This is the very first season in football for Newcastleâ€™s new Chairman Chris Mort, and tâ€™s been a really tough babtism for our young Chairman, and another very difficult season for the country’s most loyal fans.
Chairman Chris Mort – it’s been tough – that’s an understatement 🙁
Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort admitted that his first year as Chairman at the famous Tyneside club, has been much tougher than either he or Mike Ashley expected.
Chris Mort said yesterday:
“It’s been a tough run for all of us. The players are the only guys who can turn it round but everybody at the club is working as hard as they can to achieve that.â€
“This certainly isn’t what we bought into last summer. But myself and Mike (Ashley) are determined to turn this around and we have Kevin (Keegan) in to do that.”
Make no mistake, Mike Ashley and Chris Mort are both tough businessmen, otherwise they wouldnâ€™t be as successful as they are. We have full confidence in them and while the performance of the first team has been hopeless this season, we have started out youth strategy, and it already looks like it will pay dividends.
Also the recruitment team of Dennis Wise, Jeff Vetere and Tony Jimenez was another great move by Chris. They are already lining up several targets for the summer, and that will all go ahead, quicker than ever, once we have guaranteed our place in the Premier league for next season. The easy 2-0 defeat of Bolton by Manchester United, helped that goal last night. 😀
A really good outcome this season would be for us to start winning games again, starting with Fulham on Saturday, and then maybe get 3-4 wins out of our remaining 7 games after that. That will give us some good momentum going into the summer transfer season, and stand us in good stead next season.
Since January itâ€™s really been preparation for next season. But if we can survive the season, the Chairman, Owner and Manager will have come though some extremely tough and challenging times. They will all be that much better and tougher, for going through the experience – and surviving.
Chris and Mike are certain to open the purse strings in the summer to bring in 5-6 top players, and then some more tip-top youngsters.
Nobody associated with the club wants another season like this one, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
That light will get bigger with a good win against Fulham on Saturday.
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