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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Ikki. Plain wrong with a hint of Roseboy unwillingness to bend to the obvious and correct line of thought.
    Nah, the English media overrate ol' Roy too much - it's as if they're going overboard for having not rated him highly enough in previous years. Just not good enough and anyone saying so either thinks he is better than he is or that Liverpool are much worse off than they are IMO. It's about as bad of an idea as the calls for Hughes were to replace Ferguson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Dude Rijkaard is coaching in Galatasary and Deschamps is in Marseille. We haven't fallen that far off the footballing map. There are murmurs of Bielsa also and all 3 would likely want to come. Again, Hodgson should be a last resort, a we-could-not-get-anyone-else kind of appointment. And if the club was in that dire straits why wuold Hodgson himself want to come? Too much exaggerating going on here. If Liverpool were that desperate they'd have kept Benitez.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Dude Rijkaard is coaching in Galatasary and Deschamps is in Marseille. We haven't fallen that far off the footballing map. There are murmurs of Bielsa also and all 3 would likely want to come. Again, Hodgson should be a last resort, a we-could-not-get-anyone-else kind of appointment. And if the club was in that dire straits why wuold Hodgson himself want to come? Too much exaggerating going on here. If Liverpool were that desperate they'd have kept Benitez.


    Until you've got a stable board, you have fallen that far off the map, to managers at least (though maybe not to players). No manager with a brain cell will sign up to a club with a chairman who wants to sell, and wont give you a transfer kitty of note. They'd be on a hiding to nothing.

    Liverpool would've kept Benitez if it wasn't so blatently obvious he wanted out, and they wanted him gone, they'd have kept him if the relationship hadn't deteriorated so far and so public.

    Think Roy's got his eyes on a bigger prize now though.....
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    Benitez didn't want out. He has come out and said that Purslow effectively wanted him gone and that he made the situation what it was. If the board had any ounce of sense they'd know they couldn't get a coach like Benitez and wouldn't have risked pushing him out. That is, unless, they'd already been lining up some good coaches.

    Anyway, Roy to Engerland!

    Misleading title. More like their board not letting us talk to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Misleading title. More like their board not letting us talk to him.
    And if you think that would've stopped him from going if he wanted to, then you're even more deluded than I thought you were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    If Liverpool were that desperate they'd have kept Benitez.
    My interpretation was that player power meant this simply wasn't an option.
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    Think it was only 56% of them though.

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    Les Parry was daily Mail's League One manager of the year. Never said a bad word about that paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Les Parry was daily Mail's League One manager of the year. Never said a bad word about that paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    And if you think that would've stopped him from going if he wanted to, then you're even more deluded than I thought you were.
    No, but it's possibly a reason considering he had only completed his first year of managing there.

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    My interpretation was that player power meant this simply wasn't an option.
    Which player? Although there has been a lot of smoke, there's been nothing from the main group to suggest they wanted him gone.
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    There's obviously no concrete evidence, players rarely speak out on the subject as a matter of decency. It just very much appeared that way to me- the fact that they fired him so suddenly, with a huge payoff and no obvious replacement, suggests to me that something had made his job untenable. Hence I'm inclined to believe that the rumours surrounding senior players are quite likely to be true.

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    Benitez has come out saying he had very warm talks with practically all of the players (I think he said something like 95%) and mentioned names (all the big players) and Reina and Kuyt came out and said outright that they were upset. Gerrard has refused to talk at all about anything other than the WC and Carra said he was disappointed but wanted to move on.

    As you say, no one knows really what happened and it was clear the season past had grated on the trust of many players but I don't think it made it untenable for him to stay. The only thing that is for sure is that Benitez has come out and pointed the finger at Purslow.

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    Benitez has been griping about money too publically for too long. Yes he did get kicked out, but he was standing by the door waving his arse about anyway.

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