Rafa’s Team To Beat Barnsley And Win The Championship


It would have been good if it was in our own hands to win the Championship but the ups and downs in this league towards the end of a very hard season means that if Brighton win a tough game at Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon they will be Champions, whatever we do.

All we can do, as Rafa made clear yesterday in his very positive and upbeat press conference, was to beat Barnsley and we think the lads can do that to finish the season with 3 wins in a row.

Rafa Benitez – perfect manager for Newcastle

If we do that and Brighton win so be it – and hearty congratulation would go out from us to the gentleman of the game – Chris Hughton, the Brighton manager – and we will go up second with 94 points and it’s been a great season for us.

Rafa, our players and the coaching staff have done what was a much more difficult job than we realized it would be last August,  when as Rafa pointed out yesterday we lost the first two games.

We are going to assume that Dwight Gayle will not be risked even if he’s fit so here’s the team Rafa can play tomorrow afternoon to win the game.

It will end a wonderful season for the Newcastle United club – we are now back in the big time and among the land of the living.

Here’s the possible team:

Elliot
Yedlin Mbemba Clark Dummett
Shelvey (c) Hayden
Atsu Perez Gouffran
Mitrovic

Elliot could get his third start of the season in goal and Mbemba could get his last chance to shine in what could be his final game for Newcastle.

And if Gouffran does start that could also be a sign of Yoan’s farewell game at Newcastle – although we are hoping he gets a new deal this summer.

Perez is in form and could start in the number 10 position  and the likable Christian Atsu hopefully can have a great game again and score his third goal in three games to clinch his permanent move to the club.

That would be popular signing with the Newcastle fans because this lad is good for the team both on and off the pitch – he has an infectious personality and for £6.5M he would be a very good signing for us in this inflated transfer market.

He’s full of class and Rafa can bring out the best him in the future.

Mitro gets a chance up front so he can show he is still the man for the future  Newcastle.

Even if all goes haywire in this last game – which we certainly don’t expect  it to – Newcastle fans will still have a celebration to thank our gusty players for fighting so well and proudly this season for the Newcastle cause.

And those at the game please make sure a certain Mr. Rafa Benitez knows we want him to stay at Newcastle for years to come.

Somebody can give him a kiss from me.

And if you think I’m upbeat about the future you’d be right about that.

🙂 🙂 🙂

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8 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 6, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Linked with tierney yesterday but supposedly now is £17million. Safe to say that he’s one player were not going to be in for. Way too much for a 19 year old who hasn’t played in the premier league. Rather go for Robertson at hull.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 6, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #2

    I think sterry might actually start this game, at least I hope he does.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2017 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #3

    Fostino,
    I’ll spare the repost.
    My very last Rafa bingo, or at least my last counting the scores.
    Eliott
    Yedlin. Lascelles Clarke Dummet
    Atsu Hayden Shelvey The Gouff
    Perez
    Mitro

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #4

    Doh
    Newly invoked one minute rule.
    Mbemba in for Lascelles he’s been under tge knife.

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  • TyneMouth

    May 6, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #5

    There have been numerous games this season, especially at SJP, where the opposition have ‘parked the bus’.
    This ‘tactic’ has also coincided, in many cases, with the goalkeeper playing a blinder. Brian Clough’s theory of the importance of the goalkeeper is true.
    A clean sheet will, at the very least, gain one point. A save in a penalty shoot-out could be the critical difference in the match.
    The reassurance of the presence of an outstanding goalkeeper has on a team’s out-fielders can’t be over stated. Shay Given kept us in the Premiership on more than one season…

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 6, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #6

    Tynemouth,
    When did we get close to being relegated with Shay Given between the posts?

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  • TyneMouth

    May 6, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Goalkeepers;
    If Rafa requires an improvement in this position, so be it. However the likes of Hart or Heaton are not an improvement on our current players,
    There’s a young Danish goalkeeper at Leicester who might be worth a punt…

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  • cyprus

    May 6, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #8

    TM
    In which games did teams park the bus? I think in most cases, even the relegated teams, they took the game to us. To our surprise.

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