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Ashley – Rafa Negotiations To Continue For Another 48 Hours In London

After talks were conducted between Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley, and Rafa Benitez at a secret location in London yesterday, there is news from Sky Sports’ Keith Downie that the negotiations are likely to continue for at least another 48 hours.

That ould be good news as it seems both parties are anxious to get to something that is acceptable to both parties and Rafa can then sign a deal – hopefully, longer than three years – to stay on at Newcastle.

But as far as we can tell from news about yesterday’ discussions, not too much progress was made.

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The positive articles out today about the discussions didn’t seem to be concentrating on yesterday’s meeting but more about what local reporters were writing during the day, which was reasonably positive stuff.

We are starting to get just a little worried about how much more Rafa can take of this from Mike Ashley.

But they will be locked together in a room for three days, and that will be good as it tends to form a relationship between the participants – and it’s all about Newcastle’s future too.

Mike Ashley should be interested in that.

Rafa will get to know Mike Ashley a lot better and vice versa.

That has to be a good thing.

This is what Keith Downie has tweeted today.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • geordiemark

    May 17, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    how long does it take to agree a contract, these muppets have had 3 years to sort this mess out typical ashley and co monkies the lot of them

  • welshgeordie9

    May 17, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #2

    See if Ashley can get this deal over the line.

  • welshgeordie9

    May 17, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Bet Ashleys got pardew on standby.

  • wynsleap

    May 17, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Yeah. Just p**s about until Rondon signs for Wolves and then Rafa decides he’s had enough. You know what you have to do Ashley. Just get it done. It’s not rocket science.

  • JohnJ

    May 17, 2019 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #5

    It can be very painful being a Newcastle United supporter at times!

  • heavenfirechris

    May 17, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Talking is only good news if common ground can be found.

  • widowmagandapoke

    May 18, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    What can possibly take 48 hours to discuss? We know what Rafa wants we know what Ashley seems to want. How can talking for 48 hours break the impasse?


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