We have read the article in the Mail today about Rafa maybe wanting to leave Newcastle and it’s by Rob Draper and it’s quite a short article.
It basically says that Rafa is frustrated that we have lost out on a number of transfer deals and we have only one player through the door so far – Christian Atsu.
We fully believe Rafa is frustrated – much like the rest of us.
But then Draper goes on with a “therefore” which is completely non sequitur – and it’s that Rafa is thinking about leaving the club because of the situation.
Rafa Benitez – maybe he’s just doing his job?
We don’t think that has any truth to it whatsoever.
Fans and journalists have to remember that Rafa is extremely ambitious and he wants things done right – this summer like last summer he wants players in as early as possible as he changes the team for the second summer running.
And if Rafa doesn’t get what he wants then he tries to fix things – he doesn;t sit back and do nothing.
Take this as Rafa knowing there’s something wrong and wanting to fix it very quickly with Lee Charnley and/or Mike Ashley.
The good thing about Rafa is if things are not going well he doesn’t accept it – he doesn’t accept mediocrity.
That’s the sign of a manager who’s won three European titles with three different clubs and wants to win more as the Newcastle United manager.
We even take all this as positive and if we can get three players through the door by a week tomorrow – all will be well.
Here is a wide range of good views from the Geordie fans of the Rafa situation this morning.
There’s no need to worry – think of it as Rafa doing his job – and that we’re still not used to having a world-class manager with such very high standards.
If Rafa does walk away, then he will have the blessings of all #NUFC fans.
— Himanshu Dhingra (@HD_07) June 25, 2017
When Rafa hasn’t taken summer holiday, irrespective of #NUFC history of signing players ie July afterwards, it is very nervy to hear these!
— Girish Prabhu (@girishNUFC4life) June 25, 2017
Other #NUFC fans/accounts;
“Ashley’s not kept his promise…”
“Rafa’s gonna leave!”
— Suffolk Geordie (@SuffolkGeordie) June 25, 2017
Time will come when Rafa’s sacked or leaves. Let’s wait until then to worry about it instead of living it hundreds of times over. #nufc
— James Harrison (@mrbeast06) June 25, 2017
Get the feeling we might see some incoming transfers next week. No big drama……yet. #nufc
— Matt (@GeordieWalrus) June 25, 2017
Absolutely nowt in this supposed #nufc story. Frustration in lack of transfers yes… that’s everyone at the minute. Walking away no.
— AnthMoore (@AnthMoore) June 25, 2017
Where is all the conte is frustrated stories, or wenger, or pulis, or howe or klopp, theyve all made 1 signing or less #nufc
— DavyBaty81 (@david_baty) June 25, 2017
Ritchie and Gayle signed on July 1. We then signed 9 more players. 3 players dropped from Prem to Champ to play for us. We’ll recruit #NUFC
— Ethan James (@EthanJames1704) June 25, 2017
Every manager wants an unlimited transfer budget and deals done swiftly but that doesn’t always happen. The press are the pits #nufc
— Lee (@lee_wilson1) June 25, 2017
This is why Rafa is great for #nufc, he will always push for improvements in every aspect of the club. Club need to match his ambitions
— Keith Johnson (@Big_J316) June 25, 2017
No panic here Already. Trust Rafa to make the right decisions #Nufc
— Allan Deeming (@7thSignals) June 25, 2017
NEWS: Early in trf window & Rafa is frustrated at lack of signings. Same as Pulis. Same as Klopp. Hughton, Mourinho….#nufc
— Richard Crowder (@Crowdinho) June 25, 2017