There’s little doubt that Newcastle fans think that Mike Ashley just doesn’t have enough ambition for Newcastle, and the Billionaire seems to be unwilling to spend the money that is necessary to make Newcastle into what fans want – a top side in England again – the last time being when Sir Bobby Robson managed the club, and before that when Kevin Keegan managed The Entertainers.
Mike Ashley – not enough ambition for Newcastle fans
Newcastle are currently in 11th place in the league table, but our next four league games are tough ones against Liverpool (h), Sunderland (a), Chelsea (h) and Tottenham (a).
It’s going to be tough for Newcastle to retain that position after those four games, but certainly not impossible, and Yoan Gouffran, who has been in good form for Newcastle so far this season, thinks that if the team can play well, then we can still finish in the top ten at the end of the season.
This is what Yoan said in the local papers today:
“The start of the season was difficult because we lost 4-0 at City,” “Afterwards, we won some games. We also lost points against Hull City and Everton. “
“We played very badly.” “But this season I think we can be in the top 10 if we play well.”
It probably gives some insight into what the Newcastle top brass are aiming for this season, that Yoan talks about finishing in the top ten as being something good, but that’s hardly ambitious – given that we finished 5th a year last May.
But once we have finished the game at Tottenham on November 10th, we should have a decent idea of how good a team we have this season, and if we can keep our top players fit, surely we have a chance to finish closer to the top six than just in the upper half of the table?
What do you think?