I think Rafa has also pointed out, and I agree with that opinion, that we don't necessarily need wingers in the true sense. We need good footballers who can play on the right or left and I'd prefer that over getting Lennon type of players. In a midfield of Houghton (very underrated), Molby, McMahon, and Whelan, none were wingers but a great midfield nonetheless. If only we could resurrect that lot. Pacy widemen tend to get injured a lot and I think good footballers (brain, skills) who can cross from the left or right, would be preferable. If Gerrard, as an example, were playing on the right of midfield, I'd prefer him to any other pacy winger out there because he can cross well and is an intelligent footballer.
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> Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 17:38:19 +0100
> Subject: Re: [lfc] Transfer Window/An Epic Swindle
> On Tuesday 31 May 2011, Khavar Dar wrote:
> > To Bill's law "pace is overrated" I will add "width is overrated", in the
> > traditional sense at least. I'm not sure who Barca's wide men were. Even
> > Alves tends to drift in rather than hug the line in the traditional winger
> > sense. They play through the center and good footballers will do for me
> > rather than average pacy "wingers" who more likely than not stay injured.
> You need width and pace when you're faced with 11 men parking the proverbial
> bus in front of the goal (which Scum did not do against Barca). When that
> happens the central areas get crowded and the Messi's of this world who are
> capable of getting throught do not grow on trees.
> It's a situation we've faced often - at Anfield in particular.
> We also need to get the best out of Carroll and a decent crosser will help do
> But I'd agree that we do not need an average winger. We've had several of
> them. We need a top class wide man
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