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as so many people seem to be falling over themselves to criticise jose and chelsea's display last night I wondered if people had the choice, who would they prefer, jose or benitez in charge...there were some chelsea fans on chelsea tv last night suggesting benitez was the better manager and had jose's number, which quite amusingly had tommy langley getting red faced and swearing under his breath...so, what say you? Jose may have made some mistakes but I pick him every time.

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Jose every time. I think Jose got it massively wrong last night. But having said that, if Benitez was such a great manager, he'd have his team challenging for the league title. Something that's never looked like even the vaguest possibility.

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it's not like one is useless and other is god, both very, very good in their own ways. I feel, and have always felt jose is a more short term manager, like capello, whereas benitez is more a mid to long term man. both defensively based, there isn't a massive amount between them.

I do think though, that had benitez been appointed our manager back in the summer of 2004, we would have still had success.

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If people think that the style of football Chelsea play under Mourinho is boring, then Benitez goes one step further.

Take last night as an example.

Liverpool were the home team. Rafa played two wingers that doubled up as full backs, and he always prefers to plump for two defensive minded midfielders in the middle if he can.

So you have:

..................................Reina..................................

Finnan...............Carrragher......Agger...........Arbeloa

Gerrard/Pennant........................................Zenden..

.......................X.Alonso......Mascherano..................

..................................Kuyt...................................

................................Crouch...................................

Supposedly Roman is after entertainment? This aint it.

And people call US Boring....Mechanical....'Robot' like.....

I would rather slit my wrists.

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it's not like one is useless and other is god, both very, very good in their own ways. I feel, and have always felt jose is a more short term manager, like capello, whereas benitez is more a mid to long term man. both defensively based, there isn't a massive amount between them.

I do think though, that had benitez been appointed our manager back in the summer of 2004, we would have still had success.

we wouldn't have won the premiership though

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If people think that the style of football Chelsea play under Mourinho is boring, then Benitez goes one step further.

Take last night as an example.

Liverpool were the home team. Rafa played two wingers that doubled up as full backs, and he always prefers to plump for two defensive minded midfielders in the middle if he can.

So you have:

..................................Reina..................................

Finnan...............Carrragher......Agger...........Arbeloa

Gerrard/Pennant........................................Zenden..

.......................X.Alonso......Mascherano..................

..................................Kuyt...................................

................................Crouch...................................

Supposedly Roman is after entertainment? This aint it.

And people call US Boring....Mechanical....'Robot' like.....

I would rather slit my wrists.

I agree. In work today I came across yesterday's Telegraph with this article:

Benitez promises all-out attack

By Henry Winter

Last Updated: 11:55am BST 01/05/2007

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.j ... win01a.xml

If that was all out attack I'm Bolo Zenden.

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it's not like one is useless and other is god, both very, very good in their own ways. I feel, and have always felt jose is a more short term manager, like capello, whereas benitez is more a mid to long term man. both defensively based, there isn't a massive amount between them.

I do think though, that had benitez been appointed our manager back in the summer of 2004, we would have still had success.

we wouldn't have won the premiership though

not sure I can agree. the squad mourinho inherited was great, didn't need much- a quality rightback was all that was really obvious, and another quality winger (already signed in the form of robben).

benitez inherited a far poorer squad, and in weeks had lost arguably their best player and for years their key man in owen, who had already decided to leave. making that situation worse, owne had left for a pathetically small ?8m, about a third of the price it would cost to replace him with a striker of a similar quality.

he built a valencia side that won the title twice, the first time when madrid's galactico's were still part of a side with maka and still had a strong squad.

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