Fulham have laid down the gauntlet to Liverpool forward of their upcoming Premier League assembly, taking a swipe on the membership for snatching former supervisor Roy Hodgson from their clutches.
The 2 sides go toe-to-toe within the capital on 17 March, with the Cottagers trying to carry out a miracle to flee relegation and Liverpool looking for to finish a 29-year anticipate a league title.
Within the matchday programme for Fulham’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea final weekend, a function recognized three figures who would have been higher served staying at Craven Cottage – one in all which was Hodgson.
Now at Crystal Palace, Hodgson endured a disastrous spell at Anfield and was finally sacked in January 2011 after simply six months in cost and Fulham’s programme mocked his stint on the membership.
“He [Hodgson] was given a frosty reception on his subsequent appointment at Liverpool, with followers being unmoved by his success with smaller provincial golf equipment like Inter Milan,” the article learn.
“Realising that Roy was not going to win the league instantly and angered by his failure to purchase the world’s greatest gamers, who would clearly leap on the probability to signal for the staff that had dominated Europe a mere three many years earlier, followers shortly misplaced persistence.
“Demonstrating the cool-headed pragmatism that has endeared them to the footballing public, the Liverpool trustworthy demanded Roy’s alternative be an thrilling younger supervisor befitting the membership’s stature.
“Setting the time circuits to 1991, the membership’s executives piled into the ready DeLorean and floored it to ’88, returning with a fresh-faced and energetic Kenny Dalglish, able to usher in a brand new period of dominance spearheaded by future membership legend Andy Carroll, a shrewd buy at simply £35m.
“Sadly, nonetheless, Alex Ferguson and Wayne Rooney recovered the time machine, went again to 1991, stole the Sports activities Almanac and brutally laid out Jan Molby on the ‘Enchantment Beneath the Sea’ dance.
“This left the membership with no possibility however to pull current day Kenny out of the pub and into the dugout, skewing the timeline and culminating in an underwhelming eighth-place end and Kenny’s departure (once more).”