By Gary Jackman
1) We had an owner who cared about Newcastle United, understood what Rafa Benitez was trying to achieve and backed him in the transfer market to reinforce the squad and strengthen other areas of the football club. Protests must escalate until we achieve this.
2) Us supporters were treated with respect and kept informed by the club. What are its plans going forward, for this season and in the future?
3) We had the breaking news on Sky Sports that Rafa had signed a new deal and a takeover was in place – reassurance that our future was bright and not uncertain.
4) We stopped neglecting St James Park. Pictures have shown cracks in walls, staines, dead pigeons and mould in some toilets. This is diabolical at a Premier League stadium.
I am very worried and concerned that the club I love is imploding on itself. It is a great club, we have a great fan base – with people across the globe wishing for it to be successful. We deserve an owner who wants to see the club move forward and wants to build something.
At this present time, we have a club which to me seems to be sitting still. Just happy to stay where it is rather than dips its proverbial toe in the water and try something new.
What is the risk? You have to speculate to accumulate in football. From a businessman such as Mike Ashley, surely building on 10th and reaping on the rewards that a possible advance up the league would have, would have made more sense. Instead, we risk finishing lower in the table and being embroiled in an unwanted scrap for survival.
If only we can rewind back to June the 1st and have the transfer window again. If only.
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