It is no secret that Newcastle United is ran by a skeleton staff.

Mike Ashley ensuring that there are far fewer people working at the club than was the case when he bought the club in 2007.

Whilst rival Premier League clubs look to employ large numbers of staff, particularly on the commercial side, to try and maximise revenues, Newcastle do it differently.

With maximum promotion of Mike Ashley’s retail empire the main/sole focus, clearly the owner sees little point in paying more than the minimum number of staff.

In the boardroom it is no different.

Rival clubs have at least one board to dictate policy and major decisions, sometimes two boards – with one meeting infrequently and setting overall strategy/budgets, then another meeting more regularly and making decisions throughout the season.

Newcastle United had/have a board but it is obviously in name only.

At one point it was claimed there was an active four man board but that became three when Steve McClaren was removed from it on 15 March 2016, after being sacked as Head Coach.

Then 25 July 2017 saw Graham Carr removed, after his job as Chief Scout ended.

That left a dynamic board of Lee Charnley and Bobby Moncur.

Now today (5 March 2018), Bobby Moncur has been removed as a Director, according to public records at Companies House.

According to local media reports, Bobby Moncur will continue in an ‘Ambassador’ role at the club. He was a great player and captain for Newcastle but sadly, if past public statements from him are any guide, the ‘Ambassador’ role will simply mean a continuation of him saying what a great job Mike Ashley is doing in running the club.

So as it stands, Lee Charnley is the only Director at Newcastle United, as well as being the Managing Director, and any number of other roles no doubt…

Little wonder the club drifts along from one disaster to another, when just like on the playing staff, Newcastle don’t finance and appoint the people needed to drive the club forward.

Instead we have the farce of Ashley’s people in the background pulling the strings, such as Justin Barnes and Keith Bishop.

What a club.



  • Leazes.

    That’ll make the next fans liaison meeting interesting, who will make the tea?

    The club are obliged to have these meetings to comply with a UEFA law…. I think about three a year. United seem to have forgotten.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Beardsley`s doing nothing
      😂😂

      • Leazes.

        He’s not a board member….. there was only Charnley and Moncur…. ….now only Charnley remains…..Moncur must have voted himself off by accident.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          I know that, but there is only 1 man that runs the show

          • Leazes.

            You still have to have a board though…. how else can you mismanage the club?

          • Oval85

            Continue pushing the shaft in and out… in and out…

          • mactoon

            There is a board.. Charnley. The minimum number of directors a limited company needs. Talk about bare bones!

      • Peaky Magpie

        Is he not ???? The little fuc*er is supposed to be tidying my garden….had on while I go and check….
        😂😂

        • Leazes.

          Is he bullying a garden gnome?

          • Peaky Magpie

            😂🤣😂🤣 That’s funny…

    • Albert Stubbins

      Apparently he does a lot of things by himself!!

    • Rich Lawson

      The money saved on biscuits will be handy to buy a new striker in the summer.

  • Mike

    another legend that turned into a Cashley brown nose

    • Coach Clagnut

      must have finally bought a Teasmade.

    • ghostrider

      How about a legend that is more of a fly on the wall than we will ever be and knows the reality of situations that many people only guess at.

  • Coach Clagnut

    If a Moncur falls in the boardroom and no-one is there, does it make a sound?

    • Andy Mac

      Yup and the sound appears to be a slurping noise ? 😉

  • Peaky Magpie

    Now Moncur has a bit of spare time he needs to sort that hand out that’s growing from his chin….

    • Coach Clagnut

      That’s his balltickler, used during stress relief moments with Fatty’s shaft.

      • Peaky Magpie

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Andy Mac

      Terwatt ! 🤔😉

    • robbersdog

      Bobby Moncur was my hero when I was a child; I idolised him. I can’t blame him for getting involved with Ashley because he never made the kind of money that players make today.

  • robbersdog

    I’d love to know what Rafa thinks of the clown show that masquerades as ‘ownership’ at NUFC. A few years down the line he’ll publish his autobiography, and I doubt he’ll pull any punches. Mind you, when he leaves at the end of the season, Big Mike will probably force him to sign a non-disclosure agreement as part of the settlement.

  • Jimbo Jones

    Despite being on the board, I wonder how much “Power” Moncur actually had, by the sound of it, not much at all, so is it any loss??

    • Andy Mac

      He had no purpose JJ other than offering his fruit loop to the man in charge !

    • Kneebotherm8

      None at all….not even newsworthy..

  • Andy Mac

    Look let’s stop this. Moncur, like Beardo and others presumably, were all Fatman’s puppies. They offered nothing but a wet nose and a licking tongue. (Nothing wrong with that Disqus)

  • Albert Stubbins

    Nothing more than a lapdog it pains me to say. Makes no difference whatsoever.

  • East Durham Mag

    Penfold can hold his board meetings in his broom cupboard now.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      he hides in there during the transfer windows as well
      😂😂😂

  • Dave Pattinson

    Says everything about where our club is now. 😨

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Palace 1 up
    😠

    • Peaky Magpie

      If it ends up with Palace winning it’ll put the cat reet amongst the pigeons…

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        yesterday Brighton playing like Real Madrid, tonight Man U not getting a kick against Palace.
        Bad news.
        even worse news though, the Stargate portals open & Clarko`s back

        • Peaky Magpie

          Over the weekend it seems to have gone from 10 teams in “the mix” to 7 or 8….anything less than 3 points against Southampton and it’s not looking good….then that bloody what’ll feel like 5 months wait until our next game v Huddersfield isn’t going to help….

    • Steviemagpie

      Hopefully Jose will roast em and manure turn it round 2nd half

    • Geordiegiants

      The Bournemouth draw is looking worse by the day.

      • Peaky Magpie

        It is now Palace 2-0 up.

        • Geordiegiants

          Sorry my mistake, by the minute.

  • Jonas

    Cant be another “club” in the world more blatantly not a football club than this shell of s**t Trojan horse for SD.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Sold his soul for thirty pieces of silver but in the end what miss will he really be ?
    He had no power or say with his only purpose to talk up and validate Ashley’s existence at the club.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Palace 2-2 83rd min

    • len robson

      Palace 2-3 Man U. F.T. First time this season I am gald they have won.

  • Steviemagpie

    Had a feeling manure would nick that 😊

  • Peaky Magpie

    After beating them the other week and now this result Man Utd have all of a sudden become pivotal in our survival chances.

    • Steviemagpie

      Your right think Jose loves us

      • Peaky Magpie

        Yup,SBR guiding him on…

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Man Utd won get over it we are staying up. Bobby is a good bloke but health not to good so come off the board. He has been a great servant and long may it continue.
    Has a few beers with in Plymouth the night we got promoted top bloke. Why have people on the board it only causes problems in any form of business only one man needed to make the decisions.

    • Danimal

      Is that a comment or a really bad hand at scrabble?

      • Benmagpie

        Hahahaha I’m going to use that one….

    • Will Venus

      Hilarious. “Only one man needed to make decisions”. Decisions like what exactly??

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Signing players for one agreeing transfers you do not need a big board only causes problems. Bishop is the main man there now while he was at Anfield believe Charnley was not there.

        • Will Venus

          Don’t you think with the recent track record we have had “signing players for one and agreeing transfers”, it about time the decisions were handed over to someone that is at least partially competent??

      • MadMag83

        One man like Kim Jong Un

  • Alex

    So who’s going to pass the biscuits around at the next Fans Forum, then? Oh, speaking of which……

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    Why do you say ‘removed’, he resigned in health grounds. The article is a disgrace

  • Leazes.

    It did say he ‘resigned’…. my guess he’s jumping out of the way of HMRC as he was on the board at the time of the dodgy deals (by one day…..but took no part in them)…..

    ….they are coming for Charnley!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Your guess is always wrong or a straight lie.

  • ghostrider

    It’s absolutely amazing how man y fans are willing to turn on legends, all because of their petty hate for a man that saved this club from a fate worse that Sunderlands.
    Absolutely despicable.

  • MadMag83

    It will be interesting to see if he changes his public opinion​ of Ashley once either of them is no longer associated with the club.

  • thewildchimp

    Hmm… I’ve been trying to figure out for quite a while now why Charnley isn’t sacked and his job given to the tea lady but have finally realised it! Charnley is also the tea lady!