Sorry to bring a downer in these Rafa-inspired uplifting times at Newcastle United.

However, I am prepared to make my deal with the devil, if these 10 people below are never ever allowed an opinion on Newcastle United from this day forward.

Freddy Shepherd – Took a fortune out of the club in salaries, dividends and very expensive rented warehouses…then after ruining the club following the brilliant work by Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby, he made an even bigger fortune by selling us off into the hands of Mike Ashley. Yet still believes he is a man of the people…

John Carver – As assistant to Sir Bobby Robson he picked up an awful lot of reflected glory, then very low key under Alan Pardew. A shocking spell in charge of the team was only outdone by his appalling TV appearances where he managed to be even worse than Alan Pardew with his embarrassing/unbelievable comments

Joe Kinnear – Very rarely has he commented on Newcastle in recent times but I struggle to think of any person that I feel more embarrassed about when it comes to having been employed by and associated with, Newcastle United.

Harry Redknapp – He knows nothing about Newcastle United and we don’t want to hear it.

Alan Pardew – He had his chance under Mike Ashley, given a job he never deserved he had a massive opportunity after fluking fifth. Could and should have forced Ashley’s hand to build on that unexpected success, instead he stood back as everything fell apart and still covered for his boss. Now he holds his hands up and says he had no other choice when at St James Park..he did.

Sir John Hall – See Freddy Shepherd above.

Paul Merson – The man who can’t stop telling us just much bigger a club Aston Villa are than Newcastle United. Enough said.

Richard Keys – Saw his comments in an article on The Mag this morning – backtracking now on his recent Rafa/NUFC comments. Somebody who makes a living in the media just because he always has.

Mark Lawrenson – After so many years of resentment after his failed short spell as Newcastle United’s defensive coach, Lawrenson appears to be belatedly trying for a bit of a charm offensive since Rafa’s appointment. Prefer it when he’s calling us…

Dennis Wise – It still seems beyond belief that not only did Mike Ashley give this poisonous dwarf a job at Newcastle, he then used him to undermine Kevin Keegan. Occasionally crawls out from under his stone to big up Ashley. The thought of him is enough to make your skin crawl.

All other suggestions welcome in comments below.