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Latest Claims About Rafa’s Contract Probably Off The Mark



There is a report at 90min that the conflict hampering a new deal for Rafa is the size of the transfer budget. While we think there is some truth in this, the amount quoted seems to be off the mark.

Rafa Benitez– what is delaying this important deal?

Rafa Benitez is keen to stay at Newcastle. He has made that perfectly clear. But he has suffered like the rest of us at the hands of a stubborn owner who has gained his fortune through cutting costs.

That just does not work in football. And Rafa Benitez knows this.

As his contract situation lingers on, we all seemed trapped in a void between happiness and despair. We are held here in this void by the hands of Mike Ashley.

What is it that is holding up the pragmatic dream of a new contract for Rafa Benitez?

The report at 90min says that Rafa Benitez is demanding that a transfer kitty of £100M be written into the contract. While we feel that is not at all unreasonable on Rafa’s part, we also feel that this is not the principal obstacle to the deal.

We believe that Rafa does want assurances about transfers in his contract but it won’t be £100M. It will most likely be closer to half that amount.

This is because Rafa also understands that Newcastle’s infrastructure is screaming for investment.

While we think the manager knows how important this transfer window is for the club to push forward, he also knows that this club needs investment beyond the football pitch.

We just hope that this deal can be sorted soon and we don’t blame Rafa Benitez at all for demanding assurances from Mike Ashley.


74 comments so far

  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #41

    JIBs job here is to break up any movement against MA
    Disrupt distract derail
    Posters like Munster and the like are here to deflect the blame,pin it on anyone but MA
    While others try and convince people MA isn’t bleeding the club dry as somehow the accounts are fine/legit

    Anyone can see it’s all bollix

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #42

    They think we’re stupid and can be fooled forever

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #43

    Ohh forgot

    Those who help give weight to the sale lie

    OLG is a good example

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #44

    Special mention to Jane

    😉

    Hiya

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #45

    Hiya KBA

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  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #46

    1,46 Lesh is whacked
    6.22 is back giving it large
    You need more kip you’d be less grouchy

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:57 AM

    Comment #47

    You think Rafa will sign that contrat next week ?

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  • Sad Frog II

    May 25, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #48

    I think Rafa goes? What do you think? #timetothank #rafagoeswestay

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  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #49

    Hiya Mr Tuff

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 6:59 AM

    Comment #50

    Hiya JIB

    It’s distracting then

    You think it’s going to get easier after the news about Rafa eventually gets out ?

    We’re not stupid

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #51

    Sadfrog

    Tell your alt JIB to stop posting his alts as backup

    We’re not stupid

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #52

    It’s like shooting fish in a barrel

    😉

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  • Sad Frog II

    May 25, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #53

    Time to go forward. Who`s next yes yes Mr Pardew man?
    #sellbeforebuy

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  • Sad Frog II

    May 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #54

    No Jib here only me Ashley Hole –> falled to Sad Frog II

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #55

    “it’s all about vision and trust”

    you got it NY Mag. that would have been the thrust of the meeting most likely not the details of a watertight legal agreement which as you say would be difficult to word and counter-productive.

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #56

    Sadfrog

    Hiya JIB

    How many more of your alt accounts are pro MA too ?

    It’s never MAs fault

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  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #57

    According to the Express Rafa has told OGS he cannot have Lobby

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #58

    LoL

    Hiya Jane

    Sorry didn’t read that

    Not much point really is there

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #59

    the delay this week will have simply been Rafa’s holiday. a time for him to reflect.

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #60

    KBA

    We’re not stupid

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #61

    toon22 you should read it it is nothing pro-Ashley if that is what you are suggesting.

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  • Sad Frog II

    May 25, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #62

    When Ashley sell, Ashley Hole will rise again.

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #63

    Ok Jane

    BOLLIX

    We’re not stupid

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #64

    my feeling toon22 is that you don’t want Rafa to stay really and that is your problem with it.

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #65

    Sadfrog

    Tell JIBs alts we’re not stupid

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #66

    i’m analysing the situation with the information available and drawing my conclusions.

    what is wrong with that?

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:06 AM

    Comment #67

    Jane

    ……………..

    We’re going to be talking a lot this summer

    For the record it’s nothing personal

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #68

    it’s good to talk 🙂

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  • toon22

    May 25, 2019 at 7:10 AM

    Comment #69

    Imho the point has been reached where we stop pretending this blog isn’t an outlet for pro MA rubbish

    We’re not stupid

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  • jane

    May 25, 2019 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #70

    do you think my comments are pro MA rubbish?

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 25, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #71

    Yeah, vision and trust………….backed up by a watertight legal agreement, just to be on the safe side. 😉

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  • Jib

    May 25, 2019 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #72

    It must be nice for Rafa to be back at the family home just chilling
    No getting up early to take training
    We know from his footy he isn’t impetuous so he’ll be going over the
    new contract with a fine tooth comb

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  • giimps

    May 25, 2019 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #73

    Anyone know who is Rafas legal representative since the last one was sacked after missing the 6m buyout clause in his contract?
    I reckon Rafa will be busying himself with reading the scouting reports for players he wants for the positions he wants filled to upgrade the squad….he’ll be preparing to stay ,after all, he will have submitted a business plan to the slug with tong and short term gains from improving the squad and facilities, even the slug will realize GIGO so should back the recruitment of better youth for the future.

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  • Munster Mag

    May 25, 2019 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #74

    Poor frog suffers from delusions and deep paranoia. Has nothing to say in terms of players or football. A very strange and deluded young man.

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