We had hoped that the Newcastle fans would have heard something about the future of the Newcastle United club, after yesterday’s game with Chelsea.
Mike Ashley – some decisions need to be made – soon
And while we heard nothing official – what’s new? – if does appear that Mike Ashley is having trouble selling the club for what he values it at. We have no idea of what the Americans are offering foir the club but it was interesting when Kinnear pointed out yesterday:
“Mike said they were Americans, but the offer they made was well below his estimation of what the club was worth.”
That’s bad news for most Newcastle fans, because it hardly looks like the club will be sold in the near future.
And of course there is a water-shed event coming up, which is the transfer window, opening in 38 days time, and it’s even within Mike Ashley’s best interests to ensure the squad is strengthened at that time. That’s so Newcastle are not in danger of being relegated.
If Newcastle do get relegated this season, Ashley can kiss goodbye to some of the millions he has invested in the Tyneside club.
So we were suprrised the only thing coming out yesterday was that Kinnear has been retained for another month – which takes us through until January 1st, when the transfer window opens.
So who will be in charge in January, is the obvious question.
Seems that Joe should at least be installed as manager through the end of January, so he can work something in the transfer market, and if the club is not to be sold in the next month or two – it would be best for the club, for Joe to be installed as manager through June, and then take it from there.
At least that gives a little stability, if only for 6 months.
But the inability of Ashley to sell the club, will come as a huge disappointment to Newcastle fans, to say the least, and exactly how we can retain some of our best players, like Michael Owen as a good example, is completely up in the air.
The instability, which is how the Newcastle club has being run over the last several months, seems to be continuing unabated.
What a way to run a football club.