From a pure footballing perspective -- minor blot, given that his reputation within the game is more or less totally dependent on his achievements as a player. That's not to say he didn't do well as a manager in his first Liverpool appointment, and at Blackburn, it's just to say as a manager he was good, as a player he was great. I used to have a lot of respect for him as a man too (as far as you can know someone 'as a man' through his public persona), especially after the way he handled Hillsborough. Seeing him waffle on and lash out in post-match interviews like some shed-dwelling tinfoilhatter; seeing him in that idiotic t-shirt -- I honestly found it profoundly depressing. I do think the impact of all this will fade with time, though, as with Clough's less than stellar moments.