Is Lee Charnley A Good Appointment At Newcastle?

We’re trying to gauge how the fans think of the appointment of 36 year-old Lee Charnley at Newcastle yesterday.

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Lee Charnley us on the right before Southampton game

Let us know what you think.

Is Lee Charnley A Good Appointment At Newcastle?

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13 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #1

    One or two players per year. Hooray! We’re saved!

  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Voted no simply because he is just another one who will dance to Ashleys music.

  • brklyngeordie

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #3

    nothing like another yes man to let us fans know dont we dare dream big : ( .. What is the point of supporting something that does not have the aspirations and share the dreams we share and constantly reminds us our ambition is remain a premier league club sad days

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Voted No, but would change it to a yes if we brought in someone else to work with him who had a working knowledge of the game rather than just the finances. So, it is a no from me, as it is status quo in reality, and I doubt anyone else will come in.

  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #5


    Exactly. I think even if we signed an entire new board, they would still be rendered useless by the now rediculous constraints implemented by ashley

  • martoon

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Reading yesterday’s comments he is not a popular choice but I personally think he is quite a good appointment. He has a lot of experience especially with transfers and surely has to be an improvement on JFK. I don’t see why he has to have a big personality to handle players and their agents, he needs to be a tough negotiator which he obviously is. Just because he is quiet doesn’t mean he he is not good at his job.
    I agree that the statement about 1-2 players a year is worrying for this transfer window as we need more than that but I think the statement a genera policy obviously there will be exceptions such as the January window when we brought in the 5 players. (OK shoot me now 🙂 )

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #7

    the tide is turning. Would be great to see a proper manager come in and see what he could do with the same set of players before we see a mass exodus replaced by sub par english players.

  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #8


    Do you think we will still be a prem team in 2 seasons (we are ok this year)? I have my doubts. 2 players will not be enough to keep us level with the likes of WBA and the mighty Norwich.

  • Markaccus

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #9


    Do you really think any manager could make a difference under this reigime? Their firat task would be to report to the RVI to have the glove grafted to the inside of their anus, so Ashley can comfortably pupeteer them. This club is F#cked.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we need a coach, rather than a manager. If they can coach young players to play a style and a system then we could be okay, but they need to ignore the buying and selling aspect and maximise the players they have. The players we have aren’t bad, just badly used, although we are light on numbers. With a proper team of coaches in we might see more progress from the younger lot as well.

    It will not be champagne, probably not even sparkling, but we might at least see some decent football being played and manage a goal at the leases end before 2014 is out!

  • lesh

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #11

    Despite Ed’s view that Charnley’s statement augered well for communication, I’m afraid I saw little new in it. We’ve heard it all before at different times over the years and all he did was roll things we’ve heard before into one statement.

    The club’s ambition seems to remain in the Prem and wow, with such vision you can almost hear the stampede of top top players as they line up to join us!

    I hope I’m wrong but Charnley has set expectations to a new height – rock bottom. :[

  • ballerfan2

    Apr 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    What a surprise. So many have decided already that Charnley is useless. Why not at least give him a chance to,show what he’s about. Too young, too old, too fat. Not enough info has been the charge and yet when Charnley releases a long statement it’s not a good sign of his ability to do the job. If he had made promises which he couldn’t keep knowing how Ashley runs the club then I can just imagine the reaction. The general mood on here may prove to be right but at least give the bloke a chance.

  • Sav

    Apr 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    `If the only experience he’s had is at Newcastle then he hardly has experience of a well-run club to bring to the table. He is probably a ‘company man’ and his statement (if it is his) is a dull trotting out of the party line. It smacks of saving money and not bringing in fresh blood who might ask awkward questions at interview. The fact that his junior is also promoted reinforces the idea that this is just a rather lazy, uninspired appointment, rather than that we have unearthed a diamond in our midst. So while Lee won’t be pulling on his boots for us, his promotion does not fill anyone with optimism.
    And to Martoon, who points out ‘he is an improvement on JFK’ – I hope that is irony, mate.


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