Another Reminder Why Newcastle Are Lucky To Have Rafa
I am really of the opinion that we`ll stay up this season - I have been all campaign - and I think recent events have only just gone to underline that further.
We all know how important the weekend`s game was and, thankfully, we pulled it off with a fine, composed victory to help us clamber up the table. We`re not safe of course, but we`re on the right track and I think Rafa once again showed why he is the right man for the job and how we are in the right hands.
For sure, we`ve now seen Southampton sack their manager in light of the result and then, when you consider this from Mark Douglas on Twitter, it`s clear to me that we remain very lucky with the man we`ve got in charge.
I`m not the only one thinking about this factor, though, let`s take a look at what other Magpies have said about this tweet...
Of the seven teams below #nufc in the table, SIX have now sacked their manager.— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) 13 March 2018
It was a common theme of our podcast last night but Mike Ashley really needs to realise how good he's got it with Benitez and work a bit harder to show it.
If we stay up I do think he`ll see a fair portion of the TV money as it`ll have hit the accounts. One thing that baffles me a little though.... as a businessman, it surprises me that Ashley doesn`t consider going all out. A Top 6 NUFC would be worth £600m plus in today`s world.— Dean Buckle (@DeanBuckle) 13 March 2018
Imagine what Rafa could do if he got £100 mil this summer and £100 mil next summer plus whatever he makes in player sales. I`d go as far to say we`d even win that elusive trophy we crave.— Dean Buckle (@DeanBuckle) 13 March 2018
Has Rafa`s position not been weakened* by the way he has "accepted" these last 3 transfer windows? (I realise he`s not happy but he is still here due to loyalty to players/staff/fans)— Tampers (@Tampers86) 13 March 2018
*in Ashleys eyes
Another transfer window like the previous three & Rafa will definitely be gone, actually if there`s no real prospect of a takeover by May he`ll be gone beforehand.— Chris Barry (Burbs) (@TOON_N_I) 13 March 2018
He hasn`t accepted it— Martin Garrick (@MGCOACHSALES) 13 March 2018
He doesn't though does he? He doesn't care in the slightest what happens.— Liam Martin (@LiamMartin96) 13 March 2018
And I think every team apart city would love to have Rafa.— scurf (@scurf9) 13 March 2018