Rafa Benitez has naturally been bumping into Geordie fans since he arrived two weeks ago to take over Newcastle United, who are in a dire situation in second bottom place in the Premier League and odds-on favorites with the bookies to be relegated this season, along with Aston Villa and Sunderland – three massive clubs who could go down in May.
And since the 55 year-old has arrived the hopes of the Newcastle fans for something a lot better at the club has put even more pressure on the manager to do all he can to save us from the ignominy of another relegation.
Young Newcastle fans – the future of the club – save us Rafa – please!
Rafa talked some about this yesterday – and is well aware of the anxiety of the Newcastle fans:
“That gives me more responsibility because I can see, I hear them when they stop and take pictures; they believe that they have the opportunity that we will do well.”
“I am quite professional and I want to do everything quite well now, I am determined to do it after my start in this city.”
“I can see how important it is to stay up. We can improve things because it can be massive for the city, massive for the club, and massive for us.”
The anxiety of the fans is compounded, because if we don´t stay up it looks like we will also lose Rafa, who is easily the best manager we have had since Sir Bobby Robson was fired for only finishing 5th back in 2004.
It will be double blow – we are relegated and go back to the anonymity of the Championship and in addition we lose one of the best managers in the world.
That would not be good.
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Save us Rafa – please.