Rightly or wrongly the marker was set by the fans with the dismissal of Roy Hodgson. Whether you believed he was the antithesis of the Liverpool Way is really irrelevant. At that time the example was set by all and sundry that it was OK to hound out a manager because of personal dislikes rather than the bigger picture (which is patience obviously). That was the example set by most from nouveau to hardened.
Only if you are a tabloid journalist do you have to think in such black and white terms.
Unfortunately you have not really understood the Hodgson issue. The whole premise of your post is wrong. Your post discusses the merits of Hodgson the manager and dismisses those of the man.
Hodgson was not hounded out because he was the wrong manager despite being the worst in 50 years or because of his face rubbing but because he was the wrong man. Liverpool demands a manager that understands the club and its fans. Hodgson did not, worse than that he didnít even try, even worse again he tried to shape the club in his image, to build a club with no expectations, to tell the fans how they should behave. If you donít understand this then Iím not sure what you do understand.
'Freefall' - didn't we outplay the current form side in the prem, batter Everton and beat Stoke to qualify for the FA cup semi final in the last fortnight? 'free fall' by that you mean that some fans have turned on the manager, generally those with the most self importance and the least patience. The creme de la creme.
If Kenny goes in the summer it will be exactly because we haven't given him time. Kenny is the right man, he's yet to show whether he's the right manager but if he does not deserve time who does?
Our modern fans are a laughing stock - they were handed a legacy of being the greatest most knowledgeable fans in the country and have burnt that legacy publically on every forum and phone-in in the land for a decade.
We are only custodians. The Kop is a spirit, an attitude, the heart and soul of Liverpool F.C. No-one owns it, but together we are a legion, a force like no other.
The Kop is a one-off. It's the cradle of terrace culture, humour, songs - the original 12th Man. The Kop innovates. It has never followed.
Liverpool F.C exists as a source of pride for its supporters. It has no other purpose. If that is the club's pledge to us, here's ours to the team. "The Kop exists as a bastion of support. We will get behind the team through thick and thin. We will, always, give them strength
These were the first three statements in the Kop Charter. How do they sound after reading this thread?
As the great man said -
You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.
Are we the best fans do you think?