We don´t hear from Newcastle Managing Director Lee Charnley very much and in fact we still have never heard him speak as the lead executive at Newcastle United – which we find extremely strange – whet doesn´t Lee give a press conference – maybe with Steve McClaren also in attendance – that´s the best way to communicate and he could also filed questions for the press.
But at least he has sent an email out today and talks about the great win against Liverpool – well that´s what we thought the email was going to be about but he does a quick switch to trying to sell half-season tickets.
And it comes across as a little crass.
The announcements about the season tickets generally go up on the Newcastle web-site.
Lee Charnley – Managing Director at Newcastle
Lee obviously doesn´t have great skills in the communications field and he hardly comes across as an executive either.
Here´s what Lee sent out today for those who didn´t receive it:
We have all seen how fantastic a noisy St James’ Park is. The atmosphere you generate lifts the players and turns the stadium into a very special place to be. It does make a difference.
That was certainly the case against Liverpool and I was delighted that our fans could leave the ground with smiles on their faces, something we are all striving to achieve more regularly than we have this year.
We want to fill St. James’ Park to capacity and recreate that atmosphere for every home game.
With that in mind, I am delighted to announce, for a limited time only, the release of half-season tickets for under-18s priced at just £25 in the Family Area, £50 in category 2 & 3 seating and £75 in category 1 seating.
The means our next generation of supporters can watch the final ten home games of the season from as little as £2.50 per game.
Starting with Everton on Boxing Day, these half-season tickets will guarantee a seat at fixtures including the visits of Manchester United and Manchester City, the Tyne-Wear derby, the final match of the season against Spurs and five other Premier League fixtures.
For supporters who have already committed to buying a junior half-season ticket, we will be sending out a free adult and child ticket for you to join us for the Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.
I sincerely hope that you will join us all at St. James’ Park. I would welcome you to take a closer look here.
Tickets can be bought online, over the phone and in person.
We’ll be opening our matchday box office tomorrow & Saturday so supporters can buy their tickets in person from St James’ Park, direct from our expert team.
Thank you for your support.
Since Lee took over from the sacked Joe Kinnear in April of last year as the club´s top executive the results of Newcastle United have been abysmal – and don´t forget we lost seven of the last eight games in the 2013-2014 season.
We then got 4 points in the first seven games of last season and this year after Alan Pardew left the club ……. well I´ll have to stop right there before I get even more depressed.
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