Benitez’s latest message to NUFC fans has created a huge dilemma – What do we do now?

With the Magpie Group now confirming plans to boycott December’s clash with Wolves at St James’ Park, Rafa Benitez has asked fans to ‘keep supporting the team’ – saying it is vital that we stay together if we want to stay up this season.

As you can see, this creates a huge dilemma for several NUFC fans.

Many feel like a boycott is NEEDED so that Mike Ashley takes fan protests seriously, however it’s also accepted that the players need our support inside St James’ Park – with us losing all FIVE of our home games so far this season and extremely low on confidence.

Here’s what Rafa’s had to say when asked about fans plans to boycott the Wolves game in December:

“We can help the atmosphere in the city by winning games. We have to try that.

“In the mean time we need the fans going to the stadium supporting the team for 90 minutes. If we make mistakes, we make mistakes.

“I will be the first one to make mistakes. We have to keep supporting the team.

“If we want to stay in the Premier League – like we proved last year – we are stronger all together.”

So, what do we do?

Do we boycott in the hope that it will make Ashley buckle and take the protests seriously, or do we back Benitez and the players after such a poor start to the season.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “Benitez’s latest message to NUFC fans has created a huge dilemma – What do we do now?

  1. No argument. Full boycotts will win the day.
    Lets face it – it isn’t going to affect the team any worse as they’ve had full houses for five home games already and lost them all.
    Rafa won’t be here for ever as we are so he should accept the fans doing whatever they feel is right to get this club back. He’ll benefit if it gets Ashley out even if he has to start a new revolution from the division below.


  2. It bothers me that Rafa says ‘if we make mistakes, we make mistakes’
    ‘I will be the first one to make mistakes, but we have to keep supporting the team’.

    Here’s a novel idea – stop making so many mistakes and it makes it easier to support the team!!.
    We haven’t won a game yet this season – we’ve barely scored a goal – yet Rafa wants fans to turn up and just accept mistakes.

    We are walking, eyes wide open into our third relegation. Does he really believe that Joselu or Perez are going to save us from that if we turn up and sing their names for 90mins?


  3. Rafa can say what he like nufc fans are the most loyal fan base in the UK if you ask me. We have had a lot more bad times than good especially since Mike Ashley bought the club and still up in droves week in and out. Ashley isn’t too bothered if we don’t turn up the pl and tv money will keep him in poppy. But if sky and bt and the rest are on his case because an empty stadium on a match day will bring the premier league into the spotlight negavitly to a global audience, people higher up might just start asking the tough questions then like where has the money gone ? Why are the fans boycotting? Has your other business Sports Direct had any direct involvement in nufc fans not turning up to games? So I say bring on the boycott to the upmost cause as much of a specitical as possible.


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