It’s fair to say that what’s happening at Newcastle so far is nothing short of a nightmare for loyal fans. The club that we love appears to have had its soul ripped out, and the chances of it returning seemingly are no closer than they have been for years.
A recent report from the Sun has indicated that Peter Kenyon is interested in taking the club over, but issues with reaching Mike Ashley’s valuation mean that a deal isn’t close – and that suggests that Newcastle’s nightmare won’t be ending anytime soon.
If we were back in September or October, then there would be time to solve this issue. But the reality is that we’re in the middle of January – and the end isn’t in sight.
That means that, realistically, we’ll be ending the January window with Ashley still in charge, and that means very little if any financial injections will be put into the club that we love.
Given how poor we’ve been on the field lately, that is the last thing we need. Our problems have been evident all season long, and you could argue that without Rafael Benitez – who, coincidentally, could be off at the end of the season when his contract expires – we’d be in a much worse position.
So, with no end to the ownership situation in sight, and Benitez’s future still increasingly uncertain, where does that leave us? Well, it leaves the Magpies in a very tough spot, with no light at the end of the tunnel. We didn’t think things could get much worse when the summer came to an end. How wrong we were…