See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil – that is Newcastle United.
Facing relegation and the people running the football club are summed up in those few words.
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The leadership of Newcastle United….
See no Evil
Here we have Mike Ashley.
Since relegation became a very real possibility he has totally disappeared from the scene (of the crime).
I can’t remember the last match he attended but certainly the last half dozen he has been missing in action.
My take on it is that he flees the scene because he doesn’t want his name and brands associated with such abject failure. If he attends the match then he will draw attention to himself and by association, Sports Direct.
The NUFC Fans Forum agreed to an early meeting with the club before the end of the season to talk about problems and the challenges the club faces. The Fans Forum members said that for this meeting to have credibility it needed Mike Ashley there, my understanding is that the club/Ashley have done absolutely zero in response. No meeting organised, no communication, no Mike Ashley. What a dereliction of duty from the club’s owner when Newcastle United are in turmoil.
Hear no Evil
John Carver. It is never his fault. Two wins in nineteen games under the Newcastle Head coach and it is always somebody or something else to blame.
At Loftus Road he blamed it on the 17 degrees celsius heatwave, I’m sure you’ll all have your own personal favourites from recent months of the mouth of John Carver. The manager/head coach who won’t hear of any criticism of himself and is simply looking forward to doing the job long-term…
Speak no Evil
Whilst Captain Fabricio Coloccini spoke to the TV cameras last weekend, for the first time in seven years at the club. We still await to hear whether Newcastle United Managing Director Lee Charnley is capable of the same.
A total embarrassment to have an MD who at this time of crisis, his only contribution is to have PR statements go out with his name on. When you have an absent owner and a manager/head coach so out of his depth as John Carver is, surely the person charged with running the club should be expected to come out and speak forcefully about how the club is facing up to the potential disaster.