A lot has happened this summer already, LFC, and footy in general.
Haven’t been any to post earlier (looking for jobs and uni business, etc).
Mascherano and Alonso: I can sort of understand Xabi’s point of view as Rafa’s plans to cash in on him last season was a bit out of the blue, despite a poor previous season. I personally thought at the time that Barry was bit overrated and wanted Xabi to return to pre-Istanbul form. Mascherano is a completely different kettle of fish. Rafa took him out of the reserves, when no other clubs had any interest in him. You hear stories about his missus giving him instructions to move abroad but I think the likes of these two would genuinely live to regret moving away. Where else can you replicate Anfield on a big night?
Michael Owen: Rahaha!! Delighted he moved to Man Ure. Just proves that the majority of LFC fans were right that this guy was always an England Luvie and would sell his own grandmother to get back into the England team. Here’s to hoping he fails.
Pre season: I know most pre seasons are about blooding younger players but I feel something different about this pre season. Seems Rafa is doing lot of experimenting with the younger lads. Could he be anticipating Xabi and Masch’s departure? Okay these are of the highest calibre but you have the likes of Plessis and Spearing who have personally impressed me in the few times ive seen him. Ive mentioned before that I don’t mind Lucas and reckon that this will be his season, however if Xabi and Masch go then Rafa should give Plessis and Spearing a good run out.
Preseason’s slow and not a great deal to discuss at the moment but looking forward to next season. I hope genuine non-season ticket holders get a chance this season with some ‘general sales’ but cant see it. My beloved club is over-run with day trippers (with cameras) and people who know nothing about the club’s history. I’ll step down off my soapbox now and stop being a bitter old man (at 27 years old) .
Take care Kopites
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