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Here’s Some Surprisingly Fuzzy Logic About Rafa Benitez

There was a report yesterday in the Mirror that suggested that Rafa Benitez was concerned about the news that former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was being lined up by Newcastle.

That’s apparently in case Rafa cannot turn the side around this season – as he did so successfully last season.

The logic being used in the article is that Mike Ashley could sack Rafa before the end of the season to save himself from a fans’ revolt next summer.

But there is already a fans revolt going on and if Ashley sacked Rafa before the end of the season that fans revolt would reach a crescendo such that there would be no way Ashley could stay on as owner at Newcastle.

No way!

The article also flies in the face of Ashley making it very clear he wants Rafa Benitez to stay long-term at the club and that we need Rafa to get us out of the mess we are in at the moment.

There’s no doubt Ashley rates Rafa as a top manager – he just doesn’t give him any money to spend to build a top team on Tyneside.

Rafa’s significant skills as a manager seem to be working against him at Mike Ashley’s Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez – looks bemused by the logic in the Mirror

The logic in the Mirror is what we used to call “fuzzy logic” in the olden days and we see it is still alive and well in 2018.


Here’s the logic being used in the Mirror about why Mike Ashley could sack Rafa before the end of the season:

“There is little prospect of the 57-year-old  extending his stay beyond this campaign with friction over the transfer budget bubbling under the surface.”

“And, armed with that knowledge, Benitez believes he could find himself a casualty with Ashley desperate to avoid a backlash on Tyneside.”

“The former Champions League winner thinks that by swinging the axe before the current campaign is over and by bringing in a replacement, it would save the billionaire from another monstering at the hands of the Geordie faithful.”

As we have said, that argument and logic make very little sense to us and by the way – Rafa is 58 years old.

What do you think about this?

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost from 2 post ago. Sorry missed the bus.
    What are you talking about jib.
    Id rather ashley go do one. Not be invovled at all. No nights out, dont turn up to the games.
    All he needs to do is spend on the team.
    Jib that there is proof u have a connection to ashley.
    You actually love ashley dont you.
    You want him here.
    You obvs see something we all dont.
    Care to share why your so confindent ashley is the one to lead the toon forward

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #2

    It’s not rocket science
    How does the Mirror Group
    keep up its readership figures
    in an international fortnight ?

    Print articles in the regions that
    use buzz words like

    Benitez fears
    Newcastle axe manager
    Anger of fans

  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    So disappointed
    I thought we had a new decent poster

  • Genjikai

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    You would know jib.
    Working for mike ashleys PR spin.
    Toon22 not here so ill state it.
    Its never MA fault.
    Hiya jib.

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib…On this, agreed. No reason to take this anymore seriously than a lot of the other stuff that papers print with no actual sources or quotes.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Jib i cant see how or why you defend mike ashley in any shape or form.
    You are the outlier.
    You are a blimb in the results.
    Something in a scientific experiment you would disgard as a wrong reading.

  • Genjikai

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    No toon fan on any forum defends mike ashley like you.
    If you dont think your pro ashley you need to give your head a wobble.

  • Veltman

    Oct 15, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    Essex – Jail has a habit of insulting people without shame,just like someone that comes from rural area.He also insulted him previously and those that support overseas,out of nowhere.The guy has no shame and needs to be told no doubt.I don’t log in much,just caught up with your exchanges and you told him rightly so.He needs to be informed that he isn’t that clever and doesn’t know things that he think he is.Good day fella..

  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #9

    What do you think about this?

    Total unadulterated made up bollocks. Like the paper that printed it, not even worth using when the Andrex runs out.

  • toon22

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s never MAs fault


  • Jib

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    I thought you used sand in the Gulf

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #12


    “Gascoigne went on to tweet directly to @ScottishFA a video of the famous goal he scored for England in their 2-0 win over Scotland at Wembley during Euro 1996 with the additional comment: “NO HARD FEELINGS xxxx.”

  • toon22

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s not just me who can see the agenda some people claim not too have


  • toon22

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Hiya JIB.


  • DubaiMicky

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #15

    Jib, I find Andrex is softer than sand on the (w)hole.

  • Moonraker15

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s the Mirror group making up a story and actually it’s too sophisticated to be an Ashley “leak”.
    However for the benefit of clarity, if Rafa goes I go, with thousands of others as I feel it would set us back years and Rafa is our only hope. If he goes Ashley appoints another yes man and I’m too old to deal with years more of this shit!

  • griff

    Oct 15, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    Hmmm….four hours of a lying owner’s time or an honest owner providing every penny earned.

    Tough decision.

  • Geordie-john

    Oct 15, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #18

    More Bollocks !


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