Okay I wrote about the so called rift between Cisse and Rafa and how Rafa didn’t even look at Cisse when he scored or something like that. This is what a forum regular had to say about that over at LFC Online:

I doubt Rafa even celebrated when his first daughter was born.

He probably just put a thumbs up, wrote some notes down and told his wife to get back into posistion and keep it tight.

A little bit cheesy of course but real funny alright 😀

You can buy luck now?

Unbelievable – Chelsea have had just once convincing performance and that too against the “mighty” West Brom and still they have full 12 points. First the game against Wigan when the newly promoted side had the champs on the mat only for a stroke of genius by Hernan Cresp to give the Blues full points with virtually last kick of the game. I’ve never felt sadder at a non-Liverpool loss considering the effort the newbies had put in that day. Then Drogba with that flukest of all flukes (whatever that means) to win the game against Arsenal. And Duff’s goal against Spurs today – a complete mis-kick going in when Spurs had Chelski under a lot of pressure and threatened to equalize. Does the bucketful of oil money come with truckloads of luck as well? Argh whatever.

Meanwhile we’ve played two “thankless” games. First the CSKA Sofia game at Anfield in which the finishing was awful from what I read. Anyways the tie was in the bag and it’s just like last season, losing at that stage and, like Rafa pointed out, we all know where our Champions League journey finished last year. So it’s a bit of an omen – of course I’m being optimistic but that’s just because:

a) I didn’t see the game.

b) I don’t like to be overly critical of anyone related to LFC.

Then the meaningless Super Cup – all we got out of the game was see Carra lift his first trophy as a captain and 1 game suspensions for a couple of our guys – if I heard the guy(s?) on the telly correctly late last night. Man I need to get my TV connection fixed – I had to concentrate so darn hard to make sense of the proceedings – the reception was (is) that bad – nothing wrong with the set itself (I hope!). Damn you cable guy. Been flirting with thoughts of getting DTH installed but until they get the Star package (Zee owns DishTV so no Star channels) it makes little sense – no it isn’t for the daily dose of Baas and Bahus but for Monday night comedies (it’s been ages since I watched them – are you still on the telly Doctors Becker and Crane?) and Movies. Anyways word on the street is Star (Hathway) and Tata are about to launch their own DTH service as well. We should see them reach an agreement about carrying each other’s channels then. So I’m at the cable guy’s mercy till then.

Back to the game, looked like I was watching what I’d read about the previous game, happen for real. Despite being the better side we never looked like scoring – until Cisse came on. Got a lucky break with the first one (finally some luck coming our way!!) but did well to finish the second off the rebound and then set up Garcia for the third with a pin-point cross. There were some cold vibes between him and Rafa during the match from what I read today – much worse than what I’d noticed during the match myself (TV to be blamed again?). As much as I would like to see Owen back there’s no way in hell should we have to sell Cisse to see that happen – where the heck is all the money for the CL win if it’s come to selling Cisse for financial reasons. Set aside for the new stadium? Used to pay off old debts? Questions that’ll be answered in the next 5 days for sure. I’m hoping for 3 arrivals during that time and if any striker has to depart it shouldn’t be Cisse. Enough said.

PS – There were chants of “There’s only one Michael Owen” at the game last night during the time it looked we couldn’t get a goal for money or luck (yes luck). Until the Lord of the Manor of Frodsham came to the party.


This is one of the rare “personal” posts – well as personal as I can afford to be around here.

I know I’ve been slipping backwards as far as activity around here is concerned – general laziness and lack of ammo (haven’t read my tech “sources” for almost two weeks) are to be blamed. Plus I’ve been out practically every night for the past few days but no closer to solving the mystery that is life – that is not to say I have been out looking.

The Premier league got underway since I was a regular around here and 4 points from 2 games isn’t too bad a return but the performance against Sunderland was anything but satisfactory. But it’s been an early start this season for the guys and they’re allowed an off day or two especially as we got the full points alright. Also they didn’t hide behind excuses after the game either – Hyppia and Alonso admitting the team was below-par. So fair play to everyone.

It’s been the lack of activity on the transfer front that’s been a little bit frustrating. Every day I go through NewsNow hoping to see some new signings but none have been forthcoming. I suspect we’re just being shrewd as the closer it gets to the transfer deadline the cheaper a player becomes – as long as the buyer isn’t the desperate one of course. Case in point Rafa’s latest comments about an interest in Kuyt. Initially I was shocked/ angry that he would choose Kuyt over Owen but on second thoughts it now seems an attempt to put some pressure on Madrid to lower Owen’s price – or am I just being hopeful? Personally I would rather have Kuyt than Morientes for a strike force of Crouch, Cisse, Kuyt and Owen but I doubt Nando’s going anywhere.

PS – If being sick fuels an avalanche of posts, I guess I’ve been feelin’ way too damn good recently!