It’s A Total Travesty What’s Happened At Newcastle


Tommy Wright is a goalkeeper who played for Newcastle, from 1988 through 1993, and he made 73 appearances in that time.

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Tommy Wright – former Newcastle goalkeeper

And in September 1999, the great Bobby Robson had him back on Tyneside, as the club had a goalkeeper crisis, and Tommy came back for another three sold games for the Magpies, as Bobby started his miraculous turnaround of the club during that season. That’s exactly what we need to happen next season too.

Tommy, who was capped 31 times for Northern Ireland, will welcome Newcastle to Dublin a week come Saturday, and he talked today about the tragedy of Newcastle’s relegation from the Premier League:

“It’s a total travesty what has happened at Newcastle, I guess that’s an understatement.” “But one thing that will remain is the tremendous support.”

“I had that during my time there.” “We got relegated in 1989, but under Kevin Keegan we fought our way back into the light.”

“Three or four seasons at second-tier level seems unthinkable nowadays.” “But that’s what might have to happen under a steady manager for a while before Newcastle get back up.”

“If you don’t have stability it becomes a vicious circle so I hope they get sorted out quickly because time is marching on.”

And it appears that Wright, who played with Shearer in those three games in 1999, when Robson was starting as manager at the club, has no doubt at all, that Alan is the right man for the manager job at Newcastle.

Wright continued:

“You need somebody with that sort of clout and he’s got that.” “When I played we were in fear of Jim Smith.”

“Teapots would be hurled around the place if things weren’t going right, and you need a bit of that.” “I remember one summer we had a few new signings coming in.”

“They would wonder why we put towels on top of our suits when we were getting changed.” “We just laughed and said ‘you’ll see’.”

“And sure enough when things weren’t going right the teapots would come out.” “And if you didn’t have your towel on top of your suit it would be spoilt!”

Wright seems to be looking forward to the game in Dublin on July 11th, and he thinks it will be a carnival atmosphere in Dublin, when the Toon come to town:

“Having Real Madrid here will be brilliant. “But knowing the Newcastle fans they will come in great numbers and I am really looking forward to it.

“We’ve been homeless as a club for 22 years but now we have the stadium and it’s a great fillip to have teams like Newcastle and Real coming here.”

Newcastle are a famous side, known around the world, and the sooner we get back to the Premier League, the better it will be for everybody concerned.

Any club that can get regular home gates of 52,000 deserves to be in the top division in England, that’s for sure.

But we also know it will not be easy next season, especially with the mess that exists at the club at this moment.

Comments welcome.



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102 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    I seem to remember when Ashley first arrived he declared his wish to ‘have some fun’…… has this been his idea fo fun?

    One thing’s for sure, if it is, he’s in a very small minority!

    Disgraceful

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  • workyticket

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #2

    “Three or four seasons at second-tier level seems unthinkable nowadays.” “But that’s what might have to happen under a steady manager for a while before Newcastle get back up.”

    We won’t have a “steady manager” for three or four seasons if we stay in the Championship for that long. The fans will make his life unbearable, so we’ll get another, and another, and so on …

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  • ObaFan2

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #3

    lesh, I think the majority were optimistic when he bought the club (including myself) but he imo has probably done the worst job as an owner ever in the history of the EPL.

    Sad indeed but hopefully he’ll be gone soon and the travelling fans to Dublin will be able to have a real party and celebration… well fingers crossed.

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    is there many fans coming over to dublin for the match?

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  • newcastle29

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #5

    obafan2.

    you are right there and i would go as far as to say the worst owner of the toon ever!!! or atleast since stan seymour and gordon mckeag.

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  • lesh

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #6

    ObaFan2 @3, I’ll drink to that!

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #7

    DONT KNOW JOHNO THE TICKETS HAVENT GONE ON SALE YET I DONT THINK

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #8

    Change of topic:

    Does anyone think Nial Ranger will get a start against the germans in the under 21’s final.

    I bet Joe Hart feels like a div for getting that yella on friday!

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  • newcastle29

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    toon greame.

    no because he does’nt play for them, u19 s he plays for and they start next week i think and he will miss pre season training with the toon.

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  • newcastle29

    Jun 29, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #10

    toon graeme.

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1705106,00.html

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Newcy29 – proves I need glasses doesnt it!

    DOh!

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  • OHurley

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #12

    So I finally watched “Goal: The Dream Begins” last night. Fiction or not, it was nice to see Newcastle beat Liverpool and qualify for Europe. Just seems like that’s so far away now.

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  • RyanToon

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #13

    TG

    he should be in the under 21s tho 😉

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  • Ericles

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Wright is so right.

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  • N.U.F.C.

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #15

    workyticket // Jun 29, 2009 at 2:21 PM

    “Three or four seasons at second-tier level seems unthinkable nowadays.” “But that’s what might have to happen under a steady manager for a while before Newcastle get back up.”

    We won’t have a “steady manager” for three or four seasons if we stay in the Championship for that long. The fans will make his life unbearable, so we’ll get another, and another, and so on …

    The fans are the clubs worst enemy!

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  • Shanghaitoon

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #16

    O hurley – I’ve watched that many times now. Great film. Its the only time we will ever beat Liverpool and Chelsea… and in fact probably the only way we can win a match these days is to do it in a film. 🙂

    We could really do with Santiago Munez these days!!

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  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Jus on the back of what N.U.F.C said:

    I know this topic is highly debated but if the season kicks off and there is no change in the current situation then we (the fans) must put aside all in-differences of who is in the dug out and back the team on the pitch.

    Its not ideal but its NUFC so do you expect any difference. Im expecting a fair turn out on 15th August – and only hope that all the lads around me renewed (like they said they would) – as the craic was always good.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 29, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #18

    One of Shearers last quotes was, ” As every day passes another room burns!”, there cant be many left then.

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  • SBR4EVA

    Jun 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Shanghaitoon // Jun 29, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    O hurley – I’ve watched that many times now. Great film. Its the only time we will ever beat Liverpool and Chelsea… and in fact probably the only way we can win a match these days is to do it in a film.

    We could really do with Santiago Munez these days!!

    Damn that Munez!
    Why he went to Real Madrid instead of staying at the toon I’ll never know!

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  • dougnufc

    Jun 29, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #20

    Apparently in Goal 3, there is a brief note of Santi Munez signing for Spurs…

    Already proves that if there is Goal 4, it will be rubbish.

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  • magforlife

    Jun 29, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Watching ladies game at Wimbledon, why dont we sign Mauresmo as a centre half, looks a real scary hard case.

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  • Gosforth Phil

    Jun 29, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #22

    Sick of goons blaming the customer for the quality of the product.

    Yes it’s all the fans fault and they are the bane of the club.

    So N.U.F.C. and workyticket,you blame yourselves ? (if you are actually fans) or are you special cases and it’s everyone else’s fault?

    Find an original name for your “website”?
    Sigh.

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  • ObaMartins

    Jun 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #23

    The Sooner that less than useless Owner sells up the better, People like Him should be banned from ever buying a Football Club, its been one SHAMBLES after another…

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  • OHurley

    Jun 29, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #24

    So I’m guessing that there’s absolutely no word whatsoever (not even any rumours) regarding WTF is going on with our club?

    I guess the one good thing is that Bassong turned down Spurs. At least we have that lol.

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  • OHurley

    Jun 29, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #25

    And yeah- we sure could use a Santiago Munez right now

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  • OHurley

    Jun 29, 2009 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Hey- in regards to Goal!, do they do a fair approximation of the Geordie accent in that movie? Some of the actors sound more Scottish…

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  • nimo

    Jun 29, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #27

    id rather they put money in charge tempory instead of hughton hes the only one doing a decent job there and hughton proved twice he’s not good enough

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  • magforlife

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Us punters are ignorant man, those in the know believe Ashley is a good businessman, Hughton and Calderwood are good coaches, Shola is a top striker, Butt is a driving force in midfield and the new strip is a bobby dazzler. They get paid a fortune and we are just loyal mug punters so they must be right?

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #29

    Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton has confirmed that he has accepted a bid from West Brom for hot-shot Simon Cox.

    AAAARGH

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  • tooneskimo

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #30

    Aside from the total vacuum of official news from Ed’s site I was browsing through the site’s ads and was shocked to discover a male escort agency, I’m apalled that Ed has stooped so low as to be funded by a thinly veiled male prostitution outfit, £500 per day for servicing some old dear or woman that maybe isn’t so hot? it’s degrading and a disgrace…… anyway I’ve signed up and I’ve got my first job on Friday, will keep you all informed as to how I get on.

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  • nimo

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #31

    “Ideally I’d love to get back into the day-to-day stuff. I’m a worker. I’d take a Championship job definitely if it was the right one. Dave O’Leary needs to be working. Dave O’Leary doesn’t want to be playing golf.”

    a quote from david o’leary. hope we dont get him 🙁

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  • beyethegreat

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #32
  • Johno Toon

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #33

    hahaha tooneskimo! go you!

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  • Johno Toon

    Jun 29, 2009 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #34

    Tho infainress nimo its a very funny quote!

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  • Doocey

    Jun 29, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #35

    How the lads?
    F**k all news per usual

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  • workyticket

    Jun 29, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #36

    nimo // Jun 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    “Ideally I’d love to get back into the day-to-day stuff. I’m a worker. I’d take a Championship job definitely if it was the right one. Dave O’Leary needs to be working. Dave O’Leary doesn’t want to be playing golf.”

    Why does he keep referring to himself in the third person? Only Schizophrenics and arrogant, self obsessed pr**ks do that.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Jun 29, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #37

    yoh doocey,

    I wolud expect thing given the green light this week especially when dowie reported back at the training ground today!

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  • punk skunk...

    Jun 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #38

    If Dowie’s there, Shearer won’t be far!..

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  • Stuart79

    Jun 29, 2009 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #39

    Waddles mullet // Jun 29, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    yoh doocey,

    I wolud expect thing given the green light this week especially when dowie reported back at the training ground today!

    He was probably picking up his fckin cones!

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  • Waddles mullet

    Jun 29, 2009 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Either that or the spade he uses for shaving!

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