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Benitez Talks About His Immense Disappointment To Sky Sports

6:25 pm, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 36 Comments

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Rafa Benitez on the sideline today

Here is Rafa’s subdued interview after the game today with Sky Sports, where he bemoans that Newcastle were unable to score against an already relegated side who were bottom of the league.

Villa picked up their first point in 12 games today.

We deserve to go down given we couldn’t win today – so we have two wins in our 19 away games this season.

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Tags: Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Press Conference · Video

36 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ketsbaia9 // May 7, 2016 at 6:27 PM

    Sunderland will beat Everton 3-0, so we’re down.

  • 2 jane // May 7, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    miracle required

  • 3 wolfshead@toon // May 7, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    i dont blame the players i blame the poor buying policy – symptomatic of a badly run club again the buck has to stop with ashley
    to be relagated once can be regarded as unfortunate….

  • 4 El Sleeve // May 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    players bottled it.

    ashley set the club up for this fall so responsibility lies with him

  • 5 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:32 PM

    And to think West Brom are still there ffs!

  • 6 banjax // May 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    It’s looking increasingly gloomy for Newcastle’s stay in the Premiership and as I write this Everton who are Sunderland’s midweek opponents are being conclusively outplayed by Leicester who are leading 2 – 0 – even more reason for us to be gloomy. But the time for recriminations is after the Spurs game and we can just hope Sunderland mess up and we can get 3 unlikely points against Spurs. Let’s hope that regardless of what happens that Rafa will stick with us and Mike Ashley provides the funds to bring us back up and oh yes – that Lee Charnley and Co pay the price for their role in Newcastle’s relegation. Howay the Lads – Always !

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    There is something in what you say. Not sure whether any of you saw the Guardians Incompetence Premier League table earlier this week. We misplaced passes in our own half more than any other side in the league. I think averaging 25/26 per game. Ourselves, Norwich and Villa were all in the top 5 based on their matrix (obviously not fool proof, or 100% reliable for incompetence) and Sunderland were mid table.

    Still, the players have ability, and have shown it on occasion. Generally in big games against big clubs on TV. As I listed earlier, points home and away at Anfield and Old Trafford, a point at home against City and Chelsea (albeit neither in their finest fettle, although City were CL semi finalists at the time) and still a possibility to do a double over 2nd place Spurs. What has let us down is the lacklustre attitude against the lesser lights, the 6-2 mauling of Norwich aside – one of the worst defensive performances I think I’ve ever witnessed at any level by a player from Jonas Olsson.

    Who would you take from Sunderland, Norwich, Villa – based purely on talent and ability, ignoring attitude? Picking a squad from those four on ability will give you a majority of our players I’d wager.

    Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Leicester play nothing like Barcelona. They are complete contrasts in style. Would be great to see them come up against each other in a competitive fixture as both play in a way the other likes to play against.

  • 8 jane // May 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    West Brom, Watford, Bournemouth, Leicester, Palace over performed didn’t help us.

  • 9 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    the difference with west brom….rondon and berahino…they score….cisse mitro dont

  • 10 Novocastrian66 // May 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    I remember we beat Leicester 7-1 when we got promoted. We were presented the trophy after the match and their fans stopped back and applauded our team. They were a credit to their club. How times have changed.

  • 11 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    Team for the championship. Choice of keeper.
    Mbabu, lascelles, Mbemba Dummett
    Colback Shelvey
    Roberts Arma Aarons
    Sprinkle that with some good experience, bought with the money we get for our so called stars and that should be enough. Let’s be honest, it’s not the kids who’ve let us down, but our so called stars. A season in the Championship will prepare them for a return.

  • 12 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Look at the injuries we’ve had all season too well ahead of every club
    especially under McClaren
    as it was Aston villas time to go down after badly running their club it’s ours too
    I hope at least Ashley will start listening to football people especially rafa

  • 13 midweek weekend // May 7, 2016 at 6:37 PM


    from the previous topic

    yeah fair enough mcclaren lacked the players the whole club setup was of course bonkers, ultimately the blame is with ashely are silly recruitment policy has in the end killed us, its now a case of what ifs, what if we stayed out would of rafa got the money and control he wanted to make us great again? he’ll no doubt leave and we’ll never know, something has to change now, charnely must go and ashley simply needs to walk away now both highly unlikely to happen

  • 14 midweek weekend // May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    ahh bloody typos sorry on a phone here

  • 15 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Unless Sunderland lose their next two games with by an aggregate eight goals, we need to beat Spurs.
    It’s that simple.
    So what we really need to hope is that Spurs do better than Arsenal this weekend (which they should).
    If they come here needing a point to ensure they secure second ahead of their arch-rivals they will not be “on the beach’ but playing for two goal cushion to protect at least the draw.
    But we still have hope, and thought we weren’t talking about the Championship until all hope was gone.

  • 16 Ron Knee // May 7, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    So who will Ashley sacrifice to appease the supporters: Charnley or Carr, or both?

  • 17 jane // May 7, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    one thing Leicester do like Barcelona is press in numbers when they lose the ball high up. would be great to see them play each other in the Champions league next year.

  • 18 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Aye springy i do still wonder Wat doumbia could have done
    must have been shocking tho

  • 19 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Ashley isn’t without blame. The entire ‘restructuring’ last summer was laughable. An ambassador, head coach and chief scout on a board of directors? Even Ferguson wasn’t afforded that sort of role after winning the treble (or any time whilst he was manager. A Chief Scout on the board? I’ve said many times, most scouts have links with agencies and work with them when they can. I don’t blame Carr for this (although some of his player selections from within these links are questionable) I blame Ashley. Moncur, behave. Charnley is the most qualified to sit on that board, but not as MD/CEO/Chair whatever his title is.

    That is all down to Ashley. But he isn’t the sole person to have failed to do their job since he took over. Ultimately, he carries the can, but there are others who could, and should have done more.

  • 20 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    ya maybe right the majority would be our players with maybe defoe,kone ngueye.
    ron knee
    carr will get the boot,charnley is a good whipping boy for ashley

  • 21 jane // May 7, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    that’s right BandB even though Everton and Watford haven’t got anything to play for the good thing about the Premier league is that they won’t roll over like Swansea today so there is still hope like you say.

  • 22 BandB // May 7, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Forget about Sunderland.
    Sunderland could lose both games.
    All we can do is beat Spurs.

  • 23 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    9SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:35 PM

    the difference with west brom….rondon and berahino…they score….cisse mitro dont

    Mitro has a goal every 25 minutes played this season. Rondon every 341 minutes played. Berahinho every 248 and Cisse every 339.

    Pretty even really.

  • 24 Lilongwe Geordie // May 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    *251 for Mitro

  • 25 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    i have nee clue whats happened with doumbia,never heard nowt,just came and done a ferreira or marcelino??….have you heard anything?

  • 26 wolfshead@toon // May 7, 2016 at 6:47 PM


    when we finished fifth in the league how did the club build on that platform?
    they sold the best striker we had since shearer then proceeded to cock up the purchase of his replacement and made up for it all by bringing in one defender
    im pretty certain pardew and carr didnt play a role in that fiasco

  • 27 SPRINGY // May 7, 2016 at 6:48 PM

    my bad about rondon and baerahino they just seemed to have scored alot more without checking there records….i stand corrected mate

  • 28 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Bandb are you watching Everton playing away right now?
    I’m all for hope but come on we are down after today’s sorry performance

  • 29 manxpie // May 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    Springy i think they must’ve found a zimmer frame in his car or something god knows

  • 30 Bobbybee // May 7, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Whilst there’s still hope, i won’t give up and hope wednesday night brings a strange result. Just watching everton now isn’t helping though! 😉 In this bizarre season it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if everton did beat the mackems and we go into the last match still alive. We can beat spurs, but our hopes now depend on everton beating sunlun.
    What’s the worst that can happen? Next season i’ll be sat in the same seat, supporting a team that will win more than they lose. That’s the worst. Hopefully though, everton will win and we go into the final game alive and kicking. Spurs at home isn’t my choice for survival, but by god, i’ll take it with both hands. My team if we go down ain’t bad, nor is it a bad starter if we stay up. We need to keep Rafa though if possible.

  • 31 davis_toons // May 7, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    To beat Spurs Youth is even far hope.

    They will be even more motivated to prove themselves for next season and get notice.

    Our current group of players will be carrying a heavy bag filled with relegation behind them.

  • 32 davis_toons // May 7, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    We have to be honest that Mitro missed CLEAR CHANCES this Whole Season..We have played a few games under MC that A Goal would have settle it.

    Time and again, chances was created but it was not buried.
    We cannot only pick 1 statistic to measure each dimension.

  • 33 lesh // May 7, 2016 at 7:19 PM


    That so called board was set up to provide the footballing ‘expertise’ to guide Charnley.

    Another indication of the incompetence that typifies the Club under Ashley.

  • 34 jimiley // May 7, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    We will win more games in the Championship. Bring it on. We are not a big club. We are NUFC and will never be defeated.

  • 35 jimiley // May 7, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    I do not mind dropping another division if Mashers will kindly go. I will wait and stay away as long as it takes. It is the great irony of the eternal losers that they throw away great opportunities. After Rafa will come Pulis. hahahahah

  • 36 Moonraker15 // May 7, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    I’ve all but given up cos I’m sick of being in this position, but Sunlun need at least 2 draws to stay up. Now I’m watching the Sunlun game and Chelsea are definitely on the beach and their defence is crap. I’m backing Everton to win at Sunlun or at least draw and Watford to get a win next Sunday. All we have to do is go to war with Spurs and we’re saved. They daren’t get involved in another battle and their players are thinking of the Euros.

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