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Report Rafa To Be Given Financial Support Next Month



The Chronicle is reporting today that Rafa Benitez has been promised financial backing in the upcoming January transfer window whether or not Mike Ashley has managed to sell the club by then.

They report that Rafa – whose contract runs out at the end of June – has been given assurances that new players will arrive next month.

We really hope that turns out to be true and the club could start the transfer momentum by agreeing to a deal to sign Miguel Almiron from Atlanta United.

It’s understood that Rafa wants four new players brought in next month and there is news filtering through on who those players could be.

This is a critical transfer window for Newcastle United if we want to keep Rafa Benitez as the manager past next June.

Rafa (shown above) has worked hard with his recruitment team under Steve Nickson and has a backup list of loan targets from Europe in case the manager doesn’t get the money to sign the players he wants in January.

That is essentially what happened last January, and goalkeeper Martin Dubravka and Chelsea winger Kenedy were brought in on loan and were enough to turn the tide for Newcastle.

And amazingly we finished in 10th place – with very little investment coming from Mike Ashley.

If we do have new owners in the summer, we are hoping that everything will change and that Rafa will be able to buy some quality players and maybe sell some players who will no longer be needed.

That’s the hope.

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207 comments so far

  • Westmidstoon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #121

    JFA, try this……………………….

    https://twitter.com/stevewraith/status/1073283413195534336

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  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #122

    It was a Salmon of Doubt Justafan. If I didn’t have that bug to rely on I would be thinking there were no serious bidders at all….

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #123

    Westmidstoon,
    As someone pointed out, he said the exact opposite the other day, hits for selling his books, me thinks!!!

    3
  • Westmidstoon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #124

    Fingers crossed JFA!!!!

    1
  • Pottsclock

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #125

    I think it is certain that possibly it might be happening

    5
  • RobLeenio

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #126

    Steve Wraith was with Staveley when she visited SJP way back when.

    Sour grapes perhaps?

    5
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #127

    The chronicle whipping the loons up into a right hissy at the min. It’s aiming how a vague rumour can get so much coverage

    3
  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #128

    Pottsclock

    Agreed 110% ….. definitely, probably

    3
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #129

    Jazzy

    How’s it going?

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #130

    Smileypooemoji

    0
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #131

    OP

    All good mate..You??

    Well another day mate and still nothing of substance with this “Fakeover”
    What’s ya gut feeling telling ya bud??

    3
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #132

    Shirebrook

    Evening pal
    Ya gotta stop repeating what Hibbit says mate

    0
  • Bladey

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #133

    ASH IN RAFA IN

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #134

    Jazzy

    Evening sunshine. I know mate. That’s exactly what I thought.

    That’s me told 🙄

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #135

    Jazzy

    My gut hasn’t got a clue but my heads saying don’t believe him.

    Hope he does sell but I’ll not hold my breath

    1
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #136

    Jazzy

    What you making of this fakeover malarkey. What’s frogboy gonna do if it actually happens.

    1
  • toon22

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #137

    Do you think next Chrimbo they will try the aggressive take over as the lie
    We haven’t had that kind of sale lie yet

    2
  • toon22

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #138

    What I’m I going too do ?
    Celebrate

    And stop posting about MA

    Problem being it’s utter lies and he’s not selling until he’s forced too

    8
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #139

    I’ve been holding me breath for days now! When’s it gonna happen then? Somebody please! Give us the proper goods. No more bugs in the underpants! No more rumours! No more “I’ve got it straight from my brother’s neighbours cousins dustbin. It say here the sale is on! It’s on I tell you lot! Work yourself into a lather now!

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #140

    Is everyone lathered? Because it’s coming to a head. A big narsty head!

    1
  • Jimmy Mac74

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #141

    toon22

    I reckon next year Eastern European terrorists will hold Ashley hostage in SJP on xmas eve. The FBI will bodge all rescue attempts and Jon Mclean will have to save the day. The fax machine will be damaged in the rescue attempt and we won’t be able to sign any players until it gets fixed on 1st Feb.

    7
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #142

    I’ve just asked Alexa if the takeover is going to happen. She said that her mate google had been talking to Siri who had overheard Lee Charnley applying for a job at Greggs because he was going to be out of work in the next month or so.

    But she said she personally doesn’t trust that fat fcuker!

    8
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #143

    OP/ Shirebrook

    Lads I would love nothing more for the rumoured takeover to be true as it would be a massive day for all Nufc fans concerned. The club has died under Ashley and all the youngster’s of the last generation know no different of what it use to feel like amongst the crowd on match day with the buzz of excitement that we actually felt the club wanted to achieve something.
    Nowadays it feels more often than not the away fans out sing us every home game such is the atmosphere in the ground

    9
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #144

    It say here….hmmm. Is that all right with you lot?

    0
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #145

    @stevewraith @NUFC takeover to be completed tomorrow morning i am hearing! Very very close source to the club! Press Release on bid acceptance to be sent out about 10-11am

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #146

    Well??? Where is it??? Where is the bleedin’ takeover? Do I have to get Ricky Gervais on here to mutilate wor Mikey? Do I? I’ll give ya 3 minutes to think that over Mikey…. Harrumph!

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #147

    jazzyp,
    I’m not sure what he’s up to but he’s changing his mind everyday.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #148

    Fcuk me Steve Wraith changes his mind more than a woman

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #149

    I didn’t want to let the whole story out jazzyp! Now look what you’ve done! Harrumph!!!

    2
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #150

    Maybe he’s had a few sherbets

    0
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #151

    Or one to many bumps to the head

    0
  • Optimistic Panda

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #152

    Well I’m finishing at 11 tomorrow for a H&S course but if the club’s announced as sold I’ll pop into town show my arse in Fenwicks window before heading for a few pints of champagne before being sick in Sports Directs Xmas display.

    8
  • Binney

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #153

    Just to clarify, Steve isn’t quoted to have said that, he just retweeted someone else who did. Followed by a GIF of the laughing scene from The Goodfellas…

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #154

    Please shave your arse prior to that engagement OP. There may be women and children present…

    3
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #155

    Shirebrook

    If I haven’t heard from ya before dinner tomorrow I know good old Steve wraith is talking crap and no takeover has materialised

    2
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #156

    OP

    Why don’t you show your arse in Sports Directs window. Make sure you do a risk assessment first though.

    Safety first 😉

    5
  • jazzyp

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #157

    OP

    Hahaha any excuse to drop ya draws after a few shandy’s

    1
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #158

    Would it be fair to assume that had Ashley sanctioned the purchase of one more starting attacker and a left back last window, that we’d now be safely top ten, Rafa sitting happily on a new 5 year deal and the club sold some time ago at the same or better margin of profit as the owner’s looking at now. Such is his bitter fiscal conservatism when it comes to the club.

    5
  • carltoon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #159

    Well op the queue to see Fenwick s window was right round the corner on Sunday. It’ll be down to the river if your showing your arse

    3
  • ShirebrookToon

    Dec 13, 2018 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #160

    Jazzy

    I’ll just copy and paste what Hibbit says to ya mate if I hear anything 😉

    1


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