Toon fans told Newcastle risk becoming “a nothing club” under Mike Ashley’s ownership.


Jamie Carragher fears Newcastle risk becoming “a nothing club” under Mike Ashley’s ownership.

Newcastle’s winless run stands at 10 games in all competitions after their dismal 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday night, and the result means that the Toon are now just five points above the relegation zone.

Alot of pressure has been mounting on the head of Steven Bruce over the past few months, with many pundits tipping him to get the sack very soon, especially as now Rafa Benitez is back on the market after deciding to leave his role at Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional.

And after the Toons latest result, Sky Sports pundit Carragher is worried about their prospects and understands the disillusionment among fans: “I mentioned how impressed I have been with Aston Villa, not just tonight but all season,” said Carragher.

“It’s the complete opposite with Newcastle. It feels like a club that’s just nothing at this moment, just sleep-walking into another relegation dog fight.

“Twice they have gone down under Mike Ashley. At this moment they have a bit of a gap between them and Fulham but I would say Fulham and West Brom are in much better form than Newcastle

“So poor yet again. You never feel like they are going to score a goal. You never feel like they are going to keep a clean sheet.

“There’s no doubt the supporters don’t like the team, they don’t like the owner, they don’t like the manager

“Steve Bruce is getting criticism at the moment. He’s the manager and the buck stops with him, but until Newcastle get new ownership, we’re going to be seeing the same thing.

“A team who are just drifting, doing nothing, becoming a nothing club and that’s what Newcastle have never been.

“There’s always been some sort of spark, some sort of interest, some sort of enthusiasm when you watch them play.

“Now it’s just boring.”


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