Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Toon Broadside

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.

Writer:
Date:Tuesday May 16 2006
Time: 11:56PM

Comments

0
he done a fantastic job well done to him
green giant 12
17/05/2006 00:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

The End Of Media State At NUFC

The end could be nigh......

Rafa Tries To Keep Focus

Rafa Benitez had his usual pre-match press conference today

Post Leicester, Newcastle Thoughts

Walking up to St James' Park on Saturday, the mood didn't reflect the fact that we were in a bit of a free fall.

Rafa's Wish List

No matter what happens, the support has to stick together

Newcastle United Archived Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None4%
1-312%
4 or 542%
6 or 729%
More than 713%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot71
2.PieMag56
3.Mcnamee6735
4.markylad7429
5.Bruce6827
6.The Pyrry27
7.The Owl24
8.vin189218
9.Gillyboat16
10.keggy_keagal16
Vital Football Comment