Exhilarated Fans React To Ashley Backing Rafa To The Hilt

With the Newcastle club announcing the meeting on Tuesday night between Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and Rafa Benitez went very well indeed and that Mike will give Rafa every last penny to spend in the summer transfer market, Newcastle fans are happy, very happy in fact most are exhilarated.

But we’re not used to such good news (all at once) and after all in early Match last year we were in the dumps big time with a manager in charge who had proven decisively over almost nine months that he didn’t know what he was doing.

The only problem was that those in charge higher up the club hierarchy hadn’t realized that.

And then Rafa Benitez walked through the door.

Rafa Benitez – seems to have Mike Ashley backing him completely

Here’s some of the tweets fans have put out as they learn of the good news that it seems Mike Ashley is backing Rafa to the hilt.

I like this one….

And to finish …. somebody like me …..

11 comments so far

  • Budge123

    May 11, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone know when season ticket renewal details due?

    Is the moving of away fans fact or fiction for this season anyone know.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 11, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning lads! Happy days indeed with all this positivity around NUFC. Something that makes me wonder is how did SSN get any notion of our £70m figure? The club haven’t come out and mentioned any number. Maybe and I really hope not but what Ashley meant of money available was from player sales and promotion and such but not a significant amount on the side from his pocket as well.

    He must have assured Rafa money from his pocket too to keep the gafa happy or else he would have walked. So indeed happy days are sure to be upon us at last.

    Exciting times ahead for us, I can’t wait what quality players Rafa signs this summer.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 11, 2017 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Great news about Benitez. I don’t care how much we have to spend and I’d prefer that there weren’t figures going around publicly as other clubs will see us as being cash rich and drive harder bargains. As long as Benitez was happy about everything then I’m comfortably looking forward to seeing what we can do in the summer.

    I’m hoping though the links to toure, fernando and mangala is just paper talk.

  • Ron Knee

    May 11, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #4

    11 May 2016: Newcastle United were relegated to the Football League Championship as rivals Sunderland won 3–0 against Everton.

    What a difference a year makes!

  • hibbit

    May 11, 2017 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #5

    shoe’s on the other foot now Ron ……….LOL


    May 11, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Parachute payment 40mill and profit from transfers last season 30mill would be my assumption (though that’s not how it will work) also got new sponsorship money to go on top of that

  • Ibizatoon

    May 11, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Well, isn’t that just spaffing!


    May 11, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Interesting that loans were specifically mentioned in the press release we’ve tended to stay away from loaning players for the most part

  • Ibizatoon

    May 11, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Damn you autocorrect!

    Spiffing! 😉

  • dem

    May 11, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Too much information given in the statement for me. Stating that he can have every last penny could be counter productive in today’s market. Should be an interesting summer non-the-less.

  • Sav

    May 11, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Rafa is convinced, which is great. However, some of us still remember budgets being written to include all of a players wages for the length of their contract. We’ve had fine words before – remember when we were going to ‘make our own luck’? Or when SD was simply keeping the hoardings warm for a real advertiser? I don’t mean to be a downer but its about deeds with Ashley. I believe it when I see it – and see it consistently. While all this feelgood stuff is going on I presume the sale of the car park is going ahead quietly? Like a solar eclipse, it has to happen occasionally that Ashley’s self-interest and that of the football club overlap. Trust has still to be earned over time.


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