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@104I disagreeGuardiola and Klopp would get these players working for them as they would not stand for any nonsense. They would both insist on attacking football - to win 3 points at all costs. Playing for a 0-0 draw is nuts
Plus I can categorically state that I refuse to get involved in any argument with any Newcastle fan that refuses to have any criticism pointed at BenitezIf you think he has bought well or got decent players under the circumstances and feel you are playing attractive positive football then so be it.Most pundits and knowledgeable football supporters would disagree. But I respect your opinions
@105Ritchie Muto Murphy LeJeune Yedlin for starters. I’m no expert and don’t profess to be but if he bought them they are rubbishI disagree regarding MitrovicI can see this happening nowIn May he scores and relegates Newcastle on last day of the season. Mitrovic has more goals than injury prone Rondon.Gayle is only as good as the service he gets. Newcastle have no midfield to feed him
@101 Riveter,what duds has Rafa bought??Kennedy not even our player,,,Robson not even our player. Mitrovic is hardly setting the world alight,,,and is he any better than Rondon? No. Also Dwight Gayle couldn't hit a barn door in the premiership..Rafa has had to buy championship players to build a squad because his funds are so limited. Bournemouth broke out transfer record this week!!! ASHLEY OUT!!
@102 Riveter,,,,you may have a point. But Rafa is in a no win situation,,we're in a relegation battle so which is more important?? The cup or league. Cos no one's gonna buy it if we're in the bottom three. Also it was Rafas way of saying this is our squad. The real disgrace is Mike Ashley and everyone knows it. It wouldn't matter if we had klopp or Guardiola with that clown in charge we're doomed
This was a bit of a shock, Newcastle reserves usually get knocked straight out the cup. It's about time that we at least attempted to go on a cup run.
Putting reserves out for this match was an insult to 36000 paying fans.Win 4 FA cup ties and you get a day out at Wembley in a semi final.A cup run would have brought a much needed lift to the club and the city.Huge opportunity to get to Round 4No disrespect to Blackburn but a home tie v oposituon from a lower league would have left 3 matches before a Wembley day out with a win. Huge TV ££
@100WowBenitez bought some duds
85. Riveter@83Of all the players you mentioned there- how many were Benitez signings and how much was paid for them?====How about all of them except Perez
Shame that Rafa still doesnt understand the importance of the FA Cup to the fans and sends out a weakened team. Will resting the star players for one game really make a difference ? A decent run in the cup would generate some excitement , more than we get in the Premiership where only Huddersfield have scored fewer goals.Totally disillusioned with NUFC after over 60 years of failure.
Anyone that wants to sign Andy Carroll wants their heads examining. He left for a very over inflated 35 million.He’s injury prone. You will be lucky if you get a dozen matches from him a season. Wages of 50 grand a week or more?That’s 2.5 million pounds of wages for 18 hours football. That’s 150 grand an hour.Anyone paying that is a numpty.Balotelli is another liability - very strange guy
Newcastle have only got themselves to blame for not having a striker. I believe Rafa questioned the temperament of Mitrovic and decided to sell him. He was replaced by the Japanese striker who is useless. Rondon was brought in and a far superior player Gayle left on loan.Loan signings rarely work as it’s not their true club. You should sign to strengthen - not sell two and replace with one. Nuts
Any team that contains the nasty, racist thug Shelvey deserves all it gets. Try googling his fine for racially abusing Romain Saiss, which he didn't contest.
I don't care anymore,,,,I really dont. As of tonight I'm cancelling my account because I'm sick of trying to get through to deluded so called NUFC fans who haven't a clue. As long as Mike Ashley is in charge of Newcastle we're doomed!!When Rafa leaves at the end of the season cos he's so sick then which Muppet is Ashley gonna bring in??? You think it's bad now believe me it's gonna get a lot worse
Against man utd we at least deserved a draw,,but we can't score goals. Rafa has been asking for a top quality striker for two seasons now!!! But every transfer window he is lied to. The reason rafa plays so defensive is because it's the only chance we have of getting a result. We can't score even when we get chances. It's a miracle of we score two so to go all out attack would be suicidal.
@82 Wizard of Bog You say nothing ever changes??? Well why's that?? I'll tell you why,,,because Rafa hasn't even got the choices to change it. Look at the team yesterday ,,,that was Rafas way of saying look this is our squad. He's drops Robson to keep him for the league and who comes in ???that's right Joselu,,,a 5 mill signing while Bournemouth have just spent 19 million !!!!!!,,,WAKE UP!!!!!!
@82 The Wizard of Bog,,,,I've read some stupid things in my time but your comment has to be the stupidest. You Rafa is deliberately trying to ruin NUFC. You must be a fan of big mike are you?? I guess that pizza mike bought for the players really impressed you did it??? Are so stupid to see that Rafa is doing everything he possible can. Every player in that squad has had a chance,,,every one
It amazes me that people still choose to blame all the current problems on Rafa instead of Mike Ashley. I mean talk about stupid. I will support Rafa through thick and thin because he is the only decent person within the club. He is an absolute professional and loves the club.He is doing all he can do working under an absolute clown. Ashley is an absolute disgrace,the club is doomed with him there
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