Benitez to leave Newcastle

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by wfcmoog, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    on 3oth June.

    Great news. Hopefully they'll book one of the bottom three places early.
  2. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Rafa is leaving Newcastle:

    Unable to agree a new deal. Presumably their latest prospective fantasy owners are a figment of Ashley's imagination.

    Good news for us I think anyway. Rafa almost seemed to have got them looking vaguely competent last season.
  3. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Cam we have a thread on this, please?
  4. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Probably means the new ownership is not going to materialise, or why else would he leave?

    This is good news and I think he was the only reason Newcastle survived in the Premier league. Without him and no new financial backing, I think Newcastle could well be one of the relegation candidates.
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  5. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Pretty sure I was first....
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I guess this means the new owners aren't going to be buying. Why else would he leave? Unless the new owners don't want him of course. Either way, I'll be correct.

    They could very well maybe get involved in being part of nearly going down. Or maybe go down. Either way, I called it and will remind you all that I did later in the season.
  7. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Ashley probably won't be allowed into SJP now !
  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Javi to Tyneside?
  9. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    Doubtful. Don't do sangria up there, just Newkey Broon like.
  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Ant & Dec came down south some time ago.

    Don't rule out Javi as a straight swap.
  11. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  12. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    FFS - that Ashley's a class act:
  13. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    I seem to be in the minority on this but I don't get the hype with Benitez. Labelling him as a 'miracle worker' and the like is a bit much. He managed a very average squad to a mid table finish - nothing special.
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  14. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    I believe this applies to all managers when it comes to on-pitch performance. They add no more than 10% (which can be crucial), rather than the ‘all or nothing’ people like to claim. 90% or more is down to having high quality players. The reason GT was such a great manager for us was his ability to build the club, not just the team, and to engage with the public. In that respect we will never have a greater one.
  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I disagree completely. Way more than 10%. Are you saying a poor manager would have got us to only 5 points less ? So much of a players performance is down to mental state. Good managers get players to believe in themselves and their teammates and buy into the common team goal. Someone like Pardew would have had us battling to stay up last season. Benitez has done well to keep them up given the squad they have and excelled to finish so far clear of the bottom 3. No miracle but a very good job.
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  16. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    This. And a manager with the history and reputation of Benitez makes player recruitment a lot easier.
  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

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  19. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Strange that he stayed there so long.

    Wouldn’t Newcastle have had a mid table wage bill?

    Surely underperformers over the last few years.

    We always smashed them.
  20. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    It depends what you mean by a ‘poor manager’. There are plenty who have been given managerial jobs who are clearly hopeless and not up to it at all; I’m not including them. I just don’t subscribe to the modern cult of the manager which has been encouraged by many, with Mourinho right at the top of the list enhancing his own career. Right now for example people laud Guardiola and will tell you he is a much better manager than Gracia - just look at the Cup Final! I suggest Gracia would get within 10% of Guardiola’s total if he had the Man City squad and that Guardiola would not get the Watford squad into the Champions League.
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    **** of
    Sorry but really can’t be bothered with spelling and punctuation when operating on iPhone .
  22. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

  23. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    It's often reported by the Geordies that he stayed there because is identified with the love/passion the Geordies have for the club and their mutual dislike of the owner. But then again this may be cobblers like most of the Geordies' "...we're a big club..." shtick.
  24. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Deliberately misspelled, no full stop and then a gap before last full stop though I’m afraid you’ll have to take my word four it
  25. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

  26. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Not a letter any WFC Pozzo manager will ever write.
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Certainly not if they value their, and their family's heath.
  28. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    From horse's mouth (as it were):
  29. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Of course not - we didn't win the Championship
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  30. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player


    RC & I left early that day.

    Seemed we were cruising.
  31. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Have any of our managers owned a heath?

    Was Furphy into grouse shooting?
  32. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Reservist

    Just one of the beaters, I’m afraid. Probably more Jim Bonser’s thing.
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Do you think Gino might be one of those Rocco Forte Anglo Italian types who is a sub Berty Wooster parody?

    The thought of him screwing in a monocle & greeting Troy with a Drones Club ‘What ho?’ is thrilling.
  34. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    Class act.
  35. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    The Geordies are revolting*:
    *Make up your own jokes.

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