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Rafa Benitez – We Deserved More From The Game


Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was disappointed with the defeat at Brighton today after Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game – but the game could have gone either way – it was that close.

And we came out on the losing side for the first time in four games.

There was a question about the Brighton goal since there seemed to be a foul on Mbemba when the free kick came over – but that sounds too much like sour grapes – so we’ll leave it there.

It was Tomer Header who acrobatically put the ball into the net after 51 minutes.

But it was poor marking by the Newcastle defense, and we could now see changes against Liverpool next Sunday afternoon.

That will be the last Premier League game (4:30 pm kickoff) before the two-week International break, so we don’t want to suffer another defeat in that match.

Rafa Benitez at the Amex today

After the loss today this is what a disappointed Rafa Benitez told Sky Sports:

“We did enough to get a point at least,” “Both teams had chances. We had a lot of control and good chances at the end.”

“The goal for me was a foul, pushing and blocking. But you cannot change the decision.”

“We deserved more. We are still without too much experience in the Premier League. We have to manage these situations a bit better.”

It was a disappointing defeat, but we’ll get over it.

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95 comments so far

  • martoon

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #81

    Jesper – the beeb is a slang word for the BBC.
    Their goal scorer Hamed trod on Yedlin after he slid in for a tackle – you could say it was an accident or on purpose as they had clashed previously – interesting to see if the FA look at the incident!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #82

    martoon,
    According to the BBC we had more possession, shots on and off and more corners, I don’t think we’re as bad as the hysterical comments we read on here. A good striker is what is missing, the danger of the team losing confidence in Joselu is that it affects everyone.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #83

    Beer…so the Beeb reference is just lesh phone playing up when it should say BBC?

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #84

    jesper

    no we call it the beeb

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #85

    Beer…oh!

    ….because? 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #87

    Jesper,
    I find it very strange that you made a marked point that you wouldn’t have time to watch the game yet here you are this morning making comments on said game based on the time you found to sit and read the hundreds of hysterical comments made yesterday.

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  • beermonkey

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #88

    jesper

    i dont know why

    there was a bbc kids mag called beeb so it may have come from that but i dont know

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #89

    Martoon…thanks!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #90

    Beer,
    I seem to remember that the expression “the Beeb” was first used by the late Kenny Everett on his Radio One show, much to the annoyance of the stuffed shirts in charge of the BBC in those days. The ironic thing was that , after spending many years trying to stop Kenny using it, the nickname was officially accepted as an attempt to modernise the BBC’s image.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #91

    Jail…we all know what you think…you made it pretty clear yesterday. I’ll go back and read in again later when I need another laugh!

    …just to reference. We all know Jail and most of us don’t care.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #92

    Beer…I’ll have a look at that article

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  • martoon

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #93

    Jail @81 – Yeah I’ve just read that too – quite surprised about the possession stats but certainly we had the best chances. I agree we need someone who can put the chances away – be interesting to see if Mitro is given a chance next week! (A lot of chances in that sentence!)
    beermonkey – I’ve always assumed beeb is just shortening how you say BeeBeeCee and no that is not a reference to BobbyBee 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #94

    From Yahoo answers

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  • JDdubai

    Sep 25, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #95

    Most games will follow a similar pattern this season, decided by the odd goal, we will lose more than we win but hopefully do enough at home to be safe.

    Problems are still what we new before the spurs game. Left wing and top 2.
    Play gayle, more chance of scroing but no hold up play or focal point. Perez + Gayle wont work.
    Joselu gets better linkup for the team but looks like wont score.
    Mitro has the more rounded game, neither as good at finishing as Gayle or holdup as Joselu but if Rafa is only going with 1 up front then he would be the best bet for me, he just needs to grow up.

    Perez, we all know. Runs about but thats it. Not sure what the answer is. Ritchie has done well on the wing but id try him as the 10 with Aarons or Murphy wide. I know we lose his crossing but his touch is good and can shoot off either foot if he gets the ball centrally around the goal. Workrate is good also so wouldnt lose that from having Perez there. Perhaps have Yedlin RW ahead of Manquillo for liverpool?

    If only Mitro would sort his life out and Aarons kicked on, they would be exactly what we are missing right now.

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