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Monday, December 20, 2010

Rafa vs Roy

From YNWA, compiled by Sion.


Quote
"I have come here to win, and my players have to have the same mentality."

"I am young, I want to win lots of matches and in the right way. I hope the players think like us that it is possible to win titles.

"I want the supporters to be proud of the team, of the manager, of the players, of the club."
Rafael Benitez



"Are people suggesting that we should be doing the same as Arsenal, who have had the same team together for the last six years and Chelsea, who have just won the league?

"If so I would accuse them of being unrealistic at this moment in time.
Roy Hodgson


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"When you see the supporters and how the club works it is like a religion to them. We will try to do our best to bring more trophies back for them."
Rafa Benitez


"This is a new team, there are four or five new players. We finished seventh last season so I don't understand why it's suggested we should be comparing ourselves every day with Chelsea or Manchester United at this early stage of the season.

"It will be nice if we can get there. We will see but I certainly don't make that demand upon the players."
Roy Hodgson

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When they start talking and talking about us, it shows they are worried about playing Liverpool,"
Rafa Benitez


"Northampton are a formidable opponent"
Roy Hodgson

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"No, I'm not thinking about a draw. We're going out to win."
Rafa Benitez



"It was a good point because we knew it was going to be a tough game. (Referring to a draw against a mid-table Dutch side)
Roy Hodgson

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Never call me the special one!"
Rafa Benitez


"To suggest that, because I have moved from one club to another, that the methods which have stood me in good stead for 35 years and made me one of the most respected coaches in Europe don't suddenly work is very hard to believe.
Roy Hodgson

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"To work hard and have our supporters behind us and believing until the end, you run a little bit more."
Rafa Benitez



"The protest does not help but it is something I have had to live with since I came to the club,"
Roy Hodgson

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"I have a lot of confidence in the team, maybe Milan are favourites -- they have a lot of good players -- but we have confidence and we can win." (Referring to one of the best teams in the world at the time)
Rafa Benitez


To get a result here would have been Utopia (Referring to Everton)
Roy Hodgson

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I picked the team which I felt was right for the game and I have no regrets about that. In the first half Burnley were better than us but in the second half we were better. The bad thing is we conceded a poor goal and it was then always going to be difficult for us to score on a bad pitch against a team that was fighting for everything.
Rafa Benitez - refuses to blame youngsters after Burnley loss


"These players have to accept responsibility. I accept responsibility for changing a lot of players in the team, I did it because I honestly thought the players I put on the field were good enough to win the game and they weren't.
Roy Hodgson - lays into youngsters after Northampton loss

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Quote of the moment

Defying belief however, is a market Benitez has cornered quite well. The moment you think Benitez is clueless, he defies it by pulling off a result of majesty, like the one achieved in Madrid. The moment he is hailed a genius, he masterminds toothless surrender to a team going nowhere. In the ongoing Anfield power struggle, just when he was cornered by the firing squad, the Spaniard's demise at Liverpool looking practically assured with the ominous suspension of betting by the bookmakers, he squeezes out through a narrow trapdoor and eliminates Rick Parry. Rafa Benitez is Keyzer Soze.
- Just Football blog: The Curious Beast that is Football 28 Feb 2009