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A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Papa Told Me Not To Come

Pity for poor Roy Hodgson, who has agreed with the Liverpool owners that he should leave Liverpool.

Based on both the way Liverpool have been playing and the results they've been picking up (or rather, not picking up), big Papa Roy's reign was only ever going to come to an end at some point in January.

He was probably a short-term appointment, a ship-steadier and essentially caretaker. He's proved in his career that he can take average players, put his arm around them, and makes them better. Not so in his six months in charge at Liverpool.

There's not really been a single highlight during his time. Joe Cole signing was one, and beating Chelsea was another - though Chelsea's own form this season appears to be just as bad as Liverpool's.

Kenny Dalglish has been appointed as caretaker Manager, despite having not managed for a decade. Apparently he watches a lot of football, moreso than anyone bar Arsene Wenger, and at his last three English clubs he won the title with two (Liverpool and Blackburn) and finished second with the other (Newcastle).

Every fan of the club who has been calling for Dalglish while Hodgson has still been in charge now has the Legend they want in charge. If it works, great. If not, then they can finally shut the hell up and we can start the search for a real, long-term manager.

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