I think the Henderson following by some supporters is a cult thing. They see him as a 'nice-lad' but he is so ineffective. Over the years these average players we have signed; Henderson, Kuyt, Downing, Pennant for Liverpool FC who when I grew up saw the likes of Rush, Owen, Barnes, Fowler only makes me wish I perhaps pushed for a career in football then medicine, perhaps I could have played for Liverpool.
I dont understand what he does that makes them see promise, I really don't. Most signings top clubs make are players who have either technical qualities or athleticism, unfortunately I dont think Henderson has either. I hear of his pace but honestly I can run faster than him. I tried to pay attention the last few games to see if am missing something, I honestly cant see what he brings to play?
Does he have technique?
Is he athletic?
Is he known for his determination and drive?
Henderson like Downing is a representation to why England do not perform well in international tournaments, average, cowardly players. I've seen average players on a pitch but give them the right mentalilty and they will put in a shift.
Comolli got fired for these signings which he was responsible for, we are told, I feel the firing of Comolli is the very start of some big changes in the summer. Whoever is responsible, scouts, Kenny etc they need to be held accountable.
i hope your appreciation of medicine is better than your appreciation of football.
if you can't see even a hint of athleticism, drive or determination in henderson's performances, such as the blackburn game where he shuttled up and down the right wing, clearing the ball and then sprinting the length of the pitch to be available at the end of the move and then back again, over and over again, then i suspect football is not for you.
similarly, if you can't see any hint of technique in a player who scores well in tackling and passing stats (he is a midfielder, remember), and who is almost unique among players in the squad for his willingness to play the ball quickly, as with his numerous first time through balls that always bamboozle the defence (if only our players could finish), then maybe try out one of the other major sports.
this thread gets more and more twilight zone-ish every single day. if the henderson following is a cult thing, then the henderson opposition is (almost) exactly the same thing.