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    Brendan Rogers is now the bookies favourite....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren
    Brendan Rogers is now the bookies favourite....
    Still think the yanks will choose Martinez..

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    i gif up liao.
    jus gif us a manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    i gif up liao.
    jus gif us a manager.
    Dont like that lar. Just wait patiently for my appointment. ok !!! keke

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner_552 View Post
    Dont like that lar. Just wait patiently for my appointment. ok !!! keke
    huat ah!
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    Rodgers favourite for Reds job

    Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has emerged as the new favourite to succeed Kenny Dalglish in the Liverpool hot-seat.

    Last Updated: 29/05/12 at 15:44




    Wigan's Roberto Martinez was being strongly tipped to take over at Liverpool after talks with the club's American owners Fenway Sports Group in Miami last week.

    But there was still no word from Martinez as he arrived back in Manchester today following a family holiday in Barbados and Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has issued a deadline of Thursday for an agreement to be reached.

    The story took a new twist today with Rodgers, who originally turned down the chance to speak to FSG, appearing firmly back in frame with online bookies Sky Bet. He is now 1/5 to be appointed Reds' manager with Martinez out to 3/1.

    It now appears to be definitely a two-horse race with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp out to 12/1 after being as short as 2/1 early on Monday.

    Football trader Joe Petyt explained: "When Martinez was photographed with FSG's John Henry in America he became the strong favourite but even during that time we saw sustained money for Rodgers.

    "In the last 24 hours the amount of money we've seen on Rodgers has increased substantially which indicates to us that some people have heard that he's going to take the job."
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    are we finished?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    are we finished?
    Havent. tomorrow you will see my pic liao. lol beep beep !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner_552 View Post
    Havent. tomorrow you will see my pic liao. lol beep beep !!!
    i see brendan's pic, i think i saw Division 1 football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    i see brendan's pic, i think i saw Division 1 football.
    we will fight relegation !!!!

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    Roberto Martinez!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    i see brendan's pic, i think i saw Division 1 football.
    brendan not bad lah......understudied mourinho b4
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    Reds to reveal new manager on Friday

    Liverpool plan to make the announcement of their new manager on Friday, ESPN understands. They have whittled their list of candidates down to Wigan's Roberto Martinez and Swansea's Brendan Rodgers, after a thorough search for the right man to replace Kenny Dalglish.

    Liverpool to reveal new manager on Friday - ESPN Soccernet

    Lai lai lai, lets look at the stats of the 2 potential candidate. Pretty impressive result.


    Roberto Martinez
    2011/12 Barclays Premier League Record
    GP=38, W=11, D=10, L=17

    Brendan Rodgers
    2011/12 Barclays Premier League Record
    GP=38, W=12, D=11, L=15

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner_552 View Post
    Reds to reveal new manager on Friday

    Liverpool plan to make the announcement of their new manager on Friday, ESPN understands. They have whittled their list of candidates down to Wigan's Roberto Martinez and Swansea's Brendan Rodgers, after a thorough search for the right man to replace Kenny Dalglish.

    Liverpool to reveal new manager on Friday - ESPN Soccernet

    Lai lai lai, lets look at the stats of the 2 potential candidate. Pretty impressive result.


    Roberto Martinez
    2011/12 Barclays Premier League Record
    GP=38, W=11, D=10, L=17

    Brendan Rodgers
    2011/12 Barclays Premier League Record
    GP=38, W=12, D=11, L=15
    just as terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    brendan not bad lah......understudied mourinho b4
    AVB also.


    i would rather go with him but then again, not my call.
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    Liverpool Army F.C
    Liverpool are leading the race to sign Juventus winger Milos Krasic ahead of newly-promoted Premier League club Reading, Goal.com can reveal.

    The Reds have been in contact with the Turin-based side, who are keen on selling the 27-year-old, but the Merseyside club are keen on a season-long loan.

    Despite the Royals being willing to buy the Serbian international, Krasic would rather move to a bigger club than Reading.

    Brian McDermott, whose team finished top of the Championship last season, is hoping to build a squad that can compete in the Premier League and survive like all three promoted sides - QPR, Norwich City and Swansea City - did last season.

    Krasic joined Juventus from CSKA Moscow in 2010 for an estimated £12 million and was part of the team which won the Serie A in the 2011-12 campaign.

    His 50 competitive appearances for The Old Lady have yielded 10 goals in his two years playing in Italy.

    Krasic has 46 caps for the Serbia national side - which failed to qualify for Euro 2012 - and has scored three times for his country.
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    Sad..of all managers that available in world football, LFC have come to choose between those two..we are becoming a Wigan..a Swansea..we will stay at 18..5..for many more years..battling relegations, happy just to avoid it in the last game of the season..if we finish midtable..we can consider our season very successful..hope i am proven wrong..but i was right about Hodgson..haiz..

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    Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers aims to convert long-ball believers
    “This is the crusade,” says Brendan Rodgers. He is out to convert you — yes, you — to the enlightened path, preaching the gospel of tiki-taka in the South Wales valleys.

    By Duncan White

    10:00PM GMT 13 Jan 2012


    His pulpit is a training ground by a health club with one AstroTurf pitch, his church the Liberty Stadium, his flock Swansea City Football Club. Rodgers is the evangelist for the beautiful game. Or, more correctly, the beautiful British game. And his congregation is growing.

    On Sunday, Arsenal come to Swansea. Arsène Wenger’s side have long held a monopoly on doing things stylishly in the Premier League. Yet this technical game was thought the preserve of an imported elite.

    The lack of British players in the Arsenal side for the past decade was evidence, it was claimed, that these foreign ways were beyond the ken of our honest boys.

    Now smaller teams have played good football in the Premier League in the past, but none have done it like Swansea. Despite a modest wage bill, Rodgers has built a side who have impudently dominated possession against their supposed superiors.

    “This is our philosophy,” Rodgers said. “I like to control games. I like to be responsible for our own destiny. If you are better than your opponent with the ball you have a 79 per cent chance of winning the game.

    "For me it is quite logical. It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, if you don’t have the ball you can’t score.”

    Rodgers says he comes “from a different bottle” to the majority of British coaches. Growing up in a village in Antrim, he grew to share his father’s enthusiasm for the great Brazilian and Dutch teams of the Seventies.

    When he played for the Northern Ireland youth sides he barely got a touch of the ball — it was always being punted back to the opposition over his head. He had trials with various clubs, including Manchester United shortly after Sir Alex Ferguson took over, but ended up at Reading.

    At 20 he quit the game, realising he was not good enough to play at the top level. He did, though, think he could coach there.

    “I wanted to make a difference. I went to Spain. I was a big lover of Spanish football and spoke the language. I spent a lot of time at Barcelona, talking and working with coaches, finding out about the model and the philosophy of the club. I’d been to Sevilla, Valencia and Betis.

    I also spent time in Holland. It was a sacrifice because I had a young family at the time but I had a real thirst for knowledge. I wanted to be the best I possibly could.”

    After coaching in the Reading academy he got his big break in 2004 when Jose Mourinho took him on in his backroom staff at Chelsea.

    “I always say that working with Jose was like going to Harvard University,” he said.

    While Mourinho’s integrated approach to management was a great influence, Rodgers has his distinctive methods. Pep Guardiola is another who has inspired him and his Swansea team are modelled, in their tactical system, on Barcelona. He even sketches out the tactical system on my notepad.

    “My template for everything is organisation. With the ball you have to know the movement patterns, the rotation, the fluidity and positioning of the team. Then there’s our defensive organisation.

    "So if it is not going well we have a default mechanism which makes us hard to beat and we can pass our way into the game again. Rest with the ball. Then we’ll build again.

    “When we have the football everybody’s a player. The difference with us is that when we have the ball we play with 11 men, other teams play with 10 and a goalkeeper.”

    Rodgers was cut up to lose his sweeper-keeper, Dorus de Vries, to Wolves in the summer and he realised he was going to need a very specific replacement. He found Michel Vorm.

    “British people had said to me he was too small, which was good for me because it probably meant he was good with his feet. When we got the chance to see him I realised he was perfect. He was 27, humble, and makes saves that a 6ft 5in keeper won’t make because he’s so fast. But, importantly, he can build a game from behind. He understands the lines of pass.”

    Rodgers’s claims are supported by the statistics.

    Swansea’s passing percentages are behind only Arsenal and Manchester City. They do play a greater percentage of passes in their own half than any other side in the Premier League but it is all about being patient. To those raised on the orthodoxy of direct football this is baffling stuff.

    “People will jump on us whenever we make a mistake. We had it against Manchester United. Angel Rangel had the ball at his feet and the commentary after the game is that he’s got to kick it into row Z.

    "He had time on the ball, why would he smash it up the pitch? He just made a mistake. We need to give our players confidence in their ability. To play this way you can have no fear. The players respect that if there are any goals conceded through playing football I take the blame.

    “Here’s another example. We were 2-0 up away at Wolves with six minutes to go but we failed to manage the pressure. We stopped playing it out from the back. We kicked the ball long and they got it and just smashed straight back into our box. Eventually we drew 2-2 and the players were devastated.

    "I told them we needed to learn the six-minute game.

    “The following week we worked on managing the pressure. But with the ball. Low and behold the next game we are at Bolton. We are 2-0 up. With 17 minutes to go they go 2-1. You could sense the nerves in the crowd.

    "How were we going to deal with it? For 10 minutes Bolton did not get a kick of the ball and, eventually, we got the goal to win 3-1.

    "Afterwards in the dressing room it was fantastic — that was how to manage pressure. When they had the momentum we sucked the life out of them.

    “Our idea is to pass teams to a standstill so they can no longer come after you. Eventually you wear them down. We did that against one of the greatest teams in Tottenham. We did it against Manchester United in the second half. In the first half we were playing the history.

    "What I said to them is 'now that you know what shirt you are getting, now can you play our game my friends?’ And they did.”

    Yet for all the focus on Swansea’s passing, Rodgers is keen to stress that there is a lot more going on.

    “People don’t notice it with us because they always talk about our possession but the intensity of our pressure off the ball is great. If we have one moment of not pressing in the right way at the right time we are dead because we don’t have the best players. What we have is one of the best teams.

    “The strength of us is the team. Leo Messi has made it very difficult for players who think they are good players. He’s a real team player. He is ultimately the best player in the world and may go on to become the best ever. But he’s also a team player.

    "If you have someone like Messi doing it then I’m sure my friend Nathan Dyer can do it. It is an easy sell.”

    Sold? You can make your own mind up on Sunday afternoon whether you want to join the flock.


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    ok sexy boys and girls and closet fans, it seems likely that Brendan Rodgers will get the job.

    the bookmarkers have installed him as the ultimate choice.








    seems like a big gamble but i'll give him the support he need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake
    ok sexy boys and girls and closet fans, it seems likely that Brendan Rodgers will get the job.

    the bookmarkers have installed him as the ultimate choice.



    seems like a big gamble but i'll give him the support he need.
    10 games full warranty..another 10 games limited warranty..there after..warranty over..so im giving him more than what Hodgson got..hahaha

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