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Rafa`s Not Impressed!

Rafa`s Not Impressed!

Having squandered (again) another lead, this time seeing all three points go down the plug-hole, Rafa Benitez appeared a little miffed in his post-match interview.

Although offering some praise to his side for the manner in which they turned around the game, Rafa seemed more concerned with berating Howard Webb rather than explaining why, for the third game on the trot, our defending cost us dearly, remarking,

"We should have got something. Yes, the reaction of the team in the second half was fantastic."

"We scored two great goals and had more chances but we made the mistake of letting them counter-attack."

"That`s something we`ll have to improve. We couldn`t change the situation of Demba Ba though."

"It was a penalty and a red card for me. It would have changed the game. We lost one player with a broken nose. It was a top reaction in the second half."

"That wasn`t the reason we lost the game. It doesn`t matter. It`s something we must consider."

"In other circumstances, everybody would be talking about this."

"I want to remind you that that happened. Sometimes we don`t remember these things."

"I didn`t see the incident from the bench because I was watching other things. After the replay, it was very clear."

"A player with a nose broken and bleeding is good evidence. Demba has a broken nose and we`ll have to wait and see. I didn`t speak to the ref."

"I`ve a lot of respect for Howard (Webb) but it`s a decision that`s wrong."

Some would say the decision to put you in charge was wrong Rafa!

But that`s another story!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Sunday February 3 2013
Time: 12:15PM


Going on Roman's past the moment 4th place looks at risk Rafael will have to pack his bags. As this becomes more and more likely who do we think Roman will turn to? Or will Roman swallow, for once and let the buffoon run his course?
03/02/2013 12:40:00
4th place is Romans (and mine) holy grail (financially speaking) ! If 4th looks in jeopardy , Rafa will have to go - no 2 ways about it
03/02/2013 12:51:00
I am not impressed either by the way how this clown of a coach never made any changes Bertrand in LM why did we buy Marin. A top four finish is more likely never gonna happen especially if we have this idiot as our coach.
03/02/2013 12:58:00
key issue I have with Tubby is that he is always leaving in self denial...even from his liverpool and intermilan days...Madrid lost yesterday and Mou took the pressure off the team by taking responsibility does not kill, it actually makes you appear stronger...but for tubby, its one rant after the other...and its never about him...getting boring now.
03/02/2013 12:59:00
what has tubby done to stay here this long. This clearly shows that chelsea has no place for meritocracy. With rdm we would have atleast come out of the bad moment and continued the season. with his work last season, even if rdm had f.u.c.k.ed. Up this season, at leapt he had earned the right to ***** up.
Blue India
03/02/2013 13:35:00
Yes, Tubby is a useless buffoon but let's start where we should...Roman is Buffoon El Supreemo along with his supporting cast in the boardroom. Together they fired RDM who the players loved playing for and gave them a guy who can't inspire a barrel.
03/02/2013 13:42:00
we can't possibly refer to roman as a buffoon can we? although yesterday's performance shows just how poor we now are. we are in serious $hit. make no mistake about it.the whole structure at the club seems flawed i.e. the entire back room staff. the scouting network (if we have one) seems to be not producing. how can a team like newcastle buy 6 bargain basement signings(virtual nobodys in footballing terms) in january and all of a sudden they are scoring for fun. when did we last get a transfer bargain?
03/02/2013 14:06:00
Not just us fans even the players are unhappy playing under this muppet.
03/02/2013 14:07:00
roman has made mostly right decisions. Signing jose, carlo even scolari or avb were right decisions at face value. But rafa was a bad decision written all over it from the beginning.
Blue India
03/02/2013 15:11:00
has Rafa been sacked yet??? the summer can't come fast enough for me! If this summer the club don't organize it self once and for all and be run like a football club should, I'm afraid nothing is getting fixed long term.
03/02/2013 15:34:00
Given the choice between AVB or Rafa, who would you rather have in charge? An answer of neither doesn't cut it chaps :)
03/02/2013 16:04:00
I'm still waiting on the news of RAFA getting sacked the whole day ... Im still waiting on it .... (Got a nice Champagne to be popped on that news) ... plz come fast as SUNDAY is nearing the end .... :)
03/02/2013 16:04:00
im starting to think rafa is being kept as part of a deal in the summer for jose.....can we wait that long?
03/02/2013 16:47:00
Himwhatwhats, You say "choice between AVB or Rafa", "neither doesn't cut it chaps" but with Spurs now only one point behind Chelsea, can you say that Spurs will not come to the bridge and get a result. I do not think Chelsea can rely on Spurs falling apart in the second half of the season like last time. So the big question is will AVB come back to "Bite Chelsea in the A**e" and prove to be a good manager at a team that give him a chance to put over his ideas and plans. I say this because on paper Chelsea have the better players than Spurs, I would say that both Lloris and Bale, plus a fully fit Kaboul and Sandro would get into the first XI. I realise we will have to wait until after 19th May 2014 but things are now very interesting.
Ox Yid
03/02/2013 16:48:00
nigeria are through !!! more bad news for chelsea !!!!
03/02/2013 16:57:00
and sturridge scores against mancity .... i have no idea why we are having torres as a striker and let sturridge leave ,.... torres is the worst striker ever at cfc ..,
haji ahmed
03/02/2013 16:57:00
whats wrong with roman cant believe why is waiting for...he should have sacked rafa last night only....why the hell he is taking so much he on holidag or he is turning blind or is he leaving chelsea thats why he doesnt care about it nowadays....whoever cares for chelsea will defenetly sack rafa with their closed eyes....he is taking us down and he is doing it purposly from the way he is doing his stuff here...he is just taking his personal grudge against us....what is roman expecting from rafa roman is expecting rafa will take us to top 4 then i think roman needs some help...he has been fooled big time...
03/02/2013 16:58:00
Kenneth omeruo...the 19 year old chelsea player...stood up to the challenge of Didi ....he is definitely a one to watch...he was fantastic...playing as a thats nigeria into the semis and mikel and moses staying back....moses again looking like the bargain of the century...the boy is definitely gointa be a great great player...and we got him for a meagre 10m...thats a good one.
03/02/2013 17:23:00
Mikel and moses propelled Nigeria to a win over pre-tornament favorites Ivory Coast. They played like a team and were damn better than the individual stars of their opponent. So mikel and moses aint coming back until mid feburary.
Chelz Akamz
03/02/2013 17:24:00
Kenneth Omeruo is class,had drogba in his back-pocket
03/02/2013 17:31:00
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