Total Confusion Seems To Exist At Newcastle Club


Micky Quinn played 115 times for Newcastle from 1989 until 1992 and scored 59 goals.

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Micky Quinn – Newcastle is like ship woithout a rudder

Micky was happy to come ot Newcastle in 1989, from Portsmouth, but when he looks at the terrible mess the club is in right now, under the guidance (sorry for that loose description) of Mike Ashley, he says he wouldn’t come to Newcastle right now.

This is what Micky had to say yesterday about the state of things at Newcastle:

“There’s no focus at the club, it’s a ship without a rudder,” “The players don’t know whether they’re coming or going and the fans won’t shell out money for season tickets until they know what’s happening.”

"It’s a World Cup season, so it’s starting earlier and they’re back for pre-season next week!"  “Things have to be put in motion and the logical step is for whatever new consortium comes in to get things moving and appoint Alan Shearer."

“He knows the players, he knows who to keep and who to move on. That would be the ideal scenario but you know Newcastle United – things are never that straightforward." “It’s a similar scenario to when I joined. They’d just been relegated, Mirandinha had left and the fans were burning the club shirt. Someone had to drag them up by the short and curlies."

“I’m not saying that was me, or I brought divine intervention – I was about 15th choice on their list! My contract at Portsmouth was up, Kevin Dillon rang me on behalf of Jim Smith. They wanted to go straight back up and did I want to come?”

“The fans were frustrated – they were used to big names but I’d scored goals everywhere I’d been, and when I got four on my debut against Leeds it gave them something to cheer about.”

“We had a good year, just missed out in the play-offs but it got everyone smiling again and gave them belief.” “Only Alan can give them that now and if he was in charge, with his hunger and desire, they become an attractive proposition again. But without him, I wouldn’t join them now.”

“They’ve probably got better players now than when I came but you wouldn’t sign for them without a manager. It’s an absolute mess, they’re a laughing stock and it breaks my heart.”

“You need people who can look at it objectively but also with an understanding of what the club means to people in the area,” “I don’t know who’s interested in buying the club but I hear Freddy Shepherd’s back in the frame. Now Freddy’s made mistakes and he’s not perfect but he always put his hand in his pocket.”

“If he was at the front, backed by other businessmen, it could work.” “His heart’s in the right place and that’s what they need – the head ruling but the heart having a say.”

We don’t think the Newcastle ship lacks a rudder, but we think those in charge of steering the Newcastle ship have gone AWOL once again.

They are agin trying to rid themselves of the club, and tthey have seemingly stopped communicating with newcastle fans, about anyuthing.  That’s hardly responsible actions, but this is not the first time this has happened with Ashley owner of the famous Newcastle club.

With the departure of fitness coaches Hulse and Elliott yesterday, the red flags started to show through at Newcastle, as even people inside the club seem to be losing confidence in Mike Ashley and the current less than competent regime.

He’s been more than hopeless as an owner at Newcastle, however successful he’s been at Sports Direct, and we all have to hope he sells up just as quickly as possible so he cannot do any more harm to the Tyneside club.

Maybe then the nightmare that Newcastle fans have been in, over these last 10 months will be over – maybe.

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18 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Jun 28, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #1

    just pi ssed of the club atm

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Jun 28, 2009 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #2

    This is cut straight from last nights chron!

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  • Archie Brand

    Jun 28, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Come on boys. The depression is bad enough without going over the same “Ashley this….Ashley that…” all the time.

    Ed – so whats the difference between being rudderless, and having no-one steer the ship?

    We have to stop listening to all this garbage that’s being put out there. Last weeks meeting between Ashley and Shearer is a prime example.
    Followed by “everyone wants Shearer as Captain” then 2 of then, then 1.

    But the best one lately has to be campaign by NUSC to get Shearer as Captain now.

    The nearest thing we’ve had to a solid quote is that we’ll know more by end of the month. So 3 or 4 days before the end of the month these idiots launch their campaign. Could they not wait those extra few days?

    After all of this, wouldn’t it be a hoot if Shearer turned out to be a crap manager?

    Its probably the same people shouting for Shearer as were cheering for Owen 4 years ago.

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 28, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    has the darlo tickets gone on sale yet ?

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  • waddler

    Jun 28, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If the rumours are correct about Philip Anschutz it would be amazing, he’s worth £5 billion and has developed his wealth from oil and railways and cable, then branched out into sports and entertainment.
    He owns 49% stakes in lots of sports clubs including LA Galaxy, so he will have the experience needed to run our club.

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  • bro56

    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #6

    this site just depresses me now, i use to enjoy some of the stories but now it just seems to either copy stories from other sites, speculate or just spouts negativity. its like you have itchy fingers and you need to report about anything regarding the toon….and as for those pop-ups…….i think i’ll go back to nufc.com, stories when theyre factual not guess work.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Everyone just needs to calm down, its a very frustrating time aggravated by constant negative press but most of the stories have been proved wrong to date. The bottom line is that there is no inside source, its a tight ship in that respect only but the fact that Shearer has not spoken suggests that there is something positive going on. Some of the stories are just so malicious, Shearer to WBA, Houghton to take charge, meeting in London on Friday, no one to speak to agents, absolute rubbish, all proved to be wrong and first artists agency are dealing with player sales. I hate Ashley and co as much as everyone else but i am going into siege mentality, so much so that i might by my two grandsons the new away strip just to stick two fingers up, they will get used to it im sure.

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  • Ericles

    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    It is another Sunday folks. Maybe next week? We must see what happens by Wednesday. I can get a copy of Grimms Fairy Tales at a carboot for less than the cost of the NOTW.

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  • batty

    Jun 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    bro56 // Jun 28, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    this site just depresses me now, i use to enjoy some of the stories but now it just seems to either copy stories from other sites, speculate or just spouts negativity. its like you have itchy fingers and you need to report about anything regarding the toon….and as for those pop-ups…….i think i’ll go back to nufc.com, stories when theyre factual not guess work.
    <<<<<< well p:ss off then

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Grrrrrr Batty. 🙂

    Ed, although I’m not quite in the same boat as bro56, I think we’d all appreciated it if you knocked up a story based on ‘optimistic’ speculation. There’s a lot of doom and gloom about at the moment but the fact is there’s just ‘no news’, and no news is usually said to indicate ‘good news’.

    We all know how much of a mess it looks like – mainly due to the silence, but something has to happen by Wednesday. I reckon we could all be hit with a big surprise.

    …what about you Ed? What would you do with the club if you bought it? 😉 Come on, let’s have a fairytale story. Are you sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin……..

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #11

    This is BS!..
    …There is just ‘NO NEWS’ atm…

    …Stuff is defo happenin’, as 2 consortia are defo attemptin’ a buy out & both defo want Shearer, & Shearer defo wants to do it!..
    …Everyone needs to sit tight!..

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  • batty

    Jun 28, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    punk skunk… // Jun 28, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    This is BS!..
    …There is just ‘NO NEWS’ atm…

    …Stuff is defo happenin’, as 2 consortia are defo attemptin’ a buy out & both defo want Shearer, & Shearer defo wants to do it!..
    …Everyone needs to sit tight!..
    <<<<< a couldnt sit any tighter m8 havent been for a shite for 3 week m8

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    Lol!..
    …Whey ya’ might be able to gan by the end of this week bro, ya’ never nar!..

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  • Arthur Tiger Pringle

    Jun 28, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    BE IN NO DOUBT – the worst thing that could possibly happen for our club is Freddie Shepherd. His overriding interest in the club has always been, and always will be raping it. Forget about wages, dividends etc.. The Shepherd family made million upon million through the transfers made under his stewardship. Sir Bobby, Sounessetc have revealed that SHEPHERD chose many players they didnt want AND mark my words, most deals were through Pro-Active and involved Fat Freddies son (15% agent fees on a £10m transfer). Its a lot of money, and its semi legal. He can’t come back.

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  • chuck

    Jun 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    Chill guys !
    You dont all have to dump on Ed., we are all frustrated and pissed but give the man a break, were it not for him where would you vent.
    Look you have a great blog here, problem is the lack of any info.
    from the club, which probably wont change any until the sale goes through.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 28, 2009 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Chuck, in case you got the wrong end of the stick mate, I wasn’t taking a “dump” on Ed’s blog – no-one was. I was just jokingly suggesting Ed made up a speculative story built on optimism to give the lads (and lasses) on here a much-needed lift.

    My comment was based around the “no news is good news” theory, that always gets blown out of the water for us NUFC fans, and promptly replaced with “no news is impending doom”.

    I’d never have a go at someone for expressing their views (unless they were talking sh1te) 🙂

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  • chuck

    Jun 28, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Rodzilla
    Was refering to the general trend, not you specifically, dont take it personally.

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  • Rodzilla

    Jun 28, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Chuck,
    Who is this General Trend? It sounds to me like he needs a slap.

    …anyway, good luck USA!

    (and Brazil, for ‘Brazilian Geordie’)

    …doesn’t really matter to me, I have over two goals anyway.

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