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Benitez’ Unifying Message To All Associated With Newcastle

4:30 pm, Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

Rafa Benitez is very keen to keep the supporters behind Newcastle and in fact everybody associated with Newcastle unified in their support of the club and the players.

There has been some criticism of the rotation system Rafa has introduced, but only after we lose or draw a game – which is interesting.

Rafa has a large squad on purpose – so we can first of all deal with all the injuries Newcastle always seems to pick up although this season it’s been the lowest for many years – let’s hope that continues.

rafa benitez training

Rafa Benitez – the Premier League is that way

Although Daryl Murphy goes out on international duty this week and is immediately is sent home injured and is now doubtful for our next game at home to Brentford a week on Saturday.

🙁

Rafa and our players have created a feel-good atmosphere surrounding the club and our players are slowly but surely getting a winning mentality with 9 wins in our 13 games in all competitions so far – a win percentage of 69%.

Not bad.

This is what Rafa has said today:Benitez said:

“We have to create an atmosphere where it’s a squad game.” “It’s not just the 11 players or 15 players on match days. We know that we will play a lot of games and in a short amount of time.”

“Players have to understand that even if they are playing well somebody else can come in and do well for the team.”

“We have to have the right atmosphere, the city, the players, the staff and the press all have to have the same idea.” “At the moment it is ideal. How long can we keep this momentum?”

“It depends on everyone, not just the players and staff, everybody has to share the moment.” “It is crucial for us to keep doing the same things.”

“We just have to concentrate on us, our games and our performances.”

“We have to do what we need to do. At the end of the season we can hopefully enjoy it together.”

Let’s all get behind what Rafa is trying to do and support him and the players 100%.

Who knows we could even be promoted next May!

Back to the big time with a world-class manager in charge?

Cannot be bad.

Howay The Lads!!

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1Newcastle202543
2Brighton201942
3Reading20237
4Huddersfield20-233
5Leeds20132
6Sheffield Wednesday20031

Comments welcome.



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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 magscar // Oct 5, 2016 at 4:41 PM

    Mister Tuff

    Looking good – tasteful colour scheme.

    Best time of year for outdoor painting – not to hot but good drying weather and still reasonably light until early evening to complete in reasonable time.

    Got my fences, garden furniture painted last month ( but boy was it hot) and decking treated – Feet up before Autumn chores kick in 🙂

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Oct 5, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Basically he is saying he knows what he’s doing so will Munster stop banging his drum as it’s hurting his ears!

  • 3 magscar // Oct 5, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Jail

    It may be that many get the rotation policy even if they don’t like it but where some may struggle is with his selections for rotation. I bow totally to his wisdom and first hand knowledge but have sometimes wondered if a player was injured when team came up.

    It is what it is and with all things football if a team is winning the a manager gets lots of slack especially an excellent one.

    Shouldn’t stop considered discussion on Blogs though in effort to understand but not necessarily criticise his choices – it is part of the currency of successful Blogs like this one.




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