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Forren Ambition? Plus Forget Rafa & Rodgers: Laudrup for LFC

Date: 29th January 2013 at 5:30 pm
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Liverpool FC's Rodgers v Michael LaudrupIN the modern age of manager chopping and changing, silly people have silly thoughts – nothing new there then!

Rafa’s Chelsea lost to Laudrup’s Swansea, Rodgers’ Liverpool have lost to Laudrup’s Swansea. Therefore, Laudrup must be better than Rafa and Rodgers! So far, Rodgers’ Liverpool aren’t as good as Rafa’s (before the owners really took him and the finances to the cleaners)…so should that mean we want Laudrup?

Swansea lost three quality players, Gylfi Sigurosson, Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen and are still better this season!

Swansea bought well, especially Michu and De Guzman, and as a result are better overall in the final third and maybe that’s all that separates the Swansea of Rodgers compared to that of Laudrup. Maybe better players earn the right and allow their teams to circulate the ball better up field and give you that cutting edge in the final third. Tactics will only do so much.

The best tactics with the worst players verses the worst tactics with the best players I think will lead to the better players wining. If the world’s most special manager, Mr Mourinho, managed me I’d still be useless, slow and aimless. Tactics and man-motivation will only do so much. Better players make a difference, hence the reasoning behind the behaviour clubs exhibit in the frenzy which is the January transfer window.

People talk of sowing the seeds at Swansea. That allowed to take them to two successive promotions. The way sections of the media make it sound, you’d think a blind donkey would have succeeded thanks to what Roberto Martnez left behind. Yet when it comes to the Swansea of today…well that’s all down to Laudrup! How does that work?

Media bias against Liverpool is amazing, Brendan Rodgers cannot do any right, Swansea were good thanks to Roberto Martinez and are good thanks to Laurup. If Liverpool finally start to show consistency and do well then I bet praise be someone other than Brendan Rodgers – may be Hodgson sowed the seeds? The media like him!

Rodgers: Stop defending Swansea employees

Rodgers again leapt to the defence of a Swansea employee, this time a ball boy. The boy was an idiot. Rodgers had made light of the most disgusting delaying tactics ever seen in football as a 17 year old ball ‘boy’, who is the son of a Swansea director, lay on the ball stopping a player from getting it (the opposite of a ball boy’s job; you’re supposed to give it back and give it quickly!) The player tried to kick the ball out from under the idiot boy. Rodgers, who is on first name terms with the idiot, chose to defend him. I wish Rodgers would not be so keen to show loyalty to his old club.


This comes on the back of the incident when Rodgers defended Ashley Williams. Ashley had written in his book of his hate for Suarez and how he’d like to punch him. This is not to how a Liverpool manager should be behaving. Show loyalty to and the interests of LFC, thank you very much.

Forren: Trial and improvement

In my view, Forren turned down a trial at Liverpool for a safe bet; he lacks imagination, he lacks ambition, maybe he will be happier as a big fish in the small pond that is . If Forren felt a simple trial was an insult to his international pedigree then he shouldn’t have accepted the invite, and if you do accept, come, do the business and get a contract to show your true value. Change minds and win hearts. A trial is a chance and that’s all anyone deserves.

Liverpool have signed lemons and wasted money before, wasted careers of players too. A trial is a good idea and is the fairest thing for everyone, the player needs to be sure he’s happy and the club need to be sure too.

Southampton don’t have any really special players, a history of success or a clearly defined future – they can’t even boast stability (or decency in my opinion, in relation to Adkins). Forren referred to them as a big Premier League club (been listening to Sturidge have we Forren?) Seriously? Who are the small ones? Name 3….I’ve a feeling at the end of the season statistically, Southampton shall have a case for inclusion (into the ).

If Forren had a shred of self-belief and ambition he’d have come to Anfield and said, ‘I’m better then Skrtel and Agger, I’ll show you what I can do and take a starting place in defence!’ But he didn’t, he hasn’t and he took a place in an un-established Premier League team to get experience and hope for a big move to a top team in the future.

If he went to Liverpool and failed there may have been less chance in the future. At Southampton he can make his low profile errors and learn the league, a safe bet. On the other hand a relegation dog-fight might not be the best place to learn and grow as a player. Forren, you have to be a revelation or you may wish you’d have gone to that trial, time will tell.


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17 thoughts on “Forren Ambition? Plus Forget Rafa & Rodgers: Laudrup for LFC

  • simon
    1 year ago

    Yes Lets dump Rodgers – id gladly have Laudrup

    Also Rodgers did not win back to back promotions with Swansea – just one and that was via the play off

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  • Erin
    1 year ago

    He was one of those managers that would happily run all the way to Liverpool to take over. It’s history now . Lets hope we win tomorrow

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  • tommy
    1 year ago

    I would have Laudrup over BR any day …. hell , i would have the Oldham manager rather than the dope we have now

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    • ymmot
      1 year ago

      Thank God that you don’t have any power to select our manager!

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      • nirmal
        1 year ago

        superlike

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  • Dai
    1 year ago

    This column seems all over the place when it comes to Brenda. The Leprechaun jumped into a nest of vipers when he joined you lot! For those who like Swansea’s current manager and players there is a simple and inexpensive solution: buy the white shirt.

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    • Dave Tobin
      1 year ago

      No thanks , hopefully we will just nick your manager in the summer

      ps . You can have Rodgers and Allen back .. please

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  • anteater
    1 year ago

    Chelsea lost to QPR so according to your argumentation Redknapp is a better manager than Benítez. I think it isn’t as easy as that.

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  • Tom J
    1 year ago

    The current Swansea is surely Laudrups team.

    Chico
    Ben Davies
    Kyle Bartley
    Tiandalli
    Ki
    Jonathan Guzman
    Michu
    Pablo Hernandez
    Itay Schecter
    and the revival of Routledge.

    You can say Swansea has a history and philosophy of passing football etc. but Laudrups new boys was not a part of that history.

    So the credit goes to Laudrup.

    Btw. check out his manager stats against Barcelona and Real and then against the big 4 in the prem.

    See a pattern?

    He’s a tactical mastermind. A proven king of transfers and so far his man management looks good too.

    And he wouldn’t fall as low as slating individuel players in puplic, unlike a certain Liverpool manager.

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    • Barney
      1 year ago

      Your totally right . I just wish we had Laudrup instead of the lemon we have now

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    • Chan
      1 year ago

      I am not too sure about Laudrup yet but he is definitely a much better improvement compared to BR.

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  • Fredrik
    1 year ago

    This thing about Forren is totally crap. I am a Liverpool and Molde supporter and i was so happy when i heard Liverpool was after him. I can tell you right away that he immediately would have become the best or second best defender at Liverpool. But when a manager doesnt really act as if he cares if you choose Liverpool or not he couldnt do anything else than go to Southampton who really wanted him. Rodgers even tol Solskjær that he should choose Southampton. In 2 yrs time i bet City and/or Chelsea want this guy. Just wait and see.

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    • Danny
      1 year ago

      Yes i agree . Offering a trial to a 24 year old international was stupid and insulting . I dont blame Forren for going to southampton . FSG clueless AGAIN

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      • Chan
        1 year ago

        Look, FSG is just like their fellow Americans H&G just with a different spelling.

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  • Snake Plissken
    1 year ago

    FSG could have looked at Laudrup but they have little or no knowledge of football full stop. Remember their other candidate was Roberto Martinez, need I say anymore.

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  • JimBo
    1 year ago

    If you think Laudrup is a good coach, just look at where Swansea is at the league. What makes it different compare to this season & last season. The players he brought was probably due to his time as manager in Spain. He has better knowledge than other managers about the players. It was expected. We’re Liverpool mate, we should never let the team walk alone.

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  • Chan
    1 year ago

    I would not jump for Laudrup jusdt yet, Remember that guy who had just 1 season with the Swans? Well he is now with us and see the mess we are in?

    The thing about BR and his ex-club, well said. We keep on buying garbage like Allen and now BR wants to buy another one in Williams, the one who openly says wants to punch our best player. That is what you get when you have a small minded inexperience man in charge, he can’t look beyond his old club.

    For Forren, i would not blame him. Look what BR did to Coates who is a very good defender and is South American Champ? If i am Forren, i would be very concern about my future under BR.

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