You wouldn't trust Dave Wheeliebin with a secret, would you?
FFS, he's like a retarded kid, falling over himself to blab to the meeja about any negotiations between Liverpool & Martinez.
What if Martinez decides not to take the job now? The next person Liverpool talk with is going to know they weren't the first choice. I'm just as livid at the Liverpool owners for not insisting on Martinez gagging himself until he'd made the decision. At best they've been naive in thinking Martinez wouldn't blab to the wi*an wa*ker.
And even if Martinez does decide to take the job, Wheelibin's already stolen Liverpool's privilege to announce it.
Anfield is like an Ealing comedy these days, and even two-bit, sh*tty clubs in two-bit, sh*tty towns like wi*an are trumping them.
Genuine question. Given all that's going on at the moment is there anyone actually in charge of transfer dealings?
The way things are shaping up at the moment the usual suspects are going to be doing a lot of their business early this year. That could have an impact further down the line.
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Christ knows. It's not ideal, is it. But then, you wouldn't trust Dalglish with another £50m to blow would you?
The cold, hard truth is that you've got Citeh who've spent the GDP of a small country and will likely spend close to another £100m this closed season. Man U are also looking like spending big again, going toe to toe for Hazard and picking up Kagawa. Then there's Chelski, also chasing Hazard (and will go for a similar player if they miss out) and bidding £35m for Hulk. There's even a chance that tight-Arsenal might dip into their pockets and invest in some players.
Liverpool are already well behind these 3 and need major investment to compete. There's talk of a new manager having a kitty of just £30m. That would buy one striker in the '8 out of 10' bracket (unless the same clown who paid £35m for Carroll is let loose again, in which case we'd probably pay that for Darren Bent)
Yet the Liverpool heirarchy are demanding a minimum result of CL football?
It's completely unrealistic. I'd wager my house that 3 of the top 4 will be City, Man U and Chelski. So that means competing with Arsenal, Spurs (who may go backwards next year if Modric and/or Bale leave) and probably at least one other who 'do a Newcastle'. I wouldn't back Liverpool.
Luis Suarez has accused the Football Association of finding him guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra"without a single shred of proof", as well as suggesting that "they had to get rid of a Liverpool player"
Suarez was banned for eight games when an independent panel found that he had called Evra "negro" on seven occasions during a Premier League fixture at Anfield on October 15. The panel also found Suarez to be an "unreliable" witness in its 115-page report.
Now Suarez has claimed that he is blameless in the controversy, and has accused the FA's independent panel of finding him guilty without any proof.
"The suspension, I suppose, you could call strange and unbelievable," Suarez told Russia Today. "Without a single shred of proof, they suspended me.
"I accepted it without saying anything obviously because they could have made it longer and it would have just made the whole thing continue, but my conscience is completely calm, and so is that of the club and my family.
"There was not a single convincing proof that I had done any of the things they accused me of doing. I am very calm about all of it. I have played all my childhood and everyone knows that in Uruguay there is a huge black population.
full article here
He told this to 'Russia Today'?
Perhaps Livepool should expect a bid from Anzhi Makhachkala this summer...
good assessment saint snow. my thoughts entirely.
This season, Liverpool finished 18 points off Champions League qualification.Given that they dropped an unbelievable 21 points at Anfield, and drew just one match away from home, it is entirely possible that they can achieve their goal come next May. Restore the home form, convert a few away defeats into draws, and it’s achievable. Top 3 as you say, with Arsenal probably nibbling away, but I don't think Liverpool will be too far adrift. Don't write them off just yet!
I don't think Liverpool will be anywhere near as bad next year, to get near nexts years top 4 they just have to have improve their home form.
Agreed. Thing is, all of the clubs above them, including Spurs, will be improving their squads, so the gap will be difficult to bridge.
BTW, I've already factored in Modric going, which is a racing certainty.
Well Liverpool will certainly improve - no doubt about that. Top 6 certainly.
Apart from the Mancs no one has a gimme for a Top 4 finish.
Will Newcastle be able to continue their form or was this season a flash in the pan?
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Flash in the pan would seem to be the answer, they punched well above their seeming weight this time gone.
Although a settled team can play well if they all gell together, it all depends I suppose on whether too much meddling happens in the close season.
Liverpool are reportedly in talks with experienced Dutch coach Louis van Gaal with a view to appointing him as sporting director.
The often volatile coach has been spending the summer at his house near Albufeira in the Algarve, and the Telegraph understands that Ian Ayre, Liverpool’s managing director, flew out to meet him last week.
Van Gaal is used to be in sole charge of a club, but Liverpool are seemingly attempting to lure him into a different role – that of the much derided position in England, ‘director of football’.
Looks like Hazard is going to the Chavs. Yet to be confirmed.
Well they'll certainly give Shiteh a run for their money.
Mind you, saying that, United may get the last laugh if they can get Kagawa. I can't see Modric going there.
Yep. And as I said earlier, there's going to be a lot of early business done this summer.