Passion And Commitment Of Newcastle Team – There For All To See


There was a period in the game on Saturday at Leicester that clearly showed the commitment of Newcastle players and Newcastle went into 5–50 tackles one after the other until the last one was a foul and Leicester got a free kick.

But it was astonishing and showed just how committed Newcastle players are under Benitez.

And after the game, Leicester fans were not happy and thought the Newcastle players were a lot more committed (and organized) than the home players.

Rafa Benitez – pleased with the commitment

It was a bit of a shock defeat for Leicester especially when Burnley the team above them won again.

This is what Rafa said after the game about those tackles – one after the other:

“That’s English football,”

“Everyone was so pleased. I’m sure the TV will show that because it’s quite special.”

“Maybe not for English football, but you don’t see that in Spain, Italy or other countries. “That shows the commitment of our players.”

“No one can say they weren’t trying. “They were trying really hard and their players were as well.”

“We were stopping them, and, at the same time, we had some chances.”

“The final pass let us down on occasions, but, overall, it was a great performance.”

“Yes, we’re nearly there, but we have to carry on and get to the 40-point mark,”

“Now, it depends on other teams and what they will do. So you’ve got 38, but with goal difference it could be 39.”

“It’s still difficult, but we have to try and get the 40-point mark.”

“I’m a teacher,” “I’m a PE teacher, so when you’re teaching your pupils, your students, and then you’re teaching players, coaching players, and they’re getting better.”

“It’s the best feeling that you can have.”

The two games yesterday went Newcastle’s way too.

3rd bottom Southampton lost at Arsenal 3-2 but West Ham snatched a 1-1 draw at Chelsea.

We still have to play both Arsenal and Chelsea at home – next up are Arsenal next Sunday and then on the final day of the season on May 13th we play Chelsea

Rafa will want a win in each of those games and if we play like we did on Saturday that’s possible.

Comments welcome.


7 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Apr 9, 2018 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    If only we had an owner with a tenth of the ambition of the Manager and players we’d really be going places. Hopefully that situation will change and the Toon can soar like an eagle instead of scratching with the sparrows!!
    Taxi for Ashley!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2018 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Graeme,
    So true, you just don’t know what he’s capable of, he may well look at the team and think it is enough to scrape by for another year.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Just came back from hols so only managed to see one or two highlights and the goals. WOW Perez’s goal, Talk about confidence ! It was nice to see that yet another Schmeichel keeper was subject to a NUFC chip / lob,
    (Re, Albert ) Spectacular from young Perez , He is growing in stature with every game. John Jo’s goal was another good example as well assisted by Perez. Keep up the good work lads
    That’s the team that all Geordies wanna see. 100 % no matter what !

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Surely if our inglorious owner was to continue, he would attempt to buy the loan players we have and get some more in. Try before you buy as it were. Then sell any that the manager my consider surplus to requirements, depending who was in charge at that time!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Geordie John,
    Ten minutes of highlights on NUFC.co.uk with radio Newcastle commentary, well worth a look.

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  • 9

    Apr 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Final table, reading from bottom up, could be:
    West Brom 22
    Stoke 30
    Soton 30
    Hudders 34
    Swansea 35
    West Ham 36
    Brighton 36
    Palace 37

    Meanwhile NUFC finish 8th with 51

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  • Munster Mag

    Apr 9, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Tks jail the sky highlights loved the tackles too. Last time was had a team who cud handle the rough stuff was Hughtons team in the championship with Carroll Nolan and co

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