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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #781 on: December 18, 2014, 05:59:43 PM »
If we can start scoring goals again, it will help mask all our other deficiencies.

Maybe we ought to recruit a couple of part time footballers from non-league teams. A pair of part time footballers, but full time decorators will see the cracks (subsidence) nicely papered over.  ;D
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #782 on: December 19, 2014, 07:08:15 AM »


;D  ;D

The Milk Cup was good enough for Bob Paisley and until a Liverpool manager can display his trophy winning prowess then every trophy is worth winning and every competition taken seriously.
Best comment on here all year.

We'll take every bit of silverware going and doesn't
matter a f*ck who the manager is.

It's like Stevie said:
"We dust ourselves down and go again"

While we are mid-campaign, it's about the trophies
'til there aren't any left. Sure the media would love
the circus to begin and Jamie Carragher be installed
as manager (cos he knows about defending or some
other b*llshit).

Chelsea game'll be tough but we should treat like a European tie.

The management issue can be decided later. He has an
opportunity to show that he can win silverware.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #783 on: December 19, 2014, 04:12:46 PM »
Just watched a clip of the pre-Arsenal pressie. I must say I didn't recognise Rodgers. His answers were extremly short and nonsensical. He came across as very defensive, non-communicative and resigned. Has he already been told he'll be replaced?
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #784 on: December 19, 2014, 08:43:46 PM »
Just watched a clip of the pre-Arsenal pressie. I must say I didn't recognise Rodgers. His answers were extremly short and nonsensical. He came across as very defensive, non-communicative and resigned. Has he already been told he'll be replaced?

interesting thought, Martin.

He's either very annoyed at the media for claiming unrest in the dressing room (and thus only gave them a very brief press conference in retaliation)......or, there is something more severe amiss.

If you believe one ex-red, our owners have had to be discouraged from dismissing Rodgers twice so far.

Rodgers is standing on the brink of being sacked.  If Arsenal were to come to Anfield this weekend, and give us a pasting, then I think it is all over for Brendan.  And maybe as you say, maybe he has already been told (that it is over).
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #785 on: December 19, 2014, 08:46:08 PM »
Maybe we ought to recruit a couple of part time footballers from non-league teams. A pair of part time footballers, but full time decorators will see the cracks (subsidence) nicely papered over.  ;D

 ;D

shouldn't be any problems getting a few part time plasterers - especially at weekends.

I get a bit plastered then myself.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #786 on: December 19, 2014, 10:35:28 PM »
interesting thought, Martin.

He's either very annoyed at the media for claiming unrest in the dressing room (and thus only gave them a very brief press conference in retaliation)......or, there is something more severe amiss.

If you believe one ex-red, our owners have had to be discouraged from dismissing Rodgers twice so far.

Rodgers is standing on the brink of being sacked.  If Arsenal were to come to Anfield this weekend, and give us a pasting, then I think it is all over for Brendan.  And maybe as you say, maybe he has already been told (that it is over).
I think the criticism of Sterling has him annoyed.
But sure Fergie and even Kenny treated the media
scum with the contempt they deserve. Trying to be
best mates with them seems to be part of the Rodgers
masterplan.

Arsenal on their day this season are a frightening prospect.
Thing is they're inclined to have off days.

I say he deserves a crack at the cups in the New Year. Surely the slump
happened and it couldn't possibly get any worse...Dunno if it'll affect whatever
happens at the end of the season. Kenny bit the bullet after two finals and 1 cup.

Mr Rodgers needs to win the EL to undo the damage done in the league.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #787 on: December 20, 2014, 02:26:30 PM »
I get a bit plastered then myself.

That's it, Dude, you've stumbled onto the reason for this season's plunge. Brendan's been hitting the black stuff full on, which certainly explains some of his recent team selections.  ;D
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #788 on: December 20, 2014, 02:34:09 PM »
We'll take every bit of silverware going and doesn't
matter a f*ck who the manager is.

Exactly. That's the up and down of it in a nutshell. Managers who don't take winning silverware seriously deserve all the flack going.

I'd actually prefer to win the UEFA Cup this season and re-qualify for the CL that way, than end the season trophyless but in the 'prized' 4th place. We also extend our position as the most successful team in the competition, and that's what this club is all about.
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« Reply #789 on: December 20, 2014, 02:40:56 PM »
Just watched a clip of the pre-Arsenal pressie. I must say I didn't recognise Rodgers. His answers were extremly short and nonsensical. He came across as very defensive, non-communicative and resigned. Has he already been told he'll be replaced?

He's probably been given an ultimatum of some sort as part of 'not being sacked', and probably feels it's somehow unfair after last season.

He's in his third season and has been well backed by the owners, considering we're trying to be self sufficient and fit in to the FFP framework. We don't have petro-funds, so considering that, Rodgers has had good money to spend and has to realise that with that spending power comes expectation to see it being a difference maker.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #790 on: December 20, 2014, 02:44:38 PM »
Sure the media would love the circus to begin and Jamie Carragher be installed as manager (cos he knows about defending or some other b*llshit).

Moneyball is so yesterday's news. 'Hoofball' is the way forward. "Viva la hoof".
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #791 on: December 20, 2014, 03:04:40 PM »
That's it, Dude, you've stumbled onto the reason for this season's plunge. Brendan's been hitting the black stuff full on, which certainly explains some of his recent team selections.  ;D

 :D

maybe Guinness will give him balance.


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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #792 on: December 20, 2014, 03:07:04 PM »
Moneyball is so yesterday's news. 'Hoofball' is the way forward. "Viva la hoof".

excatly.

no more moneyball - instead we are now working at the opposite end of the spectrum

i.e. we bring in journeymen, in their late 20s, for a barrowload of money.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #793 on: December 20, 2014, 03:13:44 PM »
I see Frank De Boer is now linked again with us, these past few days.

or at least his brother has reopened the link (for his sibling)

He has certainly turned things around at Ajax.  After 7 years without the Dutch title, he has led them to four in a row.

On the downside, on the top stage (the  champions league), I think (from memory) he has never led Ajax out of the group stages.   And although he plays a pass and move game, with the focus on ball retention....he is a 4-3-3 man (which has never really worked in England).

But enough about Frank, let's talk about Rafa.


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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #794 on: December 20, 2014, 09:39:27 PM »
I'd actually prefer to win the UEFA Cup this season and re-qualify for the CL that way, than end the season trophyless but in the 'prized' 4th place. We also extend our position as the most successful team in the competition, and that's what this club is all about.
That's the way I look at it exactly.

It's there for the taking, so why not us?

It would seem, realistically, that the disastrous league
start has put us out of contention for top 4.

But, and it's a big but, there's a massive difference between

A manager who can put together a decent run of form
toward the end of the season (after being knocked out of
all cups) against teams, many of whom have settled for not
being relegated and are looking forward to their Summer holidays.
Say we finish around 6th and trophyless, the spin starts again
about next season, no Europe and all the progress that has
been made.

Then there's the manager who seizes the opportunity of
righting his mistakes, wins the EL for his club and doesn't
have to say anything.

Given that Andy Carroll & Stewart Downing (not good enough
to play in Rodgers teams) both scored goals today to propel
West f*cking Ham into the top 4. It really does make you wonder...