It’s fair to say that a lot of us have many things to say about Mike Ashley and his way of running our club, Newcastle United, with most of it bad.
With nigh on eleven years worth of drama to analyse, we Newcastle fans are in place more than most to say what we think will happen in the weeks and months ahead with our past warnings or needs ignored for what the club said was not of commercial benefit to the club.
The two relegations in Ashley’s time here as well as a continual battle to avoid it have shown he is either completely naive or is playing a dangerous game with our premier league existence by trying to survive on the least spend possible. A win-win scenario for him by capping us with a smaller turnover providing smaller outlays but expecting the greatest income. It’s a flawed plan that will always be found out and that he has.
With the expertise of Rafa Benitez now providing the focal front of the Ashley era, the opening of the transfer window now brings on greater urgency as a poor window will see Rafa leave for a growing list of suitors that include the likes of West Ham. If we do strengthen and promises are kept over investment then there will be no worries ahead although it wouldn’t be Newcastle if the fans didn’t suffer for something.
On loan Goalkeeper, Martin Dubravka spoke in an interview on the pitch after Sunday’s win over Chelsea by saying that he was waiting for word over his loan deal being made permanent so we may see him announced imminently but you get the sense that if Ashley realises that Rafa being here adds massive value to the club then we should be busy in the next two weeks to tie down a few names that are nearer the top of Rafa’s wishlist than they’ve been in the past.