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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #40 on: April 5, 2018, 10:11:33 PM »
Aalesunds FK has honored Riise with a statue at their stadium

Does the plaque read: Fuck's sake Riise?

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #41 on: April 5, 2018, 10:58:53 PM »
Does the plaque read: Fuck's sake Riise?

No, "Release the kraken!"
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #42 on: April 8, 2018, 12:01:51 PM »
On Goals on Sunday now.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #43 on: April 8, 2018, 12:03:20 PM »
On Goals on Sunday now.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2018, 01:04:12 PM »

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #45 on: December 28, 2018, 01:39:59 PM »
Haha just been reading this.
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Pretty soon Bellamy was over by the karaoke machine with the microphone in the hand: ďRiiseís gonna sing! Riiseís gonna sing!Ē Furious, I went over to him: ďIím not singing. Shut the fuck up or else Iím gonna smash you!Ē He screamed back: ďIím gonna fucking kill you, you ginger c*nt!Ē

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Mental stuff. I hadn't heard that Dudek got dragged off by the local coppers either. Must have been some night.
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2018, 02:20:22 PM »
Just read Riise's book 'The Running Man'. Not your typical autobiography by any means, very honest and quite revealing about his personal life, including his distant relationship with his mother. Seems to bear grudges a lot and is always trying to prove people wrong - must be a lot going on in his head!


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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #47 on: December 28, 2018, 02:49:34 PM »
Extract from Riise's autobiography about that golf club incident
https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2018/dec/28/craig-bellamy-raised-the-club-and-swung-he-could-have-ended-my-career-john-arne-riise-liverpool

Wow, that's quite shocking really. If it's true then Bellamy is a horrible ****. Feel sorry for JAR

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #48 on: December 28, 2018, 02:54:43 PM »
Wow, that's quite shocking really. If it's true then Bellamy is a horrible ****. Feel sorry for JAR

He certainly doesn't come out of it well. Although I imagine Bellamy's retelling of it would be quite different which is usually the case with these kinds of stories. No surprise about Rafa either :P

Loved Riise though, last 18 months weren't so good but a solid left back and scored some pretty special goals. Reckon he would have scored in Istanbul had his shot from the corner not been blocked at 1-0. And should have taken the freekick directly at the end of extra time too.
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2018, 05:21:50 PM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/craig-bellamy-autobiography-golf-club-1922686

Bellamys version. He admits it but his spin on it makes him a lot less guilty than JAR. Iíd say the truth is somewhere in between. Have to say Iím surprised at Finnan,  should have stepped in and told Bellamy to wise the fcuk up

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2018, 05:29:37 PM »
Wow, that's quite shocking really. If it's true then Bellamy is a horrible ****. Feel sorry for JAR

He fell out with a coach at Newcastle and then Souness too. He was lucky he had Bobby Robson as manager at Newcastle. Unlucky with. Injuries but have to think Bellamy could've made more of his talent
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2018, 05:35:15 PM »
Bellamy's version pretty much matches up to what Riise says. Absolutely horrendous behaviour from Bellamy but I'm sure he regrets is a ton now.

Had a little chuckle at the Rafa bits. Composed man as always in the midst of chaos.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2018, 06:25:48 PM »
Haha just been reading this.
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Mental stuff. I hadn't heard that Dudek got dragged off by the local coppers either. Must have been some night.

I've heard loads of conflicting stories about what happened.

I've heard it was a team prank as a laugh but I've heard it was serious and Sami Hyypia had to come down to pay the fine to bail him out


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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2018, 10:29:00 PM »
Bellamy's version pretty much matches up to what Riise says. Absolutely horrendous behaviour from Bellamy but I'm sure he regrets is a ton now.


I'd be surprised if he did to be honest.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2018, 11:20:16 PM »
Haha just been reading this.
;D

Mental stuff. I hadn't heard that Dudek got dragged off by the local coppers either. Must have been some night.
 

I remember reading about that a couple of years ago. I think it might have been in another players autobiography. I was in stitches when I read it.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2018, 03:30:41 AM »
Reading that article, you get a good impression of the arrested development of professional footballers. You can see how shocked JAR was that no one took the assault seriously... You'd think the idea of a career ending assault from a teammate would be too abhorrent to imagine, let alone dismiss as a bit of a laugh. It's like these young men have no concept of consequence. Shades of Lingard's childish reaction to the bus attack there. Quite surprising Benitez let Bellamy play vs. Barca, or an ingenious recognition (and dispassionate calculation) of how the two players would respond, given their eventual performances.

Kind of relieved though that so many of our current squad are teetotalers. :)

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #56 on: December 30, 2018, 10:44:21 AM »
Reading that article, you get a good impression of the arrested development of professional footballers. You can see how shocked JAR was that no one took the assault seriously... You'd think the idea of a career ending assault from a teammate would be too abhorrent to imagine, let alone dismiss as a bit of a laugh. It's like these young men have no concept of consequence. Shades of Lingard's childish reaction to the bus attack there. Quite surprising Benitez let Bellamy play vs. Barca, or an ingenious recognition (and dispassionate calculation) of how the two players would respond, given their eventual performances.

Kind of relieved though that so many of our current squad are teetotalers. :)

I never knew that Bellamy actually made contact - twice!

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #57 on: December 30, 2018, 11:00:53 AM »
This lad doesn't get nearly enough credit for me

He is up there with Agger and Luis Garcia for how highly he speaks of the club, every time I see him as a pundit he's defending us and saying how impressed he is with what Klopp is doing, you can tell the lad really loves the club

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2018, 01:26:00 PM »
This lad doesn't get nearly enough credit for me

He is up there with Agger and Luis Garcia for how highly he speaks of the club, every time I see him as a pundit he's defending us and saying how impressed he is with what Klopp is doing, you can tell the lad really loves the club


I can't find the video this afternoon, but the post-match round-up - pitchside in Roma, with Carra & Riise - is a fantastic watch.  Norwegian TV I think - video's about ten minutes long from what I recall.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2018, 01:43:13 PM »

I can't find the video this afternoon, but the post-match round-up - pitchside in Roma, with Carra & Riise - is a fantastic watch.  Norwegian TV I think - video's about ten minutes long from what I recall.

Cheers mate i'll have a look for that

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2018, 09:34:44 PM »
This lad doesn't get nearly enough credit for me

He is up there with Agger and Luis Garcia for how highly he speaks of the club, every time I see him as a pundit he's defending us and saying how impressed he is with what Klopp is doing, you can tell the lad really loves the club

Great fan and ambassador sure, very overrated player though. Moreno without the pace.
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2018, 09:39:13 PM »
I'll never forget his screamer in the 2006 FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea. One of my all time favorite moments.

I love RBs and he was always my favorite for that moment alone. The teams Riise played on had a lot of bad players, unfair to even compare him to one of our semi-bad players TODAY. Moreno would have been a top top player for us in 2006, for sure.

Great fan and ambassador sure, very overrated player though. Moreno withouth the pace.
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2018, 09:43:16 PM »
The teams Riise played on had a lot of bad players

Thatīs the thing though. We can paint a pretty picture in retrospect, but he was part of the problem, not the solution, IMHO.

(Could never fault him for effort, so massive respect to him in that sense.)
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2018, 11:44:38 PM »
Great fan and ambassador sure, very overrated player though. Moreno without the pace.

He was better positionally than Moreno ever will be.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #64 on: December 31, 2018, 12:09:51 AM »
He was better positionally than Moreno ever will be.

Yeah thatís a terrible shout. He stagnated a bit, never improved his right foot and all the rest but from 2001 to about 2006 he was a very solid player for us and scored in a lot of big games. Achieved far more than Moreno has so far.

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« Reply #65 on: December 31, 2018, 01:47:31 AM »
Yeah thatís a terrible shout. He stagnated a bit, never improved his right foot and all the rest but from 2001 to about 2006 he was a very solid player for us and scored in a lot of big games. Achieved far more than Moreno has so far.

He was a one trick pony going forward but he was a defender you can rely upon up until that Chelsea mistake. A typical 7 out of 10 player, and popped with some huge important and memorable goals as ou said

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« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2018, 06:45:25 AM »
He was better positionally than Moreno ever will be.

He was less error-prone than Moreno, true, the similaity between them for me is in their one-dimensionality on the ball.

Riise played in teams that prioritised defensive solidity though, to see the importance of that just look at how every player who gets minutes in our defence currently look much better than in our defence last season.

It was great what Riise managed to achieve in his career, he made the absolute most out of his talent. That doesnīt mean he was a particularly good footballer though, relative to what has been the standard at the club. When the team evolved to the next level under Rafa he became surplus to requirements, which I donīt think was a coincidence. He was much more of a Houllier than a Rafa type of player.

Felt really sorry for him for that Chelsea mistake, to be fair.
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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2018, 09:40:12 AM »
Loved JAR and still do, has been a good club ambassador since hanging the boots up.


The read from his autobiography on the Golf Club incident is shocking, not so much for what had happened (already believed Bellamy to be an absolute bell with small man syndrome) but because the other lads just laughed it off, I'd like to imagine they didn't grasp the severity of an 8 iron to the shins/legs which would be absolutely brutal and as JAR says, potential career ender over something so simple as saying no to a bully.


Mental like.


Great fan and ambassador sure, very overrated player though. Moreno without the pace.

Just... no.

Moreno would have a ways to go to have the defensive mind of JAR. Just because they are both defenders with a good peg on them doesn't make them the same player.
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« Reply #68 on: January 4, 2019, 07:51:21 PM »
Heís now the sporting director of the Maltese football club Birkirkara.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #69 on: January 5, 2019, 10:44:55 PM »
I'll never forget his screamer in the 2006 FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea. One of my all time favorite moments.

I love RBs and he was always my favorite for that moment alone. The teams Riise played on had a lot of bad players, unfair to even compare him to one of our semi-bad players TODAY. Moreno would have been a top top player for us in 2006, for sure.

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #70 on: January 8, 2019, 02:34:01 AM »
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/craig-bellamy-autobiography-golf-club-1922686

Bellamys version. He admits it but his spin on it makes him a lot less guilty than JAR. Iíd say the truth is somewhere in between. Have to say Iím surprised at Finnan,  should have stepped in and told Bellamy to wise the fcuk up

He's Irish... probably a wee bit of madness inside him!

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Re: John Arne Riise
« Reply #71 on: January 9, 2019, 03:53:19 AM »
Pretty Bellend Ish but shit happens. Hopefully they can laugh about it in the future.