Shepherd – If We Are Relegated We’ll Come Straight Back Up


Freddy Shepherd, the former Chairman of  Newcastle, is first and foremost a fan of Newcastle United, born and raised in Byker.

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Freddy Shepherd – a Newcastle fan first and foremost

And you can have different opinions about how he performed as Chairman of Newcastle, but it’s hard to argue he doesn’t have the good of the club at heart.

And Freddy has rightly said today that it would be catastrophic for both the club and the City of  Newcastle Upon Tyne itself,  if the club, which is currently third from bottom in the Premier League, gets relegated.

However, Freddy seems upbeat that if the club does go down, he thinks Mike Ashley, the club owner, who has come in for more than a little criticism from Shepherd and the Newcastle fans and this blog, will invest to take the club straight back up.

Speaking to Sky Sports News today, Shepherd said:

“You’ve got to remember we’ve been in the Premier League for 15 years and when they see us struggling like this, everybody wants to have a shot at Newcastle,”

“But at the end of the day, we are where we are and we’ll get out of this.” “It would be and it would be bad for the .”

“We have huge business interests in the city so it wouldn’t be any good for us either so I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that we stay up.”

And Shepherd was asked if he thought there was a suitable plan in place, should Newcastle go down and the former Chairman, who still has a house near Paddy Freemans, replied:

“Yes I’m sure Mike will put the money in to invest in the team and get the team back up if they do go down but as I say, I’m confident they will stay up.”

“Shearer is the right man for the job but perhaps he was brought in a little too late but time will tell on that.” “But I’m confident whatever happens he’s the future manager for Newcastle.”

The fact that Alan is now running the club is the saving grace for lots of Newcastle fans, and if we can stay up, then this summer will be a very exciting time for Newcastle fans, as Shearer tries to rebuild the squad.

We’ve thought a lot about how Mike will handle the finances should Newcastle be relegated and it’s quite a financial and business challenge for him and the club. We’ll need to unload a number of our high earners, but then who we can keep, and who we would want to keep, is an open question.

But should the mother of all disasters happen, we’re sure a number of players will immediately be put up for transfer, and of course players like Owen and Viduka have contracts that will run our at thew end of June, and they will not be renewed.

The club could very easily save a fortune on wages, because we’ll not even miss a lot of the high wage earners currently at the club like Cacapa, Viduka, Geremi, Xisco and even Coloccini.

We’re overpaying our players so we’ll need to reduce the wage bill in the summer, whatever happens.

Comments very welcome.


127 comments so far

  • Stuart79

    May 1, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Confident that Mike will invest money in the club to get us back up?

    You still suffer side effects from pnumonia Freddie?

    Why would he invest in the championship but not in the PL.

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  • workyticket

    May 1, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #2

    “And you can have different opinions about how he performed as Chairman of Newcastle, but it’s hard to argue he doesn’t have the good of the club at heart.”

    No it isn’t Ed, the man is pond life who thinks only of himself.

    Apologies to pond life for my previous statement.

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  • Ericles

    May 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    I do not care that Fat Freddie comes from Byker. So do many of my family ancestors. The difference is some of those distant relatives not only played for NUFC, but neither were they fat arseholes!

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  • Micky Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Shepheard to buy us if we get relegated at a bargain price where he makes money buying back the shares he sold to Ashley. You just know it’s going to happen.

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #5

    So you will offload 10 experienced players some for free and replace them with about 15 million. Who will want to join and who can you sign for the small change Ashley will spend. Wether you stay up or go down your club is in trouble.

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  • mcvicar

    May 1, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #6

    i was happy when ashley took over but i think if freddy was still here we wouldnt be at the bottom of the table we wouldnt be in the top half niether though i just wish someone else had bought the club someone with abit commen sence maybe

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  • Craigg

    May 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #7

    ED Why is this total arsehole Beamish not been banned yet ?

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  • Stuart79

    May 1, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #8

    We’d have gon into administration under fat fred but so fckin what?

    We wouldn’t have had all them debts and a proper billionaire with decent money would have bought us on the cheap and invested in the first team squad!

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  • mcvicar

    May 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #9

    he needs to be banned because it causes a bad atmosphere on here like he did yesterday when all i wanted to do is take in other peoples view of our team etc

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  • PaceOba

    May 1, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Seem he predict newcastle will go down sooner. No way man! I don’t want him back!

    Create your own brute, take a look at my link.

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #11

    FORSALE: nufc personal cd player – has a small fault in that it’s a little to personal and will only play songs relating to the toon and details the areas in which they’ve failed miserably to live up to expectations

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #12

    FORSALE: invisible man goes by the name of micheall owen, first to see will buy

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #13

    CRAIG/MCVICAR- Bit harsh. Wouldnt have minded had what i posted not been true!!

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    FORSALE: Pringles jumper, full of crisps, very itchy and I just can’t stop wearing it. Will swap for Pickled Onion Monster Munch jockey shorts

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Urgently wanted- A joke book to pass on to stevep to improve his poor attempt at wit!

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #16

    to be honest – we’ve all said same as beamish, we’re pretty much in trouble if we stay in prem without a complete overhaul of the first team squad

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #17

    FORSALE: Chocolate log effect fire, just turn it on and it melts all over your carpet. already melted so 2 quid

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #18

    FORSALE: self assembly Glass Garage, show off your stuff to burglars: freephone 9999 100600 (calls charged at £35 quid a min)

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #19

    stevep- i hear batty is after a new white robe with built in hood with the eyes cut out. Bit early for halloween but he reckons he needs it for a party.

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh and he needs a large wooden cross and some lighter fluid. Special effects he says.

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  • Stuart79

    May 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #21

    FOR SALE:

    Premier league footballers, genuine reason for sale and will be willing to accept installments for the better players.

    Especially if you’re the richest football club in the world and can afford to pay outright!

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  • Stuart79

    May 1, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Beamish

    The race card you keep playing is getting boring and predictible.

    Get the chip off you’re shoulder!

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #23

    stevep- an end of seson raffle would be more appropriate. 10p a ticket, all proceeds going towards mike ashleys spurs season ticket.

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  • Ericles

    May 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Is Beamish a mackem?

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  • beyethegreat

    May 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    ericles

    no a spurs fan

    beamish

    why the name change from bennytoon?

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  • PaceOba

    May 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #26

    For sale: Mybrute

    You will be redirecting by clicking my link. ;p

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #27

    BEYTHGREAT- got banned again. change is good.

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  • PaceOba

    May 1, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #28

    Ericles

    I think so..

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  • beyethegreat

    May 1, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #29

    beamish

    ok so why to beammish

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  • PaceOba

    May 1, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #30

    beamish

    Don’t be got banned again. Be nice next time ok. 🙂

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  • Micky Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #31

    He’s called beamish because he wishes he has fond memories of the olde sweet shoppe in a museum just outside of Durham.

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  • Micky Toon

    May 1, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Messed that up didn’t I? I’ll get me coat, it’s the one with the directions to doncaster in the pocket.

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  • beyethegreat

    May 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #33

    micky toon lol

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  • Toon Graeme

    May 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34

    Micky Toon – more like he called himself beamish like the stout – a chpr imitation to Guiness. Both black and white.

    Might change the name – but he is still the arse we all have to put up with!

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  • beamish

    May 1, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #35

    Whatever happened to Broonale. He had his breakdown on here 2 weeks ago and hasnt been heard from since.

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Toon fans: I’m happy to say that you have all won £35 english pounds, to claim your prize please post your full credit card details including security number and pin in order I can verify and do security checks – don’t worry I will not hold onto your details

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #37

    FORSALE: portable corridor measures 1ft x 400ft
    £10,000

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #38

    FORSALE: Tape measure, no markings so £2

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  • stevep

    May 1, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #39

    FORSALE: Full Size portable toilet, handy when you’re out and about and dying for a sh!t – no door £500

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  • komfort

    May 1, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #40

    beamish , you still selling your ringpiece..

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