Mike Ashley has that knack of completely shocking Newcastle fans.
Mike Ashley – selling his captain now
First of all he fired manager Chris Hughton for no apparent reason last December, and then in January he sold Andy Carroll on the last day of the January transfer window.
And the next big shock is that he’s in the process of selling Kevin Nolan to West Ham, and after all Kevin is the Newcastle captain and the top goal-scorer last season and one our very best players.
So why sell him?
Joey Barton has been using that Twitter account of his again, and he’s likely to be the next one out the door at Newcastle, and he predicts he will not be the only one leaving.
This is what Joey relayed on his twitter account on hearing the news that Kevin Nolan was having a medical at West Ham, and he has predicted there could now be a player exodus out of Newcastle this summer.
“Great player, leader, captain, person, trainer and mostly a friend for life,” “Devastated to see him SOLD! Me, Jose Enrique and Jonas Gutierrez next.”
Of course this hardly helps the situation and we can now see Joey Barton definitely moving on this summer.
We’d like to give Mike Ashley the benefit of the doubt, but he’s made so many mistakes since buying the club four years ago – but we have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes at Newcastle right now – but it doesn’t look good.
It also shows that Alan Pardew has absolutely no power on who stays or goes at Newcastle, and his position has again been weakened by Kevin Nolan leaving the club, after Newcatsle only recently said they would not offer Joey Barton a new deal.
Alan Pardew had made it clear he wanted both players to sign new contracts, and that they were vital to the future of the Tyneside club.
We have no idea what’s going on at St. James’ Park at the moment, but as we said a week or two ago it seems to us that Mike Ashley is running the club with an iron fist, and he cares not at all about what Newcastle fans think.
Somebody at the club needs to explain exactly what’s going on.