It’s An Exciting Time For Newcastle Fans


Newcastle have done really well in the Premier League since we were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal back on December 16th to end a nine-game streak when we picked up only one point.

And that point was at lowly West Brom when we were 2-0 down and came back with two late goals to get the point.

Hopefully, we can make that four wins in a  row at St. James’ Park tomorrow when we meet Arsenal again.

Rafa had said during that difficult time before Christmas that Newcastle were getting better and we’d win again soon.

He said it was the little things the players were learning so they could compete more effectively in England’s top league.

Rafa Benitez with the squad – in southern Spain earlier this year

Rafa turned out to be right (again) and since then we have played 11 league games and won five of them and lost only at Manchester City and Liverpool in the league.

19 points from 11 games is a good return.

Newcastle have won the last three league games, and we have also won three home games in a row starting with that fabulous 1-0 win against Manchester United on 11th February.

So from some despair in mid-December things are looking up at Newcastle and if we can do well in our final six games of the season then we can even finish in the top ten; it will have been a (very) good season for Newcastle.

Rafa has just about stunned most pundits given the way Newcastle have been playing over the last six games when we have collected 13 points.

And everything seems ready for Newcastle to do even better next season if we can keep Rafa at the club.

It’s not clear if Mike Ashley will sell Newcastle this summer – we hope he does – but he could also be greedy, and things could be dragged out again; we hope not.

But Ashley must give Rafa significant money to spend in the summer so he can fortify the squad.

That will also help the owner sell the club.

Over the last four months, Rafa and our players have turned things around, and things are looking rosy in Newcastle’s garden.

That’s very good and a positive article to start this weekend with.

Howay The Lads!!

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8 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m frightened to make a prediction on tomorrow’s match outcome, but I do believe we will give them a good game.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Cyprus,
    Are you drinking noon time Raki again?

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #3

    Going 2..2 or 3..2 the toon its 80 in marmaris today enjoy the game tomorrow lads

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  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Remember Jan 2011, 0.4 down at half time and we should have won it. Best game ever in the PL.

    Just hope we don’t have a repeat, my nerves will be shot.

    I’m thinking a win, 2 goals from us, Gayle followed by SlimShandy.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #5

    RUNAWAY777,
    You gonna be calling for the managers head again if we don’t manage the win?

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  • Sav

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #6

    The nicest way of saying, basically, ‘when I came here, after years of Macca, Pards and Carver, things at Newcastle were so bad I couldn’t help but improve them. You’d won nowt in living memory (almost) and from the U12s to the first team it was pants. How could a savvy Champions League winner fail to succeed?’ …Fair point, Rafa.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #7

    After watching the 2011 game when we came from being 4 goals down to 4 all. We should have won that. A win, Possibly 3-1.
    Lascelles under the spotlight from Chelsea. Who thinks he wants to leave ? This lad isn’t stupid. Leave and go to keep the bench warm somewhere else nah ! Ashley or future owners, No matter how much money is offered tell them to f##k off !

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  • sphinxhunter

    Apr 14, 2018 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #8

    If Arseley still wants to sell, he is as good as saying that he won’t put any more money into the club unless he adds that same amount to the price for the club. Why should he? If he is selling, he wants to maximise HIS profits, not the potential success of the new owner, at his (Arseley’s) expense. If Arseley decides he can get more out of keeping NUFC through milking out the TV money, the free advertising, and developing up the building sites in and around St James (that he has since put on separate title holdings and now have nothing to do with NUFC), then he still won’t be interested in anything other than a bandaid approach to investment in the club – means nothing for the academy or infrastructure, and only tokenistic (and very much conditional) funding for recruitment. Only if Arseley sells immediately the season ends, will NUFC stand any chance of Rafa being backed financially – hence, why most people think Rafa will allow another club to buy out his contract and leave.

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