Is this Rock Bottom?

There is very little reported in the National media on Newcastle United that makes sense. 

We are reportedly negotiating for new players. Who at the club would capable of making such decisions? Perhaps this proves once again that Mike Ashley has more control of transfers than he lets on, or are we returning to a Graham Carr-esque model where scouts will have similar control to the ‘head coach’ when it comes to incomings. Again though, it makes little sense.

Perez has left for £30m – Do prospective buyers now expect that fee to come off the asking price for the club?

Ashley will no doubt cash in a few more players yet – Hayden, Gayle, Longstaff – and with the £30m Perez sale, he could be recouping £80-£100m here. We will pick up unknowns, bargain basement buys and loan players for the season opener as per usual. 

This is reality. If any sale of the club was close, there would be no change in personnel, just us accepting Rafa’s departure because he was out of contract.

Players have returned to pre-season training this week and found a club in turmoil with no manager. We talk about how us fans are feeling, but what can their moral be like? They’ll either be disillusioned and going through the motions or actively pursuing a move away. If it’s neither of the above, they’ll be a Colback, Aarons or Lazaar – basically players who know they aren’t good enough to play for this club so are just happy to be given a second chance. It’s a cocktail for disaster.

We hoped for Rafa to stay, Rondon to sign, Perez to be persuaded to stick around, Longstaff to thrive and one or two signings to be added to our ranks to put us in a position to go into the top 10 and beyond.

In reality, Steve Redfearn is currently taking training, there’s no Rafa, no Rondon or Perez (who accounted for over 50% of our goals last season), Man Utd are confident of signing Longstaff and we have no manager and not one single signing to get excited about – just returning outcasts and flops who are Championship players at best.

No Rafa, no goals, no direction, no takeover, no manager, no new signings and no hope given this could easily be the team that starts the season vs Arsenal:

Dubravka – Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett – Ritchie, Ki, Shelvey, Atsu – Almiron, Gayle.

I agree with those supporters who suggest  that as a club we have reached rock bottom. 

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7 thoughts on “Is this Rock Bottom?

  1. In answer to the headline question – of course it isn’t!! ?

    I’ve supported NUFC for over 30yrs now, and this obviously isn’t the best period we’ve went through.

    There is a hell of a lot of work to be done with very little time left in this window to do it.
    We probably needed 5 players this window and by the time we’ve finished selling it could be double that … oh, and a manager.

    But I grew up in Gateshead, I know a number of mackems – trust me, rock bottom is about 15-20 miles down the road.

    Things are bad, without doubt – but they could and may get a lot worse if fat lad doesn’t hand the keys over.

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  2. It,s only way you mags to do can stay away until this greedy theif is gone from your club.I seen it before under Eills Short.Postive sides of things it help get rid that parasite,the downside of things it drag NUFC down the leagues,we ended up in the third tier of the football,do not be surpisre if it happens to you lot like it did with Wolves.Mike Ashley will get his up and comings for his owns gains and arroagant for his nastty coments on ex player who had cancer utterly disgusting,disgracful.somebody is going to wipe off his evil laughing smile off the face.

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  3. Would love to see every manager tell this faker to do one and let’s see what fatty would do then

    Sooner or later miss piggy (Charnley) will be getting letters from against saying my player wants out of this **** hole

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