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Fans React To Latest News On Rafa – Maybe He’s Just Doing His Job

We have read the article in the Mail today about Rafa maybe wanting to leave Newcastle and it’s by Rob Draper and it’s quite a short article.

It basically says that Rafa is frustrated that we have lost out on a number of transfer deals and we have only one player through the door so far – Christian Atsu.

We fully believe Rafa is frustrated – much like the rest of us.

But then Draper goes on with a “therefore” which is completely non sequitur – and it’s that Rafa is thinking about leaving the club because of  the situation.

Rafa Benitez – maybe he’s just doing his job?

We don’t think that has any truth to it whatsoever.

Fans and journalists have to remember that Rafa is extremely ambitious and he wants things done right – this summer like last summer he wants players in as early as possible as he changes the team for the second summer running.

And if Rafa doesn’t get what he wants then he tries to fix things – he doesn;t sit back and do nothing.

Take this as Rafa knowing there’s something wrong and wanting to fix it very quickly with Lee Charnley and/or Mike Ashley.

The good thing about Rafa is if things are not going well he doesn’t accept it – he doesn’t accept mediocrity.

That’s the sign of a manager who’s won three European titles with three different clubs and wants to win more as the Newcastle United manager.

We even take all this as positive and if we can get three players through the door by a week tomorrow – all will be well.

Here is a wide range of good views from the Geordie fans of the Rafa situation this morning.

There’s no need to worry – think of it as Rafa doing his job – and that we’re still not used to having a world-class manager with such very high standards.


14 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jun 25, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Will Hughes £8M!

    Penfold missed out on that deal, best off sticking with playing a straight bat and getting some transfers in.

  • hibbit

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #2

    just maybe that Rafa didn’t want him !!!!

  • hibbit

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    could it be that its Justin Barnes that’s now pulling the strings ????

  • Tinman

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    Hughes may not have been pulling up trees for Derby but 8m for a young Englishman who can play with both feet would have been worth a gamble.

    Would only have to make 20 or so premier league starts to make him worth 15m+

    He would do better than everything we’ve got in that role.

    I still have the faintest glamour of De Jong hope

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    “Would only have to make 20 or so premier league starts to make him worth 15m+”

    How much does that make Colback worth then? “2+2=5”

  • toon1707

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #6

    Lots of player on holiday or playing for there national teams at the European championship U21’s or Confederations cup so no need to worry just yet I am sure there will be players coming in soon

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #7

    Hughes signing for Watford for anything between £4-8 million is a steal imo. Hasn’t hit the heights at Derby since he came back from injury however it was a nasty injury he suffered and there has been too much upheaval at Derby for him to settle back.

    Think at that price we have missed out on something who can provide competition and back up for Shelvey since we have nobody of similar ilk.

  • AncientC

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #8

    £8 million for Hughes… If Mooy only costs £2 million more… I would have Mooy every time.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    Would of taken either of them but was just talking about Hughes.

  • Levi

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #10

    i would of liked hughes. i think he will take off with a new club. i think barkley might as well

  • hibbit

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #11

    never seen it anywhere that Rafa had any interest in Hughes ????

  • switch365

    Jun 25, 2017 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Slow news day/nothing new to report from the Mghty Magpies = Rafa’s gonna quit. Typical headline grabbing non-story.
    Writing stories about NUFC will always sell papers, whether they’re accurate or in this case complete fiction.

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 25, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Hughes???! You must be joking! We need better than that. We’ve got plenty Championship players and the whole point in the transfers is to get PL quality in. For this Rafa will be looking abroad or else older PL players!

  • WLtoon

    Jun 25, 2017 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Hughes does,nt float my boat either. He,s gone to Watford who must of been desperate. They will struggle next season/


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