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  • LFC_Armchair_Supporter LFC_Armchair_Supporter Apr 13, 2013 16:57 Flag

    Reading V LFC aftermath !!

    We can't score to save our lives.. come on .. this is against the worst team in the EPL.. Utter #$%$. we should remame the club Just Wide.. cos thats what we've been lately.. finishing has been poor.. we could fire shots all day at them but if we can't make it count whats the point? We need at least another striker in the summer.. I'd swap Cavani for Suarez..

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    • I can understand the frustration but I can't believe how quickly opinion can sway here. Calls for Rafa to return give me the shudders and do we really think that Torres is anywhere near the player he was 3 years ago?

      The frustrations are fair. I've got no answers but please look carefully at what we're asking for and the long term impact. In a small way we've seen how City have lost their own momentum through the various issues that are going on there. Still plenty good enough no doubt but they should be better this season.

      Changes in direction can be as bad as sticking with what you have. The contrary is also true I agree but we've started something at Liverpool and I believe it needs to be seen through. With who as manager can be debated but for me I just want the same ideals to be followed

    • good points you make.... although I think we need more than cavani to save us..... maybe a defender who can score from a set piece (can we actually score from one?) maybe 3 midfielders with proven ability rather than 'ones for the future', and maybe 2 forwards again with proven ability rather than 'young ones'! And notice how Brenda bigs up the goalkeeper, takes the focus off him and the team! 4points dropped, 2 goalless draws against poor sides but then again maybe that is the best it gets from an 'average' side!

      • 2 Replies to arnoldlayne
      • Yes BR took his hat off, but are you telling us McCarthy did not have a good game? Are you telling me the commentators and pundits talking about the game were all lying when they say he had a world class outing?

      • ARNOLD layne..GOOD TO HEAR FROM U MATE..yes the goalkeeper was superb but a number of those opportunities we had should have been buriedin the back of the net before the man had a chance to get anywhere nr them...poor finishing technique made some of his saves look better than they really were..and once again Sturridge was very wasteful failing to get his body well over the ball when he struck it instead of getting the job done..hes starting to look like a very average player which is for themost part with the possible exception of Couhtino what Rogers has brought tothis once great club of ours. Im advocating getting rid of this man hes an apprentice not a journeyman manager he has poor credentials and should never have been appointed by FSG hes learning his trade as he makes his on the job mistakes at the expense of our club..if he is still here at start of next season we are going to have exactly the same kind of season we have had this season one of inconsistency with no silverware at the end of it..we NEED to bit e the bullet now and sart the process of getting rid of this man and bringing in a real journeyman manager . I look at this guy on the touchline and Ive never seen a more miserable looking coach hes totally inanimate...no wonder the lads out there out on the pitch arent inspired to develop the winning mentality that leads to becoming a habit of winning !

    • Armchair...spot-on mate just watched the game and we could have played all nigh and not scored !Seem to recallothers on here saying scoring wasnt our problem the backline leaking goals was ?However my rebuttal of that was that its no good scoring eight in two 4.0 wins and then drawing the other six games 0.0 better to be more consistent in u scoring and spread it out across eight 1.0 wins and collar 24 pts rather than 12pts from the same number of games. The problem is attitude imo many of the players out there didnt look hungry enought to go for the 3pts...for me Sturridge after a good start is begining to looklike yet another BR TRANSFER BUST. The owners should point blank refuse to let him buy in this Williams from Swansea hes yet another at best average player...and we have fartoo many of them right now as it is. Im certain there will be those who disagree with our assessment of todays performance armchair and will make theexcuse of the goalie having an absolute blinder but many of what initially looked like good saves were simply bad finishing that enabled him to make them...many of those chances should have been buried inthe back of the net he shouldnt have been able to get near them..Sturridge imo was particularly guilty today of wastefulness and poor technique in not getting his bosy over the ball and getting the job done . Anyway for me this was a diabollically poor performance this was not a sterling rearguard action the like of West Ham's this was the worst team inthe Prem who have lost their last SEVEN games ??? They gave us plenty of space to work with but we as so many times this season proved we just arent up to the job....Rogers tactics imo are very much to blame and when u lookat him on the touchline Ive never seen such a miserable uninspiring coach..Ive seen more animation from statues on this form we will be lucky to stay out of the relegation zone next season...on this evidence and with two or three more transfer busts from Rogers next seaon will be even worse than this season. I am not looking fw to next season.

      • 3 Replies to colin
      • You know sometimes Colin I really scratch my head at how we can watch the same game but see something obviously completely different. I'll leave the performance by McCarthy to one side, it’s not just my eyes who say he had a good match but almost everything I've read about the game, but if you and Sofa think otherwise do be it.

        But I will ask how dominating possession and throwing almost everything but the kitchen sink at the Reading goal is a sign of poor attitude? If it was just side to side or backward passing all game, which I know you’ve accused the BR tactics of amounting to, maybe you’d have a point, but as you can’t really get to the oppositions box let alone take a shot if your only passing backward or sideways, I ‘m wondering how on earth we got so many shots on goal.

        I'm also curious why because a man standing in the rain not believing what he's seeing is evidence we must be bound for the relegation part of the table next term. I mean considering BR took a team who actually performed (results don't lie remember) no better than a relegation battler in the second half of last season, and imo moved them forward, why because he's not jumping up and down does it mean we'll go back to the form of last season?

      • Realistically
        Awfull..................but guess who wants to come back and manage us again?

      • Williams should never come to us.. just aint good enough.. if we continue to buy average players we'll be an average squad. Average squads don't win league titles or cups. FSG like to buy them young and sell at a profit. Buying Williams contradicts that. Williams won't be worth much in fact he'd be released as free. I'm sure we've young defenders who'd love to play in the first team and they'd be cheap. If Rodgers can only buy players who he's worked with before then thats a weak manager. A good manager goes and watches players, from various clubs & countries and watches intently to see if they fit in.