1. We did do due dilligence/We didn’t do due dilligence
2. Newcastle fans assault children
3. Kevin Keegan was in charge of transfers
The Club repeatedly stated that Mr Keegan did not have the final say but in the letter dated 4 September 2008 from Mr Llambias to Mr Keegan setting out the Club’s proposals for trying to dissuade Mr Keegan from resigning, Mr Llambias stated:-
“It will continue to be the position that no player will be bought for the first team without your approval, save of course for commercial deals (which we refer to as financials) which will remain within the sole discretion of the Board”.
-INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION (KEEGAN vs NUFC)
4. Wise Signed Bassong
“I came to Newcastle because my agent knew Kevin Keegan and my agent told him he had me and that I was a good player at Metz. Kevin had seen me play one or two times for France Under-21 and he asked my agent if I could come for a trial.”
5. Carroll wasn’t for sale
The Board and supporters are aware that Newcastle United currently has a footballing academy brimming with talent, skill and dedication. As part of Newcastle United’s quest for a team that truly represents the values of the Geordie nation the club will look to promote, where it can, from within and for the academy to become a leading light as one of the best if not the best in the UK. 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.
6. Hughton was secure in his job
“Newcastle United Football Club have today parted company with manager Chris Hughton. The board feels that an individual with more managerial experience is needed to take the club forward.”
-December – 11th position
7. Sports Direct is a temporary St James’ stadium sponsor
8. He spends more than the fans on the club.
Amount of money coming in from bums on seats:
This is just matchday. Not including replica strips, tours, play on the pitch, merchandise etc.
9. He wanted Alan Shearer, even after relegation
Bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle United was the best decision I have made. Alan and his staff did all they could to try and keep us up in the short space of time they had. Talks are now ongoing between us about how we can take this Club forward again.
10. The Carroll money will be reinvested.