Since Sir Bobby Robson was sacked back in late August of 2004 and then Mike Ashley bought the club three years later, Newcastle have slowly but steadily been reduced of a shell of the club we once were, since we finished 5th in 2012.
Newcastle have now taken just one point from the last 21 points played for and that’s at the business end of the season so when we are relegated we cannot really complain too much.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
Smaller clubs like Bournemouth, Norwich City, West Brom, Swansea and others have recently shown significant fight from their players to secure wins that will likely see them all safe at the end of the season.
Bournemouth, Swansea and West Brom have already reached the 40 points total and next season they will all become much richer clubs than Newcastle.
And on a day when the Newcastle first team were embarrassing themselves at Southampton, our U18 side were thrashed 7-1 at Manchester United.
The U21 side has also been dismal this season and Newcastle seem to have created a losing mentality from top to bottom these last four years since we finished 5th.
Our concern is that people without the knowledge, skill or experience have been put in important positions at Newcastle and unless a complete clear-out is undertaken by owner Mike Ashley this summer, we could be a third division side the season after next.
If we are to stop the rot then big changes have to be made but a significant concern is we keep hearing Ashley is very loyal to those who work for him.
If nothing is done this summer then it will be very difficult to resurrect Newcastle, so we can come straight back up from the Championship next year.
That’s a big concern and we’ll be very surprised if much is changed at all this summer.
That would put Newcastle in a very dangerous situation for next season and we could continue our rapid decline as a football club.
Those running Newcastle are destroying a very proud club.
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