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  • Turkey_Slapper Turkey_Slapper May 16, 2012 00:54 Flag

    Is Kenny being Selfish ?

    Just read this article on Mirror Football, which suggests that Kenny was offered another role in the club which he turned down in favour of remaining the manager.

    If the reports are true then Kenny is being selfish by refusing to take another role with dignity which the current owners have been extremely kind to offer. I feel John Henry and Tom Werner want the club to move forward and not milk it for dividends like the previous owners. Which is the reason why they have not flat out sacked him and given consideration to fans feelings about the king. Most other managers would have gotten a sack by now.

    Kenny in my humble opinion should have set aside his personal ego for the Good of the club and taken another role within the club.
    As things stand now, I can not see Kenny finding a Job with another Club if he is sacked.

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    • Why should he step aside when he feels he is the best person to move the club forward?

      This summer is not a test of Kenny - it's a test of the Americans. They need to put their money in their @rse pockets to buy real quality such as Huntelaar, and they need to move definitively on the stadium - they've had nearly 2 years now. If these two things don't happen, to me they are only marginally better than the cattle rapist and his little puppet.

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      • Loki I find myself only agreeing with the last sentence. I have never favoured American owners since they are all Paupers these days and simply can not compete with Sheikhs and Oligarchs.

        Then again, I thing they are good owners, who most likely dont have the finance to build a stadium and intentions were always to build staidum through sponsors. That is why they are looking at naming rights and sponsors to build this stadium. WHy should someone sponsor a mid table team in buiding a new stadium?? so they can have their brand shown on Carling cup matches ?? and not on the much larger audience of Champions League ? This is the main reason i feel they havent found sponsors yet

        Kenny has really F*cked up things for the owners by failing to qualify for CL. Which means no extra revenue for stadium or attracting investors for stadium.

        If you had a rich owner, CL football revenue wouldnt have mattered to build new stadium and they would have dipped in their pocket as we even have a approved area to build on. Then again they wouldnt have put up with KD and would want mucher bigger names managing the club.
        The current owners just can not afford to not be in CL.

        Most people who get the sack i am sure they think they are still the right man for the job. Kenny as a human being is no different. But my earlier point is that its his ego in not moving aside as he will be potrayed as someone who couldnt achieve the objective, He has always claimed no one is bigger then the club..and if he is truly not moving aside as per media reports and going againts the owners with an attitude of "Back me or Sack me" then he is being hypocritical in his motto of no one is bigger then the club

    • Hang on Hang on. On one hand you're saying sack him while on the other ou're saying it's up to FSG. You're completely off your rocker.

      Secondly did you actually read the Stadium article that was posted up recently. Stadium revenue is small beer at the end of the day. Yes it's needed but you need to go some way to make the number add up. Match day revenue is a problem but there are bigger sources of revenue that ned to be tapped.

    • You forgot that he'll want Rafa to identify talent and agree the transfer deals fo them.

      He will of course not bother to check withe medical department about them.

    • If KD loves the club then he should step aside.. If the season was better then yes I'd have said yeah, give him another season.. Thankfully FSG will decide and not him..

    • I tell you what fellas... This last 34 hours has been more exciting then watching Kennys team play some dire games and loose games at home to wigan, Fulham etc

      And just read someone dont want Capello ? why ? hes a great coach. I see him as the same type of manager as Rafa. Good tactician/ innovative. Ie.. WHen he started at Madrid, he transformed Beckham from a winger to a central midfielder for his accurate long passing very similar to Alonso and Madrid won La liga 2 years in a row. Similarly Rafa did with Kyut and that season we came 2nd in the league, Kuyt had the second best stats for a winger, second only to Cr7. Kenny tried to do something similar with Henderson ! lol we all know how that turned out. Got Downing instead of N'zogbia who despite being injured majority of the season have had more goals and assists. anyway i can go on all day about this Cr@p but i will shut it. everyone know the facts. Lets see where FSG take this, But either way this club cannot miss out on CL football anymore.

    • Slaps - you seem to suggest a square pegs in round holes approach. Not many people who go to the game would agree that the 'Kuyt experiment' worked too well. Turning a striker with a 3 in 4 hit rate into a right winger with no pace and the first touch of Heskey's shins was a massive f*ck up in my opinion.

    • stats prove otherwise ..
      Dont get me wrong i would rather have a Lennon or Wallcot skinning alive defenders on the flanks, but managers seem to favour Kuyt over fast wingers. Dutch national team have players like Ibrahim Affaley, Illijio elora (spelling error) who can all beat defenders with comfortable ease, but they still play Kyut. I am not sure exactly why. But it could be positional play, work rate etc
      Point is Loki .. innovative coaches have done things that we normal spectators would not think of doing and it paid dividends for them.

    • what I find strange about all this is that Kenny was brought in to steady a VERY shaky ship, and I honestly believe he has done that, but somewhere down the line the goalposts were changed and he and / or the club thought he would stay longer. That, to me was always going to be a mistake. Its a shame it is being reported that he has been 'sacked' It would have been better all round if all parties acknowledged that he has done what was required of him and thank him for the groundwork done which will hopefully reap rewards in the future. I don' think he was being selfish, I just think ego's sometimes get in the way

    • Like they want the same thing as this season, CL qualification placing. Should they sack again?

    • Armchair , i said he was caretaker to start with. Then when he got the permamnent contract, that no longer is a care take contract. that the job of a full time manager and accordingly got the budget. I clearly remember in kennys interviews with media he was praising the owners for providing funds and investing in the squad. He even went on to say that they were happy to provide more if he wanted to buy more players. Thank god he didnt. AT the time we bought Jordan Henderson, i remember Liverpool were bidding for Connor Wickham in the region of 9 million pounds but Sunderland beat us to it with 12.. Once again thank god for that ! Where is he now ?
      At the time they were touting Wickham as the next Torres lol

      Now i just hope whoever the new coach they install, have a good eye for spotting Talent and not wastefull like Dalglish in buying players.

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