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Re: The Roy Hodgson Thread
« Reply #615 on: November 18, 2010, 12:10:41 AM »
Thanks, Dude, I'll be humming myself to sleep to the tune of Black Beauty now.  :D

oh i know, Tes.

the theme was in the background  the other night, of a special show on the Goodies.

i had to think what the theme was...........and it was black beauty...............been in my head ever since.

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« Reply #616 on: November 18, 2010, 11:02:31 AM »
good stuff.

these characters all bring back memories.

skippy, hector's house, jackanory, black beauty, playschool, etc.

I can picture Woy reading a yarn on Jackanory.

Ha too true dude.

Roy also wouldnt look out of place kitted out in a trench coat on an episode of diagnosis murder or teaming up with Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote either. Maybe they could investigate whose murdering Liverpools chances of qualifying for the Champions League or playing good football.

I'd love to see the climax of the episode with Jessica pinpointing that Roys actually been the murderer all along and that hes also been sabotaging other clubs chances for 35 years now.

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« Reply #617 on: November 18, 2010, 11:05:12 AM »
:D Juan on top form tonight.

 :D You need a sense of humor supporting the club these days Tes otherwise before long we could all end up in the looney bin.

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« Reply #618 on: November 18, 2010, 02:01:37 PM »
I haven't posted on there for many years, in fact haven't looked in there for an age.

Sorry I missed this post earlier, but Talklfc seems to be in a bit of a struggle at the moment. What was your user name on there?

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« Reply #619 on: November 18, 2010, 04:09:43 PM »
:D You need a sense of humor supporting the club these days Tes otherwise before long we could all end up in the looney bin.

Insanity always helps take the edge off things, though.



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« Reply #620 on: November 21, 2010, 02:35:01 PM »
I think Roy is far less clued in than I thought if he genuinely believes hes been judged on two bad performances this season.

http://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/10/11/21/SOCCER_Liverpool_Nightlead.html&TEAMHD=soccer

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson believes his team have been tainted by two matches which have done "untold damage" but insists the improvement from the start of the season shows they were written off too early.

Saturday's 3-0 win over West Ham at Anfield was achieved with the minimum amount of fuss - somewhat helpfully in the injury-enforced absence of captain Steven Gerrard - against a side who struggled to rise above mediocre.

The Reds' fourth victory in six Barclays Premier League matches came on the back of a defeat at Stoke the previous week, lifting them to within touching distance of the top four.

Having endured their worst start to a campaign since 1953/54 with six points from eight games they have now accrued 13 from their last six.

Encouraging performances from Raul Meireles, given the freedom of central midfield by the Hammers, and Glen Johnson show there can be optimism despite Gerrard being sidelined for a month.

Hodgson thinks, however, that his side is still being judged on their early-season form.

"There are two games this year which have done us untold damage," he said.

"The first was when a total reserve team - although it does not seem to have been noticed we had 14 first-team players who didn't play - lost to Northampton in the Carling Cup.

"The other was the disastrous (2-1) defeat to Blackpool at the end of a three-match week when we played in Europe.

"Those two defeats were costly for us because they encouraged people to make bold conclusions but we've lost once in eight (in all competitions).

"There are still a lot of things to do but what pleased me against West Ham was the shape, discipline and organisation of the team.

"If we can keep that going with the quality of players we have got we can have a good season.

"Don't ask me what a good season is because I don't know but after the start we have had where we are now is making us feel pretty pleased."

Right-back Johnson returned after a three-match absence with a groin injury to score the first and put in a display which suggested he could very quickly rediscover his marauding form of old.

The England international chested down Meireles' corner to fire home before Dirk Kuyt converted from the spot after Danny Gabbidon's handball and Maxi Rodriguez headed in left-back Paul Konchesky's cross - all in the first 38 minutes.

West Ham were complicit in allowing their hosts the time and space they needed to pick them apart but there were small signs Hodgson's blueprint is beginning to take shape.

And his two full-backs are set to play a pivotal role.

"Glen was very good in everything he did, as was Paul on the other side," added Hodgson.

"It was nice to see Glen scoring the first goal and Paul crossing for the third because we do try to do some work in getting our full-backs in advanced positions by using the space the midfield players create.

"It gives you a chance to cause your opponents more problems because your movements drag them around.

"If you play with wingers up there who hug the line all the time it is a little bit easier to mark them rather than having players who move off the line into other positions.

"If you can work on that aspect to your play and you have full-backs who know when to go forward and exploit the space and, more importantly, can deliver the ball then you have half a chance."

Central midfield was expected to be a concern with Gerrard and Jay Spearing both out for the foreseeable future and Lucas Leiva suspended but the much-criticised Christian Poulsen had his best game since arriving in the summer, admittedly against weak opposition.

Meireles looked much happier operating centrally, where he does for Portugal, than he has done out wide.

"We work hard every day to win games but sometimes we don't win but we showed great football against West Ham," said the 27-year-old.

"I feel more comfortable playing in the middle but I play where the coach wants."

West Ham manager Avram Grant insists he is the right man to lead the club off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table and away from the relegation zone.

"Even now I am sure we can get out of this. I don't analyse only the Liverpool game because it was poor," he said.

"If you look at recent performances we have done well and if we do it again we will win games because it cannot happen things will go against us all the time.

"We need to win even though there are a lot of games before the end of the season we need to start now because we are bottom."

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Re: The Roy Hodgson Thread
« Reply #621 on: November 21, 2010, 03:29:35 PM »

Woy weckons:

"Those two defeats were costly for us because they encouraged people to make bold conclusions but we've lost once in eight (in all competitions)."

"Don't ask me what a good season is because I don't know"

hey Roy, you like to talk stats.....so how many games have you won away from home in the premiership across this past decade?  Given the dire data, I think people are entirely correct to make bold conclusions re your abilities.

and you say that you don't know what a good season would be.  Let me tell you.  Competing for a top 4 finish would be key. 

time to go.  We need a top class man in the dugout. 



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« Reply #622 on: November 21, 2010, 05:21:43 PM »
"The first was when a total reserve team - although it does not seem to have been noticed we had 14 first-team players who didn't play - lost to Northampton in the Carling Cup."

So Roy, that happened because of or despite you?


Of course Roy doesn't know what a good season is, he's never had one with a team that weren't of semi amateur standard.

How does Roy eat his meals when both feet are permanently in his mouth?
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Re: The Roy Hodgson Thread
« Reply #623 on: November 21, 2010, 10:01:47 PM »


Of course Roy doesn't know what a good season is, he's never had one with a team that weren't of semi amateur standard.


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Re: The Roy Hodgson Thread
« Reply #624 on: November 23, 2010, 10:58:34 AM »
Fabio Capello wanted by Inter Milan to replace Rafa Benitez: England boss in-demand

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1332127/Fabio-Capello-wanted-Inter-Milan-replace-Rafa-Benitez.html


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« Reply #625 on: November 23, 2010, 11:01:49 AM »
Woy OR Wafa? :-\ :-\ :P

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« Reply #626 on: November 23, 2010, 04:48:43 PM »
That article is from the Mail, and they have no quotes so I guess its worth treating with healthy disdain.  That said though, say Inter were to sack Rafa do you think Henry would want him here as our manager?  Be a controversial call, and popular with most fans, but it would mean the media getting right into us and Henry. Wonder if that would put him off, as the commercial side of the business might suffer?

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« Reply #627 on: November 23, 2010, 05:01:46 PM »
sacking Woy and reappointing Rafa, would be the death of James Lawton.  The columnist would choke on his cornflakes.

as for Rafa - like tes and me have always said, and it's been borne out at Inter, Rafa is misisng the other half of his mgt duo (i.e. the friend he fell out with - Packa).

Inter has shown Rafa up.  Plus it was always a poisoned chalice.

Makes me wonder though, if we could tempt Maureen to come to anfield (the portuguese fellah might want to put one over on Rafa).


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« Reply #628 on: November 23, 2010, 05:08:21 PM »
Don't want him here myself. He was disrespectful to the fans at times, and continually tried to lure our captain away. He plays very boring football too.  Also, thankfully, the only challenge he likes is if he can top what he spent last transfer window.  I don't think he has the stomach for our fight tbh - he wouldn't fancy his odds against the super-rich here.  His revenge on Rafa is almost complete anyway by the sounds of it.  Im not sure about Pako Dude. he was brilliant but didn't he leave before we got 2nd?  i think we missed Xabi more.

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« Reply #629 on: November 23, 2010, 10:52:32 PM »
Don't want him here myself. He was disrespectful to the fans at times, and continually tried to lure our captain away. He plays very boring football too.  Also, thankfully, the only challenge he likes is if he can top what he spent last transfer window.  I don't think he has the stomach for our fight tbh - he wouldn't fancy his odds against the super-rich here.  His revenge on Rafa is almost complete anyway by the sounds of it.  Im not sure about Pako Dude. he was brilliant but didn't he leave before we got 2nd?  i think we missed Xabi more.

Maureen is a c*nt and wouldnt be wanted by a large section of the fans but I think if he were to be appointed he would get huge levels of support. Theres also one thing you can guarantee with Mourihno is that your team would compete. During his time at Chelsea I put his success down to money but his time at Porto and Inter have proved what he can do without a blank cheque.

We would probably become the most hated team in the PL but I would prefer to be that and successful rather than have Roy and not.

If I could hire any manager in the world right now for LFC Maureen would be it.

Unfortunately he recently said that he would manage nearly every team in the top half of the PL with exception to Liverpool. He said he would one day explain why we are one of the only English clubs he wouldnt go to. I expect its because of his love affair with United.