Newcastle United - Toon Broadside
UK time is: 12:59:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Toon Broadside

Freddy Shepherd made an amazing broadside on managers' chief John Barnwell after unveiling Glenn Roeder as his new manager.

Shepherd presented the 50-year-old at a press conference on Tuesday morning after handing him a two-year contract, and then turned his attention to Barnwell, chief executive of the League Managers' Association.

Barnwell claimed the decision of the Premiership chairmen to waive their own rules opened the door to 'the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker'.

Shepherd: 'I think it's a disgrace he's said that, by the way, and shame on him. The League Managers' Association is a union, and for a union leader to try to stop someone getting a job, I find it incredible that he should go to these lengths, and very, very disappointed.

'He's an old neighbour of mine when we were kids. I can't believe this guy has said that.

'I'm very disappointed. Throughout the search for the right man, we have kept a dignified silence, but I feel today enough is enough. 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.'

John Barnwell insists there was 'nothing personal'.

Barnwell : 'It's not an LMA directive, it's a FIFA directive we are following and it's not personal. If Mr Shepherd wants to make comments he can, but we're all for coach education and that's all we're trying to say.

'If Glenn Roeder however wishes to become a member of the LMA again we will give him all the encouragement and help required to carry out the difficult job of football manager. This will not however deter us or the PFA from our aims of raising standards for coaches/managers.'

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: 11:56PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
he done a fantastic job well done to him
green giant 12
Report Abuse
17/05/2006 00:03:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Crystal Palace v NUFC Pre Match Thoughts (Saturday November 28 2015)

McClaren Admits Bust Up Ahead Of Palace (Friday November 27 2015)

The Newcastle Utd Injury Table Updated (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Crystal Palace (Thursday November 26 2015)

Is McClaren Ready For Judgment Day? (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Infographic - Most Fouled....Mitrović (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Audio - Worst Performance Of The Season (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Newcastle v Leicester City (Saturday November 21 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)

1. Toon_NoMatterWot 80
2. billybobcat 60
3. officemonkey 47
4. daftladguy 35
5. keggy_keagal 31
7. thecorner 25
8. Mcnamee67 25
9. vin1892 20
10. claud_ballz 19

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12
17. Newcastle 13 2 4 7 -12 10
18. Sunderland 13 2 3 8 -12 9
19. AFC Bournemouth 13 2 3 8 -13 9
20. Aston Villa 13 1 2 10 -14 5

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Pulis Praise for Hammer Carroll
West Ham : 28/11/2015 12:42:00
Wilson Looking Forward to Brighton Experience
Man Utd : 28/11/2015 12:34:01
Liverpool: Swansea City Facts And Stats Preview
Liverpool : 28/11/2015 12:14:00
Spurs (a) - Stat Attack
Chelsea : 28/11/2015 12:12:00
Crystal Palace v NUFC Pre Match Thoughts
Newcastle : 28/11/2015 11:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Leicester MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Elliot 35%
Janmaat 0%
Mbemba 16%
Coloccini 0%
Dummett 0%
Sissoko 0%
Anita 0%
Tiote 0%
Wijnaldum 0%
Mitrovic 0%
Perez 0%
Sub - Thauvin 0%
Sub - Cisse 16%
Sub - de Jong 33%