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  1. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    He is from the Koptalk school of journalism. He makes it up and claims he cannot reveal his sauces or his horses.
  2. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    For you it is. You wait all week to masturbate over Bascombe. Have done for at least two years - at least while he has been sticking the knife into Rafa. Last week he filed a story about how annoyed he was that the young South African girls at the information desk in the swank hotel where he was staying could not tell him why the local buses were not arriving on time. He commented they were probably being paid the price of a chocolate bar. Colonial git!
  3. Rafa is not a flawed man. The implosion on the pitch you referred to was the result of sustained patches of poor form by Carragher, in the first 8 weeks of the season, the poor form and attitude of Gerrard throughout the season, the frequent absences of Torres, the lack of intestinal fortitude in a number of players and the extraordinary number of serious injuries to some 18 members of the first team. Given the influence of the pusillanimous moaners in the team one can appreciate all the more the fighters and workers Rafa brought in such as Pepe, Kuyt , Mascherano (although he started poorly, too) and Leiva.
  4. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    Still posing? You have been one of the most persistent Rafa scab pickers for more than two years even during the days when we were scoring more goals than any other team and more points than ever before in the Premier League while coming in the top four for five years and second last year. Whether or not you called him a fat Spanish waiter and said he was on the take and throwing games and threatening to do him physical harm - like some of your cronies on here - is not the point. But its noticeable that you never called any of them to account at the time. Some of us who did had our posts removed without explanation. Your technique was to attempt to plead for Bascombe and his vindictive lies, to offer moral support to any of the gossips and nutcases who tried to undermine Rafa and to constantly favor the players, like Carragher, who fuel the journos with gossip in support of their own political agnedas. I've seen you repeatedly adopt your "reasonable critic" pose to defend the extremist anti-Rafa loonies who seem to have a specially protected status on here. To meet you on your chosen ground - that of rational critic - your position is unreasonable that a manager should be forced out who has brought LFC back to international recognition, ensured a top four finish in his first five years, won prestigious cups, guided the team to score more goals and more points than any other in the club's history and exposed for the fans the true nature of the ownership while making a profit on transfers. And before you carry on bleating about 7th place being justification enough, remember that you were on this Rafa scab picking campaign when we were in 1st and 2nd place last year and and all through this season when we were in 4th and 5th. As I have said, nobody begrudges you the right to waltz off on an anti Rafa campaign however petty it is, but at least admit it and stop claiming that it represent reasonable criticism and the Livepool Way.
  5. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    Still posing? You have been one of the most persistent Rafa scab pickers for more than two years even during the days when we were scoring more goals than any other team and more points than ever before in the Premier League while coming in the top four for five years and second last year. Whether or not you called him a fat Spanish waiter and said he was on the take and throwing games and threatening to do him physical harm - like some of your cronies on here - is not the point. But its noticeable that you never called any of them to account at the time. Some of us who did had our posts removed without explanation. Your technique was to attempt to plead for Bascombe and his vindictive lies, to offer moral support to any of the gossips and nutcases who tried to undermine Rafa and to constantly favor the players, like Carragher, who fuel the journos with gossip in support of their own political agnedas. I've seen you repeatedly adopt your "reasonable critic" pose to defend the extremist anti-Rafa loonies who seem to have a specially protected status on here. To meet you on your chosen ground - that of rational critic - your position is unreasonable that a manager should be forced out who has brought LFC back to international recognition, ensured a top four finish in his first five years, won prestigious cups, guided the team to score more goals and more points than any other in the club's history and exposed for the fans the true nature of the ownership while making a profit on transfers. And before you carry on bleating about 7th place being justification enough, remember that you were on this Rafa scab picking campaign when we were in 1st and 2nd place last year and all through this season even when we were 4th and 5th. As I have said, nobody begrudges you the right to waltz off on an anti Rafa campaign however petty it is, but at least admit it and stop claiming that it represent reasonable criticism and the Livepool Way.
  6. diego

    Rafa Benitez: The Final Word.

    Not correct. He was entitled to 14 million (not 16) but agreed to accept only 6. His compensation is not affected by his starting a new job straight away although he knew that there were offers from Inter and other teams.
  7. diego

    Sven

    He was also sacked by the Mexican national team last year. Under him they had the worsed results in living memory. He sucked all the life out of them and brought them to the brink of disqualification from the World Cup losing out to teams like Trinidad. The new manager - a Mexican - had to win all the 7 or 8 remaining games, which he did, reviving the team in the process.
  8. diego

    Next Liverpool Manager

    Does anyone know what Rafa's contract buy-out price at Inter Milan is? It's something the new owners might want to know. Note: This is a genuine question designed to evince real information. As such, it is not addressed to Stringvest.
  9. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    Still on your anti-Kenny agenda from several years ago? As boring as it is it offers some relief from your anti-Rafa agenda. You really are precious the way you cite the board as the fountain of wisdom, authority and justice when it suits your agenda. Accountants and salesmen know football best, don't they? But I suppose that's all we can expect from a glorified bank clerk.
  10. Don't be too hard on him. One of the "pets" of TLW - part of the ruling clique on here - is on record on here as saying he "hates" Rafa and will physically attack him given the opportunity. The same guy also accused Rafa of taking kickbacks. More recently he said Rafa had told Gerrard that he could not be sacked because of what it would cost the club and he did this by rubbing his fingers together in the style of someone rolling a reefer - or in the style of a Spaniard talking about funny money to a guy from Whiston. Its amazing what you could get away with on TLW in the last two years if your were anti-Rafa
  11. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    We are so lucky to have you! A pseudo-psychoanalyst with a specialization in Spanish football managers you have never met but whom you detest anyway; a pseudo-sports psychologist with inside knowledge of the emotional and mental states of players you have never met and never will; an armchair football analyst trying to pass yourself off as a seasoned professional; a glorified bank clerk who can't believe he sometimes makes it to a corporate box and rubs shoulders with real capitalists: an under-employment gossip who spends far too much time on football forum on his employer's time while lecturing Rafa on ethics.
  12. diego

    Rafa Benitez: The Final Word.

    Rafa didn't finish 7th. The team finished 7th. That includes Gerrard, Carragher and all the others. For Gerrard and Carragher it was not the first time although it was for Rafa.
  13. diego

    Rafa Benitez: The Final Word.

    He didn't say he was "sacked". He wasn't. Rafa was referring to the decision by Purslow to refuse to give any written guarantees about transfer funds and the sale or non-sale of key players. Rafa had been demanding these in his meetings with Broughton. He referred to it when he said that Torres and Gerrard would not be sold despite what "senior sources" might say. Faced with Rafa's demands Purslow preferred to declare that the situation between the board (read "owners") and Rafa was unworkable and under instructions from the owners the board offered Rafa compensation for what was clearly the board's breach of Rafa's contract. Rafa was prepared to fight but faced with the complete collapse of any semblance of independence from the board - including from Broughton - Rafa decided take one of the several jobs he was being offered.
  14. diego

    Rafa Benitez: The Final Word.

    Another important phrase he clearly wanted to get out was to the effect - I fought from the beginning until the end. He won every fair fight. Hopefully he will come back and take care of the hyenas in the press and their mealy-mouthed informers at the club and their sycophantic chorus on here.
  15. diego

    Rafa Benitez: The Final Word.

    The words that the fuddled huddle of petty Rafa-haters on TLW dreaded to hear: I'm definitely not selling the house. Its my home. We'll be back.
  16. diego

    The Roy Hodgson Thread

    Oh the irony! (again and again)
  17. diego

    Next Liverpool Manager

    Still posing? You are a long-standing Rafa-hater and your attempts at rationalizing your position are clumsy. You must be shitting yourself at the thought that Rafa might do well at Inter. So you try to cover all eventualities - damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Why don't you admit that you don't want Dalglish because Rafa does? I had to laugh at your citing Danny Murphy and Carragher as putative references for Hodgson. One of your repetitive themes during the last two seasons was that Rafa was political. It was part of Rafa's job to be political and he did it very well for the club and the fans. As for politics on his own behalf, he finished up exposing the board's breach of contract, getting them to pay 6 million in compensation and landing a top job in Europe a couple of days later. But in your potty anti-Rafa world you want the players to be political - even though it is not their job - but only if they are anti-Rafa. Hence you love Danny Murphy - Koptalk's only genuine Anfield Mole - and a guy who never stopped talking to Bascombe at the NW and Maddock at the Mail and who seized every opportunity to put the knife in Rafa's back both before and after Rafa threw him out. And of course Murphy is big mates and a regular gossiper with Carragher - the guy who has made it very clear that he wants to be manager of LFC someday, and who has already gotten into the habit of weekly press conferences or interviews or phoning radio programs and blog writers to browbeat them with his views. He won't tolerate criticism of himself or Gerrard but thinks its fine to tongue-lash the OTT and foreign players. He's strangely silent on Rafa's leaving even while he sucks up to Capello. Needless to say he is also in the Bascombe Mafia - even pays him to write about him. You are a long-standing admirer and slavish follower of Bascombe and of the school of management-by-tittle-tattle so it doesn't surprise me that you think are next manager should be chosen by the two biggest backstairs gossips the club has seen in a generation.
  18. diego

    Next Liverpool Manager

    Seventh is not pathetic and Rafa wasn't sacked.
  19. diego

    Next Liverpool Manager

    Not to ruin a nice Rafa-free thread, like, but I think the next manager should be Rafa or whomever Rafa would like us to appoint as an interim manager until the cowboys and their stooges on the board are gone and the new owners are ready to invite Rafa to resume where he left off. Rafa has been very clear, he would like Kenny to be next manager.
  20. I would not ask Gerrard to stay. If I had been club manager I would have benched him often last year and the year before. In fact I would have sold him when his publicity got overblown about three years ago and used the funds to bring in a more focused and more consistent player. Rafa should not have humoured him, although I understand the politics of so doing. My concern is not that he will leave but that he will be judged to be not good enough for Real Madrid and his ego will be too big for him to accept a transfer to most other teams. Barcelona would not want him and, despite all the nonsense being spouted, nor would Inter. Torres would be nuts to stay. He came because he was recruited by Rafa who sold him on his personal vision for the club. Rafa realized that with the current owners and management that vision is no longer viable. Torres should seize the opportunity to seek a release from his contract to find a manager who can develop his talents as well as Rafa did. Despite what he has said about English football, Torres would probably not be happy with the bunch of thugs at Chelsea and he could hardly switch to Man Utd. He should go to Barcelona or, as a long shot and only if they can afford him, to Inter.
  21. diego

    England vs. Algeria

    Cue the Gerrardapologists: " Capello should have put an arm around his shoulder".
  22. diego

    England vs. Algeria

    What do you expect from a team led by Gerrard - and that's after a year of "saving himself" for this.
  23. diego

    Next Liverpool Manager

    I was wondering if there is some kind of mirror device that would allow us to understand your backward-written gibberish.
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