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Benitez approval rating

Still behind him 100%
Behind him but losing faith
Undecided
He's on borrowed time
We should sack him (PS: wanna buy this match ticket so I can keep my loyalty points going?)

Author Topic: Rafael Benítez wins Manager of the Month for November  (Read 543686 times)

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Online r0cafella

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10375 on: Thursday 29 November 2018, 10:22:30 am »
Without giving him a penny to do it.

He's exceptional and his achievements only go to prove that. This man has won major honours with outsiders on multiple occasions.
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Offline TRon

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10376 on: Thursday 29 November 2018, 11:52:26 am »
If Pardew, Souness, et al, had had the sort of start to the season we had under Rafa, they'd have panicked, chopped and changed the team every week, utilized completely different styles of play from one week to the other, tried things we don't have the players for for 45 minutes before doing the opposite, thrown some players (the easy targets) under the bus to deflect attention, blamed someone/something/everything when losing, etc etc.

By contrast Rafa remains calm, composed, doesn't let the building pressure or negative voices in the media get to him, sticks by his guns, protects his players, doesn't confuse things by introducing different play-styles willy nilly, and sees his plans through.

Essentially the difference between a genuinely good football manager with natural competencies in the role, and those who've merely grabbed the opportunity to be a PL manager despite having few of the skills or traits required by the role.

Great post. :thup:

Rafa has what all great managers have, absolute faith in their methods. Plus some actual football intelligence of course, otherwise Sam Allardyce would be a great manager.

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10377 on: Thursday 29 November 2018, 02:43:08 pm »
Weird how we haven't heard from Keys and Gray in a while. 🤔

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10378 on: Friday 30 November 2018, 08:07:56 pm »
His presser is usually on .co.uk by now.

Offline Paully

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10379 on: Monday 3 December 2018, 12:49:23 pm »
Spot on this by Louise Taylor;



9) Newcastle suffer from failure to add cover

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of the shoe, the horse was lost; for want of the horse, the rider was lost; for want of the rider, the battle was lost.” The nail represents the specialist left-back Newcastle’s Rafa Benítez was not permitted to sign as cover for Paul Dummett. With Dummett hamstrung – again – his inadequate replacement, Javier Manquillo, operated out of position on Saturday and came up against Robert Snodgrass. It proved an unequal duel. Significantly, the game’s best player was Felipe Anderson. During last summer’s transfer window when Newcastle made £20m and Manuel Pellegrini invested £100m, the Brazilian cost £36m from Lazio. Criticising Benítez for scrapping a back five or not playing Ciaran Clark at left-back misses the bigger picture; sometimes you really do get what you pay for. Louise Taylor

Offline astraguy

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10380 on: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 02:25:52 pm »
Rafa had no idea about takeover :lol: it's utter s***

Offline Paully

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10381 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:28:09 am »
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Offline Sho'Time

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10382 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:30:32 am »
Dec on the illegal stream eh :shifty:

Offline steve_69

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10383 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:37:36 am »
Dec on the illegal stream eh :shifty:

Probably on legally in Australia

Offline Stifleaay

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10384 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 10:48:38 am »
Bought it.
They did the same some years ago when we were in the Europa League, they bought the Australian rights to broadcast the match in order to gain access to UEFA’s live stream.

Offline abertoon

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10385 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:02:12 am »
Maybe for the Europa League that was needed but in Australia you have access to every Premier League game live so I imagine it's just on their equivalent of Sky Sports & Sky Go app.

Saturday 3pms they have on a red button / BT Champions league style here. I remember the coverage of the Championship being pretty good too - remember they showed loads of our games live when we were in the Championship first time around.

Always thought that kind of access would be mint here, but would kill attendances I imagine.

Offline Paully

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10386 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 05:59:47 pm »
Great thread this - some brilliant comments - this takeover better b****** happen   :smitten:

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Offline Raconteur

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10387 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 08:49:20 pm »
Maybe for the Europa League that was needed but in Australia you have access to every Premier League game live so I imagine it's just on their equivalent of Sky Sports & Sky Go app.

Saturday 3pms they have on a red button / BT Champions league style here. I remember the coverage of the Championship being pretty good too - remember they showed loads of our games live when we were in the Championship first time around.

Always thought that kind of access would be mint here, but would kill attendances I imagine.

That was the bad old days when Rupert's Foxtel owned the rights. They're now owned by a mobile phone company, with a flat $15pm for all games (on demand) plus Champions League and Europa League. It's amazing.

Some compensation for the fact our local league isn't worth watching.
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Online 54

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10388 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 12:29:22 pm »

You know what to do.

Offline ToonArmy1892

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10389 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 02:18:15 pm »
Done.

Howay Rafa la.

Offline Scoot

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10390 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 02:24:21 pm »

You know what to do.

Done.

Isn't this where the mackems jump on board and all agree to vote for 1 other individual?

Offline Paully

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10391 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 02:26:16 pm »

You know what to do.

Done.

Isn't this where the mackems jump on board and all agree to vote for 1 other individual?



100000% nailed on!

Online Kid Icarus

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10392 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 04:31:54 pm »
Football365's love letter to Rafa.

https://www.football365.com/news/manager-in-the-media-everyones-favourite-rafael-benitez

Got my tweet about him in there too. :aww:
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Offline UncleBingo

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10394 on: Friday 7 December 2018, 11:50:53 pm »

You know what to do.

Done.

Isn't this where the mackems jump on board and all agree to vote for 1 other individual?

Aren't you forgetting some of our own fans who think Rafa is a busted flush/dinosaur/fraud?

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Offline sadnesstan

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10397 on: Saturday 8 December 2018, 02:20:41 pm »
Beautiful writing. It actually felt as though I was really there. In a dressing room just down from the press conference room, in the annex behind the indoor facilities at the club's training ground.

Offline Paully

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10398 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 11:34:05 am »
Brilliant interview with in the Tinmes today - what a beautiful man!

Offline Pandamninator

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #10399 on: Sunday 9 December 2018, 12:01:20 pm »
Maybe for the Europa League that was needed but in Australia you have access to every Premier League game live so I imagine it's just on their equivalent of Sky Sports & Sky Go app.

Saturday 3pms they have on a red button / BT Champions league style here. I remember the coverage of the Championship being pretty good too - remember they showed loads of our games live when we were in the Championship first time around.

Always thought that kind of access would be mint here, but would kill attendances I imagine.

Optus (a mobile phone/broadband company) have the rights, so it's streaming only- either through the app or there crappy fetch boxes.  SBS have the rights to 1 live game a week, plus the review show.

Lol @ Ant and Dec buying the Premier League rights to Australia - they went for $50 mil last time.
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