Shepherd’s Big Broadside Blast At Mike Ashley


Former Newcastle chairman and part owner Freddy Shepherd last night called for owner Mike Ashley to take responsibility for the club’s dire predicament, and Freddy has talked to the Sunday Sun in a long interview.

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Freddy Shepherd – blasts Ashley for club’s predicament

In this wide-ranging and often very negative evaluation of Mike Ashley’s stewardship of Newcastle United Shepherd has:

  • Urged Ashley to replace managing director Derek Llambias with someone experienced in running a Premier League club.
  • Insisted Ashley deserves no sympathy amid United’s deepening crisis, maintaining he got the club cheaply
  • Described the possible repercussions of relegation as just unthinkable.
  • Defended his own overall legacy at St James’ Park – of course – everything was fine when he left.

Shepherd believes that the first thing Ashley should do is to bring someone into the club who has run a football club before – well that seems very sensible, as we know Derek Llambias just doesn’t have a clue, and the annoying thing is that he keeps proving it.

Shepherd told the Sunday Sun today:

“It’s clear that many fans are fearful over what they see as the lack of leadership at the club,”

“The owner has to restore confidence by showing himself in public at St. James’ Park and taking a hands-on role.”

“He’s had a lot of flak from disgruntled fans, but they have a right to call it as they see it.”

“I got plenty of stick during my time in charge, but not even my sternest critics can accuse me of hiding. I was always there in the firing line.”

“You’ve got to be brave enough to step up to the plate. Mike Ashley must show leadership in the tricky months that lie ahead.”

“The single most important thing he (Ashley) must do is to immediately recruit someone to run the club who has a background in top football administration.”

“The club is crying out for a chairman or a chief executive who has experience of running a big football club.”

“That’s not a job application because I’ve had my time. But Ashley must find someone who knows how to run a football club.”

We think Freddy is right about that, but we also think a return of Chris Mort as Chairman, who at least showed he was bright, intelligent and professional, and could learn very quickly about football administration, would be a good move by the owner.

The latest published financial accounts of the club have also brought a little sympathy for Ashley, who has loaned the club £100M to keep it running.

But Freddy Shepherd sees all this very differently:

“No one should feel sorry for Mike Ashley,” “He got the club on the cheap.”“He got a fantastic deal when Sir John Hall sold out and set the price at £134M.”

“The value of the property and the playing assets that he got was at least three times what he paid for the club.”

“He got a state-of-the-art 52,000-seater stadium — which you couldn’t build today for less than £400M.:

“As well as a brand new training complex, an Academy and a squad of players that was bursting with internationals.”

“There is no use him (Ashley) bleating about the debt he inherited,” “Had he bothered to check he would have known that there was a £57 million securitisation settlement required when Sir John Hall sold.”

“And when he sells the club, there is an agreement that the money he has loaned the club will all be paid back to him.”

“I have never to this day understood why he didn’t undertake due diligence.”  “The simple truth is that Mr Ashley didn’t do his homework before buying.”

“They (Newcastle) have been unlucky in some respects — it isn’t all down to bad management — but mistakes have clearly been made.”

“Some of the losses on the latest accounts are the result of decisions taken by the owner.”

“He decided to sack Sam Allardyce as manager after just 24 games, and that cost £4.6M.”

“And the events that led to Kevin Keegan’s departure could also have serious financial consequences for the next accounts.”

And Joe Kinnear‘s suggestion that Allardyce and Keegan should shoulder the blame for Newcastle’s on-field problems also got blasted by Shepherd, although most fans think the previous managers’ hands were tied in what they could do under Ashley.

Shepherd continued:

“I thought it was extremely unfair to blame the two previous managers for the lack of depth in the present squad,”

“I know those two guys well and they, like all my other managers, would have always been fighting to squeeze as much money for signings as they could.”

“Kinnear has blamed Keegan, blamed Allardyce, moaned that the squad isn’t good enough and complained that the fans don’t understand.”

“It seems that Joe Kinnear blames everyone but himself.”

“I know I made mistakes during my time, but I am still proud of my legacy.

“During my time, we went from a struggling team in the Championship playing in a ramshackle ground to a club that almost won the Premier League.”

“And ended up in one of the best stadiums in the country.”

“We signed world-class stars, attracted top managers, played 120 matches in Europe, got to two FA Cup Finals and had four Wembley appearances.”

“The proof that we were doing something very right was in the house-full signs that we had up for nearly 15 years.”

“If Mike Ashley could achieve that sort of transformation he would have done remarkably well.”

Shepherd is of course very right that we signed world class stars we couldn’t afford, and put them on wages that were so high, that when they flopped in England they refused to leave the club, as a certain Spaniard called Marcelino so wonderfully demonstrated in his time on Tyneside.

Shepherd wanted Newcastle to be successful and he didn’t let not having the money get in his way, but a certain Leeds Chairman did that too, and look where Leeds United are now.

This blame game swings both ways.

And Shepherd finished by saying:

“It saddens me like any supporter to see the plight the club is in.”

“Like every Newcastle fan I am praying that they can survive this season because the repercussions of relegation are unthinkable.”

We’re just a little surprised that Freddy didn’t add – when I left everything was in a great condition at the club. Oh the wonders of self delusion.

Freddy got the club into a poor financial state, and he’s right to say that Ashley was stupid not to do a full due diligence before buying the club.

If you don’t do that, debts that you didn’t know about will almost always show up – especially when it’s Newcastle United.

But hey, when is this back-biting around the club going to end?

It looks like Ashley is here for a while, and after the transfer window closes, when we hope we have another 4 new players through the door, we’d like to see Ashley do a few things to calm the waters:

  • Start communicating with the fans – please!
  • Tell us what his plans are for the club and what the restrictions, if they are financial or whatever, the Newcastle club has to maneuver through in the short term
  • Appoint someone to replace Derek Llambias at the club, and Chris Mort seems to be a good choice with most fans, if he is willing to move to Newcastle
  • Get the fans to back Joe and the players through the end of the season – so at least we are still a Premier League side next season

Then depending what happens from now until the end of the season will decide what Ashley’s fate should be.

But it seems to us that in the middle of a season, when relegation seriously threatens, is hardly the best time to stage demonstrations against the club or Ashley.

That’s because that will almost certainly guarantee us relegation, because of its unsettling impact on the players. And we know this is not supported by Newcastle fans in all quarters, becasue we’ve been getting lots of emails on this.

Let’s leave any demonstrations until the summer, if they become necessary, for the good of our still great club.

Comments welcome.



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184 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    i cant believe all that

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #2

    He hit the nail on the head on the point about ditching Llambiarse – rubbish!

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  • Tom1664

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m willing to bet that Ashley’s going to tear him a new one in his post-January statement. Contemptible fraudster he may be but he does raise some interesting points.

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  • Prince Bassong

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Ashley’s probably got a huge grin running across his face if he’s read this today, thinking to himself “£400m for the stadium? What an excellent idea!” followed by his evil laugh and gleeful hand rubbing.

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  • belfast toon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #5

    what a mess this couldn’t be much worse, Rob lee had some interesting coments today in the people, these men know more about whats going on than we do and they are concerned, i said before on here that we were like a ship with no captain and no crew, i think that now the ship is sinking

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  • sirjasontoon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #6

    Bored of all the Ashley talk..for all the bad things Freddie did there was some positives that we seem to forget the stats above don’t lie.

    Ashley is probably the worst signing NUFC have made in the last 20 years..he is like a noose around the club killing it slowly.

    ASHLEY OUT.

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  • magforlife

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Shephard made a fortune in wages and dividends and also from the sale of the club, he should keep his gob shut as the club was far from being in a healthy state when he left it. He presided over a steady degeneration of the club when he took over as chairman, starting as i remember with the sale of Sir Les and also only allowing SBR to sign Bowyer in the summer before the Partizan game.

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  • belfast toon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Get this t**t Llambias out to we need to do something or we will end up like leeds

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  • Girth

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #9

    Forget to mention Freddie that from the way the club had been financed, if you still owned the club, the global ecenomic crisis would have seen us go under! Gone…no more….
    I for one think this is a fact!
    Just shut up you attention seeking idiot!
    ps Sunday Sun is a joke of a paper isnt it! Quality of the journalism is terrible!

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  • toptoon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #10

    “Shepherd wanted Newcastle to be successful and he didn’t let not having the money get in his way, but a certain Leeds Chairman did that too, and look where Leeds United are now”

    Ed – we could end up where leeds are in the near future for the contradictory reason that we didnt spend at all.

    In my opinion Ashley is a successful trader, his objective will be to make a profit out of Newcastle with as little expenditure as possible.

    This all started in the summer, when Ashley was still in favour with the fans but refused to invest.

    we the fans and Kevin Keegan all had high hopes and optimism in the summer transfer window.

    Then the harsh reallity hit, Ashley didnt invest, instead he sold Milner and we lost are patience and so did Kevin Keegan.

    same old story this transfer window depreciated by the global financial crisis.

    I’m sick of Ashley and our current predicament.

    Ashley is to blame!!!

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  • ian

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #11

    I think that is an honest summary, I have no complaints about anything he said.

    A little part of me wonders if the value of the assets are the reason he took the club, I cannot see a way that they could be broken up and sold off, but I have never been involved with that type of business, it is the only thing that would make sense with all of the stupidity which has gone on.

    I keep saying it but it isnt all about costs, it is costs relative to income, the Shepherds and Halls built all of their costs around a team which they intended to remain in the top half of the table, have full stadiums and at least get to quarter and semi finals of cups, have big name players so that the income levels from performances were high, sponsorship was easier and revenue from fans was high.

    Ashley’s model is the opposite, hang on in the premiership with as little as possible spent, so he is lower costs and lower income, so why didnt he buy a team like ours with our business model and then never stop moaning about it??

    Even an absolute fool could look at our team, see a long list of international players and realise we were high cost and aiming for high performance.

    Ashleys comments should annoy me, as if he was conned, everything was a surprise, I see it as everything was a surprise only to him.

    Ashley doesnt realise all of his comments just make him look more stupid, let us face it when Freddy Shepherd does an interview which makes Freddy look intelligent and Ashley look thick then you have a major problem, Freddy’s heart was always with the club but some of his words, actions and comments were not the best, but he looks like a professional smooth opertor compared to Ashley, says it all really.

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  • geordie jock

    Jan 25, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Freddie Shepherd might not have been perfect for NUFC but at least his heart was in the club and under him we did try to succeed. We did overspend under him but all the shi*t we find ourselves in now is all the fault of fat B*****d Ashley. We are just another rich mans plaything who’s idea of Fun has put us in the brown stuff. If this supposedly great businessman had done due diligence as most businessmen would of then we would not be in this position. Ashley please try and find a buyer now and get out of town. ASHLEY OUT.

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  • toptoon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #13

    curerent facts:

    – lowest points in the premier leauge since we’ve been in it.

    – smallest squad, lacking quality, lacking flair.

    – out of all cup competitions (at an early stage).

    – Captain wont sign a contract and we all know he wants to leave

    – longest serving player has had enough and wants to leave.

    – no first team investment.

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #14

    I can’t believe people are appeased by what Shepherd had to say, the fact is a large part of this mess falls at the feet of fat Fred and Ashley is left to tidy it up.

    Or did people think it’s just a coincidence he’s come out with this now less than a week after the accounts were revealed?

    The fact is our wage bill is far too high and has been since 2003, currently it’s 55% higher than Everton’s which is shocking in itself and until it’s brought down to a more respectable level then the club will never have any money.

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  • Little Willie

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #15

    geordie jock – I’ve got to say I’m really surprised how many fans like yourself are ignorant to our problems and think we were better off under Shepherd because he spent money on players and his heart was in the right place.

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  • toptoon

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #16

    – staring relegation in the face!!

    freddy wasnt perfect but the facts speak for themselves.

    Still, nothing we can do about it, just got to hope and pray we stay up this season and Ashley sells up in the summer to someone who knows how to run a football club like Newcastle United successfully.

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  • workyticket

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #17

    I just can’t beleive that some of the people on this blog are falling once again for Shepherd’s drivel. I guess he was right about one thing though, some geordies really are “mugs”.

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  • totsy

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #18

    shepard only wanted the club to be successful….i feel for him

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  • crazydave

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #19

    We would have plenty of money now, if him and his sidekick Douglas Hall didn’t rip us off with the huge amount of wages they took, and don’t forget it was them 2 that made front page of the NOTW, bragging how they rip the faithful supporters off and slagging off Geordie Women.

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  • Nick D

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #20

    How that crook has the gall to keep spouting off
    after all his misdemeanours for over a decade is totally beyond me.

    Shepherd lacks any credibility whatsoever, but never misses chance to come out of the woodwork and blame everyone else, conveniently forgetting he took 90M out of the club over the years.

    To trace where our troubles started, look no futher than Shepherd and his stupid appointments and love of the limelight.

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  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #21

    i stand with freddie on most of what he has said. i guess most of the guys that stand up for ashley dont even bother going to goames, just sit on their arses and talk the talk. any true fan who does go to the games will not be happy with the fact we are getting relegated, how can a fan be happy with ashley taking us down into nothing land.
    i am sick of hearing about the newcastle finances – even though they were published – AT A VERY CONVEIENIENT TIME I MIGHT ADD – i dont buy much into them. anyone knows that when you are talking of figureslike these and a company of this magnitude that figures can be twisted and manipulated in many ways, which i am sure this is what ashley has done, regardless of what ryantoon and his other side kick think, i just dont buy into them. thinkl about it logically, we sell/release many more than we buy. the biggest earners are gone, shearer was the highest earner at newcastle, it was in his contract to always be top dog on money, bowyer, dyer, parker, luque, emre, rozza, carr, milner the list goes on forever, plus all the back room staff sacked leaving just two blokes running it, jfk and his mate. the blokes we brought in are on lower salaries than what went out – fact. this being the case, why have our wages gone so high in this last year when all we have done is sell everyone??? its impossible and thats the truth. also, if we are so bad a financial option, how come he knocked back a cool 60 million profit in the summer to abu dhabi – if we are really loosing 20 million a year why fight tooth and nail to not sell?? does any of this make any sense.
    while i believe the figures released i do not think for a minute that we really did hit ashleys pocket at all. it would not suprsie me if he paid himself 25 million hidden under the banner of employee wages. the man is full of crap and i do think we are in a worse situation than at any time ever before in our history. christ, there are clubs in dvision 1 with 8 thousand attendances spending more than us ffs. anyone who just takes what ashley says as true is blinkered.

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  • ian

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #22

    We wouldnt have plenty of money now, if the club wasnt in debt, Ashley wouldnt have got the club for the price he did, he would have had to pay more!! If we were higher up the table he would have had to pay more, dear me, people seem to think that if everything had been bought and paid for the Halls and Shepherds would still have asked for the same money, Ashley would be better off now and we would be higher up the table!!

    Come on get some commonsense, listen to what you are saying!!

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  • geordie jock

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #23

    Little Willie i didn’t say we were better off under Shepherd, what i said was he did try to succeed which you would have known if you read my comments properly. Getting back to the present our predicament is entirely down to Ashley as he should have known to check the books properly before he bought us, he knew what we spent on players wages, he knew he would have to spend money on the team, he knew etc etc, but what has he done, absolutely F***k All and now we are probably stuck with the stupid fat B*****d and he will drag us further and further down. The more i am writing here the more bad tempered i am becoming, i will stop now but bplease ASHLEY OUT

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  • workyticket

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #24

    “Newcastle fans are mugs for paying £30.00 for shirts that cost us £5.00 to make.”

    “Alan Shearer, he’s boring isn’t he? We call him Mary Poppins.”

    “Geordie women are dogs”

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  • mikeygd

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #25

    I’ve decided im going to take a back seat to watching Newcastle United if we don’t sign a quality DM AM LB and CF before the window closes.
    When Ashley is out i can start to enjoy watching football again.
    You may say im not a real fan but i don’t see the point in spending my money on skysports setanta and going to games to watch Nicky Butt play week in week out.
    I’m going to focus on my second team Gillingham.

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #26

    craig s chisholm tottaly agree m8 .plus i sed all a long ashley got the clubb on the cheap

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #27

    ASHLEY OUT

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  • ian

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #28

    You are right Craig it is impossible to have a higher wage bill.

    What the fans have to realise is when the Halls and Shepherds had the company it was a PLC which have to have a very high standard of accounts, ideas that the securitisation of the land or loans for instance not written clearly anywhere is rubbish, directors can be fined or jailed simply for not producing accounts of a minimum standard.

    Now Newcaslte United is no longer a plc the accounts do not have to be any where near as high quality, they do not even have to be audited, that is to say that the accountant checks the information is fact, the wages bill increase is a mystery to me, it either has to be to some sort of strange consultancy set up or to Ashley himself, or to another Ashley business?

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  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #29

    worky ticket…..and the below comments ahve exactly what to do with us and our present state??

    “Newcastle fans are mugs for paying £30.00 for shirts that cost us £5.00 to make.”

    “Alan Shearer, he’s boring isn’t he? We call him Mary Poppins.”

    “Geordie women are dogs”

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  • workyticket

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Craig, they have alot to do with that swivel eyed get, Shepherd. He made them.

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #31

    IAN YOUR RIGHT MATE BET YOU ASHLEY IS ALREADY TAKEING CASH OUT OV THE CLUB IN HIS OWN SNEAKEY WAY

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  • workyticket

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #32

    craig s chisholm // Jan 25, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    “worky ticket…..and the below comments ahve exactly what to do with us and our present state??”

    And Craig, if you want a comment on “our present state”, most of it is the fault of Shepherd. He almost drove us to oblivion and we are still paying the price.

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #33

    WORKYTICKET AND FAT ASH CALLED US KIDDY BEATERS

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  • Matt Lacey

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #34

    I don’t think in the current situation we can be too harsh on Shepherd. He’s dead right about Ashley, he got the club for relatively a small amount of money and didn’t care to do his homework before buying, he’s hired a chairman who has no experience running a Premier League club and has no leadership.

    Shepherd knows he made mistakes, he admits that, but he brought Shearer to the club, under Sir Bobby we achieved high league finishes and played in the Champions League. He may have spent all our Northern Rock sponsorship money on Owen, but it’s not his fault Owen spent so long out injured. We can all remember the expensive flops but even then you know that Shepherd would have not allowed us to get into the situation we’re in now.

    We might have been in a lot of debt but let’s face it, so many other Premier League clubs are heavily in debt and, unlike Ashley, Shepherd cares about the club, not his wallet. Things were bad then, but they’re so much worse now and we all know it.

    Shepherd may be a big crook but at least he knew his place.

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  • workyticket

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #35

    batty // Jan 25, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    “WORKYTICKET AND FAT ASH CALLED US KIDDY BEATERS”

    Aye son. Now run along and take your ritalin.

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  • Matt Lacey

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Oh and I don’t entirely accept that Shepherd is the one to blame for getting us in this mess.

    The biggest unresolved problems with players on high wages occurred under Ashley’s reign, with fringe players such as Geremi, Smith and Viduka on enormous wages and more often than not out of the team.

    Under Ashley we’ve sold more first teamers than we’ve brought in and most of them have been bigger flops than some of the players brought in during Shepherd’s reign.

    Under Ashley we’re left with a squad that’s barely of the standard of a Premiership club and we have an owner who once promised hundreds of millions of pounds investment into the club, but is now pennypinching because he lost all his money down the casino and on the stockmarket.

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  • ian

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #37

    batty, if it was mine and I took money out, I wouldnt hide it, whats the point??

    If we think of the team we had under the Halls and Shepherds then the injury lists which took us, even with that team, low down the table, imagine what will happen once the old team has gone and we get a bad injury run!

    Costs will not be an issue it will be no premiership income which would finish us.

    If the Shepherds and Halls still had the club now they probably would have brought in another major shareholder or sold out to the Man City owners, the club did not go bust under their reign, it improved, at the end of Ashley’s ownership we can see what he achieved.

    It didnt achieve what they hoped, but it did improve.

    I do not see the point of people who are pro Ashely making comments about the past owners and blaming them for this mess, it is Ashleys business he is a big boy and he needs to get on with it.

    Everyone knows what I would have done last summer I shouted loud enough, I would have bought Cisse and sold Owen, so we would have had two main strikers with long contracts, I would have sold Carroll and tried to offload Smith and bought David Kitson, so Ameobi and Kitson would be strikers on the bench, Cisse and Martins first choice, I would have sold Given or Harper and had Krul as second keeper he is good enough, I would have bought a good central midfielder with the proceeds an older proven player, I would not have sold Milner, I would have either asked Duff to play left back if he refused I would have tried to do a deal with Duff against a left back and had Edgar second player for that position, I would have given Lua Lua a permanent midfield role.

    All of the above could have been achieved with the cash they had, it is a lack of brains not money fooling managers Sam and KK that they would have funds to spend did us no good at all otherwise maybe they would have done something similar to my idea above, you know I wrote these in the Summer you saw my posts, this mess is all to do with Ashley, Llambias and Wise no one else the managers are just puppets and have to work with what they have left.

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #38

    ASHLEY A RSE LICKER

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  • batty

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #39

    WORKYTICKET WELL FREDDY WAS RITE ABOOT YOUR MISSUS SHE IS A DOG AND SO UR MAM

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  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #40

    workyticket, you are always quick to fire off at others but always ignore cold facts, i want you to explain to me the below, which i wrote earlier today:
    i am sick of hearing about the newcastle finances – even though they were published – AT A VERY CONVEIENIENT TIME I MIGHT ADD – i dont buy much into them. anyone knows that when you are talking of figureslike these and a company of this magnitude that figures can be twisted and manipulated in many ways, which i am sure this is what ashley has done, regardless of what ryantoon and his other side kick think, i just dont buy into them. thinkl about it logically, we sell/release many more than we buy. the biggest earners are gone, shearer was the highest earner at newcastle, it was in his contract to always be top dog on money, bowyer, dyer, parker, luque, emre, rozza, carr, milner the list goes on forever, plus all the back room staff sacked leaving just two blokes running it, jfk and his mate. the blokes we brought in are on lower salaries than what went out – fact. this being the case, why have our wages gone so high in this last year when all we have done is sell everyone??? its impossible and thats the truth. also, if we are so bad a financial option, how come he knocked back a cool 60 million profit in the summer to abu dhabi – if we are really loosing 20 million a year why fight tooth and nail to not sell?? does any of this make any sense.

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