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This Is What Lee Charnley Must Do At Fans Forum Meeting

9:48 pm, Sunday, February 21st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 38 Comments

The Fans Forum meeting tomorrow night should be interesting and we assume Lee Charnley, who was responsible for the hiring of Steve McClaren and is the leader of the Newcastle Board – who have made some strange decisions in the transfer market last summer and in January – will say something about the desperate position Newcastle find themselves in.

After last season we were supposed to be making our own luck.

It´s some luck we have been made – and it´s been expensive luck too.

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Lee Charnley – must answer the tough questions

Lee should also be forced to answer some really difficult questions about how the team is where they are now – when we have spent more money than any other club in the Premier League this season.

Why hasn´t the defense been strengthened after it´s been a weakness for years – and why didn´t  we bring in a proven Premier League goalscorer when we have found it difficult to score goals over the last two season?

He also should be asked why he thought a Championship manager who had just been fired by Derby County – was ever going to be good enough for Newcastle.

Will the Board keep the manager in place this season if results don´t improve – even after what happened last season with John Carver – when in the 10 games before the final game of the season – John had presided over 9 defeats and one draw?

Lee is known for not wanting to go back in time and answer the difficult questions associated with the many mistakes Newcastle have made since he took over the top executive job at the club in April two years ago.

But he needs to be accountable for most of them – and Monday night is a good time for him to explain some of the weird decisions made by the Newcastle Board – which he leads.

From what we can tell the lack of decisiveness of the Newcastle Board in the midst of our worst season ever in the Premier League could well take the club down this season.

That´s our big worry – they will do nothing and we will be relegated.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League




38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dime Bar // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Best thing LC could do at the FF is resign!

  • 2 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    Jane
    Try this
    “We have just talked about not getting too high when we win and when we lose a game, let’s not get too low.Other people can but we can’t. We try to level things out and train hard.””

  • 3 AncientC // Feb 21, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    He also should be asked why he thought a Championship manager who had just been fired by Derby County

    Lee “I would like to refer you back to my comments on the 10th of June 2015 after the appointment Steve of McClaren.” Next question?

  • 4 AncientC // Feb 21, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    “He also should be asked why he thought a Championship manager who had just been fired by Derby County – was ever going to be good enough for Newcastle.” (Above should read)

  • 5 Jib // Feb 21, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    I think some people have a total misapprehension of the remit of fans forums.

  • 6 AncientC // Feb 21, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Magpies managing director Lee Charnley said McClaren was the “perfect fit” for Newcastle.

    To cut a long story short.

  • 7 bettyswallocks // Feb 21, 2016 at 10:27 PM

    Somebody ought to ask what the thoughts are about rotating the club captain.

  • 8 jane // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    thanks Jib but

    “We have just talked about not getting too high when we win and when we lose a game, let’s not get too low.”

    definitely isn’t on my PC screen or are you just good at knowing what’s in Steve’s mind?

  • 9 BeeGuy // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Go easy on him lads, there is nothing he can do now but hope the club stays up. He is in the same boat as we are, he just gets paid better.

  • 10 jane // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    “I think some people have a total misapprehension of the remit of fans forums.”

    what I was thinking but not sure what the actual remit is.

  • 11 spitfire_ // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:33 PM

    Just two things about the subject – Charnley and the FF.

    1. I won’t lose my sleep if we relegated. Thanks yo ashley, my increased heart rate during every single game is missing from 7-8 years. The first relegation was really hard for thins, this will be not.
    2. I expect two-three difficult for the board questions at the FF, and that’s it. Just like the previous. The most questions was some meh questions.

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:45 PM

    Jib – what is the remit of the Fans Forum – seeing you know so much about it.

  • 13 Lindisfarne // Feb 21, 2016 at 11:51 PM

    Has this been reported on the blog?
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/fabricio-coloccini-adds-newcastles-woes-7414335?

    Colo out for a month with a calf injury……

  • 14 bettyswallocks // Feb 22, 2016 at 12:15 AM

    Coloccini has injured his calf, must be all that rotating.

  • 15 Toonacious T // Feb 22, 2016 at 12:19 AM

    Toonbrother will be happy. Colo injured it in the warm down. Why was he doing the warm when he didn’t play in the match? When is Chancel back?

  • 16 Veltman // Feb 22, 2016 at 3:21 AM

    Mbemba out already.Now Colo out,we are doomed further then?
    Actually Lascelles looked good recently and may do a job with Steven but still without the partnership of Mbemba and Colo,we are fragile at the back.Stoke forwards Bojan,Arnautovic,
    Shaquiri run like horses,so…Hope I’m wrong but looks like another hammering is awaiting.

  • 17 Termijn // Feb 22, 2016 at 3:33 AM

    Colo being out may be a blessing in disguise even if he has improved of late. One of his big problems is his lack of pace which catches us out far too often. If Mbemba is back for the next game i’d like to see him partner Lascelles at the back as I think he needs a run of games to establish himself. This could also be a good opportunity to ease someone else into the role of captain for Colo’s departure next window?

  • 18 Termijn // Feb 22, 2016 at 3:35 AM

    Physioroom seems to think we’ll have 6 players back around the time of the Stoke match including Mbemba. Though whether they are match fit would be another story.

  • 19 Santon03 // Feb 22, 2016 at 3:40 AM

    If we keep doing the same thing like other 26 games, we will probably only get 2 to 3 wins which we will get relegated.
    Why do we stuck with coaches that only know how to play 1 tactic/formation?
    Playing away or home always same damn thing, it’s so easy to read, too predictable for our opponents. Seems like the trend now is work harder and run more, use less brain. Sometimes you need to play ultra defending/boring football to get point(s) especially away.
    Big possibility is for the rest of the season will be same play.

  • 20 Veltman // Feb 22, 2016 at 4:56 AM

    On the captaincy debate,Shelvey is a leader, vocal & aggressive and can be a good captain but it’s not the right time to change your captain.
    It may create a havoc between players and may demoralize colo’s physical & mental state.
    Tiote’s remainness in the team is another boost in the fight for survival.Will strengthen the mf options and gives shelvey more freedom to move forward and attack,hence possible assists
    .Surely if we relegated with these set of players,
    I’ll be speechless and Mc should be thrown from high cliff.

  • 21 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:01 AM

    Mornings…

    Veltman…relegation is most certainly an option and not just distant reality.

    Personally I am up for all kinds of tweaks seeing as if it continues this way we are already relegated. If Colo’s out then the captaincy is up for a modern tweak 😉 to the resistance of some of the more conservative supporters on here of course.

    Morning Ron…

  • 22 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    Shelvey, Janmaat and Gini are all leaders and would do well as captain and the would benefit greatly if all three stepped up!

  • 23 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:08 AM

    *the team would…

  • 24 Ron Knee // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:16 AM

    Morning jesper

    Coloccini could certainly use a good tweak!

  • 25 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    Ron…if he’s out injured then we have an opportunity to do right as I see it!

  • 26 Jail for Ashley // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:20 AM

    jó reggelt jesperfuslang-rotating captn of the awsemone lemon crewe 😉

  • 27 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:24 AM

    It’s sad how mentally challenged you are Jail!

  • 28 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    I suppose your saving grace will always be you are not alone 😉

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    The trouble is jesper I think Dummet is still injured so now we have Taylor and Lascelles who’ve never played together before, that 250K for Willo was well worth it, we’d have done a Leeds without that extra money……

  • 30 Ron Knee // Feb 22, 2016 at 6:32 AM

    Jail

    Sound and prudent management as always!

  • 31 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Can’t see the point of the Fans’ Forum at this stage of the season. What’s to discuss? Transfer business is done, Charnley isn’t going to comment on possible crisis management changes before the end of the season, and it’s entirely presumptive to make any announcements about next season because we simply don’t know what league we’ll be in. We all have questions, suspicions and grievances about what’s been going on behind the scenes, but for now we’ll inevitably remain none the wiser. I can’t imagine they could say anything that wouldn’t be the sort of banal spin that will rile fans even more – “our position on the table is unacceptable” “we’ll all work harder” “we need the supporters” – all the usual fluffy drivel. I just hope Charnley says “judge us after the next 12 games” – that would be priceless.

  • 32 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    Jail…so missing Willo is the trouble now?

    It’s always a bit backwards with you I think. If you don’t use players they wanna move that’s the reality of football.

    The trouble is we don’t replace them and if we do they are not adequate! Willo and Santon have not been replaced.

  • 33 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:31 AM

    ToF..when have the FF meetings ever been fruitful?

  • 34 Ron Knee // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    overrated

    Keith Bishop on overdrive!

  • 35 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    There will be alot of references to old minutes!

  • 36 The overrated Frenchman // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Jesper, probably never, but at least pre-season or early on there might be something positive or encouraging that could be said, whether one believes it or not.

  • 37 Ron Knee // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    The timing of the FF is impeccable: less than two weeks after the hammering at Chelsea.

  • 38 lochinvar // Feb 22, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Colo’s not injured he’s in a huff because Shelvey got his armband.




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