Benitez Explains Why Magpies Didn’t Win Yesterday

Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game yesterday and gain a full 3 points on both Brighton and Huddersfield, but we didn’t and we had to make do with just the one point.


But we had a perfectly good goal disallowed in the first half and these poor refereeing decisions continue to plague the game in England – too many mistakes that decide a game by the officials – it’s also true in the Premier League.

Ayoze Perez in action yesterday

Rafa was disappointed with the result, but thinks it was their goalkeeper – former Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak who was the main reason we didn’t score and didn’t win.

This is what Rafa said after the game:

“I am a little bit disappointed but I think we did what we had to do, especially with the problems we had.”

“We done well and had control of the game. We had chances and we had a goal disallowed.”

“I have watched the replay and it was a goal. Too many things went against us and their goalkeeper did very well.”

“They had a couple of counter attacks and they could have been dangerous for us.”

“You can understand that when they are in a difficult position it is hard for them to play the way they want.”

“We did what we had to do, control the game and little by little create chances.”

“We didn’t win because the goalkeeper was doing well.”

OK – so there you have it – we didn’t win a because of the form of their goalkeeper.

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15 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Sitc from previous – hmm unfortunately “consolidation” has been the overriding financial remit and it has got us where we are now. I will be shocked to see that plan alter in any remarkable fashion once (if) we get promoted.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    We have to be realistic, tenth would be huge next year, anything above a bonus, SBR didn’t take over, stabalise us tgen magically finish 3rd the next season, his first full season was mid table-ish. I am absolutely dreading the slating Rafa will get on here as we labour to tenth with the best squad we’ve had since……….

  • hibbit

    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Jail for Ashley
    i would take a mid table finish next season and hopefully move on and build from there.

  • manxpie

    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Well look at West Brom with pullis would you take any of their players?
    It shows we should at least be aiming for top 8 imo

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #5

    Where Hoots had us when he got sacked, 12th, would be a successful 1st season back.

    Enough of this next season talk though eh? Let’s get there first.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #6

    So with this squad that needs 100M spent and every single player dispensed except…… we should be aiming for eighth or otherwise Rafa is no better than the other patsies before him?

  • manxpie

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #7

    No jail its the fact that people think we need to spend that much just to compete where as West Brom managed by a dinosaur can do well
    At least aim for top 8 instead of just surviving we have euefa elite manager

  • lesh

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #8

    Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry passed away yesterday.

  • posada

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #9

    The Prems not that good outside the top 7.
    It’s made up of teams like West Brom and Stoke.
    Teams we were ahead of a few short years ago.
    We’ll be better than the 2 that go up with us.
    Should be as good as Bournemouth, Burnley and Swansea.
    Bournemouth – think about it. OK they have no debt and are backed by some money. But, are they really a Prem team with a small ground and 10K crowds.
    I think it is only possible what they do because the main income is TV and not gate receipts.

  • toon kk

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #10

    We have to be Very realistic, if we’re promoted survival has to be classed as a good first season back in the premier league. It won’t be easy.

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #11

    If this season is anything to go by with us top of the league and fans not happy, I dread to think what the moaners will be saying next season, because it will be difficult until Rafa builds a squad that can compete!

  • marshy

    Mar 19, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #12

    with this squad it will be very difficult to stay up, I just hope fatash is willing to spend but somehow I doubt it.

  • shakerxxoo

    Mar 19, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Just sick of the excuses to be honest ? ? ?

  • toonluvva

    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #14

    IF we do get promoted at the end of the season, and I we do, I’m sorry but we’ll be at the mercy of Mr Ashley again.

    I firmly believe he will return to his old mantra of
    “Not above 7th and not below 17.”

  • toonluvva

    Mar 19, 2017 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #15

    should have read

    and I hope we do


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