70% of fans think the Newcatsle squad is stronger than last year at this time, but you cannot make the jump that therefore we should do better than we did last season in the league.
Mike Ashley – needs to loosen up on the purse strings
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There are a number of reasons for that, and one is that it’s all relative, as Albert Einstein would no doubt say.
And Newcastle have probably lost ground on other clubs who spent big in the summer, and West Ham, Norwich, Sunderland, Swansea, Cardiff and Fulham built up their squads a lot more than Newcastle did, since we brought in only Loic Remy on loan.
So a number of mediocre clubs seem to have stolen a march on us this summer.
On a more positive note, we will have maybe 14 less games to play than last seasons, and our squad should now be big enough to withstand injuries and lack of form because of the fewer games we will have to play.
But the task for fans now is to somehow get owner Mike Ashley to spend the money we are now making as a business, and that should be a lot, since we will get an average of £25M more than last season in money received from the Premier League.
We are not saying Mike should spend stupid money as some clubs continue to do, but at least agree to spend the profits of the club – which should be considerable in the seasons ahead, now that we have our finances under control.
What do you think.
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