Don’t believe all the bad news reports you are hearing about Newcastle United, just believe some of them. 😀
Arsene Wenger – Newcastle have massive support and deserve success
Yes, we are playing very poorly on the field and yes we have now lost our last 5 games, so it’s right that things are not exactly great right now.
But there’s also a lot of uncertainty at the club, and we feel that uncertainty can pass very quickly – with a new buyer, and we think it will. There are reports that Newcastle have several very serious buyers coming to Newcastle United.
We don’t think Ashley is needing to work too hard to bring in serious offers, once he made it clear with his actions, that he wants to sell the club quickly, and the real price is something up to £350M. We don’t even think the selling price will be that high.
Newcastle is not only an excellent buy for a rich consortium, because of their famous support and the football mad city, which is Newcastle Upon Tyne, but the manager’s job is also one of the top ones in football, at least as far as the challenge goes.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes any top class manager would love the challenge at Newcastle United.
“Newcastle, for example, is for me a very interesting challenge in a stable environment,” “They have massive support and they deserve success and you would like to see them get a manager there who can turn that round.”
“But they have created now an unstable position, because the owner wants to sell and they have no manager. So the situation is very difficult for someone to move in because he thinks someone will move in the next two to three weeks to five years. You never know – it could be today.”
“I always say the manager is by far the most important man in the club. Why? Because if it doesn’t go well you sack him. If you sack someone who is not important it looks ridiculous.”
Notice that Arsene has made Arsenal extremely successful over the last 10 years or so, and he doesn’t need to keep buying £30M players. In fact the very last thing Newcastle need now is to spend that much money on one player.
We have so many positions to strengthen, we would need to spend money on those players, before we can afford the luxury of spending such a massive amount on just one player. Of course right now we couldn’t even attract a £30M player, until we at least get back into Europe, and preferably the European Champions League, though that looks a million miles away right now.
One thing Ashley did right was to invest in youth and develop the youngsters before they become famous and follow the Arsenal blueprint. That doesn’t mean we will be successful in doing that of course, because Wenger is almost a genius at spotting real talent.
He has made ine or two blunders of course, and can be very wrong on some players, like when he bought buying Francis Jeffers from Everton for £9M, as one example. But nobody’s perfect. We’ll not even mention that we were in for Francis at that time, but he preferred Arsenal – a strange choice indeed.
We need to first to build a team that can get into the top six, and there are lots of players we need to bring in with the money available before we go back to these trophy signings.
We hope whover buys the club will invest a lot more in the transfer market than Ashley did, but we also hope the youth system and scouting system remains firmly in place, even if some of the personnel, like Dennis Wise, may have to leave and be replaced.
We can certainly do with a win at Everton next Sunday, that’s for sure.