SEEING Newcastle United relegated from the Premier League has been a catastrophe for us all. I fully accept that mistakes were made during this and previous seasons and I am very sorry for that. I would like to say sorry to our magnificent supporters who have turned up in their thousands, home and away, up and down the country and who have given the team amazing backing throughout. And I would also say sorry to all of the Club's hard-working staff, who have goneabout their jobs all year long.
Bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle United was the best decision I have made. Alan and his staff did all they could to try and keep us up in the short space of time they had. Talks are now ongoing between us about how we can take this Club forward again.
Unfortunately, there was no clarification on that last sentence. Are talks ongoing "again", as they were after Allardyce went, during the Keegan debacle, after Keegan had gone, and during every transfer window? In which case we can excpect a similar outcome. Or is he claiming that he's taken the club forward in any way shape or form previously?