We had mentioned earlier today that if we can somehow get two wins in our next three games, we should be quite well positioned in the league before the next two-week International break.
After the disgraceful showing at Leicester City (a 5-0 walloping), let’s give the lads some credit for beating Manchester United 1-0 and going down only 1-0 at Chelsea last Saturday when the Blues were too good for us in that second half.
But after Mike Ashley let our top two goalscorers leave the club in the summer, we have now scored only 5 goals in 9 games, and if we cannot improve on that, then we’ll be struggling all season against relegation.
Ashley has no idea about football, and in the summer, he wouldn’t pay £16M to keep Salomon Rondon at the club; that was after Salomon had proved he is an excellent and experienced center-forward in the Premier League.
Instead, he is said to have paid £40M for the inexperienced 22-year-old Joelinton – who may turn out to be an outstanding player, but it will take some time.
Mike Ashley – the man hasn’t got a clue about football
And Mike Ashley accepted the £30M offer from Leicester City for Ayoze Perez, who wanted to leave but would have probably stayed if Rafa had stayed.
So once Rafa left, then Mike Ashley did what had forced the manager to leave – he got rid of the two players who scored 23 goals between them in the PL for us last season.
Ayoze Perez had his best season ever at Newcastle with 12 PL goals – so he was sold – followed by Salomon Rondon with 11 league goals – but he was too old ay 30.
That’s 55% of our Premier league goals of last season between those two strikers, and the next in line were two defenders – Fabian Scar with 4 goals and Ciaran Clark with 3 goals.
Such is the minimal football sense of both Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley.
These are our upcoming games before the next International break:
Sun 10/27 Newcastle vs Wolves H 2:00 pm KO Sat 11/2 West Ham vs Newcastle A 3:00 pm KO Sat 11/9 Newcastle vs Bournemouth H 3:00 pm KO
So we need 6 points from those 3 games – wins are what we need.
After the international break, we have games at Aston Villa, followed by a home game against Manchester City.
We beat Man City in this same fixture last season 2-1 after conceding after only 34 seconds.
It would be great to beat them again – but I am dreaming.
We will never be any good as long as Ashley remains at the club and prevents Newcastle from becoming a top team.
And Mike Ashley will probably not attend a home game this season, such is his passion and ambition for the club he owns.
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