Those at the top at Newcastle seem to have done almost everything possible to get the club relegated this season, and despite their efforts there may now be a chance to save ourselves, with both Burnley and QPR already being relegated – and one more team – it’s between Hull, Newcastle, Sunderland, Leicester and Aston Villa – will join them in the Championship next season.
We hope it’s not Newcastle.
Mike Ashley – brought Newcastle to it knees this season
But the point we got yesterday was huge for our lads, because of the confidence it will give them in our next game, and we have a great chance of picking up a win at QPR.
If we don’t do well in our last two games – remember in our relegation year we lost the last two games 1-0 – then we will deserve to be relegated, so pathetic has the team performed this year.
But as we all know, some incompetent decision-making by Newcastle has helped decimate our squad this year, and also resulted in having an inexperienced and naive person coaching the side this year.
These are some of the bad decisions made:
- Letting Alan Pardew leave without having a suitable replacement lined up.
- Appointing John Carver because he was the easy and cheap option to replace Pardew – but he was always going to be a big risk because he’s never coached before in the Premier League.
- Failing to strengthen the side in January when £34M was sitting idly in the back, and we knew the squad was already very thin and we had only two fit center-backs.
- Allowing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa join Roma permanently, and sending out Davide Santon to Inter-Milan when upper management knew we were short of back four players.
We could go on – but we wont – because it’s so depressing at how incompetent those running the club have been.
They couldn’t have done much worse if they had tried, and we just have to hope they will learn from their mistakes – but we are not holding our breath.
Mike Ashley – since he’s the one at the very top – is ultimately responsible (you can also call it blame) – and has almost caused the most ridiculous relegation of any side in the Premier League by his yearning after money.
Newcastle received £4M for Pardew, about £3M for Santon and about £5M for Yanga-Mbiwa.
So that’s about £12M Newcastle took into their coffers in January, and we suppose Mike Ashley thinks that was some good business.
And he sent five youngsters up to Rangers on loan for the rest of the season, and got their wages paid – but we could have used both Haris Vuckic and Remie Streete in the first team squad – we’ve been so short of players.
So if we can avoid relegation and it’s still an if – then Mike Ashley will have been very very lucky and will no doubt breathe a huge sigh of relief that his Sports Direct company will continue to get world-wide free advertising.
After all, that’s why he bought Newcastle back in 2007 – it certainly wasn’t for the football.
Ashley now has the chance of bringing in a top manager and some really good players this summer, because the squad will need to be completely rebuilt – again.
But whether he will do that we don’t know – we hope he will – but we cannot say we have a real high confidence factor that things will change at Newcastle anytime soon.
That’s unless we get a statement from the English Billionaire saying he’s now willing to completely change the way he runs the club and will try to build a top six side – who will also challenge in the Cup competitions.
As we said, we are not holding our breath.
At the very least Charnley and Ashley should apologize to the Newcastle United fans for the risks they have taken this year, which could still end up in the club being relegated.
Mike Ashley has brought Newcastle United to its knees this season – based completely on the reckless actions he has taken.
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