Karren Brady has given Mike Ashley a major warning as we move towards halfway through the season.

The West Ham Vice-Chairman has commented on Ashley’s mismanagement of Newcastle United in the past and she says if he doesn’t get things right in January, then ‘one of our great clubs is on the road to relegation’.

Karren Brady says that the Newcastle owner has to rectify the problems in the January transfer window or else disaster awaits.

By the time any players can be added to the team, United will have played 20 of the 38 Premier League matches after Arsenal away on 2 January.

Brady also reference Steve McClaren repeating his mantra that ‘we are doing the right things every day’, which obviously begs the question of whether McClaren will be persevered with when ‘doing the right things’ isn’t producing the results or performances on a matchday.

Karren Brady also makes reference to Alan Shearer’s comment this week, that his own son is so fed up with Newcastle United that he would rather go and watch the rugby at Newcastle Falcons.

When you have a club legend like Shearer saying that, you know things must be bad…

Karren Brady writing in The Sun:

“Alan Shearer’s 15-year-old son often chooses rugby over Newcastle United.

“The waste of a free ticket may upset the owner more than his club’s failings but, according to Shearer, son Will is not alone.

“Newcastle are going through an abysmal time, despite boss Steve McClaren saying ‘we are doing the right things every day’, bar matchday, I guess.

“Owner Mike Ashley has to try to rectify things in the January transfer window, or accept one of our great clubs is on the road to relegation.”