There aren’t many Mags with a good word to say about the collection of knaves and oafs running Newcastle United these days but angry voices from the stands aren’t really picked up by the media. But when the scathing criticism comes from one of the two most significant living figures in recent Newcastle United history (the other is Kevin Keegan) then perhaps its time for the whole of football to look at the farrago created by Mike Ashley and his hirelings at St James’ Park.

Alan Shearer did not hold back in his column in a national newspaper:

“What the hell is going on at Newcastle? It looks complete and utter chaos and the lack of communication from the club is embarrassingly bad. their world class manager can walk away in a week’s time for nothing. But the only thing official we have heard this summer is “we are putting season ticket prices up fiver per cent and “this is our new home kit”.

Why can’t anyone come out and say what the situation is with Rafa Benitez as well as the proposed takeover, instead of just “No Comment” Where is the respect for the thousands of loyal Toon Army (sic) fans? They have been there a lot longer than Mike Ashley – and will be there long after he has gone.

They deserve so much better as they are the best fans in the country. Nothing surprises me at Newcastle any more. But for the club to stay silentand seemingly let someone as talented and as special as benitez leave for free, is terrible

Alan understands this is standard Newcastle United under Mike Ashley!