Liverpool supporters often feel their views are misrepresented by the media, especially where their feelings about the current manager are concerned.
It seemed to take an age for them to notice that we’d just about had enough of Mr Hodgson and wanted our club to give him a glowing reference and his severence pay as soon as possible.
They noticed on Wednesday. All of a sudden the words “pressure” and “Roy Hodgson” were heard in the same sentence. Maybe the reference to England woke them up.
Better still, FSG (formerly NESV) also noticed – it was enough for them to let certain reporters know that their hunt for a manager good enough for LFC was already underway, that they too had perhaps had just about enough of Roy.
We won today against Bolton. 2-1.
We even came back from a goal down!
A great pass from Steven Gerrard to Fernando Torres and our number nine reminded the doubters why we always loved him. That moment of greatness from two of our genuine world-class players got us back into it, but to win the game it took a goal that might have been ruled out for offside, one that came deep into injury time.
We’re delighted to get three points (although the last time Bolton took three points off us at Anfield was in the fifties) but we don’t consider climbing into the top half of the table and moving a whole six points above relegation as celebration material.
We knew our squad was capable of better than we’ve seen for the majority of this season (after all, we got a glimpse of it against Chelsea). So we just want a manager who can make the squad do its best. Roy can go back to being a manager of a side who think top nine is Utopia, where fans don’t mind being told they aren’t supporters. Where he’ll be appreciated.
So, Roy still needs to go – and the sooner the better
The BBC’s match report (by David Ornstein) seemed to understand all of this. But whoever puts it onto the BBC’s website and finds short quotes to put alongside it must be an aspiring Sunday Supplement panelist:
Maybe we’ll let the BBC off just this once, after all it was probably added by someone slightly hungover and overworked, someone wondering why they got lumbered with working on one of the rare days that more than three top-flight games kicked off at 3pm on a Saturday.
But Roy is far from forgiven.
And we’ve not even read his post-match comments yet.