Dear Mr. Henry & Mr. Werner:
Again I wanted to thank you for saving us from Tom Hicks & George Gillett last October, the High Court victories marked the highlight of our year for many of us Liverpool supporters. While we admire what you did in breaking the famous curse of the ‘Bambino’ at Boston, we are nervous that you might not be reacting urgently enough to save us from the on-field misery at Liverpool F.C.
With all that said however please stop comparing football to baseball, it is an entirely different ballgame. While I am not a baseball expert, I can tell you what the main differences are.
1) In football we don’t play 162 games a season, so losing 8 games is a real big deal when you have played 18 games.
2) In baseball (and most American sports) if your team ends up in the bottom of the table, you get first pick at the draft and an opportunity to sign the best young players. It works the opposite in football, there is relegation for the bottom 3 teams and if you don’t finish in the top 6 or 7 you don’t play in any European football the following season. Not having any European football hinders any chances of signing the most promising players as they all want to play in the Champions League or at least the Europa League. Now a similarity to baseball can be made here, any professional would prefer to play in the major league over a minor league team.
Mr Henry with all due respect, you were wrong calling us “Impatient”. We have been very patient. This is not some short poor streak of form that will pass with time. With what we have seen so far, there is no way Roy Hodgson can win the Premier League Title for us. He has never won anything decent in his life, what makes you think that he is the right manager for Liverpool F.C.? He shouldn’t have been appointed in the first place, however many of us gave him the benefit of the doubt after he was appointed and supported him. To use your own words when you talked about the stadium, “If the fans don’t want it then it is a non-starter”. We don’t want Roy, and so he should be a ‘Non-Starter’. Please get rid of him. It will not only help you financially as a different manager is far more likely to get us into European football, but, more importantly, it will help us, Liverpool F.C., who do not belong in anything below Champions League football.
3) Baseball is not a fast action driven sport like football. While I do love baseball, at times it can be no different than watching paint dry. Football, on the other hand, is known as the beautiful game for a reason. It is not just about score-lines but, it also about the entertainment. Fans of the sport want to see a little sizzle and excitement while watching the game. They want to be biting their fingernails in excitement and anticipation. Unfortunately, Roy seems to want his football players to play like baseball ones, long balls with the hope someone scores from it.
We are not ones to turn on our managers and players, however the situation has now become dire. Roy has even hit a new low by claiming the best football supporters in the world are to blame for the negative vibe. Negative vibe? These people are paying a lot of money to watch their team play, and then they have to sit and watch Roy’s crappy excuse of football against teams we should trash like Wolves?
Your first real test of your commitment to the fans is now:
Roy Hodgson is not respecting our supporters, our heritage, and proud history, fire him ASAP please.
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