Newcastle Issue Statement on Keegan Resignation


Newcastle United have just issued a statement on the Kevin Keegan resignation, which Kevin announced just over an hour ago.



This is what the official statement says:

“Newcastle United Football Club is sad and disappointed that Kevin Keegan has resigned.”

Over the last few days the Club has devoted itself to the discussions it has held with Kevin and as a result of those discussions had put together a set of practical suggestions for how to move forward.”

“Today the Club made it clear to Kevin that if he had any outstanding concerns on its proposals, he should raise them with the Club.”

“The Club regrets that Kevin has, instead of taking up that offer, chosen to resign.”

That seems a rather terse statement, and certainly by its tone, suggests disagreement and even some hostility between the Board and Kevin. We suppose that isn’t too surprising.

But it also seems like Kevin has unleashed the flood-gates in Newcastle, by resigning, and rather than spend more fruitless days discussing things with the board, he’s decided it’s just no use.

If it’s true that the Board would not give him control over all transfers, and who he wants to keep at the club, it seems he has a legitimate right to walk out, because there’s just no way a manager can manage under those conditions.

So sad.

Someone is destroying this club, and it’s not the fans or the players, that’s for sure.
Comments welcome.



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160 comments so far

  • micknufc

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #1

    tossers

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Trying to pass the buck

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  • Ed Speed For PM

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #3

    they make him look a bad guy
    ED SPEED FOR MANAGER/PM

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  • hitman

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #4

    they give him nowt,so he walked

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  • BennAllen

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #5

    no-one turn up for the hull game. then the board will realise there mistake, in letting keegan resign.. this time next week wise will be out and hopefully kevin will have been offered the job back

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  • DanToon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #6

    If he dare’s go come to SJP i’m going for him, i’ll rip his fat f**kin’ face off!

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  • Kash

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #7

    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!
    SACK THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Tony Toon

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #8

    If they did everything they could how come llambarse and dwarf are still in a job-Bollox.I still dont think we should not turn up for the match against Hull but should turn up and sing Keegan for the full 90mins

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  • Chris F

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #9

    just sent this via the Your Shout page on nufc.co.uk:

    Yet another shambolic week in the history of our great club. The official club announcements on this website have begun to stink of spin, frankly, and if you think we fans are blind to this, you’re in for a shock.

    Kevin Keegan bleeds Black and White, does Dennis Wise? Does Derek Llambias?

    In fact, has our new Chairman/MD/Whatever he is even uttered a word in public since his appointment? I certainly can’t recall any statements directly from this man appointed to run our club (I stress the our as without supporters, there is no football club). I beg, what is his footballing background? Or was he merely brought in to oversee some future development of a casion/gambling complex attached to the stadium? I certainly feel we are yet to see him add any value to the day to day club business.

    The fans and supporters of NUFC feel both dismayed and humiliated by your recent actions which have served only to destabilise and destroy what was, essentially, a promising start to the campaign.

    Dennis Wise should not be allowed anywhere near the Home Team dugout at St. James’s Park, and if he is even under consideration to take up the post of manager, the club directors and ownership needs to take a good long look at theirselves, because you are about to feel the biggest fan backlash seen at this club in a long, long time.

    Shame on you. Shame on you all.

    ———–

    pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.

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  • Patrick (Pizzicato)

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #10

    I am not in UK, so I can’t do a thing, but let’s have the protest to force him out of the Tyneside!

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  • Ian

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Exactly dont turn up and do not buy any merchandise.

    Ashley only understands cash.

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  • robert lee waugh

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #12

    bye bye ashly bye bye ashly bye bye ashly.

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  • King-Habib

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Temuri Ketsbaia for manager,

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #14

    ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUTASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT ASHLEY OUT

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  • Asle

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15

    The BORD MUST LEAV the club!

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  • Kash

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #16

    I wonder if Mike Ashley will dare to sit with the away fans anymore?

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  • dick

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #17

    wonder who takes training tomorrow, just wonder if terry mac might go too

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  • Ruddy

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Gutted keegan decided to leave but the appointment of wise kind of screwed him over.
    dont know what manager we can get in now that can
    a) get the best out of the players in what is a horrendously small squad
    b) knows newcastle better than keegan
    c) and will put up with not being able to sign the players they want to.
    also thoughts on a new manager
    all i can think of is domenech there’s not really anyone good out there atm!!!!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #19

    ASHLEY OUT!!

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  • DP

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t know what to do with myself. Absolutely gutted. Newcastle United is a soap opera, I’m used to that, but this, this is far too much to take. I think I may be done with football for good now. Cheers King Kev, you will always be a legend.

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  • Danso

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #21

    now im pissed off!! A summer of disappointment and NOW THIS!!

    ASHLEY REALLY IS A TOSSER THEN! and should be romoved from the club…!!

    ASHLEY OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Paul from Korea

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #22

    For some reason, I cannot access the official newcastle united website. Maybe it’s because I’m in Korea…

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  • SouthernMag

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #23

    BennAllen – Keegan will only return under a new owner, he’s clearly lost faith in Ashley.
    To me it doesn’t seem like the club did all it could to keep Kevin. I firmly believe that if we wanted KK to stay so badly, we could have. Again the supporters are not treated seriously and left in the dark. We want the truth Ashley!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #24

    ASHLEY NEEDS TO SELL AND SELL NOW!!

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  • Toon1978

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #25

    F..K OFF ASHLEY SELL THE CLUB TO ANIL AMBANI AND DO US ALL A FAVOUR. Lads, in the chronocle it says these are still interested in the toon. GUTTED about KK.

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #26

    WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO REALISE BOYCOTTING THE GAME IS NOTHING BUT DETRIMENTAL TO THE PLAYERS WHO ARE WITH US SUPPORTING KK

    i understand why fans think its a good stance but most of the reason point to hitting ma in the pocket–wake up most of us have paid already

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  • neeraj

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #27

    BLODDY TWO FACE CROOKS

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  • D.C.

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Complete tripe, nothing more, nothing less. I will continue to support the players on the pitch, but the board has no support from me.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #29

    COME ON GUYS SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
    ASHLEY OUT LETS SHOW HIM WHO’S BOSS

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  • Jonny

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Hi

    There is a petition for a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE’ in the board and ashley.

    please sign and help us make a stand.

    please pass the link on to as many fans as possible

    time to make a stand

    http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/21664.html

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  • Kelvin Koogan

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #31

    We’ve got to get the cockney mafia out. They are filth. Complete boycotte please everyone. The club will have to go back to the f**king stone age, so be it. We’ve been sh*te for years anyway.
    Spend no money, go to no games until we are rid of this vermin

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  • angry miles davis

    Sep 4, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #32

    xisco-colo told me toon was fab lolololol poor boy wont have a fcking clue what hes got himself into.

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  • neil

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #33

    He had no choice…how can he run a team without his own players.The people who says kk always quits are ignorant..they never look at the facts.Who in their right mind would manage newcastle now.Ashley is stripping assets.Make a protest for the 1st half against hull…then leave.Then boycott the following matches.

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  • geordie jock

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #34

    BOYCOTT

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  • Jarralad

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #35

    OMG…does Ashley not realise what he has done by this?…can he be THAT naieve?

    time for the floodgates of emotion and vitriol to be released my friends…

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  • Geordie SPIDERMAN18 (GG7)

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #36

    everyone write on on your shout on nufc.co.uk, im proud of all the fans outside the ground singing taxi for ashley

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  • ToonIreland

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #37

    lads, boycotts dont work unless they are 100% adhered to, look at the mancs boycotting the glazier take over … that really told them didnt it?!?!?

    also, i’m not sure the player deserve to turn out in an empty st. james!?!?

    stop buy merchandise, stop buying from his shops, but dont make the players suffer for ashley, wise and llambias’ inadequacy!!

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #38

    @ian

    ashley only understands cash …agreed

    Most of us already paid dopey so not turning up will only have a negative effect on the players and not make any difference to MA

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  • mag in boro

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Wonder if it was Llambias or Wise wrote that official club statement

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  • roscoe

    Sep 4, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #40

    Would it be wrong for a grown man to cry at a time like this?? Because I think I’m about to! I wish I was in Newcastle right now, I would be outside SJP and wouldn’t leave untill FAT ASHLEY fu@ked off! I am gutted.

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