Friday, 25 March 2011


                                          THE WAY FORWARD

Just thought I'd write an article on what I believe would be the way forward in terms of improving the team. Everybody and most importantly Kenny have their own ideas on what needs to be improved and I just want to give you my views for what its worth.

We are lucky in having one of the best goalkeepers around in Pepe Reina, but there has been speculation that he could leave us in the summer. So we will need to watch this space, if we were to lose him I would go for Alan McGregor from Rangers, he has been a great keeper for Rangers and would do well for us.

At right back we seem ok with Martin Kelly who looks like becoming one of the best so I am happy with that position.

Left back is a major problem area and we need to bring someone in. Izaguirre of Celtic would be my pick for that position he has looked really good up here in Scotland and is very good going forward.

We are not too bad off in the centre of defence with Carragher still having a few more years left in him. Skrtel has improved although not my favourite. Kyrgiakos can do a good job when needed. Agger is a class defender just a bit worried about his fitness, and we also have Danny Wilson coming through who I think will be a great defender for us. So overall we are pretty well off in the centre of defence.

Left midfield is another problem position which we need to sort out. Ashley Young is the obvious pick but there will be others tracking him, but we have to improve in that position.

Right midfield is where Kuyt will usually play but I would prefer someone with a bit of pace and crossing ability. Maybe a Shaun Wright Phillips type player, but I would really like to see Glen Johnson given a run in that position, I think he could make that position his.

Centre midfield needs strengthening with a Xabi Alonso type player coming in. We have quite a strong midfield but other than Gerrard we lack a really creative type player. Charlie Adam could be that man so it will be interesting to see if we go back in for him in the summer.

I am a lot happier with our attack now with Carroll and Suarez rather than relying on the lone striker which we have done in recent years with Torres, we could maybe do with another striker although I like Kuyt when he plays up front.

Before I finish I have to mention the youngsters coming through, there is a lot of talent there. The likes of Sterling looks like a cross between Barnes and Owen, great prospect. In defence Andre Wisdom looks really strong and John Flanagan is a tremendous right back, a hard tackler and good going forward. Jack Robinson at left back is a very good player as well. Coady who is captain of the youngsters looks a great prospect in the middle of midfield and Adam Morgan is banging goals in for fun. Suso is a top player with so much ability don't think it will be long before he features in the first team. Toni Silva is the type of player we need with the ability to beat players and very pacey. Pacheco has a lot to offer and this loan deal to Norwich will certainly help his progress. There are many more to mention these are just the ones that I am really excited about.

We are not that far away from becoming a top side, we just need a few changes and I'm sure Kenny will make the right changes to the team.



  1. Hi Jamie

    Just been reading your thoughts on the future and although not bad I would like to see a few more coming in..
    First off I would like to see Jovanaovic, Cole, Poulsen and Ngog leave this summer, not one of them is good enough for the club..

    On the team itself...
    Right back is for sure covered well with Kelly and Johnson, although if Johnson goes to right mid then we may need an extra right back... Centre of defence is a problem for me, Carra although a stalwart is far from what he was, Skyrtel is going backwards IMO, Kyriakos is not a 38 game man although effective as a replacement and Agger is injury prone but by far our best defender (six wins and six clean sheets in his last six games says a lot)I think we need at least 1 top central defender to go straight into the team..
    Left back... Aurelio is way too injury prone and at the same time too good to let leave so we do need someone like izzaguerra..
    Left Mid.. we need someone like Ellia to go straight in as raheem Sterling is not ready to go in at the deep end...
    Right Mid, Johnson could do a job there, probably would be his best position but we need an outright winger to hold down the berth..
    Central Mid... we are ok here when all are fit but when Stevie is out it is a real problem, we ned to start looking at a replacement for him , I dont think Conor Coady and Jonjo Shelvey are in the same bracket as Stevie, but I aslo could be proved wrong as they get older.
    Up Front, well now we have frontmen in abundance, Carroll and Suarez will terrorise defences for a few years to come and I would like to see Dirk Kuyt kept as a frontman also, Ngog must go ..
    I believe that at least 5 will leave this summer and that close to that amount will be brought in, I would suggest that at this point Kenny will have his targets identified and Camolli is on the case. Big things expected next season and I for one cannot wait....YNWA

  2. Hi Jamie, as KNLSC said we need to sell paulsen,konchesky jova,and on ngog i gues it shud hv been beter if we loan hm he's stil young he cn improve! And maxi too doz nt impress me, good @ passing, bt nt gud @ hs role as a winger anfield index said out of ten games he played he only manage to suply three crosses in which is nt gud enough, maybe a swap deal to aston villa wit dawning or young wil be a gud idea! And on da left back i wud choose bastos, skilful, pacey and gud tacklin ability! We jst also need to add another centre bck i would choose cahill he's been in gud form dis season! And i wud luv to see johnson to the ryt he chips in gud crosses dat is my opinion ynwa!