Wednesday, 16 June 2010


                                                  NEW MANAGER

I just thought that I would write a post about who I would consider for the vacant manager's post at Anfield.

1.Martin O'Neill - I would really love to see Martin O'Neill get the job as I think has great credentials for the job. He is a very passionate man who is a great motivator, I also think he is very shrewd in the transfer market as he proved at Leicester where he had limited resources and still managed to have amazing Cup success there. At Celtic which is also a huge club, he found tremendous success, and also had a great record in Europe there taking Celtic to a European Final. But the pressure in Glasgow is intense where its like a gold fish bowl environment and no time is given to find success for Old Firm managers, if you don't win something then you are out, so he has dealt with so many similar types of scenarios that he would encounter at Liverpool and thats why I think he would be the best man for the job.

2.Kenny Dalglish - I think Kenny would also be great to have as manager. He knows the club inside out and his heart is in the club. He knows what the fans expect and he has a great track record as a manager also, we also take into account that he is the last manager to lead us to a league title success. I just wonder if he still has it though as he hasn't managed for quite a few years now. But from what I hear he seems really keen on the job. So yes I would really like it if we got Kenny but time will tell.

3.Roy Hodgson - I think he seems to be the number one target, and I can see why he has a tremendous amount of experience from managing numerous clubs but his recent work at Fulham has been amazing, and to take them to a European Final was a tremendous achievement. He can work on a shoestring and with Liverpool's debt he may have to. A brilliant tactician and knows how to get the best from his players. I would be really happy to get him.

briefly I will name a few others that I would consider but they would be my main choices in that order. A few others that I wouldn't mind having are -

Gus Hiddink, Dunga, Harry Redknapp, Frank Rijkaard, what about Kevin Keegan he certainly loves Liverpool and plays a great attacking style of football the fans love.

I will love reading your comments, thanks for reading.  YNWA

Monday, 7 June 2010


                                             RAFA BENITEZ

Just thought i would write a post about Rafa. Personally I had never heard of him when he arrived at Anfield but when I heard about where he had came from and what he had done I was understandbly inpressed. To win the Spanish League twice with Valencia was a tremendous achievement especially in such a strong league which is invariably won by either Barcelona or Real Madrid. These credentials really did impress.
  Rafa's first season was amazing he took Liverpool to the final of the Carling Cup only to lose 3-2 after extra time against Chelsea. Rafa engineered revenge against Chelsea beating them over two legs with a highly contreversial Luis Garcia goal taking them to the Champions League Final. Well we all know what miracle was witnessed in that final in Istanbul it capped off an amazing first season for Rafa.
  Liverpool finished third the following season and qualified for the Champions League in doiing so. But more remarkably was Liverpool's run in the FA Cup dispatching of Man Utd. and Chelsea along the way before beating West Ham in penalties in an amazing final which saw Gerrard score a spectacular late late equaliser.
  The next season Rafa took Liverpool back to the Champions League Final beating Barcelona and Chelsea on the way before this time losine 2-1 to AC Milan, but still a tremendous achievement.
  The first three seasons were certainly his golden years but then with new owners coming in and money starting to become a problem to strengthen the squad things started to turn he did take us back to another Champions League Semi-Final before going down to Chelsea. But last year saw his best performance in the Premiership finishing only four point behind Champions Man Utd. losing only two games all season in the league. But this season past has been a disaster failing to qualify from the group stages of the Champions League and losing to Reading at home in the FA Cup, Rafa did take us to the Europa League Semi-Final before losing to eventual winners Athletico Madrid. But the biggest disappointment came with losing so many League games and finishing a lowly seventh place in the League and failing to qualify for the Champions League. All this disappointment certainly resulted in the departure of Rafa last week. So the end of an era.
I felt Rafa did really well for us and was very unlucky to go after one really poor season. I felt he made great strides in previous years topped off with his Champions League and FA Cup triumphs. But I felt that when he signed his new contract last year he was given promises and those promises have been broken and he has managed the team this season with his hands tied, also the amount of injuries he has had to deal with has also been a major problem. But with Rafa not being a "yes" man and constantly rowing internally may have been his downfall. I thought he brought in some really good players in his time but he also made some bad signings, and I felt he let some really good players go with the likes of Bellamy, Crouch, Rise, Hyppia, Garcia but the biggest obvious loss was the departure of Xabi Alonso last summer.But I do think Rafa has been given time to gel his own squad in six years so he can't blame inheriting a team as its his squad and this season it has been proved that it is so not strong enough. I think Rafa's time was up and I think we need a change and fresh ideas a new manager coming in brings but the worrying thing is will he be given money to bring his own players.
  I would like to end by thanking Rafa for his time and wish him all the best in the future, but most of all I would like to thank Rafa for giving us so many memorable times and for those we will never forget.

Rafa Benitez You'll Never Walk Alone

Wednesday, 2 June 2010


                                         BEST GOALS

Going to give you my favourite goals of the season see what you think in no particular order.

1-Torres v West Ham  away 19/09/09
Thought this was a great finish being closed down by two defenders Torres managed to skin them with a couple of step overs and then he toe poked his finish beyond Robert Green before he had a chance to move. Brilliant goal.

2-Insua v Arsenal away 28/10/09
What a first goal for his club this was, Babel had just headed the ball down to Insua who chested the ball down from well outside the area before hitting a dipping volley over Fabianski and underneath the bar. Terrific goal.

3- Babel v Lyon away 04/11/09
Babel came on as sub iin this match and made a huge impact with a stunning shot from 25 yards out which should have won the game had we not lost a late goal. Babel at his best.

4-Torres v Man. Utd home 25/10/09
Everything about this goal was class and especially the importance of the strike breaking the deadlock in this tense affair. Benayoun played a great pass through for Torres to run onto, but with Ferdinand puuling and tugging at him Torres showed great speed and strength to shrug him off before firing an unstoppable shot past the helpless Van der Sar. World class finish.

5-5- Torres v Sunderland home 28/03/10
Ifi'm picking my favourite goal this has to be it. Reina kicked a long ball downfield which Torres ran onto down the left wing, looking as if there was no danger with Turner escorting Torres out wide, suddenly Torres ran it his man and cut inside Turner before curling a shot right into the top corner of Gordon's goal giving him no chance. A spectacular effort.

                                              Torres so many brilliant goals from him

Look forward to your comments these are my favourite goals of the season.