Rafa will be giving his press conference for the tough game at Stanford Bridge tomorrow afternoon which has a late 5:30 pm kickoff.
Newcastle seem to be floundering in another transfer window as Mike Ashley is again keeping a tight hold on Newcastle’s money.
We have been negotiating for weeks to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United, but it seems both the fee and his wages are too hefty for Newcastle.
There has been talk of other players possibly coming in, but it looks like they will arrive late in the transfer window.
Rafa Benitez – looking for guidance from above?
Rafa had asked that the players arrive early in January so once again he’s been ignored by those above him, who seem to be ignorant about what it takes to be successful as a football club.
And if Rafa hasn’t got any good news today then at least we hope he is positive and upbeat because that will translate to the players.
We have to begin picking up points, and that starts tomorrow at Chelsea.
The Newcastle players have to realize the club is in dire straights and the possibility grows with every defeat that we could be relegated for the third time under owner Mike Ashley and the second time in four seasons.
That would mean we would definitely lose Rafa as the manager in the summer and become a second division club once again.
Where Newcastle can go from that position, we have no idea.
We must at least stay a Premier League club by May.
Not many of our fans think we can get anything out of this game tomorrow, but we must start getting some shock results to turn this thing around – and soon too.