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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2010, 09:15:37 pm »
At the risk of taking the thread back to Jimmy Hill....wasn't he the bloke responsible for changing it from two points for a win up to three?

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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #41 on: August 12, 2010, 12:02:51 am »
I watched the interview and didn't realise at the time that he didn't get on with Roy Evans. I remember reading a newspaper article with him prior to the Charity Shield against Arsenal in 2002 and he said he considered himself more a Liverpool fan than he did an Arsenal one.

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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2010, 12:07:53 am »
Jimmy Hill slagged him off cause "he didnt look like a Liverpool player", i think thats what the reference was to after the '92 cup final
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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2010, 02:53:04 pm »
his debut was against Spurs at Whiteheart lane in 1991, Spurs fans booed hiom to death, i didnt like that, he was one of ours now. His goal in the 1992 cup final helped repay the damage he did in '89.
Jimmy Hill was wrong, I thought he was a 'Liverpool player' and yes we could have won the league in '97 if we had played him more.

Doesnt sisoko look a bit like him?
Was at the '92 final and he scored a screamer. Always thought he was severely underrated.
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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2010, 02:59:18 pm »
Was at the '92 final and he scored a screamer. Always thought he was severely underrated.

Yeah - was a brilliant goal. Picked up a bad achilles injury quite early on in his career with us didn't he? Maybe aginst Bolton in that cup defeat?

When did he leave us and where did he go to? Gone completely blank. I think I can remember him playing and scoring v Sheff Wednesday towards the start of the 97/98 season but think he must have left not long after?

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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2010, 03:01:27 pm »
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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2022, 01:36:44 pm »
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Used to love watching him play - like many good players they make the difficult things look incredibly simple. He had a great eye for a probing pass, knew when to get forward and break the lines himself - and had 'sixth-sense' timing in doing so. Also knew when to hold and defend, when to get around the pitch, hustle and force a mistake - or intercept a pass.

Still reckon all these years later we'd have played a lot better and likely won in the 1996 Cup Final - instead of Roy inexplicably playing Redknapp instead of him. (I should likely let that one go ;)).





Some info and videos on Michael Thomas...






LFCHistory.net Player Profile page: www.lfchistory.net/Players/Player/Profile/425

Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Thomas_(footballer,_born_1967)

Transfermarkt Player Profile page: www.transfermarkt.co.uk/michael-thomas/profil/spieler/107235










Michael Thomas debut for Liverpool - from the bench away vs Spurs in 1991. (Spurs fans obviously booed his every touch). Liverpool won 2-1. 3 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/StJSa2t1QMs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/StJSa2t1QMs</a>



Michael Thomas debut for Liverpool - from the bench on 52 minutes for Molby vs Spurs on Wednesday 18th December, 1991. Full match replay (with funky title credits & music):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ZUE7XXpHQTk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ZUE7XXpHQTk</a>



'Michael Thomas 1st goal for Liverpool' - Oldham 2 - 3 Liverpool; on Saturday 18th January 1992. (3 minute match highlights):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/23XtrqitYvI" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/23XtrqitYvI</a>



'Michael Thomas' 1st goal for Liverpool' (just the build-up and the goal):-

https://twitter.com/stusfootyflash/status/1483364232796286981



'Liverpool v Notts County 1991-92' - Michael Thomas with the opening goal. 1 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/dA5GGlmFMCA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/dA5GGlmFMCA</a>



'Liverpool 2-3 Wimbledon 1991-92' - Michael Thomas scores the opening goal. 1+ minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Hn1Ap1xIfxo" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Hn1Ap1xIfxo</a>



'Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United 1991-92' - 20 minute highlights of Liverpool (with Michael Thomas) beating Utd to deny them the league title; and Leeds are Champions:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8F8K33fXtas" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8F8K33fXtas</a>



'Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa : 1992 FA Cup Quarter-Final goal':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/FQtIGJAqX7A" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/FQtIGJAqX7A</a>



'Liverpool v Aston Villa 08/03/1992 - FA Cup Q-F' - 40 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/L4NpjnMuaL8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/L4NpjnMuaL8</a>



'Michael Thomas' wonder strike in the 1992 FA Cup Final':-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/SWf9lVCWTUQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/SWf9lVCWTUQ</a>



'1992 FA Cup Final highlights' - a 5 minute video from LFC:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IIKtBgpigzM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IIKtBgpigzM</a>

^ 'Liverpool Audio / Video Thread' thread for Liverpool's FA Cup Final wins : www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=112969.msg14904752#msg14904752



'Liverpool 4 - 1 Norwich' - Michael Thomas equalises for Liverpool. 1+ minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/B-bHe54Rgyc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/B-bHe54Rgyc</a>



'1995 League Cup Final' - 12 minute highlights (Thomas was on the bench):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/AHsMYY7ZjA4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/AHsMYY7ZjA4</a>



'Liverpool vs Sunderland - 20 Sept 1995' - another quality Michael Thomas goal. 2 minute highlights-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/dsDfexyu0gA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/dsDfexyu0gA</a>



'Blackburn 2-3 Liverpool 1996' - at 74 minutes and 24 seconds into this video below - another winning goal from Thomas:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/95aSB2MLH58" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/95aSB2MLH58</a>



'Leicester City v Liverpool 15-09-1996' - Thomas with the 2nd goal in between Berger's brace:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/no9huD6OilQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/no9huD6OilQ</a>



'West Ham 1-2 Liverpool 96/97' - Thomas scores the winner. 3 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MKwfrDyM3fM" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MKwfrDyM3fM</a>



'Spurs 0-2 Liverpool 1996' - Thomas scores the opening goal. 1 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/AX598qMeQ7g" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/AX598qMeQ7g</a>



'Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Liverpool 1997' - Thomas scores the winning goal - and also his last goal for Liverpool - great skill and shot. 1 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wyI-DnXeb1M" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wyI-DnXeb1M</a>























Obligatory mention of 'that goal' for Arsenal...



'Liverpool 0 v Arsenal 2 | 1988/89 | Football League Classic Matches' - 2 minute highlights:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/IafGuI0WioE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/IafGuI0WioE</a>

^ a more in-depth look at that season, and this match, can be found here ('1988/89 Season Review thread)' - www.redandwhitekop.com/forum/index.php?topic=353141.0



''It Wasn't All About Me!' | Arsenal Legend Michael Thomas | 89 Film Premier' - a 4 minute video (with a humble and sound man):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/dMGGf61M07U" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/dMGGf61M07U</a>



'Arsenal 1987/88 Season Highlights' - Michael Thomas was Arsenal's Player Of The Year that season:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/kHF_zs8RPaQ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/kHF_zs8RPaQ</a>
















'My Liverpool Life: Michael Thomas looks back on his footballing career | Liverpool.com' - a 32 minute video from Blood Red: Liverpool FC:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/0nKVWiVAZpw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/0nKVWiVAZpw</a>



'60 minutes with Michael Thomas' - from LFC:-

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'Interview with Arsenal and Liverpool legend Michael Thomas' - 7 minute interview from 2018:-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/c6cTy7vO0Xc" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/c6cTy7vO0Xc</a>



'Match Of My Life - Ex Arsenal and Liverpool legend Michael Thomas' - a 30 minute video from Radio City Talk (in 2020):-

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/ype-iSC6ppY" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/ype-iSC6ppY</a>









^ Michael playing for the Liverpool Legends side in the 'Wimbledon v Liverpool - 1988 FA Cup Final Rematch', in 2004. One of many Liverpool Legends appearances.









^ Michael helps bring free training courses to ex-Academy players: www.liverpoolfc.com/news/academy/421895-michael-thomas-helps-bring-free-training-courses-to-ex-academy-players







Some articles on Michael Thomas...


Player Profile page at Arsenal: www.arsenal.com/historic/players/michael-thomas

The night football was reborn (something about a game at Anfield in 1989): www.theguardian.com/football/2009/mar/29/arsenal-liverpool-1989-football

Five of the best players to have played for Arsenal and Liverpool: https://thefootballfaithful.com/best-players-play-for-liverpool-and-arsenal

Michael Thomas signs for Liverpool on 13th December 1991: www.facebook.com/lfchistory.net/photos/a.10150248261025799/10159246612775799

Michael Thomas A Villian Becomes a Hero: www.thisisanfield.com/2007/08/forgotten-heroes-michael-thomas

Michael Thomas - So tell us about that goal... : www.lfchistory.net/Articles/Article/1011

Michael Thomas' FA Cup redemption for Liverpool: https://thekopite1892.wordpress.com/2021/12/16/michael-thomas-liverpool-arsenal-fa-cup

Thomas gives Sunderland Roker Choker (League Cup) article: www.lfchistory.net/Articles/Article/2764

Liverpool FC player Michael Thomas gallery: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/incoming/gallery/liverpool-fc-player-michael-thomas-6710196

Michael Thomas signs for Benfica on a free transfer (1998): www.thefreelibrary.com/Benfica+will+take+Michael.-a060667869 (along with Harkness & Saunders - under Souness)

Michael Thomas Benfica stats: www.zerozero.pt/player.php?id=30318 & https://serbenfiquista.com/jogador/michael-thomas

Benfica must pay Thomas his due: www.theguardian.com/football/2000/feb/19/newsstory.benfica

Michael Thomas - Career in Shirts: www.footballkitarchive.com/career-in-shirts/michael-thomas

Michael Thomas at the FootballDatabase: www.footballdatabase.eu/en/player/details/17457-michael-thomas

Michael Thomas and Neil Danns take up Liverpool FC Academy roles: www.liverpoolfc.com/news/academy/407399-michael-thomas-and-neil-danns-take-up-liverpool-fc-academy-roles

Liverpool add another ex-player to their academy coaching staff: www.thisisanfield.com/2020/09/liverpool-add-another-ex-player-to-their-academy-coaching-staff

Michael Thomas helps bring free training courses to ex-Academy players: www.liverpoolfc.com/news/academy/421895-michael-thomas-helps-bring-free-training-courses-to-ex-academy-players

This is a family' - Liverpool pioneering new initiative to help change widespread football problem: www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/this-family-liverpool-pioneering-new-24591177

Michael Thomas' instagram: www.instagram.com/michael4thomas














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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2022, 04:09:50 pm »
The only player to win a trophy at Wembley with 2 different clubs in the same season.

Disclaimers - I've no idea when I first read this. I've no idea if it's still true (or ever was). The Charity Shield isn't a trophy and was shared in 1991 anyway.
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Re: Michael Thomas debut..
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2022, 11:10:01 am »
The only player to win a trophy at Wembley with 2 different clubs in the same season.

Disclaimers - I've no idea when I first read this. I've no idea if it's still true (or ever was). The Charity Shield isn't a trophy and was shared in 1991 anyway.

I think I've heard that too - or something like it - in a pub quiz. Was a little taken aback that drawn matches / shared trophies thing back then... now count as wins, too.

Still, at least it gets people talking about a decent / good player for us - without mentioning 'that goal' ;) He was a far better player than 'just' that.

Glad he's involved back with the club - seems a top man too.
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