Thursday, April 21, 2011
He has only gone and won the Copa Del Ray (King's Cup) in Spain tonight by beating the mighty Barcelona, in extra time 1-0.
Ronaldo headed home the goal for his 42nd of the season late in the game so, another trophy claimed by Mourinho.
He has now won silverware for FC Porto, Chelsea and Real Madrid amongst others in his remarkable Managerial career.
But the point is, how does he win trophies?
He does it by adopting extremely negative tactics that, sadly, do often prevail against even the best teams in the world like Barca.
He started without a recognised striker, leaving Adebeyor on the bench and instead set about Barcelona with 10 men committed to tackle and fight for every ball.
It worked, Ronaldo hit them on the break with a header in extra-time, a great header on the counter-attack.
But, if this is how you play football then I don't wanna know.
Defend at all costs, negagate the opposition and maybe, get a goal on the break.
Thats Mourinho's tactics and always have been.
Some rumours have been flying about that he is interested in returning to the Premiership, that may be so, but I, for one, don't wanna see him next or near the club.
I would much rather see Kenny Dalglish get a long contract with his attacking brand of football and José can look elsewhere.
What Fenway Sports Group think is still unclear.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Losing Aurelio, Carra and Carroll would have derailed many a side playing at Arsenal, but Liverpool just stuck at it right to the bitter end.
After going behind in the 8th minute of injury time, I was sure we had lost, but Liverpool's young guns went for it and Lucas first won a free-kick and then a penalty which Dirk Kuyt typically rifled home to give Liverpool a deserved draw in the 110 minute of play.
It felt like a win such was the magnintude of the task placed on our players.
With so many players out injured like: Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson, then to lose Aurelio, Carra and Carroll, its a minor miracle that Liverpool got anything from the game.
The fact that that young, inexperienced side claimed a dramatic late draw at Arsenal speaks volumes about them, the team and the manager Kenny Dalglish..
He has breathed new life into Liverpool since he took over in January, with minimum resources, he has achieved maximum results.
Well done Liverpool and King Kenny.
Wenger, you are always a bad loser.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
"He will now begin his rehabilitation and will be ready for pre-season training."
Its a terrible shame that our Captain will miss the rest of our season, as the midfield is alot poorer without him, lets hope he makes a full recovery this time and that he will be available for the new season.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
"Steven was training yesterday and innocuously tried to turn with the ball and felt a sharp pain. Same injury but not the same thing.
"We'll get him assessed and by the end of the week we'll know better about everybody."
Who knows if Gerrard would have started in the first team if he had not picked up another knock in training.
The truth is his presence in midfield was sorely missed as Lucas and young Jay Spearing were overwhelmed by Roy Hodgson's side, time after time.
We had a great chance to close the gap on Spurs, who only drew 0-0 with Wigan, but we blew it.
With further injuries during the game to defenders Glen Johnson (muscle) and Daniel Agger (knee), we are really up against it now to finish any higher up the table than our current position of 5th.
By the way Roy, how come you couldn't get the best out of our team like you did with West Brom today?