Newcastle United crashed out of the FA Cup on Sunday evening, meaning all they have left to play for is midtable obscurity.
Man City were rampant despite the scoreline only reading 2-0 with goals coming from Kevin de Bruyne from the spot and Raheem Sterling. The visitors had 20 attempts on goal and a whopping 76% ball possession as per SofaScore.
The game was broadcast live on BBC where legendary Magpies striker Alan Shearer is a pundit and during the half-time interval he was asked to give his thoughts on the takeover saga.
“Something has to happen – good news or bad news – because Newcastle are in limbo, they can’t plan for next season. I think I would like to see it happen. It’s been going on for such a long time, they need an answer.”
It’s interesting to learn of Shearer’s thoughts on the matter and he, just like the rest of us supporters at St James’ Park would like to see the club change hands.
Mike Ashley has delivered 13 years of mediocrity and disappointment, summed up by two relegations to the Championship and of course, his untenable relationship with the fanbase which has largely stemmed from a complete lack of empathy and unwillingness to improve the squad on the pitch.
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The 49-year-old has also called on the Premier League to finally. come to an answer about it all after nearly three months of uncertainty.
It is ever so hard to disagree with Shearer here.