Well-run football clubs know their bread and butter and the soul of the club are the fans that support them season in and season out.
That’s especially true for Newcastle United FC.
And a well-run club takes time out to keep their fans informed of the goings on at the club and keeps them in the loop on things they are interested in.
While we realize Newcastle is not a well-run club under the current owner Mike Ashley, the fans should still be getting some status on the Rafa contract talks that began last Thursday with Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley.
One of the significant failings of Ashley at Newcastle over the last 12 years (there have been too many) is almost his complete lack of communication with the fans.
He seems a private man who very rarely is interviewed, and therefore not many know what he’s actually thinking at any given time.
He can start to become a better owner (and there’s lots of room for him to do that) by instructing Lee Charnley to update the fans more on what’s going on.
One case in point is right now – and we’re sure Rafa is telling Lee this – something should be said to the fans on the status of the ongoing negotiations.
It’s straightforward – just put a few sentences out on the Newcastle website saying how things are going.
If that doesn’t happen, then it could be that they are close to an agreement and getting ready to announce that Rafa is staying on.
Even though that may be a little bit of fuzzy logic, we’ll assume that’s true for the moment if they put nothing out.
Hopefully, they will be announcing that Rafa is staying in the next couple of days.
They cannot go on like this much longer – it’s already looking embarrassing for the club.
Newcastle must do something – please!