Most fans were hoping that Newcastle could bring a couple of players in early in the January transfer window to give us some momentum.
Rafa wanted all players in by January 20th, so he had a chance to work with them as early as possible.
But it’s now January 9th, and we don’t seem close to bringing anybody in – other than perhaps Kenedy from Chelsea – who would be a good acquisition on loan.
It’s hardly surprising fans are not too happy at the moment.
If we don’t manage to strengthen the squad, then it’s going to be very difficult for Rafa Benitez to keep us up.
But if anybody can it’s Rafa.
Rafa Benitez – fighting to keep Newcastle in Premier League
It’s just strange that Rafa seems to be the only one fighting at Newcastle to strengthen the squad and help keep us in the Premier League.
It’s a weird situation at the moment.
Here are some typical comments from our fans.
Not having any of this Shelvey can go as long as get a replacement.I’m more of buy the replacement first before Shelvey goes.Don’t trust Ashley one little bit #NUFC
— Rupert Rigsby (@NUFCWaiter) January 9, 2018
Shelvey £12m? #NUFC seem to be quoted insane prices for average players at every other club, but other clubs like to pretend it’s 2002 when they value ours? No point selling Shelvey for £12m at all….Barely buys a decent Championship player nowadays!
— Dan McMahon ? (@DanMcmahonF1) January 9, 2018
It could be more than 38 points needed to survive this season.
Will 38 points be enough for #NUFC to say up this season?
— James DeMarco (@jazadal) January 9, 2018
The same newspapers that are saying #nufc are selling players are the same ones that said we’re bringing in the likes of Giroud, Luke Shaw, Wilshere and David Luiz.
It’s the same every year. Fans never learn 90% is bullshit.
— Lee (@leerobson23) January 9, 2018
Nah at this rate we’re losing players more than signing and it’s scary given our predicament. Who would you want to see signed? #nufc
— Kendall? (@kendallrowanx) January 9, 2018
If Rafa has decided to sell Shelvey he WILL have a replacement ready and almost signed, we aren’t dealing with Pardew or McLaren here! #nufc
— Lewis John Stratford (@lewisstratford) January 9, 2018
Players close to leaving and nothing coming in! How can people blame Rafa for our lack of signings and struggles weve had this season, when the fat cockney bastard justs wants a bit more money in this back pocket! Its not Rafas fault its Ashleys! #NUFC
— Kieran Parr (@KieranParr17) January 9, 2018
Only news coming out form Newcastle is negative.Ashley trying to cash in on Shelvey and Mitro to leave us in the shit before he sells? #NUFC
— Hollie Taylor (@Geordie_Hollie7) January 9, 2018
On his day Shelvey is outstanding, his vision is something else but you can’t help but think he’s a liability and as mentioned probably one of the higher earners there which is why we probably are trying to shift him… #nufc
— John (@baldy_john) January 9, 2018
But shops don’t get relegated.
If i was selling my shop and someone came in a bought the last stock on 1 of my shelves, do you think for 1 minute iam going to replenish that shelf? Am i hell, iam 100% pocketing allll of that money. Sound like someone we know? #nufc
— Dodds (@Doddsy_86) January 9, 2018
If we sell Shelvey just shows that the club won’t be sold and Ashley is gambling with the future of the club again we need this parasite out of our club!!! #NUFC
— Marc Piggins79 (@MarcPiggins) January 9, 2018
Tell the Hammers we’ll swap Jonjo for Lanzini #nufc
— MichaelMM (@mickmar29) January 9, 2018
— Matthew Nairn (@Matty_N1987) January 9, 2018