Is Andy Carroll “Unplayable” in both senses of the word?


Is Andy Carroll “Unplayable” in both senses of the word?

Posted: June 20, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Andy Carroll, Damien Comolli, England, Euros, Jamie Carragher, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC

Andy Carroll is now becoming unplayable

To say it’s been a year of transition for Andy Carroll would be quite the understatement.

Carroll struggled to make any kind of impact or find consistency throughout most of last season and at times he looked like the proverbial cart-horse.

The £35m fee paid for him was way over the top and is one of the main reasons for Damien Comolli‘s departure and cast doubt over Dalglish‘s ability to identify quality players at a decent price.

During last January’s transfer window there would have been few who would have questioned Carroll being sold although

the financial loss would have been too horrendous to contemplate. Carroll simply looked slow, ineffective and, from Dalglish’s point-of view, unplayable.

But over the last few months Carroll has been transformed. Read the rest of this entry »

Liverpool need to create a new history

Posted: June 13, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Andy Carroll, Anfield, Brendan Rodgers, Charlie Adam, FA Cup, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jordan Henderson, Liverpool FC, Salomon Kalou, Stewart Downing, Swansea

Liverpool need to start adding to their already illustrious history

There is no doubt that Liverpool have one of the finest club histories in the world. They have legendary status which will be with them forever. It’s something all Liverpool supporters are extremely proud of but the club is now entering a new phase in it’s history with a new manager with a fresh approach, stable ownership who are in it for the long-term and the likelihood of a new stadium within the next few seasons. The stage is set for Liverpool to revive and reinvent themselves into one the England’s finest teams once more. Wishful thinking?

Of course, but the club hasn’t been in this good a position for a decade or

more and with it comes the need to start adding to their already illustrious history. 

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Can England do Liverpool a favour next season?

Posted: June 6, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Andy Carroll, Brendan Rogers, England, Euros, Glen Johnson, Jordan Henderson, Liverpool FC, Martin Kelly, Rio Ferdinand, Roy Hodgson, Steven Gerrard, Stuart Downing

Kelly gets called up for England

I don’t know about you but I’ve never really cared too much about England.

They’re constant under-achievers, have been poorly managed for decades due to the FA’s low-risk manager selection processand are

supported mainly by Londoners who only know one dreadful song.

Like most Liverpool supporters when asked if they would prefer England to win the World Cup or Liverpool to win the Premiership 

you don’t need an extensive opinion-poll to know what the vast majority would answer.

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Brendan Rogers: did FSG get it right?

Posted: May 30, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Anfield, Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool, Liverpool FC, Premier League, Roger, Swansea

The prediction (still no official announcement at the time of writing) on Wednesday that Brenda Rogers will be Liverpool’s new

manager will be met with a fair amount of skepticism and surprise. FSG seem to be applying their formula of bringing in a young,

progressive, manager that has both on eye on developing youth as well and promoting attacking football.

The problem is Rogers’s doesn’t have a pedigree that would lead anyone to think he has the credentials to take

Liverpool into the top 4 of the Premiership or lead them successfully in Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

How well are FSG doing? An ownership review

Posted: May 23, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Anfield, Fenway Sports Group, Ian Ayre, John Barnes, John W Henry, Liverpool, Liverpool FC, Premier League

Liverpool’s new owners get their first taste of success

Just over 18 months ago all Liverpool supporters were eternally grateful that John Henry and Fenway Sports Group recognized the

true potential of Liverpool and rescued the club from the clutches of Hick’s & Gillett and imminent administration.

You all know the parallels they saw between the Boston Red Socks and Liverpool and since taking over Boston in 2002 they have won baseballs biggest prize,

the World Series, twice, the first time since 1918! Thankfully

Liverpool’s lack of success doesn’t go that far back but their failure to win the Premier League since 1990 sometimes has us feeling that way.

From the outset it was clear that FSG’s commitment was to get Liverpool back to winning ways which in turn would further increase the value of the club they had bought in terms of sponsorship opportunities, merchandise sales,

lucrative competitions such as the Champions league and television revenues. The objectives were simple: make Liverpool a dominant force in English and European football once more. Read the rest of this entry »

FSG part ways with Dalglish

Posted: May 16, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: FSG, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Roberto Martinez

It’s sad news but FSG have made the decision to part ways with Kenny Dalglish today.

I have mixed emotions about the decision as I feel for Kenny and know he only wanted the best for Liverpool 

but unfortunately he was unable to deliver on the expectations, especially a top four finish.

The speculation is that Roberto Matinez from Wigan will replace Dalglish but I’m not happy with them bringing in a manager who has won

nothing and has spent his career helping clubs avoid relegation. Maybe that’s the point?

Would you have Rafa back?

Posted: May 15, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Brian Reade, John Henry, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Tom Werner

I’m torn, I mean seriously torn,

about whether Kenny should be given the opportunity to stay for another year to show exactly what he can or cannot do at Anfield.

I just don’t want to have to suffer

another season of frustration and disappointment like the one we just had to endure, especially

in the league, and be no better off 12-months from now and fall even further behind the likes of Man City and Man United. 

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