Author Topic: Rafa Benítez: "After three years of unfulfilled promises, I did not trust them"  (Read 912400 times)

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Offline Rich

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« Reply #15350 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:22:42 am »
Reckon he's simply given up asking for improvements to the training ground / youth development etc? :lol:

Maybe that's where the £20m has gone?

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« Reply #15351 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:31:04 am »
If he loved the club he'd pay for them himself. The tight c***.

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« Reply #15352 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:38:04 am »
Who at the sun is mentioning this 1 year thing?  Bit intrigued with it being them who got the heads up about the takeover and now this, which looks like nothing more than an attempt to make Rafa look like he's asking for too much.

The article was written by Coverdale.

He also says Benitez has had no contact from the Bin Zayed Group so he is not going to sign a new contract in the blind hope the takeover might happen.

I really don't think Benitez's silence really means anything, I just think he feels leaking anything is a wasted effort to pressure the club to do the right thing.

Offline godzilla

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« Reply #15353 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:40:13 am »
Who at the sun is mentioning this 1 year thing?  Bit intrigued with it being them who got the heads up about the takeover and now this, which looks like nothing more than an attempt to make Rafa look like he's asking for too much.

The article was written by Coverdale.

He also says Benitez has had no contact from the Bin Zayed Group so he is not going to sign a new contract in the blind hope the takeover might happen.

Maybe he hasn't but I'm quite sure he will know off Charnley via Ashley what is going on.

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« Reply #15354 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:40:54 am »
Again. 10 days to go. If Rafa knew nothing and was just waiting on his contract to run out. It would be out there. That’s what he does. He’s a politician.
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Offline Ankles Bennett

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« Reply #15355 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:51:45 am »
I'm more concerned that fatso will cash in on Almiron, who is bound to attract attention with his displays in Copa America.  Also, we all know that Man U are casting envious glances at Longstaff, so it should come as no surprise to see bids for both players landing on Charnley's desk the day after Rafa vacates his position as NUFC manager and fatso lining his pockets with £30m or £40m for both players and replacing them with loan players. 

Offline Ankles Bennett

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« Reply #15356 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 10:59:02 am »
Again. 10 days to go. If Rafa knew nothing and was just waiting on his contract to run out. It would be out there. That’s what he does. He’s a politician.

His hands may be tied by a NDA.

He will be due a bonus for keeping us in the EPL and breaking the NDA may mean he and his coaches would lose their bonuses.

We all know this is par for the course with fat Ash!

Offline Tribesman

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« Reply #15357 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 11:00:10 am »
Again. 10 days to go. If Rafa knew nothing and was just waiting on his contract to run out. It would be out there. That’s what he does. He’s a politician.

But it is out there. There are multiple reports in the last few weeks saying he isn't happy with the contract offer.

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« Reply #15358 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 11:32:56 am »
Seems pretty final then, he's gone if that's true :lol:

Infuriating.  The man's went and lay down his plan and what he thinks is needed to take the club forward, they've basically said 'we hear you Rafa, but no, take this or leave'.

At least in the next month or so I'll know whether I can just completely ignore the club or continue to give a s***.

I’m not sure it’s done like. He might leave it last minute and sign it, knowing if a takeover doesn’t happen then he’s not tied down long-term, and if it happens, he’ll likely get a new contract anyway if we’re doing well.

I think the takeover is the reason they have only given him the offer of a one year contract in the first place.

Obviously.

1 year extension suits everyone can easliy be extended as soon as the new owners arrive.

Gives Rafa the option of leaving at the end of next season if the new owners don’t arrive.

Hopefully he extends a year then decides on longterm next year based on if the new owners come in :thup:

I'm with you on this one and this has been my opinion of the Rafa situation so far.

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« Reply #15359 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 11:35:38 am »
Seems pretty final then, he's gone if that's true :lol:

Infuriating.  The man's went and lay down his plan and what he thinks is needed to take the club forward, they've basically said 'we hear you Rafa, but no, take this or leave'.

At least in the next month or so I'll know whether I can just completely ignore the club or continue to give a s***.

I’m not sure it’s done like. He might leave it last minute and sign it, knowing if a takeover doesn’t happen then he’s not tied down long-term, and if it happens, he’ll likely get a new contract anyway if we’re doing well.

I think the takeover is the reason they have only given him the offer of a one year contract in the first place.

Obviously.

1 year extension suits everyone can easliy be extended as soon as the new owners arrive.

Gives Rafa the option of leaving at the end of next season if the new owners don’t arrive.

Hopefully he extends a year then decides on longterm next year based on if the new owners come in :thup:

I'm with you on this one and this has been my opinion of the Rafa situation so far.

It doesn't suit Rafa if new owners don't come in, he wants a project to build and that's not achieved with a 1 year extension.  Why would he risk another year under the parasite on the small hope that he sells up?

Again, I hope he doesn't sign up if Ashley stays, no point in yet another year in limbo.




Offline Heake

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« Reply #15360 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:22:23 pm »
Seems pretty final then, he's gone if that's true :lol:

Infuriating.  The man's went and lay down his plan and what he thinks is needed to take the club forward, they've basically said 'we hear you Rafa, but no, take this or leave'.

At least in the next month or so I'll know whether I can just completely ignore the club or continue to give a s***.

I’m not sure it’s done like. He might leave it last minute and sign it, knowing if a takeover doesn’t happen then he’s not tied down long-term, and if it happens, he’ll likely get a new contract anyway if we’re doing well.

I think the takeover is the reason they have only given him the offer of a one year contract in the first place.

Obviously.

1 year extension suits everyone can easliy be extended as soon as the new owners arrive.

Gives Rafa the option of leaving at the end of next season if the new owners don’t arrive.

Hopefully he extends a year then decides on longterm next year based on if the new owners come in :thup:

I'm with you on this one and this has been my opinion of the Rafa situation so far.

It doesn't suit Rafa if new owners don't come in, he wants a project to build and that's not achieved with a 1 year extension.  Why would he risk another year under the parasite on the small hope that he sells up?

Again, I hope he doesn't sign up if Ashley stays, no point in yet another year in limbo.





A season of watching us getting bummed every Saturday followed by some puppet talking s**** isn't for me like. Ill be giving the whole thing a miss. I get how people would still go to games out of (of perhaps misplaced) loyalty, but how much enjoyment can anyone gain from going to matches, week in week out knowing you`ll be either playing for a draw or scraping for a win but most probably loosing.

Offline thenige

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« Reply #15361 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:22:36 pm »
Think if that story is legitimate (standard 1 year deal and £50m to spend) he has to walk really and absolutely 100% wouldn't blame him for it.

Only if the contract gives Rafa the option to walk at any time with no consequences/payments etc within that year would it be any kind of attraction. That way he could hang around and wait for this seemingly fictitious takeover not to happen.

Offline Dinho lad

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« Reply #15362 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:23:53 pm »
No news is good news.....

Nah, all the best for the future, Rafa!

Offline godzilla

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« Reply #15363 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:31:06 pm »
Seems pretty final then, he's gone if that's true :lol:

Infuriating.  The man's went and lay down his plan and what he thinks is needed to take the club forward, they've basically said 'we hear you Rafa, but no, take this or leave'.

At least in the next month or so I'll know whether I can just completely ignore the club or continue to give a s***.

I’m not sure it’s done like. He might leave it last minute and sign it, knowing if a takeover doesn’t happen then he’s not tied down long-term, and if it happens, he’ll likely get a new contract anyway if we’re doing well.

I think the takeover is the reason they have only given him the offer of a one year contract in the first place.

Obviously.

1 year extension suits everyone can easliy be extended as soon as the new owners arrive.

Gives Rafa the option of leaving at the end of next season if the new owners don’t arrive.

Hopefully he extends a year then decides on longterm next year based on if the new owners come in :thup:

I'm with you on this one and this has been my opinion of the Rafa situation so far.

It doesn't suit Rafa if new owners don't come in, he wants a project to build and that's not achieved with a 1 year extension.  Why would he risk another year under the parasite on the small hope that he sells up?

Again, I hope he doesn't sign up if Ashley stays, no point in yet another year in limbo.

I  think that's what's been offered as a result of the proposed takeover, but Rafa won't take that and will wait for a takeover to be completed first or walk.

Offline chopey

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« Reply #15364 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:33:24 pm »
There will be plenty of managers that will jump at that offer sadly
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« Reply #15365 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:43:24 pm »
Seems pretty final then, he's gone if that's true :lol:

Infuriating.  The man's went and lay down his plan and what he thinks is needed to take the club forward, they've basically said 'we hear you Rafa, but no, take this or leave'.

At least in the next month or so I'll know whether I can just completely ignore the club or continue to give a s***.

I’m not sure it’s done like. He might leave it last minute and sign it, knowing if a takeover doesn’t happen then he’s not tied down long-term, and if it happens, he’ll likely get a new contract anyway if we’re doing well.

I think the takeover is the reason they have only given him the offer of a one year contract in the first place.

Obviously.

1 year extension suits everyone can easliy be extended as soon as the new owners arrive.

Gives Rafa the option of leaving at the end of next season if the new owners don’t arrive.

Hopefully he extends a year then decides on longterm next year based on if the new owners come in :thup:

I'm with you on this one and this has been my opinion of the Rafa situation so far.

It doesn't suit Rafa if new owners don't come in, he wants a project to build and that's not achieved with a 1 year extension.  Why would he risk another year under the parasite on the small hope that he sells up?

Again, I hope he doesn't sign up if Ashley stays, no point in yet another year in limbo.





A season of watching us getting bummed every Saturday followed by some puppet talking s**** isn't for me like. Ill be giving the whole thing a miss. I get how people would still go to games out of (of perhaps misplaced) loyalty, but how much enjoyment can anyone gain from going to matches, week in week out knowing you`ll be either playing for a draw or scraping for a win but most probably loosing.

Me either, but the ground will still be full.

I follow us by watching on TV every week and this forum, if the worst happens (which is kind of what I expect), I'll be trying to wash my hands of even doing that.

I  think that's what's been offered as a result of the proposed takeover, but Rafa won't take that and will wait for a takeover to be completed first or walk.

I think we can already write off the idea of it being done before his contract is up like.

If it does get done, I full expect it to take at least another month or so.

Goes without saying that I'd be f***ing ecstatic if it happens earlier :lol:

Offline geordiedean

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« Reply #15366 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 01:34:26 pm »
50m man that's 1/3 of the TV revenue and doesn't get you much at all in the market these days

This Takeover has to happen or we are f***ed as a club imo
and now Tudor's gone down for Newcastle

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« Reply #15367 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 02:30:20 pm »
50m man that's 1/3 of the TV revenue and doesn't get you much at all in the market these days

This Takeover has to happen or we are f***ed as a club imo

We really aren't, the takeover would give us the chance to fulfil the clubs potential, if Ashley stays it just means we carry on being the biggest yo yo club in the world with enough hope and potential that one day someone with vision and forciet will get together with the fans and build a better club.
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« Reply #15368 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:17:24 pm »
Been reliably informed that he turned Juve down and that the current contract offer is £50M funds for this season and £50M the season after.

The take over has put everything on hold but it would seem his preferred option is to stay.

Offline geordiedean

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« Reply #15369 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:22:06 pm »
Been reliably informed that he turned Juve down and that the current contract offer is £50M funds for this season and £50M the season after.

The take over has put everything on hold but it would seem his preferred option is to stay.

What does 50m get these days?? and what is happening with the remaining money that is generated

Every single club in the league out spends us on recruitment yet 2/3 probably dont generate the same amount of revenue
and now Tudor's gone down for Newcastle

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« Reply #15370 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:23:27 pm »
our budget makes no sense at all
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« Reply #15371 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:25:59 pm »
It'd be £50m plus sales though, which is fine. Sell a couple of Gayle, Shelvey and Hayden and we're up to at least £80m.

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« Reply #15372 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:29:56 pm »
It'd be £50m plus sales though, which is fine. Sell a couple of Gayle, Shelvey and Hayden and we're up to at least £80m.

And how much of that 80m will it cost to replace them 3 making an improvement
and now Tudor's gone down for Newcastle

Offline County Durham Mag

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« Reply #15373 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:30:47 pm »
It's obvious he wants to stay and is staying

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #15374 on: Thursday 20 June 2019, 06:32:11 pm »
It'd be £50m plus sales though, which is fine. Sell a couple of Gayle, Shelvey and Hayden and we're up to at least £80m.

Exactly.

If we can get £30million combined from selling Gayle and Hayden then that would be fine.