We saw the reports in the Daily Mirror yesterday that top stars at Newcastle would be asked to take pay cuts next season in the Premiership – or whatever the report was trying to say – and it was all complete rubbish.
Chris Hughton – tries to stay out of financial business
It was obvious whoever wrote the report didn’t know the first thing about business or running a club, and it seemed all made up to sell papers.
But that hasn’t stopped the Newcastle club coming out today and denying everything in the report. And that gives the report more than it deserves – it was complete nonsense, and didn’t reflect well at all on the Daily Mirror.
Mike Ashley visited the Benton Training Headquarters yesterday and it was his usual visit to meet up with Hughton, and to see the players.
But he no doubt slammed the report and told Chris Hughton there was nothing like that at all in the works.
Mike should be looking at what he’s done this year, because it’s been good and he should try to understand how he should now run the club, and dare we say it, plan for success on Tyneside.
Even after messing the club up so much, if Ashley can get some success next season, most of those terrible mistakes could be forgiven – maybe.
Chris Hughton doesn’t like getting into the business side of things at the club, and of course that’s not his job, but he was asked about the report this morning.
Chris Hughton said today:
“That financial story is not particularly helpful,”
“I was made aware of it this morning and as far as I know there is nothing in it. It just seems to have been plucked out of thin air. As far as I know there is absolutely no truth in it.”
“The only thing we are interested in is football. Contracts and things like that can wait until the end of the season. It’s nothing I’m aware of.”
” We’ve got used to a lot of speculation, especially financial speculation around the club.”
“We have 12 games left and we can’t afford to worry about anything that can detract from our objective and the sole objective is to get enough points to get promotion.”
That’s about the best response to the report from Hughton, who let’s face it, seems only concerned about how to win the next game, and that’s his job and it’s great to see the dedication.
Well the next game is tomorrow afternoon at Middlesbrough, and all 3 points is what Newcastle fans will be looking for – that’s for sure.
Howay The Lads!!