Newcastle United have today denied the ridiculous News Of The World story yesterday, about appointing Alan Curbishley ahead of Alan Shearer as the interim manager.
Alan Curbishley – we already knew he wasn’t coming
Not only that, but the NOTW argued that Ashley wanted Curbishley installed as manager only days before an American consortium could buy the club, because it would help the sale.
And the fact he has refused to appoint anybody as manager for 3 weeks, and that’s already having a negative effect on the club’s plans (we use that term loosely). But real facts never did get in the way of some of these NOTW stories, which are sometimes completely and utterly ridiculous.
We are told by the Newcastle Journal that two potential loan signings Alan had wanted to bring in are no longer available.
Things at the club are just drifting along at Newcastle, going nowhere in particular, and this time lost has already hit Shearer’s potential plans for players, and we will hear about more losses in the future, we’re sure of that.
Some of the targets we have been identified will not hang around for too much longer, waiting for a club that seems to be in complete disarray at the moment, and if truth be told, will seeming get even worse, with pre-season training a little over two weeks away.
Newcastle’s Managing Director Derek Llambias told The Journal this morning :
“There is no truth in these reports (of contact with Curbishley).”
We would hope that Derek would stick to his promise of last January and communicate more with the fans.
If they do not want to appoint Shearer, then they should have the guts to tell us. And if not why not? We are at least entitled to know what they are thinking, because from the outside, where we are not privy to exactly what’s going on, it looks like they don’t know what they are doing.
Yes, we know that’s not much of a change from what they’ve done this last year. 😀
Good communications can solve a multitude of sins in business, and we wonder why nobody has taught Mike that – because his communication is woeful and abysmal. The fans never know what he’s thinking, because he never says anything.
When Chris Mort was at the club he periodically talked about what the club wanted to do, and he listened to the fans, and the club did a lot of great things in the community.
And just before he left, Chris announced new plans that would help the fans – he would drop prices for youngsters and create a singing corner, amongst other things, and Chris got that input simply from talking to fans, whom he understood were the club’s customers.
But everything started to go south for Mike when Chris left last May, and Derek Llambias came in – that was the real turning point for the club under Ashley, because Chris would have never let the Keegan-Wise thing get out of control like it did.
Kevin would still be at the club and we’d probably be in Europe – but that didn’t happen.
And of course we are where we are now, in the Championship, and we have to start getting out of the hole Mike has dug for the club – and it’s getting deeper every day.