Newcastle Players Unhappy At Club Shambles

There is growing evidence that the Newcastle United players were in uproar in the dressing room, after the 2-1 defeat, against Hull City on Saturday.

Shay Given – upset after defeat on Saturday

The Newcastle team was at about 50% of it’s effectiveness on Saturday on the field, against a team that in all likelihood will be relegated this season.

The Ireland goalkeeper, who is of course highly-respected at the club and has loyally served it for over 11 years, was shell shocked at the mess the club is in, and the shock defeat on Saturday.

This is coming from The Sun, so we’ll have to remember that – but an insider said:

“Shay was going absolutely nuts. He cannot believe what is happening at Newcastle.”“He was flinging things around the dressing room and getting very annoyed.”

“He was saying how the board should be talking to the players, telling them what is going on instead of hiding.”

Shay was going nuts because he’s like any fan of the club, who is disenchanted and disgusted at the way the fans and players have been treated these last two weeks by the Newcastle Board.

Given has made over 440 appearances for Newcastle and not surprisingly, it seems that veteran midfielder, Nicky Butt, is also finding the situation intolerable.

The insider added:

“Nicky was at Manchester United where these sorts of things do not happen.”“He is completely frustrated by what is going on.”

There were no player interviews after Saturday’s game, mainly because the media thought  there was very little for them to say, given the situation existing at the club.

The Evening Chronicle was sent a text message after the game by an un-named player (not Shay) which read:

“The players did not speak after the game because how can we?“We are not allowed to be honest and say what we want.”

“It’s time for the people upstairs to speak up for themselves rather than reel us out to do it for them.” “It’s a shambles.”

The question we have is who is now in charge at the club, and what is their short term plan to instill some stability this week?  Otherwise we can kiss goodbye to another 3 points at West Ham on Saturday.

With Mike Ashley saying he will sell the club, we think there’s no point in installing a new manager, so it now depends on when the club will be sold, before any stability seems possible.

Chris Hughton has a very difficult job this week.

Comments welcome.

84 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #1

    We have got to back our players all the way. If the way KK was treated is the yardstick what chance have they got? I have a funny feeling they wanted to be alongside us after the match on Saturday. Their professionalism could not allow it. We must let the players know we are behind them!

  • WesToon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #2

    C’mon Ashley…do the right thing & FAST

    Bring on Mr.William Gates 🙂

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed i continue to lose respect for you as you churn out these articles based on utter nonsense. This is the most transparent load of bull**** i have ever seen.

  • Rem

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #4

    absolute rubbish printed in the sun.
    i dont care what is said end ov day they are not children they are grown proffesionals.

    I dont beleive anything from the tabloids.

    just look at the mail adn them pissing on iraqi prisoners

  • lesh

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    For goodness sake Mr A, COMMUNICATE with the troops.

    If you want to get a positive message through, suggest YOU do it, face to face!

    If you did, you’d go up in folks’ esteem a long long way.

  • broon ale

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #6

    does anyone beleive for one moment that one of the players decided to text Alan Oliver on a saturday night after a humilliating defeat to Hull!

    i somehow doubt it!

  • Bill F

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s understandable that the players are getting annoyed over events behind the scenes, but they are still getting paid and should be more concerned about making sure that the team does not get into a losing rut. Not chucking their teddies out after a loss, especially Guthrie, no excuses for his actions. Looks like he managed to break the guys leg, ffs.

  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed i can put my money on Newcastle 2 beat west ham.
    my prayer for this season is 2 avoid arsenal taking martins and given .ashley out

  • geordiejayne

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Spyro Ed is giving the fans what news is out there…no matter what the source is and this give us the fans a chance to comment on it.

    If news was coming out of NUFC on a regular basis then he could put that out but there is not, so what do you want him to do….only put out the stories you agree with

  • Bill F

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Broon Ale, I could easily believe it. Anal give quite a good interview on BBC1 about he situation and whilst I am not wild about the bloke he did say that the fans did not deserve all of the current shi*e we are getting. Love him or hate him he is a Toon supporter.

  • 51times

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #12

    geordiejayne – Don’t bother with it, southerners like Spyro enjoy talking down to us lot.

  • Jack

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #13

    So Guthrie broke Fagan’s leg with that kick….

  • Lew Davies

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #14

    Brace yourselves lads and lasses.
    I think there is going to be more bad publicity coming our way soon aswell.

    Guthrie broke that lad fagans leg in that tackle/assault on saturday.

    FFS! the scummy gutter pish press are going to love this one.

    Firstly Barton, now Guthrie.

    What’s next?

  • broon ale

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #15

    bill F. Alan oliver is a mackem. he used to write for the sunderland fanzine ” a love surpreme”

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #16


    That would be fair enough if he were to post the news up and then leave us to comment, but instead he insists on fuelling the nonsense with comments like,

    “Shay was going nuts because he’s like any fan of the club, who is disenchanted and disgusted at the way the fans and players have been treated these last two weeks by the Newcastle Board.”

    what!? Did i miss something? Was Ed there in the changing room? Does he know something we dont? I very much doubt it.

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #17


    You’re getting a bit boring now.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #18

    This was in The Sun people!! I advocate a large pinch of salt !!

  • greg

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #19

    I totally forgot about Fagan & Guthrie

    I bet Fagan was saying something spiteful, he has that kind of face

    Good on you, Guthrie, at least someone cares

  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #20

    Guthrie showing the frustration that all the team were feeling I guess.

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Funny the choice of words by SSN, “broken leg”, he has got a fracture, this is no Eduardo injury, but no doubt they want it painted that way.

  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Spyro…..Maybe Ed just posts all the stories he can get so that we can express our opinions.
    But i agree with most of the things you said.

    69 times……………WHATZ UUUUUUPPPP 🙂

  • hitman

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #23

    there could be some truth behind this story,who from the board are at newcastle to let the players know whats going on,there all in london arnt they..

  • ObaFan2

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #24

    This isn’t a news paper it is a blog run by Ed and whatever he feels like posting he posts.

    I am fully behind this blog and Ed’s efforts however the same can’t be said about some of it’s bloggers.

    Apparantly Guthrie broke Fagan’s leg on Saturday!

    I am not surprised the players are unhappy even though they had a near to full house on Saturday supporting them, the club is in a shambles and if they are not communicating with the players then what’s the point in having this lot running our club.


  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #25


    post 16

  • Kash

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #26

    I have to admit, I’ve been on this blog since it was an infant, and to be fair, Spyro, you’ve always come across as a Prick.

    As for Ed’s comments, i’m sure he’s entitled to HIS opinion on HIS own Blog!!!

  • Ganiyu

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #27

    Am getting sacred of loosing oba cos he been under pressure to leave Nufc by nigeriams cos they belive he his wasting his career.

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Thanks for remembering me Kash, can’t say i really remember you though, sorry 😉

  • Steve

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Guthrie is a d**khead for doing what he did. Not only did he kicked Fagan, he kicked the club when we were down….

    Young I know, but what bl**dy stupid thing to do…

  • geordiejayne

    Sep 15, 2008 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #30

    Spyro the news came from a Sunderland supporter what do you expect lol always getting it wrong he he

  • rooks

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #31

    jees I’m beginning to really worry about some of the neandertahl comments on here – ‘good on you Guthrie !’ (thatd be you then greg) ffs Guthrie was well out of order. If that tackle had happened to one of our players you’d all be baying for blood. get a grip

  • SwedEric

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Stop belive this shit! An unnamed player texted the papers? And a source tell them that Give and Butt are furious?

    Com on… First they bullshit us with Shearer was sacked by Ashley and even had a reason why it happend… That was bull, now this comes out, and some belives it…

    Wake up…

  • Bye Bye Ashley

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #33

    Spyro come on here mouthing off at every comment ed makes.

    He’s a boring little southern tart.

    This is probably the only place he can get away with his mouth.

    He aint a geordie, or a toon fan, & definaetly not an adult.

    You should concentrate on your school work son, coz you really do have a lot to learn.

    Billy no-mates 4 sure.

  • Born Again Geordie

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Spyro – popular as ever !!! how do you do it ? lol 😀

  • SwedEric

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #35

    I think Ed shall put everything that is said on here. That´s what makes it so good! You don´t have to go anywere ells to read news about newcastle!

    But I can se were spyro is coming from. And Ed you have done this more and more recent times! Put stuff on here is one thing, but then you always put every artikel on here like facts, and make the point even stronger!

    No wonder people that doesn´t read everything go on about stuff that was BS mounths after it was put out as just bs…

    How long time after Modric went to Spurs did we get to here people was angry with Ashley that we didn´t want to give him as much in wage and pay as much as Spurs?

  • Micky Toon

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #36

    Er, what’s with all the comments about Guthrie? Did he break the lads leg on purpose? I doubt it. Did he walk up to him and just start smashing seven bells out of him? No.
    It was an accident. Yes, it’s not nice for it to happen, but let’s not start blowing it all out of proportion. Oh, hold on I forgot where I was for a minute, it wouldn’t be the same without massive over reaction on here.

  • steve

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #37

    How can anyone defend Guthrie, that was inexcusable.

    I often wonder why people even bother to comment on this blog when all they come out with is negativity or imbecile comments – if you don’t like the content from Ed then subscribe to some other blog

  • Spyro

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #38

    “This is probably the only place he can get away with his mouth.”

    That sounds remarkably similar to what i have been thinking everytime i read one of your posts. In fact, i often think that every time i read 51 times’ & Hitmans’ posts as well.

    Ah well, thats the great thing about the internet isn’t it. You lot can pretend to be mature adults with “lasses” and “season tickets for the last 15 yrs” eh, fantastic.

    I think you will find i generally avoid being overly hostile on the internet as it just results in embarrassment. Someting you should really consider.

  • bowburnmag

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Danny Guthrie (like probably all of the players), would have been frustrated as hell. In my opinion he went in hell for leather, basically to smash ball, then player and put him up in the air. At no point do I think he ever intended to break the kid’s leg. Providing he comes out and says something and gets a message to Fagan then fair do’s. Stupid tackle, stupid kid but not a leg-breaker by nature I would imagine. Learn and move and apologise to the kid for ruining the start of his season.

  • Bill F

    Sep 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Broon Ale, oops sorry my mistake, still he did have the decency to say it was the fans who are getting the shi*e as always.


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