With the Premier League now firmly underway we are starting to see glimmers of what we might expect for the new season.
We should know by now that any early judgements we make are likely to be rubbished by Christmas, but there are signs of alarm for certain clubs.
Liverpool have endured a tough start to their campaign due to a chaotic transfer policy and a new manager who clearly needs time to bed himself in.
Brendan Rodgers was always going to have a difficult start at Liverpool, or any big club he may have joined for that matter, and his plight is often compared to that of Andre Villas Boas.
Andre Villas Boas entered the Chelsea hot seat with a host of new ideas regarding how the English game should be played.
He alienated the experienced players with his radical approach and desire to employ new techniques.
Too fast too soon was the general diagnosis as Villas Boas was unceremoniously dumped from his managerial post.
Villas Boas was clearly a good manager and still is, but he perhaps needed to combine his new ideas with a few tried and tested methods; English teams aren’t going to cross over to fluid formations and possession football overnight.
When Roberto Di Matteo came in he brought back the ‘old guard’ and rode a tide of enthusiasm to win the European Champions League.
Playing a typically English game and now slowly moving towards being potential Premier League Champions with a fluid front four. They carry odds of around 7/2 with most of the sports betting sites and online casinos.
Brendan Rodgers should perhaps take heed of Di Matteo’s strategy. He should use players like Gerrard and Joe Allen’s strengths and gradually build a more continental possession based game over the course of a year or two.
Right now Liverpool look clumsy as they pass the ball around the defence and struggle to find any passing tempo in midfield.
There is a great past behind the team, featured even on casino games on sites like: www.jackpotcitycasino.com, but will the future bring equal achievements? Appearing in a slots game celebrating memorable moments in football is surely a goal to aim for also for the team today.
Celebrating memorable moments in football is surely a goal to aim for, for the team today.
There is no doubt about Rodgers’ strengths as a manager but perhaps he needs to address the task of making Liverpool the side he wants them to be a shade more slowly.