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Another Former Newcastle United Defender Gets Manager Role

Jonathan Woodgate has been appointed the manager of Middlesborough. This is a great opportunity for the former Newcastle United player who is a Middlesborough lad.

This appointment comes just days after Mike Williamson was appointed manager of Gateshead FC.

Here is the announcement made by the club:

Woodgate was one of the top centre-backs in English Football when he joined Newcastle from Leeds United in January 2003 for a fee of about £12M.

Though he had a lot of trouble with injuries, he was a class player when he could stay fit.

He only spent a year and a half at Newcastle as Real Madrid came calling in the summer of 2004. After making just 37 appearances for our club, he was off to the Madrid giants.

There were rumblings in 2008 that Kevin Keegan was trying to get Woodgate back to Newcastle but it was not meant to be.

We would like to congratulate Jonathan on this appointment as manager of his hometown club.

77 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #41

    Mike Ashley

    Would you still go to the match if you had to physically hand me the money at the turnstile, which is essentially what you are doing now? #nufc

    Yes, of course Mike!




    1,386 votes ·

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #42

    Keep it Monochrome is still better than no comment.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #43

    Mike Ashley

    could put the season ticket prices up by 500% and it wouldn’t matter, you’d still turn up. We’ll be together forever
    Kiss kiss kiss

    Hahaha ya gotta love it

  • IrishRob

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #44

    G….. fair enough mate, sorry if I caused you any stress, I wont use that again.

  • jon

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #45

    Relax peeps…..

    Some smart bod at SD marketing has realised how many searches are being carried out on “monochrone” and has thought i want a piece of that action…..simples.

    is it pub time yet?

  • IrishRob

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #46

    Jon…. idk it looks a bit half arsed thrown together, almost like someone just wanted to get it out there. If it was a real promotional thing it would look a bit more professional. It screems Ashley told someone to make a link and tweet it out. Maybe I’m reading too much into it.

  • jon

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #47

    *monochrome ffs, haven’t even had a drink yet!

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #48

    With everyone retweeting that SD monochrome stunt AshLie’s SD is getting a lot of free exposure again. I think that was the plan and we fell right into it.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #49


    Logical explanation.

    Have one for me I’m off the pop until we’re taken over or it turns out to be BS and then oblivion beckons

  • toon22

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #50

    Maybe next week


  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #51


    Yep maybe.

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #52

    toon22, Do you think BZG are trying to buy the club?

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #53

    Jon? Isn’t always pub time for you?

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #54

    I think the Sun journalist (Justin Allen) has a contact with the FA/EPL, so he got an inside scoop on the takeover. So I think his most recent comment is genuine but he still doesn’t know anything else other than the fit and proper test is ongoing.
    Regarding Caulkin comments, exclusivity may not happen until the fit and proper process has finished.
    Therefore, there may be no more info until the fit and proper process has been passed.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #55

    I had my drinking game all planned for Jon talking beer and haven’t had a single beer yet.

    It is only 7am in Chicago mind so I still have time.

  • G

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #56

    IrishRob, didn’t cause me any stress mate, but I’ve seen comments about it escalate before on the blog, and I’m aware of at least 1 regular poster whom it would be an issue for. I just think it’s a flippant comment, best to just de-escalate before it turns into something its not. Peace.

  • G

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #57

    Is this a cut / paste job of the rumour about Longstaff to Manyoo from the other day?


    Either way, isn’t happening.

  • IrishRob

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #58

    Toon22 you’re some rogue! Lol

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #59


    If Rafa goes there is a 50/50 chance Longstaff will go

    If Rafa stays – Longstaff stays

    Who said that ?

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #60

    In today’s modern era and without a shadow of doubt we must have one NUFC supporter that works for say SIS, could be easy for them to wiretap say pinky and the brains phones.

    Good damn, I’m losing my mind now with this take over no news bullshit.

  • offthelinebydabizas

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #61

    My god all this second guessing is driving me mad. I doubt Ashley has a handle on the tweets at SD. Far too many people below him that should be able to handle that outlet. All these journalist with secret sources, are surely just guessing as to what’s happening with no comments from any official outlet. If only Rafa came out and calmed everybody down and confirms he’s staying for one more year at least. That’s my thoughts anyway.

  • jazzyp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #62

    If and I repeat if Longstaff was sold next week to Manure,Then I think it would put this Fakeover to bed.
    Because no way would Nufc or Rafa let this massive prospect go

  • lesh

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #63

    Frank Pingles…

    Posting that SD link led me to click and since then, I’ve got SD tat ads popping up all over the place. I’d say that’s been a clever piece of marketing by SD’s agent. Bustards!

    And no,I can’t install an ad block on a windows 10 phone.

  • Sheik-en but not stirred

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #64

    I don’t know why but today is the first day I have started to doubt the takeover!!

    I keep looking at the positives that there are a couple of statements but I keep having this nagging doubt in the back of my mind because that fat tub of lard that currently owns us

    He is a cnut of the highest order and can’t be trusted!

    I just hope for a quick resolution whatever is going to happen!!

    But I also believe if fatty stays this time he doesn’t know what is coming his way… There will be utter chaos!

  • jazzyp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #65


    As it stands mate there is more worry than positivity at the moment .Mass of uncertainty is engulfing the club proposed sale…Rafa staying or leaving,Perez and Longstaff apparent sale in the offing.
    Truth be told mate no one knows Jack at present..Including these pop up fake accounts

  • Frank pingles come sock

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #66

    Lesh – I know it’s the same with me


    Good marketing by SD

  • lesh

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #67


    Sarvs yi reet fa pwostin it!


  • Tramp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #68

    Remind yourselves what we know as fact.

    BZGs first statement and then the “all good”.

    Stop worrying, be patient.

    It’s happening. These things take some time.

    It’s really happening.

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #69

    Just been out for a walk with the dogs.

    Big seagull flew past and crapped on a guy dressed all in black.

    He was keeping it Monochrome

  • hibbit

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #70

    even the wum’s are tiring of the situation and vanishing 😉

  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #71

    You’ll be seriously dried out by then?!

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #72

    I’m keeping it monochrome – the situation is black and white, the Bin Zayed Group have told us how it stands and NUFC / Ashley have not denied it.

    Howay lads, bit of faith required. Good things can happen to us and we’ll see the benefits of that soon.

  • Asi Fish

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #73

    Might be the only positive hibbit.

    I’m finding it exhausting now and a little depressing……

    Need some beer & garden swing chair therapy later 🙂

  • Pain in the Blog

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #74

    The article that NY Mag posted yesterday, written by Richard Barham (Head of Sports Practice at Dentons) explaining the EPL F&PP Rules, states that “The EPL… will not want to block takeovers that are overall seen as beneficial for the clubs involved”.

    In that case, only complete numpties, paupers and criminals will be failed as regards this takeover because anyone else would be an upgrade on MA and therefore “beneficial” to NUFC.

    So I don’t think there is any doubt about Sheikh Khaled (or Midhat Kidwai) passing the test despite nebulous ties to Mansour. It’s just a matter of time.

  • Asi Fish

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #75

    Rob – thanks for the inject of faith and positivity. Needed that…………….

    Imagine what the blog will be like if it goes through……….I mean WHEN it goes through 🙂

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #76

    Sheikhs mate

    Only staying off until this is sorted one way or the other.

    July 1st at the latest

  • GeordieinOhio

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #77

    Asi…Its friday!! ya should be happy its a sports afternoon for you in the bar!!!


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