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« Reply #465 on: November 03, 2010, 12:21:04 PM »
Glad to hear we'll put out a strong side. Going to Anfield on a Thursday night has been like going to watch the reserves. This is ok some times but ticket prices need to reflect this. A win tomorrow and anything but a defeat on sunday and Woy will be here until at least Xmas.

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« Reply #466 on: November 03, 2010, 03:24:17 PM »
Aside from the traveling I'm not sure why Roy would play weakened teams in the first three games of the group and then decide to play a strong team 3 days before the Chelsea game.

It's a good idea. Two wins on the bounce, another against Napoli at home would further boost confidence and build momentum ahead of the Chelsea game. Also, the more the first choice eleven (as many of them as we can field, injury permitting) can play together, hopefully the quicker and more sustained the improvement will be.

Also, having lost the great chance of a trophy with the Northampton debacle, we need to take our remaining competitions more seriously.

I wonder if he's had a few instructions from above.
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« Reply #467 on: November 03, 2010, 05:28:31 PM »
I dont know Tes I think Roy might have ulterior motives like Henry being around to see the game.

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« Reply #468 on: November 03, 2010, 05:38:52 PM »
This piece by John McMahon I find rubbish. Hes good enough, hes old enough. Coutihno gets on for Inter. Bojan, Messi Dos Santos all got games for Barcelona. Madrid have no qualms throwing younger players into games.

I dont think Pacheco necessarily needs to start but I think hes easily good enough to bring on in games and has contributed every time he has done so. Putting him back in the reserves to learn his trade is a cop out and will see him walk in the summer.

http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/roy-s-pacheco-plan-revealed

Roy's Pacheco plan revealed

John McMahon has revealed Roy Hodgson's first-team plan for starlet Dani Pacheco.

The Spanish ace is regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in Europe after rising to prominence in a withdrawn striking role.

However, this season he has been deployed more regularly on the right-side of midfield, a switch that McMahon feels can boost the No.12's claims for more first-team involvement.

Click on the play button to watch McMahon on Pacheco

"The boss (Roy Hodgson) is keen on him," he told Liverpoolfc.tv.

"He sees Dani filling those wide roles, so when he plays for the reserves he occupies those positions and learns to adapt and play in them.

"It's good for his development to learn several roles and it will only benefit him, especially if he's required to do a job for the first-team."

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« Reply #469 on: November 03, 2010, 05:48:14 PM »
Playing another player out of position!!! Hell's Bells!! Play him where he will be most effective instead of trying to put a round peg into a square hole.

How many people have called for Johnson to be moved forward to right wing with Kelly deployed at right-back? Flippin' loads and still Roy doesn't see the obvious.
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« Reply #470 on: November 03, 2010, 07:50:24 PM »
This piece by John McMahon I find rubbish. Hes good enough, hes old enough. Coutihno gets on for Inter. Bojan, Messi Dos Santos all got games for Barcelona. Madrid have no qualms throwing younger players into games.

I dont think Pacheco necessarily needs to start but I think hes easily good enough to bring on in games and has contributed every time he has done so. Putting him back in the reserves to learn his trade is a cop out and will see him walk in the summer.

http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/roy-s-pacheco-plan-revealed

Roy's Pacheco plan revealed

John McMahon has revealed Roy Hodgson's first-team plan for starlet Dani Pacheco.

The Spanish ace is regarded as one of the most talented youngsters in Europe after rising to prominence in a withdrawn striking role.

However, this season he has been deployed more regularly on the right-side of midfield, a switch that McMahon feels can boost the No.12's claims for more first-team involvement.

Click on the play button to watch McMahon on Pacheco

"The boss (Roy Hodgson) is keen on him," he told Liverpoolfc.tv.

"He sees Dani filling those wide roles, so when he plays for the reserves he occupies those positions and learns to adapt and play in them.

"It's good for his development to learn several roles and it will only benefit him, especially if he's required to do a job for the first-team."

It's called avoiding the issue. And wasn't Hodgson bemoaning his lack of forwards just the other day, calling Kuyt and Babel wide players, despite stating at the start of the season that Babel would be given a chance to prove himself as a striker:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/sep/10/roy-hodgson-fernando-torres-liverpool
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=821903&cc=5739

Unless both journalists misinterpretted Hodgsons words, but he's neither been given a chance or played as a striker much in his cameo appearances.

So what chance does Pacheco have and now he's being moved out wide despite the reserves apparently being short of strikers also:

"We have the same problem with the reserves. We don't have any strikers and a winger called Nathan Ecclestone has to play up front." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1325214/Roy-Hodgson-desperate-sign-new-striker-Liverpool.html

So we have a winger being played as a striker and he wants to play a forward as a winger?

Although he may not be suited to a loan striker role he can certainly play with a stike partner or as a withdrawn striker.

Arses and elbows. They're all the same to our supposed manager.  ::)
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« Reply #471 on: November 04, 2010, 01:16:03 AM »
Hey guys, since we're on the subject of management in this thread. I came across a list of a possible
top twenty of all time at the Equaliser site.....(I note Shanks at number 10!)

http://equaliserfootball.com/manager-series/

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« Reply #472 on: November 04, 2010, 01:29:34 AM »
Hey guys, since we're on the subject of management in this thread. I came across a list of a possible
top twenty of all time at the Equaliser site.....(I note Shanks at number 10!)

http://equaliserfootball.com/manager-series/

Some big hitters in there Ed.

Many of them are from times too far back to allow me to judge fairly. Good to see Shanks and Paisley in there.

Id say you could ask one million people to name their top 20 managers of all time and everybody's list could be different.


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« Reply #473 on: November 04, 2010, 05:51:01 AM »
great link, Ed.  I have got through the top 2 managers.  Awesome research/articles. 

Very enjoyable (and enlightening) reading.
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« Reply #474 on: November 04, 2010, 12:11:10 PM »
It's a good idea. Two wins on the bounce, another against Napoli at home would further boost confidence and build momentum ahead of the Chelsea game. Also, the more the first choice eleven (as many of them as we can field, injury permitting) can play together, hopefully the quicker and more sustained the improvement will be.

Also, having lost the great chance of a trophy with the Northampton debacle, we need to take our remaining competitions more seriously.

I wonder if he's had a few instructions from above.

Henrys wife has confirmed they will be at tonights game.

For me that's the only reason Roys decided to change his tactic on playing a strong team in the Europa Cup. Realistically why else would he change now 3 games in while using a second team and 3 days before the Chelsea game. Why risk getting players like Gerrard or Torres injured. Roys fighting for his Anfield life.

As for Henrys wife's tweet below. At least shes making an effort.

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-fc/liverpool-fc-news/2010/11/04/what-reds-songs-should-linda-pizzuti-wife-of-new-liverpool-fc-owner-john-w-henry-be-learning-100252-27599451/

What Reds songs should Linda Pizzuti, wife of new Liverpool FC owner John W Henry, be learning?

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LINDA PIZZUTI, wife of new Liverpool FC owner John W Henry will attend her first match at Anfield tonight against Napoli in the Europa League and has asked Reds fans on Twitter what songs, aside from You'll Never Walk Alone, she should be learning.

"Studying up in the Anfield songbook to prepare for my first LFC match tomorrow night-can't wait! Aside from YNWA, what songs should I learn?" less than a minute ago via TweetDeckLinda Pizzuti
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« Reply #475 on: November 05, 2010, 01:17:50 AM »
Henrys wife has confirmed they will be at tonights game.

For me that's the only reason Roys decided to change his tactic on playing a strong team in the Europa Cup. Realistically why else would he change now 3 games in while using a second team and 3 days before the Chelsea game. Why risk getting players like Gerrard or Torres injured. Roys fighting for his Anfield life.

As for Henrys wife's tweet below. At least shes making an effort.

http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-fc/liverpool-fc-news/2010/11/04/what-reds-songs-should-linda-pizzuti-wife-of-new-liverpool-fc-owner-john-w-henry-be-learning-100252-27599451/

What Reds songs should Linda Pizzuti, wife of new Liverpool FC owner John W Henry, be learning?

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LINDA PIZZUTI, wife of new Liverpool FC owner John W Henry will attend her first match at Anfield tonight against Napoli in the Europa League and has asked Reds fans on Twitter what songs, aside from You'll Never Walk Alone, she should be learning.

"Studying up in the Anfield songbook to prepare for my first LFC match tomorrow night-can't wait! Aside from YNWA, what songs should I learn?" less than a minute ago via TweetDeckLinda Pizzuti
Linda_Pizzuti

She's not bad in a 'after a few drinks' sort of way.
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« Reply #476 on: November 05, 2010, 07:02:22 AM »
Pellegrini's off the market.....signed up for Malaga.
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« Reply #477 on: November 05, 2010, 11:30:13 AM »
a good man knows his limitations.   

ok, looks like Ottmar Hitzfeld then. 

assuming Di Matteo isn't available.   :D

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« Reply #478 on: November 05, 2010, 11:47:46 AM »
She's not bad in a 'after a few drinks' sort of way.



Linda Pizzuti, the wife of Liverpool owner John Henry, has thanked Reds supporters for making her first visit to Anfield an "incredible" experience.

Pizzuti used Twitter to ask fans which songs she should learn for Thursday's Europa League match with Napoli.

And after watching the Reds come from behind to win 3-1, she posted a string of tweets raving about the atmosphere.

"The 'You're not singing anymore' chant at the muted Napoli fans once we pulled ahead was a highlight..." she wrote.

Boston Red Sox owner Henry and real estate developer Pizzuti got married last year at the team's Fenway Park stadium when he was 59 and she was 30.

The duo had been in Liverpool since Tuesday before attending their first home match since Henry's New England Sports Ventures group completed their £300m takeover of the club.

Having tweeted on Tuesday that she was enjoying exploring the "cool city" of Liverpool, Pizzuti followed up on Wednesday with a plea to Reds fans.

"Studying up in the Anfield songbook to prepare for my first LFC match tomorrow night-can't wait! Aside from YNWA [club anthem You'll Never Walk Alone], what songs should I learn?," she wrote.

During the game, television cameras regularly captured the pair, with Henry seen shaking his head after Napoli took a first-half lead.

But they were soon celebrating with a raucous Anfield crowd as beloved skipper Steven Gerrard came off the bench to score a hat-trick.

"Wow! Anfield really is a special place! Fantastic match (certainly heard the Gerrard song!) with first class and very fun supporters," Pizzuti tweeted on Thursday morning.

"And finally experiencing the famous Kop. Hearing, seeing, and feeling the massive force, spirit, and fun of it is incredible."

Pizzuti admitted she still has some way to go before becoming a true Koppite.

"Thank you for all of the song recommendations, sounds like "The Fields of Anfield Road" is my next lesson," she wrote.
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« Reply #479 on: November 05, 2010, 11:49:48 AM »
like footballer autobiographies, is this twitter based stuff ghost written by PR/spin specialists.

Like when Gillett and Hicks arrived, all this is far too nice/spot-on to be real.

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