Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Robbie Rafa's Ruin

I write this, on a Charlton blog, because we once made a bid for Robbie Keane (and if we did not then we should have), in 18 months the guy has accumulated a transfer value back and forth between Anfield and White Hart Lane of around £35 million, so Tony Mowbray must be rubbing his hands in glee getting this striker on loan. But this article is not really about Robbie Keane, Celtic, Tony Mowbray or Spurs its about Liverpool and more specifically Raffa Benitez.

After I made my conversion from top division Chelsea to second division Charlton, I never believed that I would ever see Charlton in the top flight (we are now three promotions later) and rather than adopting Chelsea back as my top flight team, i chose Liverpool, influenced by the glory years as well as the Beatles. So it pains me to see them in the position they are today.

Robbie Keanes loan to Celtic, who play in the backwater of rubbish football, shows how ludicrous was Raffa’s decision to pay £20 million for the irish striker. Don’t get me wrong . he is a good striker, why else would curbs have gone for him, but £20 million was always over the top and then to compound things Raffa did not start him regularly.

Over the years Raffa has spent a lot of Money on players and you can look at the current Liverpool side and count on three fingers the quality players they have got Gerrard, Torres and Caragher. None of the big 4 rely like Liverpool do on such few players. He has spent a lot of money and for what? The European cup? Is that it?
Hopefully Rafa’s time at Anfield is coming to an end, if not then they will soon be fighting amongst the mid table hopefuls, wishing for a top four place with the likes of Man U, Man City, Chelsea and Spurs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure we actually bid for Keane; when we had the tie-up with Inter Milan, he was made available by them and we all thought that we had first choice on anyone they sold. Keane made it quite clear to the press at that time that he had no intention of coming to SE7 and chose Leeds for other suitors. Would have been nice to have had him though....