I wanted to right this when my thoughts were still fresh.
Just a few weeks ago i wrote an article asking for patience with Roy. If people remember correctly Roy had mentioned “judge my team after ten games”.
We are two matches shy of that figure and no matter what happens in those two games, the first 10 games are, well a disgrace to say the least.
I would absolutely love to be the guy who supported Hodgson in the darkest moment, but im sorry I just cannot do that. I just cannot see any light at the end of the tunnel.
I was one of the most faithful Rafa supports in the darkest moments. But that was because I had reason to believe in him, to have faith in him. The guy gave us Istanbul, he was with us even in the midst of putting up with H&G, his general ideas gave you reason to believe. But Mr.Hodgson has done nothing of that sort so far, i have absolutely no reason to believe in him.
Im just letting my heart do the talking so this article will probably be all over the place. Bear with me.
I dont know if people understand the severity of our situation. Have a good look at the league table, then have a glance at our next few fixtures, im sure you will end up with the feeling that it will be difficult to get points. We loose points now, even if it is earlier on, after fifteen games or so, we would still be in the relegation zone. Have a look up at the table from there and you’ll realise that we will be quite a few points away from the top half, quite a few wins actually. Even if it is ‘early days’, the current situation can be disastrous, if we are in and around the relegation zone mid-November–begining of December then im sorry, the writings on the wall. We wont get relegated, for sure, we’ll probably even climb the table to in and around the top10, but is that enough? That happens, would anyone blame Torres for leaving? Would anyone complaing that the best in the business dont want to play for us?
Take a moment to think about Torres, that man can be the best in the world. His performances have been awful, i blame him, but more than that i blame the tactics. He can be playing for bloody Barca right now, Inter Milan as well. He can be playing for the best in the world. A poor season and he can leave.
Believe me guys, if we stay in the relegation zone for a few more games, then its going to be awfully difficult to get out of it.
Which brings me to what im trying to say, i would love to support Roy, but for our club, we need a change. Heres a chance now.
October 15th was a historic day in our history, a fresh new start, a brand new chapter. NESV know how to handle sports clubs. Im told he did it at Red Sox, and im confident he’ll do it here. He hasnt had the time to settle in, but now he has plenty of time to reflect on the events. He has to sit down and discuss about a new manager. He has the money, he has the resources, we need to make a statement, and a bloody big bold one. We can appoint one of the best managers in the game. Im not going to take names and make this a joke.
You had fans waving flags and singing songs for Benitez, people believed in him. You wont see that for Hodgson. We are loyal fans, but we dont have blind faith. We need to be proved right, and we’ll repay our faith. Roy hasnt done anything to suggest that hes the right man.
Now is the perfect time for a change. Get a manager in, let him settle in for two months, give him two months to asses his players, then make the necessary changes in January. Frankly, Roy is not that man.
Things are getting from bad to worse. The tactics are a joke, decisions are hilaroius, its not the Liverpool Football Club we know. We need to change, otherwise its going to all end up in disaster.
NESV are the right people, John W Henry is the perfect man for these matters. I have my full fledged faith in him to do the right thing. He said he wants to listen to the fans, im pretty sure hes listening now. A change has to, and will be made.
I have the utmost respect for Roy, but hes not the man to lead our club.
But always remember,
“At the end of the storm, is a golden sky”.
Keep the faith. YNWA.