Newcastle now have a real opportunity, by appointing a very good coach who can get the best out of the Newcastle squad, including the many great youngsters we have coming through the club – that he may be able to bring some success back to Newcastle, and that may be in spite of owner Mike Ashley.
Mike Ashley – can he turn over a new leaf at Newcastle?
Probably not 🙁
We’d love to see Mike Ashley turn a new leaf at Newcastle, and promise to invest all the significant money the club will be making over the next few seasons and invest it right back into the club.
The investment could be used to improve the club’s facilities, get new players in and put some additional funds into the Academy and in the scouting staff under Graham Carr.
We’d love to see that – but we cannot see the owner agreeing to do that.
And we’ve known for over six months that our financial figures for the last financial year will be phenomenal – probably the highest profits of any club in the Premier League by a long way.
But there are also reports almost every day, that either PSG or Arsenal will sign 25 year-old Newcastle powerhouse Moussa Sissoko in January, and that could be true if a club bids around £16M for him.
We’d love to see Mike Ashley also promise that he will not sell players in the January transfer window when we know it’s almost impossible to replace them.
We’d love to see Mike Ashley sell up and leave Newcastle, so the club is not used as a pawn in Mike’s game of getting free worldwide advertising and publicity for his Sports Direct company.
That shouldn’t be allowed.
But given that’s not going to happen, at least in the short-term, if Newcastle can appoint a very good coach – a man who can get the very best out of the squad we have – Newcastle could even start to do very well.
And that’s possible.
Just think what Sir Bobby Robson could get out of the current squad.
We have already seen this season with the players we have, that Newcastle can look a very decent side, and we went six games unbeaten when we conceded only two goals, and we still had players like Siem de Jong, Davide Santon and Rolando Aarons out injured.
We only scored nine goals in those six games – but that’s what we need to get back to – a strong defense that doesn’t concede stupid goals.
We’ve been prone to doing too much of that in the last eight games since the win over Chelsea on 6th December, when we’ve conceded 19 goals and scored only eight – although in our last two home games we did manage to score 5 goals without having Papiss Cisse available – so that was encouraging.
There is genuine hope that Newcastle can get back to being a good team again – if we can get the right coach in.
We should know who that is within the next few days ….. or the next few weeks.
It would be good to get a coach in now, because he would have half a season to work with the players – so we could be well positioned by the summer, and he would also know who he wanted brought in over the summer, and we’d be all set for next season.
What do you think?
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