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  • Benitez craves Toon win as Sunderland seek seventh heaven

    By Brian Sears  18 March 2016 St James’ Park hosts a north-east derby of particular significance this weekend as the outcome will swing the relegation scrap. Newcastle and Sunderland are both in the bottom four, respectively nine and eight points adrift of Swansea heading into the weekend. If Rafa Benitez can guide his charges to victory then they and […]

  • ANALYSIS: Benitez was Liverpool’s best Premier League manager (not up with Wenger, better than Redknapp)

    By Nick Harris 4 June 2010 As Liverpool’s search for a new manager begins in earnest, and umpteen re-evaluations of Rafa Benitez’s time at Anfield are underway, sportingintelligence’s resident statistician Brian Sears has crunched a few numbers to illustrate why, statistically, the Spaniard was Liverpool’s best manager of the Premier League era. The table below […]

  • Inter consider Benitez as Mourinho successor, eye Liverpool’s Torres too

    By Pete Wilson 1 June 2010 The European managerial merry-go-round cranked into a higher gear this morning as Internazionale prepared themselves for a formal rejection of their overtures to England’s manager Fabio Capello. The Inter president, Massimo Moratti, has made it clear in recent days that he wanted to talk to Capello about succeeding Jose Mourinho. […]

  • Liverpool’s Benitez favourite for the sack

    By Pete Wilson 26 May 2010 Rafael Benitez has been installed as the 7-2 bookmakers’ favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job, in a market priced by William Hill as “the sack race”. “There is already speculation about the long-term future of a number of Prem bosses, but we think […]

  • Hicks-Gillett rift at Liverpool ‘had roots in differences over Benitez’

    By Nick Harris 12 May 2010 As the Spirit of Shankly group of Liverpool fans confirmed today that they will meet with Premier League officials on Friday to discuss ownership and governance issues at their club, sportingintelligence can reveal the historic rift between Tom Hicks and George Gillett was fueled by their contrasting views on […]

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      This page carries items posted on Twitter @Sportingintel that are not necessarily carried in any greater length on this site. Clicking on the ‘Tweet here” links takes you to the relevant tweet (and related comments / debate). If you’re interested in stories in greater detail on a particular sport, club, topic or whatever, use […]

  • Tell me why … the abuse I get from Manchester City fans surpasses all other

    * Social networking has myriad upsides, few would disagree. And no journalist working on a national platform can expect that their work will pass without criticism. It’s never been quicker or easier for readers can make summary judgement, for good and ill – and many routinely hurl abuse. Getting that kind of feedback is par […]

  • Chelsea fans’ solace: Super Rafa goes ballistic but Baggies are atrocious

    By Brian Sears 28 February 2013 So Rafa Benitez isn’t feeling the love from the Chelsea fans, who have made plain their disdain for their Spanish manager. He doesn’t like being interim, or at least hates being called ‘interim’, and the animus aimed at him is damaging Chelsea’s chances of a top-four finish. So he […]

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