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Two Former Top Players Give Thumbs Up On Newcastle

2:42 pm, Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Two former top players – former QPR, Rangers and England midfielder Ray Wilkins and former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James have both given their opinion on whether Newcastle will survive under our stellar new manager Rafa Benitez.

It looks like it’s touch and go at thew moment and we didn’t get off to a good start last night with a 1-0 defeat at Leicester City – our eighth successive loss on the road in all competitions and in six of those games we haven’t even managed to score a goal.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle United manager

But that doesn’t stop both players from saying on BT Sport they think Newcastle will indeed survive, although they expressed their opinion on Sunday and before last night’s rather unlucky defeat.

Ray Wilkins was asked whether Newcastle will stay up and he said “Yeah, I think they will.”

OK – so far so good.

David James then also thought Rafa could save us when he said “I think Newcastle will stay up.”

While it was disappointing not to get something out of the game last night we did play the best we have played for some time and in that last 25 minutes or so we looked a good side who moved the ball around quickly.

It could be the next two games, against the two teams immediately above us in the league table – Sunderland and Norwich – that will go a long way to deciding whether we can save ourselves this season.

We play at home to Sunderland on Sunday and we have lost the last six games to the Black Cats.

Then 13 days later (unlucky for some) we play at Carrow Road – and hopefully we can score at least one goal and win that game in our next away game.

So we are on bad streaks for both the next two games – but if one man can turn this thing around – it’s Rafa Benitez.

In Rafa we trust – so here’s hoping and praying he can do just that.

Comments welcome.



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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 robertsleftfoot // Mar 15, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    If we dont beat the Scum we dont stay up!! Simple as that really

  • 2 cyprus // Mar 15, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    ‘In Rafa we trust.’

    Rings a bell 😉

  • 3 cyprus // Mar 15, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Was there a statement of thanks for Steve? The customary one? Or was he booted out? Just wondering.




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