The expectation of Newcastle fans has now been suitably lowered for this season, after we failed miserably to add to the strength of our squad in the summer, and we did the minimum amount possible by only bringing in a striker to replace the departed Demba Ba, albeit Loic Remy is only on a season long loan deal.
Mike Ashley – Spend Baby – Spend
Bow that we know what our squad will be for the coming season, we are running a poll to see where fans think Newcastle will end up, and these are the results so far.
So one way to interpret the poll results is that 87% think we’ll finish somewhere between 7th and 17th place, and only 2% think we will make top six, but on the other hand only 11% think we will be relegated.
And it seems to us that is what Mike Ahsley wants for Newcastle – spend as little money as possible to ensure Newcastle stay in the Premier League, even in mid-table, so we can get the big money every May from the Premier League.
But Newcastle’s squad us probably better than we realize, and if we can keep our top players fit we could be the surprise side again in the Premier League, and there again – maybe not.
But making Newcastle into a top and exciting side again doesn’t seem to be on Mike Ashley’s radar, because he just refuses to spend the money on top players, even though the club as a business is starting to make some real money in terms of profits.
Mike did well to get the finances under control at the club, where’s little doubt about that, but now he needs to shift gears and be willing to spend money to make Newcastle into a top side again.
Sadly, that doesn’t seem to be on Mike Ahsley’s agenda for our club
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