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Richard Keys achieves the impossible with his stupidity uniting Newcastle United and Manchester United fans

2 years ago

Just when you think Richard Keys can’t sink any lower, he somehow manages it.

I suppose if you use some of his crazy kind of logic, we should all be applauding the disgraced presenter for managing to exhibit new levels of stupidity.

It is only just over two weeks ago when Richard Keys came out (see below) and congratulated Rio Ferdinand, when the disgraced former Man Utd player had spoken out (against all logic) in favour of Mike Ashley and in the process went against Rafa Benitez and the Newcastle fans (Keys’ specialised subject).

On that occasion Richard Keys attracted the attention, and ridicule, of not just Newcastle fans, when he asked why it should always be NUFC owner Mike Ashley who is in the firing line for the Newcastle squad not having proper investment.

Keys coming up with the admittedly novel belief that if Rafa Benitez was really bothered, he would buy the players and/or club himself .

Having crawled back under his stone after that classic, Wednesday morning has seen him allowed back out to exhibit his stupidity for all to see.

Rather than congratulate Rafa Benitez for a win against all the odds in beating Manchester City, instead he says this is a ‘compelling argument that Newcastle have more than enough to compete against the best.’

Richard Keys getting his dig in about the FA Cup defeat to Watford, blaming Rafa because he protected/rested the likes of Salomon Rondon so he’d be available/fighting fit for Man City.

Apart from Rondon, the next top NUFC Premier League scorer after 24 games has three goals and it would have been the hopeless Joselu who’d have played instead of Rondon if needed, the same Joselu who injured his ankle against Watford on Saturday and is now injured.

This is a familiar pattern for Richard Keys. Blame Rafa Benitez when anything bad happens – usually when Newcastle lose, then give Mike Ashley the credit when anything good happens, such as last night. The intimation that Rafa has been properly backed, even though Manchester City have any number of players, including full-backs, who cost more than Newcastle’s entire team last night.

However, don’t assume that it is only Newcastle that Richard Keys targets, although he does seem to have a totally irrational over the top hatred for Rafa Benitez.

Have a look further below at a Manchester United classic, showcasing further his stupidity.

Richard Keys via Twitter today (Wednesday 30 January 2019):

“I’d say that (beating Manchester City 2-1) was quite a compelling argument that Newcastle have more than enough to ‘compete’ against the best.

“It’s just a pity there isn’t a Cup run to look forward to.

“There is at Palace – who won’t go down either.”

Richard Keys via Twitter – 13 January 2019:

“Well said Rio Ferdinand.

“If Rafa loves Newcastle as he says – spend some of his own money.

“He’s got enough.

“Management is about teamwork – why should it always be Ashley?

“Buy it. It’s still for sale.

“They’re in the bottom 3 and Rafa is responsible.

“He picks the team.”

Richard Keys also has his personal blog where he writes his strange thoughts down as well, though he has declined to add anything for these past six weeks, for good reason…

On 19 December he wrote a scathing piece on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, ridiculing the decision to make him temporary boss at Man Utd.

Under Mourinho, the last eight games showed only two wins and they were against Yong Boys and Fulham.

Under Solskjaer of course, there have been eight straight wins including away at Spurs and Arsenal, with 24 goals scored and the Man Utd fans loving both the wins and the attacking style. Even last night’s 2-2 draw with Burnley saw a 0-2 scoreline turned around in the last few minutes.

Needless to say, since Solskjaer has been in the job and done so well, Richard Keys hasn’t felt obliged to hold his hands up and admit he got it so wrong. Predictably waiting and praying for things to eventually go wrong eventually.

Richard Keys writing on his blog – 19 December 2018:

‘What on earth is going on at Manchester United? Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer. Really?

How many more times can Ed Woodward get it wrong?

We’re talking about Manchester United here – arguably the biggest club in world football. I know it’s only temporary – but why? It’s a staggering decision. Have they given up on the season totally?.

‘Ah, he’s one of us’ United fans will say. So was Wilf McGuiness. And I don’t wish to be unkind – but Mike Phelan? I do know Mike. He’s a great guy, but his time has come and gone.

Ole couldn’t say ‘no’ – but he’s walked into a job that’s far too big for him – and United have made another fine mess.’


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