A journalist writing for nufc.com has made a rather worrying claim with regards to the proposed takeover of Newcastle United after the Tyneside club slumped to a dire 0-0 draw away to Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium yesterday.
As per the match report, the Magpies have now failed to beat the Seagulls in six games in the Premier League as they could not quite find the back of the net, meaning that they are stuck in 13th position in the table on 44 points with just one game left to play – at home against champions Liverpool.
Despite escaping relegation for another year at least, there is perhaps a feeling of a lack of progression, given that Rafael Benitez also guided them to 13th place in the division last season, but was one point better off and had a much healthier goal difference (via Transfermarkt).
The lack of progression was a feeling that echoed out of the match report, and so the journalist made a relatively worrying claim if the prospective takeover in the northeast does not go through.
They claimed that, if the club is not sold, then the job that Mike Ashley and his management team faces is an unenviable one, to which they imply is to push the Toon further than consistent mid-table finishers in the league and arguably play better football.
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However, if the £300m deal were to go through, then Newcastle fans could aim higher with the amount of money potentially at their disposal, but for now the mood seems to be one of frustration until a final decision is made.
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