It’s not a happy time for Newcastle fans – not at the moment anyway.
With just one point from the last 9 games we have dug ourselves into a deep hole but with some investment in January and some good players coming in – it’s not all lost – by any means.
We have also started to defend a lot better with captain Jamaal Lascelles back in the mix.
Rafa’s reputation may also be on the line but he’s working his socks off to turn this negative situation around.
If we can stay up and get new owners – even if that doesn’t happen until May – Rafa can get some backing from those above him for a change and start to build a top team at Newcastle.
We thought that would happen last summer but Mike Ashley again refused to spend the club’s money.
Newcastle fans – deserve a lot better
Another relegation would be another tragedy for the club and we’ve had too many of those over the last 10 years.
Keep believing – even though it may be (very) difficult at the moment.
Here are some tweets from Newcastle fans.
I knew the takeover wouldn’t be easy, not with this owner. His asking price will probably ignore the amount of investment the club needs and the likely relegation ahead. #nufc
— geordiepeacock (@getmeabiscuit) December 17, 2017
Anyone who thinks this takeover is going to magically change the way we are playing on the pitch is hugely mistaken. With Investment in Jan, yes. But will that investment come. Its doubtful. I hope our fortunes change for the better. Howay the mags! ???? #NUFC
— Kris Waterson (@Kriswaterson) December 17, 2017
Hmmmmm ok I hear you. But my assessment is for #nufc who are languishing at bottom 3. I think #Rafa needed to keep a core few but make wholesale changes. That did not materialise and #nufc have it all to do to survive.
— Kaz Pandal (@KPandal) December 17, 2017
#nufc we have a brilliant manager that hands have been tied regarding buying players. Some fans needs to look at the bigger picture
— sarah arthur (@saraharthur77) December 17, 2017
Proud of our fans yesterday, it wasn’t the best atmosphere or particularly raucous, but they stuck with the lads throughout. #nufc
— Scott McWilliams (@NormingAbout) December 17, 2017
I think we’ll dip into the loan market for additional players. January is notoriously difficult but I trust Rafa to pull off some good deals. Takeover cant happen any sooner. #nufc
— Luke Gabriel (@Luke9NUFC9) December 17, 2017
Joselu could get a hattrick but the fans would still boo him for not scoring 4 #NUFC
— Swanny (@NotoriousNUFC) December 17, 2017
I did Steve, couldn’t believe the empty seats, they were everywhere ! There, there and there ! Yet another big clubs shocking home support ! We again were just amazing man ! #nufc
— Col (@GreensideMags) December 17, 2017
#nufc a tell you what murphy needs to start more hes direct and isnt scared to run at players we need that atm
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) December 17, 2017
This #NUFCTakeover just is not going to happen. 1 minute it’s breaking news next it’s fees not actually agreed and the relegation clause is the sticking point. MA is and will continue for years to f**ck this club up. The fans just need to stop thinking about it. #NUFC
— ??TooNaRMY?? (@RAFALUTION86) December 17, 2017
Next – not exactly a positive tweet.
West Ham will beat us then city will beat us and so on and so on – it’s not being negative…. it’s being realistic you idiots #nufc
— gee singh (@geesingh1) December 17, 2017
Literally the difference for us at the moment is a proven goal scorer. If we took these chances! #nufc
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) December 17, 2017
Rafa is not the problem . Mike Ashley is I was there yesterday and I thought we played well #nufc
— Mark Ruz (@RuzMark) December 17, 2017
Is anything straight forward when it comes to #nufc and Cashley! The man has been a leech for 10 horrible years…….
— Mark Redpath (@mcredpath1) December 17, 2017
Look at burnley for Christ sake. They didn’t panic, stuck by there manager and look at them now. In rafa I trust #nufc
— LONDONUFC (@numbernineco) December 17, 2017
String together 2 or 3 wins and we’ll climb out of the hole we’re in at the moment.
All the other teams around us will have worse times ahead yet.
All hanging on Ashley, and he LOVES IT!#NUFC
— David Foster (@Dfozzy1970) December 17, 2017
AND while this run of results is highly disappointing, we must not forget that we would not be anywhere near the Premiership if it wasn’t for Rafa or the majority of this squad who dug us out of the Championship last season. Plus… there’s such a long way to go this season #nufc
— Chris Morgan (@chrismorgan57) December 17, 2017
And finally – if we finish 4th bottom – SUCCESS.
If we finish 17th this season, thats £120 million into the coffers and hopefully with new owners, the future will be bright.
Howay the lads. #NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) December 17, 2017