Peter Beardsley has now been suspended for whole year after allegations of racism and bullying – yet the Mail claim he’s been on full pay ever since; with the club STILL refusing to comment on the unresolved investigation.
What are we playing at? It’s not like it’s been full steam ahead on the takeover and transfer front, so what’s the excuse this time? This situation just sums up how much our club is neglected – whether it’s staff, our stadium, our facilities or our players; nothing gets done.
Players have since left the club because of the Beardsley allegations and the whole affair doesn’t make anyone look good. The fact that he has been suspended for a year (on full pay!?) and the case still hasn’t been solved just shows how inept we are.
This issue is just one of many going on at the club right now, and it makes you wonder if we can actually do anything professionally.
The ‘takeover ‘ is dragging, we look no further forward on the transfer front and Rafa’s contract situation is no closer to being resolved. Despite it nearly being half way through the window, Rafa still doesn’t know his budget, not to mention the out of date training facilities which haven’t been improved in years.
Regarding the Beardsley case, yes he is a club legend but if he is guilty of what he is being accused of then he has to go. Not only has it left Beardsley in the dark, it’s completely disregarded the case – with many fans and youth players no doubt wanting to know if he’s guilty or not.
Here’s a snippet from Craig Hope’s piece from the Mail:
Peter Beardsley has now been suspended on full pay for exactly one year by Newcastle United amid allegations of racism and bullying against the coach.
The club are refusing to comment on the progress of their internal investigation — headed by managing director Lee Charnley — even though the majority of the players who brought the claims have since been released and manager Rafa Benitez called for the matter to be ‘sorted out’ in August.
The drawn-out process has left supporters questioning the competency of the club.
Sources have told Sportsmail they do not expect Beardsley to return to his role as Under 23s coach and the mood around the academy is said to be transformed with ex-Toon goalkeeper Steve Harper having stepped up to assist new boss Ben Dawson.
What a shambles.