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I am not convinced by BR and haven't been from the start (personally, I would have preferred a return to the current Chelsea boss). I posted a month ago that November was a pivotal month and debated with people on the board that we may end the month in a worse place than we were then. Unfortunately I was right. That has happened.
We are currently sat 4pts above relegation (with a relegation '6-pointer' coming up), 10pts off 4th and 17pts off the leaders. We have played 3 of the 'big 4' teams at home in the first half of the season with only 1pt to show for it. The two other traditional 'big teams' we have played we've managed just 1pt (2pts out of 9 if you include Everton). Teams above us include West Brom, Swansea, Stoke, West Ham & Fulham.
Those are, to coin a phrase, the facts. Despite the media love-in of all things Brendan they make are a damning indictment of BR's reign so far. Add to that some of the outrageous quotes that BR has been making and there is nothing there that has changed my mind that we have a manager who is out of his depth and is still learning at this level.
having appointed BR the board have to give him resources and time to turn it round - I always think a minimum of two years in the absence of exceptional circumstances. I used to think that was restricted to having his hand in the till or shagging Joe Cole's Mrs but I'll add another one that I never thought was necessary - if we look in danger of relegation.
December sees a run of 6 fixtures that, in most seasons, Liverpool would see as winnable. The best and still most-likely scenario is that we go on a winning streak and end the year on a high and with lots of confidence going into 2013. If we drop significant points in those 6 fixtures then we will be in real danger of going down and that is unacceptable. If that is the case he should be gone and we should keep our fingers crossed that fan-power has chased Rafa back onto the employment market.
December is make or break for BR. I hope he makes it.
psredpool...Well...I damn well hope we make it too !!! Particularly as it could well mean if we dont a return to BENITEZas manager!!!???...Not having ANY of that if that guy is reappointed then my 55 year love affair with LFC is ....OVER !!! I will dump my Mistress without a moments hesitation. and I think there are plenty and I mean PLENTY out there who would do likewise and cash in their season tickets to those ready to watch the kind of boring dross that guy dished-up to the fans week in week out...NO THANKS !!!
I'm also frustrated, particularly after last night where yet again our inability to score goals has bitten us again. I thought a point would have been a fair result had we more threat than a jelly fish is to a coffee grinder.
Resources is the key. The squad has some gems and players that will develop but we need an injection of whatever Lance Armstrong was using I reckon.