Maybe 99 times out of 100 this wouldn’t have happened, this time it did.

What is sure is that if a team gives up then it will not happen 100 times out of 100.

(Some) Newcastle fans say all they want to see is effort, that is a little untrue because of course running around like headless chickens for 90 minutes isn’t what any of us would accept.

The Newcastle 4 Norwich 3 match saw the proof that whatever else, the players are playing for Rafa Benitez, the fans, the club, whoever.

We might all pick a different starting eleven and moan and groan about individuals but as a team, they showed that they are ‘at it’.

Without effort you get nowhere and with Rafa Benitez adding the organisation and right mentality, with the help of the fans we all hope that we are now on a journey that will be relentlessly upwards.

As for those of you who left early out of choice on Wednesday…losers!!!

Rafa Benitez:

“It’s important for the future to have this mentality – you don’t give up, and you have to keep the hope until the end, it means if you get a result you will be stronger for it.