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Rafa Benitez Has Concerns About Huddersfield Game

The game at home against bottom club Huddersfield Town on Saturday will not be easy.

And Rafa is reported to be concerned the players could take the match too lightly and expect to win easily.

Rafa points out it will not be easy and that it’s a vital match for Newcastle and all 3 points can help us survive the drop this season.

We are just one point above 3rd bottom Southampton in the league right now.

It’s likely the Terriers will be relegated – but last season we lost 1-0 to West Brom at home when it was clear they would be relegated.

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We cannot allow that to happen with the Terriers.

This is what Rafa has said in the Chronicle today:

“It will be a massive game.”

“But all of the games for us to the end of the season will be like finals.”

“The next one, against a team at the bottom of the table, people are expecting it will be an easy game but I do not see it that way.”

“Their manager says they will fight until the end.”

“We approach the game with confidence but we must also show some respect.”

Fans may also expect an easy win but this game will be challenging and there will be tensions on both sides.

Newcastle must be confident and try to get some early goals in the game.

But it could be close.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed your right, newcastle must be confident.
    We have our confidence in the lads. We support the toon, through thick and thin.
    Rafa over to you, do your magic man. Get us a win.

  • Genjikai

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    As i look out my window now there is 6 magpies all together.
    6 for gold is it?
    An omen maybe?
    An abundance of Gold on its way to the toon?

  • Mag52

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Huddersfield, with pressure off as they are almost sure to go down, and knowing our fallibility at home, will be giving it a real good go.
    If we don’t match them in desire and effort, we’ll lose this one and be one step closer ourselves to the drop.
    Rafa we trust you to get our lads up for this pivotal game.

  • Genjikai

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Well said mag52, every game this year in the prem is hard to call. Anyone can turn anyone over on the day.

  • Genjikai

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Going to be tight hopefully next 3 games pulls us right out of it. Live in hope, HWTL.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    I seriously don’t want us to go down, as a fan it’s instinctive to want to see the team do well but if Rafa isn’t staying is there really any point in staying in this division to see us get beat most weeks while not scoring many goals, despite what his detractors think, the football is not going to drastically improve when a new manager comes in. I can’t see much investment either after the fat man has just spent 21M slackers on a single player.

  • BeeGuy

    Feb 19, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Rafa is right, Huddersfield should see this game as where they turn their season around. If NUFC score early and win by a few, the Terriers may pack it in for the season and not win again this year. That means all of the “Not Top 6” teams will also get 3 points from them. So, to maintain position vs. NUFC level clubs, a win is quite important.

  • Sav

    Feb 19, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Mooy is back. Always trouble.


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