Monday, 12 May 2008

Shear we go again!

AN avid follower of this blog - ok, ok, my girlfriend - says I should stop using my new-found medium to rant.
Well, much as I'd like to flex my journalistic muscles and show you the true range of my writing skills, I have to admit, I just can't stop.
Because I can't bear ex-players whose expert (make that supposedly expert) opinion is simply not true. It was Alan Shearer who joined the Chris Kamara club on Sunday.
Flanked by Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson, who should surely have put him right, the creosote-loving Geordie told the nation on Match of the Day that, despite investing in Fernando Torres, Liverpool were no closer to winning the league.
Well that - like saying Shearer's hair isn't receding - is just a lie.
Season 2006-2007 saw Liverpool lose 10 games in the league, leaving them third, 21 points adrift of winners Manchester United.
Yesterday the Reds finished fourth, having lost just four league games all season, 11 points behind United.
That, in anybody's book, is progress.
Throw in Torres' 24 league goals, another Golden Gloves award for Pepe Reina for the most clean sheets, the best reserve team in the land, the signing of a world-class holding midfielder in Javier Mascherano and a pretty decent centre half in Martin Skrtel, and you would be forgiven for feeling downright positive.
That is, of course, just as long as you can avoid Shearer and Kamara...


Anonymous said...

Spot on mate. Sick of the shite about we would have finished higher if Torres wasnt rested aswell. Ill informed lazy media stereotyping as usual 'Rafa the Rotator' strikes again. He was only rested twice this season and one of those times he was a used substitute. The other times he didnt play he was injured, but dont let the truth get in the way of a good story!

Anonymous said...

By the way, how about starting a summer transfer thread? If your looking for a start, heres who I would like us to sign:

Gareth Barry (Aston Villa)
Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich) or
Andrei Arshavin (Zenit St Petersburg)
Mario Gomes (Stuttgart)

Any comments?

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