Major Newcastle News Stories – 27th May 2007

Here are the major news stories associated with the Newcastle club for today – in no particular order of priority.


  • An incredible story in the Sunday Sun on Mike Ashley’s intention to pump ₤400M into the club over the next 5 years. Take a read of this – and we have run our own article on what we think this means – in short it means we are headed for the big time !mike-ashley.jpg
    Mike Ashley
  • News in the Sunday Express – via TribalFootball that Spurs are interested in Michael Owen. It says they will monitor the England games to see if he’s returned to fitness. Still cannot believe he is doing this in the public eye. I’ll run an article tomorrow on who Big Sam could bring in to replace Owen – if indeed he’s going to leave.
    Michael Owen
  • News that West Ham are willing to wait on Scott Parker until the takeover settles down at Newcastle. Not sure where original article comes from. We feel Big Sam will let at least one midfielder go to bring in one of his own. Not sure who it would be – but we’d be surprised if it was Parker, our captain.
    Scott Parker
  • There are various reports today on just how much Sir John Hall made on his Newcastle adventure – and one report indicates he sold to fund his divorce. Certainly we know both Shepherd and Hall made lots of money – not least from the huge dividend that Newcastle pay out to shareholders – probably passed by the two biggest shareholders of the company – you know who.
    At least we now know Ashley will put some big money into the club – rather than the opposite Hall and Shepherd have been doing over the last 15 years.
    Freddy Shepherd

Let us know your thoughts and opinions on these stories.

8 comments so far

  • andy

    May 27, 2007 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #1

    look at shephard. what a fat f(*&^k. gert him outthe club and then things will improve dramaticaly

  • Outlaw

    May 27, 2007 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    I know, what a fat c(*&nt! He reminds me of ‘kingpin’ from the old ‘Spider-man’ cartoons.

    Bring in Ashley!

  • Cathal

    May 27, 2007 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #3

    “Certainly we know both Shepherd and Hall made lots of money – not least from the huge dividend that Newcastle pay out to shareholders – probably passed by the two biggest shareholders of the company – you know who.” who are the 2 biggest shareholders??? and it wud b a pity to c parker leave, he always gives 110%!!

  • Ed Harrison

    May 27, 2007 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #4

    Cathal – Shepherd and Hall were the two biggest shareholders. Hall had 41.6 % and Shepherd still has 29.8%.
    We’d like to keep Scott Parker – think he’ll be great under Sam.

  • Cathal

    May 28, 2007 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #5

    ah yes i get ya now, tanks a mill for clarifying dat, was just a tad bit confused by d wording of it!!

  • reggie22

    May 28, 2007 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #6

    id take reo coker over parker every day of the week if that’s parker giving 110% he obviously just ain’t good enough coker is younger,stronger,faster,can run with the ball england u21 captain for an injury prone chelsea reject in-fact they may be a bit harsh but there is just something about him i ain’t sure of he never seems to make me think year he is good i think Nicky butt is better than parker but where all entitled to our opinions that’s the beauty of this site !

  • reggie22

    May 28, 2007 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #7

    the column about owen going its not the fact I’m gagging for him to stay although i do the thing that upsets me is the amount he can leave for silly money is being flashed about spurs just payed 10mil for gareth gates sorry bale the boy is good but i watched him quite a bit on sky he ain’t that good even if he does improve 10mil for a left back is crazy and they say owen is going for 10mil the man all england team say is our savior i would expect a bit more surely ashley would not allow such stupid clauses to be written into a contract lets just hope we get Europe and owen can fire the goals to make us great again so lets get of his back for now and show him why he came hear for to play in front of the greatest crown in the world we need players of that calibre to progress and attract other big names for now !

  • George Davison

    May 29, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    If rumours are to be believed John Hall sold his shares because of divorce. My information is it is not John Halls divorce, but the fall out from his son Douglas and not his divorce alone but the several times his father has had to bail him out from his massive debts from his playboy life style. he bragged about taking the company jet to Monte Carlo for a weekends gambling in the casino and thought it funny to blow millions in a weekend. Someone had to pay his debts, was it the bank of mam & dad. According to news reports at the time it happened on several occaisions.
    The Halls have reportedly taken over £90 million from the club since taking control and now have taken a further £55million by selling shares. Good bye to them. Lets not forget what they got wrong. Keegan left because no transfer funds available. He came back after May Hall gave him money out of her own pocket. (This was well documented). He tried to form a super sporting club of Football, Rugby, Ice Hockey and Basketball. That did not succeed and lead to many new owners of all but NUFC. He retired and left son Douglas on the board, only for him and Shephard to become involved in a scandal.
    Hall has tried to sell his shares on several occaisions but to no avail as he could not get the money for them. I am not blinded by this crap that Mike Ashley is the correct man to take the club forward. These shares were sold to him because he offered the correct amount of money. I really do wish Mr Ashely well with the club. But why do so many people think that John Hall is only thinking about NUFC. He is only thinking about his bank balance and nothing else. He is not loyal to the club or the region. Dont forget the others who helped the Halls get control of the club, he dropped them like hot potatoes once he was in charge and feathered his nest. He did not fund the rebuilding of St James Park, a lot of the money came from european ground improvement grants and from bank loans. John Hall did not pay. Even if he did, he has certainly got it back more than tenfold since. Good bye and good ridence to the Halls for good. Welcome Mr Ashley we all hope you are an honourable man and if so wish you all the best at the helm of NUFC


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