Here's Rafa Benitez Sky Sports interview after the great 2-0 win at Cardiff City last night and at the end of the interview Rafa is asked if he is excited about the future and he says yesand smiles. None of this "we will see" after last night's performance and earlier in the week [...]
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the very vital game at home on Monday night against Preston where a win would almost guarantee us a promotion place this season. Indeed if the Terriers don't win at Fulham tomorrow and we get all 3 points against Preston we will be promoted. I just [.
David Prutton is predicting that Brighton will beat Wolves away and Newcastle will draw 2-2 at home to Leeds and if those predictions are accurate Brighton will be on their way to winning the Championship 4 points ahead of Newcastle with only 4 games to play. David is only predicting the games today which are [.
Here's what a very subdued Rafa said after our defeat yesterday at Sheffield Wednesday that was coupled with a poor performance.
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for another tough game tomorrow afternoon this time at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa has made about the game tomorrow as being reported in the local press and on Newcastle's Twitter account: [.
After the 1-0 win last night thanks to another great Matt Ritchie goal, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was frustrated that everybody will be talking about the refereeing error in the first half, when Keith Stroud disallowed a Matt Ritchie penalty for encroachment. After discussing the situationwith the other three officials, he awarded a free kick [.
If pundits were supposed to get results wrong then David Prutton of Sky Sports would be one of the very best in the business at least where Newcastle United are concerned. David never seems to get his predictions right for the Magpies we were supposed to lose to both Brighton and Huddersfield, but [.
The strange thing about this season or at least one of them is that our home form has not been as good as our away form which is the polar opposite of what happened last term. We have managed to drop points to teams like Wolves, Blackburn, QPR and Bristol City at [...]
Rafa Benitez gave some good news in his press conference yesterday and with the local journalists afterwards he went into more detail on the injuries of various individuals. Midfielder Isaac Hayden is back in the squad after his ankle surgery and we would expect him to start the game today against Wigan alongside Jonjo Shelvey [.
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference this afternoon for the potentially tricky game at home tomorrow against second bottom side Wigan Athletic. Newcastle have not done well at home this season against poor sides, but we must win the next two games against two bottom four sides Wigan and Burton Albion.
With there not being too much news during these boring International break the Chronicle has rescued us all by conducting a long and very interesting interview with manager Rafa Benitez. Rafa is asked a number of questions and as usual he responds to each question with his real thought on thematter and they are also [.
Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the important game atBirmingham City against a struggling Blues side under manager Gianfranco Zola. It was a rare off-day for most of the Newcastle players against Fulham and we hope it was just a blip a bad day at the office and the [.
Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the important game at home tomorrow to an an-form Fulham side. Newcastle have not done as well at home as away this season so hopefully with six home games still to play we can win most of them. Rafa has talked about striker Aleksandar Mitrovic [.
Rafa Benitez seemed pleased with the performance of his players last night and we came away with a point in a 0-0 draw at Reading, but probably should have had all 3 points. But Reading also had chances to win the game and given they hit the bar in the last few seconds of the [...]
Rafa Benitez has given his press conference this afternoon for the important game at Reading tomorrow night and we are hoping we can make it three wins in a row away from home against another one of the top five clubs in the Championship. Rafa has come over very confident in the team today, but [...]
Rafa Benitez was pleased with the away performances at Brighton and at Huddersfield when we played what were the first and third teams in the league. The fact we won both games and Brighton lost at Nottingham Forest today means we are 5 points clear of the Seagulls and 11 points clear of 3rd placed [.
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for maybe our toughestleague game of the season atHuddersfield tomorrow afternoon in the late kick-off game. The big news from the press conference is that Dwight Gayleis fine and he's in the squad so that's really positive news from the manager this afternoon.
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the important game at home tomorrow against Bristol City one we should win and have to win to keep on track for promotion in May. If we can win this game it will be six wins and two draws in the last eight league games [...]
Newcastle dug bit of a hole for themselves last night in the first 17 minutes of the game at Norwich even after going ahead with a goal from Ayoze Perez after only 23 seconds of the game. But there was then some lax defending from Newcastle and we conceded a goal after 12 minutes when [...]
After defending so well on Saturday at Wolves Newcastle looked very poor in the first half defensively against Norwich last night. We paid for it conceding two soft goals in the first 17 minutes to allow the home side to take a 2-1 lead after Ayoze Perezhad put us ahead after only 23 seconds of [..
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game at Norwich tomorrow night when a full fixture list in the Championship will take place. Just like the last game at Wolves we will need another win to stay at the top of the Championship, but it will be another extremely difficult game [.
With the news this morning in the Mirror that Rafa Benitez is wanted by Arsenal should Arsene Wenger leave the Gunners in the summer, a number of fans take aim at the journalist who created the story Neil Moxley. The same journalist reported in mid-January that Mike Ashley was unhappy with the transfers and wanted [.
We watched the game a second time last night and in truth there is not much in these games at all. But Newcastle are very well organized under Benitez and we thought both Ciaran Clark and Jamaal Lascelles were outstanding for Newcastle and Karl Darlow was very secure in the Newcastle goal. And Karl needs [.
Here's Rafa Benitez' Sky Sports interview after the 1-0 win at Wolves today and Rafa said it was not an easy game but we did have some decent chances in the second half. But Rafa was very pleased with the defense who kept a second successive clean sheet. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game at Wolverhampton Wanderers late tomorrow afternoon and we need another win in the game to stay top of the Championship in what will be a very tough game. Rafa has given an update on the injuries and he says everybody is very [.
The 1-0 win at home against an in-form Derby County side was a really vital win for Newcastle and the lads defended very well and especially over the last 20 minutes, when Derby went all out for the equalizer after we had again missed too many chances to kill off the game. But we came [...]
after the very good 1-0 win against an in form Derby County today Rafa saluted the fans for theirterrificsupport of the lads after Rafa has requested that everybody get behind Newcastle as we make our push for promotion. The fans were just great today and it was a packed out St. James' Park of over [.
Rafa showed he was in command of things yesterday at his press conference and it was a great example of how to defuse a potential very bad situation that could get out of control in the press. And if we are not careful it can derail our promotion push we cannot have any internal [...]
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the Championship game against Derby County at St. James' Park tomorrow afternoon and if we can win that game the mood on Tyneside will be raised significantly. There were more cameras than usual at the Benton training ground this afternoon since there is national interest [.
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has quite a decent record in predicting Newcastle games since Ian Holloway went back to a real job in management with QPR and Ian even managed a point last night at St. James' Park. David Prutton has stepped in predicting games in the Championship since Ian left and he predicted [.
Rafa has made some statements lastnightafter the game, when he was off camera and interviewed by the local media and some of those comments have been published in the Chronicle today. There are statements he made on camera that we've already seen and then when he was off camera with the local [..
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference today deadline day for January transfers and he says he is confident "Newcastle can do something good for the team." Next up for Newcastle are QPR tomorrow night at St. James' Park and we are hoping we can win that game to get our Championship [...]
What we need on Wednesday is a good win over QPR as we get back on track in the Championship and try to forget about that terrible upset at Oxford United in the FA Cup. But Sky Sports pundit David Prutton doesn't think we will be able to beat QPR at home in our next [...]
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the FA Cup 4th round tie at Oxford United tomorrow afternoon. We have to stand a decent chance to get through to the next round with Rafa again expected to give opportunities to some of the fringe players tomorrow. Rafa Benitez at his press conference Some [.
When Rafa Benitez gives his after game interviews after each game, he is always straight and analyzes the game and what we did good and what we didn't do good. And Rafa was a bit critical of Newcastle's first half performance today in the 4-0 win over Rotherham United and things started to go [...]
Rafa made 8 changes to the side last Saturday that had started at Birmingham in the previous game in the FA Cup. And lastnight he made another 8 changes to the side that beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday and Rafa started three of Newcastle's top young players last night against Birmingham Dan Barlasar, Yasin [.
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the tough and vital game against Burton Albion tomorrow night at St. James' Park. Rafa Benitez just completed his press conference Hereare some of the initial comments Rafa made about the game tomorrow night where a win would take us 3 points closer to automatic [.
Newcastle had enough chances to have won the game yesterday and gaina full 3 points on both Brighton and Huddersfield, but we didn't and we had to make do with just the one point.
Newcastle's lead at the top of the Championship was cut by 2 points to only 3 points last night as Brighton won 2-0 at Rotherham (Huddersfield won 1-0 at home to Aston Villa) and we could only draw 0-0 at 5th placed Reading. It was a decent game and Newcastle could and probably should have [...]
Rafa Benitez has just completed his press conference for the important game at home to Rotherham United tomorrow afternoon. We now have two wins in a row after beating Brentford and Birmingham in the last week, so we are hoping we can make it three wins in a row tomorrow although nothing is ever [...