But how long before even the Kop start to turn against their beloved Rafa? How long before they start to wonder if a manager who brought them such joy in Istanbul four years ago has started to run out of ideas?
After they meet Manchester City here in their next game?
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Benitez is a fine manager, as he has proved in Spain and here in England. But a draw that came only after David Ngog had secured a penalty with a quite disgraceful dive amounted to a result every bit as crushing as the six defeats they had suffered in the eight games prior to this contest.
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