Rafa On Kenedy – If He’s Happy That’s Good News For Us


There’s was a report in Brazil this week where Newcastle’s on-loan winger Kenedy has said he would be happy to join Newcastle permanently (such a great club)  if both sides could agree to that in the summer.

Kenedy has said he’s very happy playing regularly for Newcastle United- something he was unable to do at Chelsea.

And during the press conference today for the Huddersfield game tomorrow Rafa Benitez was asked about Kenedy.

Rafa Benitez – gives a wry smile as he congratulates Kenedy after Saints win

This is what Rafa said:

“There are a lot of good players doing really well here this year. We have to wait, but if the player is happy that is great.”

“But the decision depends on Chelsea too, but I hope he can repeat his Southampton performance.”  “Then we will see later.”

“If the player is happy, that’s good news for us.”

But before we think too much of what will happen with the young Brazilian in the summer we have to become safe in the Premier League first.

And a win against the Terriers tomorrow will help us do that.

It would be a fantastic win for us – if we can do it.

Howay The Lads!!

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38 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 30, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    So last post we were going to 5-0 up with 15+ to play, this one it’s a case of IF we can win.

    Someone hedging their bets LOL

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #2

    “but I hope he can repeat his Southampton performance.” “Then we will see later.”

    I’ve got him in my compare list but I’m not putting him into the shopping cart just yet…

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Just in case anyone is wondering there is 24 Hours to KO

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Give or take a couple of minutes.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Dubai – can you not comprehend the power of the blog intelligence?

    The Winbar has spoken.

    1
  • jane

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    we are supporting Barnsley this afternoon

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  • Jib

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Jane
    I don’t think the Barnsley result is
    that crucial
    The scum will get mashed at Derby
    tonight

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  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Would like to see Burton, Birmingham and Barnsley all win today – plus Derby of course.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Jane,
    Earlier you posted that if the club is up for sale we better not spend any money, did you a: actually mean that or b; just say it to wind people up?

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  • Jib

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Why oh why do the FA do it !
    Info from .com
    The ref tomorrow is Martin Atkinson
    he’s from West Yorks not far from
    Huddersfield
    He has never ever reffed Bradford , Leeds or Huddersfield
    before
    mmmmmmmm ??????

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  • jane

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail,
    Earlier you posted that that statement summed me up, did you a: think i meant it or b; mean i’ve got a great sense of humour?

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  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Could go two ways though Jib, he’ll want to prove that he’s not favourable to Udders, or he will be.

    I think the former.

    1
  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #14

    munster

    i don’t think for one minute rafa ballsed it up with Mitro. mitro is doing well at fulham and good luck to him.
    However, mitro never suited our game plan where every man jack has to give 100% for every one of those 90+ minutes, every single match, not just now and then.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Jane,
    The clue is in the words, sense of humour, what was funny about that though?

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda
    Do you think slimani suits our current game plan?

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  • lesh

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail

    Everything’s funny in Jib’s little community – everything!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Rolando,
    We’ll soon find out.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail
    Yeah maybe but you can still say if you think he will or not based on his time with Leicester or at sporting if you saw much of him. Different to say he will or he won’t and tbh it’s difficult to judge him. He’s hardly played since Christmas, will likely make an appearance off the bench tomorrow, he’ll miss the next game v Leicester. So essentially he’s just building fitness and match sharpness.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Mooy is reported to be fine and will play tomorrow.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #22

    I didn’t watch him at Porto and he didn’t seem to play for Leicester much, we do know that he wasn’t at the top of Rafa’s list but another one Charnleys rummaged round for, his signing was received positively on here though. Hopefully we’ll see him introduced at some stage and he bsts a gut to impress, not literally that is.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #23

    My team for tomorrow for what it’s worth
    Dubravka
    Manquillo Lejuene Lascelles Dummet
    Ritchie Diame Shelvey Kennedy
    Perez
    Gayle

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #24

    He’s a good striker tbh, but similar in style to mitrovic. Didn’t play much for Leicester but first season he made about 20-25 appearances I think. It’s when ranieri left he got sidelined. He wasn’t first choice I agree, that was supposedly Jorgensen who is decent but frowned upon on here because of his price tag being higher than it should. I think the point I’m trying to make is a few posters say mitro didn’t suit Rafas gameplan but if they’ve seen either slimani or Jorgensen, then they cant say either of them two do either.

    But regardless, get slimani on the pitch, put in decent crosses as he’s a beast in the air. Hopefully he’ll get a good start for us after being out for so long. Will be difficult as expectation will be high and a lot of eyes on him.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Think that’s the team tomorrow too, possibly a little doubt that Ritchie will start. He might go with atsu. Depends on the injury/knock/precaution.

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib, don’t worry about Martin Atkinson, he’s a Leeds Supporter, I know he hates Huddersfield more than Newcastle.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #27

    My memory is lacking but I’m sure we’ve had decent referring from Atkinson in the past. Just hope somebody warns him that Huddersfield like a bit of a high foot as the first match v them showed.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 30, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Wilshere leaving Arsenal in the summer apparently, Everton favourites to sign him with us and West Ham showing big interest. Two things, as if that’s likely under Ashley and please pass. Too injury prone and I’m sick of us signing or gambling on sick notes.

    2
  • Jib

    Mar 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #29

    r.i.p. Bill Maynard (Claude Greengrass/Selwyn Froggit)

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 30, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Must be in line for a decent win tomorrow – somewhere in the region of 3 -0 or 4 – 1.
    We seem to be getting it together lately whereas Huddersfield seem to be going the other way. Massive game.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Mar 30, 2018 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Dubravka
    Yedlin Lejuene Lascelles Dummet
    Ritchie Diame Shelvey Kennedy
    Perez
    Gayle

    The team picks itself, with maybe Yedlin and Ritchie rested. A fit Slimani will have the same positive impact as Kenedy and Dubravka. Never overly confident when it comes to one match, but with Dubravka, Kenedy and Slimani all now in the frame, I am confident we will stay up.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 30, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #32

    There are many types of humour and either A. people don’t get it or B. don’t see the funny side of it.

    i did get what Jib was saying although it wasn’t the best he’s pulled out of the TC book of jokes but mildly amusing.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 30, 2018 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Huddersfield form not that bad
    8 points from last 5 games
    Toon 8 points from last 5
    Billings also fit for tomorrow

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  • jane

    Mar 30, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #34

    Huddersfield 7 points from last 5 games but only 1 point from last 3 games.

    2
  • jane

    Mar 30, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Huddersfield 6 goals in last 5 games but none in their last last 3 games.

    2
  • jane

    Mar 30, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Reading win means Sunderland are now 11 points behind 5th bottom Bolton.

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  • Thump

    Mar 30, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #37

    I think Atkinson reffed one of our home games this season, ronaldo, and I’m sure he had a good game. Can’t remember who we were playing though (more importantly, can’t be bothered to look it up).

    Either way, he’s a Leeds fan as has been pointed out. For all he can be a bit dodgy, he’s not as bad as some. Just a shame quality of refereeing in England is bloody atrocious.

    Also I’ll never forgive the kernt for Ben Arfa.

    1
  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 30, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Thump, Newcastle v Everton Dec 13th. Atkinson didn’t do anything that seemed wrong.

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