Newcastle United have found themselves in a bit of a mess recently, one point in eight is poor going.

This kind of form is exactly what Rafa Benitez warned us of, despite this, many fans are now turning on the former Liverpool man.

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This is clear lunacy from a small section of United fans. Quite clearly they have short memories. Since 2007,  Mike Ashley has routinely allowed the football club to get in this state.

Our current problems have nothing to do with our manager. The manager who took United and put them back in the Premier League. The man who has put the soul back into this football club. Furthermore according to reports, Rafa had a central role in attracting Amanda Staveley to the football club. Without him, United would have fallen apart.

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However, that by all means doesn’t mean he is completely faultless. But almost certainly he is not the one to blame. One thing levelled at Benitez is his summer signings. Whilst Joselu hasn’t been a huge success he has not been a disaster, especially for his price tag. We’ve had far worse strikers in the recent past – Emmanuel Riviere for one. When looking at the prices paid for the players brought in, it is proof you get what you pay for.

Ashley still lives in 2010 and that was evident by our transfer budget in the summer. Benitez did all he could with that with perhaps the exception of Jacob Murphy who could go either way between success and failure. What is important to grasp is if you want a takeover is that Rafa is essential to this. Without him, our value plummets as well as interest, which will already be struggling with our relegation problems.

As Benitez has said we must stick together. The next few months will be hard but if we get behind the team we can get out of this.

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