So, we may or may not be getting an actual manager with a proven history of success.

Why has it taken a Pardew, a Carver and a Wally to get this….so close?

We all know Mike Ashley hates the Geordie nation…

We are too noisy – Ban the signing section.

We love St James Park – Rename it and stop all hope of it being expanded (develop land behind Gallowgate end).)

We love Hatem Ben Arfa, Yohan Cabaye, Kevin Nolan, and well anyone who tries – Sell them!

I hate to be a pessimistic sod but I can see Peter Beardlsey and Ian Cathro taking over until the end of the season.

I cannot see Mike Ashley being able to give control to…well any proper manager and as a consequence, cruising to the Championship.

I hope I am dead wrong and Rafa Benitez turns us around, that we play decent football and then get a few decent defenders in during the summer and Mitro starts scoring for fun.

But! I see us not being able to get Rafa over the dreaded line and instead gliding towards relegation.

I just hope I am wrong!