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Chris Mort – Great Result and Performance

11:57 am, Monday, March 31st, 2008 by Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Things have not been easy in this his first season at Newcastle United, but Chairman Chris Mort must have been really pleased with the performance of the team in North London yesterday.

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Chris Mort – great performance from Newcastle


Chris Mort spoke today with Miles Starforth of the Shields Gazette:

“It’s the sort of performance we’ve been putting in, but we haven’t been getting the results to show for it.” “But (yesterday) the goals went in, and the result we deserved came our way at last.”

“We had a good start to the season up to October. Since then, we’ve had to fight for everything we’ve got.” “The results haven’t really come. The football went a bit awry, but Kevin’s got them playing again, and we saw that.”

Asked if the result was any more special because of the links between Newcastle Owner Mike Ashley and Tottenham Hotspur, Chris added:

“Not particularly.” “It’s good to go away and get a 4-1 win. I don’t think it particularly matters whether it’s Tottenham or not.”“It’s a tough place to come, and they’ve been playing very well since they brought in their new manager.”

“It was a great result and performance.”

“Mike lives in London, so he’ll have been delighted to have come to White Hart Lane and won.” “One of his good friends is Paul Kemsley, who is in New York at the moment.”

“I think a few texts have been going backward and forward already.”

We hope this win is just one of a few we’ll get in the run-in, to what in truth has been a terrible season for the club. But every single win we can get in the last 6 games will further raise the mood of the Newcastle fans this season.

If we can put a string of wins together, there’ll be no trouble in selling season tickets for next season, which promises to be an exciting and even successful season for the Newcastle faithful.

But anything has to be better than this season, after all.

Comments very welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonjon // Mar 31, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    What about Zarate teh kid on loan at Birmingham. He reminds me of Messi. Could be a good singing. Quick and skillful and has an eye for goal.

  • 2 CRAIGG // Mar 31, 2008 at 12:17 PM

    Ashley and Mort are being justified after being slated by the gutter press for sacking Big Sam in the middle of the transfer window.
    What would you say if the managers list included Kevin Nolan and Wes Brown, They were miles apart in aspirations and ambition.

    Ashley wants a side that do what we did yeaterday Ambition, Entertainment, Flair and loads of goals. That will compete with the best in time, Playing the kind of football that Man Utd and Arsenal are praised for.

    Sam wanted a side who could nick the odd point here and there away and Contain sides and score from set pieces at home, playing the worst sleep inducing football i have watched, Maybe in a few years win the odd cup or get in to the top 6, 1 shot on goal at wigan and Reading is pathetic as is letting Derby take 4 points of us.

    Ashley knew that with a fortnight left of the window KK could still try and get the odd player in Woodgate and Alvaro didnt happen, But the real Mike Ashley will start to do what he bought the club for to now bring in the sort of players to play the game as it was intended.

    He looks like he really enjoys it and its refreshing to see an owner of a club so passionate about its progress, supporters, dignity and History.

    Newcastle FA Cup winners 2008-2009

  • 3 hanzemre // Mar 31, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    am pleased with all associates to NUFC: owner, CEOs, KK & couching staff, players & the Toon Army (Geordies & fans all over the world). This got to be a new chapter of another exciting dream of glory from KK, Mike Asley & Christ Mort. Welcome to KK wonderland! Keep up the good work & surely God The Almighty bless us.

  • 4 Leo // Mar 31, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    who is this guy you call chris mort, i know of such a man who is the chairman of newcastle but this guy hasnt got his finger across his nose,

    very confusing

  • 5 spyro // Mar 31, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Toonjon Zarate is class and he is very similar to messi you are right, he does not do unnecessary tricks like c.ronaldo but he knows how to consistently beat the opposition defenders with a quick shift in direction and drop of the shoulder. He would cost us a fair bit but he is definitely worth it, i hope we do go in for him. Him & Taarabt would be two great young signings

  • 6 toonfan1 // Mar 31, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    zarate is owned by some saudi arabian team and they spent a lot on him so they hve slapped a £50 million tag on him!!!

  • 7 toonjon // Mar 31, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    but it says in the papers and that that he’ll only cost £10m. I know paper talk alot of cack but hopefully he will be worth that.

  • 8 david // Mar 31, 2008 at 4:09 PM

    KK will leave because Ashley will not give him 2p for transfers next season.
    Ashley will sell the club to an Eskimo consortium. Owen will be sold to Milton Keynes to help him regain his international status.
    Steve Bruce to be the new manager and can spend 1p from the eskimos plus 3p from the sale of Martins.
    These are the sort of headlines the press would like to vomit up but they are going to be very disappointed.
    Hold your breath lads the rollercoaster ride is about to begin.

  • 9 spyro // Mar 31, 2008 at 5:32 PM

    Zarate will not cost anywhere near 50million i doubt that is true, he is more likely to cost around 15million

  • 10 Ausgeordie // Mar 31, 2008 at 11:49 PM

    How’d Birmingham get him on loan?? You dont loan out players valued at $50 mill




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