from supporters and widespread protest against Hicks and his partners. The company bailed out three years later, ironically having accused its local partner in Brazil of "misappropriating funds" (read the UTIMCO post and you’ll understand).
Corinthians began to spiral downwards. MSI took over the club’s management but, despite a league title in 2005, the financial problems initiated by Hicks proved too much of a burden. The club was relegated to the second tier of Brazilian football for the first time in its history in December 2007.
THERE WAS NO NEW STADIUM. Hicks invested about five hundred million dollars and within two years filed for bankruptcy.
In a recent prospectus issued to financial companies in London, Hicks claims in to be "a master of purchasing and growing professional sports teams".
Liverpool fans, Texas Rangers fans and Corinthians fans might disagree."
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