Burnley chief Brendan Flood has criticized the Board of Newcastle United this morning.
Brendan Flood – good words about what doesn’t work in football
Burnley’s millionaire director Brendan Flood has said he will fully back manager Owen Coyle in the transfer market this summer, and in his first extensive interview, the Manchester-based businessman and life-long Burnley fan told the Lancashire Telegraph his blueprint for the future at Turf Moor.
Flood believes good housekeeping and a harmonious dressing room are vital tools to have if you are to be successful.
And as part of that interview he also identified what doesn’t work at a football club, and the example he picked was the disastrous relegation season of Newcastle United as a good example of what doesn’t work.
“When you see clubs falling apart, Newcastle for example, most people would lay the blame at Mike Ashley’s door.”
“He has probably mis-managed the club in a sense and that has drifted down to the players. There is a lot of disharmony there.”
“It is about getting the belief and the stability at the top, getting a positive way of thinking, getting people who surround the players and make them feel good about being there.”
“The players feel happy to be at this club. The lads deserve the chance to show what they can do in the Premier League.”
It’s hard top disagree with Brendan on that because of course he’s absolutely right, andf it’s pointless trying to defend the Magpies against real facts. Only gossip newpapers venture into that spider’s web. 😀
But to be fair to Alan Shearer, that’s exactly what he was trying to do, to bring back the joy and passion into the dressing room in the last 8 games of the season, but wasn’t able to to do that fully before time ran out and we were relegated.
But it showed last season with the more experienced Kevin Keegan, that it takes some time to turn a club around as he realized last year, when it took 10 games to get his first win, but then after that we went on a nice roll, with the players regaining their confidence.
We hope that’s what Alan will do next season, and in the summer if he ever gets the chance.
And if he is appointed Newcastle manager and gets the lads winning again, that will soon bring back the spirit and joy on the streets of Newcastle Upon Tyne, and crowds at St. James’ Park will rise, Championship football or not.
Then the last two years will simply become a nightmare from which we woke up, recovered and actually put it behind us, well behind us. 😀