Rolando Aarons is now off for another half season on loan.

After claims of various higher level clubs wanting to take him on loan, the winger instead finds himself in the backwaters of the lowly Czech Republic league, hoping to get regular football with Sloven Liberec who get average home crowds of four thousand.

When meeting the local media this week, Rafa Benitez has been quizzed about Rolando Aarons (see below)

As usual, he is the consummate professional and talks positively about the winger now proving himself.

However, surely the fact that we are still having this conversation about Rolando Aarons, sums up just how desperate the situation is at Newcastle United.

The complete failure of Mike Ashley to back Rafa Benitez in trying to rebuild the club, means that we still have many Newcastle fans hoping that the winger can show that he is good enough to come back and be a success at St James Park.

Whereas I think the reality is that Rafa Benitez has made it quite clear (judge him by his actions rather than his words) what he thinks of Aarons and it isn’t a case of the manager having any belief that he will be any use in the future.

Rafa made clear this summer that the winger was one of those who if he didn’t find a new club, would be having no involvement whatsoever with the first team this season. Indeed, he wasn’t given a squad number or named in the official 25 man Premier League squad, so if this last ditch loan deal hadn’t happened, he couldn’t have played for Newcastle even if Rafa wanted him to.

Reality is that in two and a half years, Rafa Benitez has only given Rolando Aarons two league starts.

The first home game in the Championship when he dragged the winger off at half-time after a feeble performance, then last season Aarons got a start at home to Man City as the manager rested key players and put out a damage limitation team in order to concentrate on more winnable matches during that festive period.

Fans who dream of Rolando Aarons still being some kind of an answer, base it on a couple of decent games that were a few years ago.

We still talk of Aarons as young because we have so few possibilities coming through the underinvested Academy.

He turns 23 in November and has still only started five league games in England.

If he was any kind of a certain standard then Rolando Aarons would be playing week in week out at a club like Newcastle, where money hasn’t been made available to bring in the players needed.

I’m not saying he should be playing at their level but Raheem Sterling is only 23 and he has played at two World Cups and one Euros, Delle Alli is 22 and has played at a World Cup and a Euros, Marcus Rashford the same and he is only 20, never mind that trio’s achievements at club level.

As I say, it isn’t the expectation that Aarons should be matching those three in terms of that level they are playing at, rather that many Newcastle fans still think of Rolando Aarons as a promising one for the future – instead of somebody who in November will turn 23 and by that point has only played five league games for Newcastle United.

Due to Mike Ashley, Newcastle are a club that is stagnating and rather than Rafa being able to bring in players to push things on and move on those who aren’t good enough out, we are left with a failing squad/club where we keep then coming back to options that have failed before, hoping that they will magically improve.

Rafa Benitez talking to BBC Newcastle:

“Rolando Aarons has the potential.

“He need a little bit of consistency.

“He needs to play games in a row.

“I think that is the key for him, for his confidence, because you cannot play a couple of games and then be o the bench, then play 30 minutes and then on the bench.

“So I think he needs to play and he has to prove himself.

“When you analyse his position, and the players you have in this position.

“If you have Kenedy doing as well as he did last year.

“And still you have Atsu, Ritchie or Murphy, it will be very difficult for him to play in this position.

“When you have a young player who was not playing that much, and after, he was injured, so he still wasn’t playing, he needs to play.

“He needs to play, he needs to prove himself and to he needs to prove to everyone he is a good player for us in the future.”

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  • mentalman

    The club write off young players too early without giving them a proper chance, its happened for years now

    • Anita kick up the Hoop

      Even Sterry at the moment .. he’s got to be worth a look ahead of Manquillo surely!

      • mentalman

        I agree and to be honest I’d rather see roberts aarons or murphy given game time ahead of atsu

        • Peaky

          I’d rather see old Stewie Barrowclough than Atsu…..the bloke is absolute shyte..

  • TinoAsprilla

    The lad needed a run in the side last season. Not one game and the odd sub appearance. Diame was allowed more than half a season of shocking performances to find some decent form, and he did, eventually. Even though Merino is already a better player, and obviously a better long-term prospect. If Aarons or Mitrovic were given half as many opportunities, they’d have established themselves as first team regulars long before Slow-Mo did.

    • Billmag

      This lad has had chance’s when on loan at other clubs so having a vieled dig at Rafa is out of order in my opinion, other manager’s hasn’t fancied him the boy comes across as someone that thinks he is better than he really is.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        And the loan club may not have suited his style of play .. they were relegation fodder lumping the ball forward .. we should select the clubs our lads go out on loan to a lot better .. we did the same with Armstrong,

        • Billmag

          The loan club in Italy was managed by someone that had already worked with him, we know how that worked out didn’t we.

          • Squintytoonarmy

            Correct mate – this is a non story. I never think about Aaron’s and what could have been. Always injured, kicked off in a nightclub, done nowt when on loan. Happy to get rid to be honest.

          • Billmag

            The post’s above for me has nothing to do with the Aaron’s situation they can’t wait to have a dig at Rafa.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Rafa is more competent than McClaren. Given our owner’s limitations we’re lucky to have him. But like every other human being he makes mistakes. And that provokes criticism from those of us who don’t worship him.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Yeah, let’s keep loaning wingers who don’t give a toss about the club and starting wingers who can’t beat a full-back. Let’s play four full backs and five central defenders and a striker who seldom hits the target. Let’s waste our lives watching absolute garbage and taking out our frustrations on a partisan message board.

          • Squintytoonarmy

            You are widening the debate. I’m specifically talking about Aaron’s. I’m not fussed about him. That’s all.

          • TinoAsprilla

            He’d be better than what we have if he was coached properly and given opportunities. That was my point. Aarons not playing is part of a wider problem.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            To put your theory to the test then, any player from the lowest division ever could play well if coached properly eh? Howay man clarko try a bit harder

          • TinoAsprilla

            If Mo Diame can play decently for ten games a season, there’s hope for everybody. Except you, because you evidently have no brain.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Said the man who’s compared Ben-Arfa to Aarons 😂

          • Westdentoon

            Aye and who’s coaching Diame?

          • TinoAsprilla

            He’s not been coaching Aarons though, has he?

          • Westdentoon

            Aarons has had his chances, failed to take them and been loaned out. Pretty simple imo.
            Let’s be honest, premiership teams are hardly falling over themselves to take him are they…otherwise he wouldn’t have ended up at some European backwater.
            I guess time will tell but maybe he just isn’t good enough.

          • TinoAsprilla

            It’s easy to go to a new country for a few months as a young lad where you don’t speak the language, where the culture is markedly different and in some ways regressive (Muntari’s, Boateng’s experiences), to play for a team virtually already relegated and assimilate and establish yourself in a moribund dressing room, isn’t it, eh?

          • Billmag

            He knew the manager and if you have talent like YOU say he has eh ? he should be able to overcome that.

          • TinoAsprilla

            You not watched him play, then? Not seen the goals he scored for Newcastle when given chances? In a side lacking creativity and impetus players like Aarons are like gold-dust and should be cultivated, not written off by blind cult-following disciples who can’t think for themselves. You know nothing.

          • Billmag

            Shut up you boring know nowt gold dust ha ha and I have watched him and IMO he isn’t good enough now put that in your football brain if you have a one and digest it.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Then clearly you know nothing. Not recall when we beat Tottenham 5-1? Or when Aarons scored against Arsenal. Or his goal against Forest in the cup? No football brain? You evidently don’t have one at all, football or otherwise. From blah blah to bah bah. You should’ve been a farm animal instead of a human being. Some of our fans deserve the predicament we find ourselves in. Keep attending games, keep buying the merchandise. Nothing will ever change.

          • Billmag

            That’s 3 games you’ve mentioned bird brain not a bad return on how many year’s at the club, ? human being eh ? conservatism at it’s finest.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Ha. Bird brain. From the man who can’t type coherent sentences. Nice. Sod conservatism. Who are you, George Osborne? Seeing as Aarons has only played two since Rafa took over and been injured for most of the prior seasons, it’s not that bad is it?

          • Billmag

            Sod you, bird brain, I’m awfully sorry I’m not as educated as you but that’s what comprehensive shcooling does for you nevertheless I wouldn’t change my life for anything, NUFC and labour man through and through, now jog on Dummy.

          • TinoAsprilla

            I also went to a comprehensive, dodo. It’s no excuse for blindness and ignorance and running your mouth when you know nothing.

          • Virsino

            Haha. You should make more excuses for everyone. It could be your thing. That and having a chip.

          • TinoAsprilla

            What, the way you lot make excuses for Benitez? You wanna stop the self-abuse mate; it’s obviously making you blind.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            ‘You lot’ sums it up really.

            You compared Ben-Arfa to Rolando Aarons though so no one takes much of what you say seriously clarko

          • TinoAsprilla

            Yeah, ‘you lot’ — the ignorant majority easily manipulated because you can’t think for yourselves. Hence Tory governance. Hence Brexit. Hence Joselu instead of Mitrovic and uninterested mercenary loanees instead of Aarons. You lot. The know-nothings. You deserve Ashley.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You sound like you’re gonna cry pal.

          • TinoAsprilla

            No mate, that’s your sister as you pin her down yet again.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Grown men cry it’s ok Rolando.

          • TinoAsprilla

            As if a professional footballer would bother reading your posts.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            So why are you?

          • TinoAsprilla

            It’s slow at work today. Not as slow as you, though. Or Mo Diame.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            A didn’t know peadophile was an occupation

          • TinoAsprilla

            I’m pretty sure it’s not. It’s against the law. Like incest. Doesn’t stop you though, does it, wee man?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Who am I to judge, it’s your life. They might say you’re insane though when they here how you compared Ben-Arfa to Rolando Aarons at least

      • TinoAsprilla

        blah blah… dig at Rafa is out of order in my opinion… blah blah blah. It’s not about Aarons lack of opportunities, is it? It’s about criticism of a manager who wants ready-made mediocre players because he can’t develop talent. If we’d signed Diame on loan for a few months, do you think we’d have kept him?

        • Anita kick up the Hoop

          A world class manager who would take Lazar over Mbabu ..

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Least you and Mbabu have one thing in common…young boys are your faves

        • Billmag

          Blah blah he’s had plenty of opportunities and isn’t good enough, Diame had been playing decent for his previous club so the talent was there.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Did you read that bog roll article above or what? Two games last season. One in the league. Five league games in total. Plenty of opportunities? You don’t know what you’re talking about. Diame might have played well for five games out of a couple of hundred in his entire career in England.

          • Billmag

            Rubbish his form and Shelvey’s after Xmas was catalyst for our improvement, you don’t know what you are taking about and don’t come back with Kennedy and Dub’s intro was the main reason we improved yes they were part of it, but the two midfielder’s was the main reason. And I can’t believe I’m having a conversation with you a known non Rafa believer and a player will never ever make it. Blah blah blah now get yourself back over to the Ronnie Gill and bore the pants off them.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Yes, Diame’s form AFTER CHRISTMAS, after he had an extended run playing awfully. Nobody else gets that sort of opportunity. But whether Aarons or Diame, all players need runs in the side. You’re proving my point, you effing eejit. A known non-Rafa believer? Mate, do you read over what you type? When you look in the mirror, do you not cringe at the fool you see before you? And who the hell is Ronnie Gill?

          • Billmag

            I might not get the exact wording correct and the way I want to put my point over, but people like you that resort to name calling shows exactly what type of person that lurks behind a keyboard, over and out.

          • TinoAsprilla

            I haven’t said anything about your grammar and couldn’t care less how you write, it’s the concept of a ‘known non-Rafa believer’ that I have a problem with. That kind of deference is the same kind of mentality that leads working-class people to leave the running of the country to those they consider their betters, who all come from privileged families and are educated to maintain the status quo and subjugate the rest of us. If you want progress, you have to question things that don’t make sense, like a talented player being written off before he’s had the same opportunities that lesser players have received, which have eventually led to improvement, albeit limited and temporary (for the new season has begun and Mo Diame is back to square one).

          • Billmag

            I have read your posts before mostly on the Chron that’s if you are the same person that is very anti Rafa, and as far as your “same mentality reference” is concerned I spent one year on strike in 1984 trying to change the so called betters running the country.

          • TinoAsprilla

            I’m never on the Chronicle and seldom on here, and when I am, it’s usually when I’ve written an article for the site. Well done on striking in ’84. From your servile posts, I wouldn’t have credited you with anything resembling defiance or activism.

          • Virsino

            Back to square one after city, chelsea and spurs. lol

            First it was a chip about Rafa, then a chip about Mo Diame, and now it’s a chip about class. You should open a chipper! Aarons isn’t good enough, and doesn’t look like he ever will be.

            Why don’t you name all the youngsters who haven’t had a chance here and who’ve gone on to be Premier League regulars at other clubs.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Our youth system is shocking, has been for years, and Aarons was a Bristol City product. So when someone decent comes through the reserves or U23s or whatever, we should make the effort to develop them rather than spend 12 million on someone who also won’t make it.
            Rafa hasn’t done anything more than Chris Hughton did for this club. The worship he receives is sickening and embarrassing.
            Diame’s story highlights why you can’t write Aarons off because he hasn’t had a tenth of the opportunities.
            Many people in this country defer to those they view as their betters, and this is the same mentality that prevents our club from improving. It was an analogy.
            I know I’m not popular on this site, but it doesn’t matter to me because a lot of football fans never played the game and don’t understand it, they just get drunk and repeat what others have said.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Poor clarko, he’s having a nightmare. No matter how many accounts he makes up people still think he talks utter wet

          • TinoAsprilla

            Oh right, so anyone who doesn’t conform to the majority opinion is the same person… I see. If you want an echo chamber, just block me. But I seldom post here, anyway.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            The fact you said echo chamber, like clarko does and his other accounts is a dead giveaway. No wonder ya wife left you

          • TinoAsprilla

            Echo chamber is common parlance in today’s social media heavy society. My wife? What are you on about cartoon-boy?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Your wife, exactly id be surprised if you’d ever got your end away the absolute clap trap you talk. Bet your pillow talk consists of re-enacting Aaron’s goal against Man City

          • TinoAsprilla

            Well be surprised, sunshine. Bet you’ve only ever slept with your sister and your seduction technique consists of pinning her down and covering her mouth while you take out your little acorn through the zip of your jeans. Maggot.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Getting aroused are we? Getting very graphic & into detail, like someone in the know

          • TinoAsprilla

            Yeah, that’s right son. Tell Chantal when you’ve finished with her to come upstairs and service me too. And after that you’ve got to help your obese mam prepare the tripe you’re having for tea. And don’t forget when you come back from the dole office to deposit half your benefits in the teapot. There’s a good lad.

          • Billmag

            Typical Thatcherite response.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Yeah, that’s right Mr Conservatism. There’s working class and then there’re redneck toerags who can’t think for themselves. Youse haven’t a brain cell between you.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Proper kinky you like, a didn’t know we were doing Roleplay now

          • TinoAsprilla

            You not taken the binbags out yet? Don’t make me get the belt out again Desmond.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            This has went weird very quickly, if you want any of that stuff why didn’t you say? Instead of making yourself look like an idiot with your Ben-Arfa Aaron’s crack 😂😂😂😂

          • Albert Stubbins

            sounds like Zak Dingles pad?

          • BanJones

            Lordy! Get a grip man.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Mind your business, son.

          • BanJones

            Chomp!

          • Billmag

            It’s the same patter Des day in day out, he’s the same plonker under a different name.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Ha. Idiots.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            He’s having a mare 😂 it’s sad seeing someone this bad

          • BanJones

            Seldom is good but never would be better.

          • BanJones

            Are you Aaron’s Mam?

          • TinoAsprilla

            No son, I’m your father. Know it’s been a while. Been a bit busy with Des’s sister.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Why play a player who’s s### ?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You can shine a s### as much as you like, it’s still a s####. Rolando Aarons is so good he’s ended up on loan at the mighty Slovan Liber-who? They beat serious competition from teams like the wool pack & queen vic for his signature

          • TinoAsprilla

            Diame’s a good player, is he? What about Joselu? Is he good, too? Why does he keep playing? Perez has played enough games for the club to have developed but he hasn’t, yet still gets picked. Seriously mate, to steal a line from Stewart Lee, you trying to understand my posts is like a dog listening to classical music.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You compared Ben-Arfa to Aarons man 😂😂😂😂 your opinions useless

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    Exactly the type of opinion in this article that saw Kevin Mbabu leave on loan then for good as we wasted our championship campaign signing Lazar and Hanley for stupid money … young players NEED managing, NEED an arm around their shoulder and NEED game time.. a decent run to unlock their potential!
    Aaron’s has undoubtedly got all the ability needed to be a very good footballer, as much if not more than Jacob Murphy, Mbabu showed in his appearances for us that HE was worth sticking with, however Murphy gets chance after chance, Manquillo the same while Aaron’s and Mbabu never got a look in .. I’d take Mbabu now wouldn’t you?

    • TinoAsprilla

      Exactly, mate. Blind opinion pieces like this one grate on so many levels. Especially when the author can’t write.

    • Billmag

      Aaron’s isn’t good enough and it’s been proved not just by Rafa but other manager’s also.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        I had the exact same argument when we let Mbabu go, blind fans who defer all opinion over to Rafa saying things like “he’s only played well in a couple of games, Rafa sees him in training” … it’s like they would rather the lads fail than Rafa be mistaken !
        What about Murphy? He’s been awful, no end product, no confidence.. what about Lazar or Hanley? Why did Mbabu fall behind them in the championship? He’s showing his quality at champions league level now!

        • Toonrobbybobson

          Sorry but neither of those are the Premier League. I will be honest though Mbabu had more potential to succeed in prem than Aarons.

          We all want young lads to come through but attitudes need to be right from them. Sometimes a change, particular club, atmosphere, league or manager suits them to get them settled. Our club is seriously problematic where survival at present is key. Thats not an environment thats good for young players to grow. Shame though.

        • The Newt

          I liked Mbabu and wanted to see him given a chance.

          However, we can’t overlook where he’s ended up. He’s back in his native Switzerland, so it’s possible that he didn’t enjoy life in England. Obviously we don’t know that, but i’m just saying it might be something other than him being deemed not good enough.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            He loved England AND has been interviewed recently where he’s said he’d love to return .. he’s been scouted by a lot of clubs and is rated at £10mill plus now.. our youth system

          • Billmag

            He said the same last year and nobody has come in for him.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Lies

      • TinoAsprilla

        Oh aye, like Pardew, Carver and Steve Bruce on Hatem Ben Arfa. Before Puel built a successful side around him. Certain managers are unable to accommodate certain types of players because their managerial style is limited to sideways-passing robots with superhuman stamina.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          You’ve just compared Ben-Arfa to Rolando Aaron’s 😂😂😂😂

          • TinoAsprilla

            I know, it’s hilarious that some managers can’t handle flair players. Except when it’s our club. Then it sucks.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You’ve just compared Ben-Arfa to Aarons, goodness me clarko man

          • TinoAsprilla

            Sorry, do you rate Ben Arfa, then? I thought the consensus among the great unwashed of this partisan site was that he wasn’t Premier League material. The comparison (can’t believe I have to explain this, but it’s a bit hard to draw pictures on a message board) is that flair players, like Ronaldo Aarons, and like Hatem Ben Arfa, are too difficult for some managers to coach. And I’m not the one who should be worried about how stupid I look, you tiger-avatar, nonsense spouting, insight-lacking, nothing of a human being. 😂

          • Billmag

            Wow and to think I spent part of my precious morning debating with an idiot like you I need a reality check.

          • TinoAsprilla

            We were never debating. You were being educated. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks, though.

          • Billmag

            Wuff wuff sorry about that you upper class Twit.

          • TinoAsprilla

            Upper class? My gosh, you’re simple. As if the gentry care about football.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You compared Ben-Arfa with Rolando Aarons…Rolando Aarons for god sake.

            Who’s the silly one arguing with a virtual tiger

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            He’s talking about a type of player NOT player for player

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Incorrect Clarko pal. Absolutely outrageously bad comment. 1/10

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Read what you said again, you’ll realise how stupid you look. Compose yourself and take a deep breath.

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            You are so dumb it’s not funny.. you probably did rate Hamilton

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Lewis? Aye he’s a canny driver. Working overtime today clarko lad?

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Do you sniff glue most days or is today a special occasion?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Special occasion, it’s normally your ma’s Knickers a sniff

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Where’s the proof?

    • robbersdog

      You’ve undermined your argument by including Manquillo who is now 24 years old, and didn’t make the grade at Sunderland, Liverpool and Marseille.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        Read it properly.. I’m saying Manquillo gets more chances than Mbabu ever did

        • robbersdog

          Ah yes, you’re quite right – we should have kept Mbabu, who’s a much better prospect than Manquillo.

  • Paul Patterson

    Young players need to brought on in games that are won with 20 minutes to go. We are seldom in that position so they aren’t going to get that chance. The buck stops at the top. If we had built a decent side (with substantial funds) that was capable of getting into a solid winning position in the last ten minutes then young players could be brought on. Rafa doesn’t often get that option, we are normally hanging on for a win/draw or chasing the game so the manager needs experienced players not a young lad.

  • Virsino

    That’s what’s happening young Kennedy at Chelsea, he’s getting a run in their team to see if he’s ‘good enough’. Oh, wait. He isn’t. Loaned out you say. SHOCK! HORROR! You can tell from the training pitch if a player is good enough. He doesn’t need a ‘run in the team’ to prove he’s not good enough.

    • Dan Robson

      How many times have you won the Champions League as a manger?

  • relaxed

    I see that the rsholes are back

    • Billmag

      Correct 👍

    • SuperDesHamilton

      It’s Clarko having a nightmare it seems

  • Superdooperhooper

    It’s all kicking off on here today . Ashley and his minions must love it. Fans arguing among themselves . Classic tory divide and rule tactics . Personally I don’t much care about this player or that player or even who the manager is up to a point. I just want ashley out so nufc can make a fresh start but if you lot want to have a argument about who the tallest dwarf is then carry on. You’re taking your eye off the ball

    • Martin Rooney

      Can’t imagine Ashley’s a tory, vomiting throthy lager into fires not really their thing. And divide and rule isn’t that Corbyn and labour’s thing at the moment with the racist Jewish phobia’s that’s ruining the party?

      With your eye so keenly and actively on the ball and I guess part of the movement I’d like to help, how can I?

      • TinoAsprilla

        The country’s so divided that the Tories are anti-Muslim and Labour anti-Zionist. I know whose side I’m on, though.

      • Superdooperhooper

        You’ve obviously never of the bullingdon club that Cameron and Boris were in . Puking into fireplaces then leaving some poor cleaner to sort it out was exactly the sort of thing they did . Money power greed and a sense of entitlement . Remind you of anyone ? Can’t see ashley voting labour can you ?

  • Martin Rooney

    Rafa’s player choices

    Jesus Gamez, Daryl Murphy, Grant Hanley, Achraf Lazaar, Christian atsu, Matt Sells,Javier Manquillo, Dwight Gayle, Joselu, Hayden, Soloman Rondon, Fernandez, Ki, Slimani.

    When Rafa came the squad list included. Florian Thauvin, Sissoko, Cisse, Townsend, Mitrovic, Wijnaldum, Janmat, Mbabu. Lascelles, Mbemba, Krul, Dummett, Adam Armstrong, Aaarons

    • 52k

      Only one man to blame empty head

      • Martin Rooney

        Rafa,
        P.S. there’s up to 3,000 away fans and a few empty seats.

        • HarryHype59

          Mike Ashley actually. He uses the sell on instalments / buy out right policy, to cap spending on incoming players.

    • Dave NuFc Hays

      Let’s see here Thauvin = wanted to leave same with Sissoko, Townsend, Mitrovic, Wijnaldum and Janmaat,

      USELESS = Cisse, Armstrong, Mbemba (good but refused to learn the language) Krul = Past it and Aarons is made of glass

      Mbabu i would of kept.

      SO what’s your point? Rafa brought in what Fat Mike decided wasn’t too expensive and don’t for ONE second think that any player Rafa has brought in was his first or even second choice.

      • Martin Rooney

        He’s that good he couldn’t convince them of one year,

        Of course those he has brought in were jumping for joy.

    • Billmag

      What a 💩 analysis.

      • Martin Rooney

        Can you clarify mine or Rafa’s or even both

    • HarryHype59

      Agreed, this club has signed too many “shirt fillers” who were never going to be good enough in the EPL.

      This arises from the recruitment policy of selling on instalments, whilst insisting incoming players are bought outright! The result is “bin dipping” and loan signings. Cash flow restrictions limit Rafa buying a £20m plus player.

      Ask yourself, who insists on this flawed policy and why does he do it?

      • Jezza

        The club signs bargain basement players who aren’t good enough because Ashley refuses to dip into the profits to allow adequate player recruitment. He’s got no problem taking £90 million out of the club profits to fund a S****s D****t investment though but.

        • Anita kick up the Hoop

          Aren’t you needed back on the mother ship?

    • SuperDesHamilton

      We got relegated so those players wanted to leave you spaz. Your argument is null & void

      • Martin Rooney

        The point was his replacements are worse than those he sold

        • SuperDesHamilton

          We were in the championship you gonk, what teams do you know that have bought better more expensive players when relegated?

          Your hatred of Benitez is turning into borderline obsession. A bet you sit & sniff his boxer shorts

  • Mxpx

    You know why we’re having this chat aarons is a winger not a left sided midfielder he doesn’t deal with opposition full backs charging forwards and that’s why rafa is never going to use him I’m not sure how good Aaron’s is right now he’s been injured alot but I wouldn’t be surprised if he could do a good job in the Premier league for an attacking team of course his loan move in Italy failed he was loaned to an equally defensive team who were terrible