Rafa – It’s Very Clear – Business As Usual – Gives Injury Update


Rafa has just finished his press conference this afternoon for the rather tough game at Goodison Park tomorrow night against Everton.

And as expected Rafa and the players are concentrating on how we can win at Goodison Park tomorrow night.

One the takeover talk he says we have been here before but we must concentrate, and it’s going to business as usual at the club.

Rafa Benitez – at a previous press conference

Here’s some of what Rafa had to say:

“I was talking today with Lee Charnley and the message is very clear – business as usual.”

“We have been in the situation in the past and we have to carry on.”

“We have an important game to play and must concentrate.”

“We have been working on that and we will still be working on the same idea.”

“We have to look for targets and be ready for January.”

“Dummett is still not ready. Hayden is unavailable, like Darlow.”

“Every game for us is a final, every game is quite difficult – it will be a tough game, like always in the Premier League.”

“It’s just about keeping the confidence high because we can do it.”

“It’s always good to play another game soon after a defeat, to put your heads down and have to react quickly.”

“Paul Dummett is a great professional, he’s always doing well, but if he is not there we have to manage.”

“Pérez is working so hard in every game and doing a great job for the team. We cannot forget that he was the top scorer last year.”

When the Amanda Staveley bid was dragging on late last year that’s when we went 9 games and got only got one point.

We cannot let this latest distraction of Ashley said to be close to selling the club interfere with the team’s ability to win games.

The more wins we can get by the end of the year the higher the probability the club will be sold early next year.

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43 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 4, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    Bill

    You put the ‘c’ in rap. 🙂

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  • RobLeenio

    Dec 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Good message Rafa, the last thing we need right now is for the team to start to implode. Keep them on their toes and battling as a unit and let the corporate activities look after themselves

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Spent too much time on my dedication to have it lost in blog prehistory so i’ll keep reposting till the bus stops!

    Whether he sells or not, I feel a certain blogger deserves recognition for his dedicated and (very) persistent efforts to spread the message of discontent at Mr Ashley’s tenure.
    I have therefore dedicated the following to this blogger, there are clues in the message as to who it might be!

    The t….. Rap

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    Undisclosed payments-haha- Undisclosed payments-haha- Undisclosed payments-haha- Undisclosed payments-hahahahahahahahaaah

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    You don’t own a PR firm and not use it- You don’t own a PR firm and not use it- You don’t own a PR firm and not use it-shill-shill-shill-shill- You don’t own a PR firm and not use it

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    Shoot the messenger-Lol- Shoot the messenger-Lol-Shoot the messenger-Lol Lol Lol Lol Lol- Shoot the messenger-Lollll

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    Hiya KBA Jib Jib- Hiya KBA Jib.Jib- Hiya KBA Jib.Jib-JIb JIb JIb JIb JIb- Hiya KBA Jiiiiiib

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    HMRC will get him hehehe- HMRC will get him hehehe- HMRC will get him hehehe, hehehehehe- HMRC will get him heeeeh

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    He’s not selling It’s the usual lie- He’s not selling It’s the usual lie-not not not not not- He’s not selling It’s the usual lie

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

    Everyone with place in their name is a shill- Everyone with place in their name is a shill-everyone everyone everyone-Everyone with place in their name is a shill

    It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault- It’s never MAs fault-it’s never, never, never, never MAs fault

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  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Well worth the repost Bill
    Keep it up

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Big game for the U23s tonight in the second Ko round of the Checktrade Trophy against League 2 Macclesfield.
    Be interesting to see who’s left out of the team or if Ben Dawson will be pushing for all of his top players to be available.

    I’d imagine that the Silkmen will field a strong team as it’s probably their best chance of some silverware.

    1
  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s looking like Hayden is still thinking of
    joining the mother of his child and the bairn
    Rafa says he’s unavailable not injured
    I expect Isaac to depart in the window.

    5
  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Sol Campbell’s first game in charge at Macclesfield
    Ironic that it’s at one of his old clubs

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki

    Didn’t you know, Lord Lucan is working at a chip shop in Hartlepool with some aged ex Rock and roll star.

    It’s well known as a place to avoid the police as there’s only ten of them!

    3
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Mike Ashley

    Has been to have proven to have lied for 11 years of his ownership

    But this time hes telling the truth

    Honest

    Its never MAs fault

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #10

    OP – I think nobody turning up to the Shirebrooks protest was 1-0 to Ashley. A half arsed (and unneccessary) demo at West Ham 2-0, and the same again at Wolves 3-0. I can’t see them doing anything else. One demo would have had a better chance, and it should have been called after a bad defeat. Maybe the 3-0 vs West Ham and these rumours will help at Wolves, but it doesn’t look that way. Anyway, looks like he’ll be gone soon so maybe they can claim victory.

    4
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #11

    JIB

    How many alt accounts do you use to back up your pro MA stance ??

    LMFAO

    4
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #12

    The only actual proof we have that this time he is going to sell is from his mouth and on this blog

    Im thinking thats its most likely not true

    Hiya KBA

    1
  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    TNMW
    are you in the city or even local ?????

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #14

    The best thing about he latest sale lie is that all it actually will do in the long run is build resentment against our liar owner

    Hiya JIB

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    Bill,
    I think they can use a few older players as well so maybe Dawson will call upon the likes of Clarke or Murphy. The further the lads go the better chance they have of getting a good loan or a call up to their national youth teams.

    1
  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Clarke or Murphy. no chance

    0
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #17

    what do you mean Hibbit? do you think the protests have been a success? everybody seems to say it was barely noticeable. I’m not sure why that would link at all with my whereabouts.

    5
  • Jib

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #18

    If Huddersfield win at Bournemouth tonight
    we’ll drop one place.
    Same if Cardiff win at West Ham
    If they both win we’ll drop to 17th
    The rest of the teams beneath us play tomorrow
    and even if those 3 win , positions in the league are
    unaffected.

    3
  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #19

    He’s not selling. He’s winding us up as usual. No funds for January. Yawns. Not gonna fall for his BS and lies anymore.

    1
  • Pain in the Blog

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #20

    hibbit,

    TNMW seems to have come over all shy. He lives in Guangzhou near Hong Kong so it’s a long trek to the Toon.

    2
  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #21

    TNMW

    you just seem to be specking with such authority as if you had witnessed these events first hand. and i was just wondering what your imput would be on an alternative strategy that the MG could fellow,

    4
  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Pain in the Blog
    Thanks

    another bloody key board warrior

    5
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Just about every poster who knocks the protests usually advocate just sitting back and doing nothing
    Wonder who that benefits

    As for posters location other than their word for it theres no real way of telling as its so easy to spoof your IPs location

    1
  • hibbit

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #24

    ah the pearl river !!!

    0
  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #25

    Kermit@22………… Don’t you think he has generated enough resentment already?

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Who would have the motorvation to do such a thing ?

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #27

    bettyswallocks @25

    Well he is still here so obviously not

    0
  • Bladey

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #28

    ASH IN RAFA OUT

    0
  • simon376

    Dec 4, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon 22, I hate Ashley almost as much as you, don’t think anyone could hate him the same amount as you. But I really don’t know what good the empty seats are going to do. Countrywide if not worldwide know how we feel about him so don’t think empty seats will make a difference and he has the cash anyway so still getting the money. Something has to be done but I don’t think that will work. Unless I’ve been proved wrong after yesterday’s announcement after the 11 min walk in on Saturday. Let’s just hope it is true tho must of us are still a bit doubtful just live in hope but it the hope that kills you

    1
  • Tsunki

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #30

    Although certain sections of “support” and the fun-loving media who treasure moments of pathos at NUFC like to point out the “failure” of protests, you can’t say it’s unsuccessful when you see Ashley spinning up the old PR juggernaut once again for his usual bout of deflection. And if he actually, really, goes well then it’s been massively successful, surely?

    3
  • Tsunki

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Btw Toon22 not being picky ha ha but I’m sure “Motorvation” is a title of a 70’s funk album 😀

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Nice bit of Ashley PR there Simon

    Doing nothings bound to get rid of him

    3
  • bettyswallocks

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    Kermit……. If this latest episode turns out to be bollox how would you suggest we get rid of him?

    0
  • Oldgit1

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Recommended this site to a couple of mates about a month ago, when last out with them they both said the site was crap due to a bloody frog and music related themes. Even mentioned the radio Ham thing. didn’t mind the arguments re football related and accepted that when the subject is about football it’s ok.

    I must admit when the frog comes on I tend to stay away from the site. I don’t come on when the music is the main topic as I have my own particular brand of music which is personal to me.

    I don’t think a few on here gives Dr Ed a tthought and

    5
  • Oldgit1

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #35

    Care what he might be thinking.

    1
  • simon376

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon 22, at no point did I say do nothing I said I don’t think not taking seats will work I said do something but don’t think that will work. What do you suggest?

    0
  • lochinvar

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #37

    What worries me now is that if Ashley departs and we have a new owner someone will start an Ashley in campaign. No names mentioned.

    We should all sign a pledge never to mention he who should not be named again.

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Agreed

    0
  • toon22

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #39

    We have to make his ownership of us toxic to SD

    We need to make us not worth it for him

    He won’t go till he is forced

    2
  • SuperShearer

    Dec 4, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Anyone buying into this BS propaganda coming out of Ashley has the memory of a goldfish. It’s the same tactic he used this time last year with the Stavely deal. Wonder if we’ll get a well orchestrated ‘dinner’ with the ‘new owner’ before everything falls apart in time for MA not to invest in January and once again roll the dice no relegation?

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