Former Manager – Everybody Should Be Pulling Together


Newcastle are the 19th richest club in the world based on revenues compiled by Deloitte in their Money League,  and we are the 18th most valuable football club in the world based on Forbes valuation of football clubs around the world that was published a few days ago.

Yet on May 24th – exactly the same day (Sunday) and the same date we were relegated back in 2009 – we could be taking the drop again.

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Kenny Dalglish – former Newcastle manager

It seems unbelievable when you consider we had 35 points after 27 games played, when we got our last win against Aston Villa on 28th February – and needed only 5 point sin the last 11 games to be safe.

But that game also turned out to be last points we picked up,  and have lost the last eight games for the first time in our Premier League history.

Former manager Kenny Dalglish in his Mirror column, says everybody should be pulling together at the club to ensure Newcastle United stay in the Premier League:

“Now is the time for everybody at Newcastle to put aside any differences they have and focus 100% on staying in the Premier League.” “They simply cannot afford to fall out of the Premier League.””

“For the fans – never mind if you don’t like Mike Ashley. For the players – it doesn’t matter if you are looking at the guy next to them and don’t like him.

“And the same with the manager, John Carver.” “If you don’t like him, or think he was out-of-order with what he said last week about Mike Williamson looking like he deliberately got himself sent off against Leicester.”

“Whatever your issue, everything has to get thrown aside. Forget the grievances, getting that win is of paramount importance.” “Surely everybody at Newcastle, from the supporters to the owner, wants to stay in the Premier League?”

“t would be disappointing for the Premier League for Newcastle not to be in there. But there is a serious threat that it could happen.” Only they can help themselves and get out of it. Nobody else will help them.”

“Exactly what happens in the summer will be dependent on what division they are in. If they stay up, whoever is manager next season, whether it is somebody new or John Carver gets the job, they will not want to come in and just see the club making money.”

“Next season is a huge one for everybody. You stay up and you get £100M”

It doesn’t look like everybody is pulling together at Newcastle and putting differences aside – as unbelievable as that seems.

The feelings against Mike Ashley are so great there are some fans who say they would rather be in the second division without Mike Ashley than in the Premier League with Mike Ashley as owner.

The only problem with that is if we are relegated the chances that Mike Ashley will sell up and lose around £150M on his investment in Newcastle are very low – very low indeed.

Money is everything to Mike Ashley – remember that.

But we do understand the AshleyOut crew are not calling for any organized demonstrations at tomorrow’s game, although seven fans out of ten believe the protests should continue.

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We’ve never seen the club so divided as we seem to be right now with just three games to play, and that’s one reason the chances of our going down are now greater than the chances of our staying up.

If we do go down it will be a crushing blow to the football club – there’s nothing good about being in England’s second division.

Playing poorer teams at poorer grounds for hardly any money and with little TV coverage – certainly none regularly around the world – that’s for sure.

But that’s where we are right now.

We hope we can win tomorrow.

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Comments welcome.


66 comments so far

  • Belfast

    May 8, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #1
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  • jane

    May 8, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #2

    so do i

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  • optimistic prime

    May 8, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Peace in our time

    Remember what happened last time 😉

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #4

    So former managers and ex players now tell us to get behind the team just to stay up!

    Why should we? Why should we as fans help MA reap in more money from TV deals just to keep himself and Lee happy whilst fans get dragged in the mud?

    MA deserves this season to himself and getting relegated would mean that the fans have always been right, for many years we have asked for a very good manager, invest into the squad but no and upgrade youth and training centres to improve our squad, but instead they keep the money.

    If it wasn’t for company house we wouldn’t of known about the 34+ million in the bank that Newcastle had, what else is hidden?

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  • optimistic prime

    May 8, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #5
  • Belfast

    May 8, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Hi Jesper you there?
    Jesper here, or I mean Belfast here, could you ask Ed to post the truce photo at the top of the blog during truce hours?

    Thanks

    Oh and don’t mess this job up.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #7

    optimistic prime

    And 85% say yes.

    Simply minded people will never learn.

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  • Belfast

    May 8, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Yep op. I read the first sentence then gave up.

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  • G

    May 8, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Crikey, anybody read nufc.com tonight? Bloody good summary. Takes a lot to get those 2 lads on the soapboxes. We really are in the klarts!

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    G

    got any links?

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 8, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Whilst I do not like Dogleash – what he says about what you can lose going down must be pretty accurate. £100,000,000.
    How Tubbs can gamble away this amount by his actions/appointments is truly outstanding.

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  • G

    May 8, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #12

    Nufc.com lol

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  • Belfast

    May 8, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Type nufc.com into your browser it’s on the homepage

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #14

    cheers lol

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Mister Tuff

    And to think MA brought these players in to make a profit of them, there valuation would drop by a large margin once relegated.

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  • Graeme

    May 8, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #16

    You stay up, you get £100 million?
    What a load of bollocks. We stay up, Mr Ashley gets £100 million, the team sees bugger all and the best players are sold. This is his modus operundi ffs.

    HWTF

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  • headtheball

    May 8, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t blame it on the sunshine
    Don’t blame it on the moonlight
    Don’t blame it on the good times
    Blame it on Blockhead

    HWTF

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  • chasing_rabbits

    May 8, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #18

    Moyes would be a definite improvement on Carver. Then again so would Mr. Blobby. What happened to Remi Garde?!
    Still hoping for a result tomorrow. Don’t think I could take the abuse at work from an office full of Villa fans if we go down! If we can scrape by, this might have given Ashley the wake up call he needed that he can’t keep taking these gambles. But the team needs some serious money put in the summer, and I just cant see Ashley putting in more than last summer, and it wont be anywhere near enough, especially if players go as expected.

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  • jane

    May 8, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #19

    Graeme last summer there was a £20m net spend on the team and I expect there will be probably double this investment this summer if we stay up. stick to facts 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 8, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #20

    Belfast…do it yourself!

    …and make me some blueberry pancakes while you’re at it!

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  • Our Toon

    May 8, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #21

    David Moyes? Seriously, we aren’t going to win anything under the reign of MA but at least attempt to entertain….bloody Moyes? Jesus wept, he’s teams are the most dull and boring bunch I’ve ever seen.

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  • beermonkey

    May 8, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #22

    chasing rabbits

    why did he not learn when we were relegated why did he not learn when we finished 16th and why did he not learn from the fact that last season for big chunks of it we have been in relegation form
    why will he have learnt this season

    you cant teach an old dog new tricks

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #23

    And also you can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd lads. I’ve learned that the hard way. 😯

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  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Our Toon

    Totally agree

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  • Our Toon

    May 8, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Jane

    That 20m net spend came after going an entire season loaning 2 players and buying no one, add to that Cabaye leaving for £20m.

    If you look at this season you say 20m net spend in the summer, since then we’ve released HBA, sold MYM and Pretty much sold Santon, as well as pardew. What’s the net spend now?

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  • jane

    May 8, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #26

    I wouldn’t be surprised if MA isn’t bothered about taking money out of NUFC if SD’s revenue from advertising through NUFC is large. all the more reason for MA for NUFC to at least stay in the premier league.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Jane are you defending Ashley? Ashley hates facts. Facts like we’ve lost 8 in a row. Facts like he didn’t hire a manager or bring any players in during the January window. Those are facts. Harrumph.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #28

    Jane are you a girl? Because some of us are thinking you might be Jeff.

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  • Our Toon

    May 8, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #29

    6 strikes and your out Jane!! That’s what MA would say!!

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  • jane

    May 8, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #30

    he’s gambled and as rabbits says let hope this has been a wake up call and there is serious investment in the summer.

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  • Our Toon

    May 8, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Geordie two

    It could be Jeff’s alter ego….or is that blackley or is it Welsh!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #32

    That settles it then. Jane is Jeff.

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  • jane

    May 8, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #33

    I wish Jeff would come back!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 8, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Jane

    Stick to facts

    You couldn’t make it up

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #35

    No, I don’t think it’s welshie Our Toon mate. He’s not clever enough to think of an alternate blog identity. Also he’s chatting up a very attractive sheep that lives nearby tonight.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #36

    There it is. Proof @33. Jane is Jeff.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 8, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #37

    G2

    Have you asked Big Dave for Blackley’s original glass eye back? They don’t make them like they used to.

    What’s it like being a blog hobbit, skipping between this rapid fire, underground, anti-ashley, self-help group and the peace and tranquility of Toonsy’s moribund retirement home?

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  • Our Toon

    May 8, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Rabbits don’t speak do they!!

    Er 2009 we got relegated or the europa league season when we almost got relegated….ahh that’s right, he learnt nothing

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 8, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #39

    Welshie: new to these parts are you?
    Attractive sheep: Baaaaaa!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 8, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Our toon

    Alter ego

    Jeezus I hope not, the one he has is big enough never mind two.

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