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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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Colin what about the other way round? Thommo and KK?
As I recall Thommo did a superb job when he covered for Houllier so why not get him back in as number one with KK providing some much needed assistance?
I also said many months ago that I have a bad feeling about Sammy Lee. We have gone backwards ever since he got booted out by Bolton. Perhaps KK as Director of Football and Thommo as head coach ?
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..
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Actually Jason, your argument based on what Roy has achieved (or not achieved) is valid, and I think something myself and others put forward back before he was given the job. However the counter argument many threw back at me, and others who were still trying to support Rafa, was that Roy is better motivator of players, and is proven to make average players better, so I assumed they felt he'd make good players great, and great players like Torres and Stevie incredible. However I think that is what is currently going up in smoke!
Although I agree with you (if this is the point you’re making in your last statement) that bringing yet another manager now, at least until the ownership issue is sorted, is not going to do much to help us. Anyone who's got the tactical ability to get more out of the team is just not going to come IMO, so all that leaves is someone able to motivate, and if Roy the inspiration of Fulham’s escape can't do it, who can?
Dalglish maybe an option, but best case he'll be able to settle the ship, but will likely be pushed aside once new owners come in as they won't want someone with that much fan power behind them (same reason Rafa was pushed IMO), but worst case simply because we'd be dealing him such an awful hand, he'll fail, and the reputation of a great servant of our club, and my own childhood hero, will be dragged through the mud for no good cause.