Kevin Keegan, this week claimed the Newcastle club had no chance of finishing any higher than fifth during the remaining three years of his contract.
Chris Mort – thinks – wonder if we can get Joaquin?
Chris Mort has in some way responded to Kevinâ€™s comments today, as he talked about the transfer kitty, and the fact the club has already started to try to recruit players to Tyneside.
Chris said today:
“We don’t want to do a Leeds,” “It doesn’t make sense. This club had Â£100M-worth of debt which has now been cleared and it would be foolish to stretch it beyond its limits.â€
“I thought Kevin’s comments were quite sensible. I’m not sure what people’s expectations are but I don’t think most Newcastle fans would be greatly surprised by what he had to say.â€
â€œThere are those who are naturally optimistic but it does no harm to come out with some realism and say that if we get fifth, we will have done well. He’s right.”
“We have started talking about who we will be bringing in and Kevin will have the final say.”
We have to admit to being a little concerned at some of Kevinâ€™s comments recently, since he seemed so frustrated and even annoyed with some of the things he was saying immediately after the Chelsea defeat.
We sure do hope he doesn’t do something stupid, and we really hope he sits down with Chris Mort for a good discussion, and get whatever is bugging him off his chest – quickly.
But we also know that being a Premiership manager these days is a pressure filled job, so if Kevin was just blowing off a bit of steam, that’s fine with us.
We know we cannot attract world class players â€“ so whatâ€™s new?
Weâ€™ll have a much better chance of attracting even better players next summer, if we can even finish in the top 6 â€“ but in these last two seasons weâ€™ve finished in the bottom half of the table. Those are the facts.
First things first â€“ letâ€™s get back into Europe and a top 6 finish next season would be just fabulous.