So we haven't wasted any time and have signed a proper manager. By 'proper' I mean a name befitting of our club. Hopefully one who can take us forward. There is no quick fix here. The squad is poor, bereft of confidence and facing a really tough run of fixtures that we have known about since June. So not really expecting anything much for the rest of the season. Top 6 and a good Cup run. I really think the Europa is our best shot at anything, if nothing else to get our name back in lights for the right reasons.
Thankfully the rest of the League is quite woeful too at the moment so we are not that far off top 4. Thats an outside hope but Chelski wont be rubbish all season and for some reason people are scared of ManUre again despite them not having a centreback worthy of the name(says the kettle)..
Firing Brendan after the Everton game regardless of the result seems a tad tactless but really it gives a clean break and gives Klopp some time to get his feet under the table. The unceremonious elbowing of O'Driscoll out the door and bumping Gary Mac upstairs is tactless. Clearly Jurgen is already flexing his muscles and just shows what a bizarre decision we made over the summer to appoint these 2. Completely losing any belief I had that FSG actually understands what football is all about.
Jurgen Klopp's press conference was quite entertaining, he likes the word cool. He is the normal one. He is confident he can take us forward and I think the players will be in for shock with his straight forwardness. If you don't perform the bench is yours or the Academy team.
Imagine we might bring a couple of player in Jan but really no value. Perhaps a re-assessment of the players we have out on loan would be a good starting place. Lets hope he gets final say on who we sign and lets hope they don't cost £18mill everytime we take out a chequebook.
He has tough start with Spurs, So'Ton, Chelski and Man City in the League with a League Cup tie with Bournemouth and double header with Rubin Kazan. Not the ideal run of fixtures for a new manager but it is what it is.
I am looking forward to 'heavy metal' football. His style of play and achievements at Mainz and Dortmund are well documented and he brings the kind of clear thinking and tactical understanding we need to drive us forward. He also understand the game at the top level which again is a huge plus for us. So lets all get behind the manager and get onboard Jurgen's caravan of Cool!
- I have been a Red since I was about 6 or 7. My boyhood hero was Kenny Dalglish and I have an autograph from him while he was still at Celtic. Thanks Gran! As such I gravitated towards the team he played for. So I have been Scottish-South African- Scoucer for about 30 years now! I am extremely passionate about our club, and have felt the need to start this blog in the face of the abject nature of our performaces under Benitez and the Hicks/Gillett ownership.