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  • Jason Jason Dec 1, 2012 22:30 Flag

    Rafa out!!!!!

    While we're not yet in distance, or really a talking point for top 4 contention or Champions League, curious as to why not being in favor of him staying?

    Obviously United and Everton are the 2 biggest rivals, but to me, they're 3rd and have been at times over the years as big as either..

    He's doing exactly what I expected him to do there, only I predicted another draw today, not a 3-1 ass kicking.

    For anyone who wanted, or may even still cling to a notion of wanting him back, while he accomplished alot, which I and everyone are thankful for, the end of his tenure was really on the decline in so many aspects, even off the pitch, let this be a reminder..

    Inter as well.. once they got rid, they immediately improved in Serie A last year.

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    • Hey Jason

      I don't think Rafa's got much of a chance at Chelsea and posted it after the reaction he got from his first game ...

      He's with a team that has previous at getting managers the sack (let alone the owner), with fans who hate him and, on top, it's been made clear that he's only there for the interim thus cutting any authority he might have at the knees.

      Rather like the Inter job, I think it shows poor judgement in taking the job rather than questions his coaching ability (see - http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/pitchside-europe/benitez-doomed-repeat-inter-mistakes-174746176.html).

      As Rob said in response, maybe we should worry about getting our own house in order.

    • Jason...thankyou for this post...many of our fans probably 50% never ended their teenage love affair with benitez after he won the Champions League for us in his first season with us with what lets be hones t was basically Geds team. Now after his titanic style disaster at Inter we see him sinking Chelski ...wonder jhow long Abramosonofabitch will stand for it.

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      • It's amazing, a manager takes over a sinking ship and after 3 matches he is written off.
        He has been out 2 years, the fans want him out but we can tell if he is going to be a success or failure after 3 matches. Get real will you, let's get our own house in order before we start telling others where there failure lies.

      • Sense at last. Thanks Jason. You highlight my points with Benitez perfectly, far better than I could have. I probably would have decended into rant mode.

        I am certainly grateful for many things Benitez did at the club but there was also a dark side.

      • Hey Colin

        Thanks for the "teenage" bit - I'll take that :-)

        It always amazes me when people use the "it was GH's team" to lower the scale of Rafa's achievment in 2005. It would be fair if he'd taken over from Pep at Barca but the team he was left included the likes of Igor Biscan, Djimi Traore & Bruno Cheyrou. Even if you hate the guy and his style, I think most people would acknowledge that to get that squad to win a CL was an incredible achievement.

        Of course he also got us back there two years later.

        So, two CL final appearances in his first 3 full seasons - I wonder if BR will be able to replicate that?