Rafa Positive About The Future – We Have Everything At Newcastle


Newcastle’s manager Rafa Benitez has been coaxed to talk about the future of Newcastle and fans hope he will be around to lead us to bigger and better things.

It’s now obvious that Rafa knows Newcastle are a sleeping giant but that to progress further from this season we have to do things a lot differently.

He’s said that a lot of times this season and it especially true that we have do things a lot different in the transfer market.

A confident and smiling Rafa Benitez

Here’s what Rafa has said about the current status of Newcastle and what’s possible in the future:

“The timing is crucial when you go to a club to build something and develop a project.”

“If you’re at the beginning, you still have plenty of room for improvement.“If the team is not winning for some time, it’s easier to go there and change things.”

“If you’re winning, it’s very difficult, and if you have won already, it is very difficult too.”

“In this case, here, what you have is all the potential – the fans, the stadium, the fans going to games aways and at home, the city behind us.”

“We have a very good group of players at the moment, in terms of mentality, and they decide to succeed.”

“Everything’s fine, but we’re at the beginning. That is very clear now.”

“We have to keep a lot of things that we have done well for the next season.”

“If you’re at the beginning, you still have plenty of room for improvement. “We have great potential.”

“If I decide to stay in the Championship, it’s because I could see fans, city, environment, everything, staff – everybody was really, really delighted to see things going forward.”

“You could see everybody pushing and everybody helping you and everybody trying to do their best.”

“I have been in a lot of teams, and, in some of them, they’ve been winning. “They thought ‘OK, done’, and they were going clearly downhill.”

“This club, if we do the right things, we have to go uphill. It can be faster, but we have to do things in the right way.”

Those are positive words form Rafa Benitez who has one year left on his contract at Newcastle.

We hope we get new owners in this summer and that they give Rafa an extended and improved contract to have him stay at the club.

That would be perfect.

Howay The Lads!!

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7 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 14, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #1

    Re-post, buses and all that

    Fail again:-

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5613665/Newcastle-boss-Benitez-anxious-Chelsea-loanee-Kenedy-priced-permanent-move.html

    “Benitez wants to build his team around the talented 22-year-old Brazilian”

    When has Rafa EVER built a team around a single player?????

    And again:-

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5613243/Newcastle-forward-Ayoze-Perez-ignore-overtures-return-Spain.html

    “Perez sees his future in the Premier League, but not necessarily in the North East”

    Obviously cos we’re doing OK at the minute journos will say anything to disrupt us.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ve been seesawing, together with our team, all season: ‘we all knew they’re not good enough, they’re championship level.’ ‘We’re good enough to be in the top ten’.

    We is crap. We is great.

    Conclusion? The PL is a league of fine margins. All teams are pretty good and all of them, except maybe City, can look pretty bad under certain circumstances.

    2nd conclusion? I’ll agree with Rafa, a. relax and we slide. b. We can and must improve.

    On game: playing Arsenal has always been a ‘scary’ prospect, as, as far back as SBR’s time, we’ve been played off the park, even when we won (recall Carroll’s goal, Robert’s bullet).

    Yet. Somehow, now, this game seems a decent prospect, where we could get a decent result. No fear.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    I’d go with Slimani up front, element of surprise and all that.

    Kudos to Joselu for holding brilliantly vs. Leicester. Still, we need a goalscorer. Who knows, maybe there’s a form CF in the championship.

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  • G

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Cyprus, I would probably start with Gayle and let him tire the gooners defence. If it aint broke etc.

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  • Jib

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Folk saying Arsenal’s drawing of A Madrid
    in Europe will affect them are wrong
    They play the Spaniards on Thursday 26th
    and have West ham at the Emirates the
    Sunday before that.
    They have non need to rest players vs NUFC

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #6

    i have only rushed to the bookies on 3 occasions. 1 away to bayer leverkusen when their manager said they would field a weakened team as they were concentrating on avoiding relegation result 2/0 win at 2/1. when it looked like rafa was staying but they had not cut the odds on championship big bet at 4/1. this sundays match v arsenal is the 3rd. the only way i can see us not winning is if we have a player sent off with their rolling on the floor with little contact.their away record – 1st 9 games 2 wins 3 draws 4 lose. last 6 w1 d1 l 4 . the same as ncle before sat in total but far worse recently. their match against stoke was a travesty , the ref could not see properly but wrongly gave a penalty .they made stoke look like a top attacking team and then scored 2 late goals. soton they only just won.i honestly think the odds to win should be reversed but am pleased they are not.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 14, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    G,
    makes sense, can’t deny.

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