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Rafa Wants Players To Forget What Happened On December 9th

Newcastle lost 2-1 at home to Wolves when we played the newly promoted side on December 9th.

In that game, it was a stoppage-time header from Matt Doherty beat a 10 man Newcastle.

The winning goal was scored as Ayoze Perez seemed to have been fouled (elbowed) by Willie Boly in the Wolves penalty area but the referee simply waved play on.

We haven’t had much help from referees this season.

DeAndre Yedlin had been sent off after 52 minutes for what is termed a professional foul and that didn’t help our cause.

Rafa Benitez welcomes Nuno Espírito Santo on December 9th

Rafa thought at the time it was a really harsh sending off and was livid at the end of the game.

The manager had this to say in the Shield’s Gazette about tomorrow night’s game at Molineux: he wants players to forget what happened back on December 9th:

“We knew after the game watching the replays that everything was wrong and we didn’t deserve to lose the game, but we cannot change that.” 

“We have to concentrate now on this one. “It’s an opportunity for us because every game for us is a final.”

“So this is the first one and we have to play all the finals with everybody concentrated and focused on that.”

“They are doing well. They have a good manager, they have very good players.”

“We talk about the newly-promoted teams, but they have spent more than £100M, some of them.”

“So it’s not the same as when you have another promoted team, for example like Huddersfield, who spent some money, but still there’s a big difference.”

“If you see the players that they have, they have champions of Europe, they have players who play at international level.”

“They are a good team doing really well.”

After both Cardiff and Burnley won their games yesterday they jumped above Newcastle in the league.

We are now in 17th position and the squad flies off to Murcia, Spain immediately after the match.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

So it would be excellent if we can win this game and haul ourselves up the table and back to 15th place

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109 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Aguero making amends.

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #2



    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Chelsea came out had a real good go at man city,24 mins later they are 4 nowt down….guess rafa’s contain and defend tactics not looking to bad right about now??

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #4


    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9
    Watching football, missed the bus 🙂

    Money’s overrated. I’ve been with my partner over 24 years and we both love each other as much now as we did when we fist met. I’m a good deal older than her and they said it wouldn’t last blah blah blah.
    You’ll never find a happier couple, despite all my problems. We’ve always been there for each other and never – seriously, never – had a blazing row in all those years. – (Might be because I don’t drink).
    I would literally die for her if necessary. And we get by on my disability money which ain’t a great amount, believe me.
    I wouldn’t swap what we’ve got for all the money in the world. And that’s not BS either. Everybody who knows us would tell you that.
    Money can’t buy happiness. I imagine it can make being unhappy a lot easier, but I’ve had lots of money in the past and I know what I’d rather have. What we’ve got is priceless thank you very much and despite all my physical issues, this is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.

  • c-dog

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #5


  • Bobbybee

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #6

    What a game eh? Hard to believe we beat this lot and deservedly too. Think Chelsea might do what we did against Arsenal? No, me neither! 🙂

  • Bobbybee

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Think they’ll sub Aguero for missing that sitter? 🙂

  • TheJimBelow

    Feb 10, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8


    Love the post about you and your partner mate, you clearly really love her and that put a wee smile on my face even though we don’t know each other.
    Happy to read that dude, fair play to you and all the best 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    C Dog, the English aren’t known for modesty eh? As for greatest team in the North, Ireland are the current holders. We won the last 6 nations and beat the all blacks, unlike your lot. Incidentally you have more players than any other country, a far greater pool than us. Learn some modesty and get over your superiority complex eh?

  • JohnJ

    Feb 10, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #10


    Like you, I have my medical issues just back, a few hours ago, from NTGH to have an untrasound injection to my left hip fingers crossed it relieves the pain!

    Like you I’m also blessed with a wonderful wife – we will have been married for 50 years in September this year so that’s a milestone to celebrate eh?

    It would be also good to celebrate the continued membership of Newcastle United in the Premier League and the retention of Rafa as our Manager for next season & beyound.

    The icing on our cake would be to confirm that we have, at long last, a new owner of Newcastle United – here’s hoping eh?

  • beefman13

    Feb 10, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #11

    HTF did we beat Man City, but we did, we are in the thick of this relegation carry on, again, tomorrow’s game is humongous.

  • the ledge

    Feb 10, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    where is catchy now with his stats on how we should play against the top sides

  • c-dog

    Feb 10, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #13


    Sounds like sour grapes
    Might as well bring up the statue of Oliver Cromwell inside the grounds of Westminster. How do you like them apples?

  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    What a fraught league the PL is becoming
    top and bottom !
    If we beat Wolves tomorrow by a 2 goal margin
    we go above Brighton !!!!!

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #15


  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Rafa for Chelsea

  • cyprus

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Cardiff and the other two are supposed to just lay down and die. This isn’t fair 🙂

    Anyway, we’ll beat wolves and breath again. They owe us a couple points from the first game.

  • the ledge

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Cdog for someone who says he is not anti Irish you do love drumming up the past but if your proud of the way your people raped and murdered, in a land that was not there says more about you as a person don’t it chap.

  • geordietom

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #19

    been married to the missus 38 years now …

    i’am 10 years older than her . her parents gave us 6 months …

    she’s newcastle daft she’s got N.U.F.C. Tattooed across the small of her back …

    really looking forward to tomorrow nights match …

  • the ledge

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #20

    I think we will beat wolves tommorrow going for 2 nil to us rondon at the double.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #21

    I really really want to know how much profit Ashley has made from selling the land at Strawberry place that stops Newcastle United from developing the ground any further .

    This one act alone by Ashley has me seething . I detest him .

    A profiteering greedy swine .

    Newcastle City council had better have some answers as to why there was no public enquiry into land that was and should be classed as amenity and for the people.

    Has he not got enough money ?

    Starving the club of funds , running the football side on fumes .

    Making multi millions and trousering massive profits by selling the one bit of land that we could have extended the Gallowgate stand on !

    I’m afraid the clientele on any home match day has changed for the worst ..thousands going along for the jolly up and to hell with protests .

    I think we have finally lost our club ..Ashley has no serious opposition to running it just like he wants to , he even moved the singing section ..what an egotistical greedy selfish man

    Protest, stay away ? Laughable now .

    It’s the people who still go under this Ashley regime that are doing the damage .

    Nothing wrong with suspending your support and keeping the love .

    Nothing to do with him and gate money ..it’s the national shame we would bestow on him if the ground was empty.

    Unbelievable !

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Bestow….naa, humiliate with is apt.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #23


    Are you defending Ashley in the sale of the Strawberry place land ?

    What’s you position ?

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #24

    That land is more than a useless bit of tarmac as someone stated ..in fact it’s worth multi millions as has been proven.

    Useless bit of tarmac you say ?

    I’m going all out and down official channels this week to find out who has profited by this land deal and by how much .

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #25

    Strange how Charnley was banging on about the clubs worth to the community and economy and then the land sale by Ashley is announced by the Chron via Ashleys minions.

    How much has Ashley profited from land that belonged to the club and in turn the people who support the club ? Has he just made a deposit of multi millions into his personal bank account ?

    Scandal afoot .


  • toon22

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #26

    As far as i can tell were still in the middle of being sold
    Arnt we ?

  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #27

    So, let’s get this right, we beat Citeh, and they’ve just hammered Chelski? Hmmmm

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Ledge let the fool espouse about Cromwellian genocide all he wants. I’m sure his more intelligent fellow countrymen are wincing at his arrogance and stupidity.

  • c-dog

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #29

    the ledge

    It was a different time. Let bygones be bygones. We gave you home rule eventually.

  • ashleysmate

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Looking forward to MOTD2… CITEH 6….0 Chelski

  • Geordielass

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #31


  • Geordielass

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #32

    Can’t see us winning tomorrow night, not the way we play.

  • ashleysmate

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #33

    Congrats, well done.
    I’m afraid I tried twice but no luck… I have been blessed with 3 fine sons.. 7perfect grandchildren and a great grandchild on the way.. Phew.
    I’ve been with my lovely lady coming up to 5yrs now, and at 64 I’m still learning ha…. All the best

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #34


    It’s possible that Ashley has just trousered millions out of Newcastle United in a final act of taking the Piss out of the Supporters before leaving ..if it’s that then the land deal should be deemed null and void.

    He could be doing a cut and run.

  • Online Guy

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #35

    That’s the Chelsea Manager sacked in the morning . He’s lost the players methinks.

  • the ledge

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #36

    C dog you also gave us venebles, west , shipman you proud of that aswell?

  • Jib

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #37

    If Sir Philip Green is still free after
    robbing 11,000 BHS staff of their
    £500M pension pot , there’s no
    chance of Ashley being brought to
    book for a perfectly legal piddling
    little land deal.

  • c-dog

    Feb 10, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #38

    The ledge

    You’re harboring a lot of anger
    Time to let go

  • the ledge

    Feb 10, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #39

    Cdog no anger here chap we are in different times now chap but every now and then people like you pop up to remind us of the past .

  • lochinvar

    Feb 10, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has cancelled a bid for collapsed cafe chain Patisserie Valerie, just two days after making an offer.
    Sports Direct offered £15m, but was told by administrator KPMG it would need to offer up to £2m more than this, according to the Financial Times.

    So Ashley wasn’t prepared to pay the asking price.
    See a trend here.
    Is this why Kenyon’s deal hasn’t happened ?
    Has Ashley baulked at being refuted by so done not prepared to pat the asking price.
    Terrible irony .


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