Vindictiveness isn't a characteristic with which I would normally wish to be associated. However, since he started it, I can't deny that I'm pleased that Sir Alex Ferguson has been "knocked off his perch". As I've indicated previously, although it's hard not to admire his achievements, I have found it very difficult to actually like the man. Signore Mancini, on the other hand, has demonstrated a cavalier attitude which I, for one, have found quite refreshing and it was nice to see the indigenous supporters within the city of Manchester enjoying their success.
Travelling westwards along the East Lancashire Road, however, apart from the delight of the blue side of the city to have bettered their neighbours in red, there have been few reasons to celebrate; in particular, the questionable manner in which The Boston Connection have reacted to a disappointing season in The Premier League is cause for concern.
In a world dominated by facts, figures, and statistics, it would be interesting to know where LFC would have been placed if the thirty or forty occasions when the woodwork was hit had resulted in goals instead. Indeed, if this analysis hasn't been carried out, why? Having said that, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that the results might suggest that Mr. John W. Henry and his Fenway Sports Group had a knee-jerk reaction to the situation and that - at the very least - they should have allowed Kenny another year to prove himself.
As the old saying goes, "Act in haste and repent at leisure".