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

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      • 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.

    • 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...

    • Bring back Gerrard Houlier

    • 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.

    • Those who ask for Rafa are irrationally I think expressing their frustration at why things have not yet clicked for Liverpool. If you finish the season fifth or worse and have had little interest in the closing stages of any of the cup comps then there will be some pressure. Right now I don't think there is.

      In terms of replacements O'Niel wouldn't move from Aston Villa now he's started that job, Houlier is doing really well where he is and most of you guys wouldn't want him back anyway...... so in other words its a good question for those who want Rafa to go.... don't ask for it unless you're sure the board can either lure a well proven and well known manager or can follow the much more risky approach of plucking someone unknown and perhaps untested at this level and bring them to Liverpool.

      My bet you'll finish at least 4th, problem over, Rafa will reflect and like the good manager he is I think come back with a new approach next year... you may yet see some glory in the fa cup or cl.

    • 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.

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      • 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!!!!!

    • 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

    • Rafa isn't going anywhere, he's a brilliant manager. 1st season champs league, 2nd FA cup give the guy a chance.

    • John Toshack

    • 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.

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