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/ 132 days ago

Managers, like players, lose touch and ability as their careers age

Celta Vigo sacked Rafa Benitez on Tuesday, and the Champions League winner is out of a job again. Since having domestic success with Valencia and continental triumphs with Liverpool, the Spanish manager has constantly rotated jobs. Since departing Liverpool at the end of the 2009/10 season, Benitez has worked as manager of eight clubs. That […]

News

/ 132 days ago

Managers, like players, lose touch and ability as their careers age

Celta Vigo sacked Rafa Benitez on Tuesday, and the Champions League winner is out of a job again. Since having domestic success with Valencia and continental triumphs with Liverpool, the Spanish manager has constantly rotated jobs. Since departing Liverpool at the end of the 2009/10 season, Benitez has worked as manager of eight clubs. That […]
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Everton

/ 795 days ago

How Frank Lampard rescued Everton to Premier League safety

Everton's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Thursday clinched Premier League safety. The club's almost 70-year run in England's top flight continues into the 2022/23 season. Quite frankly, it would likely be over without Frank Lampard being appointed as manager. Lampard faced constant critiques for his job performance at Chelsea. At Everton, […]

Everton

/ 1074 days ago

Mixed emotions abound at Everton as Benitez era begins

Editor: Ahead of a new season and a disappointing transfer window thus far as well as a new manager at the helm, Everton season ticket holder Matt Jones returns to share his Everton preview. We all have them. Those sleeps when we fade in and out of consciousness. We wake up groggy, unsure of what […]

Leagues: Serie A

/ 3577 days ago

Napoli: Spending Big Hasn’t Always Led to Winning Big

Ever since Rafa Benitez took charge at SSC Napoli, the Naples based club has splashed the cash. In a spending spree partly fueled by the sale of Edinson Cavani, the Partenopei remade their squad last off-season not only in an attempt to finally surpass Juventus atop Serie A, but also to make serious strides in […]
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Inter Milan

/ 4980 days ago

Rafael Benitez running out of time at Inter

Lazio inflicted another defeat on Serie A champions Inter with coach Rafael Benitez's position becoming weaker and weaker with every passing week. The victory against Parma in the previous round was by a big score raising hope the Nerazzurri will be back on the right track yet many failed to note the Ducali are having […]

Bologna

/ 5007 days ago

Brescia Hold Inter Milan To 1-1 Draw

Two matches have been played so far this weekend, and the more interesting result of the two has to be the 1-1 draw which was played out between Inter Milan and Brescia. The other match played was a 2-0 for Bologna against Lecce, with Di Vaio and Gimenez scoring simple tap ins. But the match […]

Inter Milan

/ 5088 days ago

Serie A preview – Will Inter's run end?

How can you follow up a season which finished with a treble? After 5 years of dominance in Italy, Inter Milan finally dominated in Europe, and now Rafa Benitez is left with a tough job on his hands. Benitez wants to change a lot of things with Inter, starting with the playing syle. The Spanish […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 5373 days ago

Finally, a Little Honesty from Captain Steven Gerrard

I really can't wait to read the December installment of FourFourTwo Magazine. In this issue Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard finally states what we all know: the departure of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid has undeniably damaged the Merseyside club. I would personally like to thank Stevie for a poignant piece of honesty. While fans and […]

General

/ 5403 days ago

Lucas Leiva: Good Enough for Liverpool?

If you believe Liverpool manager Raphael Benitez there are few midfielders more suited for the Premier League than Lucas Leiva. After all, Benitez has spent much of his 2009-2010 campaign lobbying on behalf of the twenty-two year old Brazilian. Benitez praises Levia's work rate and dedication to the team, all the while ignoring his glaring […]

General

/ 5542 days ago

Disappointing Season For Liverpool Is Their Best In 19 Years

The season brought no trophies to Anfield... Manchester United tied the league title record...  The big money summer signing proved a flop... Seven miserable home draws... Mid-season position squandered... Lengthy injuries to the big guns... And Liverpool still had  an outstanding season. Their best in 19 years. If Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, they'll […]

General

/ 5544 days ago

Newcastle Provides Bigger Headlines than Man United as Season Ends

It says a lot, for better or for worse, that Manchester United's eighteenth championship sent barely a ripple through the footballing press.  Most headlines read, "Man United 0 – Arsenal 0," with United's Premier League-winning feat mentioned in the sub header.  It seems the Premier League ended some time ago, perhaps when Liverpool drew Arsenal […]

General

/ 5595 days ago

Will Daniel Agger Stay At Liverpool?

Daniel Agger is stalling on signing a new contract with Liverpool FC. The obvious problem: his position is overcrowded with quality. The top Danish centre back must compete with Jamie Carragher and Martin Skrtel who have enjoyed the bulk of the starts this season and don't forget Sami Hyypia. Jamie Carragher: When Steven Gerrard comes […]