Rafa Bemoans This In Football And In Society Too


Rafa Benitez may not be the only football manager today who wishes there was less social media stuff going on in the modern day of football.

It’s only ten years since Twitter came out and only three years earlier that Facebook was launched, but those particular websites and others have completely changed the way people communicate and not always for the better.

It seems the Twitter provides a platform where  people insult each other quite profusely when they don’t share the same opinions – well that’s the polite way of saying it.

Rafa Benitez bemoans social media

And we have some high profile people in the world today who seem to act like schoolchildren when using their Twitter accounts.

People seem to have lost their dignity and people are a lot less civil than they used to be – well that’s what it looks like even, if it’s not true.

Rafa wished that things said in the dressing room didn’t get leaked to the press, but it’s very difficult to keep anything hidden these days with social media.

We remember Rafa once saying that your worth as a person is not measured by the number of followers you have on Twitter – you may have a tough job convincing some people of the validity of that statement.

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This is what Benitez has said on the BBC World Service’ World Football program when asked what he would change in today’s modern football:

“Yeah, football there are too many things I want to change, but in society too.” “But I think now it’s very difficult to control what is going on in social media.”

“For example, in football when we were having anything in the dressing room, nobody knew – but now everyone knows.”

“You don’t like the people to know in your job; your job, my job, any job, but it’s already in the media.”

“Then fans know and they give their opinion and everything changes now whereas before it was more closed off.”

It’s not the first time we’ve heard Rafa wishing there wasn’t so much social media around and he’s right that it’s made it very difficult for managers.

Sometime new technology isn’t always for the overall good, but it’s not going away either.

More things for today’s modern day manager to have to cope with and their job must be one of the most difficult around today, with Rafa Benitez being one of the very best in the business.

At least top men like Rafa and Premier League managers in general get very well paid for what they do.

That’s a little compensation we suppose.

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105 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Mackems 0 Swans 1

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Bloggers take note!

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  • catchy in norway

    May 13, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #3

    i’m not into FB SnapChat or Twitter, if i had those as well as looking on here and youtube, i would have no time left for anything.

    I think it’s a huge problem i’m the work place, i see people sitting on it all day and get very little done.

    i also think it’s to easy to be horrible to people without even knowing them, and i bet i real life they would probably get on great with each other.

    and yes i have been guilty of it too

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 13, 2017 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #4

    1-0 to the sheep shaggers.

    Get in there.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 13, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #5

    https://www.fotball.no/fotballdata/lag/hjem/?fiksId=477

    the team i’m assistant coach in. for those interested

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  • de only ethiopi

    May 13, 2017 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Wow Mackems are going to league one playing like this …it seems like they just started playing as a team 2 days ago..glad David moyse is not our coach he is literally taking them to non league

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m sure I heard the noise of a single engine aircraft in the background of the commentary from the Stadium of plight.

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  • firebug666

    May 13, 2017 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Just seen a video of the banner plane, still not impressed, the whole thing looked lame and pathetic.

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #9
  • firebug666

    May 13, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #10

    The organisers of that banner plane are taking a right beating on twitter.

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Naughton what a f@cking goal !!!!!
    Mackems 0 Swans 2

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Halftime
    SMB’s leave the field to a chorus of boos

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  • catchy in norway

    May 13, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #13

    jib?

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  • john tudor

    May 13, 2017 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #14

    you must be there

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #15

    catchy,
    Those kids will end up playing chess or backgammon after you screaming at them for not playing pure total football, poor bleeders 😀

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  • Average_Contents

    May 13, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Gave me a chuckle that jfa

    Add shteves Dutch accent and I think you’ve nailed it.

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry Catchy that’s their 2009 team
    You were probably still at school
    🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Listening to the mackem game on BBC Newcastle and “we want Moyes out” is clearly audible. Commentators sound bored shitless.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 13, 2017 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Jail , HaHa 😉

    Its not kids, its the mens A Team, and no shouting at all, and if i have to, it will be in shteve’s best Norsk accent 😀

    Whats amazing, is the team is made up of mainly Norwegians, but we have 2 Polish, 2 Ukrainians, 1 Croatian and 1 Syrian . so even all the way down in our league , the team are made up of a lot of different nationalities.

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  • catchy in norway

    May 13, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    im a 73 model

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #21

    Swans are safe i’d say.

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  • Jib

    May 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Don’t tell Ed
    Charlie Austin has just come on for Southampton
    😀

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  • Ron Knee

    May 13, 2017 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #23

    For Ed:-

    “Saints fans will be pleased to see this man back – Charlie Austin makes his first appearance of the year as a late sub.”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #24

    After listening to those mackems scream for his head, if tge multi millionaire stays there next season waiting for compensation then he has no self respect left what so ever.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    *Moyes

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  • Ron Knee

    May 13, 2017 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #26

    I see Conte is “only” on £6.5 million per year!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    All the mackem players have ferked off down the tunnel leaving the handfull of fans that stayed back, disappointed. Apparently one of the worst footballing performances ever seen since they started kicking a sheeps bladder back and forth in the middle ages.

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  • davetoon

    May 13, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #28

    I saw the second half of the Bournmouth Burnley game and I will be shocked if Burnley dont go down next season. They were worse than most of the teams we played this season

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #29

    Ha ha ha
    “I’ve never been so depressed watching 5under1and in 40 years”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Just looking at todays games and there is not one I would watch, and people are worried that we might not stay up?

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 13, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Another 3 points today, strengthen the squad in the summer, come on you sheep shaggers.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Bobbybee

    May 13, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Got 24 points on the Super 6 today. That moves me up to 115 on the leader board. Never been anywhere near that before. 🙂 115 might not sound that good to none players, but that’s 115 out of over a million players! Which, in the greater scheme of things is pretty high up. Buzzing.

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  • lochinvar

    May 13, 2017 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #33

    and what do the following have in common ?

    Gobi desert
    Mars
    Sunderland FC

    Aahhh bisto

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  • lochinvar

    May 13, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Bobbybee
    That’s impressive
    I haven’t checked my results of late but I expect I’m about in the last ten before the millionth !

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #36

    You might end up with the Booby prize 😀

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  • ShirebrookToon

    May 13, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #37

    There’s a few that got the full house on Super6 today.

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  • Bobbybee

    May 13, 2017 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #38

    Loch, won our mini league by a hundred points to second place. Never had a season remotely as good as this one. Been doing it for a good few seasons now. Always worth a go coz you just never know. Those who got 30 points today must be happy to win, but 38 sharing the quarter million means a bit more than six grand each. Wonder how many had the quarter million spent in their head today?! 🙂 Nice win all the same, but kinda disappointing I suppose.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 13, 2017 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #39

    beermonkey,
    The worst thing about him being found out as a football manager is seeing him become a pundit, it’s actually painful listening to him desribe how corners or free kicks should be taken or defended.

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  • beermonkey

    May 13, 2017 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #40

    jail

    i wouldnt watch him

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