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Benitez's Arrogance Just Makes It Sweeter

Benitez's Arrogance Just Makes It Sweeter

The big news of the week was Sir Alex Ferguson labelling Rafa Benitez arrogant. 'Tis all part of the mind games, they say, and it might be an attempt at them but essentially, it is correct: the FSW, so often perceived as humble and gentlemanly, is actually one of the most arrogant managers out there.

'Benitez said Everton are a small club, which just points to his arrogance,' said Ferguson.

'But it is one thing to show the arrogance he did. What you cannot forgive is the contempt for Sam Allardyce last week when Liverpool scored the second goal.

'I don't think Sam deserved that. He is a guy who has worked so hard for the LMA, looking after young players.

'He had a weakened team and to get that kind of contempt... I don't think any other Liverpool manager would have done that. It was beyond the pale.'


Allardyce was apparently offended by how Benitez waved his arm after the second goal last week, indicating the game was over. It could be interpreted otherwise but that wouldn't change the fact that 'Rafa' is actually as arrogant as it gets.

Not quite the Jose Mourinho way, of course, but in a more sneaky manner: his rant in January showed that, the way he got carried away by some good performances. Or remember how he was telling everyone how to beat United, instead of concentrating on his own team? And there's the 'small club' thing: I think only Arsene Wenger complained more times about the negativity of their opponents than Benitez.

But if we beat Liverpool to this title it will be all the sweeter thanks to the earlier gloating and crowing of the FSW.



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Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday April 18 2009
Time: 10:00AM

Comments

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Remind me what Ferguson's reaction was to United relegating Brian Kidd's Blackburn in 1999?
Little Dutch
18/04/2009 10:18:00
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Remind me what Ferguson's reaction was to United relegating Brian Kidd's Blackburn in 1999?
Little Dutch
18/04/2009 10:18:00
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little dutch - what you got to remember is that there is one set of rules for manure and old red nose and then another set for the rest of us...... what rafa was actually doing was a tactical signal but then again because red nose said differently then it must be true..... look at todays FA cup semi final its got a man u fan as the ref but then again what else do you expect i bet red nose picked the ref for the game...... everyone went on at rafa losing it but look now old red nose cant do an interview without bring us up i now believe that it is rafa who has got underneath old red noses skin lol........ fergie is felling the pressure hahahahahahahaha old drunken bas&*^d
muffdaddy1983
18/04/2009 10:36:00
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little dutch - what you got to remember is that there is one set of rules for manure and old red nose and then another set for the rest of us...... what rafa was actually doing was a tactical signal but then again because red nose said differently then it must be true..... look at todays FA cup semi final its got a man u fan as the ref but then again what else do you expect i bet red nose picked the ref for the game...... everyone went on at rafa losing it but look now old red nose cant do an interview without bring us up i now believe that it is rafa who has got underneath old red noses skin lol........ fergie is felling the pressure hahahahahahahaha old drunken bas&*^d
muffdaddy1983
18/04/2009 10:36:00
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feeling*
muffdaddy1983
18/04/2009 10:37:00
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feeling*
muffdaddy1983
18/04/2009 10:37:00
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wow!! old dirty red nose got that without readin freud ;).. some times he cant make out, but other times he can read minds by telepathy.. wat a *****er. cant give an interview when he loses but goes arnd talkin abt others' GESTURES!! pity him..
arjy2405
18/04/2009 11:53:00
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wow!! old dirty red nose got that without readin freud ;).. some times he cant make out, but other times he can read minds by telepathy.. wat a *****er. cant give an interview when he loses but goes arnd talkin abt others' GESTURES!! pity him..
arjy2405
18/04/2009 11:53:00
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LOL, Rafa was gesturing to Alonso, he wanted the ball played differently than the way Alonso did it. After we scored from the foul Alonso turned towards Rafa, that's when the gesture happened. It's Rafa saying forget what I said, it had nothing to do with Allardyce or Blackburn. The funny thing is that Ferguson is using this flimsy excuse of a gesture to attack Rafa with, and he's doing it with coordination with Allardyce. It's obvious that Rafa has gotten under his skin. By the way, wasn't it Ferguson that sarcastically said that he didn't know he was that important after Rafa talked about him before Chelsea's game. Well, Manu are playing Everton in the semi-final of the FA Cup and who is Ferguson talking about? That's right, Rafa. I didn't know that he was that important.
JohnDoe
18/04/2009 13:22:00
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LOL, Rafa was gesturing to Alonso, he wanted the ball played differently than the way Alonso did it. After we scored from the foul Alonso turned towards Rafa, that's when the gesture happened. It's Rafa saying forget what I said, it had nothing to do with Allardyce or Blackburn. The funny thing is that Ferguson is using this flimsy excuse of a gesture to attack Rafa with, and he's doing it with coordination with Allardyce. It's obvious that Rafa has gotten under his skin. By the way, wasn't it Ferguson that sarcastically said that he didn't know he was that important after Rafa talked about him before Chelsea's game. Well, Manu are playing Everton in the semi-final of the FA Cup and who is Ferguson talking about? That's right, Rafa. I didn't know that he was that important.
JohnDoe
18/04/2009 13:22:00
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