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Watch: Is Rafa Benitez Failing Newcastle?

For a long time, it has become widely accepted that Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is doing everything he possibly can with the resources at his disposal and that their current league position tells the story of a champion in his field being failed by poor infrastructure  Рlike a Michelin Star chef trying to cook up a storm in a burning down Little Chef.

Perhaps its time for a reality check. Newcastle may have had a tough run of fixtures to kick off the season but zero wins from ten games which saw them fire blanks against Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Southampton suggests a line must soon be drawn between the excuses and distractions and poor game management.

In this video we ask if Benitez – conqueror of Galacticos with Valencia and a European Champion with Djimi Traore – has ridden the wave of a ‘lose-lose’ situation for too long now.