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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 16, 2015, 03:00:19 PM »
and throw pennies at them
I thought that said penises for a minute  :D

Maybe it should, you're losing your touch Dude.  :P

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 16, 2015, 02:34:18 AM »
You are quite right we do need 2 or 3 more goalscorers added to this team.
Jesus wept, football 101 a PL team needs a striker.

The level of ineptitude of the current manager can be seen from the fact that
even the dumbest teams in the league can get this detail right.

Meanwhile the back 4 for Everton & Chelsea have outscored our heroic strike force.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 13, 2015, 11:07:46 PM »
Watching a sophisticated Juve outmanoeuver Real at Bernabeu I realise English clubs in general and Liverpool FC in particular lack the in-house know-how for how to run a football club and how to remain successful. I bet Juve have one third of our turn-over yet they're up for next month's CL-final as reigning champions of Serie A for a 4th year running. It fukcin beggars belief. Money made the English sloppy and alienated to the true values of footy.
It's the balance Marx, the side (likely the squad) has class at all ages, experience (World Cup
winners) and youth. The basics of a well run football club.

We can't attract top young talent from Europe and have sold or retired all our experience
without replacements (basically chopping the head off the club's body).

As he relentlessly pursues a short term strategy of smash and grab (every 2nd year) in the
league, Rodgers will leave us threadbare in all these areas and with nothing to show for it.

You never win anything with kids or a kidder.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:24:27 PM »
Our owners don't seem to understand, that fans will not put up with this ongoing carry-on.
;D My hunch is United will go out and buy Bale this Summer.

LVG will simply argue that to get back to the next level in the league and CL
they need a superstar for 5 years.

Our total lack of sustained progress under Rodgers will be all too apparent then,
but hey it'll be too late!

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Summer transfer window 2015
« on: May 13, 2015, 06:32:51 PM »
If Ibe leaves this summer, as well as Sterling, then we are effectively now a nursery club to the big boys.
But sure if you hire a youth team coach as manager...

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 12, 2015, 10:39:04 PM »
for example, what sort of sign does it send to the players, when you are chasing a goal, and the boss does an ego-based substitution to your team, merely for the lad to get an ovation from the crowd?
The disaster of the whole thing is that in 2015 we've needed Stevie G to dig
us out of the race for 5th in consecutive games.

We're neither chasing 4th nor preparing for a post-Stevie world.

It's the absence of such footballing club basics that has turned me
so so far off the club. I honestly believe that it is not LFC under Rodgers,
more like The Rolling Stones, still around with our glory days behind us
and pandering to a huge fanbase.

Of course Sterling will now think he's outgrown us and deserves CL football
The irony, the kid once chastised, then eulogised by Rodgers has decided he can
do without him.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 10, 2015, 07:15:25 PM »
Rodgers admitting he took off Gerrard for an ovation from Chelsea? Rather than to win the match? Fuc king nuts.
Man United play Arsenal next. There was potential for an upset there.

After that they play Hull away, who are fighting for their lives, but Newcastle are in freefall.

There were 2 valuable points left on the table against Chelsea.

The league run in is all about pressure.

This goes back to my argument that we never actually competed for 4th.

I'd be expecting us to be bristling 'til the 95th minute against Chelsea, every
ounce of sweat expended in pursuit of an almost hopeless cause.

What do we get? More grandstanding from a PR manager.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:24:11 PM »
We can add Wigan to that list also. These players seem willing to sign for the 'lesser' clubs and perform to the standard required to be taken by larger clubs after a season or two.
If we could cut out 'the middle man' and our scouting be of the standard required to find these sort of players, surely we should be able to attract them like the other clubs do, on the same sort of money, but with the additional advantages of them getting to play for a club like our's and with the potential to be at a club that could pay the bigger salary without them needing to move club. For some reason we just don't ever manage it, instead we end up with players at the lower end of the scale ability-wise and at the higher end of the payscale, or even on to the next level for a player of their ability.
It's tricky Tes.

Talent-wise there are very few unknowns in football these days.

But if we, for example, boast the best youth set-up in Europe, we
can attract talent earlier that may take longer to come under scouts
radar.

If we have, for example, well respected names known in the field at the club,
it also makes us more attractive.

If, for example, we perform mighty feats in high-profile tournaments such as the
Europa League, it has knock-on effects in terms of signings.

BUT, if we pursue a narrow-minded strategy of focusing on the domestic league
and routinely fail in this endeavour...

Some people confuse the extent to which Rafa was building different areas of the
club to be competitive with how the team played in the league. It's the difference
between the manager of a top club and a clueless coach.


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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 08, 2015, 11:52:14 PM »
Jim Boardman aint supporting Brendan  :P

http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2015/05/the-liverpool-job-came-too-soon-for-brendan-rodgers/

Glad to see someone with a clue calling it straight!

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 08, 2015, 07:54:37 AM »
I've read every post of yours from the 15th Dec (Utd defeat) to 2 Jan and every one either slags off the team, the manager, the owners or Ian Ayre. Oh, and your continuing nagging about bringing Rafa back. Can't find anything about the team turning a corner as we did.
:D

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 07, 2015, 06:22:49 PM »
Nah, it's likely everyone in Europe knew about him.

Problem is then that the kid knows about Man U & LVG.

I hate to retread old arguments but...IF LVG had been DoF,
we'd have been able to attract top talents such as Blind & Memphis.
Sooner people see that it is Rodgers and his Ego that is
holding back LFC, the sooner we can become contenders again.

if I could be a nit-picker and correct you, Ed.

Rodgers didn't even win the championship.  He *won* the play-off final on the 30th May 2011.......i.e. he won the third (and final promotion) spot in the championship.


Jesus, are you serious?

He couldn't even win the championship. FFS.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 07, 2015, 03:32:52 PM »
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. 
I think this is the lowest point of my time as an LFC supporter.

Previously, opponents might have been superior but the gap was close
enough to talk the talk and who knows.

Now I just mutter a lot and keep a low profile  ;D

Under Rodgers we're also-rans, Ed.
When you look at the likes of Barca, Real Madrid, Bayern...
People forget that Rafa had us on a par with these clubs on the football field,
not staring through a telescope to try catch a glimpse of them.

Same fans refuse to countenance ditching the lad who won the championship.

I just don't get it.

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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« 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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Liverpool FC, football, sport / Re: Season 2014/15
« on: May 02, 2015, 02:02:08 AM »
I definitely detect a change in the media, this past couple of weeks.....especially the past 2 or 3 days.

Whether they have got a sniff of something, and smell blood, or are trying to pre-empt Rodgers' departure, I dunno.

But the media have definitely started to turn on Rodgers.   His days may be numbered.

I've also noted some buzz from certain quarters:

Opinions differ on Lawton:

http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/article31186568.ece

I think the point I agree with there is that rather than being a vehicle for self-promotion
by Rodgers (which is one of the reasons I can't watch the games). It would be nice to
have that old LFC feeling back.

& this survey
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/liverpool-should-sack-brendan-rodgers-say-majority-of-independentcouk-readers-10216849.html

It's difficult to work out whether or not it's just lazy journalism designed as
clickbait for disappointed LFC fans.

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?

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