A ticking timebomb.
At NUFC,we have always had a trail of gunpowder leading to a pile of dynamite, with many a spark flying around over the years including the odd one igniting and causing a bit of a blast.
Fast forward to the Ashley years and the gunpowder may be gone but only to be replaced with a ticking timebomb which is ready to go off at any second. Once it does,it may cause devastation not known in this area...
To say, the atmosphere is volatile would be an understatement and the fact that the fans get continually lied to or misled is the catalyst for such feeling.
Amateur decisions follow laughable ones and if we are run as a business then surely being modelled on Netto couldn't have been what anyone had imagined at such a giant of a club. A club that is built on legend and passion can't be stacked high with cheap mediocre players to sell on at a profit as we're not built like that.
We've seen player sales followed by lies of reinvestment and currently have a lop sided squad devoid of at least 2 positions. Left back and up front. If these positions aren't filled by adequate quality players then not only do we see relegation as an increasingly likely option but we create another nasty environment which wont be good for anyone as it would affect income and many other areas of business.
So, we have 14 days to defuse our explosive package and Ashley has the pliers in his hand.
Does he choose the blue wire for investing on the minimum of 2 positions?
Does he cut the red one and........BOOM (we all know the answer here)