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Benitez – We’ll Achieve Great Things For Club And City of Newcastle

8:20 am, Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

You can rightly say that Rafa Benitez is bringing a revolution to Newcastle and it’s not just with the team he is starting to build that he hopes (expects?) will bring the great times back to the fans and people of Newcastle.

In his exclusive interview with the Chronicle yesterday he has also has talked about bringing the City of Newcastle and the club together and achieving great things for both.

Rafa’s words are not only a complete breath of fresh air, but they must bring real hope not only to the fans of Newcastle but also to the City Council who have always wanted stronger ties with the club and the City.

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Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez
Working together to completely transform Newcastle United

With Rafa in charges, it looks like that will all happen and as usual Rafa is not letting the grass grow under his feet and he is moving quickly on lots of fronts.

He has talked about a children’s football tournament being organized that will bring schools to the club and that’s all said to be in the planning stage at the moment.

Here’s some of what Rafa said yesterday:

“I have really good relationships and friendships with the people of Liverpool and Merseyside.” “I want to develop the same in Newcastle.”

“We have been talking already about organizing a children’s football tournament, bringing local schools together and connecting them with the club.”

“We are part of the community and the football club is part of the people in this area, we need to come together.”

“When we come together we can achieve great things for the club and the city of Newcastle.”

“I think you will hear more about our plans for the tournament soon.”

There was so much good news coming from Rafa Benitez’ long interview  yesterday that it’s hard to know where to start.

But Rafa has a great vision for Newcastle United both on and off the field and it seems with the aid of Lee Charnley they are going full steam ahead with both aspects of that transformation.

This has got to be great news for the fans and people of Newcastle – and it’s certainly about time it happened.

Rafa is quickly bringing the Geordie Pride back to Newcastle – and it’s great to see.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: City Council · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Pre-season




3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Veltmann // Jun 10, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    Jib – it’s not the outside people’s opinion that matters.Its the caliber of players that he is going to sign and develop here.If he’s going for those players that I listed,then there is no point in giving him full control of players in and out.And very much doubt there is going to be progress.
    I just hope that those are just speculations.

  • 2 Average_Contents // Jun 10, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    He just gets it doesn’t he!

    I thought carver got it but he put his foot in his mouth so often that he clearly didn’t and Pardew was a Billy bullshitter who pretended too.

    Wally, well he didn’t even attempt it and just smiled.

    Loving rafa.

  • 3 Average_Contents // Jun 10, 2016 at 8:33 AM

    Has anyone trusted or felt it wasn’t a load of bollox when any other manager under fattys tenure bar kk and Houghton, spoke about anything football related and they weren’t on the bullshit parade because they hadn’t a clue and just went along with it.

    Probably very similar to how Tsunki described it earlier. Nothing to see here, just coach.

    Me neither.

    Like a breath of fresh air this rafa fella.

    I mean, who’d of thunked it eh, professional footballers who are basically finely tuned athletes playing on poor training pitches with other sub standard facilities.

    No wonder our injuries have been so diabolical for so long.

    I suppose that’s what happens when know nowts and yes men run a football club on the cheap.

    Unbelievable.




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