We need to address the problem which certainly isn’t the manager who has been trying his best in virtually impossible circumstances. The atmosphere and mood at the club changed in the summer when halfway through the window after promising key players that the team would be invested in the rug was pulled and we ended up losing Alonso and buying shite like Kyriagkos.
Have a look at the managers record pre the Yanks if you want to see where the problem is.
So let’s see Rafa won the Champions league and lost in the Carling cup Final in extra time in his first season.
In his second season we won the Community shield, The European super cup and the Fa Cup.
In his third season we were on the way to Athens for a second Champions league final in three seasons.
Up until then commercially the club may not of been run properly but we had a single owner with Liverpool’s best interests at heart. We had stability in the boardroom and a clear chain of command and most importantly everything stayed in house.
Since the Yanks have taken over the club has been a Circus with the manager seeing the owners a couple of times a year having to speak to them individually in transatlantic phone calls or worse still having to go through Parry. There has been no clear chain of command with the owners not talking to each other or one not talking to Parry and one not talking to Rafa.
The club has been an absolute shambles with basically no organization and things that should of stayed private splashed across the tabloids.
Every season when we have got in a good position the Yanks have opened their big mouths and things have gone tits up.
Two seasons ago we lost three League games all season, we were right in the mix at the top of the table when the ridiculous Klinnsman situation hit the papers and we lost two Legue games in a week in the aftermath.
Last season we were top of the table approaching Xmas and Hicks who wasn’t talking to Gillet at the the time tried to get the fans onside and went public offering Rafa a new contract through the press. What ensued was a behind the scenes power struggle between the Gillet and Parry camp and the Hicks Rafa camp on the other side.
Instead of concentrating on winning football matches and winning our first title in two decades the club was torn apart from within. People talk about the Rafa rant being the turning point last season if you watch the press conference again Rafa was asked one question before he ripped into Mr Alex Ferguson and guess what the question was.
That’s right Rafa was asked about his contract something that never should of been brought up during a season and certainly not just before Xmas games, probably the most crucial part of the season.
Already this season we have had Gillet sticking the knife into Rafa and the two of them coming out with complete bollocks about how much they have invested in the squad and that we have spent more than City.
Anyone with half a brain can see that the problem at Liverpool is Hicks and Gillet and not Rafa, we were doing really well and winning plenty of trophies until the pair of free loaders turned up and destroyed the club. Successfull clubs are stable clubs you only have to look down the road at United.
Since United won their first title United have had two unsuccessful periods one when Mr Alex Ferguson announced he was going to retire and the other when the Glazer versus the Irish mafia takover was happening. United went three seasons on the run without challenging for the title and won a single Cup competition.
If Mr Alex Ferguson with all the advantages he has over Rafa wasn’t successful when United were in turmoil behind the scenes how can we expect Rafa with a much smaller budget and a far worse situation behind the scenes to be successful now.
IF we get rid of Rafa now all we will do is let the Yanks off Scot free, we will end up with a Leeds or Newcastle situation were when things get tough the board blame the manager and sack him and then gain some respite. The problem at Liverpool like it was at Leeds and Newcastle is not the manager it is the Board.
Sacking the manager will be like sticking a plaster on a patient that has cancer. We need to root out the cancer that is Hicks and Gillet before they it is too late.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: “Always support the team, no matter how bad they are playing.
If the team is doing badly, cheer even louder as they need your support more.”