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Charnley’s Ridiculous Statement Typical Of Tone Deaf Newcastle

8:31 am, Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

Lee Charnley – one of the four men who are responsible for this debacle of Newcastle being relegated for the second time in seven years – has issued a statement.

It just about shows the fans how tone-deaf those leading the club are – but rest assured Lee says he will get to the bottom of what went wrong this season.

OK – right – what a laugh – coming from one of the main instigators of this most recent disasters.

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Lee Charnley – incompetent and inept and dithering

Here’s the statement issued by the incompetent one.

“Tonight we are devastated at our relegation from the Premier League, as I know every single person connected to this football club will be.”

“I want to thank all of the fans for the support you have shown for the Club you love throughout the season, in spite of this massive disappointment and underachievement.”

“Your support throughout has been magnificent, but I want to pay particular thanks for the incredible backing you have given to Rafa and the team during the latter part of the season.”

“Nothing more could be asked of you and I am truly sorry we have not given you the outcome you deserve.”

“I also want to thank every single member of staff here. This Club is their livelihood, but they are fans too. To go through the threat of relegation last season and then to suffer a worse fate this time around has been very hard for them.”

“I know that each and every one of them has done whatever they could to help us out of the situation we now find ourselves in.”

“We know that supporters want to know what the future holds and will want to hear more from us as soon as possible. The process of scrutinizing what went wrong and planning for what is to come has already begun.”

“Right now, of course, Rafa and the team must prepare for the final game of the season but after that, please rest assured we will communicate more fully with supporters.”

It’s the same old nonsense from Lee Charnley.

Because of the relegation  some of the staff at Newcastle – the non-playing staff – will need to be laid off to cut costs.

What a tragedy for those who had nothing to do with the woeful leadership at the top, that was the major cause of this latest tragedy at Newcastle.

It’s very clear what went wrong – the Board led by Lee Charnley along with the owner Mike Ashley have let the fans down once again by their inept decisions (or should be say their lack of decisiveness) and complete incompetence.

They hired the very mediocre Steve McClaren after he was fired by Derby County to be in charge for far too long.

It’s not like relegation just came up on us, since we have been in the bottom four all season long and we could even finish second bottom below Norwich City now with Norwich beating Watford 4-2 last night.

Having those responsible for this disastrous season conduct the inquest of this disastrous season never works – they should already know that from their management training and experience.

But they are so inexperienced they probably don’t know that those who got us into trouble cannot get us out of it.

I have never seen such incompetent management of an organization as bad as the last two seasons at Newcastle United in my total career.

It’s a lot worse than incompetent.

This statement shows that Lee Chanrley is completely out of touch – but we already knew that.



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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 12, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Rangers fans seem to be rejoicing as Championship rules could mean he has to get rid of his shares in them !

    That would be typical they get rid of him and we get stuck with him for even longer

  • 2 Veltmann // May 12, 2016 at 8:32 AM

    Don’t think there’ll be any complaints about the drop, we deserve it because we have been poor all season.You can realize it if you go back and review the manner we lost to our relegation rivals Norwich and home draw against Sunderland.
    If u can’t beat the teams around you with 80m worth of squad, why do you deserve to stay?
    The biggest mistake that was made is keeping McLaren for too long.He should have gone in October or January.
    I support The Rafa stay rally but don’t think he will.Imagine going from managing the likes of Real Madrid to the championship.
    My eyes are on Rodgers and Moyes if they are willing to accept managing in the lower league.
    Otherwise no hope of straight come back if we stuck with the likes of Bruce and Pearson.
    We become joke of a club.First team to be relegated after spending 100m.That’s laughable!!
    I don’t care which players are staying.I just want to see a sound manager that will galvanize and create winning mentality throughout the club &
    move forward.There must be wrong tradition &
    philosophy somewhere behind,that the team was preparing and developing, physically as well as mentally.

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 12, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Look at him. He’s like a roll on deoderant with glasses. What a pointless human. Do the decent thing and £uck off, penfold.

  • 4 Steel Dust // May 12, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    If Ashley refuses to appear in front of a parliament committee -the highest law in the land – how can he be a fit and proper owner?

  • 5 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    so the gimp charnley and not so super scout carr are still there this morning, no doubt to be quickly joined by another underwhelming 3rd rate manager like Bruce.

    If getting relegated after sanctioning 82M doesn’t get you sacked wtf does? But then this is NUFC the rest home for sh–e and mediocrity

  • 6 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    YCMIU

    Ash’s goons would never do the decent thing

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 12, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Rotonda

    Yeah,true. Anyway, he wouldn’t want to leave yet, it isn’t “a bit of cake and a nice cup of tea day” until friday, and then there’s the avon bingo on saturday night.

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 12, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    “Eeeehhhh i really hope I win the lavendar bath salts. Carr usually wins them, and never uses them.”

  • 9 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2016 at 8:44 AM

    sorry forgot about the avon lol !!!

  • 10 Rotonda heights // May 12, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    as much as i can’t stick allardyce, every time I’ve seen sunderland they’ve played some decent stuff, not defensive route 1, which is his usual modus operandi.

    Plus Kone, Ghazry and Kirchoff were absolutely inspired signings for the same money we blew on an unfit, 1 good game in 10 shelvey.

    Even the dispicable ash must ask questions of charnley and carr.

  • 11 Nufc-83 // May 12, 2016 at 9:02 AM

    How am I plucking facts from the air jail the debt is owed to Ashley and will only be taken when the club is sold not sure how you see that as plucking facts from the air?

    was it really Ashley and Charnley who are responsible for hiring gini Etc?? I don’t think so they don’t have enough football knowledge to make that decision it would have been Carr who agreed with the manager that the player was suitable. Funny I remember fans saying how good these players who got us sent down were when we signed them yet turn on the management team when they turn out to be a waste of space.

    At the end of the day am I saying they have done a good job… Hell no. Am I saying I want them to stay.. Hell no. what I am saying is I feel I have seen a shift in mentality and ultimately it’s the players who have let us down more this season than anyone sitting in the boardroom.

  • 12 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Rotonda

    Hippodyce did what he does. Survived. I agree it wasn’t as turgid as usual, but I cant see the mackems in anything other than another relegation dog fight next season under him.

  • 13 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 12, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    Rotondo
    We don’t deserve to stay up – been Shi*e all season – but we had a chance on Saturday to put pressure on the mackems – but what did we do turn in one of the most inept displays all season – which has been typical of us all season.
    The players have got to take most of the blame because game after game… Swansea, West ham, Man City, Palace, West Brom, Watford Chelsea Norwich, Southampton and Villa AWAY we turned in absolute inept clueless performances along with Watford, Sheff Wed, Villa, Bournemouth and Sunderland at home and most of them were against teams in the bottom 8-10.

    Mackems have got one thing over us season after season – PASSION for the club and leaders on the pitch ie love or hate him Clattermole.

    We have know one and had no one since Barton and Nolan left but what does our scout CARR bring in useless 9 st weaklings Thauvin, Cabella, Riviere Toney, and players that have not featured Doumbia, Saviet,
    Shelvey to a degree.

    CARR and Charmless should apologise for their signings players and past managers and walk today if they had any dignity

  • 14 south coast toon // May 12, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    well they all need sacking 100mil spent no proven prem striker no goalscoring center back no winger no devent left back players have played better for raffa but theres more going on than we know alot of these players just dont look like they want to put any effort in is that why they ended up here
    and a player who might of helped us stay up was ben arfa off to barcelona now…….wtf is going to choose the players we bring in for chapionship football as this lot couldnt hack the pace of the prem

  • 15 hibbitt // May 12, 2016 at 9:08 AM

    very sad day for the fans and the city

    will Rafa leave i hope not
    we should know soon enough ashley was up here on monday i wonder why ?

  • 16 Slank // May 12, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Rotonda @ 10

    ‘A tale of two cities’

    Sunderland had a proven premiership goal scorer in Defoe and a proven premiership manager who knew how to get out of tricky situations.

    We, on the other hand, didn’t have a proven premiership goal scorer or proven premiership managers (McClaren and Benitez) who knew how to get out of tricky situations.

    However, in defence of Benitez he possibly could have achieved what Sam achieved if given the same amount of time as Sam.

    Also, as much as I dislike saying it, nearly all football media and pundits outside of the North East got it spot on when they correctly predicted at the start of the season that we would get relegated.

  • 17 hibbitt // May 12, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Charlie in the Gallowgate

    total agree with everything you say

  • 18 Wayayman // May 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Last time we went down it took character to bring us back. Men like Nola, Barton, Harper and Andy Carroll gave the players an ultimatum right before the season started. That’s what got us promoted back, having a core of proper men in the team who would not let anyone give less than 100%. My worry is this time around the only characters we have in the team are Lascelles and Rob Elliot. Any chance we can sign Joey back please?

  • 19 thejokethatisnufc // May 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    I think Paul Jewell would be a fantastic appointment as Newcastle Head-Cocach / Manager

  • 20 thejokethatisnufc // May 12, 2016 at 9:17 AM

    Slank i said after the first 4-5 games relegation is on the cards maybe Mike should just hire me instead

  • 21 Slank // May 12, 2016 at 9:19 AM

    Charlie @ 13

    The Sunderland passion is reminiscent of the passion shown by the Leicester fans last season when they were arguably in a worse position than we found ourselves in during the final games of the season.

    During this season more than once have bloggers commented on how poor the crowd have been in St James Park unlike the tremendous support the away fans give to the team. Perhaps those ‘fans’ who turn up for home games don’t have the same connection to the team and club as those who travel to every away game. Has Roy Keen’s prawn sandwich brigade moved north ?

  • 22 corkypants // May 12, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Im hurting this morning and very very delicate drunk way to much after the scum game.

    1. Sissoko should be hung out to dry, he is awfull, sol campbell had a better footballing brain and thats saying something! (Way to predictable and if i have to look at his sulky mug again think i mite just slap him)

    2.Wijnaldum had a great start to the season but he did a better job of hiding at the end of the season

    3.Janmaat well over rated cant defend for toffee

    4.Cisse lost all his confidance couldnt hit a barn door

    5.Mbemba and lascelles were absolutly excellent in our last 10 games same as Anita hopefully we keep these guys

    6.Mitrovic no experience in the prem was he suppose to come in at his age and score 25 goals i dont think so.

    7. Townsend Excellent since signing

    8. Shelvey 1 really good game gave up to soon

    9. Perez one for the future and rolando Arrons

    Everybody else just too average

  • 23 ashleysmate // May 12, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    I can never understand why some non playing staff have to lose their livelihoods.. Just get rid of a couple of high earning dead woods and that should cover costs?

  • 24 GenralHez // May 12, 2016 at 9:35 AM

    This morning feels like the end of the world again.
    To reduce the pain Ashley should ensure Charnley and Carr are sacked immediately and with hold their salaries for a total failure to perform their respective duties.
    Give Rafa everything he wants to remain and rebuild the team to its rightful position in the Premier League.
    As for the current playing staff, Rafa will know who is worth keeping and who needs to be shipped out.
    Fingers crossed for the future of our great club.

  • 25 davis_toons // May 12, 2016 at 10:39 AM

    If both Charnley and Carr are sack. All the shit will be direct at him. He remember his painfully lesson flying to Dubai drinking sorrow wines before flying back again.

    These are the times where both Cs are most useful.

  • 26 Shadow_Shearer // May 12, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Why fire any non playing staff. Just fire lee charnley. If steve mcclaren had a big hand in getting us relegated, charnley must be held responsible for appointing him, describing him as the “perfect fit”.

    Charney has not only got the club relegated, he’s cost his boss over 100 million. How on earth is that not a sack able offence. But I hear if benitez leaves, it will be charnley got to find a replacement. It shows how much of a joke the club is been run by.




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