It’s a Sunday and just one week before the new Premier League season kicks off so you just knew there would be something controversial in this morning’s papers about Newcastle.
And yes it comes from the Mirror – that Rafa Benitez is unhappy at Newcastle because we have failed to get Stoke City striker Joselu across the line after a bid of £12M (that’s a high bid from the Magpies) has been turned down by the Potters.
And supposedly Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley do not want to bring Andros Townsend back to Newcastle, and we all know Townsend is one of Rafa’s favorite players.
Take it all with a large pinch of salt – if it was a Tuesday I might be just a little bit worried – but it’s a Sunday!
A smiling Rafa Benitez
Anyway here are some comments the fans are making of the Mirror story – most think it’s hogwash.
It’s funny, all the media reports on these high expectations by #NUFC fans yet you never actually see the evidence of it, media-made myth.
— Ryan (@RyMorris95) August 6, 2017
— NUFCfaith (@NUFCfaith) August 6, 2017
Why does the media always have negative views on #NUFC ? We won the league, our fans are amazing, Rafa is in charge, how’s that negative?
— Lee Stewart (@LeeStewart1995) August 6, 2017
Apparently we will struggle because the players we have bought aren’t good enough so does that mean Rafa is not a good coach then ?#NUFC
— M H-J (@Hope541) August 6, 2017
I’m sure just over a week ago in NINE Bar, Rafa said he was happy with the way the transfer window was going now #NUFC
— Paul Swinburn (@PSwinburn) August 6, 2017
More news of Rafa leaving ? I’d be happy with Townsend back, but can’t see it. Also you’d think #nufc will be getting Woodman a new deal.
— Danny Roberts (@dannyJroberts26) August 6, 2017
Must be something about a Sunday that makes journos go from bullshit to utter bullshit. Rafa ready to walk again is he. Give owa. #NUFC
— Karl Dawson (@dawson_karl) August 6, 2017
— David William Tasker (@DavidWilliamTa1) August 6, 2017
— ? Mark Thompson (@MCNT91) August 6, 2017
— mark dobson (@marktoon72) August 6, 2017
— Alan Bongo Newton (@Bongo998) August 6, 2017