Benitez – I Have Committed To A Legendary English Club


Rafa Benitez has said he has committed himself to a legendary English club.

So now we like Rafa even more than before.

🙂 🙂 🙂

The Newcastle fans can play a HUGE part in the survival of Newcastle United this season now that Rafa Benitez is on board.

And even if we don’t start winning games immediately, Rafa is good enough that we could possibly start winning a string of games before the end of the season – so we must not give up hope whatever the initial  results may be.

rafa benites at s james' park

A relaxed, confident and smiling Rafa Benitez today
Arriving at St. James’ Park

Here again is what Rafa said when introduced as the new Newcastle United manager:

“I have the pleasure to confirm I have committed to a legendary English club, with the massive challenge of remaining part of the Premier League.
 
“It will be a challenge not just for me and my staff but for the players, the Club and the fans.”  “All of us must push together in the same direction and with the same target in mind.

This is the reason why I’m going to ask for your total support to successfully complete this task.” “Personally, it means my return to the Premier League, closer to my home and my family. I can’t be happier.

“C’mon Toon Army! The club and I need your total involvement!”

We knew Rafa was nobody’s fool, but he has immediately asked for the Newcastle fans to be right behind him and his players.

And he’s right – given where we are in the league table right now – to say it will be a massive challenge for everybody associated with Newcastle United to survive this season.

He will get the support from the Newcastle fans – there’s not doubt about that.

And he will take the training tomorrow and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if stacks of fans turn up to try to get a glimpse of Rafa – but of course there is also serious work to do before Monday night, when we take on league leaders Leicester City.

Rafa could also have an instant impact on the Newcastle players, who will want to perform for Newcastle’s new world-class manager.

This week has been just terrible for Geordie fans with the almost complete incompetence being shown by some of Newcastle’s leaders.

But let’s now put that behind us,  quickly get over it and get right behind Rafa and his coaching staff and the players.

It’s going to be very difficult but we can still survive in the Premier League.

Cannot wait for his news conference for the Leicester City game.

Howay The Lads!!



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110 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Post of the day –

    12Dennis Twice // Mar 11, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

    By a mile.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 11, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Brilliant! Loving it. He’s not all out attack, but he has a balance of solid foundation and actually has a clue going forward.

    No managerial appointment can be guaranteed, but all you can do is weigh up the track record and try. Exactly the ‘type’ of manager that we should be going for.

    I hope he does great. The derby will be an unbelievable atmosphere. We DO have a number good players in the team and we have shown the potential in spells this season that we can play well.

    Come on, Rafa!

    Plus, if we stay up, he’ll attract good players! Aubameyang went to Klopp instead of Pinocchio. We should have a similar draw here!

    Yesssssssss!

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Glad we’re keeping Cathro as well. That says a lot. Nice Valencia link there,

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  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #4

    10games = still a quarter of the season to go my friend, only 1 point from safety as it stands, still have to play the 3 teams around us. Even tho the position we are in is horrible (statistically) this is the best thing that could have happened given our current situation

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #5

    And so we bid farewell as the sun sinks slowly in the western sky to McLarens brave new world.

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  • archaeomag

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #6

    YEEHARR

    @ED

    Don’t forget to update your side bar info!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #7

    it’s funny i don’t remember anyone turning up for SM’s unveiling, so underwhelming as it was.

    I now can’t stop chanting rafa benitez

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Cue position shuffling posters and plenty of hindsight. 🙂

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m just amazed he wanted to come, so nice of him he could have had his pick of jobs from around Europe and he came here, what a ledge, I shall be naming my next child Rafa, hope it’s a boy.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Think that only leaves 6 British bosses now and two of them will be relegated and Pardew will be sacked soon.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Laurent

    I can imagine some cracking Spanish / latin Americans coming in now, no more dodgy french playboys. hopefully the end of carr and the mondial agency he’s piggybacked on for so long.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Rafa Benitez isn’t eve a half decent manager.

    He can’t be because Ed and many of the clowns on here have said no decent manager would EVER work for Ashley.

    Just as they said he would NEVER spend more than £10M on a player.

    :).

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  • santon3

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #13

    no wonder it took quite awhile to get Rafa.
    They have to sack 4 and negotiating deal for 5 people.

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  • Toon fm Exeter

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing, why wasn’t this done when we had the 18 day break. At last something to cheer about do hope Rafa keeps us up.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Fcu

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  • Spoof

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #16

    If as we expect Rafa has the final say over Transfer’s then where does that leave Carr as he would have seriously had his wings clipped, could we also gladly see the back of him as well, getting rid of him would be the best news possible, forget about Rafa the gaffa seeing Carr driven out of the club would be the best possible outcome.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #17

    bills-son

    you’ve come out of the woods!

    have to agree though. i’ve been quietly pro-Ashley when he proved in January that the summer spending was no fluke.

    anyway, isnt it nice to see Rafa smiling and confident as we’re facing the most impossible of challenges? He knows exactly what he’s doing, and that attitude is going to be contagious

    HTL

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #18

    No bills you cretin, we said no manager would come here under his ridiculous policies. They have beem scrapped and the MANAGER has been given full control. If we’d chugged along in tenth to seventeenth we’d have had Mclaren for the foreseeble future. So get back under your rock.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #19

    Oops

    Pressed send by mistake.

    I blame the excitement of getting an actual manager in. One who knows what he’s doing to boot.

    Fcuking get in.

    I just hope it’s not too little too late and he gets a response.

    Hwtf.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Santon3 – exactly

    Did Ed or the howling ‘get it done’ crowd seriously think appointing a manager of Rafa”s standing along with his team of backroom staff would take 5 minutes??

    I’m amazed they’ve done it as quickly as they have.

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  • mattyNUFC

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #21

    and to the “he’s never been in a relegation battle” naysayers i say “good”. perhaps proof he’s not a perpetually sh*t manager

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  • santon3

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #22

    spoof

    Carr will still be in charge of scouting, but the decision to buy or not probably Rafa’s

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  • sing in the corner

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Right what’s to do now then?
    Oh yeah…
    CARR – OOT!!

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  • jane

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #24

    all this excitement am I on the right blog! 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Ah bills-son. A long long long time but worth it eh?

    Have you considered he is also a device for pulling Ashleys ass out of the relegation fire?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #26

    I wonder how benitez will sort out the defence. Elliot has looked a bit doggy to me aswel.

    I wonder if benitez will bring in any Spanish players

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  • mattyNUFC

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #27

    jane

    yes

    rafa’s black and white army blog 😀

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  • nut meg

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #28

    As was mentioned the other day….NOW we have hope in securing our place in the PL,with SM we didn’t stand a chance..The best news we’ve had for yonks.

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  • The Diamond dogs hoojars

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Mcnasty should have resigned, and not waited to be pushed, he always does the same, you asked to be judged Steve, you have been, you cannot have one single complaint.

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  • santon3

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #30

    bills

    I said it yesterday, it’s very quick job to get replacemet 3-4 days after emergency meeting.
    At the time I thought it was only Rafa, but this total 5 people, it’s super quick job.

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  • bills-son

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail,

    There is only one true cretin on this blog.

    Ashley has shoved it right up rs of you and your cronies by doing what you said the FCB would never do.

    it doesn’t matter WHY he has done it.

    Just that he HAS.

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  • Toon fm Exeter

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #32

    I imagine that a lot of our prima donnas will now do a lasarus and pick up their injury bed

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #33

    And the ‘howling’ get it done crowd/mob/crew/etc were talking more about the last 8 years mate.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Rotonda, hopefully! I haven’t been this pleased about a manager since King Kevin came back.

    What a boost this will give everyone 🙂

    Got to love Lala Land 😀

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #35

    spoof

    hopefully carr, charnley ,beardo and watson all out in the summer

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  • santon3

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #36

    it took swansea few weeks to get Guidollin, we got Rafa + 4 in few days.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #37

    give it a rest bills son let the rest of us enjoy the day

    any one who said i was daft or deluded the amnesty is open till midnight……. apologies now accepted LOL

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  • custurd

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Lee Charnley from the official site: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Paul Simpson, Alessandro Schoenmaker and Steve Black for their service to the Club.” No sincere thanks for Steve McClaren? 🙂

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  • mattyNUFC

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #39

    my girlfriend is portuguese, thus CR7 exalted to infallible god-like status in every situation

    but she’s also quite intelligent, and, bless her heart, knows that any badgering of Rafa on today, today of all days, is just not the fight she wants to put up 🙂

    absolutely over the moon today. wildly impressed with the way he is carrying himself. again, his attitude will be contagious

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  • croftus5678

    Mar 11, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #40

    so are we agreed that benny is the man to lead us to some silverware ?

    no more a manager with no ambition ect as surely we have punched above our weight on the manager front also now !

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