Newcastle manager Joe Kinnear has admitted that “it is one thing after another” at the moment in trying to run the Newcastle United Football club.
The Newcastle Brains Trust – at last night’s game
What do we do now Ollie?
After losing Michael Owen and Joey Barton for apparently six and 10 weeks respectively with injuries sustained in last night’s game with Man City, which Newcastle lost 2-1, we are now in terrible shape.
And that’s just one point in the last 5 league games for Newcastle, who seem to be on a downward spiral to relegation from the Premier League for the first time in their history.
The latest injury to Michael Owen rules him out of any possible international comeback in the near future, if indeed England manager would even have picked him for the squad, which is doubtful.
Now Joe Kinnear has almost everything going against him, as he faces up to being without these top players at a crucial stage in Newcastle’s battle to avoid the drop.
Joe said today:
“It is one thing after another and life is seriously tough at the moment,” “The credit crunch is killing us,”
“Mike has lost £2B quid in his own businesses and shares.”
“He is just about paying the wages but it is not an easy situation.”
“You look at Tottenham paying £16M here and £14M there. I would love to spend money like that but I can’t.”
“You can see why so many people bottled this job.”
We don’t believe for one minute that Mike has lost £2B in the credit crunch, because he was never worth £2B in the first place. When he bought Newcastle his worth was estimated at around £1.6B, and now it’s estimated at around half of that only a couple weeks ago, so Joe is blowing smoke again.
The Newcastle manager now has little room to maneuver in the transfer market either, after revealing the full extent of owner Mike Ashley’s losses during the current financial turmoil.
Make no mistake about it, Newcastle United are in dire straights, and Mike Ashley is finding out that running a football club is not something he can sit back and enjoy – not when the team continues to lose.
We’ve lost 4 of our last 5 league games, and drew the other.
Now what? Since you got us into this mess Mike – we think this is now your problem to solve.
Over to you Mike.