One of the things you learn in business is to under promise and then over deliver, and that always keeps customers happy – a simple example of that is when you buy something, and they say it will take four days to arrive and it arrives after just two days, and you are impressed.
Joe Kinnear next to Ashley Saturday – was that the 3rd goal just conceded?
That’s Graham Carr on the left
Unfortunately our new Director of Football Joe Kinnear doesn’t understand that rather simple rule, and Joe did the opposite over the summer – he over promised and under delivered and Newcastle fans were not happy, and that’s an understatement.
But we think Joe may be learning quickly, and just take a look at a part of his program notes from Saturday, when he talked about Loic Remy:
“I was delighted to bring Loic Remy to the club in August. In the glimpses we have seen of him so far he has shown what we knew already; that he is a top quality player who will be a fantastic asset to the team.”
“While it is very early days, Loic possesses all the characteristics that we are looking for to improve the first team and, if he became available, he is exactly the kind of player I would want to secure for this football club.”
“Clearly, however, he’s a QPR player and we are respectful to them as they will no doubt have their own agenda for Loic when he returns to them.”
So reading that Newcastle fans may think – drat – he’s going back to QPR in the summer.
So if Loic signs in early January for us – Joe will look good.
And it would also be a great deal for Newcastle – so we are hoping for two things – one is that Joe is learning quickly in his new role at Newcastle, and secondly that we do sign Loic permanently in January – he would be a fantastic signing for Newcastle.
We have not been impressed with Joe so far, but for the good of Newcastle United, we still hope the Irishman can quickly become a good Director of Football at the club.
What do you think?
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