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Newcastle United’s Executive Seats Completely Empty At Motherwell – Nobody Running The Show

11 years ago

When Newcastle United ventured to Motherwell on Tuesday night, it has been revealed that not one official from Newcastle United was there to fill a seat in the executive section put aside for Newcastle representatives.

Is there anybody there?

This was revealed by a piece in the Evening Chronicle, ironically pointing out that it was a good thing Joe Kinnear was taking a low profile and had instead watched United’s kids taking on Hamilton at Newcastle’s training ground that afternoon – so he could have done both if he’d wished to.

While Kinnear is taking a low profile, overall the Newcastle United executives are taking the lowest profile of all as shown by the Motherwell no show, they are invisible!

This is hardly a surprise as exactly who could have been there to represent the club?

I hope they didn’t order in too many sandwiches and sausage rolls in expectation of entertaining the United entourage. As has been said previously on this site, Newcastle United are running with a skeleton staff and that skeleton is having his/her bones increasingly scattered to the four winds.

Newcastle now have only 2 directors, John Irving and Lee Charnley, but they also have their day jobs to do as Finance Director and Secretary.

They are basically administrative staff and fulfill essential day to day roles but they aren’t there to push the club forward in whatever way with new initiatives and proactive thinking.

There is nobody else, apart from those doing other essential job such as looking after the shops, ticket office, media etc.

The empty seats at Motherwell quite nicely sum up Newcastle United, as also does the fact that over a thousand fans made the effort for a meaningless friendly.

There is nobody leading Newcastle United, nobody determined to make it the best football club it can possibly be and the driving force it needs to be to help the north east emerge from these grim economic times. The symbol of civic pride that is essential to the health of the city of Newcastle.

Nobody there, nobody cares, apart from the usual suspects of course – the fans.


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