With the news that Mike Ashley will remain Newcastle owner this morning, hopefully the Newcastle club will now have some more stability than we’ve had over the last four months.
Kinnear – let’s move forward
Hopefully in the new year, the fans, Kinnear and the players can all start pulling in the same direction, and that has to be good for the club, after one of the worst periods in our history.
There will still be some fans who would have hoped Mike Ashley was no longer at the club, but if we are going to move forward let’s support Joe and the team.
Hopefully Mike Ashley will have the wisdom to soon appoint Chris Mort as the long term Chairman of Newcastle, and that would go a long way to further stabilizing our famous club.
But Ashley has to show he is willing to spend some cash to improve our squad, because it hasn’t been big enough for a couple of years now,onit to mention we don’t have enough top class players.
Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear after our hammering by Liverpool this afternoon, talked about Ashley staying as owner of the club.
“It’s a positive move – he wants to look forward. We don’t have to worry about who’s buying the club – we know it’s not for sale now.”“I think we need to draw a line under it and get him back on board.”
“Now he has made that statement, the next statement is going to be the most important one.”
“We need to sit down and discuss the future of the club, the strength of the team, and what direction we are going.”
With the transfer window opening in January, we must bring in some new faces and freshen up the squad, and if Kinnear thinks players are not good enough, then move them out.
Not surprisingly Joe Kinnear is anxious to bring in new faces and added:
“We need to get players in to strengthen the squad and make sure we stay in the league, first and foremost.”
“We have suggested players to Mike that I would like and it’s really wait and see what price they are.”
Joe has to move quickly in January and strengthen the squad, and then he still has to prove he is the man for the Newcastle job beyond this season.
Our two games over the festive period have got us no points at all and we’ve conceded 7 goals and scored just two – so our goal difference is now back to -6, and we’re not far from the relegation zone.
It will depend on how well Joe does in our remaining 18 games of the league, since after 20 games we have only 22 points, and of course that just isn’t good enough.
At the same time last year we had 26 points, so it’s nothing that a win streak in January couldn’t correct.
Next weekend we have Hull away in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, and then our league games through February 1st are
West Ham H
Man City A
So there should be at least two wins in those – at least.
A good January in terms of results, and some decent new players brought in during that time, has to be the goal for next month.
Let’s hope that Joe Kinnear and the Board will be able to deliver.