Rafa On Why Magnificent Fans Are So Vital


It looks like the game at St. James’ Park today against Brentford could be another full house with over 51,000 tickets sold by last night and only 1300 short of a sell-out.

And when you consider Newcastle have sold out their away day allocation of 6,0000 tickets for the game at Barnsley on Tuesday night the Newcastle fans are certainly supporting the team this season in the hope we can make it straight back to the Premier League this season.

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Rafa Benitez at St. James’ Park against Norwich

It’s not the first time Rafa Benitez has talked about just how important the fans are to the players and today he has said this about what he calls our magnificent fans:

“That is how magnificent our fans are.” “Every single time you go away you can hear them.”   “That is massive for our players.”

“I think they can give our players an extra motivation.” “They can make the difference, and sometimes, when a player needs support, they have to be there.”

“They have to support any player.” “What you have to ask for is the players to give everything.”

“Dwight Gayle was missing chances, but after he scored three goals.” 

“During the games, if you support the players, it will be a win-win situation.”

Newcastle have averaged over 50,000 fans at St James’s Park in the Championship so far, which is higher than our average seven years ago when we were last down in England’s second tier.

And of course our last home what that sensational win against Norwich City when we were 3-2 down after 94 minutes played and yet somehow came away with all 3 points.

The game was simply unbelievable and not good for the old heart!

We hope today’s game is not that sensational and that we can win it a lot more easily.

That’s the hope in any case.

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44 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    60000 toon fans at Barnsley?? Wow ed, that’s gonna be one hell of an atmosphere 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    Well, off out for the day, pleased to see he weather forecast changed and it looks dry and bright for the game. Proud it’s gonna be a near sellout, can’t wait to get up there!
    I’m guessing Rafa will start solid again,as usual. Brentford counter well and we want to draw them out a bit, not get caught. I’m sure we’ll establish a base then crank it up as we increasingly dominate them. Hopefully, I mean!

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  • Ian Magpie

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #3

    Visually our home fans are fantastic and what other team would get crowds of 50,000 in the 2nd tier and after winning nowt for a life time? Simply fantastic! However our vocal support at home more often than not is nothing short of woeful compared to when I stood in the Gallowgate corner many moons ago. I guess it’s a sign of the times and a symptom of modern football. 50,000 in the 70,s was ear splittingly loud…..today it just isn’t and more kids are busy with mobiles than having fun making a noise. Get it sorted Newcastle. It’s what we use to be famous for!!!

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    A cold, damp, rainy day on the North East coast! Let’s hope the Southern Softies don’t fancy it!
    Rafa’s Bingo Bee:
    Darlow
    Anita Lascalles Clark Dummett
    Ritchie Shelvey Hayden Gouffy
    MentalMitro(hopefully!) Gayle

    subs: Sels, Mbemba, Yedlin, Hazaar!, Atsu, Colback, Diame

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Can’t argue too much with that Ian..

    For me it’s been obviously heading that way since the onset of the Sky, all seater stadium era.
    Doesn’t stop me making a mug of meself singing me heart out though. Anyone who started going after the late 80s or so simply doesn’t know any different I suppose, being a fan in the ground has changed so much.

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Toontaff
    My forecast says bright, sunny spells and 12 to 13 degrees mate. But maybe I’m an eternal optimist when it comes to the toon. 🙂

    ?

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Ian Magpie is spot on – getting the vocal chords warmed up!
    Watch out Gallowgate!

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  • toontaff2

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Sing – It’s still shorts and short sleeves, for me!

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  • sing in the corner

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Toontaff
    Good man! Don’t forget your sun screen!

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    I think Warnock and Bruce are good for the respective clubs Caaaardiff and AV they have joined , and they may even get them promotion.

    However , the big difference is , that is where their ambitions stop .

    Whereas with Rafa and his “proyecto” that is just the beginning of his ambitions !

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  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    If Wigan Blackburn and Villa win (all have home fixtures ) and Derby County lose at home to Leeds , Steve McClaren could find himself in familiar territory.
    😎

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #12

    Yo ho ho and a very merry match day bloggers. 🙂 God, it’s been a long two weeks hasn’t it? Can’t wait to get back on my seat, surrounded by like minded people and screaming the lads on to a comfortable win. That’s the plan anyway. 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #13

    any1 know if we will be on tv or stremed today

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #14

    You gotta love the ex mackem Gray. Every week he comes on talksport and tries to convince everybody that this is the week scum get off the mark. He sounds so excited by the prospect, only to get let down again and again. This time it’s because Stoke are at home and under pressure… 🙂

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #15

    bobby
    wish i could be so confident,but our home form has been….erratic at best,we should win,and hope we do convincingly but always a little doubt in my mind that the players will turn up half arsed like they have at times in the past……..heres hoping your ryt,mate.

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  • SPRINGY

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #16

    beermonkey
    ive not seen any links for the match today,and there was’nt any overseas broadcasting on nufc.com site so i doubt there will be….thats a pain in the arse.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #17

    Springy, positive thinking matey, you know it makes sense! 🙂 Granted, I am the eternal optimist but we’re back on a good run. What can go wrong? Lmao! We’ll carry on where we left off before the break. This lot don’t mind playing football, so it’ll suit us more. Early goal mate and we’re flying. These are games we have to win, it’s that simple. They’ll be more concerned than we are.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #18

    springy

    thanks

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m with you toontaff and Ian – let’s make some racket today. They’re bringing a third of their average home gate up today. Visiting fans just love it up here. 🙂 I’d love to see level7 being the singing section again. You can generate a lot more noise with that roof being lower to the fans and we used to drown out visiting fans. This needs raising at the fans forum imo.

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #20

    2Jib // Oct 15, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    http://www.timesoccer.com/video/newcastle-vs-brentford-live-streaming.html

    Beermonkey, jib posted this earlier. Nobody’s fault if it turns out to be dodgy though. 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #21

    bobby / jib

    thanks

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #22

    My missus is on a Spring (Autumn) cleaning spree, every time I settle down to type it’s Bill can you move this or mend this. I really love her but it does get annoying especially on match day.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #23

    essex

    send her shopping or to the hair saloon

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #24

    beermoney

    With my credit card, no way mate. 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #25

    bill

    giver her some cash then and tell her to go buy somin nice
    u will get some peace and maybe a reward later

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #26

    If she’s anything like mine Bill, she’s worth the effort. 🙂

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #27

    That’s a cunning plan beermonkey, you’ve done this before haven’t you? 😉

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #28

    bobby

    we all have our ways of getting what we want

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Beermonkey 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #30

    and before a smart arse appears on here
    i mean using rohypnol or anything like that

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #31

    i dont mean

    god i am digging a hole here

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #32

    beermonkey…Not sure that has cleared much up for smart arses 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Ha ha. Too slow Ibiza.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Or you could just have an argument with the missus so she buggers off out. It works for me lol 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #35

    shirebrook

    thats just cheap lol

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  • firebug666

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Having a missus is what headphones were invented for.

    Beer

    I think Geordie Two has had far too much influence on you 😀

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Beer

    That’s why I do it lol. More money for beer and footy. Either that or get a man cave. Mines currently under construction 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #38

    firebug

    he is a bad man at times and slightly disturbed

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #39

    shirebrook

    man cave went when my boy was born

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Oct 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Beer

    Same here. That’s why I’m converting the garage lol. He’s getting into football now aswell so it’s 2 against one haha

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