When we read the Newcastle statement about this time yesterday, nothing came as any real shock to us, except the statement “no plan for new capital outlay on players”
Mike Ashley – no funds for transfers in?
We also thought the statement was long and difficult to read, and wasn’t written particularly well – in short is was boring.
We had thought we could have written it a lot better and made Mike Ashley’s points a lot clearer for the fans – but hey – we were beaten to it.
George Caulkin in the Times is probably our favorite correspondent on Newcastle United, and he came out this morning with the same points made by Ashley but written a little differently – written in the language that Newcastle fans understand.
George doesn’t much comment on what is said in the statement, but has described the whys much better than the official statement did.
The Times had a dispute some months ago with the NewsNow news source and the Times articles are no longer included – so George’s article may not get the circulation it deserves among Newcastle fans – and that’s another reason we want to get George’s statement out there.