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Rafa Still Worried About Over-Confidence Against Huddersfield


The game on Saturday at home to Huddersfield is one we should win but the team isn’t always good at winning games they are expected to win.

Recently we have had some good results against the better sides in the league – such as the great 2-1 win at home against Manchester City – but we also need to take 3 points from the teams around us in the league table.

The Terriers are rock bottom of the league with just 11 points from 26 games and only two winds.

They are 6 points behind second-bottom Fulham and 13 points behind Saints in 3rd bottom place.

Newcastle have to win this game and we cannot have any excuses if we don’t manage to do that.

Rafa Benitez – pensive in the dugout

Rafa still seems a little bit worried by over-confidence in the side – that the players will take Huddersfield too lightly.

This is what Rafa has said today in the Chronicle about the game on Saturday:.

“We can’t be overconfident. Then you start making mistakes.”

“The games at home are normally more difficult because the other teams come here and play more compact and try to counter-attack.”

“Even if you wanted to sustain attacks or to be more consistent in attack, you still have to defend their counter-attacks.”

“If you are open – and I use West Ham at home as an example – sometimes it is a big risk.”

“Again, I say – it’s a balance between attack and defense, plus being organized in defense.”

It’s a game we must win and it would be great to see a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon to roar on the lads.

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80 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #1

    martoon,
    For a start, I think Ed should get rid of these bloody hearts thing, the blog done well enough without them for twelve years. I think we could all help by engaging with new posters more as well, the other day someone asked about tickets from overseas, not one person answered him/her despite there being about thirty odd comments.

    6
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Miss EGBill. Other posters I have not seen lately just off the top of “me heed” are jazzyp, shirebrook, Lilongwe, manxpie (think he only posts during matches now), posada (I think just recently returned).

    2
  • carltoon

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #3

    What a lovely family the Longstaffs are. Talking on Total Sport tonight.

    1
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Jib,
    Too bad about your M&S not having Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo! Hardships plaque us all! 😉

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #5

    they plague us as well

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #6

    😛

    0
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #7

    Ok

    The blogs a bit slow

    So …1, what’s yer favorite sandwich

    2, what’s yer favorite beer.

    My Sarnie is fresh crab
    My fav beer is Michelob

    Among many others!

    1
  • G

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #8

    1. Cheese savoury stottie
    2. Effes

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  • G

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail, with regard to the overseas fella wanting tickets, I missed this one, but thats a classic ‘google is you’re friend’.

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Chicousa
    Taking about the Sierra Nevada not far away –
    See it has been snowing in Las Vegas

    1
  • toon22

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Saying ‘Mike Ashley wrote a £21 million cheque’ is simply embarrassing

    https://www.themag.co.uk/2019/02/saying-mike-ashley-wrote-a-21-million-cheque-is-simply-embarrassing-newcastle-united/

    Were so lucky he “saved” us

    3
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #12

    OLG
    Michelob? Seriously??? You call that watery stuff beer???

    Favorite sandwich? Philly cheesesteak. Washed down with a Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo IPA!

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #13

    G

    What’s effes like . Never heard of it.

    0
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Charlie,
    Las Vegas? Aye. It even snowed recently in Maui, which I believe has never occurred yet in recorded history! Climate is all scrambled up….winter is coming!

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #15

    Chicousa that Michelob tastes good .
    It’s in a little brown bottle but can’t get it here.

    2
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib,
    Sister Martha thanks you for the rap on my knuckles for using a q instead of a g. 😛

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #17

    I like beer from micro breweries..Occasionally. test them out , Well somebody’s got to do it !

    Hoopy malty real ale .

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Remember being in Canada you could get Toon Broon Newky Broon in stubbies – little bottles don’t no if you can still get it

    4
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #19

    OLG,
    Michelob??? You need to get out more son! 😀

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #20

    I like beer from micro breweries, occasionally test them out . Well somebody’s got to do it !

    Hoppy malty real ale .

    Just correcting the lazy grammar, #17 .

    1
  • G

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Effes is a turkish beer, very nice, very strong. They do an Effes bitter in Northern Cyprus too. Well worth a try. Online, from the sounds of your tastes I’m guessing ‘The Big Lamp Brewery’s’ ‘Prince Bishop Ale’ would be right up your street. Pop over to ‘The Keelman’ at Newburn and get it at source.

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Simon Cowe (rip) had a micro brewery in Canada

    1
  • chicousa

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #23

    OLG
    Hoppy malty real ale? That’s better lad! Beer is best nearly thick and full enough to cut with a knife! 😉

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Cheese tomato ham and salad cream sandwiches are the best. There’s a stout from the Barngates brewery in Ambleside I have only ever seen in the lakes which is just amazing.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Goodhew’s Dry Stout

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #26

    BBC:

    42 mins
    Post update
    Chelsea 0-0 Malmo (2-1 Agg)

    This game is so dull that Lord Coe, a man who made a living literally running around in a circle, looks like he’s close to falling asleep…

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib that’s the one. Stout isn’t for everyone but that one is great.

    0
  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail @1 – I agree with you about the hearts but I don’t think they are to blame for the blog being quiet. I must have missed that poster asking about tickets because I normally try to answer – it’s a bugger when work gets in the way!

    Also whatever you think of Jib just coming on here to constantly snipe at him doesn’t do the blog any favours at all!

    6
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #29

    I thought it was me just being paranoid
    😛

    4
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #30

    As soon as Ron posted the game kicked into life.
    You could ask BT for a job as a game livener Mr Knee

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #31

    I’m not a big Olivier Giroud fan
    but he certainly got on his bike
    for that goal !

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #32

    martoon,
    I don’t appreciate your taking sides, I did not arrive on the blog with the breaking up what was see as an anti Ashley sentiment by trying to ruin the blog, I also did not return after a life time ban with grudges against the same posters, I did not also constantly call another poster thick as mince and a footy no nowt while making an unbelievable amount of nonsensical gaffes. So please don’t put the sniping on me thank you very much.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #33

    *with the intention of.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #34

    G,
    Effes is also an old Roman city that is very well preserved and a must see for any fans of Roman history.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #35

    And then there were ten.

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #36

    Lord Coe’s awake now, Jib.

    1
  • G

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #37

    JfA, thanks for the history lesson. I’ll look it up mate.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #38

    G,
    No bother, I wondered why they would build such an important City right up in the middle of nowhere, apparently 2000 years ago it wasn’t in the middle of nowhere but on a river mouth that has long since silted up and disappeared.

    1
  • martoon

    Feb 21, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail – I’m not taking sides and actually I wasn’t talking about you but just giving my opinion on why the blog is not as popular as it was. As far as I’m concerned you & Jib give as good as you get!

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 21, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    martoon,
    That’s good to know, I think you’re a very reasonable poster. So basically it’s Jibs fault the blog has gone shite for being sniped at. I could have told you all that 😀

    1

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