Because we have now got the costs under control and are in good financial shape – and will remain that way for at least the next four years, given the huge money being handed out from the Premier League for the TV right to the games – Newcastle have a great chance to build a really good side – and rather quickly too.
Mike Ashley – policy changes necessary
But it will take Mike Ashley to change some of the policies he has in place at the club, but not that much.
Overall, a lot more emphasis, priority and money needs to be given to the playing side of things and the squad.
And certainly one of the things we must do this summer is to build a bigger squad, as well as have more quality at the club.
Here’s three things the owner can change – and it will improve things at the club rather dramatically:
- Invest all the profits back into the club in terms of transfer fees and wages on new players, and improving the facilities at the club.
- On incoming transfers continue bringing in younger players on the cheap, and good free agents when they are available – but also we must be prepared to ago after the finished article when higher transfer fees and wages will be required.
Newcastle must have more experience in the side, and that often means having older players in the team who have the experience and have been through difficulties in the past and are better players because of it.
- On outgoing transfers don’t sell our best players after a year or two, otherwise we’ll never have a decent side. And as we’ve seen this season, it takes time for new players to come in and settle down at the club, and also get used to the fast and physical play in the Premier League. Because of that we will have constant churn unless things are changed.
Our best players should only be sold when we get silly money being offered for them – which was the case when we got a phenomenal £35M for Andy Carroll.
Some churn could happen this summer and in the first part of next season, as we allow players to leave and bring a lot of new players in over the summer – it will likely take time to have the team gel.
But that depends on what kind of coach we get in over the summer, and we noticed Southampton manager Ronald Koeman didn’t have too many problems when he arrived last summer, and he lost his top six players, and had to bring in new players and youngsters into the side rather late in the transfer window.
The Saints are currently 7th in the league table and 18 points above Newcastle.
Do we think the above thee points will be implemented?
Not particularly – but the point is it wouldn’t take much change to have success on the field, because of our good financial position – if only Ashley would some changes to his modus operandi.
Or if a new owner comes in, they would find the club in excellent shape in everything but the team we have in the field – which is the only thing that fans care about – and money is available to build up the quality and size of the squad rather quickly.
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