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The Rafalution is over – The revolution must begin

1 month ago
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I can clearly recall my disbelief and wild excitement when, against all imaginable odds, a Mike Ashley led Newcastle United, appointed Rafa Benitez, former boss of Real Madrid, as Newcastle’s manager.

It was impossible, it must have been a prank when I read it on The Mag.

However, all the media houses couldn’t be playing the same prank simultaneously!!

The fans were elated. We dreamed again of a club with ambition.

The rest is rather well documented history and today we have a poor manager.

This on top of having just seen a summer of quantity-over-quality buys in the transfer market. Make no mistake, we are back to square one!!

Steve Bruce brings to mind memories of Alan Pardew, Steve McClaren (who I had honestly forgot) and the woe which was Newcastle between 2012 and 2016.

His handling of the squad is reminiscent of the poor man-management that hampered the careers of our youngsters, most notably Rolando Aarons, and left us with a team devoid of any sort of rhythm or harmony.

I am an optimist.

While basking in the euphoria of Rafa Benitez signing, I wrote an article on The Mag asking for fans to forgive the ownership, ignore them and back Rafa. For that, I beg your forgiveness. I was very wrong. Mike Ashley and co deserve no sympathy from us.

All I ask is that everyone who has any bit of love for Newcastle should back the protests. Boycott SJP, don’t buy away tickets, support the groups protesting against Ashley, both online and in the city.

I also suggest that we not only protest against Ashley but put up banners to let the Sheikh know we very much we want him taking the reigns at our club.

Love is not always rosy and this tough love is the only way we can save our club right now.

The Rafalution is over. The revolution must begin.

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