Gerrard does not want to play as a forward, according to some.Too many tactical mistakes by our manager for the game to be won ... He should have pushed Gerrard further forward, instead of playing Shelvey there, once Cabaye was replaced and after the red card ... Gerrard would have never missed all 3 of Shelvey's chances ... Also, introducing Downing ahead of Assaidi was a poor move ...
Actually, that confirmation came some time during the last few months of Kenny's reign, hence why he was axed.Bah, confirmation that this team is nothing more than a mid-table one.
The fact that you say that about a team with 3 teenagers in it, missing the first-choice goalkeeper, fullback, and midfielder is absolutely mind-boggling to me.That team is mediocre, full stop. I expect us to stay around that 12th position during the whole season.
Gerrard had 90% completion today.Actually, that confirmation came some time during the last few months of Kenny's reign, hence why he was axed.
We need to learn when to play the ball backwards and rebuild. Too often in the final third, we're too eager to create something there and then, which is leading to needless cession of the ball. Speaking of which, how many times did Enrique & Gerrard lose possession today?
Carroll's presense in the box was a bit of an issue last season. He was not moving well enough and his first touch was simply awful. Bringing carroll back would benefit both sides, but rodgers just does not rate him. Does he rate him so badly that he wouldn't even get picked over samed yesil? That's the part that worries me.i won't gp into that "we need a forwrd" , we are past it.
what i don't understand, neither sterling nor suso, like to get in the box and create a passing option to luis.
they make their runs, but they stay out of the box, never cutting to middle, which leaves Luis alone all the time against 2 defenders sometimes 3, when all he can do is try to dribble past and shot.
if BR can teach these two, that they need to cut inside and be available for a one-two or a pass to draw defenders, than either rotate them or switch a formation. we might be playing 4-3-3, but suarez is allways alone.
the way i see it, for the funds the press are throwing around that will be available at january ( 10-15 mil ), suck it up BR and bring carroll back.
I don't see how Rafa managed to brainwash Gerrard to play as a forward, he even put on the number 9 shirt for england. Part of it has to do with alonso being the boss in midfield. Stevie was willing to pass the torch to him perhaps because he admired his skill.I doubt that is true, but if it is, we have a serious problem ...
Of passes. His tendency to take shots from anywhere on the pitch, which usually result in a turnover in possession, is helping nobody.Gerrard had 90% completion today.
I think we played well again. Its just the fine margins between wins and draws that are stopping us from pretty much being in the top 4 or at least the top 6.
indianscouser said:Remove suarez. We wont win this, its like everyday in the office. I cant see us scoring twice in the 2nd half. Bring assaidi.
Funny how your toughts change during the gameLiterally suarez is a 1 man show.
We are literally non existent with him.
Expected to lose today, so am pleased to get a point.
Steve G, needs using sparingly and Raheem is a real star in the making.
Did not listen to BR after the Swansea gama and won't tonight as his constant bleating is getting on my nerves.
I feel so sorry for Luis, he deserves so much better than thi crap.
Possession means FA if you cannot use it to produce results.
Spot about possession mate. In the first 15-20 mins we had plenty but created nothing with it. Painful how many times wide players got in good positions and had to check back because there was nothing on in the box. Im all on for keeping it but you need to score while on top. If not we will always end up chasing a result like today. We need two new players at the top end for sure. Personally Im less convinced about 4-3-3 as we get to see more of it especially with the players we have currently.
And i would be the first to agree with you. Assaidi's unpredictability, trickery and pace may well have been useful today, although if Shelvey had of been more clinical the Downing discussion wouldn't be had heh?If I'm looking to create something/win a match and I glance down my bench to see Asaidi and Stewart downing both sitting there, I know who I'd bring on.
Thats the thing isnt it? Fine margin between everyone on here being over the moon because we had a come from behind win and where we are now where everyone is frustrated because we drew a game we should have won based on the play.And i would be the first to agree with you. Assaidi's unpredictability, trickery and pace may well have been useful today, although if Shelvey had of been more clinical the Downing discussion wouldn't be had heh?
he only took one shot from too far away..the shots he had in the 2nd half were all around 20 yards and central...good areas for him to shoot from.Of passes. His tendency to take shots from anywhere on the pitch, which usually result in a turnover in possession, is helping nobody.
It baffles me that, every time he takes a corner that fails to get beyond the first man, the commentators will say that it's so out of character, when he's been wasting corners in exactly the same way for a long time.