How Rafa Will Motivate His Players At Norwich City


Newcastle suffered a 3-2 loss at Norwich on 2nd April against another relegation struggling side and that loss was a vital result that saw Newcastle finally relegated 2 points behind Sunderland, with a worse goal difference.

Norwich didn’t fare well after that win and they were also relegated along with Aston Villa.

Norwich scored the winner in stoppage time and the Carrow Road fans went crazy, because at the time it was such a great win for them.

Rafa Benitez at Norwich last season

We also had a chance to score in stoppage time, but missed it and if we had won that game we would have stayed up – but as we’ve said before you can always point to one game and say what if?

But it seems Rafa could use that defeat to motivate his players for tonight’s game at Norwich, who are hitting some good form of late with 13 points from their last five league games.

This is what Rafa has said as reported in the Chronicle:

“Last season’s game was a different story. We were in another division and there were a different group of players.”

“One good thing is to remember about the atmosphere and how difficult it can be.” “The game at home when we beat them with an injury time goal will also be mentioned.”

“In that game, we had a good first half and created three or four chances.”

“In the second half we were lucky, but at the same time the reaction of the players and link with the fans was crucial for me.”

“Working together is important for fans and players. Working together makes a big difference and it showed that night.”

“After the game that result was crucial for us and our confidence.” “And we have good memories.”

“They have some good players. They are a good team and have a manager with experience.”

“He knows the division well. The players have quality and have played in the division.”

“Because they have that quality it means they can play.”

“They are playing a little bit more direct now but they are capable of playing on the floor when they have to do it.”

“They have players with ability up front. It will be tough in terms of the atmosphere.”

“It will also be tough in terms of the pace and intensity of the game.”

“At the same time, they also have players who do well on the floor and make the difference.”

This will be a tough game for us tonight – no doubt about that.

But if we can win against an in-form Norwich City side, it will auger well for our chances of getting an automatic promotion spot in May.

Here’s hoping.

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27 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #1

    I was sure the answer would be cattle prod.

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  • Bobbybee

    Feb 14, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Bingo line up.

    Darlow

    Yedders Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Diame The Gouff

    Mitrovic

    Bonus score 0-1 away win. Gayle to come on and score the winner. It’s in the stars. 🙂

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  • martoon

    Feb 14, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Bobby – I’d agree with that team which I think is the one that started on Saturday – unlike Rafa but we don’t play again until next Monday.

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 14, 2017 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    Ibizatoon…..straight forward blackmail. He’s got some photos I’ve heard……

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  • Legolas

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    Rafa Bingo selection:

    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Ritchie Shelvey Colback Goiffran

    Diame

    Mitrovich

    HWTL.

    He could go with Gayle up top but I think he will bring him on.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    Clinath…We just need it to go crazy on Twitter and we have ourselves a brand new fact for the World.

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo line-up:-

    Darlow
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Colback
    Ritchie Diamé Gouffran
    Mitrovic

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  • SPRINGY

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #8

    i put hayden in my side instead of colback, but expect it will probs be the same team that started against wolves tbh….i think gayle will be kept to start the home game against villa,but will see some minutes on the pitch tonight…but i have been wrong when picking the side…..a lot!lol

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  • one fine day

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Rafa bingo
    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Perez Goufrann

    gayle

    2.2 draw

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #10

    Alternatively speaking of course Ibiza….

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #11

    I’ve got three weeks worth of bingo scores to trawl through when I get home tomorrow 🙁
    My latest atempt at my confirmed Rafa bingo
    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Shelvey Hayden

    Ritchie Diame The Gouff

    Mitrovic

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  • hibbit

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail for Ashley

    think Hayden’s OUT !!!!!!!

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  • Belfast

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #13

    This would be my fourth bingo victory on the trot

    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett

    Shelvey Colback

    Ritchie Diame The Gouff

    Mitrovic

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  • Belfast

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Oh and a 1-1 correct score prediction.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Clinath…Is there any other type?

    Actually, why pose the question.

    There is no alternative to alternative.

    Jail…You and your bright ideas!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #16

    hibbit,
    No way!

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  • clinath@ed

    Feb 14, 2017 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #17

    That sir is a FACT

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #18

    i hear he threatens them with the return of the p45, AKA the silver winner

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    3-1 to us

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #20

    Catchy,
    Or just as bad, that ginger baldy guy you backed to the hilt!
    Did anyone get Hanley for the Derby game to save me going through those posts?

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  • MadisonToon

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #21

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darlow . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    . Yedlin . Lascelles . Hanley . Dummett .
    . . . . . . . . Colback . Shelvey . . . . . . . . . .
    . Ritchie . . . . . Diame . . . . . . Gouffran .
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gayle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #22

    what time do we kickoff and are we on tv

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  • Belfast

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail for Ashley // Feb 14, 2017 at 12:19 PM

    Yep me. I just checked in my jotter and it’s actually five wins in a row not four wins.

    Thanks mate keep up the good work.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #24

    beermonkey,
    Don’t really do much streaming but we’re on Radio five tonight and Newcastle radio, I don’t mind Ando, been listening to him for years now.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #25

    Belfast,
    You’re even more banned than your 99 life time bans.

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  • sing in the corner

    Feb 14, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Belfast
    You are banned from bingo.

    Ha ha ha

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Feb 14, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #27

    Sheff wed winning Huddersfield levelnow for f..k sack come on lads

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