Stan Collymore has been giving us the benefit of his opinion on Newcastle United once again.
With Newcastle back in the Premier League, as usual EVERYBODY has an opinion on our club.
It’s just a fact that whilst Brighton will in comparison, largely pass under the radar, everything at St James Park will be analysed in great detail.
Before any Brighton fans get upset about this, I don’t think it is any great help when this is happening, clubs that are allowed to just get on with stuff without a media circus, have a distinct advantage.
The pearls of wisdom Stan Collymore has given us, is repeating the old story about West Ham supposedly having lasting interest in employing Rafa Benitez.
We hope that when it comes to transfer cash Rafa would have at least as much as Bilic (or whoever replaces him) to spend this summer, whilst ‘higher profile’ is questionable.
As for ‘London life’. Rafa Benitez’ family would stay in the north west wherever he manages next season, just as they did when he was enjoying ‘London life’ when at Chelsea and their supporters gave him such a hard time, despite winning the Europa League and qualifying for the Champions League in only six months at Stamford Bridge.
Benitez going on record to criticise the Chelsea fans for their hostile reaction to him from day one and their ongoing protests against him being their interim manager.
Stan Collymore though has actually advised Rafa Benitez to turn his back on London and go for the quieter (!) life at St James Park.
Naming Gayle, Shelvey and Perez(??) as the three stand out players, Collymore says that if Rafa gets transfer backing to add to them, Newcastle supporters ‘can expect a top 10 finish’.
He says that the Hammers can offer the Newcastle boss more transfer cash, a higher profile and ‘London life’.
Stan Collymore talking to The People:
“It is certain that Rafa’s promotion with the Geordies won’t have gone unnoticed elsewhere in the Premier League, especially at West Ham, where Slaven Bilic is under the cosh.
“The Hammers can offer Benitez London life, a higher profile and more money in the transfer market.
“If I were him though, I would stay put at St James Park…but only if owner Mike Ashley opens the cheque book.
“If he does and Rafa Benitez adds to talent such as Ayoze Perez, Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle, then Newcastle fans can expect a top 10 finish.”