Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shepherd - Pack Your Bags!

Shepherd - Pack Your Bags!

Freddy Shepherd is the man a section of Geordie fans blame for Newcastle's second worst start to a Premiership season, and they voiced theit opinion loud and clear at the Riverside on Sunday.

The list of howlers the chairman has come out with in recent seasons has hardly gone down well with the fans, and they want a change at the top.



As well as the infamous 'Toongate' when he and 'Dastardly' Doug had uncomplimentary things to say about the fans in an undercover investigation by a Sunday newspaper, he has continued to make major decisions that have failed to bring success to the club.

Prior to appointing Edinburgh-born Graeme Souness as manager Shepherd said: 'This club needs a Geordie manager ... they always give 110% ... and the next manager of Newcastle will BE a Geordie!' Then came Souness! He was even further down the betting than Ant & Deck and Jimmy Nail.

The 1-0 loss at Middlesbrough was Newcastle's sixth defeat of the season to make it the club's first start to a season since Ruud Gullit was sacked.

During Sir Bobby's reign, Shepherd and Doug Hall toured the world supposedly 'looking for players on club business'. Holland, Spain, Brazil and Australia checking out Kleberson and Emerton. Only to say six months later that the club had no money to buy players! The Brazilian chairman who had Kleberson on his books called the pair of them 'jokers' and refused to talk to them.

Of the top PAID club directors in the entire league of 92 clubs - Newcastle have two in the top five! Doug and Fred.

Shepherd has come under fire many times in the past, but the feeling on Tyneside is that the man must go if Newcastle are to progress.

But will he sell his contolling interest in the club? He has refused in the past. But rumour has it Sir John Hall would gladly sell if the figure offered was £100m. The club is currently valued at just over £90m.


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

Writer:
Date:Monday October 23 2006
Time: 1:25PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew’s Threat to Haye

Recent Newcastle United Articles

NUFC v Aston Villa Afterthought

The game that was built up by the media some days in advance came and went

Rafa Will Expect Us To Keep Our Nerve

One man will keep his cool.

Gayle Likely To Miss Promotion Assault

If it were a recurrence of the last injury then surely it would be more than the six games missed

Video - Newcastle 2-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle collected the victory needed over Aston Villa to return to the top of the Championship ahead of Brighton but more importantly kept the play-off chasing pack at bay.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow4%
Yedlin35%
Lascelles11%
Clark5%
Dummett0%
Ritchie17%
Shelvey0%
Colback5%
Gouffran0%
Diame0%
Gayle0%
Sub - Mitrovic23%
Sub - Atsu0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 32 20 4 8 64 8
4 Reading 33 18 6 9 60 5
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 33 17 7 9 58 10
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 32 13 9 10 48 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Brentford 32 11 7 14 40 0
15 Q.P.R. 33 11 7 15 40 -10
16 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 33 9 8 16 35 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 33 7 9 17 30 -10
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot121
2.CuckFan102
3.PieMag75
4.Mcnamee6742
5.keggy_keagal35
6.billybobcat19
7.officemonkey17
8.daftladguy15
9.McCreery14
10.Finn_the_Dog14
Write for Vital Football