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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #465 on: November 02, 2014, 12:24:08 AM »
I would challenge you all by saying we actually turned a corner today.
The more I think about it, the more convinced I am this was the best
defensive display of the season.
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at the club at the moment.   :P

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #466 on: November 02, 2014, 10:22:12 AM »
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #467 on: November 02, 2014, 07:27:18 PM »
Considering our defensive displays thus far this season Martin may not be far wrong!

Adapt or die as the saying goes. Brendan has to adapt his tactics and adapt the players to suit their strengths. Or this will only go one way.


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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #468 on: November 03, 2014, 01:36:32 PM »
Trouble at mill.

You know, I do wonder, with the utter lack of industry among the players, if the team have lost all confidence in Rodgers.

Might they perhaps, have eventually seen through his utter b.u.ll.s.hit.e

Last season they ran around like their lives depended on it (no doubt inspired by King Luis). 

But this season, since the wheels came off the bus, they have been ambling around at their leisure, smoking a spliff, scratching their a..rs.es and saying "hey man, what's da rush, man?"
 
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #469 on: November 04, 2014, 07:20:21 PM »
Teams about to come out in Madrid.

Rodgers team is:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Moreno, Toure, Skrtel, Manquillo, Can, Lucas, Lallana, Allen, Markovic, Borini.

Subs: Brad Jones, Johnson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Henderson, Sterling, Balotelli.

I think Rodgers has lost it.

This Liverpool eleven could get absolutely routed tonight.  And I mean hammered.  Depends of course on whether Madrid play at their main level, or treat it like a training session.

Has Rodgers entirely given up on tonight's game, even before it has been played, and/or given up on the group itself?

Mignolet is gonna be a busy man tonight.
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« Reply #470 on: November 04, 2014, 07:36:14 PM »
What a complete shithouse move. Basically Brendan has admitted that we can't get a result here and has rested our best players and most influential players. 5 years ago we were coming to these sort of grounds fearless and thought we could beat anyone. Now we have basically said fork it, we can't win lets give everyone a rest and have a morale damaged even more before a huge game at the weekend.

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« Reply #471 on: November 04, 2014, 08:18:44 PM »
What a complete shithouse move. Basically Brendan has admitted that we can't get a result here and has rested our best players and most influential players. 5 years ago we were coming to these sort of grounds fearless and thought we could beat anyone. Now we have basically said fork it, we can't win lets give everyone a rest and have a morale damaged even more before a huge game at the weekend.
It's what you call a small club mentality creeping in.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #472 on: November 04, 2014, 09:44:03 PM »
I criticise and now I give credit where due. Brendan chose carefully players with high energy and players with good ball retention. I was particularly impressed with Moreno and Can. I loved Toure's energy and fight plus overall the players showed determination and grit. True Madrid didn't come out of 2nd gear but we can only go on what we saw.

We lacked composure in the opposition half though which let us down.

So credit where it is due.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #473 on: November 04, 2014, 09:49:27 PM »
If Johnson and Lovren get back into the team I'll cry.

Kolo showed in 90 minutes more leadership and great mentality that Lovren has in 3 odd months with us.

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« Reply #474 on: November 04, 2014, 10:48:59 PM »
If Johnson and Lovren get back into the team I'll cry.

Kolo showed in 90 minutes more leadership and great mentality that Lovren has in 3 odd months with us.

Indeed he did.

I'm gonna stick my head out yet again and maintain this was another step forward. On Saturday we saw our best defensive display of the season, and tonight I watched the best performance our central midfield have displayed this season. The passing was crisp for large parts of the game and so was the energy, urgency and fighting spirit. I take a lot of positives from this game and really, really hope we can build on it against Chelsea.

Markovic, though, it has to be said was a disastrous call. I really feel for the kid but he just ain't up to it. Moreno had a cracking game. I also think Can, Allen and Lallana showed up for this one.

Still don't think Sterling has done enough to merit a start on Saturday. He's increasingly passive. lacklustre and predictable in almost Everything he does. His judgment is also quite poor as he keeps losing possession in dangerous areas. Cred must also go to Lucas who did a fantastic job and actually provided leadership for a change.

Switch Lucas for Gerrard and Borini for Balotelli, keep the rest of the team unchanged and there you have a starting line up that could get us a result against Chelsea.

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« Reply #475 on: November 04, 2014, 11:20:34 PM »
We need to change back into a diamond formation because not only as per above but this allows Sterling to play at the tip of the diamond.

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« Reply #476 on: November 04, 2014, 11:24:00 PM »
I took a look in to the RAWK (redandwhitekop) forum, after the game.

A fair few fans are now starting to see the light re Rodgers.


Rodgers is well and truly doomed if the strait jacket that is RAWK is anything less than holding out their tongues for the sweat from under our manager's (any manager of our's) armpit.  :D
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« Reply #477 on: November 04, 2014, 11:26:34 PM »
You're all gonna go IS on me but I would challenge you all by saying we actually turned a corner today.

Please, not corners. I still have a morbid fear of them after Houllier.   ;D
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« Reply #478 on: November 04, 2014, 11:33:09 PM »
Still don't think Sterling has done enough to merit a start on Saturday.

Sterling looks so much better when he's got the likes of Sturridge, Coutinho, Suarez buzzing off him. They help him perform at another level and he helps them (to a degree). Any player would struggle to look good with Borini as a colleague.

I think there are still a few dips over the next 18-24 months to come from Sterling yet. He's still a very young player and man. He'll be fine.
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« Reply #479 on: November 04, 2014, 11:34:07 PM »
If Johnson and Lovren get back into the team I'll cry.

Kolo showed in 90 minutes more leadership and great mentality that Lovren has in 3 odd months with us.

Agreed. We had King Kolo out there tonight, not Kolo the clown from last season.
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