UK time is: 12:33:25
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 (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
great news for u, europe next season or are u looking higher?
green giant 12
Report Abuse
17/05/2006 00:02:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Audio - Carver On Villa Victory (Sunday March 1 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Aston Villa (Saturday February 28 2015)

Everton Game Moved (Friday February 27 2015)

Carver Pre Villa - Janmaat & Gutierrez (Thursday February 26 2015)

Roberts Gets Newcastle Recall (Thursday February 26 2015)

Players Of Interest? (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Swansea 27 11 7 9 -3 40
9. West Ham 27 10 9 8 6 39
10. Stoke 27 11 6 10 -3 39
11. Newcastle 27 9 8 10 -10 35
12. Crystal Palace 27 7 9 11 -7 30
13. WBA 27 7 9 11 -9 30
14. Everton 26 6 10 10 -4 28

Breaking League News

Brady Out For Months?
Hull City : 01/03/2015 12:25:00
Bruce - Officials Cost Us A Point Against Stoke
Hull City : 01/03/2015 12:18:00
Things looking bleak after home defeat to Swansea
Burnley : 01/03/2015 11:55:00
Pardew - Fantastic West Ham Performance
Crystal Palace : 01/03/2015 11:52:00
Chelsea - Do It for Ossie
Chelsea : 01/03/2015 11:52:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Krul 0%
Janmaat 0%
Williamson 0%
Coloccini 0%
Haidara 0%
Obertan 0%
Abeid 0%
Sissoko 0%
Ameobi 0%
Cisse 100%
Riviere 0%
Sub - Taylor 0%
Sub - Perez 0%
Sub - Gouffran 0%