Rafa Has Talked To Mike Ashley – Says We Can Have Some Good News In A Couple Of Weeks


Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez knows all about football – all the facets of the game.

On the other hand owner Mike Ashley knows very little about football.

We have to give it to Ashley that he’s been very good at having Newcastle’s financial position in a healthy condition.

But that has come at the cost of the team on the field – which is one reason we have been in the top nine in the Premier League only once during his 10 years as the owner and also suffered two relegations in the Premier League.

Ashley has shown very little ambition for the club.

Rafa has revealed today he has not only talked to Lee Charnley but also to the owner (this week) about the upcoming January transfer window.

Rafa has been talking to Ashley on how the club can move forward.

The triumvirate running Newcastle at the moment

The manager seems confident about things, and this is what he said as reported in the Northern Echo:

“I am talking with Lee Charnley every day,” “I was also in contact with Mike Ashley.”

“We have been in contact talking about how to move forward. We are progressing and I have confidence we will do well.”

“Exactly as I’m expecting? I don’t know, but I have confidence we can do something that will be important for the team.”

“We have seen the consequences of not doing business in the way we wanted to do business in August.”

“So it’s obvious when we talk about January how important it is for the city, for every fan, for everyone at the club to stay in the Premier League.”

“We will try to do what we have to do.”

“I hope that Mike Ashley is clever enough to understand” “What I say is that it’s his team, his business, he wants the best for the team.”

“We have been progressing and talking about names and the way to move forward.”

“I think we are going slowly trying to do things, but I think we can have some good news in the next couple of weeks.”

It looks like Rafa will try to bring in some loan signings to strengthen the squad.

And maybe some of that good news could be on the takeover?

Just a thought.

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11 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Bus missed!
    Having too much fun with Frank’s sock! 😳

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Hope I get some news sucks for Christmas , these ones I have here as crusty as …….. a crust of crusty bread ?

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #3

    New socks

    (New sucks is a whole new thing)

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Doesn’t anyone personally know Lee Charnley?
    He lives locally – Gosforth?
    Apparently only 39. 😮

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle races today ….let’s get as dunk as JIB

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #6

    What killed the blog?
    Frank’s poetry or his sock ❓

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #7

    His wife knows him

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  • toontaff2

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    Is she on the blog ❓

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  • Frank pingles come sock

    Dec 23, 2017 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Hope she’s flushed the chain ?

    Did you say blog ?

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  • Malta Mag

    Dec 23, 2017 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #10

    One or two on here simply like to hear themselves talk bollocks?
    Anyway as to the post, how about an audacious bid for Wallcott? I know he’s never lived up to expectations but I get the impression that Arsenal’s become too comfortable and that the pressure of playing for the Toon and getting us out of trouble may just be what he needs?

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  • Bianconeri

    Dec 23, 2017 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #11

    @ 10 Malta Mag. “One or two on here simply like to hear themselves talk bollocks?” you can say that again,Harrumph.

    I think the 2 Premier league loans will be Slimani,and Kenedy.Hopefully if we get money and sell Mitro,Mbemba,and Gayle(not that I want to see them go) we can get another striker,a 10,and a keeper on loan from abroad

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