This Is Still Newcastle’s Biggest Advantage

Jack Colback has been praising the Newcastle fans for supporting the team through last season, one of the worst seasons Newcastle have had for a very long time – and which led to relegation for the second time in a too short seven years.

So now we have to fight our way back to the Premier League next May, but our big advantage of course is now we have Rafa Benitez – and if anybody can do it then it’s Rafa Benitez.

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Jack Colback and Rafa Benitez

This is what Jack has said on the Newcastle web-site today:.

“The fans were unbelievable.” “Fans like this don’t deserve to be in the Championship and the way they supported us throughout the season was phenomenal.”

“Too many times we let the fans down and didn’t give performances on a regular basis but credit to them – they were probably the most consistent part of our season.”

“To turn out like that on the final day against Tottenham and support a team that were already down the way they did is amazing.”

“The way the season went, you wouldn’t have blamed the fans for not showing up or if there was a negative atmosphere, but they were singing from the start.”

“The atmosphere was very positive which was amazing, and the way they got behind the team and the manager in particular was fantastic. I’m sure it will continue into next season.”

Newcastle have always had the best fans in the land and now we have a chance to have a team as good as the fans as the manager starts to build a Newcastle that can be successful.

Rafa has been given free rein at the club and successful now means we can actually win something – win a trophy.

Definition of trophy:

“A cup or other decorative object awarded as a prize for a victory or success.”

That’s just  in case trophy had forgotten what one of those is.


It will be the first time since back in 1969 if we can win something – and again if anybody can do it then it’s Rafa Benitez.

And with the fans backing Rafa and the team 100% – then what can stop us?

Hopefully nothing.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • jimmysmith

    Jun 8, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Don’t feel too guilty Jack. Your paymaster has been letting Newcastles’ ‘phenomenal’ and ‘unbelievable’ fans down for 9 years. Your part in it a trifling misdemeanour, and ‘I can’t run everything’ doesn’t wash either. Hire better people, and most importantly, enough of them.

  • Average_Contents

    Jun 8, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #2


    Post of the day.

    Although I find Jackie boy slightly more infuriating.

    Those stupid freekicks for starters.

    He NEVER learns. You can see it coming a fcuking mile off.

    Round the back jack.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 8, 2016 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed I think you have way too much confidence in Benitez. He may be a much better manager than we’re used but he ain’t perfect. He was only in charge for 10 games. Still not enough to hail him as God almighty.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 8, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Jp, toon fans make gods of players and managers very fast. I like rafa but in the interests of balance, he won very few games and was too defensive against our main rivals. He also put sissoko on the left for the first few games. If smc had done that he wud have been pilloried. Im glad to have him but it was fat sam who did the rescuing, not rafa,even if rafa had less time.

  • lesh

    Jun 8, 2016 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #5


    C’mon now, calm down dear, calm down – you know arguing and trying to upset people doesn’t come naturally to you.

    Just try to be yourself, be nice, be kind, be the BandB we used to know and love.

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2016 at 6:03 AM

    Comment #7

    Where is everyone? Where’ve all the posters gone?

    There is an upside though – no squabbling for a few hours!

  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2016 at 6:17 AM

    Comment #8


    All club news goes on the back-burner while Euro 2016 captures the media’s imagination.

    As soon as England are eliminated – normal service will be resumed

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2016 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Peter, Paul and Mary. What a funky band!

  • Jib

    Jun 9, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #10

    PP and M got lucky – they had the same manager (Grossman) as Bob Dylan.

  • Ron Knee

    Jun 9, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #11

    He was Bob Dylan’s Col. Tom Parker.

  • G

    Jun 9, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #12

    It’s very quiet lesh, I suspect that has more to do with the lack of toon news, rather than the Euro’s mate. There seems to be a deafening silence coming from SJP at the min. Only real news I heard lately is that Rafa went to inspect the training facilities about a week and a half ago, saw it was all 3G pitches, told MA that they had to go, and later that day the diggers turned up to rip them all up to replace them with 4G pitches. Not really newsworthy, but interesting nonetheless.

  • lesh

    Jun 9, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #13

    G/ Jib

    Must say I’ve never seen the blog so quiet as it was last night. Spooky.

  • BandB

    Jun 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #14


    There were 92 posts between 7pm and 9.45pm at a time there is no news to discuss. An average of more than 30 an hour.
    I have seen it vastly slower than that with a much smaller number of individual posters. As Jib must remember.


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