Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

The Day The Penny Dropped

The Day The Penny Dropped

It is a well known fact most Toon fans never took to Graeme Souness.

In fact it was a total surprise he was even given the job by chairman Freddy Shepherd. But like Souness, Shepherd has his critics, and even though the fans had the ex-Rangers boss sussed out long before his exit, it took a lot longer for the penny to drop with Fat Fred!

However, Shepherd pinpoints the moment in the club's latest DVD.

Shepherd: 'It was one of those things where the manager knew it was time to go and the board knew it was time for him to go.

'At the Man City game when (Scott) Parker, Emre and (Lee) Clark all ran in to each other in the centre circle during the game, I thought then, either I had lost the plot or the manager had lost the plot because that should never happen in a football game.

'Obviously the formation was completely wrong. I would never try to tell Graeme Souness how to put a team out, but just looking at it I thought something was seriously wrong.'



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

Writer:
Date:Friday June 30 2006
Time: 10:57AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
All very well in hindsight but everyone could see it wasn't right from the start. What does Fat Fred know about formations and tactics?!
DougInABox
30/06/2006 15:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Lascelles In Team Of The Week (30/8/16)

Newcastle United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

2016/17 Transfer Deadline - A Few Days Remain

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Post NUFC v Brighton Thoughts

Today's win against Brighton was probably the first time you could really see the Rafa Benitez effect

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Brighton MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sels3%
Anita0%
Mbemba0%
Lascelles16%
Dummett0%
Ritchie5%
Hayden5%
Shelvey33%
Gouffran22%
Diame11%
Perez5%
Sub - Gamez Duarte0%
Sub - Colback0%
Sub - Yedlin0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 5 4 1 0 13 4
2 Fulham 5 3 2 0 11 3
3 Barnsley 5 3 0 2 9 4
4 Newcastle 5 3 0 2 9 4
5 Q.P.R. 5 3 0 2 9 3
6 Bristol City 5 3 0 2 9 2
7 Forest 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Brighton 5 2 2 1 8 4
9 Wolves 5 2 2 1 8 3
10 Birmingham 5 2 2 1 8 2
11 Ipswich 5 2 2 1 8 1
12 Norwich 5 2 2 1 8 1
13 Burton 5 2 1 2 7 1
14 Brentford 5 2 1 2 7 1
15 Reading 5 2 1 2 7 -3
16 Aston Villa 5 1 2 2 5 0
17 Cardiff 5 1 2 2 5 -2
18 Derby County 5 1 2 2 5 -2
19 Sheff Wed 5 1 2 2 5 -3
20 Wigan 5 1 1 3 4 0
21 Leeds Utd 5 1 1 3 4 -4
22 Rotherham 5 1 1 3 4 -9
23 Preston 5 1 0 4 3 -2
24 Blackburn 5 0 1 4 1 -8
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot131
2.officemonkey64
3.keggy_keagal41
4.vin189235
5.PieMag34
6.The Owl34
7.Pellet30
8.billybobcat29
9.OldLeazes18
10.Mcnamee6717