Good news reported in the Sunday Sun yesterday on the growing relationship between Big Sam and the new Newcastle board.
We thought something must have been sorted out because last week’s activity in the transfer market seemed to be with a lot more determination â€“ and certainly speed – which Sam’s been asking for over the last few weeks.
Let’s see what has happened in this area – it makes good reading.
Sam Allardyce and Chris Mort
Starting to work together effectively in the transfer market
This is all to the good for usÂ because smoothing out the transfer process is crucial to Newcastle’sÂ future when hopefully we are all prepared before these transfer windows open. We know who we want, when we’ll go for them, what the wages offered will be – and the length of the contract plus any special provisos.Â We can really move quickly then.
This will allow us toÂ get the cream of the crop at a good price, beforeÂ other managers have even returned from their holidaysÂ 😀
This is how Sam explained the workings he now has with the Board and Chairman Chris Mort:
â€œYeah they are listening, the process is pretty smooth now,â€â€œI compile a dossier, put together the information on a player and give it to Chris.
â€œI then ask them to progress it. Iâ€™m talking to Chris once or twice a week at this stage, we all keep up to speed and we all know whatâ€™s happening and what direction weâ€™re moving in.
â€œWe donâ€™t want to miss a transfer by miscommunication. There is a lot of disruption by people trying to stop a transfer youâ€™re trying to make happen.”
“It was nice to do the Alan Smith deal in one day â€“ itâ€™s a miracle!â€
â€œItâ€™s a difficult period because we have so many balls in the air.Â Â Most fall by the wayside but I think itâ€™s better to have more feelers out there. The more you have, the more success you will get.â€
This is really good to hear andÂ shows that Chris Mort is not only listening to Sam, but taking it in and quickly changing things so that Newcastle can operate moreÂ effectively as a unit. We are impressed with both Sam and Chris for working together on this important part of the business. It augers so well for the club’s future.
Comments very welcome.