Pundit Now Backs Newcastle To Stay Up – It’s All About Belief

That win on Sunday against Manchester United at least convinced us that Rafa can get a win out of seemingly nothing.

Rafa has ample self-confidence in himself and so much experience;  he works his socks off in training and for Newcastle United in general.

And you could see all the good work he does with his players on the training field.

Our goal looked like a training field goal – something the players practice again and again at Benton.

And the way our players knew what to do and where to be on Sunday was great to watch.

Rafa Benitez talks to Jamie Carragher during his time at Liverpool 

Rafa has said his team is young and inexperienced and that they need to learn quickly.

It looked like they had been learning on Sunday and now Rafa has two full weeks to prepare for the game at Bournemouth a week on Saturday.

Fans had become frustrated at home games because we would go 1-0 up and then concede an equalizer and that cost us 2 points.

That has cost us a lot of points especially when you think we hadn’t had a home win in the league since way back on October 21st when we hammered Crustal Palace 1-0 – with a late goal from Mikel Merino.


We have now scored a single goal in each of our seven games after we drew 0-0 with Brighton at home.

At some point, we may even score a couple of goals in a game.

Jamie Carragher knows all about Rafa Benitez after playing for him for six years at Liverpool.

Jamie now thinks that because of the manager’s skill and dedication that he will save Newcastle from any relegation this season.

This is what Jamie has said on Sky Sports:

“That win against Manchester United is why I don’t think Newcastle will go down.”

“Because of the manager – Rafa Benitez has an ability to get a result when you’re not expecting it.”

“They’ll get wins that other teams might not.”

“Because of the belief the players and the crowd have in the manager, and also the belief he has in himself.”

It would be great if we can win at Bournemouth in two weeks after the Cherries were hammered at Huddersfield in the game before ours on Sunday.

That would give us some real momentum.

As it stands we have to get four wins in our last 11 games to reach 40 points and hopefully, safety.

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Singinginthecorner

    Feb 13, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Morning all

    Just been reading about porridge at west brom and his new injury was telling the wife who does not like football at the best of times she just stopped laughing now as she said karma is a wonderful thing and to make it better a west brom fan rang talk sport last night calling for pardew to be sacked did not take them long lol

  • magscar

    Feb 13, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2


    Wouldn’t disagree but just looking at best that Darlow and Ellioitt have to offer ( not crosses, coming off line or distribution) ad n t saying they are amongst the best. Dubruvka certainly at least as good as them in that department on evidence of 1 match is better but then again I can recall Darlow making several good saves in recent matches.

    Early days and only 1 match but his presence and overall game on his debut in big match was noticeable and very welcome.

    After him and Kenedy now for Slimani to make a similar big impact when he debuts

  • BeeGuy

    Feb 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #3

    O.K., so a “famous win” has been recorded. Bravo!
    Manu U did not know anything about the new goalie, so maybe did not pick their shots well.
    We can see there is now a “book” on Kenedy, and he was neutralized.
    One hopes Slimani gets in the team and confuses the defenses for a few games so more points are stolen.
    Hope they can stay up, but it will be more of the same next year unless the FA establishes rules to level the playing field between the haves and have nots.


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