The start to the season couldn’t have been much worse for Newcastle United. The club have scored five goals in all competitions and are to win in the eight games they’ve played, scoring just five goals in the process, drawing twice and losing six times. Rafa Benitez is looking increasingly dejected but the fans are desperate to get behind him and try and muster a win from somewhere.
RAFA’S REVIEW: Here’s what the boss had to say after today’s loss to @LCFC.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 29 September 2018
The Magpies lost 2-0 at home to Leicester City on Saturday as their misery dragged on and the supporters will be wondering where the next win will be coming from. Upcoming games against Manchester United, Brighton and Southampton offer little hope to the fans and the Geordies will be desperate to see Mike Ashley out of their club as soon as possible so they can start focusing on the football and not the off-field dramas surrounding the club.
When Newcastle tweeted out Rafa Benitez’s post-match interview from the defeat at the hands of Claude Puel’s Leicester the fans were eager to show their support for Benitez and even though things are looking more and more bleak by the game at the moment, things will turn around sooner or later for the club. This is the Magpies second season back in the Premier League and as far as the fans are concerned, relegation is not an option for them as they aim to avoid the drop in what will be a very long season.
You can read the Newcastle fans’ messages of support for Benitez here:
Your heart has to go out to RAFA….his hands are tied and he knows he cant get the players to match his aspirations…..cant see this carrying on much longer…..#giverafaachance
— Apollo Creed….There is no tomorrow….. (@fletchfletch40) September 29, 2018
— Connor (@1892Evans) September 29, 2018
Rafa has said the same thing for the last 3 years every game, we had chances but don’t take them. That is down to the lack of quality that we have up front the 2 strikers that played were totally ineffective, given there was little service from the wings #nufc feeling for rafa
— Chris Cossey (@Cosseycj) September 30, 2018
#AshleyOut simple as.
— stephen fairburn (@beaverburn) September 29, 2018
Hung out to dry by scum. #AshleyOut
— Barry Grainger (@bazz_gr) September 29, 2018
#bbcmotd Feel sorry for #Rafa and the best fans in the UK. They have greedy nincompoop who has own the Football Club for few years, and he won't sell unless it is relegated from the @premierleague. @alanshearer @GaryLineker
— Abby Jan DHARAMSEY (@UK999ers) September 29, 2018
The fans will always be behind Rafa Benitez but are finding it increasingly difficult to stay positive as they continue to search for their first win of the season.