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NEWCASTLE owner Mike Ashley and managing director Derek Llambias have been busy early on in the transfer window . . . in Las Vegas.

 

While United manager Chris Hughton started his bid to sign the players to boost the club’s priceless promotion campaign, his bosses flew to the States at the start of the week.

 

Hughton has been promised money to spend in January, but will have needed to confer with Newcastle’s top brass on whether to up his bid for Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford.

 

The purpose of Ashley and Llambias’ trip to the world’s gaming capital is unknown, although Llambias is a former boss of now-closed London casino 50 St James and once managed a similar club in Vegas.

 

While the duo were away, the Newcastle United Supporters’ Trust’s attempt to buy Ashley out picked up pace, with Newcastle City Council revealing it will consider giving the fans’ bid its official backing.

 

Newcastle’s search for new firepower is becoming ever more urgent as the Championship chasing pack hunt them down.

 

And the Sunday Sun understands that promotion rivals West Brom are lining up a bid for Leicester City hotshot Matty Fryatt.

 

 

http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/sport/newcastle-utd/newcastle-utd-news/2010/01/10/ashley-and-llambias-head-off-to-las-vegas-79310-25565574/

 

I'm sorry I don't follow the US league too closely, but I'm pretty sure Vegas isn't a hotbed of young football talent. Whether the trip is business or pleasure it once again shows that the managing director and owner of our club do not see us as their priority and continue only to say what they want us (and the manager) to hear, but fail miserably every time it comes to taking action to make good on those promises.

 

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Thought they would have email and phones in Vegas by now ?

Still, if this implies that they won't be able to sanction any deals then nobody should be leaving which has to be good.

Surprised Chelsea ever buy ANYONE the amount of time Abramovic spends on his yacht. Maybe he's got a phone though ?

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Thought they would have email and phones in Vegas by now ?

Still, if this implies that they won't be able to sanction any deals then nobody should be leaving which has to be good.

Surprised Chelsea ever buy ANYONE the amount of time Abramovic spends on his yacht. Maybe he's got a phone though ?

 

:lol: :thup:

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Thought they would have email and phones in Vegas by now ?

Still, if this implies that they won't be able to sanction any deals then nobody should be leaving which has to be good.

Surprised Chelsea ever buy ANYONE the amount of time Abramovic spends on his yacht. Maybe he's got a phone though ?

 

I couldn't give a fuck if Ashley is away, all he has to do is say yes or no.

 

I'd have thought Llambias should be around to haggle and for contract negotiations though.

 

 

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Thought they would have email and phones in Vegas by now ?

Still, if this implies that they won't be able to sanction any deals then nobody should be leaving which has to be good.

Surprised Chelsea ever buy ANYONE the amount of time Abramovic spends on his yacht. Maybe he's got a phone though ?

 

I couldn't give a f*** if Ashley is away, all he has to do is say yes or no.

 

I'd have thought Llambias should be around to haggle and for contract negotiations though.

 

 

 

Just another crap article written by a woeful lazy journalist who can't be bothered to find a real story.

Shouldn't worry about it as it will make zero difference to who we end up buying or selling whether they're in Las Vegas, Longbenton or Lima.

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Thought they would have email and phones in Vegas by now ?

Still, if this implies that they won't be able to sanction any deals then nobody should be leaving which has to be good.

Surprised Chelsea ever buy ANYONE the amount of time Abramovic spends on his yacht. Maybe he's got a phone though ?

 

I couldn't give a f*** if Ashley is away, all he has to do is say yes or no.

 

I'd have thought Llambias should be around to haggle and for contract negotiations though.

 

 

 

Just another crap article written by a woeful lazy journalist who can't be bothered to find a real story.

Shouldn't worry about it as it will make zero difference to who we end up buying or selling whether they're in Las Vegas, Longbenton or Lima.

 

It won't make a difference only because we weren't going to sign anyone anyway.  The point is they spout bollocks about giving the manager their full backing and doing everything in their power to get the players he wants....and when Beckford's put in a transfer request they fuck off to Vegas.

 

What happens if Leeds decided to take the offer on the table.  Beckford drives up for talks, gets hoyed on a teleconference call by the receptionist and gets a pissed up Llambias using his mobile at a Tom Jones show going "I fucking love you Beckham! hic! We'll give you £2,000 a week or fuck off!"

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I thought we wanted the manager to be in charge of transfers anyway?

 

Completley different matter tbh.

 

Who would want hughton doing contracts?

 

Fair point I suppose, although I imagine Ashley and Llambias aren't going to be in Vegas permanently. Don't know anything about Charnley, what's his role?

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I thought we wanted the manager to be in charge of transfers anyway?

 

Completley different matter tbh.

 

Who would want hughton doing contracts?

 

Fair point I suppose, although I imagine Ashley and Llambias aren't going to be in Vegas permanently.

 

Of course not.  But there's only 4 months of the year when they can do ANYTHING to help the first team.  The other 8 months it's down to Hughton and his playing staff.  Even in the Summer there's a good month or two when no deals are being done.

 

Basically, Llambias only has August and January in which to support his manager.  It would be nice if he could dedicate one sixth of his working year to the club when it needs him.  Of course he chooses not to.  He just spends the last day of the window at the training ground telling SSN he's doing all he can working around the clock when he's spent the previous month doing sweet FA.

 

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I thought we wanted the manager to be in charge of transfers anyway?

 

Completley different matter tbh.

 

Who would want hughton doing contracts?

 

Fair point I suppose, although I imagine Ashley and Llambias aren't going to be in Vegas permanently.

 

Of course not.  But there's only 4 months of the year when they can do ANYTHING to help the first team.  The other 8 months it's down to Hughton and his playing staff.  Even in the Summer there's a good month or two when no deals are being done.

 

Basically, Llambias only has August and January in which to support his manager.  It would be nice if he could dedicate one sixth of his working year to the club when it needs him.  Of course he chooses not to.  He just spends the last day of the window at the training ground telling SSN he's doing all he can working around the clock when he's spent the previous month doing sweet FA.

 

 

I'm with you, if Ashley and Llambias really have anything to do with signings on a day-to-day basis, or actually intend for the club to buy anyone, then they should be available.

 

To be honest though, this could just be a long weekend or anything, and they could still be available on the phone. I just don't think it's a massive deal.

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To be honest though, this could just be a long weekend or anything, and they could still be available on the phone. I just don't think it's a massive deal.

Its all about perception though isnt it. Flying off to Vegas just doesnt give the impression that they are concentrating on the Transfer Window - whether it be rightly or wrongly. Fans, I think, like to know that their top boys are in their offices working on things. MA & DL seem incapable of avoiding this kind of thing.

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To be honest though, this could just be a long weekend or anything, and they could still be available on the phone. I just don't think it's a massive deal.

Its all about perception though isnt it. Flying off to Vegas just doesnt give the impression that they are concentrating on the Transfer Window - whether it be rightly or wrongly. Fans, I think, like to know that their top boys are in their offices working on things. MA & DL seem incapable of avoiding this kind of thing.

 

It's not that they are incapable of avoiding it, it's that we seem to be uniquely obsessed enough with all things negative for the rags to warrent bringing up shit nothing stories like this about us to fret over. It should in my opinion be relegated to the 'media hates us' thread, not get unnecessarily wound up by.

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To be honest though, this could just be a long weekend or anything, and they could still be available on the phone. I just don't think it's a massive deal.

Its all about perception though isnt it. Flying off to Vegas just doesnt give the impression that they are concentrating on the Transfer Window - whether it be rightly or wrongly. Fans, I think, like to know that their top boys are in their offices working on things. MA & DL seem incapable of avoiding this kind of thing.

 

It's not that they are incapable of avoiding it, it's that we seem to be obsessed enough with all things negative for the rags to warrent bringing up shit nothing stories like this that by rights should be relegated to the 'media hates us' thread.

 

I'm shocked it's only the Sunday Sun that's picked up on it because I think it's a fucking disgrace.

 

If we have a major release at work, I tend not to use my annual leave around that time because it's a bit of a busy period and I want to be available and at my best.

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