Mike Ashley is a small-time, cheap, unambitious, pig-headed, clueless, stubborn fool

Mike Ashley has done a lot of things at Newcastle. Most of it inconceivable to a Newcastle fan. But his latest venture in making Rafa Benitez' time on Tyneside untenable tops the lot.

The question is why is he doing what he is doing? Why is he blatantly refusing to support him and not making every effort to keep him here for years to come?
Some say it's perhaps there is a possible sale of the club in the offing so for him to spend any money isn't in his interest, nor is the future of the club. This is wide of the mark IMO. 
Others say it's because he refuses to allow a manager with one year left on his contract to spend money on players and then leave at the end of the year, which would then leave a scenario of a new manager wanting his own players. This is closer to the mark IMO.
But even this doesn't really make sense as the ONLY way Rafa would sign a new deal is if the club back him. Not the other way round that Ashley wants it. If you sign a deal, then we will s…

Obertan joins Le Revolution!

Gabriel Obertan has signed on a 5 year deal for a £3million transfer fee.

Pardew has brought him in to "Add pace and skill" to the team, as that was "lacking away from home last season".

Obertan becomes the 6th permanent signing in a row who have been born in the suburbs of France and joins Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Abeid, Marveuax, Ba in what is becoming a French revolution on Tyneside.

Obertan has said on the move, "Newcastle is a big club with history" and added, "I really need a club where I could play more games.

This Gabriel Obertan signing is something of unexcitement to be perfectly honest. He isn't what I would look to, to take the team forward or to even clean the boots of the soon to be departing Joey Barton. Let's face it, he has been a total flop at Man Utd and has done nothing to suggest he is capable of playing in the Premier League.

This team is looking more like Clairfontaine Academy FC with every player that comes in and every player that leaves, one after the other.

However, like any new NUFC recruit, he will be given the chance to show us what he can do with a clean slate and blank canvas.

Vive Le Toon!