Any internal problems at a club have a bad habit of affecting the players and it tells on the performances on the field.
Newcastle were poor last night in the first half and failed to win against what should have been an easy 3 points against 18th placed QPR, who we hammered 6-0 at their place earlier in the season.
At the end of the transfer window there have been definite signs that Rafa Benitez is less then happy with the Newcastle hierarchy, because they failed to bring in one player during the January transfer window.
Mike Ashley at St. James’ Park against Spurs last May
Rafa’s response to the failed window since Tuesday night has been “they knew what we wanted and they knew what we had.”
In other words Rafa made clear the players he wanted, but for whatever reason they were not brought in, but ti doesn’t seem for the want of trying.
So after the last minute own goal last night that ended up in Newcastle losing 2 points in a 2-2 draw against QPR, there’s now more attention on how Rafa feels and whether he thinks he’s been let down by the club.
It could be nothing and we could be making far too much of this and only people like Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez know exactly what happened.
If there is some rancour existing inside Newcastle it must be sorted out quickly so everybody is aligned again and on the same page.
Everybody associated with Newcastle has only one single purpose this season – to get the club promoted back to the Premier League.
We are in a good position to do that, but we cannot commit hari-kari by letting any internal problems fester – which they have a bad habit of doing.
If there are problems, Mike Ashley can always visit the training camp and meet with Rafa and Lee and if Graham Carr needs to be there then with Graham too – and get everything out on the table so this thing doesn’t get any worse.
Straight and open communication can solve most problems.
We cannot have internal problems having a negative impact on our promotion hopes.
If they exist they need to be sorted out – and quickly.
It’s really as simple as that.