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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #360 on: October 19, 2014, 04:33:06 PM »
The solution to our striking woes:




LOL

Bring back Heskey.  At least he caused the opposition problems.

The only problem that Balotteli causes is to the ball boys.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #361 on: October 19, 2014, 04:37:14 PM »
Rodgers, without Suarez, is like Samson without hair.......utterly naked, and shown for the bogus guru that he is.
Originally, as I understand it, what we were supposed
to be getting was a manager who could work effectively
on a shoe string.

Someone who could develop quality youngsters in the
academy, that would save us a shed-load in transfer fees,
thereby giving us a competitive edge in that area.

More importantly though, we hoped that the new man
would have conviction and courage in that conviction. This
is essential for a long term project - death by football? an
empty philosophy from a man who seems to have only
learnt about PR quotes at the feet of Mourinho.

Finally, the manager of LFC needs to have a psychopathic
need to win trophies.

You're 100% correct dude, Suarez drew attention away from
the reality.

£120 million spent in transfer fees.  Faith in youth?

The manager from Swansea paying £16 million to Milan seems
like someone who has developed a taste for Ferrero Rocher when
they should be eating raw steak nicked from the back of a
restaurant. Self-indulgence, delusion, with the club picking up
the tab.

Trophies?? This reign is all about biding time and packaging
together talking points for a Powerpoint presentation to dazzle
a bunch of clueless suits when the inevitable vacancy for the England
manager's gig arises.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #362 on: October 19, 2014, 04:41:08 PM »
I think it's safe to say now, into our third season of Keystone Cops defending, that Rodgers doesn't have a clue how to set up and coach the defensive side of the game.

None of this "it's early in the season" nonsense. This has been evident at any randomly chosen point at any of the 86 league games Rodgers has presided over. Now we have "the risk that wasn't Remy", £16M worth of footballing chaos, last season's crack that ultimately cost us the league, has now become a gaping chasm.

Rodgers needs to pour custard on it and swallow his pride, and get in some assistance to coach the defensive side of football, or if we do have a coach at the club capable of doing so, Rodgers needs to let that person loose on the training ground.
Don't make the same mistake twice, there's plenty of new ones to choose from.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #363 on: October 19, 2014, 04:44:15 PM »
Originally, as I understand it, what we were supposed
to be getting was a manager who could work effectively
on a shoe string.

Someone who could develop quality youngsters in the
academy, that would save us a shed-load in transfer fees,
thereby giving us a competitive edge in that area.

More importantly though, we hoped that the new man
would have conviction and courage in that conviction. This
is essential for a long term project - death by football? an
empty philosophy from a man who seems to have only
learnt about PR quotes at the feet of Mourinho.

Finally, the manager of LFC needs to have a psychopathic
need to win trophies.

You're 100% correct dude, Suarez drew attention away from
the reality.

£120 million spent in transfer fees.  Faith in youth?

The manager from Swansea paying £16 million to Milan seems
like someone who has developed a taste for Ferrero Rocher when
they should be eating raw steak nicked from the back of a
restaurant. Self-indulgence, delusion, with the club picking up
the tab.

Trophies?? This reign is all about biding time and packaging
together talking points for a Powerpoint presentation to dazzle
a bunch of clueless suits when the inevitable vacancy for the England
manager's gig arises.

Modern football (unless you're backed by petro dollars) summed up nicely, there Ed. Damned depressing too.
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.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #364 on: October 19, 2014, 04:44:30 PM »
Originally, as I understand it, what we were supposed
to be getting was a manager who could work effectively
on a shoe string.

Someone who could develop quality youngsters in the
academy, that would save us a shed-load in transfer fees,
thereby giving us a competitive edge in that area.

More importantly though, we hoped that the new man
would have conviction and courage in that conviction. This
is essential for a long term project - death by football? an
empty philosophy from a man who seems to have only
learnt about PR quotes at the feet of Mourinho.

Finally, the manager of LFC needs to have a psychopathic
need to win trophies.

You're 100% correct dude, Suarez drew attention away from
the reality.

£120 million spent in transfer fees.  Faith in youth?

The manager from Swansea paying £16 million to Milan seems
like someone who has developed a taste for Ferrero Rocher when
they should be eating raw steak nicked from the back of a
restaurant. Self-indulgence, delusion, with the club picking up
the tab.

Trophies?? This reign is all about biding time and packaging
together talking points for a Powerpoint presentation to dazzle
a bunch of clueless suits when the inevitable vacancy for the England
manager's gig arises.

absolutely, Ed.

Rodgers, mark my words, will never in his career win a major trophy, for any club.

He is just someone who spouts endless BS. 

I always found, in my working life, there are basically two types - those who are very good at what they do (and get on with it, with little fan-fare); and those who talk a good game, with all the right catch-phrases, and all the BS.

I always felt that our owners wanted to bring someone in on the cheap.....and Rodgers was that lemon.

A top manager would have cost money.

Our owners will learn to their costs, that they made a major error.
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There’s no next time. It’s now or never.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #365 on: October 19, 2014, 04:48:21 PM »
I think it's safe to say now, into our third season of Keystone Cops defending, that Rodgers doesn't have a clue how to set up and coach the defensive side of the game.

None of this "it's early in the season" nonsense. This has been evident at any randomly chosen point at any of the 86 league games Rodgers has presided over. Now we have "the risk that wasn't Remy", £16M worth of footballing chaos, last season's crack that ultimately cost us the league, has now become a gaping chasm.

Rodgers needs to pour custard on it and swallow his pride, and get in some assistance to coach the defensive side of football, or if we do have a coach at the club capable of doing so, Rodgers needs to let that person loose on the training ground.

it goes beyond a defensive issue, Tes.

the key is balance.  And Rodgers has no idea how to build a balanced side (nor does he rate it as important).

I was going to post earlier this week, but then did not have the time, comments from Van Gaal, where he spoke about his efforts to now create a balanced side at Old Trafford.  Balance was, for him, key to building a successful team.

It's time for Rodgers to go.  Some primary school yard is missing a sports teacher.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #366 on: October 19, 2014, 05:02:50 PM »
I always found, in my working life, there are basically two types - those who are very good at what they do (and get on with it, with little fan-fare)
Sir Bob Paisley!

Shankly was different, talked a lot but he had
convictions and courage in them.

It's f**king laughable that we have been reduced
to having the current muppet in charge.

Modern football (unless you're backed by petro dollars) summed up nicely, there Ed. Damned depressing too.
He just doesn't have the big balls or talent needed
to go toe to toe with the elite managers or clubs in
the Premier League (never mind Europe!). His tenure
is all about making friends that will be useful for
his post-L.F.C. career.

It has never struck me that he saw himself as the manager
of L.F.C. - gaffer (godfather). More like the job is a stepping
stone for him (cue the Monkees  ;D ).

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« Reply #367 on: October 19, 2014, 05:06:20 PM »
The owners need to get themselves over for the Real game and use it to secure Ancelotti for next season.

When you look at the squad we have, the manager should be getting far more from it than he is doing.

My worry is that the owners will retreat from investing in the team like they did after Dalglish's disastrous transfer splurging.

Then again, I've no confidence in the manager, transfer committee or any combination of, to spend the money well and on the right players.
Don't make the same mistake twice, there's plenty of new ones to choose from.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #368 on: October 19, 2014, 05:07:07 PM »
Some primary school yard is missing a sports teacher.
;D

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #369 on: October 19, 2014, 05:15:00 PM »
My worry is that the owners will retreat from investing in the team
As I see it Tes £120 million on signings is the key
moment in his time at LFC.

It's the magnifying glass under which Rodgers
management ability of all areas of a top club
should be judged.

Can't be excuses after that.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #370 on: October 19, 2014, 05:22:26 PM »
anyone here a member of the other liverpool forums (e.g. redandwhitekop)?

what is the reaction at the minute to Rodgers and our performances?
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« Reply #371 on: October 19, 2014, 05:26:31 PM »
Sir Bob Paisley!

Shankly was different, talked a lot but he had
convictions and courage in them.

It's f**king laughable that we have been reduced
to having the current muppet in charge.
He just doesn't have the big balls or talent needed
to go toe to toe with the elite managers or clubs in
the Premier League (never mind Europe!). His tenure
is all about making friends that will be useful for
his post-L.F.C. career.

It has never struck me that he saw himself as the manager
of L.F.C. - gaffer (godfather). More like the job is a stepping
stone for him (cue the Monkees  ;D ).

 :D

forget coming on the pitch to Z Cars.

Hey Hey We're the Monkees!

Cue Guardian labelling us as wacists.

Yes, Shankly was an original.  He had talent.

Bob Paisley took the baton on from Shankly, and was (for me) without doubt our best ever manager (indeed, the best ever boss in Britain).

Rodgers is a David O'Leary type - talking sweet talk, but making hay while the sun shines, because he knows that sooner or later, he will get caught on.

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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« Reply #372 on: October 19, 2014, 05:33:24 PM »
The owners need to get themselves over for the Real game and use it to secure Ancelotti for next season.

When you look at the squad we have, the manager should be getting far more from it than he is doing.

My worry is that the owners will retreat from investing in the team like they did after Dalglish's disastrous transfer splurging.

agreed, Tes.

Our owners have got to man up, admit they installed the wrong man, and now go and bring in a top boss.

Ancellotti will cost money - but he (along with Benitez) is on the top tier of managers.

Amateurs, like Rodgers and his transfer team and scouts, are good in so much as, they can turn on a computer and look at OPTA stats.

But it takes a helluva lot more than that to bring in the right type, to fill gaps and needs in a team.....and a helluva lot more to organise and put together a balanced side.

Many of our young lads will come good.  We have bought lots of great young potential.

But an experienced boss, would have brought in a balanced array of talent.....a couple to go straight in to the team, two or three other younger lads to learn the ropes, etc.

But what we will never have, under our snake-oil selling boss, is balance.  He has no skill in this area.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #373 on: October 19, 2014, 06:17:15 PM »
anyone here a member of the other liverpool forums (e.g. redandwhitekop)?
I keep away from those group think sh*tholes  ;D
:D

forget coming on the pitch to Z Cars.

Hey Hey We're the Monkees!
I prefer this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N9Lkpt6SrY


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Now you're walking 'round like you're front page news.
You've been awful careful 'bout the friends you choose"


Rodgers is a David O'Leary type
Didn't he also have an unshakeable faith in youth - they were his babies. Cringe.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #374 on: October 19, 2014, 07:09:11 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.