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Friday, May 04, 2007

Rafa Bud-nitez the Prophet

Someone spoke to me as to why Rafa Benitez sat on the pitchside with crossed legs as the penalties were taken, like a Buddhist. I don't know but it seemed to emit calmness personified. The following is of Agger's goal and the ensuing penalties with Rafa in said position:

This link from the official web-site clears up any question:

I also came across this, dated 20th February this year:

"Rafa Benitez believes Liverpool will meet Milan in this season's UEFA Champions League final.

The Spaniard has predicted that the two sides could contest the final in Athens in a repeat of the epic showpiece in 2005.

Liverpool face holders and favourties Barcelona in the last 16 and Benitez is confident his troops can cause an upset again like they did against Milan two years ago.

"I think the final will be Liverpool v Milan and that we will win again. It's sure," Benitez told Corriere dello Sport.

Liverpool face the daunting task of Barcelona this week and Benitez has hit out at critics who have ruled out his side's chances of progressing.

"In football there is nothing impossible," added Benitez. "We are ready to astonish you once again.

"Whoever sees us as victims is wrong. We were the same also against Milan in Istanbul's final and to those who see us already beaten by Barcelona, I suggest to see how that match ends




Anonymous Striker said...

Hi Guys,
Lets hope that like most prophets rafa does nt end up being burnt to the stake, crucified ...etc ( in sporting terminology).

I will put a candle for Liverpool..may the better team win

5/04/2007 12:14 pm

Blogger T said...

LOL Redsman... are you trying to say that it is actually Rafa who is 'the special one'!

5/04/2007 6:29 pm

Blogger SKG said...

great to see the goals again redsman! rafa will be more than 'the special one' if liverpool win the european cup again!

5/04/2007 10:50 pm

Blogger RedsMan said...

Yeah, he would be so I hope we can all the more!

Thanks Striker. Though in fairness I do believe Milan had more of the ball as Utd simply stood back and failed to play anything near their game, they will be fired up for the final to avenge 2005. I hope they therefore lose focus and we can capitalise.


5/05/2007 12:25 pm


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