The Sun has been busy again reporting that Mike Ashley will sell Newcastle United, even though Chairman Chris Mort and Mike himself have said repeatedly they are in this for the long term.
Mike Ashley – why sell?
But when did the Sun let facts get in the way of a sensational story?
Mike has already been quoted as saying that he cannot wait for the summer to talk to Kevin Keegan about what players he wants to bring in to improve the side.
This season has been a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United, let’s tell it like it is. But there are good things happening right now, including the team actually starting to play well, and even win, as they did on Saturday against Fulham, where 2-0 was hardly indicative of the difference in class between the two sides.
If Newcastle survive relegation, which looks probable, why wouldn’t Ashley start to fund Keegan so the same situation doesn’t happen next year?
We’re sure Mike and Chris, and certainly the Newcastle fans don’t want to go through another season like this one. 🙁
We also believe that Kevin Keegan is starting to deliver on his promise of providing attacking entertaining football and the last two home games against Blackburn and Fulham have shown that, and should have easily resulted in 6 points. The game on Saturday was hardly like a typical relegation scrap, and credit both sides for an open and entertaining game.
There is now way Ashley will sell the club, because he’s too good a business man and too swept up in the fanaticism that is Newcastle United. Even though the team has been woefully inadequate this season, the Newcastle faithful have stood by them, yet again.
Where else would a sell-out crowd create the type of atmosphere at Saturday’s game?
And please remember Newcastle are in a relegation dog fight. Just imagine what it would be like if the team was challenging for a top 4 place.
You don’t become as successful as Mike Ashley is by making poor decisions too many times, and he is not about to make one of those by selling Newcastle United, anytime soon.