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Rafa Holds Transfer Meetings To Prepare For Summer – Ashley Meeting Necessary


There didn’t seem too much happening over the weekend – most of us were getting over the shock and disappointment of losing a game to Crystal Palace that we should have won.

But a report in the Chronicle today says that Rafa went ahead with his transfer meetings with the heads of departments and those meetings also included Managing Director Lee Charnley.

Lee Charnley still has a good working relationship with Rafa and seems to have been given the task of persuading Rafa to stay on Tyneside and sign up to terms offered by owner Mike Ashley.

He was given that task in the early summer of 2016 after we were relegated and he got the job done then.

Mike Ashley is the problem in all of this.

The manager is still waiting for answers from the owner, and we would hope that Mike Ashley will jet into Newcastle sooner rather than later – to meet with Rafa one on one.

It may take that and some plain talking between the two men because it seems there are huge differences in where they want to take Newcastle in the future.

We hope that Ashley will defer to Rafa and let the manager build a top team with funds made available by the owner.

It seems a no-brainer that if Ashley did this Newcastle United FC would be worth quite some money a few years down the road.

If only Ashley could see that investment is necessary in football, and the club can reap those rewards in the future.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

 


71 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Apr 9, 2019 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #1

    even the frogs not getting excited about this latest pack of lies !!!!!!

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #2

    £60 for my Fulham ticket 😮

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #3
  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 9, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #4

    This from Ashley: “right then, this is extremely important so I’m flying in on Air Porkies immediately. We’ll get straight down to brass tacks. I’ll explain to Rafa that no transfer money will be forthcoming except anything he can make flogging some of our unwanted players. That should be more than enough. I’m sure Rafa will understand and sign his new contract immediately. Oh and Dave Kitson doesn’t have a clue. If I could get between 300 and 400 M for the club the business would have been done by now.”
    Thank you Mike. Or not.

    4
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Difficult to know which game to choose
    Spurs v City
    or
    LPool v Porto

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Polemic

    Not a word that can be easily attributed to this blog.

    A polemic is contentious rhetoric that is intended to support a specific position by aggressive claims and undermining of the opposing position. Polemics are mostly seen in arguments about controversial topics. The practice of such argumentation is called polemics.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m surprised they haven’t spread the games over two weeks to get a game each night?

    2
  • Toondog2

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    EGB,

    I am discombobulated by the Polemics regarding the sale or not of NUFC

    3
  • jane

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Northumberland Senior Cup final
    NORTH SHIELDS VS. MORPETH TOWN
    Kick-off 19:30

    https://uk.soccerway.com/matches/2019/04/09/england/northumberland-senior-cup/north-shields/morpeth-town-/3003698/?ICID=PL_MS_01

    where is this being played?

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Toondog2, Indeed! 😉

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #13

    Polemic is a substance composed of macromolecules (synonym: polymer molecules). Macromolecule = A molecule of high relative molecular mass, the structure of which essentially comprises the multiple repetition of units derived, actually or conceptually, from molecules of low relative molecular mass.

    Whoops sorry that’s a polymer
    😛

    0
  • beermonkey

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    does any1 have a link for spurs city please

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib

    Were you getting confused with a polygon, which is in fact a missing parrot!

    4
  • posada

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Debenhams.
    Was he not trying to get the business without the pension liabilities.
    Think he did that with H of F.
    Who knows.

    3
  • posada

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #17

    The Debenhams board are just not honest.
    Te he he he he.
    Play the Laughing Policeman at full volume.

    5
  • jane

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #18

    “The Debenhams board are just not honest.”

    “Last October, it [Debenhams] reported an annual loss of £492m”

    incompetent as well

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #19
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #20

    posada
    Debenhams.
    Was he not trying to get the business without the pension liabilities.
    Think he did that with H of F.
    Who knows.

    Certainly not you
    dick

    0
  • Average_Contents

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Getting a touch defensive, surprise, suprise….

    Spunktrumpet.

    Bye

    10
  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Beer
    I can’t post the link and it’s too long to type but there’s one on ripple.is.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #24

    That’s the one ^^^^^^

    0
  • posada

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib
    There’s no need to be rude my friend.
    Most of us on this blog don’t claim to be multi talented and experts in many fields.
    Like you.

    15
  • posada

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib
    I know Jail has upset you.
    He is awful.
    But I like him.

    12
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #27

    posada
    I know Jail
    I like him.
    That says so much about you

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #28

    and I pick my friends very carefully
    you ain’t one

    2
  • posada

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #29

    I don’t know Jail at all.
    I know he upsets you is what I said.

    7
  • beermonkey

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #30

    thanks peeps

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #31

    posada
    do one
    and bore folk elsewhere

    2
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Aguero has a pen saved that wasn’t even spotted
    by the ref
    what a farce

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail, re Schar v Clarke, you are judging schar by his early clubs? He is far better than Clarke, who is a very poor passer of the ball.

    1
  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #34

    From the beeb

    Sports Direct said it had formally registered its interest in buying Debenhams from its new owners.
    However, Chris Wootton, Sports Direct’s deputy chief financial officer told the BBC he believed Debenhams lenders may already have a plan in place: “It’s a case of the deal being done with a third party that keeps us locked out of it.”

    So just like sd did with HoF and Evans then? Hilarious, or as Corporal Jones used to say “They don’t like it up ’em”.

    9
  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Duh – pol…poly……muh duh ….poly….polym duh pol…. pole…polem duh

    duh I’ve never heard that word before duh.

    Jib — the dangers of trying to be a clever Dick and not knowing how to interpret Google results. You dolt, nay say a pigeon brained cretin

    4
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #36

    I fear we could be in for a bit of a beating against Leicester on Friday Rodgers has started to get them playing to their potential and they are just the kind of team that we struggle against!

    Might be similar to the Arsenal game where we just chasing shadows with Vardy and Maddison tearing us apart how I am sure Rafa would love a front 2 like that with similar pace and quality!!

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #37

    The funniest thing about it inho is if he had actually sold us last time instead of the usual lies he would have had the ready cash to have bought Debenhams lock stock and barrel

    Instead of him loosing his shirt with them

    LoL

    11
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #38

    Lee, that’s why I thought Leicester were a real threat to us in terms of keeping rafa. Anyway, tootle pip I’m off to play a real game of footie. In the toon shirt of course. Will try not to disgrace it 🙂

    0
  • Jib

    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Mister Tuff
    Apr 9, 2019 at 8:35 PM
    Comment #35
    Duh – pol…poly……muh duh ….poly….polym duh pol…. pole…polem duh
    duh I’ve never heard that word before duh.
    Jib — the dangers of trying to be a clever Dick and not knowing how to interpret Google results. You dolt, nay say a pigeon brained cretin

    2

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