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|Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by Ibime(m): 11:03am On Jun 03, 2009|
Please, we are not talking about Scummie pretenders like Carrick and Fletcher, we are only talking about the elite central midfielders in the country. Michael Essien is exempt cos of injury.
Premier League Goals:
NB: Gerarrd scored 6 goals from penalties, Lampard scored 2.
Premier League Assists:
Lampard - 10
Gerrard - 9
Fabregas - 8
Barry - 7
Alonso - 6
Alonso - 2,578
Lampard - 2,560
Gerrard - 1,930
Barry - 1,808
Fabregas - 1,788
NB: Fabregas missed 2 months of the season otherwise he would be higher up.
Lampard - 124
Gerrard - 80
Fabregas - 63
Alonso - 62
Barry - 60
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by mykali(m): 2:29pm On Jun 03, 2009|
Not to be bias minded. Its a tie between stevie and Frank. Liverpool came awake in the EPL this past season and Steve was a big part of that.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by ~Sauron~: 5:01pm On Jun 03, 2009|
The same elite central midfielders who cannot win a league title in the past 3 seasons?
Elite me Bottom. . . . . .We all know why the numbers are high for the shitty midfielders in Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
While Ferguson deploys rotation to keep his squad fresh, Lampard and Gerrard play worthless games and when the big games come up on the table, they burn OUT thus losing needless points.
Y'all should keep racking up on OPTA STATS while United would keep winning the big prizes.
It's becoming embarrassing that Michael Carrick has won more league titles than Lampard and Gerrard put together.
Blimey. . . . . .even young Rafael has a league title to his name and elite central midfielders like Cesc and Barry has never experienced winning a league title.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by kay_pumpin(m): 5:17pm On Jun 03, 2009|
Back to the post
I think Stevie G played more as a supporting attacker than a midfielder this last season. :
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by ~Sauron~: 5:20pm On Jun 03, 2009|
Ibime and his buncha poofs failed to realise that.
Gerrard didn't play as a midfielder throughout last season. He was a second striker in all the games he played.
Liverpool's midfielders last season were Lucas, Alonso and Mascherano.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by Shyn: 12:03pm On Jun 04, 2009|
Wat were d Bleep Bottom elites doing 2 allow 'pretenders' cme frm 15 positn n win d epl.I'd beta support a scummie pretenda dt can win trophies dan knw an elite who behaves and play like a div 3 amature playa in 9ja.Bleep'aly'elites.Kiss m'Bottom.Utd til I die.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by tocdee(m): 7:14am On Jun 05, 2009|
That argument is very poor because the thread's all about individual perfomance. Don't we all know Utd won the EPL? Unbiased opinion is too much to ask of you. you also seem to have more swear words than good English; but then you support United; typical.
And I thought you slated Rafa last season for rotating. And yeah, Gerrard burnt United out at Old Trafford last season
Carrick, Rafael, and co would line up to get either of Lampard or Gerrard's autograph!
George Weah won the Fifa World Player of the Year without ever playing in the World cup!
Players like Gerrard and Lampard would be remembered for generations to come around the world BUT I'm afraid Carrick shirts aren't even sold outside OT As for Rafael, let's wait till the child grows some molars before meeting him.
United is built around their defence so when they are breached, its usually a riot on the field. See vs Fulham, Liverpool, Barca.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by cooljoe(m): 6:53pm On Jun 05, 2009|
For me it's between Gerrard and Lampard, they both did well, but I'll go for Gerrard. In my opinion, he was the best player in the league before injury caught up with him.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by ~Sauron~: 8:44pm On Jun 05, 2009|
But i thunk i told you Rafa is an who should learn what to rotate!!!
Rotating players pose no threat but a manager must learn when and who to rotate.
Liverpool V West Brom. . . . .Rafa knows this team would come to Anfield and pack the bus and yet he would use his best defence unit.
What is he defending? This is where SAF excels cos he knows when Rafael and O'Shea should be the full-backs and when they don't have to play.
Carrick and Rafael would line up to get Gerrard's autograph? Who is Gerrard?
What has he won that Carrick hasn't?? Has Gerrard won a league title? Has Lampard won the Champs League title?
U don't have to play in the world cup to win FIFA World Player of the Year.
Gerrard has to win a league title to be considered a great player. . . . . How can a great player fail to win his own domestic league.
Stevie G is English and he cannot even win his league title. . . . .George Weah won Serie A, Carrick has won EPL 3 times, Lampard has won his league TWICE and Mr. Gerrard is still struggling to win a league title at 29.
Nobody would remember Gerrard. . . . .
He has won nada for club and country. Apart from the Champions League they fluked to win in 2005, what has Gerrard really done for 'Pool?
United played 66 games last season losing only SIX!!!!!
I am happy with the riot on the field. Liverpool without their riot have failed to win a single title now for THREE SEASONS.
Are y'all Arsenal in disguise?
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by tocdee(m): 9:17pm On Jun 05, 2009|
That explains the Utd / Fulham game then, thanks. Really? Do you realize West Brom's game is an attacking one? They NEVER park the bus.
Try the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, Euro Super Cup, MBE
Gerrard's won EVERY club Domestic and Euro Title apart from the League Title. Name one current Utd player that has won anything with his country at senior level. We've got 5 at Liverpool. Even the Olympic games proved elusive!
Why don't you start a poll here to find out if Gerrard would be remembered in decades to come? Its easy. You can also put up Carrick's name too for contrast.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by ~Sauron~: 9:32pm On Jun 05, 2009|
But SAF still won the league despite losing 3 points at Craven Cottage.
You don't even want to know United's stats concerning the lesser clubs.
Of the 72 points available playing against the last 12 teams in the Premiership, United took SEVENTY POINTS.
The only draw came against Newcastle(openind day of the season). . . .That was what gave United the push to win the league.
poo titles. . . . .
The Premiership title is more important than all those worthless cups.
The league title is more important. . . . . .Until he wins it, he would fade into oblivion like Danny Murphy!!
So it's Nigerians that are going to decide who would be remember in decades to come?
Go and find something to do, mate!!!
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by tocdee(m): 9:47pm On Jun 05, 2009|
Its funny how you avoid the topic and my questions, cover your mistakes and sing the same Premier Title song over and over again. If you don't feel Nigerians have a say on who gets remembered, then you should spend more time on Red Cafe. As it is, I really can't spend more time here as your presence has a strange fouling effect
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by ~Sauron~: 10:03pm On Jun 05, 2009|
You are a miserable sod.
Go and play with yourself with sticky fingerz.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by yousouph(m): 10:17pm On Jun 05, 2009|
@ topic. Lampard is da best out of the pack. Without a biased mind of the club u crave for, to say Carrick will be remembered more in decades to come than Gerard because of not winning EPL in complete shyte.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by Krayola(m): 3:22am On Jun 06, 2009|
@ Sauron . . .it gets frustrating when you turn every single debate into a Man Utd commercial. Get over yourselves. . .we all know you did very well.
|Re: Best Midfielder In The Epl? Opta Stats From 2008/2009 by Krayola(m): 3:25am On Jun 06, 2009|
haha. . but then the OP did take cheap shots at Carrick and Fletcher so its all good
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