So the Newcastle revolution has begun.
I’ve said my piece about what I think about the Saudi government, their human rights violations and other concerns about state-owned clubs.
Just for the record, I think the Premier League and other corporates just can’t say no to money and until the real revolution comes, we are going to have to stomach all of this.
But there is a human cost. And apart from the victims of these bodies, we saw just the kind of toll it can take on football people too.
I nogal felt bad for Steve Bruce, who has been a dead man walking as soon as it became clear that the Premier League were going to allow the Newcastle takeover.
Bruce has been on the brink for the longest time. Even under the ownership of Mike Ashley, he was the fall guy for the the long-suffering fans.
Thanks to Ashley refusing to invest, the coach soldiered on with his hands tied behind his back and he had to struggle through a tough time for his team and, of course, those fans.
Last week, after the takeover, it was obvious that Bruce was on the way out, with the team still winless after seven games.
With the owners saying that he would get to take charge of his 1 000th game as a manager, they have just said that it would also be his laaste.
But after seven winless games became eight on Sunday, Bruce still had to say he’ll stick it out until his bosses told him it was over.
His words were skaars koud that he was told to waai.
And the fans couldn’t hide their joy. Eish. How does that make a man feel? After all that abuse?
So there goes Stevie Bruce – the second managerial casualty after Watford sacked Xisco Munoz.
But he won’t be the last.
My little Fantasy Premier League chat group has a very vocal and passionate Geordie boy, who can breathe again.
Maar wat se die Arsenal fan and the gang of Manchester United supporters?
Well, I joked yesterday that we could all have new coaches by Christmas.
My Gunners are still sukkelling under Mikel Arteta and while I want to have faith in Arteta, I am not convinced that there is any progress.
I scheme his Arsenal bosses might stick with him until the end of the season or at least until they see that getting back into Europe – any European competition – is a no-go. So other frustrated Gooners like me must maar byt vas.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Bra has his back up against the wall and facing the firing squad.
With one win in the last five before last night’s epic comeback win over Atalanta, United have Liverpool this weekend, before facing Spurs, Manchester City, the Gunners and Chelsea before the end of November.
It could be another bloodbath like Bruce’s.