As many of you will be aware, the Evening Chronicle has been afforded the chance to ask the Newcastle board 12 questions.
In fairness 12 questions is bugger all considering there are so many that can be asked such has been the lack of communication between fan and board.
Personally I feel that it’s not going to make a blind bit of difference and I don’t expect anything of note to come from it. The questions will be vetted and it wouldn’t surprise me of we got simple one or two word answers to all of the questions.
Everything smacks of being a pain in the arse for them. It’s almost like the way I react when the dog wants to go out. It can be pissing down with rain outside and the pooch will be whining and whimpering to go our for her usual long walk, even though she doesn’t like the rain. In the end I’ll give in and take her out for a quick walk round the block when in reality she wants much more.
I think that analogy works. Think of the reluctant me as the board and the dog as those pesky fans who want more than what they are getting. Yeah, that does sort of work I guess.
However despite my reservations I have to commend the local paper on its efforts to try and get some communication from above. It’s an area which is sadly lacking at our club and has been since Mike Ashley took over. Fair enough he doesn’t talk to the press (he merely strips and whips himself in front of them instead….) but he needs to get hold of someone who does. There is a fine balance between too much information and not enough and at the moment we are too far on the other side of the latter.
Rather amazingly we do have a PR department. That airport woman must have the easiest job in the world in fairness. I bet it’s 100mph non-stop action in her office. On the evidence of that latest attempt at a statement she doesn’t deserve a job. Why is the club paying her? I’m a dyslexic ‘blog writer and I could do a better job than her!
Anyway, rant over. As you can tell I’m rather sceptical that we’ll get any meaningful answers to genuine questions of concern although I do say fair play to Lee Ryder an Co for trying. What I want to know is what you guys would ask if given the chance?
Now try and keep it serious as I’ll contact Lee Ryder on Twitter and see if he can put one or two to the board for us. Either that or I’ll go on the Chronicle website and put them forward myself and see what happens.