Top Lawyer In Ashley Corner Against Keegan


As we mentioned earlier today, the battle between Keegan and Ashley at the ongoing PL arbitration hearing, is likely to heat up this week.

Mike Ashley Daughter - 2

Mike Ashley and daughter – we just scored!

In Newcastle’s corner is well known football lawyer Graham Shear, who is reported to be representing the club at the arbitration hearing.

All parties involved in the hearing signed confidentiality clauses which have ensured that it has proceeded so far in secrecy, but that seems to have been breached today with news that Keegan may release some damming emails to Ashley’s case.

Shear has worked for Newcastle a few times before, and has defended Kieron Dyer against various ridiculous  tabloid allegations.

By the way Kieron came on as a sub in the second half yesterday for West Ham in their 3-2 loss to Liverpool, and looked lively.

But since he joined the Hammers over two years ago, Dyer has been injured most of the time and has hardly played for the London club – 11 times to be exact.

Lawyer Shear also represented Ashley Cole in the famous tapping up allegations which preceded his move from Arsenal to Chelsea three years ago.

We expect some decision in the arbitration case to be reached soon, maybe this week.

And if Kevin Keegan wins his case, it will be a blow to Newcastle’s still rather shaky financial position and maybe to the sale of the club too.

But the good news is that it will end the uncertainty which has existed around this issue for 12 months.

Comments welcome.



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50 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh yeah!

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  • Charlietoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Dont suppose anyone knows where to watch the goals from the match?

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  • SBR4EVA

    Sep 20, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #3

    I expect an out of court settlement will be agreed and we’ll never know the true facts or see the content of the emails but what does anybody care?

    We all know what KK stands for and what he has done for the toon and he deserves all he can get and rightly so, I reckon.

    ashley is totally pathetic and woefully inadequate. He still thinks he’s actually done nothing wrong… he definately needs a good lawyer against Keegan 😆

    Fill ya boots Kev!

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  • ObaMartins

    Sep 20, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    I for one hope keegan wins his claim for constructive dismissal ,the case is Against Ashley as he Owns the Club and Coluded with his pals lamblias,wise and the other snivling Cockroaches to Bring this Great Club to its Knee’s…this Ashley guy is a Disgrace and anyone who Defends him is condoning what he’s done to NEWCASTLE UNITED……

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  • batty

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    ED did you know alan oliver reads this blog

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  • listie

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    SBR4EVA – I think because they have both agreed to go to arbitartion, they are duty bound to accept the outcome, they can take it to appeal, but it will more than likely be thrown out as they agreed to take the arbitration decision.

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  • magpie6699

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #7

    ObaM – I don’t mind Keegan winning his case for constructive dismissal – as long as he doesn’t take an undeserved £8 million out of the club and spoil our chances of success.
    Anyway, in arbitration, mightn’t they apportion responsibility rather than have an outright winner or loser?

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  • SBR4EVA

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Cheers Listie!

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  • Stardust

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #9

    I expect KKs side to have leaked this – it is not in Ashleys interest to leak this as if he loses with one of the best lawyers – his case was really fundamentally flawed.

    Therefore the leak will be in all likelihood be from KKs side – so if KK loses – its because their lawyer wasnt as good.

    Just my interpretation.

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  • Steve_48

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #10
  • batty

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Stardust // Sep 20, 2009 at 12:42 PM

    I expect KKs side to have leaked this – it is not in Ashleys interest to leak this as if he loses with one of the best lawyers – his case was really fundamentally flawed.

    Therefore the leak will be in all likelihood be from KKs side – so if KK loses – its because their lawyer wasnt as good.

    Just my interpretation.
    <<<<what a surprise

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  • Stardust

    Sep 20, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #12

    How do you interpret it then Batty?

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    how about hte NOTW making it up ……

    that would never happen

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  • batty

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #14

    stardust i dont even believe the story m8 another load of made up b0llocks

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  • waddler

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #15

    If Kevin was offered the managers post in the future with well thought out and sensible plan for our development ( not throwing cash at it but developing youth over the long term ) would the supporters or Kevin be in favour.

    Answers please.

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  • batty

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #16

    stardust i thought you would be running the great north run today for the mike ashley belevelent fund

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  • batty

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #17

    waddler yes

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Its says more that Ashley has had to employ a top lawyer (no doubt at funded by the club at great expense), instead of accepting that he engineered KK leaving and reaching an out of court settlement. The bloke is stubborn and reminds me of the fat conker playing kid in the finger of fudge advert.

    Off topic – why if 100M is on the table is he still around??

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Ashley looks so fraudulent wearing our kit…I just get angry looking at his picture.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Waddler – I would, but I dont think slowly slowly is KKs method. He prefers the glamour signings – which we all do – but no longer sustainable at the players want sooooooo much dosh. Look at the top clubs – you eithe need a very wealthy benefactor or be willing to pile up the debt

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Barmy-He aint selling,all made up to avoid buying players and it has happened now during several transfer windows.

    He stands to make much more money if we get promoted so he will stay gamble on a promotion (which won’t happen under his financial backing) and we will be back to square one again…like a broken record.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    batty // Sep 20, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    stardust i thought you would be running the great north run today for the mike ashley belevelent fund

    LMAO.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #23

    sirjasontoon // Sep 20, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Well the NOTW are reporting that Ashley will stay even though he’s had a offer that matches his askig price. Why would he do that?

    I think he’s looked at the start we’ve had and thinks we’ll go up.

    If that is the case the man is deluded!

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #24

    SJT – Ahley gambling surely not !!!

    The fact that someone has called his bluff and met his price should put a bit of pressure on him to leave. I agree that he will not loose any cash with the amount he has received from players going out and Sky money – makes me sick but just getting rid of him is the start of the clubs recovery

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Agreed he has been like a fat monkey on our backs since his arrival…maybe the fans need to turn up the heat and hatred to remove this fat Oaf forcibly….everything he touches (apart from cheap sportswear) turns to 5hit.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    If / When the serious fraud office move in on him – will he still be deemed fit to own hte club by the FA

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree with Stardust on this. I think they are threatening to leak the emails which will no doubt ruin Ashley in the eyes of the faithful but perhaps not in the eyes of the FA. It is quite a cheap move really.

    Man City vs Man Utd this afternoon. I remember our game versus City last season where we hammered them with ten men. Strange times. I am enjoying Championship football so far. There are more stories and better fans. And no hype.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #28

    His daughter looks awesome.

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Ashley has never taken as much as 1p out of the club, if you want to hate him, do it for what hes done, but don’t hate him on an assumption most fans have got wrong, he put in 110million taken out nil.

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #30

    dave 1961 // Sep 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Ashley has never taken as much as 1p out of the club, if you want to hate him, do it for what hes done, but don’t hate him on an assumption most fans have got wrong, he put in 110million taken out nil.

    Absolutely correct Dave.

    Since Ashley has been at our club we have only sold about £80m worth of players and had 8 managers.

    He’s done a geat job apart from that.

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  • bren32

    Sep 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #31

    i think I slept with his daughter , met her down the bigg market for deffo mmmmmm

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  • MacToon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #32

    I don’t care about this owner, he has chewed us all up and spat us out. He doesn’t care about us or any footballing people connected to this club.

    He’s gambled with NUFC’s premiership status and lost and now he’s gambling with our future too.

    A football fan indeed, all he is a fan of is £££.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #33

    lacedaemonian I think she looks more Horse-um than awesome.

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  • toonsy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #34

    Anyone think Ashley’s daughter looks like the Thai ladyboy from Little Britain?

    “Ahhhwww, Mr Aswee, Me love you long time”

    I’d still bang it though 🙁

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #35

    dave 1961 – I am assuming that you are the clubs accountant or independant auditor. If not how can you be sure?- the fact that sfo are allegedly looking at his dealings at SD may mean that some other mis demeanour may have occurred

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #36

    toonsy // Sep 20, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    Anyone think Ashley’s daughter looks like the Thai ladyboy from Little Britain?

    “Ahhhwww, Mr Aswee, Me love you long time”

    I’d still bang it though

    As much as I hate Ashley I think saying things like this about his daughter is a little out of order.

    I mean it’s not her fault her dad’s a cu*t!

    You wouldn’t want Ashley sat round the pub saying stuff like that about yur daughter would you?

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  • toonsy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #37

    36 Stuart79 // Sep 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    His daughter should take it as a compliment 😀

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  • Stuart79

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #38

    toonsy // Sep 20, 2009 at 2:40 PM

    36 Stuart79 // Sep 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    His daughter should take it as a compliment

    She may well do…

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  • toonsy

    Sep 20, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #39

    38 Stuart79 // Sep 20, 2009 at 2:44 PM

    She has got a bit of the ting tong’s about her though!

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  • dave 1961

    Sep 20, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #40

    anyone can get a copy of the clubs accounts you just send of the fee (to companies house) and they send you accredited accounts, the same as any other company, i am not sure the exact amount as i have not sent for any recently, you could get mine if you new what to ask for. but you would waste your money. sports direct to but again what you would get would be a waste of your money.

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