Tuesday, May 26, 2009


As a Forest fan (and one that got quite worked up at the prospect / disappointment of Nigel Clough's decision a few months ago), I'm not really in much of a position to say this, but I agreed with a caller on 606 yesterday who said that Newcastle fans had to share the blame for what's happened because they've always demanded a 'messiah' manager as opposed to one who could take them somewhere:

TTSBU has a very good photo from Villa Park yesterday that made this point with a fair bit more cruelty.

I also think that Mike Ashley may be getting a bit more stick than he strictly deserves. I'm told that he was horrified when he saw the real state of the books once he had his feet under the table. Sir Freddy has to be the most underacheiving long-term owner of a club in a long time.

Newcastle really are too big for this to happen.


Will said...

You talk utter shit.

I will email you to this effect at some point.

mikeovswinton said...

When it comes down to it, isn't the catalogue of rank poor management of the club - and I mean in the boardroom, though some of those closer to the pitch may also come into it - the really crucial factor? After all, it wasn't the Toon Army that lashed out £4 or 5 million on Kevin Nolan. At the Reebok we put that in the same bracket as the £7million we got from Blackburn for Nathan Blake. Or the £1.25 million the great Martin O'Neill blew on Arnar Gunnarlargson around the same time. But I digress. I told Hakmao that they'd look back on the Halcyon days of Big Sam, but never thought it would come to relegation. The rumours are that he may be back in those parts soon, but not with the lads wearing Black and White stripes. Apparently he'd quite like to rub it in a bit.