Rafa Benitez Fighting To Keep Newcastle In Premier League


Most fans were hoping that Newcastle could bring a couple of players in early in the January transfer window to give us some momentum.

Rafa wanted all players in by January 20th, so he had a chance to work with them as early as possible.

But it’s now January 9th, and we don’t seem close to bringing anybody in – other than perhaps Kenedy from Chelsea – who would be a good acquisition on loan.

It’s hardly surprising fans are not too happy at the moment.

If we don’t manage to strengthen the squad, then it’s going to be very difficult for Rafa Benitez to keep us up.

But if anybody can it’s Rafa.

Rafa Benitez – fighting to keep Newcastle in Premier League

It’s just strange that Rafa seems to be the only one fighting at Newcastle to strengthen the squad and help keep us in the Premier League.

It’s a weird situation at the moment.

Here are some typical comments from our fans.

It could be more than 38 points needed to survive this season.

But shops don’t get relegated.


71 comments so far

  • SPRINGY

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Repost:
    Welsh
    I cant see rafa letting many..if any go this window as we are pretty much thread bare now especially ritchie as think getting a replacement who could hit the ground running would be just about impossible….mitro needs to be played or sold now… he’s not doing any good sitting on the bench or treatment table “apparently”…so if hes not trusted or not good enough then sell and get someone in…or if it can be resolved between him and rafa(if there is an issue) get it sorted and get him in and around the team and use him..as we need all the fire power we can ryt now.

    0
  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda heights
    previous thread 35
    i’ve never seen any evidence that Rafa would /has signed such a ridiculous clause in his current contract , think he and his advisers have too much experience to fall for that kind of trick
    bearing in mind the original story of this clause appeared in the Sun !!!!

    2
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Belfast – we are on notice to get rid of our avatars by jail because he reckons they help sell sd merchandise!

    Apparently he’s sick of seeing my mug and wants you to get your ball out of his face.

    🙂

    3
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #4

    This article headline has dust on it. It was prepared way back in May.

    0
  • damma99

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Is Fatso back from holiday yet. Or is he extending it till the end of January.

    2
  • YoungMag :P

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #6

    What was this about me being in ‘moderation’?

    This never happened, I’ve just been taking some time off of the blog.

    3
  • c-dog

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #7

    You said it Ed. If anybody can, Rafa can.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Yes Tsunki,
    It’s a very ugly mug indeed.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Why’s YMFB being moderated, if it’s for foul language then online guy needs life without parole.

    3
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail slagging of our monikers??

    See if you can post in 1 hour!

    4
  • Our Toon

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #11

    A few seem to be missing, toontaff is another that has disappeared along with young mag

    1
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #12

    I don’t know. I just notice Young Magpie and Catchy’s comments pop up out of the blue from time to time. They must get one hour association per day and then back on the moderation train.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #13

    I thinks it’s ridiculous to suggest that after the hours of talks with Ashley and both sets of lawyers that Rafa would have left himself to Ashleys mercy and a 5M debt hanging over his head. Imo Rafa could have easily walked in the summer and won a constructive dismissal case. Ashley gambled he wouldn’t do it on account of his relationship with the fans and shafted him. If it had of backfired we’d have been rooted to the bottom of the PL and back to where we were when Ashley screwed us up the first time.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Is catchy on the naughty step as well, oh dear. When’s my turn.

    0
  • Our Toon

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Has jesper been on lately? Is he also on the naughty step

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #16

    There’s a shipload of them missing by the looks.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Jesper’ s got extra whites to do this week and the curtains need doing.

    1
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #18

    Aye the same with Toontaff. But not in recent days. I hear failure to get back on board the moderation train results in blog death. Rip Toontaff.

    2
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Our Toon yes but his is an actual, real, naughty step.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #20

    😀

    😀

    😀

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Mmm,
    Online guy is gone as well the weasel.

    5
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail he’ll get you for that ha ha the oven gloves will be off and his leg of lamb won’t be the only thing getting roasted! Be warned.

    0
  • Jib

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #23

    What’s this moderation stuff
    everyone goes on about ?
    😎

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #24

    How come we survived? Or has Ed just got a high work load and he’ll get round to it? 😉

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Probably like the matrix. We all think we are living in the real blog….

    1
  • cyprus

    Jan 9, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #26

    Reality check:

    Is it really possible that we are awaiting the micromanagement of MA in order to proceed with transfers?

    Hasn’t he put a management team in place so that he doesn’t have to bother with such things? Don’t they have a budget or does MA sign the cheques himself?

    Doesn’t the club, not MA, have 15 million to spend on a CF, who has already been identified?

    Come on man. Get your act(s) together.

    1
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #27

    I think he’s got fed up and banned all those who complained and those they complained about. Killed them all with the one stone.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #28

    cyprus,
    Take over or not I honestly thought there would be two morale boosting key signings announced in the first week of the window, given our precarious situation.

    1
  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #29

    i’ll tell you someone else who vanished !!!!
    what’s happened to Justin Barnes no sign of him these days is his job done ???

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #30

    cyprus,
    He told us in a staged interview he doesn’t get involved with transfers. He’s a proven liar or misleader of the truth.

    0
  • consettmags

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Although I don’t post often I’m glad to see onlineguy missing annoying one he was

    4
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #32

    There was no money left in the summer Cyprus. There won’t be any money until this summer. Then the club gets the tv money for this season. Unless Mikey has a big change of heart and decides to spend some of it now before the club has it.
    I wouldn’t hold your breath though.

    0
  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #33

    would be good if put a list up of folk in moderation… lol

    1
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #34

    We can look forward to the “long time follower, fist time posting” line from toontaff3 tomorrow morning then.

    0
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #35

    *Allegedly no money left*

    0
  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    do the prem glubs not get a sky payment mid january as someone said this morning ?????

    0
  • hibbit

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #37

    clubs

    0
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #38

    From what I’ve read you get this seasons TV at the end of the season. The only payments that get paid mid season are parachute payments. I could be wrong though.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #39

    hibbit

    “Glubs” – sounds like you have a cold there!

    2
  • Belfast

    Jan 9, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Tv money*

    0

You must log in to post a comment.