Newcastle owner Mike Ashley did make an appearance in the stands at St. James’ Park today, as he continues to search for a buyer for Newcastle, but he received a cold reception from the home supporters, as was expected.
Mike Ashley and Barry Moat in happier times
Fortunately for Mike, Newcastle were on top most of the match, and ran out easy 3-0 winners, with a great hat trick from striker Shola Ameobi.
Barry Moat sat between Ashley and Managing Director Derek LLambias, and he will know within four days if his loan will go through at Barclay’s Bank and if he can buy his home town club from current owner Ashley.
We wonder if Barry would have sat in such a prominent position, if a deal with Ashley wasn’t close (we hope it is of course).
So it really looks like by Wednesday’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday , KO 7:45 pm, we should know who will be running the club this season, and we hope it’s Barry.
It looks like if Moat is successful it will be Moat with Shearer as manager, and if Ashley doesn’t sell it will be Ashley with Joe Kinnear as manager.
But on the showing today, and assuming we can strengthen the squad and not lose too many more of the lads in the next two weeks, we must stand a very decent chance of getting promoted at our first try.
That has to be the most important thing this season, and we expect the Newcastle supporters to be there again on Wednesday night to cheer on the lads, against Sheffield Wednesday, whatever the outcome of the ownership issue.
We seem to be getting what we didn’t get last season from the players, and that’s guts and fighting spirit.
Long may it continue.
Howay The Lads!!