UK time is: 05:33:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Roeder Faces Press

Glenn Roeder's appointment as Newcastle United manager was far from a happy affair.

Bolton boss Sam Allardyce and Wigan's Paul Jewell were rumoured to have been in contention for the job, but chairman Freddy Shepherd dismissed their credentials and went for the man without the badge. But he backed his decision by making an amazing rebuke at the two Premiership managers who have knocked Roeder this weekend.

Shepherd: 'It's a bit rich that some of the ones that have been making the most noise are the ones that Newcastle turned down for the Newcastle United job. You can see how upset I am with these guys.'

Roeder, however, says he is thrilled to have landed the job of managing the club for which he made 193 appearances.

Roeder: 'This is an amazing achievement, to be asked to manage Newcastle. I think you will find this week three years ago, I was having an operation that would make what's happening today possible.

'What's happened today should give hope to everybody that the impossible does happen, because I feel I've made it happen. nWhen I was having that operation, it would never have crossed my mind. I was thinking of survival - a family with three children, I was thinking of survival for them.

'Once I'd got better and I've moved on over these last three years, the impossible has happened, so that gives everyone hope that, if you get knocked down, as long as you get up in life whatever business you are in, you cannot fail.

'It's only the people who stay down on the floor that you may accuse of failing. I've always believed as soon as you go down, you get back up and you come out swinging, and I think that's what I've done.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 16 2006

Time: 11:55PM

Your Comments

great news for u, europe next season or are u looking higher?
green giant 12
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Ashamed of Newcastle United (Sunday April 20 2014)

NUFC v Swansea Match Thread (Saturday April 19 2014)

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)

Systematic (Thursday April 17 2014)

Pardew Defence League (Thursday April 17 2014)

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)

From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Who Could We Get? Gimme A Name! (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 279
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 267
3. Rexn 225
4. BLACKBOB 216
5. Platinii 132
6. OldLeazes 123
7. ukrocks0007 119
8. nufc_carl88 112
9. Chief_Brody 100
10. Bruce68 98

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37

Breaking League News

Ashamed of Newcastle United
Newcastle : 20/04/2014 20:48:00
Vital Report: Cardiff 1 Stoke 1
Cardiff : 20/04/2014 18:54:00
United - No Cutting Edge!
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:46:00
Man Utd : 20/04/2014 18:39:00
Everton : 20/04/2014 18:12:00
Dear Randy...A Fans Retort
Aston Villa : 20/04/2014 17:36:00
City Defeated In Five Goal Thriller
Norwich : 20/04/2014 17:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 20%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 80%