Should Liverpool sack Roy Hodgson?
As a lifetime Liverpool supporter, I have now become depressed by the form and quality of this once great team, so I think Mr Hodgson should go.
I have many reasons for thinking this, and it isn't a knee-jerk reaction to a very poor result last night.
I think Roy stated at the beginning of the season that he should be judged after 10 games.
Well so far, we have played 18 Premier league games, and currently reside in 12th place with a record of 6 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats.
Some of those wins and draws were very fortunate, having been outplayed by West Brom, Birmingham, Wigan and Sunderland.
We have been knocked out of the Carling Cup at home to Northampton Town.
Transfer wise, Roy has truly excelled in poor decisions.
Players In: Raul Meireles (his only good signing, though constantly played out of position) / Christian Poulsen (just poor) / Joe Cole (has failed to live up to his billing) / Paul Konchesky (see Christian Poulsen) / Milan Jovanovic (not his signing, though a decent player, but can't get a game because Hodgson doesn't like him)
We are very fortunate at Liverpool to have one of the best young talents in world football, Daniel Pacheco. He also can't get a game, or when he is played (in a meaningless european tie), he is also played out of position. Anybody who knows football, can see that his natural position is just behind the centre forward, but Mr Hodgson insist on playing him as a right or left midfielder.
Not only is Paul Konchesky poor, he cost us 4 - 5 million plus two young players with bright futures. One of those players, Lauri Dalla Valle has a big big future.
He also sold Krisztian Nemeth for peanuts, another player with a big future.
Alberto Aquilani, a highly regarded Italian midfielder who cost over 20 million has been loaned out, with an option to buy for 12 million.
There is a theme to the players he bought and sold, namely age.
Konchesky is 29 nearly 30, Poulsen is 30 nearly 31, Meireles is 27 nearly 28 and Joe Cole is 29
Aquilani is 26, Lauri Dalla Valle is 19, Alex Kacaniklic is 19, Krisztian Nemeth is 21 and Emiliano Insua is 21
I could go on, but I won't.
Needless to say, It is time for Roy to go, he is out of his depth.