There was a surprise interview before th game today from Mike Ashley – maybe the first one he’s ever given, and it was before today’s game – after which there were protests against the owner – as promised by the AshleyOut crew – took place.
But let’s be very clear – the sell-out crowd were simply magnificent today – as the players showed pride. guts and spirit, and got what was needed today – q win – and we even moved up two places to finish 15th on on 39 points – although that was our second lowest points total ever in the Premier League.
Mike Ashley at today’s game
He showed real emotion during the game
This is what Mike Ashley said in full today in his interview with Sky Sports before th crucial game today:
“The responsibility for this season is at my door.” “I didn’t envisage us being in this position at Christmas. Obviously, after the last couple of weeks I’m still a little bit shocked at where we find ourselves today.”
“But I will continue the policy of investing in the football club.” “We have got the club on a very sound financial footing, so we are able to spend and punch above our weight thanks to the current financial situation the club finds itself in.”
“We may have the cart, financially, but we now need to bolt the horse on, and we are going to.” “My intentions are to definitely win something and, by the way, I won’t be selling the club until I do.”
“The club is not for sale at any price. And when I say ‘win something’, if we ever get into a position of being in a Champions League place, that also counts as winning something.
“From this day forward we will be making our own luck.”
Mike Ashley has been shocked that Newcastle came so close to a second relegation in six years, and he will make plenty of money available in the summer, we’re fairly sure of that.
But the first thing will be to appoint a top experienced coach early in the summer – and that cannot be John Carver.
Maybe Mike will change the way he runs the club, but we’ll not be convinced of that until he shows he is willing to change his modus operandi.
In the past it simply hasn’t worked – we all know that.
We should see what happens in the summer, although we expect a number of our top players will want out of the club after this year under John Carver has been a complete disaster and a long running nightmare .
It’s very important for Newcastle to now get a top experienced head coach appointed soon, who has some authority – and could even persuade some of our top players to stay on Tyneside.
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