Report – What Happens If The Disaster Scenario Becomes Real?


Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United have equaled Steve McClaren’s dubious record of getting only 2 points out of our first 8 Premier League games.

And in the 9th game McClaren’s Newcastle won 6-2 at home against Norwich to lift the mood but as we know McClaren was hopeless and we were still relegated.

We are hoping we can beat Brighton at home on Saturday to get our first win of the season and hopefully take us out of the bottom three.

Rafa Benitez is a lot different and a lot better than Steve McClaren, so we do expect Rafa to have Newcastle safe and still in the Premier League come next summer.

Rafa Benitez – remains confident – doesn’ give any thought to disaster scenarios

The Mirror today are reporting that while most fans think we will start to win soon, what happens if we don’t win in the next three or four games?

But any talk of Rafa being fired is nonsense, and he remains our best chance of surviving again this season – as we did last season under his expert guidance.

Rafa has been the calming influence on Tyneside since he arrived and to even talk about not winning any of the next four games is like putting gasoline on the fire at Newcastle.

We have to remain positive and not over-think about a possible disaster scenario.

We know Rafa doesn’t that way.

We may not win on Saturday against Brighton but surely wins are on the way soon.

Let’s not talk too negatively until the next four games are over against weaker opposition and the subsequent International break comes along.

Maybe we’ll have four wins on the trot by then?

Creating potential disastrous news is not a helpful business to be in.

And it’s not even needed at Mike Ashley’s Newcastle – as we seem to lunge from one crisis to another.

Comments welcome.


155 comments so far

  • toonluvva

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #1

    To me the disaster scenario is no money in January, Rafa walks and we are relegated.

    For Mr Ashley, it’s all of the above plus the prospect of finding the value of NUFC reduced to less than £100m

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #2

    We did remarkably well last season to finish tenth, without much investment in the team. That was basically down to Rafa’s nous and his ability to get the most out of a bang average team. The majority of the season was played with the same team that got promoted. Cardiff are trying to do the same thing, but they haven’t got Rafa.
    This season sees us once again trying to survive without investment. No matter how good the manager is, he can only do so much.
    It’s no good either saying that the signings we have brought in are his choices. Behave. They’re not. They’re what he’s had to settle for because his choices cost more than three bottle tops – something Ashley won’t countenance.
    Still, he’ll battle on regardless. Unlike ourselves, the Brighton we play on Saturday have invested, but there’s no reason we can’t get up and running if we perform like we did at Old Trafford. At least Brighton can’t bring on substitutes worth more than our entire team as we tire.
    Muto impressed me. Maybe not quite used to the pace of the PL yet, but on his way towards that. Kenedy looking more like the player he was last season and the injury list is shrinking. No more top teams until boxing day either, although anybody thinking Bournemouth and Watford are gimme’s are delusional.
    Winning breeds confidence so let’s get up and running and see where that takes us.
    The truth is we’ve gone into yet another season under funded by an owner who doesn’t care. Luckily the manager and players do. Only time will tell if that’ s enough. Sooner or later though that luck will run out.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #3

    For me the real disaster would be Ashley deciding to stay on indefinitely as owner. Old Mikey Two Points playing yo-yo with us season after season. Lack of spending, relegation, keep the squad together and hopefully get promoted with a slightly better squad than most of the Champo, then refuse to spend again. It’s a nightmare scenario! Like Tsunki and his yaks! Harrumph…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #4

    Can anyone come up with a worse scenario than that? The Ashley thing I mean, not the yaks…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #5

    I still have high hopes of us getting a win this season. Then possibly another. But not with the strikers we have. No…I see Perez as more of a door to door encyclopedia salesman. Something like Obertan except with educational products…

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #6

    HALF-TIME Barcelona 3-0 Glasgow City

    Now there’s a score you don’t see everyday.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Our luck has already run out. It ran out when Mikey Two Points arrived. Now we have to get ourselves out of this. We have to make Mikey hate us even more. But not just hate, despair. As in losing money by keeping us. As in “All right then, I’ll sell for whatever the market will bear!” Beautiful.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Is that some sort of ladies sporting event lochinvar? I bet they could beat us… wait, that would be demoralizing… never mind.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #9

    Wouldn’t you buy encyclopedia from Perez? That smile, that slicked back hair? He’s a natural.

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  • lesh

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Bobbybee…..

    How’s tricks me owld son? You’re still soldiering on and by gawd, you’re showing some strength and stamina where others would’ve thrown the towel in.

    You rightly said that we did well last season and that was down to Rafa having most of the players that got us promoted. They gelled.

    However and whilst new players came in last window, Ashley being the helpful soul that he is, ignored Rafa’s desire to bring new players in early so they could have a pre-season together. The results, Rafa’s preferred buys ignored and a selection of buys, frees and loans brought in at the last minute.

    The result, as you well know, players who weren’t available to train together before the season started – they’re now going through what should’ve been the pre-season induction phase.

    Ashley, being locked in to his buying under 25 year olds, has made life difficult for Rafa and we’re seeing the results of his short-sightedness and parsimony.

    Let’s hope fans understand that Rafa’s got the nous to get his squad to gel but it’ll take time!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m very excited vis a vis our season so far. Our Points, our prolific scoring, the shear glamour of being a Newcastle supporter. Huzzah!!!

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #12

    I think Ashley should look to the Mackems and what Ellis did too them
    After fighting relegation long enough,with constant under investment you end up in the 3rd division
    Iirc Ellis gave the club away

    It’s all about wether he wants money for us or from us

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #13

    GeordieTwo
    Champions League !
    The Ladies version but the Glasgow lasses are playing in Barcelona.
    Meanwhile NUFC are sharing pizza.

    Ashley really needs to go.
    Enough is enough.
    The City deserves more.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Can we match the Derby County record for least points in a Prem season? It’s 11 by the way. I know, I know lads that’s a lot of points we’re talking aboot. Now, if we keep wor point per month pace we would be on 9 or 10 points! That’s incredible! Another record for Mikey Two Points to crow aboot!

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #15

    I think the difference is the Mackems just say back and accepted it
    They even had their own boycot ,of sorts lol

    Point is protesting and turning up is the key,and not sitting back and accepting the greed to consume the club

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #16

    Glasgow City does deserve more lochinvar! You’re absolutely right! Comeback time against Barcelona! Oh and go easy on the pizza Newcastle, Roundone is having a difficult time getting in shape…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #17

    We are on a slippery slope. Endless undersjpending, steadily weakening squad, more and more difficulty reaching that point per month peak performance, Rafa gets fed up and leaves, Mikey has to hide again, a new head coach comes in and we don’t get back up, club value continues to decline… Sound like fun Mikey?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #18

    undersjpending… that’s Danish for underspending.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    GeordieTwo
    Here it is – live

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/football/45868154

    Commentator is a bit difficult to understand
    Lol

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #20

    It’s the exact same model Ellis tryed at the Mackems
    Just stay in the league

    Look what it happened

    MA is either blind or is wanting the same thing for us,money through us not for us

    Think he will give us away once we’re in the 3rd division ?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #21

    The Scots ladies look fit. Can we have some of them for our squad?

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  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Wonder who they pretends buying us next ?

    Maybe we could start some kind of predictions league

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Only if they are on loan

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  • Bobbybee

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Lesh, I think the majority do realise that Rafa’s fighting with both hands behind his back mate, but as you know from here, some just haven’t a clue.
    They think a manager like Rafa should be able to take a pub team and turn them into world beaters, when the reality is far from that scenario.
    The PL gets better every year. If you don’t progress, you go backwards. No coincidence the three bottom teams haven’t invested. Doesn’t matter how big a club you are, money talks.
    Be interesting to hear what Rafa says after he leaves. 🙂
    Good to finally hear that pundits are finally expressing the view that Newcastle’s potential is being wasted. Seems that view is spreading worldwide too, alerting potential buyers to the possibility. Hopefully somebody will make him an offer he’s too greedy to ignore. He’s truly wasted a massive opportunity with his tight fistedness. More fool him. Somebody will eventually show him exactly what he has wasted and take us where we deserve to be.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #25

    After watching Perez and Hoser Loo I now realize Shearer is not too old to play for us! Sign Shearer! Get him a nice wheely chair! He can do it!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #26

    It’s just been on Look North about buying that Scottish club, he’s not going anywhere lads.
    Did Kevin Nolan say anything interesting on total sport.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #27

    jail

    what sort of cash is this new club he wants to buy

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #28

    I dunno, I was listening to total sport at the time. Bit missed Nolan

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley is serious about buying Greenock Morton.

    Looks like he’s staying I’m afraid.

    He’s possibly Winding Rangers Fans up .

    Make Greenock (1994) Morton bigger than Rangers.

    He’s buying it .

    1
  • Bambams

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #30

    It makes sense that ashLIE would be looking at another club, albeit in the second league in Scotland. He knows enough that if he was to give £10/15 million it would be enough to promote them and still be a vessel to promote his brand, although not at the levels of PL

    Wishful thinking;
    He IS planning on selling up and wants a cheaper fall back option

    Reality thinking:
    He just wants more….more advertising and more money !

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Lambiasarse has been attending Morton games with Carr. Not G Carr.

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Right on Bambams

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  • Reilly

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #33

    ashley carnt buy morton and still own.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Quite funny jib on earlier advising someone to use spellchecker and then he himself promptly described someone who reneges on paying his debts as a welsher instead of the correct welcher. YCMIU.

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  • Reilly

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Us

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #36

    reilly

    different league i think you’ll find he can.

    1
  • jane

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #37

    either i have my finger on the pulse or have a lot of influence. ownership by proxy maybe.

    “jane

    Aug 27, 2018 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #122
    “What shop do you think MA will buy out of the tv money next year??”

    i think he should buy a football team in another country like Austria, Serbia, french 2nd division, seriously.

    would make loaning out players easier.”

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2018/08/27/rafa-makes-a-point-and-gets-a-dig-in-at-ashley/comment-page-4/

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  • jane

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #38

    Greenock has a lot in common with Tyneside. have you ever been to Greenock Online Guy?

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  • jane

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #39

    “Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United have equaled Steve McClaren’s dubious record of getting only 2 points out of our first 8 Premier League games.”

    i wonder if Steve McClaren’s 8 matches were as difficult.

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  • Bambams

    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #40

    OG

    Heard anything more fella on any takeover craic ?

    I know you were trying to track a source down but I am struggling with WiFi over here nd just in case I have missed a post.

    Appreciate what you share mate

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