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  • LEX LEX Dec 20, 2010 20:08 Flag

    If you were the owners would you trust Roy to spend your money in January

    hi guys well the title askes the question and looking from the outside i dont think i would trust him after his summer buys??

    your inside thoughts???

    if you dont trust him what would you do?
    1) get rid go with interim untill summer?
    2) get rid and re appoint a manager now? who is out there?

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    • Think the 2 options you present actually put things into perspective. Even for those who think we should get rid of him and appoint a new manager, with the possible exception of Dalglish (who I think based on the fact he did not fight for the job over the summer, does not want the position) there is no one who is both available, and wants it, who is likely to do a better job.

      Therefore the only other option is to appoint a caretaker, but to be honest I think that is what Roy already is, so why change for changes sake?

      Actually based on his transfer record I don't have huge worries about Roy (about his match record I do). What looks to be his only planned by, Meireles looks like it was a decent buy, and based on what was spent, maybe a great buy. The rest have not really impressed, but both Konch and Poulson I see as fillers where he got what he could on very limited budget, Jova was in the pipeline and worth a punt, and Cole was a low risk punt. So all in all not great, but not bad either.

      So put things in perspective, I'm not expecting greatness in Jan (Jan rarely delivers great players) but slight improvement, which is no better than a caretaker can expect.

      • 1 Reply to dsteer_lfc_68
      • Dave, Kenny did put his name forward for the job. It was pretty well documented, he was even quoted as saying he had requested to be considered for the post but the board told him that they didnt want him because they had a longer term job in store for him, whatever that means.

        We have never been linked with so many different players before, I know these windows normally create drama and nonsense but im pretty sure something will happen.

    • Well lets be truthful here, has he really done that bad? No not really.

      The only buy he made when he actually had decent money to spend was once Mascherano has been sold and he bought Meireles who was a great buy imo.

      All of the other signings were made before Mascherano was sold, therefore, he was was working on a very tight budget.

      Shelvey and Jovanovic were signed before Roy joined the club so they cannot be attributed to him. Even though Wilson arrived after him that deal was already in the pipeline so we wont include him either.

      That leaves Jones, Poulsen, Cole and Konchesky.

      Firstly, Jones isn't so much a bad buy but an unneccessary one but maybe Roy just felt that the young lads we have in reserve are just too young to shoulder the burden of being Pepe's number two. Not a bad buy.

      Poulsen was a bad buy but I think Roy has realised this and that is why he is hardly getting a game. I say fair play to Roy for realising his mistake and not persisting with a bad player just to try and prove a point like some managers would do.

      The majority of fans were ecstatic that we signed Cole so I don't think Roy can be slated for signing him. It was touted as being the signing of the summer so I don't blame Roy for it not quite working out just yet.

      That leaves Konchesky. Whilst not being a great player I think we, including Roy, see him as a stop gap signing until we can get a top notch left back. Maybe he banked on Aurelio getting fit a bit quicker.

      So overall, I would call it 50-50 but he did get it right with the one big signing he made, Meireles.

      Now I am not the biggest fan of Roy but that doesn't mean people need to talk rubbish regarding his tenure at the club. Now if the owners don't trust him to spend their money they need to get rid now as we can't go through another transfer window not bringing in top notch reinforcements. However I think they will trust him and he will be here until the end of the season so we all need to quit the b1tching and get behind our club.

      Lets see how Roy does when given a decent kitty. He has shown in the past that he can make a decent signing, after all I am sure we would all love to have signed Brede Hangeland.


    • In this case, I think you have to address his summer signings with a realistic perspective. Most people would say that our squad was a little light at the moment so depth certainly needed to be added at what evidently was a shoestring budget.

      Raul Meireles - The one time Roy gets proper money he gets us a fantastic player who I can honestly say I prefer to Mascherano. Not to mention he represented a £7.5m saving.

      Paul Koncheskey - His mum wants to watch her mouth ;) Hes not very good to be fair but he has cost us 2 youth players who werent realistically going to impact our 1st team anytime soon.

      Fabio Aurelio - Has been injured up till now and I think his impact will be very positive over the remainder of the season.

      Christian Poulsen - No arguments from me here, this guy is pony. He does have a good pedigree and when we made the signing, I was reasonably happy.

      Joe Cole - I dont think anyone thought this was bad business and im sure we are yet to see the best.

      Aqua and Insua - From what I gather, Aqua demanded 1st team football and Roy couldnt promise anything so he asked to leave. Insua had already decided to go before Roy got there.

      I think its a hard question to answer but I guess you have to trust him otherwise they may as well have sacked him already. If he can bring in half the players being banded around then I would be happy. Please dont bring Carlton Cole anywhere near us!

      • 1 Reply to Hobsey
      • We keep Woy and we finish mid-table. So if that’s our target, the keep him. If not send him packing….give KK the team till the summer. As for the players that he brought in, I give him credit for only one signing and that’s Meireles. The other players, I can’t distinguish them from a bar of soap….including Joe Cole. I don’t see what people see. Maybe it’s because he is English and there were issues with the quota system. Otherwise on a normal day, I would not look at him. If he was that good, do you think Chelsea would have let him go? And that’s a team that we should be competing against. I have watched Aqua playing and just like with Alonso, you can only regret sending him away on loan.

        If you give Woy the money, he will bring in Zamora, Calton Cole and or Clint Dempsey. Watch this space.

    • "it is very presumptious of u to assume that I would be making the same request were Morinho Hiddink or Van Gaal were to be appointed....putting words in your mouth? Kettle calling pot... ?"

      Touche colin, touche. Fair dos. I take that party back as yes it is a bit hypocritcal of me. Apologies for that one.

      I did already say though, I would not be against the appointment of Kenny.

      Fair enough colin, I do understand all that and have to respect that you stick to your what you want and never waiver. However I am not sure that Kenny is the right man IF and it's a big IF we had the choice of any manager in the world. He might very well be but it's not something I think we should debate about until we are without a manager but like I said, I would in no way be against him taking over.

    • I was under the impression that KKD had said in the summer that he would do the job on a tempory basis untill the new ownership was sorted out.
      I belevie this was not wanted and the then owners wanted a more permanent solution as i think it was not 100% clear who the new owners would be.

      But as KKD had only wished to "help" the club out of what might have been a problem ie a new manager on a long contract to pay off it was decided a more permanant appointment would be needed and if that was KKD's position in the summer i cant to be honest see that changeing in yes KK will do the job "Short term" he does not it seems wish to be a long term manager to re-build the boot room

    • DANIEL B...never any need to apologise mate, its just spirited debate. I respect u point of view and know u only have the best interests of the club at heart.
      I think one problem is that we DONT have the choice of :any manager in the world: but of what we do have a choice of I would say KK looks to me like the VERY BEST. Hes RED to the bone and knows our ways plus I believe he is a dedicated and disciplined man who would have no problem managing :super-star: egos as he would as Boss command instant respect and such as Stevie G and Carra would demand from the squad that that respect be shown at all times thus bringing together and inspiring the squad. ROY though good intentioned is at best a mid table man who's tactics evidence this...lets be honest most matches his tactics would put most to sleep.
      Results under Roy are erratic I think it is only a matter of a little more time before hes gone even should we pick up a good few points over the Hols I think he will still soon be gone as the opposition we face in our upcoming five fixtures isnt the most accomplished in the Prem. so in effect it would probably be a false dawn. I think if we drop too many points over the Hols he will be gone in the New Year.

    • I think that is it Dave, he volunteered for the role as he always wants whats best for the club and after he was told that what was best for the club was him to continue in his current role and even take on more responsibility I am sure he caused no disturbance and stepped aside graciously.

    • daniel b...would u be FOR KK taking over as Boss now ? I understand perhaps u are tired of hearing the same request from me for KK to be appointed now but feel it is very presumptious of u to assume that I would be making the same request were Morinho Hiddink or Van Gaal were to be appointed....putting words in your mouth? Kettle calling pot... ?
      I realize we both have the interests of the club at heart and one of my primary reasons for calling for the appointment of KK is because he is already on the clubs books he asked to be considered for the job before Woy was appointed and I believe he is the right man for the job. I believe he would reinstate our true STYLE of PASS AND MOVE !!! No more of this Woy/Beneathus shyte moving the ball back and forth deep in our own half sideways backwards back and forth then hoof it up the middle in the hope that a lone Torres might latch on to it or Cara and Lucas engaging in a series of short back and forth passes before one or the other hoofs it down the wing and out of play....this is rubbish foisted on the fans by these two incompetent clowns the board have been stupid enough to appoint as managers of our great club.
      I believe in activism and consider my incessant opposition to the IRWTB and Benitez himself in some small way played a part in getting rid of the clown...I will continue to call for the immediate appointment of KK and just hope more on this board and other Liverpool forums feel the same way and become activist for the appoitmant of KK....Somehow if it happened Im not the type of person to crow over it and say TOLD YOU !...Rather I would be content to know you were with tens of thousands of others roaring your throat hoarse in greeting of our new Boss when he strode out onto the Anfield turf and made his way towards THE KOP to salute his adoring fans.

    • dsteer...First let,me say Im relieved u arent frothing at the mouth over the rumour that Fat-Lad has been sacked and suggesting his reappointment at Anfield....I used the term :heretic: as something of a joke believing that the orthodox opinion was that KK could do no wrong and it was heresey to criticise the man....I never imagined it would be taken literally by such serious minded types as u self and Daniel B....Little bit of humour it seems can go a long way on this board ...lol
      Its obvious Woy is well out of his depth at our club , why give him money to spend appoint KK now and give it to him to,spend. iVE LIKE mEREILLES ALL ALONG BUT COME ON LOOK HOW MUCH HES WASTED ON pOULSEN Konchelski Jones not to mentionthe Joe Cole thing and his guaranteed 90,000 a week salary. His tactics are almost a carbon copy most of the time of the super cautious cr@p Beneathus had us using. Its timpe for a new broom and KK WILL supply it he will clear out ALL the deadwood brought in by thesetwo incompetent clowns and start to rebuild our great club in hisown image ...one of real STYLE !!!

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