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You Couldn’t Make It Up – Kenny Dalglish Lectures Both Newcastle Fans and Local Press

8 years ago

It is funny how everybody has an opinion on Newcastle United and wants to tell us all what they think.

As well as total strangers, this also extends to those who have been involved and generally made a poor to shocking contribution, though see the past through rose-tinted glasses.

Step forward Kenny Dalglish writing in The Mirror.

‘I understand some of the outrage about the way Newcastle have banned the local Evening Chronicle and its sister papers from St.James’ Park but I can also see why Mike Ashley and others at the club might have felt things had got personal over the coverage of the recent protest march and they needed to respond.

I generally had a good relationship with the local media in Liverpool, Blackburn and Newcastle when I was a manager in those cities.

There is room for objectivity, it is just that different people have different definitions of what this is.

But there are some elements of the press that think they’ve a god given right to say what they want without any consequences.

Sometimes there will be repercussions.

The fact is that even though the team has not made a great start to the season it could be worse.

There are more worries about a lack of ambition because the club didn’t buy anyone in the summer transfer window.

I’m sure though the owners would point out that they spent a lot last January and that those players are still settling in.

But I’m sure the owners would point out they spent a lot last January and that those players are still settling in.

Things are being made to look worse that they are by the row with the Chronicle.

The best thing Newcastle’s owners and the local media could do is shake hands and go back to square one.’

So the man who did the most to ruin Newcastle United, dismantling the great Keegan team and dragging Newcastle down from second top to thirteenth in only a season, delivering us pensioners Rush and Barnes instead of Ferdinand and Ginola – thinks he has a right to lecture us about what is happening now at Newcastle?

He didn’t have a clue when he was here and certainly doesn’t now.

The irony of what he has to say is so sweet.

Lecturing fans that they should be grateful when their team spends nothing on an under-sized squad, this coming from somebody who put Liverpool on its knees with a disastrous few months in the transfer market.

So now we are supposed to believe that Kenny was all sweetness and light when it came to dealing with the press, we all musty have dreamt those post-match press conference when yet another boring defeat was met by childish ‘smart’ replies when journalists asked him pertinent questions.

Dalglish walked away from Newcastle leaving a total mess behind him and he should now concentrate on completing the job of helping to run Liverpool rather than visit his other past failures.


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