Alan Shearer has got to be frustrated at Ashley’s lack of understanding of the situation he has put Newcastle in, and that preparations for next season are being seriously impacted with every day that passes with nobody in control at Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – must be frustrated at no progress at Newcastle
How this guy Ashley made a billion we have no idea – did he win a few lotteries?
Most managers and senior club personnel from the Championship clubs will be back this week, so watch out for some transfer deals to start being done by these clubs, which will not include Newcastle unfortunately, because we haven’t go our act together at all.
That’s not going to happen until owner Ashley wakes up, or is woken up by Newcastle fans and other players and former managers attached to the club.
But there may also be an increasing apathy about the club, as it continues in its free-fall, and we have to hope for the good of our club the new owner and manager, whoever they may be, have some time before the season starts.
We need to get some players in, have some pre-season practice games, and get some decent coaching in, before our first game of the Championship starts on August 8th. That’s 54 days away – just over 7 weeks – which is not too long at all.
And we thought things were bad 3 weeks ago when we were relegated?
The next two weeks will be crucial because if something doesn’t materialize quickly we’ll have the embarrassment of having players we don’t want, return to the club, because they have not yet been sold, and are still Newcastle players.
The only players who will not be returning are those whose contracts have run out — Michael Owen (was he our captain?), Mark Viduka (tried his very best in the last few games), Claudio Cacapa (invisible all last season but still picked up £50K/week) and David Edgar (we would have liked to have kept this lad, especially if Bassong moves on).
With so little good news around for the club, we may be forced into another of our this could happen pieces, where we look at things that could indeed happen in the next few weeks- on the positive side.
Let’s hope there’s some real good news before we are forced into one of those stories.