For some reason Simon Jordan has a facination with Newcastle United.

The failed former Crystal Palace owner insists that he has an ‘educated point of view’ which gives him more of an idea than Newcastle fans, when it comes to judging the suitability of Rafa Benitez as manager.

Simon Jordan claims ‘Benitez is all about Benitez’ and that ‘Newcastle as a great club rebuilding deserve more’.

The failed Palace boss also claims that Benitez has undermined his players by going on about the need for new signings after Mike Ashley failed to keep his promises in the summer.

Undoubtedly, one of the reasons Simon Jordan often has a go at Newcastle United on Twitter is because he knows he will get a reaction, which once again he most certainly has..

Simon Jordan:

“Benitez calling for Newcastle fans to get behind players: which of course is correct; these are the very players his endless carping about wanting better players and more money and signings he has undermined and by definition said are not good enough ..wants unity but promotes none.”

Newcastle fan Ernie Stobbs

What’s your issue with Rafa?

“Is this just another jealous case of a decent manager turning you down?

“At times you’re worth listening to, other times you sound like a pointless little pillock..”

Simon Jordan:

“Ernie are you my wicked uncle or the fastest milkman either way;

 I have an impartial vantage point based on an educated point of view and knowing the culture of managers; Benitez is all about Benitez and I suspect Newcastle as a great club rebuilding deserve more that’s all.”

Chris Parkin:

“He (Rafa) has never said anything other than sticking together and supporting the team. Find me the quotes where he said any specific player isn’t good enough????”

Howard Walker:

“Everyone’s an expert on NUFC except for NUFC fans.”

Mike Anderson:

“The insights on nufc that fans of every other club “offer” are welcomed by the media, yet if we dare to have an opinion on our own club we’re deluded. It’s almost like the media don’t want to be reporting facts about our club and fan base.”


“You seem to have quite an obsession with all things nufc Simon. Do you have a book to promote or something? This is just really clickbaity bollocks to be fair.. Every manager wants better players. Be it Pep or your mate “Pardew the terrible”.”


He (Rafa) made a (£40m) profit for the club and successfully built a squad to get us out of the Championship. Ashley promised him funds to build a Premier League squad stating “what Rafa wants Rafa gets” but that proved to be a lie (again). But don’t let facts get in the way eh?”


“Ironic, since I’ve never witnessed the Newcastle fans behind their manager as they are now in years! The unity is there despite what you and others hope, so he must be doing a better job than you think to “promote” it.”


“Practically every manager has publicly said they want reinforcements in January so by your definition are they not undermining their own players too?”


“Never said anything like that you big orange prick. He’s asked for a stronger squad, something which the players who got us promoted wanted as well. They’ve all been let down by the owner.”

David McMillan:

“Seem to have a weird obsession with all things Newcastle these days.”


“As you don’t support, or even like, Newcastle, its probably best you don’t spend your new years day worrying about it Simon. Just have a few beers and we’ll worry about what to think of Rafa.”

Graham Hodgson:

“Why do you care what Rafa is or isn’t doing? I suppose you can empathise with Fat Mike with you both being failures as owners!”

Hollie Taylor:

“Stop trying to defend your mate. Mike Ashley is a pathetic owner. He is the problem. Nothing and no one else.”

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    So the gist of it is along the lines of Rafa being on an “Ego-Trip” and not really giving a toss about Newcastle ?

    I think it is more along the lines of Newcastle fans have made it all about Rafa Benitez and have created a “Cult Of Personality” around the man.
    That is more of a worry for me because we have seen a similar thing happen with Kevin Keegan and that ended badly twice !

    There does seem to be a morbid fascination around Newcastle United that has all manner of people stepping forward to give their opinion despite knowing very little of what is really happening.
    They all tend to be outsiders who have never stepped foot on Tyneside in their lives and it ends up being a situation similar to someone is trying to tell you what is happening inside North Korea.

    Very strange indeed !

    • Geordiegiants

      Very good analysis, I get where your coming from.

    • Danimal

      Keegan didn’t end badly the first time, it was just disappointing that he left at all.

  • East Durham Mag

    Simon Jordan how did you learn to talk out of your @rse? The eyes are open, the lips are moving but Mr.Brain has long gone.

  • anyobrien

    He is utterly obsessed by us. Every opportunity he gets he has a dig very very strange man.

  • JonMag

    another scumbag like the Fat odious pig

  • Albert Stubbins

    Jordan is just stirring the s***, he absolutely hates Newcastle and has made his feelings about the club clear when he was palace chairman. This u turn about our club is a pathetic attempt to drum up conversation on talks**** which he is an occasional presenter on!! Bloke is a grade A sh*** hawk.

  • Bearsize

    Makes you wonder what sir john hall tells him! (Next door neighbours in spain)

  • ghostrider

    Rafa Benitez is a mercenary who is literally living on the past.

    • Vladimir Biggski


      • ghostrider

        If you’re a Mackem then you’re a Mackem. It’s nothing to boast about though.

    • Pozz Mozz

      Hey you just showed your [email protected]@king true colours bloody cretin

      • ghostrider

        How’s that?

    • mus

      benitez has best job in the world he gets the credit when they win but not blamed when they dont

  • Whitehurst

    The same Simon Jordan who bankrupted his “beloved” Crystal Palace and nearly ended their 100 year existence? The same Simon Jordan who didn’t pay his playing staff any wages for 3 months & then accused them of lacking any belief & motivation? The same Simon Jordan who sold a £5m valued player to Spurs for £700k? He really has brought so much to our rich and noble game!!

    • Mitros gotta start

      I hope he paid his taxes or leazes will have his life….

  • TheFatController

    It’s like he wouldn’t get attention if he didn’t say something inflammatory on Twitter.

    So given it’s like that, I’m concluding it is that. He clearly doesn’t get attention unless he says something inflammatory on Twitter.

    What a life !

  • Geordiegiants

    I think Hollie Taylor’s comment sums it up perfectly.

  • Vladimir Biggski

    Another mate of Mike ashleys

  • Waxi

    Who cares what that [email protected] thinks.

    • Geordiegiants

      Bang on!

  • Mitros gotta start

    He might be a knacka but he has a point……if you take the blinkers off and read what he said…..many on here have been saying the same thing lately

    • Pozz Mozz


    • Graphsboy

      As usual you are wrong. Now it may be that you are an SMB troll but if by any chance you aren’t one of the woolly backs, then it would be helpful if you’d keep your extremely limited opinions to yourself and stop butting in like some simple minded horse when the adults are talking.

      • Mitros gotta start

        Tell me where he said anything that was wrong in that article then?

  • Mitros gotta start

    He might be a [email protected] bit if you take the blinkers off and read what he said its the exact same thing that many on here have been saying for weeks.

  • Davey drape

    his ground is the worst ground in prem – needs knocked down and rebuilt, you put your life at risk try to get a drink at HT

  • Steven05

    Every manager (good or bad) we’ve had under Ashley has had the same problem – Ashley. So let’s get rid of Rafa, the best manager we’ve had for a long time, and replace him with someone inferior, who will also have Ashley as the problem.

    I don’t care about Simon Jordan. But I struggle to think of anyone in football who is a bigger pr!ck