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Jason u like Skrtel me too and I see bad blood between him and Brenda and thats another disaster along the lines of his bad blood with Andy C...when is all this nonesense going to stop ?
Yes I was a big fan of Skrtel, but his form dipped and Carra's oddly, has gotten better like a fine bottle of wine, so perhaps at this point he's just forced to wait.. I did read some things Skrtel had said, and sadly I think he'll go, but if he can't fit the mold or regain his form and his money brings us someone else, then so be it.. As far as the bad blood thing, I think you're looking for smoke where there's no fire..
I don't think there's any bad blood from BR and Andy, he simply came out from the very get go and said he isn't the type of player that fits his style. You absolutely love Carroll, and I'm sure you would back him as prime minister of England, perhaps the entire UK, but after that game vs Newcastle, which was one of the fastest, quickest displays I can ever remember, I can't find one single way to even delude myself to say how Andy would have fit in there.. It would take me 3 bottles of Whiskey to have imagined it..
But getting back to the bad blood thing, nothing in it for me mate, and if you recall a certain 3 players, Downing, Enrique, Henderson all verbally and publically subjected to Brendan's criticism and how he felt he could motivate them... Has it worked? Enrique has been like an attacking Winger, Downing has become an amazing asset, and Jordan the best season of his life, and all 3 players came out publically and said that BR's tongue lashing gave them a kick up the backside and helped them.
If Andy comes back and is kept on as a alternative, and the money works, so be it, but as far as Skrtel, for as much as I rated him all these years, if he's also said things, you have to remember it's a two way street, and EVERY manager has a go at their team and players at one point or another.. I think your disdain for Rodgers tends to cloud some of the actual realism, and again, I point to Downing, Enrique, Henderson and even his firm words that Sturridge would never decide how/where he plays, or even when, and he's done quite well I'd say.. Even Sterling too, and he re-signed for long term..
Try to consider all options and a big picture, and while you don't like him, you might as well accept he's the manager for the foreseeable future, and maybe you will get Andy back. Rodgers hasn't said otherwise. Plus you don't know if the owners/Ayre are the ones who are forcing his hand there.. Just food for thought my friend..
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Jason just to get one thing clear I dont regard BR with disdain just Im not the biggest fan ...Im not convinced by his tici taca is the universal answer to all tactical problems too simplistic for me mate and if u check my posts over the last couple months before the Semis of ECLC Ive been advocating a style of "showing the ball" and running past a man to open up a free man somewhere else on the pitch themoment u pass that man challenging u...in effect running at defenses and passing men exactly what we saw the Germans do in the ECLC Semis...its a better version of pass and move than Br HAS HE JUST WANTS PATIENT BUILD UP FROM THE BACK WITH LESS RISK OF LOSS OF POSSESSION....DULL...BORING....He thinks hes reinvented the game and Barca style tici taca is the answer when he doesnt have the players to pursue such a strategy.