Who Do You Want Running Newcastle – Ashley Or Shepherd?

We’re trying to gauge the feelings of the Newcastle fans for whether they want Mike Ashley or Freddy Shepherd running Newcastle United.

It’s a simple vote between the two of them – you can vote on our home page

Mike Ashley or Freddy Shepherd – your choice

37 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Shhhhhh. It’s a secret ballot.

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Ashley…. times have changed- he has stuck with his long term plan-cleared the debt and stopped the silly wages-i believe hes now running the club for the best of the club-probably always was-we were just too used to the big spend and wouldnt listen-that said, he made mistakes-but even KK said the massive spendin days were over-hence he didnt fancy the challenge-Hughton did- and is doing a fine job-haway the lads!

  • leedodd

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #3

    We want Neither of them really !!!!!! But Between The Fat Controller and Freddy The Shepherd Were better of with the Fat Controller !!!!!!!!!!!! Here we go Again !!!!

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Geordie German-wot time is it mate? lol

  • Toonmania

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #5

    i think it’s fairly obvious who to vote for, although the sentimaental one’s will go for freddy sheppard i don’t think he was ever a good man running the club and certainly doesn’t have the money to do so now.
    Ashley although we have a love hate relationship with him, he has provided us with money although could do with some more, the club is no longer hemorrhaging money like in sheppard’s time and we can actually start to look into the future from now on, personally i would take Ashley every day of the week over the sly sheppard.
    without ashley it’s doubtful if we would even have a club left if sheppard had not sold out

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #6

    leedodd-its only Ed being bored with this poll!-enjoy the banter-it wasnt really gona happen with shepherds pie….

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #7

    jim, ?

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #8

    toonmania-wot time is it?

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #9

    aye im here mate

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #10

    wheres batty?

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #11

    didn’t understand your last post to me.

  • CT

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Ashley,no doubt! At least he has a financial plan and is moving towards the ultimate Platini new financial rules, whilst appearing to adopt the Arse model! Shep too interested in trophy signings and financial mercenaries!!

  • The Shola Show

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    what we need is some arab

  • transfer tony

    Nov 2, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #14

    That is HARSH callum

  • The Shola Show

    Nov 2, 2010 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #15


  • G

    Nov 2, 2010 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #16

    Can I vote Shepherd… to run the mackems that is?

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 2, 2010 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #17

    I think he wants you to say it’s 5 past sunderland !!!

  • jim

    Nov 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #18

    YES ROTONDA ! that was it-lol jeeeeeeez….

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #19


  • davis_toons

    Nov 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #20

    I want ETO’O at Newcastle. We needed this kind of Striker badly.

  • davis_toons

    Nov 2, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #21

    Newcastle Striker:

    9 Andy Carroll 19 Xisco 20 Leon Best 23 Shola Ameobi 30 Nile Ranger 32 Ryan Donaldson

  • batty

    Nov 2, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #22

    jim b0llocks man

  • Newutd

    Nov 2, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #23

    Ashley, ofcourse.

    And Ed. We’ve scouted this Israeli striker lately. Itay Shechter. Looks a decent prospect.


  • ganiyu

    Nov 2, 2010 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Speedy nufc-owen martins nzogbia,milner,bellamy dyer etc.power nufc-tiote carroll,enrique,wilo ,colo,sholajonas.etc

  • Brutooon

    Nov 2, 2010 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Neither, lets find a dubai owner 🙂

  • Newutd

    Nov 2, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #26

    Fuc* no. Hate those moneythrowing bastards.

  • shearermania

    Nov 3, 2010 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #27

    its like choosing between: the plague and colera

  • davis_toons

    Nov 3, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Its a bless that Mike Ashley can do what he is doing now…

  • Toon_Ksk

    Nov 3, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    Comment #29

    With exception to the re-naming of the stadium, I think Mike Ashley and Llambias have done a relatively good job. The club is now stable and we can look to build on this new found stability season by season.

  • Bao Zheng

    Nov 3, 2010 at 6:32 AM

    Comment #30

    How about the sports editor of the Daily Mail, he seems to want the job more than anyone. Btw did you know that’s where the term hate mail came from, not letters through the post.

  • jesus was a geordie

    Nov 3, 2010 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #31

    Over 100 votes for FFS….Surprised me like!

  • petey

    Nov 3, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #32

    Shepherd is a media whore who pays big player for shit performances.

    Why would we want to be taken over by someone who has more or less the same budget?

    If we are to be bought i want it to be by a super billionaire, not some average business man with a few quid in his pocket

  • AndyMac

    Nov 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #33

    Ed: Clearly this poll/thread wasnt worth the time you took to create it ?
    No football fan would ever want to go back to the dark days of Shepherd/Hall greed.

    1. If the dividends they (Shepherd/Hall) bestowed upon themselves had been ploughed back into the club instead og going into their offshore accounts, the stadium rebuild mortgage could have been paid off thus saving thousands of pounds each year in interest payments.

    2. In the close season after our first experience of Champions League football we were poised to make the next step up by bringing in more quality players to reinforce SBR’s talented squad. However the Board had other ideas and chose to offer to buy 16m shares from Hall at a cost of £4.5m. So instead of bringing in more quality players we got Lee Bowyer on a free transfer and Fat Freddy’s gang got another fat cheque !

    3. The amount of money taken out of the club by the Shepherds was, in 2007, just over £5m. Which does not include salaries but does include nearly £1m during a time when the club did not spend any money on players. Whereas the chairman of any company is duty bound to protect shareholder interests by enhancing the business not robbing it of cash.

    These are just a few “highlights” of the Shepherd Hall administration. Whatever else you may think about them they were not good for this club nor its supporters. Please do not forget !

  • Davies

    Nov 3, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #34

    This is a non-poll.

    Also, I’d prefer it if people didn’t say “we” don’t want Ashley. I do. He’s been doing a damn good job for the last 16 months and it looks like it’s going to continue that way.

  • bops91

    Nov 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #35

    Where were we when freddy shepherd was in charge? We were an established premier league side and when we had wor bobby in charge a top four side. Now fat ash comes in and we went down into the championship.

    Shepherd wasn’t great but he had more ambition and put up the cash to get the club into the top four and try and keep them there. Remeber it was the managers signings not freddys unlike fat ash and his cockney crew.

  • chuck

    Nov 3, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #36

    Like asking, whether you would prefer being shot or hanged !
    Can we say niether ?
    I got the feeling perhaps Ashley is beginning to GET IT.
    If he brings in a decent RB and a R/wing, during the next window, we are just about guaranteed to stay up.

  • AndyMac

    Nov 3, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #37

    “Shepherd wasn’t great but he had more ambition and put up the cash to get the club into the top four”

    You can tell people until you’re sick of telling them that Shepherd’s ONLY cash injections into the club were simply to buy more shares so he could get more money out of the sale of the club and still they believe that Fatso bankroilled this club.

    Amazing what Newcastle Brown Ale does to the brain over a sustained period of time 🙁


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