We are not the only Newcastle fans who are wondering what on earth the Newcastle United Board are doing behind the scenes.
Derek Llambias – Manging Director of Newcastle
We know that Dennis Wise, Derek Lalmabias and Dennis Wise had a meeting to discuss transfer targets on Tuesday, but it’s interesting that Joe has not commented on that meeting yet, other than to say he has transfer funds available, but doesn’t know exactly how much.
But the club doesn’t just have to get new players in during january, and perhaps even let one or two go to get fresh funds, but we have seven first teamers whose contracts run out in the summer, and we would have hoped the Board was doing something about them.
But are they? Or another good question is what exactly are they doing?
Surely the Board can get down to work for a month or two, and sign those players Joe wants to keep, because it will be several months now before the club is sold, and it is in Mike Ashley’s best interests to have the club in good shape to sell.
It isn’t in good shape right now, because we’re 4th bottom, our squad is not big enough, and we have several players who can talk to other clubs next month.
So is the board doing anything at all on these problems?
We have no idea, but if they’re not they had better start and start quickly.
And it would be nice too, if the Board could issue a statement to Newcastle fans, and let us know just exactly what is going on. Surely we deserve that, if only as a sign of respect to the great Newcastle fan base.
When I was at Management School at IBM some 30 years ago, we were told how important good communication was in business, and also that you just had to listen closely to your customers and exactly what they wanted, so you could then deliver what they wanted into the market-place.
Things have hardly changed since that time in business, but Mike and his friends do not seem to have gone through that same training.