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I wondered how Everton fans had reacted now Rafa Benitez confirmed – Revealing comments

2 weeks ago
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Many Everton fans made their feelings known about how they felt regarding the possibility of Rafa Benitez becoming their manager.

I wondered though how things had changed now the decision had been made and the appointment announced.

Now it was reality, would the Everton fans now think / behave any differently.

Bottom line is that it is 26 years since Everton won anything.

Whilst these past 20 years have seen Rafa Benitez win La Liga twice, Champions League once, Europa League twice, FIFA Club World Cup, FA Cup, Coppa Italia and the Championship…to name but a few.

Quite astonishing the vast number of comments from Everton fans below, with rare exceptions.

Imagine if a club such as…Newcastle United, appointed a manager with such a stunning CV and the NUFC supporters came out with these type of comments? The mainstream media and especially the usual suspects would slaughter them.

Everton fans are surely the most entitled you will find anywhere, they take themselves sooooooo seriously.

They feel so sorry for themselves and yet only a tiny proportion of them have ever seen their club relegated, it is 70 years (1951) when it last happened and they spent a few seasons in the second tier.

Newcastle fans get stuck with a loser like Steve Bruce who has never won anything as a manager and serves up shocking football, has never ever finished top nine in the Premier League, yet we are supposed to be grateful!

It will be intriguing watching on and seeing what happens at Goodison this season and how the Everton fans react. As for how the two sets of supporters (covid permitting) will react when the two clubs meet (currently 28 December 2021 at Goodison, 9 February 2022 at St James Park)…

Everton fans commenting via their Grand Old Team message board:

‘Sickening.’

‘Get out of our club.’

‘Shocking he will be gone so soon in the job, we will back to square one.’

‘Well, that’s me then. My disillusionment has reached levels even I didn’t think it could reach.

I might be back if I find my hiatus from the sport absolutely unbearable.’

‘I’m going to boo him so hard my tonsils have to be scraped up from the floor of GT3.’

‘What a basket club we have become

Cheers Farhad.’

‘We’re going down.’

‘A sad day for my beloved everton football club.’

‘Well done Everton, you’ve just p.ssed away the last thing our club had going for it in our self respect. This is a disaster.

I’ll back the club at the match as usual but there’s no getting around this being quite possibly the worst decision that anyone at the top of our club has ever made. ‘Sake Everton.’

‘I’m out! I’ll be back when he’s gone. A sad day after a lifetime of devotion to this club. Absolute shambles.’

‘Thanks Everton.

It’s been mostly fun but everything must come to an end.

Come back to me when he’s gone.’

‘Booo

Sack the fat man.’

‘Will give him a chance, no offence to others, but that is because I am a reasonable person.’

‘Everton are dead.’

‘Everton, your no longer the club I’ve grown up and supported through more bad times than good.

All the best to any Evertonian who can stomach having this horrible little kopite ferret in charge and still manage to keep a straight face. I sincerely hope he delivers you the odd memorable win and a chance of a cup or two.’

‘Disgusting.’

‘We all know he’s not going to be here longer than the 3 years, if he doesn’t get us European football then he’s no different to any other manager we’ve had anyway.

Some of the melts on here are ridiculous from grown adults, utter embarrassing if you acted like this in life conversations.’

‘He is in now, so gets my support. He will lose that if it’s more of the same negative football as last number of years with poor results , quicker than most , no honeymoon period allowed. Results from the off RB please. Best of luck.’

‘100% not behind him, no self respect this club.’

‘I feel physically sick.

A disgrace, pure and simple.’

‘I’m afraid that’s it for me. After 26 years, I’m not renewing.’

‘The club have dropped the ball on this one. Like many others have said, it’s about his style of play and not winning anything in over a decade that makes this a poor signing.

Better sign some new players or he won’t see out the holiday period.’

‘Disgusted. I’ll be back when he is gone.’

‘So much bed wetting, I am actually having fun and seeing who can wet themselves the most. Maybe have a points system to grade the comment, maybe have a graph showing toys being thrown out of the pram.’

‘My club is the funniest tragic-comedy in history.’

‘Incredible arrogance by both the board and FSW himself.’

‘He’s bald

He’s fat

Will always be a Rat…’

‘It’s mad, you’d think knowing it was happening for 2 weeks would soften the blow but it absolutely hasn’t.’

‘Worse than any other average manager they could have appointed. Even when he was at his peak this would’ve been questionable. Now we’ve got him when no one else wants him.

If he doesn’t hit the ground the running, it’s going to be a horrible few months.’

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