Message from discussion Benitez, 10 reasons not to panic
From: Bill <nos...@nospam.com>
Subject: Re: Benitez, 10 reasons not to panic
Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 16:01:06 -0600
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On 9/1/04 3:07 PM, in article ch5dlo$cn...@sparta.btinternet.com, "Mike"
> "Benny" <Be...@soccer-europe.com> wrote in message
>>> Subject : Benitez, 10 reasons not to panic
>>> From : ©N„ikuli, Willićm© <spamm...@areeverywhere.thesedays>
>>> 1. He's record is proven at the highest levels of club football.
>>> 2. He's shipping out the deadweight. Dudek better start watching out.
>>> 3. He's already addressed the width issue.
>>> 4. He can obviously work the transfer market. Compare Josemi to Traore. Or
>>> Alonso to Diao. Or Garcia to Cheyrou.
>>> 5. He convinced Gerrard to stay. He must've told him something he liked.
>>> 6. We're improved on last year. More points at the same stage, and in the
>>> Champions League.
>>> 7. Himself and more importantly, Parry & the board have repeatedly said
>>> their willing to give time. Remember Houllier got 6 seasons before people
>>> *really* started getting restless.
>>> 8. The football is clearly changing. The full-backs are making runs
>>> up-front, but they're also tracking back. The team is defending higher up
>>> the pitch. Long-ball is starting to be phased out....
>>> 9. Youth. He's giving the youth a chance. I know the media has made a lot
>>> the Spanish arrival, but next season, I think we'll have Warnock, Potter,
>>> Mellor and Ostenboor in the squad along with Gerrard and Carra.
>>> 10. The more I think about it, I really do think he's the Spanish Wenger.
>> He's made a rod for his own back by only signing Spanish players. Xabi
>> Alonso and Josemi are fine but Nunez and Garcia were bench warmers at
>> their clubs, if they're not good enough for Real Madrid and Barca why
>> are they good enough for Liverpool? Signing French or Dutch players is
> Hey, Liverpool are not Barca or Madrid.
Not anymore, but it wasn't too long ago that they were one of the most
feared teams in Europe.
> I'm a Dundee United fan and I'd happily take Liverpool's cast-offs. Why
> aren't you happy with Spanish cast-offs?
Because that would be an acceptance of being mid table team, and one that
doesn't have a sniff in Europe. Liverpool should be trying to rebuild their
team to conquer Europe again, not signing second rate players.
>> one thing but Spaniards travel about as well abroad as English tourists.
>> I know who the fans will turn on first. Next Wenger? Right now he's the
>> next Van Gaal. He better get it right and get it right quickly.
>> "I think you hear me knocking, I think I'm coming in"