As someone said yesterday, Barker simply being named in the starting XI would make their defenders adopt a more cautious approach, knowing that his pace could hurt them.I'm wondering what he brings. His ability to cover a lot of ground and transition from defence to attack at pace could be in the Gaffer's thoughts.
As someone said yesterday, Barker simply being named in the starting XI would make their defenders adopt a more cautious approach, knowing that his pace could hurt them.
He didn't get on the ball much, but his pass forward run and pass to Kent, which led to the corner before our second goal, was excellent. Need more of that from him. He must show it in training but feel he needs to be more confident in doing it when it really matters.
Seems to me that what is happening under Gerrard is a perfect example of what is possible if you stick with a manager and allow him to build something over a period of time.
We look unrecognisable at the moment from where we were pre-lockdown and our recruitment has been utterly fucking excellent this summer.
Still think we are 2 players away from being absolute certs for the title (one of whom may very well be Zungu).
We NEED to keep winning. My only fear is that the tarriers utterly disintegrate and they make a managerial change while they still have time to make an impact. To be truthful I'd prefer them to implode in February/ March when it's too late to do fùck all about it
Depends what they are willing to spend. Nobody knows how rabid they are at boardroom level for "the 10". They still harp on about Benitez, who admittedly has been making noises about wanting to get out of China as he's made a rip roaring cùnt of it and is in the relegation playoffs with his club out there - he's out of contract next year on a deal worth £1m per month so compensation would be due (although apparently he is not well liked out there so whether a deal could be done is up for debate). Reckon he will end up back in English football though.Agree that we need to be consistent and ruthless.
On your point about them, if things start to go tits up soon, who would they bring in to replace TLB? His was a lazy appointment at a time when they could have shown real ambition after Rodgers upped and left. I don't think they'd be able to attract anyone with a genuine pedigree at this point, and I can't think of any of their ex-players (i.e. those with an emotional attachment) who have done well in the world of management and could work successfully with the squad the bigot has assembled.
Actually says in the article that Barker was likely picked because he had the extra fortnight while his team mates were on international duty to practice playing against the system in training