Derek Llambias Could Return To Newcastle

If Steve McClaren cannot turn the situation around at Newcastle say in the next five games – which are easier fixtures than we’ve had so far then Mike Ashley will have little choice but to bring in another head coach.

The very last thing Ashley wants is to have Newcastle relegated this season and miss out on all that TV money in the Premier League.

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Lee Charnley – Newcastle Managing Director

But if Steve McClaren does get fired then the owner has every right to ask what’s going on at the club and there could be awkward questions for the man running the club – Lee Charnley.

Since Lee was appointed – essentially to replace Joe Kinnear Newcastle have lurched form one crisis to another.

This is what has happened since Lee was appointed Managing Director at Newcastle and a lot of it on the playing side of things to be sure:

  • Newcastle lost seven of their last eight games in season 2013-2014.
  • We got just four points from the first seven games last season.
  • Alan Pardew was allowed to leave halfway through the season even though Lee at the time said he had no plans to replace him and that it was a complete shock – so why let him go and leave Newcastle with a problem?  Answer – we got around £4M for him.
  • Lee Charnley appointed John Carver into the head coach position and it was the easy decision for him to make, but it turned out to be a disastrous appointment that almost had us relegated – the job was way over John’s head.
  • Even when it became obvious John was out of his depth, there was no attempt made to bring in somebody new until it was too late – and Steve McClaren refused to come in with three games to play after we had lost the previous eight games.
  • We finished last season with one point in 10 successive league games before winning our final game against West Ham.
  • Lee Charnley appointed Steve McClaren in early June and he was the number one choice ever since Pardew left.
    But Newcastle started this season with one of the worst spells ever,  gaining just 3 points in the first eight league games – all draws – and we have already being knocked out of the League Cup by a Championship club.

On May 24th, Mike Ashley admitted to being shocked at where Newcastle were before the last game of the season.

Believe us that’s simple code for “what the hell’s going on” –  and he cannot have been happy with the way the team under Carver  had folded in the previous ten games which yielded just one point.

So if Steve McClaren does have to be replaced then there will be big questions about whether Lee Charnley is up to the job after two disastrous appointments in six months for the head coach position.

Mike Ashley as well as bringing in a new coach may also want to bring in a new Managing Director.

If he makes that decision then who is available to come in – Derek Llambias – after his adventures trying to run Rangers FC.

11 comments so far

  • Reyantoon

    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Watched Geordie shore the other day (not a big fan of it) but realized that their English accent is terrible to understand.Is that the way all Geordie people speak?

    Proper writers…….in
    Proper speakers…….in
    Knowledgeable football speakers…
    People who know inside out of nufc……in
    Mister Tuff……in
    Derek Lambias……in
    People who make me chuckle……….in
    Clueless people……out
    Improper writers………out
    Improper communicators……out
    moaners for the sake of moaning …..out
    Useless football speakers……..out
    Boycott speakers…….out

  • Jib

    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #2

    Mainly mackems on that show so I’m told.

    You said
    “everything he’s touched since he retired has failed business wise has failed…… the yachts school……. the restaurant/pub………. the taxi business…… what else would you call him but a failed businessman ”

    This is clearly not true

    Mr Tuff
    Sorry I forgot you own this blog
    I’ll try to remember in future

  • JackButler

    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #3

    You couldn’t make this up could you, we go from one lumbering casino owner in Llambias to a glorified secretary in Charnley back to Llambias.

    For gods sake, hold your hands up, admit defeat, sell up and simply go away

  • 89Norcal

    Oct 7, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #4

    I think Ashley is just showing us what a masochist he is at this point.

  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 7, 2015 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Jib Jibberish – poor response. I certainly do not own the blog i just contribute like everyone else – apart from yourself. Instead of justifying/debating the points raised you attack -but that is a sure fire sign you cannot support your argument (google search).
    The sweet smell of success is permeating my nostrils already. Aaaaahhh the sweet smell of success.
    Now begone you fool.

  • hibbit

    Oct 7, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    red flag to a bull springs to mind………………Llambias back that will go down well……….. there will be more then john tudor calling for a boycott if he shows his face in toon

  • JackButler

    Oct 7, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    A boycott is out of the question as people prefer to bitch and moan about the club and will never disrupt their Saturday afternoon game time even when it means being treated like fools for so damn long

  • John Tudor

    Oct 7, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    there is more to life than the disappointment’s served up by this shower of sh1t

  • ToonMatt

    Oct 7, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #9

    I’d take relegation if it meant Ashley would sell up and go, enough is enough the club is rotten from top to bottom and it will always be like this until that parasite goes away!

  • chuck

    Oct 7, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #10

    Yep ! it’s easy to place blame on people like Carver and Penfold, elected through vacancies.

    Ashley took the money for Pardew and thought hell we should survive these last few games with Carver, save a bit of money, then we can do a search for the right Manager, someone cheap and a yes man.

    Well it all worked out to Ashley’s plan, except the fact the guy he chose, was fired for a losing streak in the second tier yet,, which just continued into the new season of the EPL.

    Some twenty odd losing games and he’s still here FFS.

    Possibly because Ashley will lay it on Penfold (who tries to act like a GM, but is way outta his depth)
    Plus the league must be running outta cheap yes men to replace Mr. Mac.

    Yes Ashley, your eight years of screwing this club are enough, go, as it’s obvious you don’t know how to run a football club, I mean how does it feel to be surrounded and detested by just about every one of those in the stadium, that or put the club in the hands of a management committee, who know what they are doing.

  • Sav

    Oct 7, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #11

    All that Prem TV money, free advertising and cache with his mates and you seriously expect Mashley to sell up and leave?


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