According to the Chronicle, Lee Charnley insisted it was ‘business as usual’ at NUFC during his appearance at yesterday’s Premier League AGM – despite the club being in limbo over a potential takeover and new contract for Rafa Benitez.
The Newcastle United managing director attended Premier League AGM and contributed towards a unanimous vote against a European competition revamp, but claims from club chiefs that it’s ‘business as usual’ are absolutely pathetic at this stage for me.
It really isn’t business as usual, is it?
Takeover talk has been rife for almost two weeks now, with TWO statements from the Bin Zayed Group and absolutely no denial from Mike Ashley or Newcastle United – just a ‘no comment’ to leave us fans in the dark once again. Business as usual? Yeah right.
In the mean time, we’re still no closer to knowing what’s happening with Rafa Benitez, despite the fact it was well documented talks between him and Mike Ashley took place over three weeks ago. But no, it’s ‘business as usual’ apparently.
And then to transfers. We’re a few weeks into what was supposed to be another crucial summer transfer for the club, yet it’s been reported that no deals – either incoming or outgoing – will be sanctioned until Rafa’s future is sorted.
So, to summarise, we’re standing still, in the dark and totally none the wiser when it comes to a takeover, Rafa’s contract and transfers, yet the season’s been over for almost a month now. If it’s business as usual, what on earth are we doing Lee?
The only thing that’s ‘business as usual’ about Newcastle United right now is the way we’re failing to make decisions, keeping fans typically uninformed and allowing the club to lose all the momentum it gained after our strong end to the season.
As for everything else, do they really think we’re stupid enough to believe absolutely nothing is going on? It doesn’t add up and the silence feels pretty telling now – both from a Bin Zayed and Benitez perspective, not just the club.
Heading into the middle of June not knowing who will be owning the club or managing the team when the season starts in 9 weeks is not business as usual – or maybe it is to these people who’ve allowed our club to become more of a circus during the Mike Ashley era!