Newcastle United fans are sick and tired of being ignored

By Lee Ryder on Jun 20, 13 10:47 AM

We are told that Derek Llambias' exit from the corridors of power at St James' Park comes after a disagreement over exactly how Newcastle United's new set-up is going to pan out.

And whatever people think of Joe Kinnear's interview on Talksport this week the former Wimbledon boss was anything but kind when talking about United's departing managing director.

We've had just a few scraps of official statements from United this week and they managed to contradict each other.

The first stated that Kinnear was coming in and Llambias was championing his arrival.

The second was to tell us Llambias had walked out.

His exit now is actually a bit of a surprise.

After all he has weathered worse storms than this?

Kevin Keegan's walkout in 2008, Andy Carroll's sale, Alan Pardew's arrival and ground renaming rights to name but a few.

But for Llambias to leave amidst this one shows that everybody has limits.

For the world to be told that you have been sidelined in your job and suggesting you aren't capable of carrying out your role was clearly to much to take for the ex-MD.

From the outside Newcastle United currently looks like a club in chaos.

Kinnear is doing all the talking.

Ironically something Llambias was heavily criticised for not doing enough of!

And so there is an empty hole in the club's hierarchy.

If Kinnear steps in then we can probably expect more interviews...

But if there is to be a fresh face and a chief executive instead then speaking to the public will surely have to be part of their role.

For me this is something Llambias underestimated during tenure on Tyneside - even if he did come out now and again to face the media.

Clearly from the feedback we are getting in our building, Newcastle United fans are sick and tired of being in the dark.

They quite simply need to be told where they stand and not just when their season ticket money is due.

What do you think?

All comments welcome below


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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