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Mike Ashley Must Now Move Quickly – He Has Work To Do


Newcastle are now mathematically safe in the Premier League so now is the time for Mike Ashley to move quickly to sign up Rafa Benitez – hopefully for at least a five-year deal.

But that will be difficult with Ashley still the owner because he has proved he is a complicated character to work with.

Surely after all the mistakes and blunders, the Newcastle owner has made in twelve years at the helm at Newcastle, he’s not going to screw this one up.

We hope not, but with Ashley, you never know.

Ashley is said to be on an Easter break in the US, and Managing Director Lee Charnley is in charge of negotiating with Rafa.

Mike Ashley – in front of St. James’ Park?

But it seems clear from what Rafa has said since last Friday that the latest offer on the table just isn’t good enough.

And Rafa needs the answers to the questions he submitted to the owner four weeks ago.

Rafa needs to get more transfer funds to bring in new players, so he doesn’t spend any more seasons at Newcastle fighting relegation.

The manager has been very patient with the club and is giving them time to come up with the right answers.

But Ashley is a stubborn man, and he could still screw this one up and leave Rafa with no choice but to seek pastures new.

That would be a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United.

We need to see Ashley son – he needs to do his job as the Newcastle owner, and it would be a good start to see him visit Newcastle to talk one-on-one with the manager.

Rafa has kept everybody United at Newcastle through all the shenanigans and nonsense coming from the owner over the last three years.

That, in itself, proves he must be the perfect manager for Newcastle.

Ashley needs to sign up Rafa quickly and cut out the nonsense.

Comments welcome.

 

 

 


9 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Time for Ash to get off his fat hole

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Mag52,
    We have Kenedy, Barecca and Rondon definitely leaving, a high possibility of Hayden and Diame with Ritchie, Perez and Shelveys future in doubt. They will have to sort all this out on their own with a new manager to coach all this young talent they’re going to bring in to replace them all. What could possibly go wrong.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Ashley’s big decision this morning is whether to add cherry sauce and pecans to his ice cream on his pancakes. That’s all he’s worried about atm.

    On Perez – while he’s on a roll there’s no surprise a big price tag will be being arranged. I think he’d hang around a while in an ambitious NUFC with Rafa at the helm but as that’s a little unlikely, the club will be wanting their payday while he’s at his peak and I suspect a few european clubs thinking about him.

    But having said that, if he goes despite Rafa staying, and if Rafa gets the money to spend, I think it can be used to get a better player, which he might need to in the Rondon mould but more mobile, and younger. No offence but a few good performances and a hat trick don’t mean Perez is a world class striker just yet.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #4

    I do realise I have used up most of my “if” allocation for today. Sorry 🙁

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  • Mindshaft

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Happy days for Ashley, Toon safe, Players wanting to leave that we may get actual cash for, Rafa contract up and he’s sitting on a beach drinking pina coladas – life doesn’t get any better , get some cheapo numpty yes man in to manage and aim for 17th place next season

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  • Mindshaft

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Players reported to be leaving (various sources) who have all had at least a few first team games this season –

    Perez
    Schar
    Shelvey
    Dubravka
    Ritchie
    Rondon
    Kennedy
    Hayden
    Diame
    Joselu
    Clarke

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  • Zele

    Apr 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #7

    The performances of Perez and Hayden since the turn of the year have been outstanding and will have been noted by other clubs.

    However, the improved performance of Perez is in direct correlation to the arrival of Almiron and having three forwards. Without the pace and trickery of Almiron and the strength of Rondon it is arguable whether Perez would be so successful in a different formation.

    Hayden has benefited enormously from the absence of Shelvey. Hayden has blossomed into an athletic robust box to box player having benefited from an extended run in the team. He had an excellent partnership with Longstaff, possibly improving Longstaff as a result and has continued with Ki and Diame. However, his family circumstances may dictate whether he stays or leaves and which club he ends up with.

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  • Geordie-john

    Apr 22, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #8

    DAM RIGHT YOU DO ASHLEY !
    You are gonna lose mega money on this if you don’t give Rafa proper backing. Even Perez is talking about moving.
    Back to being the panto villain again. Why do you do this ? It just makes you look a total tit .

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  • mactoon

    Apr 22, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Ashley needs to work quickly?

    Really?

    “no talks are planned about either a new contract for Rafa Benitez (he only has one year left to run) or the Summer transfer budget and player recruitment, until mid-May at the earliest, after the season has ended”

    That was May 2018 !!!

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