Rafa Benitez – Becoming The Perfect Manager For Newcastle

Newcastle are doing quite well at the moment after our shock 2-0 defeat at home to Wolves almost two weeks ago which was the end of a six game win streak.

Since then we beat Wolves in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup and are now at home to Preston North End in the next round.

And after the disappointment of the 1-1 draw last Saturday afternoon at Villa Park Newcastle came though with that little bit of magic (is that what it was?) in the last couple of minutes of stoppage time against Norwich to get two goals and (magically) turn a defeat into a win.


Rafa Benitez with his second LMA Performance of the Week award

And through all of this Rafa Benitez has stayed cool, calm and collected unlike most of the Newcastle fans.

In his pre-match and post-match interviews he always talks highly of and respects the opposition and is not allowing the players to get carried away.

He’s also trying to manage the expectations of the Geordie – a very difficult task – because those expectations are always massive.


Here’s what Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs said about the manager in the build up to the game tomorrow:

“It’s me pitting my wits against a Champions League winner.” “There’s the Liverpool and Everton rivalry as well.”

” I’ve come across Rafa on a few occasions and he’s a really nice guy; very humble, very intelligent.”

“You only have to listen to some of his ex-players talk to know that, tactically, he’s a fantastic manager.”

Rafa also won the LMA Performance of the week award for the 4-3 win over Norwich on Wednesday night and he won the same award for the 6-0 trouncing of QPR.

Here’s some of what the LMA said about that win:

“The five-man panel has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Newcastle United following their last gasp 4-3 victory against Norwich City in the Championship on Wednesday 28th September 2016.”

“Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will receive his second celebratory bottle of champagne of the season, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and another LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.’”

Rafa Benitez is the new face of the new Newcastle United and while he hasn’t achieved anything yet, he is slowly but surely bringing back the good times to Newcastle United.

He seems the perfect manager for Newcastle and it’s an honor to have him at the club.

Howay The Lads!!

13 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #1

    We’ll come at them like wild dingoes. Of that I have no doubt…..

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Rotherham away is just what the doctor ordered. We can rest a few players possibly. Give Gayle a half to work with but bring in Murphy at some point surely with two weeks before the next match?

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Have you lot ever been attacked by a pack of wild dingoes? It gets ugly. We’ll leave them in tatters.

  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 30, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Fairly exciting on here today. I’ll just have a rest and read all your comments….

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 30, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #5

    You doing the Friday night graveyard shift G2?

  • Jib

    Sep 30, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Blackley it’s probably just 11 a.m. in Bent Tomahawk or wherever G2 lives

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 30, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Glass Bong City, I think.

  • Mag52

    Sep 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Team for tomorrow:

    Anita Lascelles Hanley Dummett
    Shelvey Hayden
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran

  • Jib

    Sep 30, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Mag 52
    Oh dear oh dear (shakes head )
    Darlow has just made your selection binworthy

  • Mag52

    Sep 30, 2016 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #12


    I like it.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 30, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #13

    What a repellent Jib is, eh?


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