Ashley, Keegan, Wise Meeting Good For Everybody


It’s being fully reported today that Kevin Keegan will meet Newcastle United Owner Mike Ashley this week, and it’s looks like it’s a Wednesday meeting.

Kevin Keegan – meeting very good for everybody involved

The news is that Kevin, Mike and Dennis Wise will sit down on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics, but one of the most important is the transfer situation, which I’m sure is on the agenda.

Also, the various contracts that need closing such as Michale Owen’s and Steve Harper;s will also come up for discussion.

Let u say right from the start this is a good thing that these three are sitting down and with possibly Derek Llambias on his way, these are the three premier people who will be guiding the club forward in the future.

Kevin likes to know what’s going on, (nothing wrong there) and it seems like he’s more involved with things now on what both Mike and Dennis are doing, and that can only be good from everybody’s viewpoint.

Prime among them will be Wise’s efforts to provide the manager with the three more players he wants to sign during the final days of the transfer window, as well as developments on Michael Owen’s contract.

Keegan’s hand will have been strengthened by two solid displays from his new team, and excellent performances from new boys, Guthrie, Coloccini and Gutierrez.

We had around 5,000 empty seats at St James’ Park, and that was a surprise, but hey it’s nothing that wins and a few new good players will not fix, so let’s not over-react to this.

Keegan talked about the missing fans:

“I don’t know the answer to that.”

“All I know is my job is to put out a team that can win games and hopefully entertain.”

We don’t know if we’ll find out much about the meeting on Wednesday, either before or after – but we’re just very happy the meeting is taking place.

Because meetings promote good communication, and that is always good in any organization – we know that for a fact.

Comments welcome.



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66 comments so far

  • Tom

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Wednesday!!! why are they meeting wednesday which would leave us with a whopping 4 days to sign players. They should have had the meeting Today. Waiting will just put pressure on closing in on signings.

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  • dick

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #2

    I think toon bosses will be very worried about crowd numbers, although there was 5000 empty seats, there was also 1000’s seats given away to school kids making it worse, no one knows yet how many people did not renew their season tickets

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  • Dan13

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Oh well
    I was there cheering them on

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  • valle1

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Who cares where all the fickle fans where… There was still nearly 48.000 hardcores, and thats allot of hardcore fans for any clubs standard.

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  • ToonDaft

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Can you really see us bringing in 3 top class signings in 8 days? how long id it take for Colo – lol – i certainly hope we do
    and by the way, can anyone clarify the situation on young Aaron Spear? did we get him or what?

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  • hitman

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #6

    we need to do somthing with oba out for a few weeks

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  • ice dog

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #7

    55years toon man inglar and savi thursday wait and see

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Dear me what is happening with this blog interest is slowly waining.

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  • we will sign someone, but i hope it is a good one, nd i think something was wrong with some people season tickets, tht they wouldnt work or something, nd plus peeple would of gt them on thursday or friday which mines they couldnt give them to friends if they were on holiday

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  • Raffles

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Either way we won’t be signing Malouda (why would he want to come to us), BUT if we do I will cry myself to sleep.

    As per. As per. *hugs special blanket tightly*

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  • liamtoonbirchy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #11

    sort MO’s contract out.

    Name top targets, plan to sign a left back, top centre mid, striker and maybe a centre half before end of window, then all systems go!

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  • Big Willie

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #12

    Disappointed that Shaun Wright Phillips is signing for Everton, should have gone for him and sold Milner to Villa.

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #13

    i hope we bring in a cm who can create if we do that and bring in a target man who can score goals i will be more than happy

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  • Indian Toon

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #14

    we need players to get in at st james. the way sunderland team played ysday was very attacking.! they hav got a quality side.!

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  • liamtoonbirchy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #15

    why are all comments going under moderation, its so annoying!!!!!!

    Michael Johnson 4 the Toon!!!!

    and Usain Bolt hahahaha

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  • Davies

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Stop moaning about the speed of the comments. This is still the best forum for all things toon.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #17

    liamtoonbirchy – your next comments should be OK – please let me know if they’re not – we may have some problems with the comments on the new web server – thay are all cleared as of now

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #18

    If they are taking too long to post – let us know – we now have Liam who can look into these things for us – we want to fix things as best we can.

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #19

    use the comments form to let us know – it’s it the top under CONTACT US

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  • seetow

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #20

    agreed liam! we have to sign usain bolt to play alongside fellow sprinter oba! he would make oba look slow!

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  • Davies

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Oh no! My comment didn’t come up as soon as I typed it!!! I’m going to my room to cry about it for a bit and then I’ll come back and moan about it like a housewife. Oh wait, somebody else beat me to it.

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  • Chris_toon

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #22

    hello lol

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #23

    I think there will be even less fans turning up as the season wears on with this squad..yes at the moment we can compete but once injuries and suspensions start to kick in we need some depth and players to have to fight for places not some cobbled together patchwork first 11.

    I think if this so called “wow signing” does not happen then the fanbase on matchday will continue to dwindle.

    Great start by Kev and the boys now get some more cash spent Mr Ashley and make team that everyone is excited to go and watch as my feeling is the fans aint paying to watch shit for another season.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 24, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed my comments aint showing up have i been a bad lad?
    Heh Heh by he way Ed cool site i have just been selected to win an audi A3 which I am sure to win
    : )

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  • Spuggy

    Aug 24, 2008 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Hurray! Blog back up, was having serious withdrawal symptoms – well done Ed, just shows how much it’s appreciated when it’s no longer available!

    Keep up the good work!

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  • JJ

    Aug 24, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #26

    Can anyone tell me why I cannot access the sight directly??

    Keeps saying Blue Host (something or other)??

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  • nufc supporter

    Aug 24, 2008 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #27

    NEWCASTLE were interested in armand traore, from sky sports website:

    Portsmouth new-boy Armand Traore has revealed six other clubs were in the race for his signature.

    The French full-back joined Pompey on a season-long loan from Arsenal last week, and looks set to be handed an immediate debut by Harry Redknapp in Monday’s Fratton Park clash with reigning Premier League champions Manchester United.

    The 18-year-old recently penned a new four-year contract with the Gunners, but accepts that the opportunity to play regular football away from Emirates Stadium is preferential to kicking his heels in the North London club’s reserves.

    The rare outings he has been granted by Arsene Wenger over the last few years have proven his considerable potential, and it comes as no surprise to hear a number of top flight clubs were willing to take him on this season.

    Traore said: “I had Sunderland, Manchester City, Newcastle, Stoke, Hull and West Ham all interested in me. It’s great to know that interest was there.

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  • Geordies.net

    Aug 24, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Enough talking lets get the players we need in and play good football, that will put bums on seats.

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  • carrick

    Aug 24, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #29

    are the comments working?

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  • Ed Harrison

    Aug 24, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #30

    carrick – it may be the comments are taking too long – it may be a bug in our new web server system – that we’ll get sorted out as soon as we can.

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  • carrick

    Aug 24, 2008 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #31

    unless you comment you can’t see others comments. help!?!

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  • colin

    Aug 24, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #32

    you say 5000 empty seats i was on the newcastle site looking for a ticket and box office had SOLD OUT across the game ???????????

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  • jay k

    Aug 24, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #33

    how cum no1 on the day

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  • beyethegreat

    Aug 24, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #34

    hope we sign a quality cm i know a lot of people say inler but he is a def nid we need some one to attack

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  • jay k

    Aug 24, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #35

    i

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  • Spyro

    Aug 24, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #36

    i read that about traore, didnt really want him to tell the truth, he is quality, but i have faith in young enrique

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  • daiv

    Aug 24, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #37

    47K atttendance.
    Best thing to happen to the Toon. Wake up call for Mr Ashley

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  • daiv

    Aug 24, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #38

    It is clear that Milner cannot cross a ball above grass height or take a corner. Score a goal?9 mil seems good business to me. Nzog is vastly overrated. he cannot defend and when he attacked never got past the full back. Butt and Guthrie are tidy but cannot beat their opposite number and so run onto the defence. They play it wide to the wingers and the defence is just waiting to double up on them. Hence we do not create too much.
    But the best news is the attendance. I have awayys predicted that MA would spend large when the season tickers fell away. This is the week when NUFC will spend large and MA will be forced to put his hand in his pocket. Looking forward to going to the Emirates with Malouda and Saviola in the team. Heres hoping.

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  • black magpie

    Aug 24, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #39

    i agree wit daiv

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  • Pol Pot

    Aug 24, 2008 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Wise’s brief is to bring in young players. Don’t think he’s involved in first team squad signings

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