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Polite Mike Ashley – What He Said To Rafa After First Win Of The Season

The news last Saturday was that Mike Ashley went into the dressing room to congratulate the players on their first win of the season after we had beaten a very good Watford side 1-0.

Rafa talked about that in his interviews yesterday for the match today at home to the Cherries.

He said he wasn’t in the dressing room at the time – presumably having to do his post-match interviews after the terrific win.

But Rafa has revealed what Mike Ashley said to him after the game.

Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

The owner’s comments are not surprising – he congratulated Rafa on the win and thanked him for it.

“I wasn’t there in the dressing room, but when I spoke to him he said: “Well done, congratulations – well done. Thank you.”

“He congratulated the team and then he congratulated the staff. He is welcome at the ground again this weekend; he is the owner, he can do what he wants.”

“He hasn’t been to training, but I have no problem with anyone. He is welcome any time.”

“I was expecting more questions about January today, but we have to concentrate on now and what we have to do,”

We really need to go all out for the 3 points against the Cherries, and if we can win today – we can celebrate for two weeks over the International break.

That sounds so good!!

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3 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #1

    Jib…Rafa didn’t have to buy a failed trained player from Norwich now did he?

  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Rafa is hardly going to come out and slate Murphy is he? But leaving him out of squads and not using him off the bench when we are crying out for pace and creativity speaks volumes. He’s not good enough, let him go and move on. Or would people rather wait until he’s 28 and still give him the benefit of the doubt?

    Football is cutthroat and we can’t carry passengers like Murphy and Atsu for key positions where we are already bereft of talent.

  • L Toon

    Nov 10, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    Jacob murphy has alot of potential and was bought as such. Hes just been a victim of circumstance. Rafa didnt envisage or want to be fighting another of lard arses customary relegation battles. Doesn’t matter weather your from abroad or not, every player needs the right environment to thrive and we just cant offer that. Is it any wonder that non of oir player’s are successes? Compare him to brooks or Maddison, there playing at ambitious, thriving clubs that want to be successful. There working with top draw facilities in good positive environments with everone all pulling in the same direction to make the club as successful as it can be. Rafa just wont risk murphy in a relegation battle, that doesnt mean hes a bad player. If rafa was managing a squad that had the potential to win a trophy and comfortably finish top 10 like he wanted, murphy would ne playing alot more regularly.


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