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Benitez Delivers Dire Warning To Newcastle Side

9:17 am, Saturday, April 30th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

After the 3-1 defeat at Southampton Newcastle were on 25 points and 6 points behind Norwich with an inferior goal difference by 7 goals although we did have a game in hand.

Fast forward three games and we are now a single point behind Norwich on 30 points with an inferior goal difference of one goal, but they have a game in hand on us.

So if we can do as well in our final three games who knows – we could even beat the drop this season for the second year running.

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Rafa Benitez – we must win these last three games

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was asked about the team picking up 5 points in the last three games and this is what he said in the Chronicle today:

“It’s a good sign. I always said that we have to keep believing until the end and keep fighting until the end.”

“We have done that and have three games to play. We are close but we have to carry on doing the same thing.”

“We can’t make the mistake of thinking we have a chance of staying up – we only have a chance of staying up if we win against Crystal Palace.”

“If we win against Palace we have that chance. So we must look to give everything and get three points.”

“Then we can start thinking about Aston Villa and whether we are close or not.”

“But we have to win our games, starting with this one. The message is very clear from everybody here.”

“It’s about Crystal Palace and if we want to have a dream, we must start it on Saturday.”

“You have to realise that the manager who is coming here now knows this team and the club and Cabaye is the same.

“There are a lot of players on the pitch that have to realise if they come here they will feel the pressure because the fans are behind our players.”

Any of the last three games that we don´t win, puts us in dire danger of being relegated for the second time in a short seven years.

That would be catastrophic for Newcastle United, especially since we have spent a massive £82M this season on bringing in eight new players.

If we do go down there will be an inquest on what exactly happened, but from the outside looking in – it looks like it´s been caused by sheer management incompetence by those running the club from the top.

Heads will need to roll.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 banjax // Apr 30, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Nothing must get in the way of 3 points today and I know us supporters will do our usual thing today to cheer on the team. Howay the lads !

  • 2 lesh // Apr 30, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Surely any review or inquest as Ed would have it should not be dependent on relegation. This season, like last has been a disaster caused by so-called board incompetence.

    There’s no reason at all why Ashley should not have plans in place so that he can relieve Carr and Charnley of their responsibilities and have their replacements recruited as soon as is possible.

  • 3 sing in the corner // Apr 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM

    Here’s hoping Lesh.
    Even Mr Ashley can’t keep serial failures on. Every season that passes the evidence stacks up higher. But he is nothing if not a stubborn sod.

  • 4 lesh // Apr 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM


    My concern like yours and everyone else is that Ashley’ll not see the urgency for changes and more worryingly, that any changes’ll end up at Llambias back as MD, with Charnley reverting to his previous role of admin assistant and Carr ‘retiring’ but being retained oas a ‘consulrant’.


  • 5 ArtyH // Apr 30, 2016 at 10:29 AM

    “You have to realise that the manager who is coming here now knows this team and the club and Cabaye is the same.” The other side of the coin is, the players here will know of Cabab and P45dew so it is 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Hopefully Palace will be thinking of the F.A final and not too much on this game.
    Come on the toon, 3 points no matter what!

  • 6 giimps // Apr 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    its just a pity Ashley isn’t using the 6 strikes and your out with the Newcastle board like he uses at SD, im pretty sure they have failed more than six times in this season alone.
    failing to bring in a prem striker
    failing to bring in a left back
    failing to bring in a cb
    giving cococini an extended contract
    keeping cococini as captain
    employing a failed championship coach
    these are just this season…………this should be enough to rid us of Carr and the gonk with the glasses who makes the tea

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