Glenn Roeder has today called Newcastle United a tragedy going from one disaster to another.
Glenn Roeder – club goes from one disaster to another
Since Tuesday morning – that’s a full two days since the disappointing last day of the transfer window, Newcastle United executives and manager Kevin Keegan have seemingly been locked away in intense discussions.
It’s taking an awful long time, and as usual the most important part of the club, the fans, are completely left in the dark.
Kevin Keegan was widely reported to be on his way out of St James’ Park, but things yesterday seemed to settle things down a bit, when we were told Kevin was still the manager, and he has not been sacked and did not resign.
Glenn Roeder, who of course managed Newcastle from 2006-2007, and is now in charge at Norwich City, told BBC Radio Five Live:
“The club is a tragedy and it goes from one disaster to another.”“There’s no stability at the club and I don’t think there has been for a long time.”
“They go from one manager to another and the people who suffer the most are the most important people, the supporters.”
“When they talk about Newcastle being a great club, it’s only great for one reason – because it has great supporters.”
It’s hard to disagree with Glenn, based on the actual facts over the last ten years or so.
And which other company treats it’s customers with such disdain?
When we were in consulting boot camp about 16 years ago at IBM, we were told the customer was GOD, and if they said jump – you jumped. We suppose none of our Newcastle officials ever took that course – but it seems they should have.
Oh well, mustn’t get too downhearted – when things look really bad, usually there’s a silver lining about to appear- let’s hope that happens today.