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Old January 6 2011, 09:36 AM   #3174
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Re: (UEFA) Football Thread - Football not Soccer

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Well it seemed a logical move for both of them, I think unfortunately Liverpool fans didn't realise there was going to need to be a period of things getting worse before they get better. Almost be nice for them to get Benitez back then dissapear down the plug hole, just because you were a big team doesn;t mean you have an automatic right to be one.
The initial good work by Benitez has been completely undone at this point, largely by Benitez himself. In my estimation they're possibly worse now than they were under Houillier, and nearly as sh1te as they were under Souness. Until Roy's able to get rid of and replace players like Kyrgiakos then he's on a bit of a hiding to nothing. Seriously though, is Kyrgiakos keeping Agger out of the side?!

When you look at Liverpool's squad, with the odd exception it's just incredibly average. How Lucas, Ngog, Konchesky etc get anywhere near the first team for a supposed top 4 team is beyond me, they're just not that good.

Not sure how much influence it had, but it's important to note that Chelsea's shit form started at around the same time Wilkins got the push, coincidence? Who knows but like Jax says they don't seem to have invested nearly enough in youth.
Yes, it's odd isn't it. I woould never have guessed that the Wilkins effect would have been so profound. Possibly isn't anything to do with that, and just a coincidence, but you never know. The wheels have definitely come off their bandwagon, and come off pretty quickly. Given how Chelsea came to find success, I can't claim to be exactly heartbroken at their 'crisis'!

I don't always like the guy, but you have to give Ferguson credit, for the past few years Utd seem to have a weaker team season on season, yet they keep marching on. Maybe it is just that winning mentality, but I pity the poor bastard that follows Fergie!
Like him or loathe him, I don't think you can deny the fella's brilliance. For my money easily the best manager of the Premier League era, and probably one of, if not THE best manager that the English top flight's ever had. All of which means I agree, it's tough sh1t for who ever follows him. In a piece of twisted irony Darren Ferguson's recently become free, let him have the thankless task!
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