Amanda Staveley and company have kept their word, and they’re very quickly upgrading things at Newcastle United.
At the moment, most of the things are small but have been needed, and they didn’t get much care under the former owner.
There was no money in that.
Amanda said after the takeover that St. James’ Park needed a little love.
And that started with cleaning the windows at the Gallowgate end of the stadium, and was greeted with acclaim – little things we know – but they mean a lot of avid Newcastle fans.
We want to see the stadium brought back to its former glory – and more.
We note that the land sold behind the Gallowgate end that was sold by the former owner has not been built on yet.
So we are hoping Amanda and the Reuben brothers can go to the City council and ask to buy back that land for future extensions and developments to the stadium.
That may not be possible, but we hope it is!!
And yesterday, we saw pictures of the fitness studio next to the dressing rooms at the stadium getting an update.
Thanks to Geordie Mike from Geordie Ed for putting this tweet out yesterday.
— Geordie Mike ???? (@howaythalad) November 24, 2021
We expect the owners to quietly go about renovating St. James’ Park and maybe the training grounds in the short term, although we do expect a new state-of-the-art training facility to be built by the consortium.
Something we were promised by the former owner way back in later 2014, and in the Geordie vernacular we got nought (nothing – zero – zilch – ?????? ??????).
This is all like a dream come true at last, and so great – with just two current exceptions.
First of all, we need those (damned) Sports Direct signs removed from the stadium and at the training ground.
They are everywhere you look – and should be taken down immediately – even if it means paying (even more) money to the former owner.
And secondly, the results have not improved as yet: we really need to get that first win under our belts soon – and why not at the Emirates in the early Saturday game?
The consortium is a breath of fresh air for the club, the supporters, and the city.
(Very) long may it continue.
By the way – it’s Thanksgiving Day here in the states – and yes, we are giving thanks to the consortium.