With all the nonsense still going on with Mike Ashley’s sale of Newcastle, this activity and Mike himself, have to be the biggest hurdle to promotion this year.
Mike Ashley – biggest problem to promotion
This is what happened in the middle of September, when Mike put the club up for sale, and then he took it off the market at the end of December, having created complete havoc at trhe club, which forced Shay Given to leave the club he was so disgusetd at Mike’s actions.
And we didn’t get too many points over that period either – surprise – surprise.
But we know putting any prioity on these daft stories about new ownership, is not important this time around, if we are to be promoted.
The best thing we can all do this season, is forget about the sale, and just support the lads. We found last year there will be new stories every week about a new mystery consortium, and that will continue as long as the club is up for sale.
Not only will we need to get over injuries this season to get promoted but we’ll have to somehow get past our owner. who is causing more trouble than anybody else.
As we’ve said before, there’s something wrong when you have to fight the owner to get the club promoted.
Wouldn’t it be so much easier at the club if Mike was gone?
We need to keep winning and probably the very best scenario this season is for Colin and Chris to keep the lads buzzing and moving along.
If and when Ashley sells the club we expect Shearer to be installed and then Alan can come in – not make too many changes, keep Chris and Colin and we get promoted before May.
No way should we have a complete change of management (again) and we should think continuity – because that’s what is best for the club and the players.
We would then have a long term management team in place. and with Alan at the head ,we’ll be able to attract lots of good players next summer.
And in Chris and Colin we’ll have two coaches who stood with the club, when most other were running for the exits.
So to us they’ve proved their loyalty to the Newcastle club, and should be treated accordingly. Chris and Colin will be here all season and are major players at Newcastle this season, and hopefully next season too.
We are fairly convinced that some as yet unidentified group will come in and buy the club, maybe just before the new transfer window opens in January, and they’ll get what essentially is a Premier League club – that’s if we are still doing very well in the league.
So the more points the lads can put on the board in the next couple of months, the better the chances of a sale will be – hey – another reason to keep winning! 😀
Let’s put our energy and effort with the team and Chris this season, and not with Ashley and his soap opera sale.