Money Totally Focused On West Ham

Newcastle’s Richard Money, who was in charge of Newcastle Reserves last night, in place of the sacked local lad Adam Sadler, insists that everyone at the Tyneside club is fully focused on trying to get a result against West Ham at the weekend.

Richard Money – Newcastle fully focused on Saturday’s game

That’s exactly what Richard should be saying and that’s what they should all be doing, but that’s also what the coaching staff said last week about the Hull City game.

But the team just didn’t look ready to play on Saturday against Hull City, and suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat.

When Kevin Keegan resigned, Chris Hughton was placed in charge of first-team duties with Richard Money – the Academy Director – assisting him – and they both have been handed a very difficult job indeed, because it’s obvious the playing staff are disenchanted, to say the least, that Kevin Keegan has left.

Money told Sky Sports News.

“I have been asked to help Chris, he is not in an easy position at the moment and what ever he wants me to do I will do it,” “I don’t think anyone is worrying about the future, if we do that then there is a danger another week can slip by.”

“We have to focus totally on Saturday’s match and at the minute, as far as I know, Chris will be in control and as far as I know he will ask me to help and if that is the case come Friday morning then that is what will happen.”

Good words from Richard, who along with Chris, has been put in a very uncomfortable position, and we’re sure they are doing their very best to get the players ready for Saturday’s game at Upton Park.

But another defeat, which unfortunately is likely, with the squad suffering so many injuries and suspensions, will further darken the mood on Tyneside.

We had hoped (prayed may be a better word) that Zabeel Investments, based in Dubai, had agreed a deal with Ashley, but that story doesn’t seem to have much truth to it, unfortunately.

We think only a quick sale by Ashley, to a good buyer, can put right the terrible mess the club is in right now. It has to be difficult for the coaching staff and players, and it’s almost unbearable to the Newcastle fans, who have put up with much, over the last 10 years or so.

We’ve very rarely had a team that’s as good as the fans at Newcastle, and that’s what we need and should have.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #1

    How come Ashley was looking for outside investment when Money was there all along?

    I’ll get my coat.


  • irish_al

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #2

    di dum, chee


    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Because Toon Chicken, M Ashley never had any intention of making us a bigger club. If you cant smell the rotten stench of a hidden agenda. MA is a big Spurs fan. Anyone with half a nut shell for a brain will tell you that Spurs REAL competition is us for long term plans. I would even dare say that Ashley isnt alone in “owning” this club. Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer. They are disolving this club bit by bit. Sacking local employees, Keegan, trying to sell our biggest asset in Owen. Now he asks for nearly 500m.

  • Chennai Toon

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    according to sun o’leary may be our temporary manager

  • Charlie

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    I think west ham are crap and we can pull a win off this weekend. Lets see some of the boys step up. Duff needs to get back to his pre season form.

  • Aussie Magpie Fan

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Let us hope that all the fans get behind our team playing on the park this weekend and we do not have another show of anti- ashley activity that we witnessed last week. I feel like it did’t help the teams cause at all. The point has been made… lets back our team and try and have a day off from all the Bullsh*t surrounding our club at the moment and enjoy our teams performance. Hopefully we can have a win and lift some morale…

  • looney_toon

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    hey any more news on da zabeel investment group takin over newcastle or was yesterdays news all speculations dat ashley was close to sellin?

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Well sorry for trying to make light of a bad situation BW.

    Did you get out the wrong side of bed this morning or something?

    Mebs you should change your name to BW NEGATIVE then we’d at least know what was coming.

    Funny thing is in the middle of your conspiracy theory’s you actually admitted that you had half a nutshell for a brain. Explains a lot. 🙂

  • Aussie Magpie Fan

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #9

    God I am sick of all these rumours…
    99.999999999% of it is utter rubbish
    Does my head in…
    Going by the transfer rumours alone… we would of spent 3.6B on 217 players.. If it were true it would be incredibly hard to break into the 1st 11… Give us poor supporters a freaking break please!!

  • hitman

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #10

    ashley could of selt the club by now if he wasnt asking for an insane amount of money,even the pro ashley mob,must know that what hes asking for is far to much.

  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #11

    hitman – “know” is the key word here.

    Nee one actually knows nowt about owt.

    It’s the press making stuff up again – surely you can see that?

  • Aussie Magpie Fan

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #12

    lets be honest… no-one would really know how much MA is asking for in regards to the sale of his club.. All negotiations would be strickly confidential I would of thought… more rumours I reckon..

  • hitman

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #13

    it hasnt been denied has it.

  • Aussie Magpie Fan

    Sep 18, 2008 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #14

    Why would MA even bother responding.. He knows what he is selling it for and so do the potential buyers… Everone else could speculate as much as they like as far as he is concerned.. Don’t forget there are certain parts of the media which love to stir sh*t and pour it over NUFC… It’s all about winding up the fans…


    Sep 18, 2008 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Haven’t denied nor admitted.

    The media know nowt, they’re shooting in the dark & making stuff up as per.

    MA is derided on here for lack of commuication, so why the hell would he tell the press how much he wants for NUFC.


    & if you’re tuning in press/media…FU*K OFF.

  • embarrassed to be a geordie

    Sep 18, 2008 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #16

    I can really see us going down this year!!! Unimaginable………..


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