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  • Andrew Andrew Aug 2, 2008 03:32 Flag

    Is this Rafa's last season...

    im still not sure about rafa...sometimes he's a genius and sometimes he does some crazy stuff...but to be fair last season we lost only 4 games 1 less than the mancs as you all know we drew a hell of a lot of games so maybe and hopefully with this in mind and if its his last season (only he knows surely) he will go out all guns blazing and forget about thinking of the next weekends game at half time as he normaly does

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    • Like the way Andrew A thinks hope hes right when he says its pos Rafa knowing this could very well be his last season will go out ALL GUNS BLAZING...THIS would be truly an adventure surely there cant just be me wanting to see him use what in my opinion is a very talented squad in this way rather than this dull strategy of packing the side with midfielders and expecting everybody even Torres to tackleback soon as the slightest pressure from the opposition threatens ? We see this all the time , even in the early stages of home games with the score still at 0.0
      Then there s the madness of incessant ROTATION....
      Start the strongest eleven and rotate but only from the bench when the game is already comfortably won or as a result of an unforseen injury. Let our strongest starting eleven have the chance to develop an understanding so that they can gel .......
      This insane incessant rotation of the starting eleven ISNT going to bring us any trophies if its used again this season....I feel Rafa is a stubborn man determined to prove to us hes right even in the face of much criticism from the fans and for this reason Im not optimistic about the chance of honours this season but I hope Im wrong and Andrew A is right and Rafa stuns everyone by adopting a strategy of going out with ALL GUNS BLAZING ditching his extreme caution tactics and ....GOING FOR GOAL!!!

    • Gentlemen ( and Ladies ) a bit of patience please. Rafa called
      a mad genius? Thats probably deadly accurate. He seems to
      piss off as many people as he pleases. I've whined & bitched
      myself with his constant rotation tactics. But.........give the man
      some credit where credit is due. Every damn one of you knows
      that in the majority of those draws last year....our boys carried
      the play. We desperately needed another striker.......... cold ,
      clinical , and deadly up front to provide the finish. Torres ,
      talented though he is , can't be the lone assassin...it don't work.
      And Rafa has strengthened the side with the addition of Keane.
      Rafa ain't going nowhere , he ain't done here just yet thank you
      very much.

      Closer. Ever closer.

      This is a hungry talented team. Bring on the new season.

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      • If Benitez starts ROTATING Keane Voronin up front to partner Torres instead of consistently starting Keane and allowing an understanding to develop between the two then u bet it will be his last season sport ! Worse he could at times even in EPL fixtures decide for :tactical: reasons known only to himself to leave Keane on the bench and start Torres as lone striker ??? It seems to me that if Benitez runs true to form , going by his comments since signing Keane , he is also likely to start Keane as he has done many of his other signings out of his :natural: position, and perhaps play him wide as he did Djibril Cisse, Babel also is not a natural wide player but it is where Benitez chooses to start him...he is on record as stating that Keane... :has the ability to play in a number of different positions:... and when I read this I thought...Here we go again !???