The new Manchester City owners’ actions yesterday, are what Newcastle were really hoping would happen when Mike Ashley took over last summer.
Mike Ashley - not what Newcastle fans had hoped for
The Abu Dhabi United Group for Investment and Development [Adug], took over the club from former Thailand Prime Minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, and they immediately signed Robinho from Real Madrid, for £32.5M, beating of all clubs, Chelsea, to the world class Brazilian.
But nothing like that has happened at Newcastle, although to be fair Mike has put the finances of the club in much better shape, and he did pay off the £80M in debt, that we owed when he took over.
Mike has promised much but delivered little, and we thought he made a fantastic move by bringing Kevin Keegan back to the club last January.
There is still nothing official word from the club, but if it is true that Kevin is no longer manager, whoever is the new manager, will be the fourth manager in 15 months at the club. That says it all.
But there’s still time for Mike to come to his senses, although it’s hard for us to comment on the situation, since we don’t really know what happened, so we’re in dangerous territory.
But what Newcastle fans definitely want is Kevin back in as manager.
And then Mike Ashley can decide if w he really wants to own this club, which is much bigger than him, and if not he should sell it to some organization like The Abu Dhabi United Group for Investment and Development, who will invest in the club.
Can you imagine what it would be like on Tyneside today if had been Newcastle who had just bought Robinho?
No problem in selling season tickets then – that’s for sure – one less problem for the club.
A message to Mike – please don’t wreck this club, even though you own it.