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Newcastle fans fume at Charnley over comments regarding club’s spending

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Newcastle fans fume at Charnley over comments regarding club’s spending

Lee Charnley has given an interview about spending at Newcastle United but it has not gone down well with the fans.

Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has attempted to explain away the club’s lack of recent spending in an interview with Off the Pitch.

Sustained underinvestment at St James’ Park has seen the club battling at the foot of the Premier League table, with outstanding manager Rafa Benitez forced to work on a shoestring to ensure survival.

But Charnley has tried to explain it to the fans, saying: “It’s not that we’re sat on this big pot of cash. Money comes in, money goes out, what is left is available to spend.

“The money coming in from the television deal is spread over the course of 12 months. It doesn’t all land at once. Where does it go? Wages, of the players, of staff, on transfers and on the running costs of the club.”

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Somewhat predictably, Newcastle fans aren’t buying it. They’re rightly asking why every other Premier League club is able to use their money from television to improve the squad, while Newcastle are scratching around every year.

Essentially what Charnley is describing is cash flow – but that doesn’t mean that the money isn’t there to spend – and the fans can see right through it.

They are livid on Twitter about an interview that they feel is an attempt to take them for fools and explain away sustained underachievement through a lack of ambition…



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