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The launch of #IfRafaGoesWeGo as Newcastle fans have had enough

7 months ago

In the past 24 hours the message #IfRafaGoesWeGo has gone viral.

Putting into words what we are feeling at this moment in time.

As always, the question of what to do about Mike Ashley is the one we all struggle to answer.

How do you get a billionaire owner to change his ways.

Selling the club feels like an untouchable dream now, the farce of Ashley supposedly putting the club up for sale last October being the biggest joke of all.

Whatever his motivations were for claiming Newcastle United was up for sale, we will almost certainly never know.

However, no supporter can surely now think he ever intended to let go, unless of course somebody gave him £100m+ than it was actually worth. Although even then I’m not convinced he would would have sold up, such is the vital ongoing importance of NUFC to his Sports Direct empire.

So if selling the club is seemingly off the agenda, how can you ‘convince’ Mike Ashley to run the club along ambitious (normal) lines?

If only there was an easy answer to this never ending nightmare.

That hashtag (#IfRafaGoesWeGo) has come about due to the launch of Twitter account @IfRafaGoesWeGo on Thursday, overnight it now already has over three and a half thousand followers.

In these past 24 hours this Twitter account has quickly become a focus for Newcastle fans to vent their anger at the owner and support for the manager.

Where it goes from there, who knows?

At a minimum, it will allow supporters to spread a collective message of #IfRafaGoesWeGo, easily done on social media. That in itself won’t change the world but it does allow fans to come together and share their frustration.

The and initiatives went far beyond just getting a Twitter message out there and the people behind those campaigns remained anonymous.

It remains to be seen whether whoever is behind this latest @IfRafaGoesWeGo account is planning something of more substance, with the time and energy to put something together that everybody else can come together in supporting.

Either way, great to see anybody coming up with anything to help push the agenda to support Rafa Benitez and campaign against Mike Ashley.

None of us can pretend it is going to be easy after everything we know about Mike Ashley from these past 11 years but every journey starts with a single step.

So give @IfRafaGoesWeGo a follow and help spread #IfRafaGoesWeGo

Remember though, this isn’t a battle of wills between supporters, and whatever might happen in terms of backing up the above sentiment with action, there is no need to disrespect any other fans simply because they disagree with you on what is worth trying in terms of solving our Mike Ashley problem.

What a club this is when we are forced into these issues only three weeks before the season starts, whilst supporters at other clubs simply look forward to who they might sign and the season ahead.


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