Keegan Ashley Meet – But Fail To Reach Agreement


It has been confirmed tonight that Mike Ashley did in fact meet with Kevin Keegan tonight in London, but the bad news for Newcastle fans, is that an agreement could not be reached between them.

Mike Ashley – failed to reach satisfactory conclusion tonight with Keegan

Setanta Sports is reporting that the League Manager’s Association (LMA), presumably on behalf of Kevin Keegan has said the meeting between Mike Ashley and Kevin Keegan, which took place in a London Hotel tonight, did in fact take place but “a satisfactory conclusion couldn’t be reached.”

The LMA statement was as follows:

The League Managers Association can confirm that talks to resolve several issues were held today between Kevin Keegan and Mike Ashley of Newcastle United Football Club.

However, the discussion failed to reach a satisfactory conclusion.

This will come as bad news for Newcastle fans, and we don’t know if there will be any more talks, but at some point things have to be moved forward.

We now fully expect the Newcastle fan demonstrations tomorrow to continue against Mike Ashley and the Newcastle Board, and it seems like the club again comes off second best.

Our advice to Mike would be to work it out with Kevin, and the sooner it happens, the better for everyone concerned.

And a little advice – put the Newcastle United Club, and its future, at the top of the list.

Comments welcome.



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161 comments so far

  • Andy

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #1

    this looks good on ashley because he will say he tried everything he could to get him back, when he made a half hearted attempt really i hope the protests continue tommorow.

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  • IrishMan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Continue talks tomorrow. Bring in Ban Ki-moon if necessary.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #3

    There is a god!

    Well, not really, i’m a staunch atheist, but ye, you get the point.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Non wall virginity thank f**k.
    What is going on at NUFC?

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #5

    Haha I love how Ashley thinks his little continental structure works, what a fool… I can’t wait for all our toon fans to use this as further reason to want to get Ashley kicked out. SING LOUD THE MORRA LADS, MAKE SURE FATTY CAN HEAR YOU.

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  • Warwick Hunt

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #6

    @Tom_Toon.
    I’m an Agnostic, don’t believe it until I see it, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t believe anything I haven’t seen.

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  • ronaldeano

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #7

    @Andy, i will be roaring myself hoarse!

    Thats what the commentator on pro evo says! 🙂

    GET OUT ASHLEY YOU FAT PIG!!!!!! 🙂

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Out of topic…..Lars Jacobsen from Everton will be out for 4 months with dislocated shoulder.
    I only hope that Jonas wont suffer similar fate cos he has a similar injury.
    Fingers crossed for Jonas

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  • Gordon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #9

    I really don’t know what to make of this.

    In some ways I wish I’d never known about it.

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  • Toony Soprano

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #10

    I think that it is next move MA – Don’t be suprised if there isnt more epesodes to come in the f*****g rollercoaster diaster movie that is NUFC Nev you still awake or are you away on another Wallace arnold trip?

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  • happy toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #11

    DO WE REALLY WANT OR NEED KK AGAIN???

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  • MAG PIE

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley can’t get a new manager – no-one has the balls to come under these circumstances. Tomorrow, let’s make it clear that only KK’s return will do.

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  • Chris H

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Gutted. Really hoped they could come to an agreement.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Rasko – Doubt it, i dislocated my should on my trials bike, fell off a wall and it took me 5-6 weeks.

    Lars must just be a p***

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  • NewcastleKev

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Just another Publicity stunt to fool the Newcastle fans, the sooner you get out of toon ashley the better, and take that Crosseyed Wise with you……BOYCOTT is the Only way to bring Ashley down

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  • Toon Daft

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #16

    worst week i can remember in a long time in a very turbulent toon history – i just feel Anbani is our only saviour, and that ship seems to have sadly sailed as well

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  • Johnboy

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #17

    To be honest I think we need to move on.
    Lets face Keegan isn’t coming back and we now need to give all our support to the players.
    Remember the most important thing is Newcastle Utd not Keegan, Ashley or Wise.

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  • Cooper

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #18

    happy toon

    yes and yes.

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #19

    lets go out tomorrow and make ASHLEY wish he had never bought NEWCASTLE UNITED!!!!!

    ASHLEY MUST GO!! SELL UP!!

    FRESH START!!!! NEW OWNER!!! FOOTBALL MINDED CHAIRMAN!! AND A NEW QUALITY MANAGER!!!!!!!!
    THAT IS WHAT IS NEEDED SIMPLE AS THAT!!!

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  • newcastle29

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #20

    maybe keegan knows ashley will struggle to get another manager, and maybe this will give ashley the nudge he needs to sell the club.

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  • bill

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #21

    PATHETIC – this guys methods of trying to discredit King Kev fail because the fans see right through the lies. He then see’s protests on the way so he tries to take the steam out of them by having a meeting with KK in which he has no intention of giving way. It’s pathetic.

    The guy is a PR disaster.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #22

    happy toon yes of course we do.

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  • Gordon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #23

    I’m torn on this one.

    I have been in the Keegan camp all along, believing that Ashley is firmly to blame for this situation.

    I still believe this is Ashley’s fault (how can it not be – he’s the boss) but I’m not sure it’s conceivable that Keegan can return now and, if he did, I have my doubts as to how long the situation would remain stable.

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  • happy toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #24

    HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES….I HOPE YOU HAVE SOME1 LINED UP TO BUY US BECAUSE OUR LAST HOPE WAS THE INDIAN GUY…HE TOOK ONE LOOK AND DID A RUNNA….ASHLEY IS ALL WE HAVE….IF HE GOES WE’RE BROKE AND IN A RELEGATION BATTLE….

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #25

    WISH THE HAS HAD GOT SOME PERSONAL INFO ON ASHLEY BEFORE SELLING THERE SHARES!! ASHLEY IS JUST AS BAD AS FAT FRED!!!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #26

    i ment “WISH THE HALLS……..”

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  • Jonthetourist

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #27

    He may be fat, he may be cockney, but I hope the protests tomorrow ignore that and focus on what counts – this regime tells tells lies.

    I hope the PA plays Pink Floyd “Brick in the Wall”

    “We don’t want no Cockney Liars, We don’t want no Wise control”
    No cynicism in the board room, Lies to Keegan on his role”
    “Hoi! Liars! Leave this club alone!”

    Bring it on

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Happytoon – hope Ashley makes a u-turn and sells to Ambani!!???

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  • Markus

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #29

    If you ask me this is great news. By meeting with KK personally (and without Wise or Llambias) Ashley has undermined his own ‘management’ position. He could only do that if he felt he could personally persuade
    a. KK to come back on his own terms
    b. That KK leaves the club in such a way that it makes it easier for the next manager and him more wealthy.
    If MA choses option a then first team control passes completely over to KK and Wise/Llambias may both go
    Option b is also possible but will mean we end up like the Wigans, Boltons and Fulhams of the Premiership cos both Owen and Given for two will be sold in the next transfer window. What is most important is that the lads get 3 points this Saturday

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #30

    hate prawn sandwiches, – ASHLEY is worse than fat fred and this take somes doing believe me

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • happy toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #31

    COME ON EVERY1 THINK. IMAGINE US WITH NO MANAGER, NO CHAIRMAN AND NO OWNER. THATS WHERE WE’RE HEADING AT THE MOMENT. ASHLEY IS BETTER OFF APPOINTING ME AS MANAGER AND ONE OF YOU GUYS AS THE CHAIRMAN….LETS NOT BE SILLY HERE…SUPPORT THE TEAM!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #32

    we need to be united singing from the same sheet!! waving the largest banners we can make!!! just hope that theres that many fans turn up the police are over run!! hope we can get our message across without arrests and use the media to help get ashley out!!! LOUD AND PROUD!!!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #33

    GJ – YES YOUR RIGHT! JUST HOPE HE REALLY GETS THE MESSAGE!!! TOMORROW!!

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #34

    HAPPY TOON – we don’t have to imagine m8 that is where we are – no Manager – no chairman – No owner is impossible that fat git would loose too much money

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #35

    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!
    ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!! ASHLEY OUT!!
    AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!! AMBANI IN!!

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  • Mag1Pie

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #36

    It is quite a joke what Ashley is trying to do here…my take on the whole saga is that Ambani came in with an offer…Ashley is struggling to find a dumb4rse that will fit into his structure..he therefore tried his utmost best to bring KK back by meeting with him and rebuffed Ambani’s offer…but KK at the meeting called all the shots on which Ashley could not meet all his requirements…KK tells fat ash to get lost and the LMA release another press statement to undermine the non-communicating fat 4rse…jabba has realised he can be a billiuonaire but will never beat a city and he needs the fans because they will ultimately provide the revenue….therefore the fat 4rse is well and trully wedged

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  • Toon4Eva

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Looks liek this is it good & proper.

    Kev won’t be coming back now.

    If fatty had really wanted to build bridges he would have stayed in the UK instead of buggering off to the U.S of A to have a good time.

    Hope everyone sees this for what it is – a sad pathetic attempt to right the wrongs of the last couple of weeks by a man who has underestimated the power of the masses over the power of money.

    Roll on tomorrow – I for one will be boycotting.

    I have my season ticket & although there are a lot of others saying support the team, I cannot sit idly by & watch this bunch of cockney geezers shaft our club.

    Sing Loud tomorrow lads & lasses – let the ba$trds hear us in London or whichever rock they decide to crawl under!

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  • SKIN D

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #38

    TYPICAL ELEVENTH HOUR HALF HEARTED CRAP ,WHICH WE ARE STARTING TO SEE FROM ASHLEY.
    THIS MAN IS A COWARD,A THIEF ,A DIRTY GUTTERSNIPE.
    DID HE HONESTLY THINK THIS SHIT WAS GOING TO WORK.
    HE MUST OF WENT INTO THE MEETING,AND TRIED TO PITCH TO KEV HIS PATHETIC NON WORKABLE PYRAMID OF TYRANNY WITH UNWISE AT IT,S HEAD.
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    ASHLEY OUT
    GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN YOU BLUBBEROUS PRICK!!!!!!!!!!

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  • happy toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #39

    POOR ASHLEY…IT WAS NICE KNOWING YA PAL….NOT EVEN THE COPS CAN SAVE YOU…I SUGGEST YOU CARRY A LOT OF PEPPER SPRAYS MATE…

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  • happy toon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #40

    ASHLEY SHOULD HAD BOUGHT WATFORD FC.,..WHO THE FU*K IS HIS ADVISORS….HE SHOULD SACK THEM AND EMPLOY ME…

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