Rafa Benitez Has An Important Message For His Players And The Fans

Rafa Benitez continues to do his job at Newcastle, and that is preparing his team the best he can for each game coming up.

Things start to get a little bit hectic now as the Christmas period approaches, and we have 10 games to play in just over five weeks (37 days) starting today at home to Watford.

Since we have lost our last 3 games it’s also very important we pick something up from the game today.

Hopefully, we can get all 3 points, and that’s what Rafa and his players are concentrating on as news circulates that Amanda Staveley is due to lodge a second bid for the club imminently.

That bid and how improved it is should tell us whether a deal can be made with Mike Ashley.

Rafa Benitez – a message to stick together

Rafa has come out with a message for both his players and the fans:

“We’re not talking about that at the training ground because we don’t have any influence on that.”

“All we can do is make sure the players train well and they focus on the games.”

“My message for everybody is to stick together and support the team the way you are doing already.”

“The away fans and at home are so good with the team and it is going to be the key.”

“If we want to give everything in the games we will have the confidence to do what they need to do.”

“They need to feel the support from the fans and they have already felt that because it’s been so good.”

“It’s not easy when you lose games but the reality is that we have what we have.”

“We are where we are and since September until January this is our family and we have to live with each other well.”

“This is the group. We have to stick together.”

It also seems that Rafa is fairly comfortable that he will probably not big money to spend in the January window – but he still needs to bring in players to strengthen the squad.

Maybe players brought in on loan – but at the very least we need a couple of strikers who can score some goals for us.

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7 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 25, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #1

    No news is…well no news I suppose!

    …maybe Mrs S is not contemplating another bit…maybe she is!

    …I guess the club could theoretically be sold by Christmas…but I highly doubt it to be honest!

    There’s always the question – at least to me – how much does Ashley really want to sell?

  • magscar

    Nov 25, 2017 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #2


    You heard anything to bolster Sparky’s info that Ashley needs substantial monies by mid-December to close property deals. If buyer is struggling to unravel all the hidden tracks of what he has done sooner or later if time is more pressing for him he will have to concede some details or risk losing out? Still remember at beginning of all this his mouthpiece stating it had to by December or no sale – or words to that effect.

  • magscar

    Nov 25, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #3

    I think if negotiations were struggling to extent buyer was considering walking away then more would leak out officially or otherwise. No news is presumably good news no matter how desperate we get for a breakthrough

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 25, 2017 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #4

    No news really is just no news!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 25, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #5

    …it basically just means people has to be patient!

  • hibbit

    Nov 25, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #6


    the due diligence is finished, its all about what they found
    the main thing to remember is Ashleys is still at the table that in its self tells a story

  • magscar

    Nov 25, 2017 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #7


    Thanks was just musing on your comment a couple of threads back about what Ashley had salted away over the years- agree that him being at table still is good.


    No news…….taken literally is of course just that but the phrase used in the English idiom also means what it says 🙂


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