It appears that two Newcastle stalwarts Habib Beye and Steven Taylor, are both looking at their futures at the Tyneside club.
Habib Beye – getting tired of ridiculous Newcastle
This follows the embarrassing soap opera that has been performing at St. James’ Park since we were relegated 4 weeks ago, and the Director of the comedy show is of course current owner, Mike Ashley. It’s been a smash hit in the gossip press.
But it’s not funny when it’s your employers who look not to know what they are doing. Mike Ashley’s incompetence, and unwillingness to tell Newcastle players what was happening was responsible for Shay Given leaving the club last January.
And a lot of fans thought Shay would never leave Tyneside, but the antics of the owner just got too much for the very professional Shay Given, and he flew the nest rather quickly.
A Newcastle insider told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Steven sat down with Alan at the end of the season to chat about things, and it was positive despite relegation.”
“Steven was basically saying to Alan ‘If you’re staying, I’m staying’.”
“Things have changed a bit since then and, with Alan still not being handed the job and pre-season training so close, Steven is going to have a look at his position.”
“Obviously he would love to stay and work with Alan, but he is upset by what has been happening in the last few weeks.”
Two clubs who are said to be interested in Steven are Arsenal and West Ham and are monitoring developments at the Tyneside club.
And it’s also understood that top full-back Habib Beye is also growing rather tired of the ridiculous situation at the club, with Shearer kicking his heels at home over the last 4 weeks, as he awaits the call from the club, which hasn’t yet come.
The Senegal International has just one year left to run on his contract and he would have wanted to sign a new contract to finish his career on Tyneside. Stoke City have been linked with the former Marseilles captain over the weekend, and of course he will not be short of options.
Most of these problems will blow over if Alan Shearer is appointed, but we still cannot understand why Ashley and LLambias have let this stupid situation at Newcastle continue for so long.
But with new owners to be installed very shortly we’ve given up hope of even trying – and put it down to the two of them just being completely inept and incompetent, and not understanding the first thing about managing a football club.
That’s the best reason we can come up with, to explain their rather ridiculous and bizarre behavior over the last 4 weeks.