There is the usual rubbish coming out in tomorrow’s Sunday newspapers, about clubs wanting to sign Andy Carroll.
Mike Ashley – not the most liked man on Tyneside
And one report is that Tottenham will bid the equivalent of £15M for the 21 year-old England striker.
The London club will offer both Robbie Keane and David Bentley in part exchange, players Tottenham hardly ever play by the way.
But we suppose Harry Redknapp needs to offload Robbie to some team in January, but it will hardly be Newcastle.
Newcastle have Carroll in top form this season, and Nile ranger is also coming through big time, and the 19 year old Londoner should be getting quite a bit of playing time through the end of the season – so we’re not too sure we need more strikers in January.
Alan Pardew has said last week that he doesn’t want to sell Andy Carroll, and that was discussed with the hierarchy before he agreed to manage Newcastle last week, and there was a report that Mike Ashley said he wouldn’t sell Carroll either.
But since Mike never seems to talk to the Newcastle fans, who are his customers of the Newcastle club by the way, we have no idea if that’s true.
But Ashley and Llambias also famously said they would negotiate a new contract with Chris Hughton at the end of this year, and they didn’t do that.
They are simply not to be trusted – and that’s based on previous facts and experience. It’s not an opinion.
But if a PL club does come in with a £20M offer for Carroll, and the club accepts it, then there will be some huge problems on Tyneside.
Just when the club was going through it’s first period of stability since the nonsense relegation season, when Newcastle were made to look like a complete laughing stock, what does the owner do last week?
He sacks the manager who had just got the club promoted back to the Premier League at the very first attempt, and saved the owner about £100M in the value of his club in doing so.
Go figure how the mind of Mike Ashley works – we gave up a long time ago.
We thought it may be possible for Ashley to rehabilitate himself with the Newcastle fans, after he had said last year that he had made massive mistakes, after the club was finally relegated.
But the sacking of Chris has made that completely impossible – and it will now never happen.
The vast majority of Newcastle fans look forward to the time when the owner sells up, gets out of Toon, and ends his nightmare reign on Tyneside.