Newcastle Owner and Board Don’t Even Bother Turning Up


Newcastle United lacked the leadership and shape on the field this afternoon, and it appears that the events off the field over the last couple of weeks seemed to have an impact on too many of the players this afternoon.

Mike Ashley – didn’t have the courage to show up

The really bad news is that these were 3 points for the taking against a Hull City team, who will have difficulty surviving this season in the Premier League.

But somehow the team managed to see themselves 2-0 down early in the second half, before attempting a comeback, but it was too late and too many of our players were just not themselves today.

And it’s no secret why they were off their game, because the owner Mike Ashley, and Director of Football Dennis Wise, who are not liked on Tyneside, didn’t even bother turning up.

Obviously the incompetence and lack of leadership shown by Mike and the Newcastle Board over the last two weeks, is sadly seeping through to the players, and before we lose too many points this season, something needs to be done for the club, and quickly.

Maybe the Board might say something to the fans, after the diabolical happenings of the last two weeks, but we’ll not hold our breath on that one.

Only Derek Llambias, who hardly seemed interested, was the sacrificial lamb of the Newcastle Board, as he sat all on his lonesome in the Director’s box.

The Board has not only shown complete incompetence, but they have also shown a lack of courage in showing up to face the music on Tyneside, and they hardly are of the caliber necessary to own The Newcastle United Football Club. My father, a lifelong fan of the club, must be turning in his grave tonight.

It’s a very sad day for proud Newcastle United fans, when a bunch of cronies can buy their club, disgrace the club’s name, and in the process treat the fans as though they were absolute rubbish.
Enough said.



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211 comments so far

  • Vest

    Sep 13, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #1

    I think, that even if fa* Mike didn’t show up, he got the message. When the banner went around the ground, people clapped. Let’s get the COCNEY MAFIA OUT !

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  • Gordon

    Sep 13, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Well said!

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  • TOON FAN

    Sep 13, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #3

    50,242 crowd, muted marches, muted demonstrations, THE TYPICAL TOON FAN, SO SO PREDICTABLE!

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  • bruTOOOON

    Sep 13, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #4

    dunno don’t care….please move forward. we need the team to move forward. hire any manager, do something at least….we been suffering so long – we the fanss

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  • 51times

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #5

    bruTOOOON – We may as well, people don’t have the balls to do what it takes to get Ashley out. The sheeple turned out in their thousands today and all they did was make Derek Llambias laugh at them.

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  • MY ASS-ley

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #6

    where was the boycott. a half empty stadium can bring more
    deficit in revenue than few days of boycotting the merchandise shop.
    anyway to
    be present in the stadium while distracting the players with chants and banners
    wont do anything to “support” the players. its a distraction instead.

    almost full house. how much that brings to m.a wallet. roughtly 5 million
    quids?

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I beat hull 4 -2 on my football manager.i beta dan d coach.altho martin scored 2 and taylor 2

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  • MY ASS-ley

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #8

    DID U ALL SEE THE SMIRKS ON DEREK FACE. PRICELESS.
    He must be thinking how much today’s taking would be for the accounts.

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  • Simon

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #9

    So much for the boycott.
    EVEN ASHLEY AND WISE BOYCOTTED THE MATCH !!

    In future…STAY AWAY…

    ASHLEY OUT.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Sunderland would finish 4 d uefa cup ahead of us.mackems4 life

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  • Yorkie dave

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Thos that turned up today showed nothing to Ashley that he will notice!!! A near to full house, shearers bar full as usual and abit of name calling and a banner! oooooohhhhh i bet he is scared!!! We need to boycott everything NUFC – merchandise, stadium everything for these guys to get the message!!!

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  • hitman

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    protes was pure magic

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Slip of tongue.fat sam was a toon faithful he needs a 2nd chance.

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  • 51times

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #14

    hitman – Shut up, stop saying it was “pure magic” when all you did was show what a joke this club is.

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  • powellstoon

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #15
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  • wsq

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    need to sort this out at least a week b4 the tottenham game, a good cup run would be nice. i really want us to beat spurs i really hate them.

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  • hitman

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #17

    wat you fluckin pratt,

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  • obamagic

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Fatty McFat Fat needs to get out!

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  • SteveM

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m sick of all this Damed if you do damned if you dont – only Keagan can save us – rubbish.

    KK is gone, left, resigned, walked, sacked, kicked out, ran away, flipped out, pushed out – however you want to put it KK is no longer the Newcastle united manager. Full stop! KK is not coming back so we need to move on with what we have.

    Our squad is terribly weakened with injuries so we need all the players we can get including any we signed that KK didnt want.

    We also need to be United – it is our name – unity=strength, division=weakness

    Most of the fans in St James are from newcastle – some just live in newcastle – they are not inferior fans for that. Lots of our fans live in London and around the world – they are not inferior fans for that.
    Steven Taylor and Ameobi are from Newcastle and live in newcastle – the rest of the team are from other places around the world – they are not inferior players for that.
    Some of the non-playing staff are from Newcastle some arnt they arnt inferior people because of that
    The owner isnt from Newcastle – he isnt an inferior person because of that.

    If coming from Newcastle is vitally important to you then support Newcastle Blue Star otherwise support everyone at our club and stop slagging off people for being ‘cockneys’ – It reminds me of those people in the ground who mutter ‘darkie’ under their breath when one of our black players make a mistake.

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  • 51times

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #20

    SteveM – Shut up you southern tit, fall in line or go and support another club. Because the fact is, you are the minority. It doesn’t matter what you think, our numbers alone will drown your pathetic opinion.

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  • toonoot

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #21

    SteveM: We can do without your racist remarks. Get back to where you came from

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  • toonoot

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #22

    btw. It soen’t make any difference but Steven Taylor and Ameobi are Ge0rdies but neither were born in Newcastle or in the North East.

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  • Vegstr

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #23

    What are you complaining about Ed? It was wise of Ashley not to show up. If he had shown up I certainly would have been provoked… To be honest, we were the ones making it clear he’s not wanted at st. james park…

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  • walker

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #24

    the london cun** make me sick and i wont be back til they fu** off.

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  • Thomas

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #25

    Sigh… Hope this is a blessing in disguise!!

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  • listie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m as gutted as anyone that KK left, but all the crap that has and is going on, fans protests, chats etc etc, is just getting the team down. I love KK always will but he will not come back, we need to move, now!

    I doubt MA will find anyone to sell to with all the crap going on protests etc, I support NUFC, not the manager, and anything that effects the NUFC team needs to be addressed, and the constant bring KK back, is i’m afraid to say a big factor.
    A sad day for NUFC

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  • SouthernGeordie

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Today was Shite MA the Toon Army deserve answers!!!

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  • Lew Davies

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #28

    Evening lads, just got home, what a load of cr@p that was then eh?

    Poor atmosphere in the Gallowgate! Not much to cheer-on on the pitch though.

    Strange formation and starting 11.

    Fed up watching ameobi, he does nothing. When will the coaches finally see him for what he is…….A joke! 🙁

    Nicky Butt totally lost his head today, sad to see. Yet another poor performance from him. Probably should start from the bench in future?

    Xisco had a few chances, but not quite good enough YET. (jury’s out, as it was only his first game.) Simple goal, but glad to see someone finally following up to get the tap in. 🙂

    KK knew how desperate we were for a LB, and the board have totally let us down here. Bassong looks good, but isnt a LB.

    I really wish the two CB’s would just concentrate on defending for a change. Sick of Taylor thinking he is a striker. Their 2nd goal was so simple, because we never had a defence.!!!!

    Thought MO worked hard, looked better after amadonki went off.
    Guthrie just saw the red mist at the end, couldn’t see too much, but I think he kicked out or something. shame to get red card, so must have been dangerous or something.

    Not any positives to takeout of the game really. Headless chickens towards the end.
    poor performance alround.

    I didn’t think there would be much of a boycott for this game, but probably very low attendance for the spurts game. I’m deffo not going to that one, anyone else?

    I wonder what amateur dramatics will unfold this week???
    For the sake of the players, we need this mess sorting out NOW or God help us.

    Gutted! 🙁

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  • Guest

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #29

    You’re missing the whole point SteveM. The main reason the majority of people who are making an issue of the “cockney” thing is because the club is being ran from London. These Newcastle employeees don’t even care enough about the club or their jobs to work within the area. It even prompted Sir Bobby Robson to come out and say it is impossible to run a club in this way.

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  • normski1930z

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #30

    well lads just got back and i am more angry now than i was when i went…….F**K OFF ASHLEY YOU F**KIN PR*CK….

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  • graemer

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    What a farce – and shola got a match WTF is going on.

    Owen, Oba, Spiderman, Colo, Xciso = all players that will leave in the next window. The heart has been ripped out of hte club and its looking like a spell in the chumpionship. Another Geordie 1st – billionaire owned team relegated

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  • normski1930z

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #32

    lads i have just cut my season ticket up am so f**king angry……..and i did not even go in..

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  • graemer

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Boycott now

    A little pain for a better future !!!!!!!!

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  • hitman

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #34

    normski,got my kids season ticket(card) and went to the match,pure shite, i did one 2mins after the lines man went off,my kids gutted he got called into work lol..the protest was good like..

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  • graemer

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #35

    Normski – hope u got sellotape in case KK comes back

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  • Daniel...

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #36

    right lets start off with THIS IS ALL KEEGANS FAULT!
    he was in charge from january and you think he could have noticed the board where being twats before the end of the season. all he had to do was after the last match say he didnt realise what he was getting himself in to and he was leaving, no love lost, instead he goes a full pre season adn transfer window when someone else could have been in charge who wanted to be there adn we could have been prepared for the season.

    reasons for leaving where player transfers apparently, but i see out 2 argies and guthrie have played every match and been our best players under keegan (so much for not wanting them) xisco apparently spoke to keegan who persuaded him (so much for not wanting him) nacho is a loan signing so extreamly low risk if he dosent make it we will only lose a seasons wages. so who came in that he didnt want then?

    the sale of milner, in my eyes, was a great deal for the club i would have taken 6mill for him and the rest where fringe players so no big loss.

    so all of you who think keegan is faultless in this wake up and look at these facts and start seeing past your own fat noses!

    as for ashley not spending, i remember him paying near 100mill of debt off from his own pocket (you try spend that much then another 50-60 on players)

    i do not agree however of the way the club is run and think dennis wise should be sacked and also ashley should go, but keegan should have gone at the end of the season and given someone else the chance of a full pre season because he knew what was going on.

    no i am not a mackem, i am a proud season ticket holder and was at the game today.

    NUFC FOR LIFE!!

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  • Pastor

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Lads i want 2 see ya all on sunday so dat we can pray 4d club progress.wat a shame

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  • MarK

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #38

    LOL 51times saying some1 elses opinion is making newcastle fans look like idiots. priceless

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  • normski1930z

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #39

    graeme i couldnt give a f**k mate until greenback is gone i will not be going back…

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  • graemer

    Sep 13, 2008 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #40

    DAniel – Milner sale has left the team short in numbers – should of only been sold had a replacement been lined up.
    I think KK was promised players in the window and when it didnt happen …….
    WE started well this season – but without KK we are relegation fodder.

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