Benitez – We Are Doing Everything To Stay Up


Rafa Benitez is a workaholic who just lives and breathes football and couple that with his immense talent as a coach and manager –  who better to be Newcastle’s new manager and lead us back to greatness?

That’s the real possibility for Newcastle fans,  but in order for that to come true we need enough points from the last four games of the season to stay in the Premier League.

And Rafa has said today that everybody at the club are trying everything possible to stay up.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

This is what Rafa has said before the game tomorrow at his former club Liverpool:

“We can change some things but can’t have any influence in the rest of the games.” “We just think about the next one and try to keep the team believing and working as hard as they have.”

“If we get a little bit of luck we can win some of these games that are close and could be three points, hopefully in the next game.”

“The fans can see the effort of the players.” “And the players see that the fans are supporting them.”

“So everybody is trying to do everything to stay up.”

That’s exactly what the players need to do – just concentrate totally on the next game – and after the game at Liverpool tomorrow we have a week to prepare for each of the last three vital games.

Three wins could see us safe – and the lads and Rafa will try to win every one of the final four games of what has been another disastrous and (very) painful season for Newcastle fans.

The hope is that (much) better things are on the horizon.

Howay The Lads!!

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17 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 22, 2016 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s certainly in our hands – win our remaining 4 games and we stay up!!!

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  • mactoon

    Apr 22, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    Unless Sunderland and Norwich win theirs.. then we don’t!

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  • barkel

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #3

    That’s true Mac, but what will hopefully work in our favour is that we play twice before Norwich play again.

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  • Jib

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Ben Arfa set for a big payday in June – PSG Chelsea and Liverpool all linked.
    He probably needs it as he was without any pay from Feb 2015 to June 2015 because of the daft 2 clubs in one season rule.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #5

    Sunderland and Norwich have got jackshit chance of winning their remaining games. If we get 8 points we’ll probably stay up.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6

    jimmysmith

    don’t tempt fate

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Fate has nothing to do with it. They aren’t good enough.

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  • g.s.tooner

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    I said before the City game that to stay up we need 6 points from Villa and Palace and then 4 from City, Lpool and Tottenham.

    A point at City was a good result, if we win at Liverpool we’re in a fantastic position to kick on. Can’t see Sunderland getting anything from Arsenal game.

    Everything will be a little clearer after the weekend,

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  • Tjodalf

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Hopefully we can take something from Anfield so we can keep the momentum going into the Palace and Villa games. Then we might even be safe before the Spurs game…although I think we might get a surprise at Villa 🙁 got a bad feeling about that one.

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  • Jib

    Apr 22, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #10

    Norwich are in a horrible place !
    You could see it after the match last Saturday lunchtime when they had been humped by the Scum.
    The players , the coaches , the fans , Delia Smith and co in the directors box they all had THAT look – “Oh NO ! here we go again !”

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #11

    If Liverpool rest and protect some players for the Europa game next week then I think the game will be quite open with their players trying to make an impression. We will need to score goals to compete and Cisse might just come into his own with the right service.

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  • Jib

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #12

    I see Phillipe Coutinho as the real danger for us .
    If he plays , we have to compress his available operating space as we did with Kevin de Bruyne.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib…….. What do you think about this Back door man now? He’s displaying some very strange behaviour. Do you still think ir could be BandB?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #14

    My team for L’pool:

    ————–Cisse (45mins)
    ——Townsend—Sissoko—Shelvey
    ———–Colback—–Tiote
    Dummett—Lascelles—Mbemba—Anita
    —————–Darlow

    Townsend & Shelvey to provide good crosses, maybe with Shelvey in the right to support the defense against Courtinio.

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Betty @ 13
    Ooh that’s a canny shout mind… 🙂

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  • Jib

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Betty
    I think it could be Keith Bishop (who although he earns a fortune from Ashley , actually hates his guts )
    😀

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  • bladeuser

    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #17

    BETTSW
    Cisse come into his own Lol
    He is the worst striker in the epl cannot pass cannot head cannot stay onside g Barry would beat him in a sprint
    Liverpool defenders will gobble him up and spit him out RAFA has to start with mitro on Sat or we will lose and that’s if everything else goes our way at the mo I would rather go anywhere else but Anfield
    ASH OUT COLO OUT CARR OUT PENFOLD OUT SHEEP ? OUT

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