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Friday, 14 September 2012

So, the wonderful Premier League is back in action.  I have been meaning to update the blog more regularly but those who know me well (or fairly well) will know that I have had a load more important stuff to deal with including the birth of my first child.  Anyhow, now that's out the way and the little blighter has been successfully baptised at the Shrine (aka the Hawthorns) I am now ready to begin this season in earnest. In traditional fashion, I will begin with a big ranting session


Brendan Rodgers & Liverpool 

The clowns from Merseyside are a complete and utter embarrassment and I took great privilege from the fact that they my beloved Baggies whooped them on the first day of the season.  Anyhow, a lot of people have been expressing sympathy to Mr Rodgers following the end of the transfer window but for me this is a little bit misguided.

Ok, I am not going to deny that Mr Rodgers is paying for KKKs excessive spending last season and obviously he got shafted when he let Carroll go on the basis that a replacement would be brought in.  However, it is pretty clear that when Rodgers came in he was not a fan of Carroll and did not want him in his team.  I am guessing this is because he did not fit into his footballing "philosophy". For me, this was incredibly arrogant and naive of Rodgers to take this approach. His mistake was stating that the club would not want a £35m man on the bench.  But the point is that Andy Carroll is not worth £35m.  However, he is a great target man who would fit in well at any mid-table club (i.e Liverpool).  For Rodgers to expect Suarez to lead the attack on his own and score enough goals was pretty naive, considering that his finishing can at times be as clinical as Savo Milosevic back in the day (if you don't know who he is then get off my Blog).  Anyway, for Rodgers to alienate the only other striker at the club was pretty silly in my book and ultimately he has been left embarassed after stating about 2 months ago there was no way he would leave on loan.

Then, we have the issue of what Rodgers spent his budget on.  To my calculation, he spent around £25m on two players, including a whopping £15m on Joe Allen.  The remainder was spent on that well known prolific striker Fabio Borini.  Granted, the guy Allen looks a decent buy.  But £15m? Do me a favour. If Rodgers is the visionary that Liverpool are hoping for then I sure as help his scouting system improves.  He spent all his budget on 2 players who worked with him at Swansea for Christ's sake!  This is the guy who wanted "total control" at the club and to be the main man.

Any knowledgeable person will know that Swansea had been a successful team because they had a very good structure set up. They have been playing fantastic football under Martinez, Sousa and Rodgers and now Laudrup.  I don't think it was anything specifically to do with Rodgers (I will happily hold my hands up if I am proved wrong)

I personally think it will all end in tears

Roy Hodgson

I love Woy, as most Baggies fans do.  But although not inflammatory, I thought his comments today but the current crop of English players in the Premiership was a bit misguided.  He indicated that due to the high presence of Europeans in the league, its harder for English players to break through.  I think this is a little outdated. It goes without saying that England's qualifying record has actually got much better since the influx of foreign players into the Premiership.  If the top quality foreign players were not here in our league then their places would be taken by the likes of Francis Benali, Mark Hateley and Steve Morrow.  I rest my case

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Is it wrong to be jealous of his incredibly manly voice?

Garth Crooks 

Anyone who observes his team of the week will know that this pillock will simply choose his team on who scores a goal that weekend, without actually reviewing any performances from the players from less noted teams.  It upsets me that he is being paid to produce this garbage week after week.

Tw@tter

Is it just me or should all playing footballers be banned from ranting at their own team on this thing?  Massively unprofessional and childish.  If you are man enough to speak out against your team go and say it to the managers face rather than telling tales.  Yes, I am talking to you Mr Barton.

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