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Benitez – I Will Be Really Upset If This Happens

Brighton had a great home win last night when they equaled Newcastle’s performance and beat the Red Devils 1-0 at home.

That takes Brighton on to 40 points and safety with just two games to play, and they are now one point behind Newcastle.

An excellent performance from Chris Hughton this season at Brighton – well done to our former manager.

We now need to get something out of the game at Vicarage Road today so we can somehow finish in the top ten this season – which is now the goal.

Rafa Benitez – wants to win more games 

Benitez somehow has to get our lads motivated, and he has said he doesn’t want any slump in the remaining three games against Watford, Tottenham, and Chelsea:

This is what he said as reported in the Chronicle today:

“I will be really upset if we cannot win more games, but I remember when we had that bad run.”

“My memory is the whole season, so I understand where we were at the beginning and how difficult it was to get points.”

“And how difficult it was afterwards to carry on with this bad run, and then how well the team was reacting.”

“I put everything together and obviously what I don’t want is to see is the same situation.”

“The target is not just to avoid relegation.”

Here’s the table at the moment before today’s games which have some relegation 6 pointers taking place,.

But that’s not true at Newcastle – although our game could be described as a mid-table 6 pointer at Watford today.

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

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6 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    May 5, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Munster, from previous, ‘If Rafa signs I sign’ Needs to be done, will get on to Gallowgate flags etc, see if they’re running it.

    I agree though, things are taking too long and Rafa will leave when another club come in for him. I wouldn’t blame him one iota either.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Dubai…Rafa had his representatives looking for a new job while he was in discussions to extend his contract at Liverpool…

    …he plans ahead – he’s not that stupid!

  • DaveD1000

    May 5, 2018 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Personally I hope Rafa hangs them out to dry and doesn’t sign until well into next season. He knows by now that promises and empty rhetoric is all he is going to get unless its signed in blood.

  • AncientC

    May 5, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully Mourinho is in charge of Man Utd next season. They get results, but they sure know how to make hard work of it. Imagine what Van Gaal could have done with Mourinho’s budget. I wonder if Man Utd fans still look back on Van Gaal’s tiki-taka as boring, in contrast to Mourinho’s scraping results style.

  • Jib

    May 5, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    March 2009
    Resolution was only reached on negotiations after five months of painstaking talks between the Spaniard’s lawyers and the owners. Benítez rejected an initial deal in January, prompting numerous re-drafts of the details of a prospective contract. While he has been forced to compromise on certain aspects of his demands, the settlement reached yesterday does represent something of a triumph for a manager who, at one stage, had appeared destined to leave Merseyside in the summer, with Real Madrid and Milan, attracted by his track record at Anfield and Valencia, touted as potential destinations.
    The 48-year-old has long been at loggerheads with the chief executive, Rick Parry, who is due to leave Anfield at the end of the current campaign, and had demanded more control over future transfer spending. He has achieved that control to a large extent under the terms of his contract extension, although he will still have to work under a chief executive when Parry’s successor is appointed.
    It is understood he will also have a greater influence in the running of the club’s academy in Kirkby, having long expressed his frustration at the dearth of youngsters deemed capable of holding down a first-team place.

  • Jib

    May 5, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Rangers appointment of Gerard could really be a
    master stroke.
    According to rumour at the time – towards the end
    of Brendan Rodgers tenure at LPool Stevie G took
    as many training sessions as the current Celtic boss
    who was also rumoured to be a bit scared of the midfielder.


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