It seems when you read the press these days it’s like the old times – it’s all ultra-negative.
Newcastle have made a shocking start to the season, and some journalists think that this poor form will continue and it’s curtains for Newcastle.
We will be a Championship club again when May rolls around.
We don’t think that will be the case and what we have to try to do is to keep positive during these difficult times and all the negative press being written about the club.
That’s much easier said then done – but if we allow those in the National press to get us down through their negativity, we could indeed be in trouble.
Pundit and former striker Chris Sutton
Here’s what former striker Chris Sutton has said about the situation with Rafa Benitez on BBC 5 Live’s Monday Night Club last night:
“Is Rafa Benitez getting the best out of this side? We know the answer, he isn’t.”
“It’s carnage at Newcastle because the fans only want one man to leave the club and that certainly is not Rafa Benitez – it’s Mike Ashley.
“I don’t think it’s going to get too much better for Newcastle this season. What was worrying were Rafa Benitez’s comments after the game; we will try and find three worse teams than us.”
“It’s hardly encouraging is it?”
“It’s negative, negative, negative. The season hasn’t started well, you feel it isn’t going to get much better and things don’t seem like they’re going to change.”
“And Mike Ashley cannot and will not – I say will not – should not – sack Rafa Benitez.”
It’s negative, negative, negative – yes with articles like this one being written it will be negative – give us a break – please.
We don’t understand Mike Ashley and how he thinks, but surely he will not sack Rafa before his contract is up in June.
That’s because it will cost the club £6M and the owner is all about money (and keeping it) and not much else.
The number one priority now is to somehow keep Newcastle in the Premier League, and after May other things will take care of themselves.
And yes that could mean Rafa leaving – now there’s something that would be really negative.
Let’s just make sure we give our full support to the manager and who knows Mr. Beneitez may even repay that faith in June.
We believe Rafa is good enough to save Newcastle again – even if it takes another miracle from our world-class manager.