Rafa Benitez was an angry and frustrated man on Wednesday night.

The Newcastle boss making clear he is fuming after the performance and result against Braga – but even more so with the lack of quality signings in this transfer window.

The manager’s comments to the press have made many headlines but maybe this interview with Newcastle United’s official media (NUFC TV) is even more powerful.

His players refused to be interviewed by the club’s own media last night, as Mike Ashley is once again refusing to play fair with a squad bonus scheme, but Rafa Benitez still went ahead with his media duties.

Maybe he feels contractually obliged to, or possibly it is a case of just wanting to get his message out there, exposing Mike Ashley and his minions.

When Rafa Benitez is interviewed by the club’s official media, they are predictably always desperate to put a positive spin on everything.

Mostly Rafa plays along with this up to a point, but after this thrashing by Braga, he clearly was in no mood to do that on this occasion.

All of the interviewer’s attempts to go positive, met by Rafa Benitez pointing out the reality.

For example, the likes of Pardew, McClaren and Carver would no doubt have gone along with the club’s spin that the 0-0 draw at Porto on Saturday was a great performance.

However, reality was that Newcastle were terrible, didn’t have a shot all game, and could/should have been hammered five or six but for the goalkeepers, some desperate last ditch defending, and massive helpings of luck.

Rafa not mincing his words, stating ‘No, we were poor in both games’, when the interviewer tried to claim Newcastle were ‘good’ against Porto.

Rafa Benitez speaking to NUFC TV:

‘Rafa, a first defeat of pre-season, what are your thoughts on that?’

“We are not good enough, simple as that.

“We know that sometime when you are working hard you cannot be at your level, but today was a really bad day, and 10 days before the start of the season, we have to be sure that we improve.

“So we said, sometimes these games are wake up calls, we have to react.”

‘Do you think sometimes these wake up calls can be a good thing at this time of year?’

“I hope so, for everyone.”

‘What do you think were the main things that went wrong today?’

“Everything.

“Starting with the things off the pitch (lack of quality signings)…and then on the pitch.”

‘You got a good draw against Porto in the previous game, defensively you were good that day, today it just didn’t seem to quite be the case?’

“No, for me we were poor in both games.

“The other day we were lucky to draw and today we pay for the mistakes that we made.”

‘In terms of positives, were there any that you could take?’

“No.”

‘Some of the young players got the chance to play in a good stadium, good atmosphere, maybe that will stand them in good stead for the future?’

“The attitude of the young players was good, so that is maybe…if you want, the only positive.”

‘FC Augsburg is the final friendly of the summer, you will be wanting a better performance than this in that game?’

“Yes, we need to do that.

“The Premier League is quite a bit stronger than friendlies and we have 10 days to improve everything.”

‘Always important to end pre-season with a win, or at least a good performance, isn’t it?’

“Yes, obviously we know it is important for us to improve, especially in front of your fans you want to do well.

“But the main thing is that we are doing a lot of things wrong, that is the reason why we lose these kind of games.”



  • Desree

    Imagine if the players went on strike. Magic.

    • Toontaff

      Maybe they could come out, take the Gallowgate flags off the fans and just walk around the pitch waving them?

      • Peaky

        Now THAT would be a statement…..love it.

      • Peaky

        I moved to just outside Sheffield in June and the pub I drink in is full of Sheff Utd fans,a canny bunch of lads,and even they hate Ashley and what he’s doing to the club…..mind you I get the usual…..”I hope we play you next season as Newcastle is a cracking night out”….

    • Jezza

      I remember there was talk of it happening back in 77 and the NUFC board at the time issued a statement saying they’d happily put out a reserve team.

      • Ron

        Except this time most of our reserve team is the first team!

    • mentalman

      Apart from a small minority do you think the players really care whats going on, they will always get their salaries which to be honest is a lot more than they’d probably get elsewhere as proved over the last couple of seasons

      • Desree

        Of course they care. They are people, and no doubt working for someone like Ashley will be stressful.

        The players have shown that they care based on performances on the pitch.

        I am sure they feel taken for granted, under valued. Ashley is really just a flesh peddler, buying people to sell for a profit.

        • mentalman

          it’d be good and interesting to see what happened if a player came out and made the comments rafa is

          • Desree

            Maybe the fans might take action too?

    • Ben Jones

      What go on strike because they’re rubbish and the club haven’t replaced them?

  • Paul Patterson

    £100m tv money and £35m up on transfers. Anyone that doesn’t think this is a Mike Ashley cash grab is an idiot . .
    #Wheresthemoneygone

    • Toontaff

      Finally, even Sky are highlighting it. -45.1 million net spend, by their figures, during the last 5 transfer windows.

    • DC1964

      Spot on!

    • Clarko

      Where is your evidence that Ashley has took money out of the club?

      It’s not a ‘cash grab’, he’s just refusing to spend the money.

      • panther

        so hes taking(grabbing) the cash

        • Clarko

          I’ll repeat myself, where is your evidence that Ashley has took money out of the club?

        • Ron

          He may or may not be grabbing the cash, so if he’s not then what use is it being tucked up nicely in bed each night? The rainy day is here!

      • Paul Patterson

        A bit like a mother who is given child support to feed and clothe her kids, then not doing so. It doesn’t matter if she spends it on booze and ciggies or sticks it in a drawer, it’s not going to where it’s needed and that’s a cash grab.

        • Clarko

          No, the clue is in the phrase, there is no evidence that Ashley has ‘grabbed’ any of the money. There is no evidence of Ashley using the money or profiting off of the money. It’s embarrassing.

          • Paul Patterson

            Er, well lets see the interview with our new £25m signing. Whoops, he doesn’t exist . .

          • Clarko

            Yeah, that’s not evidence of Ashley ‘grabbing’ money, ‘using the money or profiting off of the money’ dummy, that’s evidence of Ashley ‘refusing to spend the money’ just like I said in my first comment.

  • Arty Hume

    So Rafa has pressed the WAR button. Lets see how this plays out.
    IMHO IF folk MUST go to the first game, which is on T.V, they MUST make a statement. TFCB is hell bent on destroying the club while Rafa is trying his best to save it.Even with money now its no good, because all his top targets are gone, he is left with the dross again like last year, but Rafa waved his magic wand and we survived, it will not happen again this year and he knows it. All the other teams have strengthened but our team is weaker, evidenced by the play and Rafa’s talk.

    • Waxi

      Are you a season ticket holder Arty and what statement are you going to make.

      • Arty Hume

        NO I am not and will not buy again to help destroy the club! When TFCB leaves and the stench clears after Rentokill have cleaned up the place I will go back, but not before. I stopped going, but not following after the KK debacle 8 years ago, and everything since has justified my stance!

        • kingfisher

          Well said ! Excellent post Arty. !!

  • Ron

    It’s all OK it looks like we’re paying a fortune for a top striker from Sweden. Pity I’ve never heard of him……… I think it’s a him.

    God help us!

    • Peaky

      Thomas Brolin ??? 😳😳

      • Ron

        Not sure that was a “him”

        I’m hoping for Thomas Edison MA might take note of his quote “I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

        MA has surpassed that total though.

        • Peaky

          I like that quote….

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    The article hinted at this interview being more powerful but it isn’t really.
    It’s just the same as the one that “The Chronic” put out last night.
    It wouldn’t be Newcastle United if there wasn’t drama and crisis before the season starts.

    • Down Under Mag

      Ashley and his usual tactics of diminishing expectations. Every time the club looks like it is on the right track, every time the fans start to believe the club is starting to look up, every time the platform is there to start and rebuild the club the owner jumps in and [email protected] all over the whole thing and brings everyone back down to earth with a thud. Never in all my years watching football have I seen an owner so inherently against wanting success for the team he owns.

  • Desree

    If thefans wont take action at least the players are. I wonder how the players would feel if St James park was empty against Spurs.

    Maybe they may feel thefans are backing them NOT deserting them.

    • Arty Hume

      Well said mate, it must be extremely difficult for them too.
      I would have thought with the match being on T.V maybe if the fans that feel obligated to go amassed on the pitch before kickoff to make a protest it would achieve the right publicity to get rid of the FCB?

      • mentalman

        Is it difficult for them really though, a lot of them probably realise its their only opportunity to be playing in the prem and on the salaries they get

  • Michael Malarek

    Ashley is such an imbecile!!! If I was Rafa and Ashley again refused to spend money to improve the team I would get us relegated and walk away at the end of the season. Rafa has the key to Newcastle`s worth and is completely in the driver`s seat here, he has the power to hurt Ashley the most. If Ashley wants a fight with Rafa whose side will the players take? They`ll stop playing, we will get relegated and Ashley will again have lost 200 million only this time there won`t be a Rafa to bring him back up!!!! I am so desperate I think I would enjoy this scenario!

    • Ben Jones

      ^a Newcastle ‘fan’ . Rafa tries to get us relegated and he’s out the door pal

      • Michael Malarek

        either way, we get relegated. Just as Rafa said, if there are off-field issues it affects the on-field performance. AshleyOUT!

    • Ron

      But unlike Ashley, Rafa is a man of integrity.

  • Leazes.

    Wonder who the interviewer was?…. he seems to be living in a little world of his own.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Well it wasn`t the likes of Andrew Neil

  • TheFatController

    I’ve never understood why you’re not allowed to have any protest material in the ground?

    Barcelona don’t check everyone for white hankies….

  • DC1964

    Ashley is a prize idiot, he fcks over every manager that comes here!

    • Down Under Mag

      Well some of them go along with it quietly…others, those who have more integrity, pride, ambition and respect for the fans end up kicking up a fuss which makes them a target for the owner.

      • DC1964

        Totally agree.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Rafa created his own problems by not being a yes man hoop licker…….

        • phildene

          Rafa has not created his own problems at all. The culprit of all of this is Ashley constantly lieing to Rafa, which is why Rafa won’t sign the contract, as he knows only full well that Ashley will revert back to his usual tactics, and Ashley won’t sign Rafas contract as he knows he’ll keep lieing -hence stalemate. Rafa won’t be here next season as he’s to work under a proven liar who has no club ambition at all. Rafa has ambition for this club but Ashley’s only ambition is to make more money!

          • Kneebotherm8

            My statement was an ironic one………….

  • Scott Robinson

    There’s a few on here who would be first in the queue for OFFICIAL SPORTS DIRECT TIN FOIL HATS (special addition for loyal Ashleyites). Picture ghostrider with his aging Bobby Charlton locks- in Hilda Ogden curlers- ironing his new tin foil hat, lovingly gazing at the signed picture of Mike Ashley above the coal less coal fire in his old soulless one bed flat. Alienating 99.99% of loyal NUFC supporters is a heartless thing, but Mike achieved it and ghostrider in his special hat is riding his …

    Jezza and Leazes should be given full reign of the Mag and write all the articles, unless we sign 4 decent players by the spuds game. They seem to get it right more often than anyone else.

    • ghostrider

      What are they getting right?

      • Desree

        That you are a Goat Rider?

        • ghostrider

          7?

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Why they said there would be no players coming in we have five all ready.
      They said would be no money spent we could end up spending over £50m.
      Burnley have spent nothing but is their manager moaning or any of their fans no. If Rafa had signed a contract everything would have been good but he has caused the unrest by not signing then moaning every day.

  • Mark Davies

    Enough of this. Sick to death of that greedy parosite. Can anyone get together and make a stand. Perhaps 11th min of spurs game on telly everyone turns their back on the game with a sing tuen round if you hate ashley or turn round we hate sports direct etc. Something to bring some attention to the plight of rafa, the lads and us all

    • ghostrider

      How about support the lads on the pitch and make them feel good about themselves?

      • TheFatController

        I don’t think anyone meekly kissing Ashley’s rear daily on here should be taking the moral high ground with anyone else…

        • ghostrider

          Take it as you see it, because this is me and this is what you get.

      • Mike

        ha ha ha when has that been a problem?

        • ghostrider

          Many times with certain sections of fans making it all about Ashley rather than supporting the team.

          • Mark Davies

            I go home and away and the anti ashley songs have been rather mute in order to give tafa amd the lads full backing. Hes lushed it too far now

          • ghostrider

            He’s pushed nothing too far. People have decided to create a frenzy over nothing other than Ashley hatred.

      • Mark Davies

        I do mate. Have done for 40 years but this is now getting tk breaking point and something needs to be done

        • ghostrider

          I don’t see why anything has to be done.
          We are making signings and offloading unwanted players…so what’s the issue here?

    • mentalman

      What about a mass pitch invasion, bring the game to a halt. Unfortunately i think Bishop has got that tight a hold or influence on the media it’ll be spun in Ashley’s favour whatever is done

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Rafa needs to change his attitude and start motivating the players who finished tenth last season. He should also not have sold Mbemba as will struggle to recruit a player as good as him. He needs to get on with managing and stop moaning as it will affect the players especially the new ones.

    • East Durham Mag

      You utter juankerr.

    • Nut

      Mbemba wasn’t going to get in the side. Yes technically he is a good player but he was not settled here and he hadn’t really learnt English, this made it a big issue when he was in the side as his communication skills were virtually non existent.

    • molend

      Complain all you want, kidder. Two, var nigh three, relegations in 11 years for a club with the resources of Newcastle is beyond incompetent. I don’t like saying this about anybody, but it looks like malice.

  • robbersdog

    ‘In terms of positives, were there any that you could take?’

    “No.”

    Rafa doesn’t mince words, does he? I dread to think what his, and our mood will be if/when we get lamped in our first game of the season.

  • Billmag

    I can see nothing but toxic times ahead.

  • Nut

    This is 6/1 half dozen of the other…

    Rafa doesn’t want to sign a contract (supposedly because he isn’t getting the money to spend on training facilities etc).

    It’s a vicious circle and now effecting team morale as they are starting to worry he may not be there come next season.

    Maybe Rafa just needs to categorically say he isn’t staying period or come to a compromise.

    From Ashley’s point of view I think the fact he wouldn’t put money into the youth/training setup is a definite sign he wants out, guess the reason he won’t is he would be worried about having to further increase the price he is asking when people won’t pay it as it is!

    Something has to give here or the only one getting hurt here is the club.

    • Weyhhadaway

      It has turned into a “mines bigger than yours” stand off. They never end well. Ashley ultimately holds the money and a complete lack of integrity. Leaving Rafa to stew and then most likely leave. Unless a buyer pops out of the woodwork like the fairy godmother and waves a wad of gold, but as we have seen, that is unlikely.

    • Paul Patterson

      Or, just let him sign a couple of players he wants . .

    • East Durham Mag

      If he really wants out he has a very odd way of showing it. A credible buyer came and ended up being ridiculed on tv and in the press. The fat lyingcunt twists and turns like
      twisty turny thing. He has f#cked over KK, Hughton and now Rafa with falsehoods and downright lies. Fatty and only Fatty is to blame for the sh*t NUFC is in.

      • Nut

        A credible buyer hey?

        In who’s eyes yours or Ashley’s?

        This supposed credible buyer refused to match the asking price and put in so many caviats it was crazy.

        Are you seriously telling me Ashley should have sold the club to Stavely for way less than it’s worth?

        Can you seriously say if you owned Newcastle and someone offered you 100 million less than it was worth or even less that you would take it?

        Don’t be a moron.

        Amanda Stavely was no more a credible buyer than you or I.

        • Ben Jones

          You don’t understand Nut, it’s simple, the club is not worth what he’s asking for it AND he’s took hundreds of millions out of the club over the last 12 years meaning it’s both worth a little and a lot, you’ll pick it up soon enough

          • Nut

            Where is the evidence?

            Oh I suppose he made that magically disappear piff puff poof!

            People had best watch the unfounded accusations because odds on his lot read this and will take legal action if he feels his name is getting slandered!

            If you can’t back it up don’t say it and if you can take it to your lawyers/police/press.

          • Ben Jones

            Mash Holding and house of Fraser and yeah a little bit of piff paff poof and tax man looking the other way. Easy

          • Nut

            So basically you have nothing! Apart from Leazes say so.

            Wow that will stand up in court as evidence I am so sure.

            NOT!!!!

          • Ben Jones

            Fair enough

          • Danimal

            Hilarious, one troll fails to notice the other troll is trying to be ironic. Priceless.

        • Desree

          Sounds like ashley was dealing with his protege and was being played at his own game. And he spat his dummy out.

        • East Durham Mag

          Ah an apologist, moron? Your not even worth an insult.

          • Nut

            No not an apologist a realist!

            You don’t even bother with the insult because you don’t have a credible response!

          • East Durham Mag

            Whatever you say f#ckwit.

          • Nut

            Weak minded fool, see you can’t even come up with anything other than expletives!

          • Danimal

            You can’t come up with anything other than irrational shyte.

        • Danimal

          No one else has offered more, so how is it worth more?

          • Nut

            Is a house worth £50 because that’s all someone offers on it?

            Of course not!

            It’s worth the market value and the market value of Newcastle was more than Stavely was offering.

            She tried to get the club at below market value due to what was happening on the pitch and she nearly cost us another relegation because of her antics.

          • Danimal

            Who the hell offers £50 for a house? She was the only bidder because there was no other interest from the market. Possibly because he waited until part way into the season, when we were in an unrealistic league position. If he was serious he could have marketed it in the summer. She offered a price that would have allowed him to walk away from his poisonous era of abject failure with a totally undeserved profit. He then started moving the goalposts, used it as a smokescreen to deny the club investment in January and risked getting us relegated (yet again). He is scum.

    • Damon Horner

      I honestly think when Rafa signed a three year deal, it was with an idea in mind of where the club would be by then, if it isn’t even close in his mind then where is the incentive to sign on again? Agree with your earlier points, we need clarity, especially the players.

      • Nut

        Agree but if you see it from Ashleys point of view he must have been scared witless by the 2nd relegation especially after pumping 70 million odd into players under McClarren.

        The way he runs the club he saves up a war chest, there will hopefully be a decent sized one at the moment which if Rafa stays I would expect to see him backed with come that point.

        But from Ashley’s point of view what’s the point in backing Rafa now if he isn’t going to stay anyway.

        He could easilly back Rafa and find Rafa leaves anyway due to any number of reasons that’s why he wants some clarity on this.

        Plus if he were to back Rafa then Rafa left anyway it would leave very little for the next incumbent.

        From Ashley’s point of view in his mind it is way better to hold back the funds until Rafa agrees or keep the funds for the next man to come on board as it will be far easier to recruit someone with a sizeable war chest.

        Unfortunately it seems it’s catch 22.

        And no one is going to come out of this well unless they can find a compromise.

        • Damon Horner

          Who stands to lose the Most? Rafa would move on to a new club with a new contract whereas Ashley could then be “scared witless after his third relegation” and the war chest can be for promotion again.

          I understand the points to an extent but if he can’t trust Rafa to be a professional why keep him in post? Would the trust of professional integrity ever be there? It feels too negative a mindset.

          Whenever there is an impasse, I’d always look at what each party stands to lose or again, it tells me the risk is Ashley’s.

  • Peaky

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..it’s KK all over again…..it also happened to Hughton and to a lesser extent Shearer….the fatcunt absolutely hates any manager who has an affinity or connection with the fans…it’s his way or nofucking way.

    • Paul Smith

      He hates any manager who will speak up about being consistently misled by him. He prefers managers who make excuses for him (Pardew, Kinnear) or at the very least keep their mouths shut (Mclaren).

  • Brent Jackson

    Just sell up fatso and take Goatriser with you, and penfold and Lee ryder.

    • Ben Jones

      I’d imagine he can’t wait and I can’t blame him

      • molend

        On your bike then, bonny lad.

  • Ben Jones

    Did exactly the same in January, wanted money, new contract was put infront of him, he refused, he didn’t get money, Rafa wants out but he isn’t going without his 6m from the cloob, Mike should have sacked him 2 weeks ago

    • molend

      ‘Mike’? Mate of his, are you?

      • Danimal

        I know, I felt a bit sick when I saw that. Some people have no pride.

    • Paul Smith

      Benitez doesn’t want to sign a new contract because he doesn’t want to commit to an owner who he doesn’t trust will back him. Given Mike Ashley’s past record ho can blame him Benitez ?

      If that’s truly the reason for Mke Ashley not making funds available, then what was the reason he didn’t make funds available for Pardew despite him being on a long term contract ? You’d have to be pretty dumb to believe that the reason Mike Ashley wont back him is that he hasn’t signed a new contract… it’s just the latest excuse and smoke screen. In January the takeover talks were the excuse. When Benitez eventually goes there will be another excuse.

      Mike Ashley has been here 12 years and the only time we’ve really made a signifigant outlay on transfers without it being financed by massive player sales, was when Mclaren was manager and a large part of that was probably just Mike Ashley trying to stave off what looked like inevitable relegation.

      Mike Ashley has zero interest in the club beyond making money off it. P.S what happened to paying for all the Sports direct branding ? Still hasn’t happened.

      • Ben Jones

        Fact remains he was offered a contract in January and also this summer, if he won’t work for our owner then he needs to go, it’s the only way, he won’t walk because he wants his 6m from the cloob

        • Damon Horner

          Truth is mate he wants glory, the money in the bank is handy but he wants to win things. He will work with Ashley just not on the current terms where pursuit of glory looks more hopeful than the plan.

          • Ben Jones

            I think Ashleys using the refusal of rafa signing his contract as a reason to withhold funds and using them funds to facilitate a buyer of the club and who also become the owners of Rafa’s ambition and contract renewal

          • Damon Horner

            Hopefully you’re right and it would be something that makes sense if it happened early enough because it looks a bad mix at the moment.

        • Will In Despair!

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  • kingfisher

    Are the people who say “they go to SJP to support the team and not the regime” really that blinkered? Do they not realise that as soon as they set foot in SJP that they are playing into Ashleys hands.Why should he sell up or change when he knows that 50,000 don’t care enough about what he’s doing to the team and how he’s treating Rafa to miss a few games in protest.
    They are determined to get their ” football fix” and are not even prepared to miss one game to show their feelings toward him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to just keep on going. It’s another thing entirely to have the kahunas to stop going to watch the team that you have supported for years.

    I know the Ashley apologists will ( somehow) defend him, but in all honesty, part of me hopes that Rafa tells Ashley to stick his job and walks before the start of the season, and when the season ticket holders start complaining, it will be too late to do anything about it .

    • Ben Jones

      New guy comes in, players start to gel and play well picking up results, by mid November it’ll be rafa who?

      • kingfisher

        Absolutely correct Ben.Todays news is tomorrows fish and chip paper.

      • Andy Mac

        Troll alert

      • Will In Despair!

        😱 this itself just goes prove what utter imbeciles some people are.

        Alias!

        Lol, OK I’ll have a try; So a new guy comes in with nothing like the pedigree of Mr Benitez, who’s up there with the most professional, qualified and respected Manager that we have had in recent years.
        The only manager in history to have won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup (thx Wiki).

        My belief is that no other manager who’s worthy of his own abilities: will never put themselves to work under these deplorable conditions, that have been on show for the world to see since Mr Benitez tenure at Newcastle United,

        Only another ‘yes’ manager.

        • Ben Jones

          You’re suggesting that he’s the only man that can possibly save us, he ain’t superman bud, calm down

          • Will In Despair!

            Newcastle United is beyond saving, the damage is so vast, all in the name of such an odious goit.

            Thankfully, most Toon fans are fully aware of this truth, no matter how much you and your ilk try to profess, this image will never fade until a certain event happens.

            I’m always calm, that’s a fact, and I cannot EVER recall stating that a certain person will save us.

            I recognise how our beloved club will take decades to return back to a state of normality, once that odious faecal is history, but at least he’d be gone!

            Let’s then see the defence; when the full extent of Newcastle United’s asset stripping etc is all in the public domain 🤮

  • Andy Mac

    We need chaos. We need players not talking to the media. We need the media focusing on us and nowhere else and above all we need fans to voice their discontent with Fatman for the rest of his, hopefully short term, life as owner until he gives in and accepts the pain isn’t worth the pleasure he gets from ferrrking the manager, players and fans