Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by keniget, Sep 14, 2021.
Fabs any day of the week.
My opinion might change if Fabs engineers move to Madrid/Barcelona/PSG.
So glad we poached him from under the noses of United too.
Because i'd fucking hate the bald cunt if he were playing for them. Largely because he's so hard to get past.
I just think they are both fantastic players.
I do have a soft spot for Mascher though....I used to love the way he played.
Masher covered more ground laterally – Fabinho needs energetic midfield partners on both sides to steer the opponents towards him, like orcas (I think) steer the fish when they hunt in groups. Masher at his best was a one-man defensive midfield unit; Fabinho has less lateral mobility, but he's a more effective tackler, better in the air and a much better passer.
Just had a look at the thread when we signed him ... I said : Now this is how you cure despondency ! Brilliant player - so happy we signed him when we did.
He's another one who somehow flies under the radar outside of Liverpool circles. Wouldn't replace him for anyone in the world.
I also think his size makes him more imposing, its great to have him and then VVD plus Matip and Alisson all big guys. I remember actually many years ago in the late 90's with GH we had some big players with Biscan in the middle, and we played one of those cunt teams that we beat and the opposition manager said after the game it was one of the biggest Liverpool teams he had seen.
But you are right about the lack of lateral movement from Fab, and thats where I think we miss a more athletic type in Gini, and would love it if we had signed Bissouma.
Oh, and if I had to survive on a desert island or get through a zombie apocalypse, he'd be the first player I'd pick.[/QUOTE]
Well he already looks like he drinks his own piss.
Agree with much of this except the "more effective tackler" bit (that's the one specific skill in which I've never seen Masher equalled). Huge fan of El Jefecito though I am, I have to agree that Fabinho has a more comprehensive skillset. Quite a few on here were all for getting rid when he initially took a while to settle in - in fairness I myself began to wonder at one stage - so let this be a lesson to us all.
Fabs awareness on the ball and ability to unlock a defence with a pin point pass at times is great. Outstanding signing he has been
If you don’t think we weren’t lucky to avoid any major injuries the year we won the league after seeing last season then I will stop as you haven’t a clue.
What I mean is Fabs doesn’t need to go to ground 90% of the time to win the ball - just sticking out a long leg or gently pushing an opponent out of the way is enough. Masher’s tackling was more spectacular, but I think the low-key and “ugly” approach is generally more effective.
Masher did that too though. It wasn't all slide tackles. He did a lot of his best work by being in the right place at the right time, or just nicking the ball of someone.
I would also find it very hard to pick between Masher and Fabs.
I loooved Macher, but Fabinho is just more rounded. He's a cracker.
Mascherano had a better international shirt. That’s the only thing he’s better than fabs.
Yeah it's close. Mascherano was a world class DM and so is Fabs.
I do however think that Fabs height helps us a whole lot in midfield.
In the same way - we have a chance of winning the league this season if we’re lucky enough to not have you start a match thread.
Lucky... unlucky - what major injuries did Utd have last season - were they lucky to finish 2nd?
Every team has a degree of luck and unluckiness every season - injuries, decisions for and against, timing of when they play other teams and whether jinxy fuckers start match threads.
Honestly - you can moan about us being lucky all you like if we win the league this season.
Here’s a cliche for you to ponder - you make your own luck - or better still you make the most of your own luck.
Jan Molby was at least as good, even though he barely moved. That is not a dis of Mascher or Fabs!
Different game then, you have to move in today’s game.
I’d like him to be a tad more mobile and sometimes can get played around by the very best but overall he’s been superb for us.