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Brendan has once again shown is lack of man management. What are your thoughts?
interesting article this https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/early-doors/brendan-rodgers-unacceptable-090226538.html
I think the article is a bit harsh, but it's quite sharp and he did come over in the Being: Liverpool programmes as a bit of a David Brent, perhaps unfairly.
I don't know how good he is as a football technician, but in presentational terms I think the Liverpool job was probably about five years too soon for him.
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Hi Rob & Robert
I thought the article was spot on. It's what I've been going on about for a long time now - everybody cheats so why is this admission "unacceptable".
To be fair to BR, I haven't seen the interview where he said this and the media do have a way of cherry picking quotes which don't reflect what was being said.
Either that or BR is forcing Suarez out of Liverpool because FSG want to cash in on him (and we've never been to the moon, and Hoover had JFK shot). Obviously I'm joking. Hopefully.
Does anyone have a link to the actual interview or press conference this was said in, because while I've read this story a number of times in different articles, and it is troubling, I just not sure I understand the context, and nor does it seem the journalists do either, although each seems to make different assumptions.
Is it unacceptable to dive, or unacceptable to admit to diving, or is it unacceptable to go and talk to the press on your own?
I'm not sure which one is unacceptable to BR, other than he obviously does not want to talk about it in the press, but wants to handle this internally.
So I think I agree with Robert here. It seems to me either BR should not have commented at all, or if he did want to comment he should have made it clearer what he was commenting on, and for me that is a sign of an inexperienced manager who has not got his press relations worked out yet. Maybe he should take a lesson from others and just ban any of those pesky Fleet Street types who ask inconvenient questions.
Redfin - just how is Brendan's man management proven to be rubbish here? I reckon he will have said to Suarez behind closed doors early on the season 'stop diving!' - I know this because Suarez stays o his feet a lot more now. Once he admitted it publicly - it became a moot point and Brendan had no choice but to condemn it. I would be more happy if I was manager that he admitted to diving than the diving itself - which I find unacceptable anyway. How difficult is it going to be for him to get decisions now?
Anyway, on to your absurd point, read between the lines, or do we have yet another on here with a petit pois for a brain?
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So what's Brendan gonna do in terms of punishing Suarez?
In days of old a manager would dump a player in the reserves until they bucked their ideas up and behaved properly..
I suspect Rodgers won't as he's a weak manager.
Loki I am assuming your post is meant towards me.
BR management IS bad because he tends to come out to the media and pick on individuals so that he can criticise them, this seems to me a manager who is very insecure and therefore keeps trying to justify his position by pointing the finger at others. Do you know what this can do to the confidence of an individual?
This does not refer to football management but all management. All he had to say was " LFC have been made aware of the interview and it is something Suarez and I will discuss" then any thing he had to say would remain behind closed doors.
Maybe I am a simpleton but having spent last 20 years in higher management I know how important it is keep moral up amongst the staff in order to get the best from them.