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Is Defender’s Tweet A Sign Of Potential Player Unrest?



As we would expect with such a beloved manager as Rafa Benitez, many players have shared their gratitude on Twitter to their now former manager.

Argentinian central defender Federico Fernandez however has gone a little bit further in his support of Rafa Benitez. This what Ferndandez has just tweeted:


This about sums up the feeling of the Newcastle fan base and really any football fan with a love of the game. What has happened to Rafa Benitez is just not right. Plain and simple. Rafa and, by extension the game of football, has been wronged by a despicable man.

Fernandez, no doubt, is expressing the sentiments of many players today. Rafa Benitez has been treated like an expendable bit of rubbish by this owner. He did not deserve this.

Who in their right mind would come to this club at the moment-player or manager? The only solution is the end of Mike Ashley’s control of this club. We cannot more forward, or move at all, until he sells this club to never return.


193 comments so far

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    The big question is whether Rafa leaving will knock Paul Pogba off the back pages. Depends on if he put some new dance moves on Instagram.

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  • BENNY 10

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #2

    There isn’t a manager on the planet they could bring in that would compare to Rafa even pep wouldn’t be the same. I love the man more than any player who I ever saw play for Newcastle (except hatem ben arfa) We were such a shambles when he took over and he turned us into one of the best defences in the premiership with a crap squad. I’ve no doubt had he been given money he would have greatly improved our attack as well. He did it all without making any noise or complaints. Just a genius at managing a football club, he’s so underrated by the rest of the footballing world.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #3

    It’s amazing how one person can cause misery for so many.

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  • Mindshaft

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone know where Lee Charnley lives in Gosforth? pop round his house and ask him just wtf is going on?

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  • c-dog

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Ashley remains
    Selling Longstaff

    Think I’m going to vomit

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  • Muz

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #6

    Avram Grant went up to 4/1 odds to be next, dropped back down to 6/1 – The special one still out in front. Makes you wonder what the bookies know doesn’t it?

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost;

    Clasol- good post. It’s great to see new NUFC fans and it’s great that your son is also a fan now. But sadly this is the worst time to be a NUFC fan since I’ve been one a good 25 years or so, AshLie is by far the worst I’ve seen and is destroying the soul of the club I fell in love with.

    Maybe just maybe BZG buy the oaf out and Mourinho comes in as manager and we see some stellar signings and good times again. For every fans sake I bloody hope so, if not we’re doomed.

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  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Repost I missed the bus by 15mins lol

    If Ashley doesn’t go we’re nailed on for relegation next year.

    The club MUST be about to be sold, it has to be Ashley’s last chance to sell before he completely screws the club beyond repair. It wont survive another relegation!!

    The whole mess will come down like a house of cards in the next 6 months if he remains owner.

    O what fun we didn’t have.

    I’m going to sports direct to take a shit in some tracksuit bottoms then hang them back up

    That was a joke Jane etc

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  • JohnReese

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #9

    Did Grant not work with Mourinho at Chelsea in some type of sporting or technical director role?

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  • toon22

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Im sure Mourhinio would jump at the chance to me utterly mugged off by MA
    Who wouldnt ?

    All you have to do is survive every season by the skin of your teeth while i undermine you and sell players from under you while making sure we dont sigh anyone youve asked for

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  • Mindshaft

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Optimistic Oryx – oh please do it, in fact every toon fan should go to sports direct shop and shit in a pair of trackie bottoms

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  • mac the jaffrey

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #12

    This is all so shite I’ve started buying into toon22’s ramblings

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Why have ALL the backroom staff left too? Rafa’s team. Now I know the manager’s team normally follow the manager, but Rafa doesn’t have another job, so why would his backroom team walk as well?

    I think we may have a new announcement in the coming days – yes slag me off for it but it just doesn’t make sense. The WHOLE of the first team coaching staff ALL gone?????

    Who was it that said Jose was BZGs preferred manager again and that Rafa leaving might be the price to pay to get the fat twat out?

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  • toon22

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #14

    With a proxy director in Justin Barnes lurking in the back ground pulling the strings as the owner refuses to talk to you and regularly buggers off on holiday while needed

    Oh and we will be up fro sale at least once a season

    Sign here

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #15

    The death knell has just been rung at S J P. This once great proud club has officially died. Prepare for a fire sale so FCB lines his pockets. How much for Almiron, Perez, Longstaff, Lejeune & Dubravka. The big six vultures are circling again.
    Best of luck Rafa wherever you go.
    Can someone find Ashley in a secure hospital for compulsive liars.
    The managers association must tell all their members to keep well away from toxic ash at NUFC.
    Nobody touch him with a barge pole unless they have found a suitable place to stick it!

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  • Mindshaft

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #16

    You get extra points for crapping in Rio Ferdinand or Michael Owen lines

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  • Sheikh Rafa

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #17

    SSN giving airtime to Ant & Dec’s Tweet and inviting them into the studio for a chat.

    “Disastrous.
    Those ‘at the top’ of our great club should be ashamed. The great shame is that they won’t be.

    The way they are repeatedly able to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory is astonishing.

    Thank you
    @rafabenitezweb

    Mike Ashley – get out of OUR club”

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  • Muz

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #18

    @OO – “If Ashley doesn’t go we’re nailed on for relegation next year.”

    I think he knows that too, hence why I think he doesn’t care about the managers job; he won’t be hear to be hurt by it.

    If we’re getting new owners and they’ve got a modern football philosophy, they’ll want to intall a Director of Football. Benitez wouldn’t work under those conditions. There was one guy though who made a big song and dance about how his former club weren’t set up propertly and needed a DoF…

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/17/jose-mourinho-rejects-criticism-of-manchester-united-tenure

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #19

    @Mindshaft #4 Careful now, Jane will throw a hissy fit at your implication of violence….

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Optimistic- Hahaha brilliant idea that! Shame there are no SD shops here (tbh that’s a good thing!) At least you made me laugh on such a sad day.

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  • Muz

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #21

    DubaiMicky – i’m with you bud. This all seems very sudden and bizarre. News this morning leaked that his backroom staff had all given up their leases on the homes they were renting and then the big announcement came. I am certain Ashley has taken the flak for our incoming owners as part of the sale agreement. And to piss off the fans who he loathes..

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  • Mindshaft

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #22

    DubaiMicky – its not violence if you suddenly are overcome with the need for a crap whilst trying some crap clothes on – no doubt the shittiness of the clothes has a psychological effect and forces you to immediately empty your bowels…

    who is Jane anyway – KBA?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #23

    We will be moving from no comment to business as usual

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  • beefman13

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Benny10, with respect mate, you think more of Rafa than any other player/manager ever at the toon, wow, two of the most mediocre seasons carbon copy of bad n good, nothing owa, Almirons arrival changed our season cos I thought we were going down.

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  • Mund

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #25

    JP

    Do you games mate? Like have a PS4 or Xbox? I ask because I wouldn’t mind having a few chats with you we seem to have the same mindset and being from the same era and all the that we’d have some cracking convos.

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  • Singinginthecorner

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Everyone was crying out for some comment, any comment ……well now you have a comment and it sucks. Incase you did not realise most of you support Newcastle United, this sort of stuff has been going on for years long before ashlie. Mcgreed sucked the life out of the club hall sold us to a paricite for profit and ashlie well just no words just a normal day in the life of a Newcastle fan

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s not Avram Grant.

    It’s Alan Grant from Jurassic park.

    Lee really likes the films and has a dinosaur onesie.

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  • Zele

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #28

    DubaiMicky @ 13

    As I have previously said, it’s inconceivable that a prospective new owner would not have asked to see Rafa’s current and unsigned contract.

    I suspect that if there is a change of ownership, the new lot whoever they may be didn’t want Rafa for whatever reason.

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  • The mighty wyn

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Dubai – I’ve been saying all day the timings all wrong on this. There’s got to be something else going on

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  • RobLeenio

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #30

    JohnReese, bang on mate. Avram Grant was taken on as Director of Football with Jose Mourinho in charge of first team affairs.

    Not sure how that would fit with Ben Dawson’s role as Academy Director, honestly, or what Mourinho’s opinion of Grant actually is. Mourinho is not a hands-on coach in the mould of Rafa. If a D of F was over his head, just what would his role be?

    Grant is actually a very experienced football administrator, however, with many links to clubs, agents, players and coaches all over the World.

    He’s also Israeli, not sure how that would sit with Arab owners. Might be judging things completely wrongly and no offence meant.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #31

    You’re right Optimistic. If this sale does not go through Ashley has just wiped at least £200M off the valuation.
    Perhaps the bidder will now turn his attentions to Blunderland. That would be a real sickener , wouldn’t it?

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  • magscar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Micky

    Presumably Coaches are going as their contracts also expire when Rafa’s does

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  • jon

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Missed the bus……

    I donn’t think I can add to anything that’s not already been said, but it pales into insignificance after the weekend we’ve had.

    🙁

    On a brighter note, time for a pretty sale celebratory drink.

    🙂

    Oh, what are the odds on Rafa resigning post 1st July.

    😉

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  • Zele

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Muz,

    I think you are right there.

    People are naturally blaming Ashley but this time I think the moves behind the scene are more to do with the change of ownership.

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  • jon

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Pre* sale

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  • toon kk

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36

    The club has been a mess since Ashley walked through the door. Rafa was the only thing keeping it together, cirtainly from a fans prospective. MA has once again hit the self restruct button. This will affect the whole club including the players.
    I can only hope the fans realise the are letting MA get away with the cancer he has caused.
    Don’t renew season tickets and force him out.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #37

    Mund – yeah mate I have a PS4 and always play Battlefield or Fifa. Can’t pick any other team other than Newcastle on Fifa lol yeah we do share the same views I feel, would be good to chat about NUFC as with the missus it’s a one way conversation on that topic haha

    Do you have PS4 or Xbox?

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #38

    Micky, MightyWyn, Rafa and his team come as a package, they have been together for years. Them all leaving together is no surprise.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #39

    Avram Grant would be an Ashley appointment as couldn’t really see BZG appointing him.
    It’s all been yet another cruel ploy by Ashley. If the club is not sold nobody in football will ever believe a single word that comes out of his gob ever again. Albeit most of us didn’t anyway!

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  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 24, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #40

    JP

    At first I thought about getting half a dozen tubes of tennis balls take a couple out, do a dropsy then put the balls back in and back on the shelf.

    Its just not cricket

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