Having watched the Sky Blues almost fall into oblivion before a last minute take-over, it's a strange mix of emotions watching the farce which is currently being played out at Newcastle United.
The display of Anger from the Newcastle fans was a little misguided in my opinion, but the fans only want what they feel is best for the club. Whether that is as part of a sustainable business plan doesn't really enter their thoughts
There are quite a few similarities between the Kevin Keegan and Ian Dowie departures, both had their own ideas of how a club should be run, with the firm belief that the manager should have complete control of player recruitment, wages, bonuses etc, with both Chairmen having differing views on the way to take the club forward with financial management a key to their stability and long term viability.
Both Chairman have ploughed money into their respective clubs, but they both see the recruitment of players, i.e. Young players with potential, rather than old heads who are past, or very near to, their sell-by-date.
All fans are these days become accustomed to the thought of immediate success, with more money being made available. Which i suppose is the dream of all football fans whatever league they may find themselves in.
Most of those fans are going to find this dream is totally unobtainable in the short term and a programme of long term stability, as indicated by RR's 4 year plan, would surely be better for all parties.