We just cannot come to terms with the notion that the immensely unpopular owner Mike Ashley has run the enormously popular Rafa Benitez out of the club.
Rafa is one of the most popular managers Newcastle have ever had – and one of the best ones too.
The onerous Mike Ashley was supposed to be selling the club, so how come he has driven it’s most valuable asset out of Newcastle?
Mike Ashley has shown himself as an owner and a person to be almost the exact opposite of Rafa.
Mike Ashley – his greed and incompetence has ruined Newcastle
Rafa loved the fans, and shared our sky-high ambitions for the club – he understood the fans.
He is a good man.
Ashley has shown none of that in 12 long years, and it proves he has no real ambitions for the club at all.
Relegation may now beckon for the third time under Ashley unless he quickly sells up and gets out of Toon.
He cannot now be greedy and hang on for a super-big fee for the club as he’s done in the past.
After all, he has taken this club down and down for 12 long years.
Rafa had said he wanted to see how much ambition the owner had – well we knew the owner didn’t have any – the fans knew that implicitly.
And Rafa finally faced the facts that he could never be successful with the completely unambitious Ashley as the owner.
He was right there.
The only hope we have now is that Ashley will leave the club quickly – get out of Toon – and spare us even more punishment and pain.
But he’s done the damage now, and some of us old-timers’ hopes of seeing a successful Newcastle team has gone.
Gone forever in our lifetimes.