The Ship Be Sinking

Mouth Almighty

Pompey 2-0 Liverpool

Dossena one still think this is going to be a top-4 side? ‘Pool, I mean? They are just the dirt-worst circle of sad-sack suckers to have strapped on the studs. Benitez has to be getting close to the exit now- someone on the Guardian’s PXP pointed out that if Chelsea get a point at West Ham, Liverpool will go into Christmas closer to the bottom of the league than the top for the first time in God only knows how long. The last holdouts can blame the evil miasma raised by their owners if they want, but it’s not Hicks & Gillett’s fault the Benitez continues to spend enormous scads of money on overpriced “bot heese Inglish, innit?” crap like Glen Johnson and midget crocks unsuited to the league like Aquilani, that he’s been unable to replace the obviously-crucial Xabi Alonso, that he’s unable to put a leash on Mascherano, convince Gerrard to turn up for the season or find someone (anyone) able to play with Torres. This team needs a complete and total rethink because if they don’t get their shit together in the new year they could finish 7th or 8th. Right now they’re the best example of the way in which new money and some clever managers have shaken up the Premier League and eroded the class-based complacency of the old big four, and they’re at real risk of their performances spiraling downwards. It’s fairly clear that no one there knows what to do and the frustration level is rising.


December 19, 2009 - Posted by | Other Soccer


  1. I can’t for the life of me understand why he’s throwing Lucas and Mascherano out there at the same time. Lucas stinks most of the time (which is a whole other issue and all) but he and Javier are pretty much the same type midfielder, and you really only need one, and if you’re always behind as they are, someones none.

    Oh, and David N’Gog — world class.

    Comment by TK | December 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. Didn’t see this until now cause I don’t recall you commenting on Brendan’s posts before…

    Anyway, you’re absolutely right. The only time you have two guys shielding the back four is when you’re going with an ultra-defensive 4-5-1 if you’re a minnow playing away to Arsenal or Man Yoo or whatever.

    Comment by primetimeswift | December 21, 2009 | Reply

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