Former Newcastle Chairman Freddy Shepherd has been persuaded by his family not to get involved in the new takeover struggle for Newcastle United.
Freddy Shepherd – so so sad about Newcastle’s plight
Although Freddy has been approached by two groups keen on him being the front-man for a Newcastle takeover, he has now abandoned any plans to get involved with the current buying of the club.
Freddy spoke last night, and like many of us born and bred on the banks of the Tyne in Newcastle, he is very sad by what has transpired these last several weeks with our great club:
“My family have asked me not to get involved.”
“It’s sad — really sad,” “Nobody should take any delight whatsoever in what is happening, least of all me.”
“Me and Sir John Hall took the club on in 1991 and took it forward, with promotion, a new stadium and a new training ground.”
“It’s so, so sad to see it in such a plight.”
Spoken like a dedicated lifelong fan, which is what Freddy is, and he did his best for the club, even though he was not successful as Chairman, but his heart was in the right place, that’s for sure.
We think it’s good that Freddy is keeping out of the mess right now, and of course he’s had his fair share of crticism too from Newcastle fans.
But Freddy should now enjoy Newcastle’s comeback like any dedicated fan, just like the rest of us.
Freddy is of course right on the mark, when he says it’s been a very sad time for our great Newcastle United club.
But we’ll recover, make no mistake about that, and now’s the time to keep supporting the team, as we all can help in our own small way, in turning this mess around.
Howay the Lads!