The affairs over the 11 weeks of the summer since the club was relegated on May 24th, could only happen at the Newcastle United football club.
Mike Ashley – has decimated the club this summer
We were relegated almost 11 weeks ago and tomorrow is our first game in the Championship at WBA.
Have we got the squad set and brought the players in to give us a chance of promotion?
You’ve got to be kidding.
No, Mike Ashley in his wisdom, has put a stranglehold on the club, and stopped any outgoing transfers until a week ago, and is about to take the club off the market after trying to sell the club for 10 weeks.
Just to ensure no planning is possible on bringing players in, this man has refused to appoint a full time manager for the 11 weeks we have been relegated, and so we have no new players in, and still have a wage bill which is around £25M too much for us , given the revenues the club will be bringing in during the Championship season.
Is this a shambles or is this a shambles?
It’s hard to think how Mike could have put Newcastle in any worse shape than it is right now.
Expect Mike to announce over the weekend that he is taking the club off the market for at least a year, because he was unable to get the offer he was looking for – a knock-down price of £100M.
He will now appoint a new manager, and give that man less than 3 weeks to reshape the squad for the Championship. 11 weeks of the summer have now been lost as Mike did nothing for the club in that time, other than to try to sell it and get it off his hands.
And he failed – failed again to sell it, even though it seems there was a decent offer on the table from local businessman Barry Moat, who is friends with Shearer and would have immediately appointed the former Newcastle and England Idol to start resuscitating a club which is now in really bad shape.
It appears the Ashley reign on Tyneside will continue for at least another year, and where we will be in 12 months time is anybody’s guess.
We don’t even want to think about that right now, but this is just about the worst possible outcome for the ever faithful Newcastle fans.
What have we done to deserve this? 🙁