NUFC Club quotes
Some extracts of NUFC statements
10th February 2009 (Derek Llambias, Evening Chronicle)
"But we aren't a selling club, we're a buying club".
9th May 2010
The Board have therefore structured a five year plan in which the ultimate goal will be to ensure that the club is run at a 'break even' manner by the year 2015/2016."
"The days when players such as Alan Shearer, Steve Bruce, Peter Beardsley and Michael Carrick had to leave Newcastle to begin their illustrious football careers elsewhere are over. Newcastle United is more than aware of the great passion for the game of football that exists locally and is intent on ensuring that every great Geordie footballer has the opportunity to play for his home team club."
"Chris Hughton is the Manager of Newcastle United Football Club and has a contract in place until the end of the 2010/2011 season."
11th May 2010
In relation to recent media speculation following the statement made by the Club on May 9, Newcastle United would like to make it clear that owner Mike Ashley is not looking for his interest free loan to be repaid, or to take any money out of the Club"
28th October 2010
Chris is our manager and will remain our manager, and it is our intention to re-negotiate his contract at the end of the year,'
6th December 2010
Regrettably, the board now feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward".
9th December 2010 (Pardew)
The number nine shirt here is legendary and he has shown the fans that he is big enough and good enough to wear it. It will be a massive, massive blow if he left so it's very important that he stays. Derek assured me that he will.'
12th December (Pardew)
I have had reassurances about that, 100%. He is staying here."
21st December 2010 (Pardew)
"We have to have a big-club mentality and hold on to our best players."
16th January (Pardew)
They can bid whatever they like. He is not for sale."
20th January 2011 (Pardew)
He's not going to Spurs. He's not going anywhere"
29th January 2011
high-ranking club official has been quoted by Sky Sports News as saying: 'The club would like to make it clear for the very last time that Carroll is simply not for sale.'
31st January 2011 (Club web site)
Andy Caroll has completed his switch to Liverpool for an undisclosed fee."