Rafa Benitez

Liverpool

10 amazing stats from Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle

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3 This was Rafa Benitez's heaviest Premier League defeat since we stuffed his Liverpool side 3-0 in March 2008. 5 No player has scored more goals in home Premier League matches than Romelu Lukaku this season. 5 ... Continue Reading →

Liverpool Season Preview 2017-18

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Liverpool should be entering this season on a high.

Liverpool took 76 points last season, 16 more than the season before, their second-highest points total since the Rafa Benitez era.

Liverpool finished fourth last season, in an incredibly difficult league, and will be in the Champions League proper this season if they get past Hoffenheim in the playoffs later this month.

Newcastle United

Mourinho Praises Benetiz After The Game – He’s Very Experienced And Very Intelligent

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For the game yesterday against Newcastle it seems that Jose Mourinho went out of his way to be kind and even complimented the Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez. During his press conference for [...]

Rafa Near A Tipping Point – When He Can Buy Players He Wants

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Rafa Benitezwas not given the money he was promised by Mike Ashley in the summer which is one reason his trust of the owner is not what it was when we were [...]

Newcastle To Get Two Strikers In During January – One Permanently – One On Loan

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It's looking more and more like Rafa Benitez wants two strikers brought in during the January transfer window to fix one of the Newcastle problems that have existed ever since Rafa joined [...]

Newcastle Young Star – I’ve Improved By Learning From The Manager

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Isaac Hayden was signed by Rafa Benitez 17 months ago for just £2.5M from Arsenal and hehas been a success for Newcastle since then. But this will be a tough season for [...]

Rafa Identifies New Goalkeeper(s) For Newcastle In January

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The Sun is reporting that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is on the lookoutfor a new goalkeeper to be brought in during the January transfer window. Rob Elliot is the man between the [...]

Unchanged Team For Game Against Crystal Palace – Mitrovic On Bench

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Rafa Benitez has just announcedhis team for the important home game againstCrystal Palace this afternoon. We haven't won any of our last three games, and it would be an excellent time to [...]

Benitez Refuses To Get Sidelined By Potential Sale – Even Though Rumors Abound

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Since Rafa Benitez came to the club we have seen how ultra professional he is and he is always keen to get on and do his job which is usually preparing for [...]

It’s Now Or Never For Ashley To Sell Newcastle – With One Problem

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Mike Ashley seems ready to sell Newcastle United, and he wants to do it quickly while Rafa Benitez is at the club and relatively happy. Rafa has done very well again this [...]

Mike Ashley finally makes the right choice, Newcastle fans will be delighted with this

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has finally decided to put the club up for sale.

Last year, the club owner admitted that buying Newcastle was a mistake. He has endured a fractious relationship with the fans ever since he took over a decade ago.

Newcastle have had to deal with relegation twice during Ashley’s tenure and the Magpies are in desperate need of a new direction and investment.

Newcastle Finally Getting The Plaudits – It’s The Rafa Benitez Show

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One of the things we admire about Rafa Benitez as a man is how he stayed with us and agreed to manage in theEnglish second division. We've said before and we' ll [...]

Joselu Explains Perfectly What Newcastle Have To Do This Season

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We will have a Rafa Benitez press conference early this afternoon, and it looks like we are in good shape as far as injuries go. Jonjo Shelvey, Christian Atsu, and Matt Ritchie [...]

Newcastle’s New Signing On Why Rafa Benitez Is The Perfect Manager

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It's not a secret that our new signing Joselu was a big admirer of Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez before he joined the club. And it'sclear that Rafa is trying to improvethe former [...]

Rafa Determined To Bring In New Left-Back In January – Is This Now The Top Target?

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31-year-old Japanese International Yuto Nagatomo is reported by Tuttomercato to be a January target for Newcastle and Rafa Benitez, as the manager tries to get some real competition for Paul Dummett at [...]

Rafa Shows What It Takes To Become A Successful World-Class Manager

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Rafa Benitez spent a few hours with the local journalist last week after all, it is the International break and he gave them a free-roaming interview and told them how [...]

This Man Is Becoming Very Important To Newcastle And Rafa Benitez

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Rafa remains hopeful that come January Newcastle can get maybe three good players through the door and by that time we hope we are still in the top ten in the Premier [...]

Amanda Staveley May Bid For Newcastle- Rafa Benitez Key To The Deal

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Sky Sports is now reporting that private equity fund manager Amanda Staveley, who runs PCP Capital Partners, is looking at potentially buying one of three Premier League clubs. That seems why she [...]

Liverpool: Same Old Story For Klopp And Co. As Wasteful Reds Draw At Newcastle (Video)

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Rafa Benitez extended his unbeaten run against former club Liverpool at St. James' Park on Sunday, with Newcastle United holding the Reds to a 1-1 draw.

It was a familiar story for Jurgen Klopp, who watched his Liverpool side once again fail to make the most of their chances.

Achraf Lazaar Changes His Tune About Rafa Benitez And Newcastle

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We read the interview Achraf Lazaar gave to the Italian media recently where he seemed to slam Rafa Benitez for pleading with him to sign for Newcastle last summer and then when [...]

Rafa Benitez Takes The Advice Of His Doctors

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It will be a test of the coaching staff and our players today at Swansea since Rafa has decided not the take the helicopter trip down to Swansea today as he tries [...]

Major injury blow for Newcastle United, vital player picks up injury on international duty

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will be disappointed with the new of Chancel Mbemba’s injury during the international break.

The left back limped off during the hour mark against Tunisia and the player is set to report to the club’s medical staff now for treatment.

Newcastle are already short of options at left back and Benitez cannot afford to lose Mbemba now.

Serbia Coach Takes A Dig At Rafa Benitez

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The Republic of Ireland will play Serbia in Dublin tonight in World Cup qualifying, and it looks like Ciaran Clark could even be marking hisNewcastle team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic. Mitro is in the [...]

The One Big Thing That Can Still Keep Rafa At Newcastle – The Fans

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Mike Ashley has not taken too long to put a wedge between himself and his latest manager, Rafa Benitez, and he still doesn't like spending money as an owner. While it seemed [...]

Rafa – Everybody Was Working For The Team – A Great Display

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Rafa Benitez was asked after the game if that performance was perfect from Newcastle, so perfectionist Rafa said nothing is ever perfect but that it was a great display from his Newcastle [...]

Rafa Benitez Explains Why Newcastle Cannot Sell Their Fringe Players

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There was news today that Newcastle could be close to a transfer breakthrough and that some of our players could be close to finally leaving Newcastle. But Rafa doesn;t exactly agree and [...]

Joselu – I Am Happy To Be At Such A Big Club – I’m So Excited

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New signing Joselu seems delighted to be at Newcastle under Spanish manager Rafa Benitez, and he has been given the number 21 shirt at the club. The 27-year-old has been interviewed on [...]

Rafa Benitez Now Close To Newcastle’s Sixth Signing Of The Summer

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News today in the Chronicle that the signing of Chelsea's 21-year-oldwinger/defender Kenedy on a season-long loan deal is close and Lee Ryder of the Chronicle had tweeted a few days ago that [...]

It’s Official – Rafa Confirms Jamaal Lascelles Will Reamin Club Captain For Next Season

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During his press commence this afternoon Rafa Benitez has confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles will remain the club captain for the season. Jamaal has been injured and not played too many games and [...]

Rafa – I Will Not Walk Away – My Chinese Is Not Good Enough – Newcastle Is A Challenge For Me This Season

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Rafa Benitez gave an extended interview on Sky Sports yesterday morning, and the Newcastle manager went into great detail about the situation at Newcastle. Rafa sees Newcastle as a challenge for him [...]

Newcastle United 2017/18 Season Preview: Key player to watch out for and Prediction

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Finishing position: First (Championship)
Total points: 94
Top league scorer: Dwight Gayle (23)

Newcastle United have done well to secure promotion to the Premier League and the hard work has only just begun.

Rafa Benitez will be expected to establish the Magpies as a Premier League force once again and the Spaniard has been working tirelessly to improve his squad for the upcoming season.

Rafa’s Positive Message After Excellent Win At Wolfsburg – We Aren’t Far Away

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Rafa Benitez was interviewed by the Chronicle's Lee Ryder in Germany today after the excellent 3-1 win at Wolfsburg where the team played well, and it was a vast improvement on last [...]

Darlow, Colback, De Jong And Mitrovic Start At Mainz

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has just named his side for the fourth pre-season friendly of pre-season against Mainz 04 in Germany this afternoon. We now have three friendlies coming up in a [...]

Elliot, Mbemba, Hanley, Lejeune And Mitrovic All Start At Preston

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has named his side for the second pre-season friendlyofthis preseason against Preston atDeepdale this afternoon who have former Norwich manager Alex Neil (shown above) in charge. Here is [...]

This Talented Midfielder Could Be Worth £12M To Newcastle – But It Depends On Benitez

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Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez needs to bring in a striker and a playmaker this summer and those could be big money buys, but Rafa is still keen to bring up to eight [...]

This Is The Perfect Player For Rafa Benitez To Coach

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Christian Atsu had a decent enough game in the first half but he will be hard pressed in the coming season to pin down a first team starting position.'s confirmation as a [...]

Rafa Benitez Talks About The Effects Of Brexit On Newcastle Policy

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We find it difficult to know exactly how things will turn out when the UK leaves the European Union in a couple of yearxs, but it seems that Rafa Benitez at Newcastle [...]

Newcastle and Liverpool in talks over Sheyi Ojo deal

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Newcastle United have opened talks with Liverpool over a loan deal for winger Sheyi Ojo, according to The Chronicle. Magpies boss Rafa Benitez is...

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Rafa Benitez In Charge Of All Transfers As Graham Carr Leaves Newcastle

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The Mirror is reporting tonight that Graham Carr the Chief Scout has left Newcastle by mutual consent and that leaves Rafa Benitez in charge of all decisions relating to transfers [...]

Rafa Benitez Now After Surprise Spanish Midfielder Target

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There's a report in Sky Sports today that Newcastle are interested in signing Jota (full name Jose Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo), who is a Spanish attacking midfielder who plays for Brentford in the [...]