Why is it that Newcastle seem to constantly be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons?
Mike Ashley – time for him to take action
When Chris Hughton was manager at the club for that magical 18 months, he seemed to be able to quell things in the press when things went wrong.
And a good example of that was when Andy Carroll broke Steven Taylor’s jaw in a dressing room altercation in March of 2010.
But Newcastle were still bale to win their important game two days later at at Doncaster 1-0, and of course Andy Carroll got the winner after 59 minutes.
There’s no doubt that the last week has not been good for the Newcastle United fans or for the proud club either.
There is now significant fan unrest following the unfortunate developments with Joey Barton, and while Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have never enjoyed a love-fest with Newcastle fans, the relationship is at a fairly low point right now.
With Newcastle’s first game of the season being in a short nine days against Arsenal, Newcastle have to come together, and there are now good signs that Newcastle are trying to strengthen the squad.
News today that Tranquillo Barnetta could arrive on Tyneside as early as the next couple of days, and there are other fresh targets that Newcastle are going after on the continent.
Newcastle need a new experienced left back to replace Jose Enrique, when he finally leaves the club, and of course we also need another striker in.
We’d also like to see another good defender brought in, since that was our Achilles heel last season, and the club have so far done nothing to strengthen the defense.
If Newcastle can move quickly in the next couple of weeks to solidify the squad, then things could look a lot better very quickly.
That’s what we are hoping and praying for, and there’s one thing we are absolutely certain about – Newcastle are not short of transfer funds.
We want to see some action from the Newcastle hierarchy as soon as possible.