Obviously the number one priority for Newcastle this season is to get promoted back to the Premier League and if we cannot do that it’s going to be a sobering failure indeed.
That’s especially true after the way the club has been run over the last four years – very poorly to say the very least.
We’ve been close to a complete shambles – certainly last season that’s what the club was.
Rafa Benitez – wants to do well in the cups
But we do expect Rafa to be able to get us back up, if only because we expect the team to get better as they come to grips with the Championship and Rafa gets more and more time to coach the players.
But we also think that Rafa’s goals for the season are bigger then just promotion – and that’s another reason he ensured the squad is a big one – and it seems a good one too.
Rafa wants to have two good cup runs and who knows – maybe he can even get to the final of one of the local cups – we’re sure he’d just love to do that.
Benitez has even hinted at that when he was interviewed in the Chronicle today about the EFL Cup tie tonight against Wolves:
“We have to do everything to go through.” “You know that it’s an opportunity to have some success.”
“The priority is the next game as always – especially in the league.” “But at the same time my idea is to try to win in every game.”
“If you have to change players because you want to be sure to keep everybody on their toes, then be it.”
“However, I am convinced that the team we will play is capable of winning.”
“You never know in football but I know it has to be a strong team.”
There’s a high percentage of fans – four in five – who think we can beat Wolves tonight and reach the last 16 of the League Cup.
That would be good – really good.