Nothing much has worked out for Newcastle this year, and it’s going to be another less than mediocre season for Newcastle United – which is hardly out of the ordinary with Mike Ashley as the owner.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
And the financial gains made in January of roughly £12M (£4M compensation for Alan Pardew, £5.5M for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Roma, and a measly reported £2.5M for Davide Santon from Inter-Milan) will soon be lost, because it has left the squad weaker and without an experienced manager in charge of the side for the second half of the season.
At the end of the year – Alan Pardew had Newcastle in 9th place after a very difficult first seven games of the season, when we didn’t win a game and had only 4 points.
But a six game winning streak brought us right back and we were fairly well positioned at the end of the year – given we had been struggling so much after the first seven games.
But the antics of the powers that be at Newcastle have again weakened the squad – and we can only assume it was done for the money – around £12M.
Newcastle are now in 13th place and both West Brom and Aston Villa could still overtake us before the end of the season, so there’s a reasonable possibility, because our inability to win games that we could finish in 15th place – or even lower.
Premier League clubs now get anywhere from £60M to £100M each May depending on various things, and one of those is their position in the league.
So roughly – we can assume that every place in the league is worth around £2M.
That means if we finish in 15th place, having dropped from 9th – we have lost £12M – so tell us again why we did those stupid deals in the January transfer window?
When mistakes like this are made, most companies come out and try to explain what happened to their customers.
But not at Newcastle.
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