The barrels have been well and truly scraped in recent days, with the likes of Andy Gray, Dennis Wise, Richard Keys and other chancers sent out to have a go at Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle fans, in an attempt to prop up the Mike Ashley regime at Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitez had thus far played with a straight bat any attempt to get him in conversation about any of these shady characters.
The manager always insisting that all he wanted to talk about was the team/squad and matters on the pitch, now the summer transfer window is history.
On Friday, whilst he still wanted to mainly talk about playing matters, Rafa did allow himself a few interesting comments about the laughable people trying to have a go at undermining the NUFC fanbase and the manager in particular.
Summing up what impact the disreputable pundits might (or might not…) have on the players, Rafa declared ‘Do you think Muto is worried about what Andy Gray is saying?’
Forced to leave Sky Sports and England is the answer the Japanese striker will get if he googles the disgraced presenter’s name.
As for everybody’s favourite vertically challenged disgraced former Director of Football at NUFC, Rafa Benitez states: ‘If I had to pick somebody to listen to, when we’re talking about Newcastle United, it would be Alan Shearer more than Dennis Wise.’
Rafa could probably say a whole lot more about the likes of Dennis Wise but why should he lower himself to it, that is our (Newcastle fans) job!
“If I had to pick somebody to listen to, when we’re talking about Newcastle United, it would be Alan Shearer more than Dennis Wise.
“I don’t think the players are even aware of them (pundits and what they say), especially the foreign players.
“Do you think Muto is worried about what Andy Gray is saying?
“It’s the same for us (but) I need to know what they are saying in advance of press conferences, to prepare because journalists will ask me the questions.
“It doesn’t change what type of day I have, as I just have to concentrate on football and my team.
“Our fans know what is going on anyway and have done for years.
“People outside will have an opinion but we aren’t worried about that.”