Rodgers slams journalists for creating fake news about him

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Leicester City (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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To be fair, the primary construction of this pressure comes from ourselves: supporters. We too consistently decry when the manager makes a misstep or we do not perceive either an awareness of the issues or a passion to tackle them. That is what Rodgers seeks to tone down.

"“I’ve always tried to stay calm and stay composed in the situation, even though it is a difficult one… It doesn’t mean I don’t care, I’m as passionate as anyone. I think I have showed that in my time here”"

To be honest, the King Power club have seen both the best and worst of the gaffer in terms of passion. When the team are consistently winning, things are going well, the boss can instill a continuing mentality and belief in the team. However, when things are not going well, it seems to be the opposite: unmanageable.

Nevertheless, it is right to say the boss has been calm; if at times a little too calm for our liking. When failing, the fans want to see a gaffer bursting down the touchline to celebrate goals, and giving poor performers the hair dryer treatment on the touchline. The media knows this.

So, what does the Populist media do with this you ask? They identify themselves with you – the supporters – frame it as an upset, delusional, impassioned manager preparing to leave, and lie about every facet they can. On top of that, were Rodgers to appear passionate, they would see it as the last throes of anger from a failing manager rather than as passion.

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What Rodgers needs now is to stabilise the ship, ignore the narrative, then push on and get some refreshment in January. A new goalkeeper and a new midfielder could do wonders, and I would suggest a new defender will become essential.