The Human Toll Of Relegation Nobody Wants To Mention

Those highly paid Newcastle players who couldn’t bother to fight for the shirt when the going got tough will be the first ones out of the door this summer.

It would be crass of me to name some of them –  like Gini Wijnaldum (the invisible Man) and  Moussa Sissoko as two prime examples – so I wont.

But relegation has really dire consequences on a  human level and some of the staff at Newcastle United will have to be laid off to cut the costs of running the club with the much lower revenues next season.

lee charnley and mike ashley

The two lead incompetent ones running the club

And only Newcastle could manage a relegation when a massive new Premier League TV rights deal is kicking in this summer.

That will give clubs anywhere from £100M to £180M every May starting next year.

Only Newcastle could manage that timing.

We will have to cut costs and a massive clear-out is needed of the many weak-willed players we have at the club,  who have been earning their money on false pretenses for too long.

It would be good if the future manager is unveiled quickly.

But that would mean Lee Charnley would have to make some quick decisions and not dither around – so we know that will not be happening any time soon.

The overpaid players at Newcastle should be ashamed of themselves for the mess they have caused at the club – they know who they are.

But they wont be and they will be telling their agents today – get me out of here as quickly as possible.

And Mike Ashley for once should show some leadership and immediately fire Lee Charnley and Graham Carr, who have been the main two who have caused this latest debacle at Newcastle United Football Club.

But Mike will not do that either.

In other words the dithering will continue at Newcastle even after we have been relegated and after spending (wasting) £82M on new players.

We need to get some of that wasted money back this summer by selling some of our players – those that think they are good.

Newcastle United Football Club now seems to be rotten from the top to the bottom.

Shame on those who have done this to a great club.

17 comments so far

  • Slank

    May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Charlie @ 17

    You are right about us ‘bumping along the bottom’. A stretch in Championship will probably be good for us. Sometimes in life you have to take a step back before going forward.

    I would like to see Carr and Charnley resign. Far too many players recruited by Carr have failed. It can be argued that some law of averages say that some will fail and that is possibly true but there just seems too many.

    Some players need time to adapt, perhaps the odd one but we have seen players not only not make the first team but not even the bench.

    Carr and Charnley to fall on their swords.

  • BandB

    May 12, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #2

    We didn’t HAVE to take a step back Slank.
    We walked backwards deliberately until we fell over the cliff, “No. No, don’t be silly-ing” anyone warning them of the danger.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2016 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #3

    “Newcastle United Football Club now seems to be rotten from the top to the bottom.”

    This isn’t new information. It’s been at play for a while and the downfall was called by many people. Even by those who supposedly don’t know their arse from their elbow.

    Why anyone thinks that this is the time that Ashley has really realised the error of his ways is beyond me. It’s the same thing, over and over again.

    Not bold enough to make the right move in the first place.

    Too late to react to a problem.

    Issues a half arsed apology, promising a review and for the same mistakes to never happen again.


  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Desperation and silver linings time I see.

    If we continue to make excuses on the clubs behalf, why on Earth would they feel the need to change a single thing??

  • ToonMatt

    May 12, 2016 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #5

    There will be some bullsh*t statement on Sunday about how hard the club are going to work to drive this club forward then I can see Charnley going on his holidays next week and we won’t hear a thing from the club until June, Another statement from Charnley saying that the recruitment process is well under way to look for a new manager there have been 100’s of applications so it will take him a while to get through them, then in the first week of July we will have a new manager and it will be either Tim Sherwood or Steve Bruce.

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #6

    Not one single person behind the scenes at club should have their livelihood affected by the position brought onto the club by the Board. The Board are clearly not fit for purpose.
    There won’t be any players bonus this year so take that budgeted money along with the salaries of Charnley and Carr as soon as they are sacked to cover those staff costs. Player wages will be lower as well so there’s another saving.
    There’s 48 games to look forward to, at least one if not two Cup Finals as well so all hands to the pumps please.

    And will somebody please switch the lights back on.

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 12, 2016 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #7

    The picture, from left to right…

    Tweedle-£uckwitt and Tweedle-C#nt

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #9

    When I see Ashley , Charnley and Carr why do I always get an image of them in the Board Room squeaking in childish voices like the Haribo sweet adverts.
    I’m the voice of moderation but what’s the expression – oh yes – it really boils my piss

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 12, 2016 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    WOW!! how on earth is the link that big!?

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #11

    YCMIU…Over compensating imo.

    I guess it’s because you linked the search, rather than the particular result? Let’s see.

  • hibbitt

    May 12, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #12

    its the fans round the world that are the big losers not ashley………. uk fans will still see some uk tv coverage but i don’t think the championship is shown live outside the uk so we lose a huge part of our fan base in a global market were other clubs are moving forward in leaps and bounds we contract through the total mismanagement of the club by the clowns that run it

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #13

    NUFC Board meet to discuss the future of the club

  • Ibizatoon

    May 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #14

    hibbit…I’m not sure growing the global following has been anywhere near the priority list.

    Football hasn’t even been near the top of the priority list.

    Ed…Can we get a finances article up soon? I think people are getting distracted somewhat and are forgetting what a profitable operation Ashley has made us into.

  • hibbitt

    May 12, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #15


    i don’t mean from the clubs point of view but from the fans side it will be a big miss to nufc fans round the world not just on here

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #16

    Nufc 83
    You asked how you’re plucking facts. It should be obvious, two blatant non truths is either plucking facts or being about as informed as Lee Charnley

  • 2ferhadala

    May 12, 2016 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Does anyone know what new channel I have to pay for in the US now to see NUFC play? .


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