Sad Truth – Real Success Only 10 Points Away At Newcastle

The way Newcastle United operate these days is the sooner we can get to 40 points in the league the better, because that means we will remain in the Premier League, and that’s the only motivation Mike Ashley has in owning Newcastle United, keeping the club in the big money.

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The powers that be at Newcastle – Ashley and first lieutenant Charnley

The win at Hull City on Saturday was massive because it took the talk off a potential relegation battle, and onto the fact that we could be safe in the Premier League sooner rather than later.

We are now 11 points above the drop zone with 15 games to play.

The champagne corks will be popping with the powers that be at Newcastle once 40 points is reached, because to the present day Newcastle United – that’s real success with those who run the club.

Forget about actually wining something like the FA Cup, after all we haven’t won anything for 45 years so we’re not missing anything and in the PL – that money just keeps rolling in.

That’s real success in the eyes of Newcastle’s Billionaire owner Mike Ashley – after all that’s what he deals in – money.

The sad thing is that we don’t see this attitude changing much at all, but maybe we will be lucky again by bringing in a few  top players in the summer – players  that the bigger clubs miss.

We’ve seen today that if a big club does come in for one of our targets – like Spurs came in for Dele Alli over the last few days – we cannot complete – or more accurately we wont compete.

And Newcastle could even have a good season next term, but that will be more because of good luck than good management – much like what happened three years ago when we finished in 5th place.

The powers that be at Newcastle think success lies in the impressive financial figures we will generate each year, and success has nothing to do with what we do on the field of play.

Other of course than getting enough points every season not be relegated – and not be in a relegation scrap either – and in those cases the champagne corks go a popping.

It’s all so very sad.

And am I being cynical in this article – yes – but I’m also being truthful.

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9 comments so far

  • Slank

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #1


    beermonkey @ 34

    You don’t keep Santon on just to be a backup right back.

    There were three players (Santon, Haidara and Dummitt) competing for the one spot. Arguably that’s one too many.

    The regular right back for the Under 21s / Reserves should be the understudy as why else have a Under 21/Reserve squad ?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    The club is sleepwalking under Ashley.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m quite disappointed that Santon has left. Classy player when in possession and could do a lot more in a dominant and competent team.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #4


    He should be first choice LB


    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #5

    selling santon is a big mistake…if jannmat or any other defenders get injurd for the season we are doomd…. time to step up an show the fat whos the boss

  • Reyantoon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    where is Jail for Ashley ?

  • beermonkey

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7


    I agree but as it stands now if he goes we have no1 available in the squad that has played there

    satka has played there but is he ready for the prem

    if we pick up an injury to willo colo or dummet and then lose one of the fullbacks for a week or 2 who is there to fill in

    I know the club want to get rid as next season he is out of contract but to do it now makes no sense its only to save a few quid in wages

  • magicbus

    Feb 2, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    The only tables he is interested in apart from the dinner table is the uk individual rich list and the world club rich list. As long as we get 17th he`s a happy chappy — no bonus to pay out either

  • Marty-Toon

    Feb 2, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #9

    In many ways it’s a great way to run the club,but as Ed has said if we could find something in between the previous owner and the Mash we’d be on a real winner.
    If Mash just invested say 8/10mill on a decent CB and the same on a decent CF ,we’d be farther down the road.
    Oh and if they actually got in De Boer to run the football side of things I think we’d be flying


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