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Watch: Why Newcastle fans deserve better

Newcastle fans’ hopes of a brighter future dissipated amidst a frenzy of king prawn bhuna and lamb rogan josh this month as Mike Ashley put the breaks on Amanda Staveley’s takeover bid in a local curry house.

One dreads to imagine the state of Mr. Ashley’s toilet bowl the next morning but it will almost certainly be an apt metaphor for the mess he’s currently left the Magpies in.

Another unfulfilled transfer window is about to pass, leaving fans to ponder just how much more Rafael Benitez will tolerate. His loyalty to the fans thus far is admirable, as is theirs to the club.

Sadly, neither sentiment counts for much when Newcastle’s future on and off the pitch will ultimately fall at the feet of Sports Directs’ kingpin.

We certainly believe Newcastle fans deserve better.