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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4360 on: May 20, 2023, 06:25:46 pm »
So long and thanks for all the fish!

What a player he is.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4361 on: May 20, 2023, 06:26:31 pm »
Has to be up there among our best ever free transfers?
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4362 on: May 20, 2023, 06:30:15 pm »
Has to be up there among our best ever free transfers?

He and Joel Matip the best, they both played massive roles in helping us win it all.

 

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4363 on: May 20, 2023, 06:32:13 pm »
A walking continent of common sense.

Jawline of a winner, and he was one.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4364 on: May 20, 2023, 06:33:33 pm »
Anyone else catch his interview with LFCTV?

Seemed to suggest that he wanted to stay and so did Klopp, but the club decided otherwise. Wonder whether that played a part with Bobby at all too...


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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4365 on: May 20, 2023, 06:38:13 pm »
Anyone else catch his interview with LFCTV?

Seemed to suggest that he wanted to stay and so did Klopp, but the club decided otherwise. Wonder whether that played a part with Bobby at all too...

Bobby did say this apprently: “The cycle here has ended and I understand it is my time to go. I am very proud for the beautiful history we made together.”

Which sort of suggests it? But I thought it was him that decided it was the right time.

to be honest, I am glad the club took the stance with Milner. There cannot be sentimentality, we have to move on with this midfield, keeping him on would have been a sign of not learning. Bobby though I’d be dissapointed if he’d wanted to stay.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4366 on: May 20, 2023, 07:10:40 pm »
What a player he turned out to be for us on and off the pitch. Sometimes you don't expect much at all and the positive surprise keeps on giving. Happy future endeavours for him and who knows, maybe his pages in the LFC history books will continue in some form some day. Thanks Milly. Also thanks to Ox and Naby who both had their moments, too. Mostly right now I am still not over Bobby's tears, but my we were, as someone put it in the Bobby thread, graced.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4367 on: May 20, 2023, 07:18:32 pm »
For anyone at the game, was there any sort of reward or recognition given afterwards?
put his name into youtube search.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4368 on: May 20, 2023, 07:25:58 pm »
What a player.

In my mind, no matter what time or what date, he is there protecting the ball in the corner at Anfield against Barca.



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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4369 on: May 20, 2023, 07:27:48 pm »
Elite winners mentality, he'll be missed but it's the right call for him to move on. We need to move forwards and let others grow.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4370 on: May 20, 2023, 07:47:13 pm »
Brilliant player. Will miss him. Set the standard for us for a long time.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4371 on: May 20, 2023, 07:53:28 pm »
Brilliant player and a real credit to himself and football, complete opposite to Keita really in every respect..

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4372 on: May 20, 2023, 07:53:33 pm »
Really top player Millie.  Another club legend!

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4373 on: May 20, 2023, 08:13:51 pm »
Leaves Liverpool with the fewest number of RAWK thread posts per game. Speaks volumes about him and us. I feel the amount we depended on him will never really be widely acknowledged.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4374 on: May 20, 2023, 08:19:52 pm »
He has been fantastic for us, definitely the best free signing the club has done. He is such a professional in the way he looks after himself, he has given us some precious goals but I think the bit of play I most remember, was the clearance. I can't remember who it was against, maybe in the Derby but he ran half the length of the pitch to somehow wrap his leg around the ball and stop it going in for that certain goal. In one bit of match action sums everything up about James Milner. The ultimate professional, thanks for everything Millie.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4375 on: May 20, 2023, 08:22:06 pm »
Brilliant player and a real credit to himself and football, complete opposite to Keita really in every respect..

Strange comment. Keita's not done anything to get criticised in this way, except be injured which is hardly his fault. Why denigrate one player in order to praise another?
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4376 on: May 20, 2023, 08:32:02 pm »
Brilliant player and a real credit to himself and football, complete opposite to Keita really in every respect..

Imagine coming into a thread about Milly to have a dig at Keita.  And an utterly nonsensical one too.

Weird you are.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4377 on: May 20, 2023, 08:34:46 pm »
Brilliant player and a real credit to himself and football, complete opposite to Keita really in every respect..

So weird, isn't it, how some players are fair game for stick and some aren't? Keita was injured all the time. That was his issue. Nothing to do with not being a brilliant player or professional. In fact, he's a profile of player we've sorely missed this season.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4378 on: May 20, 2023, 08:35:26 pm »
I'll always rememer his chipped cross for Lovren vs Dortmund.

Last minute (or close to it) of a fast as hell game, he runs 40 yards to give Studge the option to pass,  and puts in an absolute peach of a cross.

Energy, commitment, never-say-die attitude, smarts, skills ...... James Milner.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4379 on: May 20, 2023, 08:35:34 pm »
Strange comment. Keita's not done anything to get criticised in this way, except be injured which is hardly his fault. Why denigrate one player in order to praise another?
Don't dislike and was over the moon when we signed him but have to admit Ifelt very little emotion when he came out.

Milner just has everything you could want in a player, a very special guy that lifts a club.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4380 on: May 20, 2023, 08:35:58 pm »
Brilliant player and a real credit to himself and football, complete opposite to Keita really in every respect..
Naby coming from a massively poor country. Overcoming all manner of odds, to get to this level of the sport, is the biggest credit you can give anyone.

It didnt work out. Shit happens.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4381 on: May 20, 2023, 08:36:18 pm »
So much respect for this guy. Nothing to add that's not already been said. A true Liverpool legend.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4382 on: May 20, 2023, 08:40:41 pm »
Elite professional.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4383 on: May 20, 2023, 09:08:10 pm »
About as non controversial a player as you could expect to see. The closest thing to controversy in this thread was his last contract extension. Nobody ever debated his quality, questioned his work ethic or ability. He's been the one player we knew what we were getting from the start. The only surprise was that he delivered so consistently for so long.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4384 on: May 20, 2023, 09:10:38 pm »
Don't dislike and was over the moon when we signed him but have to admit Ifelt very little emotion when he came out.

Milner just has everything you could want in a player, a very special guy that lifts a club.

That's not what the post I was responding to said though.

I agree about Milner, he's been a terrific player for us. Will set the standards at Brighton as well.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4385 on: May 20, 2023, 09:30:39 pm »
Everyone in the squad is excited that now they finally have a shot at winning the lactate test...

What a player, what a career, and most of that with us. Best of luck to him and maybe he can come back in a coaching capacity one day.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4386 on: May 20, 2023, 09:51:32 pm »
Milly is another huge loss for the team. And it always struck me as odd that he was one of the few LFC players never to have their own chant, so I was glad to hear one going around Anfield today. Best of luck to him at Brighton.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4387 on: May 20, 2023, 10:02:57 pm »
What a player - not many midfielders could be shunted to left back for an entire season and perform at the level needed for an elite team.

Definitely one of the best free transfers ever, and made a huge contribution to the winning mentality we built up over the years.

Wish him well wherever he goes, and can see him becoming a great coach/manager in the future.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4388 on: May 20, 2023, 10:05:11 pm »
What a player - not many midfielders could be shunted to left back for an entire season and perform at the level needed for an elite team.

Definitely one of the best free transfers ever, and made a huge contribution to the winning mentality we built up over the years.

Wish him well wherever he goes, and can see him becoming a great coach/manager in the future.

He was never really a midfield player though. He was always more comfortable outside the opposition shape.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4389 on: May 20, 2023, 10:11:26 pm »
Well he proved me wrong and I'm happy to say so. Couldn't understand why we were signing him but soon understood why.
A team leader, never give up, always gave his best whatever position he was played in.
Would love to see him on the coaching staff when he finally hangs up his boots.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4390 on: May 20, 2023, 10:14:49 pm »
That'll do James, that'll do.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4391 on: May 20, 2023, 10:30:22 pm »
Can see him becoming a decent coach/manager some day.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4392 on: May 20, 2023, 10:48:14 pm »
Summed up by the fact he came here being promised the chance to lead the midfield, but didn’t say a word and put an effort in every week when asked to spend an entire season at left back (one of the only positions he’d never really played).

Only shame for me is we didn’t buy him when Leeds went down all those years ago.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4393 on: May 20, 2023, 11:01:36 pm »
Thought he was fucking boss when he came on, as he always is/was. Legend.
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4394 on: May 20, 2023, 11:15:49 pm »
Legendary career hes had.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4395 on: May 21, 2023, 01:47:30 am »
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James Milner: "I'm Leeds through and through and always have been and always will be – but I never probably thought that another club would get into me as much as Liverpool has."

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4396 on: May 21, 2023, 06:06:18 am »
Milner leaving feels like the biggest out of all of the players we've had leaving recently. Objectively we all know he's not able to provide what he could a few years ago but feels huge, probably owing to what we know he provides to the team other than just ability on the ball. In a year where we've seen how fragile and brittle we can be it feels huge to lose his presence. Good luck to him
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4397 on: May 21, 2023, 07:06:36 am »
Will be a massive loss in the dressing room. Didn't expect him to play for us so long when we signed him, what a piece of business that was.

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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4398 on: May 21, 2023, 09:45:47 am »
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Re: James Milner - El Burro Magnifico
« Reply #4399 on: May 21, 2023, 10:29:27 am »
An incredible pro. Yesterday's performance when he came on showed what we'll be missing. Thanks Milly.
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