The Newcastle United Blog

News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

The Newcastle United Blog header image 2
Howay The Lads!!



Heads Should Roll In The Summer – But Don’t Bank On It

10:12 am, Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 82 Comments

There is no leadership at Newcastle with people like Lee Charnley so out of their depth it’s embarrassing to see just how incompetent the man is in his job.

We have been promised a complete review of the season by Mike Ashley – whose nine years at the club have seen Newcastle continue to fall from grace – but we wonder when his review will be completed and those responsible for Newcastle’s latest demise will be held accountable?

If 2009 – the last time we were relegated –  is any guide Ashley may complete that review before the season starts in the Championship in early August.

People running Newcastle can never be accused of having initiative or being decisive.

lee charnley and mike ashley

The “leaders” at Newcastle

Heads need to roll soon, but something tells us that will not happen and maybe even Lee Charnley will be retained.

If that happens we may need to check which teams are in the English third division.

Mike Ashley is said to be loyal to those who work for him, but he may be making the cardinal management mistake of putting loyalty above ability and talent of his people.

Certainly his record at Newcastle suggests that – it’s been simply pathetic and sad was the day he bought Newcastle United.

Premier SeasonPositionNumber of Points
2007-20081243
2008-20091834 - relegated
2010-20111246
2011-2012565
2012-20131641
2013-20141049
2014-20151539
2015-20161837

# Championship
* After 37 games

Our only hope is Rafa Benitez, but the signs are that the 56 year-old doesn’t want to stay at Newcastle – he may have seen the light – the club is rotten and in a complete mess from top to bottom.

Mike Ashley is responsible for that, plus the incompetent people he keeps appointing to lead the club like Lee Charnley and Joe Kinnear and others we wont even mention – like Dennis Wise.

Head coaches like John Carver and Steve McClaren are lower level Championship managers at best – so how did they ever end up managing Newcastle?

And once again the Newcastle fans have been completely screwed – they are the ones who have to deal with the pain, suffering and disappointment and yes – the shame of relegation for a great club.

It will be another long summer (we’ll not say hot since it’s Newcastle)  after the club is again the laughing stock of England.

Things will be at a very low ebb for Geordie fans this summer – the lowest for a long time.

That’s after we will miss out on  a payment next May of between £100M and £180M because of sheer incompetence by those running Newcastle.

Newcastle would have probably got around £140M if we had finished in mid-table in the PL next season – about double what we will get this month.

Clubs like Burnley, Middlesbrough, Leicester, Watford, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth – all second division  clubs and worse a few short years ago are now richer than we are and in the Premier League.

It’s simply shameful and almost criminal the way the Newcastle club has been destroyed.



Tags: Coaching · Financial Fair Play · Financials · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League




82 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Charnley wants to be put in stocks and driven to every town in Tyneside, Northumberland and Durham accompanied by a truck full of rotten fruit.

  • 2 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    2 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 9:54 AM

    from previous topic —— what you on about ed ” raffas parting words” stop being so dramatic.
    stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Ed — i apologise for this but you nare starting to talk complete ball cocks., for one , the season is not finished we still have 1 game to play WE ARE NOT DOWN YET.
    Two, harp on about raffa leaving , he has said nothing about leaving since hes been here and where is he going to go ? and why? going to a bigger club for CL success ?? hes done that , won that , got the t shirt , where is the ambition in that ? there is none . His ambition is here at newcastle . IF IF IF we go down he will get more pleasure in turning us into a force again than going to a club where if he dosnt win the CL hes fired.
    The fans wont be as lovable at any other club than newcastle and that will make work a lot more pleasurable than anywhere in europe,
    So stop fretting ED you sound like a scared schoolboy,
    First of all , lets see how sunderland get on on wednesday . One step at a time eh. thankyou.

  • 3 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 10:23 AM

    I can only see raffa leaving foer the spanish job .
    i can understand that , untill he does , he is manger of NUFC

  • 4 magscar // May 9, 2016 at 10:24 AM

    magscar // May 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

    Alright so things don’t look good but it isn’t over and there is one scenario that could just play out and make us smile – no whoop and cry for joy!

    If Mackems don’t beat Everton they go to Watford needing to win (or draw if they managed a point at home). We need to win but if all that pans out what a blow to them and unbridled joy for us.

    Man City experienced the lows and highs of becomng last minute PL champions with a last minute win a few seasons ago when Man U thought it was in bag for them. Would City fans now change the way that panned out notwithstanding the hell they went through or now savour it time and again on recorded media.

    A long shot which will clarify on Wednesday night but something to cling to in this dark week.
    They now think it is all but over but what if they blow it and we snatch it -worth all the pain – you bet .

  • 5 Jib // May 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Magscar
    That would be a great name for a sports gameshow – they think it’s all ov………oh just a mo’

  • 6 toon22 // May 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    The fact is it really dont matter if we stay up its only going to be the same next year,as has every year but one under MA.
    If you take the average of the table above its 43 ish points,thats exactly what is required of the club from its owner.
    It will be this whole scenario every year while the owner remains.

  • 7 Sav // May 9, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    In your photo above, Charmless seems to be proudly showing off the thumb he’s had stuck up his person all the while Macca was in charge. Rafa has done a great job of showing us just what we’ve been missing and what a bad appointment Macca was, but sadly he hasn’t had time to put it right in time without a miracle this week.

  • 8 martoon // May 9, 2016 at 10:42 AM

    I’ve got this horrible feeling we’ll beat Spurs but the makems will scrape 2 draws and we’ll go down on goal difference!

  • 9 nufc 11 // May 9, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Patrick Veria was availble last summer and it looked like nufc were after him but in the infinite wisdom they went for the man just sacked in the championship. A meat cleaver and chopping board comes to mind for the man that made that call. If rafa does go maybe Ryan Giggs might be looking for a job or Gary Monk?

  • 10 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // May 9, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    The most important business this summer is to get rid of Carr.
    Then we can only hope for a better man to give Ashley and Charnley their football knowledge. Carr is way past it!

    We can cross our fingers Ashley gives up fairly quick but I don’t think he will. I think we’ll be “down there” several seasons before he finally does… unfortunately.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Stuart,
    I think what has got the majority on a downer is the abject couldn’t care less display we seen, like I said if we’d won we’d all be in a defiant backs against the wall type mood and hoping they slip up, if we’d won the pressure would have been huge on them come Wednesday as two points wouldn’t have been enough. We blew it in a display of shite let down again by the same usual suspects.

  • 12 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Gutted about the probable outcome. And we cant realistically expect anything good to happen in summer. Raffa staying is improbable, and the chances of Mash getting a manager who will make us bounce straight back is extremely unlikely. I expect us to be down there for a few seasons, and it will become harder and harder to come back. We may even stagnate into a mid-table championship side for the next decade.

  • 13 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Fabrio,
    You’re seriously suggesting that the dithering bufoon Churnley is kept in place.

  • 14 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    @NUFC 11 – think they dodged a bullet in Vieira! Getting pulled apart in MLS for his tactics, constantly plays players out of position etc
    He trys to play a high pressing game with a midfield of late 30 somethings

  • 15 ToonMatt // May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Nufc 11, I was happy with us being linked with Veira at the start of the season, He’s a young manager and would have been a lot different to the managers we have had in the past, I read Charnley had talks with him but it went t*ts up due to the failed transfer policy that’s in place at the club, Instead we got another cheap yes man in McClaren and we all know what happened there? Charnley should never have been hired in the first place and Ashley has to fire him surely?

  • 16 davis_toons // May 9, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    “Clubs like Burnley, Middlesbrough, Leicester, Watford, Crystal Palace, and Bournemouth – all second division clubs a few short years ago are now richer than we are and in the Premier League.”

    It is all this that is hard to swallow.
    Mike Ashley need to make sure Rafa Benitez.

  • 17 Fabricio - out of position - Coloccini // May 9, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Jail for Ashley

    Absolutely not but I’m fed up with Carr as many still defend him. Almost every advice he has given Charnley/Ashley has been awful.

    The biggest problem is Ashley of course. He does what he wants and his foundation is a complete lack of moral compass. That’s why we have Charnley. That’s why we had to endure poor managers and horrible DOFs.

    But yeah… I actually think a better consultant would not hire McLaren. Who would?

  • 18 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    No way this football board doesn’t get chopped. Ashley may not give a damn about the fans but they’ve just cost him possibly 100’s of millions. Last season they were inept and it got restructured, this season its been worse.
    If he’s sensible he’ll see that Rafa is the route to instant bounce back. He’ll cost, but the prize on offer surely now requires investment? West Ham paid big sam 4M a year with a 2m promotion bonus to get them back up and championship teams have often paid 10m+ for players now

  • 19 Rotonda heights // May 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    Let’s be honest Ash has only made one good appointment and decision in 9 years and he is probably about to exit stage left.

    Ash is the guy who employed serial goons like JFK, not once but twice, Denis Wise, Llambias etc and panicked and trusted the over promoted teaboy and pensioner with 80m, not to mention ditchung virgin for

  • 20 Rotonda heights // May 9, 2016 at 11:11 AM

    ….ditching a respected brand virgin for a scummy loan shark.

  • 21 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    Uneasy slating Carr has we have no remit to what players he has suggested and been ignored and no idea what advice he gave about the players signed nor the brief he works to.
    I suspect his job is to scout players that will increase in value more so than to sign players that will be a good addition to the team

  • 22 Rotonda heights // May 9, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    toon22

    i think you’re way off there. if by some miracle we had stayed up I think with the tv millions , rafa’s contact list and the people we’d flog, rafa would have had a free hand to bring about major change.

    It’s tragic and could only happen to us, finally a real manager and we were already down. The stench of ash will rumble on but what’s new for NUFC fans.

  • 23 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Which managers are going to be available, and out of those, who would be able get us back to the prem? (Assuming that Mash actually does the unlikely and goes all out for promotion)

  • 24 Rotonda heights // May 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    jay

    it makes a mockery of the people carr allegedly vets for the PL based on character, fitness, attributes and adaptability though.

    Ok some many not have been his first choices, but we would have been better off buying no one than some of the sh—e Carr has landed us with on long term deals

    Marv – awful attitude
    Haidara – perma crock
    Gouffran – mediocre journeyman
    Riviere – can’t score
    cabella – show pony, no end product
    Thauvin – ditto
    Obi (ok AP’s choice)
    SDJ – perma crock
    Ferryra – never played
    Doumbia – never played
    Wijni – heart of a pea away from home
    Mitro – zero pace, misses so many chances

    The list goes on.

  • 25 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Rotonda,
    Totally tragic, forced in to hiring a top manager but just too late. Even if McCardew had of scraped a point against Stoke and Bournemouth what made them think he would have gone on to keep them up judging by the amount of times they threw the towel in. Every team has off days but we just gave up in about ten different games, he was clueless

  • 26 banjax // May 9, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    At any normal club, there would already be plans in place for relegation, but we are not a normal club. The failed management system that we all voiced opposition to was only partially changed when Rafa was brought in. If Mike Ashley has any sense, he will break the bank to try and keep Rafa and offer him full control of every aspect of player recruitment and that includes the scouting operation and running the Academy to bring in future top players. Ashley has to take this opportunity to gut the club of its deadwood – players and management and rebuild when there is time in the Summer break to do it and for once put all he stupid crap that has gone before into the dustbin of history.

  • 27 Jib // May 9, 2016 at 11:29 AM

    Fabricio – out of position – Coloccini

    I’m pretty sure you were Toonbrother – last Summer you said SM would win us the CL in 2 seasons you are nearly as 2 faced as Jail for Ashley !

  • 28 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    It is a disgrace what we have become since last January. Carver and Mclaren are easily the two most clueless head coaches we have had, certainly in my living memory. Even JFK in our last relegation season was more tactically savvy, and i still think, had he not took ill, we would have survived. Just.

    Even the boring, mid table mediocre-ball was preferable to the last year and a half, and obviously, mid table means you at least stay up!

  • 29 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    1 thing i’m certain of, and that is certain players won’t leave because of the money they are on. In some cases this may work to our advantage!
    Riviere for example is a striker that is good enough to get 15 goals in the championship. You get more time and more oppurtunities as a striker in that level. Similarly, we’ve not seen much of Saivet but trust me he is definately good enough for the championship.Ligue 1 is a more similar level to the championship.
    No doubt we’ll see many leave, but alot of our 6/10 EPL players become 8/10 championship players. If we add some experience and leaership into there we have a base to work from.
    reckon whoever is manager will still have these to work with!
    Darlow
    Elliot
    Mbabu
    Good
    Mbemba (i hope, hes young so may stay to develop)
    Lascelles
    Dummett
    Haidara
    Anita (can’t see anyone matching his salary)
    Saivet (can’t see anyone matching his salary)
    Shelvey – already said he stay
    Colback – (geordie,can’t see anyone matching his salary)
    Thauvin (definately can’t see anyone matching his salary)
    Aarons
    Armstrong
    Toney
    Riviere (can’t see anyone matching his salary)
    Gouffran (can’t see anyone matching his salary).

    Added to that, I think Townsend and Perez would be convinced to stay if Rafa stayed but thats unlikely
    Theyre will be money to spend as sales and freeing of the wage bill of cabella and im guessing Cisse, Tiote, Coloccini, Taylor, Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Krul, Janmaat, De Jong and possibly perez and townsend will mean even in the championship the manager will have money to work with.

    Worth remember that the parachute payment is actually worth more than the tv money we got last season so the club won’t be at financial ruin

  • 30 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    a rumour I heard was that if we go down Mark Warburton may be the man who comes in from Rangers…
    If theres no chance of rafa I could get behind that appointment

  • 31 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    Saviet is a strange one. He hasnt had much game time, and has looked “ok” during his odd appearance.

  • 32 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 11:39 AM

    Jay

    Do you think he would have what it takes to get us back up? Its a different ball game to getting Rangers promoted from the Scottish Champ.

  • 33 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    just to throw a positive spin on things. Last time we went down we stripped the side of the mercenaries. Had a geordie lad upfront (best striker we’ve had in 10 years when we had him) had an english core, won a lot of games, had more tv coverage than we did in the PL!

    For lads that go to games! Theres some proper away days in the championship! None of this prawn sandwich chinese tourist crap you get at Arsenal/man city etc
    Might get laughed at for this but I’m excited about going to proper football games away to the likes of forest, Leeds, etc
    Seen people slate that we’ll be away to burton albion etc but its new places, new passionate opposition fans, been to the pirelli stadium, its small but i loved it, good craic and a throwback to going to games when i was a kid, terraces, atmosphere etc
    if relegation means we see the back of wonga, and the return of 11 players on the field that feel privilidged to play for newcastle then bring it on

  • 34 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM

    @you couldnt make it up – did an immense job with Brentford too! Nearly got them up and they’ve been dire since he left! Heard alot of good stuff about him from everyone thats been into contact with him, knows the league, is quite renound for beng a principled guy who won’t be pushed about too!

  • 35 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    Jay,
    The trouble is though that there has been no plans for relegation or so we are told. He has to sack the board. He has shown he hasn’t got a clue how to run a football club. He didn’t have a clue what to do last time we went down and tried to sell everyone he could. CH was given the job by default which worked, nothing as his stint as caretaker suggested it would. Giving Cathro the job would be seen as another act of cluelessness. That won’t work again. He pretended to put the club up for sale which bought him time, that won’t work again. His lending the club money was seen as a charitable act by some gullible fans. That won’t work again. He has to make some wholesale changes or the atmosphere will be toxic next year.

  • 36 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    I don’t think there is a more cheering, calming or inspiring photo that can great you as you navigate to the blog than that on up there if the two bloated weebles that have devoured our clubs pride faster than a tray of balti ****ing pies

  • 37 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    My phone is an illiterate moron in electronic format

  • 38 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    I think the atmosphere will be toxic enough when the players wave cheerily to the fans and we welcome the championship to the sight of Rafa disappearing down the tunnel with his cabin bag in hand after we’ve been striped across the buttocks by Spurs.

  • 39 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Photo caption –

    “I did wot you said Mr Ashley I really did!”

    “..but…McLaren? Dear oh dear oh dear…”

  • 40 ROSHAN MAGPIE // May 9, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    what’s the point of being one of the richest club in Epl and in world when so called smaller clubs spend more than our club it was only these last 2 transfer windows we spent like big club out of all these years under ashley

  • 41 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Pair of portly goons. Mike is the large round object being orbited by Lee, the smaller moon like object.

  • 42 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Jay

    Well that rules him out, since Mash does not like managers who don’t like being pushed around…..unless like I say he has a change of phillosophy

  • 43 Mister Tuff // May 9, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Tsunki @37 is your phone made by Jib Electonics Corporation by any chance.

  • 44 ROSHAN MAGPIE // May 9, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    now I hope ashley will understand that his minions are shit and should get rid of them and start building the club by putting the guys who are well qualified to do the job to get promoted

  • 45 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:13 PM

    Can’t wait to cheer Everton on this Wednesday as they tut and whistle through the motions against a fired up cloud of BO in their red striped prison jim-jams terrific.

  • 46 Tsunki // May 9, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Mr T yes Jib Electronics Corp (Double Lucky Search Engine Ltd) is a subsidiary of Research knee deep in Motions. I haven’t dared tried the search features I am afraid it will congest my phone with useless and inaccurate factoids.

  • 47 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    mornin/afternoon all
    i think we might see ashleys true colours at the end of the season,if he wants this club to be successful and profitable,he needs keep rafa and give him carte blanche to do what he wants and you to go thru the board like a dose of salts,not necessarily throwing money around but letting someone who knows football inside out sort this out from the ground up.
    rafa may want to leave and theres nothing can be done about that,but i get a little impression and hope he would like build,create something,a legacy,whether ashley is willing to back this to make this club worth selling for a lot of money in the future is a different question,otherwise theres every chance when ashley sells up at some stage, this club would of cost him a lot money and be worth not much more then he paid for it if not less by languishing in the lower leagues every few years becoming the yo-yo club people love to hate and laughing at….put your money where ya mouth is ashley and sort this shit out IF you genuinely mean what was said this time last season….we all doubt this will happen as he cant be trusted to do the right thing for this club or fans….just does the right thing for his wallet.

  • 48 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Tsunki,
    I wonder if Collocini will show his face next Sunday. I don’t think we’ll ever see him again. I wonder if Rafa will wave goodbye, that might set the crowd off. If they’ve got any sense they should be announcing that they’re trying their best to keep him for next season but we won’t hear anything at all from them.

  • 49 Mister Tuff // May 9, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Jib Jibberish – calling me thick -hahaha good laugh there.
    Your recent offerings -a report that two Dutchmen speak Dutch – wow – what language did you think they learnt in Holland from babes to adulthood – Chinese. Duh.

    Next one – if Rafa trusted Ashley.
    Where have you been the last decade – can anybody trust Mr Tubbs.
    Ask the sweatshop workers in the Far East, ask the zero hours employees, ask the USC workers, ask the Rangers supporters, and the people officiating at employment tribunals.
    Yes – he’s a man that we can all trust. Divvy.

  • 50 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:23 PM

    jail
    regarding colo,i said a day or two ago i hope its the last we see of colo,but had a horrible thought he could drafted in as coach or even manager if rafa leaves…..terrifying ano, but you would’nt put it past this club….would you?

  • 51 Jib // May 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Jail for Ashley
    Jay,
    The trouble is though that there has been no plans for relegation or so we are told.

    The Fans Forum was held on Monday 22 February 2016
    At that time (11 weeks and 12 matches ago) the club said they hadn’t considered relegation it is true.
    Nine days after the forum Rafa Benitez was announced as manager . I think it can be taken that the club do now have plans for relegation !

    You are so dim it’s breathtaking !
    😀

  • 52 Mister Tuff // May 9, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    See there are a few reports of Benny flying from Paris Orly to Barcelona – to check out the facilities.
    How can these people from probably the biggest club in the world be on the verge of signing Benny – surely they must take into account what that top manager -King Percy said about him.

  • 53 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Sundays pre match play list

    Stay – Shakespere sister
    Stay another day – east 17
    Please don’t go – KC and the sunshine band (and a few covers)
    Lets stick together – Bryan Ferry

    Thats just for starters, please add more. Do you think raffa will spot the theme?

  • 54 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // May 9, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    @Springy

    I was worried that may happen when we still had Mclaren is that if we went down Colo would have became caretaker manager !

    If we are confirmed relegated on Wednesday then the club needs to have what is happening with Rafa nailed down by Sunday and a statement needs to be made

    I seriously doubt this will happen mind you

  • 55 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    And if it all fails, we shouldnend the afternoon with “don’t turn around” by Asward.

  • 56 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:32 PM

    lcbp
    i said the same thing yesterday about having a statement ready,…but like you,i believe it wont happen… they’ll still have there heeds planted firmly in the ground…..or there own arses!

  • 57 Mister Tuff // May 9, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    I just cannot see the club making any announcements before the season ends about Benitez. They would probably be correct in not doing so. However -first thing on Monday morning they could announce their position.
    Might see a Mr Tubbs -trust me type statement -on Sky – before the match though.

  • 58 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    ycmiu
    how about the spanish version of hero by enrique inglesias!lol

  • 59 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:35 PM

    Springy

    That, my freind, is a truely brilliant call!!

  • 60 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    ycmiu
    and if it comes out that rafa is leaving before the match how about highway to hell by ACDC

  • 61 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    On fact, i think the supporters who go, should LEARN SPANINSH and sing it THROUGHOUT THE GAME!

  • 62 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:37 PM

    cheers mate….out that keeps him here really!lol

  • 63 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Springy,

    I think that even if it does come out, our playlist should still be used to try and change his mind.

  • 64 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    Jib,
    You are dimmer than a 1W light bulb if you think these people have got a well thought out plan in the event of relegation, they can’t even organise pre season friendlies. How has he got a structured plan when he has to sack the goons who ran the club in to the ground, who’s going to advise him now. Peter “yes Mike” Beardsley or will we see Llambias back to bring in another lower league yes man, clueless Jib as are you if you think otherwise.

  • 65 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    cant imagine 30,000 pissed up geordies trying to sing hero by enrique…..in spanish!!!lol

  • 66 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM

    50000

  • 67 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    It would be more entertaining that the football

  • 68 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:41 PM

    hahaha….probably

  • 69 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    I think we need to get #songstokeepraffa trendung on twitter

  • 70 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Trending

  • 71 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    WeirdlyI think it’ll be the club that breaks from Rafa, not the other way around. Rafa is a man who wants to build something. He was very unpopular even before he arrived at chelsea, inter and madrid. I think the size of the fanbase and the fact we love andsupport him will probably stand for something!
    The club on the other hand are stupid enough to chance their hand with a cheaper option

  • 72 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 12:47 PM

    Dire Straits – money for nothing might suit our current crop of players more!

  • 73 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 12:49 PM

    Jay

    Aye, true, but we need to tryband keep everyonw involved positive if there is even the remotest chance of him staying.

  • 74 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Jail—saturdays performance was no different to the last 4 or 5 . then only difference on saturday was we failed to get the goal we normally get to win the game. Colbeck being the guilty party blasted what should have been the winner over the bar . We know chances are few and far between, raffa knows that due to our lack of creativity in the box and a lack of a top goal moocher., we had to take our chance when it came – we didnt . that was our 3 points gone, but the setup was the same , slow start, play a waiting game and change things after the break , hes done that in every one of the last 6 games , it worked coz we took our chance and scored the goal , on saturday we didnt . Things would have looked a lot brighter if we had taken the only chance apart from mitro, which seemed to bounce high and a bit awkward so give him the benifit of the doubt with that one, we had , but i think the performance was typical of the last 5. we can still put this right on sunday obviously only if the macks slip up.

  • 75 martoon // May 9, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Hello YCMIU back on the blog I see! Suggested songs for Sunday:
    Down Down – Status Quo
    Say Hello, Wave Goodbye- Soft Cell

  • 76 SPRINGY // May 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

    ycmiu
    what about loser by beck for ashley?

  • 77 jayphoto // May 9, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    Thought mitros was the better chance as he had time to think, he just made the wrong decision, really with the keeper rushing out he should have gone around him.
    I like mitro, i think he’ll be a good player but for me at the moment he’s no better than someone like chris martin, obviously Mitro will develop but at the moment all he offers is hold up play (which is good to be fair)
    I really do think Armstrong would have offered something different, even just off the bench. If vardy has shown us anything it is that pace is transferable throughout the leagues

  • 78 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // May 9, 2016 at 1:01 PM

    Martoon

    Yeah i post the odd comment, although not as much as in the past. Hows life?

    Very relevant songs, but we are trying to make raffa stay, so we probably need more positive suggestions.
    I thought of “Stay with me” – by Rod stewart, but he kicks her out later in the song, so maybe not 😀

  • 79 Bobbybee // May 9, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Why do people get so wound up before they even know what’s going to happen? Can’t recall Ashley saying he won’t sack the board after this debacle. I think he will myself, but i don’t know that. Haven’t heard Rafa say he’s leaving either, but it seems people already have us stuck with the clowns, without Rafa and in division one next season – all before we’re even relegated! 😉 In one breath Ashley is a money grabbing scrooge, in the next he’s so nice he’s prepared to laugh off 80m quid squandered and relegation, which will cost a fortune, and forgive those responsible. To Ashley, NUFC is a business. It is now a failed business, thanks to an inept board. I expect them all to be sacked or shifted to other far less important positions in his SD Falkland Islands branch – but i don’t know that.

  • 80 toon kk // May 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    Let’s be fair, we’ve been in the bottom three most of the season, and there for very good reason. I always said that we’d go down but wishful thinkers thought otherwise, or they don’t see a poor side when they see one.
    Relegation is terrible for our club but if we can’t compete in the premier league we’ll just have to accept championship football.
    At least all those tacky SD adverts won’t be beamed around the world.

  • 81 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 1:15 PM

    2 players we have not replaced over the years is , aan shearer and peter beardsley . Peter beardsley spescially coz it seems that long since he played for us but we havnt replaced that kind of box player every team should have. Ok HBA came close but we blew it with him but he hs been the only player regardless if you like him or not that has come close to having a PB type player that can create, Alan shearer goes without saying, we just havnt bought a striker to replace him . Apart from the normal row over CBs , the big problem has been scoring goals . We need a peter beardsley and we need a alan shearer, where we get them from and howmuch they cost is another matter , but until we fill those 2 positions expect another struggle next season

  • 82 stuart no9 // May 9, 2016 at 1:22 PM

    jay —– i think with mitros chance , he still had it all to do , colbecks eas a simple , keep it low and its in , abit similar to his effort against liverpool




previous post: Shearer – The Saddest Thing Is This About Rafa

next post: Three Already Gone – These Other Players Can Generate Significant Funds