If Saturday’s performance against Southampton wasn’t bad enough, a potentially devastating transfer update has arrived just a few hours after the 2-2 draw at St James’ Park.
According to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards – a journalist believed to be close to Steve Bruce – there is now a ‘growing possibility’ that Newcastle won’t even make a loan signing between now and next Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
He claims that the key reason is because “the club are saying there isn’t money to do it”, meaning Mike Ashley is pleading poverty once again – despite the fact his wealth went up by almost £800m over the past year.
So, our absent owner is not only hiding behind the failed Saudi takeover as an excuse not to spent, but also the global pandemic – which has apparently hit us harder than every other Premier League club…
Here’s what Edwards has had to say in a damning Saturday night update for NUFC fans:
Let’s hope Mr. Ashley hears of the anti-Bruce chants, sees today’s one-sided match stats, Wilson hobbling off and the fact we’ve picked up no wins in four in all competitions so far.
Maybe then he’ll realise it might be worth paying a loan fee or two to give our squad – and fanbase – the end of window boost it so badly needs.