|The big money takeover at Newcastle United is completed but how many questions do they have to answer on their way to prominence? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
The weekend will most likely see the highest number of humans in black and white storming the streets that lead to St. James’s Park, not because there’s a cup final with their team in it or a certain lottery to be won, but a new dawn of funds to splash and rights to brag about, it’s a whole new story now.
The big takeover that had long been in the pipeline was concluded at Newcastle at the start of the international break and pundits and meme lords have conjured the craziest of possible transfers heading to Tyneside and you can’t blame them;
Dreams do come true but as the entire world revolves around money, don’t be surprised to see the biggest of footballing names plying their trade at Newcastle in three seasons and that’s if they manage their businesses well.
One topic that will break certain hearts and make no meaning to most is the position of the man at the dugout, some are even asking if Steve Bruce would be allowed to lead the Toons out on Saturday, as unfair as that sounds, it is what it is.
Life will never be the same again for Newcastle and their fans, their fans will not only dream but will rest their backs and watch their team dominate big names, for once in decades they will not be tipped for the drop or mix it at the base of the log, never again will Newcastle need points on final day to survive.
They have the biggest owners in world football, they had to be patient and watch Mike Ashley give it up finally, but the patience should still be employed till January when they can at least dip hands into that bottomless wallet.
While the euphoria is still very much in the air, Newcastle must not make the QPR and famous Russian league mistakes, the funds are there but mismanagement can frustrate them and lead them back to same spot.
Manchester City didn’t become a force overnight. When the big takeover happened at the Etihad, big names were added and Mark Hughes was snapped up from Blackburn Rovers, the Robinho and Co experiment didn’t work out but they finally got it right with Roberto Mancini, the toons should be patient.
They will fire Steve Bruce, quite unfair as one would expect them to allow him prove what he can do with the right resources, but the game is about PR now and they need the name that will draw big players to the club, it’s a good time to say good luck to the former Manchester United defender then.
What tactics will Newcastle employ on the pitch? That will certainly depend on who the manager is, they have reportedly reached out to Brendan Rodgers who we heard was holding up for the Manchester City job when Pep Guardiola eventually leaves at the end of next season, who else is available?
The atmosphere will not be the same at St James’s Park from this weekend, when Tottenham visit on Sunday you’ll have an idea of what the future will look like, the funds are right there and the clout will come with it, but how long will it take to get Newcastle to where the owners want them to be?