This summer should be one of the busiest transfer windows for Newcastle for many years, and it’s not just players coming into the club either, but Alan Pardew and his coaches will have to make some tough decisions on some of the players already at Newcastle, including some of the younger players, who may not make it at the club.
Mike Ashley’s thoughts on Newcastle – £££££££££££
The results for the financial year ended June 30th last year will be announced next month, and Newcastle should make a profit for the third year running, but the next financial year – ending this June 30th – with around £80M from the Premier League is when we’ll see Newcastle’s profits and revenue increase big time.
So there’s no doubt that Newcastle are coming into the money, and the financial books look great – but it’s the team and the squad that don’t look so great. 🙁
Mike Ashley – by what happens this summer – will show the fans what his goals for Newcastle United really are, and whether he realizes some big changes must take place and some big money must be spent, for a change.
Or whether he’ll continue with his too thrifty ways, and try to build up the side by spending pennies rather than pounds on players.
Certainly the natives are restless, and the selling of Yohan Cabaye last month showed clearly what Ashley is motivated by – and it seems only by the money.
Cabaye was sold because a good offer of £20M came in for the player – too good for Ashley to turn down – even though it has hit the side in a negative way for the rest of the season – something the owner didn’t seem to care too much about.
Or at least that’s what his actions portrayed.
Does anyone really think Ashley would have let Cabaye go if we were in relegation trouble?.
No, it was only because we were fairly safe from relegation and would stay in the Premier League and keep getting the big money – that allowed the owner to cash in on his favorite player.
So it seems clear what Ashley is about at Newcastle, and it’s having good financial results, but that seems at the cost of having a good team.
But both are possible, and we’ll just have to wait and see what happens over the summer months, but we cannot say we are too confident much will change.
Ashley showed his hand last month as far as we were concerned – and it was not about building a top team at Newcastle, unless he can do that on the cheap – and that’s just not possible – because sometimes you have to spend the money.
But that seems to be Mike’s biggest problem at Newcastle.
What do you think about this?
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