Author Topic: Rafa Benítez: "After three years of unfulfilled promises, I did not trust them"  (Read 932953 times)

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Offline Charlies

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #12625 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 01:40:59 pm »
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Wheres the foil hat when you need it :lol:

Offline BlueStar

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« Reply #12626 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 01:49:23 pm »
Is that like when someone turns up smart at the office and everyone assumes they've got an interview for a better job?

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« Reply #12628 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:00:03 pm »
The end is nigh..
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Offline Conjo

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« Reply #12629 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:16:08 pm »
"wow"
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Offline BlueStar

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« Reply #12630 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:20:53 pm »
Guys, we're missing the point here.  Rafa Boneaterz

Offline Disco

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« Reply #12631 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:23:16 pm »
Guys, we're missing the point here.  Rafa Boneaterz

He's come out?

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« Reply #12632 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:32:12 pm »

"Wow" :lol:

Still, good to hear.

Offline xLiaaamx

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« Reply #12633 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:46:35 pm »
That story was probably planted on behalf of the club to make him look like a traitor.



I mean, not really, but would you put it past them?

Offline RobS

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« Reply #12634 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 02:49:57 pm »
That story was probably planted on behalf of the club to make him look like a traitor.



I mean, not really, but would you put it past them?

Entirely plausible sadly 😥

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« Reply #12635 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 03:05:36 pm »
That story was probably planted on behalf of the club to make him look like a traitor.



I mean, not really, but would you put it past them?

If Rafa does leave, the club will 100% put the blame on him. Already know they're going to come out and say they did everything they could to keep him but he refused to sign.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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« Reply #12636 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 03:14:39 pm »
Didn't a Liverpool fan say if he turns up to a peesser wearing a suit s*** is about to go down?

Offline frankpingel

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« Reply #12637 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 03:26:26 pm »
Didn't a Liverpool fan say if he turns up to a peesser wearing a suit s*** is about to go down?
That definitely ringing bells now you mention it.

Offline Disco

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« Reply #12638 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 03:34:14 pm »
Maybe he's off out for a succulent chinese meal.

Offline ScottishMagpie

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« Reply #12639 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 03:37:26 pm »
He's "waiting for an answer"............from this lot?  f*** it. That's it over then.  It was good while it lasted. 

Offline Doctor Zaius

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« Reply #12640 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:07:31 pm »
The club really are a f***ing disgrace if they let him go. Its blindingly obvious he wants to stay, under the correct cicumstances. Its even more obvious that he could do a brilliant job given what he needs.

This is the last decade in a microcosm. All the will in the world, plenty of potential but the club, or one man in paticular simply have 0 ambition. I will have no interest in next season if he goes like. They can f*** off.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #12641 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:08:04 pm »
He's "waiting for an answer"............from this lot?  f*** it. That's it over then.  It was good while it lasted. 

that was my conclusion when I heard that on 5 live earlier.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #12642 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:25:02 pm »
Leaving has always been much more likely than staying, on a logical level.

If he decides he can put up with Ashley, that's possible. But Ashley will never do the right thing by him.

Offline cp40

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« Reply #12643 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:31:34 pm »
Im going to take a guess , hes asked for assurances of £x per season plus any player trading profits to build the club.

x= a sensible and very affordable level of player investment for this club given the TV money etc.


I think Ashley wants to continue taking money, so its a no go.

Rafa waiting for a reply- follows the previous pattern while the club sounds out other cheap run of the mill options who will allow Ashley to continue as above.



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« Reply #12644 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:33:49 pm »
There was a corporate event before the press conference apparently, so that could be why Rafa was dressed up.

Offline Northerngimp

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« Reply #12645 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 04:54:00 pm »
Its almost like Barbie has a new hat.

Offline huss9

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« Reply #12646 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 06:15:51 pm »
He's "waiting for an answer"............from this lot?  f*** it. That's it over then.  It was good while it lasted. 

aye, so's shearer.
john gibson in the chronicle this afternoon;
"John Carver has talked of playing two up top in an effort to score goals, tactically be more direct to grind out points, and just about every other possibility known to man or beast. They are the ramblings of a drowning desperado."

Offline marki

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« Reply #12647 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 06:50:29 pm »
It would be a crying shame to see all his hard work undone in a few short months my some bafoon mascarading as a manager :undecided:

Offline Pons Alias

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« Reply #12648 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 08:14:42 pm »
Didn't a Liverpool fan say if he turns up to a peesser wearing a suit s*** is about to go down?


"In 2007, after his attempts to engage Liverpool’s US co-owners about possible transfer funds had been met with a terse email instructing him to focus on training and coaching the team, Benítez turned his next press conference into a display of open belligerence. Every one of the questions presented to him by an increasingly bewildered press pack was answered with the same phrase: “I am focused on training and coaching my team.” The following day, Benítez – never previously seen on a match day in anything other than a suit and tie – appeared on the touchline clad ostentatiously in a billowing training-ground tracksuit and box-fresh trainers. If he hadn’t had his way, he’d certainly made his point."

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« Reply #12649 on: Friday 5 April 2019, 08:21:27 pm »

Its very clever from Benitez. For weeks I have been reading that the club were keen for Benitez to stay and were pushing him for an answer and Benitez has now put the pressure back on the club by stating he has been talking with Charnley and has made his demands clear. His demands seem reasonable. He has kept the club up on a shoe string budget for the last 2 seasons even making a profit in transfers so deserves at least £70 million to spend this summer, wants deals done much quicker, wants upgrades to the training ground and changes to the academy. I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed, but he clearly doesn't want to be fighting relegation battles anymore even if he wouldn't get the same support from the fans at any other club except Liverpool. I can see him at Roma next season.