Things We’d Like To See Happen At Newcastle Next Week

We have to admit to being still dazed by the news of late last night, and we wonder when this soap opera roundabout, which is Newcastle right now, will stop?


Sebastien Bassong – we hope (and pray) this lad stays on Tyneside

In fact we are so short of any good news on Newcastle today, we’re going to make some up – here’s what we’d like to see happen this coming week:

  • Alan Shearer appointed manager – even before Friday so he can get on with the job in hand- it looks like Alan and Iain will still be handed 4 year deals by the club – the sooner the better.
  • Some Consortium with big money comes forward quickly, and expresses significant interest in buying the famous Newcastle United club, whose brand is still global.
    In fact let’s have at least three come forward, and have them fight over the club, and Ashley decide which one to sell to – based on the amount of funds they are willing to invest, up front, in the club
  • We’d also like to see a list this week – either of the players Alan will keep and the others are all up for transfer, or a list of players the club will put up for transfer, along with those whose contracts will not be renewed.
  • After Shearer is appointed manager he announces that Rob Lee and John Carver will join him on the coaching staff at Newcastle, and that Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood are leaving the club
  • Gary Speed, feeling left out just a little, announces he would love to coach at Newcastle United at some time in the future
  • Shearer announces late in the week, shortly after he has been officially appointed manager, that Sebastien Bassong has agreed to stay on at Newcastle and, after personal talks with Alan, has accepted a new lucrative five year contract with the Tyneside club. Alan says Seb can be as good a center-back as  Bobby Moncur and Frank Brennan were  in days gone by

Ok – feeling a lot better now.

Any more good news surrounding Newcastle you’d like to see before this time next week?

Let us know – all good news accepted, but just for today. 😀

30 comments so far

  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #1

    The only news I wanna hear is that Ashley has sold to some mega rich arab who wants to make us the new Barcalona!

  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    May 31, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #2

    I would like to have positive news for a start, any kind of news will do

  • Shot Bru

    May 31, 2009 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    Good news, the sun has shined all weekend.

  • Toon_Factor

    May 31, 2009 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Would love all that to happen, this last week has been awful for me- Newcastle relegated, Barcerloaner winning, susan boyle loosing, hopefully next week this will all be sorted but…….

  • True fan

    May 31, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #5

    toon factor, im sorry to tell you, but boyle deserved to lose, shes a stupid ugly old granny who got complacent ( i know thats harsh, but god i hate her, and plus, i wanted aiden davis or flawless to win), o well, we cant all get what we want


    May 31, 2009 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    I reckon what ED has though of could actually happen well most of it including the takeover of a new company and alan and dowie with rob lee and ect playing the part of newcastle uniteds come back into the premiership 🙂

  • Toon_Factor

    May 31, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    True fan

    48 isnt that old actually.


    May 31, 2009 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #8


  • True fan

    May 31, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #9

    i no but she does look about 60, and listen to her voice, my god its annoying, and also, wen the judges praised diversity on the stage in front of her, she was giving them evil looks, im really glad she didnt win, diversity deserved it

  • Rodzilla

    May 31, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #10

    …I’m glad SuBo lost – I had a tenner on Diversity at 6/1 🙂

  • hitman

    May 31, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #11

    FFS will be back next week lads everything will be

  • Rodzilla

    May 31, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Must admit, I’m pretty shocked Ashley’s decided to sell now. Pretty bad timing. I sincerely hope someone is already lined up to buy. This club is the laughing stock of world football. You really couldn’t write the script. I’ve gone from confident to concerned, overnight. That clock sure is ticking fast! ….praying for good news through the week.

  • Hugh de Payen

    May 31, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #13

    Yeah, if Ashley’s going to sell up then the sooner the better.

    Let’s just get on with it.

    If it’s a matter of weeks away or more and we don’t push on with the clear our and rebuild, we’ll be stuffed this season.

  • Timmers

    May 31, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #14

    I would love it love it, if all those things happened. But if we were in the premiership selling now like Pompey and the Sunderscum is a good idea. BUT now when we need a sort out knowing he wants out quick we’ll get a consortium that will play silly sods until august. No manager, no new players, players left in limbo. Good start. If thats the case come august we WILL be in a relegation battle. Just look at League 1 at the mo-Leeds, Southampton,Charlton,Norwich,Bradford we’re not immune.
    Also i’ve been racking my brain to think of a successful club who is owned by a consortium???

  • G 2

    May 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #15

    That this blog stops having pop ups? That might be a start.

    We are in a right mess, no arabs will touch us when they can buy a prem club.

  • chuck

    May 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Why am I not surprised, mentioned it a coupla days ago, there`s more going on than just talks concerning Shearers appointment.
    Truth is I believe , Ashley is sick and tired of the whole situation, knows no matter what he does there`s no way back for him personally, he will continue to be disliked and even despised by many of the fans.
    And facing a season in the Championship with vastly reduced earnings and no guarantees his decisions will be any better, has decided to cut his losses and get out.
    Fair play to him he did apologize and admit he has made some horrendous mistakes during his tenure.
    It would be ludicrous to believe he either made money or in any way wanted things to turn out as they have.
    Put it down to awful choices of those hired to run the club and ignorance.
    Sure he is guilty of ignorance and a certain amount of stubbornness, but as I mentioned had the good grace to admit it.
    So! lets hope we find a buyer(s) who intends a long time commitment with the best interest`s of the club first and foremost.
    The demands by Ed. are a bit over the top, lets just take a wait and see attitude.
    As for Al. it`s up in the air now, no new owner wants another`s choice as manager.
    We live in interesting times !

  • Mag 48

    May 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #17

    At the moment I would be happy with regular bulletins from managment so we would’nt have to listen to gossip and press garbage!!

  • sirjasontoon

    May 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Arabs or That asian dude please….want to see some proper spending and direction…no Dowie,Shearer,Rob Lee,Gary Speed…need to break from the past.

    ToonOilTycoon 🙂

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Keegan takes sunderland job, gets them relegated and then joins Newcastle!

  • Turkish Magpie

    May 31, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Keegan joins newcastle as striking coach BTW

  • sirjasontoon

    May 31, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Imagine if Keegan went to the mackems and won the league…think I would Jump of the Tyne Bridge in a concrete shell suit.

  • toonie

    May 31, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Hi Ed,

    Rather than wait for another buyer that may or may not have his heart in the club, why dont they float it and the fans can buy shares. I would like to bet 100,000s would invest and given a quick return to the Premiership would double thier money in under a year !!

  • geordie deb

    May 31, 2009 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Just as we were all starting to feel optimistic earlier in the week…. well it is the Toon so nothing should surprise us anymore.

    Chuck – good post.

    SJT – I know we haven’t a clue what’s gong on and who will be the manager, but if it turns out to be shearer, agree with you it shouldn’t be an old mates club that comes along with him. I have asked the question on here a few times, but what qualifies Rob Lee to join NUFC’s coaching staff? Does he have his badges and a wealth of coaching experience to offer, or is it because he’s AS’s best mate? Please nobody say it’s because he understands us or I will scream

  • Stuart79

    May 31, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #24

    Agree Deb

    I like the idea of Dowie. He’s supposed to be a good coach and also Carver but Lee?

  • sirjasontoon

    May 31, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #25

    Deb we just need to break away from the past..including Shearer.
    The task ahead is huge and we need experience as failure will mean game over.

  • Otter

    Jun 1, 2009 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #26

    Why not Gary Speed? I’ve often wondered why we haven’t looked for a solution to our recurring injury problems by bringing on the Premiership’s leader in appearances, a man who continued to hold down the most physically demanding job on the pitch at an age at which most professionals have long retired. Over his career, he learned and employed new techniques and thinking about diet and preparation. No player could argue with the results he achieved, and I can see him leading cross-country runs that would make 20-year-old’s weep.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2009 at 3:24 AM

    Comment #27

    This is a professionally run football club (well, meant to be), not jobs for the boyo’s.

  • Davies

    Jun 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #28

    Stuart79, if we got bought by a rich Arab, he wouldn’t be able to make us the next Barcelona, they’re owned by the fans. I’d take the rich Arab tough. I think toon fans are way too divided to own the club. We’d probably end up with Shearer as president. Christ.

  • Mauritian Magpie

    Jun 1, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #29

    What we need is a radical change. At all level. So off Ashley, who haven’t take his responsibilty of owner to put thigs in the right place when they were slipping, off Shearer who haven’t done the job he was asked to do – save the club-, off all the players who didn’t pulled their socks. Bring in a new consortium, a nea manager – P.Beardsley, some academy players, Kadar,Krul, Ranger and some young blood with international legs waisting time on their bench- Mancienne, Gibbs, A.Ferdinand.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #30



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