NEIL ATKINSON is joined in the studio by Peter Hooton, Andy Heaton and Rob Gutmann to discuss Saturday’s trip to St Mary’s Stadium.
Also on the agenda: Liverpool’s playing style and The Reds’ loan stars – who would (and wouldn’t) you like to see return to Anfield next season?
Football Editor of The Times, Tony Evans, joins the panel on the phone to talk about a forthcoming show in Liverpool, and to natter with Peter about legendary fanzine, The End.
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This podcast used to be worth a listen. I turned off after 12 mins. Sorry, just giving feed back. New blood needed, or move around regular contributors. Shame really.
Hi Susan, Sorry you feel that way but the guests on the show are continually rotated, and we’ve recently introduced several new contributors, including two on the last podcast before this one.
That’s not feedback, that’s criticism!
Hope I didnt offend. I didnt mean it to sound/read the way it might have.
Thanks for your reply.
I would like to disagree with Susan.
I like a solid spine, a strong core to the group; your Gutmanns, your Heatons, your Gibbons of this world. I want to hear these people talk. I want to hear their opinions; they are the reason I listen.
If you must rotate, rotate around the core. Like footballing electrons moving on an orbit around a nucleus/Jan Molby.
If this bores you there are several other lower quality LFC podcasts to fill your time with.
For what it’s worth, I think some of the contributors on this show are excellent at what it is they do and probably the reason TAW has become so successful. I’m the opposite, Susan, in that I don’t like change, haha. I like that John Lydgate quote – “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.
One thing I like about Rodgers is he’s been quite ruthless, getting rid of players who, in the past, we’ve accepted. Shelvey (not concerned that he’s doing well at Swansea), Downing, Carroll, Spearing et al. I understood his reasoning bringing Mignolet in for Reina, who I felt had gone a bit stale (regardless of how it now looks a bit insane). I wasn’t concerned when he tried to shut Skrtel out but I was livid when Henderson was muted as a make way for Dempsey. Ok, that might be a consequence of what the owners are telling him he has to do but I believe that, although the squad is thin, this is the reason we look so good. So, we have no time for Assaidi regardless of what he’s doing elsewhere. I’ve actually watched a few Stoke games since he’s been there and he’s so frustrating to watch. I’ve also watched Borini a fair bit. He’s done fairly well. When he came to us I thought he’s got something although it’s difficult to put my finger on what from what we saw (probably his movement). Anyway, for me, it goes back to that point about accepting ‘average players’. We can’t have Borini, Assaidi and Aspas, if you like, if we have aspirations above 7th place each year. They’re not players who can give you something off the bench. Utd bring on Hernandez. City bring on Dzeko and Chelsea bring on Torres. We can’t bring on any of those 3. We have to aim higher now. If we get in the Champions League next season we’re gonna have money to spend. We have to make sure we spend it wisely so that it keeps us in the top 4 for years to come. We can’t accept your Borini’s, Aspas’s and certainly Assaidi’s of this world.
P.s I’ve just bought that ‘And the Sun Shines Now’ after hearing about it on here. I then read the bit about it on that big website we buy books off and now my heads gone. I want it right now. Looks brilliant. Absolutely gutted it’s not out till the 20th.