Player Valuation: £10m
I wish I could make these points in such a way . While I hate the appointment ( I do concede I shouldn't use such spiteful names ) I wouldn't get personal by calling those who are at the very least comfortable with him getting the job such names as morons and virgins .If you look at the previous 400+ pages, it is obvious what an absolutely terrible appointment this has been. While it is true, he may well surprise a lot of people and be successful, he may well, also, surprise the rest of the fan base and be an absolute disaster.
It really doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you sit, this is an appallingly ill judged appointment, it is literally turning blue against blue. @Groucho says name another manager we could have got, and, to some extent, he has a point. The salient point is that Benitez is no longer a very good manager and has not been for several years, so would Nuno or Potter or any of the other candidates done a worse job than him? I don’t believe so, but, had we have appointed one of the other candidates, we would not have 430 pages of blues fuming at the appointment and other blues fuming at the fumers? I don’t think so.
I for one was, and still am, totally against this appointment. For football reasons, I think he is well past his sell by date and has taken the job knowing full well that if he succeeds that is a bonus and if he fails he will get a fine payoff for his troubles. Also I am against his appointment on the grounds that, successful or not it is so divisive. That said, I do not call the people who want Benitez members of a cult and I would like to be awarded the same courtesy.
It's not ( in the majority of people ) a question of I.Q but personal tastes and how they see his C.V.
As I said , I'm a bit of a hypocrite as I have called Mr Benitez some uncalled for names and for that I'm going to wind it in but please to those for or against or somewhere in the middle , let's not use name calling in their debate .