UK time is: 05:06:06
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

New regime begins

The good news for all Newcastle fans waking up is that Mike Ashley is set to become the new owner of the lads, having finally forced Freddie to sell up. There is however one rotund problem still remaining - the Shep. He`s managed to wangle staying as chairman of the club whilst Ashley funds from the shadows as an Abramovich type figure.

Obviously this isn`t ideal given Shepherd`s chronic mismanagement of the club but we see it as only a matter of time before Ash wields the axe. Maybe it`s just FFS`s idea of a dignified exit? Either way it seems to have effectively ended any control the fella has in the club.

Ashley`s options have broadened considerably. Shepherd`s recommendation is that all the shareholders accept Big Mike`s offer of a £1 a share so it seems only a matter of time before he has the 90% needed to take the ship back into private ownership. Given Ashley`s recent issues with the rigidity of the Stock Exchange following his flotation of Sports World it seems like this seems the natural course.

All that remains now is for some clear intent to start coming public - I like the sound of the David Dein idea but apparently, as our Arsenal sources keep saying, he`s hanging fire on getting involved until Stan Kroenke plays his hand with a Gunner`s takeover. I`m sure we`ll know soon enough…

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 7 2007

Time: 11:35AM

Your Comments

He's a bit of a recluse, I guess he'll be as quiet as our owner when it comes to interviews!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Pardew A Symptom Of The Ashley Era (Thursday April 24 2014)

NUFC Summer Uncertainty (Thursday April 24 2014)

Ashamed of Newcastle United (Sunday April 20 2014)

NUFC v Swansea Match Thread (Saturday April 19 2014)

Possible NUFC Line Up v Swansea (Saturday April 19 2014)

Systematic (Thursday April 17 2014)

Pardew Defence League (Thursday April 17 2014)

The NUFC Gospel According To Tyler (Wednesday April 16 2014)

From Fortress To F*ck This (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Sacking form? Pardew v Press (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. officemonkey 329
2. Toon_NoMatterWot 267
3. Rexn 266
4. BLACKBOB 216
5. Platinii 182
6. OldLeazes 178
7. ukrocks0007 139
8. nufc_carl88 122
9. thecorner 118
10. Chief_Brody 117

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37

Breaking League News

Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
» Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00
West Ham Injury News For Albion
» WBA : 24/04/2014 21:10:00
Jedinak - We Won't Relax Off
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:56:00
Pulis Now Looking To The Future
» Crystal Palace : 24/04/2014 20:51:00
We Need Mutch Belief, Not Fear
» Cardiff : 24/04/2014 20:26:00
Lambert Confirms What You All Thought About Me
» Aston Villa : 24/04/2014 20:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are we stronger than when we finished 5th?
Suggested By:  TNMW
Yes, there's absolutely no doubt we are 20%
Divvent be stupid man, what planet yee from? 80%