Mike Ashley was shown immediately at the end of the game at the KC Stadium yesterday, laughing away as John Carver finally got his first win as caretaker manager for Newcastle, and it was even a decent display from the lads, especially in the second half.
Mike Ashley – went into dressing room yesterday
And that means Mike talked to John for the very first time since Alan Pardew decided to bolt from Newcastle after the home game against Everton on December 28th.
And while John won his first game for Newcastle, Alan Pardew lost his first game at Crystal Palace, after four successive wins.
We play Palace on Wednesday night 11th February at Selhurst Park – and we are really hoping we can win that game.
Newcastle are now in 11th place in the league, but if Swansea lose by two goals or more at Southampton today, we’ll be up to 10th place.
We must say that Ashley looked absolutely chuffed at the end of the game yesterday, nearly as much as we were, and according to the Chronicle the owner went straight to the dressing room – and congratulated both the players and John Carver and his coaching staff.
We haven’t seen much of Ashley lately – with all the stuff that’s been going on at Rangers – so it was good he was at the game, and good that he went to the dressing room – and great that we won. 😀
With 30 points from 23 games and good players coming back from injury, the relegation threat receded a lot with yesterday’s win, and we are now 11 points above the drop zone.
The transfer window runs out tomorrow night – so we don’t know if anybody will be coming in – or going out for that matter.
MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli is now being linked with Tottenham, and that’s after Aston Villa are said to have made a move for him, so it’s hard to say whether we can get this lad to Newcastle before tomorrow night.
There’s no doubt the 18 year-old would be a great signing for us and an attraction at Newcastle is that he would get first team games.
It would raise the spirits of the Newcastle fans if we can sign him, and there’s a couple of Spanish teenagers we’ve also been linked with – 18 year-old Racing Santander forward David Concha and 17 year-old center-back Jorge Mere of Sporting Gijon.
We should know early tomorrow if anybody will be leaving because it would take a Liverpool type move they made for Andy Carroll four years ago for somebody like Moussa Sissoko to leave the club on the last day of the window – and a sizable fee too.
While Moussa will stay with us through the end of the season he may leave in the summer, but Newcastle should ask north of £20M for him – and there’s not many clubs would come in for him for that amount.
If we can get Dele Alli in and everybody stays that would be good.
What do you think?
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