Mort Disappointed With Newcastle Season So Far

Chris Mort has plainly spoken out about Newcastle’s season in his program notes for tonight’s game against Manchester City. He says he is disappointed at Newcastle’s results so far this season.


 Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort – disappointed at Newcastle’s results

Writing in his program notes this evening Chris says he is disappointed at the season so far in terms of results, and expects to sign a couple of good players in the January transfer window:

“One of the first tasks last summer was to strengthen the first-team squad.”  “With the signings of Joey Barton, Habib Beye, Claudio Cacapa, Jose Enrique, Abdoulaye Faye, Geremi, David Rozehnal, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka, I am convinced we started the season with a much stronger squad of players than that with which we ended last season.”

“The returns of Damien Duff, Shay Given and Michael Owen from long-term injuries, as a result of the hard work of the backroom staff and the players themselves, have also been very important to us.”

“With these players added to some high-quality players already at the club, I think we all expected the team to be doing better on the pitch than it has been.”  “While we have had some great results, such as the victories over Everton, Spurs and Bolton and the match against Arsenal, we have had too many disappointing results, such as the Derby games and the Boxing Day Wigan match.”

“With the strength we have in the squad, I am hopeful that the team will soon settle into a winning run that will push us back up the table to where we should be.”  “I would expect us to make a couple of further additions to the squad in January, but like any other club, we would prefer to add players in the summer transfer window than in January so that players have a chance to settle into the team.

“And January is always a more difficult time to extract high-quality players from their current clubs.”

Good sound words from our Chairman – comments very welcome.

6 comments so far

  • Penalty-Spot

    Jan 2, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #1

    This man (Mort) has his head screwed firmly on. We are all disappointed with the season so far, what I like is the cool as a cucumber attitude. I guess that’s because he’s a lawyer! There appears to be no ruffling the man and long may it continue. Out of the media glare I suspect there is a great deal on communication going on between BSA and CM, can’t be bad.

    We are sounding nice and lively so far this evening (30mins ish). Come on! It’s like a cup match now!

  • Penalty-Spot

    Jan 2, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #2


  • stk

    Jan 2, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #3

    this guy is sound so if he keeps sam he’ll get the trust of the fans.

    only problem is he isnt a football man, but he’ll learn

  • hanzemre

    Jan 2, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #4

    soon enough he might get pissed off after we would lose to ManCity. Hope me wrong there…u’d not know

  • Gib Steve

    Jan 2, 2008 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Once again I have to sit at work and endure the taunting from the Man Ure, Arses, Chelski and Scousers. Now I have the indignity of having the piss took outa me by Man City, Wigan and Derby followers. I am so depressed. New year same shite.

  • Tapir Angkasa

    Jan 3, 2008 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #6

    DO we need a new chairman and a new owner as well?


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