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As we hear of Kenny Dalglish's increased involvement in the managing of our football club it's worth remembering what he stands for and has achieved as a representative of The Liverpool Way.

 

He's the fella who won the double as player-manager.

 

I would like to hear rumours of what he's up to. I want to know what he does on the training ground and the games he goes to.

 

See all along I thought that Rafa was the hero of the Shakesperian box set that our club had become but maybe not. He might still be yet but perhaps there is another sun in the sky and he is about to get his big scenes.

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amongst other things he said in an interview in the telegraph/mirror etc:

 

 

“I was disappointed – and I’ve told him this – that he ­applied for the job in the ­summer because I don’t think that was ever really going to happen for him.”

 

The interview was slanted by the papers (?) as another dig at Rafa who apparently didn't want Kenny around, despite it being him who asked him to come back and is quoted in an interview last season as saying he used Kenny as a mentor, with there not being anyone better to learn from.

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Kenny thinks he can do it and he still says he owes us.

 

who the hell is Roy Hodgson to tell kenny anything.what has the hodge done in management or as a player that gives him authority?Matter of fact kenny did more in the few years he managed than Hodgson has done in his "much vaunted" 35years ...

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who the hell is Roy Hodgson to tell kenny anything.what has the hodge done in management or as a player that gives him authority?Matter of fact kenny did more in the few years he managed than Hodgson has done in his "much vaunted" 35years ...

 

Roy has won league titles with Malmo and Copenhagen I'll have you know.

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The interview was slanted by the papers (?) as another dig at Rafa who apparently didn't want Kenny around, despite it being him who asked him to come back and is quoted in an interview last season as saying he used Kenny as a mentor, with there not being anyone better to learn from.

 

Hodge said that Kenny wasn't allowed at Melwood under Rafa but he is now

Again seems strange as it was Rafa that brought him in

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This summer was a strange one because we all know that Kenny threw his hat into the ring, only for Purslow (a reported friend) to choose our current manager* instead - very strange indeed!

 

Not sure how many of us here remember his sides from the late 80's but they were the best in Europe - it was only the ban that stopped us proving ourselves against Sacchi's Milan side.

 

I'm not talking about some nostalga-sodden, Newcastle-style messiah appointment here, Kenny has proven that he's a top-class manager with more than one club.

 

I wasn't so sure in the summer, mainly because I didn't want to see him to tarnish his legacy under G&H - but having seen him interviewed since then I think he'd could be fantastic for us once again.

 

 

 

*if i don't use his name I can still pretend it's not really happening

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As we hear of Kenny Dalglish's increased involvement in the managing of our football club it's worth remembering what he stands for and has achieved as a representative of The Liverpool Way.

 

He's the fella who won the double as player-manager.

 

I would like to hear rumours of what he's up to. I want to know what he does on the training ground and the games he goes to.

 

See all along I thought that Rafa was the hero of the Shakesperian box set that our club had become but maybe not. He might still be yet but perhaps there is another sun in the sky and he is about to get his big scenes.

 

Jesus Christ.

 

'This'.

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Not sure how many of us here remember his sides from the late 80's but they were the best in Europe - it was only the ban that stopped us proving ourselves against Sacchi's Milan side.

 

That team was a magnicent side but personally I think the Milan side were at another level again. I've never seen better. But jebus, any games between the two would have been magnificent. I'd love to have seen Barnes at his best taking on Malidini, Rush against Baresi and our midfield ging toe to toe with theirs.

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There has to be a question mark against Dalglish because, although he did create some brilliant teams - Blackburn too as well as Liverpool - his more recent efforts weren't of such a high standard. That said, he's hardly likely to be worse than Hodgson so let's give him the job.

That's complete BS. He took a team that was failing under Keegan to second in the league and the club to two FA Cup Finals. He managed the team that beat Barcelona in the Champions League which was memorable because it was the first time an English team had got a result against such quality opposition in the competition.

 

His transfer policy was questioned because he got rid of David Ginola and Les Ferdinand and the perceived replacements, John Barnes and Ian Rush were "failures". The reality was that Barnes and Rush were a couple of experienced old heads that could have helped get them from second to first in the league but it didn't work out. Jon Dahl Tomasson was signed as a link up player to play off of Shearer but ended up being used as an out and out striker when Shearer got injured at the start of the season. Without Shearer's goals they became a mid table side much like Liverpool did without Torres last season.

 

Something else that is conveniently forgotten is that under Keegan there was no reserve or competitive under age football at Newcastle - Dalglish had to undo that damage.

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Reasonable excuses perhaps, but whichever way you look at it Dalglish's record has been tarnished since Blackburn

 

And the long spell out of management puts another question mark against him too

 

I still think he should replace Hodgson with immediate effect, though, and depending on how that goes may be a long term option

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