Its been a weekend of disappointment for Liverpool fans as we lost against Stoke City in a blaze of controversy.
Penalty’s that were and Penalty’s that were not overshadowed a good performance but lady luck and suspect officiating costs us dearly.
But the reaction I met on social networking sites were nothing short of amazing, it always strikes me how some Liverpool fans can instantly turn a disappointment into a frenzied attack on team selection or individual player criticism.
We all want victory every week but for goodness sake be realistic and understand it’s not a football simulator! What we are watching is real, yes its a minor setback and as LFC fans we expect to beat Stoke and in footballing terms we accurately played Stoke off the park for much of the game.
Over this weekend I have seen fans blame Dalglish for not playing Bellamy I saw fans calling for Carragher to take charge, it’s utterly ridiculous to witness.
If anyone deserves criticism it’s those fans who react with knee jerked nonsense and utter contempt for the club they claim to love.
We all understand what it means to follow our beloved team and all understand what the Liverpool way is, so why do certain fans continue to behave in a nonsensical way? Every fan has a right to ask questions and every fan has the right to debate any aspect of the club that they feel strongly about, that is what makes us fans and its healthy to continue to do so.
The lines crossed when we start attacking each other and attacking the team and manager after one defeat, a sense of realisation needs to hit some fans in the sense of their place within the club, we are supporters not on the board of directors or the club’s manager, just simple supporters.
If Liverpool win a trophy this season it will be fascinating to see the same fans rejoicing in the streets of Liverpool waving banners and signing as loud as anyone else but forgetting all about the time when they were calling for Dalglish’s head or for Carragher to retire.
The worst form of negativity is always created by fans themselves, not the media or opposition fans its always the supporters of the club that start the shameful poison.
Liverpool fans have rightly earned a reputation for being a well-educated and knowledgeable footballing bunch and although that title has never changed its beginning to become tarnished by the behaviour of a few.
As much as fans play their part in the absurdity some journalists do not exactly help slow the flow of hysteria, Russell Kempson’s report of the LFC V Stoke game in The Belfast Telegraph not only fuelled the hecklers but almost agreed with them, it seriously asks questions about the intentions of some of the lest known journalists such as Kempson.
With regards to Jamie Carragher why on earth should we be calling for him to stand aside? He has been a beacon of light when darkness has loomed for Liverpool and am sure if Kenny Dalglish or Jamie Carragher feels its time to step aside then am sure no one will have to tell Carragher that information.
Yes we are all aware that Carragher is 34 in January but I will tell you something, I would rather have a team of Carragher’s than a team of Aquilani’s.