RAFA BENITEZ: LIVERPOOL LACK INTELLIGENCE
SHELL-SHOCKED Rafa Benitez lambasted his Liverpool side for lacking “intelligence, character and fight” as their Champions League hopes nosedived in a miserable defeat by Wigan.
Why he scold himself??
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Boss: Let's see real Reds
Rafael Benitez believes Thursday's Europa League clash with Lille presents his players with the ideal opportunity to show the 'real Liverpool' following their Wigan disappointment.
Nowday i really doubt what he said. Maybe the players also feel so.
the team needs to work as a team not an individual effort.. well, we will see the results..
i wont be surprised if Pool cant even qualify for Europe at this rate..
the king's last teams at celtic(he mentored barnes), newcastle didnt turn out too well..
even that barnes team had some obvious weaknesses towards the end, if u were at kallang to see them in '91..
(the only attacking idea they had was to pass the ball to barnes. in a friendly)..
ok, the boss was graeme by then, but they were kenny signings..
if u judge by previous achievements, well, u know wat rafa has won and wat u think of him now.
What did Rafa win before he arrived at Liverpool? And other than a couple of cup successes, he still didn't win the league. If I am not wrong, he was at Valencia before and also can only win cups and always play third fiddle to Barcelona, Real Madrid and maybe Deportivo in the league during those years. He has always been a No.3 or 4 man. You need someone to like Lippi, Mourino type to bring Liverpool up. His tactics and selections are weird at times.
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the natives got restless, u sound like u'd be familiar with what happens next..
like u, i cant recall if it was bobby robson or the nth coming of the toon messiah after that..
another similiarity with rafa i recall, in his last yrs as lpool manager, he sent out a varying combo of 6 defenders, 1 defensive midfielder in a few games, juz like rafa did one game recently..
we moaned a bit abt that too, did we?
i didnt verify(u know how wikipedia gets), but here's the url:What did Rafa win before he arrived at Liverpool? And other than a couple of cup successes, he still didn't win the league. If I am not wrong, he was at Valencia before and also can only win cups and always play third fiddle to Barcelona, Real Madrid and maybe Deportivo in the league during those years. He has always been a No.3 or 4 man. You need someone to like Lippi, Mourino type to bring Liverpool up. His tactics and selections are weird at times.
"Benítez guided Segunda División side Extremadura back to the Primera División in his first season in 1997, but the team was relegated the following season. He left the club, taking a brief break from football before returning to coach Tenerife in 2000. Benítez was appointed coach of Valencia and he proved himself to be amongst the top Spanish managers by winning La Liga in the 2001–02 season—Don Balón and El País named him Manager of the Year. In 2004, another league title and a UEFA Cup victory were added. "
i'd like lippi, but pretty sure i wun like moaninho..
but i will shut up if any of them bring the league title back..
Problem is, this board may not think as far as you would like them to think. Replacing Rafa is one thing, the last time they thought of replacing him, they spoke to Klinesman!! I doubt that Kilnsman is of the right caliber, and worse, that those board members who suggested and spoke to Klinsman would actually come up with the better name now...
Dumb Rafa, yes... but are you sure things will get better??
Seriously I am not a fan of Liverpool now. They are not attractive to watch. There is little flair in their game. I really don't care if they can win the title but at least play more attractive football. Football is about entertainment. It's only the team that cannot entertain that starts getting physical and breaking people's legs.
I used to watch AC Milan alot cos of George Weah...he entertains. I used to watch Napoli alot cos of Maradona...he entertains....I used to watch Manu (sorry for bring this up here) cos of Ronaldo...he entertains. The whole Arsenal team entertains.
The present pool team is too industrial. There are no players that entertains
Martin O'Neill linked with Anfield job
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent
"There is a great deal of talk within the game that Martin O'Neill is highly regarded by Liverpool's American owners," an insider with contacts to the boardrooms of all the Premier League clubs told Soccernet.
The other solution for Liverpool is that Benitez accepts the offer to coach Juventus. The Anfield boss has been linked with Juve for some time now, although there have been denials that a provisional deal has already been struck for Benitez to coach the Serie A side next season.
While McLeish would be a cheap option for Liverpool, O'Neill would be the big name capture that would appease those Liverpool supporters who continue to have faith in Benitez.
Liverpool should not weaken their competitor by prying O'Neil. Search elsewhere...there will be many managers available after the World Cup.