Worried Fans Doubtful Ashley Will Do What’s Needed To Keep Rafa


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.

Comments welcome.


111 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    May 7, 2018 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Nostradamus,

    Amanda’s not there at 400m or even 350 !!!!!!! No one will be. Ashley is a dispicably greedy self serving oaf who will never do the right thing by NUFC. As KK said, the club will never achieve anything under Ashley. Maybe it will take doing a Sunderland to ever rid ourselves of him.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2

    It could have been an “extras” problem. You know, like when you buy a car and find that it’s not so cheap after all because to get decent functionality and use out of it you have to shell out for stuff to add on.

    Stavely and the crew might have rocked up with a £250-300m price tag bandied about but on getting down to the dirty details found that if they wanted merchandising, catering, club image rights, advertising …it was going to be extra, sorry. Not included in the base deal. Nope.

    Nostradamus – you say she’s a publicity seeker but then wonder why she’s keeping silent on the whole thing? Errrrrr…….

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 7, 2018 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    ash knows 52k will still turn up every other week, so we’re basically – – – – – -.

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #4

    thanks Tsunki for helping me understand the definition of complicity.

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #5

    i suspect that Ashley and Rafa have already agreed to all intents and purposes that sufficient funding will be made available to be able to have a decent crack at top 8 next season.

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  • Jib

    May 7, 2018 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #6

    One of the reasons the squad remained in the Home counties
    until Wednesday at Wembley is probably so Rafa and Mike can
    have a chinwag
    The media should be monitoring all N London curry houses

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah so Rafa’s spinning rubbish to throw the fans off the scent.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #8

    O…….k………

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Are we really expected to believe that Mike and Rafa will negotiate the new contract between them face to face? Surely he has an HR department head who does that?

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #10

    As conspiracy theories go this is giving the flat earth thing serious competition.

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #11

    “Yeah so Rafa’s spinning rubbish to throw the fans off the scent.”

    how much is the media’s interpretation of what Rafa has said. what did Rafa actually say?

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #12

    “As conspiracy theories go this is giving the flat earth thing serious competition.”

    are you saying that if funding materialises it will be equivalent to finding out the earth is flat?

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 7, 2018 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #13

    In the unthinkable event that we do finish up with Rafa leaving, don’t despair. Ashley’s past records proves that he’ll come up with a great replacement. There’s a treasure chest of available managers that he could, and would chose from, and surprise us all. Apart from the usual suspects there’s the likes of,Glenn Roeder, De Boer, David Platt, Slavin Bilic, Dave Jones,Terry Butcher, Mike Phelan, and most suitable of all Paul Merson. All is not lost!! 🙁

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    although Arsene Wenger is free and likes a project and saving money. ideal replacement.

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  • jane

    May 7, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #15

    how many touches did Perez have for each of his 6 goals this season? all the ones i can remember are just one touch.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Jane although you do a fair job of deflection I have to conclude that pr is not your day job.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #17

    I funding materialise, Jane, it will prove that funding has materialised. You would have to add a whole host of finer details to that to construct your theory properly and not leaving it looking as facetious as it currently is.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #18

    But credit where it’s due you’ve had a fair go at explaining the darker theories about the real underhand dealings going on in the underbelly of nufc.

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  • Tsunki

    May 7, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #19

    I did air quotes when I typed “real ” btw 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    May 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #20

    What’s Ashley saying to Penfold in the photo?

    “Shall we try the every last penny scam again, Lee?”

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  • Oldgit1

    May 7, 2018 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #21

    I see Chelsea is in for Traore of Middlesbrough at 30m I believe Rafa was in for him last summer but Ashley thought price of 10m was too high. What a tw*t. Makes you wonder what this guy has for brains .

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  • Jib

    May 7, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Oldgit1
    You and I have never argued
    but really – ” Ashley thought price of 10m was too high.”
    do you seriously believe
    Ashley has even heard of Traore.

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  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    May 7, 2018 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Narrrr……fairly apparent what he’s got for brains, innit.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 7, 2018 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Mark Douglas:

    “It looks like a garden shed and sits in the middle of the training ground car park.

    “Newcastle United’s scouting hub – built last year to give the recruitment team a permanent base at the Magpies’ training ground – might represent progress of sorts but it’s also a little bit sad when you see it.

    “OK, it’s about the ideas expressed and information shared in that room rather than having plush fixtures and fittings. The odd picture of his family, dogs and an Apple Mac filled with player clips aside, Rafa Benitez’s office is fairly sparse and you get the impression he likes it that way. But the ‘scouting shed’ really is a shed – and it still represents something rather jarring when you see how the rest of the Premier League is investing the riches banked during this era of unprecedented TV cash.”

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  • RUNAWAY777

    May 7, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #25

    If rafa walks because of ashley it will be time for all toon fans to walk out with rafa and leave ashley a empty ground will this happen ask the fans but would hope this time they would if we dont we let rafa down and ashley win again lads [BUT LETS HOPE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN]

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 7, 2018 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Ashley Out!

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  • magpie6699

    May 7, 2018 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #27

    As I keep saying, an empty ground would not cause Ashleymany sleepless nights. He needs to be hit in the pocket. Boycott all Sports Direct shops, blockade his distribution centre(s) etc.- I’m not sure what would work.

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Rafa has been brilliant for us this season.Got the worst team in the league to mid table.
    But we all know it will end in tears. It always does at Newcastle.
    Cashley to Charmless ” Just tell him whatever but put nothing on paper and when those 52k muppets, I mean supporters, are all signed up then pull the rug. And thank Amanda for her help in the big con. I get 100 million from Sky alone. Only true muppets would ever think I am going to give that up.”
    Charmless ” But is the club up for sale or not boss?”
    Cashley ” Of course it is but I am not selling. As long as the muppets stay so am I.”
    Rafa to see out his contract and we will survive another relegation fight with him. Then its free fall time with Pardew back in charge.
    It aint no joke.

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #29

    More chance of the Pope turning Protestant than Ashley selling. Ask yourselves this. Why should he?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 7, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Worst team in the league? Somebody is a bit if a drama queen!

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  • Nufc 4ever

    May 7, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Jimnotsmiley

    I am no muppet unlike yourself. This is my club and dont need idiots like you to tell me what to do. I am in it for life and notice you are back on soon as there is a bit of dissent. Where were you during the 5 wins . If you have nothing decent to comment on do us all a favour and dont bother

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  • Jib

    May 7, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #32

    I find it encouraging that the parties involved
    aren’t rushing into an agreement.

    Rafa’s lot took 5 months to thrash out a contract
    extension at LPool.

    If it’s worth doing it’s worth taking time over it.

    Don’t forget the transfer window opens a week on Thursday
    and I bet these negotiations go right to that wire.

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Cashley to Charmless ” And if the muppets turn a bit anti, make sure Amanda makes an appearance at the Sports Direct Arena and waves to the muppets. Then we can have some nose bag together in the Bigg Market.That will sort them out for another year.”

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #34

    Well certainly one of the worst three teams.

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  • Jib

    May 7, 2018 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Jimiley
    You let the mask slip – you silly sausage
    I’ve told you before the clearest pointer
    to a mackem WUM is having a NUFC
    player as your user name.
    Sorry Rolando ha ha ha 😛

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  • Nufc 4ever

    May 7, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Oh i forgot Jimnotsmiley the mackams won time for you to come out the closet

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib
    Bloggers on here with some pedigree and can go back 10 years will know that I am Toon through and through. You are just a kid who knows nowt apart from putting cash in Cashleys pockets.

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  • RUNAWAY777

    May 7, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #38

    magpie6699 it will not happen i no that but would show ashley that we support rafa we cant let ashley win again and for penfold we should gather outside his house and give him some shit too.

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  • jimiley

    May 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib
    A real mackem on here would be telling you that Rafa is a certainty to stay at the club and Cashley will sell this summer and the team will be strengthened to the tune of 200 million. Thats a real tune up you can all salivate on.

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  • nufcalex

    May 7, 2018 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Why would Ashley sell a cash cow that our club is. He will be thinking, keep us I’m the prem by the skin of our teeth and rake the money in. Rafa will be gone this summer, why would he want to stay.. he managed real Madrid before us, he has the paitenance of a saint but things are going to get ugly real soon

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