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Old 06-01-10, 02:51 PM   #1
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Berger Retires

I always had a soft spot for him.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...pe/8443744.stm

Former Czech Republic international Patrik Berger is to end his playing career because of injury.

The attacking midfielder had spells at Liverpool, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and also had a stint on loan at Stoke.

He was released by Villa before signing for Sparta Prague but has now decided to call it a day as injuries have taken their toll.

A knee problem proved the final straw for the 36-year-old, who played his last game for Sparta on 8 August.

Berger had started his career as a Sparta Prague trainee before joining their rivals Slavia Prague at 18.

A switch to German side Borussia Dortmund followed and he was then brought to England when Liverpool signed him in the summer of 1996.

Berger was capped over 40 times by the Czech Republic, scoring 18 goals.
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I always had a soft spot for him.http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/foot...pe/8443744.stm

Former Czech Republic international Patrik Berger is to end his playing career because of injury.

The attacking midfielder had spells at Liverpool, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and also had a stint on loan at Stoke.

He was released by Villa before signing for Sparta Prague but has now decided to call it a day as injuries have taken their toll.

A knee problem proved the final straw for the 36-year-old, who played his last game for Sparta on 8 August.

Berger had started his career as a Sparta Prague trainee before joining their rivals Slavia Prague at 18.

A switch to German side Borussia Dortmund followed and he was then brought to England when Liverpool signed him in the summer of 1996.

Berger was capped over 40 times by the Czech Republic, scoring 18 goals.

was it his long flowing locks?
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Old 06-01-10, 02:55 PM   #3
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was it his long flowing locks?
Obviously.

And his explosive left foot.
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Old 06-01-10, 02:56 PM   #4
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PAAAATTTTTRICCCK BERGER, LA LA LA LA LA LA, etc.

Great player, I remember a goal against Leeds, the Kop was up celebrating almost as soon as his left his boot it was such a hard and accurate shot.
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Old 06-01-10, 02:56 PM   #5
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I signed him for Gateshead in FM last night as I got promoted to league two.

Also signed Mario Jardel the year before. It's amazing how many players are still playing into their late 30's and 40's who you'd have thought retired ages ago. Can't remember any more off hand though.
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Old 06-01-10, 02:57 PM   #6
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Old 06-01-10, 02:57 PM   #7
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Stanley Matthews?

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Old 06-01-10, 02:58 PM   #8
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Old 06-01-10, 02:59 PM   #9
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Loved watching him play, class act. Will never forget his stunning treble against Chelsea and the predictable, but ace, tabloid headline the next morning "Hat-trick Berger"
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Old 06-01-10, 03:00 PM   #10
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Old 06-01-10, 03:05 PM   #11
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Good luck to him in whatever he does!

Is he staying in football?
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Old 06-01-10, 03:12 PM   #12
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Loved the man.

Happy retirement Paddy.
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Old 06-01-10, 03:15 PM   #13
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He's had a crap run of injuries over the last five years.

Great player for us - scored some cracking goals and I remember having 'Berger 15' on the back of my 00/01 home shirt. One of my favourite players at the time.

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Old 06-01-10, 03:20 PM   #14
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Loved this guy and was desperate to see him do well for us. Scored some unbelievable goals and will always be a legend in my eyes anyway. YNWA
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He's had a crap run of injuries over the last five years.

Great player for us - scored some cracking goals and I remember having 'Berger 15' on the back of my 00/01 home shirt. One of my favourite players at the time.

Good luck to the lad
He's had bad knee injuries all his career. I'm amazed he's not retired before now.
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He was a good player for us.
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Old 06-01-10, 03:50 PM   #17
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I always had a soft spot for him.
Aye, me too. He was a good player.

Oh, and he fell out with Martin O'Neill because he urged Gareth Barry to sign for us.
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Old 06-01-10, 03:52 PM   #18
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Aye, me too. He was a good player.

Oh, and he fell out with Martin O'Neill because he urged Gareth Barry to sign for us.
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Old 06-01-10, 03:53 PM   #19
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Old 06-01-10, 04:07 PM   #20
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He's had a crap run of injuries over the last five years.

Great player for us - scored some cracking goals and I remember having 'Berger 15' on the back of my 00/01 home shirt. One of my favourite players at the time.

Good luck to the lad
I had a big fat friend when I was younger that had Berger on the back of his. I think he soon regretted it.

He should have known, as he had Babb on the back of his Ireland 94 top that was craftily changed to KeBabb by those ruthless kids.
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I had a big fat friend when I was younger that had Berger on the back of his. I think he soon regretted it.

He should have known, as he had Babb on the back of his Ireland 94 top that was craftily changed to KeBabb by those ruthless kids.


Fat kids with Berger shirts - they're just asking for it

KeBabb would've been a better defender than our Phil surely
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Old 06-01-10, 04:30 PM   #22
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Superb player. One of my faves. Proper Left-footed winger, just like meself.

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He should have known, as he had Babb on the back of his Ireland 94 top that was craftily changed to KeBabb by those ruthless kids.
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Old 06-01-10, 06:38 PM   #26
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