They really hate the fact that we haven’t turned on Rafa Benitez
It is now four days since Rafa Benitez became free of Newcastle United and Mike Ashley.
Three days since he was unveiled as the new Dalian Yifang manager.
A lot has been said these past few days about the departing manager.
The thing that really stands out for me, is just how much the Mackem, pundits, commentators and other lowlifes, really hate the fact that Newcastle fans haven’t turned on Rafa Benitez, they are furious.
Usually supporters of clubs are slated for turning against their manager, how ironic that we are ridiculed for staying loyal to one.
Apart from trolls and other mischief makers/attention seekers within out fanbase, Newcastle supporters recognise the excellent job Rafa wa doing in the most trying of circumstances.
He wasn’t faultless and he hasn’t performed miracles (that was Kevin Keegan back in the day) but what he was/is, is a very very good manager who conducted himself well, on and off the pitch.
Something that Newcastle fans hadn’t experienced for years.
Loudmouth idiot nobody and failed football club owner, Simon Jordan, has declared that Newcastle United is a ‘big club in Newcastle, but nowhere else’…
Well if that is the case, why does he bloody well never stop talking about us?!!!
Simon Jordan declaring:
“I am not a fan of Rafa Benitez.
“I don’t subscribe to the same view that Newcastle fans do that he walks on water.
“What Rafa Benitez has done is his job. That is it.”
We are not interested in what you think, you know nothing. You are just a Talksport mouthpiece willing to say anything for attention.
Speaking of which, Talksport throw up Tony Cascarino as well this week, somebody else who has no connection to NUFC apart from the fact he lives talking about us.
“If Rafa Benitez had turned around and said: ‘I am going to PSG,’ I would have said I understand it totally.
“He might have looked it and thought he can’t sign Rondon and he’s not happy about that. Perez is leaving the club.
“He could have given any number of reasons as to why he doesn’t want to be the manager of Newcastle.
“But to end up going to China, it just feels like he has diluted any argument he has got.”
No it hasn’t.
On these rubbish radio programmes so many stupid things go unchallenged.
Rafa Benitez said himself that going to China was in large part due to no attractive offers in Europe.
If he had been offered the PSG job he wouldn’t be in China now.
Then we have Richard Keys…
“So Rafa ‘walks into one of the world’s top club’s’ just as you’ve all been telling me he would.
“For £12m a year – not that that crossed his mind when he left Newcastle.
“Where is Dalian Yifang by the way?”
The situation is simple.
There was no genuine realistic deal on the table for Rafa Benitez to stay at Newcastle United, signing up for a guaranteed third relegation battle in a row would have been pointless.
In the absence then of other job offers, Rafa Benitez decided to go to China.
Two separate things and Newcastle fans understand that.
Benitez found himself in a job where he found it impossible to continue and has then taken the best job that was available.
A job where little doubt he has been very much able to dictate terms and as well as the money, I am 100% sure he will have a penalty free opt out if a job vacancy in Europe comes up during the coming season.
I have no doubt Rafa Benitez would have been able to get a club in England, Italy or Spain but he wants one where he will be able to compete and with Newcastle United, he came here because he knew it had the potential. Something (the potential) which will never change. No surprise to me he wouldn’t have been interested in a random club in Europe where he would have faced a guaranteed struggle, the difference at NUFC is that the guaranteed struggle is self-inflicted.
Bottom line is that the last six clubs Rafa managed before Newcastle United, are all in the Champions League this coming season – Valencia, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Napoli and Real Madrid.
That is where he was aiming with long-term at Newcastle and clearly believed it could be achievable, I have a feeling that his next job after Dalian Yifang will see him very much back in the game at a Champions League level club.
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