One thing we are thinking about right now, is it could only be at Newcastle that a Billionaire buys the club, and then had them relegated within two seasons.
Brad Friedel – Villa aiming for 5th place
Somehow, that didn’t seem to happen at Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Aston Villa, to name some other clubs acquired recently by a Billionaire.
It could only happen at Newcastle, and even if don’t get relegated the club is in it’s worse state for many many years, let’s make no mistake about that. We’ve had less than 44 points now for the last 3 seasons, whether we are relegated or not.
And to think when Mike Ashley bought the club in June, 2007, we thought that was a great move for Newcastle. We thought we’d move up the Premier League – not in the ohter direction – and then out of it – oh well, tells you what we know.
Brad Friedel, Aston Villa’s American goalkeeper, who turned 38 last Monday, has warned Newcastle that Villa will not roll over and gift them three points on Sunday.
Friedel insists that Villa will be aiming to secure 5th place after Sunday’s game, and wants to put their recent poor form behind them.
Brad said yesterday:
“Our form has been a bit disappointing recently.” “But we are still fighting for a fifth-place finish and that might not bode well for Newcastle as we definitely have something to play for.”
“After finishing in sixth place last season, we do want to do better this season.” “I know we’ve already qualified for the Europa League, but we are professionals and we do want to do the best we can all the time and we do want to secure that fifth spot.”
Of course Friedel was on loan at Newcastle in 1994, when Kevin was managing the club, but we were unable to sign him because of work permit problems – but we suppose that means nothing to him now.
That’s a pity.