Joe Kinnear has been making some strange comments this morning about Mike Ashley’s finances, and could it be that Ashley has no money to invest in the club in January, after all?
Joe Kinnear – squad may not be strengthened in January
Joe Kinnear said today:
“Michael has cracked a bone in his foot and he’s on crutches,” “I’ve spoken to the doctor and he has told me that it’s going to be between six and eight weeks, which is another massive blow for us.”
“To make matters worse, we think Joey Barton has broken the dreaded metatarsal, which will be between ten and 12 weeks.”
“It’s unbelievable how much bad luck we’ve had. That’s the way it been going for us, week in, week out, day after day, these are the problems we have to cope with.”
“I was disappointed with the way we played in the first half because we didn’t create much, but at least we competed a lot better in the second half.”
“The biggest problem is we have to constantly chop and change things, we’ve never had a settled side and we had to do that again tonight when Joey and Michael got injured.”
Despite all the news coming out of Newcastle United over the last 29 days, we still have only one new player in, and after listening this morning to what Joe Kinnear is saying about Mike Ashley’s finances, it seems like he has no money now to invest in the club.
The news this morning on Toulouse full-back Albin Ebondo is that the move is in danger of collapsing, after the French club raised the asking price for their 24-year-old.
We are starting to give up on there being any new faces in before next Tuesday, with presumably the money we get for Given and maybe even N’Zogbia being used to shore up things financially at the Tyneside club.
We don’t know this for certain, but Joe is making some odd comments about Ashley losing so much money in the credit crunch.
What a way to run a football club, and this is starting to remind us of what happened at Leeds United a few seasons ago, which would be a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United.
But as we said we’re not exactly sure what’s happening at the club – but what’s new about that?