John Anderson, who joined Newcastle on a free transfer in 1982 from Preston North End, and played 10 years for the club, has spoken out about the ridiculous situation Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias have created at the Newcastle club, and that’s only in the last 18 days!
John Anderson – in his playing days at Newcastle – short shorts!
The former Newcastle full back, who played for Ireland 16 times and Newcastle 337 times (14 goals) is shocked at the current situation, where no manager is in charge and all players in the first team squad have been put on the transfer list.
A couple of weeks ago Mike had said Alan Shearer was 110% the right man for the manager position at Newcastle, but still refuses to install him, seemingly out of spite more than anything.
We know for a fact two consortia want him as manager and we’d be surprised if the other two didn’t given the fans’ overwhelming support for Alan. We don’t want anybody but local people running the club form now on.
Ashley, just since the club was relegated 18 days ago, has again made Newcastle club a laughing stock – not for the first time in his two year disastrous tenure on Tyneside.
John said today:
“It needs to be sorted very, very quickly.” “They (Ashley and Llambias) have made a complete mess of the club from top to bottom from day one. They don’t have a clue.”
“They need an owner, they need a manager, they need to get pre-season sorted out.” “The first-team is back for pre-season on July 1 and then it’s only a few weeks to the start of the season. It needs sorting very, very quickly.”
“People have said they will fly back out of the Championship, but other big clubs have gone down and not got out of it.” “It’s a worry and it needs to be sorted very, very quickly.”
The former Ireland international, who was born in Dublin, believes Ashley would have some chance of selling season tickets if Shearer was installed as boss.
The tickets should arrive at fans’ homes tomorrow, but we doubt many will sign up with the club in such turmoil, brought on by the complete incompetence of the current owner and his cohorts.
“That’s the worrying thing.” “He [Ashley] has put the club up for sale now – does he appoint Alan?”
“He may feel he has more chance of selling with Alan in charge – they certainly have more chance of selling season tickets if he is in charge.”
Very soon some sense needs to prevail at the Newcastle club, whoever is responsible to take the initiative, but a manager has to be installed, so that some preparations can be made for the upcoming season, and some controls can be levied on the outgoing players.
It would also be nice to get some players into the club too.
The current situation is completely laughable and is hardly doing Ashley’s reputation much good at all, as he seems completely incompetent and out of touch with any sort of reality.
And this man is rumored to be a decent businessman? You could have fooled us – many times over, and a six year old could have done better – and apologies to all the six year olds out there.
But this situation must not be allowed to continue for much longer – otherwise the club will be in really serious trouble and we mean serious.