Rafa - For The Future or The Door
Premier League Liverpool
by Del Boy Kopite (U13753049) 20 December 2008
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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