There is a definite feel-good factor going on Tyneside, as fans realize it’s now similar to when Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan were the managers at the club – and both men knew exactly what they had to do to make Newcastle great again.
Rafa Benitez is the same and he has such a pedigree in the game of football that we are now seeing why he has had so much success in his illustrious career as a manager.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
He is transforming the club and in one transfer window has completely transformed the squad and brought in 12 new players and let 21 players leave.
We now have a strong squad that looks balanced and very capable – for the first time in many years.
And Rafa has said no longer will Newcastle be a stepping stone for players who want to get to “bigger” clubs:
“We are only interested in bringing players to Newcastle who want to work hard for the club and the team.”
“Not players who want to be at another club maybe next year or the year after.”
“We are not a stepping stone, we are Newcastle United.”
“Every player should be honored to wear the shirt of this club.”
“They should feel the same passion that the fans feel.”
“Then you have a great relationship between the players and the supporters in the stadium”
Rafa instills a winning mentality in his players and in the fans too.
In fact talking about winning – I’ve been working hard on a new song to go with all those great flags we see at St. James’ Park – well during the few times they are live on TV this season.
I’ve got the words finished – that’s the hard part – now I’m just looking for the right tune.
The words are:
“Win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win. win, win, win, win, win.”
“Win, win, win, win,win win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win, win.”
What do you think?
Things are looking good right now, but we have to keep our feet firmly on the ground and try to win every single game.
Newcastle are likely to get some criticism from different quarters this season – you get that when you are successful.
You get even more of it when you are really successful.
Bring it on!
Howay The Lads.