Yesterday’s fantastic and important win against Swansea City and the way the crowd were right behind the players was a really positive showing all around at St. James’ Park – for a change.
We did think after the game it may be difficult for Rafa Benitez to simply walk out on the club if we are relegated next month.
So we were interested when Lee Ryder of the Chronicle brought out a good article after the game yesterday which basically said the news is that Rafa is telling friends he is falling in love with the City and the fans.
Mark Douglas of the Chronicle also had a good article out yesterday which said Rafa was telling friends he could even stay at the club if we are relegated – so there may be some truth in this.
We hope there’s some truth in this.
Rafa Benitez – falling in love with the City?
We had said in an earlier article today t hat Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United are a match made in heaven.
Rafa seems like a football mad and successful manager who is a workaholic and who is very happy when he is coaching players and making them into better players and planning for the next game.
His wife Maria de Montserrat has said as much.
Yesterday must have looked like heaven to Rafa Benitez with a first win at Newcastle in front of nearly 50,000 mad screaming Geordies.
If we can somehow pull off a mini-miracle on Tuesday night and beat Manchester City at home the roof will surely come off at St. James’ Park.
Rafa seemed to be in his element at the end of the game congratulating players – and the way he walked off and was talking intently to Jonjo Shelvey – the man he had dropped for the game – we’ll never forget that scene.
Newcastle fans are renowned for being completely football daft and they love their football club and the whole City revolves around how the team are doing.
When the team is winning the people of Newcastle are happy and when we are losing the people of Newcastle are unhappy – often very depressed like over the last couple of years.
And it is even more so when you are away from home base in foreign places like the US.
There’s no doubt that Newcastle still have an awful lot to do to survive this season, but even if we don’t make it and can somehow keep Rafa Benitez at the club – there is still hope for the future.
If we cannot do that I don’t even want to think about what may happen – it would be that bad.
Howay The Lads!!
We put out an article on 17 month-old Poppy-Mai on Friday and she has recently been diagnosed with a progressive malignant rhabdoid tumour, a rare and aggressive form of paediatric cancer.
To show their support two of our readers in New Zealand Sean Gordon and his sister Hayley have cut off their hair which will be donated to the Little Princess Trust in the UK.
They will then transform the hair into beautiful wigs for children who have lost their own hair to cancer and all funds raised will go to Poppy-Mai’s family to create Poppy’s Field.