I am blessed with an array of friends from different backgrounds…but all are supporters of “top 6 clubs”.
I have the delusional entitled Chelsea one who thinks 3rd place and a Europa League trophy are abject failure and the managers head should roll.
I have the obligatory Man Utd fan who talks a good game but has never been to Old Trafford and is still getting used to being a real supporter that doesn’t win the league 2 out of 3 seasons.
Liverpool fans that still wish it was the 80’s and Man City fans who have become a lot like Man Utd fans in the 90’s.
All of them consider me the footballing poor relation and every season tell me how they are glad Newcastle are still a Premier League side because that’s 6 points they can rely on this season.
Cue Sheikh Khaled and now before anything has happened we are going to try and buy the title, because none of their teams could be accused of that now could they?
I’m more hopeful of this happening than any of the other reported bids in the past. Do I think it will confirm us as a European powerhouse? No! Do I have aspirations of winning trophies? Absolutely, but am under no illusion of what it takes. To me this take over is about levelling the playing field.
If the Premier League was a casino, the top 7 or 8 teams are playing on the high stakes table with the free drinks and the beautiful women. We are playing the slot machines looking on enviously. The takeover would give us a seat at the table, would allow us to compete as equals.
We won’t be spending like City or Liverpool but I would like to get to a point where we hear about West Ham or Bournemouth being interested in one of our transfer targets and we dont just throw in the towel because we know we will be out gunned financially.
What does a successful takeover really mean?
It’s a seat at the big table.
It’s St James Park being the worst away day for every team in the league instead of “an easy 3 points”.
It’s being able to compete with and beat the likes of Bournemouth, Palace and Brighton financially.
It’s about giving our world class manager the resources he deserves because for £100mil Rafa will give you £200mil worth of results.
It’s about restoring pride!