It was a good move by Mike Ashley to rid the club of Joe Kinnear, but it was a stupid appointment in the first place and another error by the Newcastle owner, and will Mike Ashley ever learn, or does he want to keep the Newcastle fans always as his enemies?
Mike Ashley – will he change or will he sell?
Or will he do neither – which is more likely
After two transfer window debacles in a row, Newcastle need a new beginning, and one way that could happen is that Mike sees the errors of his ways in the way he is running Newcastle United, which is more like a bank than a football club.
That would be the easy way for change to happen, and it could start this summer with Newcastle having a major clear-out of peripheral players, and then bring in some class players – maybe like what happened in 2011, when we brought in players like Demba Ba and Davide Santon.
And we did very well in the following season.
And Newcastle will have plenty of money to spend from the Premier League and from Yohan’s transfer to fund a number of transfers into the club.
That’s the easy way – with Ashley committing to invest all profits back into the club.
The hard way is with Mike Ashley having to sell the club, and at £300M Newcastle is expensive, and that’s all that Fenway Park Sports paid for Liverpool back in the summer of 2012 – and Liverpool have won the European Cup five times., and are a much more recognizable worldwide brand than Newcastle are.
£300M would allow Ashley to recoup the money he invested into the club, and we cannot see him selling for less than that, but then we’d have another circus with news that everybody and their brother want to buy Newcastle – with little or none of it being true.
It may be different than the last two times he tried to sell Newcastle, but we don’t think so – and do we really want to go through all that again – with the likelihood at the end of the day a suitable offer has not been received – which happened the last two times.
Some fans would obviously say yes.
Maybe some group in Qatar can come in with a good cash offer right out of the blue – we think that’s the more likely way Mike Ashley will leave the club.
But for now we hope the owner brings in a good recognized Director of Football or Chairman, and soon, although he usually likes to bring in people he already knows – which is why Joe Kinnear was appointed in the first place.
We’ll just have to wait and see if we hear anything from the club this week, but that’s very unlikely, and we’re not holding out breath.
What do you think?
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