"How I turned a Torres Hat Trick into a criticism of Rafa" By Chris Bascombe in FF - Football Forum Posted 27 Sep 2009, 17:56:20 · Report reply In what way? I thought he was average, at his very best, and Barrett is average at his very worst. I just enjoyed reading Bascombe's reports a lot more. Of course, hindsight now tells us Houllier and, latterly, Owen were wearing him like a glove but his style was, FOR THE ECHO, largely enjoyable. Also, a minor point but Barrett seemed to try and crowbar too many topical news similes into match reports for my liking. Still, I'm just made up that Cunt (capitalised) Nick Peet didn't get the Liverpool gig. Not that I read the Echo any more, like.