“My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility. Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody world! And that’s what I wanted; for Liverpool to be untouchable. My idea was to build Liverpool up and up and up until eventually everyone would have to submit and give in.”
Those were the words of a wonderful man. The man who made Liverpool FC, who built the basis of our success, who took us up- All the way up. He made our rich history, without ‘Sir’ Bill Shankly Liverpool FC may have never been as we knew it.
Unfortunately now, Liverpool FC is not as we knew it. Gone are the days when a solitary loss was a major set-back, now its a bit of a trend, its something we are used to and its a case of the same old. Thousands of fans at Anfield, and millions worldwide frustrated and shocked by our performances, calling for a change but its almost as though no one is listening. So much for mass media.
The Great Bill Shankly had an idea for Liverpool, and he implemented it. He had a plan, and most importantly he had a vision. What do you think is Mr. Hodgson’s “vision”? can we ever see anything under his reign that will portray us as a “Bastion of Invincibility”? The man is clueless. Its one thing to start a rebuilding process slow, no one expects us to be the Best in the World in the space of a few days, not even Bill Shankly. But its another thing to take a perfectly capable team and make them below average.
There is no Invincibility in us, there is no case of us being Untouchable, I’m almost embarrassed to compare Mr.Hodgson to such a great man. He doesnt deserve it and he certainly doesnt deserve the best job in the world. He calls for support from the Kop. You dont deserve the support of the Kop!
Another week and another comment by Hodgson about “patience”, about “support” about how he with his 35years of experience is going to make us better. Another week an Anfield player comes out and says “Now is the crucial point of the season, make it or break it”. Well i ask you Liverpool FC players, where does that defeat to the team with the worst away record in all four divisions of the English league leave us in this “crucial period”?
Where is Mr.World Class Fernando Torres? He was camouflaged in the embarrassment last night. He didnt show any indication of his true self, and not for one moment did he look like he had the hunger and desire to win. Another night that just makes him 100,000 pounds richer I guess. If i were to give Torres a match rating, it would be zero, because its safe to say he did absolutely nothing. That is why I applaud Lucas, hes always got the desire to win. He may not look like a wonderful player, but he tries his best, the hunger and desire, the passion and love is always there. Losses effect him. Kuyt has it too, but he promises more than he can deliver.
We are an average team is an under-statement. Other teams may be laughing at us. They may accuse us of being a below average team, they may joke that we will land-up relegated, unfortunately, that possibility is not hard to imagine. Three points off the relegation zone and not for a moment looking like we can make a case for ourselves.
It pains me to see the situation we are in. Every loss angers me, frustrates me, but last night was a lot different, I wasn’t angry, losses are something I’ve become used to, I went to bed last night worried. Worried about our club’s future. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur can all (deservedly) win the title before we do. Manchester United are in pole position for number19. Where does that leave us? Down in dumps? How are we going to recover at all from this? I cant imagine us putting a string of performances together. It is mid-table mediocrity at its highest. Losing to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Next week, struggling West Ham will show us how its done.
Two away wins in the calender year of 2010. Just two, over a space of 10months of football. Absolutely brilliant.
We need to start a rebuilding process, from scratch. The sooner the better. Mr.Hodgson who I now have no respect for, and am just ashamed of the fact that such a man holds such a great job need to go. Some people undeservedly rise to glory. He doesn’t deserved our support, he doesn’t deserve that job. Its painful every week to see Mr.Hodgson standing at the home-dugout at Anfield. A place where Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Kenny Dalglish, Joe Fagan etc all once stood. He doesnt deserve to be holding the position those great men once held. We are the worst team in the league right now, considering the personell available to us.
We have to start all over again, new manager, plenty of new players because half of them don’t deserve to be wearing the red once worn by Anfield greats. Even Fernando ‘Mr.World Class’ Torres not showing anything that suggests he deserves to be called a great number 9 at Liverpool.
The owners have to make changes, surely last night was the last straw. If that man remains at our club any longer then we can be assured to have a wonderful battle till the end of the season. From the top four battle to the last four battle. The new year isn’t going to bring anything new for us. Under Mr.Hodgson, we cannot hope for anything.
Bill Shankly’s reign and his vision started in 1959. His vision continued with its fair share of ups and downs from manager to manager. Last season was a set-back. This season is the final nail in the coffin. That great man’s work and vision now in tatters. The “Bastion of Invincibility” is well and truly over now.
RIP Bastion Of Invincibility, 1st December 1959 – 30th December 2010.
Searching for the golden sky.