Let’s Hope Rafa Has Some Good News Today – But We Doubt It


Rafa will be giving his press conference for the tough game at Stanford Bridge tomorrow afternoon which has a late 5:30 pm kickoff.

Newcastle seem to be floundering in another transfer window as Mike Ashley is again keeping a tight hold on Newcastle’s money.

We have been negotiating for weeks to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United, but it seems both the fee and his wages are too hefty for Newcastle.

There has been talk of other players possibly coming in, but it looks like they will arrive late in the transfer window.

Rafa Benitez – looking for guidance from above?

Rafa had asked that the players arrive early in January so once again he’s been ignored by those above him, who seem to be ignorant about what it takes to be successful as a football club.

And if Rafa hasn’t got any good news today then at least we hope he is positive and upbeat because that will translate to the players.

We have to begin picking up points, and that starts tomorrow at Chelsea.

The Newcastle players have to realize the club is in dire straights and the possibility grows with every defeat that we could be relegated for the third time under owner Mike Ashley and the second time in four seasons.

That would mean we would definitely lose Rafa as the manager in the summer and become a second division club once again.

Where Newcastle can go from that position, we have no idea.

We must at least stay a Premier League club by May.

Not many of our fans think we can get anything out of this game tomorrow, but we must start getting some shock results to turn this thing around – and soon too.

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18 comments so far

  • kimbo

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley has used his 30% shareholding of Debenhams to force the Chairman out. Hopefully 50000 supporters refusing to buy season tickets and match day tickets can do the same to Ashley.

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  • c-dog

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    That’s it. We can’t go on supporting for just premier league survival. And that’s all we’ve been supporting for a long time.

    That’s why I don’t support the current players. To let it be known that what we have isn’t enough for me to continue supporting. Each to their own but I’ll not back any player signed through austerity

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Cant see anything positive on the horizon – defeat against Chelski, no new players, no takeover, out the cup with a weakend side, Sorenson loaned out …. oh the joys of a NUFC fan

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  • kimbo

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #4

    In the unlikely position of NUFC beating Blackburn in the FA Cup no supporter should buy a FA Cup ticket against Watford.

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  • one fine day

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Hope this is shite ….but if not it’s the final humiliation
    From the sun /rag via the mag .crowd funding ? FFS
    ‘Desperate Peter Kenyon is appealing to investors to back his Newcastle takeover attempt – by offering them a minimum buy-in of just £1million.

    The ex-Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive is still searching for the £300m needed to complete his purchase of the Toon.

    And SunSport has learned that Kenyon is so anxious he is now doing a whip-round of anyone able to cough up a seven-figure sum.

    Even then, the British businessman would only be able to pay Toon owner Mike Ashley in instalments staggered over the rest of the year.

    But Kenyon is buoyed by Ashley viewing him as the “best fit” to buy the club.

    And he is determined to get a deal over the line by any means possible, having spent weeks looking over Newcastle’s books and working with lawyers.

    Kenyon’s struggle to meet Ashley’s asking price, however, does raise doubts about his suitability for St James’ Park.

    When Ashley put Newcastle up for sale in October 2017, he claimed a new owner must have the investment necessary to take the club to the “next level”.

    But it remains to be seen how Kenyon will find the money needed to strengthen Newcastle’s squad, even if he manages to successfully buy out Ashley.

    In the meantime, Ashley has no intention of providing Rafa Benitez with any meaningful money to purchase players in the transfer window.

    The Toon boss, who is likely to leave when his contract expires in the summer, expects to be left looking for loans and bargain deals at the end of the month.

    Newcastle have won only one of their last nine games in all competitions.’

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  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    day 11…

    no players bought …

    no positive take over news…

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  • ashleysmate

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #7

    We must get rid of Ashley ASAP
    I don’t know how we can do it but seriously, we must get rid of him.
    My poor club is dying before my eyes, never in52yrs have I witnessed anything as bad as this it’s getting worse day by day

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  • c-dog

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Peter Kenyon looks less and less legitimate as time goes on. Why would somebody with nowhere near the required financial backing pump his time and money into an attempted takeover

    Couple this with the fact that Ashley claims the club makes no profit what would he have to gain

    Someone somewhere is telling a lot of pork pies

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  • one fine day

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorensen and Longstaff signed to new contracts at anywhere else this would be planning the development of kids as the future .
    Under this shower it’s more likely guaranteeing a decent fee if they come good/ already building a squad for the champo .. Will be using them to try to get us back up as this time we don’t have the town sends, wynaldum or Le sulk to self off to fund it.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 11, 2019 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    Rotonda,
    Are people saying Kenyon will be a bad owner? I don’t know much about him. At Man U he just needed to sit back and let Fergie run the show and I can’t remember who he appointed at Chelsea. Can’t do any worse than appointing Carver, can he?

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  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #11

    so KENYON looking for 100 millionaires…

    a whip round as some reporter has put it how would he know ?…

    i just wish ASHLEY would tell him to do one and get on with backing Rafa with some players because we sure do need them…

    i also wish Rafa would walk out then see what ASHLEY does then dont say pardew or fat sam …

    think we have got to start planning for relegation as we are heading that way at the moment on thing that will save us is something drastic happening or has it already happened ?…

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  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #12

    one thing#

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Even a penniless Kenyon would be better the Ashlie – at least he knows football and would have some ambition re cups / titles – instead of EPL survival and profit!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Rotonda,
    If Rafa had of been backed as promised and we were sitting in eighth with a home tie in the FA cup to look forward to and a second leg semi against Man City in the league cup then Mbabu would only ever be mentioned on the born or died on NUFC.com and I doubt very much if Jacob Murphy’s development would even be a talking point.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Shelvey again linked with WHU – Dubs linked with Juve – Sorenson / Longstaff loans

    Getting the dubbin on me boots again – just need them extra long laces to go around the boot a few times and Im ready!

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  • Toondog2

    Jan 11, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Blacknwhitebarmy, looks like asset stripping to me if it happens

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  • BeeGuy

    Jan 11, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #17

    The Kenyon purchase is a set up. This is a favor to MA for taking Kenedy on loan for the year. Chesea wanted to see if Kenedy had a future, so he needed a year for regular play. Nobody wanted him, so Chelsea told MA to take Kenedy and they would give him a fake buyer to cover for his not improving the club during the window.

    Htere are 90 teams in the league that have very little value since the top ones have no salary cap, no roster limits and there is no draft to spread the talent around. Until that changes, all fans can do is hope the fairy godmother chows up with and oligarch or oil sheik to buy their club.

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  • Geordie-john

    Jan 11, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    kimbo COMMENT # 1

    I WOULD LOVE THAT TO HAPPEN. BUT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
    I NEVER RENED MY SEASON TICKET AT THE START OF THIS CAMPAIGN AND IT HURTS LIKE HELL BUT THE SOUTHERN TWAT IS A PARASITE HE WILL SURVIVE A NEUCLEAR STRIKE IF WE EVER TO SUFFER ONE. WHILST THE CLUB ARE MAKING PROFIT FOR HIM HE WILL NEVER LET GO.
    THERE WILL BE SOME HIGH PROFILE PLAYERS SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS THIS WINDOW AND RAFA WILL NOT SEE ANY OF IT FOR A CHANGE THEN HE WILL NOT RENEW HIS CONTRACT AND WILL GO AS WELL.
    I HOPE I’M WRONG BUT IT’S GONNA HAPPEN IF HE STAYS IN CHARGE.

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