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It has become increasingly evident as another season drifts by with the now annual struggle against relegation, that a complete clearout is needed. Now that it appears Mike Ashley is in it for the long haul an overhaul of the club is needed, starting at the very top.

Firstly Mike Ashley needs to become more accessible to the fans and less of a recluse so that the Geordie nation have a better idea of where he is planning to take the club.

The first thing he needs to do is ship out Derek Lambias at the head of the club. What does the man actually do? He doesn`t even write a column in the programme like his predecessors Chris Mort and Freddie Shepherd used to do. Mike Ashley should pull out all the stops and get Chris Mort back at the head of the club.

The next step should be getting rid of Dennis Wise. Now I have no problem with Dennis Wise and he has undoubtedly brought in some decent players with good performances from the likes of Guthrie, Bassong and Gutierrez, and despite being somewhat inconsistent Coloccini.

However the manager should be allowed to buy his own players and not have players forced upon him by Wise and his scouting team.

The next thing Mike Ashley should be doing is searching for a new manager. I am a big fan of the work Joe Kinnear has done in what have been extremely difficult circumstances but he is not the man to take us to the next level. He should steer us clear of relegation, then Mike should say thank you very much and wave him off into the sunset to be replaced by a young and dynamic manager. Having watched Burnley play Tottenham off the park before running out of steam in the second half, Owen Coyle is certainly worth considering.

The playing squad also needs to be trimmed off a great deal of dead wood. On this list I would include Mark Viduka, Alan Smith, Claudio Cacapa, Charles N`zogbia and Shola Ameobi, who I was dismayed to see has signed a conract extension tying himself to the club till 2012. If he sees out that deal that will mean I have witnessed the horrendous performances of this League One standard player for over a decade. I`m sure you will agree that it is a depressing thought.

And in terms of getting in new players the squad only needs a few more players as there is already the basis of a good team, and it won`t have to cost massive amounts for Ashley who has been extremely reluctant to open the purse strings. We need a left back (Stephen Warnock), a centre half (Matthew Upson), a centre midfielder (Jimmy Bullard) and a target man (Emile Heskey) to play alongside Obafemi Martins.

Now those four between them probably wouldn`t cost more than 30 million pounds and with a number of players expected to leave some money would be brought in with transfer fees and wages saved. So that is my plan to save Newcastle United. If you want any more advice Mike don`t hesitate to get in touch.

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Writer: Aaron Gales Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 7 2009

Time: 7:04PM


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