Liverpool Message Board
Looks like a balls up by our friends at Yahoo! There were plenty of posts following the match yesterday and all was right with the world until about 11.15 GMT when they switched over to the new layout. For some reason they are not displaying any posts between the 15th and the time of the switch over. It does not look like they have lost the content because if you go to the Yahoo Liverpool home page and look at the Yahoo message board box low down in the right hand column you can see the latest posts. However if you click them it does not present the thread but just takes you to the message page.
Does this mean my words of wisdom from earlier will be lost to posterity?
Squirl, you are spot on with this post.
A lot of the regular posters on here fall in to one of four categories:
1) “Sugar Daddy Cravers” – These moan constantly about the fact that we do not have as much money to spend as Chelski and Citeh and that if only we could find a rich benefactor we could buy our way to becoming a great team. Yes, as the above teams have shown, you can buy success, but would you really want LFC to become a rich man’s play thing like them? I believe we need to work for success so that when it comes it will be all the sweeter, in the meantime if you want instant gratification, support Chelski or hire a prostitute (much the same thing really)!
2) “Wasn’t the past grand!” – These focus on how great everything was 40 years ago and how it would all come good if we could only go back to the time of the boot room, heavy studded boots and diphtheria. They seem to ignore the fact that while our past was glorious (as it undoubtedly was) it remains the past and will not earn us one more point nor win us a single piece of silverware in the future.
3) “Eternal moaners” – These are perhaps the hardest to understand in that they delight in finding something negative to say even when things go well, and for them every silver lining had a cloud. In the immortal words of Thumper “If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all”. In the meantime, why not see the above point re instant gratification to cheer yourselves up!
4) “Fifth columnists” – Call me paranoid but I’m pretty certain that amongst the self-proclaimed supporters’ posting on here is a fair sprinkling of wind up merchants who are no more fans of LFC than fly. You can normally tell them by their constant digs which usually stop just short of saying LFC are @*#&!. Such pond life is usually best ignored.
In conclusion, no one objects to genuine discussion or criticism where due and constructive but for my money a supporter supports. So when anyone next feels like having a moan, decide in advance which category you want to go in to!
No, just a general dig at the merchants of woe!
Like you, I now look forward to upcoming games with eager anticipation rather than nervy trepidation. I feel decent runs in the FA and Europa cups (semis or better) and top 6 or higher in PL are on the cards.
We took my mother in law out for dinner the other week to a local pub which has a really good menu. When I asked her what she thought of the choice she replied that there we not much on there for a vegetarian, even though she eats meat!!!
The reason I recount this merry tale is that it reminds me of a good few posters on this board who refuse to be positive even when things are generally looking up.
Yes we would all like to higher up the league, yes it would be good if we could be more consistent against “lesser” opposition and yes it would be great to start turning over some of the bigger names. But I can also see a bunch of reasons to be upbeat including:
• Suarez is playing out of his skin.
• Sturridge has more than hit the floor running.
• Sterling has been an unexpected bonus and will become even better once he sorts the final ball
• Henderson is starting to look the player he should be.
• Lucas is back from injury and starting to return to effectiveness
• Stevie G. has emerged from his relative trough and has looked immense in the last few games.
• Injuries aside we have a good set of wider, defensive players, all of whom are capable of attacking the wings (Kelly, Enrique, Glen).
• The style of play we have occasionally shown recently (albeit not as consistently as we would want) is both exciting and effective.
• A good run of results, including 6 from 9 in the PL.
So feel free to call me a hopeless optimist, but I would much rather be like Eric Idle in the Life Of Brian than Marvin the Android in the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy!
The pope is Catholic, Luxembourg is small, bears do sh!t in the woods and most footballers cheat if they can get away with it. The difference if that Suarez has owned up but it appears that he is now being condemned for being honest about his past dishonesty!
I don't remember diver in chief Drogba every fezzing up for his regular Tom Dayley impressions, maybe he had better PR men.