Norwood's on Fire
Well, I partly agree, but I think that’s an important part of being a manager.It felt to me like the Everton fans liked Lampard as a person and it made them slow to realise or admit how bad a manager he was. He understood fan vibes and how to manage them.
Unlike, say, Jesse Marsch, whose Leeds team were playing perfectly serviceable football but couldn't ride out a bad run because he completely botched the vibe management with his Americanness.
It looked odd from the outside when Tranmere sacked Keith Hill right before the play-offs. The reality was he’d attacked the fans for months in interviews (based on twitter comments!!!) and then finally came out with a bizarre interview after the last regular game. The fans were back for play-offs and the chairman knew it would be bad for the team if such an atmosphere unfolded.
Obviously it will only go so far, but I guess what I’m saying is if they hated Lampard as a bloke too, results might have gone even worse.