Well where do I start this week???
Last time I posted, I said that the Man City and Unirea games were as bad at it could get, well trust our useless General to serve up even more dross in the last 2 games.
I am sorry but that performance against Wigan was the worst thing I have ever seen on a football pitch. For professionals to turn in a performance of that magnitude was a disgrace. Yes, Rafa 'only' picks the team and the players have to produce. But I have never seen 11 players not even bother to get off the bus, especially not ones playing for LFC.
The only plausible explanation is that players are as fed up as we are of hearing the same crap drip out of the Fat Spanish Waiters' mouth! He has clearly lost the dressing room and its fatal, we will disappear like Newcastle within 2 seasons if he is allowed to continue.Mark my words on that.
Honestly, 'working hard', 'controlling the game' EVERY BLOODY WEEK!!!!! Last time I checked the Barclays Premier League Table there are no points awarded for these alledged criteria. Also having spent over £200 million in 5 seasons you would expect us to have amassed a squad possessing more than the attributes that you normally associate with the likes of Hull,Bolton,Blackburn.
But no, Rafa was bumbling on about showing character and passing the ball too fast???? Against Wigan???? If we had bothered to pass the ball to anyone wearing the same coloured shirt that would have been amazing! But again you dont get points for that. You have to 'Create Chances, 'Show Skill', 'shoot at the goals' concepts that Rafa has totally divorced himself from in the last 8 months. Rafa played HIS best 11available side against a Wigan Team who have conceded 9 against Spurs in 1 game, 9 against the Legions of Doom over 2 games, and immediately after beating us they conceded 4 against the flowing fantasy football of BOLTON!!!!!! And what did he do???? NOTHING!!!!!
Did we see wholesale changes after such a pitiful performance on Monday NO OF COURSE NOT, that would have made sense! Any other manager would have done it. But no for the Lille game we got 2 changes, (both enforced), and did it make a damn bit of difference?? NO!!! We still lost after creating bugger all for the other team to worry about. I am sure if you checked Opta Stats we must have the lowest number of shot at goal in the whole universe this season!
Stevie G and Torres cant be bothered anymore, you can hardly blame them. Both of them did nothing in Mondays & Thursdays game last week. Torres has become petulant out of frustration and has been booked twice for desent in that last week.
What message does that send to the rest of the squad? No matter how bad his 'best' 14players do (By best I mean the ones that only do what he tells them on the pitch) , no-one else is ever going to get a chance. Brilliant, is it any wonder they dont really put in any effort when they do get a chance? You could come of the bench, score a hat-trick and not see the 1st team again for 6 months!
RAFA, if you dont like wingers why buy them? Ryan Babel is a right winger or plays in the hole. Thats what he did at the U21 championships when you decided to spend 12 mill on him, remember no.... no.....no??? Guess what, thats where he plays for Holland too, so why do you insist on playing on the left wing??????? Simple you are a stubborn bastard who wants to ruin Liverpool Football Club. For you all that matters is your precious 4-2-3-1 system and you will shoehorn any player into that whether they like it or not and then you squeeze every ounce of enjoyment they get from playing football out of it. I hope you are proud of your lack of achievement.
When you have finally left or been sacked (the latter is highly unlikely after awarding you another 5 year deal) You will go down in history as the worst Liverpool manager ever, even worse than that useless moron Souness!!!
2 of you most senior players (Carra & Nando) have both told the Times in seperate interviews this week that you are 6-7 player light!!!!!!How can that be???? If the players can see it why cant you? Aquailini 20 million! Did you actually ever see him play or did you just ask if anyone had an injured player worth 20 million to flog???
You fire Reserve Team Coaches like Real Madrid, do their 1st team coach. You wonder why players arent coming through? Simple the answer is you! Why not give them a chance. There is surely a spare cupboard or table or bucket that is more use than your lovechild Lucas? Martin Kelly and Stephen Darby are both decent right backs, how many chances have you given them, instead you waste Carra & Mascha at right back, but persevere with the leaden footed dwarf Insua at left back? Again why??? Oh yes, you have sold all our other left-backs and kept the broken Aurelio who can seem to stay fit for 2 games in a row. Arbeloa,Warnock,Riise and that genius buy of yours Dossena all gone.
Valencia/Nani/Park is going to tear Insua a new arse when we play the legions of doom next Sunday. If they dont beat us 5-0 I will be shocked.
Stikers, you have sold all the ones you bought except the useless ones like Voronin. Keane,Crouch gone all doing better things. Why dont you do the decent thing and resign or better yet jump off the Liver Building? Now that would bring a smile to my face.
Pompey tomorrow night and I have to say I really dont care if we win or lose, because whatever the result we will play shit, create almost nothing and put 2.4 million viewers off footabll for ever.
YNWA - Although I wish Rafa would, preferably off a cliff into a river of molten lava!
- I have been a Red since I was about 6 or 7. My boyhood hero was Kenny Dalglish and I have an autograph from him while he was still at Celtic. Thanks Gran! As such I gravitated towards the team he played for. So I have been Scottish-South African- Scoucer for about 30 years now! I am extremely passionate about our club, and have felt the need to start this blog in the face of the abject nature of our performaces under Benitez and the Hicks/Gillett ownership.