Beardsley And Stone To Take Over On Interim Basis

It’s been announced that Peter Beardsley and his Assistant Steven Stone will take over the club’s training in preparation for the game at Liverpool on Saturday.

Peter Beardsley – manager on interim basis

This is the statement the club have just put out:

Newcastle United Football Club can confirm that Peter Beardsley will be in charge of team affairs with immediate effect, following Chris Hughton’s departure from the club today.

Peter has been Reserve Team Manager since the start of the season. He will be supported by Steve Stone, Assistant Reserve Team manager at the club.

It’s good that two local lads will pick up the pieces that Mike Ashley has left lying around again at the Newcastle club, and we have to hope the players will respond to them, although we really don’t expect them to be in interim charge for too long.

We’ve just watched Sky Sports News and of course Newcastle fans are stunned that Mike Ashley has sacked the London gentle man, Chris Hughton.

Hughton was a big favorite on Tyneside, because he seemed to have no ego, never made excuses, and brought some Geordie Pride back to Newcastle,  after the club was on its knees last summer.

Chris may be gone – but he’ll never be forgotten by Newcastle fans, for the fantastic job he did for Newcastle United over the last 16 months.

He will live on forever in Geordie folklore.

27 comments so far

  • bentoon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Your a joke Mike Ashley. An absolute effing joke.

  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #2

    Very good luck because working under the management of the fat lad is going to be difficult. All the best Peeeeta and hope we can move forward from this mess, just as it was looking up for us Cashley pulls out another trump card

  • archaeomag

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Boycott Sports Direct

    & not just for Christmas!

  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #4

    OH Dear, sacking our manager a week before the Liverpool game and expecting Beardo and Stone to work wonders. There is a pattern emerging here, Hughton was in the same position as Stone not so long ago, now Hughton has been sacked and Beardo n Stone step up. Why sack our manager with nobody to replace him with immediate effect. Ashley has no clue what so ever. CC here we come again.

  • Thump

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Thump // Dec 6, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Rumours are that Beardo is ready to step up with Steve Stone as his assistant. Find it hard to believe myself, but that’s what’s going through the rumour mill at the club and academy.

    Told you.

    As if this run in to Christmas wasn’t difficult enough.

  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #6

    The names i have heard do not fill me with much confidence i mean why an earth would we want to bring in bloody Pardew. Beardsley and Stone……….laughable to say the least.

  • fortune82

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Fear not, Gary Megson is on his way. 100% ITK

  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #8

    I wonder why Ashley’s braincell thought this would be a good idea.

    Lads, as the game is on TV, why doesn’t everyone ‘boycoutt’ the game.

    Those that want to protest outside can, those that want to watch the game can.

  • expatgeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Peter & Steve Stone are REAL Geordies and will give 100% for the club I can’t see them being made fulltime managers they don’t fit the statment from the club when CH was sacked. But then again with Fat B*st*rd who knows

  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Haha just been watching ssn people saying if the board saying they need a manager with more experience then the fans want a board with premier league experience to take us into the future. works both ways. Get rid of Ashley. Lot of respect for Chris

  • Thump

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    This isn’t a name I expected to see. Could it be that Big Al has put his ego aside?

    Nah, he’s just angling for a job.

  • geordie jock

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Beardsley and Stone in charge , what a surprise as they are the only ones left. As for the statement of wanting someone experienced Chris was gaining experience, ok some of his tactics were a little strange but overall he brought the stability we needed, the players trusted him as did the fans and he was a genuine bloke. Good luck for the future Chris. As for the fat cockney, please please please piss off and let us have our club back.

  • CT

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #13

    The players need to look at themselves, the passionless debacle, toothless, performance against WBA was the last straw for Ashley, that team of players are the real culprits.
    Hoots lovely man but too close as a manager to the players, need to be ruthless now and again.
    Tactically when up against it he couldn`t change the system or be brave and blood new kids now and again. We have injuries, but discipline on the field has been declining hence 3x 1st eleven players suspended at the same time.
    2 points out of the last 15 is relagation form and looking at the games coming something had to change and fast.
    Hoots was there when we needed him and I will always be grateful to him for that but he was too nice perhaps and the players have let him down and Ashley obviously is aware of the new austerity rules coming and wouldn`t back Hoots with big transfer bucks.
    This is no surprise at all, hope the new manager is not another yes man to Ashley but it seems Ash doesn`t like strong characters(SHEARER/KEEGAN etc) and the Pardews/Curbishleys etc will probably accept any terms and conditions to get the job.
    BIG F**K*N MESS!!!

  • alex84

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    please not shearer!!
    i dunno what this is guna do too the players but it cant be good!!!

  • clarkeey

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    if there isn’t a good manager lined up, then i honestly think we will go down.
    mike ashley does not have a clue what is good for this club, we need money to survive, and a manager who can control the players and keep them all happy, not one who may have been successful once or twice down the line, we need hughton, we might have been up and down, but id much rather have a season of beating arsenal away, murdering the mackems and villa, drawing with the title holders, even if we loose a few, doubt newcastle will be a “top 6” side in a few years, as i thought we would with hughton, we need some stability, not this!

  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Just been listening to Malcolm Macdonald and Real radio and he was saying Pardew is likely to get the job…… he any bloody better than Hughton?????????

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Why doesn’t Ashley just take a razor blade and cut his wrists? I mean there has to be a quicker way to commit suicide than Beardsley. The English lads will have problems understanding him. The foreign lads? They’ll be really effed. With or without translators.

  • Toon1978

    Dec 6, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Ashley is his statement said he needs a manager with more experience……hmmm well Ashley you f…ing moron who knows f… all about Football. Chris Hughton was a coach and then assistant manager at Tottenham from 1993 to 2007, and served as assistant to Brian Kerr in the Republic of Ireland set-up for two years. Hughton leaves Newcastle with 17 years experience of coaching and as a more experienced boss than the one appointed after Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie walked in the summer of 2009.(courtesy of

    So how an earth has Pardew if rumours are correct have more experience the Hughton??????? What a total numpty.

  • G

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #20

    As much as I loved Peter the player, he really is something of a ‘Forest Gump’ in the brain department. A bit like a lava lamp, entertaining to watch, but not very bright. I do hope Steve Stone has a bit of grey matter about him to keep Peter right. I can’t believe how stupid this club is being ran. Sacking a man exceeding his remit, because of a couple of dodgy results caused by 6 of his first 11 being either injured or suspended. I do hope MA doesn’t have a helicopter crash.

  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Chris Hughton or Alan Pardew??? There is only 1 winner and thats CH. If Pardew is named as the new manager i give up

  • MacToon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #23


  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #24

    Just seen the news!!! I am feeling sick!! I am totally shocked, disgusted, fuming, distraught, worried and suicidal. I feel as if I am wasting my time loving and supporting this once great club as everytime I build the enthusiasm and think positive about the future this sort crap happens! Fking Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike Ashley I fking Hate You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Chris Hughton was the next best thing since Sir Bobby and what does the board do?…exactly the same again, chuck the excellent manager of the moment when he’s doing great!

    After all he hard work to have stability and now it’s all out the window AGAIN!!!!!!!

    Ashley you fking mug you haven’t got a clue you twat!! I fking hate you and after this blow I don’t know how I can watch my beloved toon again.

  • magpie999

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #25

    I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again it doesn’t matter who we have as manager as long as Ashley owns the club.

    I gave up my season ticket after 16 years of renewing because I knew exactly where the club was going under this fat cockney anker.

    Lets be honest though Houghton is not a good manager. The squad he had picked itself last season and I’m pretty sure I could have got us back up.

    The results this season have been terrible (sunderland game aside) Arsenal should have beat us, Chelsea where there for the taking. We’ve lost at home against Stoke, Blackburn, Blackpool, not to mention draws against Fulham and Wigan. We’re running out of fixtures that should be home bankers.

    We need a top manager and Martin O’Neill is the only one I can think of available….BUT

    It doesn’t matter one bit because until Ashley sells up this club will go nowhere but back down to the championship.

  • BeeGuy

    Dec 6, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #26

    I can’t help but think something went horribly wrong between CH & the team leading up to WBA. The lack of spirit and speed made me wonder if the team had lost faith in CH or CH selected a team of his choice-ones who knew they could not compete & would not compete since they will have to continue with CH gone.

    I’ve been concerned about the injury list & how many of those have come in practice. Did CH demand too much during the week? Or were the injuries just cover for not suiting players account dissent?

    And not finding an assistant, may actually speak volumes about what CH may be like to work for or under. “Did he speak softly, but carry a big stick?”

    In time, all will be revealed.

    But, we are in the midst of a EPL season, and MA cannot afford NUFC to go down (well he could, but likely does not want to.). There are new NUFC people in scouting etc., so maybe CH had become the round peg in the square hole.

    Final thought. Could the contract negotiations with S Taylor have played a part in this final curtain?

  • baro

    Dec 6, 2010 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #27

    Lets see what these 2 are going to do?


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