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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1080 on: November 9, 2017, 01:37:15 PM »
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/barcelona-star-lionel-messi-fears-11491726

Looks like he'll be leaving Barca soon. I can't see it happening (him coming to us again) but it would be a great option to have off the bench or in the cups for a year or two if we got it done quick.

But he's quoted saying he wants to play more, and honestly that isn't going to happen with us. He's probably more likely to go back to Corinthians rather than come here.

Would you have him back?

Depends. He's a better defender than anyone else at the club but he's short and I don't think he's as good in the air as say Azpilicueta. He's never been at his best as the lone wall in midfield either, so dunno. Suppose I'd have him if not just for a good CB. I'd imagine however he'll either end up going back to Argentina or we'll see him in Italy; Juventus were close to signing him last summer.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1081 on: November 9, 2017, 01:37:57 PM »
I wouldn't get your hopes up on this one. Doesn't seem like the kind of signing Klopp would typically make.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1082 on: November 9, 2017, 01:38:01 PM »
Apparently yes, but if he's available for a reasonable fee in January I'd rather that.

When you think about the experience he'd bring to a young team, for a decent deal I would agree, especially as it seems we're not getting Keita.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1083 on: November 9, 2017, 01:40:35 PM »
It would be great to have him back even for just a season or two.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1084 on: November 9, 2017, 05:37:39 PM »
Would have the mad fucker back in a heartbeat.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1085 on: November 9, 2017, 05:40:42 PM »
Be ideal when we need a dedicated defensive minded player. Put his fucking foot in as well. He's a great pro would benefit the team for a season or two.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1086 on: November 9, 2017, 05:41:39 PM »
Teach some of these soft fuckers the dark arts as well
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1087 on: November 9, 2017, 05:42:30 PM »
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1088 on: November 9, 2017, 05:47:54 PM »
He could got to Italy for 2-3 years and play at such a high quality at DM,Lucas is playing out of his skin there.

One of the Milan teams would be in for him who never have qualms about signing older players.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1089 on: November 9, 2017, 06:59:21 PM »
I'd rather not sign players that refused to put on the shirt.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1090 on: November 9, 2017, 07:02:59 PM »
I'd rather not sign players that refused to put on the shirt.


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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1091 on: November 9, 2017, 08:59:24 PM »
I'd rather not sign players that refused to put on the shirt.

So you'd prefer we got rid of Coutinho?

Most players would have done the same thing as Mascherano under the circumstances, however most players dont have an owl faced, no mark, manager to highlight it to push his own agenda of deflecting how inept he was.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1093 on: November 10, 2017, 03:34:30 AM »
I think that Masch in January as a stopgap measure would be great for us as he could shore up our defending for the 2nd half of the season.

Unfortunately when he's talked about leaving Barca, he's implied going back to River Plate in Argentina where he started his career, not to us. 

http://www.espnfc.com/story/3264025/javier-mascherano-wants-river-plate-return-doesnt-want-to-make-any-promises
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1094 on: November 10, 2017, 07:19:33 AM »
I think that Masch in January as a stopgap measure would be great for us as he could shore up our defending for the 2nd half of the season.

Unfortunately when he's talked about leaving Barca, he's implied going back to River Plate in Argentina where he started his career, not to us. 

http://www.espnfc.com/story/3264025/javier-mascherano-wants-river-plate-return-doesnt-want-to-make-any-promises

Would be a good move for him, ending his career there. If he does I hope he can finish the unfinished business mentionrd in the article.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1096 on: November 11, 2017, 11:18:05 AM »
So you'd prefer we got rid of Coutinho?

Most players would have done the same thing as Mascherano under the circumstances, however most players dont have an owl faced, no mark, manager to highlight it to push his own agenda of deflecting how inept he was.

Unfortunately that's how it is now. Footballers are hired mercenaries. Mascherano would be a good short-term mercenary.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1097 on: November 14, 2017, 08:19:40 PM »
Has anyone watched him play recently? has he still got it or has his legs gone?. Does he play at centre half or in midfield. Sorry, only catch a few non LFC games nowadays.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1098 on: November 15, 2017, 07:40:04 PM »
Mascherano mostly plays centre half. He's been pretty good so far, certainly better than last season (although he's not a starter anymore so gets a lot of rest time). He's still quick and very intelligent. Barca defend similar to us, meaning goalkeeper and defenders have lots to do (ter Stegen has been brilliant by the way). Barca have a great defensive record, they've conceded 5 goals in 16 games.

Overall I think he's been fairly solid, Barca have yet to lose since the league began and Mascherano has played his part in that.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1099 on: November 16, 2017, 12:54:27 PM »
Has anyone watched him play recently? has he still got it or has his legs gone?. Does he play at centre half or in midfield. Sorry, only catch a few non LFC games nowadays.

His reading of the game is excellent. I'd have him back here as a DM for another couple of years. Then he can go back to Argentina.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1100 on: November 17, 2017, 04:15:21 AM »
He'd be great to have back here... I wish it happens but don't want to get my hopes up as I think we'll probably miss out.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1101 on: November 17, 2017, 03:46:33 PM »
Given he's only about 5'8 it's amazing how competent he is in defence even when deployed centrally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld_7xgt75MA
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1102 on: December 19, 2017, 09:51:19 AM »
Looks like he'll be going to China next month for one last payday. Shame, I'd have loved to have him back here as a midfielder or a defender, but I guess he feels he's achieved pretty much everything he wanted to in Europe.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1103 on: December 25, 2017, 04:32:40 AM »
We’d have to get India back so they could reenact the stare across the towers
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1104 on: December 25, 2017, 09:02:02 AM »
We’d have to get India back so they could reenact the stare across the towers

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1105 on: December 25, 2017, 06:11:58 PM »
Looks like he'll be going to China next month for one last payday. Shame, I'd have loved to have him back here as a midfielder or a defender, but I guess he feels he's achieved pretty much everything he wanted to in Europe.

Haven't watched him lately - how's he coping with being 33? Still as mobile enough to cut it in the PL?

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1106 on: January 23, 2018, 04:26:03 PM »
Left Barcelona after 7 and a half years and 18 trophies today. Not sure where he's going next?

Out of all the players we've lost he's been one of the most difficult to replace for me.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1107 on: January 24, 2018, 11:31:16 AM »
Left Barcelona after 7 and a half years and 18 trophies today. Not sure where he's going next?

Out of all the players we've lost he's been one of the most difficult to replace for me.

Javier Mascherano leaves Barcelona to join Hebei China Fortune

http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/javier-mascherano-leaves-barcelona-to-join-hebei-china-fortune-824488.html

Joining up with compatriot Lavezzi who's rumoured to be on £20m per year.
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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1108 on: February 3, 2018, 07:13:32 PM »
Barca gave Masch a nice farewell ceremony with players, the board, and the 18 trophies he helped them win

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1109 on: February 4, 2018, 10:13:47 PM »
Good luck to him. Nice send off.

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1110 on: February 7, 2018, 10:44:38 AM »
Good luck to him. Nice send off.

Really nice send off and you gotta wonder how much Leo had to do with it.  Can't recall this board doing anything quite like this before

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Re: Javier Mascherano
« Reply #1111 on: February 7, 2018, 11:34:01 AM »
Just been rewatching his dedication to us after the 2011 Champions League win. Goes a long way that.

Huge respect to him for that.
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