Rumors Abound Venables Not Taking Newcastle Job


Terry Venables has turned down the chance to take temporary charge of Newcastle United, according to reports coming in.

Terry Venables – about to turn down Newcastle job?The former England manager today held a second round of talks with the club’s Board in London with the Tyneside club wanting to appoint an interim manager iuntil they can sell the club, which could take months.

However, rumors abound that the 65-year-old cockney will not be making the move to St James’ Park and he has now slipped to third favourite with the bookmakers behind Kevin Keegan and Gustavo Poyet, as the next permanent manager at Newcastle United.

It’s hard to see how things can get any worse than they already are at Newcastle, with four defeats in a row and the players seemingly not being able to get their heads straight when they play.

There is more bad news that the Nigerian Consortium bid, fronted by Chief Executive Officer of NVA Management, could well be a fraud.

It does seem rather strange they are saying they will raise £500M, when in fact the club is only worth around £270M at most. Well, better find out now than later.

Blackburn Rovers on Saturday at home is looking more and more like a mountain to climb right now.

To the loyal Newcastle fans out there, hang on in there, we’ll be hitting bottom shortly – and then the only way has to be up!

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #1

    this has been confirmed by SSN!

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  • terry hope gone

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #2

    told u

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #3

    ‘Newcastle takeover fraudulent’
    The CEO of Pamodzi Marketing, Mike Itemuagbor, fears the Nigerian consortium behind the proposed Newcastle takeover could be a massive scam.

    Pamodzi have a vested interest in the much-publicised bid as they are the marketers for the Nigerian Football Federation. Itemuagbor is therefore concerned that a failed bid by NVA management could have an adverse effect on Nigeria’s global image.

    NVA is backed by a number of as yet unnamed Nigerian businessman and reportedly has links to investors in China and America with the group hoping to complete their takeover of the English Premier League outfit by the weekend.

    A spokesman for the group, leading English-based agent Chris Nathaniel, confirmed that they hoped they could soon make an announcement about a possible deal.

    “All I can say is that we have made contact with Newcastle,” Nathaniel told Sky Sports News.

    Yet Itemuagbor is highly suspicious of the NVA’s imminent acquisition of the Tyneside club.

    He told The Vanguard: “Who are these oil barons that they are talking about? Who is the man fronting for them? Is there truth in the stories they are feeding us with? Why are they reluctant to name the so called oil barons?”

    With Nigeria’s reputation for corruption, Pamodzi face a difficult challenge in marketing football in the country. Itemuagbor is sceptical of NVA’s motives and believes that the so-called takeover has all the hallmarks of ‘advanced fraud’.

    “The business of marketing sports is an uphill task in Africa especially in Nigeria where sponsorship is not in our culture,” he explained.

    It will be more difficult if they begin to cast credibility posers on our shores. I say this because everything about this bid by Nigerians to buy Newcastle has fraudulent tendencies. They said that they have raised 350m pounds and now looking for 50m to 100m pounds to meet Mike Ashley’s price. We know how fraud happens here.

    “They will now contact people to contribute and be part owners. They will push out flowery things that can deceive many minds and before you know it, they would have made so much money and would still not buy Newcastle because I doubt if they have raised the 350m that they are boasting to have gathered. We know how these people operate.

    “I fear it is a clear case of 419 (Advance Fee Fraud). If it is not, let them name those involved and let us know their antecedents. We have credibility problem here because it will affect our drive in seeking sponsorship for our events. That’s why I’m interested. It is for our national interest that we are asking questions about these Nigerians. I fear that fraud is in the air and people should be warned.”

    Newcastle have lurched from crisis to crisis in recent seasons and have struggled in the Premier League this term. Current owner Mike Ashley faces an untenable situation as the notoriously fickle Toon fans turned against him after he sacked club icon Kevin Keegan as manager.

    The Nigerian consortium have curried favour with the Newcastle faithful and promised to re-appoint Keegan should their takeover be successful, but it is probably in the Toon’s best interest to heed Itemuagbor’s warning.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #4

    It will be a scam, it’s just our luck.

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  • wigaz

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Maybe it’s a good thing, if Nigerians buy us out by weekend & KK returns what would be the point in him taking it? anyone else heard the hoddle rumour too? i’d take hoddle i think he’s got a good football brain & would get the best out of of Owen & Oba.

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #6

    i hope it isnt a scam on a good note a lot of the people who are represented ny nva seem to think they are very trust worthy

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  • Sid Adeall

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Tony Blair has apparently confided in some of his close friends that he thinks what Newcastle needs is a mediator to sort out the mess between Ashley and the supporters. He thinks that if the fans could show some remorse for the way they have hounded Ashley and Ashley could apologise for the problems he has caused and make a clear statement directly to the fans that he wants to sort the mess out, the following could be achieved. 1) a new manager could be found, who would not see St James as a career graveyard. 2) The team could get some stability and play to their strengths, which would lift them out of danger. 3) Ashley would be able to sell the club quicker and get some value for his shares, which at the moment are plummeting in value.

    Blair thought that someone like Bobby Robson who has the support of everyone in the game would be a good mediator as he would fairly reflect what is good for the club and is trustworthy. His friends stated the obvious that Robson is too ill to take on such a task, but suggested Blair should do it himself, as he is a lifelong fan of the club, and an act like this would only help his own public profile. Apparently Blair was not completely adverse to the idea, but would need to be approached to do it.

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  • Nick 69

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #8

    hopefully it is a scam cos i dont want the nigerians, glad El Tel turned us down aswell hes useless anyway

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  • murvar

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #9

    Sounds like Tel and Ash are as daft as each other. How can Venables have wanted a long-term appointment? That would mean that he would have been destined to get a pay-off from new owners if they didn’t want him. No new owner would have worn that and Ash would have been forced to pay him off before a deal went through. Sounds like Venables wanted to feed off us just like Wise continues to do.

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Best news i have heard today.

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Exactly Murvar, Venables was hoping for a pay off that’s all.

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  • shearer9

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Apparently he isn’t coming because of ‘personal reasons’ which I find hard to believe. Why have talks for two days if he couldn’t come in the first place because of personal reasone.

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  • PDiddy

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Ole,Ole,Ole,Ole,Oleary!
    That’s who we will end up with.
    SICKENING!

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  • Grae_NZ

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #14

    No Vena bles YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Great ! one of the last blokes we wanted here. Probably Wilkinson or some other old has been will do it Bassett perhaps. They really know what they are doing this shower of shi-.

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  • Mag1Pie

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed…you are quite dramatic mate…While I do believe that this whole Nigerian consortium bid is quite strange it was someone’s opinion that it may be a fraud…it has not been proven yet…just like any other person’s opinion on here…lets just wait and see…but I for one do not think this will happen becuase the facts dont suggest it can happen…unless the members of the consortium are non Nigerian they would require many people to be part of the bid…so what if they manage to buy out Ashley?…will they be able to invest in the club once they own it?…now thats the question you have to ask yourself…because there is only one Nigerian billionaire whom I have noted…thoughts anyone???

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Sid Addeal- no offence but this falls down at the first fence- Blair has no friends -the turd.

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  • The Second Going

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #18

    Thank the Lord for Venables’ greed. Let me hear a ‘Haleluya’.

    Tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode of NorthEastEnders…

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  • Matt Lacey

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Good news… sort of. Didn’t fancy the prospect of El Tel in charge, sounds like a disaster waiting for happen. His record of managing clubs in crisis (e.g., Leeds) is hardly reassuring. Plus, his friendship with Dennis Wise just suggests to me that Mike Ashley and/or the board are planning to stay in charge for the long term, I imagine they were probably thinking ‘interim manager with a view to a long term deal’. Seems to be the attitude towards us at the moment, tell them anything to shut them up and stop them protesting/boycotting things etc…

    Of course the big downside is that we’re still up s**t creek without a paddle and it’s looking more desperate than ever already 🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #20

    i couldnt think of anything whats going on now so i had to go a few mobths back to try and cheer us uphttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9CI4UUMdY

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  • Matt Lacey

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #21

    ‘waiting for happen’? I must be really tired, that’s shocking grammar :S

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Well sais mag1pie who would say we will bid 350m see if we can raise 50 or a 100 mill more. Ashley says ooh that will be 100mill more then! Business men- no normal men don’t go on like that. You try to spend as little as poss on any purchase, not telegraph what you might pay. What is the nigerian consortium bloke called Stan Laurel?

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #23

    lol thesecondgoing
    you described exactley what we a re a soap opera at least were making eastenders jealous

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #24
  • wigaz

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Diddy blog diddy blog! i would take o leary m8, fair enough he had a mare at villa but he did a good job at leeds & got the best out of a very young squad, maybe he could help turn the likes of tozer, kadar, lua lua Carroll etc in to the next big things? We shouldn’t be so picky we need an experienced manager who can steady the ship. Whoever comes in next we need to give them time, i know if it is KK we will but we need to be like that with whoever we get! I think it’s interesting that moyes is stalling on new deal, think he’s waiting to see what happens with who buys us? maybe bruce is doing the same thing? both equally good candidates & have an eye for a player on the cheap, eg: Arteta Cahill, Valencia Zaki.

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  • sheffstev

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #26

    murtav
    according to bbc sport wise and jimenez wanted to sign venables on a match by match contract.
    venables wanted something longer .in no way does this mean he wanted a permanent deal. this was never on the table . anyway – what message is a weekly manager deal to fans or players? this is just another example of amateur cockney wide boys making fools of themselves

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  • HATE PRAWN SANDWICHES

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Just hope there are other interested consortium’s or extremely wealthy businessmen come football fans out there who have money to burn!
    the whole Nigerian thing really makes me uneasy! just think we would be jumping out of a fire into an inferno!!! but something needs to be done!! and soon!

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  • Spitfire

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #28

    We need Big Ron Atkinson

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  • tom tomb

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Malcolm Allison

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #30

    OH FOR F**K SAKE JUST GIVE TERIM THE JOB WITH A 5 YR DEAL. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE.

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  • john(indian toon)

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #31

    TEAM FOR SATURDY

    ————————-GIVEN——————————-BEYE—–TALYOR—–COLO—–BASSONG-

    ———–GEREMI——-CACAPA——DUFF——

    ————XISCO—OWEN—MARTINS———–

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  • john(indian toon)

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #32

    SORI LOOKZ CRAP

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  • Cooper

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #33

    Cacapa – why?

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #34

    spitfire he plays good football to though obviousely thats not the main priority

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  • Cooper

    Sep 25, 2008 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #35

    He’s a dwarf a dwarf…

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  • stuthegeordie

    Sep 25, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #36

    nah we need a 4 4 2 with WIDTH. Now Millies gone were so narrow down the right, always have been down the left. We cant plat through midfield so get it wide into the channels and bomb the box. ALA Keegan’s team of the past

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 25, 2008 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #37

    El Tel, Tony Blair, corrupt Nigerian oil barons, wobbly eyed cockeneye dwarfs, bedsheets & boycoutts – seriously you couldn’t make this sh!t up if you tried.

    So bloomin ridiculous it’s almost funny! 🙂

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 25, 2008 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #38

    toon chicken was it you that said only at nufc

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 25, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #39

    don’t think so beyethegreat but I probably should have done.

    more twists and turns and ups and downs than an episode of Lost.

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  • IrishMan

    Sep 25, 2008 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Wigaz, no O’Leary please. I would love Terim – that would lift everybody. The problem is would he come before a new owner(s) is announced. And there is still the KK factor depending on new owners.

    The bottom line is no new good manager will come unless club is sold to solid owner(s). Otherwise we will just get a weak muppet.

    Toon Chicken, I love that last post. Humour is vital at present.

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