|Another headache as Anfield fortress is no fortress anymore as Liverpool registered their second defeat , to a relegation candidate Wigan FC on 24 March 2012. - AP|
"If you can't support us in times of losing, you better go to another team...". That was Bill Shankly's word and quoted by many of LFC fans when ever there are among us deemed to be too critical or lambasting the squad, and easily labelled as an act of blasphemy.
I couldn't agree more but we're living in a different era where Twitter and Facebook are our every day's reference. We can't ask the fans nowadays to shut up and give their loyalty blindly and worst, never ever to speak a bad word about the team, no matter how crucial and obnoxious the situation could be, for any of us to speak their minds about it. We're living in an open space where freedom of thinking, freedom of speech and freedom of blogging is paramount to express our beliefs in the club and not merely having a jersey or a mug with LFC logo to show our love.
True, it is important for the fans to stay loyal and stand steadfastly with the club through tick and thin. And let me hold you right there and read the lines ``... with the club''.
Politician and lawyers alike would love to argue the very definition of such wordings. Does it focus solely on ``the club'' or ``anybody with the club''. We have to discuss this because we need to establish the borderline that we are allowed to, to throw our criticism, in light of a poor result against Wigan last night.
Does ``the club'' means, you can spray your harshest words onto the club, but not any individual connected to the club directly? Or does it includes those who were employed by the club?
For example, are we not allowed to critic LFC as a club but permitted to screw Kenny Dalglish for his lousy tactic and bad player performances?
Or are we nearing the category of blasphemies to question Dalglish's managerial credential up to now? Are we a condemned group of fans for asking the club to replace Dalglish with a better manager? Are we wrong to even voice our anger for the failure to win sufficiently to keep the pace with Arsenal who were once was merely a point above us but now are 4 games ahead.
Are we a lousy supporter for claiming that all Dalglish's signing were a total rubbish? Is it a crazy thinking for us to suggest that we might as well lose Luiz Suarez in the summer for our lousy lousy position in the league, and the Carling Cup was never enough to satisfy the international players in the team?
These are legitimate questions and something that I am trying to find the answers. Am I a lousy fan to even raise those questions? I know I am not. I know I am a loyal fan of LFC.