As we reported yesterday there will no transfer funds available to Chris Hughton in January.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle’s biggest impediment to promotion
The Newcastle squad is very good this season, but very small and any injuries will have a severe impact on the playing side of things.
We already have two long term injuries, and with 2 games almost every week, the squad is not big enough to last the season – at least not big enough to sustain our good start to the season.
No money will be available only if Mike Ashley still owns the club and we have to think that because of Newcastle’s good start to the season Mike is thinking of keeping the club, and that would be a disaster.
Of course we don’t know what the man is thinking since he never communicates, and when he does he seems to say things that are untrue – as witnessed in the recent Tribunal involving Kevin Keegan, which the club lost.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – this man is the biggest impediment to promotion for Newcastle this season.
With his record at Newcastle over the last 13 months some would argue he is not “fit and proper” to own a football club.
Lying to the fans and the manager surely should bar him from owning a club, and this, without doubt, is what he did last year.
After all, how many CEOs lie to their customers?
It was just Newcastle’s luck to get a guy like this coming in and buying the club, and he is now being investigated for fraud with his company Sports Direct. So while he may be completely innocent, all of this doesn’t look good.
Whatever this man is thinking, he needs to tell the Newcastle players, the fans and his coaching staff.
Surely that’s something this man can do – simply out of respect for the famous Newcastle club, which he ahs decimated.
And Ashley, in case he is not aware of it, has lost all respect on Tyneside and rightly so.
Not only has he presided over the team being relegated, but he continues to make the club a laughing stock, and we are just sick of it – and sick of him.