Rallying Cry – We Can Do Great Things With Commitment, Work Ethic And Togetherness

Even though we don’t have the quality of players Rafa wanted in the squad this season, it’s still possible with Rafa’s management expertise and player motivation that we do well through the end of this year.

If that’s the case and then we can sign two or three players in January, even if they are just on loan, we can still finish in a decent spot in the Premier League and get some decent funds from the league.

So hopefully, if Rafa stays on at the club next summer he will have a lot more to spend than in this summer’s transfer window.

One of the players who has pointed out the great spirit we have in the side is Ayoze Perez, who has started the first three Premier league games and has looked sharp.

Clubs last May got between £100M and just over £150M based in general on where they finish in the league table, so if we finish 10th, we will get around £125M – roughly.

The 24-year-old had a good season last term and scored 9 goals, but doesn’t set himself any targets for the season.

Ayoze Perez – in action against Spurs

Perez has been playing the laid back striker role – the number 10 role, and he had this to say today in the Shields Gazette:

“I don’t like to have a target,” “I always try to get better and improve myself and give my best for the team.”

“My job is to score goals, so hopefully I can, score as many as I can.” Newcastle’s “commitment, work ethic and togetherness”

“It’s going to be very important – that commitment, work ethic and togetherness. “With that, we’re going to be stronger.”

“We have to work in that way and do the best that we can.” 

“I think, working in the way we have to work, we can do great things all together working as a team.”

“Mentally, we have to be ready. It’s going to be tough. There’s a great level in the Premier League.”

“We have to be really focused on our job and try to do the right things. “If we do it, we’re going to impress in the league.”

Good words from Ayoze there – we hope he’s right.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Good to hear that the players have a focus and that suggests we have a strong squad with no egos ( Mitro perhaps excepted as he’s that keen ) and will all play for the shirt.

    Looks like the cheap press have got bored with creating rumours on NUFC and Rafa stories and are now focussing on the shambles that is West Ham. Now Gold who has apparently been accused of allegedly being a liar by one part of the ( Italian ? ) press is taking legal action against that party and meanwhile might target Eddie Howe or Tony Pulis to replace Billic if that doesn’t work out. That might give David Moyes a route back into management at Stoke.
    Palace have been linked with a Uncle Roy Hodgson if De Boer doesn’t get a win against Burnley in their next match.

    And so the merry go round spins again.
    Think Rafa and the lads will get their heads down and get on with it.
    Merino has it sussed. Perez is now up for it. Aarons is ready to grow. DeYeldin back soon and he’s always positive. Mitro can score. Lejeune should be fit and raring to go. The vibes are good.

  • hibbit

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #2


    how will that give David Moyes a route back into management at Stoke ??

  • lochinvar

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Hibbit – moot point , put it down to lack of coffee.
    West Brom of course, not Stoke.

  • lochinvar

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #4
  • Jib

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Pulis or Howe goes from WBA or Bournemouth to West Ham
    Sparky will go from Stoke to WBA or Bournemouth
    Stoke vacancy

  • Jib

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #6

    I tried to bluff it for ya Loch

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #7

    If it’s a £2.5m bonus per place finished up the table then Benitez’s £5m wages pay for themselves. Even with an identical squad he would finish four places (at least) above McClaren or Pardew which would bank Newcastle an extra £10m in bonus.

    I’m a bit dubious about this “togetherness.” Yes we have a small squad with few hangers on which normally creates togethernes, but the way Benitez has treated Krul (a loyal servant for 12 years) and Colback (a local lad who tries his best and risked a lot of anger by leaving Sunderland) is disgusting. That’s if it was his choice to banish them, it may have been Ashley. There are others too that were made to play for reserves to force them out, but these two didn’t deserve that. I’d guess they are both popular amongst the other players and it would have been noted. Lets hope Benitez has good man management skills and can amends.

  • hibbit

    Sep 4, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #8

    obviously i have the same problem, should have seen that apologizes


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