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And a Few Words From Rafa

Following what appears to be the rarest of evens in recent times, a home win for Chelsea under the interim management of Rafa Benitez, the gaffer had a few words for the media, remarking,

'Today Torres was a key player for us. Every run he was always there and ready and pushing the defenders. And he makes space for Mata, a good winger. He and Demba Ba did well."

'We have been doing well, creating chances in all our games. In the games we didn't win we deserved to win. It was just a matter of time until we had a performance like this.'

Would it be churlish to point out;-

1 - Ba`s contribution in 8 minutes was far more significant than the 82 minutes Torres was given!

2 - If we`ve been waiting for a performance like this - I hope Rafa means the first half rather than the anxious, nervy second half!

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 4:53PM

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Again I believe he is told to play Torres.
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20/01/2013 16:59:00

Merlin tell them once more, I don't see any reason to moon over this man tactical nous, if rdm was fired he should be fired for a better coach not this mediocre liability, I am really aghast that he'll say those words about ba, a shame on him, mata is knackered and hazard is on his way to be too, rafa tactically sound? Laff don mk me ***** 4 pesn head o &#63719;OO0oºº°°&#730;&#730;&#730;&#730;°º ! =D , ' ' '&#59143; <\?,'. '&#59142; &#923;. 8-|
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20/01/2013 17:01:00

torres was the key player for arsenal not us....he was a waste for us....and i cant believe how our bling rafa is prasing him....go sleep with him he will be key for you in the bed...
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20/01/2013 17:25:00

What is this???
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20/01/2013 17:38:00

Playing with Torres in the team is like playing with 10 men out there... I'm starting to notice that the team are starting to avoid passing to him... His half volley to the sky, and non movement in the box is despicable play at best! If Torres was a key player for us, then all the fans and Benitez must have been watching two different games... Can have what he is smoking? I thought ft9 should have been off at half time!
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20/01/2013 17:55:00

I've just got back from watching an abysmal performance from Torres and to see those comments from the Spanish waiter tells you all you need to know about how good a manager he is
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20/01/2013 17:58:00

Game recognises game. 5h1te coach, 5h1te forward.
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20/01/2013 19:53:00

Look no further than Roman's instruction if you want to know why Torres is still being pampered. I have no doubt that,Roman is makes it known to our coaches his desire to see Torres at his best. Little wonder he is played every now and then. This makes wonder if RA sees Chelsea as a kind of real football game management where he can derive personal joy from and get a fav player playing for ones own fun.
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20/01/2013 22:16:00

I still can't believe Robbie was unceremoniasly sacked and this man was the only plan, I don't think he should be crowing about todays performance at all, the weakest Arsenal side since Abramovic arrived and we hung on second half after they gifted us the first, Benitez should not be here and Ba should start every game.
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20/01/2013 23:45:00

This is just Balderdash from Rafa...Porres was the poorest chelsea player on the pitch, give or take but he was still better than his usual self.
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21/01/2013 08:49:00

I just want to bring this to the notice of a few people. These are stats with mikel in our pivot and without. With mikel, 21 games, 9 wins, 6 draws, 6 defeats, 36 goals scored and 33 conceded. Of the 36 goals scored, 7 were scored and 2 were conceded after he was substituted. So with him as a pivot/ screen we have scored 29 goals and conceded 31. Without him, 17 games, 13 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. 55 goals scored and 15 conceded. Says a lot, but waiting for your excuses, maybe blame lampard.
Mia Maynard
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21/01/2013 10:53:00

Ooooh its that time....its Mikel bashing time again....yaaay! and the poor chap isnt even in the country smh
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21/01/2013 11:29:00

Mia, that's useless. Bury the hatred mate,the lad will be around for a long time here.
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21/01/2013 12:17:00

I found this on another site, posted this week, so I put it here for everyone to know. Just stats, who is bashing? And yeah it is useless surely.
Mia Maynard
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21/01/2013 12:39:00

i have d conviction that if arsane wenger have our boys he will win the league three times
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21/01/2013 12:52:00

The Fat One maybe grotesquely large, but a win is a win against the team that has more home wins against us than any other...even Barca hehe...but he is still so fat that his cheek rolls obstruct his vision if he thinks Torres is on Ba's level, but Torres was infinitely better than his usual self...I bet if RDM was still coach, he'd have more goals...Just Saying...
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21/01/2013 13:35:00 Cahill hits it on the head, our players are tired and we need rafa to use them intelligently, that is all I ask for now
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21/01/2013 15:38:00 Cahill hits it on the head, our players are tired and we need rafa to use them intelligently, that is all I ask for now
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21/01/2013 15:38:00 Is it me or what? Is rafa telling us that torres is tired and he is still giving him more game time ahead of ba? Torres have played almost 40 games this season including preseason, and ba only the premier league and a few run in the europa, so why still persist with nando blindly when he admits that he is tired?
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21/01/2013 15:41:00

It makes sense why TorrMented1 started vs Ar$e's, Ba will start vs Swansea and knowing how "more" crucial that game is, in a twisted way it's coming together
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21/01/2013 17:28:00

We won yesterday, now we have to win by more than 2 goals on Wed....
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21/01/2013 17:28:00

Toress will cause Rafa a return to unemployment at the close of the season.
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21/01/2013 17:30:00


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