Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle sports journalist is reporting in the Sunday People today that Derek LLambias, the former Newcastle United Managing Director, was attacked last week in a Glasgow bar, by what is thought to be a Rangers supporter.
The proposed identity of the attacker would be a good assumption.
Derek Llambias – attacked in Glasgow bar for second time
This is what a source told People Sport about the altercation:
“Llambias was minding his own business when he was approached by this man. At first there was a lot of shouting but then there was a bit of pushing and shoving.”
And another source close to Derek LLambias told the People the following:
“It is the second time this has happened to Derek in a hotel bar in Glasgow.” “Neither Derek nor Mike Ashley can understand why there is hostility to the new set-up at Rangers.”
“They want to rebuild Rangers into a strong and exciting team capable of challenging Celtic again and being a force in Europe again but it must be on the back of a strong financial position similar to the one they implemented at Newcastle United.”
Notice the source doesn’t mention European competition or anything about Newcastle United becoming a strong team again in Europe – only that we are in a strong financial position.
That’s true, but what good is it if the money coming in is not being spent to improve the squad?
It is surprising that Derek and Mike Ashley don’t understand why there is so much animosity against them in Glasgow – perhaps they should start to understand why that’s the case – and see the current situation from a Rangers fan viewpoint.
Rangers fans have seen clearly what Mike Ashley has done to Newcastle United, where far too often money is king and the squad suffers because of it.
And we have finished in the top ten in the Premier League only twice in the seven and a half years he has owned the club, and we were relegated in 2009 – his second season in charge of the club.
We brought no new players into Newcastle last month, yet we are still short in several positions including center-back and striker – but for the second year running we have to limp through to the end of the season.
So if the two of them did such a good job at Newcastle how come the Geordie fans are not happy?
Let’s hope we can get 8 more points on the board as soon as possible, so we can stay in the Premier League – no thanks to those who are running the club.
Most Newcastle fans just want Ashley to sell up and move out, so we can get some pride and ambition back into the club – and an owner who is willing to spend some money on the squad and return Newcastle to what we used to be when Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson were the Newcastle managers.
And not use St. James’ Park as a world-wide advertising billboard for Sports Direct – the hallowed stadium is no longer called Sports Direct Arena, but all you see on the TV screen around the world are Sports Direct adverts all over the stadium.
It may as well be called Sports Direct Arena.
Derek last week banned the Daily Record for their reporting of the current Rangers situation – so that trend has also continued north of the border.
Several papers were banned for reporting on Newcastle, and only recently the Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun have been given their privileges back.
The Daily Telegraph is one paper still banned because they reported last year that Ashley would sell Newcastle and buy Rangers.
Good news for Newcastle fans – bad news for Rangers fans.
In fact terrible news for Rangers fans if it’s true, which Newcastle MD Lee Charnley vehemently denied – well at least for the next 18 months.
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