Last week must have been a very disappointing one for the owners of Manchester City who got a taste of some very bitter medicine. They must be wondering whether all the money they have can really afford them the love they so desperately want and the silverware they so desperately need. What looked like an easy week on paper proved to be somewhat difficult for them. They lost to Manchester United in the battle to sign Wayne Rooney whom many believed was destined to depart from old Trafford. To add insult to injury they lost to a relatively erratic performing Arsenal over the weekend. For some reason the expensively assembled squad still is showing no signs of gelling together. Continue reading
This past Sunday saw the once mighty Liverpool play a newly promoted team Blackpool. If you recall, during this game, the home crowd could be heard chanting the words “Daglish, Daglish, Daglish!”. To make matters worse, the coach himself admitted that Liverpool’s plight near the foot of the Barclays Premier League Standings was ‘unacceptable’. As stated in an earlier post, this is a team that has a lot of issues and reminds me of the mighty “Leeds United” before relegation.
It has been a torrid first two months of the season for the recently appointed manager which all began with a Carling Cup humiliation at the hands of Northampton. Now with Sunday’s defeat this leaves the five-time European champions in the relegation zone. Hodgson’s coaching C.V. may stretch back 34 years and be decorated with no fewer than 13 trophies, but there were still misgivings in some quarters over his appointment to succeed Rafa Benitez at Anfield.
I am one of those that were against him being given the job at the Kop.