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The Sudden Departure Of Roy Hodgson


I knew it was coming, but I was still a bit shocked when I got up yesterday to hear that Roy Hodgson had been sacked by the Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group. Hodgson is a nice guy and a good manager, but he just couldn’t cut it at Liverpool. Too many shocking defeats, Northampton in the Carling Cup was the start, followed by losses to Blackpool, Everton…. Wolves, Newcastle and finally for him, Blackburn.

Also the style of play at times was dreadful to watch, defensive, the long-ball, turgid stuff. Neither did he get the best out of his players, which has been his biggest asset until he took over at Anfield. By the end of his short reign, Liverpool’s team of internationals were playing like relegation fodder.

Then he never had the backing of our fans, well he did in the beginning but the style of play and the bad results meant he was always going to be on a loser there.
John Henry made a point of listening to fans groups as soon as he bought the club and he was obviously listening to them again this week, as the axe fell swiftly on Roy Hodgson’s head.

Submitted by Friends of Liverpool



  1. micko

    January 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I think he tried and failed,
    Unlucky for hodgson,

    I think the kenny team talk alone will have the players
    leaping out of there skin to get at united.

    Liverpool win today 2-1

  2. shama

    January 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    thanks Roy for what have you done. but your time is up

  3. Tommy

    January 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Poor Roy. I feel really bad for him. I think from day one fans were very skeptical of him and never really saw it in him to win Liverpool the premier league. He was always considered a mid table manager. I think his whole tenure at Liverpool has been bad, and its really a shame to watch, in the fact that we were always considered fans who backed up our manager through thick and thin. But this never happened with Roy, and even when we had that good run of games against Chelsea, Bolton, Blackburn, West ham, Aston Villa…. Fans were still skeptical of him and never considered him the person to take us forward.
    Anyway, I wish Roy all the very best of luck and I wish he finds success in his future endeavors.

    YNWA Roy…

  4. Lynn Tay

    January 10, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I feel that the jinx is actually Sammy Lee. Ever since he took over as assistant coach/mgr, LFC has been in decline. They should sack him instead of the mgrs. Also LFC needs to see a good geomancer, lol !

  5. Chan

    January 10, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Roy certainly did not help himself, despite what the fans think of him, that is the bottom line.

    He has no tactics, no man management, extra chummy with that MANU Scum to the point of not defending our no.9 when falsely accused of being a cheat, attacked the fans when his own incompetencies shows and bought crap players when given money (Poulsen and Konchesky anyone).

    He should be gone months ago. I fell more sorry for our club because of what Roy put us through far more than for the man himself.

  6. iskren

    January 10, 2011 at 6:25 am

    To some extend I do agree with the skeptics who say that Dalglish has been out of regular managerial job for too long.

    However what we need mostly at this moment is not new players or tactics but the REAL LIVERPOOL SPIRIT, the one that you see here:

    …and I think there’s no doubt that there are only a few managers who could do that for us now and King Kenny definitely stands out of the bunch!!!

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