Here are 12 questions for Mike Ashley and his minions, led by Lee Charnley.

I don’t think it is ALL doom and gloom but there are far too many questions still need answering…

What is happening with Fabricio Coloccini?

Who is coaching the goalkeepers and why was the Andy Woodman situation allowed to drag on until a week before the start of the season?

Where is Cheick Tiote?

Why is Mike Williamson still here?

Who is responsible for the chaotic pre season schedule, which Steve McClaren says has cost him at least a week with the players due to the trip to America when it’s a very short pre season (including agreeing to play on a plastic pitch that half the team couldn’t be risked on)?

Who is the Captain?

With last season showing how poor the squad was, why was there not more urgency in bringing in the necessary new players to help avoid another relegation battle? (Newcastle set to start the season with only one new signing in the starting 11 – Wijnaldum)

Why is Steven Taylor still here?

If further new signings are dependent on clearing out surplus players, how on earth will United get rid of the likes of Marveaux, Ferguson, Obertan etc when they have failed to do so for years already?

Last season showed the squad was far too small and even a few key injuries created serious problems, Newcastle’s squad (of capable first team players) is now even smaller, how has this been allowed to happen?

When is the state of the art revamped training ground that will help Newcastle compete with the best in the world going to be ready, you know, the one that should be well under construction by now but which has been halted indefinitely due to the near relegation of last season?

Why am I still here?

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