Alan Shearer has yet another warning for Mike Ashley.

As Newcastle build up to a crucial game against arguably the best team in Europe, rather than adding points in the fight against relegation, all the talk has been about what is or isn’t happening off the pitch.

Alan Shearer says that ‘it doesn’t look like the Newcastle takeover will happen’.

At his press conference earlier today, Rafa Benitez said that some weeks ago Mike Ashley told him there would be no takeover happening in the near future.

The United boss though did indicate that transfer targets had been agreed with the club’s owner and that he was waiting to see if the club gets the deals over the line.

With Newcastle only three points above the relegation zone, things are surely set to look at least a little bit worse after playing Manchester City.

Alan Shearer says that he doesn’t know what promises Ashley has made to Rafa Benitez but if ‘transfer funds aren’t made available’, then the Newcastle legend believes ‘Rafa will quite rightly be considering his future at Newcastle United’.

With transfer promises in January 2017 and Summer 2017 not kept by Mike Ashley, what will Rafa do if it is third time unlucky?

Alan Shearer talking to Coral:

“It doesn’t look like the Newcastle takeover will happen.

“If it is off then that is very disappointing and if Mike Ashley doesn’t invest some money now in this transfer window. it is going to be a very tough battle for survival in the Premier League.

“This will again raise question marks over Rafa Benitez’ future.

“We don’t know what promises he has been given but I really do feel that if transfer funds aren’t made available, then Rafa will quite rightly be considering his future at Newcastle United.

“That would be a disaster in my opinion.

“They are in a relegation battle and it was always going to be a long hard season, which is why they need to free up some funds, and give them the best opportunity to stay up with Rafa in charge.”



  • Soldier

    If he wasn`t assured of funds in his phone call with Ashley i think he`d be gone.
    we won`t know the full outcome until the window is closed.

    • TheFatController

      I doubt an assurance from Ashley on the phone or by any other medium holds much weight with Rafa.

      Rafa probably has him in his phone as ‘Pinocchio’…

      • Soldier

        He`s still there, isn`t he

        • TheFatController

          Seriously? You think the fact that Rafa is still there is proof you are right that Ashley has given him money to spend ?

          He didn’t leave last Jan or this summer when Ashley gave him nothing, him being here doesn’t therefore prove your point at all.

          Terrible logic.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            better logic than yours mate

          • TheFatController

            I was using the logic that Ashley’s word means nothing. What better logic can you bring to this debate that suggests I’m wrong…..? Can you make that logic legally binding, and not hearsay, as I’m going off court evidence.

            I’m not your mate.

          • Jimmy

            Ooooo.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            True, my mates aren`t facetious [email protected]@king arrogant a$$holes like you
            now go play with your abacus

          • TheFatController

            I see you avoided my call for calm rational logic and instead went of emotional out of control shaming.

            You need to get a grip, mate, if we’re to be cyber buddies here, I’m not going to stand for your tantrums any longer.

          • hetonmag

            See what happens when you try to debate with that ignoramus he turns vile re-my posts how he gets away with abusing people for there sensible views I just don’t know.

          • Soldier

            i said we won`t know the outcome until the window closes & we won`t, comprehend that, do you

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            exactly,

          • kingfisher

            I think Rafas proffessionalism, desire to win, and loyalty to the fans will see him stay until the seasons end,then he will take stock and consider his position!

        • Angelswithdirtyfaces

          I bet he’s conflicted though

        • anyobrien

          Man of honour and integrity… Personally if it was me I’d ditch the fat lying [email protected] and I’d be off.

          • FatParosite

            Not at 100k a week you wouldn’t

      • No, he has Pardew in his mobile as Pinocchio

    • anyobrien

      Yeah but Ashley tends to lie alot… Not sure you have noticed he’s been doing it alot these last ten years.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Aye, but he swore on his Teddy Bears life this time
        dont worry about me pal i don`t miss much

    • Jezza

      Yes but he has been assured funds before and not got them. It won’t be any different this time. Mark my words there will be no new players for NUFC this month. The only transfers the club will do will involve players being sold.

  • Peaky Magpie

    It doesn’t matter what you say Alan,give him half a chance he’ll have your statue down and melted !

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      straight to the scrap yard

      • Rich Lawson

        Shepherd’s ?

    • Mitros gotta start

      I thought somebody had already done it when i 1st saw it

      • Peaky Magpie

        😂😂😂

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      I thought it was a Roy Walker statue

      • Peaky Magpie

        “Say what you see” 😂😂

        • Rich Lawson

          Had a mate up from Scotland at the beginning of the season and we were having a look at the statues before we went into the game.Neither of us guessed who it was before looking at the inscription !!?

      • kingfisher

        Still better than the Ronaldo one 🤗

  • Michael Smith

    Rafa will stick with it until the summer, he`s not the sort of guy to walk out the door mid season

  • Leazes.

    Clearly most people must surely be aware that this owner takes delight in damaging United as much as he can…. it’s not even a bargaining tool, because he’s done it consistently throughout this decade…. for no reason!

    Alan and a few others could have spoken out with a clear voice but they didn’t.

    Abdication of comment on MOTD has been a crime!

    It has left a vacuum for weasels like Wise to spout a ‘good ol Mike’ line….. is that really what they believe down south….. Ashley the Saviour?

    Are we really fools not to have seen it?

    Come on Alan….just say it…..

    • magpiefifer

      Problem is that Sky will not allow anyone like Shearer or Micky Quinn to voice any anti-Ashley opinion.

      • Leazes.

        Shearer is the main man on MOTD

        • FatParosite

          Very true. Al has not been anywhere near vociferous enough knowing what he knows. There are too many on the outside who do not know the full story about Ashley’s tenure.

        • magpiefifer

          Stop being pedantic Leazes,it doesn’t become you!!
          What about Micky – and Al on other media?

          • Leazes.

            Its not being pedantic he had the means to reach far more people than anyone else…. far far more…..Ashley even teased him to do it by unceremoniously ripping down the Shearer’s Bar Sign….

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Don’t be so Stupid Leazes. Shearers Bar was changed because St Al had a juicy licencing fee from businessman if the year FFS.

          • Leazes.

            If that wasn’t a challenge I don’t know what was David…. he previously stripped Hall’s name from the Leazes….. it wasn’t for my benefit.

            .. Both events were intentional to provoke a reaction.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            No, Shearers bar was named as part of Shearer’s image rights. It’s basically a tax dodge for At Al but the deal was for 10yr so Nufc were paying Shearer beyond his playing days.

        • Rich Lawson

          True,but to be fare any pro-longed rant would probably put him in breach of his contract with the”impartial” BBC ?

          • Leazes.

            No chance…. fair comment is allowed.

          • Blackburn1066

            Mike Ashley is a Fat C-nt and he just needs to Fu-k O-f out of our club, Fair Comment.

    • FatParosite

      Not just Alan. There were many supposed custodians of truth not baring their responsibility for years. Bird, Ryder et al who were taking 30 pieces regularly & saying nothing. Now we just scrap on here because Bishop’s drones inject infighting to muddy the waters. One thing we should all agree on is Ashley is a proven liar and deserves none of our belief or respect.

      • grantham mag

        Don’t forget the MONEY

  • scumtest

    The saddest thing to come from the Ashley era… toon fans arguing. What a shame. I hate the fat selfish b*****d so much.

  • JonMag

    put the cat amongst the pigeons now, he`s like a kid who owns the football you play the game my way or i`m off with the ball

    • Mitros gotta start

      Sad but true

      • Wor Lad

        It happened in 89

    • scotty63

      burst his ball – take away his leverage. Don’t give him your money it’s the only thing he understands

      • JonMag

        that will never happen, no matter what the fans will turn up

        • scotty63

          too many treat it as a social event. I vowed after Keegan I wouldn’t go back until the parasite is gone. I was close to tears when the takeover failed I miss it so much.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Barring emojis on here now ? What is the point of this platform ?

    • Mitros gotta start

      👌👍👅

      • Peaky Magpie

        It’s the how can I put it Mitros,faecal one !!!

        • Mitros gotta start

          Ah…the picture of ashley one?
          🖕🖕🖕

          • Peaky Magpie

            That’s the fella

  • Peaky Magpie

    Fatso now claiming AS turned up at the curry house when he was having a quiet night out with his missus and then used the paps to photograph her on the way out for her own publicity??? Is this fat f***a from a different planet ??? What a f*****g lying fat c**t.

    • Rich Lawson

      Curious,what does Mrs Ashley look like,is she a trophy blonde half his age or what ?

      • Mitros gotta start

        A bit like stavely but without the mong eye

        • Peaky Magpie

          😂😂😂That’s what you need first thing on a Saturday morning 😂😂

        • Guest 2

          Stavely made her money. Mrs Ashley married, divorced, and got back together with fatty again for hers.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Mitros is right and I’m sure I’ve read somewhere she’s Scandinavian ?
        Some smart a**e on here will no doubt correct me if I’m wrong.

      • Jezza

        Yes she is indeed. You’ve got to wonder what she sees in that old fat ugly billionaire.

        • Guest 2

          Not half his age, she’s 4 years younger. He married her back in ’88 when he was 24, divorced in ’02 and she got a stonking settlement (50 mil) and then got back together.

          • Jezza

            I was only joshing, I just wanted to use that billionaire line.

          • Rich Lawson

            ”Well,Debbie McGee,what 1st attracted you etc”,Classic.

          • Rich Lawson

            She should be negotiating on behalf of PCP !

  • Peaky Magpie

    Oh oh Gary Monk wants to turn up and watch one of our training sessions…..does Rafa know this….???

    • Mitros gotta start

      The fat [email protected] invited him…..new manager feb 1st

      • Peaky Magpie

        Fits the profile

        • Geordiegiants

          I think he would be a decent choice compare to what we could get stuck with!

    • Rich Lawson

      A Boro’ cast off,is nothing below these people ? Should get no where near the door just for managing Leeds !

  • Sadman

    Shearer is a legend but he should have been speaking out against Ashleys regime before now.

    • Guest 2

      Where you been?

  • JonMag

    Day 20
    no transfer movement, the nitwit Penold willl be sitting in a darkened room krapping himself at the thought of spending fatso`s money. what you can bet on is as schitt is moved on it`ll be replaced by more schitt.
    today`s match should see the greatest rearguard action since Dunkirk.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Penfold will be let out for a couple of hours on 31st Jan to see what he can pick up……bit like when they move the out of date food to the end fridge in the supermarkets.

    • Jezza

      On the contrary Penfold will be very active with transfer business at this moment in time…..working on findng a buyer for one or more of our first team players so his master can recoup that £11.5 million net summer spend.

      • Guest 2

        Deduct the 11.5 from the 30 mil profit Rafa made during the summer. Fatty is always sitting on cash

        • Jezza

          I was only joshing, I just wanted to use that billionaire line.

  • Vladimir Biggski

    We need some high profile figure to openly question where all the money is going? With all this extra tv money how can Newcastle not afford players?

    • Cockneytrev

      If only a real journalist, would do some real journalism, do some digging into the abysmal running of Newcastle, unfortunately, sports journalists are a lazy bunch, they get there information from “inside sources at the club” there is so much lazy journalism going on.
      it’s easy to attack the fans, we are not a fashionable club.
      for the last 60+ years we have been owned by a succession of greedy, self serving cnuts,,, who’s main interest has been to squeeze as much money out of the club as possible,,,,,,but the present custodian is doing it in plain view, with the backing of most media sources, especially sky!!!

    • Jezza

      Agreed.
      How can NUFC not afford to pay the transfer fees they were routinely paying 15 years ago?
      How can NUFC not compete with the spending power of clubs with less than half our crowds like Brighton, Burnley, Huddersfield, Watford, Bournemouth and even Championship Middlesborough?

      • Jackie Milburn

        Mike Ashley is preventing any real investment in the club and seems to deliberately undermine efforts on the pitch too.