Freddie Fletcher Wants Keegan-Shearer Partnership

Freddie Fletcher, the former chief executive of Newcastle United, who left the club in 20000 and brought Keegan back to Newcastle almost 16 years ago, thinks a Keegan-Shearer potential partnership is a great opportunity for the two of them.


Freddie Fletcher – former chief executive at Newcastle United

Fletcher is the man associated with Sir John Hall and who presided over several phases of the redevelopment of St James’ Park as a 52,000-capacity all-seat stadium.

Freddie talked to the Mail on Sunday about the potential partnership of the two Newcastle icons:

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put Newcastle where it should be, at the top of the tree,” “For their own, and the sake of this great club, I say: Don’t blow it!”“The ideal scenario would then be for Kevin to move into an executive capacity as director of football,” “In the short term this would achieve much needed stability, but the long-term potential is limitless.”

We think the last paragraph would just not work and oversteps the mark completely.

First of all Kevin Keegan has been appointed Newcastle United manager by Chris Mort and Mike Ashley, and it just wouldn’t work for Kevin to make Shearer manager – he doesn’t have that authority for one thing.

Chris Mort and Mike would have something to say about appointing Shearer as manager and having Keegan as Director of Football. If they had wanted that they would have presumably offered Kevin and Alan those positions. Maybe in the long haul when Kevin wants to stop managing he can move up to Director of Football, so we can keep him involved with the club.

That’s something we should have done for Sir Bobby Robson over these last 4 years.

What do you think?

Let us know – comments very welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Indian toon

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    left the club in 20000 .!!!! ed. whats that supposed to mean!! 🙂

  • Hadrian

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2


  • ToonKing

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #3

    You guys seen this ???

    wow, this would be a dream.

  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Freddy no longer works for NUFC. Shearer does not work for NUFC! His so-called ’embassador’ role was made up by the evening comical. Surgeon Hall’s role of Life President also meeans nowt. He does not work for NUFC.

    Neither of these people have a clue what is going on. Mike and Chris are flying by the seat of their pants. It sounds mad, but KK will bring stability in the short term. Only he will have a clue over the next two weeks or so.

  • paddyq

    Jan 20, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5


    seen it, but are we to believe it?
    a good player but certainly not worth 18 mil, no more than 10 IMO
    we need a creative midfielder, all we have is defensive mids

  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 20, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #6

    AS’s interview with the Sun last week was like holding a gun to MA’s head. I’m not saying it panicked the club into contacting KK, but AS said he had never spoken to MA at any time.

    Like Hadrian, I like my heros to have integrity. Alan’s time will come. That time may be in three or four years time. In the meantime let him enjoy himself with Gary Walkers Linneker.

  • AdamCF

    Jan 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Ignore the press guys.. otherwise, we’d have a squad of 60+ players.. and would’ve had 16 managers in the last 11 years and not 7.

    And as Frankie said, when he went to Hollywood. Relax.

    KK’s not stupid, he’ll choose to have the right team around him.

  • Victor Meldrew

    Jan 20, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Adam. As Frankie said when he went to Scotswood “Where the hell’s the post office gone?” 🙂

  • Graham

    Jan 20, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #9

    F**k me – i didnt know the old t**t was still alive!!

    Where do they drag these stories up. I can kind of understand current people within the game but a pensioner who’s had nowt to do with football for 8 years??? Mail on Sunday must be desperate.

    Btw Hadrian – i’m with you – let Shearer sit with his mates on MOTD for a few years yet

  • AdamCF

    Jan 20, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #10

    Graham/Hadrian.. I guess it’s not a bad place to sit for a couple of seasons in the commentary box. You see a helluva lot from there.

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #11

    So so boring! Let KK do his job fgs.

    Not even read this thread or posts( for the first time, soz Ed) cos it’s becoming a drag.

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #12

    p.s. I’d want Drogba here but I wouldn’t waste my breath saying so ( oh I just have lmao)

  • ende

    Jan 20, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #13

    How the hell did he leave the club in the future?!?!?!? 😉


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