Another "Its not the Liverpool way" shocker
A post was made just a few minutes ago about the support of the current manager, highlighting the lack thereof:
Posted by: Z e u s
« on: Today at 01:04:42 PM »
Now I don't agree with Tom Hicks very often and didn't in this case, it was a laughable statement, given what he had done to us over the years.
However if he said this about our fanbase now - I think he'd have a point.
No doubt it was fine emailing journalists, posting banners, contacting SSN, getting Hicks Junior sacked - when Hicks and Gillett were miliing our great club.
However these campaigns don't seem to have stopped and now - the focus has simply gone from the owners to the manager. It seems a large percentage of our fans think it is OK to email journalists, post on John Henry's twitter account, boo the manager, chant for Dalglish - undermining the manager.
Now this is not the Liverpool Way, from what I know. We are behaving like Newcastle fans, causing uproars whenever we don't get our way. What next, give Dalglish the job and then move the focus onto him? Ofcourse that won't happen, but the point is we should be better than this. Some of the abuse on John Henry's twitter account is ridiculous, infact he should remove it or block these individuals. They are making our fanbase look irrational, abusive, thoughtless and it just drags our club down.
I am all for wanting Hodgson out. But the results and performance will take care of this and the owners will read the reports in the papers, posts on forums, comments on phone ins and realise he is not the right man - they know this, but probably can't get the right man yet, if known.
But our fanbase really need to take a long, hard look at themselves and stop these divides amongst fans, stop emailing journalists, stop posting abuse on Aldridge or Henry's twitter accounts, stop booing the manager or team.. otherwise whoever takes over will have no chance with the fans acting this way.
We need to get back to supporting the manager, getting 100% behind the team and back to The Liverpool Way, something the whole club has lost from fans, to players, to owners.
Clearly there are still supporters believing that their job is to follow the hieracy at the club like sheep being herded.
In my view there have not been outright protests or e-mail attacks concerning our current manager and I doubt there ever will be, bar him making some sort of interview blunder that'd surpass all other in either undermining the support or insults.
The current manager has support on the field during games in that people are supporting the club and everything that goes with it. That does not say that he should be left blameless or without criticism. The Liverpol Way is not following and supporting everything concerning club blindly. If that'd be the case the 2 cancers would still be at the club. What individuals do, e-mailing or twittering to club personell is their own doing...some feel the need to it and no matter what's said or done you won't be able to change that.
If you want a case for supporters to back the current manager do come with some arguments on why, othe than citing "The Liverpool Way", but be warned that most that are calling for his tenure to be cancelled have very strong arguments to back up their views.
I wonder what would have happened concerning previous ownership if the support DID act like sheep. And what could happen to the club if the current flow of criticism wasn't against current manager but supporting him. I'd argue that our fanbase would not be called the most knowledgeable any more.