The players have done us proud so far in the Championship with 7 points out of a possible 9 and joint top of the Championship.
Mike Ashley – it’s make up your mind time
It’s now time for the Newcastle Board and owner Mike Ashley in particular to make Newcastle a stable club, so we can mount a challenge for promotion this season.
We need the ownership decided one way or the other before Saturday and a full time manager appointed immediately.
If the new owner cannot afford the wage bill which at the moment is still a high £48M a year, then the club needs to identify those players we want to transfer out, and bring in suitable replacements.
And we now have to do that in a short 11 days, given how Ashley has dithered away the summer.
But we cannot allow the stupidity that went on behind the scenes last season and this summer continue any longer, and we have to give the players every chance to get us back into the Premier League.
It seems the lads are showing a lot more fight and spirit than they displayed last season, and the Newcastle fans have averaged over 40,000 in our first two home games, so they are ready for the fight too.
But we always knew the Geordie fans would be ready.
Mike Ashley needs to sort out what he is going to do, and not let this thing drag on any longer.
It’s already been 12 weeks where the club has had no leadership, and it’s a good job for the club that Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood and our other coaches, have done such a sterling job this summer under difficult circumstances – with the players’ support.
Ashley has hardly made it easy for anybody for the last 12 months at the Newcastle club.
But Mike, this nonsense has to end – now.