Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Keeper of the Seven Jersey
Steve McManaman, Vladimir Smicer, Harry Fooking Kewell . . . these are just some of the luminaries to have won the fabled no7 shirt @ Anfield in recent years & failed to live up to the legacy of their majesties Keegan & Dalglish.
So me is hoping that new 20m quid signing Robbie Keane ain't gonna disappoint coz its a helluva a lot of dough to cough up fer a 28-year old. Am pretty unsure why Rafa deemed it necessary to fork out such a large sum when Owen is available fer a cut-price 5million. And if he is going to deploy two strikers Crouchinho was more than useful at holding the ball but was never given the chance. As fer trickery & imaginative footie, what about Benayoun?
Me thinks Rafa will once again shove Gerrard out wide to accommodate Keane. Besides, Pennant is being off loaded & no impending transfer news regarding a quality right winger, so there.
Anyways, since we're on the subject of LFC & the coming season, here are a few of me worries. Rafa is buying loadsa young players with supposed "bags of potential" but never get to see any first team action. Remember Houllier & his stars of the future policy? Remember Gregory Vignal, Florent Sinima Pongolle, Anthony Le Tallac & many others?
Only one player who was bought as a teenager by Houllier emerged with any semblance of regular first XI football . . . Djimi Fooking Traore!!!
Wonder which of these so-called superstars of the future - Nabil El-Zhar, David Ngog, Damien Plesis - will turn out to be the new Djimi. Suffice to say me is bracing meself fer another season of disappointment as it has been fer almost two decades now give or take a pot or two along the way.
ps: Fer all those who are gonna hammer me fer being the eternal pessimist, please ask yerselves if this team look like they gonna deny the scum from equalling our league titles this coming season . . .
pps: While me welcomes all genuine footie fans opinions on the coming season, me leaves you with a vid of the last great No7 to grace the turf at anfield (also the last manager to win the league fer us . . . sigh . . .)