Mike Ashley—Fat Controller. And NO, he is not a Spurs fan, contrary to popular belief. He hates Spurs apparently. Anyway, I would STILL have said the above, even if it wasn't Spurs legend Chris Hughton getting sacked for actually doing his job!
Mike Ashley is another example, like Manchester City's owner Sheik Mansour, of EVERYTHING wrong with football.The 'everything' is largely MONEY and the spoilt-brat attitude of craving immediate success under penalty of death.
Ok, Newcastle haven't had the financial clout of Manchester City, but that still doesn't give Mike Ashley the right to stomp his feet and pout like a child owing to a bad run of games in the last few weeks.
This want-it-all-right-now attitude sickens me to the back teeth. This includes my wisdom teeth as well. EVERY team has a bad patch. Even Chelsea (YES, you heard that right, CHELSEA) recently had one with an embarrassing home defeat to Sunderland and a draw against Everton to name a few.
No team is untouchable in this League. The sooner club owners like Mike and Mansour accept it, the better.
Wouldn't it be boring if every team won every match? No? You're right; because it would actually be impossible!!!
MANCHESTER CITY - Mark Hughes was just starting to get City together as an actual team and was meeting his CONTRACTUAL target of sixth place (shouldn't matter how he did it, he was doing it anyway!). Then he was sacked for the run of draws, replaced by Mancini and now City fans are thinking and crying about what could've been. I actually believe that if Hughes had stayed, City would be the ones facing FC Twente to top Group A in the Champions League.
NEWCASTLE UNITED - Same sh*t, different flies. Manager Chris Hughton does wonders for the club, starts to get the team together and win big games, but the powers-that-be suddenly order him to be in first place by teatime next week or it's curtains.
Success isn't put on a plate for ANYONE, not even Man United. It's built little by little. It's a shame that most chairmen don't understand that fundamental detail for 'taking a club forward'. Mike Ashley has fat on the brain.
Contrary to the well-known song, it IS what you do, NOT the way that you do it. THAT'S what gets results. I'm fast losing faith in the true spirit of football. It seems that if there weren't any legal, contractual bounds, most Chairmen wouldn't give the managers under them the time of day—let alone a day to prove their worth.
A season in a football league shouldn't be considered the same length as the ones in your calendar, particularly if your club is nowhere near the relegation zone. Hint Hint, Sheik Mansour! >.