Rafa Talks Blackburn, Injuries And Gerrard In Press Conference


Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the game against Blackburn tomorrow at St. James’ Park and some of his comments are being reported on the Newcastle United Twitter account and in Chronicle Live.

It looks like both Jack Colback and former Blackburn player Grant Hanley will not be available for this game through injury.

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Rafa Benitez at his press conference

These are some of Rafa’s initial comments.

“We are doing well, that is true, but before any game I send the same message – concentrate on the game and get three points.”

“We are doing a lot of good things, and you have to give credit to our players for that.”

“We have to be sure that we concentrate on Saturday, because these are the kind of game where you can make mistakes.”

“Colback has a problem with his eye – he will not be available – and Hanley has a problem with his shin.”

“Blackburn have a manager with experience, and he know what he has to do to win games.”

“We got the best from Stevie Gerrard at Liverpool. He was a leader and an example – you do not find many like that now.”

“It’s a shame our fans don’t have more tickets for Hull.” “That is my concern.”

Rafa’s so right about Steven Gerrard – he was always a great role model at Liverpool.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Wasn’t going to put Colback in anyway but thought about it, bingo tip there Rafa, too late for some 😮

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  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Colback not available has just trashed my Rafa Bingo selection. Ah well there’s always next time.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa Bingo down the drain – again!

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Ron

    That’s what you get for copying lol.

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  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Ron

    There is not a lot you can do when you don’t have all the information. Rafa likes to keep things close to his chest lmao.

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  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    AC

    Mmmm aye memories of school exams. pmsl.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Yaaaarrrr.. Looks like Cap’n Jack be out of sorts that he be, that he be…… Should have known SDJ’s spare wooden eyeball wouldn’t fit.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye thats where I failed my English Literature. Copied down someone else’s name. Live and learn. Crime doesn’t pay.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #9

    A_C/firebug

    If Colback had been fit, I bet he would have played!

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  • mickybraham

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran
    Gayle

    Subs: Sels mbemba Anita Lazaar Diame Atsu Mitrovic

    Forgot to submit last week and the team I discussed with a friend was spot on!!! Gutted. Highly doubt I’ll get it right this time around!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Anybody else noticed the resemblance – Neil Warnock and Joe Walsh?

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  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #12

    mickybraham

    I don’t think it’s fair that you missed Colback out. pmsl.

    Ron

    I agree, if he was fit he would have been playing, after all that’s why we had him in out line – ups.

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  • mickybraham

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Barlasar or Roberts on the bench with colback being out

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #14

    firebug

    Maybe we can have a ‘moral’ 5 points if the rest is correct? No, didn’t think so!

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  • mickybraham

    Nov 25, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #15

    haha. I’m glad I waited or I probably would have put colback in!

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  • firebug666

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron

    I’ll not be greedy, I already have 10 points (I think), so you can have my ‘moral’ 5 points too, what are friends for.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I thought Owen Cole was that bloke off The Chase.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Coyle

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #19
  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #20

    firebug

    Too kind!

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #21

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle was a good film.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    http://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1432763/mike-ashley.jpg?w=736

    As I’m not around in the morning here is the picture for the caption to decide this week’s, “Wit of the Week” I’m expecting a good entry and the winner will be announced on Sunday evening.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #23

    That’s the value of patience chaps, Colback would have been in my selection.

    Rafa (all hail him) bingo

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clarke Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Perez Gouffron
    Gayle

    I’ll be very surprised if that isn’t the team team for the day but Yedlin and Diame could be the changes that bugg£r my selection.

    Toon to win 3-1, I was going to put 6-0 but that’s being a bit silly.

    Re Coyles comments earlier I think there was a hint of p!ssing into the wind about it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Betty

    ‘No Boss, he isn’t a very small player, it’s just that he’s further away.’

    That’s a tribute to Dougal (Father Ted) by the way

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #25

    Posters are not restricted to just one entry for the caption comp. The more the merrier.

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #26

    This morning’s training

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/search/events/684362847?editorialproduct=newcastleunited

    When will you Bingo players learn to wait for Rafa’s presser and the training pics ?

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #27

    Cup news
    Abel Hernandez out for a month.

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  • WWSBRD

    Nov 25, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Am going for
    Darlow
    Anita Mbemba Hanley Lazaar
    Shelvey Hayden
    Atsu Perez Goofy
    Gayle

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  • estechco

    Nov 25, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #29

    WWSBRD – Take it you haven’t read Ed’s article above?

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