Benitez On His Way To Newcastle For Unveiling


The Mail is reporting that Rafa Benitez is on his way to Newcastle and hopefully will meet with Lee Charnley and maybe even Mike Ashley later today or tomorrow.

With Newcastle known to travel at a snail’s pace – and that’s only on good days – the unveiling is likely to happen tomorrow.

But is is very important that Rafa gets down to work quickly and it looks like he will be in charge of the team for Monday night’s game at league leaders Leicester City – and we’ll maybe even have a chance of taking something from that game.

rafa benitez with nrewcastle flag

Rafa Benitez – This is what it could look like tomorrow
Taken from a tweet of a very creative Newcastle fan

Tomorrow is when the players report back for training, so hopefully Rafa and the new coaching staff will be ready and waiting for them.

With tomorrow being a Saturday we may well see some fans at Darsley Park to potentially welcome Rafa Benitez as he attempts to save us from relegation – although he’s not exactly used to managing teams at the bottom of league table – only this at the top.

Rafa is the best manager we have had since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked in late August, 2004 – one day before I retired – if only I had known.

🙂

The Tyne Wear derby is a week on Sunday, but then Rafa will have two weeks to work with the team before the relegation 6 pointer at Norwich City on Saturday 2nd September.

Assuming Rafa signs and Newcastle don’t manage to screw it up – then it will be very important to put aside the antics of this week and get right behind the manager and the players.

Newcastle fans can helps the team produce a mini miracle and save our season.

It will be worth it if we can survive and have Rafa in charge of the transfers in the summer.

We expect Rafa to be welcomed with open arms by fans as our potential savior – and we must survive this season in the Premier League now that this has happened.

The press may even like us with Rafa in charge.

Well I’m getting carried away again.

Howay The Lads!!



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142 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    McLaren ou… oh.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Big big biiiiiiig disappointment he ha ha. Just hedging my bets. 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Firebug

    I’m still a little worried it’s the right man at the wrong time, class manager and in the summer would have been a dream appointment, now I’m not sure he’s the man for the job.

    a new manager syndrome win on Monday and a derby win using the scums tactic will make me feel a little better but ATM I’m just praying it isn’t to late.

    Ashley out!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Macca should have walked weeks ago to save his reputation.

    I can still see disappointment. Next news will be Ian Cathro to take over, after talks with benitez broke down.

    Anybody fancy a punt at David moyes. They say he’s good for steadying the ship.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Somebody…..OUT
    Somebody else….IN

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #6

    #nufc players have been called to the training ground for a meeting later this afternoon.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost

    Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Love that name, really do.

    Yeah she gone to help her mum who just had an op mate, so give her plenty of time to spend there.

    OP

    I think this will be the biggest shake up these players will ever see in their careers. The have the quality, we have seen in in bit and bobs, Benitez will bring them confidence and consistency.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    yeah i read that ron but considering its came from lee ryder at the chronicle….any one got a pinch of salt!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Player meeting…

    “Ok, lads. This is Rafa. You may know him from such things as winning Champions league, deomestic cups, europa league(uefa cup at the time) and the world club cup. If you cant pull your finger out and perform for this guy, then you will never be footballers as long as you have holes in your ar$es.”

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  • Mag52

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Ash ley, Sports Direct – Out, Out, Out.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    shadow
    he was never big enough,strong enough or have the stature to do this job before he came…he had a chance but should of went after drawing at home to villa tbh.

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    C’mon Rafa – get in here and be a legend.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Said it before McLaren won’t get another top flight gig. Failure here is just…..failure.

    As shadow says, he let his bet ride too long, should have cashed out before the transfer window when he knew he was on a bad one.

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  • Whumpie

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if Ashley finally got it right just in time to get locked up for Contempt of Parliament? ?

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  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Im guessing Rafa deal is done because they’ve dragged out maclaren’s sacking til they knew the replacement was coming. no?

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #16

    goldmbemba
    thats the way it looks to me….they’ve held on to macca all week so they had an option if unsuccessful….hopefully anyway.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #17

    There is a bright side to everything lads and lasses, in this case, “the only way is up”.

    I think Rafa will get us the points we need, the derby will be spicy too as Rafa and fat Sam dislike each other intensely so I expect him by then to have the players rallied and fire up to kick some makem butt.

    So so happy today, think I have a bottle on my home brew stout.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #18

    I wonder if benitez knows how to play attractive football. Mind you that mite be a little greedy.

    A man whos clever with his tactics is what we need. Not a man who’s good at developing youngsters, so the club can sell on at profit price.

    Got a feeling fans will start moaning his football is boring after a while, if he does indeed sign for us. As long as he brings success.

    I remember ppl telling Liverpool fans back in the rafa days, your a cup team. Sure would be nice to have a cup run here.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #19

    gold
    he may of already signed and they are just letting a bit time between sacking and signing to not look to even more slimey then it looks already

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  • goommy

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #20

    One word only..EUREKA!!

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #22

    gold
    very funny

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Someone we haven’t got round to yet – Out!
    Whoever we get providing it’s not JFK – In!

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  • firebug666

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #24

    Gold

    PMSL:

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  • terencelim

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Mike Ashley – 9 years of incompetence.

    Most Ashley asslickers – lifetime of foolishness.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Tsunki

    Singing section………IN!
    Banners………………..IN!
    Stewards……………….OUT!

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #27

    I say unveil benitez soon as possible. Don’t keep the fans & players unsettled.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #28

    shadow
    if the story about the players being asked to go to the training ground this afternoon is to be believed…you would think they’ll meet him then it will be announced…..like i say if

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #29
  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #30

    hes arrived sjp

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Sportio Directo

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Mar 11, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Benitez has arrived at St James’ Park

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #33

    looks a happy bunny walking in….. hope he still does when he leaves!!lol

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #34

    Sorry to pish in your chip fat, fellow fans, but young Rafa is not a miracle worker. The poor bloke will have the same deficient tool set as Makro.

    This appointment, if it fails, should be the last of its sort. No more big time names. I doubt NUFC will ever get true success until it builds long term in an understated way with a little known, true footballing guy as manager. The club needs sorting out from the bottom up as well as from the top down.

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  • optimistic prime

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s at SJP it’s only on the fkn telly

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Hail wor Ashley.

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  • DeanToon88

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #37

    We’ve only just gone and got ourselfs a WORLD class manager, if the players cant perform under him then something is definitely wrong.

    GREAT news!

    RAFFA THE GAFFA

    HOWAY THE LADS!!

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #38

    blackley and brownlie
    he may fail but who would you prefer as manager out of macca and and benitez?….its a start

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  • Goldmbemba

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #39

    i cant actually believe this….

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 11, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #40

    wonder if he meets the other board members…carr.moncur….erm…mclaren??lol

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