It may not be comforting news for Newcastle fans that Mike Ashley is willing to spend some big money in the summer, assuming we are still in the Premier League.
Mike Ashley - will spend big this summer
If we are not, then there is probably even more work to do, although we are in much better financial health than we were four years ago.
I even thought about writing what would need to happen if we do get relegated, but I decided against it – I’m depressed enough as it is.
The news is that Andy Carroll is one of the targets and it’s going to be interesting to see how Andy plays against us on Saturday, where a good performance and heaven forbid a goal – could help Newcastle on their way down.
Unfortunately for us he’s looked in good form recently.
Newcastle will need to keep most of their best players in the summer, but there will be a clear-out of fringe players for sure for sure, whether we stay up or go down.
And if we stay up, it should be an exciting summer with players leaving and new players coming in – and there will likely be a new manager appointed early in the summer, so he can look at which players may be coming into the club.
We find it hard to believe that Rafa Benitez would want to come to Newcastle, but Roberto Di Mateo could be a good appointment.
If we are relegated it will be a depressing summer – a very depressing summer – I need say no more.
Finally, I am having some exploratory surgery today, and there could be no articles posted past 12 noon time Newcastle time, but all being well I should be back tomorrow.
I also think I finally fixed the redirect advert problem yesterday – you will need to clear your cache – sorry for the trouble it caused.
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