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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #195 on: December 16, 2012, 09:41:29 PM »
Ed, the mess I was refering to was the signings made by Dalglish and Comolli and the financial fallout we are facing/will face as a result.
Sure there's a mess, managers generally don't get sacked unless
there's a mess. So in that respect Rodgers is the same as every
other manager.

What exactly he's up to is what I'd like to know because to date
he's achieved across all tournaments (unless I'm mistaken) the
exact same as Hodgson.

:D   I missed the rolex.
It was huge, I may grab a still of it from the video later.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #196 on: December 16, 2012, 09:51:20 PM »
the rolex was huge, I may grab a still of it from the video later.

rodgers sure does know how to make a rod for his own back. 
In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.

There’s no next time. It’s now or never.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #197 on: December 16, 2012, 10:25:41 PM »
Watching the manager arms folded with ginormous rolex standing on the touch
line and then talking of complacency after the match?? :o

Ed, you're turning into an intolerant, grumpy old man, just like Dude and I. Welcome to the club.  ;D

Maybe we could get Rolex to be one of our 'partners' - 'as worn by Brendan 'the philosophy' Rodgers'.
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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #198 on: December 16, 2012, 11:49:33 PM »
rodgers sure does know how to make a rod for his own back. 

Dunno much about watches but...



Oh Lord it's hard to be humble!

Look at Lambert behind him in a tracksuit...

Anyway I look at that picture and wonder how hungry he
really is, has the frickin' demeanour of someone whose
achieved significant things in the game.

As for collecting silverware... appears to be around his wrist

Ed, you're turning into an intolerant, grumpy old man, just like Dude and I. Welcome to the club.  ;D
Naturally I'm apoplectic when a team comes to Fortress Anfield
works their socks off, goes 3-0 up and starts taking their players off in
the final stages, presumably to give fringe players a run out. Maybe that's
just me  ;D Where I come from hard work is the basic. No excuses.
We were promised better than that.


Maybe we could get Rolex to be one of our 'partners'
Hi my name is Brendan and today I wish to luxuriate about time
(purses lips, tilts head and looks self-important)

Time, the luxury every manager gets at Anfield.
Time is also a luxury we like to give the opposition
So I give my players a rolexing at half Time
I'm a legend y'know, in my own lunch Time

« Last Edit: December 16, 2012, 11:51:20 PM by Ed »

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #199 on: December 17, 2012, 12:13:38 AM »
Naturally I'm apoplectic when a team comes to Fortress Anfield
works their socks off, goes 3-0 up and starts taking their players off in
the final stages, presumably to give fringe players a run out. Maybe that's
just me  ;D Where I come from hard work is the basic. No excuses.

Dude, our problem (that's you and I) is we don't 'get' the modern ways of doing. If it sounds right or looks right, ergo, it is right. We want too much. A bit of substance to back up the image. A proven record to back up the 'talk' or at least point towards there being substantive potential for success. We value experience over theory of "I'd know what to do in that situation, I think, or I'll probably be able to figure out what to do".
We still like a paper hardcopy, just in case.

As I said, Ed, welcome to the club.

Talent is or isn't there. Form can desert you sometimes, but as Ed says, hard work should be guaranteed.

What's happened to the win the ball back within 'X seconds'. Too many times players have created or scored through a sheer ansence of pressure from any player in red (or whatever colour we were playing in).
Nothing excuses that. Definately not the shallowness of the squad. We could have 11 fit players only. Work rate and effort should still be obvious.
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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #200 on: December 17, 2012, 12:24:37 AM »
Work rate and effort should still be obvious.
It was obvious with Villa diving in at the back.

Then there's Allen a passenger in midfield and arguably
could have done better for all 3 goals.

Is it as simple now as play 3 at the back + hit them on the break = result against LFC  :-[

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #201 on: December 17, 2012, 02:54:26 AM »
Is it as simple now as play 3 at the back + hit them on the break = result against LFC  :-[
cos we really seem to come out all pumped up with our game,
which is a very self-indulgent approach based on doing everything
at breakneck speed and trying fancy stuff, ignoring the opposition
completely (ahem tactics?).

Opposition knows we have few quality finishers, stick 3 at the back
and wait...because presumably it's been drummed into them that just
as sure as night follows day them gaps are going to open up. Johnson
will invariably be high up the pitch, one or two others sucked out of
position and lo and behold the Moses moment...


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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #202 on: December 17, 2012, 07:40:18 AM »
cos we really seem to come out all pumped up with our game,
which is a very self-indulgent approach based on doing everything
at breakneck speed and trying fancy stuff, ignoring the opposition
completely (ahem tactics?).

Opposition knows we have few quality finishers, stick 3 at the back
and wait...because presumably it's been drummed into them that just
as sure as night follows day them gaps are going to open up. Johnson
will invariably be high up the pitch, one or two others sucked out of
position and lo and behold the Moses moment...



Is it me or is Moses wearing a watch on his left hand? Tis a sign!!

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #203 on: December 17, 2012, 01:43:42 PM »
Is it me or is Moses wearing a watch on his left hand? Tis a sign!!

A Rolex? We have been blessed!!
Don't make the same mistake twice, there's plenty of new ones to choose from.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #204 on: December 17, 2012, 05:56:05 PM »
Is it me or is Moses wearing a watch on his left hand? Tis a sign!!
The promised land of 8th awaits  :)

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #205 on: December 17, 2012, 07:03:53 PM »
The promised land of 8th awaits  :)

So 2nd was all booked up and and there's no room at the inn in 4th.

We're settling for a weekend break in order to save up for something more extensive next season (or the season after, or one season at some unknown point in time) 
Don't make the same mistake twice, there's plenty of new ones to choose from.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #206 on: December 17, 2012, 07:29:20 PM »
So 2nd was all booked up and and there's no room at the inn in 4th.
The Pharaoh Fergie issued a decree that all Scousers under the age of 10
must be sacrificed to satisfy the Gods of the Premier League.

or one season at some unknown point in time
I believe so. So it was written, so it shall be done. Amen.

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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #207 on: December 17, 2012, 07:47:46 PM »
The Pharaoh Fergie issued a decree that all Scousers under the age of 10
must be sacrificed to satisfy the Gods of the Premier League.
I believe so. So it was written, so it shall be done. Amen.

So to sum it all up so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKqzayNo4Dk
« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 07:49:17 PM by Tes »
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Re: January Transfer Window
« Reply #209 on: December 17, 2012, 09:27:43 PM »
Don't make the same mistake twice, there's plenty of new ones to choose from.

Those who choose to preach would do well to take note of their own sermons.