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News just in – everybody in Liverpool hates Roy Hodgson

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Roy Hodgson

Liverpool would have been a technicolour hub of excitement on Saturday night, because Rebecca from X Factor did a song by The Beatles. Here’s why that’s amazing:

1. She’s from Liverpool.

2. So were The Beatles.

Had she popped in some Cilla Black teeth and sang live from the belly of Anfield, they would have had to call a public holiday. Anyway, good for Rebecca, nice for The Beatles. Now for the bad news: no one likes Roy Hodgson. No one. This from our pals at Ladbrokes:

Not only does he have to deal with the animosity shown by every Evertonian Roy Hodgson comes into contact with, the Liverpool manager faces the wrath of the red side of the city too.

Before the 3-0 victory over West Ham last Saturday, Liverpool fans had been voting throughout the week on various Liverpool websites and 95% of them were in agreement that Roy Hodgson was not the man to lead Liverpool forward.

And Hodgson is currently a huge price at 9/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave following the comments from the Anfield faithful.

The 3-0 win has seen Hodgson’s position strengthened somewhat, but it’s a testament to the fan’s lack of faith in their manager that the general consensus following the game was ‘why didn’t we score more?’

Hodgson and his side travel to Tottenham on Sunday for their next Premier League encounter before hosting Aston Villa at Anfield in a Monday night fixture on December 6th.

With calls mounting for Hodgson to resign, it would take six points from those two games to start winning back some faith from the Liverpool fans.

Should Hodgson fail to take six points from those two games, the calls will get louder still and the Liverpool board will have no choice but to assess Hodgson’s position.

Speculation surrounding Carlo Ancelotti’s position at Chelsea may stop Hodgson becoming the next Premier League manager to leave, and Ancelotti has been cut from 20/1 to 4/1 to be the next manager to leave.

17 responses so far
  • samuel charles // November 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    sack roy and bring in sanchez flores the atletico boss

  • Marshy // November 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hodgson could win every game left but he’d still be disliked. He’s simply not a Liverpool FC man. He has no empathy with the club, its supporters and ethos. Get the fool out before he clones Liverpool into Fulham.

  • Dan // November 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Marshy, Things are a lot more stable now under RH & the ownership of NESV. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so give Woy a chance and stop your bitchin’!

    Back your manager we’re not a bunch of fickle cockneys…

  • steve mcauley // November 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    dan, it was woy who put the time-scale on it, 10 games! he’s had 14, verdict…….PISH!

  • Dan // November 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    We’re only 5 points off 4th place. I just don’t see how getting on RH’s back is going to help, it’ll just make things worse.

    Fergison had a shite first two years with Man U but he came good (not as good as Paisley). It seems these days one or two bad results and it’s pack your bags – it’s a joke!

  • Jay Wright // November 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    just because the standards across the top of the league have dropped, that doesn’t mean that we should just drop our expectations accordingly!

    Get rid of Hodgson asap before he alienates our squad any further and sets the club back another few years with his transfer policy

  • Lee // November 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Only shortisighted, easily pleased, unknowledgeable Liverpool fans support Roy.

    The forward thinking crew who know about football and realise that his appointment will get us nowhere fast want him sacked….and rightly so.

    He wasn’t good enough to be linked with us let alone get the job and nothing has changed.

  • John Paul // November 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I hear Inter are in the hunt for a new manager…

    Straight swap, Rafa for Roy?

  • Leruo // November 23, 2010 at 8:26 am

    While I agree with the majority of respondents here – that Roy is utterly inept at this level of management – the options open to the board and owners are fairly limited. As Tomkins pointed out elsewhere, if he’s sacked now, a new manager would need time and patience, and there’s no guarantee that Rikjaard (sp) or anyone else would fit into mould of a Liverpool manager. It would also seta dangerous precedent.

    As much as our playing style is utterly rubbish under his reign and we have zero attacking imperative, if I was the owner, I’d let him have this season to destroy whatever ‘legacy’ he built at Malmo and others and provided we’re not in a relagation position again, let him see the season through. In the mean time, the intensive search for a competent, ‘proven’ manager should be under way. Let’s face it, our only hope this season is fourth-place finish, so our season, barring a god cup run, is pretty much over.

    The sad thing is that, as far as our best assets (Torres, Reina, etc) are concerned, waiting until the end of the season might be the deciding factor in their departure. It’s a tough time to be a Liverpool supporter. My work, my social life, everything is suffering as a result of Woy!!

  • Dan // November 23, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Lee, thank you and ‘the forward thinking crew’ for putting me right. I agree with you that RH isn’t the man to lead us to a prem title. I think we need to back him for the short term because what’s the point in rocking the boat? There’s been too much instability at LFC as it is! If you feel we need to drop RH right now, who do you want to replace him with?

  • Pete // November 23, 2010 at 11:05 am

    This is all dragging on much too long for me, the man should have never been given the job to begin with.
    The sooner he go’s the better.
    We need to get a new manager in before Christmas and I’m calling for the only man for the job to be appointed.
    Bring in MARTIN O’NEILL NOW !!!!!!

  • Hektor // November 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    The Liverpool job calls for someone who (a) is calm, collected and does not crack under pressure (b) appreciates the culture of Liverpool Football Club and (c) has a proven track record in management.

    Step forward, John Barnes.

  • mukasa David // November 23, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    No,not every body hates Hodson,to me he is agreat coach with good plans and good records,ilike him as aliverpoolfan in uganda here,ithink he will do some thing to please liverpool fans outside world,Hodson,you are the best and still do the best to come for me and the rest of liverpooldians out side

  • Dan // November 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Martin O’Neill lol, how about NO! O’Neill messed us about with the Barry transfer Saga and slagged off Rafa – He’s not welcome at Anfield! His own dressing room hated him at villa anyway, is that the sort of manager you want?

  • Pete // November 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    He’s not welcome at Anfield ?, say’s who ?.
    If you can laugh that off so easily pal, you don’t know much about him.
    You gave two silly excuses there, I won’t even bother commenting on them.
    Wether you like it or not my friend, Martin O’neill is going to end up in charge at Liverpool so you’d best start getting used to it.
    To answer your question, Yes he’s the kind of manager I want.

  • Dan // November 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Pete, why should Roy be sacked before Xmas when our aim for this season is a CL place and he’s only 5 points off. Things seem to be picking up now he’s got 10 points out of our last 5 games – if we keep that form up I’m sure we’ll finish 4th or better.

    … fair enough tho, it’s not for me to say if he’s welcome at Anfield or not I suppose, but I just don’t like the guy – he’s ex-forest anyway so f**k him lol

  • Jay Wright // November 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    John Barnes or Martin O’Neill?! While Frank Riijkaard sits unemployed?!?

    Riijkaard checks EVERY box that we could want:
    - encourages attractive, attacking football
    - is a proven winner in a major league AND cup competition
    - has a good eye for talent when buying at the top end of the market
    - is brave enough to put young players in the first team
    - has a reputation that will see him command respect from our top players and encourage other top players to join us

    Is it really so important to have an Englishman in charge that we choose to overlook somebody that ticks EVERY one of those boxes for somebody that ticks NONE of them???

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