Mike Ashley has Newcastle United run on the cheap.
As well as lack of investment in the first team squad, you of course have the refusal to allow proper spending on the training ground, Academy and St James Park.
There is no proper recognisable management team in place that would compare with those at other clubs.
Newcastle United don’t even bother having a board of directors, instead it is only Ashley’s fall guy, Lee Charnley, who is the only named director at the club.
No surprise with all the above that everything else at the club is done on the cheap as well, with a refusal to allow money to be spent on staff who are up to the job in many cases.
Just look at the state of the official club website.
I went on the site this (Friday) morning and if you click on ‘Tickets’ this is what you get:
Yes, six days after the Brighton game was played, the big thing that is being pushed is selling tickets for a match that has already been played.
No wonder ticket sales for Watford are so slow…
However, this isn’t a rare mistake, as there are many other examples around the site of a lack of care and attention.
Click on to learn more about joining the (embarrassing) official Newcastle United Fans Forum and this is what you get:
Yes, text that is over two years out of date, talking about the most recent meeting in August 2016!
No wonder the football club is such a mess, on and off the pitch.
As well as all the manipulation and cynical way Mike Ashley runs Newcastle United for his own selfish purposes, he also has the club operating on the same level as one of his Sports Direct jumble sale style stores.
NUFC are only heading in one direction whilst he remains as owner.