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What a wonderful week its been. We have won 3 games on the trot without conceding a goal a...
What a wonderful week its been. We have won 3 games on the trot without conceding a goal and the Mighty Blues together with their Almighty Coach Jose have lost two in a row without scoring a goal. And to put the icing on the cake all the Nauseating Chelski wanker fans (except for one imbecile) have crawled back into the woodwork from whence they came from and left our message board.
Just in case you cannot count all you Blues zealots, your defeat by Man. U means your expensively assembled mercenaries have won only one game in the last five. You must be asking yourselves, how did this happen? Well its got something to do with Kama, You cannot have your coach calling another respected manager a peeping tom and expect the Gods of luck to keep on smiling at you. And until Jose acquires a civilised demeanor, every defeat you suffer will hurt even more and please everyone else deliriously. Win humbly and gracefully and you will lose with dignity.
Jose has a lot to learn about elegance and respect for others from none other than our Rafa, who you will never ever hear criticising a referee's dubious decision, criticise a fellow manager or criticise any of his players in public.
Anyway it is a pity that this coming weekend is an international one, for l cannot wait to see who we thump next and who whips the Blues.
Rafa's most redeeming qualities as far as l am concerned are his humbliness and not blami...
Rafa's most redeeming qualities as far as l am concerned are his humbliness and not blaming anything or anyone when things do not go right for Liverpool. Last season for instance when the team was ravaged by injuries to Gerrard, Alonso, Cisse and Baros and had to rely on Mellor, Rafa never moaned at all. He took it all in his stride and never blamed the injuries for poor results. I remember a certain Mr Houllier who when Liverpool were struggling to make it into the top 4, took every opportunity to blame the team's woeful display on the absence of Michael Owen despite the fact that we still had decent strikers in Heskey and Baros.
A coach who does not believe in making excuses is rare in this day and age.
This can only be good news to us. Now we get to play Charlton twice without murphy coming...
This can only be good news to us. Now we get to play Charlton twice without murphy coming back to haunt us.
Its a waste though coz he will not get any game time, Its a confused team is spurs. They buy anything and anyone. No wonder they lost to Fulham, they are a confused bunch
Then you have no right to be English League Champions, or even second for that matter. Ne...
Then you have no right to be English League Champions, or even second for that matter.
Never trust boys to do a man's job, I guess Rafa and the Reds will have to do the job of halting Chelsea next season. Shame on Manure though, although it is not totally surprising, they once lost the Championship to Leeds on the last day of the season by failing to beat already relegated West Ham. Once manure always manure I guess.
Thought i should digress a little from extolling the virtues of the in-form team in Britai...
Thought i should digress a little from extolling the virtues of the in-form team in Britain at the moment (the Reds of course) and focus on the search for the new England manager.
Personally I think 2006 is England's best ever chance to lift the World Cup. With Lampard, Gerrard, Rooney, Terry etc, there is abundance of talent. However with the circus that is becoming the search for Sven's succesor the England FA might actually sabotage the national team's chances. It seems people have such short memories that they have forgotten how not so long ago England was one of the laughing stock of World Football hence the appointment of Sven. Before then Keegan and Hoddle had failed dismally. Now the clamouring has begun that the next coach has to be British. This has now forced Big Phil Scolari to withdraw from the race when he was just about to be appointed. Personlly I do not mind what nationality the next coach is as long as he can deliver the goods. Its not as if, the next coach if he is Spanish will then start selecting Spanish players, is it?
With all due respect the British coaches in the running do not have much of a track record. Maclaren, Curbishley and Allardyce have not proved themselves at all. They all seem most likely to ask for Beckham's autograph than tell him what to do. Boro under Maclaren are as inconsistent as Charlton under Curbishley. Both teams are capable of winning 3 games in a row and then losing the next 6. Allardyce seems to thrive when working with a tight budget and Bolton play the ugliest football in the premiership thriving on corners and throw-ins. The only candidate who has achieved something is O'neal , but then he was coaching in Scotland, where Gordon Strachan, Walter Smith and even Graeme Souness have also won championships (need I say more). Choosing a coach who will be respected and accepted by all the players is the key.
If the coach really has to be British then maybe they should focus on choosing a former player and i would suggest Mark Hughes who has had success with Wales and has also turned a once awful Blackburn into a top six premiership team. Stuart Pearce might also be a better choice, if not only for his passion for the game.
I cannot help wondering how England would perform if they had proven coaches like Rafa, Wenger, Sir Alex and even Mourinho.
That he would never stand in the way of a player who was unhappy at Chelsea. Is it not sur...
That he would never stand in the way of a player who was unhappy at Chelsea. Is it not surprisisng there fore that he is now insisting that want-away players Drogba and Gallas are going nowhere. Mr Mourinho has now added "liar" to his impressive resume of things one least admirers in a professional football manager.
Not that I care a hoot whether any Chelsea player wants to leave or stay, the fact is that Drogba and Gallas are just the beginning of a sequence of turmoil in Roman's army. Its just a matter of time before the whole fiasco that is Chelsea Football club explodes in Mourinho's face. He has had to come down On Calvarho who was the first mercenary in the Chealsea ranks to start grumbling, Arjen Robben was next. With the arrival of Ballack it means more star players are going to be sidelined. With Ballack's arrival there is no way Mourinho can accomodate Lampard, Essien and Makelele. And there is no way either of these players will sit quietly on the bench. None of them are versatile enough to play on the wing like Gerrard and we all know the disaster that occurred when Chelsea played without wingers in the FA Cup semis. And should he decide to stick with his semi final experiment, you can be rest assured that Joe Cole , Robben and Duff will start grumbling too. Either way Jose is the loser.
What I foresee is unrest and dissent at Chelsea next season especially if they sign Shevchenko as well and unhappy players no matter how talented will not produce the results on the pitch, ask Real Madrid. Football is about team work and playing for each other. Five defeats last season, having lost only once the season before, despite having bought more players means Chelsea are not progressing but retrogressing and it will only get worse. Money will not buy you everything.
The good thing that can come out of this is that with Ballack and maybe Shevchenko arriving, Chelsea will still not win The CL, The Fa Cup or the Premiership for that matter and that can only mean Adios Mourinho and soon after that Roman will get frustrated and then its "SEE Ya" to the Mafia money and "Rest In Peace" to CHELSEA Football Club, What A glorious Special day that is gonna be.
Ladies and gentleman, the itch that has been troubling us will soon be no more.
Cisse..... good riddance to bad rubbish. A waste of money in my opinion. We need players...
Cisse..... good riddance to bad rubbish. A waste of money in my opinion. We need players with better attitude, one cannot say he does not get along with the manager for all the world to hear and expect to stay at the club. Liverpool needs Rafa and any player who is not happy with him is free to leave.
Personally I do not believe Rafa is on holiday. The guy breathes and lives for football an...
Personally I do not believe Rafa is on holiday. The guy breathes and lives for football and my guess is that he is quietly masterminding something. And when the time is right we will get to know who the new recruits are. Since we know for sure that Cisse and Morientes are out then we should not worry too much as to who the replacements are going to be. I have total confidence in Rafa and when he says we will be challenging chelsea for the title next season then i believe him. The guy is not one to make idle promises or threats. Last year he said we could win the Champions league and we did, this year he said FA cup was the target and we got it and the good news is that in both instances we had to thump Chelsea and Mourinho to do it.
IfEngland could lose narrowly to Brazil in 2002 with a quarter fit Beckham and completely ...
IfEngland could lose narrowly to Brazil in 2002 with a quarter fit Beckham and completely dependant on Owen, with the stars in the team now, Terry, Gerrard, Lampard, Cole, Rooney etc (not forgetting Crouch of course), then England will win the World Cup.
Ricky, I can understand why you have reservations about Bellamy, but his only record of in...
Ricky, I can understand why you have reservations about Bellamy, but his only record of insolence was against Graeme Souness who is well known for fighting with his players. Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole have all had fallouts with Souness and these two guys are proffessionals. Personally I believe Bellamy would not be such a bad buy for 6 million pounds. He is fast, can take on defenders and also has a decent eye for goal. Unlike Cisse he runs with purpose and is a better finisher.