Well it seems that Mike Ashley and Kevin LLambias have really upset a number of Newcastle’s most experienced players.
Mike Ashley – another fine mess?
It is now almost certain that Joey Barton will leave once a suitable offer is made for the player, and the fact he wants to stay to see out his contract through next summer will have no bearing on the matter.
We have to think those twitter comments yesterday were the last straw for the Newcastle hierarchy, and Joey will now definitely be sold.
We all know that Jose Enrique wants to leave, and it’s been a long running and rather boring saga with Jose since January, when Andy Carroll was sold and caused a lot of the more experienced players at Newcastle to question the ambitions of the club.
And news today that even Steve Harper, the local lad who has been at Newcastle since Kevin Keegan signed him back in 1993, is assessing his position at the club.
Alan Smith has also been told to find a new club, and so it seems that Alan Smith, Kevin Nolan, Steve Harper and Joey Barton, the four leading players who brought Newcastle back from the disaster that was relegation two years ago, could all leave the club before September rolls around.
It seems that Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have really upset the experienced players, and we are now very likely to see an exodus this summer, with the side being a lot different come August than last season.
A good question is what happens to the team spirit, and who will become the new leaders at the club?
We’d like to hear from the manager Alan Pardew, but he is keeping his counsel at the moment, but it’s abundantly clear he has little power over things at the club.
This seems all very sad for Newcastle, and we have to hope for new signings very soon to lift the spirits of Geordie fans.