Rafa May See A Second Successive January Window With No Players Signed

Rafa Benitez started a team on Saturday with players that were with us last season and formed the core of the team that got promoted last May.

But we were not able to beat bottom of the table Swansea City and could only get the 1-1 draw.

And now in the last two games, we have failed to beat Swansea and Brighton, and that must be looked at as 4 points lost.

Newcastle need every point we can get this season if we are to avoid the drop for the second time in two years.

Newcastle have to somehow start to win games against the bottom 14 teams in the league if we are to survive this season – if not we will be a Championship club again in May.

That would be almost impossible to take for Newcastle fans – the club will have let their fans down – again.

Rafa Benitez – on the touchline on Saturday

Rafa Benitez is working hard to bring in some new talent this month but we are already halfway through the transfer window, and it doesn’t look like we are close to bringing any new players in.

The absurd situation is that Rafa has not been told what his transfer budget is.

What a way to run a club.

This is what Rafa Benitez said after the disappointing 1-1 draw with the Swans:

“That starting line-up tells everybody where we are.” “I have been saying it all season.”

“Some people say, ‘Ah, but you have to do this, you have to do that’, but that is the reality.”

“We are in the Premier League, and we have a lot of players giving everything.”

“But sometimes it is not enough. The amazing thing and the positive thing is that they are working so hard.”

“The good thing and the bad thing is that you have a lot of teams very close, separated only by a few points.”

“It’s good because everybody is there, and so you can still fight. But it’s bad because if you make a couple of mistakes, a lot of teams will go ahead of you.”

“The reality is that we have to do a lot of things right if we want to win games.”

We’ll just have to hope that Rafa can get some good players in, but as the window goes on the possibility increases that we will not bring in any new players for the second January running.

That would be criminal.

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9 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Was never expecting much. Players like Kenedy, squad fillers, are the best we can hope for.

  • hibbit

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2

    if we don’t have a breakthrough this week with the takeover say goodbye to the Premier league

  • ctommo

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Hibbit, Shire, Sparky etc. I for one have loved reading your info and knowledge on the takeover, regardless how frustrated or disappointed I get that nothing gets confirmed.

    Any more news from you guys?

    I personally think something will be announced this week, but I’m looking for something to feed that optimisim.

    DubaiMicky, what a lovely start to the day here today eh, I was close to sticking a jumper on.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #4


    you are still on here so you must still be extremely confident.

  • posada

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #5

    If there is no take over by the end of the month what has Ashley done.
    He’s basically taken the you know what out of us all.

    No comments, no information, no direction.
    How long are supporters prepared to put up with this before he is outed.
    Yeh, that’s what it would take.

  • frankie

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #6

    Rip Cyrille Regis

  • magicmac54

    Jan 15, 2018 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #7

    Ctommo no offence meant but you must be very naive if you think anyone on this blog had any info or knowledge about the takeover, do you honestly think anyone on this blog has such information, what world are you living in Ctommo. HWTL.

  • ctommo

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #8

    Magicman, I do actually yeah.
    I think people have knowledge or info of what is going on. This is life, people always find something out before others, and maybe I am in a fantasy world and its wishful thinking, but i’m happy with that to keep me going through this depressing transfer window.
    P.s – No offence taken

  • magicmac54

    Jan 15, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Ctommo, you seem like a very decent and nice person, i can totally understand your frustration and disappointment at frustration with this depressing transfer window, but the only people who have classified information about a potential takeover are the people in the inner circle who are trying to get the deal done, its for sure not anyone on this blog Ctommo, its just a few guys on this blog who want to sound important, and who probably have a huge imiagination and ego, but they simply know nothing Ctommo. Have to go now, have an nice day Ctommo. HWTL.


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