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Dave I was there when Shanks was appointed please dont mention this Muppet Rogers again in the same breath as u use to mention the Great Man. Bill Shankly established an attitude at Anfield that transformed into a winning mentality that in turn became a habit of winning. This guy has just got a collection of individuals without a winning mentality as he hasnt even yet managed to establish the "attitude" that precedes te "winning mentality"....Yes he came from Huddersfield Town and nobody less than Dennis Law himself said that had he not left for Liverpool he would unquestionably have turned Huddersfield into a similar dynasty that he managed to establish at Anfield...Law was his protoge at Huddersfield. He bought in very well and immediately upon his arrival he started to dismantle the first eleven and upon returning to Div 1 made an immediate impact via his signings of RonYeats a towering centrehalf "The Collosus" as he was known and Ian St John to partner Roger Hunt up front along with Cally on one wing and the inspired signing from PNE the flying winger Peter Thompson on the other...he made at this time no poor signings at all and inculcated that winning mentality into his lads...Rogers will never do that because hes incapable of it he can produce an average Prem side maybe mid table side but his sides will always labour under the curse of inconsistency and that is all down to him.
Colin, I'm not comparing BR to Shanks (its years too early to even consider it), just making the point of how little patience some have these days. But to be frank as someone who lived through those days you should already know that, and understand what it actually took to build our club back up and the fact it did not happen overnight, not within a single season, but over several seasons, one piece at a time. Therefore as someone who knows a thing or two about being patient, it’s a little strange that you might adopt the "got to do it immediately" attitude some of the younger generation insist upon.