At Last – Benitez To Look Into Newcastle´s Chronic Problem

Rafa Benitez has said he will look into Newcastle´s chronic injury problems, which have plagued the club for more than ten years now and we always have more injuries than any other club in the Premier League – the only thing we are ¨successful¨ at every single year.

But Rafa has said he cannot do much in the short-term and it would be dangerous to even try to make big changes.

So the new coaching team are making small subtle changes and are hoping to get some additional players back in the next two or three weeks that will strengthen the team – that´s exactly what we need for the run-in.

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Rafa Benitez – will look into injury problems

Rafa was asked about what he was doing to address the injury problems  we get every single season:

“Sometimes it happens – obviously we have the information from the staff, the technical staff, the information from the medical staff, we have information from the players.”

“We have this situation to analyse what is going on, but we must try to do things simply and not try to change everything.”

“Just change little things that maybe can make the difference and be careful. So we were doing a training session for one of the other sessions in the gym, little things to try and prevent injuries.”

“But you cannot do too much in a short space of time.” “Normally when you change a little, you change the methods, you change the way they train, it could be even worse.”

“So we have to do little changes, not too much and we have one or two players coming back from injuries now.”

“Hopefully in the next two or three weeks we will have two or three more players coming back, and then their contribution can be good for the team.”

On we are listed at the top with 12 injured players followed in second place by the two Manchester clubs with 8 inured players out.

It´s about time it was recognized there is something wrong and it´s not just bad luck every single year.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • one fine day

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #1

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    2one fine day // Mar 24, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Once my hero as a player
    Now you irritate the shi@e out of me as you are part of the malaise that has taken over my club in the last 5 years or so .

    Our youth set ups are a disgrace from top to bottom
    We have decent kids but we seem to ruin them.
    The only ones who progress are those on loan enjoying the benefits of better coaching elsewhere.
    And on Benitez. Yes he is indeed very astute tactically and I can see huge differences already too.
    But strange that in the last two games we have conceded goals to basically not clearing the second ball.
    Surely it has been noticed and questions asked why every player was ball watching as the ball looped up against the mackums for de foe and against Leicester the kazarki overhead kick was good but he was given all the time in the world to cue it up as we stood watching .(almost like a Sunday afternoon kick around standard when most are still hungover )
    Ffs a team ” battling for survival” you,d have thought the first rule is you lamp the ball anywhere when it’s bobbling around in the box ,throw bodies in the way etc.
    These are things I thing Benitez will struggle to control.
    Just pray he keeps us up as from here on in it will suddenly be fun again if he does and sticks around .

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #2

    one fine day

    V leicester rafa had had what, 2 training sessions max? Plus you can have all the training in the world but Saylor has always turned slower than yoghurt and just has no reaction speed or positioning sense. Always a goal waiting to happen.

    V Sunderland it just compounded my thoughts on Janmatt who surely has to be one of the most over rated players ever. V poor defender and excessively wasteful with the ball in possession.

    Hate to admit it but Allardyce’s January buys were far better and far more what they needed.

    I too hope and pray Rafa stays as he will address everything root and branch and come the summer if by some miracle we stay up then messrs Carr, Charnley, Beardo and watson should all be on their bikes as they are all not fit for purpose and have cost the club millions stockpiling utter s—e.

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s currently 5.20 am in North Carolina.
    Unless Ed has insomnia these articles are pre-planned

  • one fine day

    Mar 24, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Agree totally
    But the point I am making is as good as Rafa is he has players like Taylor etc to work with who have been poorly coached for years so as much as he set us up right you can’t take basic in competence out of the equation .
    Says something when sissoko looked more solid at full back

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s wrong with getting up at 5AM? And nothing wrong about living in North Carolina.

    How can Rafa make a differenece when some of the players that need the most help are with their national teams?

  • ArtyH

    Mar 24, 2016 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6

    Spot on Rotunda, exactly my thoughts.


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