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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Sharks take Brendan Rogers.



 Come on in the water's lovely.

The Greg Meyer Column.


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Sharks Take Brendan Rodgers.

The man affectionately dubbed “Sharkface “ by Spurs fans is certainly at high risk. Sharks are circling presently just out of range. However the man who has overseen the spending of the Suarez money knows all about the physics of survival.

After all this is the man who famously brandished those envelopes in the Liverpool documentary “ Being Liverpool”. An old ploy previously used by Sir Alex Ferguson amongst others. The envelopes contained names of those Rodgers predicted would not last at Liverpool.

 If Andre Villas- Boas had done the same trick then we know who would have been in the first envelope. Yes you Andre. More about those envelopes later.

After all this is the man who famously proclaimed … “ Liverpool will not do a Tottenham.” various media 30 July 2014.  Spurs received 86 million pounds for Bale and the magnificent seven signings thereafter have been far from overwhelming. Liverpool received 75 million for Suarez.

In came Lovren (20 m), Markovic (20m) , Moreno(12m)  ,  Origi,  Llana ( 25m) , Lambert (4m)  and Emre Can (10 m ). Oh and finally  Mario Balotelli for 16 million. Hmm. Again the magnificent seven plus one have not not been overwhelming successes.

 On respected calculations they have blown 104 million. Indeed even with their enormous spend Liverpool finished behind Spurs last season.

However undaunted Liverpool have continued spending this year. In comes James Milner, the Brazilian Firmino ( 22m) , Clyne, Ings and Bogdan. No worries about the fair play rules yet apparently. Perhaps the pending departure of Raheem Sterling will help balance the books.

Back to those sharks then. After the decline of last season then if results go against him early then the bookies have him a firm favourite for the sack. Liverpool just like Spurs have found it nigh on impossible to replace a superstar.

Despite his boastful protestations on 30 July last year Coach Rodgers is walking an ever narrowing plank. All good news from a Spurs perspective. If Liverpool continue to implode then a now Gerrardless Pool is a positive.

So What About Those Envelopes Then …

First out of the white missives so dramatically brandished by our Brendan was someone uncomfortably close to home. Mrs Susan Rodgers and her partner of some 24 years parted ways. Liverpool fans were a little cheeky with headlines such as  “Has Rodgers been rodgering someone behind Mrs Rodgers back”. Never surely.

Envelopes two and three contained dismissal notices for his 2 long and faithful lieutenants Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh. Perhaps the newly arrived Gary McAlistair may settle matters a little.

 The final envelope remains unopened. Surely the said envelope should be locked away in a time capsule, never to be opened . Yes those bookies might be right.

The name Brendan Rogers is odds on to appear next if he stumbles early. Perhaps those sharks are not so dumb after all. Meanwhile …


At A Kent Pub.

                           Located in the leafy glades of Kent ,  a meeting place for those who enjoy and sometimes suffer the daily exploits of the world’s greatest football club … biased … never.

Toby (However you say it )  is a potentially great signing. At least the risk potential is somewhat lessened having shown his considerable wares in the Premier last season.

 Our lawyer here does like his abilities on the ball and whilst he is booked in for Centre Back, his versatility in defensive midfield is a possibility to say the least.

 Looks great on his You Tube CV. But then so did a certain Argentinian winger.

Certainly a positive so far that we are actually disposing of deadwood. Surely our old mate Tim at Villa can take Andros. Then you never know we may just be able to sign an effective and pacey forward. The second coming of Harry Kane is not guaranteed.

Hardly spending like “Sharkface”, there’s that affectionate moniker again, but still time and of course the other big, big news was all about our new digs. Certainly warms the “cockerals of one’s heart”, news like that.


Cheers … perhaps we are a big club with a new shiny big stadium on the way … Greg Meyer.      coys.

Jimmy's Video Spot: Toby Alderweireld.

Pleaty is sure gonna have fun with this one. Ajax Friends Re-united  which is not a bad kind of get together. Premiership ready International. Another Belgian, the new Brazil apparently. What's not to like?

Right age, right height (26 and 6' 2") Can play Centre Half and right back and could also fill in at defensive mid by the looks of this.

This You Tube video comes with the usual warnings. My Scottish Granny got a trial at Rangers on the strength of hers. She was 64 at the time.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is another clip showing his defensive qualities...more impressive.

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