Naturally everybody is talking about Lee Charnley emerging from underneath the kitchen table to at last speak on behalf of Mike Ashley and the football club.
Well we say speak but obviously speaking on TV or in any public forum would have been a step far too far, instead it was an interview with their friends reunited, The Chronicle.
There are a lot of words in the interview but they don’t really say much, you can get a better idea HERE of what was included in more detail.
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As an overview though, the tone was asking Newcastle fans to trust Mike Ashley and by association Lee Charnley and others at the club.
New Manager (head coach) – Carfefully going through candidates and will wait until summer if it means getting a great choice rather than rushing it.
Buying players – January not a great time for buying, everything is great as we have a full 25 man squad, no rush – intimation being plenty of transfer action in summer.
Selling players – They have no intention of selling anybody.
Head Coach – Will have a lot of input on transfers but not final say.
System – They have a great system of Ashley, Charnley and Graham Carr and this is way forward etc etc
I find it incredible to see a fair few fans seemingly taking Charnley/Ashley’s words at face value and believing that everything will be ok and we can trust them on transfers and the new head coach and everything being done for the right reasons.
You’ll all have friends who you can trust and others who you wouldn’t believe if they told you that the sun was going to show itself tomorrow.
How can you trust a club, an owner and his employees who have repeatedly lied to and misled supporters?
The only thing I definitely believe them on is that we won’t be buying any players this month, though we didn’t need to be told that as they clearly think Premier League safety is already in the bag.
Believing that this mess of not bringing in a manager/head coach is somehow sensible is just crazy, as is the idea they are somehow going to attract some brilliant candidate with a job description that gives the new man next to no power at a club that has no ambition.
Having any trust in their stupid system of running the club is surely the true definition of blind faith.
All we have is the same old of spending as little money as possible, having yes men employed in key positions with no power (including Charnley) and a willingness to sell any player they get an offer on.
Lee Charnley tells us everything himself anyway, claiming that in Alan Pardew’s four years at St. James’ Park the club ‘…moved on significantly…on and off the field’.
If you feel better now about the football club than pre-Pardew then you are one of only a very select few.