Mick Quinn On The Clowns That Run The Club

It seems that the statement issued by Lee Charnley would have been his timely resignation from Newcastle United – after a disastrous two years in charge when the club has become a compete and utter mess under his complete lack of leadership.

He has had no management experience whatsoever – that’s plain to see and he couldn’t even sack Steve McClaren without it becoming a huge issue and more  bad headlines for Newcastle United.

Sadly it wasn’t his resignation – it was more nonsense from the Managing Director who doesn’t seem to have a clue what’s going on inside or outside the club.

You have to admit that Mick Quinn  on his Twitter account is pretty accurate that some of those running the club are like clowns.

It’s just they are not funny – well not to Newcastle fans anyway.

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Mick Quinn – the clowns that run the club

37 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2016 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    I see BandB beat me to it. Agreed.


    When do you propose we show our disgust then if not at the last game of the season?

    Once the new championship season has started?

    That’s a very long wait. And too late in my opinion because the anger and passion the fans are currently feeling will almost certainly abate and they’ll be allowed to continue unchecked.

    Rafa already knows whether he’s staying or not.
    A few thousand supporters begging for him to stay isn’t going to change his mind is it?

    He already knows we want him to stay, he’s heard it every fcuking week since he’s been here. It’s slightly embarrassing that we’ve got to the point of pleading with a (finally) decent manager to stay.

    No, the regime and of course I mean that fat tub of human waste, need to know what they’ve done through their incompetence and should get both fcuking barrels, before, during and after the match.

    Fat slug out!

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    A resignation won’t come. Charnley won’t walk, Ashley won’t push him.

    I think Rafa won’t make a statement until after the Spurs game. He will want the atmosphere to be as good as it could reasonably be expected to be. He must know if he says he’s leaving then the atmosphere will just be toxic for the last game.

  • lesh

    May 12, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Charnley’s statement and in particular the so-called review, indicates that he thinks he’s above criticism and has no responsibility for relegation.

    If he had any decency, he’d resign – the clown has mo shame whatsoever.

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #4

    Clowns ?
    We’ve got a big top full of them

    Wonga – a disgraceful loan shark company that has to borrow to service it’s own debts ( not at the rate charged to its own customers either )

    Puma – a Black Cat that couldn’t design a decent strip if it tried

    Carr and his Siamese twin Mondial pretending to be Talent scouts

    Moncur – Bobby please do the decent thing and tend to your allotment

    Charnley aka Penfold – a cartoon character on cheap tat merchandise

    Ashley – words fail me

    It’s not just about the club , it’s so much more

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2016 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    If I didn’t have nights starting Saturday I’d be up there like a fcuking shot to show my disgust.

    Even if it was on my fcuking own I’d still do it and do it till I had no voice left.

    Sounds dramatic I know lol but that’s how angry I am with the fat pr!ck and his spineless appointments.

    Get out of our club before you do further damage to an already near dead sporting institution. Sell to someone who cares and can at least breath a bit of life into it.

    Fat cnut.

    Need to get off now because I’m going to say something I’d most likely get done for.

    Laters all.

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    I would advocate 90 minutes of support for Rafa during the game – regardless of whether his mind is made up or not he took a risk coming to us and gave us hope and deserves a good send off for that. Likewise Townsend if he is to leave too. But then I would suggest that after the game there should be protests. Sit in protests or outside the stadium. The fans deserve that right to protest and vent their fury at whats happened this season.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    May 12, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Benitez will stay, or he won’t. I doubt 90 minutes of the fans singing his name will make any real difference to that. He is far more calculated than just purely letting his emotions make the decision, it will be based on whether he feels the opportunity is there to develop the club as he wants with finances being made available and the people he wants in place being brought in.

    Sunday is the perfect time to make our feelings known to the board.

    Gutted we are down, although the writing was on the wall given just 2 points from 9 against the other 3 of the bottom 4. If you can’t beat Villa home or away, you don’t deserve much more than this.

    As Hibbit said earlier, it will have a huge impact on me being able to watch the games regularly. Hopefully we will get plenty of Friday nights or Saturday lunch kick offs as they are sometimes shown.

  • stuart no9

    May 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #8

    OK , lets slate the board, lets give ashley and his crew a good F’@@KING telling, let them know we mean business this time and that we are not going to put up with this shit any longer – bearing in mind we havnt done it for the last 9 years but all of a sudden 50,000 are going to scream abuse at the owners . well , i hope your right . personally i dont think it will happen

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Sir braveheart

    I said last night that rafa is clever enough to be able to distinguish between fans chanting for the slug and his fcukwits to go and our love for the club and what it means to us.

    He isn’t going to think they don’t care is he now. He’ll probably know that’s why we’re doing it.

    Definitely off

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Instead of spending all day on Twitter, why don’t these people get in touch with NUST, AshleyOut. T4C etc and do something about it!

  • BandB

    May 12, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #11

    My own experience in my last few years at the ground as that a not insignificant portion of the crowd is now made up of people who have adopted this region as their home.
    They have adopted the club for social reasons, to meet up with the boys from the office and their frat pals.
    They’ll switch to the away end for the day when Burton Albion visit.
    The very last thing they want is silly protesters spoiling their agreeable day out with the lads.

  • Average_Contents

    May 12, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #12


    I understand what your getting at and no it’s not happened in over 9 years but It’s the perfect opportunity to do so. Galvanise everyone into action.

    In between seasons will be too late imo because the club will spin it until it suits their agenda. At which point most fans will of bought it.


    Fat cnut out

    Last one I promise 😉

  • banjax

    May 12, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #13

    There’s been lots written over the years about incompetent management at NUFC but out of the ashes of relegation there is now big opportunities for the club and its long suffering supporters to get rid of the bad management of the club and change the way the club is run and how it communicates with its supporters. Ashley is financially tied to the club for the foreseeable future and now has to put more money into the club. He needs to offer Rafa Carte Blanche in putting the football right at the club. Charnley has to go along with the vast majority of the squad that got us relegated in the first place. New management must be hired for their footballing credentials and the club must be more open / less secretive with the supporters and communicate regularly and honestly with its customers. God knows Ashley (as our Kev says) has been a miserable failure in running his football business. He has relied on bad advice from incompetent Management whose choices have in turn buggered up our great club.

  • stuart no9

    May 12, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #14

    AVERAGE, As Braveheart said , there is plenty time after the game for protests , A sit in , scream and shout untill the heart is content , smash the place up if they want , i dont give a F”k, but the time in the ground must be used positavly – on Raffa, who knows , he may be in 2 minds – no one knows ,,but it may just make that litte bit of difference , then after the game protesr as much as they like , no ?/

  • nufc 11

    May 12, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    I dnt think Ma will give him the boot he is one of the lowest paid MD in the PL and with cost cutting now about to take place he looks safe to me. In any other profession hed have got the door for mismanagement. Having siad all that id keep him on if it meant retaining Rafa.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 12, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Since everyone can read Rafa mind can you’s please remind me again why Rafa wouldn’t stay on at Newcastle?

    Championship is a tough league and full of hungry players waiting to get a chance to go all out in the premier league so player purchase won’t be short.

    Newcastle is a massive club in every way and is full of potential from youth set up, training ground and stadium.

    Becoming a legend at Newcastle only is better than winning the premier league or any other competition.

    Passion for Newcastle from the fans is the best in the premier league if you take out the plastic fans from other clubs.

    Pundits, players and managers know about Newcastle and how massive we are and how far we can go under the right guidance.

    Newcastle are the SLEEPING GIANTS.

    So why wouldn’t Rafa stay?

  • addistoon

    May 12, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #17

    it is at least good know the world has not ended..
    this can be an opportunity in disguise to re make the team
    you know for the 2nd time in six years now? you don’t get that many chances.

  • jimiley

    May 12, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #18

    The smuggest man in the north-east? Fat “you do not know what you are doing” Sam. Our replacement managers and players are worse!!!!!! Lots of our reject players are doing well and are better than our current wasters. Maybe the fans do not know what they want. They have been knocked senseless by years of failure. FA Cup 1955 and the league1927. Big club????? Reality check time. We are now a yoyo club making up the numbers. Relegation was well deserved this year after three years of swirling round the plug hole. We will be down the drain for several years before we come back up. A circus is running the club and you are a clown if you go watch

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 12, 2016 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #19

    The time will come when Newcastle will be a force to reckon with.

    And if Rafa stays I believe the Championship is the perfect place to rebuild the whole team.

    This is the new beginning mark my words!

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #20

    Pray do tell, why do you need to drop down a division to sack the board and the failed managers of the youth teams.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #21

    The 400K in saved wages of a qualified MD has proved very cost effective. Bit like putting petrol in your diesel car to save five pence a litre.

  • thejokethatisnufc

    May 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22

    my name says it all !

  • BandB

    May 12, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Very good Jail.

  • stuart no9

    May 12, 2016 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #24

    Not funny Jail ,…. as it happens i done the very thing last week , for the very first time i put petrol in my diesel van, luckily i only put £10 in before i realised , trouble was , i had to fill it up ( another £40) with diesel to dilute it . went to pay and only had £30 in my pocket. 8AM monday morning , wounded.

  • Ron Knee

    May 12, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #25

    In Keith Bishop we trust! Or perhaps not.

  • BandB

    May 12, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Charnley’s name on last night’s statement was the first calculated two fingers to those calling for his head.
    The message was clear.
    He’s going no-where.

  • NoahJ

    May 12, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Whatever the decision is with Benitez, it needs to be announced immediately after the game on Sunday. We need to move on.

    If he doesn’t want to stay (no hard feelings), then fine but tell us soon. In many ways, Benitez is not what we need now- we need someone who knows the championship and knows how to get promoted- Rodgers, Pearson, hughton or Monk. Not my ideal long-term, but we need to be pragmatic about needs and wants

  • BandB

    May 12, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #28

    It was the first rock solid signal through official club sources of how they intend to play this.

  • Our Toon

    May 12, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Those hopeful Rafa will stay need to have there heads checked…..he’s off. We deserve to go down because of how we are run

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 12, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #30

    Last time we took a “step back”, the “to go forward bit” lasted less than 2 seasons. As soon as Fats got back into the prem, he started penny pinching again. This time, it wont even last that long. We will fester in the lower leagues for a while now imo. Last time we had a few players who took responsibility and payed it back. Who is going to be that honourable this time?

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    May 12, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Wonder if the likes of Gini and Sissoko will start on Sunday, or will they be given a reprieve knowing the jeers that will be coming their way?

    Would be ironic if Sissoko is finally left out as soon as it’s too late.

    Steve Bruce will come in. He’s not dissimilar to Rafa in his approach, very good at drilling a defence and is a Championship specialist, always at the sharp end. What he won’t have that has been most important factor in my opinion is the work ethic, focus and drive of Rafa, it’ll be back to 2 or 3 days off a week, which is the main reason why I think standards slipped so bad over the years. Management making out they’re doing the best by the team, when in reality they just want plentiful days off themselves.

  • Slank

    May 12, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #32


    ‘Why do you think the fans have been so quiet over the last five or six years?’

    I really don’t know. It’s not as if our away support have been silent mutes. It’s just the huge contrast between the magnificent vocal away support and the home support that is puzzling. It’s as if there are two distinct sets of supporters. Clearly not every supporter who attends only home games can be so silent. Someone said on the TV that going to a match nowadays is more of a social event and less of a ritual / rights of passage of yesterday. Perhaps it’s the all seater stadiums with roofs. I have no idea.

    ‘Secondly, why is going in to the Championship maybe just what we needed.’

    We have been living a lie these last few years. As has been mentioned we have been bouncing along the bottom of the league. It’s been all fur coat and no knickers. We have been trying to live like the big boys but it is clear that money doesn’t necessarily buy success as demonstrated by Leicester. We need a strong dose of reality and refocus on team strengths that don’t necessarily (as some are good) centre around foreign players whose appetite and attitude are suspect.

    Hope that these are honest answers.

  • weg

    May 12, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #33

    There’s no doubt in my mind that the whole stadium should be be chanting “Sack the board” at the weekend. Rafa’s decision to stay or go will not be decided on the fans actions. He probably will speak to whoever is in charge on Monday and thrash out terms – then agree them or not!

  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #34


    I think the way they will play it will be the same as usual. Blame past events for unrecoverable situations, while trying to hide the fact that Churners and co were responsible for it. This time, the blame will be put squarely at McClusterfu€ks feet. Even though churnley hired him, and they all took too long to fire him.

  • ToonRich

    May 12, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #35

    Guys, I have an old colleague who works at the SD headquarters…MA’s desk supposedly withing spitting distance. Anyone got a formal message I could maybe get my mate to pass on/print out and leave on his desk….!

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #36

    A cardboard face mask of Rafa pushed under the door might be a start

    Or a P45 from NUFC

  • lochinvar

    May 12, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #37

    So Martinez has gone from Everton and that’s what their players wanted before the Sunderland game . Hardly surprising that they were on holiday and there was enough spaces in their defence to allow the Mackems a winning performance .
    Games at the end of the season are a lottery and Charnley should have known that having as many points on the board before January does much to reduce these games of chance. But then again he doesn’t know anything about football so to think that it would be alright on the night is the misplaced judgement of ignorance.
    There was every indication that McClaren was unable to stimulate the players and that the end of season games would not be the answer. Charnley thought otherwise – and that’s where this season went down the toilet. The rot started long before.


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