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  1. It's an interesting question. He's found himself in the Moyes no mans land. There's nowhere to go really that isnt down unless he got the spurs job.


    He might have to go abroad to move sideways in order to move up.


    Newcastle or Villa would be a terrible idea for him. Basically anchor him to the bottom of the sea.

    I would say Spurs is down from Liverpool, but then I admit I'm biased. (yeah I know they've finished above us 5/6 years, but that's partly the reason he was sacked)

    He apparently turned down spurs when he took the job in the first place.


    He's failed at Liverpool so of course his next job is a step down. Don't think Spurs will be recruiting for a while, so he's either waiting for a Southampton or the like to have their manager poached by a bigger club, or take over a Newcastle / Villa whist they are in the sh*t and get them back into Europe.


    I have no idea what his level is though. Given what he did in 2014 I can sort of see him doing really well at a club full of superstars such as chelsea, as long as he wasn't responsible for buying them which he wouldn't be, but then I am not convinced he's actually 'a winner' given his record in big cup ties and must win matches with us, so he might continually fail at the latter stages. Not sure I can see him turning around dysfunctional clubs like Newcastle / Villa either, just can't reconcile his 'philosophy' with the type of player he signed / tried to sign.


    I'm sure he'll get loads of offers though and won't need to go abroad unless he chooses to.

  2. Fair play to whichever forumite called the 3yr deal on Monday.


    First I heard was Graeme Kelly on Anfield Index podcast, recorded Sunday or Monday. He also posted it on twitter as well as calling BR out last week regardless of derby result. Can't see it anywhere earlier than him.

  3. Probably have a rep for being anti-BR. Never thought he was the best choice, thought he was a gamble we never needed to take with better candidates available. However we are where we are. I am glad he's gone and we can move forward, but I also feel bad for him. I hated RFH, I don't hate Rodgers. I'll clap him when he comes back to Anfield. I am not as convinced as some he'll be a top class manager in 5 or so years, but if he is, fair play. I don't want to watch him learn anymore.


    I have also criticised FSG for their dithering, in some ways that we are doing this in October rather than May proves me right, but that they have acted so quickly in the international break proves me wrong. So we'll see. I hope more than anything they have a top class manager lined up in the next couple of days.




    Wouldn't go that far. Though think Klopp would unite the fans. We've been a divided fan base since early Rafa and I think Klopp (and probably only Klopp, though I could see attraction of Ancelotti even if it does feel short term) could bring that back. He's everthing we want in a manager, he's a winner, he's passionate, he's a nutter, he's sarcy, he's win without being the richest in the league, he's has everything early Rafa had (for the Rafalites) but not actually Rafa (for the anti-Rafas), he's foreign, he touched the sign (ergo he 'gets' us) If he comes, we should have a poll, just for the novelty of seeing an (almost) 100% approval rating


    Not entirely convinced it's going to be him though, think any strong manager means the end for the mediocrity, like Ayre, hence it won't happen whilst they have power. Though, maybe the piss-poor advice to stick with BR in May means they will no longer have that power.


    Fingers crossed though...

  4. 13/14 season IS as much to do with Suarez and his influence on match day and in training as it is to do with what Rodgers got right and wrong - and he did plenty of both. It's not black and white, it's far more nuanced.


    It's also irrelevant to the current situation if he has no idea how he did what he did in 13/14.


    I'm all for giving BR all the credit in the world for nearly winning the league, but the players he's targeted and / or favoured (Lallana, Lovren, Lambert, Benteke etc) and the tactics he's chosen do not seem conducive to repeating that feat. Everything he's done since May 2014 seems to have moved us further away.


    It doesn't matter if it was all BR or all Suarez if BR can't get us playing well without one of the best players in the world, we either have to buy one of the best players in the world, or get a different manager.


    Also, the 'nearly' is too often overlooked in that sentence. Not least by the manager himself. I'd much rather we were holding managers to a standard where trophies were involved. This is Liverpool after all, not Newcastle.


    Anyone remember that famous Shankly quote: "First is first. Second is nearly, so that sort of counts."

  5. I'm not convinced they have a short list.


    When they sacked RFH they seemed to surprise themselves with their decision. Kenny had left for a holiday on the other side of the world the day before. They'd been here 4 months by then and couldn't forsee their own decision 24 hours in the future.


    Then, they had ages to line up Kenny's replacement and yet, due to the very public parade of candidates, we again know they didn't make a move until Kenny's office was empty.


    yeah but apart from that

    The loss to Aston Villa in the semi was it for me, wanted him gone then and it's not often I disagree with stuff Knox says on TAW but it isn't pointless to get rid of him now after backing him in the summer, part of being a boss/owner/leader is knowing when you have made a bad call and fixing it asap rather than sticking with it.


    Apologies to Knox, I was paraphrasing.


    Plus his face annoys me now. (Rodgers not Knox)


    Agree with all of this. Had my doubts and concerns before, but the Villa semi was like the Everton match under RFH. It became beyond doubt that it wasn't going to work.


    On the TAW point, it would be ridiculous to sack him now after backing him in the summer, but the part that is ridiculous is the backing him, firing him just exposes that decision for what it was. The longer this goes on, the more ridiculous that decision (or lack of decision) looks.


    If we sack him in 2 matches, or 2 months, it will not only look ridiculous to have backed him in the summer, it will look ridiculous to have written off an entire season to try to avoid looking silly.


    FSG pretty much got a pass when they wrote off 2010/11 by letting RFH linger well beyond the obvious, I'm not sure they'll be forgiven again, specially if they lose out on the obvious replacements by doing so.

  7. It was a question.


    You whine about every f***ing thing. All the time.


    So you seem to think, and mention it every time I post. Like some dull-witted twitter spambot.


    Put me on ignore then if it annoys you so much, at least we won't have to see your tedious responses to my posts.

  8. If there's not a world class goalscorer available for a decent price in Jan then this isn't the worst idea.


    It's great if we get to acclimatise him for 6 months, use him instead of Lambert / Borini, just as long as he's not meant to be here to save our season, that wouldn't be fair. Can't really see us signing another forward on top though.

  9. Sounds like BR has given a weird presser. Very short apparently, Echo has a full transcript, it's not quite yes / no answers but not far off.


    Then a sky journo is saying he gave a 'lively' briefing off camera.



    Also, apparently Val Gaal got a bit stroppy with the media when they asked him about Valdes to Liverpool.

  10. Agreed. Even though results have been s*** we're finally moving in the right direction. Happy for him for the win tonight. I think we played good for large parts of the game.


    I think it was fifty(!) consecutive passes before the first goal, and thirty for the second. I think he'll get us out of this rut we've been in and hopefully we'll find a way to stop fear from striking as soon as we've let one in. This was a good game to get back to the basics and we played some good football. Seems to be a lot about confidence at the moment for me, hopefully we'll build on this.


    That first goal was incredible. But the display last night (and against them at the w/e) that BR's system needs very good players up front. We need the top attacker in Jan, it has to happen otherwise there is no point persisting with this.

  11. Given we are virtually playing goalie less and it's just about the singular most important position on the pitch I'd say if this committee don't have us a new keeper by New Years day that they'd all need to resign in disgrace.


    Especially when the brief is 'sign absolutely ANY keeper that isn't as s*** as Mignolet or Jones'.


    Getting to the point whether you wonder if we should just throw another attacker on and play with 11 outfield players

  12. Players have always travelled (or been senrt) to wherever it is felt the best medical care can be given.


    Think you may be reading too much into it, tbh.

    They have, but usually to centres of excellent rather than to other sports teams.


    I probably am though.

  13. Is it unreasonable of me to wonder why Sturridge has to go to the Red Sox for treatment? Rather than have good enough medics here?

    Does this go back to the surprise sack of Bruckner and promoting Dr Zaf rather that replacing him.


    Or does it just feel like that because of the rest of the way the club seems to be run?

  14. I agree with all that up till the last bit - they aren't apathetic about their investment.



    More that it's probably really hard to replace Ayre. You have to find a replacement (which they've failed to do publicly at least twice, but more wouldn't surprise me) and then you have to get rid of Ayre and hand over, which given the fact that he seems to be the only senior figure at the club based in Liverpool, I would guess would be difficult.


    They've had ideal opportunities to do it, when they first came, and again each time they promoted him from acting MD, to MD to CEO. But each time they've took the easy option.

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