Match Report

Oh, to be a Liverpool fan! Imagine going to a game week in ,week out and seeing your side not only win but score brilliant goals. I attended a game in 1965 at The Boleyn where Liverpool won 5-1. I don’t remember anything about the game, but I was sitting next to some smartly dressed Liverpool fans who displayed supreme confidence in their side and chatted away whilst their side went 4 -0 up at half time.

I compare this to myself today when I sit down to watch a game and have no confidence whatever and have major criticisms of the board, the manager, the ground and the players. But we, cockneys, are not cowards. We went through the Blitz and we know that after every test of character, there are sunny uplands awaiting us.

Winston Churchill must have supported West Ham, because he once said, “Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.”

I’ve flicked through the WHTID match thread and wondered why no one picked up on the way Felipe Anderson came to life when for a few minutes at the end of the game, he was moved to centre mid field. He started to move the ball around and gave us a glimpse of what has been missing in our formation, which proved so ineffective – once again. I’m not imagining that, am I?

We all know by now, even the board, that we are dealing with a manager who is one dimensional, blind and overpaid. I get depressed when I start realising we are going to be stuck with Pellegrini for the next two years, almost.

It’s never going to happen, is it, that we bring in Diop and put three at the back to close the gaps and defend set pieces? Then, the full backs can really get up the field. Fredericks has been clocked as the fourth fastest player in the Premier League. Why does he not have the confidence to use this ability?

And we could do a lot worse than try Masuaku in midfield and give Noble a rest.

I keep getting visions of Goya’s painting The 3rd of May 1808. I keep picturing Mario Husillos as the main figure. We are paying the guy around £2 million and he has brought us Haller for £45 million, Fornals for £25 million and Ajeti for £8 million. In addition, we are paying through the nose for Sanchez and Wilshere. Did I forget to mention Roberto?

There follows my positive comments about the game against Wolves:

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