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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #690 on: September 01, 2012, 01:14:13 AM »
what a farce......pure embarrassment.

I have said it for a couple of months, the yanks should sell the club on.

they are clearly treating it as an overseas pet-project, in which they have little active interest in making a success of it.

they are downsizing the club...........within 3 seasons of taking charge they will have transformed us into a break-even mid-table club.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #691 on: September 01, 2012, 01:34:08 AM »
Dempsey is at Spurs lodge.

the dude is at the wine lodge.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #692 on: September 01, 2012, 01:40:06 AM »
We all have our drives, Ed mate. Dude's easy to figure out. He's grown a bitter cad over losing his gaylord Rafa and write of anyone thinking maybe he wasn't the man for no 19.( "I know more about footy than you and all your ancestors and probably the rest of the world because I've watched the game on weekly basis since the 1860's" for critizising his totally uncritical, take on Rafa the stubborn cad). Tes' a different treat, here I think 20 years of  slow but steady decay starts to settle in she knows damn better than what she wrote in that post. To me it's sheer frustration. Period. . Her comments are more depressed than malign if you catch me drift. As for you Ed, my friend I don't know. You're younger than me but closer to the game than the most of us as I gather so I listen carefully to what you say. However, you show me this 6 point list two leaguegames into the new gaffer's regime. Surely you can see that even if he gets us relegated there too little to go by as of yet? ???

I don't know, but what I do know is that if you take those two posts and put them into any context, and I mean any, lets say 15 months from now,  none of the posters would feel comfortable about them.

Brendan Rodgers will do fine. He's made this team perform better than any of his predecessors. Fair enough there'll be lapses, low points an'all but the tempo on the ball, the movement and the urgency he's managed to instill after just two games I haven't seen this club produce on this side of number 18.

martin, after a couple of years in here, you can't even identify that one of our main posters is a male....so what confidence can I have in your powers of analysis.

why paint yourself into a corner re rodgers.  Why not keep your pepper dry (as we say) and be a tad more non-committal. 

i have often discussed Rafa's pros and cons.  None of us is perfect.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #693 on: September 01, 2012, 01:40:26 AM »
I've gotta say i'm deeply troubled by us letting Caroll go to West Ham on loan...if we get no replacement we've shot ourselves in the foot.

you were spot on, with the above post earlier Friday afternoon, barticus.

you called it correctly.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #694 on: September 01, 2012, 01:40:46 AM »
I agree 100% completely with Martin regarding Rodgers.

given your previous good vibes about dalglish and hodgson, I am not sure that Martin will appreciate the above support.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #695 on: September 01, 2012, 01:42:45 AM »
He has this weird way of talking

"I respect players and I’m precise with my information so they know where they stand.
We all come into the profession knowing what the job is. Ultimately, it comes down
to what your objective is as a player."


“You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see Andy has been a cover player for us and has
been excellent in terms of his attitude and acceptance of where he is at
, but as a football club,
I don’t think we are in a position to have £35 million players as third-choice strikers...
This is the challenge I have"

It's like he feels obliged to say nice things and portray himself as a nice guy and
endlessly explain himself to the media. I think it was despicable that he tried to win
fans over with that speech the other night about how much players cost and earn a year.
That's a real fan argument, a level I've never heard any manager (not to mind a top one) go
down to.

I'm sorry but I just don't see this guy having the cohones of steel to hold it together on
the back straight of a title challenge. There's something weak about the way he dealt with
Carroll. I think he's too quick to draw conclusions about things and rash in his decision making.

I don't think he was angry enough after the City game to succeed at a top club and wonder
whether starting with Sterling against City was a priority over containing Tevez.

totally agree, Ed.

he is like the son of david oleary.....the same self-regard apparent in every interview.

it's very hard to listen to.

he is the opposite of what the club has always been about.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #696 on: September 01, 2012, 01:47:40 AM »
Wow even Paul Tomkins thinks we have screwed up in this window.

If hes sounding a tad pessimistic we are seriously in trouble.

wow, things are bad when even Tomkins is in a sulk.
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« Reply #697 on: September 01, 2012, 01:49:38 AM »
I asked for a sofa, they sold my fridge!  ;D

 :D :D :D
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #698 on: September 01, 2012, 01:54:59 AM »
how the hell has he let Carroll go with no replacement. Its farcical and maybe acceptable at a smaller club but is not good enough for LFC.

The owners have huge questions to answer aswell. Id be interested to see their net spend. The longer the stadium issue drags on makes you question whether this is a lessor version of Hicks and Gillett all over again.

the club, Juan, is quite simply being run by rank amateurs, i.e.  at ownership level, at Anfield executive level and at dug-out level.

last summer, money grew on the trees around anfield.....this summer, we can't find the cash for a 29 year old striker, in the last year of his contract at fulham.

we have given maxi, bellamy and kuyt away............top top top players.............and we have not replaced them.

there is a very good reason why the yanks did not even interview Rafa this summer....they knew the spaniard would have raised hell, once he realised they were downsizing Liverpool FC.

the yanks need to sell up and feck off.
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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #699 on: September 01, 2012, 02:37:58 AM »
what a farce......pure embarrassment.

I have said it for a couple of months, the yanks should sell the club on.

they are clearly treating it as an overseas pet-project, in which they have little active interest in making a success of it.

they are downsizing the club...........within 3 seasons of taking charge they will have transformed us into a break-even mid-table club.

We've been banging away on this for months on here about how poorly run the club is.

Why on earth would the loan of Carroll be sanctioned unless there was a cast-iron agreement
in place to sign a replacement??

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #700 on: September 01, 2012, 02:48:25 AM »
totally agree, Ed.

he is like the son of david oleary.....the same self-regard apparent in every interview.

it's very hard to listen to.

he is the opposite of what the club has always been about.
I bet he wishes now that he kept his trap shut about Carroll until he had put in place a
deal for a replacement. Alas Big club politics, Small club manager  :(

He can't do anything now but put a brave face on it, but would have made it a lot less
cringe-worthy if he'd just kept quiet and manoeuvered shrewdly behind the scenes.

What was it he said the other day:

"We all come into the profession knowing what the job is..."

Do onto others Brendan what you would have done onto yourself. I'd be very
sympathetic if he hadn't treated Andy so poorly and I doubt that his ludicrous
decision to play Morgan in order to push Carroll out the door did him any favours
when he had to justify the signing of a 29 year old to replace a 23 year old. Ouch!

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #701 on: September 01, 2012, 02:59:09 AM »
If we sign Michael Owen Im done, I couldnt handle that mercenary playing for the club again.
Nah, they'd never do that! Unless he was to be the guy inside our big chicken mascot.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #702 on: September 01, 2012, 03:02:11 AM »
Our owners have made our another manager look like a complete and utter fornicating mug.
He kinda does a good enough job of that all by himself if you ask me? We said he
should keep quiet and everything in house.

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #703 on: September 01, 2012, 07:28:54 AM »

there is a very good reason why the yanks did not even interview Rafa this summer....they knew the spaniard would have raised hell, once he realised they were downsizing Liverpool FC.

the yanks need to sell up and feck off.


Exactly, dude...and Tes' revelation of FSG selling off the Boston Red sox players adds to the intrigue...
we are now owned by people who can't even stump up 7 mil for a player...
who want players off the books like carroll, aquilani, kuyt, maxi and bellamy first and foremost despite it leaves us in a dire state where it matters most...
who have done nothing about the stadium apart from go for the cheap option...

FSG are obviously in trouble financially...and all that 'we'll fork out for any player that is needed' milarky has long seemed hollow...

Methinks they're thinking that if they can get top five on nowt on their wage structure they can then sell on for a nice profit. The problem is that they have no football men to run the show and is based on blind optimism...
they gave kenny handsome funds because he knew what he was doing right cos he's king kenny and all the merdia say so...but any quick check on his previous history since leaving blackburn showed he was useless at buying players and well out of touch...

all you can say is that for rodgers it comes in a shape of 'reap what you sow'...he's been slagging carroll off since he's been here and got his just rewards...

now we'll really see if either carroll or rodgers is any good or not...
carroll on the playing side
and rodgers on the management...if this means using the youngsters like sosa, pacheco, morgan and the like...then we'll see hust how strong our youth development team is...oh wait...we've even fecked that one up...

part of the football so far has been encouraging...but treatment of players, keeping his mouth shut and realising that he's not the big 'i am' has been to our detriment......

come Xmas we'll know for sure if Rodgers is upto the job...

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Re: Summer Transfer Window
« Reply #704 on: September 01, 2012, 09:41:16 AM »
Cheers Martin for the gender re-assignment, I will remember to wear a dress after I've shaved tomorrow morning, or I may borrow the wife's leather mini, though I doubt I have the legs for it.

I am very sorry for that and can only extend my sincerest apologies. I stand corrected and hang in shame.

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