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  • A Yahoo! User Nov 20, 2006 18:52 Flag

    Ficle fans: Which manager would you get in if Rafa goes?

    Its a simple question to those who think Rafa is ruining the club. Which manager can bring us the Premiership? I can't wait for the replies here!

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    • It amazes me that we so called loyal fans can become a lynch mob just because we have not had the start to the season we all wanted. Rafa has done wonders for us since he joined and like any good manager and team it takes time to build, don't forget if you started a new business then you wouldn't expect it to break even within the first 3 yrs. For those of you with short memories let me remind you that the same was being said about Peter Crouch yet Rafa's belief has made him a good international player.
      All of a sudden Martin O'Neil is the flavour of the season, but you forget that the only way for Villa to go was up, lets wait and see what he does for the rest of the season and more important the seasons to come.
      I know we are all disappointed and the would like to see Liverpool at the top of the premiership where they belong but I for one will not bay for the blood of Rafa because I believe he will take us to the top, so we have to be patient and suffer the dissappointments but we will bring home the Title I believe SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. as a true supporter and lover of the game I say YNWA and believe

      • 2 Replies to ROB
      • I certainly don't wanna join any lynch mobs and for me Rafa is as good as it gets , problem is how long will he want to stay, under-performing teams and restrictive transfer budgets don't inspire great managers to hang around! Genuine supporters might wanna aim some of their frustration at the players on the park and not at the manager!!!

      • I'm as pissed off as the rest of the liverpool fans,this is not the start we hoped for or expected.But to want rafa to pack his bags,is insane..It took Ferguson years before he found glory with the Manc SHIT..Maureen has only achived success because of the money..Wenger as much as i hate him,he's done a great job with arsenal,but that took a few years..We have to get behind Rafa and the team,it's only a matter of time before we give someone a right spanking..I know it's not what all liverpool fans want to hear,but we have to be Patient!!! As for replacements..there's only One..But King Kenny will never grace the liverpool hot seat again...

    • Bring back Gerrard Houlier

    • call yourself a liverpool fan...shut your hole you fuckin tossbag,
      rafa is a great manager and if you call a champions league and fa cup in two years'ruining' us carry on sir benitez...what a prick you are

      • 2 Replies to scarface
      • I don't think you understood Lokihermes stance on this Ryan.... He supports Benitez too -- he is asking the fickle fans that are calling for Rafa's head who else they would rather see lead the club.... and thus is trying to point out that Benitez is better than any alternaive (simply as he's the best manager :o) .....)

      • I love Rafa and would keep him for as long as possible, longevity with Rafa will get us where we should be as champions of england, Europe and the World again. Look at shite clubs like newcastle for example who change mangers every couple of seasons (or vice versa change seasons every couple of managers lol) they don't go anywhere or do anything, so unless a russian squillianair is going to help us buy the league I suggest we stick with our spanish king and support his scouse armada.

        The only way Rafa would leave is if the lure of Madrid made a strong bid to take him back to spain, in this event I would like to see one of the old guard back from within like the old days. Maybe Gary Macallister would be good.

    • Martin O'Neill
      will inspire confidence in our players.

      • 1 Reply to diamondgrove
      • I'd fancy Gordon Strachan, the last time we had a mad Scotsman in charge we won everything, but....
        If you're happy to stick with this constant rotation policy,keep Rafa. If you're happy to stick with zonal defensive marking, keep Rafa. If you're happy with playing Stevie G away from his best and favourite position to piss him off, keep Rafa. If you're happy to stick with a rubbish goalie who's already given up on the Championship, keep Rafa. The next time Rafa's Agent suggests that Italian Clubs fancy poaching him, tell him to piss off. Who? The Agent? No ....Rafa, and he can take Moores and Tricky Ricky with him.

    • Personally I don't say get rid of Rafa. But I do think we fans have the right to be VERY critical of him. Two seasons running we've been out of the running before xmas. This year is so obviously down to squad rotation.

      I think Rafa is bright enough and strong enough to recognise mistakes, and sure enough, recently he has put out a more regular team. I don't think the SG on the right argument is anything to do with it - thats just a red herring.

      I think he's a great manager - but there's plenty of managers who promise to deliver season after season... but never quite get there. Lets hope rafa isn't the next Houllier/Evans/Souness etc.

      There's only one manager I'd prefer (assuming Mourinho is unavailable) and that is O'Neill. He should have had it before, and even now, given the choice between him & Rafa I'd go for MON. But other than him I'd stick with Rafa.

      • 1 Reply to A Yahoo! User
      • I have a heavy heart at the moment. The current Liverpool style of play is not exactly attractive. I know against Middlesborough we retained possession and had 80% or so of the ball but we did bugger all with it. If we can't break a useless and negative boro side down away from home then I'm sorry to say we are where we deserve to be in the table. We play with no flair, no imagination, no spontaneity, and its all a bit formulaic and that is down to Rafa. I can't call for him to go, I don't like that attitude but I'm struggling to see evidence (apart from his past achievements) that he will make us successful. We are going backward fast! It is obvious the players don't believe in themselves, but to rafa the system is more important than the players. He seems to not realise it is the players who win matches and they need to believe in themselves. If he was to go and I don't beleive he should at the moment then I don't see any available candidates. I could only endorse Martin O Neill who is the opposite to Rafa entirely as he believes the players should have things simplified and be given as much confidence as possible. Rafa, YNWA, We are all still with you so turn it round for us!!!!!

    • Don't want Rafa to go! Give the guy a chance, although no goals Saturday we looked much better!

      If he did then I agree O'Neill would be good but would really like to see Phil Thompson given a chance. If the board decided to stay with a foreign coach then I would like to see someone with a decent reputation such as Scolari but absolutely NOT Swen!!!

      • 1 Reply to ANTONY
      • Wow..are people really talking about Rafa, unbelievable!
        Proven winner...Spanish League, Champions League, UEFA Cup, FA Cup etc and fans want him to go because the boys have under performed in a few away games.
        We hit a record points total for us in the premiership last yr which would have won several titles in other yrs so we are been ruined by Rafa???
        Lets go get an unproven manager who's won an odd cup or scottish title and see how we get on....my god, what planet are some of you on.
        Get behind the team & manager. The toughest games of the Premiership are already over so watch us climb the table. With a bit of luck...remember we were better than Chelsea but managed to lose by poor finishing... we'd far better off, we're not exactly in a crisis. Have people forgotten we've not won the league since 1990!
        Don't be bloody ridiculous...

    • Steve Coppell is the man. Been a success everywhere he's been, he knows English football inside out, and even a Liverpool fan at heart

    • I don't think Rafa is ruining the club, he just needs more time, but if he did leave then i would say Martin O'Neil would be a good choice.
      How about Paul Jewell for a dark horse choice though? he's a Scouser and former Liverpool player; he's done well at Wigan and with a decent club backing him up he might be alright.

    • 5 points off 3rd place, allready qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League, in the quarter finals of the League Cup. 5 trophies in 2.5 seasons.

      Alright we are not going to challenge for the title this season, but Rafa has signed some great youngsters and hs suffered from a lack of funds to buy his first choice picks for the first team.There really is no-one better available to rplace him anyway.

    • John Toshack

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