After Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan’s tirade against Newcastle owner Mike Ashley a month or so ago, he has come out today and said he actually likes Mike.
Dave Whelan – Wigan Athletic Chairman
And as we expected, Dave doesn’t want to see Newcastle United relegated, but when our players have almost given up on themselves, that’s going to be very difficult.
God helps those who help themselves – so Newcastle cannot expect any help from the almighty in terms of luck and such like in their final games. Not until, they start playing with some spirit that is, and even start earning their wages – what a concept!.
Dave Whelan is very sympathetic about Newcastle United as he told Sky Sports:
“Newcastle are such a big club, it would be a crying shame if they go down.” “They’ve got a wonderful, wonderful set of supporters.”
“I can’t imagine them going down. I know it’s happened before, but I sincerely hope they don’t go down.” “I think West Brom are already down. Middlesbrough and Newcastle look very, very likely, which is a shame because it’s so awful fighting relegation in the Premier League.”
“I’m very sorry for any club that goes down. It’s heartbreaking.”
Dave also wisely played down his disagreements with Mike Ashley at this time, and Dave tried to put the record straight about his relationship with the Newcastle owner, who we all know has made some costly gaffs this season, which will most likely result in Newcastle being relegated from the Premier League for the first time in their history:
“I don’t dislike Mike Ashley,” “I think he’s a very, very shrewd businessman.”
“I get on very well with him actually, we’ve had one or two good nights out.”
It seems like the Newcastle players are feeling sorry for themselves and they are playing like that too. They must have believed too many of their own headlines at the beginning of this season. We’d be much happier if they took the field in each of the last 4 games and tried to get their respect back, and at least give an attempt to earn the huge wages they receive.
Right now it looks like Alan Shearer has become the chief baby-sitter at the club, and Alan has of course deserved none of this nonsense he is having to endure, for the sake of Newcastle.
The sad thing is relegation could decimate the Newcastle club.
We should look at what Leeds United did when they were relegated some seasons ago, and do everything the exact opposite. 😀
But there’s no doubt the Newcastle club will face many pressures if they end up in the Championship, and they will need to downsize almost everything quickly to manage within the greatly reduced revenues that will flow into the club.
And we can forget about being the 17th richest club in the world – as all that will come to an end.
There’s no doubt the City Of Newcastle itself will be decimated by relegation, not to mention the fans, who again have been let down badly by the club they have supported so well over the years.
But make no mistake – this is the ultimate indignity.