Rafa Benitez – This Is What The Newcastle Team Is This Season

The performance on Sunday has to give Newcastle fans some hope that we can avoid the drop this season.

It was a totally unexpected win against a team who are second top of the league table and a great way to get only our second home win since October 21st when we beat the lowly Crystal Palace 1-0.

We still cannot score many goals and in the last six league games – we have 9 points but have scored only a single goal in each of those games.

Rafa Benitez – we are a side that never gives up

Hopefully, the introduction of Kenedy on the wing and Islam Slimani up front will help us score more goals in the final 11 games of the season.

Rafa Benitez knows he has a young side and these are the wise words coming from the manager today as reported in the Chronicle:

“It showed you what we are.” “We’re a team that can make mistakes – but we never give up.”

“That is the positive thing.” “Of course, it would be good if we didn’t make the mistake to begin with!”

“But we are trying to avoid that in our games now.” “At the same time, you encourage the players to continue working and keep going.”

“It is a good summary of our team – we can make mistakes, but we always work hard to make a lot of things right.”

Newcastle fans love it that their team never gives up and out players give 100% all the time – it wasn’t like that before Rafa arrives almost two years ago.

It was a terrific win on Sunday and now we have to take something out of our next game at Bournemouth a week tomorrow – hopefully, all 3 points.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 16, 2018 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #1

    that’s a relief ed. hope all is well.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 16, 2018 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Great a new thread
    All those names that got dropped on the last thread were beginning to litter up the place

  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #3

    I saw Cream at the Agogo
    as a very young schoolkid
    would that be the same gig ?
    Bruce and Clapton left Baker to
    do a drum solo and had a couple of pints at the bar
    There was a big bald geezer did the bouncing
    stamped your hand when you went in

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 16, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4


    Clapton would go to the bar when Mayall used to do that very long – and very bad – harmonica solo in Parchman Farm.

  • cleveleysbob

    Feb 16, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Phew, welcome back Ed, hope all’s well?

    On a different subject (can’t remember ever meeting anyone famous – sad I know). Back in December I posted that I doubted the TV money would increase this time round because viewing figures weren’t high enough. The general response to this was along the lines of “ah but Amazon/Netflix et al are going to bid this year”.
    Again I have to say I doubted this, as the finances don’t stack up. Remember these days Football is all about money! The going rate to televise a Premier league match is £9.3M.

    Most matches struggle to get over 1M viewers – NUFC an exception to this.

    So, to make money any tv/streaming company has to guarantee a million viewers @ £10 per viewer. In my opinion, not secure enough for the big guys to dip their toes in the water!

    Overseas rights however, like the US market, with much higher potential figures would make more sense.

    I’d like to see NUFC do a deal to show all away games live @ £10 per shot, they’d probably get their money back!

  • GPPaweyyekna

    Feb 16, 2018 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    From last thread
    Gordon Brown, Tamara Beckworth, Constable Habbeeb off the Thin Blue line and the bloke out of Gavin and Stacy. I was there when my mate once gave Steve Stone a Tab in Vegas. He was on holiday with Steve Harper and Shearer, Thompson etc for Harpers 40th In the Bellagio. Stone was supposed to be our coach. Shearer never said two words. My mate runs a building firm and offered him a labourers job. It was just after he and Carver had been sacked.

  • magpie_in_ohio

    Feb 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Cleveleysbob – As a Toon supporter in the States, I’d jump at the chance to watch all NUFC games (home and away). As one might expect, we get our fill of the Top 6 clubs on NBC.


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