Sunday, 22 November 2009
Liverpool Staring Down The Barrel
Another round of Premiership fixtures and the Liverpool crisis deepens. Tottenham's breath taking hammering of Wigan suggests that they are genuine top 4 contenders and, whilst Arsenal lost at Sunderland, that merely replicates Liverpool's result at the Stadium of Fright. The big thing is that Arsenal lost one away point whilst Liverpool lost two home points, so even in defeat, Arsenal are the net winners. Man City will probably count it as a point gained as well, whilst Villa "broke even" with their result at Burnley. So the biggest net losers over the weekend? Liverpool.
And before Liverpool fans mouth off about our mess - we know! But we are West Ham, the yo-yo club that won the World Cup; you are Liverpool, the footballing giants cut down to the size of dwarfs by American owners who promised glory and have brought an unfolding misery. An early exit from the Champions League is imminent, the Premier League title has disappeared out of reach faster than under Sounness or Evans, but much more serious is the threat of not qualifying for the Champions League Cash Cow next season. The debts at Liverpool are truly massive and the revenue stream from the Champions League is all that is keeping the club afloat. If that goes, God help them!
Of course there is a delicious irony here. Scousers have been nicking the wheels off foreign cars for years; how wonderful that two foreigners have nicked the wheels off the Liverpool coach!
Benitez to Real Madrid in January anybody? In fact, are Torres and Benitez already waving goodbye in that picture?
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:06