Halloa! I fear this box may never provide a description that could ever truly satisify the definition of description.
In saying that, I'm 26, from Liverpool, with a passion for Liverpool FC, history, and Star Trek. Ahem.
I suppose I should note that I am so utterly staid that the colour beige has pursued legal action against me on a number of occasions. Damned legal obligations...
Oh, and this blog is quite probably PG-safe (I guess what constitutes PG is subjective, so probably) as I very rarely swear and don't post images of a fleshy nature.
Oh, oh, and I have a fascination (um, irrepressible obsession) with the two world wars, which is why they appear so prominently in my Tumblr. Macabre, perhaps, but it's principally centred on a desire to contribute, however insignificantly, to the "perpetuation" of those who suffered immeasurably in the wars.
And the heaven cried today with us for the 96 lives lost that day in Sheffield, 24 years ago..
I don’t usually do this, but I’ve been incredibly upset by the way in which Dalglish has left Liverpool. It’s just shocking to think that John Henry, et al have discarded Kenny in such an unceremonious fashion, as if he were one of FSG’s two-bit advisers. To be blunt, he’s shown such incredibly poor judgement in this decision that you have to just wonder how he’s never been employed by JPMorgan or Brussels. All this crass impetuousness which has been on display these past three months has got to be seriously jeopardising the good will there’s been since FSG rid the club of H & G.
We need a manager who can inspire the fans and make us believe that even the title is attaintabl, but such coaches don’t appear to be realistic targets. For instance, why would Jurgen Klopp leave one of the most balanced leagues in Europe for a division which has been warped beyond all recognition? We couldn’t even afford Mourinho or Guardiola. The prospective candidates leave me cold at best. Even if FSG were interested in AVB (and it’s not looking likely that he’ll be approached :-(), I really think he’s still a number of years from having any meaningful impact away from Porto - and has he addressed the almost self-sabotaging obduracy which afflicted him at Chelsea?
As for the others, Martinez and Rodgers have shown themselves to be able managers, but, then again, so did Roy Hodgson at Fulham - so is FSG effectively repeating the short-sighted thought processes which went into his appointment? Despite what FSG insist, I really fear that should one of them be appointed it could signify a policy shift: from significant, but sustaintable, investment, to a more modest budget and emphasis merely on consolidating our place in the top half and developing young players to be sold on for some profit. Grim times ahead if that’s the case.
The abruptness of Dalglish’s departure could itself affect how the team performs next season. All this acrimony may end up placing far greater pressure on his successor than there would have been had KD left of his own accord - or, perhaps, been moved upstairs. A month or so of poor results and Anfield could conceivably turn. Liverpool didn’t need this after all the turmoil which the club endured under H & G. It really fucking hurts to be so pessimistic about our prospects in the league. All I hope is that the tumult of H & G doesn’t make a return, nor that there is any of the rancour seen at Blackburn under Kean. History has shown that the only way a club can really have such a ruthless policy when it comes to managers - effectively sacking them for, what, a poor season? - is to have limitless pockets to counteract the inevitable instability, so it’s all just a little unnerving given FSG’s finite resources.
I know there were a number of troubling issues under King Kenny - and he was as culpable for this season’s failures as any of the players - yet there were glimpses throughout of the team’s promise, even some evidence of progress. Above all, you could see, in spite of everything, that Kenny still ardently believed in the ideals of ‘pass and move’ football. Regardless of how his second time has turned out, he was everything we needed after Hodgson. He gave us a sense of unity which we’d lacked for so long. I’ll likely be spending much of the next couple of years brooding about what could have been. Dammit.
Sorry about the above’s rambling incoherency, but Tumblr’s technically a blog, so there :-p. Admittedly, I could have just said I don’t agree with the decision…