In the case of Liverpool and Kenny Dalglish, it’s just too easy to put the boot in and pick holes in what has admittedly been a pretty flawed first full season back at the helm.
If this season has taught the Reds supporters anything, surely it’s that they all need to be a bit more patient with the men in charge, and their decision to appoint the Scot as manager.
Dalglish has made a whole swathe of changes to the Liverpool squad in his short time in charge and gone about a total restructuring of the Anfield set-up.
He’s also brought them their first trophy since 2006 in the last month so let’s all back off King Kenny for the moment.
On paper, this Liverpool side shouldn’t be short of goals and yet they are so blunt at the moment it’s embarrassing to watch.
But it is difficult to believe that Luis Suárez, Andy Carroll, Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy will continue to misfire at the business end of the pitch.
The skipper’s hat-trick against Everton on Tuesday night could see the floodgates re-open, and while they look almost certain to miss out on Champions League football this season, it would not be surprising if they were back in business before long.
It is getting monotonous hearing how well David Moyes has done by staying at Everton for 10 years.
What makes spending a decade in the same place an achievement?
Reading between the lines, the praise appears to stem from the idea that to stay at any Premier League club for 10 years you must have done a cracking job.
Look at Sir Alex Ferguson, they say, he’s been Manchester United for 25 years – we’ll never see the like of that again. Or Arsène Wenger – Arsenal manager since 1996.
Yet where Ferguson and Wenger differ from Moyes is they’ve both actually won trophies – 12 Premier League titles and two European Cups in the case of the United manager.
What’s Moyes won? Nothing. He’s taken Everton being from a middle-of-the-road top flight club and spent millions transforming them into a middle-of-the-road top flight club.
The only reason he’s kept is job is because together, with owner Bill Kenwright, he’s propagated the myth that the Toffees are struggling financially.
Don’t fall for it, if any of the top clubs had come in for Moyes he would have jumped at the first chance. But they haven’t. Because he is distinctly average.
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