Yet again Newcastle United is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Although we’ve been told that Kevin Keegan has resigned, or has been sacked, whichever report you want to believe, there is nothing official on the Newcastle United web site yet.
And we have heard reports that fans are gathering at St. James’ Park to protest Kevin Keegan’s leaving.
We just cannot believe what has happened today, but we suspect that things were said to Kevin before Monday, and the goods were just not delivered in terms of players, even though news is filtering through, that we trying to bring another two or three players through the door until midnight last night.
We also think Kevin probably feels bad, because of the veiled promises he made to fans, that all would be OK by midnight last night, with the “trust me” comment, but they weren’t.
But is that reason to smash the whole thing up, after all the team has been playing well, and Kevin’s magic was starting to work again? We don’t think so.
We hear all the reports about Dennis Wise taking over, but this is bad news for the Newcastle fans, bad news for Kevin Keegan, very bad news for Mike Ashley, whether he understands that yet or not, and it’s a complete and utter tragedy for the Newcastle United Football Club,
These events make a mockery of our proud club.
Some of us love this football club, and have supported it all our lives, even when we were winning three cup finals in the 1950s, which we quickly got not used to.
And to see the club continually in the gossip papers, is very hard to take, to say the least.
Who is going to take this club out of being a Soap Opera?
Because that’s what is needed and we had high hopes, very high hopes that Mike Ashley could do just that.
Those hopes now look to be in tatters.