I'm no word smith. If you take a look through my post history you'll probably find more one line posts than anything. And while they're gold (to me) they do show that I am not one for words. Even less so for this forum, what with the detailed discussion of tactics, formations, etc.
The reason I'm writing this is from the heart. It comes after reading "why is Kenny so untouchable?" I replied to that in the thread it was written. In not a very nice way, in a way that might earn me a ban. Go on, take a look at my post history. Back? Good.
You'll also have to forgive me as I'm typing this while taking care of a four year old and nearly tenth month old.
But it is from the heart.
I started watching Liverpool as a young kid, this is back when Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish were putting teams in their place. He was then doing it as player manager. A domestic double in his first season in that role wasn't bad. Wasn't bad at all. And so time went on, and April 15th, 1989 happened. I wasn't there. I wasn't living in Liverpool. However, I do know Kenny held the essence of LFC together. He was the embodiment on the pitch, he was the embodiment as manager and he was the embodiment as a grieving soul.
Having said that, I'm not trying to overplay Hillsbrough. Yes, it was very important what he did then and the days following, the most important thing he has done for the club. But not al he has done. As a player and manager he is Legend.
So why is Kenny so untouchable? For reasons I cannot express in words. Maybe it's an age thing. If you didn't witness Kenny in his pomp, I can sort of understand why you have less patience that those that did.
I'll stop rambling now, sorry, but that one line really fucked me off!