Yeah? Because we have soooo many midfielders in that 20M range just banging on our door to come play for us...Mr v said:dreadin derby now. We got through but that is all. Frustrated with coutinho but most of all henderson. Big investment by our standards and fuck all return. It seems that when we do decide that we are going to compete in the transfer market and spend "big" we have been let down. Please dont anyone tell me hes one for the future or he works hard or he has a great engine or he s box to box or he's a good athlete. We should be getting a lot more for our money.
Moses was better today but im struggling to be optimistic.
Hard to say but in Kellys case he looked miles of the pace the whole game. Personally I would have given Aspas half an hour but it seems that he is another cheap signing to add to the scrap heap.CanadianRed said:2-0 up and he cant take off Sturridge , Gerrard or Saurez , are you kidding me .... is Rodgers going to cry about players being tired if they should lose the derby match ... wtf did moses and Kelly have to come off , were they tired from all the matches they have played this year ... believe Rodgers is a good manager but he makes idiotic moves many a time
If I don't quote your posts from now on just assume I agree with what you've said as you clearly get it.Redragbull said:Lacklustre performance, lacking cohesion and the ability to stamp authority. Fear a slide is imminent in the league if no reinforcements are brought in and some of our players form doesn't improve dramatically. Our weakness at both full back positions were highlighted by a championship side today. Everton will be a severe test on Tuesday.
There are other options. 4312 is something i'd like us to try with Cou behind SaS. Allen, SG and Hendo behind with Allen and Hendo able to get forward while in attack making it a 4132 and both having enough energy to get back to help out. This is what i'd try on Tuesday as we don't seem to have many options (if Allen is fit that is). They'll also provide better cover when the full backs go forward and finally we'll have Cou in a position where he may actually get an assist or goal. Other than that switch Hendo to the left and put Sterling on the right though since he was rested today i can see him starting Tuesday. Without knowing who's fit it's hard to say but since we currently only have 2 fit CBs and 2 fit CMs it may well be a non choice, just play who we have that can run.OOTer said:3 things stand out for me from this game.
How to control the midfield with stevie deep.
We still look susceptible from crosses.
How do we get SaS playing centrally without giving up either a) a wing or b. midfield control or c) playing 3 and the back.
That 3rd one is gonna define our season i think. People may be saying Stevie needs to be benched but I think it would take more balls to leave one of SaS on the bench as an impact sub. Thus keeping the balance and organisation the team has shown when only one of SoS has been available.
Come on Brendan. Show me the answer por favor.
Even with a back 3 we need decent wing backs. Flanno is better at full back imho which probably means Hendo/Sterling RWB and Cissokho as LWB. Still not good. With Kelly still not playing well after injury i can see Flanno being RB and Cissokho LB whether Sakho is fit or not. In saying that if Allen isn't fit on Tuesday we may well have to put Sakho or Kolo in as a DM, not through choice but because we just don't have any other midfielders that BR seems to trust.liverpool_singh said:Flanagan really looked off pace today and hardly made any effort tracking back after getting forward. I guess it is to be expected somewhat given he's just come back from an injury but I wouldn't be confident starting him against Everton just yet as he is lacking match fitness. Personally if Sakho is back I would be tempted to go with a back 3.
I am somewhat resigned to the apparent fact that the club leadership/owners are not prioritizing getting 4th this year, based on the expenditure level this window when a CL berth appeared to be coming in reach. Evidently, the Europa League next year is an acceptable level of progress on the season. I am somewhat disappointed, but not going to be unduly upset. If that is indeed the case, I'd just as soon see us playing in the Europa League by winning the great old Cup as by finishing 5th.tesh said:I don't want to belabour the many, many points that people have made about our squad size, injuries and the form of some players but suffice it to say that this game
iswas irrelevant. Getting 4th or better is everything. Not fussed about the cup personally.
wtf are u on about? we didnt get dealt these cards. We fucking paid for them. I fucking pay to watch these fucking cards and Hendo has been disappointing. For the money he should be doing more. Our perspectives are totally different. Youre gonna end up getting me a ban. You should be on williamhill or something. nice one semiSemmy said:Yeah? Because we have soooo many midfielders in that 20M range just banging on our door to come play for us...
Pick your poison. Noboby was complaining about Hendo during that Spurs game against a far superior team, and we have no other options right now.
I don't love the situation either. I don't think anybody does. Like a poker game, you play the cards you are dealt. Right now, we're sitting on a low pocket pair with a flushed flop on the table and the other players in the game have far bigger stacks than us.
Hit runner-runner next two cards and we could be sitting pretty, but still don't have the bankroll to knock anyone out of the tournament yet.