Just saw on facebook that there are rumours kenny is sacked.Sad if true because he deserved at least until the end of this season.
However, to not give Kenny Dalglish £100 million war chest is basically condemning him to failure and that means you need to find a manager and director of football who can find the best undiscovered talent.
Looking at what our team urgently needs in our first team, the answer is a creative midfielder, a right winger and a centre forward.
Rafael Benitez found gems like Alonso, Garcia and Torres. Damien Comolli found gems like Modric, Boateng and Berbatov.
Of course they both bought players who haven't made it at Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham but who here wouldn't accept failures like El Zhar or Taarabt for players like Alonso and Modric to come and be so successful.
Its also frustrating how stubborn KK really is. He complains of "tiredness" yet Maxi hardly gets a shout, Aurellio has been on and off the bench for the past month, SHelvey was recalled from loan and can barely get a game in...yet time and again Henderson is the first name on the teamsheet despite continuous abysmal performances. He is digging his own grave but unfortunately, because of sentiment, nobody dare say a thing to criticize him. I thought NOBODY WAS BIGGER THAN LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB!
Hodgson: 20 games, 25 point.. Sacked! Kenny: 20 games, 24 point.. He needs more time.. Surely Roy should have been given more time then?
Roys football was dire most weeks, and his press conferences were a joke. He claimed Northampton Town were formidable, and bought Konchesky.
I'd like to see Kenny's loyal followers defend yesterday's result.
Now, I am not one of those that calls for managers heads after a few poor results but I am also not stupid enough to let a Carling Cup win/ FA Cup Semi cloud what has been a disastrous effort as far as the league is concerned.
I don't think we have a divine right to be challenging for the title every season as, much as I hate to admit, we are not the force we once were. We are living in the past. At the start of every season the same words are said "this is going to be THE year!". Quite honestly no, it isn't. With this season in mind, all Liverpool fans had high hopes given the form we had shown towards the back end of last season. But my fears then had been realized now in that there was no pressure on the players then as there is now which makes me question, do the current players have the fight and bottle to mount a serious challenge for the title in the seasons to come. Maybe.
I have been reading several topics on this forum recently and there has been some serious criticism for "King" Kenny.
Net spend this, woodwork that. I heard it all. Now, the latest from Kenny is that the players are "tired". I'll try continually performing poorly at work, tell my boss that I have worked a few hours that week and that I'm tired. Yes sure, that will cut it.
I have also seen articles published focusing on stats trying to justify our league position/form. Games with/without Carroll, chance conversion, times hit woodwork etc. The only stats that matter are our league position as far as I'm concerned. Now that we will not finish fourth we will not be attracting the names being mooted in the transfer section. People come back with arguments like "players still want to come and play for Liverpool". Why? Oh that is correct, because we have a right to win competitions.
I know people will respond to this post telling me to "go and support another team that buys success" or "how dare you question the King". Others will respond saying "if this was Hodgson...." or "bring Rafa back!"
Quite honestly, I do not know what is the answer. But what I do know is that the likes of Henderson, Carroll, Adam et al will NOT make us a force to be reckoned with. To this we have gone from a midfield trio of Masch/Alonso/Gerrard to Spearing/Adam/Gerrard. Gerrard's favourite emoticon must be
One point that really grates on me is that "our NET spend has only been £40m". Yes only, try telling that to Newcastle/Spurs/Arsenal. All higher than us without spending that last summer.
That may be our NET spend figure but we still went out and spent £35m on Carroll! Please, who on earth sanctioned that buy!?? Put a decimal point in between those figures and I'd still question his worth to the team. I really feel sorry for Andy I really do. By us paying that much we have put far too much pressure on him and also the fact that he doesn't get the right balls played into. He will never fit the style of play that Kenny is trying to put in place so it questions the future planning of the likes of Commolli as to where he thought Carroll may fit in.
My final point is that, if pigs were to fly and we were to finish 4th, does Kenny possess the tactical know-how to make us progress in Europe? Could he cut it on the biggest stage of all in the Champions League? This is where I feel Kenny would com undone personally. I just do not feel that we would get past the group stages, perhaps not even the qualifiers.
As a romantic I hate seeing one of Liverpool's greatest ever players managing our team on the touchline when we put in performances like yesterday. I want him to succeed as I feel it would be great to see the King "lead us to the Golden Sky" as another poster put it. But with the current cloud settling in over Anfield, I fear this storm is not for passing so easily.
Good Morning Everyone.I am Louise from Cape Town in South Africa.This is my first time on this forum and I have read a lot of the threads and it breaks my heart to read how people on here,who call themselves,LFC supporters can be so cruel!We here is SA,I mean my family and myself,would give anything for a chance to come just to one game at Anfield,yet you can so easily disregard the team who you religiously support if they don't do well.I LOVE this club and so does my husband and kids.Liverpool runs through our veins.So if you do not have anything positive to say,rather say nothing.That is just my opinion.I hope that it is excepted.KING KENNY all the way!!!!!YNWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why doesn't Kenny take the resposibility, but everytime blame the luck, the woodwork, tired players ? The major responsibility either for winning and losing
is his. Sometimes it happens te be the luck, the woodwork, etc....., but when it is the case in almost every game, then maybe the problem is somewhere
else. He is the manager (the boss), it's his responsibility in first place !
I guess having Liverpool doing so badly this month, has taken the focus off Harry Redknapp, he has done worse that Kenny in March
Where the relevance of the net spend comes in to play, is that is the real figure that FSG have invested into the playing roster. People rant about the 100m that has been wasted. They rant that FSG will not give Kenny another 100m to spend. The reality is, they haven’t. The sale of existing players funded the signings of our current players. Therefore, suggesting FSG gave Kenny 100mil is a lie.
Any manger will have a trial and error period. The problem with our season this year is we have not been able to score enough goals. I know that is stating the obvious, but the reality is, we have dominated many games in all areas of the park. We’ve won more corners, most possession etc etc. If FSG invested time into watching those games they too would have seen the games where one or two class players would have made all the difference. Kenny needs to see the project out. Him leaving would only create more instability and bring us back to square one….again.
When a manager leaves a football club, it’s not just him that may leave. The new manger will bring new back room staff. Give Kenny the 2 more seasons they promised.
By any chance did you see Roys interview yesterday after the newcastle match
KK had 100 million to spend and people are expecting us to be 100 million of talent better off! We hear comments such as "We have similar points to Everton who didn't spend 100 million" We are not going to be better off to the tune of 100 million can you not see that? It's the Net spend that is EVERYTHING!
Let's use Barcelona as an example. At the end of the season it looks like they may finish a few points behind Madrid.
So they sell Messi, Xavi, Pedro and Iniesta for 400 million and buy Hazard, Forlan, Sneijder and Nani for 100 million. Would you then say "Barcelona have spent 100 million and they're still not above Madrid!!!"
Of course not - Net spend is all that matters
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