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Fatih Terim Interested In Newcastle Job

6:40 pm, Sunday, September 7th, 2008 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 120 Comments

Setanta Sports News is reporting that Fatih Terim is interested in the vacant managerial position at St James’ Park, after speaking to his representative.

Fatih Terim – in reckoning for Newcastle

Newcastle will have to appoint a new manager soon, following Kevin Keegan’s resignation last week.

Terim managed Turkey to miracles, during the summer’s Euro 2008 campaign, in which he guided his side to a semi-final spot, where they eventually succumbed to Germany.

His representative, Mel Goldberg, revealed that the 55-year-old would be interested in the challenge at Newcastle.

Goldberg told Setanta Sports News today:

“It goes without saying that any manager, including Terim, would be interested in a position like this,”

“Newcastle is a massive club with passionate fans and we hope they bring in the right man for the job.”

Terim has had a couple of spells in charge of Galatasaray and has also managed Milan and Fiorentina – and with his interest now known, he could now be targeted by Newcastle Owner, Mike Ashley.

Ashley is in rather a desperate position at the Newcastle club, having completely lost the confidence of the Newcastle fans, the Newcastle Public, and the Newcastle City Council, not to mention the players, and is keen to secure a high-profile name and an excellent coach.

Terim was in charge of Turkey yesterday, as they registered a 2-0 win in his country’s opening 2010 World Cup qualifier against Armenia.

We’ll just have to wait and see who Ashley wants at the club, or whether he will sell, which most Newcastle fans would like. We were hoping he wouldn’t bother appointing anybody and just sell the club soon, but maybe that’s wishful thinking.

But if Ashley shows his face at the club for the Hull City game, there will likely be mass demonstrations against him, following the game.

The fans will want to ensure all the players know they support them fully, and we still need the 3 points, but after that, they could well vent their fury at the London business man who has screwed up the Tyneside club royally – and its fans.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

120 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geordiejayne // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:45 PM


    PS I can’t believe it but I actually find myself agreeing with some of Freddy Shepherds article…

  • 2 Ashton // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    He is great manager

  • 3 Tom_Toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    Please, please, please be true. This would be a dream appointment.

  • 4 King-Habib // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:47 PM

    What a character.

    Fatih in!

  • 5 DC Toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    While the current nonsense is inexcusable and completely depressing, we do need a new manager because the season continues. Terim would be a good appointment. I was about to add that maybe he could convince Turan to come as well, but of course that would require money, which clearly isn’t going to happen.

  • 6 geordiejayne // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    At what cost….the regime will still be the same

  • 7 JJ // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Could be nonsense but still interesting.

    Yeah, seems a good candidate, wonder how long he’ll allow Dennis Wise to pull his strings for though.

    Either way.

    Ashley and Wise Out!

  • 8 51times // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    Once Ashley is finally forced out I would imagine Terim would go too, if he’s given the job. Maybe our future owners would keep him anyway.

  • 9 Tom_Toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:53 PM

    If Anil Anbami did come in and Terim was here and then replaced him with Keegan he needs his head checking!

  • 10 Obafan // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    First thing he might do is getting Emre back. Wouldn’t mind that 😉 .

  • 11 danny hunt toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    not too sure about this one! he’d be a good manager but can hardly speak a word of the queens, but i dont think anyone or thing is going to lighten the mood around newcastle or the fans views of MA or the poison dwarf without something changing quick at the very top

  • 12 The Entertainers // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:57 PM

    Hell the clammering for a new manager is starting……

    This doesnt feel right.

    The problem at Newcastle United is bigger the last manager or the incoming one.

    The problem about ownership should be forefront of every concerned fan, not whos coming in.

    Yes Terim is a quality manager, even the great Bobby Robson recommended him.
    But Mr Terim please dont come to our club, not yet at least.

    We have bigger concerns and it would not be the right time for you to join.

    The ownership needs to be clarified and if once that is done, you still want the job then apply, but now is not the time.

  • 13 Nick C // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Tom, it would be a nightmare. Nowt to do with Terim, more to do with Ashley sticking around. A new manager = cockney cnuts staying.

  • 14 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    THis guy is a fantastic manager. Bring him in….he would do the job for us. This is an excellent choice!

  • 15 Paul // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:58 PM

    Just out of interest, Terim was Sir Bobby’s recommendation to the club when Keegan was appointed for his second term as manager.

  • 16 51times // Sep 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    All he would be is a puppet of Wise.

  • 17 Alex // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    According to setanta sports we are in talks with him . Well he has had 2 stints as galatasaray coach , so he will be used to the tension that surrounds the club until the fat cockney tw#t and his dwarf are replaced.

  • 18 Estranged // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Wow u kno when KK left i was tellin all my mates than Terim would be the best replacement.

    He is a no nonsense manager. No1 wud mess with him. Wud be a great manager at newcastle. Good tactician unlike keegan. (PS I LOVE KK)

    Plz stay away from the Poyet,Wise,Zola,Vialli crap….. if any one of them get the job i’ll take a well deserved break from geordieland.. maybe watch a new sport like equestrian.. bleh

    Anyways my acceptable candidates in order:

    Fatih Terim

    Frank Rijkaard

    Harry Redknapp

  • 19 Newcastle Action // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    Who care about Terim – we should be more concerned with the cr@p ownership and board structure we have at the moment!

    It’s time Newcastle fans got organised and took actions that will get noticed and make our feelings known. No more posting on message boards!

    Spread the word!!

  • 20 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:02 PM

    This guy plays more technical style football. we would be playing the type of football we crave…….bring him in….

  • 21 Oba_Goal // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    Arda Turan aswell anyone!

  • 22 ELFER // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:03 PM

    I have serious words: If that happens I will turn my back on the club…couldn’t get worser if he really will be offered the job! Please do not let this badest of all nightmares happen…

  • 23 The Entertainers // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:04 PM

    This could have the potential to knock the ‘real news’ off the back pages.

    Just what Ashley would want, i wouldnt be surprised if Ashley is planning on sticking around, there is a high profile scouting campaign through the press and a big manager is named!

    Knocking any news of fans protests and news on Keegan off the back pages !

    Be warned the propoganda machine will kick in this week!

  • 24 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM

    Trust me guys…as much as we all love kk. Tarim is one of the best managers around. Great great great great great great great great great great great choice. kk is good but this guy is way better!

  • 25 The Entertainers // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:05 PM


    its already happening, through our own fans!!!

  • 26 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    champions league here we come…….in about 3 years.

  • 27 ObaFan2 // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    “The fans adore Kevin and are prepared to give him time they wouldn’t give any other manager. Kevin didn’t win any of his first nine games when he came back, but they stuck by him 100 per cent.”
    Freddy Shephard

    Wow what a time, I agree 1005 with Freddy S….

  • 28 JaY-TNK // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:07 PM

    News on this will be out sometime tomorow…confirming that talks have started with terim….could be appointed real soon

  • 29 ObaFan2 // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:08 PM

    You ignorant people creaming youselves over someone who has already left managerial positions because he did’t have control of signings.

  • 30 GM // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:09 PM

    Sky has just said that the club has not approached him…or even drawn up a short list of pos candidates!!! Either they are even more incompetent than they have already portrayed themselves or they have no intention of appointing a new manager, i.e. sold tomorrow please god 😉

  • 31 nando // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:10 PM

    this just gets better. i can see a season long relegation scrap

  • 32 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:11 PM

    terim will takes us into the champions league in about 3 years. kk is good but this guy is better. Let’s support him….his the future now…….

  • 33 Toonboy // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:12 PM

    So what kind of protest is being set up at the Hull game??? anything official yet???

  • 34 The Entertainers // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM


    I hope your right mate.

    However it wouldnt surprise me that Newcastle United are drawing up a short list (Good job for Wise ha ha) .

    Hey its only been 4-5 days since Keegan left and with the pace this board move at it will be some time in October when Llambias gets around to writing a letter to candidates, via second class post of course.

  • 35 nando // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

    toonboy- a dirty protest

  • 36 Newcastle Action // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Toonboy –

    This is a start. Any suggestions – let me know by way of comments on the site!!

  • 37 Newcastle Action // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:16 PM

  • 38 keegen still my king // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    1 story and were already 4getting about kev nd the events of last week. Hey maybe a great coach but hes not keegen and will never b. Also we should be more conserned about tomorrows meeting if thts true. Hope so nd bring kev back to do the job he was ment to d. THT INCLUDES BUYING AND SELLING

  • 39 Gareth // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    Fatih Terim would be a good choice – if he were appointed by someone else. We need to change the regime first…

  • 40 GM // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:19 PM

    the ambani people are still denying they are intereted in ANY prem league club, hopefully that it just talk to keep the press off the case

    If not the current tits need to sort themselves out and get someone in who can re unit the players and the club, the only way forward given the current setup in my mind is a european “coach” not a UK old school manager, othewsie the club is doomed, as annoyed as I am I couldnt bring myslef to want that to happen

  • 41 Gateshead Mag. // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:20 PM

    I don’t care.

    Ashley out, Keegan in.

  • 42 The Entertainers // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Regardless of any manager who comes it in, they will have to work miracles with the cash flow problem.

    Ashley clearly does not have the money to put the club where the fans want it.

    If there are potential buyers out there ….sell

    Go but a smaller club like Leeds or another lesser club and build up small.

    Ashley you have bitten off more than you can chew……do the honourable thing and sell.

  • 43 Toonboy // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    The problem is we need to hit Ashley where it hurts (in his big fat deep pockets) but we still need to support the team on the pitch. Yes a protest march/not buying ANYTHING in sjp/ not sure on wearing bright colours to the hull game,what about some kind of vocal protest at h/t ????

  • 44 Obafan // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:33 PM

    If a new manager is appointed I think we should support him too and give the man a chance. If it is Poyet, Terim or another manager it is not that guys fault that the board are making a mess of our club. If a manager comes in, if we like the choice or not, give him a chance, cause otherwise the performances can go downhill quickly and we could get a very bad looking future.

  • 45 Lasse // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:34 PM

    happy toon??

    CL in three years time?
    It depends on which players WISE will sign for Terim doesnt it?…Aaaah..

    Terim is a very good idea, still has not gotten over KK though. Anil and Terim in would do the trick for me..

  • 46 King Kev foreva // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:38 PM

    I am surprised at how quickly people are all happy about this piece of news… one moment we talk boycott and the next we are happy about a possible appointment? Where is the solidarity behind King Kev? Continue with the boycott and squeezing out of these cockeny bast*rds… The system we have is SHIT… as long as that is in place any manager would not do… Ash needs to go and so do his cronies

  • 47 35yrsofhurt // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    At this moment in time I am not bothered who is appointed because they will become a yes man under the present regime.
    12m for a summer reconstruction sums it up!!!
    Whilst I agree with the need to avert from buying players who only want to increase their pension I am astounded thant Stoke & WBA have spent more.
    It sums it up really, we have the tightest billionaire in the world!
    Who ever is appointed will have this same contract restrictions…….
    Nothing has changed for over 50yrs, In 6 months tme the same viz characters will be outside of SJP preaching the Geordie Gospel…
    failure,failure,failure etc.
    It makes me sick.
    12m to spend, sums it up, this geezer has conned us all.

  • 48 Toon Chicken // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    Howay fatty let’s be have ya!

    Win the League Cup and Keegan will be a distant memory.

    Kevin who?

  • 49 toon head // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:46 PM

    faith terim a ledgend
    bring back emre

  • 50 ObaFan2 // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    King Kev foreva, true fans aint happy just the wum’s

    The protest continues ’til Ashley has sold up and f’d off.

  • 51 Toon Chicken // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:53 PM

    ObaFan2 – I’m a TRUE fan thanks very much! I never thought Kev was the man for the job. He admitted his knowledge of the modern game was non-existent – how can that kind of person manage a top prem club?

    Fatty is the man to take us forward.

    Kevin was a huge backward step!

  • 52 Geoff Stone // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Wait a moment, a few days you were all congratulating the recruitment of new players like Gutierrez , who remember did quite well against MUFC. Now all you can do pour out a stream of hate against the same people who signed these players. If Keegan disagreed with such signings, maybe we should question his judgement. Another thing – we all seem to agree that Joey Barton’s behaviour is unforgivable, yet it seems Keegan was his greatest supporter in the club. Finally don’t get your hopes up about some new sugar daddy buying NUFC and waving a magic wand. It ain’t going to happen. The best thing is to calm down, wait for the truth to come out, and be prepared to support what is, in truth, an exciting looking, revamped team in the next game again Hull.

  • 53 ToonRich // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Happy Toon,

    SHUT UP! How do you expect any MANAGER to do excellent with us, with the current board and structure?? If MA is planning on sticking around he’ll need to make sure the candidate is happy with only coaching…

  • 54 Tom // Sep 7, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Oh PLEASE let this be true, Terim would be an outstanding choice for our next manager!!

  • 55 toon head // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    terim an amsing man manager and even if he didn have complete control of the tranfers he would still do wel

  • 56 KKToon // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Well said The Entertainers, it’s the new manager that should be the talking point but the current board!!! And why will be the new manager better than KK!!! KK is Newcastle!!!

  • 57 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    got to contact the police and the newcastle city council tomorrow about our protest march!!

  • 58 HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:16 PM


  • 59 mushy // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    I’ll keep this simple:


    Talking about potential new managers (or whatever) is a well used management tactic to divert attention away from a major debilitating problem. I know, I’ve done it.

    It’s merely rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic

  • 60 cumbyrmyloard // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:22 PM


  • 61 ERIC CRAMMY MAG // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    know one could do a good job with ashley because as soon as we get a good player he will sell him for a profit .what ashley should look at there was a lot of fans give up there tickets last season when keegan was still here he is priceing the fans out of the game 47.000 1stgame with 10,000 tickets given away ashley you have screwed up big style this will be no cockney knees up for you pal

  • 62 Black and White Blood // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    There’s only one Kevin Keegan….

    Only Keegan for manager will do!!!!

  • 63 Rasko a.k.a Hadji // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    The ”Emperor”Fatih Terim is one of the best tacticians in the world if not di best.
    He used to beat his players while in Galatasaray….ask Emre,he was one of them.

  • 64 shearer9 // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    a few hours ago u wer talking about protests at the next match n now u r all wanking over a new manager. get this through your heads: IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO IS APPOINTED HE WILL JUST BE A PUPPET, A YES MAN, DENNIS WISE PULLS THE STRINGS!!!! some of u obviously just wana join the protests to cause a bit of trouble, not because you care about the future of NUFC. what a joke

  • 65 Paul // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    “KK is Newcastle!!!” (55)

    No he isn’t KKToon! What about people like Hughie Gallacher, Jackie Milburn, Joe Harvey, Alan Shearer and all the other great people who helped to make the team what it is today? Whatever the views are about Ashley and his associates, Newcastle is about much so more than Kevin Keegan and a near miss in 1995/6.

  • 66 Oleg G // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    oh my god, people here are selling themselves like nothing.

    no balls !

    go buy some !

    specially these fans who now say that KK was bad for us, go to hell, and shut your kissa you boneless P of S !

  • 67 Oleg G // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    dosnt matter if he is good or bad, we don’t care right now.

    Ashley out !

    thats first !

  • 68 Rasko a.k.a Hadji // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:46 PM

    Shearer9…..Fatih wont be a puppet cos he doesnt need much to achieve success(Galatasaray winninf the Uefa Cup).
    Just look what he achieved with half crippled team of Turkey in the Euro 2008.He can make 3 out of 1,and with the current team we have,he can bring us the 6th place.
    Even Berlusconi couldnt f..k with Terim,what makes you think that Ashley will be different.

  • 69 Rasko a.k.a Hadji // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:48 PM


  • 70 shearer9 // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Well if Fatih wont take it, then he wudnt come to Newcastle coz Mike Ashley isnt about to change the structure any time soon and that means Dennis Wise will pull the strings. It doesnt matter who we get as manager the problem is still there. I cant believe how ignorant some of u are to think it will all be ok if we get a good manager.

  • 71 GSfan // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:52 PM


    First off Fatih Terim said he was going to renew his contract with the national team and that no one should worry about it. He was also asked out of the blue in the press conference of the last game if he was hoping to manage a club team at the same time and replied “who knows”. But it never crossed my mind this could be newcastle united…

    I highly doubt it and as many point out it’s pure rubbish and someone’s just trying to cover up the headlines regarding the unfortunate crisis period you guys have right now. Managing a team elsewhere while also being in charge of the national team? That’s almost impossible, how is he going to watch and keep track of the Turkish international players?

    Oh let’s say something extraordinary happens and he signs for you guys… first off Wise wouldn’t even dare try to get in his way. If he signs anyways, I’m 99.9% sure that he’ll make sure he has the final say on transfers no matter what so that alone makes these rumours rubbish! This is the man who kicked Gattuso out of AC Milan after all…

    As for what Hadji said, he doesn’t beat his players lol, no. He just scares them to hell though… in other words he knows how to motivate them incredibly well. I have actually met the man in person and his mental state ain’t “normal” either, but that’s the case for many great people anyways and his achievements show it. I’d say his biggest weakness is his squad selection though :p But when those players get on the pitch in important games he knows how to get the potential out of them. So yeah… those are his plus and minuses in my opinion.

    P.S: I sure wouldn’t mind KK signing for us (GS) :p cuz we’re a bit unstable ourselves, but I know that’s a long way off! lol. Conditional love is the best form of love for your team colours, amirite elfer?

  • 72 reillers // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    Lads, I’m as pissed off as the rest of ye, but sooner or latter we’ll have to accept this and move on.
    Football waits for know one.

  • 73 rab // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM

    not bothered for the first time ever who will be in the managers seat, totally apathetic great good smashing lovely, once in post Ashley will be safe with tans like you lot………..

  • 74 shearer9 // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:54 PM

    rab-my point exactly mate, some of this lot are clueless

  • 75 Matty // Sep 7, 2008 at 8:59 PM

    This would be a good appointment for more than one reason. He got the best out of Turkey who were the surprise of the euros. Dont be surprised if we are either linked with or try to persuade international managers to take over. They are more coaches than managers, they have to be good at getting the best out of a pool of players available to them. much like how NUFC (whether we like it or not) is being run at the moment. If we are all honest whoever is bringing in our players they are getting some talent in. I honestly think the only reason we didnt get more in is due to KK not agreeing to a few that were offered and thats why the club went behind his back. I still dont agree with the set up but if we get an international coach in then i think we will be put in good stead.

  • 76 Tom_Toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    GSfan – He looks a decent bet, come and get me quotes from his agent.

  • 77 wsq // Sep 7, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    turan overrated.

  • 78 vaughany // Sep 7, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    haha crazy this guy

  • 79 NUFC75 // Sep 7, 2008 at 10:29 PM


  • 80 M. Stockley // Sep 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM

    id prefer this appointment to poyet…. although its obvious who we really want………i feel bad even discssing it, but this is who id want preferably with a take over IN ORDER
    1. KING KEV!
    2. Rijkard (spelling)
    3. Terim
    4. Moyes
    5. Redknapp

  • 81 happy toon // Sep 7, 2008 at 11:03 PM


  • 82 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:08 AM

    listen up all you knobbers that are already singing the praises of this new potential candidate. are you all thick as pig shit – sorry but thats the truth. who gives a flying toss who ashley wants or puts in to this post. dont you all see, nothing will have changed and we will still have an owner who treats his own fans with contempt, wise will be even more powerful and we will never be taken seriously if we let ashley get away with this. He invests no money on the field, he has no passion for our football club. He has said it himself jsut yesterday, its a business, just like any other. FFS get a grip lads. Ashley is talking up names of other managers already cos he is relying on us being taken in by it all – he thinks we will just do what he says cos he owns the club. DO NOT LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS. If you do then you are selling your own club forever down the shitter to some wanker who does not care about NEWCASTLE UNITED. We have the power and it will work if we act as a team and stick by our principals and hold true to what we all know has been an injustice of the highest order against the only man that cared about us and our club, kevin keegan. Any true proud geordie would not be taken in by this ashley verbal spew. have we not been lied to enough as it is over this past year? Any fan who goes to a newcastle game and either takes up his seat on a season ticket or pays to go in as a one of is a traitor to everything we are about and hold true. We are proud and loyal to NEWCASTLE UNITED. What is newcastle united? – we are, the fans. It is only the fans that make our club great, nothing else – WE CAN WIN THIS BATTLE and for the futire of our club and also other clubs in England, we need to take up the fight. Dont be cowards men, stand and fight for what is ours. Boycott every single fcuking game INSIDE until the fat southern twat sells up and leaves our city forever. Stande outside the ground and sing our hearts out for our players. They will hear us inside and it will make them proud aswell. If you accept any new manager and continue to pay money into ashleys roulette and champagne fund then you are a digrace to our once mighty club. I dont want a new manager, i want a new owner. NOW FOCUS ON THE FACTS LADS AND DONT BE WON OVER BY THIS FAT LYING TURD AND HIS HENCHMEN. i swear to god, i would kick his teeth in given half the chance.

  • 83 Brazilian Geordie // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:15 AM

    Why don’t bring Wanderlei Luxemburgo?! He’s the best brazilian manager, and actually is coaching SE Palmeiras. Think it would be a tremendous signing.

  • 84 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM

    they could bring in sir alex ferguson, it changes nowt. if you accept another manager and ‘just get on with it’ you are pathetic sheep, nothing more. Ed, i think you should only post propaganda about ashley until he is gone. it would appear that some of our ‘fairweather’ supporters are already ready to hug and make up with ashley. makes me want to puke at how yellow and pathetic some of our so called fans are. Its simple, if you are newcaslte united fan dont go to any more games. if you are an ashley fan and sheep ‘thats right, keep on going and give him your money’. This shithouse put season tickets up 10%, invested less than 3 million on players not only in the close season but since january, tried to sell owen and put many other first teamers up for sale, has lied to us since day one, lets our club be run out of london by wise, has treated KK with so much disrespect that it beggars belief. bought players without telling or even running past KK, sold players kk was desperate to keep, ordered kk to never discuss transfers with us – in other words never tell the fans whats going on anymore, messed up the season tickets royaly, looking to appoint our third manager in 8 months, has dragged our name through the mud non stop since the day he bought us with one fcuk up after another. Lies about everything and can not be trusted ever again. Has lied about paying of our debt too – yes that is right, who says he has paid it off??? Do you remember mort saying the famous words ‘ as of now, newcastle does not owe a penny to anyone’. What did ashley say in his comments at the first home programe, ‘ we are still paying for players that no longer play for us’. so you tell me, does that sound like he has paid off the debt – no it does not. The man is a liar and can not be trusted. Thats ok you bunch of pathetic fans, you go ahead and discuss the next manager. WHO CARES. WE NEED A NEW BLOODY OWNER, FORGET THE MANAGER.

  • 85 brutooooon // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:59 AM

    any manager we bring it will be sacked/resigned next year….as long as cashley is in charge.

  • 86 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:01 AM

    The reaction to this article just shows that deep down u’all are true newcastle united fans and want the team to do well…that’s a good place to start from.

    I can understand why we all love kk…he’s the last man to do anything close to decent for this club (robson did well too though)….he brought in the entertainers and got us playin like none othr…he’s a real motivator and can get anythin outta any player.

    Sadly, and i say sadly again, that really is where it all ends…the tabloids said it before and i have to agree wit them…it’s time for newcastle fans to forget aba past glory…or rather past so-close-but-we-failed glory. it’s time for us to move forward.

    u see as much as kk is great, gets the team playin amazing football, motivates players and all…he is no tactician…we can play the best football and then meet a tactically competent team and what happens…we fall…

    we keep on wanting to buy big in a transfer window…go for ripe players….and that’s what kk wanted…but i think we shd all go away from that…i’m not sayin terim is the answer but i’m sayin at least considering him is a step in the right direction.

    we need someone who’ll get the team playin great football…and at the same time be able to make tactical changes when the other team finds an antedote with one styl of play or the other…

    take ur minds bak…last season kk chanced on playin all three strikers in attack and stuck to that cuz that wz the only way he could win (i ‘m so grateful he did or we’ll prob be talkin aba championship now)….but we need to go beyond that…someone who can make an inspired changed….we needed s’thin like that at the last game with arsenal…but kk cldn’t, didn’t do anythin to change the play or bring in anyone to pull the others up…that’s what i believe we need

    there is no pt wishin kk is bak here..he’s gone…at first i wz gutted that he had gone…but now i think it’s a blessin in disguise…at least now we can move away from the past with our overly high expectations..and look to build for the future..

    long live Newcastle United and its fans, KK, Ashley and Wise…we need all

  • 87 M. Stockley // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:02 AM

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  • 88 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:16 AM

    post 86 – jude. you disgust me . long live wise and ashley -we need them. you must be on crystal meth or something cos you make no sense to me. i am not harping on about kk coming back, i want ashley out, gone and take his shithead board with him. you just dont get it, what are we supporting anymore? its not newcastle united at this time, its ashleys united and it represents nothing that is black and white. chrsit, its even ran out of london by cockneys. OPEN YOUR EYES and gfet a fking backbone you lot. ffs. make me sick.

  • 89 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:18 AM

    again jude, sorry, i just read your piece again – keegan going is a blessing in disguise you say. yep, you are a wanker ofthe highest order. are you ashley in disguise trying to placate fans? get off our blog cos you aint no geordie thats for sure.

  • 90 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:28 AM

    Jude–I disagree–we don’t need Ashley, Wise etc. We need to make the club ours in the long term.

    Ashley “Selling up” still leaves us at the mercy of whichever money man comes along. They may all look like Prince Charming, but they’re always toads in the end.

    Leaving the club to the whims of a business consortium is recipe for long term misery.

    We should be demonstrating and boycotting in the short to medium term.

    But our only hope of getting joy from our club is fan ownership on the Barcelona model.

    It is not pie-in-the-sky. It can and should be done. And it doesn’t have to cost the average fan insane amounts of money if it’s done right. How’s 200 pounds sound for a share of the club?

    There are some good ideas here:

    and here:

    In the long term…

  • 91 Sav // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:35 AM

    Hell! What a fickle lot. Some great blokes to have in the trenches with you on here….
    Entertainers is right, we have a more urgent agenda than Keegan or any other manager right now, as the best we can expect under the current regime is a mercenary ‘yes’ man.
    So forget Terim, Zola, Poyet or anyone else. We need an urgent change in the way the club is run before anyone can expect to make headway.

  • 92 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:38 AM

    ain’t got the time to try rationalize wit peeps who don’t want to…don’t need to be here on this blog to support newcastle united…

    whether u like it or not i’ll alwys be a fan…it’s the kind of attitude we hav now that makes it impossible for us to get anywhere.

    we think we are bigger than what we are…we think aba the days we beat man u 5:0 and think we are the same newcastle…we want to splash out the cash and buy big names who in the past 10 or so years haven’t helped us much….kk is a great manager no doubt aba that…i admire him like you all

    but i’m not scared to call a spade a spade…sometimes u need to look at issues bereft of all emotions…if kk’s leavin in not a blessin in disguise..what do u want it to be…a curse?

  • 93 evildick // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    I don’t think boycotting the games is the answer! We must support the players on the pitch wearing the shirt!! Sure boycott all drinks, merch etc. But the players need our support and we need the 3 points! Otherwise we could end up in the championship.

  • 94 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:46 AM

    But what, then, Jude? Just let them have their way? Sit back and watch?

    Either way you look at it, blessing or curse, this is a historic opportunity–a moment of fan awareness and feeling we may never have had before and may not see again.

    We should seize this moment to make the club stronger, better… ours–not theirs.

  • 95 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:48 AM

    evildick–I know what you mean and I think that’s a valid view too, but eventually we the fans have got to take the reins of the club. No better time than now…


  • 96 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    i agree wit you “fans own the club”…that will be the best option…

    but that unfortanetely won’t happen overnight…you rightly pointed out that kickin ashley out and gettin another owner in may not be the way forward since the one comin in will want his way wit his money too…

    i’m happy with ashley for tryin to set up some structures in place…i’d have hoped he;d done more, pumped more money in..but at the moment that’s all we got…

    i think it’s better we get a great coach to stabilize things…get the team playing well..with the fans behind it…get this team to finish somewhere respectable..then the great players we got here will have a reason for staying…as well as better players out there havin a good reason to join the club…

    the last thing we need now is more turmoil

  • 97 Geordiebrems // Sep 8, 2008 at 1:56 AM

    What’s the point. It doesn’t matter how great a manager Terim is the structure will not change. No matter who they bring in it will still be about the financial side and he will have to work with players he doesn’t decide on.

  • 98 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:05 AM

    Jude–the trouble there is we get lulled back into temporary complacency by results and the root problem doesn’t get addressed.

    Strike while the iron is hot…

  • 99 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:16 AM

    it’s the how that’s a problem….how to convert ashley ownership into fan-ownership..and mind u the latter also has its problems…

  • 100 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:20 AM

    I agree Jude. It won’t be easy. But take a look at this site–it’s not mine, by the way–but they seem to have a serious plan. It will have to change and grow, but it’s a start at the very least…

  • 101 clinta // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:21 AM

    don’t know much about this guy, but sounds a prospect, and it’s good to see that the club are moving forward and trying to appoint someone as to not disrupt the football side of things.

    after all it is football were all interested in isn’t it? if we all went along with some of the fans around here in boycotting everything nufc, the club will be thrown in bigger chaos, and become more tha laughing stock we all detest.

    while he did well, the appointment of KK was a backward step, and look were it’s got us know? it’s not all the fault of MA and co. in my opinion, and i hope cooler heads can prevail, and as fans we can move on and be sensible about things.

    just hope if his guy does come in, he’ll get our support as he’s done nothing wrong lets face it. sadly i know he probably won’t and that will hurt his chances and that of the team- football team that is!

  • 102 clinta // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:29 AM

    the players wan’t to protest, and all players were up for sale thing is press bollocks!!! if people on here are reading and believing this, it’s just adding chaos to an already sticky situation.

    THINK problems at newcastle, the press make up a few things turn the story all anti KK (the guy that signed on for the job and then resigned??) result: further chaos and the media can continue on their field day and sell a load of papers.

    there was an obvious anti MA media attack earlier in the year most of us (including ed) refused to believe, now it’s been stepped up since the KK thing and with emotions running high everyone chose to believe and even exagerrate all of this bollocks.

    right now it’s the fans destroying newcastle united, wioth a little push in the wrong direction from media outlets.

    think about the big picture people please.

  • 103 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:39 AM

    checked out
    as suggested by “fans shd own the club”

    Not a bad idea at all…not a bad idea…3 points
    1) we need to get fans ready to buy into the club so that we can raise enuf money to tempt ashley into selling

    2) raising money in the future might be a problem.

    3) might be the best option though…the british football game is in danger of losin it essence with billionaires wanting to buy into clubs and control the leagues

  • 104 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    cldn’t agree wit u more “Clinta”…that fans should control their emotions more and look at the issues…

    the best option for us now is to back Ashley and co….to get a good manager that will move the team forward..

    afterall…i believe ashley only went for kk because of us..the fans..since we wanted him so much…
    llike Clinta said, and i believe wz a step back…..for all he did..and he did a lot..KK wasn’t the tactician we needed to get the team challenging for the top…he has more than enuf charisma and is a great motivator but that is not enuf to push into the top 4…it takes more…

    i’m glad there are fans who are ready to think aba the issues..and not just arguin based on emotions…threatening to boycot and not thinking aba the repercussion…u think the players wld want to play for fans like that…who can turn on them tomorrow if they perceive them not to be pullin their weight…

    fan ownership of the club in the long term is not a bad idea at all..but it’s not goin to happen overnight and will take convincing ashley to sell…maybe a minority stake at first…

    but something tells me that given the chance, ashley and co will come good.

    long live newcastle united

  • 105 Fans Should Own the Club // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:59 AM

    Good words, Jude. It will certainly take work. But NUFC is a special club. It deserves a special ownership… US!

    Signing off for tonight. Happy trails.


  • 106 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 3:11 AM

    nyc one Fans shd own the club. signing off maself

  • 107 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 3:40 AM

    Jude is MA and clinta is wise obviously – a right pair of knobs. Every respected manager and footballer in the country and outside inc greats such as sir bobby, rud gullit, shearer, les ferdinand, the LMA, moyes, ginola, even milner has came out tonight nad said that its been a shambles behind the scenes for ages…. the list goes on forever saying that the manager must be able to pick the players that come in and out. KK had no control over this at any point. Wise was pulling the strings and KK was just told to get on with it. Now dont sit there and say thats how it should be cos it aint. No manager worth his salt will work under these conditions – its shit. Ashley out, wise out, all of them out. its the only way. Ad for Jude, i have never even seen your name on here b4 and now out you pop from the woodwork singing ashleys praises etc trying to sway some of the fairweather supporters. If you can find me one single quote from a manager that says he wants to have his players bought and slod without his knowledge then i will show my arse at st james. now you two do-gooders take a hike cos you are full of shite and your patter stinks.

  • 108 Newcastle Action // Sep 8, 2008 at 7:45 AM

    Hey folks,

    After recent feedback here and on our site, we’ve changed one of the actions from wearing bright colours to show up, to wearing the black and white colours to show our support! Hopefully this can meet with universal approval and be something we can all get behind!


    Newcastle Action!

  • 109 jude // Sep 8, 2008 at 7:51 AM

    craig chisholm – post 106….you are allowed to vent man…and i do comment only s’times..maybe the reason u ain’t seen me here…but i felt i needed to bring in the voice of reason.

    the solution to turmoil is not to create more turmoil…the best way is for us to own our own club…the loyal fans i mean…

    the question is the how? throw out the current owners violently and then what? or set up s’thin like what is on I believe that the latter is definitely the way forward.

    so the interim anyone who really has the interest of NUFC at heart will want a manager that can put sense in all this mess….tell me that doeesn’t make sense Craig…

  • 110 craig chisholm // Sep 8, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    no it does not make sense to me one little bit – sorry. you can not go back to that ground and turn up either by your season ticket or by paying on the day. If we accept any manager at all then ashley will think he got away with it. all this situation takes is a bit of balls and backbone – trust me. go on and check out the morning papers – they are all slagging ashley off and the entire nation is behind maybe not just keegan, i dont say kk has to come back, the nation is behind what kk is standing up for. as fans, we should be the loyalist people in the land. i would rather sell out on my wife now than i would keegan. This is how i see it and this is how it will happen if we all stand firm as one body-
    Premiership clubs are recession proof and that is a fact. not made up by me but they arev tied into long standing financial deals which means that they can continue to flourish and grow even in these times. Ashley is only here for the money and one other thing……….his big fat ego. We have already taken away his ego, he is finished with us, he knows it, we know, the whole bloody football world knows it. Dont you see, we have won half of the battle already. He loves wearing that shirt over his fat gut and drinking beer with us while at the same time breaking it off in our arses. Its finished. All that remains is the financial side now. So all we ahve to do is NEVER GO TO ANOTHER GAME WHILE HE OWNS THE CLUB. its simple. All we have to do is grow some bloody testicles (sorry any ladies out there – i have no idea what you lot need to grow) and wait it out. He will crumble sooner rather than later and thats a fact. keegan has gone at the best time. Only three games down. I give it three or four games max with no supporters in the ground and he will run. Now dont worry, this is what all the realy rich people are watching for, not ashley, i mean the real money. DIC are watching, so are Abu Dhabi still – yes thats right, another royal family in Abu dhabi also want some of the action and my prefered man being reliance in india. we WILL get sold, buyers are waiitng, hold tight and we will win. he mau own newcastle but what does he actually own?? some bricks and grass – thats it. WE ARE NEWCASTLE UNITED. dont you all get it, we will win this battle for the good of the game and for our beloved club. if we dont stand up now, our club as we know it is gone forever. NOW THATS THE WAY I SEE IT AND THATS THE WAY ITS GOTTA BE.

  • 111 FanFromPakistan // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Hi guys!!this is my first post ever on any blog…i hoped i’d have commented on better time than this. Anyways i’ve been following toon ever since micheal owen arrived the tyneside (as i am a big Owen fan) also i’ve been reading a lot about toon related stuff and i think i know you ppl to some extent…..for me you ppl r the best football fans in the world (or atleast thats what you ppl would like to think) but seems like YOU YOURSELF DONT KNOW WHAT YOU WANT…first of all you need to realize that you are not a top 6 side let alone top 4 so forget the ambition of signing Arshavin, VDV & others….other thing is you ppl beleive at the press shite a bit too much and esp. the stories which you would like to believe e.g. all players for up for sale the last day (huh for god sake what kinda joke is that), 2ndly KK is not the culprit of this turmoil cuz remember its he who walked (& not for the 1st time) althou i neva thot that he’s a gr8 appointment from tactical pt of view (i hardly see him doing tactical substitution let alone changing formation) but this guy Ashley got him for you ppl and you loved him then, you loved him when he paid your debts, you loved him when he put in a system, you loved his hierarchy when they got you Aaron Spears, you neva questioned whether KK actually wanted Gutierrez, Guthrie & curly cuz they produced performances for your team….i really do think that this guy Ashley is a long term planner and is doing it for the good of the club and running a club like a business and so it shall be ….i do think that selling milner was a gr8 move and KK himself sed he wanted that transfer……anyways i think the best way to move forward is to appoint a new manager bring some stability do some good business in january (yes may b selling yr better players…cuz thats business), try to finish in top 8 and build on that…..also theres no Ambani out there whos gonna buy yr club for the day when he’ll be humiliated like the man who paid yr debts of the time when all you want were big players and trophies…….i m sure a lot of realistic fan would find my post an eye opener.

    p.s. I love this site Ed….i find the most deluded & “Vicious” fans here ……(yes i like Barton) …..

  • 112 Ian // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Craig it seems that we always agree, funny that isnt it!!

    You are quite right, the only way to hit Ashley is not to go while he owns the club, the money taken at each match must be over £1m excluding season tickets already paid for, those that go put money in the person’s pocket that ruined our club.

    I have heard some fans who just seem not to be able to stay away, Ashley will not be there, the fans will turn up put some more money in his pocket and be shouting at an empty seat, fatty will be sitting with a gin and tonic and some bleached blonde chic who cant tie her own shoe laces in the sun laughing his pants off at the geordie pr**ks.

    One of them wont be me.

  • 113 NUFCAl // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    Terim is a great manager, but he’s left clubs before over disputes like this. He has a reputation for bust-ups with boards so he’d never take the job unless they lied through the teeth to him like they did with Keegan, in which case he’d do exactly the same as Keegan has done and they’ll be back to square one.

    Notice I refer to the club as ‘them’ not ‘we’. Newcastle is owned by a bunch of cockney muppets, not the fans.

  • 114 Michael12 // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:14 AM

    This would be a great appointment. English managers have a reputation of no being winners. Not to suggest this guy will turn us into winners but he can make us more ruthless.

    We need someone ruthless, because we have seen that football is a cut throat business.

  • 115 Michael12 // Sep 8, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    @Ian : by not going, you cut your nose off to spite your face. This adage should come to mind.

    You hit Ashley financially what happens?

    1. Less money to sign players.
    2. Less Money to offer players wages.
    3. Possible investors will not want to take a business in turmoil. By not going we will be making Newcastle look a less attractive prospect for any Billionaire out there. No one will want to touch us.

    In this modern age, we must not think that an owner must be a fan to take over a club. Look at the Abu Dhabi group, they looked at Newcastle, Arsenal then settled for city. I do not think that before they took over City they were fans of City, looking at other clubs suggests this.

  • 116 shearer4pm // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:15 PM

    if ashley is so tight with his money is it really a good idea to boycott all the games and merchandise??

    is he really gonna put in the money or is just going to let the debts run up???? and to be fair he has cleared 😯 mil of debt and what he has dun is make the club look like a lot better investment opertunity by doing that, all he has to do now is sell

    ive defended him in the past, ill admit that, but a few crazy things have happened, and i do feel that it has gone past the point of forgiveness and that he should sell for the well being of the club, if he is a fan he will do this,

    will be interesting to see who he has on his shirt for the hull game “barton”mabye “smith”

    if he’s still in charge by the hull game

  • 117 Ian // Sep 8, 2008 at 2:38 PM

    Because Ashley appears only money motivated then he will sell all of the club.

    He will not keep a club that costs him a fortune.

    By going to the match all we do is prolong this ownership and ensure that Ashley continues to ruin the club bit by bit until we are in a bad shape.

    If he starts losing up to a £1m revenue per match then he will make changes.

  • 118 cesarro // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    senhor terim would be a great sign for newcastle.he has a different character than others.

  • 119 banyak // Sep 8, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    i am a big fan of Terim. it has to be fisrt choice

  • 120 Mr T // Sep 9, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    to Elfer:have u got any probs with Turks mate???u were commenting about emre then arda turan now Fatih Terim!i bet u r rather greek or kurt…anyway we r living in this town nad we have to back our local team in good days and bad days,no1 compares to king kev but we must really move on otherwise we will b bottom of the league by xmas!watch ur comments u elfer twat!!!bring on Terim,wise wudnt dare to be on his way about transfers…

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