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I don’t trust Mike Ashley to now act and do the right thing at Newcastle United

3 weeks ago
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Another Newcastle United game gone, another Newcastle United loss.

We may be only two games into the season and I would normally say every team needs a good 10 games at the very least. In order to give supporters, pundits, any spectators, a good indication as to how the season is shaping, how well a season each respective team will have.

However, Newcastle United have conceded six goals already in the space of two games and no disrespect to Aston Villa or West Ham, but these boys are nowhere near on the same level as the two Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Chelsea in an attacking sense, so I dread to think how many goals the likes of them would score past our awful team at the minute.

I’m sick of this club to be honest. Every time I try to feel a bit of optimism and think positively, Steve Bruce corrects it for me and comes up with an even worse performance than the previous bad one and I like many others feel 10 times worse about football and off we go back to another long week of work ahead.

Why do we even bother putting ourselves through this rubbish?

It is clearly obvious to anyone that Steve Bruce is incompetent and simply doesn’t deserve a job in the Premier League. I don’t care if he has had over four decades in football . It doesn’t change the fact he’s useless and needs to be sacked.

He should never have got the job in the first place and should have been sacked last season when we saw a pathetic run of two measly wins in 21 games. I don’t care who is wrong or right, I care about what is best for Newcastle United both on the field and off it.

We are being let down week in week out on the field by a chancer of a manager, an abject failure that simply isn’t up to it.

Off the field we have a managing director in Lee Charnley that promised us the club would be more open and would communicate with it’s fans ( I’m sure he meant customers), yet he continues to hide and say absolutely nothing.

Mike Ashley continues his role as the absent owner that spends more time getting his cronies to fight his battles and shield him in the media with all sorts of rubbish, that everyone outside of Newcastle still seems to fall for after a painfully long 14 years.

The club is rotten to the core and it’s not just the physical club that Mike Ashley has harmed. He’s killed the soul of it, he’s killing the support off too .

The fans though get all the blame and Newcastle supporters are ridiculed every time they try and speak out and tell the truth on the problems we have at the club. No other club has had 50,000 turning up on a regular basis when they were relegated to the second tier of English football. Our fans are passionate, loyal, and despite Ashley’s best efforts to drive them all away, many still persist and believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t see it. I’m sure I’m not alone.

All I see is a dreadful manager / head coach that inherited the seventh best defence set-up in the Premier league for two seasons running (going off goals conceded) and has simply destroyed it. Statistically, we are now as bad defensively as the two teams we have already seen relegated in the Mike Ashley era.

I firmly believe Steve Bruce has got away with it for so long, as for one he inherited a very well drilled team from Rafa Benitez who knew their roles well and how to organise themselves as a unit, so that for me carried Bruce.

The second reason is he has had a £125m net spend since arriving, so that has helped masked his poor inability as a coach.

The third reason is that for the best part of 18-19 months there has been no one to give him grief and abuse from the terraces, as we simply haven’t been allowed, due to the pandemic. I sense that will soon change if Bruce oversees more dreadful performances in upcoming winnable games against Burnley in the League Cup and Southampton at home next Saturday.

He simply has to go but I don’t trust Mike Ashley to act and do the right thing, as he very rarely does.

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