Mike Ashley And Derek Llambias Haven’t Got A Clue

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.

John continued:

“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.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Stuart79

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Ronaldo or Newcastle United?

    How can he be worth more or less the same as our entire club?

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #2

    stuart hes a special player

  • HarryWorth

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    “We don’t want anybody but local people running the club form now on.”

    Oh do shut up Ed.
    First of all, Fat Freddie was local and he is the root cause of most of our predicament and secondly you do not speak for anybody other than yourself so less of the “We”.

  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    ED how did u work out they havent a clue m8 lol

  • batty

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #5

    stuart ecause he is class and most of our players are over rated spineless t0ssers

  • Toonkistan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Ronaldo to Madrid for 80Million ……..official SSN….WTF 80million

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 11, 2009 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #7

    harry worth

    though i do agree that local consortia isnt neccesarily the right way to go you didnt need to be so disrespectful towards ed about it

  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #8

    “We don’t want anybody but local people running the club form now on.”


    Are you Ed as in Edward from the shop in The League of Gentlemen?

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #9

    2 years I have been saying this now!!!

  • Ericles

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #10

    If Ashley continues to flap around like he is doing the idiot will fly out of toon eventually. It is obvious that Ashley and Llambias are a pair of disreputable chancers – and like Robert Maxwell of yore they should be declared as unfit to run a company. Well said John – good viewpoint. Cheers…

  • reetpetite

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #11

    can see man united signing smith, duff, butt and viduka now they are rich. haha.

  • Micky Toon

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #12

    I wonder if Real Madrid fancy buying us as their feeder team? We could field their reserves and storm the Championship. 🙂

  • Shot Bru

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #13

    What a shambles! I notice the bloke who is meant to be buying Portsmouth is having a few problems with due dilligence, could it be that the buyer interested in us from the middle east could be the same bloke.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #14

    CHrist the sports world has gone mad about Ronaldo – its everywhere.

    Love the title Ed.

    Lets just hope we can progress with the deal and get the fat pr*ck out of toon and look forward to the new season.

    Lets hope there are no stings in the tail of this chapter.

    IE: is ashley really walking away having paid off so much debt – without wanting a penny????

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #15

    lol micky

  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Minerva balls were class.

    Ando isn’t the only former pro panicking about our situation. Just telling it like it is.

    Ronaldo for £80m? They could have had Xisco for 70% off his original value.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #17

    I think people need to be realistic about what can happen tbh.

    *The club is up for sale and a deal will take time.

    *The new owners will want to appoint their own manager and won’t want the hassle of trying to get rid of Shearer if they don’t want him.

    Not much else you can do apart from wait because when the first one is concluded the rest will start dropping into place.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Shot Bru – i read that earlier and it made me think along similar lines.

    Pompey with its considerably reduced fan base and stadium compared to us + premier league

    NUFC with its considerably larger fan base and stadium of £53K which would be chpr to increase + championship x potential.

    On paper we would be a better prospect I would think but hell I am biased.

  • beyethegreat

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #19

    toon graeme

    yeah but he is using pompey as a toy he wants to see how great he can make an average club-sort of like when youre on fifa and you take darlo to win the champs league

  • bowburnmag

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #20

    Rangerman – completely agree but much easier said than done to be all grown-up and patient, no?

    As Newcastle supporters, you’d think the virtue would have been acquired by now as self-preservation?

    Alas, it hasn’t.

  • waddler

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #21

    Be careful what you wish for ED. l for one do not want Shepherd anywere near our stadium.
    We need the best deal for the club and l must say the Profitable Groups alleged aims are exiting and some of them are local lads.
    Do they have the funding? only Harris will know that.
    Harris is obligated to do a deal for the club not Ashley, this is why Llambias was unaware of the groups approach.
    Ashley will be out of the loop and only told of Harris’s prefered choice of new owner after all bids have been examined.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 11, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #22

    I think Ashley will give it a few weeks and ask for offers by July 1st (for example) if no progress is made by end of june.

  • lesh

    Jun 11, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #23
  • ronaldeano

    Jun 11, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #24

    get off Eds back harry worth, you tit

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #25



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