If Newcastle players are going to be in a position to challenge for promotion come the January transfer window, they are going to have to do it with the club being up for sale, just like last year, and intermittent reports it is about to be sold – imminently.
Mike Ashley – impediment to promotion
There is a report in the Journal this morning but it’s just going through the same old stuff, and regurgitates the information about Barry Moat, and they report if he is the be the eventual buyer of the club, it will not be soon.
This follows a report in the Daily Telegraph on Saturday night saying that a sale was now imminent.
An alternative to curtailing the growing uncertainty is for Ashley to take the club off the market completely like he did last year, but he may leave the club up for sale , to allow Moat to continue at his snail’s pace, and have the coaches and the team fight through his continuing soap opera this season as they did last year.
We couldn’t help ourselves from being relegated last season with the huge uncertainties of the Newcastle sale, and also having 4 different managers over the season didn’t help.
And now it seems the biggest impediment to promotion at the first attempt is again the owner himself, Mike Ashley.
This is beyond a joke.
One sign of a good businessman is that they make the difficult decisions with decisiveness in times of uncertainty.
But as we’ve said many times before, you could never accuse Mike of being decisive or good, as he continues to sit on the fence – about most things associated with the club.
And so the nonsense continues.