Mike Ashley’s statement last night was in general, received very well, by Newcastle fans.
Mike Ashley – must now sell quickly
That’s because it was a good statement from the Owner, but as we’ve said repeatedly on this site, why Mike or Derek Llambias couldn’t have communicated more with the fans in this way, over the last 16 months or so, is one of the real problems of this regime.
Mike has said he has listened to the Newcastle fans and that this will not become a fire sale.
We understand that, and we believe Ashley really wants to do what he says and get a good buyer for the club, and for the Geordie fans.
But we feel the sale has to happen as quickly as possible, because it looks like the morale amongst the players is not good, and after all we still don’t have an manager at the club. We would also expect Ashley not to bring in another manager since he is selling the club.
That means there will be no new manager until the club is sold, and any more games like last Saturday will just about kill the season for us.
On the other hand, if we can get new owners in, and say Kevin Keegan back, or even Alan Shearer as manager, we can quickly right the ship at Newcastle, and have the players back to their best on the field.
Yes, they are professional footballers, and we were a little surprised they were so bad on Saturday, but it seems like they have been told little more than the fans about the current mess at the club.
We can still have a good season, even though the squad is woefully small, with Habib Beye now out for six weeks with an Achilles injury.
If we can get a new buyer and manager quickly, within a couple of weeks, then we can still be in reasonably good shape, but if this situation drags on it could be disastrous for the club, which after all, did get off to a decent start in our first few games.
Comments welcome – but please keep them decent.