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Newcastle fans on social media dreading the new season after Rafa quotes

Newcastle fans on social media dreading the new season after Rafa quotes

It’s becoming increasingly depressing to be a Newcastle United fan. It’s never been more apparent to the Magpies that Mike Ashley is killing the club as every club around them continues to spend money whilst they’re stuck with loans and freebies in the market. Yesterday, Rafa Benitez came out and claimed that the target will just be to stay up this season, according to The Chronicle.

The Premier League is an up and down league, truly anything can happen and anyone can finish anywhere, as Leicester City proved in the 2015/16 season. However, a well-established top-flight club who finished 10th the season before shouldn’t find themselves being outspent by all three promoted clubs and have their manager claim that the goal for the new season will just be survival.

In this case, The Geordies aren’t even surprised by their predicament as Mike Ashley’s stranglehold on the club intensifies. The Sports Direct owner has refused to fork out transfer funds to Benitez this summer despite claiming he would every penny generated to improve the squad. If Benitez doesn’t receive the funds that he’s been promised then it looks like he’ll be walking soon and that will only bring failure for the fans who can’t imagine life as a Magpie without Benitez in charge.

Here’s what the Newcastle fans on Twitter have been saying:

Optimism is a distant memory for Newcastle fans and the fans can’t wait for the season to be over before it’s even begun.

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