On Saturday evening Alan Shearer called on Mike Ashley to sell the club to somebody who wants to own Newcastle before it’s too late.
But Ashley is a stubborn man, and he may yet be responsible for taking Newcastle down to our 3rd relegation during his 10 years of owning the club.
The name and brand of Newcastle United has fallen precipitously under Mike Ashley.
We now see that smaller clubs like Southampton, Watford, Leicester, Burnley, Stoke, West Ham, West Brom, Crystal Palace, and Stoke are richer clubs right now than Newcastle and could outbid us last summer in the transfer market.
Another relegation this season and Newcastle would be in another disastrous situation – we thought we had just escaped one when we brilliantly got promoted last season and things seemed to be looking up significantly.
Alan Shearer – don’t compare Newcastle with Brighton or Huddersfield
Here’s the tweet a frustrated Alan Shearer sent out after the sixth loss in seven games against Leicester on Saturday night.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 9, 2017
And here’s how a frustrated Alan Shearer described the lousy current situation at Newcastle United on BBC’s MOTD 2 on Sunday night:
“People outside of Newcastle think the problem is what is happening on the pitch but it is what is happening off the pitch as well.”
“I think there is a lack of respect to staff, to fans, to former players, to managers.”
“They had their 125 years celebrations on Saturday. When you look at the number of former players that were on the pitch at half-time, that tells you there is a lack of respect to a lot of people out there.”
“So the fans feel that their money is not being invested enough and they want somebody at the football club who wants to be there, to take the football club forward.”
“They would rather have a different situation now and try something different because at the minute they don’t feel like they are getting anywhere.”
“They get 52,000 fans every week, so you can’t compare them with Huddersfield and Brighton.”
“When you compare the attendances from the other clubs to Newcastle United, 52,000 every week, week in week out. 52,000 in the Championship, that is why they are not happy.”
Since Newcastle have played in the Premier League for 22 years of its 25 years in existence, it’s a bit rich when pundits refer to Newcastle as a newly promoted team – just like Brighton and Huddersfield.
That’s one reason Alan rightly says we cannot be compared to clubs like those.
But on the other hand it’s all about how strong your team is, and if we don’t strengthen in January we could go down in May.
And if that happens we’ll deserve to be relegated because of the way the club is run from the top.
Amanda – where are you when we need you most?
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