If Mike Ashley does not tie down Rafa Benitez to a long-term deal this summer that will be the end of Rafa at Newcastle – but it will also be the end of Mike Ashley and his unseemly eleven years of ownership.
We just don’t fully understand why Mike Ashley will not do what Rafa wants – say for a couple of years at most.
Then he can sell the club for a lot more than the £400M he wants for the club at the moment.
But Ashley has rarely done the right thing for the club and if Rafa leaves it will be the end of Mike Ashley with Newcastle fans.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle stubborn and unpopular owner
This is the best chance we have of Newcastle becoming a great side again – to keep Rafa at Newcastle – and if the owner throws that opportunity away – it will be tragic.
Fans don’t seem to be too confident that Ashley will do the right thing for Rafa and for the Newcastle United club this summer.
Here are some tweets from our fans.
Has there ever been a bigger liar in the world other than Mike Ashley? I think not. The man is the spawn of Satan. #nufc
— PL (@paulzim) May 7, 2018
Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley are the two top people at our club.
It’s took them nearly 3 weeks to still not give Rafa Benitez assurances about the clubs future and refuse to break the club record, which was last broke 13 years ago.
GET OUT OF OUR CLUB. #NUFC
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) May 7, 2018
— Andrew Davis (@andrew14ad) May 7, 2018
Get sick of speculation everytime transfer window or end of season comes. If Ashley wanted things sorted he would do what is right get it done. We all want Rafa to stay but can see him going because things drag on false promises. Best thing since sir Bobby sort it now #nufc
— Steve (@stevemagpie4) May 7, 2018
I’m not an Ashley fan but where is Staveley? If she was serious about buying the club it would have been done and dusted even at the new asking price. Can’t help feeling it was one big publicity stunt driven by ego. Hope I’m wrong! #nufc
— Catherine Johnston (@catjo1892) May 7, 2018
What have all toon fans done in a past life to deserve to be stuck with a fat, greedy, unambitious, treacherous sack of shite like Ashley? Hope Rafa stays but his patience must be starting to run out now, imagine having to try and deal with those boardroom clowns ! #NUFC
— JAMES NUFC 1977 (@JPCurrey) May 7, 2018
Ashley’s ambition for #nufc does not and never will match that of Rafa or the fans. He’s not going to have a change of heart. Rafa can never have a long term future here under Ashley.
— Stuart Rain (@swrain79) May 7, 2018
I don’t know about you, #NUFC fans, but I’m already sick of it. The newspapers trumpeting on about Rafa challenging Ashley to share his ambition for the club. We all know that our owner’s only ambition is to make money and, where football is concerned, he is utterly brainless.
— David Taylor (@David_Taylor33) May 7, 2018
Not expecting anything from these Rafa v Ashley talks other than no capital outlay. We’ve had no ambition from the fat cockney wanker in 10 years and that isn’t going to change #nufc
— Neil Hindson (@NeilHindson) May 7, 2018
Ashley, when faced with the opportunity to do right by #NUFC and display sporting ambition will always choose the wrong path.
— Joolio Geordio (@JoolioGeordio) May 6, 2018