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A Status Update On Contract Talks Needed From Newcastle Soon

Well-run football clubs know their bread and butter and the soul of the club are the fans that support them season in and season out.

That’s especially true for Newcastle United FC.

And a well-run club takes time out to keep their fans informed of the goings on at the club and keeps them in the loop on things they are interested in.

While we realize Newcastle is not a well-run club under the current owner Mike Ashley, the fans should still be getting some status on the Rafa contract talks that began last Thursday with Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley.

One of the significant failings of Ashley at Newcastle over the last 12 years (there have been too many) is almost his complete lack of communication with the fans.

He seems a private man who very rarely is interviewed, and therefore not many know what he’s actually thinking at any given time.

He can start to become a better owner (and there’s lots of room for him to do that) by instructing Lee Charnley to update the fans more on what’s going on.

One case in point is right now – and we’re sure Rafa is telling Lee this – something should be said to the fans on the status of the ongoing negotiations.

It’s straightforward – just put a few sentences out on the Newcastle website saying how things are going.

If that doesn’t happen, then it could be that they are close to an agreement and getting ready to announce that Rafa is staying on.

Even though that may be a little bit of fuzzy logic, we’ll assume that’s true for the moment if they put nothing out.

Hopefully, they will be announcing that Rafa is staying in the next couple of days.

They cannot go on like this much longer – it’s already looking embarrassing for the club.

Newcastle must do something – please!

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    Update? Never going to happen, at least till it’s sorted one way or another.

    Agreed, it would just put the collective mind of the Geordie Nation at rest, but it’ll still never happen.

  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Last post on milkshake gate for facebook users. It was this guy.


    He’s getting pelters from Farage / Brexit supporters but he was nicked by the Police at the scene, so he’ll not be able to bring the post down.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 20, 2019 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Rob/ Charlie, it’s the ‘Woke’ society, PC gone mad.

    Blimey you can’t even make a mild criticism of a team manager without someone jumping on your case!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 20, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    And anyone actually wanting to drink a McDonalds milkshake has to be a strong supporter of Sunderland street food. Yecccch!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 20, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #5


    Have I spelt Yecccch, correctly?

  • lesh

    May 20, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Farage in crisis talks with bettysbollocks after milkshake incident!

  • RobLeenio

    May 20, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #7

    Apparently, it was from 5 Guys and cost over a fiver!

    He’s anti-brexit, willing to make a stand and has disposable income, therefore apparently worse than Hitler!


  • Rafa the Geordie

    May 20, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #8

    No news is good news they say, well that may be true at least it isn’t Mike Ashley tells Rafa he cannot give him what he wants so Rafa can leave.

    But come on MA at least to save the blog, I mean we have gone for days talking about electricity, radiation and Brexit.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 20, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #9

    #NUFC and West Ham are battling Lazio for the signing of Club Brugge striker Wesley Moraes, who has 13 goals and 7 assists for the Belgian outfit this season. [Corriere Dello Sport]

  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Are people really this slow or are you hoping to create Hysteria for more blog action? Ed I really fail to see the point in writing an article like this, or the myriad of similar reports the past few days.

    These things take time weeks even and you’re not naive enough to think they are going to be sorted over a cup of coffee. I think we all need patience and let things happen. Scaring people isn’t going to make the negotiations go faster.

  • ronaldo aarons

    May 20, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Are people still crying over spilt milk 😉

  • IrishRob

    May 20, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #12

    Rolando u can rip the piss all you want mate but that kinda post just ain’t needed like, I don’t see why ye all get do butthurt when anyone ever criticises Ed. I know he needs to write the stories and get the views but sometimes it’s like reading a Tabloid on here, we’re shooting ourselves in the foot by writing that kinda stuff, and ye give me the grief then for saying it. Smh


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