Rafa Explains His Plans Going Forward – It’s Like A Train


Rafa Benitez has revealed in more detail what he sees in his vision for Newcastle’s future.

Most fans will agree it’s needed and it’s a way to ensure Newcastle can be a force to be reckoned with in future years with Rafa Benitez at the helm.

But he first must convince Mike Ashley about his vision and the owner is hardly a visionary.

But Rafa has more experience and knowledge on football than most other people in football.

Rafa Benitez – it’s like a train

He’s perfect for the club – if only he can persuade Ashley – which seems to be the problem at the moment.

Rafa has talked about his comparison to a train:

“At the same time, I have experience. You can have a lot of projects, but if the first team is not winning, then it’s not working.

“Always I say, it’s a train. It’s a train and you have the engine and the carriages.”

“You can put marketing, commercial, this, that, the Academy, but if you don’t have power here at the front, the train doesn’t go.”

“You have to have power to go and after you can go faster or not, but you have to have power and then you can pull whatever you want.”

“I had that at Liverpool. We improved the academy.”

“In England, you can see that if you have an idea and the idea is right and you have the support, you can carry on improving.”

“You can have a project, a proper project, not just for the Press, a proper project, working every day.”

“We did that at Liverpool in the time that I was there.”

It’s clear that Rafa knows exactly what he’s talking about and is the man to lead Newcastle to a very bright future.

If only Mike Ashley would see the light.

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49 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 12, 2018 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #1

    CHOO-CHOO!!!

    Lets hope it is a long train running.

    1
  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    May 12, 2018 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Classic Jib playing the moron.

    It shouldn’t be up to McLaren, Pardew or Carver to implement infrastructure improvements. It should be up to Ashley to want to do it for the good of the club, if nothing else it adds value to the club.

    We have those plans released about 5 years ago – what happened to those?

    3
  • Munster Mag

    May 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Is the match on sky tomorrow? I thought it was but TV listing says Liverpool and arsenal games on? Help….

    1
  • Bianconeri

    May 12, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Only problem there Lindisfarne is we have the chuckle brothers not the Doobie Brothers

    0
  • Bianconeri

    May 12, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Games are always on in the white hoose clerb in eshintun

    2
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Jib quit with the Beetle juice thing to wind up Ancient it’s getting old.

    And btw it’s unfair of you to label passionate and angry fans as being gullible and ripe for media exploitation. They just care about the whole charade a bit more is all. Might be hard for someone who loosens up on metal cleaner and fantasises about rubbing coconut oil into Ashley’s buttocks to understand. 😀

    6
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    According to nufc.com sky scheduled our match tomorrow Munster.

    0
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Quality irony from Jib earlier there. The resident racist, gaffe maestro, and mocker of the disabled rolling up some of his own personal qualities into a ‘joke.’

    And like a freshly baked roll first thing in the morning, Jib defends Ashley from not investing in club infrastructure, because:

    “If you were Ashley would you have trusted
    Pardew Carver or McClaren to implement such
    changes ?”

    No dissection needed of the blatantly obvious flaw in ‘logic’ with the above statement.

    3
  • Jib

    May 12, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Munster we are on Sky PL I believe

    0
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    Ancient – it’s ok because jib assured me he is the quality advocate of humour on the blog. He nails irony. 🙂

    1
  • Jib

    May 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    AncientC
    Aaww go on let’s see your brilliant dissection
    and
    think on this
    This is the worst government since Lord Russell in the 1840s.
    Yet they have no official opposition and have somehow survived
    what should have been an absolute pasting, because of Jezza.

    1
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12

    To be fair, Jib did claim if he were Ashley, he would have trusted big Sam to make the necessary changes, but then again, Jib did admit once that he had a picture of Allardyce as his background wallpaper on his P.C.

    3
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Yes, “no opposition.”

    Since Corbyn became the leader the Labour party has became the largest political party in Western Europe. Estimates of anywhere up to 600,000 members. Check the incumbent numbers if you like.

    May was predicted to beat Corbyn in the last election by double figures, Corbyn made up decades of ground in one swoop. Why did May have to go cap-in-hand to the DUP again? Since that election Corbyn has lead in the polls, and Labour won more councillors in the local elections, than all of the other parties and independents combined.

    You are right though, this is one of the worst governments in living memory, but it hadn’t quite fallen to pieces prior to the last election. Maybe now would be a good time to call an election. I am sure Labour would be brushed aside, heh.

    7
  • Ron Knee

    May 12, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #14

    Somebody just tweeted:

    “7.30pm to see Shola Ameobi, Kevin Nolan and Alan Smith take a step closer to playing the Mackems next season (in League One that is).”

    2
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Well done Jib. Well done.

    1
  • Steve Le Sleeve

    May 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #16

    “No official opposition…”…. nothing to do with the press shaping public perceptions is it?

    3
  • Munster Mag

    May 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #17

    Tks jib and tsunki. But when I checked, sky main event is Liverpool, and Sky PL is arsenal? Unless we can choose tomorrow via Red Button or something?

    0
  • jane

    May 12, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #18

    “Estimates of anywhere up to 600,000 members.”

    trouble makers like you!

    1
  • lesh

    May 12, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    Ancient

    You’re wasting your time and energy rising to Jib and bettys’ bait.

    Jib’s just winding you up and as for the other right wingers that post on here, they beggar belief. Ordinary folk falling for pseudo nationalistic slogans beggar belief.

    And for the likes of Bettys’ edification, I am neither a Daily Heil type ‘communist’ and never have been, nor a supporter of Corbyn!

    Enough of this, our local attention ought to be focused on getting Ashley to change his ways and support Rafa or get the hell out of Newcastle United..

    5
  • Jib

    May 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Munster
    Skysports PL

    HD

    0
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #21

    lesh, if Jib wants to throw me easy underarm ball’s, I am happy to bat them all day long.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #22

    “If you were Ashley would you have trusted
    Pardew Carver or McClaren to implement such
    changes ?”
    Why hire them in the first place would be the first disection.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    I see now how the talks have stalled. Rafa wants an engine for the train but Mikey is insisting on his bolting the cart to the horse method.

    5
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #24

    You can get it on nowtv check out their flaky site – its Liverpool v Brighton button sports a pic of JJS wearing the Captain’s armband. 😐

    1
  • Tsunki

    May 12, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #25

    The bolting of the cart to the horse is ok but the wheels are kept in another shed, and the cart isn’t used to carry any goods, that’s taken care of by another cart…somewhere…else…

    1
  • Jib

    May 12, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #26
  • SredniVashtar

    May 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #27

    Lads
    Do you reckon there’s any decent players to poach from the relegated sides? Who would you have, if any?
    That Phillips from West Brom looked a decent player when he played us – if we could get him for 10-15 mil I’d take him. I read an article yesterday that apparently Shaqiri has a 12 mil buyout clause in his contract – he’s certainly got the skill but is he the right personality for Rafa?
    I’m not sure anyone from Swansea would make it into our team other than maybe Andre Ayew.
    However, striker has to be a priority this summer and I’m not sure I’d take any of theirs.
    Thoughts?

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    May 12, 2018 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Jib

    If you you’d Allardyce are you also good friends with Redknapp and Rosey the dog?

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 12, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Toney should be on TV today playing for Scunny.

    According to the DT it would appear that JJ isn’t even under consideration for the initial 35 squad selection, baffling or what. Could be a good thing for us although it would have been great to see him playing for Engerland.

    0
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Shaqiri does seem available relatively cheap with his reported release clause, but Shaqiri’s agent is likely to milk the difference in value back through a signing on fee & wages. That’s likely to rule Charnley out.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    May 12, 2018 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Apparently Chelsea have started negotiations with Bayern for Kenedy, guess he won’t be signing for us then.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #32

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4s5pmFL_ZlQ/S-QsvLdhheI/AAAAAAAADzA/3p7OeVetaOY/s1600/socialism+socialist+winston+churchill+motivational+posters+www.motivationalpostersonline.blogspot.jpg

    Comrade Lesh……… At least have the cojones to stand up and admit your agenda. Us Geordies are not as green as we’re cabbage looking.

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Mickey…………. Where did you read that? Any mention of price?

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 12, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #34

    DubaiMicky

    I was always a bit dubious about us keeping him, so no big surprise for me.

    He’ll probably be more likely to get plenty of game time with Bayern and top quality football into the bargain.

    1
  • AncientC

    May 12, 2018 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #35

    lesh is telling the truth, he was never much fussed on Corbyn from the start.

    betty, isn’t that the same Churchill who is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the E.U. I always figured you for a Brexit type, which is your own business btw. It would be awfully curious if you were picking and choosing what you agree with in regards to Churchill’s political outlook.

    If you look up the difference between Socialism and Democratic Socialism, it may help you with landing your jokes more accurately.

    2
  • DubaiMicky

    May 12, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Noticed it on a tweet, can’t say it’s 100% accurate but wouldn’t surprise me.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 12, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Toney is playing for Scunny, KO imminent.

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    May 12, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #38
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 12, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #39

    For some reason I just doubt Bayern ar looking to buy Kenedy…what has he really shown that should attract one of the best clubs in Europe…and he’s on a PL salary and has a PL price tag

    0
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 12, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #40

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