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« Reply #12550 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 07:43:08 pm »
Some twitter updates saying Rafa is being asked to sign a new contract and being allowed to sign one marguee player.  The rest of the squad will be pure rot.

I think a better compromise would be Benitez is only allowed to sign one experienced like Rondon every summer, but is given a budget of £60 million to spend.

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« Reply #12551 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 07:44:00 pm »
Salomon Rondon, Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey and Perez. Job done.


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« Reply #12552 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 08:02:24 pm »
Are our fans not singing the Rafa song anymore? the one that has players names in it too following the La Bamba tune? Rarely hear it nowadays during match

Yeah, haven't heard it for ages. Maybe the fact it includes Mbemba killed it off.
I heard it at the Everton match.

I sang it at the Everton match. It got an outing in the strawberry corner.
I thought that’s where it was coming from. It didn’t travel well to the area of the ground I sit in, and it was quickly replaced by other songs.

Aye, to be honest it didn't last long.

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« Reply #12553 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 08:10:39 pm »
Some twitter updates saying Rafa is being asked to sign a new contract and being allowed to sign one marguee player.  The rest of the squad will be pure rot.   

Sounds legit :lol:


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Rafa Benitez has been told he will be permitted to buy a marquee signing this summer - if he agrees to sign a contract extension with Newcastle United.

Behind the scenes, there have been suggestions that another big money transfer like Miguel Almiron will be possible for the Toon boss if he decides to stay at St James' Park .

Almiron's transfer has proved to be a success but getting the deal done proved to be a complicated affair as Newcastle haggled with Atlanta United and the player's agent for over two months.

A clutch of names ahead of the summer window have been put to Benitez, but the United chief wants to see a structured plan put in place.

Concrete assurances will also be needed.


Hoffenheim's Brazilian forward Joelinton (L) and Manchester City's French defender Aymeric Laporte vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F football match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Manchester City at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southwestern Germany, on October 2, 2018. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP) (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)
His idea is to rebuild the club properly and relay the foundations in certain areas rather than build from ceiling down.

Names such as Brazilian star Joelinton have been bandied around the club in recent weeks but Benitez also has other targets in mind.

One of the snags Benitez has had during his three years on Tyneside is how transfer money is spent.


The recent process on transfers has been for Benitez to submit the name of a player before waiting to see if the valuation of the target can be met.

In 2018, Benitez asked if there was a pot of money he could splash out on one marquee target or whether the budget had to be spread on all of the targets.

Back then he said: "It's important to know exactly how much we have (to spend).

"I was asking Lee Charnley the other day and I'm waiting for an answer in a few days.

"We need to know."


But Benitez has never really had a transfer blueprint to work off, and now there are reports circulating that Mike Ashley wants to revert back to his policy of signing younger players with potential - and arguably future sell on value.

For now Benitez has breathing space in terms of transfer talks after stating he would rather wait until the club are safe in the Premier League before sitting down with Ashley.

Although, there is nothing planned at this stage with his representatives.

Benitez remains in contact with managing director Lee Charnley and the club's day-to-day boss made a beeline to the former Liverpool's office after the 3-2 win over Everton to offer his congratulations.

With eight games left this season is starting to shape up a little bit like last year.

United are in 13th place and withing swinging distance of the top 10 again but have two testing away games next at Bournemouth and Arsenal.

Were Benitez to guide the club to the top half of the Premier League again he would win plenty of plaudits after guiding the team away from relegation trouble.

Last year the Newcastle public demanded Benitez should get a contract extension but it didn't happen.

Plans were shelved over another row over spending money and instead of building on the feel-good factor there was a backdrop of uncertainty on Tyneside.

Surely that can't happen again?

But Ashley let things drag on behind the scenes before and Geordie fans are now fully accustomed to his methods.


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Heard rumours of Ashley wanting to revert to the old signing players with resale value, and I am inclined to believe it. I reckon Rafa could work with that as long as he was given a decent pot of money, and was convinced that the club would make realistic efforts to sign those players.

A lot of clubs these days have a similar signing policy where they won't splash big money on older players, I don't think that is going to be the deal breaker. It's the latter doubt that Rafa probably won't be able to put to rest. The suspicion that the club will never really offer what a player is worth no matter if he is under 25.

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« Reply #12554 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 09:00:36 pm »
Heard rumours of Ashley wanting to revert to the old signing players with resale value, and I am inclined to believe it. I reckon Rafa could work with that as long as he was given a decent pot of money, and was convinced that the club would make realistic efforts to sign those players.

A lot of clubs these days have a similar signing policy where they won't splash big money on older players, I don't think that is going to be the deal breaker. It's the latter doubt that Rafa probably won't be able to put to rest. The suspicion that the club will never really offer what a player is worth no matter if he is under 25.

Agree tbh and Alex Hurst from TF says the same thing. I think Rafa would allow it, but there'd have to be some sort of compromise. What Alex said was hypothetically if there were 10 players Rafa wanted in the next few windows, he'd relent and have 7 or 8 of those 25 or under. But would insist on at least 1 or 2 every now and then, like a 29/30 year old Salomon Rondon, or a 27 year old Lejeune, etc.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

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« Reply #12555 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 09:09:45 pm »
Heard rumours of Ashley wanting to revert to the old signing players with resale value, and I am inclined to believe it. I reckon Rafa could work with that as long as he was given a decent pot of money, and was convinced that the club would make realistic efforts to sign those players.

A lot of clubs these days have a similar signing policy where they won't splash big money on older players, I don't think that is going to be the deal breaker. It's the latter doubt that Rafa probably won't be able to put to rest. The suspicion that the club will never really offer what a player is worth no matter if he is under 25.

Agree tbh and Alex Hurst from TF says the same thing. I think Rafa would allow it, but there'd have to be some sort of compromise. What Alex said was hypothetically if there were 10 players Rafa wanted in the next few windows, he'd relent and have 7 or 8 of those 25 or under. But would insist on at least 1 or 2 every now and then, like a 29/30 year old Salomon Rondon, or a 27 year old Lejeune, etc.

Surely it's the sensible business plan? Secure your value with a few safe bets, in order that you can speculate on risks.

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« Reply #12556 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 09:12:35 pm »
N'Soki was one of the left backs Benitez really wanted to sign last summer so its shows he is happy to work with young talent as long as they are his signings.

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« Reply #12557 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 09:14:14 pm »
All he wants to know is a budget to stick to. If he doesn’t get that which I don’t think he will then he’ll be off.


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« Reply #12558 on: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 10:03:00 pm »
Heard rumours of Ashley wanting to revert to the old signing players with resale value, and I am inclined to believe it. I reckon Rafa could work with that as long as he was given a decent pot of money, and was convinced that the club would make realistic efforts to sign those players.

A lot of clubs these days have a similar signing policy where they won't splash big money on older players, I don't think that is going to be the deal breaker. It's the latter doubt that Rafa probably won't be able to put to rest. The suspicion that the club will never really offer what a player is worth no matter if he is under 25.

Agree tbh and Alex Hurst from TF says the same thing. I think Rafa would allow it, but there'd have to be some sort of compromise. What Alex said was hypothetically if there were 10 players Rafa wanted in the next few windows, he'd relent and have 7 or 8 of those 25 or under. But would insist on at least 1 or 2 every now and then, like a 29/30 year old Salomon Rondon, or a 27 year old Lejeune, etc.

Surely it's the sensible business plan? Secure your value with a few safe bets, in order that you can speculate on risks.

It is. But Ashley doesn't do sensible.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

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« Reply #12559 on: Thursday 14 March 2019, 09:05:25 pm »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

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« Reply #12560 on: Thursday 14 March 2019, 10:39:58 pm »
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« Reply #12561 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 12:18:51 am »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

Where
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« Reply #12563 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 01:41:44 am »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

That's us f***ed then. Best wishes, Rafa.

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« Reply #12564 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 02:43:49 am »
As if Lee Ryder knows anything, he spouts guess work and the obvious 24hours a day.
Ashley please just f*** off

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« Reply #12565 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 07:50:38 am »
It's obvious that he's desperate to stay - only our w***** of an owner could balls this up

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« Reply #12566 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:11:28 am »
I reckon we will get news either way -  once our fate in the division is decided

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« Reply #12567 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:20:50 am »
Imagine being the f***ing idiot who has a world class manager actually wanting to stay at your s*** shower of a football club despite you making his job virtually untenable for 3 years, and you're still trying to find new ways to f*** it up. And this guy is supposed to be some sort of business genius?!
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« Reply #12568 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:26:28 am »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

Where

It was in a short video in their live blog yesterday. He just said the changes being made in the academy are what Benitez has wanted for a long time so its a step in the right direction in the club convincing Benitez to sign a new contract though there is still lots for Benitez and the club to talk about.

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« Reply #12569 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:31:56 am »
It’s such an obvious con.  If Ashley was at all serious about keeping Rafa and keeping him happy then work like that would’ve been done 2 years ago, same with the Almiron deal.  Ashley will make all the right noises until Rafa signs on the dotted line then the c*** will revert back to being a c***, it’s what c***s do.
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« Reply #12570 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:45:58 am »
Aye. Without rafa somehow getting what he wants in writing, he'd be mental to sign anything.

Pretty sure he knows what they're up to. I've no idea how this is going to pan out.

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« Reply #12571 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 12:48:55 pm »
It’s such an obvious con.  If Ashley was at all serious about keeping Rafa and keeping him happy then work like that would’ve been done 2 years ago, same with the Almiron deal.  Ashley will make all the right noises until Rafa signs on the dotted line then the c*** will revert back to being a c***, it’s what c***s do.

Reckon there's a good chance that as soon as survival is guaranteed Ashley will do the usual of disappearing act and making sure everything is left in limbo doing nothing for as long as possible.

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« Reply #12572 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 01:23:14 pm »
It’s such an obvious con.  If Ashley was at all serious about keeping Rafa and keeping him happy then work like that would’ve been done 2 years ago, same with the Almiron deal.  Ashley will make all the right noises until Rafa signs on the dotted line then the c*** will revert back to being a c***, it’s what c***s do.

Reckon there's a good chance that as soon as survival is guaranteed Ashley will do the usual of disappearing act and making sure everything is left in limbo doing nothing for as long as possible.

Remember when Ashley completely blanked Shearer after relegation, and our club icon eventually shrugged his shoulders and went back to the studio? Imagine if Ashley pulls that s*** on Rafa!!!
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« Reply #12573 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 06:44:47 pm »
People would still turn up.

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Newcastle United are lining up Lyon manager Bruno Genesio as a replacement for current boss Rafael Benitez if the Spaniard can't agree an extension to his contract at St James' Park, which is set to expire at the end of the season, according to L'Equipe.