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Interview – Rafa Waiting To Know How Ambitious Ashley Is – Sadly – He Will Be Very Disappointed


Nobby Solano of Peru was a great player for us, and he had a couple of spells with Newcastle.

The first spell was from 1998-2004 when he played for Sir Bobby Robson, and he was brought back in 2005 by Graeme Souness for his second spell.

Over those two spells, he played 290 games for us with 46 goals and 11 assists and played for Peru a whopping 95 times scoring 20 international goals.

He was a very talented player for us and extremely popular with our fans.

Nobby has been interviewed in the Chronicle today, and he has his say on what he believes Rafa wants to hear from owner Mike Ashley.

This what Nobby has told the Chronicle today:

“I believe Rafa will want to know how ambitious they are and how much investment Mike Ashley is prepared to make.”

“The transfer window is open. The talks really should have taken place before now and this should have been done.”

“They have missed out on some targets. They need to push forward quickly.”

“The summertime is a busy period and if you are too slow you know what happens.”

“You also need to think of the fan base and keep them happy.” “The most important thing in Newcastle is football. Mike needs to recognize that.”

“They just want to have a good team.” “Things have been made hard for Rafa. Without it, nothing can move on.”

“Rafa is waiting for the answers.”

Nobby hits the nail on the head with those comments.

Newcastle (make that Mike Ashley) are again moving far too slowly and showing no real urgency simply because the owner doesn’t have Rafa’s massive ambitions for the club, and quite honestly never will.

That’s the sad part about all of this.

🙁

And Rafa will know in his heart of hearts he has an owner who doesn’t care too much about making Newcastle a great club.

Ashley thinks it will cost too much.

Whether Rafa will still sign for us – knowing that – is unclear.

What do you think?


143 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 20, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Chucking stuff at people because of their political views isn’t the cleverest thing people will ever do
    All they’ve done is give the guy some good PR

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  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Someone who never needed to blow his own trumpet was wor Nobby. Top player lovely right boot.

    Thanks for the Avatar compliment Betty, I made it myself honestly it wasn’t professionally commissioned – yeah I know, I know! 😀

    3
  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #3

    robleenio#60…

    you got it wrong ”its block caps ” LMFAO …

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  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Chucking things at folk because they have a different view to your own is never a clever thing, toon22.

    Including accusations of shilldom and multiplism.

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  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #5

    In the throwing stuff things we are gradually improving. It used to be pies, or ink and occasionally the odd uppercut but a milkshake isn’t far away from a refined chuck. It won’t be long before politicians will wear their best flutes to welcome a good pasting with a Medium rare filet with samphire and shallots and a nice robust fruity Syrah.

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  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #6

    #4…

    i have to agree with Robleenio on that one …

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  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    Unless they’re in smogland when they will have to don a Primark onesie and pacamac to accept a well – bowled schwarma with a parmo follow-up

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  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    In the throwing things arena Mike Ashley is your reference point, just ask any London hostelry fireplace….

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  • ronaldo aarons

    May 20, 2019 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I remember that guy who threw his shoe at Bush.

    Legend. Not solano levels like, but legend still.

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  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #10

    Wasn’t there a guy threw his shoe at the ex-Pakistani President? Caused a National outcry, apparently it’s the worst insult you can give a Muslim. I think some were demanding the guy’s head.

    Last time Ashley threw anything it was the ‘v’s at his loyal, paying public.

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  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #11

    toon22

    May 20, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #1
    Chucking stuff at people because of their political views isn’t the cleverest thing people will ever do
    All they’ve done is give the guy some good PR… so you’ve contradicted yourself with this comment … your giving Fat Ash ” Good PR … using your words not mine …

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  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #12

    multiplism

    f–king M U L T I P L I S M

    Tsunki would be proud of that one !!!!!

    3
  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #13

    PR … toon22 PR …

    2
  • bettyswallocks

    May 20, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Farage was too embarassed to tell his wife what had happened when she saw him covered in milk. He told her he had taken a bath in milk for therapeutic reasons. She asked , “Was it pasteurised?”
    He replied, “No, only up to my chin.”

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 20, 2019 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Tsunki

    Stale stottie in Sunderland!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 20, 2019 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve had to pick myself ups and dust myself off from the multiple knock downs by the bus.

    But I aint complaining better many buses than none!

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  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Lol Jib, I even offended myself with that one.

    Turns out it’s a real thing, with a similar meaning.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/multiplism

    1
  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #18

    “depicts a subject in different positions and expressions”

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  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #19

    bettys, great gag except the fact that robots are not permitted to marry….

    0
  • Mindshaft

    May 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #20

    I think the talks are over and are at stalemate unless Rafa agrees to lessen his demands, we’ll now have no announcement until Rafa leaves when his contract expires.
    Club tried all they could to keep him but financial stability means we need to blah blah blah……..

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  • jane

    May 20, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #21

    the delay is probably because Rafa is on holiday which he deserves.

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  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Rob#19
    That seems unfair
    Maybots are allowed to marry

    1
  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Rafa is probably in Manchester to see the
    Man City parade

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    May 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah don’t think I quite like the grey avatar. Didn’t quite like the green either, the bright yellow was perfect.

    0
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #25

    West Brom
    Cannot afford to buy Gayle!

    1
  • jane

    May 20, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #26

    i’m not liking the grey either but there should be a splash of colour soon when Rafa signs.

    0
  • jane

    May 20, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #27

    also no harm Rafa making them sweat a little!

    1
  • jane

    May 20, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #28

    ok Tsunki what are you playing with in your avatar?!

    0
  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #29

    We should have a vote on which Swatch colour Jane should have. I always liked a nice tranquil meadow green but a burnt sugar is quite a relaxing tone. I’m not too partial to all these primary colours the kids are down with these days.

    1
  • Tsunki

    May 20, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Charnley Brown? Ashley Crimson? Llambias Purple? Hmmm..

    2
  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Jane
    Lotsa Charnley heids

    1
  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Charnley Brown
    Wasn’t he Snoopy’s pal ?

    2
  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #33

    An ex NUFC coach and asst manager appointed
    manager of Scotland.

    1
  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #34

    NOT
    John Carver btw

    1
  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #35

    na carvers to good for scotland …

    0
  • geordietom

    May 20, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Steve Clarke …

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  • toon22

    May 20, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    It’s never MAs fault

    😉

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  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #38

    toon 22 please don’t throw a milkshake at me
    🙁

    1
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 20, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #39

    See Toons doctor has got award for saving the life of the assistant ref along with the Burnley doctors at this seasons away game at Burnley

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  • Jib

    May 20, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #40

    I save the life of referee once
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    .
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    I controlled myself
    😛

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