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Posts by "Robert B"
I am a Liverpool fan, just thought I'd gauge reaction on the Chelsea board. I think Ra...
I am a Liverpool fan, just thought I'd gauge reaction on the Chelsea board. I think Rafa as a permanent appointment would do brilliantly at Chelsea.Maybe not this year, but certainly next, I'd see them a lge champions again. That is why I don't want him appointed.
Isn't a sweeper a kind of majestic figure that strides across the backline like a colo...
Isn't a sweeper a kind of majestic figure that strides across the backline like a colossus, playing the ball out and dominating possession at the back.
Carra might be a lot of things, and I'd have him as being close to the ulitmate professional, with no ego, who would bleed for our club, but a Sweeper he is NOT.
Ironically Agger could be a sweeper!
Absolute poppy cock. Torres isn't first choice if half fit. Against a fit strong Bolto...
Absolute poppy cock. Torres isn't first choice if half fit. Against a fit strong Bolton, Rafa was absolutely right to drop Torres. Why shouldn't even our very best players be challenged....no player should ever think his spot is secure.
I read Ian Rush's autobiography last week, and although its mighty dull for the most part, Rush scored all those goals for us, yet for most of his Liverpool career he never felt sure of seeing his name on the team sheet. Indeed many of the players didn't, including Kenny who had a couple of spells where he was dropped for poor form.
What Rafa is saying is absolutely superb man management. He isn't there to massage ego's, he's there to challenge the players to be better than even they think they can be.
Well done Rafa!
Re: Stevie G's best position.......
I wouldn't say so, as Messi might be a better player individually. I see Zidane's ...
I wouldn't say so, as Messi might be a better player individually. I see Zidane's point though that perhaps he doesn't have the same presence or same impact within a team. Gerard is our heartbeat, wheras Messi is for Barcelona one of many matchwinners (albeit their matchwinner in chief). The fact remains though that Ronaldo is rightfully world player of the year because of his impact on the premiership last season (he won it virtually singlehanded), although he has been largely jank this season. (his attitude also is appalling, and I'm sure I'd say that even if I supported United, god knows how their fans get behind him). All I can say is that I reckon, genuinely, if every player in the league was released on a free, and all the manager's had to submit selections for their players US draft style, I reckon 90% of current premiership manager's would pick Gerrard 1st, and most fans would concur!
Re: Hodgson is taking us backwards guys....
Mellor who can't get in the Preston side, and is on load at Wednesday? Which others? O...
Mellor who can't get in the Preston side, and is on load at Wednesday? Which others? OMG!
Add the predicted values of the players currently still at Anfield that Benitez bought, to the income from sales, to the revenue generated from progressing beyond the last 16 of the CL in Rafa's time, and subtract the money spent on transfers. Benitez is in profit!
Fergie can talk, he's bought plenty of duds, and spends money like it is going out of fashion in general terms and he hates Rafa, why would you believe a word Fergie speaks about Liverpool. He lives in fantasy land.
Talking about Rafa gets us nowhere, but I know you wanted him out, and I firmly believe you will want Hodgson out in oh, I reckon give it another 14 games, thats half a season, and I think he'll still have us in the lower half of the table quite possibly.
I don't think Walcott is the answer to our prayers. He's not a 20 goal a season me...
I don't think Walcott is the answer to our prayers. He's not a 20 goal a season merchant, not an out and out striker, nor a straight line winger with good distribution..
His problem at Arsenal is that Arsene doesn't know where to play him. I fear neither would we.
He is a talent though and if harnessed he could blossom. If the manager doesn't have a clear idea for him though, he could be a huge waste of money.
He's a big gamble.
Re: Below the top four the quality is NOT good!!
I don't agree, and neither do the stats. In the 07 season, the top four in lal liga l...
I don't agree, and neither do the stats.
In the 07 season, the top four in lal liga lost a combined 35 games against the prem top four who lost a combined 26.
Last season the gap was even wider. La liga's top four lost 37 games, wheras our top four lost 15 games.
Additonally in 2007 the top four in spain were Madrid, Barca, Sevilla and Valencia. Last season they were MAdrid, Villareal, Barca, and Atletico.
It would be unthinkable for two of the English top four to drop out in one season, in the current state of the game in this country.
The teams below in Spain are much more competitive against the sides above them, and indeed to the point where the same four teams DO NOT traditionally finish at the top, or even as expected the top two (Villareal were 2nd last year).
We can't fool ourselves that although our top four are the most competitve clubs in the CL right now, that our premiership is of a higher quality than the other leagues around us. I was trying to point out without being a statto, that the UEFA cup highlights the failings of our PL.
What is needed is a proper campaign, with vitriol fired at them from all angles. Lets face...
What is needed is a proper campaign, with vitriol fired at them from all angles. Lets face it, the Americans have lied to Moores, lied to the management and the players, and lied to us the fans.
Someone has to stand up and get this going......at EVERY home game, the fans should arrive early and sing their hearts out against the American owners. We need to hit the blogs, rant lines, Radio stations, TV channels, voicing our anger. Organised protest is the only way to get them out via the media, without significantly hurtuing the club (I could never boycott a game, or sanction that, or boo during a game).
Plessis was poor, yes. He always passes the ball sideways, never makes a tackle, can't...
Plessis was poor, yes. He always passes the ball sideways, never makes a tackle, can't head the ball, and looks like a puff of wind would blow him away. Voronin is a joke though......those couple of moves he pulled, pretty but mighty ineffectual.
The problem last night was a lack of pace coupled with direction.