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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:16:03 AM »
Lucas isn't 'dynamic enough'
I'm actually delighted for Lucas and I wish him the very best.
I'm sure he'll do well again in Europe.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 22, 2015, 02:42:55 AM »
Carra's got that good old fashioned 'protestant work ethic' as they call it in Scotland. Never understand how the religious bit fits in, but I understand the jist of the meaning. He's right what he says about earning trophies.
It's the same sort of thing Shanks and Paisley believed. Good old solid hard work.
I agree totally with where you're coming from Tes, BUT and it's a big one

The joke is that by wading in with his big size wellies, he and others are acting
as bullies (ok whatever). The real problem is that the centre of the LFC universe
should be the word of the manager. The manager should have defused this situation
months ago and now coincidentally we have a soap opera. That's why Giles called him a
muppet puppet. That's why he's bad for LFC. It screams weakness. Fergie knew
exactly what to do when his authority was questioned. Fergie knew exactly how to
treat the media.

Effectively, this is a PR disaster for LFC and distraction from all the other problems.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 21, 2015, 11:39:58 PM »
To further lighten the mood, I note Dick Advocaat (an experienced manager)
has been making good use of young Coates in the do or die relegation
battle. Could have used some of that in our limp end of season form.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:04:51 PM »
you'll not be crying, if the drive-by preacher returns, and turns his venom on you!

I note Rafa is being linked with Madrid. Just to lighten the mood on here :D

Seems 224 may have been off the mark with the West Ham gig.  :P

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 21, 2015, 03:13:43 PM »
I have my doubts.
Tes, we're 6 points above Swansea  :'(

then I am gonna end up being the most positive person in here.
Don't hit me with those negative waves so early in the morning.  :)

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 21, 2015, 12:28:08 AM »
interesting from Giles.  I have always felt that Rodgers was a puppet - a cheap, pliable, young, yes-sir no-sir three-bags-full-sir, type appointment.
From a distance, when you watch Rodgers over the course of a season stumble
through one mess after another.

I'm serious, ungraceful exits from tournaments at the hands of much inferior
opponents immediately forgotten and future opportunities emphasised - which
subsequently become ungraceful exits...

Then, our end of season league stats? I think it's a pitiful 8 points from 24 (guaranteed
he was lauding our end of season prowess in December).

No targets met, £120 million spent?

Basically, where the f*ck are we heading...

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 20, 2015, 09:54:01 PM »
"Rodgers, to be blunt, is a puppet and that is very obvious by his response
to any one of the long list of crisis moments at Anfield over the last three seasons."


Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 19, 2015, 11:34:13 PM »
does the plonker at Anfield (aka the Brentmaster General), who labelled and promoted him as the - finest young footballer in Europe, get a commission on the deal.

I love the way it's portrayed in the media that the chaotic goings
on at the club are completely unconnected to the gaffer. Almost
as if LFC being an utter laughing stock under his reign is mere
coincidence and foreign agents are acting to sabotage our progress.

At most clubs, young lads going mad on nights out, looking for more
money or angling for moves etc. are par for the course. The massive difference
is that the regime keeps a lid on it, it gets sorted out and nobody is the

Meanwhile at LFC, anything to distract from the football which ends up detracting
from the football.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 19, 2015, 10:53:06 PM »
Sometimes Carra can come across as a bit 'gobby' but there's not too many in the media prepared to fight our corner. Carra's passion for the club boils over at times, but I'd prefer him to be like that than like Owen or Rednapp, who only associate themselves with Liverpool FC when it suits.
I just hate when the narrative is played to make us look like the victim.
Weak basically.

The way I look at it is that the issue of Sterling right from the get go in
"Being Liverpool" should never have been in the media. There are managers
who spot problems early and deal with them behind closed doors. I honestly
could not imagine Lee Sharpe or Giggs doing 30 minute interviews with the
BBC in 1992. It's also no coincidence the trajectory of their subsequent careers.

There's this vanity with Rodgers concerning man management which craves a
public forum and hence we have these f**k ups with Sterling and Balotelli.

It drives me nuts that when the horse has bolted we have to listen to more
whining from Carra instead of just keeping tight lipped and moving on.

Seriously, it's nothing but pure embarrassment when a 20 year old believes that
his future lies elsewhere. But only a small club cries about it in the media or gets
proxies to do it for them (like when we poach their players).

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 19, 2015, 09:44:33 PM »
Sterling will be going to Bayern.

Guardiola wants him as a long term replacement for Robben or Ribery.
Lucky him if he is.

I have nothing but admiration for a young footballer keen on bit of travelling.
It also sticks the finger up to bullies like Carragher who have been
bad-mouthing him in the press.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:51:02 AM »
By who? Rodgers has bent over backwards to accommodate the kid. He's given him breaks, time out of the team and done everything to avoid the sort of burn out or injury problems Owen suffered from by being overplayed when he was still physically developing. He may have been asked to play a few positions, but that helps development of your all round game, and Rodgers has done nothing but support and praise him, even when his performances have been well below what was needed. He's not been singled out like certain other players this season.
I dunno Tes, if you go back to the "Being Liverpool" doc:


"Who said steady...You say steady one more time...you'll be on the next plane home...Sterling"

The whole shambles is just so depressing. A 20 year old has seen enough
and decided that his prospects are better served elsewhere. I just recoil in
horror from the unfolding car crash.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 18, 2015, 02:43:43 PM »
I wonder for the 2914th time why we larf at the North-Korean newsreader.
Good one Marx  :D

Isolated, deluded state, out of touch with reality of the superpowers,
where personality cults flourish.

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 17, 2015, 06:14:36 PM »
I think our owners are arrogant, and are perhaps just fattening us up to sell us.
I don't think so Dude.

Rodgers is what you might call an interim manager.

The goal of the owners would be top 4 every year at this point.

When the extra revenue from the stadium comes online, we can look
more seriously at challenging for the title and knocking teams off perches.

The sign of a good manager would be someone who can against the odds
cement top 4 every year while simultaneously competing in the cups & Europe.
That's the brief.

We have to be in the mix in some capacity and we're not. There are 4 clubs in the
league who we gaze at from a distance now whilst simultaneously watching our backs.

It's basically a loss of status thing.

Other players see this and we could under Rodgers fall into a scenario where
lack of success breeds lack of success...

Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 17, 2015, 06:04:10 PM »
Amusing in this video when Stevie G is asked about the best LFC team
he played in and he goes back to Torres, Macherano, Alonso, Carragher & Hyppia.


Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 17, 2015, 01:12:19 AM »
Exactly Ed. It's one of the things that made us what we were, that we have stopped doing. Shankly admitted he kept faith with his first squad for too long and should have starting replacing players earlier. But he immediately learned from that and never made that mistake again. Paisley also, in my opinion, learned from Shank's mistake, as his transitions were silky smooth. Even legends like Emlyn Hughes and Tommy Smith were replaced without fear or favour, Emlyn to Wolves and Tommy to Swansea.

Gerrard is a one off admittedly, but I can never help but think, every time he played, just how good he could have been with tactical and emotional discipline and bit more trust in his team mates.

Is there a plan in place, unlike for Carra, and for Suarez, in how we will adjust to cover his permanent absence?
There's obviously no-one at the club with his force of personality and will on a football pitch and the physical tools to make that happen. I won't say replace him, as you replace effects not actually the player in certain circumstances.
Chelsea have 'adjusted' to life without Lampard quite nicely, with 'the masked one' being a large part of the plan, but not the entire or 'like for like' solution.

Let's see what we come up with. I deliberately avoided using the word 'wait', as we all are, afterall, mortal.
Yeah, we were a well run outfit in previous times and
transitions were seamless.

I agree and shudder to think who will be dubbed the Welsh Gerrard.

"Wash your mind out with soap and water, young man."  ;D

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