In life people make mistakes because we are all human (damn it), but people usually learn from their mistakes and when they do that they can move on and do bigger and better things.
However, for those who don’t learn from their mistakes, they keep making them and that’s why history keeps repeating itself, so it may not be too surprising in that context that Newcastle will probably be relegated again six years after the last time we took the big drop – but this time it’s even worse because the club made multiple serious errors in the last six months that has brough about this shambles.
The Brains Trust at Newcastle
One problem back in 2009, was there were no clauses in players’ contracts that said if we take the drop, they will be put on reduced wages.
Well guess what – yes – you got it – the Telegraph is reporting that most of Newcastle’s top players with the high wages – don’t have any such clauses in their contracts, and therefore history will repeat itself,
This will be particularly difficult for the club to pay the top wage earners such high wages in the Championship – but Newcastle will be saved in a way because players like Moussa Sissoko, Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse will be leaving Newcastle this summer.
And other players like Tim Krul, Daryl Janmaat and Fab Coloccini are likely to want out this summer too.
They will want to get out because of the nonsensical and amateurish way the club has been run this season, and we have brought relegation on ourselves – we’ve needed no help at all from other clubs – we did it all ourselves by getting one point from the last 10 games.
An unbelievable collapse with under-water John Carver still in charge – which was the latest mistake made by Lee Charnley.
If we stay in the Premier League – and that will be only if Hull help us out by not beating Manchester United on Sunday – there will still be some of our top players rushing for the exits and wanting to join a proper football club this summer.
As we’ve said before – the level of incompetence shown by those running Newcastle, if it was in the real world and in a proper business, then heads would have rolled long before now.
But they haven’t, and that’s another reason we are in this crisis situation – there’s been no effective or decisive actions taken to correct the situation – which has been worsening for almost three months now.
This would make a great study in the Harvard Review of what not to do in management.