Kyletoonfan 24 Posted January 13, 2019 Share Posted January 13, 2019 Firstly I always liked Rio as a player top player I like him as a pundit to. However his defence of Mike Ashley is a disgrace. He calls Newcastle a yoyo club maybe we are now that's down mainly to him. He says he gave Newcastle 50 million to spend no he didn't we recouped more than that selling Sissoko and Wynuldum. So many false promises like saying last summer whatever money the club generate Rafa could have. Where did that go. We spent 20 million we recouped 40 million what about the tv revenue and the premier league money. We sold Mitrovic for 22 million and replaced him with Rondon on loan and Muto for 8 million pounds Muto is a striker who hasn't scored 10 goals in a major European league. This guy is a guy who brought Joe Kinnear back from the dead not once but twice he hadn't been manager since Wimbledon if I remember rightly. Our record transfer is still Michael Owen after all these years. Teams like Brighton Bournemouth Wolves Fulham are breaking there's left right and centre and we are doing fuck all. It was a minor miracle that Rafa got us 10th with the squad we had last season but we were in the bottom 3 in February and it was far from comfortable. 1 top 6 finish since Ashley took over and who did we sign after that Vurnon Anita for 6 million pounds. We sold Andy Carroll to Liverpool for 35 million pounds we waited and waited sold him at the end of the window and didn't replace him with anyone. I don't expect us to compete with the top 5 or 6 even if we did before Ashley arrived. We're a long way off that. However we should be able to compete with Bournemouth Wolves Watford Leicester maybe West Ham and Everton. With a decent budget and if we get the right players In we should be capable of being 7-10th on a regular basis and a nice cup run would be nice we haven't been to a semi final since we lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the semi final at Wembley. That year Chelsea beat Villa 1-0. He hasn't done anything Ashley he is killing this once great club. It's groundhog day every year. Hopefully he will be bought out soon but I cannot see it. He hasn't Improved our facilities at the ground or training ground or done anything in the local area. Mike Ashley is toxic and how Rio can defend him is a joke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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