So with Dennis Wise and Mike Ashley slowly playing themselves back into the halls of St James’s Park because they haven’t been able to flog the club, their next move surely has be in the player department. When Ashley first took over the transfer policy talk was of buying young up and coming players whose value would increase, rather than their more pricey counterparts whose value would decrease or were at a peak.
The Toon’s status as a Premier League club is in question. It reminds me of the era when Keegan first took over (remember that?), and we had to get results to avoid relegation, and if truth be known, severe financial implications.
If Ashley is serious about his good intentions for the future of the club, then he needs to invest. No consortium is going to look at a threadbare squad struggling for form and want to lay down two-hundred and fifty million quid, it’s just not going to happen.
So to avoid the plight and threat of relegation, and add to the value of the playing staff on and off the field, bringing in only proven players who are up for a fight will suffice, and according to media reports, those players are playing in Holland. The rumours doing the rounds of Joe Kinnear having to sell are unfounded. If he can pursuade Mike Ashley to part with some cash for the January transfer window, perhaps we should let him take a crack at the world economic crisis?