See, I dont get this line of thought. You also have to take in the other side of the argument in that he will be surrounded by better players, who will provide him with better and more opportunities. The increase in quality will also allow him better opportunities for moving the ball on or holding the ball up as surrounding players take up better positions. There will be much more posession than he's used to which means he may not have as much pressure to keep up a high ratio of goals/chance. Other players will also be capable of scoring goals so he doesnt have the pressure to provide the goals that he's under at Fulham.
I'm not a massive Dempsey fan, but I think he's worth a run. It might be the makin of him. Just like Downing :-)
I understand what you are saying. It is not to negate that dempsey may not turn out to be a good player. What we have to decide is what the odds are on him to succeed. Is he someone who can make the team better than what we had before. I seriously doubt it, he would only be good as Kuyt at most. In the end the team has to perform.
So far this season we seem to have a team which does not look to be stronger than last season. That in the end is what matters. All the rot about wage bills, the commercial revenues and the Liverpool way are all talks. I can appreciate each of those but as fans we want a good team, not a team like city but we should be able to get a good team together even by having a decent spend. A manager should be able to work with the team he is given and then improve from there on. As I see it FSG are getting rid of player who we the fans consider good and replacing with mediocrity. It maybe we are wrong and FSG & Brendan will turn it around. It maybe that it will go as predicted and then it people like you and me who will ponder in hindsight that we were walked a sweet talk.
It is a feeling that things are not all right with the club and even more so this year. It did not start yesterday, it started maybe 10 years back or 20 years back but to me it does look like we are now being forced into thinking of mediocrity. That is what the owners are doing. They are cuddling you into believing that we are no better than 4th. Revenues, commercials, wages are all pertinent points and something we can all appreciate. What I can see is a concerted effort by the club to push their views down our throats just like chances created was pushed down as a magic statistic last year. Why does Rodgers say that league is more important than the league? After playing a qualifying round why should a manager demean the competition we are in. We are being fed that we are there to compete for 4th in the league.
As a supporter I want cups and trophies. I want to be in the top 4 and win the league. I want my team to win every damn game and expect us to win every damn game as we are Liverpool. Today, the broad support base is being taught to believe something else. It is only preparing for a slide into mediocrity. You can deride me for all I worth but that is what I feel.