Fans were very pleased to see the back of Joe Kinnear, who was fired on Monday night, and it was yet another huge mistake made by owner Mike Ashley, to have appointed Joe into that position in the first place, and of course Joe was never equipped to do the job – and he ended up failing miserably.
The two pals at St. James’ Park
And he may have been even worse that fans thought – if that’s even possible – because it was Lee Charnley who was the one who traveled to Paris last week to sort out the details of Yohans’ transfer, and it seems Newcastle got £20M plus a possible £3M in add-ons for Yohan – which was a good deal for the club – at least financially.
It seems Newcastle may have to continue with Ashley as the owner, but the simple truth is that Mike just hasn’t the ambition that is needed to be Newcastle’s owner.
And Geordie fans are simply not content to be a middle of the road club – we must push for a top four position in the Premier League, and do what’s necessary to get there.
But that will be difficult to achieve with Ashley basically setting the strategy of the club, in charge of the money, and also in charge of all transfers.
And even after the calamities of the last nine days, Newcastle are still well positioned in 8th position in the league ,and 15 points above the drop zone and only 3 points from safety, so we are hoping the manager and players can make a very good recovery in the final 14 games of the season.
And then in the summer, we need to have it be one of the best for Newcastle and bring in some top players to the club, so we can push for a top place in the league next season.
That’s our hope, and maybe Mike Ashley can shell out some of the money we will have at that time, and the club should get around £80M from the Premier League by finishing around 8th in the league table this season, and Newcastle also have £20M from the sale of Cabaye.
£100M should be enough to bring in five or more top players – even if we only pay out only £40M of what’s available – and do it Mike Ashley’s thrifty way.
Newcastle are coming into some big money, as are other Premier League sides, which is why there is panic at some clubs, who are threatened with relegation.
And an indication of that is West Ham may go to court, after the FA failed to turn around Andy Carroll’s red card against Swansea, and the news is it may cost West Ham £75M if the club is relegated.
It’s a pity Andy got himself sent off after missing the first half of the season through injury, and what’s that about the Premier League being all about money these days?
It’s so very true.
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