Shepherd Message To Fans – Get Over It And Get On With It


Freddy Shepherd has given another interview tonight, and this time he suggests the Newcastle fans have to get on with things,  and start supporting the new manager Alan Pardew, who is expected to be announced tomorrow.

Alan Pardew – should be announced as Newcastle manager tomorrow

This is what Freddy Shepherd told ESPN:

“If results go the team’s way then Alan Pardew will be the best thing since sliced bread in six weeks.”

“The fans might not want him and would have wished for a big name manager, but my message is to get on over it, get on with it, and the fans have a duty to get behind their manager and their team.”

“Look, who thought Chris Hughton would have made a manager? Nobody, is my guess. They all thought he was a good coach but not a manager, and look what he’s achieved.”

“He didn’t have a new contract, he didn’t have a transfer budget, and didn’t have the ability to choose his own No. 2,” “Under those circumstances, of course it was right to sack him – because he wasn’t getting the backing.”

“However, I personally don’t think it was right to sack Chris Hughton. Not at all. He should have been given that new contract, he deserved it, he earned it, he should have had funds for new players and had the right to pick his No. 2.”

“If he had been given that at the start of the season, then I am sure he would have carried on.”

We expect Alan to be announced as the new Newcastle manager tomorrow morning, and he will in all likelihood take the training and meet with the players, and start preparing hard for the tough game against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon.

Alan is a hands-on manager and likes to oversee the training,  so we have to hope the players will give him their full backing.

As we said earlier today, it’s not Alan’s fault that the Newcastle club is in a bad way again – it’s owner Mike Ashley’s responsibility (fault) – once again.

Once Alan Pardew comes in it’s time for Newcastle fans  to  at least support the man,  and if  they cannot back owner Mike Ashley for the mistakes he keeps making, surely we can at least support the manager and the players.

Isn’t that what the fans did last summer with Chris Hughton?

And good news tonight,  in that Liverpool are unlikely to risk Steven Gerrard for the game on Saturday,  so hey, maybe things are going our way for a change.

All we need is a surprise win on Saturday, and things in the Newcastle garden could look a lot better come 7:30 pm on Saturday evening.

If we can win on Saturday, then I’ll be downing a few Newcastle Browns on Saturday evening – that’s for sure – and Newcastle fans could be feeling  just a little bit happier – if that’s the right word – after the trials and tribulations of this past week.

Howay The Lads!!



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78 comments so far

  • tjshawsey

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #1

    To Shepherd: NO!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #2

    First he said he would have sacked CH and agrees with MA, now hes saying he would have gave him a new contract as he earned it, get your head sorted out freddy…

    Fans message to Freddy:

    F*** off as this club has nothing to do with you anymore, stop giving your opinions because they’re not needed and no one is interested.

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  • StuW

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I have to say it, I am behind Pardew, like any loyal Toon fan should be. Freddy is right, if we take some points over the Xmas period, we will be singing his name.

    o be fair, another club, and another set of players for Pardew. There is no reason why he cannot succeed. May give him a chance to prove himself, and every other fan should as well. He did well with Reading, and for the most part did well at West Ham. Charlton were already as good as gone when he joined, and he was screwed around at Southampton.

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  • g300

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #4

    stuw if he wins the league ill still hate the cockney c..ts

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  • g300

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #5

    joe kinnear did well at wimbeldon would you want him back

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  • newcastle29

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #6

    shut it shrek!!! its nowt to do with you anymore!

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  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Shepard just says what he hears the first fans he talks to say.

    Step 1: ‘Ashley was right.’
    Step 2: Hears fans disagree.
    Step 3: ‘Ashley was wrong’.

    Anyway, as I mentioned on the last article, I feel we have to hurt Ashley without hurting the players.

    Someone on 606 mentioned clicking on his Google-sponsored ads, which would cost him about 2p-per-click. It doesn’t sound like much, but you can do about £20 in an evening without really trying and if you get 30,000 (how many fans could do it?) people doing it for one week then he’s lost £4,200,000.

    Get that right and it would cost him big.

    Anyway my proposals to protest are:
    – click ads (as mentioned)
    – boycott one game completely (season ticket holders and all) – you could choose a televised game, so people can still watch
    – boycott SportsDirect
    – banners & singing
    – graffiti pro-Hughton, anti-Ashley comments on all SportsDirect signs around the ground and in town.

    Any other ideas?

    We NEED to do something organised and decisive otherwise we will rot.

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Is it me or does this make no sense to others?

    “He didn’t have a new contract, he didn’t have a transfer budget, and didn’t have the ability to choose his own No. 2,” “Under those circumstances, of course it was right to sack him – because he wasn’t getting the backing.”

    If your boss doesn’t support you. You are at fault and get the sack? Ehhhhh?

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  • gorskino10

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Erm No we will support him ONCE he has done good choices (tactics/players/signings) etc.. untill then he has to prove himself which i think he can’t do he! in the Jan window we will be moaning at him not signing Arfa and other people he may sell and buy that we probs will not agree with! you wait and see the Championship is waiting 4 us.

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  • newcastle29

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #10

    stuW.

    i just don’t see how pardew can do any better than houghton! prem league experience my arse!! he goes down quicker than a prozza!

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  • SirAlan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Listen Shepherd this Fat Ashley is treating us supporters in the same was you did like SHIT, lets not forget how you where caught calling Newcastle women Dogs and how us supporters are idiots for Buying Newcastle shirts after you pay pennies to have them made..We dont have a DUTY to support TWATS like you Fat fred or that Fat Ashley who treat us like shit…now go eat a Few more pies “PS its winter so wrap up well fat fred”

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  • choppaah

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #12

    where did the parpoo story even start i still have a felling its going to be a pleasent suprise tomorro if not should we fuck get over it

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  • littleoldman

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Freddy youv’e got the mans money theres no need to suck his cock

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  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #14

    I won’t support Pardew at all. If he had just been given the job because Hoots had been sacked then fine.

    However, he schemed with Ashley whilst Hughton was still manager. That I do not like.

    I’m not gonna lie, as soon as things go wrong, I will be on him (unless it could affect the grand scheme of things)

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  • wynsleap

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes- let’s all be good boys now, roll over and die like a good soldier for our new manager “Alan” (first name terms now Ed already?) Unfortunately as someone who has supported this team for well over 50 years it’s this “let’s accept it and say nowt” stance which has got us exactly where we are today – and which will go on getting us nowhere.
    It really is time the fans voted with their feet. I agree hard to do for a while but an empty ground will concentrate the Controller’s mind like nothing else.
    Come on Toon fans show some bottle – it’ll be worth it in the end. And before anyone comes on with that old tripe of ‘going and supporting the lads not the board’exactly where has that got us in the past?
    The man just laughs at us. Surely we have more pride than that?

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #16

    pardew is in debt to ashley for 100k to 500k

    just seen this on another blog

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  • newcastle29

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #17

    what really needs to be done is, the supporters to show what they think before tomorrows press call at 2pm!

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  • g300

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #18

    wynsleap your spot on if we had more fans with this attitude we wouldnt be where we are today

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #19

    So it was of work for me for nowt or I’ll break your arms?

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #20

    NEWCASTLE29 what do you suggest a protest tomorrow i say we go down the groun in the morning and start a riot i can put the word about

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #21

    if i get nicked and a banning order slapped on me it would do me a favour

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  • ToonIreland

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #22

    howay the lads

    Someone on 606 mentioned clicking on his Google-sponsored ads, which would cost him about 2p-per-click. It doesn’t sound like much, but you can do about £20 in an evening without really trying and if you get 30,000 (how many fans could do it?) people doing it for one week then he’s lost £4,200,000.

    where are these links?

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #23

    GG sounds that way

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  • newcastle29

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #24

    just vent vocal anger towards the appointment of pardew!!!!

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  • kentonmags

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #25

    sounds good to me NEWCASTLE29 im going down there tomorrow i bet there will be people there

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  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #26

    That explains the long term contract. Anyway I’m of to bed for another sleepless night. f-ck.

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  • pearceet

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #27

    to be honest i agree slightly

    Its a shocking appointment and i hate ashley more than i can say, but we support Newcastle United so all this chat about boycotting is stupid. It will worsen the situation, talk of player revolt is stupid they are getting paid god knows how much and should grow up and get over it. And so should we, we all hate ashley i know that and so do i and pardew is a cr*p appointment but we need to move on and back the lads otherwise we WILL go down

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  • g300

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #28

    pearceet id rather go down knowing we tried to something than just bend over for them when carroll and tiote leave are u still going to just support the club with your head buried in the sand

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  • Flop

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #29

    Up the revolution. I’m still in two minds for how to protest for the match. Considering the walk out…but I’ll be chanting my heart out from the Leazes corner. The sacking of Hughton was such a great injustice to a man who did all he could for the club.

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  • pearceet

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #30

    carroll and tiote will leave if we go down. If we stay up then i dont think they will…….

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  • njc71

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #31

    What a joke article. Who the bloody hell is this fecking Ed Harrison. “He’s a hands on manager”, “It’s not Alan’s fault”. FFS.
    Pardew is a mate of these wankers. Enough said. He is a failed manager with a massive ego and will destroy this club. The players won’t play for him because they know, as we all know, that he only got this job because he frequents Lambias’ bloody casino. How the hell can you expect players to respect a manager like this.
    Mass walk out come January. Guaranteed. Ask West Ham & Charlton fans what this bloke is like. He’s here for a pay-day and nowt else.
    It’s articles like this that really Piss me off. People who will go to the match regardless. Ashley is surving because of people like you. People who refuse to support a proper protest.
    When will you learn that Ashley is killing this club and the only way the club will ever be successful is to get rid of this cancer at the heat of our club.

    Jees….

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  • newcastle29

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #32
  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #33

    i am with u lot on this 1 we should give pardew loads of shit

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  • g300

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #34

    they will leave because when any club put s in a bid the fat c,,nt will sell and when there gone we will still be here puting up with this s..t

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  • toonruz

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #35

    and tell him he wont be welcome

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  • toon1986

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #36

    bollocks!!! we are doomed!! news conference 2pm tomorrow to reveal pardew!!!!!

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  • wynsleap

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #37

    It breaks my heart to say it but going down for the second time may just be the thing to get Ashley out. He’ll know he won’t get out so easy second time round as Pardew ain’t no Hughton – that’s for sure!
    Hell, I’ll even settle for administration just to get this goon out of our city.

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  • njc71

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #38

    “It’s not Alan’s fault” “We have to hope the players give Alan their full backing”.

    I hope the players tell Pardew to “F*** Off”. He is a joke and got the job because he frequents Llambias’ casinos. How are player supposed to respect a manager like that. Jees.

    We are going down and it’s about time we stood up and protested against this moron. Accepting it and suggesting we just get on with it is a disgrace.

    The only answer is to boycott the club. There is zero future under Ashley.

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  • stuart no9

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #39

    peerceet
    if we had boycotted when we should have , and shown fat ash what we thought of him then, then maybe we wouldnt be going thro all this s,,t again we must start thinking long term , 1 or 2 games with an empty ground is not the end of the world,the team know why we are doing it,and that it has nothing to do with their performences , so why not? lets get him out now

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  • Rafael

    Dec 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #40

    whats the difference they are both fat and both greedy.
    I miss CH. apparently Carlos Quieroz has been linked with the job now too

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