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Rafalution In Full Swing And Midfielder Is A Disgrace

6:19 pm, Sunday, September 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 41 Comments

Joe Allon came through Newcastle’s Youth Academy and he was in the side that won the FA Youth Cup for the second time back in 1984 – a side that was captained by Paul Gascoigne.

The first time we won the FA Youth Cup was back in 1962 when Bob Moncur was in the side that won it that year – and of course Moncur was the captain of Newcastle the last time we won a trophy – The Fairs Cup in 1969.

But we hope it’s not too long before we win our next trophy under Rafa Benitez.

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Newcastle’s FA Youth winning squad 1985
Joe Allon is with the blond hair at the back
Paul Gascoigne is 4th from the right in the front row

Joe has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he has talked about that man Moussa Sissoko and how his attitude was a disgrace for much of the time at Newcastle.

But Joe also goes onto some of the good stuff happening at the club and says that Rafa’s revolution – the Rafalution – is now in full swing.

This is what Joe has said in the Chronicle:

“Sissoko’s attitude during his time at Newcastle has been a disgrace – absolutely deplorable.” “His actions on transfer deadline day when it looked like he might be going to Everton before ignoring them were even worse.”

“It’s frustrating because he showed at the Euro’s what a good player he can be, but Newcastle fans were lucky to see that sort of form from him twice a season! They deserve better.”

“In my playing career, no matter who I was playing for, I wouldn’t have dreamed of going on the pitch for any game and giving anything less than 100 per cent.

“I had to laugh on deadline day when one Everton fan tweeted saying that Sissoko had gone missing. Newcastle fans weren’t missing their chance with that one and many quickly replied with words to the effect of ‘He’s been missing for years’.

“That pretty much sums his Newcastle career up.”

“You’ve got to hand it to Newcastle and Rafa – getting that price for him is great business.”  “Sissoko didn’t deserve to wear the Newcastle shirt and quite frankly I’m glad he’s gone.”

“The club have brought some good players to the club and I’m a lot more optimistic about the future now.

“It’s great to see Rafa put in charge of football-related matters at the club, and already we’ve seen the benefits. The Rafalution is in full swing.”

Good and truthful words there from Joe Allon and we are very pleased to be rid of Sissoko and to get £30M for him is simply great.

Well done Lee Charnley – you got one over on Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy – he just doesn’t know it yet.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Financials · Newcastle News · Newcastle Youth · Other News · Press




41 responses so far ↓

  • 1 SPRINGY // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    sissoko may decide to turn up for spurs,then he may look the part.. but if he’s does you would have question his attitude for newcastle….but he’s not have the greatest close control,passing or shooting ability,very inconsistant and for a big bloke, bottles a lot of challenges,but like i say he may decide to put a shift in and improve his own game….time to move on…cheers for the 30m spurs.

  • 2 welshgeordie9 // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    This England’s match is so boring, more action watching Tom and Jerry.

    What exciting times ahead under Big Sam.

  • 3 SPRINGY // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    welsh its pap mate….england will do ok….maybe…. if they get a player sent off against them….every match!lol

  • 4 sing in the corner // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Wonder if that’s Ian Bogie on Gazas left?

  • 5 Ian Toon // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:50 PM

    “To avoid advertising money lenders Wonga, and as a way of reducing income to Mike Ashley, a group of Newcastle fans designed an advert free alternative shirt. The first one, with a magpie logo, was challenged in court as the club believed they had sole rights to it (and won). The second version has the city logo of a castle. It is a great way to support the team without supporting the regime.”

  • 6 Spoof // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Another Sissoko thread, howay Ed, give it a rest man, he’s now a part of our history, lets move on, Sissoko is now a boring subject, we’re sick to death of reading about him.

  • 7 SPRINGY // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    lallana deserved that,probably the best england player today…although not a lot of competition if im honest.

  • 8 welshgeordie9 // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Carry on Ed talking about sissoko and i will report you to the boss of this blog.

  • 9 welshgeordie9 // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Finally a late winner.

  • 10 welshgeordie9 // Sep 4, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    Hanley and Ritchie both start.

  • 11 SPRINGY // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    always the problem when the transfer window shuts and its international week….nowt to talk about,so its the last thing up for discussion gets stretched out till the next match!!lol

  • 12 Ron Knee // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    welsh

    Let’s hope Ritchie comes through unscathed.

  • 13 Munster Mag // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Munster on hols in portugal. Too much seafood and white wine and young ladies heh heh!

  • 14 SUTTY1978 // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    They should just knock internationals on the head except for a tournament every two years. Just have a couple of round of plays offs to get into the finals just before and crack on.
    Can’t see how anyone can get excited about friendlies and qualifiers. They just ruin the normal football season.

  • 15 Munster Mag // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    Brilliant work by rafa to clear out so many players and charnley deserves our praise big time. Time to start ripping some teams apart.

  • 16 Laurent Robert 32 // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Oliver Burke looks a hugely talented player. Just seen them talking about him before Scotland game. Good on him for going to Germany.

    More local players should sample a new way of life and football culture.

  • 17 Belfast // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    That would be great Sutty but it won’t happen unfortunately. They should even play them midweek and just carry on with the domestic season as per usual. These two week breaks are a pain in the ass.

  • 18 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 4, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Hibbitt
    I watched yer man Ben Brereton this afternoon. Huddersfield u23s 1 v 0 Nottingham Forest. I was looking out for Tuff on the canal but no sign of him.

  • 19 Tsunki // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    I’m not voting it’s a trick…oh… We’ve moved on…

  • 20 Tsunki // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:23 PM

    I wouldn’t watch Scotland if they were in the world cup final and I was paid to. No offence but that’s exactly how most Scots approach England matches ha ha.

  • 21 Ron Knee // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Nearly a Ritchie-Hanley goal.

  • 22 Mister Tuff // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    Blackley – have you got a narrow boat yourself.

  • 23 Tsunki // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Let us know how they get on.

  • 24 Tsunki // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:35 PM

    Mr T I think he’s got a chubby boat actually from all the time he’s spent in Costa eating cake.

  • 25 Tsunki // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:40 PM

    1-1 with Malta. Gripping stuff. In text format of course.

  • 26 Belfast // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 PM

    Mister tiff do you call yer narrow boat the old rag doll by any chance ?? Quaaaaaaak quaaaaaaak !

    I’ll get my coat…

  • 27 Essex Geordie Bill // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Please excuse me chaps, I’ve got a terrible memory but who is this Koko who keeps getting mentioned, wasn’t he a clown with some circus?

  • 28 Belfast // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Tuff*

  • 29 martoon // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:49 PM

    I’m watching the Scotland game – I have to say Grant Hanley is not filling me with confidence. He is struggling against Malta strikers and missed a sitter.

  • 30 Mister Tuff // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:56 PM

    Belfast – did not get your post – fell asleep at half time of the England game and the brain is currently out of gear.

  • 31 Ron Knee // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Great assist from Ritchie.

  • 32 SUTTY1978 // Sep 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Peach of an assist from Ritchie for Scotland’s second goal

  • 33 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Richie has looked pretty deadly on the left wing today probably helps that Robertson is linking well with him and making runs which Dummett wouldn’t do

    His crossing is excellent Mitrovic or Murphy could score loads with his deliveries

  • 34 SUTTY1978 // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Not sure why the brass band are playing the theme from Police Academy…. But I like it

  • 35 Ron Knee // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    More good work from Ritchie.

  • 36 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    Another peach of a cross from Richie this time from the right wing

  • 37 Average_Contents // Sep 4, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Rosie and Jim, Mr tuff.

  • 38 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 4, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Tsunki/Tuff
    I had a calorie boost of a latte this afternoon at Costa, Leeds Road as it happens. With a cheese and mushroom toastie. The canal boats are a little too adventurous for old Blackas. Have you ever been along the Huddersfield narrow canal Tuff?

  • 39 Blackley and Brownlie // Sep 4, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    Hibbitt
    I reckon I was standing next to young Brereton’s parents the way they were getting excited when he got on the ball. The boy’s a good strong runner with the ball. Created a number of chances for himself and others. Just couldn’t put them away on the day.

  • 40 Munster Mag // Sep 4, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Tsunki, and english gobshites wonder why the irish, scots etc want you lot to lose? 🙂

  • 41 mike ashley for the greater good // Sep 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    Get over it, every other article is about Sissoko. He’s a bit of an ass but so are 99.9% of people in the world!




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