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Rafa’s Post Match Comments – Huddersfield Town Next Up

Rafa Benitez seemed happy enough with the 1-1 draw and the five-day warm weather break in Murcia, southeast Spain.

Rafa had the players put in double shifts on Wednesday and Thursday and had a team dinner on Thursday night, so it seems to have been really worthwhile.

One thing you know with Rafa is he gets down to some hard work in training – and he loves coaching the players.

Newcastle drew 1-1 with CSKA Moscow today and we did miss a number of good chances but at least we are creating them.

Both new boys Almiron and Barreca started this game, and Almiron had some excellent touches throughout.

He also has speed to burn so we see why Rafa had wanted him for 18 months before we finally signed him last month.

Rafa Benitez – before the game today

These are some of the comments Rafa made after the game:

“To give players minutes in an official game is great for us. It has been a good week for us.”

“There’s a good atmosphere in the squad and everybody knows how crucial that will be.”

“The players will get a couple of days off and then it’s back to start work for Huddersfield.”

Next Saturday we play Huddersfield Town at home, and we’ll have to win that game against the bottom side in the Premier League.

Then we have Burnley the following Wednesday – two wins in those games, and we should be on our way to safety this season.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Yes after getting off a transatlantic flight, being shown where the men’s bogs are, running on for ten minutes against wolves, getting on another plane to Spain and another 45 minutes of injury avoiding training kickabout in a hastily cobbled side we should definitely write Almiron off. He had his chance and blew it. What a waste of money. 😀

  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2019 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Without casually being insulting and in all seriousness, “ilovetoon88” is pretty certainly a s&#@erland supporter isn’t he?

  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    sin duda

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 16, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Sin Duda only got a start because he is Spanish

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 16, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    What happened in the Rotherham Sheff Wed game????
    12 minutes extra

  • geordietom

    Feb 16, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #6

    i’d rather Almiron turned it on for the Huddersfield game …

    rather going full out on a friendly that means nowt apart from a bit of bonding and warm weather training …

    dont want him getting hurt we have some big games coming up …

    he’ll click sooner rather than later…

  • beermonkey

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    was there a complete change of footballers at half time

  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Ivan Toney just scored his 19th goal of the season for the Posh

  • beermonkey

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #9


    did we sell him

  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #10


  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #11


  • beermonkey

    Feb 16, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #12

    hope there is a sell on clause

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #13

    But Munster fairs fair, you criticised that crap Scottish bloke we chased all summer without knowing the first thing about him or evidently how long we did actually chase him for.

  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #14

    Newport County should do OK
    Guardiola has left Aguero out
    the squad


  • Munster Mag

    Feb 16, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Wrong again jail. We chased him for weeks and haggled like hell. How many games did he play? Not many. Not the best business ever. Certainly not a very useful purchase as he clearly wasn’t good enough for us. Even in your topsey turvy world.


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