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Rafa - For The Future or The Door

Premier League Liverpool
by Del Boy Kopite (U13753049) 20 December 2008
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Looking at the sucess that Rafa has brought to Anfield it would be very difficult to say we should get rid of the manager that has brought us a European Cup & An FA Cup since taking charge in 2004, but when you disect things a little deeper we look at the other side of the coin. There is no doubt we have achieved some great respect in the european game over the past four years but our league sucess hasnt been so good. Forgetting the past couple of seasons when we didnt even come close to our title rivals, this season has proved to be alot more sucessful so far! Bearing in mind that we sit top of the pile only because the other top teams around us have slipped up when we have, thus leaving us with the advantage we currently have, given their slip ups should we argue that drawing with Stoke, Fulham & Hull at Anfield has seriously halted our title charge, had we not drawn these games we could be 7 points clear at the top going into tomorrows game at arsenal and could be happy with a draw, but now we have to win to keep up our title charge. The team selections for these drawn games were some what bizzare, dropping the likes of Alonso & Keane, are these the right decisions to help us win the title, on the flip side it is the first year we have managed to eat the top teams under Rafa and thats what has us in the position we are in now, with Gerrard & Torres dropped for the Man Utd game we still came out victorious, bit was this luck???? Please post your view in relation to Rafa, Should he stay or should he go at the end of the year, will his performance in Europe or the Premier league decide the managers faith, whats your view in this matter??

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posted Dec 21, 2008

this is Bull (s)hit, the last thing Liverpool need is stability, stability = boring, they need to change manager every 3-4 years to keep the tradition alive.

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posted Dec 21, 2008

rafa to stay. he does occaisionally make 1 or 2 dodgy decisions, but his decision is final, hes the manager. Rafa is the key to LFC's future!! Rafa to stay. CMON YOU REDS!!!

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posted Dec 21, 2008

rafa is liverpools man. we have a decent team and we can win the PL. no question. It's rafas team, so whoever is writing LFC off is just stupid coz da mancs got some pretty bad results last year, and still won. LFC have had bad results this year, and we can still win.

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posted Dec 21, 2008

As a Utd fan I hope Rafa signs a new contract. With his negative tactics and dodgy signings/ team selections, he will ensure Liverpool continue to be a limited threat to Utd's quest for glory.

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posted Dec 22, 2008

Wow...Liverpool fans are becoming as loyal as cats. Only nice when your feeding them with silverware but scratch ya when things aren't going their way!!

21 years I've supported liverpool and not once in the good or bad times did I denounce the team I love. Liverpool were never a team that played magnificant football but a team that played basic football really well. The league is a lot more competitive than it was with Paisley and Shankly so there is no point in comparing the league to then.

And if you think about it only 4 teams have ever won the Premier league and that was through great waves of cash to support their hunger for the cup, apart from Arsenal who just did it with a squad developed over the years.

I've never been happier as a liverpool fan. Top of the Premiership in the last 16 of the CL, results have been dissapointing at times but overall the lads are giving commited performances in games that we should have lost. And what is this down to...Rafa and his backroom staff.

He deserves his contract extension. And I wonder if Liverpool do win the league or the CL (or both) if the same people will be still denouncing the team? Top of the premier league, get behind the team or go and support WBA at the bottom

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posted Dec 22, 2008

I think Rafa will surprise the doubters out there, and I hope he does it with the Man Utd fans particularly grinning like Cheshire cats on here thinking they need to turn up and the title is theirs. Long overdue is your lesson on humility. RB has it in abundance, and you lot don't.

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posted Dec 22, 2008

Think the author is called Delboy kopite which led me to believe that he would be a liverpool fan! But after reading the article i now think he is probably a Man u or Chelsea fan in disguise how has come on this board to try and wind up the"scousers" so i will complain about this article in the hope that it gets removed! YNWA

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comment by U9011585

posted Dec 22, 2008

Bazray, you benitez lovers need to realise that all us Liverpool fans dont think hes the man and just because we dont agree with doesnt make us wums,mancs,chavskis or whatever, we just dont share your opinion, just stop being so arrogant, not everyone believes in rafa infact the more he messes up the lest fans have faith in him and poster does make valid points, his negativity,stubborness and kuyt obsession is killing the club, hes a good manager but unless he changes the above three we will NEVER win the league, so grow up you baby were all allowed are opinion

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posted Dec 22, 2008

I'm called Del boy because my name is derek u idiot and I have been supporting liverpool for the last 28 years my friend. I posted a topic for conversation and just cause u don't like what you read you try and strip me of my loyalty to the reds. Grow up.

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posted Dec 23, 2008

Granted, not all LFC fans favour Benitez but the majority do, and that's a big majority. The main question, time and again: Who else is there to replace Rafa? One candidate: Fabio Capello. The only choice and that's not feasible.

I'm happy for Rafa to continue, I think he can get there and bring us the title, and this season is an example of that. It is down to us now for the title, it's the inspiration we need to disprove so many, and that is partly down to Rafa.

I don't know precisely, but some of the hating voices just dont like Rafa for his build, ignorantly. Others say he is negative and that can be seen from not playing Keane regularly and Babel, which most of us would like. The man has his reasons.

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