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Old 03-07-19, 04:31 PM   #10801
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Richard Keys is such a fuckin knob......
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Old 03-07-19, 05:19 PM   #10802
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$$$$$$$$$$$$



Rafa heading East to make some fat stacks.
Huawei the lads!
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Old 03-07-19, 05:31 PM   #10803
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Old 03-07-19, 05:35 PM   #10804
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Old 03-07-19, 09:35 PM   #10805
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He's saving up to buy Tranmere Rovers.

Then he can walk to work and have meetings with himself about who he is allowed to sign.
That would be awesome though.
But I'm not sure he needs £12m.
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Old 03-07-19, 09:59 PM   #10806
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That would be awesome though.

But I'm not sure he needs £12m.


I was only half joking!

He could probably buy them for a quid but he'll need lots of spending money!
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Old 04-07-19, 03:37 AM   #10807
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What a great Oppotunity!
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Old 16-08-19, 09:20 AM   #10808
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Don't suppose anyone subscribes to this....?

https://theathletic.com/1132481/2019...ewcastle-exit/

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'I didn't trust Newcastle board', says Benitez on club exit

Rafa Benitez has said Newcastle United's "unfulfilled promises" during his three-year spell as manager and a loss of trust were the reasons why he left the Premier League club last month after his contract expired.
Benitez failed to agree a contract extension with club owner Mike Ashley at the end of June and took a job with Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang.

Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley claimed in their opening weekend's match program that Benitez had left "for money", prompting the Spanish manager to respond and go public with his reasons for leaving.

"Newcastle's board had a year to sort out my contract but, when we met after the end of last season, they didn't make me an offer I could accept," Benitez wrote in his column for The Athletic

"They told me they didn't want to invest in the academy or the training ground... I can explain the reason why Mike Ashley refused to do that.

"Their idea of a project was a policy of signing players under 24 and... the budget available was not enough to compete for the top 10. After that meeting, I knew they would not come back with a serious offer.

"When it arrived, 19 days later, it was for the same salary as three years earlier and with less control over signings. After three years of unfulfilled promises, I didn't trust them."

Despite a relative lack of investment in the squad, Benitez defied expectations to lead Newcastle to a 10th place finish in their first season back in the top flight and 13th last season when relegation was a distinct possibility.

"When we finished 10th in the Premier League in our first season back, all players and staff were paid a bonus — aside from my coaching team," Benitez added.

"That felt like a punishment for me not signing an extension. So, by the end, I knew there would not be a proper offer and they knew I was not signing.

"The time was passing and we were losing job opportunities in Europe. I couldn't wait forever. I'm a family man and I have a responsibility to them, my staff... and their families, too. I don't like to gamble with the future of my people."

Newcastle eventually appointed former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce as Benitez's replacement.
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Old 16-08-19, 09:26 AM   #10809
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He does like to do his washing in public doesn't he
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Old 16-08-19, 09:31 AM   #10810
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He does say he's responding directly to a claim made by their MD in the last match day programme. Seems reasonable that he should have a right of reply.
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Old 16-08-19, 09:38 AM   #10811
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He does say he's responding directly to a claim made by their MD in the last match day programme. Seems reasonable that he should have a right of reply.
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Old 16-08-19, 09:44 AM   #10812
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Plus Ashley who apparently doesn't give interviews, had his say a few weeks ago too in the Guardian (I think).
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Old 16-08-19, 03:21 PM   #10813
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He does say he's responding directly to a claim made by their MD in the last match day programme. Seems reasonable that he should have a right of reply.
I only pretended to read it
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Old 16-08-19, 05:32 PM   #10814
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I only pretended to read it
a candid admission we all need to make more often
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Old 16-08-19, 06:06 PM   #10815
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He does say he's responding directly to a claim made by their MD in the last match day programme. Seems reasonable that he should have a right of reply.
Seems fair enough to me
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