With a manager who should be fired, a squad full of players who won't be back in August, and a new managing director committed to finishing in the top 10 (though not in that soul-sucking Europa League), what's not to love about Newcastle at the moment? Tom, Phil, and Matt do their best to bring order to black-and-white chaos in the latest edition of the pod.
On the pitch, we strain to find something positive from three straight shellackings, wonder how admitted Premier League gambler Dan Gosling is allowed to play (and why the club would bother giving him a run at this point), and ponder the goalmouth ineptitude of Luuk de Jong. In the wake of Lee Charnley's appointment to the Derek Llambias role, we try to sketch out a way forward. Whose responsibility is it to pick the transfer targets? Why would any of those targets want to come to St. James' Park, anyway? With so many holes to be filled, will NUFC spend over £6 million on anyone?
Finally, we go over Charnley's statement and pick out our favorite nuggets of wisdom. Because there's nothing like trying to placate a dispirited, pessimistic fanbase with a statement that doesn't include words like "winning," "victory," or "success." Lots of talk about money, though. Hooray!
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