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The Benitez Effect Has Also Has Saved Jobs At Newcastle

8:52 am, Saturday, June 11th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

The good news so far this summer is that there have been no cuts in the non-playing staff – those people who had no impact at all on what happened last season on the pitch – when Newcastle made so many mistakes that we really deserved to be relegated because of the complete incompetence of those who led the club.

And it looks like because of Newcastle’s very good financial state, where the club can even give Rafa Benitez some money to spend on transfers – without him having to sell any players – means  there will be no layoffs.

The new positive approach taken by Rafa Benitez to bring everybody together is also a big factor in that.

smiling Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez – transforming Newcastle

That’s very good news given that Aston Villa were forced to lay off 500 of their non-playing staff and it’s helping to bring the Newcastle club together both internally and externally.

The man doing the most on that front is our manager Rafa Benitez, who seems to be using people already in place at the club – and they include those who were even instrumental in taking us down – Lee Charnley and Graham Carr.

Only yesterday Rafa talked about working with Graham Carr on transfers and he works with and speaks with Lee Charnley every day as they try to improve the club’s facilities as well as the squad for the coming season in the Championship.

Rafa said it was a good partnership between him and the two Board members.

Rafa has made a point of saying we will be down below for only one season and the season tickets are selling quickly as those who had given up on Newcastle over the last two seasons – with every reason imaginable – are coming back to the club.

Notice the good sales of season tickets will help Newcastle rake in some extra money and that will help with no layoffs being  necessary.

It’s really down to one man – Rafa Benitez – and there’s a new optimism at the club that we can not only build a strong side for this season but also not have to lay anybody off.

Rafa is laying the foundations of something that seems very special at Newcastle.

He is bringing everybody together again and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if in his long discussions with Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley before he agreed to stay on, that one of his stipulations was there be no layoffs of the non-playing staff.

Rafa Benitez is the new Messiah – he’s a great manager and from what we can tell just an overall great guy too.

As we said yesterday he’s the perfect man for Newcastle.

Howay The Lads!!



Tags: Coaching · Financials · Management · Newcastle News · Other News




7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Jun 11, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    still don’t know how carr is still there tbh

  • 2 magicbus // Jun 11, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    I agree I thought Carr would be first out of the door but perhaps Rafa has found something he can use in Carr knowledge of the continent. We wait and see

  • 3 OneAlanShearer // Jun 11, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    Carr didn’t set the transfer policy or budget. Firing him would be like blaming the tea lady. A scapegoat. We are moving forward positively. In rafa I trust.

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Jun 11, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    Munster,
    How can you say I’m wrong about Rafa with such finality. It is my opinion as was yours about Carr being a duffer despite his wanting Bony, PEA, Remy, Van Dijk, Wayama and many others that Churnley/Llambias deemed to old or expensive. Rafa is a legend already on Tyneside, look at season ticket sales, look at the way 50K fans sung his name constantly, any man with his credentials who says (honestly) that he only came here because of the legendary fans in my eyes is a legend.

  • 5 Nufc-83 // Jun 11, 2016 at 9:38 AM

    People saying Sissokho is a great player obviously never watched him play. The managers we have had have likely picked him on reputation and his impressive athletic ability hoping he would do something special (as he shows glimpses). The bottom line with Sissokho is he has no technique at all and can’t pass or finish/shoot. For a player in the final 3rd that’s not good enough.

    On Jaanmatt for me he is a quality rb and before Christmas everyone was saying he should be captain etc. He is better than he gets credit for and would be by far the best rb in the championship. Granted he has spat his dummy out a few times but he is definately a good player.

  • 6 4evatoon // Jun 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    might be right , but cringingly a#’e licking

  • 7 Sav // Jun 11, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    This is all well and good. Rafa is the best thing since sliced bread and Charmless and Carr will now have to do what he says. But I’d still feel a lot happier if we had a director of football, not Charnley who was a club man. Managers have a habit of coming and going. I hope Rafa is here 5 years or even longer and we get the trophies he is focused on. But in the meantime, we should seek to have someone who knows football and is an NUFC club man who will make what Rafa is laying down into a club tradition. That is why Liverpool, ManU, Arsenal etc have full cabinets and our cupboard is so strikingly empty. I am so pleased Rafa is finally dragging us into the daylight that I don’t want this to end if and when he leaves. Our future can’t be built on just one man. The time to find our director of football, or whatever he/she would be called is now.




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