Midfielder – Get Rafa In – The Players Want Him


Jack Colback has been interviewed on the Newcastle web-site today – and it’s on a day when Rafa Benitez is back in toon to sign a three year deal at the club.

Rafa is expected to sign on later today once the fine details have all been checked out – something the club has worked on for the best part of two weeks.

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Jack Colback shakes hands with Rafa Benitez

So it’s timely that Jack says the first thing the club should do is to get Rafa Benitez in.

Here’s what Jack has said:

“The first thing would be to get Rafa Benitez on board for next season.” 

“That will be a big step because he’s a huge name in the game and it would be a real positive to keep hold of him.”

“He’s been good since he’s came in and he’s improved the team and got everyone playing for each other.”

“It wasn’t enough to keep us up but keeping him would restore the positivity ahead of the new season. But it’s down to Rafa and the Board to decide what happens.”

“I know the players want him to stay and fingers crossed he does because that will give us a great chance of getting promoted.”

“We need to keep hold of the right players and sign the right players,”  “There are a lot of games and we need a strong squad with good players who are up for the challenge.

“We’ll need players who can properly help the team now, not a few years down the line. It’s a tough league and you need a strong group of characters in order to get promoted.”

Jack is one of many players that suddenly looked better players once Rafa had coached them for a few weeks, but time was short when Rafa arrived and he gained just one point from his four games.

But then in the final six games of the season we got 12 points and finished on 37 points but still 3 points short of safety.

That was a massive 32% of our points in the final 16% of the games.

Rafa was brought in too late – and that was yet another bad mistake by those running the club.

But that will all change now because Rafa Benitez is now in charge at Newcastle United for all intents and purposes.

That cannot be bad.

Howay The Lads!!


55 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Be firm with that lot Rafa. Fong them when you need to. Keep Mitro on a leash in the corner and point to him when you’re getting attitude from somebody. One look from Mitro should sort that oot….. Harrumph.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 25, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Timely? More like the club knew it was nearly done and roles someone out from the playing staff who isn’t on his jollies or international duty to voice the playing squads approval.

    Imagine if he had done this interview a week ago, and it hadn’t gone through.

    For timely, read staged. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with it, before someone says otherwise, but lets call a spade a spade.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Well I’m off to the grand opening of my new health food shop The Happy Carrot now. Wish me luck mates.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 25, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #4

    *roll

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #5

    We do takeaways by the way in case you lot want to send in some orders.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    G2

    Have you got a website?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Not yet Ron mate. But I’ve got some very nice literature I can send you. My pamphlet “What you can do with your lettuce” is very entertaining.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #8

    So who wants the pamphlet then?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #9

    I also like “How not to get depressed while eating your vegetables.”

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #10

    If its true that Carr’s first choices are usually looked over then I see nothing wrong with him still presenting players to Rafa ? If Rafa thinks his first choices are goers then fair play!

    Although I suspect Carr will be gutted to not have veto powers anymore

    Mondial will be crying they will need to cancel the christmas party that is usually provided by Newcastle !

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  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #11

    I think you’re on to a winner there!

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  • hibbitt

    May 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #12

    g2
    i do free range hen and duck eggs any interest ?
    i can deliver Vancouver you say

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  • giimps

    May 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #13

    G2
    Does it have to be my lettuce , only I might be able to get a loan of one for over the summer?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #14

    But my favourite is “Why men are better than a cucumber.”

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 25, 2016 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #15

    At least we will be properly prepared for the Championship by the time it kicks off cant really afford a slow start

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  • nufc 11

    May 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Elliot,Anita,mbeama,lascelles,mbabu,Phillips,tiote,shelvy,Townsend, mitrovic,Armstrong we Will need further investment next summer but that team should win the championship.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Hmmm. A loan you say giimps? I don’t normally do that with lettuce…. But, I do have a very nice Cobb salad I can give you for two weeks or so?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I have a small ostrich ranch as well hibbit mate, so eggs aren’t a problem. I do have sore ribs from collecting them however……

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Getting serious about footy again what about a new captain? We’ll need a real leader out there. Somebody who can grab that lot by the short and curlies and get them playing well straight off. Any ideas anybody?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 25, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Press conference 7.00pm tonight

    BBC radio newcastle Total sport special starting NOOOO!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #21

    Some may scoff at this but what about Lascelles? Is it too soon? He is young but he said what needed to be said already in the season.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 25, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Stevie Gerrard G2

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 25, 2016 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #23

    G2

    It’s hard to pick a captain from our existing squad. We don’t know who is leaving. I would be open to the idea of giving shelvey another chance, as i think he could make something of himself in this league, and carry it forward to the following season. Other than that, i think we need to buy a captain. Collo can eff off.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 25, 2016 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Out of the current squad Lascalles for captain ! Although I suspect Benitez will buy someone to be captain like Agger or someone like that

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 25, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #25

    BBC Newcastle – confirm that RAFA is staying…

    LET THE ‘RAFA REVOLUTION’ START!!!!!!!!!

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  • No Defence

    May 25, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #26

    G2
    I agree with you lass, for the reasons you have already given, not scared to tell them how it is.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 25, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Conference in 1hr and 20 mins.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #28

    I think Shelvey looks too much like Dr. Evil YCMIU mate. I think we have to go with something more friendly at first. If we really need to terrify other teams then we definitely go with Mitro as captain….

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  • No Defence

    May 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Lascelles, bloody phone

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #30

    No Defence

    You fo know G2 is a bloke, right?

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  • stuart no9

    May 25, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #31

    7 pm news conference confirming benitez s 3 year deal

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 25, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #32

    No Defence

    Hahahaha i thought you were calling him a lass 😮

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #33

    G I also agree with you, lass.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m actually quite manly No Defence mate. But I haven’t laughed so much since I was a wee girl. Thanks for that @26. Yes we need somebody with some large cajones for a change. It would be Mitro but he’s far too terrifying for the Championship. We should save him for when we get back to the Prem.

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #35

    G2 wouldn’t be so bad if he could organise sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads would it…

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  • No Defence

    May 25, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Hahahaha, sometimes I could just throw this bloody phone through the window.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 25, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #37

    Is anybody else oot there confused about my manliness? Well keep it to yourself! Harrumph…..

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Anybody official announcing anything yet? Don’t say BBC Newcastle. What does indykaila have on this?

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  • lochinvar

    May 25, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Get ready , set , go

    https://youtu.be/l39Wa34d7NE

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  • Tsunki

    May 25, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #40

    No Defence, if you did it would land on a very large heap of other phones.

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