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      Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread

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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10110: Jan 29, 2019 10:39:49 pm
      media:

      City looking untouchable and will overtake Liverpool..

      Rafa: Hold my beer..


      Commentator before the match was saying it was more a cause of trying to keep the score down for Newcastle, to lose with "dignity". That did seem to be the case when they scored in less than 30 seconds... but what an unbelievable comeback that was!
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10111: Jan 29, 2019 10:41:25 pm
      Rafa is a RED and so is his family his daughters who are teenagers have lived in Caldy for 15 years now and despite Rafa leaving Liverpool FC his family home remains the same. His wife works tirelessly for smaller Charities with her foundation the couple have done so much to support this area hence why some of us feel it so necessary to defend his name and legacy
       
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10112: Jan 29, 2019 10:42:07 pm
      Commentator before the match was saying it was more a cause of trying to keep the score down for Newcastle, to lose with "dignity". That did seem to be the case when they scored in less than 30 seconds... but what an unbelievable comeback that was!

      3 times out of 4 City have lost this season they’ve taken the lead and in the Chavs game they did everything but......maybe just expecting it to happen after last season...?
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10113: Jan 29, 2019 10:48:25 pm
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      Reply #10114: Jan 29, 2019 10:55:36 pm
      3 times out of 4 City have lost this season they’ve taken the lead and in the Chavs game they did everything but......maybe just expecting it to happen after last season...?

      I don't think they are used to teams coming back at them once ahead they like to win easy. Lets hope Arsenal give them a game at the weekend
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10115: Jan 29, 2019 11:02:53 pm
      Think Newcastle doing us a massive favour is as good of a reason as any to open this up.

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      Reply #10116: Jan 29, 2019 11:06:24 pm
      Rafa is a RED and so is his family his daughters who are teenagers have lived in Caldy for 15 years now and despite Rafa leaving Liverpool FC his family home remains the same. His wife works tirelessly for smaller Charities with her foundation the couple have done so much to support this area hence why some of us feel it so necessary to defend his name and legacy
       

      I'll second that.

      What they've done here on the Wirral is fantastic.
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      Reply #10117: Jan 29, 2019 11:09:52 pm
      I don't think they are used to teams coming back at them once ahead they like to win easy. Lets hope Arsenal give them a game at the weekend

      I think they’ve been rattled since we stayed with ‘em Aug-Oct........
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      Reply #10118: Jan 29, 2019 11:26:59 pm
      I'll second that.

      What they've done here on the Wirral is fantastic.

      Rafa is an adopted scouser wool
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      Reply #10119: Jan 29, 2019 11:34:20 pm
      Sqaud is getting thin with injury problems, we have been toiling in recent games so in comes in our Rafa with a helping hand!
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      Reply #10120: Jan 29, 2019 11:35:13 pm
      Boss Tha..
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      Reply #10121: Jan 30, 2019 01:53:08 am
      Thank you Rafa, YNWA
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10122: Jan 30, 2019 02:10:21 am
      I love Rafa.
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      Reply #10123: Jan 30, 2019 07:09:05 am

      I'd even go as far as saying, and this is quite a statement, that he is even more of a gypsy than you are 😊
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      Reply #10124: Jan 30, 2019 09:17:01 am
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      Reply #10125: Jan 30, 2019 09:24:33 am
      Rafa is still the man #fact :-)
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      Reply #10126: Jan 30, 2019 09:39:15 am


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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10127: Jan 30, 2019 10:04:05 am
      Brilliant win for Newcastle against City, well done Rafa !
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10128: Jan 30, 2019 10:24:25 am
      Should never have doubted it was a possible result, the man had a winning team against arguably the best team around at the time - AC Milan...and he was playing Djimi Traore.

      Beating arguably the best team the Premier League has ever had should be a walk in the park for him.

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      Reply #10129: Jan 30, 2019 12:47:43 pm
      Should never have doubted it was a possible result, the man had a winning team against arguably the best team around at the time - AC Milan...and he was playing Djimi Traore.

      Beating arguably the best team the Premier League has ever had should be a walk in the park for him.

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      That Milan team... some people often forget just how good they were! Basically the whole XI was composed of legends, players that were some of the biggest names of their generations. Cafu and Maldini at fullback - I mean, one is just the player with most caps for the Brazilian national team of all time and the only to have played 3 World Cup finals in a row; the other has won 5 Champions League titles over 3 decades, being a starter in all of the five finals. Dida was one of the best keepers at the time, and would go on to have a brilliant World Cup one year later. Gattuso and Pirlo were the muscle and brain of Milan and the Italian team that were world champions also one year later. Nesta is for me one of the finest defenders of his generation, with a career sadly blighted by injuries. Jaap Stam was also a top defender on his day. Clarence Seedorf was one of the most incredible midfielders of his generation, and the only player in history to have won the Champions League with three different clubs. In front of him he had Kaká, who only two years later would be crowned as the world's best player. Upfront they had a great finisher in Hernán Crespo and one of the biggest stars in European football, Andriy Shevchenko, at the time the third best player in the world according to FIFA.

      I know this is a long, off-topic rant but it's just that it never ceases to amaze me how we've beaten all those legends above with Jerzy Dudek, Steve Finnan, Djimi Traoré, Vladimir Smicer, Harry Kewell, Luis Garcia - some of whom were good players (others not so much), but still far behind the level of that incredible squad Milan had. 
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10130: Jan 30, 2019 12:49:05 pm
      Loving all the Rafa praise, one of my all time fave LFC managers, but I assume he tries to win every game and he didn't actually 'try harder' last night. ;)

      Worth directing some praise at Rondon and Matt Ritchie (who I generally think is sh*te) but dealt with Ederson's time-wasting ahead of the pen.

      Well done all the Toon! (Expect Mike Ashley obviously).
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10131: Jan 30, 2019 12:55:30 pm
      Rafa has probably just put another £10 mil or so in Ashley's pocket after last night.
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      Reply #10132: Jan 30, 2019 12:57:50 pm
      Prem looking good, on ya Rafa.
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      Reply #10133: Jan 30, 2019 03:00:05 pm
      I just knew this would happen somehow . It simply makes too much sense that we would get a little help  (and a sexy wink) on our title race from Rafa.
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      Reply #10134: Jan 30, 2019 03:02:45 pm
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      Reply #10135: Jan 30, 2019 03:54:56 pm
      That Milan team... some people often forget just how good they were! Basically the whole XI was composed of legends, players that were some of the biggest names of their generations. Cafu and Maldini at fullback - I mean, one is just the player with most caps for the Brazilian national team of all time and the only to have played 3 World Cup finals in a row; the other has won 5 Champions League titles over 3 decades, being a starter in all of the five finals. Dida was one of the best keepers at the time, and would go on to have a brilliant World Cup one year later. Gattuso and Pirlo were the muscle and brain of Milan and the Italian team that were world champions also one year later. Nesta is for me one of the finest defenders of his generation, with a career sadly blighted by injuries. Jaap Stam was also a top defender on his day. Clarence Seedorf was one of the most incredible midfielders of his generation, and the only player in history to have won the Champions League with three different clubs. In front of him he had Kaká, who only two years later would be crowned as the world's best player. Upfront they had a great finisher in Hernán Crespo and one of the biggest stars in European football, Andriy Shevchenko, at the time the third best player in the world according to FIFA.

      I know this is a long, off-topic rant but it's just that it never ceases to amaze me how we've beaten all those legends above with Jerzy Dudek, Steve Finnan, Djimi Traoré, Vladimir Smicer, Harry Kewell, Luis Garcia - some of whom were good players (others not so much), but still far behind the level of that incredible squad Milan had. 

      wow had no clue Maldini have 5 CL medals. That is some feat for the man.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10136: Jan 30, 2019 04:00:48 pm
      I am sad he was @LFC at a time when he couldn't spend what Jürgen was able to spend, nor did he have the ambitious owners of today back then. His team needed just one more class player and would've won the domestic title as well. Those US owners (Hicks, Gillett) screwed us and him. Thank God he won us the CL and is immortalized in LFC history. Long live Rafa Benitez.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10137: Jan 30, 2019 05:49:23 pm

      geography all wrong mate Wollybacks don't come from the Wirral
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10138: Jan 30, 2019 10:46:29 pm
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #10139: Jan 31, 2019 10:00:47 am
      wow had no clue Maldini have 5 CL medals. That is some feat for the man.

      He does, and as I said, he won them in three different decades, ALL of them as a starter. The first, in 1988-89, when he was 20; the last, in 2006-07, when he was 38.

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