News yesterday that Newcastle United embarrassed themselves by failing to send any big-name representatives to a Prince’s Trust charity dinner.
Newcastle failed to send one player, coach or member of the management staff turned to the Gateshead Hilton to help raise money for disadvantaged North East kids.
Middlesbrough and Sunderland, on the other hand, sent a strong selection of stars including the likes of Stewart Downing, David Wheater, Gareth Southgate, Anton Ferdinand and Craig Gordon.
An inside source at the club said:
“It was embarrassing. Every other club turned up in force with loads of players.”
This was reported in the local Newcastle papers yesterday, and is more evidence that the club has not got its act together, and probably wont until it’s sold to new owners.
The nightmare scenario for Newcastle supporters is that Mike Ashley will not be able to find a good buyer for the club in the short term, and then what will happen?
Your guess is as good as ours, if that should happen, but if this does drag out, you have to think that a new manager will need to be drafted in, during the short term.