I'm calm but it is within my right to be annoyed and upset. Some will say it is only Football, but it is my passion and although I have never cried because Liverpool have lost, I do get upset.
Today against Stoke it was one of those nights. Stoke are not the best team but they know how to get results. They won't win any trophies any time soon either and I'm not just saying this tonight because I am bitter, (I actually am at the moment, they are rubbish) but it is because teams with enough quality can beat them easily. Tonight Liverpool did not have this but we still dominated possession and created enough chances to at least draw with Stoke.
So why didn't we win? We lack the killer instinct and this has been the case for 2 or 3 seasons now. Suarez does miss his share of chances but there are numerous opportunities when the final pass has been elusive and this is an example of the AWOL killer instinct. Tonight, Downing and Suso showed promise and the drive to do something good but it never happened and even when Sterling came on our attacks were eventually snuffed out.
Stoke, on the other hand were always looking dangerous and they do it the way they know how. They win the second ball! Sounds like a Benitez thing to say but it was true. Both of Walter's goals came from knock-downs and I feel that the defence and Lucas should have been more aware.
Once we went behind, any game plan we had now played into Stokes tactics. Teams know they need to pressure us from the off and they did this which led to errors by us and we gave the ball back to Stoke. Please quote me, 'Stoke play like a Rugby team'. Their aims are to get the long punt into opposition territory and then use the line-out to score. Stoke worked very, very hard and the Sky commentators and pundits were orgasmic about this during the game too and too many Liverpool players couldn't handle this.
Tonight was one of those nights and it was very frustrating. On to the next one, we need some new players because at the moment we are aiming for 8th at best.
There is always next season.
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It's Christmas! Not quite yet- but this is the season to be jolly and on my mind is food, drink and catching up with friends.
Curry club tonight, local dinner tomorrow night and work Xmas party on Thursday; it all sounds very exciting.
The issue I have is that I need to save money. I need a solution which means that I will have a good time and not spend so much.
Option 1: Tastecard
this won't work as it is December and all or most are not valid in December
Option 2: stay home and cook
Curry Club is a tradition i cannot let the side down- I was also made a curry last week and it was bad.
Option 3: cancel on friends and postpone until January
i think my friend will get upset as it was both our ideas. SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO! TROUBLE either way.
the solution is............... cheap christmas presents for the loved ones.
I'm sorry but that is life