God knows what Rafa was drinking during the period he thought Gareth Barry was better than Alonso. He done some great things Rafa (Istanbul, Made a boss list, signed Alonso, Torres etc) but he also made some pretty crap decisions (Nunez, Degen, Insua etc) but none of his decisions were as bad as to let this man go for a frigging pittance.
I once seen Alonso throwing some belter shapes in Heebie Jeebies. Scouser.
Anyway, Alonso was boss so heres a shirt with him on.