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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1620 on: May 02, 2015, 06:41:54 PM »
QPR = Quit please, Rodgers.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1621 on: May 02, 2015, 11:02:10 PM »
I've also noted some buzz from certain quarters:

It's clear to me though that any honeymoon period Rodgers might have
enjoyed from the fans is now well and truly over. The problem for the
club is that this creates massive pressure on the manager - cup finals in
September. Under such circumstances it just seems unwise entrust another
transfer window to a lame duck? Do we need to reach crisis point next
Autumn or Winter. Then what?

if we let this motley crew of young dimwits (the Jolly Rodgers, Barry Hunter, Alan Pascoe, etc and Pam Ayres) get another chunk of cash to spend, we will be even further into the mire.

It is so frustrating, United are there for the taking this year.....so are City and even Arsenal.

A good manager would have won the league, with Suarez.....and would have easily cemented a top three position this year.

Rodgers has to go.

I think we all know that.

The problem is though, that the issues run far deeper than merely the Brentmaster General. 
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1622 on: May 03, 2015, 01:14:46 AM »
if we let this motley crew of young dimwits (the Jolly Rodgers, Barry Hunter, Alan Pascoe, etc and Pam Ayres) get another chunk of cash to spend, we will be even further into the mire.

It is so frustrating, United are there for the taking this year.....so are City and even Arsenal.

A good manager would have won the league, with Suarez.....and would have easily cemented a top three position this year.

Rodgers has to go.

I think we all know that.

The problem is though, that the issues run far deeper than merely the Brentmaster General. 

Was that you up in that there aeroplane over Anfield this afternoon?  ;D ;D

I agree regarding our problems Dude. It's likely, imo, they'll bring a DoF in
over the Summer to protect their interests and a transition should they
need to give Rodge the bullet early next season. I can't see them doing
nothing and there's no one with a clue about football matters for them to
consult with.

Seems bizarre that we need to reduce them to 10 and then have to summon
Stevie G to bring his cavalry over the mountains to rescue the points at home
against QPR in 2015...

A sad indictment of Rodgers reign. He starts to remind me a bit of Blair.


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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1623 on: May 03, 2015, 06:29:20 PM »
Was that you up in that there aeroplane over Anfield this afternoon?  ;D ;D

I agree regarding our problems Dude. It's likely, imo, they'll bring a DoF in
over the Summer to protect their interests and a transition should they
need to give Rodge the bullet early next season. I can't see them doing
nothing and there's no one with a clue about football matters for them to
consult with.

Seems bizarre that we need to reduce them to 10 and then have to summon
Stevie G to bring his cavalry over the mountains to rescue the points at home
against QPR in 2015...

A sad indictment of Rodgers reign. He starts to remind me a bit of Blair.

if they bring in a DoF, we will be even more in the mire, Ed......and will show that they are even more out of touch.

And the media all lick the posterior of Gerrard yesterday.....despite his missed penalty, and all the other madness that surrounds him.  He brings nothing to the team these years. 

And Carraghera called the aeroplane banner an 'embarrassment'............yeah, those senior people inside Anfield who brought about the overthrow of Rafa are THE embarrassment.

And no, Ed.....twas not Dudely Biggles flying the plane.  I have an alibi.   ;)




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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1624 on: May 03, 2015, 06:31:55 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuBfaNm53I

Jurgen Klopp Says Arsenal Play Like An Orchestra But He Likes Heavy Metal

The video above impressed me, because I had been under the impression that Klopp's english was non-existent, or not very good.

It is fine.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1625 on: May 03, 2015, 06:38:15 PM »

And Carraghera called the aeroplane banner an 'embarrassment'............yeah, those senior people inside Anfield who brought about the overthrow of Rafa are THE embarrassment.


THEY ignored the stuff that Rafa had to do to keep the club in the mix despite the carpetbaggers that was Hicks and Gillette. Sell and buy players...

Carragher and Gerrard were instrumental in that...and now look at us...begging for scraps at the table.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1626 on: May 03, 2015, 06:47:49 PM »
yes, the un-named senior muppets who worked behind Rafa's back at Anfield, and in some cases used their media friends, to undermine Rafa, and get him sacked, have no part to play in Liverpool FC.

they clearly have not got the slightest idea about football management.

as you say, Bart, Rafa brought success to the club DESPITE the turmoil of the time.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1627 on: May 05, 2015, 09:25:43 PM »
Alan Pascoe, etc and Pam Ayres

Dude showing his age. Pascoe wasn't too shabby at the hurdles if I remember.

I betcha Pam could put into a poem the frustration we're all feeling - maybe a re-wording of The Housewife's Lament.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1628 on: May 05, 2015, 09:30:51 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuBfaNm53I

Jurgen Klopp Says Arsenal Play Like An Orchestra But He Likes Heavy Metal

The video above impressed me, because I had been under the impression that Klopp's english was non-existent, or not very good.

It is fine.

I bet he has all the Scorpions and Accept LPs, maybe even the odd Michael Schenker one, but for such a great musician himself, Schenker always, without fail, surrounded himself with amateurs not worthy of sharing the same stage with him.

Klopp has both intelligence and personality, though still a risk.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1629 on: May 06, 2015, 12:20:46 PM »
I bet he has all the Scorpions and Accept LPs, maybe even the odd Michael Schenker one, but for such a great musician himself, Schenker always, without fail, surrounded himself with amateurs not worthy of sharing the same stage with him.

Klopp has both intelligence and personality, though still a risk.

Very good English indeed. I'm not sure what you mean when you say he's a risk. Care to expand on that one? In any case he's deffo a risk worth taking.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1630 on: May 06, 2015, 02:20:23 PM »
Very good English indeed. I'm not sure what you mean when you say he's a risk. Care to expand on that one? In any case he's deffo a risk worth taking.

His record prior to Dortmund is very poor. He's done well at Dortmund, building whilst having to sell his best player(s). However, after a few good seasons, last season (in comparison) and definitely this one has seen things dive. Has the cycle ended, has he lost his touch, have simply too many players been sold, just a temporary blip, or what?
Another season at Dortmund would have given us a better idea, so we'd be taking him not knowing whether it was because or despite him that Dortmund's fortunes have so dramatically dived, especially in das Bundesliga .

It is a risk I'm not averse to either, and I have a huge amount of time for Klopp, both as a manager and what I've seen of him personally.
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1631 on: May 06, 2015, 03:05:03 PM »
Funny being an LFC supporter this time of year with
nothing, nada, happening football-wise while other
clubs contest for trophies.

Must be how it feels like to be a mid-table club - which we're becoming,
albeit with a higher league position.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1632 on: May 07, 2015, 12:39:50 AM »
Funny being an LFC supporter this time of year with
nothing, nada, happening football-wise while other
clubs contest for trophies.

Must be how it feels like to be a mid-table club - which we're becoming,
albeit with a higher league position.

According to Lallana we're still playing for 4th, which seems an odd thing to say when the team we're competing with happens to have recently beaten us at home, and whilst that very same team has just lost three league games in a row, we still steadfastly refused to take advantage by actually winning our games. We seem more intent on keep close company with Spurs and Southampton than actually getting any nearer to the Mancs.
And to think, we finished 2 points ahead of them last season, two major signings for them later and they're now 21 points ahead of us. They've kicked on whilst we've kicked success back into the long grass. 
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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1633 on: May 07, 2015, 11:26:18 AM »
Funny being an LFC supporter this time of year with
nothing, nada, happening football-wise while other
clubs contest for trophies.

Must be how it feels like to be a mid-table club - which we're becoming,
albeit with a higher league position.

Under Rodgers we're also-rans, Ed.
When you look at the likes of Barca, Real Madrid, Bayern...they dominate world football because they built strong balanced squads with the odd superstar thrown in. As they gain success all they have to do is enhance with 2 or 3 players and never have to buy 8/9 players as a panic buy.
It's a slow and steady process which ultimately pays off.
I have a great deal of time for FSG and how they've kept the stadium at Anfield and enhancing that atmosphere. The problem is, is that we're not enhancing the team itself.
I see that we're now in the top six superclubs in the world (world fan base, social media buzz) with real, barca, manure, citeh and chelsea...and yet look at us, praying that manure slip up and we can have a miracle against Chelsea.
We need to dump the buying kids and selling them milarky now. With agents involved nowadays then every 18 year old think they're Messi.
We need to go back to the old ways of Liverpool. No primadonna's, no ego's...just a strong balance team which plays until their lungs burst and kicks ass.

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Re: Season 2014/15
« Reply #1634 on: May 07, 2015, 11:47:39 AM »
BBC Radio 5 Live have just announced that Memphis Depay has signed for Man Utd.

Without possession of all the facts it's impossible to say why he chose them apart from the obvious that he gets the chance to play in 6 CL games - half against Euro-dross. And Utd probably threw stupid money at him. If LFC did that the club would be hammered by most who frequent this board I suspect.
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