Newcastle Fans Angry Reaction To Distressing News On Benitez

Newcastle fans have been quick to take to Twitter with the news today that Rafa could be leaving the club this summer because Mike Ashley has not kept his word on transfers.

Unfortunately, the more we look into this story the more it appears to be accurate with all major newspapers having their own version of the story – but it’s not good.

This should be nipped in the bud quickly, because Mike Ashley must know if Rafa leaves the club the fans will be furious with him and that’s a huge understatement.

Mike Ashley – has he screwed things up again

8 comments so far

  • Slank

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1


    I really think that you as a fervent Newcastle supporter should not be peddling and at times accepting what other papers say but should challenge the accuracy and the source of the information.

    Most stories in the newspapers are very often a single story from a given journalist / newspaper that is then rehashed and frequently embellished by other newspapers.

    Rafa has been around the block enough times to know that he will never get everything he wants from an owner and ours is no exception.

    It wouldn’t surprise me to ever learn that this story is a plant to destabilise the club and in particular it’s loyal and fervent supporters.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Crunch talks tomorrow between Rafa and the powers that be, hmmmm interesting

  • spitfire_

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #3

    Right. I’m done with this blog.


  • firebug666

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    As much as I don’t want to, I believe this story, this is exactly the way Ashley operates.

    We all had our doubts when Ashley said he was taking a back seat, and leaving the day to day running of the club to Penfold.

    We he did for a while, he p1ssed of to protect his second hand shops, but now that is sort of in recovery mode, he’s back sticking his fat limey fingers in the Newcastle pie and making it inedible.

    Rafa has had the rug pulled from under him in the same way Keegan had, promises broken, power removed, and expected to lump it.

    My guess is he and his backroom will leave in the summer, and Jabba will return to his castle, with his new underlings fawning at his feet while trying to keep us above relegation.

  • Harley

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s hard to choose what to believe in the press. Before this news was out it was pretty easy to guess this would be the story everyone was running with.
    Having said that I do agree with some one here that Ashley is more than capable of ballsing it up.
    I remember seeing something on transfer night from the sky reporter saying the deal was all on then Palace moved the goal posts. Hopefully it was their bad actions that caused the collapse and not ours.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 3, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #6

    “Telegraph Sport also understands that there has been some criticism of Benitez’s record in the transfer market by those who still have the ear of Ashley and even a suggestion the Magpies have under-performed in the Championship, given the resources at their disposal.”

    If this is true its got to be Carr surely!?!Or Kinnear/Wise?!?!

    To an extent I do agree that we have under performed recently we are still far too negative and one dimensional in our play (which is pass it to Shelvey who then passes it to the right wing and repeat every move!)

    Is it a coincidence that we have stopped doing a lot of the good things we done earlier in the season now that Cathro has gone? We don’t really seem to win the ball in the opposition half anymore , don’t do as much passing and moving and our set pieces have went back to being crap!! Could be the other coaches are now having to do too much or a confidence issue?

  • lochinvar

    Feb 3, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #7

    According to Rafa we had been interested in two players during the transfer window.
    One we think might have been McCarthy and Koelman said not for sale.
    The other was Townsend and either the Palace Chairman or Townsend got greedy and no deal was struck.
    In both case those clubs might have worked out that strengthening Newcastle who they could be playing against in the Premiership wasn’t a clever idea.
    No one knows what happened least of all a group of muck raking hacks whose papers aren’t worthy of hanging on string in the netty.
    The back pages are just a reflection of the front pages, dodgy solicitor, childish politicians and wannabes.
    Rafa and Newcastle and the team and the fans need to get Churchillian, flex two fingers and get on with it big time.

  • veto

    Feb 3, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    ed’s after number, not acuracy , hence the constant daily mail quotes and never questioning the article .


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