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Rafa Benitez sends classy message to Steve Bruce, the Newcastle players and fans hours before Arsenal

2 years ago

Rafa Benitez has shown his class ahead of Sunday’s Premier League kick-off at St James Park.

It is now exactly six weeks since the Spaniard officially ended his time at St James Park.

The respected top class manager devoting just over three years and three months to try and make Newcastle United what it is capable of being, only to be forced out by Mike Ashley.

On Sunday morning (UK time), Rafa Benitez putting this message up on his personal website:

‘At the start of the Premier League season, I would like to wish Steve Bruce, all the players and the fans good luck.’

Newcastle United and the people of Tyneside made their mark on Rafa Benitez, as he did on us.

It wasn’t that he was without fault or we agreed with everything he said and did BUT it was great to have somebody once again, who had a great pedigree as a manager and who wasn’t willing to be a patsy for the club’s owner. Somebody who was his own man and not willing to follow a lame PR script provided by Mike Ashley and his people, like so many before him.

Great timing as well for Rafa Benitez to do this as it coincides with the club pushing out Mike Ashley propaganda into the media this morning, as well as other nonsense included in supposed quotes from Lee Charnley (in reality Ashley’s PR people) there was another spiteful attack on Rafa: ‘But let’s be clear, he moved to China for money.’

If you really have any doubts whatsoever as to which side of the fence you should be on, we also heard from Alan Shearer ahead of the Arsenal game.

This on The Mag earlier today after Alan Shearer was interviewed by Coral;

‘For those Newcastle fans who will be boycotting Arsenal, Alan Shearer totally understands ‘…because the life and soul really has been sucked out of Newcastle United over the last 12 years. They just want a bit of hope.’

Shearer ridicules Mike Ashley and the way he tries to manipulate the media especially when pretending he is trying to sell the club: ‘It comes up every 18 months and nobody genuinely believes a takeover is going to happen. Something is only for sale if you have a willing seller.”

On the owner allowing investment in the playing squad, the NUFC legend says that it is little wonder fans are so disillusioned with an average net spend per year of less than £6m per season.’


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