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Benitez – Players, Fans And Staff Thought We Were Going Down

11:54 pm, Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Rafa today has said that even the Newcastle staff had given up on the club’s survival prospects, after we had lost badly at  Southampton 3-1 almost two weeks ago.

But two good displays and four points later against two of our bogey teams – Swansea and  Manchester City – has renewed the confidence on Tyneside.

We had lost the last 12 league games against City and had lost six of the last seven league games against Swansea with the other game drawn – so 4 points from those two teams was something special.


Rafa Benitez – players thought it was impossible

This is what Rafa has revealed today about the prevailing negative attitudes after we had lost successive games at Norwich and Southampton:

“Before, we didn’t have a left back and we had lost the keeper so we had so many setbacks, even the players thought it was impossible.”

“I accept it was not just players, fans and staff, a lot of people thought we couldn’t do it.”   “But after these two games with the new team spirit, I think a lot of them are now saying we can – so we will see.”

“We are still making mistakes and we know Liverpool are doing well so it will be interesting to see our reaction.”  

Let’s hope we can keep up the good run and get something at Anfield tomorrow.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 BeeGuy // Apr 23, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    From a Buckeye now living in Tarheel land, congratulations on this log and interesting blog! Howay Ed!

  • 2 BeeGuy // Apr 23, 2016 at 12:26 AM

    THe squad should know this so they will go out and win the game!

  • 3 Shearer.Milburn // Apr 23, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    23rd of April Ed ***

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