Rafael Benitez: rice and vegetables

Saturday, 17 October, 2021 6comments  |  Jump to last
Rafa Benítez's efficient Everton may not be entertainers — but they are working. The Everton manager's rice-and-vegetables approach is not to all tastes but who better to lead the club to the game's high table?

Jonathan Wilson provides his thoughts in this Guardian article.

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Eric Myles
1 Posted 17/10/2021 at 10:39:49

And Rafa hopefully finally knocks this nonsense about Newcastle on the head:

Benitez vows to stay with Everton

Frank Wolfe
2 Posted 17/10/2021 at 12:57:27
I have been really impressed with Benitez so far. Love the honest and realistic interviews and the attention to detail. Fantastic start to the season but as the article says, it's likely we may drop off later in the season due to lack of depth. Still, the structure, belief and passion are there and maybe with a few more shrewd signings we can shake things up next year.
Kevin Molloy
3 Posted 17/10/2021 at 13:22:25
How anyone who actually watches the games can call this season 'rice and vegetables' after last season is beyond me. Makes Rafa sound like Howard Wilkinson. Sorry, no.
Derek Knox
4 Posted 19/10/2021 at 02:56:37
Very appropriate title there, they had Rice, and we had largely vegetables playing for us!
Derek Knox
5 Posted 19/10/2021 at 13:06:27
Eric @ 1, didn't Ancelloti say a similar thing after the burglary, said he loved Crosby, the Beach and Gormley's Iron Men, so much so, that our midfield resembled them in the end, but with less mobility ! :-)

I have a tendency though to believe Rafa, more than I did Carlo, as he does seem a sincere man, and I am warming to him. Well, I was up to Sunday ! :-)

Steve Greir
6 Posted 21/10/2021 at 14:05:18
Truth is, I am a pig-ignorant, bitter-blue bigot, keeping my powder dry in dour obstinance. But that article was an interesting read.

Oh, and Derek, I leapt to the same conclusion also, about Declan and the possible reference to some of our own troops.

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