If nothing is announced within the next 15 minutes or so, then Newcastle will be the laughing stock of football again.
Mike Ashley – told Andy he had to go?
They have sold their top striker, Andy Carroll and left themselves only 7 hours in the transfer window to bring in a replacement – which it looks like they have failed to do.
So where do we stand now?
Without Andy Carroll for the rest of the season, and with nobody bought in to replace him.
Normally in businesses, like at IBM for instance, this level of incompetence would see heads roll.
But since the incompetence seems to be coming from the person who actually owns the club, we suppose the Newcastle owner will not sack himself.
Although that decision would be no more stupid than some of the decisions he has made at the Tyneside club these last three and a half years, which have been hell on earth to loyal Newcastle fans.
And my son Neil has just been on the phone absolutely furious with the goings on – which of course he has just been reading about – and he says he saw something that Alan Pardew may even resign.
We haven’t seen anything like that – but we feel that Mike Ashley has let his manager down big time – and maybe Alan should have heeded the advice of his friends, who implored him not to take on the Newcastle job.
And there is news supposedly coming through from Andy Carroll, that he was forced to move and told he had no choice – but that is unconfirmed right now, although we may hear more of this tomorrow.
The Sunderland Echo are now confirming this story that Andy was pushed out of the door by Mike Ashley.
I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this story by a long way, because as we said in earlier article – we really don’t know exactly what happened today.
To us it seemed that Andy asking for a transfer was all too convenient in letting the owner completely off the hook.
And the announcements about Andy’s move being official says that Newcastle accepted his transfer request, but then conveniently never mention that a fee had to first be agreed between the two clubs.
It just all seems rather fishy to us – that’s all – and all we want is the truth.
We all need to get to the bottom of what exactly happened today, that led to Andy Carroll being a Liverpool striker.