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  1. Also an underrated win was the 4-1 against Derby the year we got promoted.
  2. The 3-0 in Bruges was brilliant. Not sure it felt as good even as salvaging a 2-2 draw at MK Dons but it was an amazing experience.
  3. I would be surprised if the payoffs for Ranieri, Puel, Pearson and Shakespeare combined were even half what it would cost to fire Rodgers. Let’s not forget we also paid £7m or whatever it was to bring him down from Celtic. Would we really effectively break our transfer record just to fire our manager? Rodgers is here as long as he wants.
  4. There is no solution other than for Rodgers to acknowledge his mistakes and learn from them. He has shown no signs of doing either. I want him to succeed because I think he has a lot of good ideas about football and as we’ve seen when it’s going well he is capable of producing some great stuff. I don’t think he has the humility or self-awareness to acknowledge his own failings and last night was yet another example of that. I also don’t think people realise how much Rodgers’ contract has the club over a barrel. Spurs are in the same situation with Mourinho. We don’t have a choice but to accept the situation and hope he sorts it out. If it wasn’t for the size of his contract I’d be on the fence. As it is I just don’t think the club could justify firing him even if they wanted to.
  5. I think the number of people actually calling for him to be sacked is actually very small. I think a lot of people - myself included - are sick of being told there’s not a debate to be had about Rodgers’ performance just because we’re in the top 4. We’re a significantly worse side than we were a year ago and he’s paid twice as much for the privilege.
  6. You could have said this about most of the last 20-odd games. So many stages at which you thought we’d hit rock bottom in that run, so many false dawns and we’re still repeating the same mistakes.
  7. Even at the time of making that extra defensive change at half time Rodgers had a back 5 consisting of players who’d all played centre back in his time at the club. It’s the sort of thing we’d laugh at Tony Pulis for doing. Not his fault with injuries etc but it’s hardly like we were gung ho before the change.
  8. I don’t think it has to be a sly dig at all, but it is absolutely spot on. Leadership is about accountability. Successful leaders do not pass the buck. I’m pleased Kasper realises that because it’s pretty clear his manager doesn’t.
  9. “Leaders look inwards and take responsibility” is an interesting comment.
  10. Imagine not making a half time change against Brighton or Everton but making one today.
  11. You see I just don’t think that’s a fair reflection of where we were under Puel vs now. We battered Spurs in Puel’s penultimate game in a performance better than anything we’ve put together in the last 6 months under Rodgers. Rodgers has a big summer coming up. I’m really ****ing concerned that he had a 3 month mid-season break and failed to address any of our issues in that time. Other managers (Potter, Dyche amongst others) managed to get a hold of far inferior squads in that time and push them towards far less appealing goals than a Champions League campaign.
  12. It’s not about replacing him with somebody who will finish higher than this season, it’s about who will finish higher next season - Rodgers or somebody else. In any event it’s a moot point, it’s £50m+ to sack Rodgers and his team and I can’t imagine anybody on the board is up for throwing away that sort of money as we enter a worldwide recession.
  13. I was talking about big games but I understand your point about Southampton. But really, what statement did that make? We can batter a demoralised side with 10 men? Every time we’ve been properly tested we’ve been found wanting. It’s July and we’re still suffering the same issues we had in January. In fact it’s the same issues we had in September when we rolled over at Old Trafford. Rodgers is just as conservative a manager as Puel was, and like Puel now the good start has worn off he doesn’t know how to turn it around. 20-odd games of under-performance is long enough to say there’s a problem.
  14. We beat Arsenal and Spurs under Puel, nobody thought it was the sign of a great coach then, and that was at a time they were 2 of the best 6 sides in the country rather than scrapping for a top half finish.
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