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Tag Archives: Rafa Benitez

Tactics and the Modern Game: the Perils of Overstating the Case

Posted on by Richard Whittall

And my particular bugbear, this week, is bullshit-artists who try to over-complicate a perfectly simple game by waffling on interminably about formations and tactics; holding midfielders, players in the hole, galloping wing-backs blah, blah, blah snooze yawn in a bid … Continue reading

Rick Parry Is To Leave Liverpool

Posted on by Paul Bestall

  What on earth is happening at Liverpool this week? There seems to some major leaking going on behind the scenes that seem to point to two camps eager to try and score points against each other. News has begun to circulate … Continue reading

Not a Happy Guus While Rafa’s Going No Where,

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

I’m happy Guus is not as thrilled about Chelsea’s 1-0 win as I am. A bit of a side bar before I get into the news tonight. Chelsea are extremely lucky they are a goal to the good heading into … Continue reading

Bookies Suspend Betting On Benitez Leaving Liverpool

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Sky Sports News seems to be having a strange day today as it winds itself up again over the information that certain sports betting agencies have suspended betting on Rafa Benitez leaving Liverpool after tonight’s match. Now whilst I’ve been … Continue reading

The Return of Ranieri While Villa and Spurs Forget UEFA Cup

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

Chelsea’s first leg clash with Juventus is all about one man, Claudio Ranieri. The manager who was first fired by Roman at Chelsea, after getting one season, knew he was a lame duck and insists the fact he didn’t give … Continue reading

Is Mourinho Really The Special One?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Tomorrow night sees a meeting between two of  Europe’s best coaches in the Champions League when Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United travel to Milan to face Jose Mourinho’s Inter side. Mourinho’s magic touch is still continuing in his current spell in Italy, … Continue reading

Benitez and Mowbray’s Words Fail to Show Up on the Pitch

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

You would think Rafa Benitez would have already learned his lesson. Instead Rafa is left to choke on more words, and a title dream lost. Before Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City, Rafa reacted to Arsene Wenger’s comments that Manchester … Continue reading

Liverpool Have Blown Their Title Chance

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Alex Ferguson will be singing the praises of Manchester City today after Liverpool stuttered, spluttered and failed to find the winning goal they needed to have any chance of winning the title. From a fantastic position before Christmas, Liverpool have … Continue reading

Juande Ramos and Rafa Benitez Were Both Wrong About Robbie Keane

Posted on by tyduffy

Real Madrid manager Juande Ramos, formerly of Tottenham, criticized Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez for giving up on Robbie Keane after half a season. “You can’t tell me Robbie will not score goals at a top club,” Ramos is quoted as … Continue reading

Hiddink to Chelsea And Other Premier League News

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

For Chelsea fans, this is another case of ‘here we go again’. The Chelsea international manager merry-go-round continued Tuesday after Roman went all guns blazing after the man who has been managing the national team of his birth. Despite all … Continue reading

Liverpools Title Challenge Is Slipping Away

Posted on by Paul Bestall

What is Rafa Benitez playing at? Liverpool have had a nightmare January and from being out in front, now find themselves back amongst their rivals in third place, having dropped 6 points in the last 3 league games. Comparing their performances in the … Continue reading

Rafa’s Ranting Is Doing Liverpool No Favors

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

The sooner Rafa Benitez keeps his mouth shut about how teams are playing against Liverpool, even in off handed ways, and focuses on getting your team back on the winning path; the better off you will be. The comments made … Continue reading

Will Robert Kraft Purchase Gillett’s Share of Liverpool?

Posted on by tyduffy

 American billionaire Robert Kraft may make a £270m bid for George Gillett’s 50 percent share of Liverpool. “We haven’t ruled it out completely,” Kraft told Sky Sports News. “But I’m worried a little bit. I want to be able to … Continue reading

Liverpool’s Title Chances On The Brink

Posted on by Paul Bestall

Three weeks is a long time in football and Liverpool must be wondering why there season is beginning to splutter just when they needed to kick on. The game against Newcastle United on December 28th easily saw Liverpool’s best performance of … Continue reading

No Excuse For Frozen Pitches While Rafa Fails With Words

Posted on by Johnathan Starling

How would you like to have been a Manchester City or Blackburn Rovers fan heading from the north of England to the south, only to do a turnabout and head home after finding out your upcoming fixture was canceled? I … Continue reading

Benitez Attacks Ferguson: Press Conference Video

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Watch the video of Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez who has launched a blistering attack against Sir Alex Ferguson in a Liverpool press conference early Friday morning. This will definitely start a war of words between Rafa and Fergie, and expect … Continue reading

I'm On Setanta Sports: Jose Interviews Rafa

Posted on by Christopher Harris

The latest episode of I’m On Setanta Sports has a decidedly North American feel to it this week with a caller from San Diego, a letter from Toronto and a focus on Liverpool America FC with a Rafa Benitez interview. … Continue reading

Liverpool and Arsenal Are Flat-Track Bullies; Only In Reverse

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It’s been the same story from Liverpool and Arsenal all season. To become Premier League champions, both teams lack the consistency needed not only in their results, but also in their performances on the pitch. Saturday was another perfect example … Continue reading