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It bothers me a lot. Quite a medicore record.
Just baffled as to why he became manager.
I'm sure he'll be gone once new owners come in.
I mean looks at Liverpool's performances so far this season have been quite poor. 1 win in 6 games.
Even the wins and draws have been hard fought.
Watching Liverpool under Hodgson is as dull as watching paint dry.
I thought he'd be poor, and I thought he'd take us backwards at a rate of knots. I stated this upon his appointment, and to be honest even I've been surprised at how bad he's been, how avoidable some of his mistakes are, and how incompetent he is at this level.
The team selections, the players he's brought in, the players he's let go, the substitutions, the tactics, the press statements in relation to our performances where I swear he watches another game on a TV in the dugout and talks about that. Utterly inept. I've made statement after statement about how bad he is, and every time I'm proved right. I want to be proved wrong. For just once I want him to show he can pick a team to confound me.
WE ARE GOING TO LOSE AGAINST BLACKPOOL!
Come on Roy, I can't set the bar any lower.......mind you there was Northampton. Whoops!
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These statistics that I posted given to me from a friend, or rather should I say, facts, were absolutely shocking and I find it hard to believe that Purslow, Broughton, etc. were completely oblivious to this! I was 50/50 on Hodgson, he wasn't my first choice, but I thought he was a steady, solid choice but having seen this, I can only think that the board were caught completely with their pants down having thought there was an imminent buyer waiting in the wings, and being the "nice, diplomatic" guy that Hodgson is, it would be easier to justify if he got the sack right away in favor of another manager to the "new owner's" liking.
Of course this is just my guess or speculation, unless they really thought he was a step up and above Rafa, which despite my dislike for Rafa is barely debatable, at best. The more you think about it, the record, evidence and weekly performances suggest this might not be speculation and they put all their eggs in one basket thinking someone would buy, dump in money and go on a ruthless streak ala Roman Abramovich. If so, our managing directors and board have let us down, not Roy.
I will say on a positive note (partly due to a miraculous 3-0 deficit comeback), we are still top of our Europa group and in good position to move through (gulp), Glen, Pepe, Torres, Meireles all were good, and we SHOULD thrash Blackpool going into the intl break and derby!
This is as positive as it gets.. as I nervously type..
The Liverpool way, and a lesson for any future manager, nothing less will do!
Following an FA Cup final victory SIR Bob Paisley Knew the Liverpool way, unlike souness who destroyed our great club.
His record would better that of Shankly: Paisley led the team for nine seasons, winning at least one trophy in eight of those. Disappointed by finishing second in his first season as manager, the team went one better the following year, winning the title. This was the start of Liverpool's dominance of the game in England - in Paisley's nine seasons in charge, Liverpool won six League titles and finished second twice, won 3 League Cups (the first time that Liverpool had won the trophy), 1 UEFA Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 5 Charity Shields and, most significantly, they won the club's first 3 European Cups.
Liverpool's dominance of the era in English and European football was primarily challenged by Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa under Tony Barton. Paisley remains the only man in history to coach three European Cup-winning sides (1977, 1978 & 1981). His success was honoured with six Manager of the Year awards. Only the FA Cup eluded Paisley, although Liverpool would be runners-up in 1977 and beaten semi-finalists in 1979 and 1980.
This is why Kenny and Thommo will take us forward, f6666 alex and his toys.
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I'd assume you think my assessment, though speculative, is maybe true based on your basis for what a Liverpool Manager should be ? Nothing in Roy's career on paper, aside from putting Fulham into Europe and to the Europa final suggests he's anywhere near the standard expected by fans far more knowledgeable than myself..
For argument's sake, if Roy were to get it, who's next, Kenny? I feel like that's an even more terrible mess, and one to dump in the lap of a legend that is less fair than the ship Hodgson tried to raise..