Mike Ashley watched Newcastle in action for the first time since Keegan quit when they lost 2-1 at Manchester City in midweek.
Most Newcastle fans were in severe depression after that game but Joe Kinnear has revealed that he and Mike Ashley stayed up until the early hours to talk through what they had to do, to save the situation.
Joe Kinnear – stayed up until the early hours of Thursday morning
Joe talked last night about what he and Ashley did after the game on Wednesday night, while at least we on the blog were drowning our sorrows:
“We stayed up until early hours discussing the situation,”
“I said I had a hit-list of midfielders and we’d ring round every club possible to find out which ones were available.”
“That’s what we did and we got a yes for Kevin.”
“He’s going through [financial] difficulties which have not helped matters. He’s lost a hell of a lot of money both in business and this club.”
“It maybe needed him to see things with his own eyes to act. Being back in the fold may have changed him.”
While we don’t want to get too carried away, we have to say the Nolan signing was a brilliant piece of business by the club, especially now that we know how it all came about. So they’ve proved when there’s a will, there’s a way.
And we hope they’ve still go a couple more surprises for us before Sunday’s game.
The club’s in a corner right now, so let’s support Joe and the lads through thick and thin through the end of the season, and who knows we may be able to survive.
But if we don’t survive it should not be for the want of trying, and we know the Newcastle players will be counting on the support of the famous Toon Army, given the way things seem to have conspired against us.
Fans in need are fans indeed.
Howay The Lads!!