Rafa Benitez has to be worried now that the failed takeover and the club still up for sale will impact our players.
Mike Ashley has managed to create this vast uncertainty by allowing things to drag on for over four months with Amanda Staveley.
He said he wanted to sell the club quickly, but does Ashley do anything quickly?
Ashley must know this is having a negative impact on the club because of the uncertainty it has created, and in 2008 he did the exact same thing.
He tried to sell the club after Keegan left the club back in September 2008, when fans wanted him out.
Ian Wright – football pundit
But he then took it off the market in late December on the morning Rafa Benitez’ Liverpool hammered us 5-1 at home.
Oh yes – and we were relegated in May of the following year.
There’s a good chance the same thing will happen again, and it’s down to woeful ownership from Ashley.
He has never understood football and that the team on the field is the most important thing – not money in the bank.
Money in the bank doesn’t score any goals for the team.
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thinks that Newcastle will not be able to strengthen this month.
And with the growing uncertainty about the takeover, this is what he had to say last night on Sky Sports’ The Debate:
“We are just hearing about Newcastle with things breaking down with respects to the money and the buying,”
“I feel if they do not get that takeover and they can’t get to spend money – and it doesn’t look like they are – I am sorry to say I think Newcastle might go.”
Danny Higginbottom also agreed with Wright that Newcastle will now be relegated
“I am going to go along with Newcastle.” “I think with what has happened with the takeover and January spending and they will be relegated.”
There will be other pundits who will agree with that opinion.
When Rafa gives his press conference on Friday, he will say that his job is to win games and get the best out of the players he has available and he will again ask for support of him and the players from the fans.
We cannot let this thing fall apart – Newcastle still have a decent chance to survive this season.
If we do that, hopefully, Mike Ashley will still sell the club.
That’s the hope in any case – but it dimmed a little yesterday.