Alan Shearer has been one of Mike Ashley’s biggest critics ever since he managed Newcastle for eight games but was unable to save his hometown club from relegation back in May 2009.
Alan has his regular article out on the betting site Coral and thinks it’s typical of Ashley to put up what essentially is a smokescreen before the January transfer window.
Mike Ashley has done this all before about potentially selling Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – wary of ptential talkeover
Alan rates manager Rafa Benitez very highly and apart from the defeat by West Ham last Saturday, we have done well in the previous 6 games to get 11 points on the board.
That was after we had only 2 points after 9 games played.
This is some of what Alan wrote in his Coral article:
“I can’t get excited at all about the potential takeover at Newcastle. We have been there before and heard it all before.”
“It seems that these rumors always resurface around the January transfer window and it’s a bit like Groundhog Day to be honest,”
“That said, it is definitely much needed so I hope that this time there does end up being more substance behind the rumors.
“On the pitch, they have been putting together some much better results after a tricky start to the season,” he said.
“They came unstuck against West Ham but they bounced back with a good point at Everton, so overall there has been much more promise and that’s been great to see.”
What Newcastle have to do is to pick up as many wins as possible through the end of the year and by the end of January, we could well have a new owner.
Whether we get a new owner by January or not Rafa must be allowed to bring in his transfer targets next month.
That seems very possible to have a new owner in the next two months, but Alan and the fans are right to remain skeptical until it happens – given Ashley’s history.
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