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Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:02 pm
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Maybe it's a tactic to force Ashley to sell. As soon as the Sheikh gets control Rafa will have a 'change of heart'

The club is probably worth a little less without a manager.
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Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
Who is in the frame to replace Rafa?
Who's left? All the dregs have already been there. Is the Newcastle takeover even going to happen? It's dragged on longer than FSG buying us and that was a hostile takeover.

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Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:40 pm
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Feel desperately sorry for Weeze and the rest of the Geordie faithful. They have been screwed over time after time after time by Ashley, who puts his own financial self-interests ahead of the club's well-being every time. As United fans stuck with the Glazers, we know only too well how that story goes, albeit on a bigger stage.

Ultimately NOT having Rafa in place is surely bound to adversely affect the price of the club in any sale negotiations, so Ashley once again may have 'cut off his nose' by failing to agree a new contract with Rafa.... how do these "businessmen" (Ashley, the Glazers, the Hicks/Gillette cowboys who almost broke the scousers...) ever succeed in business??! It seems to me that they are bloody clueless about how to run businesses under their control?!!
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Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze View Post
Rafa is gone then. We really are a comedy club masquerading as a football club.
If/when a sale goes through, the new owners will likely brings their own managerial choice anyway.
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Old Jun 24th 2019, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by Cainess View Post
Feel desperately sorry for Weeze and the rest of the Geordie faithful. They have been screwed over time after time after time by Ashley, who puts his own financial self-interests ahead of the club's well-being every time. As United fans stuck with the Glazers, we know only too well how that story goes, albeit on a bigger stage.

Ultimately NOT having Rafa in place is surely bound to adversely affect the price of the club in any sale negotiations, so Ashley once again may have 'cut off his nose' by failing to agree a new contract with Rafa.... how do these "businessmen" (Ashley, the Glazers, the Hicks/Gillette cowboys who almost broke the scousers...) ever succeed in business??! It seems to me that they are bloody clueless about how to run businesses under their control?!!
Do you think it may have been Rafa's decision not Ashley?

I suspect the lack of funds for transfers has driven Rafa out.
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Originally Posted by DaveLovesDee View Post
If/when a sale goes through, the new owners will likely brings their own managerial choice anyway.
Probably, but as new owners you'd buy yourself some time by already having a manager the fans love and giving him some money, any new manager will get compared to Rafa. Just look at Hodgeson at Liverpool, he never had a chance as the fans wanted Dalglish. With Garry Monk and Arteta linked as taking over I don't see how that will benefit any owner. Apparently 1 bookie is already paying out for Newcastle to get relegated next season, no clue why bookies pay out early on anything.
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Old Jun 24th 2019, 9:08 pm
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My guess is Rafa was sick of getting guarantees that failed to materialize. Supposedly the sale is still plodding ahead, but who really knows. We know it hasn’t fallen through but that’s about it. Rumors that the potential buyers wanted Maureen, but it’s all made up to get clicks these days really, isn’t it?
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Old Jun 24th 2019, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze View Post
My guess is Rafa was sick of getting guarantees that failed to materialize. Supposedly the sale is still plodding ahead, but who really knows. We know it hasn’t fallen through but that’s about it. Rumors that the potential buyers wanted Maureen, but it’s all made up to get clicks these days really, isn’t it?
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Old Jun 25th 2019, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze View Post
Rafa is gone then. We really are a comedy club masquerading as a football club.
Hold tight, you might be gazillionaires and free from Ashley soon.....then I won't feel sorry for you, but as of today, I do. It's bullshit.
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Old Jun 25th 2019, 11:06 am
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Hold tight, you might be gazillionaires and free from Ashley soon.....then I won't feel sorry for you, but as of today, I do. It's bullshit.
Scamp as you are over there, rumour here is this particular sheik doesn't have much money and is a bit dodgy, what thinks you?
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Old Jun 25th 2019, 4:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
Scamp as you are over there, rumour here is this particular sheik doesn't have much money and is a bit dodgy, what thinks you?
It’s the perfect match for us, surely. Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
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Old Jun 26th 2019, 1:13 am
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Tottenham have actually "almost" signed a player.

​​​​​​https://www.skysports.com/football/n...anguy-ndombele

A great turn around and profit for Lyon.

Having been capped 6 times by France I'm sure he is decent and he plays in the position we need to get someone in the most.

I expect 4 or 5 more signings before the window is done. Two full backs. A Striker and if Erikson moves on a replacement.
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Old Jun 26th 2019, 9:40 am
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Tottenham have actually "almost" signed a player.

Having been capped 6 times by France I'm sure he is decent and he plays in the position we need to get someone in the most.
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Mangala played 8 games for France.... just saying
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Old Jun 26th 2019, 11:38 am
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I expect 4 or 5 more signings before the window is done.
That's going to be close to 200 million. No way the bald one is going to shell out that with the stadium to pay for. Poch will probably get the Erikson cash to reinvest but I can't see much else beyond Ndombele without selling first.
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Old Jun 26th 2019, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by Garbatellamike View Post
Scamp as you are over there, rumour here is this particular sheik doesn't have much money and is a bit dodgy, what thinks you?
Don't really know anything about him to be honest, but he's an Al Nahyan which carries some serious clout.
The 'Group of companies' he runs is just that, very hard to work out or see through, just holding company for individual firms across multiple industries so doesn't have much worth I guess, other than the amount of the individual parts.
I don't know how cash rich but don't really pay a great deal of attention to the chatter around the royals here. It's sort of safer not to.

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