Jump to content
Tooj

Mort To Go?

Recommended Posts

Chris Mort's future at Newcastle United is in doubt.

 

The Daily Mail says Newcastle will be hit by more boardroom upheaval during the summer with the expected resignation of chairman Mort.

 

He has alerted owner Mike Ashley that he wants to return full-time to his former employees, top London law firm Freshfields.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't it quite clear from the beginning that Mort was the man to oversee the changes after the takeover and would later go back to his old position?

 

I don't know when this will be, but seeing this coming from the Daily Lie then Mort will probably be here for another while...

 

Also, Freshfields are Morts employees? :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest alex

The Daily Mail man. It may be true but have they gotten anything right since Ashley bought the club?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was under the impression that Mort's appointment was only temporary anyway, The Daily Mail however, will of course use any opportunity to write a headline about 'Boardroom War' or 'Mort Storms Out!'. Fucking shitbags.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the tabloids man, they have short memories and love rewriting history. He was always just here to oversee the takeover and to steady the ship. Daily Mail in shit stirring shocker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest alex
The Daily Mail man. It may be true but have they gotten anything right since Ashley bought the club?

 

 

This one is true.

Again it might be but I love the way you allude to having some sort of inside info when I can't think of one reliable piece of ITK info you've actually supplied :) Anyway, as others have pointed out, he was never meant to be long-term, yet you know the spin put on it will be 'boardroom strife' etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Daily Mail man. It may be true but have they gotten anything right since Ashley bought the club?

 

 

This one is true.

Again it might be but I love the way you allude to having some sort of inside info when I can't think of one reliable piece of ITK info you've actually supplied :) Anyway, as others have pointed out, he was never meant to be long-term, yet you know the spin put on it will be 'boardroom strife' etc.

 

Ask Chez or forward the pm I sent him (on N.O.) on the 11th of May reg Mort. Will that do?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whey man even if it is true, it's not a major matter. Chris Mort is a Lawyer by profession. If he wants to go back to doing that full time that's fair enough. Can't see the day to day running of the club being in any great danger. Mort isn't up here all week anyway, there's a whole team of them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest alex
The Daily Mail man. It may be true but have they gotten anything right since Ashley bought the club?

 

 

This one is true.

Again it might be but I love the way you allude to having some sort of inside info when I can't think of one reliable piece of ITK info you've actually supplied :) Anyway, as others have pointed out, he was never meant to be long-term, yet you know the spin put on it will be 'boardroom strife' etc.

 

Ask Chez or forward the pm I sent him (on N.O.) on the 11th of May reg Mort. Will that do?

Keeping me out the loop are we? Card marked.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Daily Mail man. It may be true but have they gotten anything right since Ashley bought the club?

 

 

This one is true.

Again it might be but I love the way you allude to having some sort of inside info when I can't think of one reliable piece of ITK info you've actually supplied :) Anyway, as others have pointed out, he was never meant to be long-term, yet you know the spin put on it will be 'boardroom strife' etc.

 

Ask Chez or forward the pm I sent him (on N.O.) on the 11th of May reg Mort. Will that do?

Keeping me out the loop are we? Card marked.

 

You're normally ahead of me though. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

He's been under immense pressure, but ultimately he's a lawyer and wants to get back to that. I'd rather he stayed on one more year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm sure Ashley will appoint someone close to him as his replacement. He's hoyed a lot of money into the club, and he won't want just anyone pissing about with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As much as this story is probably bollocks, I always had the gut feeling that Mort wouldn't be round for the long haul, he's over seen the main transitions of the takeover which was probably his remit from the very beginning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest alex
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

I agree there. By his own admission he knows very little about the game and even less about being a club chairman.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The guy was brought in to oversee the transition from old board to new one, he's done his job, been paid, "thankyou very much fat fella, I'm off back to my old job"

 

we knew it was going to happen and he's standing aside now the season is over.......its a nothing story

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

I agree there. By his own admission he knows very little about the game and even less about being a club chairman.

What knowledge of the game is actually required for a chairman?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

I agree there. By his own admission he knows very little about the game and even less about being a club chairman.

What knowledge of the game is actually required for a chairman?

 

I think a knowledge of the industry would obviously be an advantage but it's not that much different from any other sporting club. One area in which a 'football' person would be a bonus is regarding contacts in the game, however, with Wise, Jiminez and the other fella on the board I don't think that that is as much of an issue with us.

Edited by ewerk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest alex
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

I agree there. By his own admission he knows very little about the game and even less about being a club chairman.

What knowledge of the game is actually required for a chairman?

I would say it can't do any harm, can it? It's a bit different to any other type of company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris Mort seems to be doing a decent job and I'd like him to stay, if there is anything behind this story at all...

 

I feel the complete opposite. I reckon the job requires an inside knowledge of how the football world works tbh. I had hoped that the initial rumours of David Dein coming on board were true - however, they proved not.

I agree there. By his own admission he knows very little about the game and even less about being a club chairman.

What knowledge of the game is actually required for a chairman?

 

I think a knowledge of the industry would obviously be an advantage but it's not that much different from any other sporting club. One area in which a 'football' person would be a bonus is regarding contacts in the game, however, with Wise, Jiminez and the other fella on the board I don't think that that is as much of an issue with us.

 

The lass on reception reckons Freddy Shepherd has been in asking for an application form.

 

[/iTK]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


Recent tweets

Toontastic Facebook

Donate to Toontastic

Keeping the lights on since... well ages ago
TT-Staff


×