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16 Jun 2021 19:33:18
I know it'll be an unpopular opinion but i really hope Rafa does well at Everton. That man belongs in the City of Liverpool. He's a Spanish scouser who has done so much for the Hillsborough families and general charity work in the area. So i hope he keeps the job for as long as he wants it. Also, i'd rather Everton were playing in the Champions League than any of United, City, Spurs or Chelsea! Just so long as he doesn't win them the League or Champions League of course. I wish him success, but not that much!

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16 Jun 2021 19:37:27
I don’t think it will be an unpopular option on here mate. I haven’t seen anyone not wishing Rafa the best.

16 Jun 2021 19:44:12
Im not sure the right wording is wishing him the best, there certainly shouldn't be any ill feeling.

16 Jun 2021 19:49:13
We’ve already seen him at Chelsea so it’s nothing new really.

16 Jun 2021 19:58:51
He is a top human being and I think still a really good manager. Like MK I hope he does well but clearly not at the expense of Liverpool.
He deserves the chance to be at a top club but I'm guessing he will be happy enough at Everton until that comes along 🤣🤣😜.
Would love to be a fly on the wall when Rafa and Big Dunc have their first conversation, maybe discussing football tactics 😁.

{Ed025's Note - if they disagree IR, rafa will be able to advertise on the soles of his shoes mate.. :)

16 Jun 2021 20:07:24
Yes mk my ex used to babysit his daughter and he's a lovely bloke who's resided on the Wirral side for years. I hope he gets a massive round of applause at the Derby. Just his support and help for Hillsborough he should be knighted. I'm pretty sure he donated a grand to every member of the Hillsborough disasters family.

16 Jun 2021 20:24:35
I can't see Dunc being retained personally, Rafa will want his own staff.

16 Jun 2021 20:36:03
All the best to Rafa. He will Everton playing well. Give him 6 months and all Evertonains will love him as much as us. Best of luck Rafa.

16 Jun 2021 20:36:56
I don’t wish him the best.
I wish him the second best, after us. 👍🏼.

16 Jun 2021 20:52:11
I don’t hope he does well! In football rivalry I hate them simple as!
As a man I love Rafa and I know he loves the city and what he’s done for the 96!
But f#%k me he can’t be short a few pound needing to take that job!
That’s my opinion!

16 Jun 2021 21:09:48
Couldn’t agree more MK.

{Ed0666's Note - It’s like us hiring Moyes. 😂. No seriously the man is a football genius I really hope he succeeds and gets them top 6 and semi finals of the caraboa cup

16 Jun 2021 21:43:28
They’ll be a few banners that can’t be used in the kop anymore!

16 Jun 2021 21:57:27
Please Rafa, don’t do it.
It’s just wrong.

16 Jun 2021 23:51:16
Ed025, with the greatest respect to big Dunc . a man we know even burglars don't mess with. on a professional level rafa doesn't take s*** and Is as stubborn as they come. He will have to get in line to some degree but actually think rafa will like him around. his passion and bluenoseness would be required.

{Ed025's Note - i dont know quite where dunc stands in the great scheme of things ben, myself i would get rid of the "jobs for the boys" culture that exists at the club to be honest, i must admit though i dont want to be the one to tell him mate, but if rafa does he could always advertise on the soles of his shoes.. :)

17 Jun 2021 01:02:08
My sentiments exactly MK, i’m happy for him and good luck to him.

It’ll be interesting to see just how well he does, there’s so much up in the air, both with him as a manager and them as a club. His career post-Liverpool hasn’t been particularly inspiring, although he did get that Newcastle side playing far beyond the sum of their parts. Bruce came in and was given the money Rafa should have been given and yet he seems to drag them closer towards relegation every year, indicating that Rafa was indeed performing miracles at the time. It shows he still has the ability to drag a club from a difficult position and get them playing beyond what is expected of them, which is the exact opposite of what Everton have managed in the Moshiri era.

On the one hand, for all the complaining of his style of play from the Everton supporters, i think that is exactly what they need. Everton have fallen into the same trap that City and West Ham did when they came into a bit of money; thinking they can make the transition to attractive football straight away and spunking it all on mediocre ‘exciting’ players that look good on Match of the Day, rather than building on what they have. That’s all Everton have done since Moyes left, and their identity and cohesiveness have all but eroded. They need to go back to basics and build from the back again with players who actually give a toss, which is exactly what Rafa will bring.

However, Rafa has been very open about his conservative style of management in the past, previously stating that he coaches the defensive side and how many goals you score are down to the quality you have up front (to paraphrase) . The ‘Subbuteo Football’ accusation is actually pretty accurate when i think back to those old Liverpool teams, and it could be a real issue for Everton, both stylistically and when it comes to transfers. Rafa’s biggest issue at Liverpool was the amount of money he wasted on countless silly transfers, it really did feel like he was carpet bombing the transfer market (Particularly the realm of La Liga players nobody had ever heard of) and his opinions on players were extremely questionable to say the least. What more can be said about a man who tried to ship out Alonso in favour of Gareth Barry because Barry could play left back? It sometimes seemed like he was never content with what he had and then whenever he tried to add to it, the players were often rubbish. That’s worrying in its own right, but its even more worrying in the context of what's going on at Everton, who really need to start letting Marcel Brands do his job and plan their signings properly, as opposed to impulsive and poorly judged signings like James Rodriguez. It’s a potentially massive problem right out of the blocks, as Rafa has been known to throw a tantrum when he doesn’t have it all his way.

At the end of the day though, Rafa loves the city, he understands the culture and he has managed to elevate average teams before. He won a Champions League with Djimi Traore at left back so from an Everton perspective, anything is possible. There’s every reason to assume he could do really well. I’d just be happy to see him happy and enjoying his football again after many jobs that ended on a sour note over the last 10 years.

17 Jun 2021 09:28:24
None of you clearly live here, because I tell you right now, it's the polar opposite of that opinion in Liverpool. Fingers crossed he relegated them.



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