Thursday, 30 December 2010

Roy Hodgson - out of his depth

Someone throw him a life raft
Is Roy Hodgson for real?  Rather than address the shame of leading Liverpool to a home defeat against bottom of the table Wolves, he has turned on the fans.  They are not supportive of the club he claims.  Nonsense.  They aren’t supportive of you Roy.  Hardly surprising in a season which has seen defeats against Blackpool, Northampton and now this.

Hodgson has added luminaries to his playing staff like the abominable Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky, both of whom could vie for the title of worst Liverpool player ever, his post-match remarks have become increasingly bizarre and he shows every sign of being in denial about how far the club has actually fallen.

Most supporters were sceptical about Hodgson’s appointment, but they were prepared to give him a chance.  He’s now been at the club for long enough to judge that he can never ever take it in the right direction.  He’s manifestly unsuited to the role.  He simply doesn’t understand the standards expected at Anfield.  His mentality is still rooted at the level of Fulham or Blackburn.

With new owners in place managed decline is no longer acceptable and lashing out at disillusioned fans its managerial suicide, particular after a performance and a result like last night‘s.  It wasn’t just the defeat that hurt, it was the nature of the defeat.  Abject, bereft of ideas, completely flat.  It’s what we’ve come to expect of Hodgson’s Liverpool.

Everybody knows that he will go sooner or later.  Better to get rid now and use the rest of the season to find the right successor.  The current manager was only appointed because no-one else was available.  Let’s not make the same mistake again.

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