I never thought I'd see the day when a Football Club chairman/owner didn't aspire to be in Europe or compete with the best in the league. Instead, he'd rather sit in a mid table position, above the bottom three and below the top seven. The recent dip in form is music to Ashley's ears. You can see the £££ signs flashing in his eyes.
Masses and masses of Newcastle fans were elated when they heard the news that Joe Kinnear had been sacked. Why? It means absolutely nothing. Firstly, Kinnear did nothing. Secondly, and more importantly, this sacking was just a stunt by Ashley to try and keep the fans happy. Every single move this man makes is a con.
Moving on to Pardew, I really don't like him as a manager or a man. But that's not the point. He's just a puppet controlled by Ashley. Everything Ashley says, Pardew delivers. It wouldn't make a difference at all if he was to be sacked. The problem with Newcastle is not the manager, but the owner. It's pointless sacking Pardew. The replacement would just be another puppet controlled by Ashley the Authoritarian.
Authoritarian you may wonder? Banning local journalists to a press conference in October last year was Hitleresque. It was totally unacceptable. Propaganda you may say, well, I would.
If you're thinking "he's balanced the books, that's the priority", then I couldn't disagree with you more. Look at Manchester United and Barcelona. They are in debt, huge debt. Will they ever fold or go into administration. No. So next time we're getting beat 3-0 against Sunderland, just think, is this really great because we are "financially stable"?
So Mike, apart from everything else you're doing a fabulous job. I mean teaming up with Wonga was a great move. It is a really nice company, who aren't loan sharks or anything and who don't prey on the most vulnerable. Can you smell the sarcasm?
I just don't know when the NUFC fans are going to realise what has happened here and do something about it. I really don't want to know what's going to happen next. But hey, Mike, selling our best player a couple of days before the biggest game of the season was extremely wise.
I could honestly go on and on for days..