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Offline sh74

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« Reply #18175 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 10:00:05 PM »
Just read an article, no wins since august and Rondon benched. Sounds like things aren’t going great. Sure he’ll get them back on track.

Offline Mike

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« Reply #18176 on: Friday 8 November 2019, 10:00:41 PM »
:( We Pardewed him.

Offline Kimbo

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« Reply #18177 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 12:04:18 AM »
It must be a strange league to manage in, I would bet that none of these big name managers and players going there are learning mandarin, and everything will be done through translators. If you’re a manager that’s all about the small details then how do you get everything across effectively? He’s obviously not comparable but I’ve seen Gary Neville talking about how everything took twice as long to explain because he knew f*** all Spanish.

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #18178 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 12:24:55 AM »
Just read an article, no wins since august and Rondon benched. Sounds like things aren’t going great. Sure he’ll get them back on track.

Wrong they won 2 games ago on September 21st.

The Chinese League had a long month break of no matches between the end of September to the end of October.

They have 3 of the 4 bottom teams in his next/last few games so they should finish about 6th(They were 11th when he arrived)

Also Rondon was on the bench because he’d been traveling back from South America on international duty.

Also Carrasco their best player recently got injured most Chinese teams rely on their game deciding foreign players not being injured(8 of their 11 starters have to be Chinese)

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #18179 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 01:15:28 AM »
I would bet that none of these big name managers and players going there are learning mandarin, and everything will be done through translators. If you’re a manager that’s all about the small details then how do you get everything across effectively?

Yeah for a coach/teacher like Rafa Benitez who is all about instructive coaching China isn’t best suited to his qualities.

I’d imagine with a lot of good European jobs now becoming available he probably wishes he’d waited like Mourinho is.

The video of Mourinho breaking down when talking about missing it is exactly what Rafa would be like if he waited though :laugh:

Rafa said he has over 10 years left you can tell he’s just obsessed with coaching.

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« Reply #18180 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 01:27:04 AM »
The worst advert good man ever had.

Offline NEEJ

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« Reply #18181 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 08:54:54 AM »
:lol:

Offline chopey

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« Reply #18182 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 03:37:44 PM »
I wonder if West Ham would go back in for Rafa ?
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Offline Si

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« Reply #18183 on: Saturday 9 November 2019, 10:46:01 PM »
Be daft not to.
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Offline Kanji

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« Reply #18184 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:08:59 AM »
Rafa needs to stay away from that club. They don’t deserve him. I also don’t want to miss him that much more.
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #18185 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 06:58:18 AM »
Given how we’ve got 0 points from 9 when we’ve done it Bruce’s way, and 15 from 27 when we’ve reverted to the system Rafa left us, don’t think I’d be wrong to say we’d be at least 5th had Benitez stayed on with this squad.
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Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #18186 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 06:59:18 AM »
By at least 5th I guess I mean 5th given the gap from there up to Man City.
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Offline Kanji

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« Reply #18187 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 12:41:51 PM »
Think I’ve said the same in another thread Nut, I totally agree with you.  We’d be in one hell of a position this season with Rafa in charge given the way the league has gone this season.
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Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #18188 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
Given how we’ve got 0 points from 9 when we’ve done it Bruce’s way, and 15 from 27 when we’ve reverted to the system Rafa left us, don’t think I’d be wrong to say we’d be at least 5th had Benitez stayed on with this squad.

He built Bruce a team with a very solid foundation in 3-4-2-1 that’s for sure.

I wonder where we’d be if Bruce had to coach/play his own formation all season and didn’t have a formation he could use that the majority of the players had been so well coached in by a world class coach.

Says a lot that the players begged Bruce to go back to it.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #18189 on: Sunday 10 November 2019, 01:24:19 PM »
Good point like.

I reckon for instance, had Bruce took over after Pardew/Carver and McClaren was taking over from Benitez, he’d have been in the s*** back then and McClaren would have possibly bundled us to 16th.
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Offline gdm

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« Reply #18190 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 08:29:14 AM »
Linked with West Ham today

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #18191 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 08:43:21 AM »
Linked with West Ham today

Would proper sort West Ham out. They have some good players but are sooooooooo inconsistent.

Offline Klaus

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« Reply #18192 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 09:17:40 AM »
Linked with West Ham today

Would proper sort West Ham out. They have some good players but are sooooooooo inconsistent.

I genuinely couldn't believe how bad they were against us :lol:

Offline samptime29

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« Reply #18193 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 09:27:57 AM »
Linked with West Ham today

Would proper sort West Ham out. They have some good players but are sooooooooo inconsistent.

I genuinely couldn't believe how bad they were against us :lol:

I know  :lol:

The thing is, they can beat some big teams at home, and they can sometimes go on a decent run. But obviously at times they are s**** aswell.  :lol:

Offline Kanji

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« Reply #18194 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 02:55:57 PM »
Would break my heart to see him back at another PL club. My jealousy would be unreal.
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Offline mrmojorisin75

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« Reply #18195 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 03:17:07 PM »
be interesting to see if he'd walk out after agreeing his project, i can't see it myself

compo for him would be f***ing mental as well
So raise your fists and march around
Dont dare take what you need
I'll jail and bury those committed
And smother the rest in greed
Crawl with me into tomorrow
Or i'll drag you to your grave
I'm deep inside your children
They'll betray you in my name

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Offline TRon

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« Reply #18196 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 03:27:42 PM »
be interesting to see if he'd walk out after agreeing his project, i can't see it myself

compo for him would be f***ing mental as well

Only possible reason would be he he really wants to be in England, but I would be surprised as well. He gave up the job here knowing full well that he was giving up being in the north of England when he signed up in China. I reckon if there's any interest it's coming from West Ham rather than Benitez himself.

Offline Ketsbaia

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« Reply #18197 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 03:28:27 PM »
He'll stay for his contract in China, surely.

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #18198 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 03:53:04 PM »
He'll stay for his contract in China, surely.

Rafa Benitez hasn’t jumped ship during a season in 20 years so it would certainly be out of character.

He normally likes to finish the job he started then move when his contract runs out however the communication difficulties of managing in China must be very frustrating for him.

Their season actually finishes in a few weeks so that might play a part if a good European club comes up.

Offline reefatoon

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« Reply #18199 on: Tuesday 19 November 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
He needs to get out as soon as he can mind. Languishing mid table in a s**** league isn't what he wants to be doing.