It seems like the excellent Q&A with Rafa Benitez yesterday in the Chronicle was instigated by Rafa himself, simply because he wanted to keep the communications line going between the fans and what’s happening at the club.
Rafa provided some real detail on various things he and the club have been doing since the end of the season and since he (amazingly) agreed to stay at Newcastle, even though we are now in the second division.
Rafa Benitez – having such a positive impact at Newcastle
With nothing much communicated from the club recently, Rafa wanted to inform the fans what has been going on and we heard that there are various improvements being made at the Benton training grounds – new 4G pitches are being laid in the internal facility and at the Youth center.
That should help with the injuries since the surface is less trying on the body than the current (old) 3G pitches – and the gym has been upgraded with new and better equipment.
Rafa also provided information on the transfer market and he said they were working very hard to bring new players in and things are very positive.
In today’s Chronicle poll – 98% are impressed with what Rafa is doing to improve things at the club.
This is a far cry from the way things have been run for the last 12 years or so, but this is the new Rafa revolution at Newcastle and he seems so keen to communicate fully with the fans.
I just had breakfast with my son Neil and he’s just returned from spending a week in Newcastle for the first time since way back in 1988 – and he had a tour of St. James’ Park and also a tour of the Benton training grounds.
We agreed Rafa Benitez seems to be the perfect man for Newcastle at this time – and he can certainly take us back to greatness once again.
There’s not too many fans would disagree with that – and it explains why things are so upbeat on Tyneside – even after we have just been relegated from the Premier League.
Things are definitely looking up at Newcastle with Rafa Benitez in charge – and long (very long) may it all continue.