To be honest, I was about to say that these couple of months until the start of next season are the most silent and worrying moments in my entire 15 years of supporting the Toon.
And from the Journal news today, United owner Mike Ashley is going to take a more hands-on approach in the running of the club following a plea from Kevin Keegan. They said to have spoken to a senior member of the club hierarchy and has been given the insight story of how Ashley prepares his second season as the owner of Newcastle United.
The fact that Ashley is now made the decision to be more directly involved in the club is the other result from the meeting in London with Keegan last month. It was to believe that during the meeting, KK has said that if Ashley wants Newcastle to be successful, he has to spend more of his work time devoted to it.
Meanwhile, Magpies Zone source Sir Jonno said in our forum that he was worry with the Journal headline, and that Ashley is volunteering to go in goal to cut the wages bill. It may be a good or a bad thing that he's getting more involved. Does it suggest a greater interest and enthusiasm – or crisis? Either way it's interesting, and probably a positive thing.
“The stuff on signing younger up and coming players is something we've always recommended on here and is welcome.” Sir Jonno said, “However, the odd ‘established star' here and there is not unwelcome either! Pragmatism should always be the order of the day.”
Also from the most respectful fan site True Faith, they have writing a post questioning the new regime as quoted below:
There is an undeniable absence of visible leadership at Newcastle United right now and a lack of clarity in the communications the club is making with supporters, which is creating a vacuum into which the gobshites of the football press are filling with the usual drivel.
Interesting, very-very interesting to see the final results of these messy situation at St. James's Park. We, the supporters, are hoping only the best for the club and within the next couple months are also important to see how well we would be prepared before the new season starts.