Okay we're all impressed with 92A. For me, this next post from him cogently sums up the off-the-pitch succubus which is draining the life from our club's chest.
We all Live in a Red and White Kop
Re: The (Level 3) Sanctuary
« Reply #8556 on: Today at 04:20:06 PM »Quote That's the worrying thing. given an amnesty of twenty games I have every confidence rafa would turn it around and we could be on the verge of great things. The problems are there but I have every confidence he would solve them, With a bit of money I'm certain he would.
But in the real world every game has become vital, We've had some serious bad luck but that is never taken into account. This is played out against a background of two Venture Capitalists who have come unstuck with their plans because of the credit crunch, but are determined to get a decent return on their assets and are ambivalent whether in this process Liverpool football club is damaged as long as the damage doesn't mess up their revenue streams. The manager knows this and has had to find space to operate on what is a project he has invested the best years of his managerial career. In his favour has been the fans hatred of the Yanks, Benitez is a football man and he is put up with for political reasons by the Yanks if they see a chance to get rid of him they'll take it, He sees footballers not Multimillion pound assets.
Imagine the interviews for a new Manager. With Hicks and Gillette on the panel, We'd get a yes man who would allow them to rape the club while he said nothing to embarrass the Yanks. The relationship between any new manager and the Yanks would be different than their relationship with Benitez , they would be writing the job criteria and that would include no backchat from uppity employees. Whats protected Benitez is the culture surrounding the club. It has been different, we have a tradition of patience of not sacking the manager, but The constant media slagging off Benitez is beginning to find an echo in some sections of our support.
The ex players and media hate him because he approaches things differently from their certainties, new thinkers always get stick until their ideas are incorporated into the orthodoxy. Benitez is always going to be at odds with Andy Greys Sunday league analysis.
I went to a funeral last Friday, The lad who died did so from aggressive cancer. A lifelong Liverpudlian the last two games he listened to were Fiorentina and Chelsea, even on his deathbed he was trying to put it into perspective and wouldn't hear a word against Benitez from one of his young nephews. That's our tradition, It made us different but its under threat from the sky 'we want a result now' culture. The cocaine culture. You get a immediate buzz from beak but it leaves you with nothing. We can't compete purely financially our only hope until we rid the club of these leeches is someone who does it differently, a truly new thinker, but he needs more time. Yeah the Mancs may get 19 but if we implode now, our competitors in the future will be Leeds and Newcastle not the Mancs. We need to back the manger and take the pressure of the team.