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McRebel42
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crazy4lsu
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The question of what happened to him will be one of football's greatest mysteries.



Legs gave out at the same time as his had a dip in form and confidence. He probably has a deteriorating knee condition of some type that he never fully recovered from. It's not unprecedented. Look at the career of Tomas Brolin. He was an amazing player for those great Parma teams of the early 90's, and he led Sweden to a third place in the 94 cup as well as a semi-final appearance in Euro 92. He was injured in late 1994, and his return from injury coincided with a transfer to Leeds United, where he flopped in a massive way. Without his injury, he might have been the greatest Swedish player up until that time.






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McRebel42
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xavierTIGER


I have been singing/humming the Torres Bounce since you have posted it ... damn you man






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mt1
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Stopped watching the video about half way. That crap is really depressing.





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winner
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Send him to Juventus we've got some horrible strikers that are given chance after chance, he can find his form again in Turin





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Bho
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If we could get near half of what we paid for him, I'd be all about getting rid of him. At this point it's unfair to him and the club.





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McRebel42
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Send him to Juventus we've got some horrible strikers that are given chance after chance, he can find his form again in Turin



That would actually be pretty cool and I like Juve too but I still stand firm by what I said earlier ...

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if he were too return to Anfield and heard his song sung by the faithful again. I believe like magic the Torres of old would return.







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Harry Caray
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If we could get near half of what we paid for him, I'd be all about getting rid of him. At this point it's unfair to him and the club.


I completely agree with this. Although there's no way any move regarding Torres will take place this month. The summer may be interesting, however.






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RandySavage
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If we could get near half of what we paid for him, I'd be all about getting rid of him


I'd take 10 mil in a heartbeat. He is never going to return to form but his brooding presence in the dressing room is going to be an issue again.






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SlowFlowPro
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Legs gave out at the same time as his had a dip in form and confidence. He probably has a deteriorating knee condition of some type that he never fully recovered from. It's not unprecedented. Look at the career of Tomas Brolin. He was an amazing player for those great Parma teams of the early 90's, and he led Sweden to a third place in the 94 cup as well as a semi-final appearance in Euro 92. He was injured in late 1994, and his return from injury coincided with a transfer to Leeds United, where he flopped in a massive way. Without his injury, he might have been the greatest Swedish player up until that time.

if van basten had kept trying to play after his injuries he'd be seen in the same light, too






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McRebel42
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I'd take 10 mil in a heartbeat.


Let's make it five and you have a deal






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SlowFlowPro
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is torres the best combination of size/speed/control/finishing since ronaldo the first?





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TFTC
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I may be one of the few, but I believe he still has that (video) in him... and think the decline is less physical and more mental...

He played with such confidence back then... I dont know what it would take to get that back...






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RandySavage
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Honestly if that was really all I could get for him I'd still probably do it. I think him being around and not playing again is going to be awful for him and the team.





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SlowFlowPro
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and think the decline is less physical and more mental...

man i don't think he's nearly as fast as he was back in the day, and that was a BIG part of his game

skills he honed for 20+ years don't erode, but he built his game on speed and lost it. his mental state crumbled

i think he could mold himself into a good (and different) player, but he's got to want to make the change. i don't think he will, b/c he'll just see it as a true signal of failure and lose any desire/confidence






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McRebel42
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is torres the best combination of size/speed/control/finishing since ronaldo the first?


Maybe was is the word ... but I would say yes at his peak he was.

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I may be one of the few, but I believe he still has that (video) in him... and think the decline is less physical and more mental...


Nope I do too, yet that might just be blind devotion though, but I still think deep down he is capable of greatness

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He played with such confidence back then... I dont know what it would take to get that back...


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if he were too return to Anfield and heard his song sung by the faithful again. I believe like magic the Torres of old would return.






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LSUSOBEAST1
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Legs gave out at the same time as his had a dip in form and confidence.


This combined with a slight change of style from LFC's system to Chelsea's system is the reason for his decline.






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TFTC
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If you watch that video, there were many times when he gets on the ball and shoots... doesn't think... he was a confident striker.. knew they were going in..

I dont see that at Chelsea...

I wont disagree he lost some of his pace, but he was never a Walcott...

** By the way, my favorite still is when he throws Pepe down and scores against RM... When we beat them 4-0 in CL at the Bernebau...



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RandySavage
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The sad thing you could make a Chelsea video twice as long just with all the times he's fallen down on the ball or missed easy chances.





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BleedPurpleGold
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I have some wonderful memories of that Torres song. It seemed like everytime they sung it the supporters were vocalizing pure love. It sounds cheesy but go listen to it on youtube. They truly loved that kid with all of their hearts. I'll always wish the best for him, and I'll always get goosebumps listening to that song.





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