LLambias Denies Ridiculous NOTW Curbishley Story

Newcastle United have today denied the ridiculous News Of The World story yesterday, about appointing Alan Curbishley ahead of Alan Shearer as the interim manager.


Alan Curbishley – we already knew he wasn’t coming

Not only that, but the NOTW argued that Ashley wanted Curbishley installed as manager only days before an American consortium could buy the club, because it would help the sale.

And the fact he has refused to appoint anybody as manager for 3 weeks, and that’s already having a negative effect on the club’s plans (we use that term loosely).  But real facts never did get in the way of some of these NOTW stories, which are sometimes completely and utterly ridiculous.

We are told by the Newcastle Journal that two potential loan signings Alan had wanted to bring in are no longer available.

Things at the club are just drifting along at Newcastle, going nowhere in particular, and this time lost has already hit Shearer’s potential plans for players, and we will hear about more losses in the future, we’re sure of that.

Some of the targets we have been identified will not hang around for too much longer, waiting for a club that seems to be in complete disarray at the moment, and if truth be told, will seeming get even worse, with pre-season training a little over two weeks away.

Newcastle’s Managing Director Derek Llambias told The Journal this morning :

“There is no truth in these reports (of contact with Curbishley).”

We would hope that Derek would stick to his promise of last January and communicate more with the fans.

If they do not want  to appoint Shearer, then they should have the guts to tell us. And if not why not?  We are at least entitled to know what they are thinking, because from the outside, where we are not privy to exactly what’s going on, it looks like they don’t know what they are doing.

Yes, we know that’s not much of a change from what they’ve done this last year. 😀

Good communications can solve a multitude of sins in business, and we wonder why nobody has taught Mike that – because his communication is woeful and abysmal.  The fans never know what he’s thinking, because he never says anything.

When Chris Mort was at the club he periodically talked about what the club wanted to do, and he listened to the fans, and the club did a lot of great things in the community.

And just before he left, Chris announced new plans that would help the fans – he would drop prices for youngsters and create a singing corner, amongst other things, and Chris got that input simply from talking to fans, whom he understood were the club’s customers.

But everything started to go south for Mike when Chris left last May, and Derek Llambias came in – that was the real turning point for the club under Ashley, because Chris would have never let the Keegan-Wise thing get out of control like it did.

Kevin would still be at the club and we’d probably be in Europe – but that didn’t happen.

And of course we are where we are now, in the Championship, and we have to start getting out of the hole Mike has dug for the club – and it’s getting deeper every day.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • batty

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    ED harrison why arnt your post showing on news now m8

  • spiderpig

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #2

    i think we must be on the brink of sale.there cannot be any other reason for so much silence even from these incompetant baffoons.

  • alkinou

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Nice article, bu the “we’d probably be in Europe”, I don’t believe it. Newcastle was already too much a mess before all the bigger problems happened.

  • Phillippe Alberrrrrrrt

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #4

    I don’t understand my Llambias doesn’t just fall on his sword and leave – it’ll be the greatest day of my life when we can wave goodbye to these muppets and get on with things. At the moment I have a real fear of us sliding right through the Championship

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #5

    The NOTW do make me laugh. I think they just did this becuase of the name connection ‘Alan’.

    LLambias is quick to rubbish rumours – but says f’all else.

    Just an update would be appreciated.

    I think what MO’s representatives are ridiculous for what they are doing. I would have thought a player would sell himself through results, preformance and reputation – well that probably explains why they are then – ha ha 🙂

    (only commenting on MO as he is on our payroll til end june)

  • Shot Bru

    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #6

    I wouldn’t hold your breath Ed, regarding increased communication links between Lambias and the fans. Lets face it nobody at the club told him his lease was up on his chariot (probably due to the fact that they’d sacked 150 members of staff). It jsut goes to show that the levels of communication within the club are non-existent. They’ve washed their hands of the club and the fans, roll on new owners.


    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #7

    Something MUST be happening. I seriously believe that there’s potential buyers looking through the books, there must be! So lets sit tight and hope for a new chapter in NUFC. I just hope the main target for the new owners is to do whatever it takes to get us back in the prem at the first go, if that takes 40m+ in wages keeping some of the better players – martins, taylor, duff, bassong, harper, lovenkrands etc.. than so be it, I think we could build a decent team out of a core team of current players and some loan/new signings.


    Jun 15, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Well, looks like due dilligence starts on wednesday. Therefore all partys would have to prove they were suitable to seymore pearce then have a look at the books on wednesday. What we looking at? two weeks to do the books? one week? jesus.

  • ginkoh

    Jun 15, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    if he appoint AC to be our manager. He will know the hell it is.

  • RyanToon

    Jun 15, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #10


  • lesh

    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #11

    “There is no truth in these reports (of contact with Curbishley).” said Llambias?

    Wasn’t it he who procalimed that Alan Shearer was their 110% choice for manager??

    Can you believe anything he says!

  • lesh

    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Due diligence starting Wednesday?

    All MA’s done is issue a date when all serious bidders must have registered their interest and shown their abibility to come up with the funds.

    Dunno why that should concern Freddy – do you think there might be some debts to surprise him?

  • DJG

    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #13

    I know this story is a load of rubbish but I would actually welcome Alan Curbishly as manager. I still think Shearer is the man for the job though.

  • spiderpig

    Jun 15, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #14

    its a sad day when we need freddy shepherd to pull us out of the shite.what a waster.he is mainly to blame why we were in so much shit in the first place.at least we are debt free now and not looking at a points reduction like leeds

  • komfort

    Jun 15, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15

    if fat ash had done due diligence he could of bought the club for a tenner , it was his choice to jump in ahead of everyone else ..

    the greedy fat git got all he deserves.

    ..shepherd got away with murder thanks to ash.


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