- Jun 5, 2011
I think I'll go with Suarez on this one.....
But the title of this thread is Man of the Match vs West Brom. It's not asking about the 2nd best player.RedRiot said:I voted for Lucas only because Suarez was so obvious and he'll win anyway. Lucas was the next best, and performed better than Henderson did against Palace, when everyone was raving about him, so it seems strange to dismiss him when if he'd been wearing a 'Henderson' kit he'd be mentioned in nearly every post.
Suarez was brilliant. He's clearly elite even in the category of world class players and it's a shame we're not going to be able to hold onto him beyond this summer. At least we'll get a shedload of cash and hopefully replace him with someone like Costa. Shame he didn't score that overhead, would have really cemented the performance in lore.
I guess I'll keep in mind to toe the party line then next time?liverpool_singh said:But the title of this thread is Man of the Match vs West Brom. It's not asking about the 2nd best player.
Sure you have every right to praise Lucas (as I thought he did well too) but in my opinion there is no question that Suarez was the best player on the pitch yesterday and deserves the vote.
No you just have to toe to the point of this thread. The midfield may have performed very well but no one out of Lucas/Gerrard/Hendo stood out above any other (and yet Gerrard and Hendo combined have not received a single vote yet).RedRiot said:I guess I'll keep in mind to toe the party line then next time?
Nah, I loved Suarez's performance, but our midfield was what won the game, particularly the shape. Give credit to Brendan - or Lucas, who performed best as part of it.
These are rarely unanimous, so I'll stick by my vote. I seem to not be the only one.
So you're saying these things are always unanimous? When Sturridge scored and assisted two goals that won us the game against Palace, he won MOTM unanimously? Or was it Henderson, whose performance was actually not on par with Lucas's today?liverpool_singh said:No you just have to toe to the point of this thread. The midfield may have performed very well but no one out of Lucas/Gerrard/Hendo stood out above any other (and yet Gerrard and Hendo combined have not received a single vote yet).
Honestly before I even opened this thread I knew how the votes were going to pan out. It seems to me that some of Lucas's most ardent supporters are so hard headed about supporting him that anytime he has a decent/good performance they feel the need to vote for him above anyone else.
You hardly ever see that for other players in the squad.
No it doesn't have to be unanimous but this game was as close to being unanimous as it could be. What I am 100% sure of though is that it certainly wasn't a 2 man race between Suarez and Lucas as it's panning out to be in this thread. Suarez was heads and shoulders above any other player on the pitch with others like Sturridge, Gerrard, Lucas, Hendo etc also playing well but at a similar level. However, there are 6 votes for Lucas so far and 0 votes for the rest of the players combined (besides Suarez). Something doesn't seem right to me.RedRiot said:So you're saying these things are always unanimous? When Sturridge scored two goals that won us the game against Palace, he won MOTM unanimously? Or was it Henderson, whose performance was actually not on par with Lucas's.
You know, it is possible to have a reasoned opinion on Lucas and his level of performance that doesn't involve boosterism. He was great today. Like I said, people raved about Henderson when he wasn't as good against a much poorer side. I don't see why one can't reasonably hold that Lucas was our best player today. He was heavily involved in all of it, from defense to offense. Most passes, most tackles, most interceptions, joint-most long balls completed. He was immense. Best midfield performance of the season probably.
Next time there's a unanimous vote in one of these things, be sure to PM me.
I think it helps when he has someone he can work along side and share that goal scoring burden. Some may say our midfield won the game, but with Sturridge on a hot streak, defenders will be wary of him. 4 players can't keep 2 super quality strikers at bay. He has more freedom and less bodies to fend off. Hence he looked good. Sturridge presence helps a lot.kwala said:Suarez. Sensational. He actually seems to be better this season!! I didn't think that was possible after the season he had last year!!
Just because the horse is favourite it will win? Someone better tell the horses that.Johnny T. said:Just a pedantic little question Red Riot. You have a tenner to spend on a bet, in a race where there is a serious clear favourite. Do you A) back the fav and win some money, or B) back your favourite horse who clearly won't win, but who deserves your loyalty anyway?