Match Of The Midweek 2: Liverpool 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers


Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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  1. Paul says:

    Spot assessment on all accounts. Hodgson is unlucky in that not only he took over from someone who was still very popular (at least with 40% of the support), the rumours that Dalglish felt that he wasn’t good enough and the fact that he was Christain Purslow (the former CEO’s) choice. But, by God, he hasn’t really helped himself. His defeatist attitude, uninspiring tactics and apparent lack of ambition can’t but anger the fans. Anyone could have told you that the players that he has bought (Konchesky and Poulsen) weren’t good enough for Liverpool before the season began and this has been borne out. That by claiming that initially he didn’t really know what Raul Meireiles’ best position was when everyone was aware he was a central midfielder killed off any hope that this was ‘his’ signing rather then one recommended by the scouting department in the aftermath of Javier Mascherano’s sale.

    I could go on but the sticking point remains: who to get to replace him if he does leave now? I sense that Dalglish might not be NESV’s choice because it would be impossible to shift him out at the end of the season to get in someone who they believe can really lead the club forward for the next five years. In fact, the only name that comes to mind for a short term gig is Chris Hughton.

    That said, this shouldn’t cloud the fact that this side is under-performing and risks getting sucked into a relegation scrap.

  2. Dreadfull performance from Liverpool. Torres looks like he just does not want to be there, surely he is off in January

  3. wchr says:

    Is it too much of a stretch to suggest Steve Nicol as manager, with Dalglish as technical advisor, or whatever they call the ‘upstairs’ role?

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