Author Topic: Rafa Benítez: "After three years of unfulfilled promises, I did not trust them"  (Read 913990 times)

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Offline Tribesman

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #12425 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 #12426 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 #12427 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.
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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #12428 on: Thursday 14 March 2019, 09:05:25 pm »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

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« Reply #12429 on: Thursday 14 March 2019, 10:39:58 pm »
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« Reply #12430 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 12:18:51 am »
Lee Ryder saying Benitez is edging closer to staying.

Where
"We are not a stepping stone, we are Newcastle United." - Rafa Benitez

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« Reply #12431 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 12:35:50 am »

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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #12432 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 #12433 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.
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Offline Paully

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« Reply #12434 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 #12435 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 #12436 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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Offline Tribesman

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« Reply #12437 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.

Offline Away Day Gadgie

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« Reply #12438 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 #12439 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 #12440 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 #12441 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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Re: Rafael Benítez
« Reply #12442 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 06:44:47 pm »
People would still turn up.

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« Reply #12443 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:44:39 pm »
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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.

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« Reply #12444 on: Friday 15 March 2019, 09:51:49 pm »
Maybe in 5 years time.
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« Reply #12445 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 08:09:17 am »
He was cool as f*** in his presser.

He is so class. :sweetjesus:

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« Reply #12446 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 08:46:01 am »

My plan is to move back to Newcastle later this year, I would love it if he stayed with more control so he could get on with things. It would be a clinching reason for me to move back.

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« Reply #12447 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 08:51:40 am »
At least one marquee signing would be guaranteed to improve us. Hang on, it'll be Rondon, won't it?

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« Reply #12448 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 09:44:46 am »

My plan is to move back to Newcastle later this year, I would love it if he stayed with more control so he could get on with things. It would be a clinching reason for me to move back.

That mean you going to change your username?

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« Reply #12449 on: Saturday 16 March 2019, 10:28:30 am »
At least one marquee signing would be guaranteed to improve us. Hang on, it'll be Rondon, won't it?

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