Benitez Deal Imminent – Why Newcastle Should Make A Big Splash


After what seems like a very long time and started the morning after we were relegated after Sunderland had easily beaten a listless Everton side 3-0 at the Stadium of Light, it’s now looking like the announcement of Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager for at least the next three years is imminent.

The Telegraph had reported early yesterday the deal was set to be announced on Tuesday and then other reports said mid-week and then it was to be the end of the week.

But it seems we are now back to Tuesday, according to the latest reports in the Chronicle today and we wouldn’t be too surprised if it’s even announced tomorrow.

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Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

There’s only so long it can take to write down the agreements and have them checked out by the two sets of lawyers.

Maybe they are working the weekend on the details to get it completed – they should be.

And that stuff about another Premier League  club coming in at the last moment to wisk Rafa away was hardly going to happen  – since Rafa would never join Everton after his very successful six years at Liverpool.

It does look like Lee Charnley will stay on, but we expect some restructuring of the Board with Rafa taking a prominent role in running most aspects of the club.

So if Lee has a reduced role, that even sounds about right and it seems he is willing to support Rafa 100% – and that would be good.

Once the announcement is made Newcastle should make a big splash of it in the press, because it’s not often a world-class manager is willing to go down with a club into England’s second division.

So a nice long press conference where Rafa can talk about his vision for the club and the areas he wants to improve with maybe a rough timeline would be great.

The news and the detail on what’s to come will give Newcastle United some great publicity – and we need some of that right now – and it will also send out a message to our players.

In addition it will send a message to other players we may be after this summer.

This will be the start of the  Rafa revolution on Tyneside and a new era at the famous Newcastle United Football Club.

FANTASTIC!!

Howay The Lads!!

we believe

 



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222 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 22, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #1

    Steve Black says he couldn’t get ” a Kulcha of winning at SJP”
    Your’e not wrong their bonny lad.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Benitez in

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  • Jib

    May 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    You’re

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  • shaun83

    May 22, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m not really a fan of this Rafa runs the whole thing I.e basically ceo. We still need a ceo to run the business, it shouldn’t be a case of Charnley is rubbish Rafa can do it, if Charnley isn’t up to the job then bring in a new ceo. Rafa needs to concentrate on the football and he still needs a boss for healthy tension.

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  • Tsunki

    May 22, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    But he would have a boss Shaun. He’d be the podgy bloke who sacked Charnley for being incompetent. There’s your fear.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Hopefully we’ll won’t be hearing carefully worded guff from Bishop/Churnley anymore and Rafa will let us know exactly what’s going on, with his role, what’s happening with the youth set up, training ground etc. Hopefully this really is a new dawn.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 22, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #7

    If Penfold was truely operating the club himself -and therefore responsible for what has happened – anywhere else he would have been pedalled.

    Perhaps if he really was not in control and really it was Mr Tubbs behind the scenes who was in control and telling Penfold what to do – then I could see why he keeps his job.

    He’ll keep his job!

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Whilst I support Rafa and think he is a very good manager and hope he stays – one or two on here have been going over the top on the attributes they believe he has – Rafa think this, Rafa thinks that, Rafa believes in this Rafa believes in that, he likes this but does not like that. He has videos on this, he likes this player etc etc – and the list goes on purely inventions by the authors. Next they’ll suggest he craps golden turds.

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #9

    “Hopefully this really is a new dawn”
    Mr Tuff has historically had a well voiced view on this an doubtless would wish to enlighten the blog.
    Surely words and figures don’t differ on the question of communication ?

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #10

    And doubtless

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Ian Toon,
    Will you stop speaking in riddles, you claimed we were in a brave new world and that I was a relic of the past before you slank away with your foolish prediction, I’m hoping that Ashley having been forced in to a corner has no choice but to give Rafa full control. Hence I’m hoping for a new dawn.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 22, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #12

    Funny when the Palace fans were doing the Poznan to the Man U fans then eventually lost.

    It’d be hilarious if every goal Palace conceded against another team had the opposition fans doing the embarrassing Pinocchio dance at him. He’ll never live that down. His ego was about to sonic boom doing that dance – thought he had it won.

    Prat.

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail – Someone less charitable than me would think you were plain thick. Maybe you should engage your brain before your fingers.
    Unlike you not to get your words and figures lined up. Just imagine what it would be like if I did choose to post in riddles. Why don’t you sign up for English comprehension at night school.
    Enjoy your summer.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 22, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully Rafa is officially announced in a couple of days and we can all really get behind a change for the better.

    A proper manager at last – dispelling the myth that a quality manager wouldn’t come here instead of Pinocchio.

    Ed, this type of managerial appointment is exactly what your friends the Sack Pardew crew/mob/rabble/unit/tribe/gathering/flock/team wanted, yet you’re over the moon if it comes off.

    If we’d kept quiet and accepted a lower league manager, the call for change would never have eventually occurred.

    If your car tyres are flat, inflate them or change them. Don’t just trundle along at 5mph because the car moves.

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail- You don’t need to worry yourself. That is unless you start the dirty tricks with your mate and involve me yet again in your puerile games.

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #16

    The only reason we got rafa was that we were in great danger of going down
    last roll of the dice
    not because of the rabble crew etc
    pardew walked 1 1/2 years ago
    we wouldn’t have got rafa if we finished mid table or even just above relegation

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Ian,
    Tsunki described ypu perfectly when he said you were like a guy who walks in to a room unnoticed, farts and walks back out again.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    So Dummett is apparently wanted by Pulis, Pardew and Hughes. Lucky lad!

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Ian / Carl

    Typical, insult someone and scurry off.

    You imply Jail is thick and then say:

    Jail ”Unlike you not to get your words and figures lined up.”
    – – – – –

    You do seem to be a very confused little chap Ian / Carl.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 22, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #20

    Ron

    yeah, not exactly the top 4, barely even 10 calling

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 22, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Manx, if he wasn’t under the pressure he was under, the opportunity to leave wouldn’t have arisen anywhere near as quickly. It was an easy escape to Palace – no surprise he’s nose-dived there as well with none of the long list of excuses he had here.

    How Rafa has turned up is irrelevant in as much as pressure mounted on a other manager who should also have not been employed. The simple way of looking at it is that hiring McCardew is unacceptable and displeasure should be voiced – it was.

    Just like the brilliant reception which many of us have given Rafa since he’s arrived and did against Spurs.

    Come on, Rafa!

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #22

    You’ll have to explain. Take your time. Or do you want to call a friend?
    In the real world I have just received a high grading in psychometric assessment, for specifically emotional intelligence – which is extremely important in my field. I really don’t care what you think- you’re not very good with those who don’t mirror your self image.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 22, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #23

    RH

    And three British managers too!

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Rotunda – Your ma. In your 50’a grow up.

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Must be the same linesman that we had in our game against city

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #26

    manxpie,
    What was your statement in reply to?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 22, 2016 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle need to hire new lawyers. These guys are taken forever to write out a contract. The longer the deal takes, the more chance of another team hijacking the deal.

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #28

    Jail the fact that rafa is here for any other reason than Ashley panicked
    not because he’s changed or has started listening to fans

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #29

    Have a clubs fans ever looked forward to a year in the Championship as much as us?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #30

    manxpie,
    There are very few suggesting otherwise!

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail people saying that the pardew out site did their job they clearly didn’t that’s my issue

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  • Graeme

    May 22, 2016 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Jail @ 29 – This could be the best season since our last adventure in the Fizzy Pop!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #33

    manxpie,
    I disagree, they made him aware that he was so unwanted people were prepared to dedicate a website to him .If it wasn’t for them he might still be here guiding us to forty points a year and another six years of dross. It’s actually ironic that such a poor manager was such a perfect fit for their uninspiring system. There wasn’t another manager out there that could be a successful patsy which ultimately paved the way for Rafa. So well done Pardew out . com

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  • Belfast

    May 22, 2016 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #34

    The linesman was obviously sleeping he was easily two yards offside.

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #35

    So the plan was to get relegated or as close to on the of chance that a top manager might come in
    nah jail I’m not having that
    it had nothing to do with paving the way to rafa
    Ashley didn’t listen to it did he?
    As I said he panicked and his gamble didn’t work again

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  • manxpie

    May 22, 2016 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #36

    The Ashleyout.com site shouldve been first and where is that now?
    we’ve just been relegated it had no where near the urgency that the pardew one had
    He must be doing a great job or is it okay now just that rafa might be in charge?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #37

    No manxpie,
    The plan was to get rid of a manager who had the worst stats in our history, played the most diabolical football and was firmly planted in the hoop of our owner.

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  • Ian Toon

    May 22, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #38

    Manx- Pardew had wanted to leave for Palace for a while. His family also wanted to move south and he was not averse simply because it would be to manage his team. Parish met Ashley’s asking price. The final and conclusive act of Ashley was to make Pardew aware that he could only buy in the January window if Sissoko was sold.

    Pardew had no second thoughts. Ashley would have resisted any further activist activity if he didn’t receive the release fee.
    At the time of Pardew’s departure we were in 10 Th place and had secured 40% of our total points for the season in November. Ashley has always run the club as a business why would he bow to a bunch of
    hotheads.

    Typing on a phone and in a crowd.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Yes Ian,
    The season before we had done the same before going on the worst run of form in world football, lovely way to manage a club for an owner who doesn’t give a toss.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 22, 2016 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #40

    We now have a manager who isn’t prepared to exit the cups in the first round and would see tenth as a gross failure rather than an achievement!

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