It was interesting that Mike Ashley was at the game on Saturday at Southampton accompanied by Newcastle Secretary Lee Charnley – who could very soon become Newcastle’s top executive at the club, and be responsible for handling the transfers into and out of the club.
Lee Charnley, Pardew and Ashley – all smiles – but before the disaster
Lee has already been involved with a lot of the real work that goes on with the Newcastle transfers over the last several seasons, and it would be a smooth move for Newcastle to make the 36 year-old Newcastle’s top executive, and he would have earned it too.
It would probably work if the club announces soon what the new position will be for Lee Charnley, and then the transfer team would be in place for the summer transfer window, which has to be a good one for the Magpies.
Alan Pardew has his players back in training today – and that’s good – since the very last thing they deserve is a day off – but the rumors that the players will get 10 lashes each (apart from Rob Elliot), are simply not true.
This is what Alan has said in the local papers today, about what needs to be done this week and in the summer:
“We need a week of work on the training ground.” “And we need to try to find a formula that is going to work for us.” “We are under no illusions about next season.” “
Nothing that happened on Saturday will change our thinking.”
Hopefully we will have Loic Remy back in the side against Manchester United, but of course he will be a little bit rusty.
But it will still be a boon for the side to have the top French striker back – and hey – we may even be able to score a goal – that would be something.
We need to beat the Red Devils on Saturday to make up for last Saturday’s debacle.
What do you think?
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