Guest smoggeordie Posted December 22, 2006 Share Posted December 22, 2006 "It’s unfair. Look at the facts — Kenny Dalglish and Ruud Gullit both resigned, Sir Bobby Robson was here for five years and Graeme Souness, well let’s just say every Geordie in the world was telling me to sack him before I did. "Glenn’s job has never been on the line, not even after the Sheffield United defeat. Not once have I regretted appointing him. "He may be a Cockney but this is his spiritual home. I certainly don’t hear any complaints from fans about Glenn being in charge. "Yes, I once said I’d leave when the club won its first Cup under my chairmanship but well, the Intertoto doesn’t count. Anyway, it’s not even a cup, it’s glass! "Don’t get me wrong, I’m not decrying the competition, it’s been very good for us and we’re delighted and honoured to be its last survivors in the UEFA Cup but I think the fans knew what I meant. "Considering the injuries, Glenn has done a fantastic job. In fact, I doubt even Sir Alex Ferguson could have done a better one in the circumstances. "You can only go to war with what you’ve got and the truth is he’s gone into a lot of battles without his heavy artillery and he’s won quite a few of them. Now we’re starting to get a few back and you can see the difference. "We always knew it would be a difficult season. Losing Alan Shearer through retirement and then Michael Owen at the World Cup would have an adverse affect on any club in Europe. "But it didn’t end there. Shola Ameobi is out for the season, Kieron Dyer is only just back, Titus Bramble and Craig Moore have had their injury problems, Stephen Carr, Charles N’Zogbia . . . the list goes on. "I saw a Newcastle Crocks XI the other day and thought, 'that’s not a bad team'. It would win a hell of a lot more games than it lost. And yet Glenn rarely complains. "There’s a lot to look forward to in 2007. Michael will be back at some stage and goals are guaranteed from that young man. He’s only played 10 games and scored seven goals. If he scores at the same ratio, then think what a difference that will make. "I want to make it clear that I’m as committed to Newcastle as I’ve ever been. I’m desperate for success. "I’m Fred the fan first, chairman second. I first started watching Newcastle as a kid on the Gallowgate End and I’ll continue watching until the day I die. It’s my club — and I mean that not as a chairman, but in the way every fan says it’s his or her club." --------------------------------------------- More lies :roll: Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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