How Mike Ashley can get away with this latest stunt is ridiculous

Another home defeat for the Toon with another two goals conceded. We had never started a season losing our first four home games in a row, but that stat has well and truly gone. We are in dire straits.
Jamie Vardy converted a softly awarded penalty before Harry Maguire sealed our fate late in the second half, as the England heroes put us to the sword. I don’t even remember the last time we had an England hero, that tells its own story.
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Mike Ashley was in the crowd We had an extra guest in the stadium on Saturday afternoon in the rotund shape of Mike Ashley. The Newcastle Utd owner has had the nerve to show his face at two games in a row now, after he sneaked into watch us at Palace last week. 
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The shocking truth behind Newcastle's failure on Kenedy deal. It's totally unacceptable...


As a Newcastle fan, it is obvious our window was beyond a joke built up of lies and misery. However, I just want to make clear to everyone how either incompetent our administration is or how scumbaggery they are towards our official 'UEFA Elite Coach' Rafa Benitez. Or perhaps they are both.

We had in place a deal for Chelsea left back Kenedy sorted TWO WEEKS AGO but it could only be finalised once Chelsea brought in a first team wing back themselves. Fine.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was their first choice but that fell through on Deadline Day morning as he joined Liverpool. So, my amazing club concluded that the Kenedy deal was off.
Now, this is where some serious explaining needs to happen, as at 2.30pm Chelsea agreed a fee for Zappacosta in light of missing out on the Ox. The whole football world knew this as the fact he had Costa in his name brought great attention. So, the Kenedy deal to NUFC is back on right? Apparently no.

Despite there being a good eight hours or so for Newcastle to get in contact with Chelsea and sort out arrangements for Kenedy making his way to the North East in anticipation of the Zappacosta signing, which in turn we could confirm Kenedy...Newcastle Utd announced at 7 pm that they had shut up shop with no more business for the day.

Are you having a laugh?
Rafa Benitez has woke up this morning to a first team that is minus a left back. A left back that he had lined up a fortnight ago. Chelsea have their new wing back in place to make the deal happen, so why don't we have it sorted?

Where is Kenedy? Why was he not on Tyneside when the news broke at 2pm on Deadline Day that Chelsea were signing the wing-back they needed? Why was the Kenedy loan deal not completed, literally, a minute after the Zappacosta deal?

This isn't due to time restraints as Zappacosta was in place many, many hours before the window was due to shut. If the Zappacosta deal somehow fell through, then Kenedy would too. That's fine.

But to not have Kenedy at the training ground last night with his medical done and dusted and the deal at that point just being a case of waiting for the nod from Chelsea after they confirm Zappacosta, is totally unforgivable for its senseless incompetence.
Newcastle Utd is ran by con men who should be nowhere near the positions they hold. A 15-year-old boy addicted to Football Manager could conduct transfer activity better than them. Or maybe it's down to they just don't WANT to bring any players in. That means spending money. Which we all know Premier League clubs don't have right....?

So in which case...what are you doing here? Get out of my club. What possible enjoyment do Ashley and his administration get out of it? Name me one thing? Shambles. This Kenedy deal may seem not like a big deal, but it could be the straw that broke the camels back.

If Rafa walks, everybody else should too. Fans first, then Ashley will follow. It's the only way to get rid of him. He isn't interested in owning a club with an empty stadium. He will sell and we can finally move on.

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  1. I couldn't agree more with you. The fact that lessons haven't been learnt and that promises were only kept by Rafa (trim the squad and reduce the dead weight that he inherited) only points to one thing. These are a bunch of inept individuals that do not and have never understood what it means to run this club. Its time for fans to vote with their wallets. Boycott any kind of purchase inside St. James Park. Hit him hard in the wallet. Massive walkouts from games after the first 15'. This might hurt the team initially , but since they refuse to invest in the future of the team, we should try and get them out anyway possible. Since Bobby Robson, Rafa is the best thing to have happened to NUFC, yet their ineptitude now puts in jeopardy the only chance we have of restructuring the club and getting a foothold for many years to come ( and hopefully win a trophy) in the PL as an established name and a team that the loyal fan base deserves. Time for Ashley and his clowns to walk.

    1. Absolutely. If Rafa walks, then there should be no doubt what every single NUFC fan has to do. Force him out. The ONLY way is a total boycott of games. 100% strike. No more. He will soon be gone.

    2. Its my thought that they are not and never were going to raise the football club to another dimension, rather to drain away assets.

  2. So if you can work all that out, why can't Rafa

    1. He no doubt has. Charnley and whoever this clown Ashley has hired who is hanging around are a lost cause. Rafa left the training ground early yesterday after being told 'business is done. No chance of arrivals'

      Absolute farce.

  3. for god sake somebody offer Rafa a job ,that might start the ball rolling getting fans to vote with their feet,theres enough obnoxious people in this world and i for one dont want to be associated with any of them

  4. The problem is Zappacosta is a right back whereas Kenedy plays on the left so they hadn't actually replaced him?

    Regardless of that you are right about the lack of preparation and the fact that Charnley arrived at 4pm, met with Rafa then left at 5.30pm seems to indicate that they never had any intention of making any deadline day signings, even though Rafa kept his part of the bargain by offloading surplus players to provide additional funds. Rafa left at 4.30pm, half an hour after meeting Charnley so this would add weight to my assumption that Charnley just shut up shop.

    The whole window has been a mess IMO. It looks like we have spent £40 million without being able to get any of Rafa's first choice players in. We have spent weeks negotiating the transfer of a player who had a stated release fee and just avoided losing both strikers on deadline day, only because we didn't have a replacement lined up. If Charnley is in charge of negotiating transfers, I wonder what role did he, and Justin Barnes play. Rafa was promised he could spend the money any way he wanted, this doesn't seem to have happened so interference seems to be involved. Justin Barnes is a 'fixer' who negotiates purchasing deals, presumably to get involved with any potential club sale or bringing in investors. Has his role had an effect on the lack of spending on transfers or is it just Charnley effectively blocking deals?

    Rafa will have some big questions to be answered, providing Ashley is willing to meet with him to hear what he has to say!

    What a mess.

    1. Cracking comment, thanks.

      Well technically right back/wing back is his best position but much like Oxlade-Chamberlain he can play both sides. Basically, point being it didn't matter if it was Ox or Zappacosta, Chelsea had their man and we shud therefore have had ours.

      I don't think Ashley has the balls to meet Rafa. He hasn't met him in months so can't see that changing now. Would end in tears tbf

  5. If Rafa gets out of Newcastle. The best way and the only way to save Newcastle is boycotting all that pertains to Newcastle until M.Asshley sells Newcastle.

  6. It has been stated Rafa Benitez was totally in charge of all incoming and outgoing transfers if the above is correct, you state the Kennedy deal was in place so Ashley/ Charnley have done their job, the failure to secure Kennedy lies with Rafa not keeping tabs on what is going on if the logic of your article is followed. Making him some kind of innocent in what has gone on is simply ignoring your stated facts.

    1. Rafa is in charge of incoming and outgoings. Once he hands a list of players to Charnley he has nothing to do with the negotiations, that is Charnley's responsibility as he is the MD and responsible for finances, not Rafa.

    2. The deal was done 2 weeks ago if the above article is correct ,it was not finance that stopped it Chelsea did,so Charnley had done his job.

    3. The deal and any other deal is sanctioned and signed off by Charnley as MD. The Kenedy deal was not 'done' as he is not our player. Terms may have been agreed but it was not finalised or signed off which is Charnley's responsibility. This means it is simply Charnley who has not completed the deal therefore he has not done his job.

    4. Although to be fair my comment was more broadly about Rafa's first choice list, none of which Charnley has been able to get over the line. The total lack of success indicates there is something wrong with the process. I agree that the Kenedy example is a poor example as there is not much he could have done if the club wouldn't release him.

  7. If anyone thought that Fatman and his minions were on a spending spree this summer then please check yourselves into a medical institution as quickly as possible.

    This whole sorry charade has one purpose and one purpose only - to force Rafa out either by resignation or through some concocted sacking.

    It is now that fans have to truly unite behind our manager and ensure that Fatman understands that if Rafa goes we all go ! The alternatives, under this Fat Tw'T, are just too horrible to contemplate.

  8. I have to agree wholeheartedly with last statement ...Ashley is employing the same tactics that he employed against KK ... undermine the manager as much as is humanly possible in order to force his resignation ... tantamount to nothing more than constructive dismissal... its plainly obvious for all to see ... if rafa has the right idea he will walk and employ the same lawyer KK employed and take him to the cleaners ... I hope that one day the fat barrow boy learns that life isn't all about money ... I mean how much money does the b@$+@rd need ... he can never spend 3 billion quid in a dozen lifetimes ... I'll wager the guy has never parted with as much as a 10 pence piece for a charity box ��


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