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Roy to be sacked & Dion Fanning article
« on: December 31, 2010, 09:22:33 PM »
Tony Barrett - The Times
 
 
 
 
 
Roy Hodgson has apologised to Liverpool fans for questioning their support, but his contrition has come too late to safeguard his future as manager after the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), determined that he is not the man to take the club forward.
 
 
Though Hodgson is only six months into the three-year contract he signed last summer, he will be ousted as soon as a high-calibre replacement can be identified and recruited.
 
 
The 63-year-old has made it clear that he will not tender his resignation despite presiding over Liverpool’s worst start to a season for 57 years and his relationship with the club’s supporters breaking down, so FSG will effectively take the decision out of his hands by actively targeting his successor.
 
 
Should the right man become available Hodgson’s departure will be confirmed before the end of the season, although FSG will continue to bide its time in a bid to ensure that the problems facing the club are not exacerbated by any short-term decisions, as was the case last summer after the removal of Rafael Benítez.
 
 
Hodgson was in damage-limitation mode yesterday, apologising to supporters for his assertion that they had failed to back him. But his remorse appeared to cut little ice, with an online petition calling for his immediate dismissal attracting more than 11,000 signatories and demanding “a manager of greater quality”.
 
 
Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday was a setback too far for both fans and owners in a season in which embarrassing results have become a regular occurrence.
 
 
Hodgson attempted to build bridges before today’s home match against Bolton Wanderers. “It is a cliché but we do need time, patience and support, and the support from our fans at this club is of vital importance because that is what has made the club great through the years,” he said yesterday.
 
 
“We need that support and we need them [the supporters] to get behind us because things aren’t going well.”

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Re: Roy to be Sacked. Sometime.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 09:25:45 PM »
Just resign you gimp



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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 09:26:48 PM »
Manager out of his depth to lose his job shocker
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 09:27:33 PM »
Just resign you gimp

He's too arrogant for that but I agree
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 09:27:49 PM »
I dont understand this.... surely this just makes him worse. he knows he is for the bullet so doesnt care anymore (if he ever did). why not just sack him now?
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 09:27:52 PM »
I really don't understand the wait. Very few people could do worse, even a caretaker.

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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2010, 09:28:30 PM »
This is placating the fans following Wednesday evenings events. FSG know full well that identifying a new man is one thing (we've been doing this for how long on Rawk now?), securing him is totally another thing. Roy is here till the summer is my guess cos had they identified the 'right man' and he was not under contract Roy would be toast now but obviously the managers they're looking at are all under contract.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 09:28:49 PM »
Cant see the players or fans buying this. How can a manager who has effectively been given a vote of no confidence stay in charge and hold any respect. What a mess.

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 09:29:04 PM »
The owners should remove him NOW, get Kenny in at least till end of season and give the players a chance to start playing well and getting some points on the table.

If Hodgson isnt fit for the job now, he's not going to be nearer the end of the season, so why wait for more damage to be done?

Big error of judgement by the owners in my opinion
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2010, 09:29:51 PM »
I'm going to venture that he will quit or they will sack him by the end of next week (okay, so I just hope this!).  Basically, they probably wanted to avoid having a fan uproar tomorrow at Anfield, so leaked this to the press as a message to fans that Roy's days are numbered.
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2010, 09:30:41 PM »
If it takes a loss tomorrow for Hodge Podge to get the sack, then I'm very, very conflicted about tomorrow's match.
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2010, 09:30:52 PM »
So we have to tolerate Roy's management until the right replacement is found, just hope we're not relegated by then.

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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010, 09:31:00 PM »
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he will be ousted as soon as a high-calibre replacement can be identified and recruited.

So not Kenny. Bet you they go through an 'exhaustive managerial search' and come up with O'Neill.

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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2010, 09:32:00 PM »
I'm guessing Roy was told this someone over the last 24hrs as thismwould account for the 'I won't quit' headline SSN have had running all day.
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2010, 09:32:49 PM »
I know FSG has a plan in place, but why not just get rid of him now?

You have two capable candidates walking the streets of Liverpool already in Dalglish and Benitez, both of whom could do a better job with their eyes closed and mouths shut than Hodgson at the moment.

Unless H & W are trying to get the Hodge to fall on his sword by leaking the information and save money that way. Let's face it, Hodgson is going to be damaged goods and the sooner he leaves, the better it is for him to get a new job somewhere else. So he might as well resign.
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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2010, 09:33:55 PM »
Is this FSG's leak in hope that he resigns, forcing his hand so they don't have to pay his compensation?

He'll never resign though.

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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 09:35:32 PM »
Abit confusing to tell you the truth , as someone has already said if hes not up to the job get rid - Kenny and Phil Thompson waiting in the wings you cant tell me they would do a worse job .
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 09:35:46 PM »
So not Kenny. Bet you they go through an 'exhaustive managerial search' and come up with O'Neill.

That would piss me off almost as much as the Hodgson appointment. Him and Fat Sam should never, ever be mentioned together with our club.
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2010, 09:37:32 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2010, 09:37:33 PM »
how dare tony barrett treat one of europe's most respected coaches like this

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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2010, 09:37:39 PM »
They should do what ever it takes to lure Guardiola in the summer, then when he still says no they should look at Boas, Garrido or Benitez.

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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2010, 09:38:00 PM »
He is too stubborn to resign, the player's performance tomorrow will be very interesting.
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2010, 09:38:33 PM »
Sounds like the Mark Hughes situation at Manchester City, hopefully we'll be seeing Roy waving farewell at 5 tomorrow.

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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2010, 09:39:24 PM »
I'm going to stick my neck out here, Roy will not be in charge for FA cup tie at United.

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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2010, 09:39:47 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2010, 09:39:49 PM »
No way in hell he will resign.

Means giving up his £3mill and he ain't that stupid.
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2010, 09:40:13 PM »
If Roy is to be sacked soon, then I really really hope Kenny is given the job until the end of the season.
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2010, 09:41:10 PM »
He is too stubborn to resign, the player's performance tomorrow will be very interesting.

Roy is a terrible manager. No doubts there.

But Gerrard is on £110,000+ A WEEK.

On Wednesday I went to the game and he couldn't be arsed

LFC Club Captain. £110k a week.

Can't be fucking arsed.

Not sure this is brilliant. Fucking hell. More money than I earn in 3 or 4 years. And he can't be arsed.

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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:09 PM »
I'm going to stick my neck out here, Roy will not be in charge for FA cup tie at United.

Hope you're right. PM me if you're in Libpool. A pint might be in order to celebrate..
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:14 PM »
Sounds like the Mark Hughes situation at Manchester City, hopefully we'll be seeing Roy waving farewell at 5 tomorrow.

it wont be the same sort of wave tho

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« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:26 PM »
If we had to choose an unemployed manager right now, Rijkaard please.

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« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:39 PM »
It's an opening gambit. FSG aren't stupid. This is being leaked and they will wait to see what develops and then take whatever further action is necessary... If that involves removing Hodgson then that will happen.

My feeling is that this will make his position untenable and he will have to go. I assume FSG are intending will happen as well, but they are trying to do it in a way that appears they are not making a unilateral decision.

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« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:47 PM »
Cant see the players or fans buying this. How can a manager who has effectively been given a vote of no confidence stay in charge and hold any respect. What a mess.

This. Seriously a huge mess.
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« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:54 PM »
Not bad for 6 months abject failure to walk away with £3m in your back pocket if you're sacked. Sometimes the football world astounds me.
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« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
Roy is a terrible manager. No doubts there.

But Gerrard is on £110,000+ A WEEK.

On Wednesday I went to the game and he couldn't be arsed

LFC Club Captain. £110k a week.

Can't be fucking arsed.

Not sure this is brilliant. Fucking hell. More money than I earn in 3 or 4 years. And he can't be arsed.

he couldnt be arsed last season either because rafa wouldnt lick his balls

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« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2010, 09:43:07 PM »
Roy is a terrible manager. No doubts there.

But Gerrard is on £110,000+ A WEEK.

On Wednesday I went to the game and he couldn't be arsed

LFC Club Captain. £110k a week.

Can't be fucking arsed.

Not sure this is brilliant. Fucking hell. More money than I earn in 3 or 4 years. And he can't be arsed.


He wasn't the only one, the question remains why cant they be arsed?

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« Reply #36 on: December 31, 2010, 09:43:27 PM »
Unemployed managers

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who else is out of a job?

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« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2010, 09:43:40 PM »
Put in a caretaker for fuck sake, we can still salvage our season as long as that gimp isn't in charge.

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« Reply #38 on: December 31, 2010, 09:43:55 PM »
Not sure why they just dont sack him now.
Its clear he is off one way or the other. Whether he likes it or not.

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« Reply #39 on: December 31, 2010, 09:43:58 PM »
I hardly doubt a suitable candidate of NESV's liking will show up before the end of the season. The fact that they are unwilling to hand over the reigns to Kenny is disappointing.