Video – Mick Lowes Talks About Newcastle’s Situation – Will Ashley Sell? – Is Rafa Leaving?


Thanks to Newcastle Fans TV for this interview with Mick Lowes on their YouTube channel.

Mick talks about Newcastle’s current situation and whether he thinks Mike Ashley will sell the club anytime soon.

He also talks about the gaffer Rafa Benitez and whether he will stay on past next June at the club.

It’s very interesting viewing.


120 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #1

    If we are playing make believe I would have Rinus Michels when Rafa leaves

    1
  • cyprus

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #2

    Actually I am a bit tired of watching boring games ?

    And this seems to be that. Maybe I’ll give it one half.

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #3

    I think we can win next weekend.

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Some of the phrases Big Mick came out with
    he clearly reads this blog.
    Does he still live in St Peters Basin ?
    Rowes Mews was it ?

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #5

    Not been on recently been busy this week.

    1
  • Pitmatic

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Jail

    Just out of interest, what did you make of Rafa’s efforts to keep us up when he first took over from McClaren? Your position seems to be that no other manager could possibly outperform Benitez at Newcastle given Ashley’s constraints, and that even speculating on potential successors implies tacit support for the regime. Do you believe Benitez did as much as anyone else could have done to keep us up that year?

    3
  • Belfast

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye. Busy being Toon Legend hehe

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #8

    Pitmatic,
    I was at the game against Bournemouth and watched us totally capitulate. So my answer would be I don’t think anyone else could have done better. We were handed a cruel fixture list, had we played Swansea or Paace at home in that first game instead of the league leaders away, I think things might have been different, had Ashley/Churnley not footed about and got shot of him in time for Stoke away and Bournemouth at home we would have 100% stayed up.

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Its the usual story at the toon

    The owner and his croneys mucking it up

    Its a mixture of stupidity and greed,with a large dash of gambling

    The blokes a cancer to everything he touches

    5
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #10

    How many other owners would employ people like Wise,Kinnear or that Jiminez muppet?

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  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #11

    It seems the top guy at the toon at the moment is Bishop

    Hes not even employed by us,tells you all you need to know.

    5
  • cyprus

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Cyprus one up 😉

    0
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Belfast

    Who’s ToonLegend?

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #14

    What dilema has Ashley got cyprus. He either totally contradicts himself and buys players for a manager that won’t be her next season, sacks Rafa or doesn’t buy anyone, is that what you mean?

    1
  • Mag52

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail.

    Nothing make believe about it Jail.
    Can you honestly see Rafa staying on when his contract finishes, knowing as he does that even if Ashley splashes out in January, it’ll only because he wants the premiership money to continue and not because his ambitions for the club and those of Rafa are less than a million miles apart ?

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #16

    looks like MAs found what he intends to spend the January transfer budget on

    Sports Direct is planning to create the ‘Harrods of the North’ after snapping up Glasgow’s iconic Frasers building in a £95million deal.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-6268697/Mike-Ashleys-Sports-Direct-strikes-deal-buy-Glasgows-iconic-Frasers-building.html

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Thats what we have to look forward too

    Its got nothing to do with football

    1
  • Belfast

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #18

    I can’t see him staying to be honest, even if he got a decent transfer budget in January.
    He would probably still have his suspicions that normal service and the skullduggery would resume once he signed a new contract.

    4
  • cyprus

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #19

    Yep that’s the dilemma I meant.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Mag52,
    Nope, not at all, my earlier post says exactly that. When he spends in January, which he simply has to, it has nothing at all to do with keeping Rafa happy, if we miraculously put thirty points on the board by January he will not be spending, it’s quite simple.

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Just found this story

    The Chronicle claim that the Magpies are considering axing their academy squads under the age of 16, leaving just older, more experienced talent to come through in a move which will reportedly cut costs for the club.

    https://thisisfutbol.com/2018/10/blogs/ashley-reign-stooping-to-new-lows-over-newcastle-academy/

    How many more years of him asset stripping ?

    3
  • Belfast

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #22

    welshgeordie9

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Don’t know never heard of him.

    1
  • welshgeordie9

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #23

    I bet anyone Rafa will be here next season.

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #24

    Great

    It means MA wont be

    3
  • jane

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #25

    “Cyprus one up”

    that’s cheered you up, worth watching the second half now.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #26

    toon22,
    Excellent retort @24 😀

    2
  • Just a fan

    Oct 13, 2018 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon22 may? Talk a lot of sense then I just look at his avitar and think .seriously Kermit

    0
  • cyprus

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #28

    It was good while it lasted 😉

    Goodnight

    0
  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Toon22, didn’t Keegan get shot of the under 16s too?

    Or is the dementia moving in?

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #30

    See Jacob Murphy is at the fight tonight, behind Kell Brook. Could be josh Murphy. Never know lol. Alan Shearer there too.

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #31

    https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-reads/pl-clubs-given-chances-teenagers-past-10-years/

    If you look at this table you can see why it may regarded that
    having an academy is a waste of time effort and money.

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Yes he did and admitted he was wrong

    Our current owner has decided to ignore history,every other prem club,well just about every other club in the world

    And just cut costs,with regard for the long term of the team or the club

    Its was wrong the first time,but not leaning from it and doing it again is worse

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Why you all stressing about Rafa? Ashley told the players he wants to do his utmost to keep Rafa. Even if that means a coupon for Slazenger socks, then so be it. Rafa is staying! Ashley hasn’t lied before has he?

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Or do you agree with MA and think every other club are idiots ??

    Wont invest in players
    Wont invest in youth
    Wont spend on facilities

    Hes not interested in the club or its future

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Maybe Mike could offer Rafa one of those MASSIVE SD cups?

    Thats a dead cert to work

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #36

    KK got rid of the reserves because Gateshead wouldn’t let them play on their pitch and he didn’t want the pitch mashed up, our pitch was notoriously bad until advances in technology for under soil heating.

    2
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Ignoring past mistakes to cut costs

    What could go wrong ?

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #38

    He would sell the stadium and replace it with one on loan if he could
    Or have the entire playing staff on zero hour contracts

    Hes just not interested in our club,only money

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/NINTCHDBPICT000439129851.jpg?strip=all&w=960

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #39

    When Rafa does go though, we have Redfearn to step in.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 13, 2018 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Germany getting done over by holland. They’ll find some way to blame ozil for this I imagine.

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