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…

Who Is Senegal's Best Striker?

Seeing as we all suddenly have a resounding interest in Senegal, I have a question. Just who is the best striker they have?

We all got a bit wet in the pants a couple days ago when we signed Papista Cisse (Demba calls him Papista so I do now as well) but now that the dust has settled down a question to ask is, is he even the best Senegal have to offer?

Moussa Sow is a name that gets banded about every transfer window and when you look at his CV, he was top scorer in the French league last year with Cabaye winning the title at Lille. Mamadou Niang is Senegal's captain, so you assume he will be starting every game and Camara is in at Montpellier who re flying high in Ligue 1 this season. So will we even see that much of the Ba/Cisse partnership?

Also a question worth asking is, have we even bought the best possible option we could....or even the best Senegal striker?

(unless he was here already)