Sunday, 14 June 2009

Doomed


As the only thing that emanates from SJP current is a deafening silence (maybe that's because Newcastle have sacked their head of media relations, oh no, I recall now Ashley has always been rubbish at communicating with his 'target audience') it is safe to assume that the club is rapidly disappearing around a metaphorical U-bend and if we aren't careful its looking likely that its unlikely ever to come back.

No manager, playing staff who are pledging allegiance to their lucrative contracts with no relegation clauses in them (until a better offer comes along), an owner who invites bids for the club on email, a chairman who seems incapable of letting a word of truth escape from his lips - the list goes on and on. Even Shearer has given up on talking to the press.

A triple whammy; years of poor team management, add in the recent financial mismanagement, and then a dollop of relegation, mix them all together, leave to marinade for a season... Hey presto... I give you Leeds United. The final icing on this cake is the recent Setanta woes, which is bound to have an effect on the TV money and therefore the shaky financial standing of the club.

The sun may be shining, but its very, very dark in SJP at the moment.

4 comments:

Michael said...

Never fear, I've heard Alan Curbishley's on his way to save us.
I'm just hoping we get nationalised. Like our sponsors...

Karen Toon said...

Michael, even Curbishley wouldn't touch this mess with a barge pole... Its grim....As for nationalisation, the country is on its knees anyway, so I guess even NUFC won't tip it over the edge.

TeeTotallyNot said...

Relegation I could handle but this is really beginning to scare me now. With every day that passes without a move in the right direction (or any move at all), oblivion is where we're headed. I've noticed that there aren't even too many jokes about us in the media (guess it's hard to top reality) - almost as if we're history already.
Bad times.

ise_67 said...

I've just been to the North East and even my mackem future brother in law (I know, I shouldn't say that too loud) can't bring himself to joke too much as we're in such a mess that genuine football fans seem really taken aback by the state of the Toon...