Author: Ghostfacekillah

For a long time it felt like the club was almost intentionally aiming to self-destruct. Ashley was hands-on, appointing the wrong people here, there and everywhere, wanting to run the club like he would one of his retail outlets.

That was bad enough, and it took us down a division on two separate occasions.

This current crisis though feels like something new.

He apparently has no interest in the club, he desperately wants to sell it, he has exhausted all managerial options with his reputation, and it now seems like the club is going to ruin through a lack of interest and care, rather than deliberate mismanagement.

Taking away the fact we have a manager and coaching staff who genuinely wouldn’t look out of place on the touchline of your local Rising Sun, we have a takeover saga currently being dragged through the courts, we have a new coach on the horizon who isn’t sure whether he wants to commit in case Brucey Boy loses his job. This same coach when Brucey Boy was asked about him, generated an aggressive response from our illustrious manager, which suggested something else is going on behind the scenes,

And yet here we are getting all set for another battering by Leeds. So Bruce’s job clearly isn’t on the line yet.

On top of this, we find out today that allegedly; although there has to be some explanation behind this, Yedlin is now left unable to play for us again, because the admin staff were furloughed and therefore his visa has lapsed, and no one picked it up in their absence.

On top of this, Yedlin and his agent have come out and said all they wanted was some clarity on his future, but no one at the club would tell him whether he was allowed to leave or they wanted to keep him.

The players look dejected and despondent, because evidently they are not being coached, they are not being managed, and they are basically sent out every week into any number of lion’s dens knowing full well they are going to have around 30% of the ball and stand no chance of winning.

We are supposedly one of the top 20 clubs in the entire country, and just look at it, it’s an absolute embarrassment and a shambles. How have we gone from having a proud club under Benitez (albeit in desperate need of a takeover), to this utter mess?!

You have Shelvey and Hendrick who would have to split the 100m dash into a relay, we have a young left back who is completely shot of any confidence, a 40 million pound “forward” who is one of the worst pieces of business any Premier League club have ever done. We have Callum Wilson, a genuine England international standard player, who has had his confidence obliterated.

We are now relying on Andy Carroll, a player who is at the back end of his career having nursed any type of injury you can imagine, who even with his experience, is struggling to find any link up with any other player.

We could all put our top 5 worst Newcastle United managers or worst periods into a hat and likely come up with a few different ones of each, but can anyone honestly remember a time in our Premier League history, a mess quite as bad as this one?

I include the relegations in that.

The first time we went down we kept a core nucleus of players, who were far too good and experienced for the Championship. The second time we went down, we had Rafa, and he made some great signings to get us back up.

This current crisis though, there is no come back if we go down again, I genuinely believe that.

Ashley needs to dig deep, get a manager in this week, who can turn this around before it is too late. Offer them whatever it takes, whatever compensation they need to come and work under his tenure for the next 5 months, otherwise we are heading to Millwall and Cardiff City next season.

This situation as it stands, is completely beyond repair.

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