A valued contributor to this forum (FAT SCOUSER) posed a few questions to another member of this forum here
. I thought it would be a good idea to create a survey asking questions along the same lines, to find out if there's a correlation between age/nationality/length of time as a Liverpool supporter and loyalty to a manager.
There's no hidden agenda - each question is worded in a neutral way, and the aim is just to attempt to find an answer as to why people have such strong opposing opinions on the subject of our manager. If enough replies are received, I'll post the results here.
The survey consists of only a few questions, and should take less than 30 seconds to complete. It can only be submitted once. Please be honest.
It is located >>>HERE<<<
If anyone wants to share the survey link with another LFC forum, then please feel free to! (but only LFC-specific forums, so as to reduce the chance of non-LFC fans skewing the results)
Basic results will be published here after peak Internet traffic time in the UK tonight (around 21GMT). The thread title will be changed once the results are available. Further analysis to find trends may be done at a later date.
Finally, to those asking about the 'year you became a fan' question, if you feel you were born into it, then that's fine; put your year of birth. It's mainly to determine the era in which you started supporting Liverpool.The Results (after 800+ replies)Liverpool fans were asked: "Do you want Rafael Benitez as Liverpool manager for the foreseeable future?"Of those that replied 'No', many gave the name of the manager they would want instead:(Unfortunately I haven't found a way of getting the text responses in an easily readable format yet, however...)
The majority of people who voted 'No' suggested Mourinho
as manager. Other notable suggestions included (in descending order): Guus Hiddink, Kenny Dalglish, Laurent Blanc, Roy Hodgson. (Someone even suggested Gary Megson - whoever that was, thanks for the laugh
)The effect of age on opinion?UK opinion vs Overseas?
From this we can make the following assumptions:
- Roughly 85% of LFC fans are in support of Rafa.
- The majority of that 15% not in support of Rafa would choose Mourinho as manager.
- The older generation of fans are slightly more likely to be unhappy with Rafa.
- Fans from the UK are slightly more likely to be unhappy with Rafa, when compared to overseas fans.
You can view the live results HERE
(basic analysis only unfortunately). The survey is still ongoing (partly because I don't know how to stop it
), but over 800 replies is a big enough sample size, so I suppose you could call these results above 'correct'.
If I get time in the future to analyse the data in more detail (make use of the beginning supporting year, for example) then I will, but until then, I think these results are quite interesting. Thanks to everyone who took part