Ashley Should Bring In Knowledgeable Chairman To Run Newcastle

Derek LLambias has come out today and said they want to ensure Newcastle get promoted but no transfer money is available in January.


Laurel and Hardy – in that order – now starring at Newcastle Playhouse
Note that even they are laughing – it’s so comical

However, if Chris comes along with some players he wants we’ll try to sign them – and yes you guessed it – this is the PR part of the statement – it’s not true but good for consumption by the Newcastle fans – because it’s what they want to hear.

If that seems all cock-eyed – please – it’s Derek LLambias – and he’ll sign a player if he’s around £1M.

And while it’s possible to sign a good player for that money – the great Sebastien  Bassong,  now starring at Tottenham, was just £500K from Metz, it’s very very unlikely.

And Derek has laso revealed this morning that he knows the current owner regime is unpopular on Tyneside – but when he keeps talking nonsense like he has today  – that’s small wonder – tell the truth Derek – even if it’s not popular.

Llambias said this morning:

“I know we are unpopular and I know a lot of fans don’t like us (what?), but all we want to do is give the club the best possible chance to get back into the Premier League for next season.”

“That is in everybody’s interests and we would urge supporters to get behind the team.”  “There is a lot of negativity surrounding the club and there has been for a long time.”

“But the most important thing is the team and helping that team get promoted.” “Promotion is by far and away the most important thing this season and we should all be focused on that goal.”

“When we have achieved that and this team is back in the right division we will focus our energy on making sure we have a team which can keep us there.”

We have Mike and Derek – who admit they have no experience running a football club, and that’s more then plain for everybody to see.

But sensible owners get people in who know the business. After all Manchester United, Aston Villa and Manchester City are owned by people who know very little about running football clubs, but they bring people in who can run it for them, and stay out of the way, and those 3 clubs are very successful, and that’s no coincidence.

But Mike refuses to do that – and that’s what makes him look dumb – and we use those words advisedly – but he continues to act dumb, and that hardly reflects well on his business acumen.

If he did that – and got rid of Derek LLambias, and kept in the background – but funded Newcastle – putting in £20M a year of his own money is good, and if it was run well – as a business – there would be other monies available too. After all Newcastle’s gate receipts must be up there in the top 5 clubs in the country.

Mike may even be able to turn around the disastrous situation he’s created at the Newcastle club.

But hey, we are becoming delusional now, and yes,  some would say we are continuing to be delusional. 😀

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • G

    Nov 4, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    A nice idea, but instead we get stuck with a clown for an owner that puts a shady casino debt collector in charge of the club. A man who’s specialist field is squeezing every last penny out of individuals for no return. Says it all really.

  • Purely Belter

    Nov 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    i hope derek reads this blog to get a sense of what we really think of him

    heres what i have to say to him “piss off!”

  • Partizan

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Whats the point of buying young players when we dont keep them when they reach their full potential.Its like going round in circles.
    All these young players: Ranger,Carroll,Krul etc will def be sold in the next 2 years for silly money.

    Who cares about winning anything,,as long as we survive and dont get relegated its still a major profit for those 2 clowns.They treat us like sheeps!!!

    No way they can get away with this if this was Italian club,,,for ex Roma or Lazio.
    No freekin way i’m tellin ya!!!

    They would have been crucified by the Ultras in the middle of Rome.

  • Partizan

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    They are using the team as a life shield,cos they know how to get you guys.

    First it was a potential buyer…dont do this and that cos it will affect the sale

    Now dont do this and that cos it will hurt the team.

    They are soooo predictable,and only a blind and stupid person could not see their game plan.

  • danny-boy

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #5

    funnily enough, that article is pretty much exactly what I said, looking WAYYYYYYYYYYY back when the Ashley regime started, Chris Mort came in with him and we all got along happily, team looked ok and the reesults werent special but weren’t bad, then we switch over to Lambias and it’s a steep slope down from there, my worry is that Ashley isn’t actually pulling the strings, I’ve no love for him but all the colossal f**k ups have been since he was joined by smiler there, coincidence? can’t see it…

  • premier

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #6

    showing some forward thinking now tho–Buy a shirt as an early christmas pressie and get a pressie yersell of a free match ticket. Think that may even be 2 free tickets if you buy the banana strip!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Yup if this was Italia Heads would roll…..time to stand up and be heard before more damage is done.


  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Premier are you a Gay?
    Just wondering.

  • Trent Toon

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #9

    Derek is a horrible chairman, no doubt about it…

    Maybe if he started talking more then we could start to relate but he seems off in the fairies. So his job is chairman, what the hell has he done in the time on the job… I can excuse ashley as he is only owner, but far out Derek is in no mans land……

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 4, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Trent Toon // Nov 4, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Derek is a horrible chairman.

    He is not a chairman he is an OWL HEED.

  • lesh

    Nov 4, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Freddy Shephard’s still available?

  • Rangerman

    Nov 4, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    Who’s Villa’s chairman?


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