04. júlí, 2005
Dave Usher, sem hefur nokkuð góð tengsl inná Anfield og skrifar aldrei neina vitleysu, skrifar um Gerrard málið:
Þar segir m.a.
He’s having a meeting with Parry and Benitez this afternoon. Basically, the club are trying to convince him that they desperately want him to stay, and they will agree to his contract demands.
My feeling was that they wanted the money rather than him to stay, as from all that I’d heard it seemed to make sense. However, it now seems that the biggest problem was complacency on Liverpool’s (Parry’s) behalf. They thought he wanted to stay, so there was no hurry.
Gerrard saw the delay as a sign they weren’t too keen on getting him tied down. Other things which happened suggested the same thing. All these things were used by certain people to make Gerrard think he was being forced out.
The ‘bust up’ with Benitez on Saturday never happened. SFX informed the papers it did.
There has been a lot of underhand things going on, from SFX (not Struan Marshall (umboðsmaður Gerrard - innsk. EÖE) though from what I’ve been told), Chelsea and Real Madrid, who have all manipulated this situation and twisted things which have or not happened to convince Gerrard that the club don’t want him.
It is true that there is not much to spend, and if he stayed Rafa wouldn’t be able to get players he wanted, but Rafa and Parry are trying to convince him that he is their main priority.
Gerrard himself is apparently all over the place. He’s being told so many different things from different people, that he doesn’t know what to think.
Having heard some of the things that have gone on, I have to say I feel sorry for him as I can understand why he is so confused about it all.
My stance on it all is that I really want him to stay, as I’m convinced deep down thats what he wants. It’d be a fucking crime if he left now, because this whole situation has been carefully manufactured by outside forces.
I just hope Benitez and Parry can convince him that he’s being manipulated and that he belongs here.
Megi skynsemin ráða ríkjum í þessu máli.
Uppfært (EÖE) 18:51: Jæja, Usher segir að fundurinn sé búinn og á sömu síðu skrifar hann þetta um fundinn.
Apparently the meeting is over, and nothing has changed.
He’s going to Chelsea unless there’s a dramatic turnaround (been here before haven’t we?).
Chelsea have made a bid today, and he’s told some of his team-mates he’s going to London.
Ah for fecks sake!
Samt, þá verður að teljast ólíklegt að Chelsea hafi bara vippað upp tilboði svona 1,2 og bingó. Það er það, sem mér finnst ekki passa í þessari frásögn Usher. Það tekur lengri tíma að klára svona mál.
Ég NEITA að skrifa pistil um Gerrard þangað til að ég sé eitthvað staðfest. En við getum orðað það svo að Stevie er ekki að vinna sér inn mörg stig hjá mér þessa dagana. Það að fara í fyrra var skiljanlegt. Það að fara núna yrðu verstu svik leikmanns við þetta félag í sögunni.
Uppfært (EÖE) kl 22.01: Einsig Kiddi benti á í ummælunum, þá hefur Usher tekið tilbaka þau ummæli, sem hann hafði um það að Gerrard væri á leið til Chelsea. Usher segir eftirfarandi á sama þræði:
Sorry about this folks, but I’ve now heard that the talks may have actually been quite positive. Some of the information I got before (the stuff about telling people he was going to London) was from before the meeting.
His agent is supposed to me making a statement in the morning.
Einnig (einsog Halldór benti á í kommentunum), þá hafa YNWA menn nú slegið því upp á forsíðunni að GERRARD VERÐI ÁFRAM HJÁ LIVERPOOL. Nota bene, YNWA menn slá mjöööög sjaldan upp fréttum á forsíðunni og þegar það gerist, þá er það vanalega vegna þess að einhverjir með góð tengsl inná Anfield hafa talað.
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