Rafa Benitez is a pragmatic coach, and he was even upbeat after our 6th defeat on Saturday in our 12 league games, but we remain in 11th place in the league table with some games coming up we can win.
We have to get some points on the board at home to Watford who won 2-0 at home to West Ham yesterday and are now 4 points above us.
They are a well-coached side this season by new manager Marco Silva.
We are at 4th bottom West Brom on the following Tuesday (28 November) before we have yet another tough game at Chelsea the Saturday after that.
Newcastle have lost a lot of games already (half of our 12 Premier League games), but wins can get us the points this season.
If Mike Ashley is the owner in January, there will be some money available, but it may not be much if it’s like the last two transfer windows.
Rafa Benitez – will improve the side – one way or another
There are different reports about how much money will actually be available under Ashley, but Mike would be foolish not to support Rafa in the transfer window.
After all, Ashley is trying to sell Newcastle and if we are relegated the price of the club will plummet.
Rafa seems fully prepared if he doesn’t get much money to spend in January.
This is what the manager had this to say after the 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday:
“I don’t know what will happen in January.”
“I’ll keep working until January as hard as I can to improve my players, and if we can do something, we will.”
“If not, I’ll try to improve the players that are available to me.”
Rafa made it very clear to everybody after the game at Old Trafford that job one this season was to stay in the Premier League.
And Rafa seems to be more and more committed to the club as time goes on.
But when you get away fans singing away after a 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday night he cannot help but want to do well at Newcastle.
The fans and Rafa have a special bond, and the manager knows just how important the fans are to the club.
Rafa’s ambitions for the club also mirror those of the fans – put the best team possible together as soon as possible.