In our poll we ran after Joe Kinnear was appointed, which now has over 12,000 fans having voted, a massive 89% did not want Joe Kinnear as the Director of Football, and that came even after Joe had told us he could pick up the phone and talk to any manager in the world, and after he said he would be an excellent Director of Football – but self praise is no recommendation.
Joe Kinnear – didn’t get the job done
But a Director of Football is a lot different than a football manager, and to do the job well you have to have certain talents like being a good negotiator, and having some executive qualitie,s since you are often dealing with the Presidents and Chairmen of other clubs.
And while we had hoped Jopr would have some persuasive powers with Mike Ashley to spend a little more money than the Billionaire likes to spend on players (he doesn’t like to spend much), it just hasn’t turned out that way, and we haven’t signed the players we should have signed this summer to fortify the squad.
And we didn’t do that last year either, when we knew we would have more games in Europe, and after reaching the quarter finals of the Europa League we were in a huge relegation scrap, and we finished 5th bottom – but still above Sunderland.
We’ve talked before about Mike Ashley not having enough ambition for a great club like Newcastle United , and he proved it again yesterday.
And the least he can do is to issue some statement about went wrong – and we are assuming it did go wrong, and the plan was not just to bring in only one loan player this summer.
But Mike doesn’t talk to the Newcastle fans, so we will not hear much from the powers that be at Newcastle.
We may have another Koe Kinnear interview – but on second thoughts we could probably do without that.
Unfortunately, it’s going to be up to Alan Pardew to put the best twist he on what has happened yesterday, but we bet he’s also getting sick of having to do that.
It’s a sad time for Newcastle fans, to be sure, but we are still very proud of our club after another huge disappointment yesterday.
It’s in the DNA.
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