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Liverpool 2 - 1 Blackburn Rovers

by RKW - White Eagle (U8894432) 28 February 2010
Date:
28 February 2010
Venue:
Anfield
Competition:
Premier League
Player of the match:
Javier Mascherano
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An unconvincing win that keeps us in touch with Spurs and City. I still don't understand why Rafa just goes defensive when we take the lead, invites pressure onto us and gives our opponents a chance rather than adopt a more attacking approach and go kill our opposition off?

Still, one point behind Spurs and City, and still in the race for fourth.

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posted Mar 1, 2010

ah look! Torres and Gerrard are back...they both score...and liverpool win despite the rest of the team playing pretty poorly...its good to see that the laws of inevitability are still adhered too ;-)

seriously though: liverpool should have won by more yesterday, blackburn were at best pretty average throughout, and liverpool just about made it.

Im sorry L'pool fans, but if this continues 4th is an almost impossible mission, and 5th may slip away as well!

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posted Mar 1, 2010

Liverpool beat the mighty Blackburn 2-1 at home. Wow, Liverpool must truly be the next Barcelona <doh>

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posted Mar 1, 2010

"of course Rafa will defend his team, like any other manager, but the clowns pouring out of the wordwork to slate him...."

....are matched by those coming on to have a dig at our manager.

"last week Sam, unprovoked by Liverpool, likene our style of play to his former Bolton team. he is nothing short of classless.
yet when Rafa is asked about his comments and he retorts, everyone has a go."

Wow - us Rovers fans who don't liked being talked down to, have a go on our messageboard. Shock of the day. Poor poor 'Pool fans.

This kind of paranoia is what starts things off - seriously our managers don't get on so will talk down o each other. Accepted. There is history on both sides and neither manager is blameless. If your manager was so classy why not offer to end the feud rather than stoke it up at the end of the game? Maybe he is a vile idiot that is ruining a once great club. Or maybe he's just human...like our manager.

You don't like our football yet we call it tactics and it changes game to game (isn't all hoofball). We may not like it either but in this game don't necessarily have the luxury to play free flowing stuff.

Equally I think Liverpool are a boring, poor defensive team for the money spent. We could trade this level all day but why bother.

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posted Mar 1, 2010

comment by Rover the hill and far away (U6075954)
posted 5 Minutes Ago
You don't like our football yet we call it tactics and it changes game to game (isn't all hoofball).
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The hoofball I can live with, its not pretty but you do what suits your team. The issue I had with blackburn other day was the fouling, I am all for a physical game but the other day was downright dirty and blackburn should have had two men sent off. No Need!

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posted Mar 1, 2010

"blackburn should have had two men sent off. No Need!"

Not in the eyes of the referee. And that is what is important. I don't think there was intent to hurt. To suggest that Pool are not a physical side at times yourselves however is misleading.

However I would suggest (given that I am likely to be biased) there was fault on both sides although I would have accepted the sendings off as reaosnable if they had been given.

We've had players sent off and been fouled against (as have had all teams) where decisions haven't gone our way. These things happen and Pool are not angels - indeed nor are any teams. However those more sinned against than sinners should generally pan out - most people will label us a dirty team based on a game - however people should check our position on a disciplinary table rather than reaching for a cliche.

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posted Mar 1, 2010

comment by Rover the hill and far away (U6075954)
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Not in the eyes of the referee. And that is what is important. I don't think there was intent to hurt. To suggest that Pool are not a physical side at times yourselves however is misleading.
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What, so if ref does not see something then it is ok?

There is a world of difference between being physical fairly and being el hadj diouff.

The card count does not tell all as some cards can be for other things eg handball or just a mistimed tackle whereas blackburn are plain dirty. Either was I bet you blackburn will not be far off top in terms of reds + yellows this season.

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posted Mar 1, 2010

Rafa - what a wit! There, you go, you Spanish t^%*er, we can all be sarcastic. Tis not hard.

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posted Mar 3, 2010

comment by BarcaGooner (U14223448)
posted 2 Days Ago

While the game could do without ugly physical teams like Blackburn, Stoke, Bolton etc, I find it rich that Rafa of all people is lecturing on this topic. Liverpool have hardly been playing champagne football this year and they have a fair number of thugs in their squad too led by arguably the ugliest player in the world - Masch.
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posted Mar 3, 2010

Real classy comment mocking the disabled FlangeGerrard you numpty! <headhurts>

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