Benitez Rejects Comparisons With Newcastle Greats


Rafa Benitez is a modest man for somebody who has already achieved some great things in his management career.

That includes winning the Champions League with Liverpool and the Europa League with both Valencia and Liverpool among other trophies Rafa has picked up in his sparkling career.

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Rafa Benitez – can’t be compared to Robson or Keegan – yet

But he has rejected comparisons being made with two of our great managers of the fairly recent past – Sir Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan.

That’s because Rafa says he’s done nothing yet at Newcastle.

This is what Rafa has said in the Telegraph today:

“I hear the fans and read when they talk about me and they compare me with Sir Bobby Robson or Kevin Keegan.”

“I am really pleased about that. I have my CV, but when they put you at the level for people who have been so important to this club and, in football, it is always good, always positive.”

“You have to be proud of that. But I am still at the beginning. My career is fine, because I am old.”

“But in terms of Newcastle, the city and what Sir Bobby meant to the club, that is still far away for me.”

Rafa has quickly transformed Newcastle as both a team and a club and he’s only just started.

But the fans have tremendous confidence in the Spanish manager that he can bring the good times back again to the club.

That would start with Newcastle being promoted this season and back to the big time and the Premier League.

And then when we read the papers like the Mirror we may be mentioned somewhere near the top of the page and not at the very bottom – if we make the news at all these days.

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13 comments so far

  • Legolas

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #1

    If I am not to late

    My Rafa Bingo prediction is:

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Colback Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran
    Gayle

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    any stream links? or just sad radio?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa is a modest, humble guy who has achieved so much. Contrast him with delusional, arrogant t–ts like fat sham and AP who have achieved sweet FA. See what I did there.

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  • one fine day

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa bingo line up
    Darlow
    anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran
    Gayle

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  • Goromagpie

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Radio links anyone ?

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  • Goromagpie

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Rafa bingo
    Darlow
    Anita lasc Clark dummy
    Shvy colback
    Ritchie diame gouff
    Gayle

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  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    There’s a rumour this may have gone subscription
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/onnradio

    Personally I don’t give a fig.
    I subscribe to NUFC tv which has it anyway

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  • AncientC

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    From the NUFC subreddit.

    “Newcastle vs Ipswich

    Kick off is at 1500hrs

    At which point you should tune into:

    http://www.mixlr.com/rarestpepe

    At half time, due to broadcasting time restrictions we will switch over to:

    http://www.mixlr.com/rarestpepe1

    If you want to listen to any of the match build up commentary, that will be available prior to kick off at:

    http://www.mixlr.com/rarestpepe2

    From PepeVision team: Rafa prematch press interview is rendering now, will be up ASAP.”

    The third link will probably start broadcasting the build up at 2pm.

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  • Jib

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10
  • AncientC

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Pepe FM is broadcasting the game. I put up the links, but my comment is awaiting moderation, likely due to there being 3 links in one post.

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  • TyneMouth

    Oct 22, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    J.f.A

    RAFA’S BINGO. Confirmed team for Ipswich.

    ……………….Darlow.
    Anita…Lascelles. Grant. Dummett.
    …….Shelvey……. Heyden.
    ..Yelin…… Gouffran…… Ritchie.

    VIVA BENITEZ!…

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  • TyneMouth

    Oct 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #13

    J.f.A

    RAFA’S BINGO. Confirmed team for Ipswich.

    ……………….Darlow.
    Anita…Lascelles. Grant. Dummett.
    …….Shelvey……. Heyden.
    ..Yelin…… Gouffran…… Ritchie.

    …forgot little Gayle! sorry…

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