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Still None Of This At Newcastle United Under Ashley

12:38 pm, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 46 Comments

In a normal business the performance of Lee Charnley as Managing Director would have had him fired long before now, but Lee managed somehow to negotiate a deal to get Rafa Benitez to the club in March – and now it looks like he may even be successful in getting Rafa to stay for three years, even through we are a second division club next season.

And if the local papers are to be believed today then Lee Charnley will be keeping his job as Managing Director – and that’s just simply stunning  after he has cost the club a cool £100M next year alone by his singular incompetence.

It’s not just the fans who are calling for his head – it’s his record that’s doing that – and for the last two years Newcastle have been in crisis mode ever since Lee took over a job that is obviously too much for him.

lee charnley and mike ashley

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley

But the word is that Rafa Benitez gets on well with Lee and likes working with him – and since Rafa will soon be the King at Newcastle, then it looks unlikely that Charnley will be fired, although it’s still a question as to whether a real executive is brought in to run the club.

Lee is good at negotiating for new players – and it looks like for good managers too – and he does the deals for new players and for Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd recently said he’s an excellent administrator.

So maybe Lee could go back to his former job as Club Secretary and keep working closely with Rafa?

The two people who have caused the implosion and relegation at Newcastle this season are without any doubt Lee Charnley and Graham Carr – and they should be held accountable in some way.

That’s what happens in a real businesses.

If that doesn’t happen after the tragedies of the season just ended, then Mike Ashley is still running a somewhat bizarre business at Newcastle, where people can be incompetent and nothing happens.

However, if Rafa is appointed as the new manager this week, we feel sure he will ask for everybody associated with the club to get behind him and the team – and bury the hatchet on any existing issues.

We’ll do that immediately.

🙂

With Rafa in charge he can make the club great again – we’re certain of that – and that will be the only thing that matters.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League




46 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 22, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    In Rafa we trust

  • 2 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // May 22, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    In Rafa we trust

  • 3 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 22, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    From last

    Thing is, the choice at the time of AP was not him or raffa, it was him or carver/mclarren/worse manager. No one would have predicted that Raffa would come here before march, and certainly no one would have predicted he would even consider staying in the championship! So, at the time, I would rather have had Pardew than Carver/mcclaren/worse. Mid table mediocrity would have been better than relegation under a worse manager any day of the week.

  • 4 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 22, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Sorry…. In rafa we trust

  • 5 wolfshead@toon // May 22, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    its funny if someone asked me who is likely to stalk pardew on here i would say rotonda i could see him doing a seles haha

    i thought palace were unlucky yesterday i cant believe clattenburg is going to referee in the euros

  • 6 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // May 22, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Damn you mark

  • 7 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Of course, if i could have predicted the future, i would have ripped your hands off for one season in the champs if it meant havin the best manager we have had at nufc by a country mile,since SBR

  • 8 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 22, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    I might have killed the blog 😮

  • 9 YoungMagpieFromBurnley // May 22, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    No you haven’t mate.

  • 10 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 22, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Ymfb

    Phew. Thought i might have been in trouble there 😀

  • 11 Bobbybee // May 22, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Half time in the trophy. Morpeth one each with Hereford, thanks to a goal from 45 yr old Chris Swales. Interesting to hear that talksport clown the moose tell the nation that Morpeth is somewhere between Newcastle and sunlun! What a fool he is. 😉

  • 12 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Iantoon…… It seems that you have also noticed that Rotonda’s opinions on players , managers and football in general are more often than not inaccurate . It’s got to the point where I am dreading him endorsing a signing or praising one of our players as the player will probably end up being Rotondaed. Let’s hope for any future signings that he condemns them as being useless.

  • 13 Bobbybee // May 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Get in, Morpeth 2-1 up, second minute of the second half. Underdog fighting well! 😉

  • 14 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    3-1 to Morpeth – Get in the net!!!!

  • 15 Bobbybee // May 22, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Whoopy-doo! 3-1 Morpeth! Looking good now.

  • 16 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 22, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    Bobby@11
    The Moose might be thinking of Seahooses and North Sunderland

  • 17 Jail for Ashley // May 22, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    See Beardsley losing streak continues as his U21 crash out of the group stage of the HK tournament. Surely Rafa is going to have him replaced with a more qualifued candidate.

  • 18 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 1:47 PM

    John Merrick would do a better job than Beardsley.

  • 19 Moonraker15 // May 22, 2016 at 1:52 PM

    In Rafa we trust ?

  • 20 Moonraker15 // May 22, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    Question mark on my post should have been a smiley face! Wtf Ed?

  • 21 davetoon // May 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    How annoying is this
    http://i.imgur.com/27br3Np.gif

  • 22 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    http://www.oddschecker.com/football/english/championship/championship-2016-17/winner

  • 23 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    The Morpeth lads look shagged !
    4 minutes extra time

  • 24 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 2:04 PM

    1-4 Morpeth !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 25 Charlie in the Gallowgate // May 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    4-1 to Morpeth
    At least 1 piece of silverwear is coming up-north

  • 26 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    Pardew ‘s jacket looks like it shrunk in the wash .

  • 27 Mister Tuff // May 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

    I’ve got no doubt after King Percy scootled off like a rat down a drain that Wally Brolly was immediately pencilled in as the next manger – trouble was he would not leave Derby till season end.
    Carver was just a fill in, they offered Garde a 6 month contract just to keep the seat warm for Wally – which Garde quite rightly turned down.
    Getting a decent manager in then – instead of the obsession with Wally Brolly – we probably would not be where we are now.

    Some folk were giving it large about Wally Brolly -he’s the man. Changed horses mid race now it’s Rafa’s the man.
    Would have been interested why they abandoned poor old Wally after bigging him up all the time.

    Yee kna who yees are – noo stop practicing the King Percy goal dance and explain yasells.

  • 28 Bobbybee // May 22, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    4-1, game over. Great performance from the highwaymen. 😉

  • 29 Jail for Ashley // May 22, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Moonraker,
    You need to put : ) that together for a smiley face

  • 30 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Jib…….Stick a couple of grand on at 5-2. I’ll go halves with you. £2500 each and a Championship win will be nice.

  • 31 Jail for Ashley // May 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Swallocks,
    Twitter exploded after his knob head grand dad dance

  • 32 Bobbybee // May 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Charlie, naw, he’s just being a typical southern based press wally who doesn’t know his ass from his elbow! 😉

  • 33 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    :)?

  • 34 Jail for Ashley // May 22, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Joey Barton
    “Pardew will be regretting the Uncle knob head dance now”

  • 35 Tsunki // May 22, 2016 at 2:44 PM

    Picture caption –

    “Huh.huh.huh.huh…”
    “Heh.heh.heh.he…”
    “Huh.huh.huh.huh…”

    Get out you blubbery fools

  • 36 WWSBRD // May 22, 2016 at 2:48 PM

    Jail
    Tbf our youth team issues run deeper than just Pedro

  • 37 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    :no space here-nospacehere)
    hence:-)

  • 38 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    🙂

  • 39 Tsunki // May 22, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    The academy system has been run like an industrial estate cafe. Bare minimum, no aspiration of quality. Destined to fail. it’s been an afterthought, and it needs no more proof than itsresults and product.

  • 40 Tsunki // May 22, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Jib – 😐

  • 41 Jib // May 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    the dee canny bacon banjo’s tho’ but .

  • 42 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    :-)?

  • 43 bettyswallocks // May 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    I am on iPad and it won’t allow a smiley face. Very disappointing
    .

  • 44 AncientC // May 22, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    “And if the local papers are to be believed today then Lee Charnley will be keeping his job as Managing Director – and that’s just simply stunning after he has cost the club a cool £100M next year alone by his singular incompetence.”

    Not all that stunning, if Charnley has basically been doing what he is told, which Charnley’s continuation at the club would suggest. As others have comically pointed out previously, the body language between Charnley and Ashley does not give the impression that Charnley is a decision maker. I would imagine Charnley’s job is to get on with the day to day stuff, and when decisions need to be made, Charnley meets Ashley to present him with a set of options.

  • 45 Sav // May 22, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Charmless is Rafa’s gofer now.

  • 46 toonluvva // May 22, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    IF, we get Rafa, then I’ll not be too surprised that Mr Charnley will keep the title of MD.

    But I do expect his role to be massively reduced. according to some people, he is a good administrator and will probably just get on with the day to day running of the club leaving Rafa to get to grips with things like the recruitment of new players.

    It is our chief scout who should go, but he’ll probably be kept on as an ordinary scout reporting to Rafa.




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