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well who thinks rafas time is up the only thing he has done is win chapions league in 2005 with Gérard Houlliers team since then its been down hill time for the king kenny to take the job on again he will get the best out of what we have got
For most 'balanced' LFC supporters who go the game - the writing has been on the wall for a while - some of us were prepared to see where we went on from last season - some of us were unconvinced. (and have been for 3 seasons).
Whatever the people who think we should 'blindly' support Rafa/LFC/anyone else associated with the club, say - we have a right to disagree.
At some point (and Gillett has mentioned this) we have to assess the managers performance based on the teams performance - unfortunately that is his only measuring stick.
I have found myself, too many times, looking at Rafa's face when confronted with a problem - or a situation demanding a bit of inspiration.
Today I looked at that face again at Rafa's 'time to do something' time of around 70+ minutes and saw a master stroke. Having watched the joke that is a footballer called Babel kicking the ball at opponents shins for the whole match - he takes Skrtel & Spearing off for Masch and Hulk Hogan with a pigtail.
Ten mins later he decides to withdraw the waste of space and give N'gog a no-win situation appearance.
...no matter - the game was already lost 90 minutes earlier - I am still writing names on pieces of paper and trying to organise the players into a formation - any ideas anyone ?
ps If your name is Benitez - don't reply
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Interesting post Bill. Clearly there is growing frustration with Rafa and his policies. The problem isn't all with the manager however.
Taking football out of the equation for a second, say you work as someone high up for a big company or bank and there are whispers on the stock market that there could be a takeover. How would you feel about it. Would it affect your performance? How would your staff react to the whispers? Would they be able to carry on giving their best performance and not worry about looking over their shoulder? What changes would be made? Will everyone keep their jobs? Will there be big changes at the top?
All of this uncertainty would filter down through the ranks of any business and would undoubtably affect performance. It's exactly the same with LFC. We have had 2 years of turmoil and uncertainty caused by potential sell ups, refinancing crisis and promises of investment broken. It's no wonder we can't concentrate on just playing football! What we need is these clowns Hicks and Gillette to make their minds up whether they are in for the long haul or whether they want to just make a quick buck and ride off into the sunset. I sincerely hope it's the latter as I want to see the club settled with it's plans for the future. We will never progress until this chapter is closed.
king kenny ? king kenny ?
someones having a laugh here, "king" kenny was an absolute halfwit of a manager.
next you'll be saying, "hey, john barnes is free, lets get him in".
been watching football long have you ?
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While I think Dalglish wouldn't be the right choice - I think the statement of 'half-witted' is a bit strong considering he's the only player/manager ever to win the double.
Although the year we did that Everton were both runners-up and beaten finalists - so I suppose thats where the bitterness comes from...still concentrating on our failures eh? Good draw at home to Wolves today - congratulations