May the farce be with you
And so the forecast for the early part of the week at St James's Park and we'll be seeing dark clouds to continue to hang around in the Tyneside skies with plenty of hot air to keep on being pushed around the Gallowgate area.
Yes, the nightmare that is following Newcastle United is set to continue for the early part of the week at St James's with details of exactly who the Toon are playing in pre-season expected at around the same time as the new Championship fixture list.
With Alan Shearer in place and his backroom team confirmed, it might actually have been the most positive week since relegation as we try to look ahead to the first game of the season in the second tier.
Instead, Shearer is at home waiting for the call and top brass at Newcastle have spent more time denying what's not happening rather than telling us what is.
With the club now being run in London and Derek Llambias restricted to flying visits to Tyneside, the whole situation makes United look once again like a laughing stock.
All most every other club in the Football League have confirmed their friendly fixture list but Newcastle run the risk of fans knowing who they will play in the Championship before pre-season plans are revealed.
Throw into that the fact that several of the players that Big Al had pencilled in to sign up for next season are in complete limbo and that not one of the expensive stars that earn a fortune have been moved on and the picture is crystal clear at SJP - it's a complete and utter shambles being operated by two main characters that you could say don't know what they are doing.
I say that as my personal opinion but having heard so much from some of football's most respected figures on the same theme, it leaves me in no doubt that the future is bleak for United at the moment.
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