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New Talks With Rafa – Things Are Starting To Look More Positive

Newcastle are trying to get Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastle past this summer but with relegation still a real threat it’s unlikely Rafa will sign a new deal until we are safe in the Premier League.

If Newcastle are relegated, Rafa will leave the club for pastures new.

It’s expected that a new round of talks could be held soon between the two sides.

The Chronicle reports that’s probably when we are better placed in the league table – one reason Rafa is very keen to get some wins for the team.

 Sean Longstaff with manager Rafa Benitez

It’s been positive that Ashley finally allowed Newcastle to bring in Almiron and Barreca on the last day of last month’s transfer window.

Whether that’s enough for Rafa to stay, we don’t know, and it was almost the minimum Ashley had to do to still have a chance of signing Rafa to a long term deal.

It will largely depend on how a seemingly improving Newcastle side perform in our final 13 games.

We did very well last season in the run-in to the season, and we expect to be able to do the same this season too.

There still seems to be one slot open for relegation unless Fulham and Huddersfield can start winning a lot of games.

Rafa is said to be “supremely confident” he can keep the club up, and his confidence and calm demeanor will undoubtedly be passed on to the players.

We now have a much better team than in those first 10 games of the season with Ki, Rondon, Schar, and Fernandez turning out to be excellent summer signings for us.

And Sean Longstaff looks like a great player in the making and should play a lot more games for us before the end of the season.

He’s been brilliant for us.

So there are five new players we didn’t have last season, and they have made us into a better side.

We hope new signings Almiron and Barreca will help do the same.

Martin Dubravka has had a good season apart from a couple of bad errors, and the return of Florian Lejeune from injury has helped the team.

So things are looking up and if we can win some games soon – maybe get on a winning streak – and do well in the league it’s hard to see Rafa walking away from Newcastle.

Even with very little money available he’s had a huge impact at the club since he joined us on March 11, 2016: he’s the perfect manager for Newcastle.

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5 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Mag P,
    Gave my reasons earlier.

  • NezzaNUFC

    Feb 10, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Rafa won’t sign unless we stay up and get the funds that he needs.

    Unfortunately he won’t get the funds and probably not keep us up, it’s really tight at the bottom.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 10, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    What was your motive when you first turned up as Jeff from Benwell and tried your very best to destroy the blog, in fact at one stage making it impossible to post after six o clock I hope your major gripes with those voicing dissent against Ashleys regime wasn’t because you were an associate of Lee Churnley, after all you were sat next to him and Colocinni in a restaurant one night. Reportedly!!!

  • Malta Mag

    Feb 10, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Like me Ed you seem the eternal optimist but if Rafa walks who could blame him? The way he has been disrespected by Fat man throughout is nothing short of a disgrace and it’s only because of his astute ability in the transfer market that we are able to compete. Whatever is promised now can never be trusted and I think the January window was the final straw to be honest.

  • hibbit

    Feb 10, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #5

    every time i pop on the blog which is not as often as it was, i keep seeing these list of managers bloggers would like if /when Rafa leaves,everyone of them a top manager and everyone of them ambitious or already winners
    why would they even turn up for an interview with a club that has shown so little respect for Rafa and has zero ambition
    the next manager is never going to come off any of these lists and never going to be of the quality of any of the managers named on them or Rafa


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