We have heard not a word from Lee Charnley and Newcastle United, since the Amanda Staveley consortium lodged their takeover bid on April 9th – nothing.
In recent weeks we have heard that statement being issued – it’s business as usual at Newcastle.
That’s code for there continues to be no ambition at the club, very little money to spend and our goal is to stay in the Premier League next season while spending the least amount of money possible.
Mike Ashley with his chief crony – Lee Charnley
And Mike Ashley’s top crony at Newcastle is Managing Director Lee Charnley, and he has issued this short statement as reported in the Chronicle to say in effect he is still on planet earth:
“We acknowledge yesterday’s statement.”
“Never say never, but to be clear Mike Ashley is 100% committed to this deal (sale).”
“However, our current focus must now be on supporting Steve Bruce in the transfer market and on the preparations for the new season.”
So when there is communication from the club that’s what it is.
For Newcastle fans the news was earth-shattering and indeed it was news around the world because Saudi Arabia was involved.
You can never accuse Lee Charnley of having the passion, desire, and ambition that Ms. Amanda Staveley shows for the club.
He’s simply a lackey for Mike Ashley.