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Toon bits and pieces. Ashley’s new regime. No Sol. No Adidas.

November 3rd, 2009 | 34 Comments |

Appointed permanently
Appointed permanently
Who sang Twilight Cafe in 1981? Ah, hang on, not that sort of ‘bits and pieces’. No indeed, just some bits and pieces about Newcastle United from the last few days that haven’t managed to get their own article.

Much has been said of Hughton’s now permanent role as manager for the rest of this season and the next one, but it’s probably worth mentioning that Colin Calderwood has taken up a similar length contract as Hughton’s assistant. Calderwood recently turned down a job at Tranmere Rovers to remain at Newcastle working alongside Hughton. Hughton said:

Once I had my own deal sorted, the first thing I did was to get Colin sorted and he will continue now in the same role.

Colin has been fantastic. He is someone I have known for a long time and someone I trust very much. He is an experienced football manager and that is a huge help. He’s also a fantastic coach and someone the players respect. But we’re both delighted to have this opportunity and we’re fully focussed on achieving promotion.” (more…)

Cash from stadium naming rights to go on players.

November 1st, 2009 | 70 Comments |

'The Adidas Arena'?
'The Adidas Arena'?
Alan Oliver is running an article in The People claiming that all the money from the stadium naming rights will go straight to Chris Hughton to spend on the Newcastle United squad.

Ashley has apparently insisted the naming rights won’t go cheap and he’s looking for £6m a season before he’ll sell off our heritage.

A Toon source (that lad again) said:

But all he is asking is for the fans to sit back and take a realistic look at the situation.

It is costing him £3m a month out of his own pocket to run Newcastle and he is trying to look at other ways of raising revenue – the St James’ Park name is one of his few valuable assets.

But he is not going to flog the name of the stadium to the first bidder.

He is looking for a significant figure for the stadium naming rights and if he gets it, all the money will go to help Chris Hughton strengthen the team.” (more…)