Newcastle Board Appear Completely Incompetant


It looks like Chris Hughton could be in charge of Newcastle for at least 3 weeks as it appears the Newcastle Board will take their time in appointing a new manager to replace Kevin Keegan.

Derek Llambias – what has he done since taking over from Chris Mort?

It says something about the state of the club when this will be the 4th manager in 16 months and the 6th manager in four years. How can you have any stability or consistency when you continually change your manager?

And this is the 4th time in the last 10 years that Newcastle have changed their manager so early in the season, after new players have been brought in under the previous manager. Other managers to be dismissed at this time of the season included Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit and Bobby Robson.

So once again the club is like a ship adrift in the ocean, but this time the owner and the Board took the sails off themselves. That’s about the level of competence shown by this current board, and Derek Llambias is making an effort to show he’s never been in football management before, and it shows.

We have no idea what this guy is doing at the club – probably not much, and he certainly doesn’t say much to the fans, that’s for sure.

It’s now obvious that Chris Mort, although not experienced either in football management, had the wherewithal, business skills and communications capability to keep things together, and we don’t think this break-up with Kevin Keegan would ever have happened had Chris still been at the helm.

From what we can find out, it even seems like there’s been a huge personality clash between Kevin and Derek Llambias, with Keegan probably at the end of his tether with the incompetence of the people around him.  Once he found out he was getting no more than a couple of players coming in, despite all their promises, and going along with selling James Milner, he probably just blew his top.

Caretaker manager Chris Hughton has been told that he could be in charge of first-team affairs for the next three weeks at least, with the club’s recruitment process, led by Director of Football Dennis Wise, still struggling to gain any momentum. So what’s new?

They failed to bring in enough players during the summer too, so whoever is brought in as out next manager on the treadmill, we will not have a big enough squad to put up with any level of injuries to the first team squad, at least until January.

The fact is the Newcastle Board have not done their job, and in other businesses they would be replaced for non performance.

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124 comments so far

  • wolfhound

    Sep 12, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    i hate the sight of this derek twat the sooner he disappears the better

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  • hitman

    Sep 12, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #2

    ashley get a back bone and sack the lot of them,there a disgrace.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #3

    LACK OF COMMUNICATION ! Thats been the overall problem since MA took over.

    If this doesn’t change then things will only get worse.

    I just dont get it. What the hell was MA thinking in appointing lambsass!

    Hopefully the 3 weeks is for Due Diligence prior to a take over by ?????

    We live in hope. ASHLEY OUT!

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  • bob

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #4

    bored of this drivel

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  • Toon1978

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    WHY is it going to take SO long to appoint a manager. There has to be a reason behind it.

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  • Steven

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Derek should go back to his casino and Ashley should buy into the casino industry.

    I think that taking our time is a good idea cuz IF and only IF they are looking at getting in someone like Guus Hiddink, Dick Advocaat, Frank Rykaardt or maybe even Gerard Houllier or Ronald Koeman but not a piece of sh!t like Poyet or the laughable David O’Leary!!!

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  • gloryhunter

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #7

    I don’t think he’s even started looking. He can’t be bothered at the mo. His tank is still on our lawn though….

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  • Who is Derek Llambias?

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #8

    I well and truly despise my namesake
    see you next tuesday!!!!

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  • GM

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #9

    West Ham loose manager on 3rd sept and appoint a new one 11th sept, we take 3 weeks wtf?

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  • Jimi

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #10

    No decent manager in their right mind would take the job.

    Overhaul the board and get Keegan back to finish what he started.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #11

    Their sponsor has also gone bankrupt lol

    Uncanny the similarities.

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  • ToonKing

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #12

    it’s a joke really, the whole situation…..another season down the drain….if we continue like this we will eventually slip down to the Championship and there is no return from there for a club run like us…

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  • hitman

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #13

    lew do you reckon thats why its taking 3 weeks to find a new manager coz theres a take over going on,plus bit strange saying it will take 3 weeks like.

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  • MarK

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #14

    maybe they are just taking their time with finding a new manager…just like with all our signings, way too much time -_-

    have to say though, lack of communication? are some people missing listening to fat fred announcing who we wanted to sign and stuff

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  • lesh

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #15

    Yup.

    Kevin said the squad was to thin so what does the supposed Board do? Nowt apart from cut Kevin out of the picture and plough their own furrows.

    Sorry fellas, in other walks of life that would be described as gross deriliction of duties and therefore, sacakble.

    Mr A is owner of the ship, he allowed it to happen and it must be said that the whole shower should go and quick – before the ship’s renamed Titanic!!

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  • WesToon

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #16

    F F S Lads\Lasses

    Things are pathetic at the moment UNLESS Fat Ashley is looking to sell up & is waiting for that…PLS Dear God..let that be true

    Ho’way The Toon

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Jimi – MA wont overhaul what he has put in place. He thinks it is working just fine thankyou very much. Arrogant Tw@t!

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #18

    Hopefully the f***a is in negotiations to sell!!

    I have noticed on this blog the soft arsed so called fans coming around and jumping on the give him a chance bandwagon!!

    Well you enjoy the bumpy Bandwagon ride with CASHLEY!! I seen this hassle coming a long long time ago….I warned that this would happen, but i got shouted down ” give him a chance” “The club is being run properly”……

    Me, I think the club is being run like one big CASH COW!!!

    Not interested in performance, as long as there is a profit at the end of the day, its all smiles and joy by the greedy fat bastrads in charge. That is the way it will remain!!

    The board have shown their hand, we are now a SELLING CLUB, we will sell to make a profit hands down!! Did Fat Fred do that??

    Fair enough he took his share out of the club, but he made sure that the team on the pitch didnt pay for it!!!

    I stated once before, pay my hard earned to watch a football match, I dont invest it in the club, so the Fat Greedy Bastrads in charge can cream into there grubby little pockets!

    I will stick to my guns and would urge anybody who has this club at heart to do the same……DO NOT BUY ANYTHING from the shit houses for as long as they are in charge!!

    CASHLEY OUT!!

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  • LyNx~18

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #19

    Our team don’t have in depth squad, still the board wanna to hire some rookie manager like Poyet & Ince. WTF!!!! Go get some proven high profile manager to lift us out of thw swamp!

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #20

    Hitman – we live in hope!

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  • MarK

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #21

    also ..if we get taken over ..why does everyone want keegan back …when he walks out again… everyone is going to go batshit insane… again.

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  • geordiejayne

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #22

    Unbelieveable, well it was until last week, a very poot management structure, now try and defend that one ASHLEy.

    Surely if you were a Good businessman you would have all thist structure in place before Mort left. Some people may think Ashley is a good businessman, well he is a very very poor FOOTBALL MAN.

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #23

    Surely in this day and age it can’t be too difficult to find out where people reside, I suggest we pop round for an informal chat with Derek and Dennis just to see what there plans for the future are…..

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  • Hadrian

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #24

    Do we even have a chairman and PR dept ?

    why on earth havent they even came out and adressed the situation ?

    if poyet or another of wiseys mates get the job ill be sickened

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #25

    Angryman – so are you going to match on sat or not?

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #26

    PS. I keep noticing the PRO CASHLEY MORONS on here mentioning the MODRIC bid !!

    It didnt happen man….16m bid for Luka Modric yet KK only had 12m to spend, confirmed by the club!!

    FFS Wake up and smell the Coffee, it was so he could sell his slow moving season tickets!!

    As was the WOW signing…some may point out that he may never have said this, but the fat F***a didnt come out and deny he had said it did he?? He took you all for MUGS!!

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  • J Mistral

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #27

    I said it b4: Asheley and his gang are incompetent. Few months ago when I said shepperd was better I was salughtered. at least he was a fan. He did not sack sir Bobby. this was done by the Hall family. My view is fan should not attend the game. players want out too belive me and in january they will be transfer requests. for sure Owen is leaving. total boycott=Ashley out.

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  • MattyDread

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #28

    I think a word like incompetent really needs to be spelled properly…

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  • ToonEskimo

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #29

    hmmmmnnn, just thinking how many bloggers on here are at work? I’m childminding (in a fashion),
    but judging by the same names that crop up, I’m guessing we either have a few nightshift workers, office based folks or just folks that errr aren’t at work……let’s have a poll….

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #30

    LEW DAVIES

    Definiteley WILL be there, he already has his grubby little hands on 2k plus of my money!!

    He aint getting another bean mate!!!

    I will be there to voice my disapproval at the scumbag, and I will be encouraging my 10 year old son to do the same!!

    My season ticket is 15 year old now, but I will say, I have never been taken in by him since he came, i read Dave Whelans comments early doors, and this man will use every dirty trick in the book to make a profit!!

    Whelan wasnt far wrong really was he??

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  • hitman

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #31

    never took me for a mug angryman,never backed the fatfu*ka from the start,he did say he would shock the world come the end of transfer window.

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  • Ian

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #32

    Notice no GM or Irish al comments against the board, not surprised.

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #33

    The modric thing was very clever I agree, we all fell for that one, without knowing that there was never any intention of MA and co of following through on the deal.
    I bet the fat c**t was laughing his fat fat off on that one.
    And then just to rub it in he let the “wow” thing out, and yet again we fell for it.
    This is why he cannot stay any longer.
    We wont fall for his lies anymore.

    ASHLEY OUT!

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #34

    MARK

    My feelings on the KK scenario is, if he comes back (under a new regime), so be it, I do believe the man has this club firmly in his heart, but there is the risk that he may walk again at some point….that is a risk we have to live with.

    If we appoint another Manager (Should we be taken over) then, he has to be a heart and sole Manager….he has to put everything into Managing this club. He has to eat sleep live n breath NUFC. None of these Johnny Foreigners who see this league as a Pay day, someone proven who will sign a one year rolling contract with a wage based on performance, who essentially only wants to Manage our team to make it successful!!

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #35

    I hope we get Terim so he can bring this kid who on this video is only 10 years of age.You wont believe what this kid can do for his age

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiUA_JriWMs&feature=related

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  • GM

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #36

    Notice to Ian – grow up.

    If MA was to sell up now i would be delighted as would most, dont see it happening, but how me asking a question about how many people who hold season tickets are actually going to attend the game is making me pro ashley is f’g beyond me.

    Why arent you jumping on Lew as well as he has asked the same question to ANGRY MAN

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  • vic

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #37

    MA, DL, DW – the most unprofessional and unethical Board we ever had.

    There only one option when MA can safe his reputation is to dismiss his pals and officialy send apology to KK.

    I do not believe that KK come back. At least MA will disappear from NUFC HISTORY with some sort of dignity.

    BOARD OUT

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  • Angryman the Angry Fan

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #38

    HITMAN

    I know he didnt take you for a mug, my comments are aimed at the PRO CASHLEY BRIGADE!! You know, the ones who keep coming on saying his system is good, give it a chance…….

    SPYRO/ Jonas the legend / Clinta / James etc etc…..

    I aint willing to give it a chance boys, it is plane as the fact that SPYRO is a Cock a nee, that the f***as in charge havent a CLUE!!!

    They have made a pigs arse of everything…FACT!!!!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #39

    Zola goes to wetspam…
    …No pro license, no real management experience…How come the rags etc think this is a good appointment?..Oh, is it ‘cos they’s from landan(don’t rock their boat!)…Typical!..Not a sqeak!..Hmmmm!..
    …Good job he didn’t come to NUFC…They would slate us for that!..
    …Unbelieveable!.

    …Why don’t they take llambias too?..

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  • mitch

    Sep 12, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #40

    Tooneskimo I am a shift worker any 4 from 7 its shit but can get things done outside normal hours. The level of incompetence is embarressing I will never buy anouther peice of merchandise or drink as long as he is there the horrible git he is a crook in disguise the more you read about him in the buisness world how can he call joey barton when he seems to rip people off distroy people ( eg trying to sack the board at blacks) this man has no moral standing IMO

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