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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

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #81

    Comment 77 Many a true word spoken in jest!

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #82

    BANDWBURNABY
    Jun 24, 2019 at 4:36 PM
    Comment #47

    Bet fatty is not at Arsenal game

    He won’t be at any game, ever.
    Home or away
    The police won’t allow it for crowd control reasons.

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  • Mund

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #83

    JP

    Add me on PS4 JawZZ_Z lol old school nickname.

    I’ve got something I want to tell you

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #84

    Will this go down in Toon history as Meltdown Monday?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #85

    Ashley and his group of arse kissing arseholes again.. shits on the fans….any decent manager with any self respect will keep well clear of this club….as ashley and his goon squad are all shifty sods…any manager that comes in, will only be a half arsed light weight that’s struggled at other clubs looking for a big name to put on there c.v and a payout and wont give a shit…just like ashley….im hangin on the faintest of hopes that takeover is about to be announced and they didn’t want rafa for whatever reason….but i think im kidding myself tbh….players will soon be on move out and we will be cannon fodder for other premier league clubs with a relegation in 8 mth time…..such a shame….ashley please just f**k off, u’ve had ya fun and took the piss…and brought a nation of geordies to its knees….now please just sell up and p*ss off.

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  • Patoon

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #86

    Any true fan would not go 2 the arsenal game, its time 2 take a stand and unite as 1 but it wont happen, therl stil b 40 thousand go and thats the reason why ashley remains ther year in year out yet i bet 30 out of the 40 thousand will yap about the way the club is bein run

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #87

    There simply has to be a boycott of the Arsenal game if we’re not taken over, let everyone turn up and stand outside for the SKY cameras to see, so what he’s already got the ticket money, it’s not about hitting his pocket it’s about making a visual statement so the footballing world know exactly how we feel.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #88

    Sky are no better than the chronicle. Avram grant talk is nonsense. And don’t look too much into betting favourites, especially sky bet.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #89

    Dubai
    You’ve probably just woken up in your part of the world as I’d posted the same shared comments a few times this morning about all Rafa’s coaches being sacked at the same time as Rafa’s contract expires.
    Surprise that hardly anyone is following up on this angle, thee and me excepted.

    Can’t believe that they all the coaches had contracts that were in sync with Rafa’s contract.

    Are they all going to China with him as ‘team Rafa’ ?

    They haven’t all just resigned – they must have been sacked.

    Why aren’t the Journalists asking them for their story ?

    If sacked has Ashley agreed compo for them – probably in return for the evil NDA.
    But in any case Rafa won’t have a NDA so he can talk – after 1st July bu will the impact of that be diluted by other new announcements ?

    Does it clear the books of all their salaries and costs by the financial year end and lower the assets of the club/company on the books in line with a deal to sell price ? Likewise no added costs in signing up Rondon.

    It smacks of Accountants at work as much as the less than illustrious one.

    More to come on this.

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  • Sad Frog II

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #90

    …time to thank Rafa…Ashley needs some cash….Fakeover 2 – 0 Takeover…NEXT IS TAKEOVER! YES! YES! YES!..I SAW IT!!! I SAW THE LIGHT, THIS IS TRUE!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #91

    Are people still thinking that a boycott isn’t the right way to go? I’ve been seeing this disaster coming for years now and I have advocated for a boycott. I wish I could be a part of it. It will be the only thing to force Ashley out unless this takeover goes through. Expect more of what we were exposed to pre-Rafa if Ashley stays. Dancing near the bottom of the table with a poor manager and no hope.

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  • BENNY 10

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #92

    I don’t see what’s so unusual about all the coaching staff leaving too. They are rafas men aren’t they? They come as a package they leave as a package

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #93

    Slightly off topic but read the stat of Benitez in the transfer market with us. Net profit of £11m after 3 seasons!!

    But Charnley told us when the accounts came up that past 2 seasons we have spent 109m (£35m budget each season and £50m made from player sales) and have £11m to carry forward.

    Where exactly have we spent that amount, Rafa never saw it?

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  • magscar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #94

    Jail

    Do you think folk on here ,no matter how sincere they are ,are going to effect a boycott of Arsenal by simply saying it has to happen. You know better than that.

    I no longer have anything against such a protest as long as it’s part of wider action but no group has yet successfully co-ordinated mass action. If this and no sale doesn’t galvanise widespread calls forhow to join action I don’t know what will

    Anyone at tonight’s protest? SSN aren’t apparently covering it Keith Downie in Algarve obviuolsy took them by surprise as well?

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #95

    Mourinho favourite….are sky having a laugh… he’ll not go anywhere unless he has a 100m to spend….avram grant,pardew,monk,pulis…rather have chris hughton back then any of these….but then Ashley shit on him so not likely….club in chaos.

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  • IconicNumber9

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #96

    Takeover talks appear to be dead, I love reading this blog it gives me hope that the end is near for Ashley’s reign. Unfortunately every time it looks likely it turns out to be complete dog poo.

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  • bill

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #97

    Of course SSN won’t cover any protests, they are in Ashley’s pocket. F’ing bastards. I cannot remember the last time I was so angry. If the fat twat was here I would do him.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #98

    and Ashley thinks that players will pull their weight under a second rate manager who isn’t fit to lace Rafa’s boots ?
    Last days of the Empire.

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  • northernirishtoon

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #99

    Why is the coaches leaving a suprise???
    They all had same contract lengths as rafa
    They havent been sacked
    They just havent accepted the offer on the table

    When you really think about it…..does it suprise anyone whats happened today

    Fool me once etc etc etc etc etc

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  • toon22

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #100

    Business as usual guys

    😉

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  • Reilly

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #101

    David Coverdale
    @dpcoverdale
    Rafa Benitez did not know #nufc were releasing a statement today. He heard the news when a friend alerted him to the announcement. He is now seriously considering going to China.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #102

    NUFC.com say a takeover is at least 6 weeks away if it happens at all. How do they know this? They don’t usually comment without a solid source. Six more weeks takes us into August and near the transfer deadline. This could be yet another disaster. And Ashley will be the one to appoint an interim manager.

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  • bill

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #103

    We need to give him a violent storm. Unfortunately, a lot of you guys aren’t in the UK. I need to see what the “IF RAFA GOES WE GO” squad are up to.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #104

    SPRINGY
    i hope Chris Houghton has sense enough to stay well clear of this poison chalice, he left with a lot of love and respect from the fans but that would evaporate very quickly if he tries to fill Rafa’s shoe’s and fails,

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #105

    According to reports from Get France Football News, Allan Saint-Maximin is close to agreeing personal terms with Newcastle United.
    The 22-year-old winger is valued at around €60 million (£53m- his release clause).

    Well if that is the case what does he know that we don’t.
    And who is paying ?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #106

    Even for Ashley this is amazingly stupid. No manager with training camp a week away? And he thinks he will get someone decent enough to keep us up in this state does he? It does indeed look like Gary Monk time with a very limited transfer budget and no hope of improving the squad. We’ll be lucky not to lose a few as well. All Rafa’s good work down the toilet. Sad days continue.

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  • stu mel

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #107

    Sorry there is no take over mike Ashley make money off us. It’s the only profitable prem club sorry take your blinkers off I got excited to but takeover happen without any knowledge till the last min this is all a play that we seen time and time again. I’ll come back when ashley is gone. Iv said it before but I cant be bother with watching us lose week in week out. Its soul destroying when you think what we could be

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #108

    A 53M pound winger coming in lochinvar. Does that make sense to you? We won’t spend 53M pounds in the next two transfer windows.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #109

    Hibbit,he done well for us and out all of the names mentioned it would be him i would like to come in if the penny pinching antics of ashley is way its goin to go…but i wouldn’t want him coming in for shit try to keep us up especially because of that tubb of goos histrionics…i think he’s the only one out of all the names mentioned… actually gets this club,fans,area and trust he would be doin it for that ryt reasons and like i said earlier,someone looking for a name on there c.v and a payout.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #110

    What a bloody shame this all is. Total chaos. More and more Ashley reminds me of Trump. Lies and chaos.

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  • bill

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #111

    Who is kidding who here? £53 million on a player. I haven’t laughed so much for ages. Sounds like another PR stunt.

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  • Bigjim67

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #112

    The club is a joke, the owner is a leech sucking the lifeblood of the club, lining his own pockets and doesn’t care a jot about the fans or winning anything. I’m not a season ticket holder, and because of work commitments was only able to get to half a dozen matches last season. If the club isn’t sold i won’t go to any matches next season.
    Feels like a kick in the nads, GUTTED!

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  • magscar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #113

    So is the suddeness and unexpectedness of the announcement to Rafa a factor in him expressing interest in going to China?

    Sending message don’t think I’m up for Lee Bowyer scenario?

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  • DJM TOON

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #114

    Its just feasible, just, that Rafa and BZG have already agreed plans to work together, Rafa refused to meet and discuss anything as he’;s alreayd made his plans and this also plays into BZG hands as it creates a shit storm for FCB when he toon faithful unleash their vitriol towards him, making it untenable for FCB to continue and so forcing his hand to sell now rather than play waiting game for Kenyon et al?

    Wishful dreams thats for sure, shame its just some fiction for you

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  • SPRINGY

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #115

    Lochinvar
    U may as well use any paper talk players coming in as shite wipe…with no manager or staff it doesn’t make sense for players to come in…so any talk is not worth listening to….but would it not surprise anyone if this crazy club signed players with no manager…. probs not tbh.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #116

    Will this force BZG to make another statement to calm things down? I certainly hope so even if it’s just to say the takeover is still underway.

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  • lochinvar

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #117

    Any Company worth it’s salt takes positive steps in PR when something goes wrong.
    Charnley is MD – no comment
    Bishop is the face of the PR Company – no comment
    PR Manager ( do we have one ? ) – no comment
    Ashley runs away to USA to avoid interview – no comment

    Why are NO journalists or TV companies sticking cameras and microphones in front of these idiots ?

    Cowards all. White feathers needed or maybe the black spot would be more appropriate.

    I’ve got my annual blood pressure check at the Doc’s this week, that’s going to be interesting.

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  • Mund

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #118

    I have some information to share.

    As some may know ive mentioned I have family member who works closely to Ashley. I reached out about the takeover and posted what he said. With what happened today i thought id txt him see if he knew anything. I txted him something along the lines of with the announcement of Rafa leaving today is there any news on the takeover? will it still happen? He txted me back “big meeting tomorrow you should know by tomorrow night”. I said what meeting? he replied “with Rafa”. So i said why a meeting with Rafa the club announced he has left the club? he said “despite the club announcement Rafa is still contracted till 30th of july, there is something in the pipeline, i guess we will see”. He finished by saying they are really secretive about this stuff but if he finds anything out or hears anything he will let me know.

    You can believe me about this information or not but to be fair its nothing about takeover or anything 100% just something i guessed and some others that something is still going on behind the scenes.

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  • Toon Cat

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #119

    Whoever Ashley gets or any new owners bring has one big problem. They’re not Rafa. He believed in Newcastle. He saw our potential and understood what it was capable of achieving. A manager of his professional stature stayed with us into relegation and fought his way back up. Through years of Ashley chaos he kept calm and focused. He was the glue that held fans and a dysfunctional club from completely sundering. He was far more than just a manager. Life goes on, I know (if it can be called life under Ashley) but Rafa is going to be missed. Such a shame and so completely unneccessary.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 24, 2019 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #120

    SPRINGY
    i liked the guy and thought he was a gentleman but everything he ever did for the club would be sharp forgotten if he was the one that took us down,
    and no matter who comes in that’s were we’re heading without new owners,

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