Llambias Departs, Pardew To Stay.

Later days Owl Heed.
Later days Owl Heed.
Lots of questions have been asked since Joe Kinnear made his strange return to Newcastle United. One of those questions being what impact will the appointment have on Alan Pardew?

Quite correctly people have questioned whether any Manager would be comfortable working with a Director of Football. Essentially you don’t get much of a say in transfer proceedings and are told who your targets are rather than being allowed to identify them yourself. It really patronizes the Managerial position to be honest. There have been a few fans who have suggested that Pardew could walk away in disgust following Kinnear’s return to the club.

However, it would seem any talk of Alan’s departure are a bit premature as he finally spoke of his future and his intentions. In a very brief exchange with The Evening Chronicle Pardew told the fans:

“I’m staying – to take the club up the league.”

Meanwhile, Derek Llambias has resigned from Newcastle United today. The Managing Director leaves Newcastle a day after The Club confirmed Kinnear’s appointment. The news won’t be met with too much disillusion from fans, ‘Dekka’ was not a hugely popular figure with The Toon Army. He has been Ashley’s right hand man and contributed to a few rotten decisions. I recall him once saying ‘They don’t know how spiteful we can be’ whilst speaking of Newcastle’s fans. It was something along those lines.

The resignation probably isn’t a huge surprise, Kinnear told the world that Derek’s position has changed, he said this shortly after pronouncing Llambias’ name incorrectly. Although as I’m sure ‘Yohan Cabab’ will inform you getting people’s names right isn’t Big Joe’s strong point.

So one stays, one goes. What do you think?

63 thoughts on “Llambias Departs, Pardew To Stay.

  1. Thanks for the article Mark.
    Well I’m not sad to see the back of him but ,he was more stable than JFK that’s for sure .God knows what’s going to happen with the club between now and season start .Getting a few players of quality in would be a start .
    Right I’m away to get a tooth pulled πŸ™ my week just keeps getting better and better.

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  2. Cheers Mark, glad we got one in that isn’t full of Aussie’s trash. Will it be an improvement? Who knows, he’s off his rocker but he might bring more funds, hardly a clear improvement though.

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  3. Cheers Mark and well done for managing to diarise what has taken place within the club over the last few days.

    At least we know where Pardew has been now – off writing his speech :lol:. Nowt like keeping it short and sweet Al.

    I desperately want to see the positive or funny side of all this but I really don’t see one. I include the resignation of DL in that as well by the way. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t stand the bloke and have said since last summer that the bloke is incompetent in transfers. But JFK man!! – the sayings be careful what you wish for and the grass isn’t always green have never proven themselves to be more true!!.

    Carroll has just complete his deal to move to WHU as well.

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  4. Sharpy I don’t think anyone knows what’s gone on at the club the last few days. Pardew was due back at his desk last week from his hols. Now he’s gone on holiday? JFK announces on Sunday that Lambeezi had resigned. He does 2 days later. There’s a lot we don’t know and I suspect a lot more to come. I would place bets on a new manager probably another cockney.

    Meanwhile where does this leave our pre season plans and new signings/outgoings. The whole thing kicks off again in just a fortnight. Jesus!

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  5. Hopefully that finally ends the carroll to newcastle stuff, His career will go the michael ricketts way very quickly…

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  6. Georgio – to be fair JFK said he was our DoF – everyone thought he was crazy, but 2 days laters its made official. He then said that DL had resigned and again everyone thought he was crazy, but again 2 days later its made official.
    If he says we’re gonna sign Ronaldo …. Nah, it couldn’t happen a third time could it 😯

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  7. Georgio – scrap that mate, I’ve just realised that it was Derek Llambias who resigned today – Dave Lambeezi is still with the club πŸ˜†

    CC – I’m also pleased in a way that the Carroll thing is finished with now. I didn’t fancy a summer of ‘will we, wont we’. Decent player but WHU have been as equally robbed as Lpool were when they signed him IMO.

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  8. Something’s not right about this Pardew holiday. He just got back. Why (at a crucial time) would he disappear again. Maybe he just wants a chat with Ashley?

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  9. Georgio πŸ˜† πŸ˜† – when I listened to that TALKsport phone in part of me thought – is he sat with MA in the boardroom and its all one big piss take?!. Like it was one big bet coz surely it has to be almost impossible to fuck a phone call up SO badly – he even got his own stats wrong!, with the number of games he played for Spurs!.

    I’m taking a hammering off Scum fans at the moment like and then their owner went and wore that stupid badge the other day as well didnt he! – the dogs are having their week nevermind their day at the minute πŸ‘Ώ

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  10. Georgio – maybe he wants to talk to his legal team and establish exactly where he stands if he walks away – in terms of his pay out and maybe even if he was to sue NUFC like KK did for being put in a similar position.

    Or being more optimistic – maybe he and Carr are away on a scouting trip with all these World Cup qualifiers taking place and the Confed Cup. Maybe they are talent spotting.
    Okay I’m not convincing myself either – but I’m trying πŸ™„

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  11. Interestingly a reason why we never heard from Pardew in the statement issued by the club on Kinnear suggests if he was forced out he would go down the same route as Keegan suing for contributory dismissal etc.

    By not commenting he isnt showing his favour for the appointment therefore leaving himself open for recourse later on.

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  12. it’s obvious del boy didn’t want uncle joe at the club & being relieved of some of his duties in favour of jk he clearly feels undermined & takes a hike – cue the case for constructive dismissal.

    what goes around comes around you f****** c***

    karma.

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  13. Quick update for you guys.
    We did have a look at Carroll but to be absolutely brutal he is not worth the outlay. I know some of you fans will be disappointed but the overall package was way too high. Rumours of him dropping his demands to get back home were also not quite as reported.
    We have better deals in the pipeline and you lot can get a bit excited. It won’t be long. Our chief scout is a man I have known for many years and he has opinions we all take note off. I’m currently doing a lot of research into some of the names he has recommended at the same time as continuing with the progress already made as we cannot let ourselves get left behind.
    I chose your blog from the few I spotted on the list and I will continue to pop in with updates. As you will appreciate I cannot give any in depth details but I can tell you certain things. For example, we will be bringing in two strikers for you.
    Ignore the rumours of outgoings. The clubs stance is the same as it has been over the last few years. We do not sell our best players unless there is a very good reason to do so. In the past, the owners hand has been forced when players have left this club whom you would have prefered to stay.
    We are all working hard on your behalf.
    Joe

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  14. Mark good lad as like Sharpy when it gets over 350 ~ 400 posts I struggle to get on here with my phone.
    I am glad Lambastad isbaway as I honestly think he was a major hinderence to the club, but fuked off that we have for now replaced him with a foul mouth Liar but then Lying must be a quality that Jabba likes.

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  15. Sharpy…To be fair Joe said Lambeze had resigned as DoF (which would be obvious as we had a new one) but he said DL would still be looking after the financial side of things, so I’m guessing it was out of the blue for him too…Our problem now of course is every time Joe opens his gob we need to try to work out whether it’s fact, fiction, poor memory or just blatant lies or all of the aforementioned πŸ˜†

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  16. Wasn’t it Dekka who made released JFKs welcome back statement as well – then 24hrs later he’s off?!
    Pardews 2 lined statement says nothing about working with JFK or when he planned to get together with him or anything like that.

    I don’t think there’s a thing that’s happened this week that has made an ounce of sense to me.
    Yes last season was bad, but for me it was a blip and required a few tweaks to fix it – not all this madness!. I have no idea what’s going on in Ashleys head but I’d guess there was alot of alcohol involved.

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  17. Sharpy-Aye for me, 3 players and 3 coaches would have been fine, but nothing so simple for Ashley, he won’t rest until we are a success…

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  18. Trying to get more articles done as frequently as possible in toonsy’s absence. Sorry for the gaps in posts. Juggling work etc etc.

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  19. Joe Kinnear – you referred to Carroll as Carroll and didnt swear once – YOUR A FUCKING IMPOSTER!!!

    Richie – I think the bloke is a complete and utter gobshite and is probably as partial to a broon envelop as ‘Arry.

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  20. good article Mark In line with Kindly uncle Joe’s gaffs here is the team for man city.

    Tim Cool
    Davis suntan – Matty debauchery – James Lurch – Moose sissoko
    Yohan kebab -Hatem ben Afra – Chick Coyote – Joanas Goaltierrez
    Popeye Sissy – Stroller Amamobi

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  21. Liam it was in the chron that he’s gone on holiday. Probably recovering from his meeting with smokin Joe.

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  22. [email protected] – good anaylsis. We’ll now never know who’s lying about what. Pardew? Kinnear? Ashley?

    Could we have Joe Harvey back please?

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  23. richietoon says:
    June 19, 2013 at 15:43
    Sharpy…To be fair Joe said Lambeze had resigned as DoF (which would be obvious as we had a new one) but he said DL would still be looking after the financial side of things, so I’m guessing it was out of the blue for him too…
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    Exactly. Until we hear otherwise there is no way else to read this other than it is because of the JK appointment.

    I undertand people being happy about DL being gone. But, tbh, I wouldn’t have minded him continuing to run the finances so long as he was away from the football side. Let’s see if he is replaced first. Surely Ashley won’t let JK play that role too?

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  24. MDS… I mentioned on the last thread that it may be Lee Charnley looking after the finances….mind I also chucked Gazza’s hat into the ring too πŸ˜†

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  25. [email protected] πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    A reformed Gazza might just be a masterstroke in negotiaitions. Think about it. With Carr’s reputation, any player we go in for becomes a target for other clubs-and the selling club automatically boost their valuation/price. Now if we have gazza who’s been mugged off countless times gannin round saying he’ll give a side 3mil + a can of lager and a fishing rod for a young lad they might just think “that must be way more than he’s worth, quick get rid!” Plus every other club will lose interest.

    Would be genius.

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  26. From what I can put together from all the ramblings Derek and Mike decided to part company about a month ago at the end of the season, reasons unknown. Might be lack of growth, maybe taking the blame for the lack of investment. Maybe took too much stick from Troy. Who knows.

    Transfer committee which is DL Lee, Pards and GC will need a boost, so a football man is needed. JPK is a friend of MA and more likely to give a negative assessment of reality than AP or LC. That will please the neggars.

    So JPK is coming in what role. AP is OK with it as it gives another football person in and one more likely to agree with his philosophy rather than going down the totally french route.

    Plan is to announce DK out and JPK in this week when the new Chairman is decided.The delay is that Chris Mort is taking some persuading.

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  27. Andymag was approached as an option but has just signed a new contract, so Rodz is being targeted.

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  28. Well I’m back from the dentist and just to crown my week off (no pun intended) the tooth is still in place ,sort of. 3 injections and it only went a smiggen numb certainly not enough to pull it out .I nearly landed on the moon when she started pulling it. Apparently this can happen ,I have had many teeth out but never ever known anything like this. Now I have a tooth with a chunk broke off the front which is bleeding at the gum line and I have to go to another clinic on Monday to be sedated so they can pull it cause the local isn’t working!. I got to arrange respite if I can for the lad cause I can’t drive after or look after anyone . Got to try and find someone to come with me and stay with me for 24 hours too. What a fucking mess and just my luck πŸ™ . Sorry lads not footie related I know but just needed to rant a bit. I’ll probably get a bloody infection now .
    Ashley and that fickin goon better bring in someone bloody good cause I need some happiness.

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  29. KIM got to get better mate only way is up or is that out,could be worse you could have RICHIE for company he would make you pull your hair out πŸ˜€

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  30. Ice ,I have never known anything like it ,what little effect the jab had is now wearing off too and my tooth is a total mess with a massive hole open to the elements:( ,had a cuppa just now and nearly jumped out my skin when the tea hit the tooth. Funny thing is the last tooth on the top jaw above it is totally dead! she could of took that one out no probs πŸ™„ Mental fecking mental.

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  31. KIM kna the problem been there,you get sick trying to drink tea through a straw but it helps πŸ™

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  32. Kim – I went thru a similar thing when I had to get the wisdom teeth on the right side of my face out. They pissed on with injections before deciding to sedated me, luckily all done on the same day for me though. But it’s left me with a reet sweat on whenever I get even a scale n polish now like. The sick buggers charged me Β£230 as well and cracked the joke – oh look tooth hurty! 😯 had I not been so spaced out I would have been knocking a few teeth oot meself πŸ‘Ώ

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  33. Sharpy ,poor you. I felt like such a baby but I really could feel it bad ,I have never experienced owt like that before. Can I ask what the sedation is like ,how long are you groggy for after like?.

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  34. Kim – it’s mint, you feel nowt and wake up looking like the godfather with your mouth all packed up to soak the blood up (sorry to those eating their tea) but you are a space cadet for the rest of the day like. Sleep alot and when you’re awake you make little sense. You’d need someone to drive you back and respite for your boy but as for care for yourself you’ll be fine sleeping the sedative off I’d say.

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  35. Kim – forgot to say, I got both out on the same day – I wouldn’t go into too much detail but lets say they had to do unpleasant things to my lower jaw to get the top tooth out so I was in a while. But got it done on my days off work and was back in at work the next shift in.
    It feels a bit uncomfortable having a gaping hole in ya mouth, but there is no lasting pain even when you’re eating and sleeping – which was a pleasant surprise :mrgreen:

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  36. Kimtoon that sounds horrible. Hang in there. I won’t tell my dentist horror stories but there have been some. Here’s hoping it is properly sorted soon. Premand @49 thanks for the Kinnear link. Some very interesting comments on there. At least Llambeezee is gone. He new nothing of football and was probably irritating the hell out of Carr and Pardew. Still not sure where Kinnear will take us or whether he can get on with our manager and head scout but we’re going to find out it seems.

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  37. β€œI would consider something like a director of football post. But I would do that for just one reason and that is to get myself back into full-time management. If I was a director of football and the manager was struggling and got the old tin-tack, I would tell them that I’d take over.”
    Joe Kinnear, June 2012.

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  38. I see we play Man City to start the season (away). That should put our new management team to the test straight off. All in all the first few games are a real mix of good and bad (hopefully we’re not worse than the bad).

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  39. That’s another interesting comment from Kinnear [email protected] I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what he has in mind although his triple bypass and other heart problems may have reduced his ambition. I have to say I’m relieved Llambias is gone. We do need football men at the club. Whether Kinnear was a good choice, who he brings in will help us decide.

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  40. To me the resignation of Llambias suggests he did let the owner down last summer. He sat and did nothing after saying what a brilliant squad we had. His concept of purples and excellent backups was completely wrong. Pardew did chime in it seemed but I also remember him warning about not strengthening. Ashley probably felt let down by Llambias and this is the price you pay after a 16th place finish. No more purple bollocks and talk of excellent backup players. Now let’s see what Kinnear actually does in terms of squad strength and getting rid of the dead wood.

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  41. SolanosTrumpet says:
    June 19, 2013 at 18:39
    β€œI would consider something like a director of football post. But I would do that for just one reason and that is to get myself back into full-time management. If I was a director of football and the manager was struggling and got the old tin-tack, I would tell them that I’d take over.”
    Joe Kinnear, June 2012.
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    Didn’t kinnear do exactly that at Luton (which I believe was his only other D of F job)?

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  42. G2 – I agree about DL and I’m sure his lack of recruitment last summer was Pardews get out of jail card and the root of all problems when they had their review meeting. But doesn’t the timing of DLs resignation surprise you?. It does me like, I mean why wait til now and lets be honest JFK practically did it for him on Talksport didn’t he.
    Or maybe that’s what forced his hand. Maybe he was supposed to remain until we found a new chairman to deal with the finances, but because of JFKs little outburst he’s thought ‘what’s the point’.
    It’s all been handled so badly like hasn’t it?!.

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  43. First 8 fixtures:
    17/08/2013 15:00 Manchester City (a)
    24/08/2013 15:00 West Ham United (h)
    31/08/2013 15:00 Fulham (h)
    14/09/2013 15:00 Aston Villa (a)
    21/09/2013 15:00 Hull City (h)
    28/09/2013 15:00 Everton (a)
    05/10/2013 15:00 Cardiff City (a)
    19/10/2013 15:00 Liverpool (h)
    Realistically? Possibly 10 points from the first 8 games. Losses to Man City, and Everton, draws with West Ham, Fulham, Cardiff and Liverpool, wins over Aston Villa, and Hull. Unless Kinnear is a genius in acquiring good players of course.

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  44. Aye Sharpy @59 it has been badly handled but that’s what you get when you hire a man like Kinnear. He can’t keep his mouth shut and wait for word to come out of the club. Llambias probably realized the rug had been pulled out as soon as he heard Kinnear’s first rant to the press. I can’t imaging those two would have got on especially with Llambias in a reduced capacity. At least one good thing has come from this but Ashley must now realize that he’s got a live grenade in Kinnear just waiting to go off. Never a dull moment mate. πŸ˜†

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  45. Sharpy @52 Thanks ,was that twilight sleep (midazolam) or proper gone to sleep? .Mine will be Twilight ,so you experience pain but forget it apparently 😯 which kinda freaks me out .

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