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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13800 on: June 24, 2019, 06:52:27 PM »
Celtic?

Thought that myself.  If there's one club that could really benefit from an experienced European manager it's Celtic.  He wouldn't have loads to spend but at least he'd be guaranteed funds to compete.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13801 on: June 24, 2019, 06:54:34 PM »
'Rafa not actually told that the statement was going out by #nufc today. An exchange of emails was last contact between parties. First @rafabenitezweb and team knew about todays statement was a good friend ringing them to tell them it was on sky. Classy Very classy👏🏻'

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13802 on: June 24, 2019, 06:59:44 PM »
Reckon they do.  They'd struggle to arrange a boycott just of stores in the UK, and doesn't Ashley own stuff all over the world?

Stadium and merchandise boycotts will only hurt NUFC itself; long long before it hurts Ashley.

There really is plenty that a large UK based fan base could do to really piss of a UK businessman who owns hundreds if not thousands of shops in the UK. Sports Direct have just bought Game too I believe. If this was Liverpool I’d like to think those stores wouldn’t have a moment peace for a little while, shit caused in shops, phone lines jammed, emails barraged etc
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13803 on: June 24, 2019, 07:02:00 PM »
He's not pissing away anything though.  It makes him money; it doesn't cost him any money.  Fan boycotts and relegation just means he makes a bit less money out of the club than he otherwise might do.  Frankly he's already sucked so much out of the club they're borderline on being uncompetitive, and I don't think he's going to stop.  He'll keep taking the cash regardless.

I can't see any circumstances under which he will fuck off, unless he chooses to go.
He is, if he can potentially sell the club for 150m/200m he's not gonna run it into the ground and sell it for a pound.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13804 on: June 24, 2019, 07:14:38 PM »
There really is plenty that a large UK based fan base could do to really piss of a UK businessman who owns hundreds if not thousands of shops in the UK. Sports Direct have just bought Game too I believe. If this was Liverpool I’d like to think those stores wouldn’t have a moment peace for a little while, shit caused in shops, phone lines jammed, emails barraged etc

Well I honestly don't know just how large the Newcastle fan base is in the UK.  I can't see them being anything more than an irritant.  Their main problem is Ashley has media support who are setting the narrative.  Any protest has to be in the context of changing that narrative and getting the real story across.  At this point that's more important than hitting him in the pocket.

He is, if he can potentially sell the club for 150m/200m he's not gonna run it into the ground and sell it for a pound.

No he's not going to run it into the ground - my point was that I wouldn't put it past him. 

As I said earlier, it's not like Hicks and Gillet.  Ashley isn't going to go bust if Newcastle fail.  And if he were going to sell Newcastle for that amount he would have done it years ago. 

It's not like the Venkys over at Blackburn.  Ashley isn't stupid.  I think it's personal.  He gets a kick out of this.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13805 on: June 24, 2019, 07:25:49 PM »
Thought that myself.  If there's one club that could really benefit from an experienced European manager it's Celtic.  He wouldn't have loads to spend but at least he'd be guaranteed funds to compete.

They've only recently appointed Lennon on a full time basis.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13806 on: June 24, 2019, 07:44:18 PM »
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« Reply #13808 on: June 24, 2019, 08:19:21 PM »
They've only recently appointed Lennon on a full time basis.

Well that's why I thought it rather than said it.  ;D
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13809 on: June 24, 2019, 08:21:04 PM »
I hope they don't get taken over, their fans don't deserve it. Ashley has fucked them over for years and the best they can come up with is a few banners and match walkouts. Not to mention their fans at Anfield are absolute c*nts every year.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13810 on: June 24, 2019, 08:40:42 PM »
Come home now Rafa la'

We already have a manager.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13811 on: June 24, 2019, 08:44:20 PM »
Just put a tenner on these to be relegated next year - hopefully a shrewd investment.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13812 on: June 24, 2019, 08:45:55 PM »
They will appoint one of the usual British goons - probably Moyes . They will scab a few decent results and hover around mid table and you will have the likes of Keys and Gray spout out shite of how good they are and how Rafa was a troublemaker. Then Christmas will come and it will turn to shite like it always does and they will be back down in a relegation scrap but this time they will have s mongrel in charge who will not be able to dig them out of a hole .

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13814 on: June 24, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »
Come home now Rafa la'

I love the guy & know you're half joking but fuck that.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13815 on: June 24, 2019, 08:58:16 PM »
Klopp still coach, just pay him good money to sit in the dugout and be Rafa Benitez.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13816 on: June 24, 2019, 09:13:48 PM »
Rafa would sort our defence out
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13817 on: June 24, 2019, 09:15:19 PM »
Even Johhny Vaughan on Radio X was slagging Ashley off earlier. He actually said forget what Guardiola, Klopp and Poch did, Rafa getting them into 13th was the greatest achievement of the season.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13818 on: June 24, 2019, 09:15:59 PM »
Rafa would sort our defence out

If I said that...  :D

Realistically, assuming he doesn't pull that mercenary move and go to China, where does he land?

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13819 on: June 24, 2019, 09:21:47 PM »
If I said that...  :D

Realistically, assuming he doesn't pull that mercenary move and go to China, where does he land?

You probably wouldn’t be jesting  ;)

Hard to know with Rafa. His family seem to be at peace with him not being around a huge amount, judging by jobs he’s had, so wouldn’t rule anything out. He might fancy an easy year in China for megabucks, and that’s not remotely mercenary. He’s currently unemployed.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13820 on: June 24, 2019, 09:24:36 PM »
Players going to China are mercenaries IMO, managers not so much.

And Rafa least of all. He might actually be left alone to do his job there.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13821 on: June 24, 2019, 09:34:01 PM »
I love the guy & know you're half joking but fuck that.
I wasn't talking about the managers role, but surely a role could be found for Rafa.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13822 on: June 24, 2019, 09:35:40 PM »
I wasn't talking about the managers role, but surely a role could be found for Rafa.

Oh you are being serious....  ;D

Of course a role couldn’t be found for Rafa....of course.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13823 on: June 24, 2019, 09:37:01 PM »
Is the Garry Monk rumour a serious one? to be honest his career is echoing Pardew so makes a bit of sense

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13824 on: June 24, 2019, 09:51:52 PM »
It's going to be nice to enjoy Newcastle getting beat again.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13825 on: June 24, 2019, 09:54:37 PM »
I wasn't talking about the managers role, but surely a role could be found for Rafa.

Seriously, no. We have a manager capable enough don't get where you are even going with this...
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13826 on: June 24, 2019, 09:55:43 PM »
Come home now Rafa la'
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13827 on: June 24, 2019, 09:56:52 PM »
Newcastle letting Rafa walk is the dumbest thing since Love Island.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13828 on: June 24, 2019, 10:01:23 PM »
Seriously, no. We have a manager capable enough don't get where you are even going with this...


Agreed. There isn't a role for Rafa in any capacity at the club right now. He's too young to retire and an ambassador role isn't right for him at this time of his life.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13829 on: June 24, 2019, 10:57:10 PM »
Agreed. There isn't a role for Rafa in any capacity at the club right now. He's too young to retire and an ambassador role isn't right for him at this time of his life.

The Spain job seems made for him. Fly in on weekends to scout matches; work on tactics at home

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« Reply #13830 on: June 24, 2019, 11:21:41 PM »
Even Johhny Vaughan on Radio X was slagging Ashley off earlier. He actually said forget what Guardiola, Klopp and Poch did, Rafa getting them into 13th was the greatest achievement of the season.

No... No, it wasn't.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13831 on: June 24, 2019, 11:24:38 PM »

'Benítez bows out after collision of control freaks at Newcastle':-

Manager’s Magpies love affair ends after years of dysfunctional dealings with the club’s owner Mike Ashley

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/24/rafael-benitez-control-freaks-newcastle-united-mike-ashley? - by Louise Taylor
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13832 on: June 24, 2019, 11:25:27 PM »
I suppose there comes a moment when you have been pissed on by some fat out of town business shark for several years that you finally decide enough is enough and you stop giving said mercenary even more cash he does not need.

Let's see whether they roll over and ask to be pissed on for another year.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13833 on: June 24, 2019, 11:45:52 PM »
Well done Rafa. Mission accomplished there, and then some. He is far too talented a manager to be stuck working with a Championship standard squad of players. Nothing personal against Newcastle and its supporters - its a club with real stature, but run to line the owner's pocket and with an ambition just to survive in the Premiership. Rafa hung in there long enough to stomach working under such conditions, no doubt hoping for a takeover by this stage. He had to walk at some point.
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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13834 on: June 25, 2019, 12:09:56 AM »
Maybe Rafa to coach the Spanish national team? The change of pace would do him good.

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« Reply #13835 on: June 25, 2019, 05:48:17 AM »
Ashley is an idiot. He'll never get another manager as good as Rafa.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13836 on: June 25, 2019, 05:56:03 AM »
Well his family does live in Liverpool and that's the closest he'll get to the job.
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« Reply #13837 on: June 25, 2019, 07:22:15 AM »
Maybe Rafa to coach the Spanish national team? The change of pace would do him good.

Possibly. Think he likes the day to day grind of management though and would prefer to stay in England. His stock in this country's certainly gone up since he went to Newcastle after it didn't work out in Madrid. Heck, I'd say it's as high as it's been since he was with us and possibly even moreso given everyone generally seems to be on board with him.
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« Reply #13838 on: June 25, 2019, 08:16:53 AM »
Had Arsenal held on to Wenger for one more season then Rafa would have been perfect for them this summer. Would have sorted out their defence and would have got more out of their current team.

Had Poch left Spurs then Rafa would have been a good fit there too.

Chelsea should be going for him again but they wont and I know that it's a non-starter but Man U are crying out for a manager like him.

I hope he doesn't go to China. I know the money would be amazing and it would be such an easy job but after all he did at Newcastle, he deserves one more go with a big premier league club.

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Re: General Newcastle United thread - Benitez on his way
« Reply #13839 on: June 25, 2019, 08:21:36 AM »
There really is plenty that a large UK based fan base could do to really piss of a UK businessman who owns hundreds if not thousands of shops in the UK. Sports Direct have just bought Game too I believe. If this was Liverpool I’d like to think those stores wouldn’t have a moment peace for a little while, shit caused in shops, phone lines jammed, emails barraged etc

Absolutely that would happen. There wouldn`t be one of that twats shops in the country that wasn`t targeted. When that pair of yanks were in charge at ours they were hounded wherever they went. They couldn`t even go into a meeting in new york without us jamming their phone lines and flooding their emails.

(I wouldn`t be able to go into Sports Direct obviously. I would rather peel my own face off and use the skin as an item of clothing than go in there)
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