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But would Shearer have scored anywhere near as many goals if he'd played under Benitez in his prime?
28th October 2018 01:12 PM
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I thought you were suggesting a name change for the forum.
28th October 2018 01:25 PM
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Aye, it's all fairly pointless but this even more pointlesserer
28th October 2018 01:29 PM
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Tough one really, in his pomp Benitez would probably play a more optimistic game with him up front and defences would be wary of his ability. So teams may not be pressing us as much.

Let's be honest no defence is worried about Perez or Rondom

So my answer is probably yes
28th October 2018 01:35 PM
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He played to the strengths of Fernando Torres, I think he would have done the same the Shearer..

Quote.. The Spanish forward enjoyed the best football of his career under Benitez ...
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28th October 2018 01:37 PM
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Shearer would not have put up with such negatively against the likes of Cardiff..I've never heard him criticise benitez tactics, but as a player he would tell him he didn't agree with them.
29th October 2018 07:25 PM
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Pointless discussion ,I thought this was another by Willo. Shearer wouldn’t have scored a lot more not with this midfield
30th October 2018 07:09 AM
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He wouldn't have scored as many as Ashley would have sold him at the first opportunity.
30th October 2018 10:08 AM
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good point Hunty - although in my pointless scenario Ashley doesn't even exist - Sports Direct are all Woolworths
30th October 2018 10:28 AM
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This thread will never live up to its name until Willo gets involved
30th October 2018 11:04 AM
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ahem #6
30th October 2018 11:08 AM
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(30th October 2018 10:28 AM)McCreery Wrote: Guests cannot see links in the messages. Please register to forum by clicking here to see links.good point Hunty - although in my pointless scenario Ashley doesn't even exist - Sports Direct are all Woolworths

It's all relative.

During Shearer's period, at various times, he had Beardsley, Ginola, Gillespie, Lee, Robert, Dyer, Solano, Milner, Speed and to a lesser extent, but still capable of putting a ball on his head or foot, Stephen Glass and Didier Domi.

Compare that to the current crop.... There's only Shelvey you'd credit with being capable of crossing to anyone.
30th October 2018 11:11 AM
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That's more the sort of thing I'm getting at - if Benitez had the funds would his team consist of as much creativity or would he still want a hardworking team that concedes none and scores 1
30th October 2018 11:26 AM
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I've just had a look at LFC's fans site that ranks all his signings. Whilst he bought some stinkers, he signed the Xabi Alonso, Morientes, Pennant, Keane, Bellamy, Crouch, Glen Johnson, Shelvey, Yossi Benayoun, Sterling, Mascherano and Dirk Kuyt.

On the basis of the above I'd say if he had more money to spend things would defiantly be different.
30th October 2018 12:30 PM
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