Sky Sports pundit Don Goodman has said on the Sky Sports News’ Premier League Daily Show on Monday morning that for Newcastle to survive we will need to sign some players this summer.
How many times have you heard that before?
Of course it’s been about a year since anybody bothered too much about Newcastle once we were relegated, but now we are back in the big time.
And especially with world-class manager Rafa Benitez in charge of the club we should get lots and lots of coverage in the national press.
Rafa Benitez with Championship trophy
Don Goodman, a striker who played for Sunderland from 1991 through 1994 said this on Sky Sports earlier today:
“Benitez has made it clear in no uncertain terms over his future. In January we saw an upset Rafa as they could not add to the squad.”
“He’s got a meeting soon.”
“My word, there is work to be done in terms of recruitment. I was very impressed with his recruitment to get them out of the champ.”
“If he gets the backing, I think they’ll be OK next season but he needs players.”
It seems the meeting with Ashley will take place sometime this week, but from the pictures we saw last night things are starting to look good for Newcastle.
Mike Ashley, Rafa Benitez and Lee Charnley
One reason we never thought Ashley would not support Rafa in this summer’s transfer market is if he fully supports his manager, Newcastle could be worth hundreds of millions of pounds in the years ahead and much more than maybe the £300M Newcastle are worth now.
Mike likes money, but it also seems he may really see how great things are when Newcastle are winning so much and we are successful with our fans so upbeat and passionate about the side.
And how long will it take to sell out the season tickets this summer?
We hope Mike gets on board as part of what could well be a 10 year journey, as Rafa builds the club from top to bottom in his own image.
And it all sounds so exciting!
Howay The Lads!!