Benitez Asked To Speak About Sunderland’s Second Successive Relegation


Rafa did not want to say too much about Sunderland;’s relegation to League one which was made official last night when they lost to Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage.

And it was a late goal from Newcastle’s Aleksandar Mitrovic that turned out to be the winner.

It’s a sad state of affairs for Sunderland and Rafa did not want to get into it too much, since he doesn’t know what exactly is going on at the Black Cats.

Rafa Benitez – didn’t want to say too much

When asked to comment about Sunderland’s second successive relegation this is what the Newcastle manager had to say:

“For me, it’s not fair to talk about that.”

“For any team that has been relegated, it’s bad for the city and the atmosphere.”

“I have sympathy for that, but I will not say too much.”

“It’s not easy to understand how they have gone from the Championship to League One.”

It will now be at least two seasons before we have another Sunderland – Newcastle derby game.

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11 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1

    Tsunki…what don’t you go back to your daily routine of yelling at the missus that you need your coffee refilled…

    …would probably calm your gender stereotyping tendencies down a notch…and it would definitely give us a peace of mind!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    By the way Tsunki…don’t you think Mitro is just doing well? 😉

    …kudos to him right?

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #3

    Rafa has far too much class to be provoked into a misplaced comment on the plight of Sunderland.
    The old adage is never knock your opponents just present your own position as being a better option.

    We’ll take care of the banter, no problem

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  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Jail for Ashley
    Jib
    That’s two days in a row that you have called Tsunki a pr!ck.
    Is it because his jokes are funnier than yours.

    No
    it’s because he’s a prick.

    People can be pricks for various reasons
    maybe Tsunki has a painful ailment that
    causes him grief – in which case – if he explained
    that – he’d be cut some slack.

    You however are a prick through basic stupidity
    so deserve no sympathy at all

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 28, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Last five clubs in the Championship are a load of B’s

    Birmingham
    Bolton
    Barnsley
    Burton
    Bottom AFC

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  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Bye bye Sunderland actually

    That joke is ancient

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    The biggest issue Sunderland will have will be finding the right new owner. Clearly existing their owner wants to offload as quickly as possible, given the suggested price. However, without the right owners then they will just be another Leeds and languish in Div1 or the Champsionship. The competition in the EPL is higher than it’s ever been and there are some very big names already competing in the Championship.
    The best time to sell a club is when you are doing well and have prospects. That’s exactly the situation we are in and that’s why if we’re not sold this summer, it could be the status quo with ownership for a long time.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #8

    Yeah but it’s still funny Jib

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  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    True

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  • AncientC

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    That is a great picture on the previous article. Mitrovic looking like The Kurgan from Highlander. Ah yes, there was a quickening yesterday. Legend!

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  • Jib

    Apr 28, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #11

    Pottsclock
    That’s exactly the situation we are in and that’s why
    if we’re not sold this summer, it could be the status quo
    with ownership for a long time.

    You are ignoring the Rafa factor

    Clearly the coaching team is a huge contributory factor

    We’ve had two elite managers at this club
    (that is consistent winners where-ever they are)

    Sir Bobby Robson and Snr Rafael Benitez

    (Keegan only shone with us and never won anything)

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