The former Newcastle striker Micky Quinn has today taken a swipe at owner Mike Ashley for his seemingly crazy decision to replace Chris Hughton at Newcastle, with who now appears to be his friend, Alan Pardew.
Mike Ashley – this is the guy at fault – not Pardew
Pardew has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal at St James’ Park, and he has today given his first interview to Newcastle United TV, but he’s entered into what is a storm of protest by Newcastle supporters.
Our major concern, to be honest, is that the club will get into the same crazy situation it was in two years ago, and we’ll become enmeshed in another relegation scrap. We may already be in that same mess.
But surely the fans’ anger has to be addressed at Mike Ashley and not to Alan Pardew. Anyhow – we certainly don’t want this to be another relegation season – the old heart will not take it this time around.
This is what Micky said today:
“I am still livid.” “They are taking the mick out of the supporters.”“I have nothing against Pardew, but he must have thought all his birthdays and Christmases had come at once when he got that phone call asking him to be Newcastle manager.”
“The players have got to be thinking ‘what’s going on?’ Chris Hughton was quiet, but he brought the players together – he created a bit of unity.”
“But he wasn’t good enough for Mike Ashley. We can’t forget that he was part of the crew that brought in Joe Kinnear. And they were the same crew that brought in Dennis Wise to undermine Kevin Keegan.”
“It just goes on and on and on – for once you’d have thought they’d be happy that Newcastle were in the Premier League.” “No, it’s a case of ‘let’s tear the club apart by bringing in a new manager’.”
“I loved my time at Newcastle and it was like a second home for me, even as a Scouser in the North East.” “But this week I thought for the first time that I hope they get absolutely battered by Liverpool on Saturday.”
We have no idea what the solution to this crazy situation is, but if the fans want to replace Mike Ashley – it will be history repeating itself.
Mike will again try to sell the club, this will be for the third time mind you, nobody will want to buy it, and everything will be in turmoil again, and Newcastle will end up being relegated.
Hey – maybe Chris Hughton will be available to become Newcastle manager again next summer.
As I said history has a knack of repeating itself.