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Rafa – The Main Thing Was The 3 Points – Our Fans Are Happy

7:56 am, Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

Last night Newcastle were just one goal away from getting the biggest away win in our entire history and Aleksandar Mitrovic and Christian Atsu both hit the bar and we did miss one or two other chances and had a goal disallowed.

It was QPR’s biggest home league defeat since 1963.

After the 6-0 rout at Loftus Road last night Rafa Benitez still insisted there are areas where the team can  improve  – but that’s always going to be the case.

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Rafa Benitez – looked happy enough last night

With Rafa, nothing is ever perfect as he strives mightily to make Newcastle United into a great side again – and his efforts are starting to bear fruit.

This is what the manager said after the game when told the side was close to the biggest  ever road win in our history:

“The main thing for us was to get 3 points.”

“As soon as the game was nearly won we needed to carry on and keep doing well.”  “We also got the clean sheet.”

“That was important for the defenders.”

“The main thing was to get the 3 points and leave the fans happy for the next few days.”

“I said before, we have to be sure we are concentrating for every game. Now I will say the same.”

“It doesn’t matter if you score 6 goals, you get 3 points in the end.”  “We have to be sure we enjoy it, but after concentrate on the next one.”

“This is a very difficult competition, but we have to carry on and not lose the concentration.”

“Maybe, it’s not the right thing to say, but we can improve. The team has done well.”

“Everybody was pushing and working very hard but as always we made some mistakes.”

“You have to make sure you control all of the games in a way that you have chances and they don’t have any.”

We now have two home games against Wolves – one in the league on Saturday and one in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup next Tuesday night.

The lads must now concentrate and ensure we get two wins.

The standard is now set and nothing less than that will be good enough.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bambams // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Well i have read everything on newsnow re the match, still cant believe how well they played.

    All down to one man – Rafa

    The bloke will have harder tests and we will hit a difficult patch but onto the next game.

    Need to scare the hell out of teams coming to SJP

  • 2 Veltman // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    That was completely satisfying result.No one predicted it but that is how this football club should be beating teams in this league.Qpr,Derby and Brighton were the teams that I expected we might struggle or get beaten during the season but comfortably pass the test.Now the remaining teams that I would like us to see how we fare are Villa and Norwich.If we managed to get a result with these two teams,I will say Rafa is completely turned it around.Has been brilliant few weeks.The confidence is building inside the players and stuffs.Expect us to walk easily agt Wolves and Rotherham to complete the route.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    And quietly in the distance on wearside weary Sunderland fans take their heads out of their hands as the latest defeat strikes home and their ears prick to the sound of galloping hooves.
    Children nudge their fathers and nervously ask “what is that father what is that sound” a father grabs his child’s hand and says “alas son that is the sound of the Rafa-lution and its coming our way”……
    Saw this on FB ha ha

  • 4 jimmysmith // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:14 AM

    We ARE buying the league, or more accurately buying our place back in the top flight back. But how should we do any different? We are a big club, with a big budget. A premier league club playing in the Championship. We should spend less than we can afford to give the other clubs a sporting chance. Is that the suggestion? Better to complain that the club was irresponsible in losing its epl place in the first instance, which, of course was true and has really led to there being only two promotion places realistically up for grabs this season and not three.

  • 5 sing in the corner // Sep 14, 2016 at 8:26 AM

    We haven’t bought the league at all,surely?. Nothing spent Net. We managed to some how sell a batch of dodgy eggs for far more than we paid for them and reinvested most of what we pulled in. That’s all. Didn’t buy any superstar players….
    What were we expected to do? Make a huge donation to charity with the proceeds of selling players we had at the club?

  • 6 c-dog // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    I’d like to see how our second string will do against Wolves on Sat

    Darlow
    Jesus, Clarke, Hanley, Lazaar
    Anita, Colback
    Yedlin, Diame, Atsu
    Murph

  • 7 c-dog // Sep 14, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    First choice XI for me would be –

    Sels
    Anita, Mbemba, Lascelles, Dummy
    Hayden, Shelvey
    Gouff, Ayoze, Ritchie
    Gayle




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