New claims have emerged regarding the Peter Beardsley situation at Newcastle United.

With The Mail saying that young Newcastle players who have made allegations and also those who gave supporting statements, can’t believe how long it has taken for the club to eventually act.

The report claims that the Newcastle hierarchy have sat on the current allegations for weeks without doing anything, meaning the young players who have brought those allegations, have had to continue being coached by Peter Beardsley until at last the club were pressurised into agreeing on Tuesday that the Newcastle reserve team manager should stay away from training until the case is resolved.

However, the most damaging new claim in The Mail report is that a source within the club has told them that failure to deal with previous claims of bullying by Beardsley, led to Newcastle’s best young prospect Lewis Gibson leaving the club.

The player helped England to win the Under 17s World Cup for the very first time in October – but by then he was an Everton player, after joining the Toffees just after turning 17 in summer 2017.

However, back in 2016 the newspaper says that Gibson’s family went to the club and told them of their concerns about the way Peter Beardsley was treating their son.

They say an initial grievance meeting was eventually held in Spring 2017 and the family understood that a full proper investigation by the club into the claims of Beardsley’s bullying would then follow, only for nothing to happen.

The newspaper further claims that several more junior coaches in the Newcastle United youth set-up were supporting Lewis Gibson as they desperately tried to help keep him at the club but eventually one of them even told Gibson that he had to leave for the good of his career.

We understand the 17-year-old had the support of several academy coaches, one of whom advised him to leave for the good of his career.

Obviously any outcome on whether Peter Beardsley has done anything wrong is yet to come but whatever happens on that front, the failure of the club to deal with the situation in a fit and proper way will simply reinforce the views of the man Newcastle fans who see the club as being rotten from top to bottom.

With only Rafa Benitez papering over the cracks at the minute.



  • Saul Williams

    This underlines the incompetence of the the people in charge.What a shambles!They are unfit to run a car boot sale nevermind ,an institution like Newcastle.Please Amanda,get these Fu****g baffoons out of our club.

  • Alex

    The snowflake generation.

    • Wor Lass

      No doubt you call anyone who disagrees with you a happy clapper, as well.

    • Dillon Tovak

      Raised by your generation 👏

  • Rob Brown

    Agree 100% Alex.

    Suspect Beardsley is maybe a little old school and the type of training and commentary that were responsible for forming the likes of Rooney, Shearer, Robson, Kane, Vardy and of course Beardsley himself, are too difficult and considered even offensive to the younger generation.

    Either way – Beardsley is screwed.

  • Wor Lass

    Maybe what we should be doing on here is commenting more – as this article does – on the role of the club and the correct/incorrect implementation of policies. None of us know exactly what the allegations are never mind whether they are true or not. Once a proper enquiry is conducted and a judgement made the facts might come out and we can all say what we think. No matter what the reason, if a family has made a complaint and the club hasn`t treated that complaint seriously or tried to address it in the way that they should then that is real cause for concern. It doesn`t do anything to satisfy either party – but it seems typical of the way our club operates from the very top. I`m the boss and what I say goes – bollix to everyone else and the law of the land.

    • Rich Lawson

      Good point,I hope Beardsley is blameless but will leave that to the proper authorities.What I think we should be told tho’ is who at St James the family had the initial meeting with and then did nothing ?

      • Wor Lass

        Yep. In a lot of these cases it`s tempting to brush things under the carpet and hope they go away and die a natural death. The trouble is, that doesn`t satisfy the alleged victim and it doesn`t clear the accused. It just leaves a bad taste all round and lots of fuel for the “no smoke without fire” brigade. That`s why any allegation of bullying, sexism, racism etc needs to be treated seriously, following clear policy guidelines. Everyone`s protected except whoever`s guilty or lying.

  • mentalman

    i think its more likely he knew we aren’t a club renowned for giving kids much of a chance.

    I read the whole thing about Gibson’s family not wanting to say anything at the time because his brother was still at the club, well he’s still at the club so why are they happy to put him in the firing line now

    • Wor Lass

      Because he won`t be on his own?

    • Soldier

      a myriad of accusations & you, like the club bury your head in the sand.
      what an idiot

      • mentalman

        Im not going to lower myself to your level by aiming insults at anyone i dont agree with.

        As far as I’m aware i may be wrong but there have been two official complaints made. The rest is rumour mongering by the gutter trash press until it is official.

        I seem to remember SBR making some rather inappropriate and borderline comments while at the club and can’t remember anyone calling for him to be sacked

    • Damon Horner

      It was said/implied at the time that his brothers experience put Lewis off, we assumed it was development related and consequent stagnation, it could now be that it is true but now also his experience with the coaches, pending a verdict of course. As Wor Lass has said though, there is a delegation of players leading the complaint so any backlash won’t be had just to Liam.

      • 1957

        The talk at development/u23 games was that Everton came to the family with an outline of what they would do with Lewis to get him to first team level asap if he was good enough. They were disillusioned with how Liam’s career had stalled at the club and under Beardsley, so Lewis moved on

        • Damon Horner

          Quite believable. We don’t have much of a boardroom strategy never mind a youth development one. Doesn’t help if your older brother doesn’t have kind things to say about a coach likely to oversee you in future.

  • Paul Patterson

    IF reports are to be believed, then a few academy players, a few coaches knew something wasnt right, Alan Pardew suspected something, Joey Barton had a go at him, Glenn Roeder wasn’t happy and even Rafa Benitez was advised about him.
    Doesn’t look good to be fair, but the time it’s took to sort is systematic of the club..

  • Geordie Pete Moore

    This is nothing but a witch hunt of a lovely man, an top trainer and developer of young lads. If you don’t like the cold North sea or climbing on monkey bars to improve your upper body strength then when those cold winter night games come along and you have to battle against some very strong players then maybe a football career is not for you, don’t try the army either as you will be beasted a lot worse. I suggest some of these young players take up cricket or as I would love to see boxing. I would love to see these youngsters smacked on the nose, it might wake them up to reality of hard graft. If you cant handle the heat get out of the kitchen. Do not try and bring down a lovely harmless man who only means the best for your future in football.

    • Soldier

      idiot, it`s you who needs a smack on the nose

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        Thats really intelligent

        • Dillon Tovak

          Well you say you’d like to see the young players smacked on the nose, so…….

          And it’s you’re, not your. Really intelligent.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            You see this is exactly how things are turned to show out of context remarks, I said if he was to take up boxing I would love to see him smacked on the nose and that still goes, unfortunately the lad doesn’t seem to have what it takes to succeed in any sport, maybe darts ? yes try darts lad

          • Dillon Tovak

            So there’s nothing out of context trying to pretend that another commenter is bullying you? Hahaha.

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        You have just done what Peter is accused of essentially, making it personal by calling someone names. well I dont bite crack on I can take anything you can throw at me sunshine

        • Phil

          You are bigging Beardsley up based on what? He was a skilful footballer?

          Then belittling the players who have potentially been racially and mentally abused. It’s not one player complaining. Its numerous

          I’m guessing you are a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to people’s feelings etc

          Suggesting you would smack your son if he came home and told you he was being bullied.

        • X,WHY,Y MAN.

          Graeme Souness was a good footballer but not a good manager.
          The qualification of being a good footballer does not equate to being a good manager as countless ex-players have found out to their cost.

          • Coble’s Return

            Good point! There seems to be a rash of former players around (Mancs in particular, but not exclusively) who seem to think that because they had distinguished playing careers, they should walk straight into the top managerial positions in the country. Just because you went to school, it doesn’t mean you can teach.

            I have to be honest and say that I thought that Shearer would have knuckled down in a coaching role somewhere else if he harboured any real ambition to manage at the highest level, but a guess the pundit’s chair becomes very comfortable very quickly.

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        Thats essentially bullying from your armchair, your a brave man

        • Soldier

          i don`t coach young lads & it`s not the 1st time with him the whole thing reeks of a cover up and i am very brave i don`t sit in any armchair, i do what i`m paid to do.

    • hetonmag

      Would you think any different if it was your son just remember there’s no smoke without fire.

      • 1957

        I go to as many u23/development squad games as I can and there has been rumours of problems with Beardsley for over a year and that parents/agents were unhappy with how issues were being swept under the carpet to protect him.

        But this problem aside, if you watch the team’s he coaches they don’t have a clue what they are doing its like watching school football. He simply isn’t any good at his job for me and should have left before this situation developed

        • hetonmag

          I’ve said for ages we should have a clear out from top to bottom we all have our opinions on how young players are prepared and trained, but after witnessing and being at the blunt end of bullying in my 50 years of employment it’s a different scenario these days when it’s just not tolerated nor should it be.

          • 1957

            If the rumours were / are true some of the issues weren’t just bullying, they included discriminatory language around ethnicity on a daily basis…I’m not sure Peter the coach is as nice as his public image

        • Geordie Pete Moore

          Parents ? You hit the nail on the head

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        If it was my son I would give him a very good talking too and tell him to walk away if he can’t handle the tough training it requires to fulfill your dream, you don’t try and bring down a legend and a lovely man with a couple of pent up frustrations, he has gone about it the wrong way. move to another club and see how that goes. I think he will find the same tough trainers for his cotton wool lifestyle

        • Dillon Tovak

          Why do you keep saying he’s a lovely man?
          Creepy.
          Have you spent significant amounts of time with him anyway?
          What does the army or boxing have to do with football?
          Odd person with a strange chip on your shoulder.
          Sounds like you want to bunk with Beardsley in a camouflage tent in the woods, like reeeeeal men.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Sounds like your a Mackem to me

          • Dillon Tovak

            In what way?

          • Philippines

            As your comments are so far from the topic and contain only a personal attack on Geordie Peter Moore, I can only think you are a loner who is not successful with women (or men).

          • paul mclaughlan

            No one is attacking Pete. They are just pointing out that just because someone’s public persona makes them out to be a nice guy. Means they can’t be racist.

          • X,WHY,Y MAN.

            The old chestnut rears it’s head as usual, If you cannot win the argument with someone the “Your A Mackem” is there to fall back on ffs !

    • Damon Horner

      One thing I do agree with is if you can’t work in an environment and you know it can’t/won’t change then look to leave that environment.
      I can’t say if Beardsley is in the wrong or apply a character reference in truth also.

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        Ask Shola or Sammi Ameobi just two lads Peter has trained over the years if they think Peter has an ounce of racism in his bones ? I don’t even have to wait for the answer. It a very serious accusation that can destroy someone. If that is the youngsters intention then when the claims are found to be BS, then that kid or kids should face the consequences of a lifetime ban away from football or the same penalty that Peter would face if found to be true. Its nothing but a witch hunt. Its all too easy to pick out sentences from someone’s vocabulary to make them look however you want them to be construed, especially when they are on a sheet of paper. I live in the real world and know for a fact that Peter is NO racist and certainly no bully.

        • Phil

          Geordie Pete?? Is this you Pedro?

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            lol thats funny

        • hetonmag

          You are a hypocrite your first post suggested punching someone on the nose if that’s not work place bullying at it’s worst, advocating violence is worse than verbal dirrhorea.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Read my post again. I suggest he takes up boxing and at that point I would love to see him punched on the nose, I apologise if I didn’t make myself clear.

        • X,WHY,Y MAN.

          Do you know Peter Beardsley personally to validate what you are saying about him ?

        • Dillon Tovak

          How do you know that for a FACT? His wife probably can’t say she knows it for a FACT.
          What do the Ameobis have to do with this?
          Shola wouldn’t of had him as his youth coach and even if Sammy did like him, his big brother was an established “star” for the first team.

          I’m not saying Beardsley is definitely a racist, but it’s weird you’re saying he’s definitely not.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Unlike some of the players of today’s era, Peter Beardsley used to drive into the Toon car park when he played for us, He would sign every single program thrust in his face from kids like me and he was the nicest player I ever met at that time, week in week out I have many old programs where he autographed them. I wrote to him and others whilst serving in the first gulf war as I did Kevin Keegan and Terry Mac, all replied with personal messages of support, I have followed Peters career year in year out because he was a real influence on my life and the way I treated others when I served in the Flying Gunners display team and although we weren’t famous in that way, we used to get asked for autographs all the time. although I felt stupid I signed them for the kids as Peter did without once looking cheesed of with the adulation he had and as a very quiet man he did it without fuss. I met him recently again in Holland while he was coaching the reserves team with Sammy Ameobi, Yohan Cabaye, Joey Barton playing and had a good one to one chat with him, All the years I have followed or spoken or heard others speak about Peter Beardsley, not once until now has there ever been an accusation of such a serious manner. He is doing well if he hid it for all those years. I am a pretty good judge of character he might like most of us get frustrated at kids progression at times but he is no bully or racist. I hope the powers that be see straight through these kids ganging up on a true gent and act accordingly.

          • X,WHY,Y MAN.

            I could stand around signing autographs all day but it is not going to give me the skills to become a coach is it ?

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            What have you done with your life to be able to disrespect anyone ?

          • Philippines

            Is this a matter about coaching skills? Am I missing something?

          • Virsino

            So, you are accusing the kids of ganging up, and lying. How very Trumpish!!

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            We will soon see as the accuser is in front the “man” today

          • Paul Smith

            I’m sure lots of people thought Rolf Harris was a lovely guy too… He did lots of nice things for people. Likewise Jimmy Savile. Doesn’t mean there isn’t another side beyond the public face.

          • paul mclaughlan

            Pulled back nicely after the dickish comment you made to me yesterday.

    • X,WHY,Y MAN.

      If you leave all the allegations to one side Beardsley still has been useless in his role and is in no way a good coach.
      The record of the reserves does not back up what you are saying and they have went backwards with him in charge.

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        If you can do a better job with the kids of today go for it

        • X,WHY,Y MAN.

          I am not professing to be a coach though.
          It’s your good friend Peter The Great who takes a job in this area and has twice been found wanting in his role.
          If he was an amazing coach then it might be a big story here but why should we have all this upheaval over someone who is not worth the aggravation in the scheme of things ?

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Can I just ask how old you are ? to have such disrespect for a man who hasn’t been found guilty of anything and in my estimation he won’t ?

          • X,WHY,Y MAN.

            What does my age have to do with anything ?
            How does questioning his suitability as a coach and the skills required to be one equate to disrespect ?
            Without any of the accusations against him the record of the reserves is not good.

            Peter Beardsley was a world class footballer and I was there the day he chipped the keeper against Brighton in the 80’s.
            I am in my 40’s now but don’t know why that even matters here.
            Because Peter Beardsley was a great footballer it doesn’t automatically make him a good coach.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            You are so quick to convict and disrespect a legend and good man before the facts and outcome, I asked because its usually the younger generation who jump to such conclusions. you as a 40 year old man should know better

          • Megatron1505

            He hasn’t though, he’s simply said that he isn’t a very good coach…..as his record demonstrates.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            This thread is about the serious allegations made towards Peter Beardsley its got nothing to do with personal opinions on how good anyone is as a coach, that is conjecture. So many in here are jumping to their own conclusions before the whole facts and investigations are complete and a decision on his future have been draw. I personally think that Peter might hang it all up now which will be so sad as he has always lived and breathed the Toon with the utmost respect for everyone. Sad times. Its not good to see people in here disrespecting him before the conclusion.

          • Paul Smith

            You are jumping to your own conclusion that there is nothing in the allegations and that it’s just soft molly coddled kids whining about Peter Beardsley being a hard trainer or a disciplinarian or whatever… That’s what you’ve said in multiple posts. So don’t come at anyone with “So many in here are jumping to their own conclusions before the whole facts and investigations are complete”. You are already firmly decided that there is nothing in the allegations… and getting away with it does not mean you are innocent either btw… This is ALWAYS going to be a case of he said / she said unless whatever happened was caught on camera…. However when it’s he said / she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, maybe it’s time to take notice…

          • X,WHY,Y MAN.

            I am not convicting anyone of anything other than being a bad coach.
            Your coming from a place where your being blinded by adulation for Peter the professional footballer which is erroneous.
            “Geordie Jingoism” is no good here and you have to take a step back because it is clouding your objectivity !

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Being a good coach of under 23s under 21s or 16s is not all about the results achieved in fact they mean nothing as some will come through and many won’t, just because an under 23 squad win a trophy or a game doesn’t mean that your a good coach, its about the end game and unfortunately it doesn’t look like Peter will be around to achieve that now. well done kids

          • Wor Lass

            You`re telling everyone, rightly, that they don`t know the facts about Peter and not to rush to judge him but you`re quite prepared to label the kids who have complained and their parents. Practise what you preach.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Very good point………

          • X,WHY,Y MAN.

            Your joking right ?

          • Kneebotherm8

            Gotta be surely?……….

          • CaptainCaveman

            I don’t think he’s saying he’s guilty, rather that he hasn’t done a good job as a coach which is hard to disagree with.

            I’m sure everyone on here hopes he is innocent. Even if he isn’t though, he’ll still be the best player I’ve ever seen in a black and white top.

          • Paul Smith

            I heard rumours about Peter Beardsley going back to about 20 years ago. Unrelated to any of this bullying stuff but it’s stuff that shows another side to the man if true. It’s strange that there are so many stories that come up about this mans behaviour. There’s many stories about his behaviour at his talk ins for example… When there are so many allegations, repeated over a period of years you should probably at least be willing to consider that maybe there’s something to it.. Why is this happeninig to Peter Beardsley repeatedly ? Why aren’t the Molly coddled kids at other clubs making allegations about their coaches ?

    • kingfisher

      Agree with most of what you say Geordie,I don’t know about Peter being a lovely young man, top trainer etc., as I have never met him, and the reason the reserves are not doing well may be down to other influences.All I would say is that in every walk of life nowadays, a lot of these kids have been mollycoddled and most of them have no regard for authority, and they think that the world revolves around them.
      In another post a few days ago I suggested a dose of National Service would do them the world of good. Beardsley may be guilty, but to have the subject played out in public is totally wrong, but it’s the same with all celebrities these days, guilty until proved innocent, bring back conscription !

      • Paul Janes

        I absolutely agree with you about a lot of these young kids being mollycoddled etc! but kids at all the other top clubs will exactly the same and I’ve heard no bullying accusations at other clubs

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        Totally agree it should have been kept in house, but then the accusers wouldnt get their slice of early fame

    • robbersdog

      Youth football is neither the army nor boxing; they’re being trained to kick a football into a net, not kill Taliban insurgents or punch someone repeatedly in the face.

      Your comment is the equivalent of saying that a guy who works in Tesco should be trained in trapeze artistry because some people who don’t work in Tesco are circus performers.

    • Paul Smith

      Do you know him personally ? If not have you had many interactions with him? How about at least attending some of his talk ins as an audience member ? Surely there is some basis for such a staunch defence of the man beyond liking him as a player and him seeming like a nice fella when you’ve seen him on TV.

  • Peaky Magpie

    I’m sick to death of all this tittle tattle this week let’s just get behind Rafa & the lads and hope we knock Swansea into 2019 this weekend.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    People seem to be leaving out the fact that he is a dreadful coach and should be relieved of his duty on the strength of his performance alone despite any allegations against him.
    He has demonstrated his lack of skills in his chosen area on two separate spells with the club.
    He would be nowhere near this club in any capacity if it wasn’t for the continued mismanagement of Michael Wallace Ashley !

    • 1957

      Results don’t lie but if you need confirmation of how bad a coach he is go to some of the games featuring his teams, its like watching school kids

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        I am not a follower of the reserves myself but reliably informed by an ex-player who I know who will attest to what you are saying.
        I have also been told that the so called coaching is non existent with lots of games being played on the pitches with the coaches standing nattering away to each other without even watching the games taking place.

  • GeordieZebra

    Pedro is the best player I’ve ever seen at our club, but based on the lack of kids stepping up to the first team and the ongoing dross of results and performances of the u-23s, his position should have been reviewed anyway. These allegations whether proven true, false or likely unsubstantiated, don’t change the fact.

    Some morons going on about what a nice fella he is, so what? Brilliant player, club legend, but like Moncur – needs to move on based on what we see before us!!

    • Geordie Pete Moore

      Calling people morons for having an opinion like that would get you into trouble also if you had such a role in public life nowadays, there really is no need to call people idiots or morons for having an educated opinion on this shocking allegation. This is the first time I have ever posted on social media to try and stick up for someone who firstly prob doesn’t need the money or the grief that these kids are bringing to his doorstep. If he said anything offensive to them I am sure they would have talked to him about it and sorted the problem then and there, but no these kids nowadays don’t have the respect or the know how to communicate a grievance one on one, just like yourself, ref “moron “

      • GeordieZebra

        At least you are self aware enough to know I was referring to your stream of comments.

        We collectively (including you, despite your claims to have insight that you do not) don’t know what happened but my point about results, performances and also the lack of kids progressing to the 1st team is factually accurate – not just an opinion. Thus why I expressed it.

        • Geordie Pete Moore

          Fair point, however under Ashleys reign we cant even get the first team players in that we deserve let alone acquire the best young talent there is at youth level, they also get picked up by teams with more ambition than the toon under Ashley. That is not my reason for posting here my point was not to publicly assassinate Peter Beardsley’s unblemished character up until now. So I have said what I have to say on the subject, you can’t make a good cake without the ingredients

          • GeordieZebra

            Not assassinating Pedro at all and as I stated, he’s my favourite player. Also I’m not denigrating his character in anyway. I’m merely stating that what we do know is the outputs of this age group is below expectation.

            On the flip side, denying the allegations could be true or saying we are ‘sure’ what happened is also inaccurate. We don’t.

            I concur on the Ashley comment but we did have a shining light who chose to go to Everton over us. That’s one thing we cannot blame Ashley for. Everything else admittedly but not this. This sits within the parameters of that coaching team – and Pedro is integral to that.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Even if the youth coaches produced the next Shearer, Ronaldo or Messi I dont see anyway the current system could hold onto them for very long as money talks and we don’t have it, there will always be personality clashes between coaching staff and young hot headed kids. The fact that Peter has categorically denied these allegations is for me enough to see this isn’t right I would take his word over a disgruntled tired 22 year old who can’t obviously climb on monkey bars. “You lot should be able to do this” For me that surely just meant that fit young lads should be able to do it and even if it was an attempted joke then surely it could’ve been sorted out in a grown up fashion, Next coach should sit them all down in front of a screen and make them watch some comedy shows to not only develop a sense of humour but also laughing together can be a great way to bond. You refer to a player we lost to Everton but is the same players brother not still in out setup ? No one other than those involved knows the whole reason he moved on, I would suggest £££££ ching as Ashley wouldn’t pay. maybe wrong on a few points but that’s my take. I just hope these young kids coming in come in to respect and enjoy playing for the toon other than come in for the ££££ but I suspect its the latter from now on. Peter played for the toon for the love of the toon and he also trained the kids for the same reason. Pity we will lose him.

          • GeordieZebra

            To reiterate, you do not know. Speculating on this issue as personality issues or referring to monkey bars or mentioning a sense of humour or cash driven is bordering on insanity. You do not know!!

            This is not a situation when he’s been suspended for a kids’ complaint about doing laps of a track ffs. It’s serious. I also don’t know if it’s one, two or three kids + complaining or standing witness and I hope it is proven to be false. As such, unlike you I cannot state with such authority he’s innocent (or guilty) but do know you don’t have a scooby – just like the rest of us.

            I do however know the u-23s haven’t performed and we haven’t seen players making steps into the first team. This is nowt to do with cash – it’s recruitment, coaching etc etc. If we had another Shearer, he’d be promoted at this age because we are a championship quality 11 playing in the prem.

            Stop giving solutions to an issue where you don’t know what has happened. Stop speculating it cannot be true because he’s a nice person and was a tremendous player. Stop mentioning monkey bars. Just stop, full stop.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Stop mentioning monkey bars ? why next you will call me a racist. next you will be saying that GoApe should change its name FFS Grow up its in your head not mine End of conversation

          • GeordieZebra

            Pedro loves the toon is your argument and is a nice fella and Club legend, so cannot be guilty. The allegations of racism and bullying aren’t true and in your brain it must be because they’re afraid of the North Sea or similar. You don’t know, neither do I. At least I’m aware I don’t know if they’re true or not.

            Regardless, his performance has been poor and no kids have progressed. His position should be reviewed anyway.

          • Andy Mac

            “That’s one thing we cannot blame Ashley for”

            I think you’re wrong there GZ. If the club had addressed the concerns of the Gibson family then maybe we’d still have a WC winner on our books ? The fact that the club did nothing to sort the problem out says everything about Fatman and his moral standpoint.

  • Andy Mac

    So that’s what you get when your tongue is stuck up Fatmans R’s. Complete protection from any blame, just like Pardwho. The sooner Fatman is out of this club the better

  • Philippines

    There are some appalling comments on this page over the this matter. In particular, the various opinions of whether or not he has done a good job with the junior team are quoted, as if it has a bearing on the matter. Quite clearly, there is an allegation against PB. It will be dealt with. In the meantime please will some of you drop the ridiculous unwarranted venom and the ‘must be guilty’ comments. I just watched some ‘greatest’ NUFC goals on Youtube. Have a look at them and then see if you feel so bad about PB.

    • Andy Mac

      That was then, this is now.

      I’d be inclined to agree with you on the Innocent until proven guilty tack if it wasnt for the fact that these are not isolated incidents. This is now the third occasion (that we are aware of) PB has been accused of abusing his position of power and I’m inclined to believe its because he thinks he’s “bullet proof” ?

  • Geordie Pete Moore

    If PB team read this please turn this into a police investigation and have all those young players phones taken as evidence and look at every one of thems Whatsapp accounts, at the same time if those same players read this start sweating. Allegations such as this should be fully investigated and that includes your phone evidence.

    • Andy Mac

      So you’re OK with one of our best talents, a WC winner at U17 level, leaving the club just so PB can continue his reign as U-23’s equivalent of Pardwho ?

      • Geordie Pete Moore

        Yes 100 % im ok with any trouble making youngster leaving, I will even help him pack his bags

        • GeordieZebra

          He loves the toon so is innocent!! Really? You sound like a baddy from scooby doo – it’s ‘those pesky kids’.

          Might be true, might not be but the allegations are serious and we have a responsibility as a club and society to follow it through. Let it be investigated and limit your assumptions. You make JFK seem like a bright fella.

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            You call yourself a Geordie ? you are no Geordie

          • Geordie Pete Moore

            Your no Geordie thats for sure

          • GeordieZebra

            Once again, making assumptions when you have zero knowledge.

            Of the moniker ‘Geordie Zebra’, it’s not the Geordie bit that should be challenged. I’m not a Zebra…

        • Cockneytrev

          Loved the club that much he couldn’t wait to leave for Liverpool,,,

          • Albert Stubbins

            The club had zero ambition. He said at the time he’d of rather stopped but the club did the deal to help pay for the milburn stand. Plus a certain jack Charlton treated him like shyte.