For most clubs, impressive back to back home wins be met with nothing but positivity and hope, but there’s a good chance this could backfire on Benitez – with many feeling Mike Ashley will see this as proof that the squad does NOT need investment in January.
Sounds cynical, but we all know how Ashley works. His aim is to survive on the bare minimum, with the lack of investment after last season’s 10th place finish proof that he has now desire to build on any success Benitez brings.
As one of the tweets below highlights, failure to back Benitez in January will be one time too many, yet I fully expect Ashley to take that risk – even though he should be trying to win over the man whose contract is due to expire next summer:
You know the first thing Mike Ashley will have thought after back-to-back home wins vs two good PL sides – "Don't need to back Benitez in January!"..
He wants to survive on the bare minimum and, unfortunately, results like this will make him think he can get away with it again..
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) November 13, 2018
After two great wins, it’s so easy to forget that behind the scenes, Ashley is preparing to let #NUFC & Rafa down in January.
It will be once too many for Benitez.
— The Magpie Group (@TheMagpieGroup_) November 12, 2018
This, for me, is more reason why we MUST boycott the Wolves game.
Yes the team need our support, and they’ve thrived under it in the past few home games, but failure to act could be devastating. We need to remind him that this is not going to blow over as he predicted – especially when Benitez’s future at Newcastle and our Premier League status is on the line.
Yes we’ve won two on the bounce and are looking in better shape, but we’re an accident waiting to happen the longer this man takes advantage of our club and neglects its needs.