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Hierarchy Shows Lack Of Courage Again – This Is One of Newcastle’s Weaknesses

The Fans Forum planned for tonight was canceled by Newcastle yesterday giving everybody just one day’s notice.

It was reported in the Mail, and it’s another it’s another example of poor management from the top.

It’s probably because of the protests against Mike Ashley which apparently will take place on Northumberland Street outside the Sports Direct store before every home game this season?

We suspect another reason it was canceled was linked to the protests.

It’s going to be difficult to explain to the members how come we essentially made a net profit of over £20M in the transfer window.

Questions on why Rafa hasn’t signed a new deal would also be difficult for Lee Charnley to answer – on behalf fo Mike Ashley.

Managing Director Lee Charnley has shied away from difficult situations in the past,.

He still seems to be hoping the problem with Peter Beardsley will somehow magically go away.

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley

It won’t, and he needs to make a decision on that issue sooner rather than later.

Rafa has sympathy with the fans but doesn’t want demonstrations to take place during home games at St. James’ Park.

This lack of courage also is displayed in the transfer market, who are reticent to go in and pay the going rate for new players.

Mike Ashley prefers the club to have a good bank balance, but that hampers the type of team Rafa can put out on the pitch.

This is another sign of the lack of courage and determination coming from the executive management of the club.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Well if either my of jibs info is correct, that would explain why the fan’s forum due to be held tonight, was cancelled.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #2

    FF is a shambles anyway. Anyone asking any meaty questions gets barred soon after.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #3

    Dubai Mickey,
    All Jib has done is Googled that company you posted and found the owner.

  • Jib

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Say hello to our new owner
    Kuok Khoon Hong
    Head of Wilmar International one of the largest companies on the
    Singapore stock market
    He has acquired NUFC !!!!

  • Ron Knee

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Wikipedia entries can be edited by anybody.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Micky, I think the twitter link you posted showed a screen shot of the Wiki page, which has been changed to show Mike Ashley as owner again.

    Also, if you google Newcastle United Perrenial Real Estate, there’s a comment on The Mag linking the two companies which was posted 7 months ago.

    I think Perennial is, sadly, one of Mike Ashley’s property businesses.

  • DubaiMicky

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Jail, and it wasn’t even from me, it was a retweet from someone else.

    Ah well, we shall see.

  • Jib

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Jail I may have done some googling
    but look at this – smartarse


  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Why smart arse Jib. Did you not just Google it. I’m sure it would be in the news by now if we’d been sold?

  • Jib

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #10

    I cannot wait for the blogger
    Jail for Kuok Khoon Hong


  • Mickey G

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #11

    Jib@10 that made me chuckle

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    Check out this Mag article then do a search for Perennial – blogger called Coble


  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Mickey G,
    You must chuckle very easily!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #14

    I couldn’t see anything on the mag article related to the company but type in google:

    Perenniel Real Estate Holdings

    You get this showing:

    Subsidiaries: Newcastle United F.C., Perennial Treasury Pte. Ltd., The St. James Pte Ltd, Katong AMC Pte. Ltd., Shanghai Dolly Pte Ltd, Perennial Healthcare Pte. Ltd, Perennial Real Estate Pte. Ltd., MORE

  • Sav

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #15

    That was the meeting and it told fans everything. We are F.U.F.C. as far as Ashley is concerned. He is not accountable to the fans. After more than a decade of decline and disaster it is time to make Newcastle United no longer a desirable or profitable asset for him to hold onto. The answer is in the poxy brand name he has plastered over SJP and the shareholders who do hold him accountable. For once, we have a manager with cajones who, unlike Charnley and other employees, is not enslaved. The mainstream media tide appears to be shifting. Not every time is Geordie paired with ‘delusional’. But it’s now or never.

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Ronaldo, it’s not referenced in the article, it’s a blogger called Coble you can find his comment at the bottom of the article – he mentioned Perennial owning NUFC and his comment was seven months ago.

    They seem to have held at least one of the holding companies for a while, otherwise Coble is a time traveller. His entry on that article is below, obviously taken completely out of context but the context is visible by following my link above.

    “(i.e. Newcastle United Football Company Ltd is owned by Perennial Real Estate Holdings etc etc.)”

  • Bladey

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Rafa was defensive at real Madrid goes on to say how many games they won and there win percentage
    Well you muppet nufc can not and never will be
    Compared to real Madrid
    They are a different animal and there midfield and strike force were on a different planet to the 2nd raters we have
    You constantly criticise posters who have a right to criticise nufc and Rafa you are the biggest arse licker on here and revel in other posters lauding your inane comments ASH OUT

  • toon22

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #18

    So we have the selling the club lie again in an atempt to justify his collosal greed
    Hes going knowere

  • scout

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #19

    I met a man earlier in the season who works for a Premiership team. He has met LC on several occasions, said he was a decent lad to be fair. Just following MA orders.
    When I said apparently he doesn’t inferfere, he said that’s rubbish I’ve witnessed him having conversations regarding player transfers by phone.
    Explained MA won’t pay the wages, that being the major problem.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #20

    I see. So nothing new then.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Anyone think Man Utd fans complaining and whining is really embarrassing? He’s won them 2 trophies I think (League Cup and Europa League) and had them second last year behind a record points totalling Man City. Lose two games and they crying about itlike anything. Reminds me of some posters on here 😉

  • RobLeenio

    Aug 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #22

    ronaldo, it could be something new – a previous investor taking the club on lock stock and barrel or increasing their stake. It could also be MASH moving assets around for admin / tax purposes. Or it could be nothing. I think the best way to deal with it is to keep it in the back of our minds until something more concrete happens.

    The guy Jib linked to is an investor in Perrenial rather than the owner anyway, so unlikely to be our new owner even if Perennial are in the process of a takeover.

    What’s interesting to me is that this is the 3rd time in the last 10 days or so there has been a rumour of a buy-out from the far East. First South Korea, then China, now Singapore. Coincidence or something more? Time will tell I guess.

  • Toon&oot

    Aug 28, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #23

    These 2 are the Steptoe and Son of the premier league. You would get more sense out of the Horse when it comes to running our football club.


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