It's been an interesting 3 games since I have had the time to write. I took a little holiday with the family over to Hawaii so I was in warm weather for both the Villa and Newcastle game.
My wife said that I should play golf with my dad during our week holiday but I turned around and said instead of golf how about 90 minutes at that pool side bar watch the Liverpool v Villa game.
So she took charge of our two small kids in the water while I bellied up to the bar in 80 degree weather. The game kicked off at 10am Hawaiian time on ESPN2, (I was lucky the game was on ESPN2) or I would have been forced up to the hotel room to watch in on this computer. This experience was miles better! The pool bar had a happy hour between 10-11 which was even better! I managed to have a couple of beers and a bloody Mary all for 10 dollars by half time.
Normally I don't drink during Liverpool games but this current brand of football I found it easier to take buzzed. Liverpool dominated this match from start to finish and Ngog had a very good game leading the line. I thought Lucas again was our best player. I laugh when I hear people say he has finally come good..he was good last year but once people make their mind up on a player it is hard to change an opinion. Villa did make a potential threat to get back into the game but the third goal killed them off. I managed to get another drink in before happy hour ended and tried to focus in on the match as bikinis were walking past me!
Next up was the Saturday game against Newcastle and our last day in Hawaii. I had set the DVR recorder back home as this game was not on ESPN and the hotel did not carry fox soccer channel. I was forced to wait until Sunday.. So we took the red eye home and after about two hours of sleep I turned on that match and was just baffled by our tactics. It seems our current manager only knows one way to play. Torres returned to attack and I thought he was very poor. Had our previous manger still been in charge I don't think he would have lasted the entire 90 minutes but our current manager lacks the conviction to make big decisions. He is too busy apologizing to everyone who will listen. We deserved to get beat as Newcastle came into a game that they didn't even look dangerous. When it 1-1 we should have been going for it instead somehow they got on top. Simply not good enough for Liverpool
After the match our manger said that in the last 6 games no one was doing as well as Liverpool except for Man U and Arsenal. This is complete fiction. It's simply not true and it's a disgrace that we are saying 3 wins and 3 draws is good form. It wasn't good enough for our last manager and shouldn't be good enough for this one!
After the match, later that night, I watched the Premier League highlight show and the Blackpool manager was saying how proud he was of his team’s victory at Stoke. He said this must be considered our best win of the season. That comment made me sick...not at him but at where we are. They beat us at home this season!
The game yesterday against Dutch opponents was awful. Pachecho was the only one who did anything at all when he came on. The rest of them were quite poor. Shelvey tried hard but other than that the starting 11 were below average. Aurelio tried to play football during the match and is better than our current left back but I would be surprised if he played on Saturday.
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