Benitez To Move Very Quickly To Recruit These Types Of Players

Rafa Benitez is in charge of Newcastle now, so we are likely to see some real rapid decision making and not the snail’s pace we have been used under the likes of Lee Charnley over the last two years or more.

Rafa knows all about  Newcastle’s recent history under Ashley  and he is prepared to shake things up and  start to get things moving quickly, as it’s just over four weeks before our players return.

Rafa will release the retained list of players this coming week and we fully expect Steve Taylor to be released – and we don’t think there’s even a small chance he will be retained.

rafa benitez training

Rafa Benitez – in training

There’s not expected to be too many shocks on that list, but we’ll have to wait and see.

And according to the Chronicle it looks like Rafa wants five or six players brought in quickly to augment the squad and he’s looking for a better mentality among those players.

Translated, that means he’s seen too many wimps in the squad, who when the going got tough looked for cover – but in truth Rafa fixed a lot of that in his nine weeks in charge – and the players he had playing for him in the those last six games didn’t give up.

If you were not willing to fight then you didn’t make the team and that message will be resonating with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and others this summer – and we expect a lot of the players to return fully re-energized for the tough Championship season ahead of us.

We may even may see some initial signings next week and we are hoping we can sign 31 year-old free agent Daniel Agger who played for Rafa at Liverpool – the experienced defender would be a fine addition to our squad.

Daniel has the right mental attitude and plenty of experience which is what Rafa’s looking for in new recruits.

The former Liverpool defender is only one of a number of experienced players who Rafa could bring in to improve the overall mentality of the squad.

It needs to be a lot tougher than the squad we had last season,  when we gave up the ghost in far too many of our games once we went behind.

There is a sea change happening at Newcastle – caused by Mr. Rafa Benitez.

It’s great to see.

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 29, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Rafa IN!

  • Rotonda heights

    May 29, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    insane to keep taylor. deadwood out.

  • Bambams

    May 29, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #3

    I would not be at all surprised to see someone like Gerrard brought in….Someone who would be a leader on the pitch.

    I can’t see socks or Gini staying, to be honest if we can get even £25 million for them it will help bring in the right type of player.

    Wini disappeared at away games in the prem, he would be even more disappointing in the away games in Championship. …


  • posada

    May 29, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Daniel Agger played 35 games in the 12/13 season.
    Other than that normally played 15-25 games a season.
    Now 31.
    Not sure he plays a lot more games than Stephen Taylor.
    Championship is 46 games.

  • Ron Knee

    May 29, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #5


    There are rumours of Gerrard going to Celtic.

  • Bobbybee

    May 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #6

    How quickly people have forgotten how poor Gerrard was in his last season at Liverpool. Having spent a further season away from proper football, why would he improve us? He’s yesterdays man and not one to lead us into the future. I know Rafa has a history with Gerrard, but I can’t see him being that desperate. Just can’t see it happening myself.

  • Scotty

    May 30, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully, we’ll sell sissoko for 18m and gini for 15m. Sissoko will be the sacking of wenger – mark my words! Move heaven and earth to sign cook and hughes. Bring In agger, crouch and Carrick as cover players. With the other youth players we have – lascelles, darlow, arma, mbabu etc… We will have enough to win this league comfortably..not too many drastic changes needed.


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