FTB: Why it is now imperative Mike Ashley departs Newcastle as soon as possible

FTB: Why it is now imperative Mike Ashley departs Newcastle as soon as possible

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #4

Mike Ashley is the epitome of the Premier League’s ‘devil you know’. Everyone and their mother, irrespective of which club you support, knows of the Sports Direct magnate’s reign at the helm of St. James’ Park and the turmoil which has ensued alongside it.

Times have been tough on Tyneside plenty before, but under Steve Bruce the Magpies finally seem broken beyond immediate repair. On the pitch, those in black and white look lost and with no chance of finding clarity wherever they look, while off the field there is little to be excited about for supporters.

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MATCH FOCUS: Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United

MATCH FOCUS: Leicester City 5-0 Newcastle United

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #4

Abysmal. Embarrassing. Clueless. All could be fitting descriptions of a horror show performance by Newcastle United away at the King Power Stadium.

Steve Bruce refused to admit postgame that his side threw in the towel, but admitted there was a surrender of sorts to opponents Leicester. The Magpies lacked any creativity or attacking intent throughout the match, while at the back they remained all at sea.

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FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

FTB: Why Henri Saivet has become an expensive forgotten man at Newcastle

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3

Henri Saivet is something of a conundrum as a footballer at Newcastle United. A late relic of the Magpies’ French Revolution, whereby scout Graham Carr utilised his extensive contacts in the European nation to bring a host of French talent over the Channel, with some working out brilliantly and many falling by the wayside.

Once such star was Saivet, who was brought in towards the end of Carr’s tenure at the head of Newcastle’s recruitment and scouting network, and despite doubts from the then management of Steve McClaren, signed from Bordeaux for a hefty reported fee of £5m.

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