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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #640 on: January 24, 2016, 11:18:56 PM »
Is he eligible for us in the Europa League? He played in the qualifying games for Southampton, from what I can make out I think he is eligible

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #641 on: January 25, 2016, 07:05:27 AM »
Probably very unfair to point out given he'd literally just arrived on the pitch (and made up for it immediately with his part in Lallana's winner), but...

I reckon he was partly to blame for Norwich's 4th goal. He came on to protect against long balls and set plays, and, seconds later was involved in defending a long ball set play double whammy, was the closest to the eventual scorer as the ball came in / when it was struck (I think), and... they scored :(

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #642 on: January 25, 2016, 08:42:37 AM »
It's difficult for a player to have been on the bench for virtually 90 minutes and then be fully prepped for a pretty frantic game and not exactly be cold.

Aye he could have done better for the 4th goal, but the team as a whole should have done more as well to have ensured that it didn't happen.

In some ways i do feel sorry for the lad, i personally think he should be starting for now, but there are plenty of games left until the end of the season so he'll have his shot.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #643 on: January 27, 2016, 12:14:05 AM »
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #644 on: March 10, 2016, 06:58:36 PM »
Where the hell is this fella?
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #645 on: March 10, 2016, 07:01:09 PM »
Where the hell is this fella?
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #646 on: March 10, 2016, 07:02:30 PM »
Where the hell is this fella?

Hopefully see him in the 2nd leg - with a 3-0 tonight.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #647 on: June 29, 2017, 03:00:24 PM »
Very interesting but also a tough read, and also big props to Caulker for having the courage to speak about.
Full article here:
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/29/steven-caulker-mental-illness-addictions-gambling-drinking-qpr

Steven Caulker has a tale to tell and, as hard as it is to hear, it is best simply to listen. His stream of consciousness veers from scoring on his England debut less than five years ago and the thrill at potential being realised to the horrific mental health issues that have almost ended it all in the period since. A player who, from the outside, appeared blessed with talent and opportunity speaks of desperate anxiety and self-loathing.

He contemplated killing himself in his darkest moments with his path one of self-destruction. Attempts at escapism cost him hundreds of thousands of pounds, wages frittered away in casinos. Then came the drinking aimed at numbing the pain. The 25-year-old finds himself recalling the times spent in custody watching CCTV footage of his misdemeanours, his lawyer at his side, and not recognising the vile person on the screen.


A bit pertinent to Liverpool, which would explain why he kinda dissapeared from the squad:

There were occasions when he would wake up in a police cell. He grimaces when asked how often he has been arrested, embarrassed to admit the figure, but the drunk and disorderly offences would flare up from London to Southampton to Merseyside. “Sometimes I’d be sat there with the police and my lawyer, watching the CCTV footage of what I’d done, and I didn’t recognise myself. I couldn’t believe the person I was. It’s so hard to accept I could be like that. In Liverpool I was waking up in the middle of the night throwing up, people were blackmailing me, club owners and bouncers: ‘Pay money or we’ll sell this story on you.’ And I had no idea what I’d even done on those blackouts. I eventually told the club I couldn’t function and needed to go back into rehab.”
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #648 on: June 29, 2017, 03:33:11 PM »
Read the article too, wishing him all the best with his road to recovery

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #649 on: June 29, 2017, 03:42:34 PM »
A sad read. I could never have imagined. Let's hope he has a successful recovery.

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« Reply #650 on: June 29, 2017, 03:43:20 PM »
Poor fella. Hope he gets to feel better and away from the gambling.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #651 on: June 29, 2017, 03:52:39 PM »
Shows the human side of players. We all have our demons, some more than most, but we don't have to do our job in front of 40'000 plus people, TV cameras and constant social media babble.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #652 on: June 29, 2017, 04:02:41 PM »
Have to say I´m very happy that I had no idea about this until now. That nobody in the club leaked this to the journalists or, if local journos did know, they sat on it to give a guy who needed a break exactly that. Very brave to come out and talk about it now and wish him all the best in his recovery.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #653 on: June 29, 2017, 04:05:01 PM »
I wish him all the best.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #654 on: June 29, 2017, 06:54:48 PM »
He's shown a lot of courage in giving this interview. Hope he can find a way forward. All the best lad.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #655 on: June 29, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
big balls to come out and talk about this, but great that its been kept so hidden. I can't say I am around the night club scene these days, but in this city of gossip I am glad that this hasn't been all over the press.

Easy to forget that these lads are footballers too, who have lived on a rollercoster for many years. Hope he continues on a solid good path

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #656 on: June 29, 2017, 10:59:12 PM »
good luck to the lad. wish him well.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #657 on: June 30, 2017, 12:16:45 AM »
Wow that's a really sad but excellent interview
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #658 on: June 30, 2017, 12:55:36 AM »
Sad to hear, hope he gets better

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #659 on: June 30, 2017, 02:30:51 AM »
Good luck Steven, wishing you well in your recovery.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #660 on: June 30, 2017, 02:35:01 AM »
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #661 on: June 30, 2017, 09:22:36 AM »
that was really sad to read.

really hope this guy has a great season, gets his life and his career on the right track and enjoys the rest of his life.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #662 on: June 30, 2017, 10:22:09 AM »
Good luck lad. Hope you shake those demons forever.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #663 on: June 30, 2017, 05:50:08 PM »
Good luck to the lad, fingers crossed he manages to find a way to beat his demons.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #664 on: June 30, 2017, 06:47:03 PM »
i knew there was something not right about him not playing...not physically, but mentally...

Steven all the best in your future... don´t give up on yourself.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #665 on: July 4, 2017, 02:40:42 PM »
Wow! Sad story.  Glad he's getting back on track. Hope he sticks with it when the going gets tough again.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #666 on: July 5, 2017, 06:51:15 AM »
Have to say I´m very happy that I had no idea about this until now. That nobody in the club leaked this to the journalists or, if local journos did know, they sat on it to give a guy who needed a break exactly that. Very brave to come out and talk about it now and wish him all the best in his recovery.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #667 on: February 8, 2018, 01:49:05 PM »
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #668 on: February 9, 2018, 01:24:08 AM »
Indeed.  An interesting story about it in the Echo https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/former-liverpool-defender-steven-caulker-14265242

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“It came about just a few days ago,” Caulker said. “I happened to be up here a few days ago for a funeral, so it was really bizarre how it happened.

"I met him (Neil McCann, the Dundee manager) the night before and sat down to chat with him for about an hour. I just felt that he could offer me what I need and what I want. What I want is to be back enjoying my football in a good environment with a manager who is understanding, and one who is caring and respectful.

"I feel that I've found that in Neil. I came up last night and signed today. I'm excited and looking forward to getting started."

At 26, he should be entering his physical prime.  It'll be great for both Dundee and Caulker if he can capture some form.
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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #669 on: February 10, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »
All the best to Steven. I hope it works out for him. Honest and brave to face his demons and conquer them. I am a Dundee fan now
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« Reply #670 on: February 13, 2018, 10:20:25 PM »
Lost 3-2 at Kilmarnock who came from 2-1 down with ten men to win. Caulker had put Dundee 2-1 up
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« Reply #671 on: February 14, 2018, 11:32:47 AM »
Lost 3-2 at Kilmarnock who came from 2-1 down with ten men to win. Caulker had put Dundee 2-1 up

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #672 on: April 29, 2019, 12:02:03 PM »
Steven Caulker is playing for Alanyaspor this season, and the team was involved in a bus crash this weekend, which sadly claimed the life of their Czech striker Josef Sural.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/48090099

Caulker is said to be ok physically, but obviously distraught.

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Re: Steven Caulker - Welcome to Liverpool FC
« Reply #673 on: April 29, 2019, 01:24:33 PM »
Reading back on some of the above posts about previous struggles  - feel for the lad as well as everyone else on board as that must be a horrible experience.

RIP to Josef Sural. Thoughts and prayers with his family