Upbeat Rafa Benitez Positive About Newcastle Future

Nothing much seems to be happening on the Newcastle takeover with Amanda Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners PCP Partners.

Staveley seems unable at the moment to agree on a fundamental of any takeover with owner Mike Ashley – the price of Newcastle United.

But Rafa Benitez is forging ahead after our very important 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns on Tuesday night when we came back from 2-0 down in the second half to get the draw and we could even have won it at the end.

It will be interesting to see what team Rafa picks for Saturday’s tough trip t0 Chelsea but we still have Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, and Christian Atsu unavailable through injury.

Rafa Benitez – upbeat Newcastle manager

This is what a positive Rafa has said about Newcastle as reported in the Shields Gazette today:

“When you play two games in a few days, it’s important to have fresh legs,”

“It means also that everybody has to be on their toes if they want to stay in the team.”

“I think it’s another positive signal for the future, because everybody will say ‘I can play, so I have to carry on if I want to continue playing’.”

“It’s very positive for the future.”

“I said before that this team cares. These players care.”

“They have very good team spirit, and we showed this character and ambition.”

Rafa seems upbeat about things and this is another huge challenge for him this season – to keep Newcastle in the Premier League as he tries to build Newcastle into a top team.

Hopefully, he will be getting some help from new owners shortly although that may not happen until after the January transfer window.

We should get an injury update from Rafa today in his press conference for the trip to London tomorrow.

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10 comments so far

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 1, 2017 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Just had some info about takeover

    Take with a pinch of salt

    The lad I know at the ticket office …..

    Pcp submitted a final offer last week(take it or leave it)

    Pcp have been in discussions with HMRC about the tax issue and have been told the club will be receiving a fine between £2 and £30 million , no points deduction (so Pcp have factored this into their last bid)

    Pcp have had a representative at very newcastle match since Stoke City game

    The lad at the ticket office had been offered a job at Newcastle Falcons doing the same thing he does at newcastle, the women interviewing him has been interviewed herself 7 times by representatives of Pcp as she had worked at Newcastle United for 37 years (in accounts) before taking her role at Newcastle Falcons

    That’s all I have

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 1, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2


    Its proper North East weather, still shorts and t-shirt weather.

    They make us tough up here not like the half pint drinkers of Oz

  • hibbit

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #3

    DubaiMicky @148 last post

    that’s fine by me
    if he does gives you any more info please put it up
    thank you

  • expatmag

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4


    Too right mate. My besty in Low Fell wears shorts in tbe winter. Personally, I thought he was nuts.

    As for our half pints of beer, that is because our Ale is 10 times stronger, Cobber…….lol

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5


    My first pint on Saturday lunch time was a IPA 10.8%

    Have some of that Sheila

  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6


    Can’t remember my second lol

  • hibbit

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7


    the first time i was in Oz was in the early 70s and they used have very strict drinking laws on a Sunday. with an event called the big swill 1 hours drinking sight that was !!!!!!


  • Mindshaft

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    OP – )))))

  • hibbit

    Dec 1, 2017 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9


    the first time i was in Oz was in the early 70s and they used have very strict drinking laws on a Sunday. with an event called the big swill 1 hours drinking what a sight that was !!!!!! never seen people get piss so quick in my life 4hrs drinking in an hour like the wild west happy days
    dont know what happened with the fist post

  • widowmagandapoke

    Dec 1, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Are you lot football supporters or just gossipy owld wives?


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