This is all rather typical of what’s gone on these last 5 weeks at Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – no meeting today in London
The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the heralded meeting between Shearer, Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, said to be scheduled for today in London is not taking place, and never was.
The news on the meeting was broken by Neil Farrington in the Evening Chronicle on Wednesday, so it’s a little disappointing that will not happen.
It’s a real pity these stories are put out, and we really wonder what the background behind this story was, since it’s been reported all over the media, including on our blog.
But this seems to put us back a little, since we were hoping for some definite move or even announcement on the Newcastle sale even today.
But this morning the Journal is reporting that Shearer is getting concerned because now it looks like he will not be able to take the training next Wednesday when the players return from their summer break.
Seymour Pierce continues to negotiate with a number of groups who have shown interest in buying the club, and are said to be in due diligence, but we already knew that was happening. And we have been told that that Keith Harris, the Chairman of Seymour Harris Bank, was confident that a sale would complete before the end of the month, which is next Tuesday.
Shearer will now have to wait for Managing Director Derek Llambias’s to return to Newcastle next Tuesday for any new updates on the latest Newcastle soap opera.
It will not good look good if Chris Hughton is again installed as interim manager from next Wednesday, because we’ll have no power to bring in new players. Not only that but some players we want to stay like Bassong, Beye and Taylor may have had enough enough of the nonsense that Mike Ashley has brought to the Tyneside club.
That’s exactly what happened last January with Shay Given, when he couldn’t take any more of Mike Ashley’s nonsense.
The Ashley reign continues at Newcastle, and the club sinks even deeper into the abyss.
This is not good news today, and the club is in a terrible mess at seemingly the very worst time possible.