I told you both, I was also as surprise as you two about the very poor season we're in this year. This is the worst season we ever had in the last Toon's decade of decadence.
Quote from the Shields Gazette, Mort also grown frustrated with the constant speculation around Kevin Keegan's position so soon into his second tenure, He knows Newcastle are a long way from guaranteeing their top-flight status for another season, and staving off the threat of what would be a catastrophic relegation.
The fact is that without any sufficient back-up amount of money available for both former manager and Keegan to penetrate the transfer windows, even Jose Mourinho will not guaranteed anything for them. When Keegan returned to St James' Park in January and the transfer window closed without any new players coming in, Keegan was later saying that he could not offer any guarantees about the club's survival.
From The Guardian, I found it funny when they write about a popular theory that Mike Ashley is went for Keegan simply because most of the fans he spoke to wanted him back, in which the Toon Army were later stands accused him of not knowing too much about football either.
Simply, what we have now is mostly a snowball effect of Newcastle United's poor mismanagement by the former chairman, and to be honest I was hoping at first place that with Mort and Ashley we will have a new era and we will finally have managed a good foundation laid down for the club future, but it seems that we are now fall into another version of mismanagement in what I was (again) hoping that this time it will not worst than the previous one.
We still can survive through this stormy fog of the Tyne, and if they want to have a club according to what they're believe we were, Keegan should have a massive transfer funds ready in the summer for a complete rebuild of this club. If not, then I will say that Chris Mort and Mike Ashley are simply businessmen, self-made billionaires who knows nothing about football.