There have been some good things that Mike Ashley and the new regime have done in the14 months they’ve been in charge at Newcastle United.
Mike Ashley – time to speak to Newcastle fans
But one of them is certainly not communicating with their fans, and this is not the first time we’ve brought this up on our site, as one of Mike Ashley’s biggest weaknesses as a club owner.
The fans don’t even know the guy, and most think he still bought club so he can sell at a profit quickly, although we don’t believe that is the case at all.
However, we have become a little disenchanted with all the news about James Milner yesterday, and the apparent lack of ability of Ashley and the executive team to help Kevin Keegan to bring in new players this summer, which we all know are sorely needed.
That may still change but there’s now only 4 days left in the transfer window, and the squad is woefully short in numbers, although the quality is excellent.
How many times since last April has Kevin said he needs a bigger squad – and the fact he wants to keep Michael Owen and all his other top players – like James Milner for instance.
Nothing much up till now has been done to help the maestro.
The last thing we want is to lose some of the top players we already have, and the news on Milner wasn’t just a shock to Newcastle fans’ systems, it also does not offer up particularly promising news on the Michael Owen contract saga either.
The Newcastle fans are some of the best in the world, and they pay their money every season, and have been served up trash – well at least for the last two seasons.
And as customers of the Newcastle United Football club they have every right to hear from Mike Ashley, the owner, as to exactly what is going on at Newcastle.
Especially when it’s looking like James Milner, one of our most promising young players, who we’ve had since he was 18 years old, may be leaving the club very shortly.
And has anyone thought that Kevin Keegan may lose his fight with Ashley to keep Michael Owen and James Milner – two of the best professionals at the club, with Michael our current captain, and yet he’s won his fight to keep Joey Barton.
That says it all, and it should be very embarrassing to both Mike Ashley and the club he owns.
A statement is needed from Mike Ashley or the club, telling Newcastle fans what’s going on – and that statement is needed today.