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its the same old story with rafa, this guy cannot change tactics mid-game. The 3 defeats this season have all been the same, poor first-half shows and rafa's idea to 'change' things is swap a position or 2. He is either just plain dumb or stubborn, or both. As for what the hell aureillio was doing playing its beyond me!! As for Lucas, it is truly beyond belief what this guy is doing at the club let alone on the pitch.
Before you rafa-lovers get your sweat on, of course we will lose games but its not only the defeats. We have found it difficult to break sides down at home when they have 10 behind the ball and again he does little or nothing to change things.
Back to tuesday, I swear he decides on when he will sub a player pre-match (71 bloody minutes) and even who he will sub. It very much a case of 'if the team is not performing well, then its them not my tactics'.
I have read on here that the rafa-lovers defend him by saying 'its worked many times against big sides', it has worked and worked well, but a master of tactics will make changes when things are not going right, rather than just hope something will happen. And this is not hindsight, even the everton fan who stood next to me in the pub asked why he didnt change his approach.
If we do beat chelsea I am sure rafa (and the lovers on here) will say 'told you his tactics work'.
Arnold, its fair to critise when things are not going well, and after Tuesday no red should be happy. But to only look at that side of the ledger and ignore when Rafa has been successful paints a very unbalanced picture.
How many come from behind wins did we get last season? I'm pretty sure Burnley, Hull, and Stoke all tried to park the bus, but I think we pretty much broke them down. And, should not have to say this one, but come from behind? Did you not watch the greatest come from behind in Istanbul? Rafa is the one who gave the half time talk, made the substitutions, and changed up the defense. Think those are all good examples of a decent tactician at work!
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you are one of the prime rafa lovers i mentioned on my last post, your deluded, stop living in the past for godsake. I did not deny rafa has had some great results (madrid, barcelona, roma, utd twice, etc), and maybe this is where you should go back and reread my post, its his inability to come up with a plan b when things are not going right...... i have already said this.... READ THE BLOODY POST!!
I see you even think lucas has been playing well, beyond belief. It is fans like you who have helped to hinder the advancement of the club, you are so bloody accepting of average, average players, average performances.
ARNOLD LAYNE...noticed u said of Dsteer that he and others like him were too accepting of :average, average players: I would like to add that they are also far too accepting of very AVERAGE management too ! I think as u say they are truly deluded in that somehow they feel that by showing staunch loyalty to the manager they are somehow carrying on the some tradition of LFC fanswho in the past demonstrated their unswerving loyalty to the true greats of Liverpool FC management such as Mr Shankly Bob Paisley Joe Fagan and of course KING KENNY. What these poor deluded fools dont realize is that when Souness arrived before his departure that so called tradition of undying loyalty to the manager had disappeared and harsh criticism was then heard of Souness his tactics his lack of ability in the transfer market and his ill considered granting of an interview to the detestable tabloid rag THE SUN.
Roy Evans took over the management reigns but soon the job became a joint duty shared between himself and Houllier a prospect that was never going to work out ...criticism of both Evans and Houllier was by no means unusual as it started to look like we might have to get used to having to settle for being second best or worse to Manure...SO ...just what is all this nonesense of HAVE FAITH IN RAFA ? It belongs to and with the HAVE FAITH IN RAFA BRIGADE. Well....Im sure like every red fan I DID initially have faith in Rafa until it became apparent that he was a very average manager...there are many young managers in lower divisions who show more promise than this guy...SIMON GRAYSON at Leeds and Ian Holloway at our neighbours up the coast Blackpool FC a club with no money available to spend ?
The thing is this is not Leeds Utd or Blackpool FC its LFC we are talking about here and a man... who despite what the HAVE FAITH INRAFA BRIGADE try to convince us of...has had plenty of money made available to him , how many managers have had more withthe exception of Chelski and Manure? Dont count City as this is so recent rather look at Arsene Wenger who currently refuses to spend what is available to him and has MADE the club plenty of profit in his transfer dealings over the years unlike Benitez who with his ineptitude has cost the club net over 100 million ?
Get him down the road ...appoint KING KENNY....NOW !!! YNWA