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Benitez Comments On Transfer Business – I’m Really Pleased

1:14 pm, Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 27 Comments

Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the game at Derby County tomorrow and he commented on the transfer market.

Rafa seems to be delighted with the business we did do – and it’s not too surprising since it’s one of the most successful transfer markets in recent memory at Newcastle and we made a £31M profit in the process.

That cannot be bad.

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Rafa Benitez at his press conference

Here some of the things Rafa has said today in front of the local press corps:

“We have done good business and I am really pleased. Now we have to do well on the pitch and win.”

“If I have to play some of the new signings, they can play. If they have to wait, they will wait.”

“We still have confidence. The players have played some games. They are fine and ready, no problems.”

“I don’t wake up in the morning and think ‘I have to rotate’. It is important to keep competition and keep the players fit.”

“We know Derby have experience in this league. When you have a good team it’s only a question of time before you start performing”

We need to win tomorrow at the iPro (Pride Park) stadium.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Press · Press Conference




27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    I am pleased too.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    I’m more than happy. Sissoko to WBA and bringing Knockeart in would have been too good to be true.

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    I have the same issue in the morning with rotating, I have to ensure that I don’t pull the duvet with me.

  • 4 Belfast // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    I wouldn’t say we need to win. I would be happy enough with a point and keep this little run going. A win would be great though. 🙂

  • 5 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:28 PM

  • 6 Jail for Ashley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    YMFB,
    You’re obviously not getting the attention you think you deserve, are we going to be avalanched with a spate of trolling.

  • 7 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Pfft.

  • 8 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    I actually have better things to do… Cheerio!

  • 9 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    What, you have better things to do than coming onto the blog and posting full stops? The mind boggles lol

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Well, i think we can all agree that YMFB’s contribution has been vital,today. Stunning stuff.

  • 11 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Kabul

    Quality full stops, though.

  • 12 expatmag // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    YMFB

    Good. Fcuk off then abd dont let the door smack you on the arse on the way out, tosser

  • 13 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    I think we could nick a win personally. There seems to be a few more players nailing down starting spots.

  • 14 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    YCMIU – true, never a better full stop witnessed today

  • 15 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Kabul

    And three of then in a row. Such skill.

  • 16 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Defo think we can nick a win especially if we score first. Derby haven’t been banging the goals in have they and a few players for them are doubtful

    HWTL

  • 17 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Them*

  • 18 dok - the horrid colonial // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    YCMIU @10..

    and an equally stunning response lol

  • 19 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Hmm, Reading back maybe I should stay. You guys crack me up.

  • 20 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Yeah I tried to copy it, got to two full stops and fell off my chair! (Sh*t imagine if he found exclamation marks and brackets)

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Dok

    Great work all round I think! 😀

  • 22 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Kabul

    I lost three fingers and an eye 😮

  • 23 WWSBRD // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    Oh dear has YoungMagpie hit the self destruct button again?

  • 24 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    ;:,()*;;;!!!?-‘:,:-“?’;’:!:’?”;-

  • 25 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:49 PM

    I—–I—–I just can’t do it

  • 26 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    YCMIU – shock horror gasp 🙂

  • 27 Kabul Fish // Sep 9, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    .. arghh nearly made it

    the pure skill that man possesses is baffling




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