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      Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread

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      srslfc
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9825: Aug 02, 2018 12:41:42 pm
      I don't see the funny side of a Spanish coach who's club would allow their manager to manage his national team if they were short of options ...

      I didn't get the 'joke' either.

      Rafa is going to be up against it again this season with that squad.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9826: Aug 02, 2018 01:03:48 pm
      I didn't get the 'joke' either.

      Rafa is going to be up against it again this season with that squad.

      Personally think Rafa will be gone by Xmas if not before.. Time he walked away from the Toon project..
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      Reply #9827: Aug 02, 2018 01:07:31 pm
      Personally think Rafa will be gone by Xmas if not before.. Time he walked away from the Toon project..

      Was thinking the same.  Or that idiot Ashley will fire him.
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      Reply #9828: Aug 02, 2018 01:10:36 pm
      Was thinking the same.  Or that idiot Ashley will fire him.

      Ashley won't fire him, The Toon will be in uproar..Ashley will tighten the purse strings & hopes Rafa walks to absolve Ashley of any blame..

      PL survival is all what Ashley cares of... & some say FSG are poor owners..
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9829: Aug 02, 2018 01:36:02 pm
      Yep, there's a club that should be competing for honours if run properly.

      A crying shame for Rafa, and for the fans, but Ashley doesn't give a sh*t.
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      Reply #9830: Aug 02, 2018 05:29:48 pm
      Was thinking the same.  Or that idiot Ashley will fire him.

      Does Ashley have enough money to cover Rafa's compo package?
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9831: Aug 02, 2018 05:33:15 pm
      Yep, there's a club that should be competing for honours if run properly.

      Wouldn't go that far!!

      Dinosaurs were still roaming the Earth last time Newcastle won a trophy :laugh:

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      Reply #9832: Aug 02, 2018 05:44:56 pm
      Wouldn't go that far!!

      Dinosaurs were still roaming the Earth last time Newcastle won a trophy :laugh:

      I think it's because they've been so badly run, for so long.
      Great stadium, over 50k capacity, well known name, well supported - to me they should be finishing top half of the league, and a decent cup run or 2 every season.
      Instead, the continually flirt with relegation.

      I'm not sure if it's because a few of our old players have gone there or worked there coaching, but I've got a bit of a soft spot for the barcodes.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9833: Aug 02, 2018 06:09:54 pm
      Wasn't Ashley in the process of selling the club ?

      Rafa should walk away from that mess. The c**t that is Ashley doesn't deserve him.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9834: Aug 06, 2018 07:53:04 pm
      He signed 5 new players this summer, the same as we did.

      Anyway, we're up there in our last away game. So it would be nice if they had nothing at stake, so we could go there and show him how this club can win the league after all.

      Alright, back to reality. It's more likely to be facing the usual bus parking job, looking to finish in the top 4 instead.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9835: Aug 06, 2018 08:21:39 pm
      He signed 5 new players this summer, the same as we did.

      Anyway, we're up there in our last away game. So it would be nice if they had nothing at stake, so we could go there and show him how this club can win the league after all.

      Alright, back to reality. It's more likely to be facing the usual bus parking job, looking to finish in the top 4 instead.

      Going to show Rafa how to win the league when we haven't won the league since the 90's...

      Gotcha!
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9836: Aug 06, 2018 09:52:27 pm
      I think it's because they've been so badly run, for so long.
      Great stadium, over 50k capacity, well known name, well supported - to me they should be finishing top half of the league, and a decent cup run or 2 every season.
      Instead, the continually flirt with relegation.

      I'm not sure if it's because a few of our old players have gone there or worked there coaching, but I've got a bit of a soft spot for the barcodes.

      It is really weird that no one buys them, huge local fan base and massive global potential if marketed correctly
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9837: Aug 06, 2018 09:54:18 pm
      He signed 5 new players this summer, the same as we did.

      Anyway, we're up there in our last away game. So it would be nice if they had nothing at stake, so we could go there and show him how this club can win the league after all.

      Alright, back to reality. It's more likely to be facing the usual bus parking job, looking to finish in the top 4 instead.

      Must have missed the headlines when he signed players that were the equal of Keita, Alisson, Shaqiri and Fabinho.

      Your logic is FuCKeD
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9838: Aug 06, 2018 10:24:12 pm
      Must have missed the headlines when he signed players that were the equal of Keita, Alisson, Shaqiri and Fabinho.

      Your logic is FuCKeD

      Must have missed the headlines when he signed players that were the equal of Keita, Alisson, Shaqiri and Fabinho.

      Your logic is FuCKeD
      Logic !!, this guy is just obsessed with Rafa and not in a good way. I think Rafa must have pissed on his chips at sometime or other
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9839: Aug 07, 2018 08:05:47 am
      He signed 5 new players this summer, the same as we did.

      Anyway, we're up there in our last away game. So it would be nice if they had nothing at stake, so we could go there and show him how this club can win the league after all.

      Alright, back to reality. It's more likely to be facing the usual bus parking job, looking to finish in the top 4 instead.

      Wow, I’m amazed you managed 4 days between the topic being unlocked and posting your same old bullshit. I’m impressed.

      It’s funny, you say about how long ago it is since he won a league title/trophy but you say we are going to show him how this club wins the league when it’s been the best part of 30 years without doing so. Your logic is well and truly fu**ed.

      You must be Fat Sam in disguise, the only explanation for it.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9840: Aug 08, 2018 05:35:32 am
      He signed 5 new players this summer, the same as we did.

      Anyway, we're up there in our last away game. So it would be nice if they had nothing at stake, so we could go there and show him how this club can win the league after all.

      Alright, back to reality. It's more likely to be facing the usual bus parking job, looking to finish in the top 4 instead.

      You really are pathetic.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9841: Aug 08, 2018 06:41:13 am
      What's going on with Ashley? Why would you court disaster like this.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9842: Aug 08, 2018 09:19:45 pm
      Why lfcacrossthewater has had the opportunity to make a response for so long.  In football so many things are about opinions.  But here we are talking about 100% pure unadulterated BULL SHIT.  Ignore him. In his mind he thinks he is getting under our skins.   IRWT
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9843: Aug 08, 2018 10:03:42 pm
      Why lfcacrossthewater has had the opportunity to make a response for so long.  In football so many things are about opinions.  But here we are talking about 100% pure unadulterated BULL SHIT.  Ignore him. In his mind he thinks he is getting under our skins.   IRWT

      its just another example of "care in the Community" cuts he should not be allowed near any sane human being
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9844: Aug 08, 2018 11:15:15 pm
      Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly
      Must have missed the headlines when he signed players that were the equal of Keita, Alisson, Shaqiri and Fabinho.

      He whines that he hasn't signed any players. Well the stats clearly state he has.

      No matter how much he whines though, they are not first pick of many quality players looking for new clubs. Or second, or third. Ashley or no Ashley.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9845: Aug 09, 2018 05:13:16 pm
      He whines that he hasn't signed any players. Well the stats clearly state he has.

      No matter how much he whines though, they are not first pick of many quality players looking for new clubs. Or second, or third. Ashley or no Ashley.

      have you ever heard the old saying "empty vessels make the most noise".
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9846: Aug 09, 2018 10:53:19 pm
      Once again he's forced to operate at a profit in the transfer market.
      Going to be tough for Newcastle when all around them have invested heavily.
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      Re: Rafael Benitez Discussion Thread
      Reply #9847: Aug 10, 2018 01:45:01 pm
      Rafa wanted more players and Mike Ashley bought House Of Fraser.

      I suppose it's a bit different than the table and lamp scenario, but not by much.
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      Reply #9848: Aug 10, 2018 02:00:24 pm
      Rafa wanted more players and Mike Ashley bought House Of Fraser.

      I suppose it's a bit different than the table and lamp scenario, but not by much.

      Going to be Rafa’s last season up north..Ashley’s interest lay elsewhere..
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      Reply #9849: Aug 10, 2018 02:04:07 pm
      Once again he's forced to operate at a profit in the transfer market.
      Going to be tough for Newcastle when all around them have invested heavily.

      In an ESPN article i read it says Ashley has a policy not to pay more than 9.5M for a player. Is that true? because it's insane if it is.

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