Newcastle United got off to a losing start against Arsenal last weekend, and it was a game marred by protests as the club recorded an attendance of just 47,635, as per Transfermarkt, lower than last season’s lowest league attendance of 48,323 vs Burnley.
Charnley: “Our gym is perfectly adequate and functional. Do we have a swimming pool or water facilities? No. Would we like to have it at some stage? Absolutely.”
Sobering. Depressing. Adequate and Functional United. #NUFC
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) August 14, 2019
The fans are staying away, and it looks like Lee Charley’s recent comments are doing nothing to encourage them to return to St. James’ Park either, as his recent comments about the club’s training facilities have incensed the Geordies.
Speaking to The Evening Chronicle, via The London Economic, Charnley said: ‘Our pitches are very good, our gym is perfectly adequate and functional. Do we have a swimming pool or water facilities? No. Would we like to have it at some stage? Absolutely.’ A comment that has led to furious responses from the Magpies.
You can read those responses here:
Well done, what a mess we are in….
— steven bell (@steviebe) August 14, 2019
At some Stage… Like the promise of upgrades to facilities 8years ago
— DUBZZZY #ifrafagoesWEGO (@Dewayne09013165) August 14, 2019
Bet Sunday league teams have better facilities than this
— Caitlin Morris (@C8linMorris) August 15, 2019
Guarantee charnley and fat man have a pool at their homes ….
— Mark (@b80mg) August 14, 2019
Yet another clear slap in the face. But the sheep will continue to flock to SJP.
— Matthew (@BigNumberFour) August 14, 2019
Does he even think before he opens his gob??
— Christine edwards (@Christi39066544) August 14, 2019
— David Singleton (@mindblower46) August 14, 2019
Charnley is far from a popular figure at St. James’ Park, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon.
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