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Report – Manchester United Bid For Sean Longstaff Is Coming



In the Evening Standard’s Manchester United transfer report there is a frightening paragraph about Sean Longstaff.

The paragraph reads as follows:

James Robson reports that United are set to make an official bid for Newcastle United midfielder Sean Longstaff imminently, with the Red Devils looking to take advantage of the fact that Rafa Benitez is leaving the Magpies.

To lose Rafa Benitez in the manner that we have is going to have massive repercussions for the club. Sean Longstaff had proclaimed his dreams of playing for his hometown and all but squashing the Manchester United rumours earlier this month.

Now we have to wonder if the departure of Benitez will open him up to considering an offer from the Red Devils. Our academy has been sub-standard for ages.

If this summer we lose our most promising youngster in a generation, and a local lad at that, due to the dereliction of this owner that would add further insult to an already salt-rubbed wound.

Rafa and Sean– what might have been?

The Mike Ashley model is to bring in players with a high sell-on value. With a player like Sean Longstaff, Ashley did not even half to pay to bring him in. To think he could sell the local phenom for £25M, and to Manchester United of all clubs.

We have to brace for impact I’m afraid. On Monday, Mike Ashley seized the controls of this club and sent it into a nosedive. We haven’t hit the ground yet and cannot assess the full damage of this catastrophic action. Once we do hit the ground, the decimation of this club may be complete.


56 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #1

    I read one the following comments in the Chronicle about a meeting with Rafa at the end of last season – I have to admit it brought a few tears to my eye,

    Rafa you are King wherever you are but I hope you can come back to Newcastle soon!

    Louise Taylor (Guardian)

    “Last season was drawing to a close when Rafael Benitez stood in a quiet corridor at St James’ Park briefing a small group of newspaper journalists on his seemingly interminable negotiations over a new contract with Mike Ashley.

    “Little of substance was said but, as the conversation drew to a close, something unusual happened. Instead of the customary thumbs up or little wave as Benítez turned on his heel and wandered off there were firm handshakes and, for this reporter, a kiss from Newcastle United’s manager.

    “It could have been something or nothing but, at the time it rang slight alarm bells. Was Newcastle’s best manager since Sir Bobby Robson saying “goodbye?” Had the erosion of trust in his relationship with the club’s owner dictated that Benítez would not be returning to the city he had fallen at least half in love with and the club he once dreamed of leading back into Europe?”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #2

    It is quite astonishing that people are pointing to the last two poor seasons and laying the blame for that on the manager, as though the previous ten seasons just didn’t happen.

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Lovem, I think Jon has signed a NDA.

    1
  • JohnJ

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #4

    I still feel gutted he’s gone!

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  • JohnJ

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Without Rafa I really believe we would have been playing Sunderland in the 3rd Division!

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  • Optimistic Oryx

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    Catchy

    Its blatantly obvious you have mental health issues but that doesnt make it acceptable for you to be using words like “retard or retarded”

    Wind it in a bit, you may be a lunatic but you dont need to behave like one.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #7

    bettyswallocks

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13
    Mike Ashley. Horrible man trying to lure little Norwegian supporter into his car with sweeties. “Would you like to see my new manager?

    Reply. ” Only if you show me your dick first”
    Ashley, ” OK would you like to come in my car for five pounds?”
    Norwegian supporter, ” I’ll come in your kin mouth for five pounds”

    then jail came in with this…Pretty bad taste that swallocks, no need for that on here…

    me thinks jail needs to re jig that comment …

    before you fire in to me jail its called humour…

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  • JohnJ

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #8

    The major difference between Rafa’s Newcastle and previous manager’s is that Rafa’s team fought to the end – That’s more than you can say for many other managers!

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #9

    bob

    I don’t think the club has moved forwards or backwards, we are a yoyo club no matter who the manager is.

    Like all things there is good and bad to argue against each other.

    I LIKE RAFA THE MAN, I think he is a people person, I do think he has a good heart.

    I don’t even mind his Ruthfulness with some players, if it was to the benifits of the team,.

    HIS FAILURE to me is his loyalty to his team he takes to every new job, Sir Alex had great success over many seasons but even he freshened up his coaching squad regularly, Rafa sticks to his same guys and I think it is quite evedent when you look at his last 4 clubs that something is wrong with his approach.

    On this site, Lascells was voted the 4th best CB, we all seen it, but Rafa still chose him for most games, yet he is a week point.

    Il give you another example, Longstaff, he got his chance and grabbed it, not a single person on here will ever convince me Rafa got his treatment right, before his chance Rafa played Diame way to much, he gives 100% but footballer he isn’t, Longstaff should have played a long time before he did, for me, Longstaff is by far the best players we have produced in a long long time, he will captain our team in the not to distant future.

    Rafa is way to controlling and does not trust the players, that’s why we sit between the halfway our GK and launch balls up.

    Almirion would never be a hit under Rafa, his starting position is to far back, and it allows teams to get into a defensive position before he can do damage,.

    Ki Muto and jonjo are victums of wanting to play higher up the pitch, there natural instinct takes them there, but Rafa wants deeper play and players that hold position.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #10

    There’s a turn up for the books, geordietom posting without mentioning TOON22

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11

    beefman13

    Jun 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #27
    FA CUP v Watford, Rafa sat in his seat for 90 mins apart from when Ritchie was substituted he got out his seat for 30 seconds, did he care that day, imo not a jot did he, I was quite disgusted

    *****you’ll never win folk over telling lies like that ,obviously not at the game, statement purely for effect blatant lie

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Oyrx

    Your part of the blind leftist brigade

    So before I called him a retard, he called me a lot of not nice things that also ofend, not 1 person said a thing.
    Strange that

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  • catchy in norway

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m glad he is gone

    Looking forward now.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #14

    If Joeslu can’t go I’m pretty sure Longstaff can’t either.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #15
  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #16

    I don’t like it when these stories come out with revealing/ interesting info AFTER the bad news has been delivered to the fans.

    If it had substance it should be told/ said at the time of happening.

    That’s a dig at these reporters and no one on the blog. Eg: Louise taylor!

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail for Ashley then you go and spoil it by mentioning both of them 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #18

    So Rafa Benitez is regarded by Journalists, pundits and fellow managers as one of the best in the business but catchy in norway thinks he’s crap, he drives a digger.

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  • Champagne Charlie

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Ranieri now into evens with Paddy P.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #20

    catchy in norway

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #13
    I’m glad he is gone

    Looking forward now.

    Looking forward to what Garry Monk and relegation

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  • jordijohnty

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #21

    Looking forward to what? the championship?

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  • Oldgit1

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #22

    Charnley history in hiring managers is not good, Rafa applied and he snapped his hand off.

    I do wonder who will be advising him this time with no Carr in place. Charnley has no football nous, am convinced this will be disaster.

    Looking back can see Pardew being one of the front runners or of simular stature, this is the level that Charnley is comfortable with. Can’t see anybody of the Rafa level being entertained or anybody with ambition.

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  • ToonRich

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Bambams, that along with “if the considered manager has no ambition to compete and succeed above a mid table battle”!!

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  • Diddly

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Micky yip no assets in or out til take over is done with

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  • firebug666

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Just been reading through the blog.

    Nostradamus; how could you?

    And if you really want to make the biggest statement of all, wear the black and white and go watch Sunderland play, what a story, Mike Ashley has lost the fans, they prefer to watch rivals instead.

    Do you not think we have enough of a nightmare to deal with? If that was ever to happen how could anyone watching scumberlad play ever be able to look a Newcastle Brown Ale bottle in the label again? There can only ever be one reason to visit the stadio de shitto, and that is when we are playing them there.

    Only joking Nostradamus, don’t want you spilling the beans on my future. lol

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  • Toonboi4EVA

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Constantly refreshing every site and finding zilch is draining me. I need some positive news today.

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  • Boom Sheikh-Sheikh-Sheikh the Toon

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #27

    Catchy. Couldnt disagree more with you about rafas tactics.
    He played the way he did more due to the limitations of the squad he had. Then once he had Rondon up to pace and almiron in the football was less about holding out. There was more attacking.
    The guy was rebuilding and retraining a squad to not lose before they learn to win.
    Did we really just hoof the ball away last season? I saw far more playing from the back with defenders who are comfortable with the ball at their feet.
    Lascelles…. didnt have the best season but wasnt likely to get dropped as club captain.
    As for Ki, Muto and Shelvey. Ki was a squad member, never going to be first team.
    Muto struggled to settle then had better/in form players ahead of him.
    Shelvey was kept out of the team by Hayden and Longstaff and possibly still his attitude. Besides, he stifles Lejeune and Schars play by sitting right in front of them wanting to orchestrate everything. Pirlo he aint

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #28

    theres a no turn up for the books jail moaning … the days still young Mr blog policeman…

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  • firebug666

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #29

    Just need to keep an eye on the back door at SJP and see who slinks out in the manner of McClown, that’s when we will know who the next manager will be.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #30

    i see hibbit jumps on the band wagon …

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #31

    No takeover,No Rafa=Relegation

    The Fat Tw@t needs to wise up, now, Ashley needs to sell up now while he can still get top dollar for the club. Relegation this season won’t mean 52.000 fans backing a swift return to the Prem next season. Two season’s after Sunderland were relegated from the Prem, they were put up for sale in League for £1 pound.

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  • Champagne Charlie

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Longstaff odds on (8/11) to sign for Man U before start of season.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #33

    you can always wear black &white and watch gateshead play,
    i’m sure they would be grateful for any extra support they can get.

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #34

    no need to venture to the dark side !!!!!!!!!!!!

    1
  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #35

    what band wagon ?????????

    1
  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #36

    With talk of galvanising support for action against Ashley, I think we should seek advice from our cheesy chip cousins; say what you like about the mackems, but they know how to organise a boycott.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #37

    A new manager coming in will be having the law laid down to him immediately, he will be head coach and will be having his players chosen for him, if any players he recommends aren’t bought for whatever reason there’ll be no public protestations tolerated, a bonus will be paid on keeping us in the division and under no circumstances will the first eleven be risked in cup competitions. If he is sacked for poor league position ie, heading for certain relegation then minimal compensation will be paid out. Any manager willing to accept those conditions certainly isn’t at the top of his game.

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  • Jib

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #38

    In a perverse way the fine efforts of wor flags and others
    may have contributed to the demise of Rafa.
    Ashley in his fantasies when he first bought the club
    thought he would be the guy idolised by adoring fans.

    The magnificent show with banners extolling RB and his
    efforts were always going to provoke a fit of jealousy from the owner

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  • Bambams

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #39

    Toon Rich

    ‘Mid Table’ !

    Ash just wants to finish 4th bottom and no cup runs mate

    ;(

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  • hibbit

    Jun 26, 2019 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #40

    geordietom the comment was well and truly aimed at Jail, not you or your mate the frog as your both equally as boring

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