Liverpool Rumours Archive October 20 2010

 

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20 Oct 2010 23:55:25
RBuxton_LFC Pellegrini's agent claims are irrelevant as I've been told that Rijkaard will, without question, succeed Hodgson at #LFC in next five days

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20 Oct 2010 23:52:16
Would any one ever think about getting martin o neil as manager ye see what he did with celtic and villa, just what would he do wit liverpool now since we have money to back us up, ,


i don't na about anyone else but i would love to see him with us


hodgson is not good enuf for lfc get rid of him {ed's note - I would rather keep Hodgson than get O'Neill, he did nothing with Villa but hold them back.}

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20 Oct 2010 23:49:51
Kevin doyle should be our nuber one target in jan. he can hold the ball up at good as anyone in the pl, he can bring gerrard into the game more and also let torres make runs in behind the defence.

I agree completely. Doyleis just what we need at the moment, strong, fit and young and would not cost a fortune.

SioLFC


I know it doesn't matter but he is a manc, class act though.

john o shea followed liverpool

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20 Oct 2010 23:45:10
Rjikard left Galatasarry by mutual consent. He had done quite a poor job at Galatassary and was pretty much let go. So what makes you think he's going to do any better at Liverpool. He would be arick as hes doesn't know the league.

It's too easy and fickle to say sacke the manager. The manager's part of the problem but the players have to get their act together. They should be clvever enough and focused enough on the pitch to turn the tide.

If a new manager was to come in you'd have to think of someone along the lines of Hiddink, McLiesh, or back with Benitez. He was getting results but never got full financial backing and had to make do with signing less quality players and not the targets he wanted. (Ronaldo, Daniel Alves, Silva, Vidic, Tevez, Higuan, Mata . .)

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20 Oct 2010 23:43:54
Is there any news from reliable sources about Frank Rijkaard, or is it all coming from Twitter?

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20 Oct 2010 23:43:05
All things are pointing to Rijikaard heres hoping it's the right choie although i'm fairly optimistic can we get Ten Cate as welll though please

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20 Oct 2010 23:42:13
Betting now suspended on Rijkaard being named next Liverpool manager with announcment expected tomorrow late morning or after the game tomorrow night.

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20 Oct 2010 23:42:04
20 Oct 2010 23:03:08
BREAKING NEWS

Bookies now have FRANK RIJKAARD AT 4/ 7 ODDS ON
and everybody else at no shorter than 12/ 1. . .for the bookies to have odds like this means they've had a big wager on RIJKAARD.

For those who want to click 'unbelievable'. . . just check sky bet. . . the odds above are FACT. . .very rarely can u say that on here without conviction but the odds have tumbled within an HOUR from 2/ 1 to 4/ 7 ON.

Ed, i can't believe people are clicking unbelievable on this. . . am i lying? {ed's note - that is the odds coming up on all the live odds checkers. So no, I don't think you are lying, it seems correct information to me.}

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20 Oct 2010 23:39:00
Yes you are!
And get to bed, you're up early in the morning on your milk round

Montse Benitez

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20 Oct 2010 23:35:01
Would Johan Cruyff at 62 make a good Liverpool manager? Yes = believe

Wayner

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20 Oct 2010 23:33:05
Team tomorrow

Reina
kelly skrtel carragher konchesky

Maxi poulsen spearing babbel

cole
Ngog

not very optamistic!

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20 Oct 2010 23:31:38
Apparently RH if he's still here in jan he wants to try and sign PSG pair Hoarau + Sessagnon for bout 26m, and also Mata and Defour, getting rid of Maxi + Lucas

However if the results don't improve by the end of October he will be gone, with Pelligrini being favourite and he will likely to have different type targets.

Ladders

Thoughts? ED? {ed's note - Rijkaard is the bookies favourite to take over and I doubt very much Hodgson will be there by the end of next week, let alone the end of October. If it can be sorted in time, I expect a new manager in place by Sunday.}

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20 Oct 2010 23:30:16
@RBuxton_LFC Pellegrini's agent claims irrelevant as been told that Rijkaard will, without question, succeed Roy at #LFC in next 5 days.

very reliable broke news on cole capture 24hrs before

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20 Oct 2010 23:28:25
I am not posting messages about myself!
Rafa Benitez

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20 Oct 2010 23:22:46
Moving Benitez on was more important to the club even than riding ourselves of H+G. Do you actually think Broughton & co would have been able to pull off the feat they did with Mr Milk in a bottle around. Apart from his lack of coaching abilities and man management skills Rafa was an impossible to work with schemer who had completely lost the plot. He did manage to fool some of the less intelligent fans and is still doing so.

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20 Oct 2010 23:20:11
20 Oct 2010 21:05:07

NESV have sounded out Iain Dowie to take over as manager for the last 6 games of the season!
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I don't think this is true because Dowie from what i hear is a hands on manager. And would like to do things his own way like pick the team and stuff.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 23:19:52
Don't know how reliable RBuxton_LFc is but he's rolling with this

@RBuxton_LFC Pellegrini's agent claims irrelevant as been told that Rijkaard will, without question, succeed Roy at #LFC in next 5 days.

Know this guy ed? {ed's note - I don't know him, but I am not a big user of Twitter at all, I don't even know what my account name is on there. It's not that though, before anyone asks! Like I said on Monday my friend was told by an employee of Galatasaray that Rijkaard was going to be the next Liverpool manager, he was right about him leaving as soon as the compo was sorted (though that was hardly difficult to call), but I am just waiting to see if he has called this right too.}

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20 Oct 2010 23:16:45
Duncan Oldham is on this site looking for rumours.He literally took the report from the spainsh newspaper I posted and put it on craptalk.And he charges people for that.

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20 Oct 2010 23:09:09
I'm convinced that Rafa Benitez is on this site posting messages about himself. Either that or there are some very thick people out there. My God, why would anyone want him back at the club.

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20 Oct 2010 23:08:10
I may be shot down by most of you on here but I must agree with what Ed says. I think O'Driscoll would be a fantastic manager for us. If he can get a team like Doncaster playing as well as that, I can only imagine what he could do with us. I think he deserves a big job, and this could be his oppurtunity.

I disagree with those who won't even consider O'Driscoll just because he is at Doncaster. If he was at a club like Villa or Spurs, you wouldn't mind him.
You shouldn't judge a managers ability on his club.

Ellis T {ed's note - I think you are the first person to agree with me on him, good job I am sat down....}

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20 Oct 2010 23:03:08
BREAKING NEWS

Bookies now have FRANK RIJKAARD AT 4/ 7 ODDS ON
and everybody else at no shorter than 12/ 1. . .for the bookies to have odds like this means they've had a big wager on RIJKAARD.

For those who want to click 'unbelievable'. . . just check sky bet. . . the odds above are FACT. . .very rarely can u say that on here without conviction but the odds have tumbled within an HOUR from 2/ 1 to 4/ 7 ON.

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20 Oct 2010 23:01:33
January:
Out
Lucas - 6m
Babel - 7m
Maxi - 4m
Agger(if hodgson stays) - 16m

Total - 33m + 35m from owners = 71m

In
Lopez - 12m
Mata - 15m
Shawcross - 10m
Kerzhakov - 6m
Defour - 14m
Turan - 14m

Total - 71m

You heard it hear first

Ellis T

What do you think of these deals Ed?
IMO all good apart from Agger {ed's note - I don't believe there is a hope in hell of this happening sorry mate.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:59:53
Roy will go after the game 2 mora. it is also true that there has been a meeting tonight. . but no players have been part of that meeting just a coincidence that they not part of squad in italy.

am now looking forward to the blackburn game knowing that we may actually attack and score lol. am gonna stick my money on a torres hatrick. then maybe all the doubters will get off his back. .he has no service and no support in roys tactics. he doesn't wanna leave this club he wants to win things. nesv have said we will be back up there winning in no more than 3 years. aslong as torres can see this he wants nothing more than to win things at this club. he wants what the fans want. .

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20 Oct 2010 22:55:56
20 Oct 2010 12:14:10

20 Oct 2010 12:05:14

Kevin doyle should be our nuber one target in jan. he can hold the ball up at good as anyone in the pl, he can bring gerrard into the game more and also let torres make runs in behind the defence.

I agree completely. Doyleis just what we need at the moment, strong, fit and young and would not cost a fortune.

SioLFC


I know it doesn't matter but he is a manc, class act though.

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20 Oct 2010 22:54:36
I have watched Liverpool for 49 years, seen 13 titles, 5 European Cup 3 UEFA Cup, 7 FA Cup and 7 League Cup wins.
I was privileged to work for the Club for 10 years when we ruled the world (79-89) and more recently began reading and posting on this and the rumours site because I enjoyed the participation, the contributions and the editors' work.
A few hours ago, I started reading the rumours page and couldn't believe some of the posts I was reading consequently missing the first half of the Inter- Spurs game but aware of the score because of some of the recent posts. I watched the second half and can only conclude that some people never learn and quite a few will now have egg on their faces following Spurs's second half performance.
My point is -guys that was a classic example of why we all love the game and nothing in football is certain. That said, some of the crap that has been spouted on these sites in the last 24 hours is beyond belief, WHAT COLOUR IS THE SKY IN YOUR WORLD? IS YOUR WORLD STILL ROUND OR FLAT?
Time for a reality check. RH may not be the present solution, let alone a short term one, but whatever failings he may have, do you not think he has some self respect?
Would you fly to Italy with a bunch of squad players and kids knowing you were going to be sacked whatever happened and the prospective new manager was holding a meeting in your own back yard with two senior players who are currently behaving like spoilt brats?
That said, nothing really surprises me in football any more and if it is true, then LFC have p* * d up the wall all the credibility and that they have built up since Shankly arrived!
The way I see it, RH needs to quell the egos and indicators of civil war that seem to be emanating from Melwood. As much as I would like to see us do well in Europe, we are in uncharted territory in the Premier League and need 20-25 points before Christmas otherwise we could get dragged into a situation we may not be able to handle.
Furthermore, I don't think NESV will spend money unless it is on a more or less guaranteed certainty. If they are not happy with RH , then the solution is in their own back yard.
I remember when I worked at Anfield a young lad who joined us but didn't appear too bright. Kenny D and the other Scots took him under their wing but ribbed him mercilessly on a daily basis. He matured in stature and character and gave Liverpool over 12 years great service. Step forward Steve Nicol. Where's he working now and how successful has he been there, do you think NESV won't have noticed?
Dalglish could take on the role Paisley had when Kenny became manager.
Finally, hats off to the 3 Musketeers; Broughton, Purslow and Ayre but remember, Purslow was always a short term appointment like Broughton. Ayre has worked miracles in the Commercial Dept. so why would he tender his resignation after his finest hour chasing out Hicks & Gillett?
I enjoy a bit of sensationalism as much as the next man but now is the time to remember the immortal words of Clive Dunn:"Don't panic Mr. Mannering!"
Brian Barwick would be a good shout for CEO for obvious reasons. And last but not least: Stevie G- give us a smile lad! It should be an honour captaining Liverpool, not a burden.

Keep the Faith!

The Purple Helmet.

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20 Oct 2010 22:53:47
Why oh Why are people still saying bring back Benitez - 2 trophies in 6 years ( should have lost both if it hadn't been for players desire ), Souness just summed it up - the playing staff is worse that it was when he arrived, after spending a bloody fortune. MOVE ON - he aint coming back - and the majority wouldn't want him back.

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20 Oct 2010 22:53:09
Steve McClaren will be named new Liverpool boss on Monday!

REDaLert

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20 Oct 2010 22:51:42
I know you say your sources are close to players but how reliable are they? are they consistant with the info they give you ed?
RedRodge {ed's note - they are reliable, no one is 100% reliable, but they are damn good sources.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:51:25
Roy Hodgson to step down after the Napoli game no matter what the result. Roy has already been told.

Kenny Daglish, Stevie G and Torres staying behind to meet Frank Rijkaard.

Rijkaard will be new LFC manager by Monday.

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20 Oct 2010 22:49:14
Hodgson to manage his last game in charge of Liverpool tommorow. Frank Rijkaard to take over. Hope he plays good attacking tactics. And use some of the youngsters please!

Ed who would be your choice as manager? (Apart from Doncaster manager) I personally would love Hiddink or Bilic. But Hiddink is ridiculously loyal so he won't leave Turkey. {ed's note - Pellegrini, Di Matteo or Laudrup would be my first choice. Bilic would be good too.}

Hmmmmm, Pellegrini would be too alike to Hodgson in my opinion, a defensive coach.
I would hate MON to come in but I have to trust NESV to make the right choice.
Keep The Faith
YNWA {ed's note - I never saw Pellegrini as defensive, his Villareal team was certainly not defensive.}

I meant at Real Madrid, however he couldn't be as bad as Hodgson

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20 Oct 2010 22:46:34
Are you having a laugh?

To the person who asked what Rafa was on about with his milk analogy. We have a similar saying in English: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck". That is all Rafa was saying. What seems obvious to some people is quite often not what it appears. I think Rafa was referring to all the changes that happened in the background at Anfield soon after we finished 2nd in the league to United. Rafa got the blame for finishing 7th a year later but that accountant Purslow decided to do a manager's job and sack the medical staff etc making wholesale changes to the backroom staff - what happened - we finished 7th and who got the blame - Rafa, of course and who got the sack, Rafa, of course (mutual consent - my arse, as Jim Royle would say).
Let's rejoice that Purslow has gone because he is an accountant on a fabulous wage trying to be the manager (almost as bad as Hodgson).
If only we could turn back the clock and have Rafa back - I said Inter would murder Spurs and so it has proved so! OK had their goalie sent off but let's face it even with 11 men they would have been slaughtered.

He got the blame for one reason only - HE WAS SOLELY TO BLAME - his team, his tactics, his team talks, his motivational skills, and worst of all - his non stop bloody excuses - it was always somebody else's fault - NEVER HIS.
And there is absolutely now way Inter Milan will win CL.

YOU'RE THE ONE HAVING A LAUGH MATE!
Even Moratti Inter's chairman said: "It's very rare for such a good club like Liverpool to make a stupid mistake and sack a world-class manager. Benitez is one of the few coaches to get the better of Mourinho, yet we have managed to turn our loss into something better" - not word for word but very similar to that!
Liverpool made a bad mistake letting Benitez go and Purslow was the man who made all the changes last season, not Benitez, including sacking Benitez. That man has a lot to answer for. Even now we don't know if NESV will be any better than H&G. I am hopeful they WILL be but their is certainly no guarantees at this point and if they stick with Hodgson we will definitely be relegated! {ed's note - Massimo Moratti also said that his biggest mistake in football was sacking Roy Hodgson....}

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20 Oct 2010 22:41:39
Ed., who's your source that Roy could be gone by the weekend? {ed's note - I can't say that mate, I can tell you that it has come from two different sources and that both are very closely related to first team players.}
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Will i stick a few quid on Pelligrini ED? He already cost me 200 in the summer.

Blair Mayne YNWA {ed's note - I haven't had any info from them on who is coming in, so I wouldn't put any money on it if it was me.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:41:26
Hodgson to manage his last game in charge of Liverpool tommorow. Frank Rijkaard to take over. Hope he plays good attacking tactics. And use some of the youngsters please!

Ed who would be your choice as manager? (Apart from Doncaster manager) I personally would love Hiddink or Bilic. But Hiddink is ridiculously loyal so he won't leave Turkey. {ed's note - Pellegrini, Di Matteo or Laudrup would be my first choice. Bilic would be good too.}

Hmmmmm, Pellegrini would be too alike to Hodgson in my opinion, a defensive coach.
I would hate MON to come in but I have to trust NESV to make the right choice.
Keep The Faith
YNWA {ed's note - I never saw Pellegrini as defensive, his Villareal team was certainly not defensive.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:41:18
How can anyone say Stevie g has lost his desire sure he is down about the way we are playing.But in my opinion he and pepe have been the only ones showing there class so far this season.Stevie g carrying lfc again

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20 Oct 2010 22:39:58
Can't believe all this crap about players conspiring to get rid of Roy and replacing him with a manager who has failed more than he's suceeded. If Roys Liverpool career was dependent upon the next 2 games as everyone is predicting, would he be mad enough to be leaving Torres & Gerrard behind? Would a player who does not want to play for him be on the plane (Reina)? This is the anti Rafa brigade all over again, looking for every excuse to blame the poor performances when if anyone who knows their football will tell you, when the players step over the white line they are the ones ultimately responsible for what happens on the pitch. Jumping from Roy to Frank is jumping from the fire to the frying pan! Bring back RAFA. . .

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20 Oct 2010 22:35:01
Ed., who's your source that Roy could be gone by the weekend? {ed's note - I can't say that mate, I can tell you that it has come from two different sources and that both are very closely related to first team players.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:33:39
Only just got in so catching up on some news one thing i can't believe today is what our manager said

I think I'd have to say we'd cross that bridge when we come to it, " the Reds boss said when asked about the threat of United possibly trying to sign Torres.

now that makes me mad this is the liverpool manager why can't he just say it will never happen
as he should its ok to be honest but not in public

my opinion of torres is think he got promised alot of stuff in the summer and is now frustrated at how we are playing as a team.

it seems even gerrard as lost the desire and the passion if he as then im sorry but there must be alot wrong

eoy as kept playing or trying to near enough play the same way as rafa did but that isn't is way to play think he is getting two systems mixed up and can't chose which one to do

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20 Oct 2010 22:32:51
Hodgson this is the last straw fella! You don`t encourage a bid from the scum . you say straight away it will never happen just like old whisky nose would! Torres wouldn`t go there anyway but you have now done it for me . my dad always said you were up red noses arse! HODGSON OUT ASAP!

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20 Oct 2010 22:28:52
Hodgson to manage his last game in charge of Liverpool tommorow. Frank Rijkaard to take over. Hope he plays good attacking tactics. And use some of the youngsters please!

Ed who would be your choice as manager? (Apart from Doncaster manager) I personally would love Hiddink or Bilic. But Hiddink is ridiculously loyal so he won't leave Turkey. {ed's note - Pellegrini, Di Matteo or Laudrup would be my first choice. Bilic would be good too.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:18:21
Taking from a spainsh newspaper today.

The representative of Manuel Pellegrini, Jesus Martinez, acknowledged having contacts with the leadership of Liverpool, table currently in direct relegation in the Premier League in England.

The former coach of Villarreal and Real Madrid is one of the main options to take to replace Roy Hodgson, but the change of ownership in "Reds" has delayed the negotiations.

"At Liverpool seem to have any chance. It is a club to which Manuel would like to address, " said the agent told Radio Cooperativa.

"We had some contacts, but as the club is in the process of change, and no one knows who is boss, no progress on the issue, but Liverpool is the one who must make the decision, " Martinez said, confirming the interest in the "Engineer."

The company's New England Sports Ventures (NESV), current owner of the Red Sox in the MLB American, British club bought $ 476 million a week ago.

In sports, the "Reds" are losing the classic against Everton, are last in the Premier League with Wolverhampton and West Ham with six points in eight games

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20 Oct 2010 22:15:57
PLEASE CAN WE BUY DIEGO PEREZ!
PLEASE THIS WOULD INCREASE CHANCES OF GETTING LUIS SUAREZ
and as much as i hate using this term
but perez is DOPE as is gets! world cup he was so strong hes 30 so he will play well for about 2-3 years ( CHEAP TOO ) then play him as a defensive midfield which means gerrard can play more attacking dumping sh*ty poulsen and lucas out. Which would make the likes of meireles and Joe cole work harder for their places. There is almost No fighting for places. Get Roy out he has no confidence if torres is playing bad TAKE HIM OFF he doesn't own our club COME ON LFC WALK ON! that's whats lacking in our first team Please blood younger players use kelly pacheco ETC PLEASE ROY FOR YOUR REPUTATION! don't just stand there with your stupid hand on your mouth. .

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20 Oct 2010 22:14:46
Just a word to the wise.

A quote from the Boston Business News author (Tim McLaughlin)

The sale of Liverpool FC to John Henry's New England Sports Ventures (NESV) has filtered its way to our water cooler sports talk, sort of. When NESV was close to finalizing its deal to buy the team, but still faced some uncertainty because of a competing bid, BBJ reporter Tim McLaughlin mentioned to me that he was thinking about doing a satirical blog about how the sale would be decided by the two concerns going to penalty kicks. Alas, McLaughlin has not submitted his Swiftian masterpiece so instead you get this. I know, I agree, I would have rather had that to read as well. I'd send him a letter.
Our creative services director, Gerry Riley, a life-long Red Sox fan does not like Mr. Henry's new venture into English football one bit. In short, he's certain it's going to take way from baseball matters. Obviously, Mr. Henry's assurances don't mean much to him, the promise of frugality with Liverpool.(Source;Boston Business Journal 20 10 10)

The Red Sox media obviously fear that "bailing" Liverpool out will impact on their own sport but its interesting to know that Mr Henry has "apparently" already told the BRS followers that he intends to not put all his eggs in once basket.

The word "frugality"should send a shiver down the spines of all Reds supporters.

Is this Hicks and Gillett in disguise.

I fear for our club and feel that once again we may be just used as "pawns" in the international business world.

Hope this makes the editors copy and that Reds fans all over the world are made aware.

regards

The Red Half

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20 Oct 2010 22:13:38
I think Rijkaard would be great, he can attract the best players, and plays great football.I like Hodgson but ave to admit he seems out of his depth and his press conferences are really tiresome now.

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20 Oct 2010 22:11:34
Have heard a rumour that Daniel Agger will leave Liverpool and join Internazionale in January for 17.5 million euro's.

He's disillusioned with life at Liverpool under Hodgson and would be happy to link up with benitez at Inter we he could see himself as first choice defensive pairing with Lucio.

I hope he doesn't go - easily our best centreback.

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20 Oct 2010 22:10:47
A big bonus if the next manager is Rijkaard is youth will be given a chance. Finally we can see what the young lads have to offer for Pacheco should be a starter in the first team, I think he will be a star once he gets settled into playing with the big boys.

Anyone agree?

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20 Oct 2010 22:09:17
Pellegrini's representative confirms that his client has been approached by Liverpool. anybody heard anything about this? ?? ?? ?? ?? ?

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20 Oct 2010 22:09:12
Get Manuel Pellegrini in there. .

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20 Oct 2010 22:09:05
{ed's note - I am a little confused mate, you say to stop playing players out of position, then you put Wilson at RB and Kelly at LB, Johnson RM and Cole LM. All those players are out of position.}

This was due to the lack of wingers and decent wing backs at our glorious club, although i think Johnson is a better winger because he can't defend to save his life, and from what i've seen kelly is going to be a great wing back and given the chance could be as good as Bale (spurs), Cole LM as we don't have a proper left footed LM at the club, he is used to playing there and better than others who have been playing in that position, Wilson RB as he played there for the reserves and was outstanding so give him a go behind Johno, I think it would work well, What do you think ED? {ed's note - I agree with your thinking, but I was just pointing out that you are doing a lot of the same out of position thinking as Roy, it is just the players that are different.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:07:23
Torres, gerrard, meireles, lucas, aggar and johnson did not travel to napels.for a team needing a win and confidance i find this strange what do you think ed? {ed's note - Johnson and Agger are out injured. But it makes no sense to leave out Torres, Gerrard and Meireles, no wonder the play is so disjointed when the team is chopped and changed so much.}

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20 Oct 2010 22:03:39
Dam rite why the hell is roy suggesting torres cud be temted to move to manchester. .is he not seen all the stuf with rooney. havnt liverpool had enough bad press. .we need to move forward and roy needs to be straight to the point. .always making the point that the stuf off the field has a big part to play. .well its been like that for ages now get over it and stop playing like overpaid brats. . theres enough class in the team to get out of this. . but like benitez roy plays players in the wrong positions. anyway we can't possible get any worse. . cum on liverpool f.c show us what your made of!

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20 Oct 2010 22:02:11
Its the situation of dammed utd. The players have turned on hodgson and it is a unmanagerical ship. They have to say Hodgson "YOUR FIRED". .

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20 Oct 2010 22:00:04
Hey ed I posted 2 nights ago that I felt Roy wouldn't see out the end of the week. I still have that feeling ed my only worry is that if players were involved it would be a sad sad day for football. Also would def have suso in playing squad he's quality along wit Pacheco. What you or anyone think? Did anyone see countinho for inter top class pro we should've done a straight swap for mash.
Fowler is god {ed's note - I would have Pacheco starting and Suso on the bench every game. I was very impressed with Coutinho, am looking forward to seeing more of him this season.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:58:02
Ed, you have posted my message at 9.44pm, i just wondered whether you have also heard this information with regards to Roy leaving after the Napoli game regardless of the outcome and that our two main players have remained to discuss the situation with the new manager.

Also, i wonder whether you think F.R would be the right man for the job? he would certainly give us the attacking football us liverpool fans crave but would he have the pull in the transfer maket? ?

Stubberoo {ed's note - what I am being told is that Roy will be gone by the weekend, or sooner if a new man is ready to replace him. But he is just literally just keeping the seat warm now. I am not keen on Rijkaard, I like the style of football but I am not convinced he is the right man for the job.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:55:34
I refer to the rumours regarding the supposed "meeting" this evening. If they are true and some players and board meeting with FR i find a couple of things about this a bit disturbing.

1; I see no problem with a future manager being sounded out about their availability etc. but to meet with him whilst the present manager is with the team. just seems not right somehow

2 If its correct and a meeting is going ahead then what the hell are players doing there. i really don't like that scenario at all.

chris 1 {ed's note - my thoughts exactly, I don't find this thought very settling at all.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:55:33
KK for the rest of the season and then Rafa to come back from his sabbatical for next season!

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20 Oct 2010 21:47:50
Alright cheers for the info ed hopefully, something comes out of said meeting. {ed's note - personally I find it disturbing the thought of players being involved.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:47:01
If what **e***** says is correct and he sounds very convinced about this . . . then think of this? . . . . . . Segura and Borrell the academy coaches who I stand to be corrected here, were at Barca when FR was there? So, it is logical to link them up again? Think about the future, the need to be self sufficient financially? Start with the youth? Why did Suso, Sterling etc come to us? Maybe the coaches who brought through Messi, Xavi, Iniesta etc are coaches you want to work with and NESV and maybe Kenny D have recognised this?

Just a thought, this may be the plan?

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20 Oct 2010 21:45:57
Liverpool will make a triple swoop for Bendter, Fabianski and Ricki Herbert in the january transfer window

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20 Oct 2010 21:44:44
Further to my previous post, the updated situation is as follows:
1) Roy Hodgson has been told to announce his resignation regardless of the score at the conclusion of the Napoli game.
2) Torres, Gerrard and Dalglish have remained to speak with Frank Rijkard who is the next Liverpool manager. Torres and Gerrard have remained so that they can be pursuaded to stay by the new boss.
3) New manager to be announced prior to or over the weekend.

As earlier stated, things cannot exactly get much worse so we have nothing to lose by making this appointment. F.R will play an attacking style of football as he knows no different and may have more pull in the transfer market.

We may finally see Ryan Babel get a run in the team and may see if he really has what he has failed to deliver thus far.

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20 Oct 2010 21:41:00
Rafa blaming purslow like he was blaming parry before him who signed babbel £11 mil? keane 20? johnson 18mil? aqualani 20 mil? that's 60 million and also wanted to sell alonso for 10 million so he could sign gareth barry
you had money but blew it you bought most of the players without even watching them in person, yes he has recouped some of the money but has left a lot of duds

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20 Oct 2010 21:35:59
Not a bit happy here ED. Dont think i can take much more of this disaster of a season fella. Why don't we get rid of Lyn lookalike (Alan Partridge) sooner rather than later. We are getting buzzed off all over the country. Big John Henry needs to get a grip and sort this mess out asap. dazza5times {ed's note - it is in motion as we speak mate.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:31:22
Why is roy almost suggesting that torres could be sold to man utd. what the hell is he playing at. . its almost as if he is trying to entice a transfer request from torres. read the article on skysports.com. what a total prick hodgson is turning out to be. grow a set of balls and manage your top players roy! !

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20 Oct 2010 21:30:55
According to La Segunda

Pellegrini representative confirms contacts with Liverpool

Santiago, Manuel Pellegrini is in negotiations to direct the ailing Liverpool, announced today the representative of the strategist, Jesus Martinez.

"We had some contacts, but as the club is in the process of change, and no one knows who is boss, no progress on the topic, " Martinez revealed.

The choice of the former coach of Real Madrid, came about because of the poor performance of the England team, now led by Roy Hodgson.

Martinez added that the possibility of commanding technically Liverpool Chilean appeals more to other offers from the last time, junior teams and tradition.

"Pellegrini has had offers from clubs in Italy, but initially wanted to wait a bit to some better option, " said the representative.

"And Liverpool is a club that Manuel would like to address, " he said.

MerseyRed999

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20 Oct 2010 21:26:26
Are you having a laugh?

To the person who asked what Rafa was on about with his milk analogy. We have a similar saying in English: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck". That is all Rafa was saying. What seems obvious to some people is quite often not what it appears. I think Rafa was referring to all the changes that happened in the background at Anfield soon after we finished 2nd in the league to United. Rafa got the blame for finishing 7th a year later but that accountant Purslow decided to do a manager's job and sack the medical staff etc making wholesale changes to the backroom staff - what happened - we finished 7th and who got the blame - Rafa, of course and who got the sack, Rafa, of course (mutual consent - my arse, as Jim Royle would say).
Let's rejoice that Purslow has gone because he is an accountant on a fabulous wage trying to be the manager (almost as bad as Hodgson).
If only we could turn back the clock and have Rafa back - I said Inter would murder Spurs and so it has proved so! OK had their goalie sent off but let's face it even with 11 men they would have been slaughtered.

He got the blame for one reason only - HE WAS SOLELY TO BLAME - his team, his tactics, his team talks, his motivational skills, and worst of all - his non stop bloody excuses - it was always somebody else's fault - NEVER HIS.
And there is absolutely now way Inter Milan will win CL.

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20 Oct 2010 21:23:55
Ed you got anything on the meeting supposedly happening with Rijkaard featuring Gerrard, Torres and Dalglish or is it just complete nonsense ? {ed's note - I was told Monday that he would be meeting with Liverpool as soon as he left Galatasaray but it seemed like the info was wrong at the time. I thought it was just Chinese whispers of him leaving and coming here, but it does seem the info was reliable, though nobody I have spoken to will confirm there was a meeting with players present.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:20:34
Hodgson on the prospect of Torres to United. ."We'd cross that bridge when we came to it.". . . . Does he not know when to say nothing!

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20 Oct 2010 21:17:21
Ed He may be only 16 but Souso (spelling) should get a chance, best young talent at the club, never gives the ball away and makes several killer passes in every game. I think he will fit in to the first team at his ease. {ed's note - I love watching Suso play, his first name (Jesus) is so fitting! He should be on the bench for the first team.}

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20 Oct 2010 21:17:05
King Kenny or Frank to be manager if all goes pear shaped this week, we have never been so poor since souness was in charge! Players playing out of position, cole is not a left mid, carragher is not a RB! Johnson should be RM as he's no defender, konch Is not good enough, maxi and poulsen can leave! Play agger please! !And give Torres some support , we are so bad it's a joke and so is our April fools manager! !

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20 Oct 2010 21:13:11
I am hearing rumours that Frank Rickard will be replacing Roy Hodgson as Manager. True or false?
Andrew Max Ogwok (Liverpool fan from Uganda)

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20 Oct 2010 21:13:06
Just heard that top players r at a meeting tonight to meet rijkaard or his number 2 to talk about were the club should go nando king kenny and stevie g fact
alson with no surprise roy hodgson has bin told to leave after tommorows game rijkaard will then be at a press confrence on friday. . . ed wot you think about this
{Editor's note - Rijkaard is a good manager}


if riikaard does become new manager expect he will follow normal trend of buying past players or his own holland players so expect deals in january for.

ARDA TURAN
IBRAHIM AFELLAY
RICKY VAN WOLFSWINKLE
KLASS JAN HUNTALARR
plus some english recomendations from kenny of
SCOTT PARKER
GARY CAHILL

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20 Oct 2010 21:10:20
Paul Tomkins twitter is the journalist carrying rumours about player fallout / hodgson soon to leave / rikjaard. NIRed

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20 Oct 2010 21:08:23
Three names Cahill, Defour, Suarez mixed with the best of our lot and we are back in business folks.

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20 Oct 2010 20:54:07
To Dave P. .
You slatting people for not supporting roy, sorry mate he is just not liverpool quality end of. .no point in getting behind him he is tactically inept and obviously can't motivate top quality players. If you really think he can turn this round you are bloody deluded.

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20 Oct 2010 20:52:18
To Dave P

I completly agree with your comments regarding ROY, whatever faults the man may have he doesn't deserve to have fun made of his speech impediment. He seems a decent man. but also if i hear him say once more how good a team the opposition was i will scream.

So c'mon people, be as critical of his methods as you like, but don't lets take the piss

chris 1

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20 Oct 2010 20:49:11
Rumour has it that Dalglish will be installed as temporary manager come Monday! I know it's a while since he managed Liverpool but he cannot possibly do any worse than Hodgson.
To the person who asked what Rafa was on about with his milk analogy. We have a similar saying in English: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck". That is all Rafa was saying. What seems obvious to some people is quite often not what it appears. I think Rafa was referring to all the changes that happened in the background at Anfield soon after we finished 2nd in the league to United. Rafa got the blame for finishing 7th a year later but that accountant Purslow decided to do a manager's job and sack the medical staff etc making wholesale changes to the backroom staff - what happened - we finished 7th and who got the blame - Rafa, of course and who got the sack, Rafa, of course (mutual consent - my arse, as Jim Royle would say).
Let's rejoice that Purslow has gone because he is an accountant on a fabulous wage trying to be the manager (almost as bad as Hodgson).
If only we could turn back the clock and have Rafa back - I said Inter would murder Spurs and so it has proved so! OK had their goalie sent off but let's face it even with 11 men they would have been slaughtered.
My money is on Inter to be the first European side to retain the Champions League.

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20 Oct 2010 20:49:10
Hmmmmmmm Ten Cate, Begeristein, Rijkaard, Segura and Borrell all with us now F*ck me theres a thought.

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20 Oct 2010 20:47:20
Hi all. seen as I'm very bored in the san siro I'm going to start to post liverpool rumours!

Rafa benitez

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20 Oct 2010 20:44:02
Torres will get better hopefully. antonio reyes has had talk with the club aswell as segio aguero.

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20 Oct 2010 20:42:41
((what is the name of the jounalist, so i can look it up?

His name is Ketil b Stensrud (or ketilbstensrud on twitter) No idea how reliable just thought i'd sahre

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20 Oct 2010 20:37:44
Come on Lets all get off Roys Back and get behind him and the team (my only worries are whats goin on on the training ground? ? )

LFC1

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20 Oct 2010 20:34:58
20 Oct 2010 20:15:49
According to a journalist on Twitter his sources claim Ten Cate would be very interested in working with Rijkaard at Liverpool

I know the ed will like this ;-) {ed's note - I am trying to contain my excitement. . .}

((what is the name of the jounalist, so i can look it up?
harry5:o

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20 Oct 2010 20:34:21
20 Oct 2010 20:27:54
Sad day for the club
Christain Purslow resigns

i would just like to say thanks to Christian an excellent job done and all LFC fans should be eternally grateful for what you did for us, and i appreciate that the days must have seen dark and never ending at times and some of our fans should offer an apology to you for their antics(yes i am pointing the finger at you SOS).
You have stood tall and accepted the criticism(unfounded) and remained strong in your beliefs and i for one hoped you would stay with the club as MD and moved us through the storm to the golen sky with NESV but i respect your decision just remember that true LFC fans do and will hold you in very high esteem for a very long long time.

christian good luck in whatever you do and remember you will never walk alone you now have millions more friends than you did before you graced our club

bigg2966

believe to say thanx

What makes this funny is that he is still a part of LFC :)

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20 Oct 2010 20:30:31
I don't want Rijkard as manager. He spat in the hair of Ruudi Voeller

A disgusting thing to do
But his grandad did bomb our chippies. .

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20 Oct 2010 20:27:54
Sad day for the club
Christain Purslow resigns

i would just like to say thanks to Christian an excellent job done and all LFC fans should be eternally grateful for what you did for us, and i appreciate that the days must have seen dark and never ending at times and some of our fans should offer an apology to you for their antics(yes i am pointing the finger at you SOS).
You have stood tall and accepted the criticism(unfounded) and remained strong in your beliefs and i for one hoped you would stay with the club as MD and moved us through the storm to the golen sky with NESV but i respect your decision just remember that true LFC fans do and will hold you in very high esteem for a very long long time.

christian good luck in whatever you do and remember you will never walk alone you now have millions more friends than you did before you graced our club

bigg2966

believe to say thanx

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20 Oct 2010 20:26:43
I feel a rant coming on, but before I start ranting, I would like to express my appreciation of this site and its Eds. Kept me informed during the final throes of the takeover. Well done and thanks.
Right, rant time:
The manager. His name is Roy, and nobody deserves the sly and childish highlinghting of his minor speech impediment. Don't take the p*ss out of our manager, because he is OUR manager. Take the p*ss out of somebody else if you really feel you need to.
I don't want Rijkard as manager. He spat in the hair of Ruudi Voeller (if I recall correctly), in the World Cup a long time ago. Anyway, for that alone - not Liverpool standard, not class, and I don't care what he did with Barcelona.
The only manager we have at present is RH. Until somebody decides to replace him, he is the manager of LFC. Treat him with the respect he deserves, and give him some support.
Whatever happened to YNWA? It is more than a song you know.
Torres. All this talk of him wanting to be elsewhere. Torres is not lacking confidence or commitment - what Torres is lacking is SERVICE. You need to give him the ball if you really expect him to do something with it.
Carragher. Sadly, he is now a bit of a liability. Still excellent as a cover player, but no longer at the right level to be first on the team sheet.
The team is generally unsettled, and that is down to Roy to sort out. I do think we have some deadwood, and I would really like to see some of the more promising reserves given a chance. If they are good enough - they are old enough. Blood them, but do so cautiously - not half a team at a time. Start one, and have another on the bench for the second half.
Finally people, what is the point of team selections based primarily on wishful thinking, because they include players we don't have on our books.
Live with what we have, because the playing staff won't be changed until January.
Get behind the the team, the club, and give the manager a chance.
Rant over (for now).
Dave P

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couldnt agree more mate BelfastRed

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20 Oct 2010 20:19:29
Frank Rikjaard has just left Galatasary increasing speculation that him and Ten Cate will replace Hodgson after Napoli game! Watch this space! NI Red!

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20 Oct 2010 20:18:23
I feel a rant coming on, but before I start ranting, I would like to express my appreciation of this site and its Eds. Kept me informed during the final throes of the takeover. Well done and thanks.
Right, rant time:
The manager. His name is Roy, and nobody deserves the sly and childish highlinghting of his minor speech impediment. Don't take the p*ss out of our manager, because he is OUR manager. Take the p*ss out of somebody else if you really feel you need to.
I don't want Rijkard as manager. He spat in the hair of Ruudi Voeller (if I recall correctly), in the World Cup a long time ago. Anyway, for that alone - not Liverpool standard, not class, and I don't care what he did with Barcelona.
The only manager we have at present is RH. Until somebody decides to replace him, he is the manager of LFC. Treat him with the respect he deserves, and give him some support.
Whatever happened to YNWA? It is more than a song you know.
Torres. All this talk of him wanting to be elsewhere. Torres is not lacking confidence or commitment - what Torres is lacking is SERVICE. You need to give him the ball if you really expect him to do something with it.
Carragher. Sadly, he is now a bit of a liability. Still excellent as a cover player, but no longer at the right level to be first on the team sheet.
The team is generally unsettled, and that is down to Roy to sort out. I do think we have some deadwood, and I would really like to see some of the more promising reserves given a chance. If they are good enough - they are old enough. Blood them, but do so cautiously - not half a team at a time. Start one, and have another on the bench for the second half.
Finally people, what is the point of team selections based primarily on wishful thinking, because they include players we don't have on our books.
Live with what we have, because the playing staff won't be changed until January.
Get behind the the team, the club, and give the manager a chance.
Rant over (for now).
Dave P

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20 Oct 2010 20:18:12
Inside information from within melwood! major fallout, torres & pepe are not talking to stevie & carra! both av said they don't want to play for the manager and carra is acting like he is running the show! expect some developments very soon maybe fri morning!

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20 Oct 2010 20:15:49
According to a journalist on Twitter his sources claim Ten Cate would be very interested in working with Rijkaard at Liverpool

I know the ed will like this ;-) {ed's note - I am trying to contain my excitement.....}

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20 Oct 2010 20:13:26
'Im pretty certain rooney is coming to liverpool. .i just heard roy hodgson having a conversation and saying 'wayne is coming'. .unfortunatly i couldnt hear the end of the conversation as it started to piss down with rain and i had to run for shelter. .'

it may not be as garbage as you lot all may think, however it is not wayne rooney but wayne bridge.


lol. .so many people have reacted to this. .am i the only one who got the banter in this 'wayne is coming'. .then it started to rain. woy speech impedement. ?lmao {ed's note - I did but the first time it was posted, it has been posted at least 50 times that I have seen, I don't know how many times the other editors have seen it too! It really brings it home that a joke gets less funny each time. . }


i can imagine ed. .was just laughing at how many people actually took the original post seriously {ed's note - I am used to people believing anything on the net now, it no longer surprises me.}

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20 Oct 2010 20:10:29
I live near where Rafa lived and we got rid of our milkman. . It wasn't cos milk was white; it's just cheaper in Tesco! Still white and tastes like milk though! YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 20:09:17
Ed, can this court case affect the owernship? {ed's note - no mate, it is just tying up loose ends, as far as I can find out.}

so ed, there is no chance hicks will push NESV out of anfield ownership? {ed's note - they couldn't just pull out, they have signed a contract. You don't just say 'I have changed my mind' and walk away, there will be penalty clauses to face. Though I don't see them doing so anyway.}

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20 Oct 2010 20:07:37
Representante de Pellegrini confirma contactos con el Liverpool Pellegrini representative confirms contacts with Liverpool
Mircoles 20 de Octubre de 2010 Wednesday October 20, 2010
Fuente :Dpa Source: dpa
Santiago-Manuel Pellegrini est en negociaciones para dirigir al alicado Liverpool de Inglaterra, inform hoy el representante del estratega, Jess Martnez. Santiago, Manuel Pellegrini is in negotiations to direct the ailing Liverpool, announced today the representative of the strategist, Jesus Martinez.

"Hemos tenido algunos contactos, pero como est el club en pleno proceso de cambios, y no se sabe quin manda, no se ha avanzado en el tema", revel Martnez. "We had some contacts, but as the club is in the process of change, and no one knows who is boss, no progress on the topic, " Martinez revealed.

La opcin del ex entrenador del Real Madrid, surgi debido al mal desempeo del equipo ingls, dirigido hoy por Roy Hodgson. The choice of the former coach of Real Madrid, came about because of the poor performance of the England team, now led by Roy Hodgson.

Martnez agreg que la posibilidad de comandar tcnicamente al Liverpool seduce ms al chileno que otras ofertas que recibi el ltimo tiempo, de equipos de menor jerarqua y tradicin. Martinez added that the possibility of commanding technically Liverpool Chilean appeals more to other offers from the last time, junior teams and tradition.

"Pellegrini ha tenido ofertas de clubes de Italia, pero en principio quisimos esperar un poco a alguna opcin mejor", dijo el representante. "Pellegrini has had offers from clubs in Italy, but initially wanted to wait a bit to some better option, " said the representative.

"Y el Liverpool es un club al que a Manuel le gustara dirigir", insisti. "And Liverpool is a club that Manuel would like to address, " he said. {ed's note - google translation for those of us who struggle enough with English, let alone Spanish: Representative confirms Pellegrini Pellegrini contacts with Liverpool Liverpool Representative confirms contacts with
Wednesday October 20, 2010 Wednesday October 20, 2010
Source: Dpa Source: dpa
Santiago, Manuel Pellegrini is in negotiations to direct the ailing Liverpool, announced today the representative of the strategist, Jesus Martinez. Santiago, Manuel Pellegrini is in Negotiations to direct the ailing Liverpool, Announced today the Representative of the strategist, Jesus Martinez.

"We had some contacts, but as the club is in the process of change, and no one knows who is boss, no progress on the topic," Martinez revealed. "We had Some contacts, pero as the club is in the process of change, and no one knows Who is boss, no progress on the topic," Martinez Revealed.

The choice of the former coach of Real Madrid, came about because of the poor performance of the England team, now led by Roy Hodgson. The choice of the Former coach of Real Madrid, meat about Because of the poor performance of the England team, now led by Roy Hodgson.

Martinez added that the possibility of commanding technically Liverpool Chilean appeals more to other offers from the last time, junior teams and tradition. That Martin added the Possibility of commanding Technically Liverpool Chilean appeals more to Other offers from the last time, junior teams and tradition.

"Pellegrini has had offers from clubs in Italy, but initially wanted to wait a bit to some better option," said the representative. "Pellegrini've Had offers from clubs in Italy, pero INITIALLY wanted to wait a bit to Some Better option," Said the representative.

"And Liverpool is a club that Manuel would like to address," he said. "Liverpool is a club And That Manuel Would like to address," I said.}

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20 Oct 2010 20:02:29
Forget everything and watch the biggest mistake VDV made signing for Tottenham. I hope he realizes it and calls Liverpool when Rijkaard (I hope so) is the manager. Would be a taste of own medicine for Uncle Harry who likes to buy players back after selling.
Dear Ed, Please post it so that atleast v can have some respite off the field. Does not make sense anyways but just love it

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20 Oct 2010 19:59:06
One good thing tonight the SPUDS are 3 down! !


LFC1

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20 Oct 2010 19:57:16
Hi just wondering Is Taiwo a Free agent at the end of the season and I like the sound of Frank Rikjaard managering us.

Matt Wollacott

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20 Oct 2010 19:48:33
During the world cup a certain Mr Cook scribbled out on a napkin and showed a Mr Noel Gallagher a Man City line up that Noel said was unbelievable. if these players were to sign. .Mr Rooney was one. I wonder if he was tapped up before or after the world cup. nevertheless it was before August 14th. Wayne then not 100% sure asked for reassurances that Mr Gill and Mr Ferguson couldn't assure. . .
Worrying times ahead.
SMF
Just seen this on the manc site
Glad to see Ian Ayres staying, by the way who is that asian looking woman?

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20 Oct 2010 19:46:12
Rumour has it that Hodgson will be history by Monday (I certainly hope so!).
Also I have heard that a senior player has said either Hodgson goes or he goes (senior player is said to be Reina). Apparently Roy told him not to release the ball quickly after catching a shot or cross (something Reina is brilliant at, how many dozens of great counter-attacking moves has Reina set-up that way, leading to quite a few goals). He has also told him to stay on his line and not to race out to clear clever through balls (is Hodgson for real!? ). Anyway, Reina has had enough and said either Hodgson goes or I do. Remember Reina's record as a keeper cannot be questioned he has been one of the best in the world since for Liverpool (this season has seen is reputation nose-dive because of our shambles of a defence).
I just wish we could bring back Rafa! Anyway going to watch Inter give Spurs a footballing lesson now!

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20 Oct 2010 19:43:54
Ed, can this court case affect the owernship? {ed's note - no mate, it is just tying up loose ends, as far as I can find out.}

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20 Oct 2010 19:41:08
Just Heard Rafa's Rant from Yesterday
Can anyone tel what the fook he was goin on about ?

LFC1

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20 Oct 2010 19:37:16
There is a Hearing tomorrow strictly between just RBS and Hicks & Gillette. It is described as 'a purely procedural hearing to tidy up the loose ends of the injunctions served in favour of RBS last week, but Hicks and Gillett may seek to use the opportunity to institute proceedings for damages.' Nothing for Liverpool to worry about at this stage if at all.

NESV also rejected Ayres letter of resignation on Tuesday and said his position is assured.

RED LENIN

thanks a lot mate for clearing it up
west midland scouse

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20 Oct 2010 19:36:49
The topic of salary caps. In America there is little foreign competition for players in baseball/ basketball/ NFL. Whereas if we were to bring in a salary cap in the Premier League the top players would just scarper to Germany or Spain or whereever. So. . . even iuf it were brought in across UEFA all that would happen is the top players would scarper to Argentina or Brazil, so it would have to be a FIFA ruling which for a problem that really only affects the top clubs in the EPL plus a handful of clubs across Europe, is not going to happen.

RED LENIN

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20 Oct 2010 19:36:01
Do all the numpties on here crying to buy Rooney, realize these things.

1. SAF will not sell a virus to this mob (lol)
2. Rooney has an absolute hatred for LFC.

For some reason, I highly doubt we buy him.

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20 Oct 2010 19:34:48
If kherzakov couldnt cut it at seville he will not be able to cut it at liverpool fc! BelfastRed

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20 Oct 2010 19:34:29
Paul_tomkins: One senior player is said to have made it clear that he no longer wants to play under Roy Hodgson.
and,
paul_tomkins Don't know if Roy resigning/ sacked is true, but after two stories I heard earlier today (before the Purslow one) he's on very borrowed

DANIEL AGGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Nope, Fernando Torres is my guess, and the other one is Pepe Reina. Not to say that Agger is happy either. .

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Agger already made it clear he is unhappy with how things are going. by the look of them all when they play lately id say half the team has had enough and RH will be gone sooner rather than later. if he has lost the dressing room then its goodbye

ItsNotRocketScience

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20 Oct 2010 19:31:53
Get roy hodgson OUT NOW and get martin o'neill in while he is available
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Why?Why?Why?Why?Why?Why?Why?Why?

Surely you are not content to just be a mid table also ran that buys the rejects from other clubs?. Cos that is all we will ever be with MoN in charge! . Seriously how does this bloke still hold any kudos with any fan of any team needing a decent manager. . Long Ball boring football then f*cks off when the going gets tough. which it will cos his management style and tactics are CRAP!

Please stop with the O'neil for manager talk. . We are better than that and we deserve so much more. we are Liverpool Football club.

If were goign to sack RH and it looks likely, then we need someone with a lot more about them than MoN. .

Ed. please ban the Mon rubbish! lol

ItsNotRocketScience {ed's note - I will never understand why the media and fans love him so much.}

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20 Oct 2010 19:27:26
To the bloke who said e don't want hodgson to go h are bonkers .i have never seen us play this bad ever.the thing with hodgson is he can make bad players seem good because he makes the team keep there shape n hard to beat .but he can not make good players play great because he makes the team sit back deep and keep there shape and hard to beat if u look at our team we gave stronger attack than defence ie gerrard cole torres kuyt miereles but we play so deep and defencive we Neva win the ball on an attackin part of the pitch.and one last thing our players Always jocky the players instead of tackling why doesn't wot tell em to get stuck in . Get king kenny in now!

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20 Oct 2010 19:26:33
Re: I would just like to point out that all US sports have a salary cap, the luxury tax kicks in if you go over it so its up to if you do

You are wrong ever sport in America beside baseball has a salary cap. The definition of salary cap:In professional sports, a salary cap is a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on player salaries. The limit exists as a per-player limit or a total limit for the team's roster, or both. You can not exceed this number, ever (yes there is a luxury tax in basketball but you pay 35% of your total pay roll if you exceed it. In the NFL & NHL you can not exceed it.)

The big issue this year during the baseball winter meetings will be the implementation of a salary cap. There are only a few teams that do not want this to happen. A salary cap only helps teams that are in small markets in the United States. Teams like the Red Sox, NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs & the two teams in Los Angeles (big market) do not want this to happen.

A salary cap in English football would only do one thing, create parity. All you have to do is watch the NFL (if you can stomach a game that is only 60 minutes long that takes 3 1/ 2 hours to play) to see the effect of a salary cap.

A Red in America

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20 Oct 2010 19:25:05
20 Oct 2010 16:41:18


Twitter few mins ago. .
paul_tomkins: One senior player is said to have made it clear that he no longer wants to play under Roy Hodgson.
and,
paul_tomkins Don't know if Roy resigning/ sacked is true, but after two stories I heard earlier today (before the Purslow one) he's on very borrowed

DANIEL AGGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Nope, Fernando Torres is my guess, and the other one is Pepe Reina. Not to say that Agger is happy either. .

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20 Oct 2010 19:24:50
NESV if your listening talk to Pellegrini . . . PLEASE !

LFC1

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20 Oct 2010 19:24:08
Roy hodgson will be sacked if the next two results go against him even if they don't he will go befor december and dalglish will take over till end of season when a big name will take over with a big transfer fund to match.

kenny tho is drawing up targets for january as he will be responsible for buying with 40 million plus sales to spend targets will be.

to be sold. . . . . . . . . . players signing
maxi rodriguez. . .3m. . . luis suarez. . . .22m
lucas leiva. . . . . 8m. . . arda turan. . . .12m
ryan babel. . . . . 8m. . . steven defour. .14m
alberto aqualani. .12m. . . gary cahill. . . .11m
christian poulsen. .4m. . juan mata. . . . .16m

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20 Oct 2010 19:22:13
20 Oct 2010 19:06:17 Liverpool Rumours "Allrite ed, can u tell me if there is another court case tmoz and what it is about please mate? west midland scouse

{Editor's Note: Not that I know of. What makes you think there is?}"

There is a Hearing tomorrow strictly between just RBS and Hicks & Gillette. It is described as 'a purely procedural hearing to tidy up the loose ends of the injunctions served in favour of RBS last week, but Hicks and Gillett may seek to use the opportunity to institute proceedings for damages.' Nothing for Liverpool to worry about at this stage if at all.

NESV also rejected Ayres letter of resignation on Tuesday and said his position is assured.

RED LENIN

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20 Oct 2010 19:21:58
Simple facts remain. If Liverpool continue to show no progress on the field in both league position and ambition Torres and Gerrard will leave in the summer

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20 Oct 2010 19:20:52
Allrite ed, can u tell me if there is another court case tmoz and what it is about please mate?
west midland scouse

{Editor's Note: Not that I know of. What makes you think there is?}

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its on the telegraph website mate
west midlander scouse

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20 Oct 2010 19:20:38
20 Oct 2010 19:06:17
Allrite ed, can u tell me if there is another court case tmoz and what it is about please mate?
west midland scouse

{Editor's Note: Not that I know of. What makes you think there is?}

rbs and h&g representatives are due in the high court to tie up loose ends with regards to all of the hoopla last week. but Hicks and Gillett may seek to use the opportunity to institute proceedings for damages. They have said they will seek more than £1bn in compensation.

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20 Oct 2010 19:20:30
20 Oct 2010 19:06:17 Liverpool Rumours "Allrite ed, can u tell me if there is another court case tmoz and what it is about please mate? west midland scouse

{Editor's Note: Not that I know of. What makes you think there is?}"

There is a Hearing tomorrow strictly between just RBS and Hicks & Gillette. It is described as 'a purely procedural hearing to tidy up the loose ends of the injunctions served in favour of RBS last week, but Hicks and Gillett may seek to use the opportunity to institute proceedings for damages.' Nothing for Liverpool to worry about at this stage if at all.

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20 Oct 2010 19:15:23
Two players that cud be approached on free transfers and wud sort out the defence
mexes of roma and taiwo, if these cud be signed then only 4 players wud be needed to make us title contenders again.

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20 Oct 2010 19:12:53
WELL DONE AND THANK YOU to Christian Purslow we really owe you for what yopu've done for the club. The Rafa brigade should hang their heads in shame for the abuse they gave you. Lets hope the new MD has as much dignity about him. Please take note Jim Boardman.
Clubfirst.com

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20 Oct 2010 19:12:00
I can't believe people want martin oneil. . . hes like rafa was , crap in the transfer market, then does one when the owners won't give him more money! he plays the most boring long ball football and has not got a clue. yes he improved villa but was given pretty much every player he wanted, and only concentrated on the league cup! bad choice, even to be considerd shows a real lack of ambition. what do you think ed? {ed's note - I feel the same way as you, I don't want O'Neill, I would rather have Souness back!}

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20 Oct 2010 19:08:07
Hope roy hodgson is sacked by december

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20 Oct 2010 19:07:44
I can't believe people think we will sign Rooney. I think we have more of a chance of getting Fergie for manager.

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20 Oct 2010 19:06:29
Sir alex is adament rooney will not go to city, as we are not now seen as united's biggest rivals, would he listen to offers from liverpool? i doubt it, but the rooneys transfer fee will not be 50m million, proberly around the 25m mark. i wud hope if this was the case then an offer wud be made, to show an intent to compete, from the new owners. rooney cud only say no after all.
roy hodgson will not stand down, he believes he can turn us around ( deluded imo) nesv will terminate his contract if we lose to blackburn the weekend and also if we lose 2moro. . . . and with leaving most the top players at home, it looks like roy has been given the rope, and much like rafa did will hang himself! rijkaard will be the nxt manager. bookmakers have slashed the odds and are very rarely wrong!

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20 Oct 2010 19:06:17
Allrite ed, can u tell me if there is another court case tmoz and what it is about please mate?
west midland scouse

{Editor's Note: Not that I know of. What makes you think there is?}

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20 Oct 2010 19:02:42
This Rijkaard appointment is starting to smell like a done deal. He has replaced O'Neill as favourite, and Henry is quoted as saying that NESV can be "bold and aggressive" in their style of ownership. Ho-hum, so much for hanging about then

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20 Oct 2010 18:56:58
Get roy hodgson OUT NOW and get martin o'neill in while he is available

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20 Oct 2010 18:53:58
New Owners: NESV
New CEO: Larry Lucchino/ David Dean
New Managing Director: Peter Kenyon
New Director of Football: Txiki Begiristain
New Non-Executive Board: Kenny Dalglish/ Christian Purslow/ Fans Representative/ Ian Ayre/ Phil Nash
Finance Director:Phillip Nash
Commercial Director: Ian Ayre
Club Ambassador: King Kenny Dalglish
New Manager: Frank Rijkaard/ Guus Hiddink
New Assistant Manager: Paco Ayestarn
New 1st Team Coaches: Phil Thompson/ Ian Rush/ Sami Hyypia/ Sammy Lee/ Roy Evans
New Stadium: 90000 Seater, 25000 Kop End
New Team:
- - - - - - - - - - Reina/ Dgea- - - - - - - - - - - -
Lahm/ J'nson-Cara/ Agg'r/ Cahil/ Sk'rtl/ Sh'wcrs-Taiwo/ Aurel
Schweins/ Turan- Banega/ Defour/ Gourcuff- Bastos/ Cole
- - - - - - - - - -Gerrard/ Merieles- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -Torres/ Aguero/ Llorente/ Remy/ Babel- - - - - -

Eat your heart out, LFC* * *, YNWA

this guy is either high on drugs or he's a complete idiot! !

lahm . . no chance what so ever
cahil. . . off to the spuds
shawcross maybe
wont be getting any left backs
schweinstieger (sp) pmsl at this one
in fact pmsl at the whole midfield
and come to think of it i pmsl at your forward line! in fact thanks i havent laughed so much in ages!

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20 Oct 2010 18:49:29
Why don't we bring alonso back ever since he left the team has never been the same we really need to strenghten the midfeild and stick with the team LFC for life

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20 Oct 2010 18:47:53
Can't help but think roy has the napoli and blackburn game to get an improvment in things but this looks unlikely, i think he is a decent guy just out of his depth, he was the best we could get at the time with the club in termoil but if it was only a temporary position surely king kenny could have done a better job, as for any of our players who think they are bigger than the club they can go, no single person is bigger than lfc.

allred

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20 Oct 2010 18:45:06
Before the new owners will even discuss a new manager they will have to sort out all the jobs above him i.e board members and such, getting there own people in, i don't know how long that will take. ed are all the members of NESV going to be as hands on as henry and Werner, i know they have alot of other comitments.

i think im going to concentrate on watching football for abit, all the politics (manager and players falling out) are giving me a headache lol
bring on napoli, i think cole will play well.

always a red {ed's note - very few are hands on mate, most just put in money and sit back and take a return.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:44:36
Ed I have just heard rooney is going to juventus to spend a season with "the old lady" and he will get £500,000 a week that's some brass.

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20 Oct 2010 18:42:59
Rijkaard why do people want him he can't even manage galatasery there 9 th and barca they can't go wrong with the sqaud he had come on all the top players got brought through the ranks by the youth manager the only thing he did was gamble playing them in the 1st team and it came off please don't get him what do you think ed? ?? ? {ed's note - he is not my choice, but at least he plays good football and that has to be an improvement.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:42:09
The Irish Rover

"Ps Just a point made out on the rumour page by the main Ed. For all you guys now calling for Rikyard for the job, this is the same guy who signed Baros, Kewell & Insua from us! Doesn't look so good now, does he?"

This is one of the few occasions that you got it wrong, both Baros and Kewell were at galatasaray before Frank was manager.
As for Insua , as I understand it he is doing well, but not a regular first team player

Roy {ed's note - I only asked if he did as I couldn't remember! Thanks Roy, I was asking because I didn't want it to be used as a stick to beat him with unless it was him that did so.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:41:18
Roy Hodgson to stand down as manager of Liverpool after Napoli game by mutual consent.

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20 Oct 2010 18:37:37
King Kenny to take the position Purslow has vacated. He will handle the football side of things and Purslow will be strictly business.
Expect Turan to sign in Jan as Kenny rates him highly.

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20 Oct 2010 18:37:01
20 Oct 2010 18:23:31
New Owners: NESV
New CEO: Larry Lucchino/ David Dean
New Managing Director: Peter Kenyon
New Director of Football: Txiki Begiristain
New Non-Executive Board: Kenny Dalglish/ Christian Purslow/ Fans Representative/ Ian Ayre/ Phil Nash
Finance Director:Phillip Nash
Commercial Director: Ian Ayre
Club Ambassador: King Kenny Dalglish
New Manager: Frank Rijkaard/ Guus Hiddink
New Assistant Manager: Paco Ayestarn
New 1st Team Coaches: Phil Thompson/ Ian Rush/ Sami Hyypia/ Sammy Lee/ Roy Evans
New Stadium: 90000 Seater, 25000 Kop End
New Team:
- - - - - - - - - - Reina/ Dgea- - - - - - - - - - - -
Lahm/ J'nson-Cara/ Agg'r/ Cahil/ Sk'rtl/ Sh'wcrs-Taiwo/ Aurel
Schweins/ Turan- Banega/ Defour/ Gourcuff- Bastos/ Cole
- - - - - - - - - -Gerrard/ Merieles- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -Torres/ Aguero/ Llorente/ Remy/ Babel- - - - - -

Eat your heart out, LFC* * *, YNWAWe were taken over by NESV not Sheikh Mansour

either the drugs are free flowing in liverpool or this guy is a serious prat! !

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20 Oct 2010 18:34:33
Ronnie whelan said during the week that if liverpool are to go forward the need to sell gerrard and torres. The two of them don't seem like they want to be there, why don't we sell them and get 4 or 5 good prem players to make a good go at the title. Anyone agree.

G man

No

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20 Oct 2010 18:33:23
20 Oct 2010 18:23:31
New Owners: NESV
New CEO: Larry Lucchino/ David Dean
New Managing Director: Peter Kenyon
New Director of Football: Txiki Begiristain
New Non-Executive Board: Kenny Dalglish/ Christian Purslow/ Fans Representative/ Ian Ayre/ Phil Nash
Finance Director:Phillip Nash
Commercial Director: Ian Ayre
Club Ambassador: King Kenny Dalglish
New Manager: Frank Rijkaard/ Guus Hiddink
New Assistant Manager: Paco Ayestarn
New 1st Team Coaches: Phil Thompson/ Ian Rush/ Sami Hyypia/ Sammy Lee/ Roy Evans
New Stadium: 90000 Seater, 25000 Kop End
New Team:
- - - - - - - - - - Reina/ Dgea- - - - - - - - - - - -
Lahm/ J'nson-Cara/ Agg'r/ Cahil/ Sk'rtl/ Sh'wcrs-Taiwo/ Aurel
Schweins/ Turan- Banega/ Defour/ Gourcuff- Bastos/ Cole
- - - - - - - - - -Gerrard/ Merieles- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -Torres/ Aguero/ Llorente/ Remy/ Babel- - - - - -

Eat your heart out, LFC* * *, YNWAWe were taken over by NESV not Sheikh Mansour
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Don't underestimate NESV. They are extremely wealthy and mean business.

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20 Oct 2010 18:32:54
How do you think the new owners will make us bigger in the us
an american signing maybe ?


ed what do you think mate ? {ed's note - I would expect them to at least explore that avenue with a few US players being scouted. Though I think the Asian market will be the main priority as it is a much bigger one in football terms.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:31:52
BUY ROONEY he might come with the right offer and FCUKING KEEP TORRES he is still world class. then buy honda n banega for cm and mata n turan for wings n put our current 1st team on bench

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20 Oct 2010 18:31:23
Not a rumour but just to respond to all those that go on about Rijkaard.

1) Why, he would be just as much as a disaster as Woy
2) Don't believe any sports stories in the Turkish media, they're worse than caughtoffisde

New manager: No idea? King Kenny to the end of the season? ?

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20 Oct 2010 18:31:21
Is brouhton stayin on at liverpool because ive heard sum noises that he is?

ed care to shed sum light mate ? {ed's note - as far as I know he is not going to stay on.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:30:55
Judging by some of these suggestions and rumours does anybody think there could be an old field scrap between certain players like what happend at Newcastle some years ago? The indignity of it?

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20 Oct 2010 18:30:13
What wud your tem be for napoli ed ? {ed's note - I am not sure if you mean from the squad taken or the team I would play if it was me. I will go with the one I would pick: Reina, Kelly, Wilson, Agger, Konch, Amoo, Meireles, Gerrard, Shelvey, Pacheco, Torres. Pacheco would be nominally on the left but with freedom to roam.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:29:47
Has agger an woy fallen out or is aggers fitness in doubt because hes not pickin him regularly an i think agger is a class defender

ed your thoughts ? {ed's note - I take it you never saw Agger's quotes about Roy not wanting defenders who can play?}

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20 Oct 2010 18:28:52
Ronnie whelan said during the week that if liverpool are to go forward the need to sell gerrard and torres. The two of them don't seem like they want to be there, why don't we sell them and get 4 or 5 good prem players to make a good go at the title. Anyone agree.

yeah ronnie whelan said he hasnt a good thing to say about liverpool in years im from ireland and ronnie does be on RTE and always has something negative to say, sure why not sell some of the trophys while your at it.

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20 Oct 2010 18:27:26
We still must have money from the summer 15 mil get 20 mil off the new owners sell dirk 8 mil ngog 6 mil and skertle 8 mil =57 mill
i reckon no 1 can buy rooney apart from man city but i don't think they want him coleen ants to stay near to liverpool ( fact ) so buy rooney 35 mill in jan get benga 12 mil gary cahill 10 to end of season then get a winger and left back with summer kitty . . . . . team from jan to next season

pepe
johnson cahill agger konchesky
gerrard benga mairelis joe cole

rooney nando

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20 Oct 2010 18:27:19
20 Oct 2010 18:14:01
OMG. . . . in reply to this post. .

20 Oct 2010 18:03:41
Stop with all the bull. Roy will be at Liverpool till at least Xmas. FACT: expect someone known to Liverpool to be put in purslow's place. Maybe parry :(

ARE YOU FU* *NG serious. . .parry. . .
him and that greedy tw@t moores brought about all this s* te we are in. . . .
get real you a/ hole

king kenny07
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20 Oct 2010 18:25:51
Rumour has it liverpool fans loving the wayne rooney saga as no-one has mentioned how s* te liverpool are this week {ed's note - and you just spoilt it all by reminding us! *sighs* ;o)}

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20 Oct 2010 18:25:09
"This is ridiculous changing manager isn't going to change everything over night. Each manager has their own system and will take time for the new system to become effective. At the moment this isn't Hodgsons team, this is Rafas team with poor tactics and low confidence! Admittedly Hodgson hasn't made the best signings (poulsen) however he was on a seriously low budget to try and make it his own team. I'd be shocked if hodgson was sacked in the next few days and in truth, I'd be disappointed too. "

To whoever posted this, you obviously have not been watching the games or the nonsense that comes after.
For one I would have agreed with you, if there was even a little hint of improvement with every game, and I am not talking about results. We are playing worse each week , the shape of the team is getting worse and the players are getting worse, if it was 1-2 or even 5 or 6 players performing badly I would have put the whole blame on them, but its all 22 (including the reserves that played against Northhamton) . the whole squad would n't start playing badly unless the problem is up above the chain.
Does it not worry you, that after the Everton game Roy came out and said the performance was good , what game was he watching? Does it not worry that a Liverpool manager think a point against Everton would have been a good result?
I said it back in July that Roy was not good enough for us and time only confirmed it for me, and I really hope he is not given any more money to waste. You my friend, if you are a liverpool supporter should wake up and see it how its.
Roy

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20 Oct 2010 18:23:31
New Owners: NESV
New CEO: Larry Lucchino/ David Dean
New Managing Director: Peter Kenyon
New Director of Football: Txiki Begiristain
New Non-Executive Board: Kenny Dalglish/ Christian Purslow/ Fans Representative/ Ian Ayre/ Phil Nash
Finance Director:Phillip Nash
Commercial Director: Ian Ayre
Club Ambassador: King Kenny Dalglish
New Manager: Frank Rijkaard/ Guus Hiddink
New Assistant Manager: Paco Ayestarn
New 1st Team Coaches: Phil Thompson/ Ian Rush/ Sami Hyypia/ Sammy Lee/ Roy Evans
New Stadium: 90000 Seater, 25000 Kop End
New Team:
- - - - - - - - - - Reina/ Dgea- - - - - - - - - - - -
Lahm/ J'nson-Cara/ Agg'r/ Cahil/ Sk'rtl/ Sh'wcrs-Taiwo/ Aurel
Schweins/ Turan- Banega/ Defour/ Gourcuff- Bastos/ Cole
- - - - - - - - - -Gerrard/ Merieles- - - - - - - - - -
- - - - -Torres/ Aguero/ Llorente/ Remy/ Babel- - - - - -

Eat your heart out, LFC* * *, YNWA



We were taken over by NESV not Sheikh Mansour

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20 Oct 2010 18:19:12
Posted the other day saying I've got a friend who lives in Istanbul who said that Rijkaard to Liverpool along with Turan in January is whats generally believed in and around Istanbul. Asked him to keep me up to date with any other rumours and he reckons that his No.2 Neeskens has already left Turkey on a flight to Heathrow this afternoon. {ed's note - I believe it was Monday, that was the day it was being discussed on here.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:17:35
If liverpool bought a quality ch in vlaar and a quality lb and a dm player in benega and turan to play on the wing we should have enough to get us up the table then look what quality is available to strengthen again in the summer ed how much do you think the 4 players would cost vlaar a lb benega and turan pls {ed's note - you are probably talking over £50m mate, I can't see NESV coming up with that kind of cash to spend. It will mean some players going out to get the money.}

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20 Oct 2010 18:14:01
OMG. . . . in reply to this post. .

20 Oct 2010 18:03:41
Stop with all the bull. Roy will be at Liverpool till at least Xmas. FACT: expect someone known to Liverpool to be put in purslow's place. Maybe parry :(

ARE YOU FU* *NG serious. . .parry. . .
him and that greedy tw@t moores brought about all this s* te we are in. . . .
get real you a/ hole

king kenny07

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20 Oct 2010 18:10:40
To claim Bill or Sir Bob couldn't turn this club around because they wouldn't get time is utter Bull.

I was not talking about their ability, they proved their ability, but if you believe that they would be given 2 or 3 years to win something, you are living in cloud cuckoo land mate. The money in the game has changed the landscape. Back then we could buy players like Keegan and Dalglish, the playing field was much more level than now. Care to speculate on what a player like Dalglish would cost now?. Now we are talking about even prospects like Wickham costing £10m! So the money is the bottom line, if you can't make the champions league in 1 year, don't come back in August, cos we'll have someone else in your chair

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20 Oct 2010 18:10:04
Torres spat the dummy, won't play for woy again. . .he's told king k that he won't travel to italy.
from my cabby source.

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20 Oct 2010 18:03:41
Stop with all the bull. Roy will be at Liverpool till at least Xmas. FACT: expect someone known to Liverpool to be put in purslow's place. Maybe parry :(

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20 Oct 2010 18:02:35
Ronnie whelan said during the week that if liverpool are to go forward the need to sell gerrard and torres. The two of them don't seem like they want to be there, why don't we sell them and get 4 or 5 good prem players to make a good go at the title. Anyone agree.

G man

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20 Oct 2010 17:59:10
Hi ed they could afford him if they use the money from the rooney deal if he goes.
Magsman YNWA. . {ed's note - they will be lucky to get that much for a player that is coming into the last 18 months of his contract and wants out. Plus there is the question of how much of the money will go on interest payments and how much will be available to spend.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:58:03
Hodgson, lee and pellegrino will all be gone after the blackburn game.

the candidates for roys replacement will be one of

Rijkarrd (the favorite, if he does take over his replacements for lee and pellegrino will be nesskans and paco ayerstan/ ten cate)
Hiddink (would be my choice, but i think it is unlikely, although he did manage psv and Australia at the same time, and psv and korea, also russia and chelsea )
Hitsfield (handles big players, big games and a lot of pressure very well)

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20 Oct 2010 17:57:28
The bookes are just getting a whiff of something.

ROY HODGSON 4/ 5 on to be next PL manager to leave

also running parallel with this,

FRANK RIJKAARD 7/ 4 favourite to get the job. .

nuff said?

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&20 Oct 2010 17:56:28
What you seem to forget is that any new managerial candidates advisers, will research the fans inter-net opinions, so your actions insults on this site will be passed on and delibarated on by the people closest to said candidate, then they will look at the teams performances to see if it is a good or bad move, the servere demands and league posistion, will dictate who comes in not who the bookies feel is coming in, they cut the odds to cover there losses while a manager is still in his job, and to tempt you to bet, Roy will still be there till Jan, the new owners need some sort of stability until the transfer window opens, its not a point of players refusing to play for a manager, there refusing to fulfill there contractual obligations, in which case the club can claim gross mis conduct, and suspend said player with-out pay, the PFA will warn the player not to go down that road.

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20 Oct 2010 17:55:47
Why don't we approach louis van gaal?
top manager, attacking style of play an a disciplinarian


Eh, maybe because he is currently working for another club and because he has a computer and TV at home. Also, he has Muller, Shweinsteiger, Lahm, Robben, Ribery, Klose, Gomez and others who would just walk into our starting 11. As a matter of fact any eleven players he can put out on a pitch would trample any eleven Liverpool can field. That's why. Wait until January or until Roy proves he is clearly not qualified for the job before eyeing someone with a winning track record.

Dalglish or Nicol to walk in as emergency measure in case Roy loses next couple of matches.

Tommy Smith (on ESPN) ''The worst thing that happened to Liverpool was to win in Istanbul. If they had lost they would have been forced to rebuild the squad.''

I swear to God he said that! And this from the guy who peed himself that night live on television. What a moronic thing to say.

Olivier

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20 Oct 2010 17:51:55
ED. . Unless you have a team as strong as Chelsea, or a wallet as huge as Man Citys then foreign managers need 5 years to be a success here in England. They need to learn their squad, club, tradition's, language, history, fans that's before other clubs, managers, tacticians, formations, players. Then there's transfers, so you need to understand the Market, players you want, players that need to go. Then there's respect, both from the manager and players etc etc. Now a foreign manager needs 5years whilst an Home grown manager 3. Due to his lack of EPL experience and have to throw caution to rijkaard appointment and would say Dalglish would be better bet {ed's note - I don't think that is strictly speaking true, Laudrup for instance is a Liverpool fan, he knows the club and its traditions.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:51:42
Hi ed just a thought if fergie knew rooney wanted to leave before the season started do you think the mancs could of tapped up nando cos it would explain his attitude and poor form, he seems a totally different person this season, wot do you think any ideas.
Magsman YNWA {ed's note - I don't think so mate, I don't think United could afford him anyway at the moment.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:51:15
Does anyone know the new make up of anfield boardroom.

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20 Oct 2010 17:47:11
Roy to be sacked after weekend and rikard to be new manager by nxt wed

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20 Oct 2010 17:44:26
I am very confident that LFC will be buying a higher quality of player in January. Only 2 or maybe 3 realistic options of a certain profile will be targeted, the players will be either very important to their current team or were to a previous team and all posses a strong work ethic. Regardless of this they will all have great quality and / or world class potential.

Without a doubt a strong forward and depending on what's available either a very good winger or a quality ball winning midfielder - hopefully one of each.

Possible Striker: Gomez, Llorente, Suarez, Hulk, Lopez, Bent.

Possible winger: Mata, Turan, Pablo Hernandez, Elia, Hazard.

Possible outstanding midfielder: Benenga, Honda, Martinez, Defour, Moutinho.

Only Babel will be sold.

Hope this helps.

HTF

in response to this i only hope that we will be able to get 5 of them and they would be llorente, suarez
mata, martinez, honda these 5 would add pure class to the team and would love to break into assia market wiv honda

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20 Oct 2010 17:42:32
Everyones talking about dalglish or frank rijkaard as manager but personally i think i'd like bert van marwijk as our manager. i love the style of football he plays with the wide players cutting inside to help the lone striker. he'd be awesome

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20 Oct 2010 17:42:29
To the guy about Van Gaal, It would take too long for his philosophy to kick in. As the 1st half of his reign at Bayern and it's a very complicated one. With the players at Liverpool we don't have half a season to get the philosophy right. Van Gaal does a system where everyone off the ball move, with the player on the ball. Can't remember which one, but one of the Bayern players said that.

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20 Oct 2010 17:42:03
Paco to be next manager.the first 2 years with benitez liverpool were succesful and when he left we went backwards everyone knows he was the main tactition.i think he would do well with rodolfo as his number 2.
what do you think ed?

karl red YNWA {ed's note - not for me, he is a fitness coach in the main, good number 2 but not the main man in my opinion.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:39:04
Sorry about the rant ED feel a bit like torres at the min
kinghenry {ed's note - no worries mate, better out than in as my daughter likes to say, usually just after stinking the room out with her backside mind. . }

ah very good you cheered me up with that, the boys at melwood should do the same put a little fire in there bellys or maybe field your daughter she could'nt do much worse:)
king henry

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20 Oct 2010 17:29:00
Sorry about the rant ED feel a bit like torres at the min
kinghenry {ed's note - no worries mate, better out than in as my daughter likes to say, usually just after stinking the room out with her backside mind....}

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20 Oct 2010 17:23:29
Does anyone really know what the story is with hogson or is everyone posting pure and utter shyte i like the reading on this site but the past few days is doing my fecking head with all the bollox about roy
i know this a rumour site but for f*ck sake there is a difference between a rumour and something floating round some egits head.ED if you know anything at all i mean anything say something to try and stop this madness
king henry {ed's note - the only definite thing is that Roy signed on the basis of being a stop gap, anything else is really speculation. That is not to say someone has not got it right though.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:23:03
Why don't we approach louis van gaal?
top manager, attacking style of play an a disciplinarian

ed what do you think mate ? {ed's note - isn't he nearly 70?}

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20 Oct 2010 17:18:40
Ed can you please explain to me this new fifa ruling about spending as im not to sure what it entales
an when it comes into action ?

cheers gaz {ed's note - a quick overview of it (as I understand it) is that clubs are not allowed to spend more than they bring in. Though in the first year they are allowed to spend X amount over their income (I forget the exact amount), then over the following few years the amount is lowered until they have to be a profitable business in (I think) 5 years time or be excluded from European competition. The rule comes in for next season, but it is a few years before it will actually be enforced due to waiting for the accounts to be completed and submitted.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:16:04
I just seen the name hulk on here an remembered that hes a quality player and an absolute beast, not seen him play for a bit is he injured ?
also to you reckon we shud try an sign him ?

ed your thoughts ? {ed's note - I haven't seen him play for a while because Portugese football is not widely available to watch, but I did like what I saw of him. No idea if he is out injured or not currently but I think he would be a decent signing.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:15:10
Ed. . . lfcglobe state breaking news about NESV having meeting over managerial position today. Any truth? If it was why are SSN or BBC reporting it? {ed's note - I believe there is a meeting to discuss the club and how to take it forward, but it is not just about the manager, though that will be on the agenda no doubt. As for SSN and the BBC, they are not all-knowing by any means, SSN in particular are very poor of late, they seem to operate purely to build up speculation for their bookmaking arm.}

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20 Oct 2010 17:13:37
This is what you get when you Google Frank Rijkaard

Next Liverpool FC Manager Betting Latest: Frank Rijkaard odds slashedRijkaard favourite to replace Hodgson(credit: Ryu Voelkel)Bettingpro Staff- 20 Oct 2010Roy Hodgson's future at Anfield looks increasingly in doubt after the Dutchman leaves Turkish club
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Frank Rijkaard is the new favourite to be next Liverpool manager after the former Barcelona gaffer left Galatasaray this week.
Rumours suggest that the Dutchman could be about to replace Roy Hodgson at Anfield and William Hill go 5/ 2 that NESV appoint him in the Anfield hotseat.
Rijkaard has left Galatasaray by mutual consent, although the timing of his departure was particularly odd considering that the Turkish giants have a derby match against Fenerbahce this coming weekend.
Martin O'Neill is available 10/ 3, with Kenny Dalglish third favourite at 5/ 1.


Paggsy

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20 Oct 2010 17:09:59
I doubt if Dalglish had any say in the way we play and think only a scouting input into who we buy, I do not however think he is the man for the job.
Must admit I wondered if Bob Bradley would be approached but he has a contract with the USA until 2014 I believe. {ed's note - does Bradley not play a very defensive style too?}

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20 Oct 2010 17:09:14
{Editor's Note: I will try and give you a slightly longer reply. The club need to become self sufficient financially and NESV will help that happen - I have no doubts about that. Over the years to come you will see a higher turnover as media exploitation bites and that allows, in theory, more money to be available for players - but it is critical that the money is spent well. Like it or not, Rafa spent a lot of money unwisely. It is true that Liverpool should be able to bid for the best players and those players should be happy to come. Aguero is a very good player (perhaps a little lightweight for the EPL) but motivated by money as much as success. Atletico are trying to put together a package to have Aguero sign up to a new contract but are being asked to find close to 200 euro a week. There is no way that Liverpool could enter in to such negotiations. So, I agree - a manager for the longer term would be great to see. That gives the starting point for the stability the club needs.}
I was only using Aguero for an example. I just fully believe that the philosophy that worked for Barcelona should be tried at Liverpool. Look at Arsenal for example, attractive football, good financially and they've got a manager in charge who has been for years. Cheers for your time

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20 Oct 2010 17:07:31
I hope ryhkaard does become manager because he plays lovely football , the players at barca loved him and he uses youth players as well .messi bojan both 17 when he put them in the team would be a go thing pacehco , amoo sheverly, Kelly .in first team .keep us up this season push on next year when theyve had the experience.psv elnino. Believe or don't

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20 Oct 2010 17:07:15
I am very confident that LFC will be buying a higher quality of player in January. Only 2 or maybe 3 realistic options of a certain profile will be targeted, the players will be either very important to their current team or were to a previous team and all posses a strong work ethic. Regardless of this they will all have great quality and / or world class potential.

Without a doubt a strong forward and depending on what's available either a very good winger or a quality ball winning midfielder - hopefully one of each.

Possible Striker: Gomez, Llorente, Suarez, Hulk, Lopez, Bent.

Possible winger: Mata, Turan, Pablo Hernandez, Elia, Hazard.

Possible outstanding midfielder: Benenga, Honda, Martinez, Defour, Moutinho.

Only Babel will be sold.

Hope this helps.

HTF

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20 Oct 2010 17:06:39
To the guy who wrote this. .

20 Oct 2010 15:24:54
Liverpool are starting a "global search" for a new CEO. I would assume that will take a little while, and I struggle to understand how the club could appoint a new manager without a CEO in place.


Don't forget, Martin Broughton is currently still the Chairman until the board structure changes. If you cast your mind back to over 3 months ago, it was him sat next to Roy Hodgson during RH's unveiling and no the CEO Purslow.

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20 Oct 2010 17:04:10
In response to:
To the guy who posted:
20 Oct 2010 12:19:16
Why don't we approach harry redknapp? After all, this could be his "last chance to manage a big club"

Man, I like unkle Harry - the old fox very much. In his last interviews he was on the side of Hicks, he doesn't like our new american owners, I don't know why. I think he can make us champions in europe and in premier league, but there is something in the past i suppose. I hope King Kenny will ask him for a "favour" to come and save the club, but who knows. I dream - King Kenny together with Harry, and their assistent Paco Ayesteran. It will be fantastic.

Hristo


It would take 'arry 18 months to have us back in a financial position worse than we were in last week. He has a track record of ruining clubs. Wait until you see spurs P&L in another 18 months. It won't be pretty. remember he inherited a decent young squad. (dawson, jenas, keane, huddlestone, lennon, bale, Assou-Ekotto and o hara. He brought in his Portsmouth guys(crouch, defoe, Kranjcar and modricwas his best signing.
Palyuchencko was a weird buy. buying back Keane was weird. Di Santos was weird. Hutton was weird.Bentley was the weirdest of all. All good players but seems strange that they are all happy to play every now and again. They have a deeper squad than we have but also have a higher wage bill without the revenues of a club like ours. 'arrys a wheeler dealer. he doesn't like that but the truth hurts sometimesbentley pav di santos hutton and modric were all ramos signings not 'arrys. Iagree with keane though bad move. B gd 4 england though. Just wait till the tax man catches up ol 'arry m8


the know

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20 Oct 2010 16:58:15
Stop all this guessing on who and if we are getting a new manager, CEO, players etc.

The truth is nobody knows as yet, there is a lot of work to be done with straightening our squad out with whatever their problems are. Roy as some have said has lost the dressing room, well what about the players themselves, surely they must be embarrassed about our lacklustre performances and if so why don't they show some mettle on the pitch, forget what's happening in the dressing room and get on with making the fans happy.

Gerrard has to start driving the team, he is the captain after all (in my opinion he never should have been given the captaincy in the first place)

Carra, now he is the loudest on the pitch and should be captain but it's too late and I think he knows it.

Torres is a great player but obviously is not up for the fight, get rid.

Back room - Dalglish - some people think he will be the next manager, well ask yourselves this - what's he been doing this last year when both managers have been buying carp and playing dreadful football, keeping quiet? I hope not, surely he has the best interests of LFC foremost in his mind and would have had a say so on most of the signings and the way we should be playing?? ?? ?

Henry will be asking himself, how the club got itself into this position and who is responsible, then he will put into place an action plan, get rid of those responsible and get who he wants in from the top down.

I would not be surprised if Bob Bradley was approached as manager and other Americans put in place to run the club. I am guessing this, it's what most of you have been doing for the last 5 days, but come on! stop dreaming and be realistic!

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20 Oct 2010 16:56:42
Roy Hodgson will remain in charge for the Napoli and Blackburn game over the next couple of days and will then leave. With new owners and new board, Hodgson has accepted that with changes being implemented at the top of the club hierachy, it is inevitable he will be leaving the club. The board realise how potentially harmful it could be to remove Roy before 2 vital matches considering the current state of the squad. He will leave on Sunday, with a new manager in place by Monday Evening.

The chances of Frank Rijkaard taking over are now extremely likely after his resignation from Galatasary.
The advantages of him taking over are ones that the board seem to fit the bill of their 'winning' mentality and good business sense as Hodgson will cost around £3m to sack, but Rijkaard will command no compensation figure as he is a free agent. Lets not forget the style of play he implemented upon Barca and how he improved them after Real Madrid's dominance at the top of La Liga and his attractive, attacking style of football will attract better players and definitely improve the style of play from a majority of Liverpool players. If he is to join, Johan Neeskens, his long-time assistant will also join, which will leave Sammy Lee in a rather precarious position, whether to continue working with yet another change in management structure, or move on to pastures new.

Christian Purslow has already stepped down as the clubs Managing Director/ Chief Executive amidst board changes and has accepted a role as a non-executive director and will stay on in an advisory role to the new board and owners. Tom Werner has already stated Liverpool will start a global search for a new CEO but I have heard from my source that Peter Kenyon has already put his name forward.

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20 Oct 2010 16:48:29
Just been reading up on Frank Rijkaard, if he's the man to replace Roy then i'll be quite excited. At Barcelona, he was the man that brought in some big name stars (Eto'o, Deco) but also blooded the youth (Xavi, Puyol) and doing so created a brilliant, yet well balanced side. Look at Barca today, they're based around Xavi and Iniesta and play the best football in Europe. If he can do something similar here that would be awesome. I'm a firm believer in long term management, thus creating club stability and i'd love to see Rijkaard given a few years to start a revolution. In my opinion, it's all about buying one or two big players every couple of seasons and bringing the youth through at the same time. Sign someone like Aguero and bring through Shelvey and Ayala, for example.

What are you views, Ed? (Can I have more than a one sentence reply as well please).

{Editor's Note: I will try and give you a slightly longer reply. The club need to become self sufficient financially and NESV will help that happen - I have no doubts about that. Over the years to come you will see a higher turnover as media exploitation bites and that allows, in theory, more money to be available for players - but it is critical that the money is spent well. Like it or not, Rafa spent a lot of money unwisely. It is true that Liverpool should be able to bid for the best players and those players should be happy to come. Aguero is a very good player (perhaps a little lightweight for the EPL) but motivated by money as much as success. Atletico are trying to put together a package to have Aguero sign up to a new contract but are being asked to find close to 200 euro a week. There is no way that Liverpool could enter in to such negotiations. So, I agree - a manager for the longer term would be great to see. That gives the starting point for the stability the club needs.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:46:19
You said earlier Ed, be more confident to a poster, what have we got to get confident about, players not playing well, carp manager, managing director stepped down chairman stepping down, playing good strong team tomorrow and we are 19th in the prem

{Editor's Note: You should focus on the manager and the players and get behind them - are you a fan or supporter? As for the board, new owners will always bring changes at that level. Purslow is staying on in the interim as an advisor so there is nothing to worry about there.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:46:09
Get ride of roy, when he was appointed manager the first thing he should have done was to get a winger and a forword to support torres. that's what we have been lacking this season is width. get ride of roy and bring in KING KENNY!
YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 16:38:13
It will be interesting to see when we get a new manager if Torres just starts scoring goals left right and center again who knows ?

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20 Oct 2010 16:35:31
I'm probably gonna get a broadside for this, but I'll say it anyway:Gerrard and Carra HAVE to be shipped out next summer.As much as I love them and appreciate all that they've done for this clube, they've become a tad too "powerful" and negative an element.

In our quest for revival/ resurgence, I think we need a new young manager, no less than 7 new players between now and summer, and a new captaing.
Managerial-wise, Roberto DiMatteo is the name that first springs to mind.

Young, modern, hungry, proponent of beautiful, attacking footy, has appreciation for skill, familiar with the EPL, and reputable as a player, the Italian has a massive future in coaching.
He may not as yet have the experience of managing a big with huge expectations, but he is more than acquainted with the rigours of such an environment, having played for.
Besides, everyone starts somewhere. .with a single step. .plus time's on his side.

So I say, boot into touch Hodgson now (or get Johnny Wilkinson to do it), bring in Giddink till the end of the season, and then give it, or at least consider, giving it to Roberto.There's also the Laudrup fella.We need young blood.

As for the captaincy, I couldn't think of anyone who deserves more than Pepe.The bloke is so immense, so much so that out of the current bunch, I'd prefer to be with him if I were to crash in a plane and find meself stranded in an island.You super, Pepe!

But definitely, Carra and Stevie must take a taxi.Otherwise, nowhere's where we'll be headed.I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is.When a player starts believing himself to be bigger than the clube, something has to give.And I think the ed will back me on this one.

Wenger did at Arsenal with Henry and a coupla others.When the Frenchman left, the likes of Cesc and RVP went from good to worldclass players;Arsenal became a team, a team that played together and fought for one another.No single one individual was more bigger or more important than the others.

Now and for quiet some time, Liverpool HASN'T been a team.There's too much "tail wagging the dog", not least helped by a spineless man (not manager/ coach) who-I'd wager my left buttock-was castrated.
The likes of Pacheco, Shelvey, Kelly would I believe, under the proper tutelage, spearhead our revival.Most definitely, with the Gerrards, Carras gone, these kids will come out of the shadow and make names for themselves.

With other senior players like Pepe, Fernando, Raul, Agger, Dirk, they can't go wrong.

On another note, I find it sickening how some of our fans seem to love the idea of Rooney joining.
A kid who hates us with absolute vitriol (just as we despise him with a passion) and has ever been eager to denigrate and insult our clube and us, yet some of you want to see him in our sacred shirt?Unbelievable!lol

If we gonna dream about Shrek, then what right do we have to put into question, and condemn, the pride, dignity and honour of Man s* tty and those they seek to recruit?
So, whether he has £100m, £5m or £0m buyout clause, I DON'T want to see that kid in an LFC shirt!NEVER!
The same goes for that arrogant, self-opinionated, egomaniac Mourihno!

Tell me, ed.How likely is it that our new manager will be ballsy enough to clamp down on Gerrard and Carra ego and actually put 'em in their places?Was I too harsh our "scouse" element?

Gracias,
Lombardi

{Editor's Note: No idea - Carragher has just been given a new contract and I cannot see him being sold. Gerrad - needs to get his head in shape and maybe he could stay, else, I agree and let him move on.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:35:08
Former FA & ITV Sport Chief, LFC fan and very ugly man Brian Barwick to put his name forward as new LFC CEO.

You heard it here first!

Red Gart

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20 Oct 2010 16:32:04
I don't want Hodgson to go, but if he does - Capello?

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20 Oct 2010 16:30:23
Ed - providing Torres leaves this summer, which I think will definately happen, who would you sign as his replacement? Personally I'd go for Pazzini but I'm not sure if he'd be up for the move in our current state.

{Editor's Note: Things will be different at the end of the season. Pazzini is a good call, right now I am hearing of serious interest from Liverpool in Guillaume Hoarau.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:28:12
"Do you think the reason joe cole isn't hitting form is because hes playin in the hole behind torres, "

When was that? Every time I have seen him he has played left side.O.K.he drifts about a bit but in the hole?

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20 Oct 2010 16:23:18
Roy to step down in press conference after the game tonight , gerrard and torres refused to travel and play under him tonight .Purslow resigned as the new director wants a new manager .YNWA

greenbloodredsoul

{Editor's Note: The game is not today. I would like to understand how you have come to state that Torres and Gerrard refused to travel.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:21:58
Apparently Frank Rijkaard to be manager as soon as Friday. I got the news from a friend of mine in the betting industry, he seems pretty certain but no news agent is dropping the news as confirmed.
just as a rumour, at the moment, will send a confirmation link if another source springs up
You heard it first All the way from South Africa, BOOM
South African YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 16:20:34
"need to sell soto, "
Pointless, he cost next to nothing (1.5M) and has been one of our better players this season!
Agree with the rest although Skyrtle.

CR

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20 Oct 2010 16:19:26
RE:
Personally I think we are all over-looking the person who will become LFC's new boss. I have a hunch it will be Martin O'Neill. This isn't a rumour just a personal opinion. What do you think Ed?

{Editor's Note: I don't think O'Neill is the answer - Rijkaard is now favoutite.}

and everyone is happy with this are they? A man who as a player thought it was acceptable to continually spit in another players hair.

we are talking about some of our players being spoilt brats well this man will not help

{Editor's Note: I don't think Rijkaard is the answer either.}

What a petty argument. People do stupid things in life. .especially football players. Gerrard punched some guy. Rooney slept with a few seamstresses. Terry had a couple of affairs. Even Zidane, the best player the world has even seen, headbutted a player. Football is full of idiots and thugs. But, they eventually grow up, realise what they've done, stop being spoilt kids, and in Rijkaard's case, go on and build one of the best Barca teams the world has seen.

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20 Oct 2010 16:18:37
Tom Werner, John Henry and other board members been in meeting today to talk about roy hodgsons future. 2 senior players have said they don't want to play under him. agger and prop torres. .

both players don't like long ball tactics and i can understand there frustrations. both players are typical liverpool passing players.

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20 Oct 2010 16:18:00
Rijkaard for the players we have. i don't think it suits his play style.
but i do think Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti. .
can do the magic with us. .
come Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti. come to Liverpool. .

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20 Oct 2010 16:16:53
What is the possibility of gettin suarez in jan or in summer from ajax?
also ive heard us bein linked with llorente from bilbao hes quality an think he would adapt to EPL style of play

what ur thoughts ed ?

{Editor's Note: There is a chance of Suarez - particularly if Ajax get their target. I can't see Llorente wanting to make the move or Bilboa being happy to let him go.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:14:08
Who is this nolito character from barca that we're bein linked with?
is he any good ?

ed please enlighten me

{Editor's Note: This year's thing really - a winger or left sided striker playing in the B side at Barca. HAs done reasonably well this year so is attracting interest. He is 23 or 24 and might cost £3M or so.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:05:59
Dalglish first signing is Sami Khedira. Andy Carroll is also an interest but Sami Khedira is Dalglish first signing in January. Interesting note, Sami Khedira also has been admired by one mr Benitez

{Editor's Note: And Khedira played for Real Madrid in the Champion's League last night. Andy Carroll is currently bailed to live with Kevin Nolan in Newcastle.}

Couldn't care friggless what you believe . Watch this space

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20 Oct 2010 16:05:11
{Editor's Note: I thought Ayala was on loan at Hull. I would start Pacheco and perhaps give Amoo and Shelvey 20 minutes when we are 3-1 up. I don't know enough about Wilson yet.}

3-1 up come on ed, Napoli are 4th in the italian leauge NO, were going to be lucky not to get smashed

{Editor's Note: It is a pity you are not a little more confident in the manager and team.}

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20 Oct 2010 16:03:20
Frank Rijkaard has resigned by mutual consent with Galatasaray! Does this pave the way for an approach by LFC?

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20 Oct 2010 16:01:20
The stuff coming from Twitter is very worrying and it appears Hodgson has lost the dressing room already.

{Editor's Note: He certainly seems to have lost the fans. But for that matter the fans have had it with all of the players except three or four.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:57:16
Ed i agree with what you said about nzogbia's attitude it is bad but certain managers do seem to be able to control those types of players im not sayin roy as he is utterly useless at man management you only have to look at the s* t at the minute to see that.but with say kenny or martin oneil maybe his natural ability could show through because there is no doubt the boy has no end of talent.
I just wondered what your thoughts on it were ed with a different man in charge as he has been linked with us quite abit recently.

REDhunty

{Editor's Note: He is talented but as with any player with baggage it can be very disruptive in the dressing room.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:53:07
Twitter few mins ago. .
paul_tomkins: One senior player is said to have made it clear that he no longer wants to play under Roy Hodgson.
and,
paul_tomkins Don't know if Roy resigning/ sacked is true, but after two stories I heard earlier today (before the Purslow one) he's on very borrowed time

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20 Oct 2010 15:51:11
Hi Ed. AS Christian Purslow has left his post as MD do you think we'll see a big changes on and office pitch? Is Roy goingot be replaced or is this just the offield staff being moved around to fit in NESVs structure?

ANd who would you like to see as the next manager if Roys goes, Dalglish, Rykaard (spelling), Pellegrini or somone else?

RedDan

{Editor's Note: Purslow was always going to go. If RH goes, I think I would prefer Pellegrini over the other two - or perhaps someone else. Another Ed favours Sean O'Drisscoll and I think it would be a great, but adventurous, shout.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:49:01
Liverpool really need to sort the squad out.

need to sell soto, skrtel, lucas, maxi, babel, poulsen, jova

then need to sign cb, rm, lm, cm and striker.

cb - as to be either dann, shawcross or cahill

rm - as to be bentley as he is english, young, great crosser of the ball and would be cheap.

lm - honda young, great left foot, massive shirt sales in japan, wants to leave his club. and jarvis english, fast, young, cheap.

cm - i would like huddlestone as he can sit back and get the passing going and allow gerrard to run forward, but i think banega would be cheaper and more realistic option.

striker - it depends what kind of striker the club wants, small and skillful then go for lopez, if you want a fast and natural striker then go for bent, or if you want a target man then go for llorente. i would personally want llorente as he is just a complete forward and would cost less than bent.

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20 Oct 2010 15:45:13
To phil from belfast.

You make some good points and i can see where your view is coming from.

I disagree that Raul Merieles is a waste of money, he is a quality player a good buy for £10million. for poulsen and konchesky okay £7 million for the 2 in hinesight bad buys, granted i'll agree. He bought these players by selling others which is not ideal when trying to increase the squad but that's all he could do, therefore overall he probably hasn't wasted any.

Before you make your mind up please remember Rafa wasted £20 million on Aqualani who was injured up until new year and now is at Juventus, and Robbie keane came for half a season and the club lost out on £5million+ for him without hardly playing him. £12million+ Ryan Babel, £8million on Dossena the list can go on. . .

I agree with your opinion on the striker situation and i think it was well documented in the press during the summer that Roy wanted and was in the market for a decent striker. But he just couldnt get his hands on a decent one for a decent price, he got priced out of a transfer as the money wasn't there.
(I believe he was hoping for the sale of Babel to birmingham to materialise to put that £( million + with whatever he could scrape together but it didn't happen) Strikers demand the most money in transfers and in wages because they score the goals that is a simple fact of football (you heard it here first lol), and if you haven't got the going rate which is £15million+ for a decent striker and £20million+ for a top striker (and i'm talking cash as most clubs want the money in hand due to debt), you're simply not goin to get one.

Don't forget we were heavily in debt over the summer and alot of money would have gone straight out the door to the bank. This is not the situation now and I believe that any manager in charge of Liverpool FC (Roy or not) would do better this time round.

Liamr23

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20 Oct 2010 15:40:18
Do you think the reason joe cole isn't hitting form is because hes playin in the hole behind torres, a role hes not really familiar with when he played most of his career on the left for chelsea an england where he was most effective

ed what do you think mate ?

{Editor's Note: Cole is a luxury item that will perform best when given a free hand. It is hard to see where he fits in the shape of Liverpool at present.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:39:46
Just been looking over a few net articles written before hodgson was appointed manager. it seems that we made at least a couple of approaches back then for frank Rijikaard but were knocked back by gala! now Rijikaard has left gala, mutual consent acc. bbc sport.
mr purslow has just stepped down! acc. the lfc globe there was a nesv board meeting, managerial issues!
roy walking on eggshells!
maybe this all points to the obvious, that lfc are about to move hodgson aside and replace him with the man they wanted before hodgsons appointment, frank Rijikaard.

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20 Oct 2010 15:36:17
No one is sure how much NESV will spend in January but whatever they allow the money should go to a manager who will allow us to attack the opposition. Dont give the money to the current set up only to sack them in Feb. Be brave now.

EST.1892

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20 Oct 2010 15:32:18
Tommoro pacheco, amoo, shevely, wilson and ayala shud start get these hungry young lads out there ready to prove a point an put those over paid prima donnas to shame by hammering them italians

what dya think ed ?
{Editor's Note: I thought Ayala was on loan at Hull. I would start Pacheco and perhaps give Amoo and Shelvey 20 minutes when we are 3-1 up. I don't know enough about Wilson yet.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:30:16
Peter Kenyon in to fill Purslow's job ?
Thoughts ?

RedTed

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20 Oct 2010 15:26:25
20 Oct 2010 14:51:11

The way liverpool are playing in the league i can't see us even beating blackburn this weekend.
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For the 1st time this season i'm actually confident we will win a match in the league. I was confident before Monday night and then Samba got sent off which made me more confident. The reason i say this is because Samba is Allardyce's plan B. When Blackburn are behind with 10-15 mins left Allardyce push's him up front and he causes all sorts of problems no matter who he's playing against.

I can't believe i'm saying what i'm saying? It just shows you how bad we are at the minute.

I think Roy has to go and has to go maybe Monday or Tuesday before it gets worse.

LFC 3-1 B.Burn

Blair Mayne YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 15:25:09
Roy should have the subs warming up until they are put into the game and not be afraid to make a substitution after 30mins if things are'nt going to plan , mourinho makes a change if things are'nt going right at any point during a game

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20 Oct 2010 15:24:54
Liverpool are starting a "global search" for a new CEO. I would assume that will take a little while, and I struggle to understand how the club could appoint a new manager without a CEO in place.

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20 Oct 2010 15:24:52
Really not looking forward to the game tomorrow now I know Torres and Gerrard won't be playing.
Roy needs to use Shelvey, Kelly, Ayala, Wilson, Pacheco, Spearing and Mavinga.
Roy should use:
- - - - Reina
Kelly Carra Wilson Aurelio
- - Spearing Meireles
- Pacheco Shelvey Cole
- - - -N'gog/ Babel

Mavinga and Ayala subbed on for at least 30 mins.
No players out of position, youth gets a chance, still experienced players in squad, chance for Aurelio to gain fitness, one more chance for babel in his natural position (not that he deserves it). Good enough to beat Napoli.

Roy will use:
- - - - Reina
Carra Skrtle Greek Konch
- - Poulsen Lucas
- Maxi Cole Meireles
- - - -N'gog

3 players out of position, 4/ 5 hopeless players who aren't good enough in the team. Will play negative football. Maybe good enough for a draw.

{Editor's Note: Ayala is on loan at Hull.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:24:47
Personally I think we are all over-looking the person who will become LFC's new boss. I have a hunch it will be Martin O'Neill. This isn't a rumour just a personal opinion. What do you think Ed?

{Editor's Note: I don't think O'Neill is the answer - Rijkaard is now favoutite.}

and everyone is happy with this are they? A man who as a player thought it was acceptable to continually spit in another players hair.

we are talking about some of our players being spoilt brats well this man will not help

{Editor's Note: I don't think Rijkaard is the answer either.}

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20 Oct 2010 15:20:24
How many people really want to see king kenny back in the hot seat at anfield. press believable for yes and unbelievable for no.

before you answer think carefully about the pros and cons as i believe if it goes bad it could destroy his status at the club plus how many of us would really call for HIS head if we were bottom of the league?

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20 Oct 2010 15:20:21
Hi Ed,

Love your work ;-) so by no means take this as an attack but what team are you watching at the minute? !

If anything Gerrard is spending too much time putting tackles in. .after all that's supposed to be Lucas/ Poulson's job. Unfortunately Lucas can't tackle is always giving free kicks and Poulson. .well, im not sure what he does! Gerrard puts loads of tackles in, and more often than not wins the ball.

By the way we should sign some pace. .and FAST!
or give Amoo a chance. . looks a bit of a Lennon - all speed and no product but he's only young and would terrify defenders.

Agueroinjanuary.

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20 Oct 2010 15:12:55
Pellegrini new manager and the vacant number 7 will go to Rooney

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20 Oct 2010 15:06:49
Listen the Dalglish for manager rumours are not rumours, they are facts being intelligently leaked so Roy can find some mutually acceptable way out of the club.

Now a friend of mine who was on a soccer coaching diploma course in the states few years ago, got friends with Kenny's son Paul, who was managing Tampa Bay in lower leagues then, and has since kept in touch.

Now my friend confirms that through Paul Dalglish that his father has already began his homework on the way forward for lfc on the pitch, and future players, you may have seen or heard of kenny watching matches this season in preparation, he did not want to rock the boat in pre-season when he wanted the job, and decided to go ahead with his current role, always knowing that purslow and the board would change when the takeover was done, and he would be publicly backed for the job whenever the position arose again if within a two year period, and guess what it has and he's is ready.

He will be manager and from what i hear from this is that it will be next Tuesday.

believe if you will, i really don't care.

Phil Steele

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20 Oct 2010 15:04:10
Kenny dalglish to be the new manager , didnt any one get the hint from nesv 'we will listen to the fans'
well he was listening at the end of the blackpool game! !

YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 14:57:21
Whats with the FEW (says it all) people posting to say the current squad is'nt hodgon's fault, ok, to a degree.
though the crucial areas that needed strengthened and which hodgson bought HIS players to fill and they have been poor to say the least, people forget roy spent in the region of 20mill. in the summer, Konchesky, poulsen, meireles, and DID NOT purchase a striker which was a priority over any of the buys he did make, so when people say about our league position it actually is mostly roys fault as these players have been extremely ineffective and guess what torres injured against sunderland we had who on the bench (exactly f all) so this is 20mill he spent i guess you would trust him with 40 mill (if that's the case) in January?

the only reason for this is i think it you Roy posting on here, is it you Roy lol.

believable for he has wasted 20mill.

Phil. Belfast

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20 Oct 2010 14:51:27
Personally I think we are all over-looking the person who will become LFC's new boss. I have a hunch it will be Martin O'Neill. This isn't a rumour just a personal opinion. What do you think Ed?

{Editor's Note: I don't think O'Neill is the answer - Rijkaard is now favoutite.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:51:10
Ed one name I can suggest as our new manager - Bernd Schuster. Although he is under contract right now, but he could be persuaded to come in the summer. He definitely commands respect and did a great job with Getafe.

{Editor's Note: I think it will be tough to attract someone who has just started at a club to make a move.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:50:35
In response

{Editor's Note: Players who only arrived in the summer will not be leaving in January.}

What you mean like Keane? ?? ?? ? {ed's note - I think my fellow editor should have said they are unlikely to leave.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:48:13
PURSLOW HAS STOOD DOWN BECAUSE KING KENNY WILL BE NEW MANAGER AND PURSLOW DOESNT WANT TO DEAL WITH IT , CAUSE THE FANS WILL BACK KENNY ALL THE WAY WHICH PURSLOW BELIEVES WILL GIVE HIM TO MUCH POWER, SO HE HAS DECIDED TO TAKE A BACK SEAT AND BE AN ADVISOR , HEARD IT HERE FIRST!

DALGLISH DALGLISH! !

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20 Oct 2010 14:45:22
With Purslow stepping down, it looks like NESV are sorting the board out first. That almost certainly means there will be no change of manager until Purslow is replaced. Of course that could happen at any time.

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20 Oct 2010 14:44:59
20 Oct 2010 13:02:26
The last few weeks have been very disturbing. As a fan who saw Sir Roger and St John move on, and for for Shanks to build a new team, and for Sir Bob to carry on. . well the rest was history! We are back, practically where Shanks started. What we need now is stability, not panic and hysteria. Leave that to the Mancs. We stick together, always have and always will! At the derby second half, ok we weren't great but at least we had a go. Nando was looking for the ball. Stevie was trying too hard , I think, but at least he was trying. Raul was playin the right way. Carra gave everything, out of position. He's not a full back, hasn't got legs anymore, but still a decent Centre back. Roy is right not to take Stevie and Nando, because we need 3 points on Sunday. I like idea of diamond shape with full backs bombing on. Evans used that and it worked! We played great football then but no results. Don't forget Roy H inherited most of the squad, and will have to stick with it until Jan. If we get a result tomorrow, the EL will look after itself. Then we move onto Blackburn, Sunday. We can all go there and get behind team, Roy, and NESV, and start again. Get out of bottm 3, draw a line in the sand and move on, and upwards. Steve1961

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couldn't agree more with this. Roy is a good manager he needs a season in charge at least. This is a player problem rather than a managerial one. 2 wins in the next 2 weeks which look unlikley i know but those 2 results put us right back in the mix so for a managerial change now would be a bad move IMO.
The team finished 7th last year whilst letting quality players leave year after year with poor replacements and 2 of it's stars a year older into their 30's.
Roy has signed 2 quality players in Joe Cole and Raul and needs time to sign more quality like this in other positions. Okay Paul Konchesky/ Poulsen are not up to much but not all signings work out like at many clubs. (let me remind you of Juan Sebastian Veron)
He like all managers would have signed more if the funds had been available they werent so i believe he did well with what he had and maybe had to take a couple of players on i.e. poulsen and konchesky to fill positons and squad numbers. Now the funds are available he's needs to be given the chance.
A change in manager will not change the poor quality we have in the team atm.
I agree with David Moyes everton's quality within the squad maybe surpasses Liverpool's at this moment in time, is this Roy Hodgsons fault? the answer is it's not. we are 3 points behind alot of teams a good weekend of results could have LFC in a totally different outlook.
We need a good positive atmosphere back on Sunday, coupled with a win, next week will look alot brighter i'm sure.
Liamr23

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20 Oct 2010 14:44:35
Reina, Jones, Hansen, Konchesky, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Wilson, Carragher, Kelly, Spearing, Poulsen, Shelvey, Maxi, Babel, Jovanovic, Pacheco, Eccleston, Cole, Ngog.

Anybody what to try and guess what team the dithering old man is going to pick - ill have one guess, i reckon his bum chum Poulsen will be back in the starting XI.

What a joke! !

Goodbye Roy. .

Roy's squad

Reina

Carra(c) Greek Skrtel Konch

Poulsen(sigh) Spearing

Meireles Maxi Cole

Ngog

My Squad

Reina(c)

Kelly Skrtel Wilson Aurelio

Shelvey Spearing

Pacheco Cole Eccleston

Babel

Interestingly he left out Lucas. Ed which team do you think is better {ed's note - definitely the second one, Poulsen is one of the worst players I have seen pull on a Liverpool shirt.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:44:31
Ed what do you think of players like gignac big and very good in the air be great support for nando,
matt jarvis wolves some much needed pace and width,
n'zogbia moody but got loads of quality
none of these would cost the earth what do you think? {ed's note - Gignac and Jarvis I would be pleased with, they look like they would be good signings. Not sure about N'Zogbia, his attitude leaves a lot to be desired.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:40:22
Am i right to say he hasnt used Torres or Gerrard in any Euro Games.Is this so he can sell if need be in January?


Torres played against Utrecht, gerrard played against Rabotnicki

Rez

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20 Oct 2010 14:35:46
"20 Oct 2010 14:01:31

Try this one for size. .

Its common knowledge Hodgson's been given the next 3 games to turn us around. So what does Hodgson do for the first game against Napoli? He RESTS Gerrard, Torres, Meirelles and probably anyone else who is half decent therefore we get a heavy defeat. The second and third game against Blackburn and Bolton he will probably play Torres up front by himself even though my granny has a better chance of scoring at the moment. Also the other 9 outfield players he will play out of position whilst reinstating Poulsen. End result = 3 defeats and a hefty 5 million payoff from the same chief executive/ directors who payed the same amount to Benitez even though we all knew he was walking straight into a job at the current champions league winners. . GENIUS. . . ."

Any chance you could point me to where you got your figures regarding payoffs? As i understand it Benitez' payment decreased as soon as he found employment within a certain period of time after leaving the club, so was not the full £5/ 6m that's regularly touted. As for Hodgson, is he even on the same amount, as most places report it being around £3m?

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20 Oct 2010 14:33:28
Roy has to look at the bigger picture and rotate the squad as he sees fit. He has to feel he will be in charge for the long term. I hope he is for one reason and for one reason only. It'll mean he's settled down and we're starting to go in right direction. He needs all players to start playing for the shirt and not having heads turned by outside influences. He's right to say to players stop looking a NESV. That will look after itself. If the players focus on future instead of now were stuffed. Same for us as fans. Mark my words the Mancs are jealous of us now, and will start protesting in streets instead of with daft scarves on, because they've seen how we've influenced the board, together. But, in the same way chanting Kenny's name is not helping the situation cos we've never done that before, and it must effect the players! We've got to make Anfield a "bastion of invincibility!" not like the Library! Blackpool were laughing at us the other week, and so were the Bluenoses. That really hurt last two Sunday's, walking out the ground. What will be will be, but the players and fans will be only constant until Jan, so lets get behind boys and become the 12th man again! Shanks and Sir Bob would be as disappointed with us, as with the rest of the turmoil. It's when you most need each other that you become stronger. Just remember where the Kop got it's name and for what it stands for. This is personal and has been since them 2 jokers took all our money, and ran. Now, we need to make sure we are ready for a fight, cos we won't lose! But it's got to be in the collective, and we must show all parties involved, that it does mean a lot. We need to make a lasting impression on NESV Sunday, so they know that they have made right decision, and that if they had any doubts; think again. Roy was right, YNWA is a mantra and it's through the stormiest periods in your life, you appreciate the good times, but we can't dwell on past anymore, because it's gone, and we need to stop talkin like Mancs and Bluenoses, and getting on with it! Bloods red for a reason, and every player should be prepared to shed some Sunday, as a start for our Club! Sorry for the rant, but it's doin me 'ead in! Steve1961

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20 Oct 2010 14:32:52
Hi Ed. .further to your response. .{Editor's Note: What if he picks up 9 from the next 9 - an extended contract? That is the problem with all of these "what if" scenarious.}

I would suggest that 9 out of 9 would meet the definition of my comment. ."Unless there is a significant and fairly immediate improvement. ."

Therefore, it is possible that he would still be around until January in those circumstances. Please read what I am saying before firing in caustic comments in reply.

Frenchy.

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20 Oct 2010 14:32:18
Just had text from Gooner friend (reliable)

He says Purslow has resigned! ! !

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20 Oct 2010 14:32:10
Purslow steps down as managing director! Things are getting suspicous!

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20 Oct 2010 14:31:51
To the guy who posted:
20 Oct 2010 12:19:16
Why don't we approach harry redknapp? After all, this could be his "last chance to manage a big club"

Man, I like unkle Harry - the old fox very much. In his last interviews he was on the side of Hicks, he doesn't like our new american owners, I don't know why. I think he can make us champions in europe and in premier league, but there is something in the past i suppose. I hope King Kenny will ask him for a "favour" to come and save the club, but who knows. I dream - King Kenny together with Harry, and their assistent Paco Ayesteran. It will be fantastic.

Hristo


It would take 'arry 18 months to have us back in a financial position worse than we were in last week. He has a track record of ruining clubs. Wait until you see spurs P&L in another 18 months. It won't be pretty. remember he inherited a decent young squad. (dawson, jenas, keane, huddlestone, lennon, bale, Assou-Ekotto and o hara. He brought in his Portsmouth guys(crouch, defoe, Kranjcar and modricwas his best signing.
Palyuchencko was a weird buy. buying back Keane was weird. Di Santos was weird. Hutton was weird.Bentley was the weirdest of all. All good players but seems strange that they are all happy to play every now and again. They have a deeper squad than we have but also have a higher wage bill without the revenues of a club like ours. 'arrys a wheeler dealer. he doesn't like that but the truth hurts sometimes

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20 Oct 2010 14:31:04
Christian purslow steps down

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20 Oct 2010 14:28:19
* * * * BREAKING NEWS* * * * *
MILK MAN STEPS DOWN FROM HIS POSITION OF MANAGING DIRECTOR

ONLY POINTS TO NEW MANAGEMENT APPOINTNMENT

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20 Oct 2010 14:27:31
Liverpool's Christian Purslow steps down as managing director but will remain as special adviser


BBC Breaking News

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20 Oct 2010 14:26:35
Christian purslow steps down.

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20 Oct 2010 14:25:27
I would just like to point out that all US sports have a salary cap, the luxury tax kicks in if you go over it so its up to if you do

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20 Oct 2010 14:25:21
Just thinkin that if fergie knew that rooney wanted to leave at the start of the season do you think that nando has been tapped up by the mancs cos that would explain his attitude and form this season, just a thought what does anyone think. .
Magsman YNWA. . .

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20 Oct 2010 14:24:44
Ed- what's your issue with Gerrard? To me he's been England and Liverpool's best player this season, the only one showing any desire or form. {ed's note - my issue with him is that he never shows any desire to help out defensively, he only wants to do his work getting forward. There were numerous times he was stood with his hands on his hips doing nothing while Everton attacked. He has been great for England, but has done nothing for Liverpool this season and was terrible last season. A couple of decent forward runs and shots from ridiculous areas while other players are better placed does not mean he is playing well. He is the captain and as such should lead by example - in other words get back and press the opposition when they are in possession, not stand watching. I am sick of watching Torres press a defender and the defender has an easy pass on because Gerrard is not bothering to press as well.}

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20 Oct 2010 14:19:03
Rijkkard and Rodolfo Borrell to be the new management team.

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20 Oct 2010 14:08:23
John the milkman to take over at Liverpool on a temporary basis until Rafa returns next summer.

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20 Oct 2010 14:01:59
Unsigned wrote about Paco Ayesteran at 20 Oct 2010 12:56:11:

"2001 - 2004 Liverpool F.C. (Assistant Manager)
2004 - 2007 SL Benfica (Assistant Manager & Physical Fitness Coach)

Hope that clears that up ed"

This is incorrect - Paco was at Valencia 2001 to 2004 with Nenitez and then with him at Liverpool through 2007.

Sharkey.

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20 Oct 2010 13:55:34
Fingers crossed for Rijkaard to come, but I believe he has just had a family bereavement, so there may be some domestic delays?

and Poulsons Sh$te

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20 Oct 2010 13:45:30
To the guy who posted:
20 Oct 2010 12:19:16
Why don't we approach harry redknapp? After all, this could be his "last chance to manage a big club"

Man, I like unkle Harry - the old fox very much. In his last interviews he was on the side of Hicks, he doesn't like our new american owners, I don't know why. I think he can make us champions in europe and in premier league, but there is something in the past i suppose. I hope King Kenny will ask him for a "favour" to come and save the club, but who knows. I dream - King Kenny together with Harry, and their assistent Paco Ayesteran. It will be fantastic.

Hristo

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20 Oct 2010 13:41:22
20 Oct 2010 12:18:04

20 Oct 2010 12:09:35

Why don't we approach harry redknapp? After all, this could be his "last chance to manage a big club"

Id love bilic as our next manager. I like the way he plays, the way he thinks, the way he presents himself and I wreckon he'd add new life to this obviously dull regime. Only downside is I fear he'd try and turn us into the next croation national team as he's ridiculously patriotic (nothing wrong with this but in football it can definitely make you short sighted)

Redfish
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Blair Mayne YNWA

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OR ATLEAST 10% SENT TO A SECRET BANK ACCOUNT IN SWITZERLAND! DODGY MAN, REDKNAPP.

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20 Oct 2010 13:40:43
My dream team Ed. Reina Kelly Vlaar (capt) Agger Mavinga Banega Meireles A Johnson A young Affelay Torres .Get rid of the Ego Gerrard and his Mouthpiece Carra.I have just bought A Hard hat & bulletproof vest ed.want to try them out {ed's note - I will probably need them for agreeing with the statement about Gerrard.}

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20 Oct 2010 13:39:28
Rijkaard has quit for unknown reasons! Hopefully 'cos he's been offered the anfiled hot-seat.

Gerrard and Torres both "rested" for tomorrows game. seems Roy has lost the thread of plot he was still clutching, change is necessary now!

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20 Oct 2010 13:35:22
Hey Ed out of the available and easier to get mangers of Pellegrini and Rijikaard who would you take and why? {ed's note - Pellegrini, he has a better long term record than Rijkaard, in my opinion. He also seems to be better at dealing with big name players.}

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20 Oct 2010 13:34:50
Ed? {ed's note - I am sorry but I don't see the need to put Ayala and Wilson on the bench, they need to play now. No need to buy centre backs, we just need to stop relying on ones that are not good enough and give the younger ones a chance.}

And who's going to cover for them if an injury occurs? {ed's note - why not Carragher? Or Kelly? Or Wisdom? Or Agger?}

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20 Oct 2010 13:32:38
I want to share just my opinion about the style of play of my beloved club. I'm only watching and do not pretend I understand. On the derby with Everton up to 65min we played Roy's game - with long passes. Exactly what Agger said. But we were loosing all balls, all passes were wrong, uncompleted. Just terrible. After that, when we started playing our old game - with direct short passes and more ball possesion our game was ok, but everton was 2 goal ahead. I think roy must understand that - we can't play long balls - we don't have tall players, our long passes are not good enough.
We have to switch to 4-3-3 with direct passing.

Hristo

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20 Oct 2010 13:18:29
I think some fans are slightly deluded with wanting to completely revamp the squad and more importantly the midfield. The area we are weakest in is defence. We need a strong yet technical centre back and some full backs that can attack and defend. Build from the back! Carra is a liability, I love the guy but he's way past it, and i think he knows it. I guarantee if he wasn't a local lad we'd be adding him to our lists of "deadwood" that need to be sold. Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Johnson, Carra and Konchesky aren't good enough. We need someone like Hangeland or Gary Cahill. One of them can partner Agger and have Ayala on the bench along with Wilson. Kelly should be first choice right back, he's not impressive going forward (yet) but he's a defender and can defend; the most important element. Stick with Aurelio, but try and buy Coentrao if possible. The lad's awesome and if we had a decent cb pairing, he could be covered for whilst he's bombing down the wing. Look at Ashley Cole; quality for Chelsea, because he's got cover. For England; hasn't got great cover so looks out of position.

Kelly- Cahill- Agger- Coentrao (First choice)

Ayala, Wilson, Aurelio, Mavinga, Wisdom, Robinson (Reserves)

ed? {ed's note - I am sorry but I don't see the need to put Ayala and Wilson on the bench, they need to play now. No need to buy centre backs, we just need to stop relying on ones that are not good enough and give the younger ones a chance.}

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20 Oct 2010 13:16:01
Gerrard and Torres left at home.
Can anyone tell me why Woy is still in charge?
Bar injury, surely Torres needs games under his belt in order to find this elusive confidence? If he needs a boost then why isn't Gerrard also involved to give much needed back up?
The state we are in at the moment, I think the players need as many games as possible to try and find some kind of form before the $h!t really hits the fan! !

How the hell can a team gel if you don't play them together on a regular basis!

A very disgruntled LFC fan.

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20 Oct 2010 13:13:52
I personally think Joe cole will not be a first 11 player come next year, every chelsea fan i know pissed themself when he came to us, he shown me nothing so far he goes missing and loses the ball more often than Lucas, i think we are struggling to accomadate him now
Reina
kelly agger wilson Aurellio

Johnson Mirelles gerrard XXXXX

Torres Babbel

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20 Oct 2010 13:10:24
@ Red Gart "Ed, Blair, Lenin, Anyone: Thoughts on this? Where is Paco now"

He was on his second stint at Valencia holding the post of assistant manager and fitness coach until the end of last season when he left for 'professional reasons' - double-speak for being at loggerheads with the manager (Unai Emery). Current whereabouts unknown - probabaly Wetherspoons as part of the 'Monday Club'

As to bringing him back? No - for a very simple reason (and this includes Dalglish etc). The future lies in learning from the past not in bringing the past back - it's never as good. Same applies to Valencia - they brought him back but they aren't the force the were the first time he was with them.

Incidentally, Paco is a big big fan of rotation and is one of the reasons we had such a big squad.

RED LENIN

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20 Oct 2010 13:05:31
My Line up for Blackburn game injuries permitting, what do you think ED?


GK Reina
CB Kelly CB Carragher CB Agger
RWB Johnson LWB Jovanavic
CM Gerrard & Meireles & Cole
CF Torres & Ngog

Subs's - Jonjo, Babbel, Aurelio, Lucas, Pacheco, Jones {ed's note - Jovanovic as a wing back? Sorry, I don't see that at all, he would be hopeless.}

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20 Oct 2010 13:05:24
Wat a load of Shat, there shouldnt be any salery caps in any industry, maybe the system should change similar to baseball, where the player gets paid not the clubs, i belive they call it trading {ed's note - Baseball has a salary cap. . . }

You are wrong on this one editor. Baseball has a luxury tax, but in no way shape or form does it have a salary cap. The Red Sox have a $170 million payroll & the San Diego Padres a $45 million. The luxury tax is implemented on teams higher than $180 million (thus the Yankees are the only team that pay). Baseball has revenue sharing where the small market teams receive money from the large market teams.

American football & basketball have salary caps. {ed's note - doesn't that pretty much amount to the same thing?}

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20 Oct 2010 13:02:39
Frank Rikjaard WILL be manager very very very very soon! Its hard to take in but this has come from a close friend who works for the club. .i wouldn't have believed him it only he wouldn't have told me unless it wasnt true!

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20 Oct 2010 13:02:26
The last few weeks have been very disturbing. As a fan who saw Sir Roger and St John move on, and for for Shanks to build a new team, and for Sir Bob to carry on. . well the rest was history! We are back, practically where Shanks started. What we need now is stability, not panic and hysteria. Leave that to the Mancs. We stick together, always have and always will! At the derby second half, ok we weren't great but at least we had a go. Nando was looking for the ball. Stevie was trying too hard , I think, but at least he was trying. Raul was playin the right way. Carra gave everything, out of position. He's not a full back, hasn't got legs anymore, but still a decent Centre back. Roy is right not to take Stevie and Nando, because we need 3 points on Sunday. I like idea of diamond shape with full backs bombing on. Evans used that and it worked! We played great football then but no results. Don't forget Roy H inherited most of the squad, and will have to stick with it until Jan. If we get a result tomorrow, the EL will look after itself. Then we move onto Blackburn, Sunday. We can all go there and get behind team, Roy, and NESV, and start again. Get out of bottm 3, draw a line in the sand and move on, and upwards. Steve1961

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20 Oct 2010 13:00:16
Ed, Do you think Roy would be sacked soon! !
I think, we have suffered alot, now. . {ed's note - I think his comments after the Derby were a sackable offence. Much as I wanted stability, a manager to stay in charge and settle the club down, I feel it needs to be someone else.}

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20 Oct 2010 12:57:50
According to the media, Ferguson still wants to buy Torres and has made 'discrete enquiries' already. For me this is a nightmare scenario, what's the betting if it did happen and Torres signed for scum, he'd get the service he needs and be the leagues top goal scorer - and score a hatrick against us?

dude, why would we sell torres to manure, alex did not want to sell heinz to us. so i think no lfc players to manure.

rh style of management is not good now. we need to play attacking football. 3-5-2 system. please rh use our younger players in shelvey, kelly, amoo, ince. get rid of lucas. ngog
if torres continue to give 10% to the team get rid of him. and but aguero.

need a good lw and rw

so my team is like this

reina
johnson, carragher, konchesky

ashley young, shelvey, gerrard, cole, adam johnson

aguero, torres

give cole, shelvey, gerrard the freedom to move around the park.

need to buy in january
ashley young
adam johnson
sergio aguero

i cannot understand if shelvey is the next gerrard, hoow is lucas and company is ahead of him, please rh don't stress him out at a young age, play him around the best players and we will be a force, did gerrard nt make the first team at a very young age. i think its around 19(not sure)

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20 Oct 2010 12:56:11
2001 - 2004 Liverpool F.C. (Assistant Manager)
2004 - 2007 SL Benfica (Assistant Manager & Physical Fitness Coach)

Hope that clears that up ed

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20 Oct 2010 12:53:46
Kenny Hasnt boarded the plane. .

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20 Oct 2010 12:48:37
There's a lot of talk that tomorrow will be Hodgson's last game in charge of Liverpool as Kenny Dalglish will be stepping into the role till the end of the season. Rafa Benitez will make a surprise return to the club next summer

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20 Oct 2010 12:40:03
I think kenny should get the managers job till at least the end of the season with with thomo as his 2nd and rush involved in there to and if theres no big improvement then give kenny him his old job back.

personally i think with them 3 there they will get the players playing as a team again and with passion and the reds will be marching up that table again, we don't have a bad team they just don't have the go at the min to play.

LIVERBIRD

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20 Oct 2010 12:07:17
Andrew_Heaton says:
"Apparently, No Dalglish on club flight to Napoli, Hodgson's request, still trying to verify it. "

Hope it's true, cause that would be a bad move, Roy

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20 Oct 2010 12:02:35
Rijkaard to Ajax
Jol to Liverpool

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20 Oct 2010 11:44:37
Just wonder what peoples thoughts are
frank Rikjaard as manager hit believable
roy to stay in charge hit unbelievable

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20 Oct 2010 11:17:50
We need ch a lb a winger and striker in jan

ins vlaar a quality ch
drenthe for lb
turan winger
and a striker that's got it all good with his feet and good in the air so ed which striker fits the bill pls {ed's note - I still say Llorente, I have just finished watching him vs Real Zaragoza from Sunday, he was a threat, a constant threat. So strong and quick, good in the air and good with his feet, he impresses more and more each week.}

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20 Oct 2010 11:17:25
Javier Aguirre next liverpool manager

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20 Oct 2010 11:17:18
Yes yes yes! ! !. . . Ed, everywhere is confirming that Franky boy Rijkaard has left Galatasary. . And most of the places i've read the story are all saying he's left amid interest from Liverpool! . . I've read what you think about him, so we'll agree to differ and due to him being the topic again i'll repeat my thoughts as to why i think he will be perfect for us and our players and our future. I'm not rubbishing peoples opinions but to dissmiss Frank Rijkaards ability as a manager and prospect of managing us is ridiculous! I don't care what his record in Turkey is. . He managed Barca and and was VERY successful there playing beautiful football! . .He is also used to handeling quality players and knows what sort of football he wants. And whether or not Barca's chairman picked what players were bought, I'd be confident he'd buy the right players for us purely based on the fact that as a player and manager he's only really ever been around quality! . .Can you really picture him buying a Konchesky or a Lucas?!. .I cant. . I dare anyone to differ (not you Uncle Ed)

Feeling very very excited right now. .Praying this happens!


SI

YNWA {ed's note - did he buy the likes of Baros and Kewell for Gala? Pah @ Uncle Ed, I feel suddenly ancient!}

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20 Oct 2010 11:10:50
Im pretty certain rooney is coming to liverpool. .i just heard roy hodgson having a conversation and saying 'wayne is coming'. .unfortunatly i couldnt hear the end of the conversation as it started to piss down with rain and i had to run for shelter. .

redross

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20 Oct 2010 11:03:10
Squad Travelling:

Reina, Jones, Hansen, Konchesky, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Wilson, Carragher, Kelly, Spearing, Poulsen, Shelvey, Maxi, Babel, Jovanovic, Pacheco, Eccleston, Cole, Ngog.

Anybody what to try and guess what team the dithering old man is going to pick - ill have one guess, i reckon his bum chum Poulsen will be back in the starting XI.

What a joke! !

Goodbye Roy. .

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20 Oct 2010 11:00:42
What would fans think to us using a 4-4-2 diamond formation, seeing as we have no genuine wingers. Lucas being the base (best of a bad bunch - maybe use Spearing), Meireles and Gerrard, with Joe Cole at the top. With Glen Johnson and Fabio Aurelio (I understand he is close to fitness (so expect new injury soon)) providing width from the full-back positions. This enables all the players to play in their preferred position - and Torres would have a partner up front whether its N'gog, Jovanovis, Kuyt, Babel or Pacheco

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20 Oct 2010 11:00:06
I think that the last few games our team has looked old and worn we really do need some fresh blood brought in not only through transfers but through our youth team we have some fantastic talent in our youth squad players like ayala, pacheco and especially kelly and wilson both better centre halfs than we have playing currently i am a huge fan of carra but he really has lost a couple of yards pace and should be used as cover now and to teach the youngsters, also eccleston that lad has tremendous qualitys we need to start using these boys like the liverpool of old not every great player has to be bought for tens of millions gerrard, fowler owen carra just to name a few werent, now on to transfers just personally who i would like to see.
jarvis from wolves would add some much needed width and pace and would be alot cheaper than ash young and i think would flourish around better players, scott dann from birmingham would help sure of defense while bringing through the youngsters also another attack minded player with flair would be nice someone like eden hazard or elia would cost a bit but would add fantastic options up top and a forward maybe a player in the mould of zamora or doyle to hold the ball for nando to run off just my views
REDhunty

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20 Oct 2010 10:55:09
In Reply to below - Source is Sky Sports News
20 Oct 2010 10:49:05
20 Oct 2010 10:28:21
Its official Rijkaard has left Galatasaray, I'm with ed tho on the manager front

Wer did u read this?

Scally13 {ed's note - all the news outlets are reporting it mate.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:55:04
To Chris 1

Great Post mate - Couldn't agree more! I'm 52 and pretty much the same as you - seen the glory days and followed the Reds through all these years and hold a season ticket.

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20 Oct 2010 10:53:00
. .glad to be of assistance to you mr ed but my rants arnt designed too cheer you up they are designed to make me feel better. .and it hasnt! if i wanted to make you laugh i would have told you a little joke. .oh what the heck here goes. .Woy Hodson is in some discomfort so he takes a trip to see Peter Brukner. . 'doctor doctor i keep feeling a sharp pain in my right eye everytime i drink coffee'. .'have you tried taking the spoon out of the mug Woy? ?' Hee hee don't worry i will stick to the day job. .my future as a comedian is bleak the futures biege! {ed's note - I don't know mate, the call for Redknapp was comedy gold.....}

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20 Oct 2010 10:51:01
To claim Bill or Sir Bob couldn't turn this club around because they wouldn't get time is utter Bull.You can not compare the club RH as took over to the one Shankley started with.What a complete joke. Nobody messed with Sir Bob.Carra would not be playing football at Anfield, this season after the way he played last, period.Nobody his bigger than the club, that was his philosophy. Emlyn Hughes Icon, lost a yard gone, Jimmy Case just coming into his prime. Misbehaved once to often Gone.Thomo injuries Edge out, an ageing Terry Mc sold for more than he was bought.Bob Paisley played youngsters if they were good enough.Yes, he tookover a super team from shankly, but he rebuilt teams gradually.Replacing Icons with future Icons.So please believe me Sir Bob or Bill could have made us great again from where we are now.Thats a fact.What do you think Ed? {ed's note - Sir Bob was ruthless, he learnt from seeing Shanks being too loyal to his old players and never made that mistake. I fully agree that he would sort us out without question.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:49:05
20 Oct 2010 10:28:21
Its official Rijkaard has left Galatasaray, I'm with ed tho on the manager front

Wer did u read this?

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20 Oct 2010 10:48:18
To whomever posted about Harry Redknapp as manager. please get a grip! Name me one club that has been in a better state after he left than when he joined, he is nothing but a cheap second hand car salesman and if you shake hands with him you check to see if you still have your watch afterwards. He has an abysmal track record with finances. just ask Inland Revenue they have been to his house to have a look!

There is one thing that worries me about our situation at the moment (well more than one to be honest). I am 56 years old, and have followed liverpool for most of them. i will support liverpool wherever we end up. but the present generation of young fans who are looking for a team to devote themselves to. where do they go. I may have been lucky and fell in love with liverpool during our glory years. but its been 18-20 years since we had those in all honesty. yes we have won things. but we havent dominated football as we used to. and the point is we are in danger of losing a whole generation of new supporters. .I used to be a primary school teacher. and like it or not children will and do follow success. the love for the club comes later. The new generation are following todays successful clubs. and unless we do something radical and new and change the way we play we are in danger of losing this new generation.

I would much rather we played attractive attacking football. we used to be able to. and players who tried. It is hard to have an affinity with some players of today who earn thousands and thousands of pounds and wander around the pitch like they are a day trip from the rest home!

Personally i don't think Roy is the man. but he is the incumbent and we should support him until its changed. but the players have to shoulder some responsibility in all this. Its not all down to the manager, the owners etc.

chris 1

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20 Oct 2010 10:47:07
On to the team, this is where the crisis is. The team itself isn't poor, but the manager's style of play. We're playing the long ball, defending for 80 minutes and then attacking, which by this time it is too late. I'd say that the players in our team that are good enough for a top 4 are Reina, Carragher, Agger, Johnson (but not as RB), Meireles, Gerrard, Cole, Torres. Yes we need major investment and a realistic title challenge may be around 3 seasons away, but a complete revamp is ridiculous!

ROY OUT!

sorry mate I don't agree, im a bit fed up off people talking about johnson not being good enough at right back, hes englands right back, but when he bombs forward to support and create hes not getting the cover nneded by the winger/ right midfielder or the defence he can't do it all, gerrard carragher and torres won't be here in 3 years, so it is a revamp that's needed realy

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20 Oct 2010 10:46:02
Probably letting my heart rule my head but I would re-appoint Dalglish as manager, has football really changed so much in the last 20 years? As far as I am aware the only difference is the back pass rule, offside rule and squad numbers. Maybe it is faster and players are fitter but if Liverpool used the formation and style of play we had in the 70's and 80's we would beat anyone, Kenny can do that for us with Roy Evans as his No.2, Phil Thompson and Sammi Hyppia as 1st team coaches with the possibility of Carra joining them when he hangs up his boots. Thommo would be like Ronnie Moran, no prima-donna's in the dressing room!

Question = Without having 100's of millions of pounds to spend, has any 'foreign' manager ever won anything in this country?

Kopitetillidie

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20 Oct 2010 10:44:41
Roys completly right to not play torres andgerrard in the europa league, its a buissness decision, if they get crocked in the europa, then you lose your 2 best players for prem games, and the points in the prem are much more valuable, or would you like to take the risk of relegation, dont blame roy for this decision, praise him for having the bravery to rest them both.A Football Fan

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20 Oct 2010 10:41:35
Hi ed me again you don't have a clue watch the derby game again watch skrtels performance and come back to me, without him it would have benn 6 nil i know you have to defend yourself but seriously why is carrol being touted as a future international because he has no movement and doesn't know where to run ya ok youre response is of a schoolkid who doesn't understand the game now get a grip ive been looking at your responses for a long time and you clearly don't understand the game as like a lot of posters on here absolute jokers not real liverpool fans. {ed's note - ok mate, if you like, you are obviously a much better fan than me and know far more. Perhaps you may not have noticed but lots of players get touted as future internationals and fail to even make it as a Premier League player. I seem to remember a couple of 'future internationals' we signed from France, ALT and FSP ring any bells? Now tell me how good they were? They were rubbish but they were future internationals apparently. If you watch the Derby again, and take off those blinkers you obviously wore the first time, you will see Skrtel being physically bullied by Yakubu at every single corner. Yakubu was far too strong for him and it does not bode well for playing Chelsea, Drogba is at least as strong as Yakubu and possesses far more threat.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:37:12
In response
I wonder if NESV would consider Steve Nicol in some capacity

I said exactly the same thing, i think he would be perfect, hes done a great job in america why not.
its a total rebuilding project now, carraghers all but done, gerrards past his best hes maybe 2 years top level left, torres does not want to be here that's obvious,
We should be going for a young team now, Banega, defour, ozil, kaherdra, mata, players of this mould and start using the youth, but blood them slowly, im certain weve got the new steven gerrard in jonjo, the next Mcmanaman and Fowler could also be in there, and i can see kelly being the future captain, bring back Ayala and use pacheco.

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20 Oct 2010 10:34:29
I think people are panicking far too much. These NESV guys apparently listen to us fans, so surely Roy is on his way out of the doors. We didn't want him to begin with and now our worst fears are confirmed. I like the idea of Coyle, but he's a big Bolton fan and has a good project going there. King Kenny is the fans' calling and might be appointed on an interim basis until Christmas. I think the likes of Steve Nicol and Frank Rijkaard are also really likely.

On to the team, this is where the crisis is. The team itself isn't poor, but the manager's style of play. We're playing the long ball, defending for 80 minutes and then attacking, which by this time it is too late. I'd say that the players in our team that are good enough for a top 4 are Reina, Carragher, Agger, Johnson (but not as RB), Meireles, Gerrard, Cole, Torres. Yes we need major investment and a realistic title challenge may be around 3 seasons away, but a complete revamp is ridiculous!

ROY OUT!

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20 Oct 2010 10:32:23
Gerrard and Torres not travelling to Napoli they need a rest. . . for f* * sakes we[ supporters] need a win any sort of win, they need to play, we want them to play for god sake Hodgson play your strongest team get a win on thursday and then resign. thanks.

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20 Oct 2010 10:32:18
@MATTY B "IN 5 GAMES TIME WE MAY BE SAYIN ROY IS THE MAN TO TAKE US FORWARD. KEEP THE FAITH YOU FICKLE PEOPLE! !"

Roy Hodgson was not employed to 'take us forward'. He was not ever in the frame of being the long term manager. He was employed purely as a stop-gap. He was brought in in full knowledge that his tenure would be no more than 2 seasons. His main mission was to stop us declining further and his 'fatherly' experience was the reason he was picked for that task. Basically a sticking plaster to tide things over until the club was sold (which it now has been) and the new owners got their feet under the table and developed a strategy (which they are currently doing)

As it is, I reckon he will be gone by season's end. If he is sacked than personally it should not be done until Christmas when we can see if we are safe or not. If we aren't by then, then unfortunately he has to go.

Torres is in a similar position to Rooney I think - someone or something has turned his head and his heart os not with us anymore. Watch him over the next 3-4 games - if he shows no improvement then sadly it is best for the club he goes at Christmas.

RED LENIN

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20 Oct 2010 10:28:21
Its official Rijkaard has left Galatasaray, I'm with ed tho on the manager front

Scally13

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20 Oct 2010 10:28:16
Ed you don't have a clue you said andy carrol was rubbish clearly you don't know anything about football yes he has an attitude but also serious potential, im not saying sign him but just correcting your error. Also to the guy who said yakubu made skrtel look like a little boy what game were you wathing you muppet thought he did ok on sunday on his own at the back and is a good player if we get rid of anyone should be carra hes finished and bad attitude in the ressing room. The only reason hes sill at the club is coz hes a scouser its a joke! {ed's note - Carroll can barely run, he has no movement whatsoever and no idea about when or where to make runs. All he has to his game is that he is a big, tall lump who can head the ball, not good enough to ever play for us. But then you think Skrtel did ok at the weekend so I am seriously worried about your knowledge of football when it was clear for anyone to see that Yakubu bullied Skittles from start to finish.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:27:40
I would be shocked if Torres joined another Premier League team. If he leaves I think it will be to Spain with Real and Barca the obvious choices. It will all depend on what Roy does in January (if he still has a job) and how much spending money the owners give to buy at least 4 new players. The Liverpool scout suggested we are in for 4 players, so let's see what happens.

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20 Oct 2010 10:22:39
Ibrahim Afellay issued a come an get me plea to Liverpool FC and Manure according to daily Mail, the quote is written as he slinks to Dutch press Orange:

He told Dutch newspaper Orange : "Playing in the Barclays Premier League would be best for my prestige. I'd like to play for Liverpool or Manchester United , the top-level prospect for any player."

Out of contract in the summer!

{Editor's Note: And possibly Inter bound.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:20:23
Rijkarrd has left gala! Could this be the first steps of Roy hodgson being replaced? What are ur thoughts ed? {ed's note - I don't think him leaving Gala was anything other than a result of the team's poor performances.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:19:48
Any fan wanting to sell Torres is dillusional. we have a great spine at the club right through from the keeper. we should be building the team around Reina Carra Gerrard and Torres. cash in on under performing players and replace them in positions we need them for. ie, wingers and full backs. FT record is sensational and just because hes not playing well doesn't mean we should sell our best player unless he hands in a transfer request. have faith reds were only 8 games in and the performances can only get better. 1 result, 1 decision or 1 goal from Ft could change everything. STOP BEING SO PESIMISTIC AND BELIEVE

YOUR RIGHT MATE, SPOT ON, THERE SEEMS TO BE ALOT OF NON POOL SUPPORTERS ON HERE! !

IN 5 GAMES TIME WE MAY BE SAYIN ROY IS THE MAN TO TAKE US FORWARD. KEEP THE FAITH YOU FICKLE PEOPLE! ! !

MATTY B

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20 Oct 2010 10:19:24
In response

Ed im just wondering wat you think to all this player power now days? i no weve had it wiv masch and now manure wiv rooney, its not like he don't earn enough but trying to get 160-200k a week is shocking, wat would yopou think of the f.a imposing a wage and transfer cap on all players i.e max cost of def-15m so wat do you think?? ?

Wat a load of Shat, there shouldnt be any salery caps in any industry, maybe the system should change similar to baseball, where the player gets paid not the clubs, i belive they call it trading {ed's note - Baseball has a salary cap......}

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20 Oct 2010 10:17:18
Rijkaard has left galatasary! Where next?

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20 Oct 2010 10:17:12
I wonder if NESV would consider Steve Nicol in some capacity

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20 Oct 2010 10:17:12
I would love to see roy evans back as liverpool manager. i loved going the match when he was in charge, we played some amazing football and we never finished outside the top 4. .

he wanted to buy some amazing players but the board just wouldn't back him. its no coincidence that since he left we have never been the same club. remember he was a member of our back room staff for nearly all the glory years. .

top coach and a top manager. forget kenny, roy evans should be the man. .

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20 Oct 2010 10:16:45
I am not a fan of replacing a manager so quickly but IF it was decided to replace Roy, I think there is only one manager out there, and I am suprised that he has not been mentioned earlier - Ottmar Hitzfeld.
With a total of 18 major titles, is not only the most successful German coach, but also one of the most outstanding in the history of the game. Twice he was elected "World Coach of the Year". He is one of only three managers to win the European Cup/ UEFA Champions League with two different clubs, along with Ernst Happel and Jos Mourinho. He is currently the Head Coach of the Swiss national football team.

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20 Oct 2010 10:12:44
The answer is shimples. . a good english manager who likes to play free flowing football and will give the youngsters a chance. .harry redknapp with jamie as his number 2. .the two of them would jump at the chance to revive the mighty reds together! all we want to see is a team that isn't affraid to take the game to other teams. .for the last 6 years we have all sat back and watched liverpool defend defend defend and then try to pick off teams with the odd counter attack! we are liverpool football club for gods sake and we should be able to take the game to anybody we play and if we happen to lose a few games by being a bit more cavalier then so be it. .at the moment we are losing more than a few games just sitting back playing drab football! why on earth people over complicate things is beyond me. .pick your best eleven. .let them go out and play their own game and have faith in them to beat the eleven players that are put up against them! pride comes from within. .respect needs to be earned. .the manager and the players need to stop faffing about and get out there and start doing the business! our squad might not be good enough to challenge for the title but it is certainly good enough to go out and play with some bloody pride! Rant over but is sooo frustrating and too be quite honest a bit boring watching liverpool at the moment. . we will though as always keep the faith in our boys in red. . the futures not bright at the moment but it will be. .the futures biege! {ed's note - cheers for that, that really made me laugh, I needed that this morning....}

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20 Oct 2010 10:08:33
"there is no need for their greed to demand huge signing on fees"

The Bosman ruling was the worst thing that has happened to football.

CR

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20 Oct 2010 10:07:17
I see that it is all about getting a high profile manager. However the risk of bringing a foreign manager is high.

I know I am going to get ribbed for this. . . I really like Owen Coyle. . Has anyone seen how Bolton play now. . They still maintain their tough style of play but they have added creativity to their game and they attack as a unit.

I would add Owen Coyle and have Jamie Carragher as his number 2.

A very very good manager IMO. He knows the league and would get results fast.

Let the ribbing begin. . Be nice!

I am also split of the King Kenny issue. Pairing him with Jamie Carragher could also work! {ed's note - I actually think Coyle is a decent option, his Burnley team played some fantastic football and he has really turned it around at Bolton.}

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20 Oct 2010 10:05:31
Ed do it is possible we will sell torres to manure?and who will the decision lie with owners or hodgson?if its hodgson then I'm very worried

I don't think ManU can afford him can they? People are talking about Torres being worth 50-70 million surley if they sell Shrek all the money will be swalled up in their interest payments like the 80million they recieved for Ronaldo was {ed's note - Rooney only has 18 months on his contract, there is no way they will receive enough money to pay 50m out on Torres. It is not happening in my opinion.}

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20 Oct 2010 09:58:07
Liverpool to get diego maradona to be our next manager an watch players storm into the team with the likes of aguero, macherano come back ect

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20 Oct 2010 09:56:49
According to the media, Ferguson still wants to buy Torres and has made 'discrete enquiries' already. For me this is a nightmare scenario, what's the betting if it did happen and Torres signed for scum, he'd get the service he needs and be the leagues top goal scorer - oh and score a hatrick against us?

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20 Oct 2010 09:51:36
In reply to:

(Oh dear, multi millionaire Mr J Carragher is not impressed by the efforts of multi millionaire Mr F Torres. Apparently multi millionaire Mr S Gerrard is suitably unimpressed.
For £80k a week I am quite prepared to relieve Mr Carragher of his onerous duties, and wave my hands in the air while shouting expletives, whilst watching the world and his wife run into the space I've abandoned.
In the summer Mr Torres received a World Cup winners medal. Mr Carragher scored a penalty for Everton against Liverpool in a testimonail.
Which of the above do Liverpool need to enhace their future?)

I hear what you are saying and definatley an enteraining way of spelling out for us and your right. I would like to say though that everyone is against Liverpool at the moment and fan and player frustrations are gonna lead to outburst, There is plenty of us arguing on here. JC is a legend and yes hes had a bad season and a half but so has the team. I agree that maybe its time to sub carragher but to hound out of the club and ridicule is a bit harsh. If players were more like JC liverpool would not be as bullied as they have been. The big spenders would not even try to turn our players heads because it simply wouldn't work. Barcelona and Inter tried to screw us this summer, they didn't just find the money for Mascherano down the back of the sofa, they had it all a long but they waited until the end of the transfer window so that the player would throw a wobbler and leave us know choice. Again I know mascherano is not a local lad so can't really expect him to care what happens to us after he left but some people still beleive in professional integrity and caragher is one of them, I widh all are players had this then the hard time wouldn't be so hard.

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20 Oct 2010 09:48:35
I wish everyone would get realistic with their suggestions for what LFC needs right now. Lets face it, with the exception of Stevie-G and Pepe Reina, we need to rip up ther entire squad and start again! Its that bad.

At least the threat of that might give certain players the kick up the behind they need (see Glen Johnson for example).

We also need to get the kids in there. Roy Evans and fergie both did it in the 90's when they had few options. David Amoo, Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Kelly and Dani Pacheco could turn our season round.

New Squad, New Manager, and play the Kids!

But who is the man to do that for us?. . .

King Kenny (Knows LFC inside out and has pulling power)
Jose Mourinho (if he wins everything with Real this season - He wants a long term project to satisfy his ego in Prem)
Marcello Lippi (WC Winner)
Marco van Basten (players would love to play for him - Also a massive name!)

Anyone but Woy!

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20 Oct 2010 09:48:33
Ok i have just heard Roy is leaving both Stevie and Nando at home for tomorrows game. Is it just me or is that the stupidiest thing i have ever heard you have a striker who is not scoring goals and needs as much time on the field as possible with maybe Ngog supporting him instead of leaving him up front by himself every bloody game.

I was one who said give Roy time blah blah blah but not now im starting to question him and why he doesn't seem to change anything until the last 10 minutes, Roy if i was NESV i would give you two games if you don't get 6 points your out!

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20 Oct 2010 09:44:01
Any fan wanting to sell Torres is dillusional. we have a great spine at the club right through from the keeper. we should be building the team around Reina Carra Gerrard and Torres. cash in on under performing players and replace them in positions we need them for. ie, wingers and full backs. FT record is sensational and just because hes not playing well doesn't mean we should sell our best player unless he hands in a transfer request. have faith reds were only 8 games in and the performances can only get better. 1 result, 1 decision or 1 goal from Ft could change everything. STOP BEING SO PESIMISTIC AND BELIEVE

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20 Oct 2010 09:42:11
I don't really have an opinion about who we should replace Roy with, all i can say is that i did'nt want him as manager in the first place, why we replaced Rafa before the new owners were in place is beyond me, especially as he had just signed a new long term contract, which cost the club a huge amount of money (enough to buy one decent player anyway). All i want to see right now is our players playing in there rightful positions, i am sick of watching strikers playing on the wings, cb's playing as wing backs, and Torres playing on his own upfront. ok i know this is a bit of a problem at the moment due to Rafa & Roy not purchasing quality players for all positions, and then forcing themselves to have to play players out of position, but i think as many of you do, we can do a hell of a lot better with what we have. Roy if you are reading this please field this team against Blackburn and see what happens. . . and please stop messing around with the Rafa formation which proved last season doesn't work.

My Line up for Blackburn game injuries permitting, what do you think ED?

GK Reina
RB Wilson CB's Skyrtel & Agger (if fit) LB Kelly
RM Johnson CM's Gerrard & Meireles LM Cole
ST's Torres & Ngog

Subs's - Carra, Babbel, Jova, Lucas, Pacheco.

Bel if you agree & Unbel if you dont

Cheers to all the ED's for a great site, keep up the good work.

YNWA {ed's note - I am a little confused mate, you say to stop playing players out of position, then you put Wilson at RB and Kelly at LB, Johnson RM and Cole LM. All those players are out of position.}

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20 Oct 2010 09:41:40
Start giving the youth a tad more of a chance aswell. .
just my opinion ed wold be nice to know what u think?
ant {ed's note - not a bad idea, there is definitely something to be said for selling one of the big players and replacing them with two good players.}

i understand the theory, although id prefer to keep torres and get another striker in, if he can get his attitude right. . Also, wasn't torres the highest selling printed top last season, followed by gerrard? Thats a big revenue, but if he can't sort himself out quick smart then it may be an idea, but then buying honda may pull back merchandies revenue. Ed?

Chris {ed's note - the reason why I said big player is because I would personally sell Gerrard. I can't remember the last time I watched us play and didn't spend most of the match screaming at him to stop standing still and track back. He has also embarrassed the club badly off the pitch but shown no signs of remorse or change in attitude. He has far too much power and far too much to say for someone who is playing so badly, he should be getting his head done and concentrating on getting his own game right.}

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20 Oct 2010 09:40:16
We need height in the defence. Carragher seems to be the one who marks the oppositions strongest or tallest players, cahill (everton). no disrespect to carragher but carragher is not the best in the air. Stuggled with berbatov and cahill. Skertel i would sell as i think he cannot cope physically. Yakubu made him look like a young boy.

Would like us to sign either of these:
Hangelland (Fulham) excellent signing
Johnson (birmingham)
cahill (bolton)

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20 Oct 2010 09:28:36
WE need height in the back. Hangelland from fulham would be an excellent signing. I would sell skertel, possibly also agger . Skertel is struggling at the moment physically!

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20 Oct 2010 09:13:35
How about the following. Just interested to hear thoughts. I'm not saying I'd go with any of them, just debating. What do you think?
Martin O'Neil - attacking football and has had some success at both Celtic and Villa. Never rotated first team players and so they were usually burnt out by March. Liverpool with new owners and money might be good for him?
Leonardo - creative and fresh approach to the game. Brazilian and likes attacking football. He tried out new formations with an ageing AC Milan team and got great results during his spell.
Rijkaard - Barcelona were pretty close to relegation when he took over but they finished second that season and was a major turn around in Barcelona's fortunes. They won La Liga in 2004-05 and then Champions League, beating Arsenal. At the age of 48, one of the best young managers in Football.
MightyRedLunatic

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20 Oct 2010 09:13:23
There appears to be a new twist in the race for the next Liverpool manager and this is happening very quickly. Manuel Pellegrini looked like he was becoming a bigger part of the equation.

Pellegrini was trading at a 9 to 1. Pellgrini has dropped in price over the last hour from 9.0 to a 6.0 listing. This is significant

To compound the importance of this, Roy Hodgson's odds to be next Liverpool manager are now beginning to rise and he is trading precariously close to the 3 to 1

Anybody with the foresite to have backed Pellgrini last week is on for a whopper of a payout if this comes through.

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Pelligrini is 40/ 1 on paddy power so would love to know where you go 9/ 1 from!

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20 Oct 2010 09:05:15
Anyone else think it is time to get Thommo back from Sky? He wouldn't take any of this swaggering from the players, he might give them the kick up the arse they clearly need. Remember he wasn't afraid to give a legend like Fowler a piece of his mind.

ChrisE

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20 Oct 2010 07:25:14
Ed im just wondering wat you think to all this player power now days? i no weve had it wiv masch and now manure wiv rooney, its not like he don't earn enough but trying to get 160-200k a week is shocking, wat would yopou think of the f.a imposing a wage and transfer cap on all players i.e max cost of def-15m so wat do you think?? ? ?

enough of that why on earth don't we appoint pellegrini now he is class and can handle the big egos as he done it at a club wiv the most, in the summer i would cash in on gerrard, torres as they are both thinking they are to big for lfc, and i believe we could still get 60-70m for them bothand that would fund a massive overhaul of our club

OUTS
johnson-12-15m
konk-3m
agger-8-10m
skrtel-8m
aurellio-2m
torres-40-45m
kuyt-10m
babel-10m
jova-6m
lucas-8m
poulson-3m
aqua-12-15m
deadwood-10m
TOTAL-153M

INS
taiwo/ gibbs-7-10m
cahill-13m
dann-8m
richards-8m
benega-13m
defour-12m
mata-17m
affelay-7m
turan-10m
bent-17m
llorente-15m
lopez-15m
suarez-20m
TOTAL 165M

thats a grand investment of around 15 mill but what a squad we would have {ed's note - players used to be moan about how they were treated as little more than slaves, but for me they were just being treated like everyone else. Most people go to work every day for little money knowing their boss is raking it in. Having said that, they do deserve to get decent money for what they do and I have no problems with them being well paid, if in return they provide good performances on the putch and work hard for their money. Unfortunately what we get is a bunch of lazy, spoilt brats who throw their toys out of their pram if things aren't going well for them. It is about time their power is curbed and it is given back to the clubs somewhat. For starters when players leave and move to another club they should no longer receive 'loyalty' bonuses and signing on fees. They get huge wages, there is no need for their greed to demand huge signing on fees.}

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20 Oct 2010 06:42:17
What about Jrgen Klinsmann? young, successful. would be able to build over the years {ed's note - successful? He wasn't exactly a success at Bayern, in fact he is one of the worst managers they have ever had.}

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20 Oct 2010 06:01:16
Has mad cow disease hit Liverpool? Everyone seems to have gone a bit mad!

Martin O'Neil- a horrible little man, who constantly fights with his chairmen to the detriment of his club (although sometimes he is right like in the milner saga). He is only capable of steadying the ship and moving a club to top 6. We need someone who can take us to a 19th title.

Ive been a red all my life and supported managers through thick and thin (inc. Souness). But i am at a point where i can't support Woy anymore. Am not gonna start chanting sack Woy at matches, that's more a cockney thing. But i don't think he has the personality, tactical know-how or ability to take Liverpool on. I think a result in season 1 with Woy at the helm would be top 10 and that is just not good enough for the reds. So better to change it now than wait till Jan IMO.

King Kenny- Am torn about this because the man is a legend who genuinely loves the club and by his own admission wants the job and has unfinished business. He was massively successful as gaffer. He then got an average team promoted and took them to there 1 (and only. . ) premierleague title. However this was a long time ago and after this he made a very bad decision up at Celtic hiring Barnsey and the rest is history. m not saying he couldnt do the job, but the game (and the Ego's) have moved on a lot from Kenny's time. I think he is ideal as an interim manager while the board look for someone permanent. If he proves he has still got it then all good give him the role permanently, otherwise move him back to his current role.

My Faves for the job would be
Gus Hiddink- Tactically brilliant and takes no sh*t
Slaven Bilic- Tactically very good, strong on discipline, young and hungry
O'Driscoll- Young British and talented, coming through the same way as Shanks. But i think he won't be a big enough name for the new owners, and doubt they will take a punt on him

Those slagging of Carra- its the mad cow again! Everyone on here reveres Dalglish so read his book. In it he basically thinks the sun shines out of Carra's bootle born backside! Carra is a stato, lives and breathes football and in particular Liverpool. He is passionate, hard working. Obviously with Zero experience he is not fit to coach the club NOW, but working under an experienced coach for the next three years then joining the set up as managers number 2 for another couple of years. Then promoted to top spot. For those who don't remember this IS the Liverpool way and i think Carra could be the one for the future.

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20 Oct 2010 06:00:26
How about Marcus Babbel as our next manager! !

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20 Oct 2010 05:42:21
Manager change. We all seem to agree that Roy won't last the year which is fair enough as he has failed big time. The names being used as a replacement are all fine if we where mid table but we are deep in danger zone and heading to Xmas. We need an icon a man who is respected as the players may say they support Roy but it's plain to see they are worried as he has no plan b. Kenny is the only man he was a god of a player a huge manager and knows the club. It's said he has been away and things have changed but you don't lose your football brain by taking a back seat. I would bet all I own that had he been appointed instead if Roy we wouldn't be where we are.

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20 Oct 2010 04:04:24
Andy Carroll in a Liverpool shirt? {ed's note - Carroll? We have enough problems without bringing in a walking attitude who is learning how to behave by playing alongside Barton. The lad is not even a good player.}

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20 Oct 2010 02:33:12
- -LFC- Globe- BREAKING NEWS- -

TOM WERNER, JOHN HENRY AND OTHER NESV COLLEAGUES WERE INVOLVED IN A MEETING TODAY REGARDING MANAGER ROY HODGSON'S POSITION.

OOH maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel!

harry5;))

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20 Oct 2010 02:25:51
Anyone else think we should cash in on torres use the cash to bring in lisandro lopez and andre-pierre gignac ?

both are quality and lisandro price has been cut to 14 mil and gignac wants to leave and has already in the past said lfc is his preferred choice if he were to come england

bring in arda turan and id say were sorted amd also push johnson further up field as his defending is awful

line up 4-1-3-2

reina
kelly skrtel agger aurelio
meireles
johnson gerrard turan
lopez gignac

use carra as back up cb for experience
kuyt, maxi, konchesky, jones, poulsen, lucas, wilson, shelvey

start giving the youth a tad more of a chance aswell. .
just my opinion ed wold be nice to know what u think?
ant {ed's note - not a bad idea, there is definitely something to be said for selling one of the big players and replacing them with two good players.}

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20 Oct 2010 02:20:41
Hiddink - not likely to get him
Van Baston - EGO on the man
klinsman - Really did do alot - TV man like not a manger
Joachim Low- WONT GET him in Million years
Martin Jol - would be great for us, but can't get him
didier deschamps - loving champsion league football
rijkaard - GOT SACKED The players might not respond to him.

Javier Aguirre - like mexico manger
pellgrini - is real option who might take the job

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20 Oct 2010 02:11:03
Oh dear, multi millionaire Mr J Carragher is not impressed by the efforts of multi millionaire Mr F Torres. Apparently multi millionaire Mr S Gerrard is suitably unimpressed.
For £80k a week I am quite prepared to relieve Mr Carragher of his onerous duties, and wave my hands in the air while shouting expletives, whilst watching the world and his wife run into the space I've abandoned.
In the summer Mr Torres received a World Cup winners medal. Mr Carragher scored a penalty for Everton against Liverpool in a testimonail.
Which of the above do Liverpool need to enhace their future?

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20 Oct 2010 01:56:12
I know who i want as next liverpool manager.

Javier Aguirre he was the mexico manager that had a great world cup. Loved the way they played with heart showing. He got the best out that mexico team. He did a great job at Atltico Madrid from 2006 to 2009. He sold us Torres and bought in Folan.

Javier Aguirre would be my man for new liverpool managers job and Roy would prob Welcome him.

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20 Oct 2010 01:43:30
The way forwad for us is simple. . remove Roy Hodgson.
and replace him with a manager who really wants the job, not someone who 'thinks' they would like the job.

for me he has to have the credentials to fulfil all the criteria we as fans want and deserve. namely good attacking football, a steely edge to get a grip on the players and above all someone who is prepared to talk less in front of the cameras (although it seems to work for mourinho!)

Roy clearly has not got an attacking style and certainly by all accounts does not know how to control these players, even though he claims to be one of europe's top coaches.
i mean with all due respect to the fulham players, bar a couple, the lads he has here are on another level in terms of ability/ international status and yet he can't get them to perform. .bizarre don't you think?

all this crap about the board room unrest has got nothing to do with it. its all about his management style and the players are not responding.

honestly ask yourselves have you enjoyed watching any game this season (even the rare wins) and have you at any point thought in any game we're going to get back into it? i think you'll find if you are a true red the answer to be a resounding NO!
and therein lies the problem. .even when we played poorly last year under rafa, we always thought we could do it right till the last minute. this points to a serious lack of belief in the managers system and is showing on the pitch.
under rafa we would have never been so brittle in so many games, yet every time someone attacks us they look like they're about to score

the thing is when Roy got the job he thought it was the reward for all the hard work throughout his career, and to be fair i do respect him for that. he thought it put him up there with fergie an wenger at a big club. but the truth sadly is that this job has come too late for him and he is not the man to resurrect the liverbird.

there are many candidates out there who could bring the joy back to our faces, certainly get us playing better football than at the moment.

Hiddink - good choice, many peoples 1st choice but prob not likely.
rijkaard. .v interesting. done nothing at Gala but has the playing and managerial credentials we need. as an ex defender will sort that out for sure.
klinsman. .created the new style of playing for the german national team with Loew.
Joachim Low- as above. plays with the 'magic triangle' formation and would be fantastic to watch, although probably be hard to pull him away
pellgrini - plays good football (think villareal as well as real) can handle big players and speaks perfect english. also and a big tick in his favor. he's chilean! and we all know about those guys. .dig anyone out of a hole!

dream manager would be guardiola, but that wouldn't happen till summer at the earliest.
he has stated he would love to manage abroad so its not impossible. he's young (39), would love the challenge and above all knows about the clubs heritage as he is and has been at a similar club all his life.
you could get dalglish overseeing with thommo managing till then. when thommo took over during houliers time we did well. at the minimum we'll have some passion and fight about us, become solid with organisational ability. and i'm sure he'll do a damn sight better than we are playing now. and if they do ok give it to him full time.

with the current players we have, regardless of the manager, we should revert to a 4-3-3 system.
if it works for barca, real, milan, inter, arsenal spain and germany. .it can work for us!

reina

johnson carra agger aurelio

lucas

gerrard meirelles

jova cole
torres

it's really quite simple, when we attack its a 5-man attack and when we defend its a 7-man defence.
jova cuts in on his left foot, cole on his right. torres gets support. lucas just sits and cleans up like busquets/ song/ diarra/ cambiasso which we all know he can do and pases to the others. SG and meirelles are good footballers so know what to do with it and cole, jova and torres. .let them off the leash!

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20 Oct 2010 01:34:24
Always like Carlos Queiroz as a coach. Ex Man utd assistant and the brains behind fergie

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20 Oct 2010 01:10:22
20 Oct 2010 00:58:16
Marco van Basten as next liverpool manager
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Next Liverpool manager?

He should get the boots back on and be our next Liverpool No.9

Blair Mayne YNWA

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20 Oct 2010 00:58:16
Marco van Basten as next liverpool manager

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20 Oct 2010 00:34:21
Are there no more Tommy Smiths out there, kicking about? Just been watching footage of him and that fella was a proper proper Red.
KB

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20 Oct 2010 00:18:42
To the person who said Cara for manager wise up, he can't organise a defence he is playing in, ever since Sami left the defence has struggled due to nobody organising

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20 Oct 2010 00:18:29
A close friend of mine, has been told by a couple of chaps he knows who work for a tv company ( not sky) that they have heard that john henry and his team feel that sammy lee is the weak link in our management setup, and they are looking for either a young english or american coach who can work along side roy for the next two years, so he can become manager when roys contract ends!. . . . .you heard it on this site first.

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20 Oct 2010 00:18:16
Just heard that Zhirkov is unhappy at Chelsea, am I the only one who thinks he'd be a perfect buy for leftback, and after we sold them yossi we may have good relations at boardroom level. Considering we won't be up there challenging then rent boys this year they might consider it?

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20 Oct 2010 00:00:20
There appears to be a new twist in the race for the next Liverpool manager and this is happening very quickly. Manuel Pellegrini looked like he was becoming a bigger part of the equation.

Pellegrini was trading at a 9 to 1. Pellgrini has dropped in price over the last hour from 9.0 to a 6.0 listing. This is significant

To compound the importance of this, Roy Hodgson's odds to be next Liverpool manager are now beginning to rise and he is trading precariously close to the 3 to 1

Anybody with the foresite to have backed Pellgrini last week is on for a whopper of a payout if this comes through.

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19 Oct 2010 23:59:40
Pellegrini seems to be someone who is out a job at the moment. Liverpool would really add something to his CV. But he would want 100m to spend. Didnt he purchase Kaka, Ronaldo, Karim Benzema. Went spending mad. {ed's note - the manager doesn't have any say in player purchases at Real Madrid, so you can't really judge. You would have to look at his time with Villareal (I think, I am probably getting confused again though, so sorry if I am) to get any indication of his spending habits. I seem to remember him not being a particularly big spender though.}
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At Villareal he didn't spend much ED. He simply didn't have it as Villareal (the club)are actually bigger than Villareal (the city) if you know what i mean?

Pelligrini would do most of his shopping for players in the South American League's and sign good young talent from them league's. Requelme i think was and still is there record signing at £12 mill from Boca Juniors.

Blair Mayne YNWA

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