Manchester City Fans support Eriksson at Anfield
Manchester City's fans showed loyal support to Sven Goran Eriksson at Anfield today, with many holding up the "Save Sven" back page of the Manchester Evening News, Sven masks, and Swedish flags.
The City players hardly helped their manager's future, however, giving the ball away far too freely in a game that Liverpool should have won by more than the 1-0 scoreline. Liverpool allowed City to come back at them in the latter stages of the game and were denied more goals by Joe Hart's excellent goalkeeping.
The weak City performance was a blow to those backing Sven, but MCFCfans believes the support being shown for Sven should continue into the final game. Whatever Thaksin's final decision turns out to be, he should be made aware of the way the fans feel. Reports that Thaksin has been surprised at the impact that club ownership has had on his wallet add to the farce. We all know that sacking Sven won't be cheap.
Eriksson refused to be drawn on his future but everything in his body language suggested that the end of his short managerial career at City is just around the corner. “I have been told nothing regarding that. At my age I do not need to be told these things, I have my own ideas." And it's these ideas that most City fans believe in. Building a team around talented young players. A long-term strategy that happens to reconcile with sensible financial planning. But no, that would be too straight-forward.
We have one of the country's most successful Academies, one of the world's best club managers, and have made significant progress this season. Fans should continue to show support for Sven is so that Thaksin Shinawatra understands the gravity of the decision he is making. Manchester City is a football club with a beating heart - lets continue to show Sven our support - even if we believe the decision is made. Fans may be irrelevent in today's Premier League, but that shouldn't stop us from having our say.