There have been stories galore this week about what´s going on at Newcastle and we are sure that 90% of them are wrong or inaccurate in some way.
But given the amount of information available from the club and the way this has stretched out for six days now – the journalists are doing their best to try to make some sense of what seems like a ridiculous situation at Newcastle from the outside looking in.
But it´s not easy and to make sense of it appears to be impossible.
Maybe that´s because there´s no sense in it?
Lee Charnley – dithering again
What we do know is that Steve McClaren hasn´t been fired yet and he has taken the training the last three days with the players, in an atmosphere where it looks he could be fired at any moment.
And secondly, there has been some negotiations ongoing with Rafa Benitez’ representatives.
But that´s it – that´s all we really know.
Not one word of communication from Newcastle United since the 3-1 home defeat at Bournemouth – not even to say that defeat was a disappointment.
And it seems not one decision has been made either, with the news last night that the Board hadn´t made a decision on whether to fire Steve McClaren.
How´s that for dithering and total and complete ineptitude?
This is the mess you get into when there are two things going on – one is a vacuum of leadership at the top of the club – and we include both MD Lee Charnley and owner Mike Ashley as being responsible for that.
The second thing is as usual with Newcastle there is absolutely no communication – and we put Lee Charnley responsible for that – because that´s part of his job.
We still haven´t heard Lee speak either on camera or on radio since he was put into this lofty position almost two years ago.
One thing that really worries us is there is a report this morning that Rafa may be having second thoughts about Newcastle, and if that becomes a reality we have nobody to blame but ourselves.
Those running the club have demonstrated quite clearly why we are second bottom of the league and the worst run club in the Premier League.
But hey, that could be a gross overstatement – maybe Aston Villa are even worse than we are?
Maybe – and they are bottom of the league – also due to the incompetence of those running the club.
Will Newcastle ever get themselves sorted out?
If they want to do that then the first thing to do is start communicating with the life-blood of the club – the fans.
Tell us what the hell is going on.