Date: 6th November 2006 at 3:06pm
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Newcastle fans have been warned by the man himself, they are wasting their time calling for the head of Freddy Shepherd. ‘I’m staying at this club’, says the Toon chairman.

Shepherd insists he will not quit the club, no matter what. The fans organised a demonstration outside of the St James’ Park reception following the defeat by Sheffield United. A result that takes the club into the relegation zone.

Shepherd (talking to the Evening Chronicle): ‘Right now it would seem I am the only one prepared to do this job and it is one I will continue to do to the very best of my ability and with the best interests of the club at heart.

‘There is no doubt we are in a situation which needs sorting out and sorting out quickly. None of us can be happy at the position Newcastle United find themselves in right now and it is up to everyone involved to get us out of it.

‘We have to do better and that means everyone pulling together for the good of the club to work through what are undeniably tough times.



‘We have been down this road before, and changing the manager is not always the answer. I think it is time the players are reminded just who they are playing for.’