Not many will argue with the fact that the positive attitude of Chris Hughton and his staff, the Newcastle players and the Newcastle fans is all that has mattered this season – and so far it has made a huge difference from last season.
And that attitude and commitment has the lads 3 points clear at the top of the Championship, and that’s all that matters this season – getting Newcastle United promoted.
What’s happening with the sale of the club now, be it that new bidders are in from South Africa (how many times in the last year have we heard that one), Nigeria, Malaysia, America or Timbuktu is not very interesting to Newcastle fans. It will only become interesting if and when it happens.
What is interesting and important is when the lads play their next games at Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe, which are both sell-outs for the visit of the Magpies
What’s important is that we pick up wins, and cement our excellent start to the season, when the league games begin again a week come Saturday.
Gone are last years’ concerns about who would be buying the club, when everything stopped in September, after Kevin left, when the clueless and embarrassing Mike Ashley put the club up for sale – for the first time.
The Newcastle fans, to their enormous credit have been right behind Chris and the players this year, and the results of their suppoirt and the new resurgence and spirit of the Newcastle players still at the club, are there for all to see.
We are a little concerned that the gossip press will dream up all kinds of new bidders from all kinds of places, that suggest a sale of the club is imminent.
We have to take all of this stuff with a very large pinch of salt, because if you go back to last year, as we have, nearly all of the so-called bids – which we noticed nearly all came on Sundays – were bogus at best.
But our best course of action is to only pay attention to the players and Chris, and how they are performing on the pitch – it’s worked great so far this season, so let’s not get distracted by the emerging new chapters of the long-running Selling Newcastle soap opera – which are bound to be coming – probably starting this Sunday. 😀
Promotion is all that matters this season – and given how the lads have performed in their first 11 games – that’s now a distinct possibility.