NUFC’s ‘media partner’ write embarrassing story about Rafa Benitez – Absolutely disgraceful

Newcastle have been reaching boiling point all summer and as the transfer deadline looms, we typically find ourselves in in the midst of a full blown crisis. Rafa was rightly angry after the 4-0 drubbing by Braga but it is events off the pitch that continue to steal all the headlines.

Ashley still has made a profit this window despite the rhetoric of promising ‘every penny’ to Benitez. Where it has become even more farcical is the PR war that seems to be going on by Ashley and Keith Bishop to try and smear the manager and and even when their intentions are so clear, they still release paid articles appear (Ashley clearly paying for anti Rafa articles to surface in the press) it is just enraging fans even more as we can see through the usual tactics.

The latest one is from one of NUFC’s media ‘partners’, an outlet who Ashley can manipulate in other words.

Andy Dunn from The Mirror has usually been sympathetic towards to our anti Ashley plight, so releasing an article yesterday slating Benitez for complaining about transfers is shambolic and clearly not objective – there are other forces at work for him to release this and contradicting all his previous opinions on NUFC.

“If you are anything other than a passionate Newcastle fan, the sound of Rafa Benitez complaining about transfer policy is a wonderfully reassuring clarion call. Like the school bell for playtime.

“Rafa’s unhappy/on the brink/at end of tether/demanding action/at loggerheads with owner or anyone else in power…

“Yippee! That’s the sound of football kicking off again.

“The Benitez strop is becoming a traditional curtain-raiser to rival the Community Shield.

“This year’s vintage came after he fielded a decent-looking team against Braga in a friendly, only to see them cuffed four-nothing.”

Absolutely pathetic.

Have a look at it in full here:

The fact the club spend time and money manipulating the press, rather than communicating with the fans or trying to improve the squad is a disgrace and proof of why we need to get rid of this poisonous regime.

Enough is enough – they can release as much drivel as they like in the national press. We know the game and their time is up. Let’s hope the Magpie Group and other initiatives can create a unified fights to finally drive Ashley out once and for all and then, we won’t have to read such garbage in the press about our team.

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About Simon Riddlesden

Lifelong Newcastle United fan and East Stand season ticket holder. Observations from a supporter who has followed NUFC during Champions League participation and through relegation, taking me from Milan to Scunthorpe.

5 thoughts on “NUFC’s ‘media partner’ write embarrassing story about Rafa Benitez – Absolutely disgraceful

  1. Have to say – I agree with “Disgruntled” .

    Is a man not allowed his opinion?

    Again and again we talk about how much the club has generated, but we don’t actually know.


  2. Who are these guys above, Disgruntled and Brrrian, are they paid Ashley lackeys. I assure you they are not Newcastle United supporters, and are obviously oblivious ( or paid to be) to the power struggle that is taking place within our club. Let me give you my definition, rip me apart if you wish, but it is my honest opinion none the less. MA wishes to make as much money from the club as possible, without any thought of league position, trophies or a loyal fan base. Newcastle remain in the PL year after year and Mr Ashley takes the TV money and reinvests as little as possible in the playing staff. He invests heavily in a proven manager (Rafa) to keep the team in the PL, only investing in players that are possible superstars of the future, and therefore with a possible huge sell on profit. The manager (Rafa), is given a very generous salary, to make the team function with unproven talent, to keep the team in the PL his only stipulation. Our part in this, and Mike Ashley has done his research well here, are as lemmings. Those who follow blindly our sacred club, no matter what old dross we are asked to accept. Wake up, smell the coffee. Open your eyes, uncover your ears, tell the MAN to **** off, that we have had enough, that it is time to move on and take his exploitation to another vulnerable group. It is time for change before we all just give up, and decide it may just be easier to support another team.


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