Dear Mag,

I wonder what Mike Ashley would do if this season continued in a similar way to the first eleven matches? Would that create a different vision in his head as opposed to whatever is going on now.

There must come a time if Alan Pardew continues his excellent work so far, whereby he is given a bigger say in what happens with regard to who comes in and goes out. The long-term health of a football club can only be achieved by basing it around a central figure, which has to be the manager.

Here’s hoping.

Will Porter