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EXCLUSIVE: Toon chief blasts heroes Shearer and Keegan in foul-mouthed rant

 

Published 23:01 12/11/11 By Brian McNally

 

Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias stunned Toon Army fans by unleashing an astonising, foul-mouthed rant in public on Geordie icons Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan.

 

The former casino boss — who ­virtually never gives media interviews ­— delivered a withering condemnation on the managerial abilities of the Magpies legends in front of startled onlookers in a Newcastle gastro bar.

 

Llambias, who along with Toon owner Mike Ashley has enraged Toon fans by re-branding historic St. James’ Park as the Sports Direct Arena, blamed Shearer for Newcastle’s 2009 relegation and claimed there “will never be a right time” for the former England skipper in management.

 

And in a blistering broadside aimed at Keegan, the Magpies MD claimed the former England boss is ­unable to cope with the ­stresses and strains of ­management.

 

Llambias railed: “Kevin Keegan can’t take pressure. His f****** head is all over the place.”

 

He also made a shocking claim in a meeting with fans last month that Keegan’s second coming as Newcastle manager in 2008 came about ­because he was the preferred choice of potential Arab buyers. He revealed: “Mike (Ashley) was selling to the Arabs and they ­wanted Kevin Keegan.

 

“The Arabs wanted him, the fans wanted him — perfect!”

 

A candid Llambias admitted he was at fault for recruiting Shearer as manager in April 2009 when Newcastle were battling to avoid the drop.

 

Llambias said: “Shearer was my choice and I have to hold up my hands — the wrong choice.”

 

Referring to the relegation battle and the managerial team of Shearer and Iain Dowie, he claimed: “Shearer, for this, destroys us. He gave all the responsibility to Dowie. Rubbish!”

 

A supporter suggests “It wasn’t the right time” for Shearer. Llambias responded ­brusquely, and said: “It would never be the right time. Shearer? There would never be a right time in football.”

 

When one of the onlookers suggested Shearer is arrogant, ­Llambias agreed and said: “You guys have given him that arrogance.”

 

What will perplex ­Newcastle fans about Llambias’ put-down of the Geordie hero is the fact that days after ­relegation, Ashley ­issued a statement in which he said: “Bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle United was the best ­decision I have made.”

 

Chris Hughton ­succeeded Shearer as manager and led Toon back into the top flight at the first attempt as ­champions (below, left).

 

Hughton was sacked by ­Newcastle a year ago, and is now manager of ­Birmingham.

 

He was also in the ­Llambias line of fire when one of the group asked why he was dismissed.

 

Llambias responded: “He would never have taken us where we want to be.

 

“That’s my decision by the way.

 

“Chris can’t make decisions. If I am asking about a player, Ben Arfa? he says ‘I’m not sure, blah blah’.

 

“With Chris, he couldn’t cope with where we are ­mentally. We are ­aggressive.

 

“You need to be aggressive. I don’t want a manager below me who can’t argue.”

 

But of all the colourful claims made by ­Llambias perhaps the one that will not be disputed by Toon fans is: “You guys don’t ­understand how f****** ­horrible we can be.”

 

After last week’s act of soccer sacrilege at St. James’ Park, many Geordies believe they ­understand only too well.

 

Newcastle declined to comment last night.

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Toon chief: Carroll is worth 'f*** all'

 

Published 22:59 12/11/11 By Brian McNally

 

Derek Llambias, the man who brokered the deal that made Andy Carroll the most expensive Englishman in football history, has sensationally claimed: “He’s worth f*** all!”

 

The Toon MD’s disparaging verdict on England striker Carroll (below) came when he was giving a group of Newcastle fans an insight into the £35million deal that took the England striker to Liverpool in January.

 

Llambias insists that Newcastle got the better of the deal.

 

The Anfield club’s first bid was £30m and Llambias told the fans: “I have to admit that £30m for Andy Carroll is a lot of money.”

 

When one supporter asked him “Is he worth £30m?” Llambias responded: “No — he’s worth f*** all.” He then explains that after rejecting the £30m offer, Newcastle refused to sell even for £35m unless Liverpool paid the entire fee up front.

 

A move that forced Liverpool to ask Chelsea to increase their first instalment of the £50m they had already agreed to pay for Fernando Torres!

 

Llambias explained: “It is about control.

 

“We had the control. We knew the Torres deal was there.

 

“We drew that f****** deal, perhaps the ultimate.

 

“So £30m? F*** off! Don’t waste my time and I slammed the phone down.

 

“£35m? Everybody including Pardew [manager Alan Pardew] all agreed.

 

“But the £35m they wanted to pay over four years. It was rubbish. Mike (Ashley) said — and he is a brave boy Mike I promise you — get all the £35m up front.

 

“We got it all up front and then they never paid us on time and we charged them 12 grand f****** interest.”

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http://www.mirrorfootball.co.uk/news/Newcastle-chief-Derek-Llambias-slams-Kevin-Keegan-and-Alan-Shearer-in-foul-rant-article829807.html

EXCLUSIVE: Toon chief blasts heroes Shearer and Keegan in foul-mouthed rant

 

 

 

“Chris can’t make decisions. If I am asking about a player, Ben Arfa? he says ‘I’m not sure, blah blah’.

 

 

I can imagine that though :lol:

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He's disgusting, like a poisonous rat that's crawled out of the sewers. Would have absolutely no problem whatsoever if I woke up tomorrow and found out he was dead. How will some of that shit make people feel at the club?

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you'd have thought one of the supporters at that meeting may have leaked something earlier.

 

 

This always perplexes me. We have supporters on this board from all over the world and yet nobody ever seems to be involved in this frivelous meetings :lol:

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