To say that Rafa Benitez has transformed the mood amongst Newcastle fans wouldn’t quite cover the true extent of how fans are feeling.

Obviously everybody was disappointed with the result and performance last Friday at Craven Cottage but any normal person understands that after the countless self-inflicted wounds of recent times, the transition to hopefully becoming a normal club won’t be without its setbacks.

Rafa’s interaction/rapport with supporters and the honesty he has brought to the job, is in direct contrast to what we endured under Pardew, Carver and McClaren.

Results can never be guaranteed of course but how do you put a price on being able to feel good about your club once again?

Even though there is always that elephant in the room, with nobody ever confident that Mike Ashley won’t bring everything crashing down once again.

Rafa Benitez turned up at the latest fans forum meeting on Wednesday night and by all accounts charmed everybody who was present.

However, if you watch the video below you will see a slightly different tribute to the Newcastle boss from thousands of miles away in Zambia.

Great stuff from Newcastle fan Mark Wightman who is out in Zambia at the minute, I find it hard to believe that anybody can keep a smile off their face when watching this…