Cocker Posted October 29, 2007 Share Posted October 29, 2007 I am 28 years old so I don’t know much about the Liverpool domination in the 80's so when I started getting into football in the 90's I developed a hate for Man Utd and in particular Alex Ferguson. As the years roll on I have started to not mind Fergy all that much and actually enjoy seeing a Man U game. (although Gary Neville will always be a pleb) Given this gradual void being left Rafa Benitez's Liverpool are doing a grand job in becoming the team I am starting to get bitter and twisted about the most. On top of all this, there are Liverpool fans everywhere in the Isle of Man (given that Liverpool is the closest place to us) and so the banter is made even worse when you go down the boozer Its not fair for them because:- They always have the hardest fixture list They always have the most injuries The decisions always go against them They play too many games at dinner time (because they get to be on sky every week when we haven’t been on once yet) Rafa doesn’t have enough money The Refs always give decisions against Peter Crouch People tackle Torres and it shouldn’t be allowed They haven’t spent as much money as the other teams I went to the draw at Anfield last year and ‘The best fans in the world’ with ‘The best atmosphere’ were silent for most of the match. I thought that this is just because where we were sitting but after the match I spoke to some Liverpool fans who had flown over with us who said they couldn’t understand why it was so quiet. I also remember being outraged on a previous game I went to at Ewood – all I need to say is Cisse was offside and WAS interfering with play and you will know what I am talking about. On top of all this I am also still very bitter about the way they snatched Bellers away from us (even though I blame him too) and they didn’t use him properly either (like so many players they get in) I am also sick of hearing 5 being shouted from them too. If you want to wind a scouser back up though just start banging on about how they have never won the Premiership and they will probably come back with a load of old tosh about how its just a league which they are the kings of – NEVER give in though and stick to the Premiership story and they will forget about banging on about 5 and just get upset and start crying – I pray every season that they don’t win it. Now, I will be at this game (first game of the season) and I will be bringing a scouser with me called Ian (who’s Mrs is also coming and she is a Rovers fan who was at Anfield in 95 with my Mrs) who came with me the last time I went to watch Rovers v Liverpool at Ewood (the Cisse cheat day) As with the Eveton preview where I got Richard Collie Collister to answer some questions I am doing with same with Ian. I asked him these questions and this is what I got back first:- As a Liverpool fan, what do you think of Blackburn as a club? SH*& At the start of this season you were very optimistic for the season ahead. Has this changed any due to tinker man the second? NO Where do you think your weaknesses are? (You don’t have to say Rafa) None Are you happy about moving away from Anfield? Yep Rafa has spent quite a bit of money this year. Who has been the best buy so far and who do you think has been the worst? Torres/No bad buys. Is there any particular encounter between Rovers and Liverpool that you remember the most? No Are there any Blackburn players that you fear going into the game? No Who should Blackburn be worried about from your side? Everyone What is your prediction for the match? Rovers 0 Mighty Reds 10 I think I need to sort out this 1 Prem medal you lot have towards our 18. IT’S THE SAME TROPHY JUST A DIFFERENT NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Put that in! He then did it properly realising that my rant about scousers was true:- So…………. As a Liverpool fan, what do you think of Blackburn as a club? A mid table club which top Prem teams don't enjoy playing. Very physical side, and playing the top 4 seems to bring out the best of them. At the start of this season you were very optimistic for the season ahead. Has this changed any due to tinker man the second? Very optimistic! Started well with a stable team. good back four, Gerrard in the middle with Torres and Kuyt up front. Then the Portsmouth game changed all that when he decided to mix up a very confident team. Where do you think your weaknesses are? (You don't have to say Rafa) I think a good understanding with the front two. We have the players to win the league, we just need to stick with them, not change a winning team. Perfect example on Saturday with Vorronin and Kuyt, think they have only played once toghether prior to the derby. Are you happy about moving away from Anfield? Yes I am. Bigger capacity, more revenue and the owneres are looking to keep the kop and name etc... It seems to be in good hands. Rafa has spent quite a bit of money this year. Who has been the best buy so far and who do you think has been the worst? Torres has to be the best buy, adapted better than could have imagined. I can't comment on worst buy yet as I feel the other players have not been given enough chances. If I had to choose Voronin seems to be a bit off the pace for the Premiership. Jury is still out. Is there any particular encounter between Rovers and Liverpool that you remember the most? The obvious one when you won the league at Anfield. Great result. Are there any Blackburn players that you fear going into the game? Not really, Bentley seems to be coming into form and will need to stay tight to Derbyshire if he gets a run out for the last 15 minutes or so. Who should Blackburn be worried about from your side? Torres if he starts, Samba will be turned inside out. What is your prediction for the match? 0-1 Liverpool. Gerrard. Thanks Ian My prediction is 1.1. I don’t think we will give them much space and Samba will eat Torres if he tries to run past him. Gerrard Pen for them through some dodgy decision and Pedersen for us. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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