Last night we saw new banners unfolded at St. James Park with comments from the great Kevin Keegan.
Newcastle finally got three good players in last month with two arriving last night – so Newcastle cut it close – but maybe that will be the last transfer window that Ashley will be the owner of the club.
Rafa Benitez has had to go through all of this nonsense last month while he was also preparing the team for vital games, but he has done really well and taken everything in his stride.
He is the perfect manager for Newcastle United, and his nerves of steel and a positive attitude and upbeat demeanor stand the world-class manager in good stead.
Rafa had called for fans to back the team and stick together, and it was probably fitting that a banner was unfurled last night – which was basically a message from the past and Kevin Keegan – one of the best managers we have ever had.
That quote is readable in the above picture but just in case here’s Kevin’s quote in full:
“Don’t ever give up on your club, keep supporting it.”
“It’s your club and trust me, one day you will get your club back and it will be everything you wanted it to be.”
“Newcastle United is bigger than anyone.”
“It hurts I know but just keep going.”
“He is only one man. We are a city, a whole population.”
There are two major milestones ahead in the next several months.
One is to get to 40 points and be safe in the Premier League, and hopefully, during the next few months, there will be reduced distractions about Ashley selling the club.
The second is that once we are safe in the Premier League bidders will come back in to buy the club.
And then hopefully, Mike Ashley will finally give a huge break to the fans by selling the club.
It’s a recurring nightmare that Ashley will say he cannot get the price he wants for the club and therefore for the third time will take the club off the market.
That would be yet another huge Mike Ashley mistake he makes at Newcastle.