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Rafa says that the main target this year is domestic honours so does that mean if he fails to deliver the title or at least be 'close' challengers, will he get the sack? I really think that the time is now right for him to deliver. He has got new players in with hopefully another to come. I dont think failure will be an option this season.
Considering how long he has on his contract the board (owners) will probably keep him till it runs out maybe giving him an extension is he brings the EPL back or gets close and brings another trophy.
Personnally I wanna see us with the EPL, CL or FA Cup. And getting close on the EPL if we don't get it.
- 1 Reply to Wendy
Boing, if you have been a long time reader of this forum, you should know that I back Rafa 95% of time. Yes, there may be issues that I disagree with him, but those are purely academic and subjective. Given the nuisance from the board, I really don't know anyone better who can put up with the shxt and take us forward.
- 1 Reply to gary
IF Benitez STARTS Robbie Keane up front partnering Torres and maintains that partnership at least for all EPL fixtures then I think perhaps there is room for some optimism about this season. IF Benitez stubbornly persists with the insane policy of rotation in one last ditch effort to prove himself right then perhaps its best to wave bye-bye right now to any hopes we might harbour of a serious challenge for the Title. I feel even die-hard Rafa Loyalists will this season finally lose patience with the man should he persist with the much detested rotation policy.
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
- 2 Replies to Andrew
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
Closer. Ever closer.
This is a hungry talented team. Bring on the new season.