Ashley Cannot Be Allowed To Take Newcastle Down Any Further


The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Chris Hughton is ready top take over Newcastle, should Alan Shearer lose his patience and stop waiting for the Newcastle owner to do something – anything!

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Mike Ashley – a clear and present danger to Newcastle United

That would be absolutely ridiculous, but no worse than what has gone on at the club since Newcastle were relegated  18 days ago. The answer – nothing much.

There have been overwhelming calls form fans and others to appoint Alan Shearer as manager quickly, but when did Ashley and Llambias ever listen to fans?

They wouldn’t even talk to them from September through December last year, for heaven’s sake.

Ashley took action in the first week after relegation by sacking 150 non-playing staff, and he followed that by placing all the first team squad up for sale.

Facts suggest this man has completely lost control of the situation, and the sooner he relinquishes his ownership of the club, the better for all concerned.

All concerned for the health and welfare of the Newcastle club that is, that Ashley has taken down into the mud this last year, and he doesn’t seem to have finished yet.

Chris Hughton has a couple of  years left on his Newcastle contract and presumably will take pre-season training on July 1st,  in the absence of any action from the owner.

We believe these recent actions by Ashley will be seen in the business world as less than sound, and his standing (if he ever had one) will take a beating because of this. He looks a man completely out of control and even spiteful to Newcastle and its fans.

The Evening Chronicle approached Llambias today, but even though he said he would talk regularly to the fans from last January, he refused any comment – once again.

There comes a time when these two cannot be allowed to take the Newcastle club down any further and that time is coming very shortly.

If these two don’t mend their ways and issue some statement about what really is happening, and what their intentions are say in the next month, then something will need to be done to force these two to show their plans – if they have any.

They also owe Shearer an answer which he’s waited for for over two weeks now, but they don’t seem to have the guts to tell him they will not give him the job – so the Newcastle ship stays adrift on the ocean.

The Newcastle fans, who still attended home games on average of 48,000 last season, can hardly allow this man to take the Newcastle United club down too much further, which seems his sole purpose of the last 3 weeks.

We are already once again a laughing stock of the land – once gain.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, I dont think we stopped being the laughing stock!!

    The silence from Shearer is deafening. This is a bloke who was in contact with the press up and until his holiday – something must be a happening.

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  • cicero

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #2

    What can we do Ed? Demonstrate, stamp our feet? Were stuck with him for the next few weeks or however long it takes to agree the sale. Are you really so surprised at the lack of communication from these muppets based on past history. As soon as the sale is agreed (not necessarily finalised) then Shearer could be given the contract/assurances he wants to get on with the job as the contract will be with NUFC not an individual or holding company.

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  • cicero

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #3

    Quite right TG. Shearer must know some of what’s going on, but all he can do is wait like the rest of us to see who the new owner is.

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  • vivadavidkelly

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #4

    The worrying thing is its his club and until that changes he can do what he likes. to think this man was once a billionairre is staggering. i have no faith in him ever brokering a deal to sell the club himself, i just hope that harris bloke can come up with a buyer from somewhere…. and soon! if things dont move along expect a pre season of no freindlies, no players coming in, plenty leaving and houghton running the show on his own. it really doesnt bear thinking about

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  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t know about anyone else but I’m going to scweam and swceam and throw my toys reet oot of the pram.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s like groundhog day on here.

    The club can move on when it’s sold, that should be completed by the end of the month, you just have to sit and suffer until then.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #7

    bowburnmag – crack up 🙂

    But I’m with Toon Graeme – we, as usual, are tending to interpret no news as the worst possible news.

    Yes, everything said about Ashley in terms of being utterly useless and imcompetent is becoming more and more clearly true – especially in the communications department.

    That Llamearse should not even respond to questions from the local press shows that he’s way out of his depth and drowning. And that he has absolutely no penis.

    BUT the silence from Big Al is more telling. I believe he is very much in the loop and that we will see him installed officially before pre-season.

    In the mean time, I also believe that the rest of the staff (of which there are many) are making sure player movements, friendlies and all the other stuff we so desperately need are all put in place pending signatures from new owners.

    I DO NOT agree that anything Ashley or his idiot crones are doing is out of spite. That is to over-simplify and, frankly, to throw a toddler-strop rather than rationalise.

    He’s doing what he thinks is best. Which is a shame, because he is an utter twuntmuppet.

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  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #8

    I’m going to throw one of the toys at you Rangerman.

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  • Mag 48

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #9

    I doubt if he will be selling much of his merchandise in th north east. Not good sense to ailienate so many prospective customers!!

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    Don’t or I’m tellin on you.

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  • flyingmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #11

    your sounding like a right F******* parrot ed.grow up

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  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #12

    I often wish the internet hadn’t been invented.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #13

    I doubt if he will be selling much of his merchandise in th north east. Not good sense to ailienate so many prospective customers!!

    ……..

    The funny thing is all of the idiots who hang around the ground hoping to get on sky sports news look like they’ve come straight from a sports direct jumble sale.

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  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #14

    your sounding like a right F******* parrot ed.grow up

    …….

    Bit harsh on Ed like.

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Ed – rather than more of the same (no offence, but this ranting is really just the same story from the past two weeks) – how about something on the reports of which players are NOT on the transfer list?

    Even here you’ve mentioned the whole squad being up for sale, but the local press are claiming otherwise, giving a list – remarkably like the one we think Shearer would have provided – of players to be retained.

    Worth a story more than this, surely?

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  • Mags

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Ed

    Unfortunately we have no choice but to put up with his disgraceful handling of the club until such time as he sells us.

    I just hope and pray that it is sooner rather than later and to someone who will be reputable and with a dedication to take the club forward not backwards.

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  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree with Whumpie, Ed. This thread is just yet another virtual wall with which to batter my head against. Let’s change the subject, just for a laugh like and pretend none of this matters for half an hour.

    For starters, who would win at Scalextric, Alan Smith or Peter Lovenkrands?

    See, this virtual head banging wall and working on my own in a unit big enough for 30 is making me stir crazy.
    Tax my brain.
    Please?

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  • Whumpie

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #18

    bowburnmag – I think Guthrie would be best at Scalextric. He’s the only one who can take corners.

    Ta-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

    Ayyyyythangyawww…

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  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #19

    Whumpie – bravo sir, bravo.

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #20

    don’t give up the day job Whumpie! lol

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  • Spitfire

    Jun 11, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #21

    When our very own Laurel and Hardy do actually mange to sell the club I hope that they get their come uppance. If anyne remebers the old black & white films Oliver Hardy always got found out in the final reel. Just when he thought he was safe a birck would fall on his head or something like that. I just hope the gods of football are watching our two and are arranging for fate to bite the two of them firmly in the ar$e

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  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2009 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #22

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