The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern were pinching themselves yesterday as they came back from 1-0 down to win 2-1 against Arsenal at St James Park, extending their winning run to four straight games. The win puts them 10th in the table, just one point behind Everton and with a game in-hand over the Toffees.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) 15 April 2018
The club’s heroics either side of the international break has seen them dispatch Southampton, Huddersfield, Leicester and now Arsenal, scoring eight goals and conceding just two in the process. The Magpies propping our bar up are absolutely delighted with their form as the club could be making a late push for a spot in the top eight of the Premier League.
The Geordies’ achievements this season simply would not be possible if it wasn’t for Rafa Benitez incredible job in the North East. The former Real Madrid and Liverpool man has been one of the most successful managers in Europe over the last two seasons, winning the Championship and guiding a below-par Newcastle side to the top half of the Premier League on a lacking budget. There aren’t many managers who could do what the Spaniard has done and the fans will be hoping he’s rewarded with a decent sized transfer kitty in the summer.
You can read our resident Magpies’ verdict on Rafa Benitez here:
Isn’t he lovely?!
— Ms. L H (@exspygirl) 15 April 2018
Thank you Rafa for everything you’ve done….this club was dying and on its knees until you came, you have given us new life and we owe you so much! I hope you are here for many years to come #oneofus #toonarmy
— graham okeeffe (@Rickle_Pick86) 15 April 2018
Rafa doesn’t get the credit he deserves from the media cus he isn’t British
— Berts [+] (@Heisenberts) April 15, 2018
I love you
— Jonnynufc (@jonnynufc23) April 15, 2018
— Col (@GreensideMags) 15 April 2018
I hope he stays with us for a while and gets the backing he needs. (Or at least some!) Magnificent job Rafa and the lads!
— Scott Thompson (@FlashThompson16) April 15, 2018
What a lovely lovely man. Well done
— Liz Edge (@edge2_edge) 15 April 2018
Rafa is a god #nufc
— HAYLEY (@Hayley_Harra) 15 April 2018
Best manager in he world. Wouldn’t want any other person leading our club.
— ohio toon (@OhioToon) April 15, 2018
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