The summer transfer season is fast approaching and there is lots of speculation among us fans about who will be the latest in an alleged spate of signings. Rumor has it that around 60 to 100 million pounds plus receipts from player sales would be made available to purchase new players. What this means is that with the way we are playing already, there shouldn’t be much doubt about us being in the top 2 if not winning the league next season.
What all this hoopla around the summer transfer window is obscuring is the worth of our biggest signing in decades. I am not taking about Suarez or Carroll. Our biggest signing of the decade will be Kenneth Dalglish.
As Rushie said “There is a spring in the steps of the people, fans and staff at Anfeild because there is a spring is the step of Kenny”.
From losing one of our loved managers in Rafa Benitez to signing of perhaps the most hated manager in Roy Hodgson, the first half of the season did not pan out the way we hoped it would. The best news we received during the first half of the season was that finally the Moronic duo of ‘epic’ proportions were out of our beloved club and we had new owners.
Ever since the king has taken over there is a sense of optimism, of hope, of watching and experiencing the marauding reds of old. In fact the way Kenny has guided the team this season there is no doubt that he will be signing the dotted line to become our regular gaffer, not the caretaker he is now. Using some of the statistics that our owners set great store by, if the season had started when Kenny took over, we would have been in the second spot with the plastic flags at first and the scum below us at third. (Stats originally from Opta, taken from espnstar.com)
Club Games Win Draw Loss Points
Chelsea 15 11 2 2 35
Liverpool 16 10 3 3 33
Manchester U 16 10 2 4 32
Arsenal 15 7 6 2 27
The actual table is a little less impressive with us placed 5th but considering we were battling relegation under Hodgson this is a HUGE achievement. Thanks to the King we shall be sure of European football this weekend.
“When the hour was darkest,
And doom close at hand,
Here commeth the King.
Unfurling true red as he took us to battle,
With a song on our lips and Kenneth in our hearts,
We hacked and slashed all that came in our path.
Here more are the days of the King,
And they shall forever be blessed.”