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Tag Archives: Rafa Benitez

Chelsea: A Period Of ‘Auditioning’ For The Club, Players and Managers

Posted on by Tom Gatehouse
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With Chelsea limping into the last four of the Europa league, becoming the only English side left in European competition this season, Chelsea fans will have their eyes trained on the future. Due to the fixture list, the Blues could … Continue reading

Inter Replaces Rafa With Leonardo

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally this power struggle is over. It was inevitable that the Spaniard was not going to get anything from Massimo Moratti for this January transfer window, and Moratti got fed up with Benitez’s strange demands. It all seemed slightly better … Continue reading

Napoli Qualify For Europa League Knockout Stages

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While in the Champions League all Italian sides made it through to the knockout stages, there was a fear that in the Europa League there would be no Serie A teams. Luckily, Napoli managed to qualify with a 1-0 win … Continue reading

Inter Humiliated By Bremen With 3-0 Loss

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Although Rafa Benitez’s Inter has qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League in the same position that Mourinho’s did a season ago, things look very different for the Spaniard. This is after their 3-0 loss away against Werder … Continue reading

Roma And Inter Need Wins In Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

It’s the final group stages matchday of the Champions League, and Roma and Inter Milan need to win their midweek matches. After such a poor display from Italian sides in the Europa League, the Serie A needs to hold its … Continue reading

All Italian Sides Win In Champions League

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Finally some positive news for Serie A and Italian football in general, this midweek, while some sides played in the Coppa Italia, Inter Milan, AC Milan, and Roma played and won in the Champions League. It was the penultimate matchday … Continue reading

Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Serie A continues with much of the same; Benitez loses his second game in a row, Krasic cuts through defenders like a hot knife through butter, and Ibrahimovic provides a fantastic goal for us all to enjoy. This slate … Continue reading

Cagliari And Genoa’s New Coaches Will Be Tested

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

In this preview of the upcoming Serie A matches, I’ll be looking at the interesting matches, and the two teams which recently got new coaches, Genoa and Cagliari. Regarding Italy’s game against Romania, I was unable to watch it, and … Continue reading

Inter’s Decline Under Rafael Benitez

Posted on by Mark McAllister

Under Jose Mourinho, Inter gradually developed an aura of invincibility, and their defence – generally made up of Maicon, Lucio, Samuel and Chivu (or Zanetti) – had become the envy of the rest of Europe. The Nerazzurri had finally brought … Continue reading

Milan Top Of Table After Derby Win

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Serie A had some fantastic matches played this weekend, and probably the one that most people watched was the Milan derby. The match finished with AC Milan winning thanks to a lone goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic, scored from the … Continue reading

Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

The Serie A has returned, and we’re beginning to see some interesting developments regarding teams which might need a new manager sometime soon. Just looking at the bottom three teams: Fiorentina, Parma, and Udinese, you find underachievers which will need … Continue reading

Benitez Hits Back At Liverpool

Posted on by James Beckett

It’s already not been the best of weeks for Liverpool. A defeat at Manchester United is never easy to take, but now former manager Rafa Benitez has revealed some worrying information about the clubs hierarchy. Pressure on the decision makers … Continue reading

Torres: How Does Roy Solve A Problem Like Fernando?

Posted on by Michael Scallon

It is never surprising to hear Sir Alex Ferguson saying something ‘controversial’. Whether it’s emotional, pointless sniping at a beleaguered enemy or an attempt some kind of Jedi Mind Trick deployed to ‘psych out’ Liverpool and their players is up to you. An interesting … Continue reading

Hodgson Transfers to Bring Liverpool Success?

Posted on by James Beckett

Fernando Torres returned to goal scoring form to give Liverpool’s season a much needed kick-start against West Brom. But will this be the start of a bright season for Roy Hodgson’s side or will the men from Merseyside disappoint once … Continue reading

Inter Swapping Balotelli for Rossi?

Posted on by Robert

As I always say when I write about transfers, please take this post with a grain of salt – there are so many transfer rumors out there that will never pan out. That being said, Rafa Benitez should acquire Giuseppe … Continue reading

Benitez arrives at Inter Milan with change

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

Benitez has finally arrived at Inter Milan, the Spanish manager has signed a two-year contract to bind himself with the European champions. It seems that while Benitez is a great manager, he certainly is perceived as defensive. And while Benitez … Continue reading

Rafa Benítez: A Success?

Posted on by Chris McQuade
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When Rafael Benitez was chosen to succeed Gerard Houllier it was considered a smart move by both parties; Liverpool had signed a master tactician who had proven success in Europe Continue reading