I received the letter below from Neil and although I disagree with him on the Rafa issue he does make some good points.
Neil and I have had our disagreements and we have said some nasty things to one another however at the end of the day we have come back and agreed to disagree amicably for the sake of our beloved club.
Without a doubt we Reds are all stressed out and feel helpless about the current situation, unfortunately we are channeling the anger against each other instead of the ones who are really responsible. While we might disagree about Rafa, 99% of us agree that Hicks and Gillett need to sell and go away for our club to move forward.
And Neil is right, once Hicks and Gillett leave, things will not change overnight. Unless we get an owner who just dumps billions in the club it will take some time until we can get our footing back.
Stay Courageous and Stay Proud.
I agree with a lot of the things that you say, the yanks are ripping the club apart, but what makes me laugh is a lot of journalistic gobbledegook, (is that a word) trys to turn it in into a, “let Rafa stay campaign, as its not his fault.” focusing puerly on the yanks, and believe that when the yanks have gone all will be rosy in the garden again, looking at the situation through rose tinted glasses.
i say wake up and smell the coffee, I believe the that there needs to be a clean sweep, you say that Rafa has not had the money, he has, you don’t need all the facts and figures in front of you to know he has spent money, or weather he is in a “transfer profit,” the bottom line is that the players that are there, except for the few, are poor. he has bought the wrong players,he has let the wrong players leave, i cant believe that people defend these players, but i do respect their right to.
yes he has won us the European cup, it can be argued with another mans team, but HE did win it, also the f.a. cup, yes he won it, but we are a poor shadow of the past Liverpool Teams with no silver wear for the past 4 years and with this squad no chance in the near future.
He has changed the whole focus of the youth system to bringing in foreign players instead of looking in his own back yard, Liverpool school boys beat their illustrious counterparts in their own back yard,for the second year on the run, they have since gone on to be champions of England, no mean feat, with an 8-0 demolition of Cambridge at Anfield, and it was not just the score but the way they went about the job, clean clinical pass and move football, but to late for Liverpool as most of these players are with other clubs now.will we ever see another Gerrard or a Carragher play for Liverpool, i believe they only way will be if we have to buy him from some other club.
So please don’t try and tell me that the future of Liverpool football club is in safe hands on the playing side, he has brought all his own back room staff in, including right down to academy level.which is his right, but where does that leave the club if he is sacked or moves on ?
The tactics this season have been extremely poor at times, the decision making atrocious at times, the players look confused, lack direction and confidence, to the point that it sometimes looks like something out of a Laural and Hardy movie,his man management skills leave a lot to be desired.
so please don’t tell me its all one way, that there are only “certain” people to blame, the rot at Liverpool football club extends through the club as a whole , a cancer eating away at the club, and like any cancer you don’t just take part of it away, you take the lot.
YES, the yanks are holding the club to ransom, but i believe that they are not the only ones that are doing this to OUR great club.