Newcastle Make The Right Decision


News that Newcastle United have cancelled their end of season awards ceremony, which was planned for next week at St. James’ Park, because the club is fighting against relegation, and it’s the right thing to do – but they left it a bit late.

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Lee Charnley – left the cancellation late

After our terrible defeat at Leicester City when we were taken apart by a side who had been bottom of the league for months and below us in the league when we played them – should have alerted the Newcastle hierarchy that they should have canceled the event at that time.

It was the second time we had lost at Leicester this year after we went down 1-0 in early January in the FA Cup when we fielded one of the weakest Newcastle sides in years.

It’s unfortunate for the Newcastle United Foundation who would have got some money for charity for the event and use it wisely in the local community – so the cancellation was left late.

This is what the club put out on their web-site:

“Newcastle United Football Club has made the very difficult decision that in view of the current league position, it would not be appropriate for the team and coaching staff to be celebrating the season and collecting awards at a time when our only focus is on the next two games and securing Premier League status.”

“The club would like to extend its apologies for any inconvenience caused to those businesses who had purchased tables to support the event, but we hope that you can appreciate our decision has not been taken lightly.”

The likelihood is that Newcastle’s fate will be decided on the last day of the season a week on Sunday when we host West Ham, so it would have been completely inappropriate to have the dinner next week.

However, if Newcastle can get their first win in 10 games at QPR on Saturday,  and Hull City don’t win at Tottenham, we are safe in the Premier League.

We are hoping that’s what happens on Saturday.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 15, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #1

    If they had made the correct decisions in January they could have had this party and met the fans without getting any abuse

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  • firebug666

    May 15, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Reading between the lines, I would think it has been cancelled simply because they did not want to be an embarrassment.

    I don’t think any of the players would want to walk up and collect any sort of award this season.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Continued Mitrovic: “I am really up for the fight against Champions League contenders Huddersfield.”

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  • firebug666

    May 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Ron Knee

    Come on now, to be fair Huddersfield have more chance of qualifying for CL than we have.

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  • Graeme

    May 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Obviously the Sponsors and “Hangers-On” were not prepared to stump up stupid money to glad-hand our motley crew. There is no way Ashley would cover the expence – so it has been cancelled.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 15, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Ron Knee
    Sounds like Mitrovic can see five years into the future.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Good to see our state of the art fitness people have it taped.

    http://hereisthecity.com/en-gb/2015/05/14/photos-facundo-ferreyra-and-siem-de-jong-in-first-team-training/

    I know let’s make a chronically injured guy do piggybacks. Honestly this is dark age stuff.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    I see the league table is almost exactly the same as when we went down. We’re doomed.

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  • lesh

    May 15, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #9

    And now Ashley’s greed coupled with Charnley’s inept management has impacted on the [charity] Foundation.

    What a bloody disgrace that even the Club’s community activities are suffering the stigma of its mismanagement.

    Any business leader worth his or her salt would be highly embarrassed by this state of affairs.

    And as for Carver, I wonder whether that his delusionary ambition has affected those that genuinely need help?

    Probably not in both cases!

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  • cestriasteve

    May 15, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #10

    They could have awarded Siem De Jong the infamous Marcellieno award… Oo well there’s always next year Siem

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  • davetoon

    May 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #11

    Good to see they can make the good decisions on all the trivial sh.it

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  • lesh

    May 15, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    At last they’ve got something right.

    But what about the wrong decisions that led to the situation where this decision had to be made in the first place?

    If the owner took the Club seriously, looked at it as a competitive one rather than just a profit centre, he’d be making his mind up whether to sell up or not.

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  • toonluvva

    May 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Does that mean Mr Ashley has cancelled the open top bus parade of our balance sheet?

    Shame that, as we have bugger all else to celebrate!

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