I was expecting more from him but to be honest, the managers and players are in a real tough position as they haven't made this decision.
Very tricky for him, to be fair.I was expecting more from him but to be honest, the managers and players are in a real tough position as they haven't made this decision.
It would help massively though if some of these top players or managers went on record and said they have no interest in winning a glorified friendly tournament.
His job is to manage the team and he’s being dragged into this, when he clearly doesn’t want to be and also clearly disagrees with it. He’s employed by the club, at the minute, so he’s caught between a rock and a hard place, over something that is still very fresh.It is and it isn't.
Though I do understand why he's dragging his feet on what is an inevitable "yes" or "no".
Very tricky for him, to be fair.
Feel free to disagree. If Brendan was put in the same position, I’d want him to do his best to concentrate on the game first and deal with the rest of the shit afterwards. I’d also expect him to be mightily pissed off if he was being distracted from doing that job.I don't agree. He's been very forthright in his views on the subject before. If he's genuinely principled, he'd have taken up Leeds offer and worn the shirts they'd printed too. If he was as much of a socialist as he's said, he'd not even be at Elland Road and would have told his players not to turn up either.
Remember, the Super League want to begin "as soon as is practicable". Surely that means next season? If so, this Leeds/Liverpool game wouldn't matter one bit to the European places. Liverpool are already qualified because they are Liverpool. And Leicester and West Ham are already out of it because of who we are.
There announcement yesterday affects everything immediately. Klopp cannot pretend that he is preparing his team for a game just as he was before. Everything is instantly different forever.
Feel free to disagree. If Brendan was put in the same position, I’d want him to do his best to concentrate on the game first and deal with the rest of the shit afterwards. I’d also expect him to be mightily pissed off if he was being distracted from doing that job.
I don’t think he did. I thought it was perfectly clear what he was saying.The problem here, and I’ve seen it a lot personally in recent years, is that you can’t purport yourself to be a leader of men and moral and ethically sound when it is convenient and a company man when it isn’t.
It’s really really hard to do the “right” thing in these positions.
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