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  • ajay ajay Jul 13, 2010 11:13 Flag

    Another player blames Rafa

    My two cents worth?
    Not a great fan of Benny as a player (still think he is just ordinary, not really LFC first 11 quality) but he did wait until after events were settled before saying anything.
    Not so Riera and I think many/most of us were a bit annoyed by his remarks "in-season".
    However, season is over, Rafa is gone and Benny's transfer is a done deal. So for mine, it is good to hear the truth about Rafa's dealings with the players. Lots of speculation and rumours during the last season but we can only hear the facts from the participants, themselves. And now is the time to hear this, when the season is over and the dust is settling.
    It's important for me, at least to know what went on and helps explain why decisions were made at the end of the day.
    Now, here's to a new season, a new manager, a few new players, hopefully some good football and just maybe a result or two.

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    • If we hear the truth, then maybe you have a point, but then again I don't need to see how sausage is made to know I like it!

      But, is it the truth? Seems very likely we're getting a he said, she said here. We had an awful season by our standards, and now some people are after the fact doing the blame game IMO.

      Maybe you’re right and its all the facts, but then again maybe its not, and its only excuses.

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      • You may be right but, on the other hand, why shouldn't players give their side of the story if they feel they have been badly treated? Premiership football is played out in public before fans and TV audiences. We don't know why a manager picks certain players and not others. Managers get to tell their side of the story as they please. Why shouldn't players too?

        The criticism of Benayoun suggests he has been disloyal. Maybe it should be seen that he didn't say anything until he and Benitez had both left. You might say he still shouldn't have said anything, but it could be that he kept quiet while he was a Liverpool player out of a sense of loyalty.

        I'm still surprised he has gone to Chelsea. Other than Chelsea's recent weakness for Israelis who don't last very long, I'm not sure why it has happened.


      • Actually, we aren't getting a he said/she said at all. What we are getting are quite a few players continuing to indicate in various ways, and thereby confirm what many outsiders/fans suspected over the last few seasons, that a certain ex-manager was a total ar se ho le when it came to player management and that he had his little pets and his one dimensional "style" and that was the sum total of the person.
        Don't hear or read of too many inside the club actually supporting the little man now he has gone. All seem mightily relieved, from what I can gather.
        As for your sausage analogy, extend it to cigarette companies. Thank krist there were a few decent people involved in that little fiasco who were prepared to tell outside people what was really going on in the back room otherwise we might all still be sucking all of those poisons deep into our lungs and paying well over the top for the privilige of doing so.
        Sometimes people just have to make a stand and tell it like it is, for the sake of the rest of us.
        Now, when Gerrard and Carra and co start slamming Benny and others for talking shyte I will be prepared to reassess my understandings but until then all I can say is that their continued silence speaks volumes.
        Just as an afterthought, I can't help but feel that mercenary Masch's desire to move to Inter says an awful lot about RB as far as I am concerned.