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Rafa Talks About Contract – It May Even Be A Positive Message


Rafa briefly talked about his contract in this afternoon’s press conference at Benton for the game at home to Chelsea on Saturday.

But he didn’t say too much other than it was not an issue at the moment.

Obviously, he wants to concentrate on the upcoming games so we get a good start to the season and Rafa said about his new contract “we can do that in the future.”

So we hope that means he can sign a new long-term contract in the future and stay at the club.

That’s the hope.

Rafa Benitez – my contract is not an issue

This is some of the manager said today, and he also sympathizes with the frustration of the fans:

“My contract is not an issue. We will wait and we can do that in the future.”

“We did business a little bit late in the window, we need to address that.”

“I have a lot of sympathy for our fans because they are really good. They would like to see the club doing things in a different way.”

“But when you go to SJP, support the players because it is the only way we can be successful.”

“I have to respect them but concentrate on my job”

The new Magpie Group are again protesting against Mike Ashley on Northumberland Street just before the game, but it’s clear Rafa doesn’t want any of those protests at the games.

He wants all fans to show unity and stick behind the team during the game, whatever happens.

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54 comments so far

  • beefman13

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Rafa the riddla, talks in Falk tongue most of the time.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Beef
    When you are earning 5-6 million a year you can’t say too much but we all know what he wants!

    11
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    OP
    Thanks for posting the 5-0 previously. Best game I’ve ever watched without a doubt! We will never forget it!

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone seen the piece about SBR in The Guardianista?

    https://tinyurl.com/y97jdnme

    Like a changing of the guard I thought.

    1
  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Rafa’s doing nowt else other than reminding Ashley and the world at large that he’s a totally committed professional and the matter of his contract and the associated statement of ambition from the owner hasn’t gone away. He’s keeping the pot boiling

    Optimistic P

    That clip of the ManU mauling just shows how far Ashley’s taken the club since he’s owned it. From such high hopes when he bought us to despair and frustration in 11 years. We owe him so much.

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Dubai

    Didn’t you post that Grauniad link yesterday?

    And, if there’s been rebuffed interest in buying Liverpool from parties in your neck of the woods, can we assume you’re actively lobbying that bidder to move his eyes towards SJP? You’re our man in the Gulf and we’re relying on you.

    5
  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 24, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #7

    lesh, 🙂

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Lesh

    Good job we have YouTube, we’ll not see a Nufc side with that quality under Ashley.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t recall Jackie Millburn being noted for his headers but must admit he was before my time.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Lesh that ManU game was 22 years ago in October.
    Eleven years before Ashley’s take over.

    The club was well on the decline before Ashley ever
    rocked up.

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #11
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #12

    So Ashley just finished us off. Is that what you mean, Jib?

    2
  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Hibbit previous thread

    I remember Newcastle V Arsenal when the Mighty Wyn scored a late winner at the back post Leazes end, I Was behind the goal, There was a great photo in the Pink Wyn Davies shorts level with Mclintock’s head

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Hi ho, the PR team arrives

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Bill

    It must have been harder to see the ball when everything was black n white

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Just as much as I loved that 5-0 win, I’d be more than happy to retrospectively swap it for the home match against them in the preceding season. “I’d really love it”

    3
  • catchy in norway

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Ancient

    from Earlier

    not sure i can take what you say seriously when you continue to support the red anti semitic one, the guy is a huge embarrassment to our country.

    and secondly.

    i see the logic in what you say, keeping a promise is not to much to ask for. but at what point do you, ( everybody who trusts) stop listening to him to stop being let down and making yourselves angry.

    it’s said about me all the time on here how unhealthy it must be to bang the same drum about managers, when does this apply to the Ashley out brigade?
    my original point was which one are we protesting about, so many just on this site alone don’t seem to know, they have there own protests which is very confusing to those looking in from the outside, which in turn make it’s all look a bit stupid, because the Media will focus on the most pathetic and make it look quite stupid.
    watching Lee from Newcastle fans TV on sky was very embarrassing, not a spokesman for any group and no real message to give out. just a broken record

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #18

    OP

    Nowt wrong with Black and White mate! 🙂

    Don’t forget that balls then were big heavy things (especially when wet) with laces. To get that much power into a header was quite a feat.

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Bill

    I’m in my 40s but I’ve been smacked in the face with one of those balls as a kid, I still suffer the effects!

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #20

    Bill

    To get any power must be a feat, it’s like heading a sand bag

    1
  • Optimistic Panda

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #21

    https://youtu.be/yJEer4ajzEw

    Couple of belters on there

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #22

    Jib

    Thanks for your kind thought but I didn’t need your reminder that that match took place before Ashley rocked up to save the club. I remember it well even after 20 plus y

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #23

    Ron Knee
    So Ashley just finished us off. Is that what you mean, Jib?

    Well up until March 2016 he hasn’t helped much.

    With the appointment of Rafa hope has risen

    In May 2007 SJH and Fat Freddy were taking the club nowhere

    At least the present incumbent has a few bob behind him

    It a long tortuous progression but I’m sure we’ll get there.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Paul Tierney’s is in charge of Sundays game, presume he’ll not do us any favours.

    1
  • Pottsclock

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #25

    Those leather footballs needed dubbin on them regularly or they would crack. Same with the leather boots. The bits with the laces were lethal if they were not tied correctly. That’s when men were real men and a group of fellas who weren’t real men all got together and started a football club – Sunderland.

    Aye..those were the days !!

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib

    “At least the present incumbent has a few bob behind him …”

    Maybe some would see a fallacy in that point.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #29

    OP
    A couple of GK goals in that lot, reminded me of the Jimmy Glass one for Carlisle although he did it with his feet not a header.

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #30

    My phone seems to have a mind of its own and submitted before even tapping submit. I’ll try to finish it this time….

    Jib

    Thanks for your kind thought but I didn’t need your reminder that that match took place before Ashley rocked up to save the club. I remember it well even after 20 plus years – in fact I remember where I was that night though not at SJP. And for good measure, Mordues had ‘5-0’ available on the pumps of some bars within a day or two of that memorable night.

    And

    Just a fan

    Imagine the likes of Milburn heading and getting power behind a soaking wet, mud covered, slimy leather case-ball and catching the lace while playing on a clarty pitch? We can but wonder what the likes of Milburn, Len White and the like would be able to do with the modern game ball.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Essex
    Yes I’ve seen that one but believed it was commented for its rarity.still a good clip though.

    1
  • hibbit

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #32

    back in the day when we were buying Wyn the Leap from Bolton Wanderers, they offered us 2 players for a £150k we turned the offer down and only bought Wyn for £80k
    the player we turned down was none other than Franny Lee !!!!!

    SOURCE
    Frank Brannan

    3
  • Pottsclock

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Do you think Milburn ever broke his metatarsal? If he he did, he probably just “ran it off”.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2018 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #34

    Dubai

    Ditto what Lesh said!

    0
  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #35

    EGB, 😉

    I know….

    0
  • Online Guy

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib

    What’s Shiek Mansours Cuz worth ?

    Let’s hope he comes sniffing around Newcastle. 2 billion quid bid for Liverpool ? All over the news.

    Exaggerated methinks as you just would not reveal the amount your prepared to go to first opening gambit.

    3
  • beermonkey

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #37

    jib

    you say we were well on the decline before ashley took over
    from 1998 to 2008 we only missed out on european football about twice ok we got in through the old inertoto cup
    but as a brand and a club i think thats far from decline

    6
  • AncientC

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #38

    I got a great laugh at catchy the Trump supporter decrying discrimination, very rich indeed. Nothing anti-semitic has been said by you know who, and if you want to bring up the ‘Zionist’ thing circulating today, do your research first and watch the full interview.

    “my original point was which one are we protesting about, so many just on this site alone don’t seem to know, they have there own protests which is very confusing to those looking in from the outside”

    It seems simple enough, a website named ‘AshleyOut’ is self-explanatory. Everybody aside from maybe Jib wants Ashley to go.

    4
  • Just a fan

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #39

    On jibs pictures Fernandez looks like Messi

    0
  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Jib

    Yes, ‘the present incumbent has a few bob behind him’. Next time you have a catch-up, perhaps you’d ask him when he’s going to pay for the SD advertising and spend the few bob the club must’ve accumulated recently.

    Oh and you might ask him to sign the lease to Strawberry land he’s purloined, back over to the club. That’d enable the club to either expand SJP or if it’s too late, collect some substantial rent for it from him.

    Every little helps eh?

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