What is becoming apparent with the new Managing Director at Newcastle Lee Charnley, is that nothing much will change, and the long statement released by Newcastle United on Monday when Lee was officially appointed the top executive at the club, is that nothing will change and things will continue as they’ve been going.
Lee Charnley and Alan Pardew
It was good the statement was released because at least it did go into detail in various areas, about what the club is doing, and Lee pointed out that within two years Newcastle will transform the Benton Training grounds into one of the best training facilities in Europe and that’s good.
And we were told again the financial state of the club is the best it’s ever been, and while that’s good, Newcastle fans want to see Newcastle be a lot more ambitious on the field than we’ve been in the seven years under owner Mike Ashley.
And maybe because of the fact that it’s obvious things will not change, the majority of fans do not think Lee Charnley was a good appointment as the new MD.
We just have to hope that this summer’s transfer dealing are positive, and at least we know that Lee can get things done, and he will do an awful lot better than Joe Kinnear – that’s for sure – although that may not be saying too much.
We’ve lost top players like Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye because they became too good for Newcastle, but the hope is we can find some new younger players who can turn out to be top stars in the future.
But if nothing changes at Newcastle, then we will eventually lose those players too, unless and until we make European competition and hopefully get back into the Champions League.
But the frustration of Newcastle fans is that it looks a really long way off, with clubs like the two Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool continuing to spend big money on players in the transfer market.
And Newcastle don’t.
It will be a decent test of Charnley in the summer, to see just how well Newcastle fare in the transfer market, but it doesn’t look like the fans are holding their breath.
But maybe Newcastle can surprise us with some top signings?