Newcastle Can Have Great Future Under Benitez

Ayoze Perez had a very good end to the season and seemed to hit his best form in the final few games, when we managed to win the last three games and scored 9 goals and conceded only one.

On the other hand Brighton & Hove Albion, once they secured promotion in their fourth last game when they beat Wigan 2-1 at home then lost their next two games when they were beaten 2-0 at Norwich and then a big surprise when they lost 1-0 at home to Bristol City.

And then the Seagulls could only draw at Villa Park on Sunday when Jack Grealish scored in the 89th minute to make it 1-1.

Ayoze Perez after scoring first goal on Sunday against Barnsley

That meant that Newcastle had gained 8 points on Brighton in the last three games of the season, an unlikely scenario indeed,  and we won the Championship by a single point.

Perez believes what the vast majority of Newcastle fans believe right now – that we can have a great future if Rafa stays at the club.

This is what the 23 year-old has said in ChronicleLive today:

“It is very important he stays.” “Under Rafa I think the future will be very interesting.”

“Let’s see what happens, but it could be a great future.” “He is very important for us now and next season.”

“It is an absolutely amazing feeling.”

“Everyone started cheering like they’d scored the most-important goal of their lives, and that meant we are Champions.”

“It’s amazing because everyone went crazy on the bench.” “We were nervous sitting there waiting, but as soon as the referee whistled we became Champions.”

“This is a great achievement, something unbelievable and I will never forget it.” “We always believed.”

“Three games ago we didn’t win three games in a row.” “Then Brighton got ahead of us by seven points and maybe people didn’t believe.”

“But we still believed, we kept going and finally we have done it.” “We knew if we won every game and they started getting some defeats then we had a chance.”

“We knew we had to do our job; we have done during these three games, then they missed their chance.”

“That means Newcastle are Champions – and I think we deserve it after a long season.”

“I will keep my medal in a special place.”

There were reports in the Chronicle last night that Rafa met with owner Mike Ashley at the Benton training gerunds and they probably met in Rafa’s office that overlooks the training pitches.

No word yet on how the talks went, but that’s one of the things we need to find out quickly.

We expect them to have gone well – but we’ve been wrong before of course – and more than once.


Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • santon3

    May 10, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    hopefully NUFC can be Juventus of English football.
    already have same black and white stripes.

  • catchy in norway

    May 10, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2


    i agree Townsend would have been a good signing, not sure if it would have meat to we would have played any different, as team had figured our style out, but like MrT say Big Sham was never going to let a good player come to us, he hates us, he is a Sunderland fan, he managed them and left on his terms, we fired him.

  • expatmag

    May 10, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3


    Re your reply to my comment about not really needing Townsend,

    We won the league…..didnt we?
    We secured promotion with 4 games to play…..didnt we?

    J woukd say that was evidence enough to support my comment.


    May 10, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4

    That’s rather the story of Ashley ‘you don’t need it you’ve got enough’

    The form in the second half of the season shows the squad needed a freshen up teams knew how to play us, Rafa saw it coming and tried to stop it

  • OneAlanShearer

    May 10, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #5

    I read yesterday that the a team possibly sevilla had won race for Sandro ramirez… I just hope we end up with rafa long term and a competitive squad. I wish I was able to switch off from all this until the end of the transfer window but no chance…

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 10, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #6

    We did…..didn’t we. But not without a melt down on here, it was nervy at times. And the great results in the first half of the season, coupled with the managers public admission we needed to strengthen followed by some very poor results and erratic form, would support my comments……..wouldn’t it?

  • one fine day

    May 10, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Santon 3 @1
    I’d take that .
    Since we ditched adidas I have worn my juve shirt .
    Refused to by anything with w@@ka on it .
    Looking forward to the new one …just hope puma have at last done us proud

  • expatmag

    May 10, 2017 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #8


    In my opinion, it wasnt the fact we failed to sign a left winger yhat impinged on our ability to win the league by a country mile but more to do with our failure in the second half of the season to not concede stupid goals that cost us numerous points particularly at home.

    Remember QPR, Fulham, Bristol City, Leeds at home, Ipswich and Blackburn away

  • santon3

    May 10, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #9

    one fine day

    and get Jeep to sponsor us too


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