If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

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If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Heisen » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:21 pm

... or so the movement says <whistle>

In a nutshell, a group of fans on Twitter have started a movement asking fans to walk away from the club if Rafa leaves. It's gathered a bit of momentum in the last few days.






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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Heisen » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:23 pm

Personally I find the whole thing has merit in terms of putting pressure on Ashley to do something, but I can't see it having much effect. If Rafa goes another manager will be wheeled in and the whole depressing situation will continue. It's nice to see people trying to make a stand though, even if it is probably futile.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:25 pm

Fair enough for people who want to follow it, but I just think that it creates a negative (moreso than usual) atmosphere around the club and largely serves little to no purpose.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Don Sholeone » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:09 pm

The same people joining this are the same people slagging off Rondon when we are still only at the linked stage with him, kinda says it all really, it's the people who are just toxic "fans", the same people who would still have complaints if we actually won something.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Tsi » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:04 pm

Don Sholeone wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:09 pm
The same people joining this are the same people slagging off Rondon when we are still only at the linked stage with him, kinda says it all really, it's the people who are just toxic "fans", the same people who would still have complaints if we actually won something.
You mean the people that write articles/comment on the Mag.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Colly » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:48 pm

My season ticket renewed in March, the only place I'm going is to St James fro the Spurs game...

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Post by Donkey Toon » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:50 pm

In a word … meh.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by overseasTOON » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:37 pm

Repaint the coffin and dry clean the vicar outfit.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:51 pm

overseasTOON wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:37 pm
Repaint the coffin and dry clean the vicar outfit.
<laugh>

That was rather tragic.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by R&B » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:20 am

That's a good idea... which sadly will be corupted by ashley. Just like any other thing incomon with our club. What happened after our last rebel/boycott/pressure or whatever against Tottenham? They hired McClaren and gave him 80+ millions to spend.

This owner is like the whores. No matter what came up in front of him, he always is lying down on his back... prepared.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by jpg » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:37 am

Not this s*** again.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Blue & Maroon » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:52 am

Run by the sort of people who tweet #againstmodernfootball whilst wearing their replica top watching an illegal stream of the match <ok>

You support the team no matter what, you support Newcastle because of your connection to the club not because of who the manager is (as much as I love him), don't understand people who could walk away and drag the club don evenmore.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by TJR » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:13 pm

Rafa has said he will sign for another 5-10 years if the club invest in the academy, the training ground and give him proper backing in the transfer market. They're all things that desperately need to happen to secure the future of the club regardless of who the manager is.

Also the fact we have a world class manager in Rafa is incredible, we'll never attract a better manager if he was to leave and what he's asking for to stay is very reasonable.

Most of all Rafa offers hope and if he was to go so would all hope, at least in the short term. Rafa leaving would be disastrous, not just becuase we'd be losing a top manager but also and perhaps even more so becuase of the lack of investment and mismanagement of the club that would have forced him to leave.

It would be an all time low under Ashley and that takes some doing. We'd have to do something to force change. Nobody wants to do it but if Ashley/Barnes/Charnley neglect the club to the point where Rafa feels he has to leave then boycotting a game / staging a protest may be our best chance of forcing change for the better.

Look at what Lazio achieved with a mass boycott and to a lesser extent West Ham fans forced change for the better with protests last season. It can work and I suppose trying something, anything, is better than sitting around doing nothing, watching Ashley/Barnes/Charnley make the same mistakes over and over again while the club continually declines.

Hopefully it doesn't come to that, hopefully this campaign and general fan discontent at the minute forces the club into doing something. The best thing about this is it's a proactive campaign rather than the usual reactive ones, it's a threat to Ashley/Barnes/Charnley while they still have time to change track.

There is a great opportunity at the minute. We're at a bit of a crossroads, get it right and we can go on to really enjoy the next few years, grow the club and bring everyone together. Get it wrong and it'll be Ashleys biggest mistake. This campaign is a good way of making our feelings known and putting pressure on the club to get it right as is joining and supporting NUST and there activity.

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by gawalls » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:26 pm

Benitez said he's keen to sign for 10 years, not he will sign - there's a huge difference but I agree any protest is good

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by R&B » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:20 pm



This would be hilarious <laugh>
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by CIH » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Closest we will get to kick him in the dick

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Colly » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:31 pm

R&B wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:20 pm


This would be hilarious <laugh>
Dave Whelan is an utter d******* who practically gloated when Haidara was broken in two. This is a horrible idea.

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Post by ExiledMag » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:01 pm

Get fed up of hearing rafa is off every other week, great manager but if he goes so be it.. He wants money spending on the academy but has absolutely no track record of bringing through youth players, so why would Ashley spend money on that? If he wants to be here for 5-10 years then just sign a bloody extension or go

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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:10 pm

Colly wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:31 pm
R&B wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:20 pm


This would be hilarious <laugh>
Dave Whelan is an utter d******* who practically gloated when Haidara was broken in two. This is a horrible idea.
This. Pretty embarrassing really.
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Re: If Rafa Goes, We Go ...

Post by Blue & Maroon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:52 pm

f***ing embarrassment that like.

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