Crystal Palace fans woke up to headlines at the weekend claiming their club would approach Rafa Benitez if the dire start to the season under Frank de Boer doesn’t pick up.
Palace have lost all three Premier League matches and haven’t even scored a goal so far.
Interesting to see the comments from Crystal Palace fans below, as to whether they think would be a good move to pay the reported £6m release figure for the Newcastle manager.
There are those who see a manager of Rafa’s calibre not looking twice at a club like Palace, whilst others think he would be a really poor choice.
I also detect remaining dislike of Newcastle United overall, due in the main to the friction/comments going back and forth over our old friends Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce…
Crystal Palace fans comments via their top Holmesdale.net message board:
‘Just read Palace interested in making a 6 million move for Rafa Benitez. Worth it or not? What do you think?’
‘Possibly but he would insist on backing in the transfer market.’
‘6 million for Rafa ?
Compared to LOSING 200 Million if we go down
Its a no brainer.
Of course we should get him if available.’
‘Not sure why people think Palace don’t spend money. We can easily show that we spend lots of money each window.
Net spend this window was twice West Ham’s…
Parish had no issue backing big Sam and I doubt we’d have a problem backing Benitez.
IF Frank goes then £6m on Benitez would in my view be money better spent than on the failed bid for Niasse.’
‘£6m for a 57 year old defender seems quite expensive.’
‘1st choice should be Dyche, if he’s not interested which I doubt he would, then go for Hodgson or Hiddink a safe pair of Hands.
Leave Rafa at Newcastle, forever moaning about transfers, never gonna work at Palace.’
‘I think the fact we spent £50 mil last season and £30 mil last season might make backing Rafa a bit difficult. It would have to wait until next summer. If we do anything more than a £10mil – £15mil signing in January it’ll be because we’ve sold a player or two.’
‘Can’t see Rafa wanting to come to us.
He’s been at a lot of big clubs and Newcastle fall into that category (stadium, facilities etc). West Ham seems like a good shout.
I’d be fully in favour if it continues to go down the pan with Frank.’
‘I don’t like Rafa Benitez at all.
I don’t like the way he manipulates the press to get his point across to the board .
That is definitely not the palace way.’
‘We are way too small for someone like Benitez. He’d have to stifle his shock and guffawing if he was shown around the place properly.’
‘He spent 36m and brought in 6 players on top of last season being huge spenders. Nothing but making the excuses early.
No lover of Mike Ashley but it’s the owner that has to pick up the bill and needs to fund the club responsibility.
If your that good Rafa do your job keep them in the PL and kick on year by year or head off to an Arab funded dream team.’
‘Rafa wont come here and SP won’t spend £6m releasing him.
West Ham say they would be interested but Benitez is a difficult animal to work with.
Not even sure he would want to go to the Hammers either.’
‘I’d pay the money for Rafa the gaffa before West ham beat us to it.’