Newcastle Need A New Managing Director – Here’s Why


It’s strange timing indeed, but Shearer’s Bar, which is close to St. James’ Park, is being renamed and signs were taken down yesterday, and the bar will be re-branded and called ‘Nine’ – presumably in honor of the many famous number 9s we’ve had at the club, and including not only Alan but the great Jackie Milburn.

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Mike Ashley – still needs to appoint new Managing Director

Newcastle’s Finance Director is John Irving, and this is what he said:

“Shearer’s Bar was immensely popular when it was first launched in 2004 but its popularity has dwindled over the years as this part of Newcastle has developed and new bars have opened around it.”

“In transforming the site and opening the bar up to a wider range of visitors, it was important that a new name remained in keeping with the club’s history and heritage, and Nine is certainly faithful to that.”

“We have liaised directly with Alan to keep him abreast of the plans, which he has been appreciative of, and we’re looking forward to launching Nine next month.”

John almost makes that sound like it’s all been done professionally, but most reports are saying it’s a slight against Alan Shearer – but it’s good that Shearer has been kept in the loop on what’s happening.

With Derek LLambias having left the club, presumably in protest of Joe Kinnear – the unprofessional one – being appointed as the new Director of Football – somebody will have to take up the slack on the financial (and commercial) side of things.

So maybe John (here’s his Linkedin page) will be the one given that responsibility, and he could even become the new Managing Director at the club.

It’s either appointing somebody from within, or bringing in someone from the outside, and usually Ashley has used his own men in the Chief Executive position – – like Chris Mort and Derek LLambias.

But surely Derek needs to be replaced, in case somebody thinks that Joe Kinnear is the top Executive at Newcastle – if that ever happens we are in trouble – deep trouble.

We still don’t understand what Ashley was thinking when he brought in Joe Kinnear – but suffice to say it hasn’t gone very well – in fact it’s been another complete and utter disaster for Newcastle.

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226 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #1

    If you have been in Shearesrs bar lately its obvious the reason why its less popular is because its getting a bit tatty,it really really needs decorating.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #2

    Slowly starting to buy the theory that JK’s purpose is to push out Pardew. Why else would we appoint him

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Norcal
    Because he lifted a trophy for Tottenham…….

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  • toonking

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #4

    repost
    instead of worrying so much about having a bad season and being a relegation battling team it could be better for relegation to happen a top half finish is just going to allow cashley more reasons for keeping joke appear.
    the relegation was probably the reason that cashley tried to sell the club before.

    I am very unhappy myself about the stuff that is going on but I don’t have a time machine so can’t change things and just have to accept it. IMO kevin keegan wasted what could have been the beginning of a new era when he threw away the chance of winning the league in 1995/96.

    football is in an awful state through out Europe and while fifa and the fa is ran by people who don’t have a clue about football we will just have to put up with it.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #5

    You’re right about Shearer’s being a bit jagged round the edges lol, plus if you only go on matchdays it’s not exactly a great experience.

    They are obviously after a wider audience than a talismanic record-breaking player’s name can afford them. Maybe changing it to ‘Nine’ will attract more mackems?

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  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Agree shame AP aint going to go and tbh i hope he stays.For no other reason than making MA squirm.Hopefully it will be what forces him to sell to someone who can actually run a sporting buisnes.

    As what ever the reasons we have ended up where we are and only one person is to blame ….

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Toonking
    Not sure I’d agree about the state of football
    Lots of prem teams seem to be flourishing at the moment except us

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Nine, is that how many times Ashley has stuck his fingers up at us now !

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  • 89Norcal

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #9

    tads the guy is bordering on a pathological liar. He also is a clown in the press when he doesn’t need to be. Not really content with him if I’m honest.

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  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #10

    I say they should re name it

    Chas & Dave

    Go for a full cockney experience,maybe have lots of pictures of people like JK behind the bar.

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  • AndyNUFC

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki love that mackem dig

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #12

    toon22 – yeah with a loop of Kinnear singing the ‘Rabbit’ song….. 🙂

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  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #13

    I vote we change match day music from local hero to this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5Sa2Yq-2g

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    …we could have the outgoing Lambeezee on vocals to ‘Aint no pleasin’ you’ followed by Mike Ashley’s rendition back to him in ‘Gertcha’.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #16

    It’s like a bad dream this, it really is, cant honestly say I’m bothered about the name of a bar just the petty reasoning behind it and the fact that he can and knows he can, hope everybody gives it a wide berth.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #17

    the renaming bar is a pretty good idea as we have had more than shearer as a hero tbh .

    and jk has replaced lamby as lamby quit to make way for jk ^^ and i did allways see lamby as the weak link to be fair and think jk can do a good job if he just shuts his f*&^&*$g mouth and leaves the bargain basement players we have been getting alone >.<

    rumour has it he ditched douglas for some 24yo english reading freebie but i cant say i remember the name or even remember him playing or know if he's any better than saylor/williamson !

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Gents

    Can’t confirm if it’s true but just been told Grahame Carr has Resigned as he cannot work under Joking Ear. Can any one confirm?

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Am I allowed to support India or not?

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  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #20
  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Jail – I give the place a wide berth anyway its a right hole really ha ha 🙂 Haven’t been in the other new bar yet mind. Anyway, if Shearer’s wasn’t getting the custom how come they only just said they had to open a new bar due to increasing demand? I dont get it. Its fingers up to Al isn’t it? That’s what it is.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #22

    There are much better places for a beer, why would you want to have to battle to and from the bar in the first place? Place was a shambles on match days.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Yes Indian, you are allowed to support anyone. Why are you asking?

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #24

    @18 proud

    proud please m8 unless this is looking 90-95% sure dont go posting that sorta thing m8 you’ll kill me off as i’ve taken pretty much all i can take atm.

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  • toonking

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #25

    TADS
    the problem I meaning is nothing to do with how other team are doing in the league.
    the problems with football are
    players are getting so selfish now.
    now their rarely seems to be a year without a team going into administration
    fans are now only a fraction of what the main income is.

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Indian, can and should.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #27

    ptbag – someone got a text earlier saying that rumour was flying about. Dunno if its scaremongering or not, anything could happen really, wouldn’t be shocked. Wouldn’t be shocked if Josef Goebbels was our new PR Exec.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #28

    Just Thought I Should ask

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  • JackButler

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #29

    We’re doomed, Doomed I tell ya 🙁

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #30

    So apart from pardew everyone is walking

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  • toon22

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #31
  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #32

    Anyone know if there’s odds on JFK turning the gas off as he leaves the place as the last one out?

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  • proudtobageordie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Skunki

    Just got in from work and got an email so just wanted to know if anyone else had heard

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  • JackButler

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Llambias resigning is one thing as to be honest we all know that he was completely useless in his role, but if Carr does step down it will be a step too far for us as the signings we have made over the last few years are the only reason we have had a glimmer of hope, without him the darkness will be complete

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #35

    our ex-players are saying jk was really good to work with and did great things for the team and….well…….thats pretty much the only thing left stopping me having a mental breakdown atm.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Indian – now wouldn’t that be ironic? Pardew and Shola last through the revolving door. 😀

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki
    it would be

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #38

    croftus,
    If Ashley shat on your face, would you applaud him because he knew you were hungry.

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #39

    @34 jb

    i agree which is why i will not even read the comments saying he’s leaving us now because it would be the last straw and i would not go to any games for atleast half a season based on good behavior.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Ptbag,
    Where you going to get your info from now Dastardly has gone.

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