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  • LFC_Armchair_Supporter LFC_Armchair_Supporter Apr 7, 2013 15:29 Flag

    LFC v West Ham opinions..

    Seems to me that we gave the ball away too much and our finishing again was poor..

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    • Armchair...once again we are clueless tactically in the face of a team who arrive to park the bus and get a point..how many seasons has this nonesense been going on for now...there was a time wed have torn to pieces any side who dropped back like this...evidently not any more. Rogers moping about on the touchline clueless Assaidi on for Hendo ??? This Moroccan lad is a waste of 3 million thats for sure though Im sure we will have plenty on the board saying "We have to give the boy a chance, hes still young , he must have two full seasons before we can judge, blah ...blah ...blah......hes no better certainly than Al Zhar before him and he was useless. Who out there now says we dont need Andy C we dont need a PLAN B ???
      Once again we win a ton of corners and are completely unable to capitalize ??? We NEED Andy C in the box putting himself about in there creating chaos and if nothing else it will perhaps enable us to profit from all the corners and set pieces as they cant double team him and watch Suarez and Gerrard too ! All these corners and usually NOBODY INSIDE THE BOX when the corner is taken...just who's idea is that then....could it be Roger's idea ? Thanks be that it wasnt Southampton we were up against today !
      Also Sturridge is starting to look less and less effective he looked like so many others out there today clueless. Why are we not running at defenses like this all the slow build up does is give them a chance to amass the troops in a solid wall down the middle. We need fast pass and move ! MOVE !! MOVE !!! against such tactics as Big Sam's today but oh no Rogers still thinks hes managing Barca. Can u see now why Im NOT optimistic that next season will be any better than this season?...The only hope is that the owners have a fit of extreme generosity and put so much coin on the table for the 5 new World Class players we need and use the proviso that Rogers cannot go anywhere near Swansea with any of the money provided !

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      • Colin, can you tell me what our wins losses and draws have been in the last 10 games?

      • Hey Col, you've got to give Brendan Rodgers his due 'cos if he hadnt have ensured Andy Carroll couldnt play against us we may well have lost all 3 points instead of gaining one. Always look on the bright side of life!

      • Colin, I do actually agree with you on Assaidi. I do like to give players time, but in his case I think (someone correct me if I'm wrong) he's been available all season long (unlike Borini) and does not have some lingering injury (like Allen) as an excuse. So the fact the gaffer has rarely put him on the bench, or thrown him on when he's been at the ground, suggests he's just not making the grade. And, while only one match, it’s hard to argue he made any sort of case for himself yesterday.

        However I can understand BR's thinking here. Having lost Downing, and seeing what was essentially a back 6 preventing us to get in behind, I think he wanted at least one natural winger on the park to try and, as you say run at players and get in behind them. Get Collins or Tomkins to pull a little wider to back up their full backs could have opened up the space for Suarez, Sturridge or Coutinho to run into. However with the only real wing play coming from Jose and Glen, we found ourselves constantly running into a brick wall of 6 defenders plugging up the inside.

        It’s all well and good to say you want tactics of running at players, but when there is no space to run into, and we don't have the players to actually stretch the pitch and create that space, it’s a bit easier said than done. Yes maybe having an Andy Carroll like player could have helped us with all the corners, but Collins was nodding them away for fun so not sure about that. Besides would another static body in the center have helped to create most of those corners?

      • I ddn't see the game guy.

        Is it question of quality? Would one or two players with that little bit extra have helped at all? For example a wide player and a midfielder that can get behind defenses.

        I say this when I watch Spain. If you cant go through them you have to go round 'em. That means over lapping full backs, or a winger with a trick or two and of course that striker / poacher in the middle

    • Was alot of poor finishing everything up until the oen box was good we was just missing that killer pass the only thing that has really annoyed me about this result is the fact that tottenham are losing right now so if we had beaten southamption and west ham a few weeks ago we was 12 points behind spurs now if we had won those games it would of been 3 and tottenham play city away next so would of been good time to catch up.