The post-match presser made for occasionally uncomfortable viewing as it was clear that some on the Zoom call felt that Ryan was more approachable than the last guy. As a football fan of about 40-years and a human of more years, still, I’m far more interested in substance than listening to those seeking to ingratiate themselves with what will ultimately be a passing fad. Unkind? Well no more insulting than the notion that Daniel Levy will stand before potential sponsors/investors and tell them that some kid who understands the club is now going to be the footballing focal point of a billion-pound business.
I wish Ryan well, he certainly isn’t Tim Sherwood, but by the same token, it would make this period of turbulence look ridiculous to adopt the lad as something that had a future at this level. I believe it is pretty obvious to anyone this is an instance of greatness being thrust upon someone.
Wing commander Levy is clearly peddling away behind the scenes to patch up this latest puncture in the ENIC BRAND operation. I cannot wish Daniel well, but nor do I wish Ryan a tough time either.
The biggest positive from today for me has been the shoddy quality of the fan protests. Let’s not do this, folks…