Friday, 4 June 2010
Dalglish Belongs To A Glorious Liverpool Past
Are Liverpool serious? Are they really thinking of giving the manager's job to Kenny Dalglish? There's no denying his record when in charge of clubs - he even took Newcastle to second place - but it is 10 years now since he was in the top job and, in the time he has been away, the game has moved on. Yes he is still God in the cities of Glasgow and Liverpool but elsewhere? It's more a case of "Kenny Who?" I'm afraid.
If Dalglish is appointed, it will be to placate the fans and minimise criticism as Liverpool settle in to mid table obscurity. Would the Scousers ever turn on King Kenny? Bad season could follow bad season and the fans would still bow down at the altar of Kenny. Look at the way they tolerated, nay revered, Benitez! Yes Hicks and Gilette have spit roasted Liverpool FC, but Rafa still had funds to buy players and he bought badly.
"Bought badly?", the Scousers will squeal, "What about Torres?" It always comes back to Torres, but as good as Torres is, he does not compensate for all the other expensive duds Benitez bought - as last season showed. How many years is it since Liverpool won the title? Back to 1989-90 when, surprise, surprise, Kenny was in charge!
It would be great to turn the clock back but sadly pretending it is 1990 will not make me 31 again, and appointing Kenny will not restore Liverpool to past glories. The damage has been done by Moran, Souness, Evans, Houllier and, most of all, Rafa Benitez. Liverpool fans stood by their man for far too long and he has led the club up a blind alley.
Dalglish is the easy choice, his appointment will make Hicks and Gilette heroes for a day or two. But Kenny will walk away from the job when the pressure mounts and where will Liverpool be then? Up Mersey Creek without a paddle!
Posted by Hammersfan at 09:48