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Lee Charnley’s Comments Ahead Of Arsenal Match Sound Very Familiar


The Chronicle has reproduced some comments from managing director Lee Charnley in today’s programme for the Arsenal match.

This is what Lee has said about the club’s financial health and use of funds to make Newcastle United as successful as possible:

“I have to stress that every penny we make really does go into making this club better.

“That principle has been debated and questioned, but we are audited independently and have to provide regular financial information and updates to the Premier League so there is no hiding place.

“We firmly believe our shared approach and vision gives us the best possible chance of reaching the club’s potential and achieving our shared aims over the medium to long-term.”

This club’s timing is just dreadful. They seem to pick the most inopportune time to make their infrequent communications. I mean come on, Lee. Why tread this same tired pasture again?

The club really have not had ambitious enough aims and that has been very apparent. However, if they are willing to start now then it is better late then never. Though, it is going to take action and not the same stock statements pulled from the Ashley files.

We will, however, support the manager and the team while we hope circumstances at the top change. Whether it is under new ownership or if this leopard does miraculously change its spots.

About those aims for this club’s potential, this is what Charnley has said about their goals for the League and the Cups this season:

“Those aims are often questioned, but we want to make our ambitions for the club clear: we want to compete as high as we possibly can in the Premier League and we want to win a cup.

“Upon speaking to Steve Bruce this summer, it was immediately clear that he shares those aims.

“Steve speaks very fondly about taking Hull City to the FA Cup final just five years ago and I know he would deeply love to do the same with his hometown club.

“Ultimately, we all want the same thing and that is a successful Newcastle United.

“With your support behind Steve and the players, we will give ourselves the best possible chance.”

We will certainly be behind Steve and the players, no doubt about that. A cup run would be fantastic but just hasn’t been a priority of this club for a long time.

If that changes this year, then great. But we will have to see it to believe it. It will also depend greatly on where we are in the League as to whether a go at a cup is feasible.

Let’s hope we can achieve these aims this season, but it will take a lot more than words to do so. Now is the time for action, and we have to take our first step against Arsenal today.


22 comments so far

  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #1

    The PR really think we’re going to swallow that twaddle

    Look at the net spend for the last 13 years and tell me that “every penny “ isn’t an insult to our intelligence

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Second!! Yesssss

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #3

    I bet he thinks some of us will believe that. The cheek of that Charnley lad to keep spewing out that utter tripe!!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #4

    We’re caught in a trap
    I can’t walk out
    Because I love you too much, Newcastle
    Why can’t you see
    What you’re doing to us – Ashley
    When we don’t believe a word you say?
    We can’t go on together. Ashley
    With suspicious minds
    And we can’t build our dreams
    On suspicious minds
    So, if an old friend I know
    Stops by to say hello
    Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?
    Here we go again -12 years
    Asking where I’ve been
    You can’t see our tears are real
    I’m crying (Yes, I’m crying)
    We can’t go on together
    With suspicious minds (suspicious minds)
    And we can’t build our dreams
    On suspicious minds

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  • Lee Dodd

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Message for Lee Charnley … What a Load of Rubbish… Were has all the Money Gone from The last 12 Years ? Farr more than has been spent .. Do you think the fans are that Stupid ?

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  • davetoon

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    New season, same old sh1t

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  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Report outlines Andy Carroll’s wages at Newcastle United

    According to The Sun, Andy Carroll will earn up to £70,000 per week as salary at Newcastle United if he starts games for the Magpies.

    Newcastle secured the services of former West Ham United and Liverpool striker Carroll on a free transfer on deadline day It has been reported by The Sun that the 30-year-old striker will earn less than £22,500 per week as basic salary at Newcastle, and will get up to £70,000 per week if he starts games for the Magpies.

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  • Bants

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #8

    gtom

    However much you are looking forward to your cruise I can tell ya pal –

    It’s not as much as we are!

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  • giimps

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9

    So not only Is the slug a proven liar, he’s being investigated for more fraud…..yet some on here believe everything that comes from the club, Nufc83, just search for Mike Ashley interview saying BZG DID NOT WANT RAFA , https://www.nufcblog.com/2019/06/30/stunning-claim-by-ashley-that-bzg-are-to-blame-for-rafas-exit ,then see Charmless’s statement regarding matching the money from China, I’m not in the habit of lying, I don’t need to to prove these scheisters are frauds and liars

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Hibbit,
    I’ve not been before, but i know work have been after one for a while, and just got it this year, so would indicate sales are down/or boxes weren’t renewed.

    Irish,
    Not sure I’d say the boycott was fizzling out, or that it is an indication of that at all. Before that I had no intention of attending, so never claimed to be boycotting either.

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  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11

    bants …

    your such a dick . but i hope your comment gets your hearts up …

    dick…

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  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #12

    2-1 to us …

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  • Novocastrian66

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #13

    GeordieTom; That should be the anti Ashley anthem and should be sang at the match. Just miss out the Ashley bit. People will get the message. It will go down better with the media than the fat cockney bastard chant.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Dear Mr Charley

    Please get your tongue out of that stingy, tight ass slugs asshole!!!
    Your are ridiculous and make me sick!!!

    Do you really think cause you make these comments that we are going to believe them. Your words do not match the actions, just how stupid do you think we really are?!?!?!?!

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  • nut meg

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Nauseating from Charmless!!

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    Unfortunately a majority of fans will believe this PR crap. We know the net spend over 12 years and we know the revenues and the results are obvious.
    This is a last desperate attempt to sell tickets and suggests the gate will be low for a class A fixture!
    Actually it only needs to be 10 or 12k down to make a statement because the Sky cameras are used to seeing the stadium full!
    It was noticeable last season when Arsenal stadium wasn’t full and the message was “fans not happy” !
    Now if we lose today, big questions will be asked about our ability to stay in the league!

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  • geordietom

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    bus has moved lads ..

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  • nut meg

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    Good luck to the boycotters today.. hope the turnout is decent.. Best wishes from Thailand

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #19

    Polite message to Lee Charnley:

    Fcuk off you idiot!

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  • beefman13

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #20

    The PR machine at work? It’s totally null n void, Shearers interview outlined how most supporters are behind Steve Bruce? kiddin me!
    We have been trashed.
    F e kd over kicked in the b ollocks.
    Played us for muggins.
    Got a journeyman snake mackem for a manager.
    They have been banging on about a cup win for all the time they have been at the club, KK says MA was massive on a cup win, load of crap.
    Bruce does not deserve our job, he does not deserve to be in the prem for starters, cheap option, 1 year Benitez wages equels 5 years wages for Bruce.
    Unforgivable.
    B astard con merchants.

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  • stu mel

    Aug 11, 2019 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Every penny help mike ashley buy game. Where is the money what’s it spent on it’s not the training ground it’s not the pitch it’s not the stadium it’s not the playing staff. Where does the money go the stadium lights. Lies

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  • toon22

    Aug 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Wonder who he will pretend to sell us to next time?

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