Alan Shearer started the New Year by saying that he hopes the takeover happens – and that’s what all Newcastle fans are hoping and praying for right now.
If that happens soon and with our uptick in form of late, things could be rosy again for Newcastle, and we now need only six wins in our final 16 games to get to 40 points and almost guaranteed safety from the drop.
If we do have to beat the bottom teams to do that – so be it – but Rafa wants to win every game he manages, and he always has a game plan to do that.
And remember – with a little bit of luck – we could even have had a draw at home to Manchester City – we weren’t a million miles away from getting something out of that game.
Mike Ashley and Ms. Amanda Staveley
This is what Alan Shearer said when he was asked by Coral about the potential Newcastle takeover:
“That’s what everyone hopes and if you’re a Newcastle fan, that is what needs to happen because this has been dragging on for a while now.”
“Mike Ashley has made it clear he wants to sell and doesn’t want to be at Newcastle, so the sooner it happens the better for everyone connected to Newcastle.”
“There’s no doubt about it, Mike Ashley needs to go and a new owner needs to come in and give funds to Rafa Benitez to spend in January.”
“I always expected it to be a long hard season,” “That is what it is turning out to be, so Benitez needs to get players in January.”
It doesn’t look like new funds will be available from the prospective new owners this month – but Mike Ashley MUST give Rafa some funds to ensure we remain a Premier League club,
From Ashley’s viewpoint that will help to protect his investment of about £263M in Newcastle United.
In the Big Toon survey conducted by the Chronicle last month, 96% thought Rafa was the right man to lead Newcastle forward as the manager.
As for Mike Ashley, over 96% did not want Mike Ashley to stay on as the owner of the club.
So it’s clear what Newcastle fans want – new owners in the form of lead negotiator Ms. Amanda Staveley and her PCP Capital Partners Group, who has said she will support Rafa in the transfer market and wants to make Newcastle great again.
And maybe once we get six more wins and are safe in the Premier League, Amanda Staveley should be able to do the deal knowing that Newcastle will be a Premier League club next season.
But most fans want that to happen as soon as possible – it’s typical Mike Ashley stuff – things are dragging on with nothing much happening.
Mike Ashley needs to sell the club, and then it will be Upward and Onward.
Howay The Lads!!