It was a quote from Aldo about being embarressed which people have picked up on.
And I don't understand the vitriol being aimed at people interested in tactics , sure some of the posts are not to my liking , but it is an internet forum and there is no point getting wound up by every dweeb you don't agree with mate.
I've never seen the club win a league title , and from watching old games on the telly / dvds I could never decide if we played the most advanced version of total football the world has ever seen , or it was just that we were that good we could do what we liked when we liked.
Under Ged , we had a clear tactical plan that was for all to see, and you can't say Rafa wasn't both a statto and a tactics "twato" , and he won us a game or two.
Perhaps thats what the "younger" generation has grown up watching and gotten used to who knows.
It is quite common for people to seek explanation in times of trouble , its a natural reaction to things we dont understand.
Some people turn to God , others Derek Acorah , football fans , well we are a strange bunch and not all of us have experienced the glory , nor do all of us know how to face adversity , but for frogs sake , let's not let that drive a wedge between us.
Not wound up at all Bullan me auld mate. Simply replying to someone who churns out the same tired old argument about being shouted down, blah, bvlah, blah, it's pathetic mate, it really is.
Tactics? Never been a great believer in them myself. Teams can get bogged down with tactics. What did Shanks say? Some posters keep banging on about the games changed, got to move with the times, etc. For me, football is played at it's best when a 'team' is on the same wavelength, who know individually and collectively, instinctively where a player is going to be, how he'll recieve a pass, how he'll play one. Comfortable on the ball and running off it. The great Liverpool teams had that. It had little to do with tactics as opposed to confidence, mindset, never beaten, go from 1 to 90 minutes, relentlessly to achieve victory.
This mentality does not come overnight. Kenny has picked players who, he believes, have that mentality. If he has made mistakes in that area, he will rectify them end of the season. What the fuck can he do about it now?
Mate, it's all very well calling for calm and harmony. That should not stop those posters passionate and fiercely loyal to Kenny and the cause from banging on about loyalty and getting behind the team and the manager, for that is what set us apart as fans in the past, There are still a few new to that cause. Maybe a few of the auld arses can start them off in the right manner on the right path. I learned my trade as a Liverpool fan listening to kopites in the boozers, on the road, in the ground. Didn't do me any harm.
Cue: 'superfan' 'take off yer rose tinted glasses' blah, blah, blah. It's all swings and roundabouts, Bullan, mate.