We seem to be seeing manager Rafa Benitez as shocked as the fans that the Newcastle hierarchy have not brought in one player during this transfer window, and there are only two days to go.
It’s incredible that we are not strengthening the squad with Newcastle just 2 points above the drop zone and that was only because we beat Cardiff City 3-0 at home in our last league game.
Maybe Ashley and company think becasue of that result we should be good enough to stay up and he doesn’t have to spend any money.
It’s also interesting we have heard nothing about the four consortia who are supposed to be interested in buying Newcastle.
Ashley has asked a price nobody will pay.
Rafa Benitez – frustrated about this transfer window
Rafa seems to be very frustrated with that has happened this month, and this is what he has said as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“We will wait until Thursday and see what happens.”
“Hopefully, we can get three points against Manchester City, and then everybody will be happy.”
“I came here and I decided to stay in the Championship because I can see the potential of the club,”
“I don’t know (if I will leave this summer).”
“It depends on how it is going during this time.”
“I had a conversation with Mike, Justin (Barnes), (Keith) Bishop, and Lee (Charnley), the other day.”
“We were talking about everything, and now we will see where we are.”
“No, I cannot guarantee anything (asked if he would walk away before the summer).”
“I guarantee I will be focused and try to do my best every minute.”
The problem the manager has is he’s working with a bunch of amateurs in football – Ashley, Charnley Barnes, and Bishop – who know very little about football,
And they are controlling the direction of the club and seem to ignore Rafa.
This is really a sad situation for the club, the fans and the manager.