UK time is: 07:45:12
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Comedy Freddy unveils the punchline

This morning that very clever Geordie Freddy Shepherd claimed Newcastle's youth setup rivalled that of Manchester United's from the early 90's,

'We will have eight of our academy kids in our team and substitutes tonight - Steven Taylor, Peter Ramage, Paul Huntington, Matty Pattison, David Edgar, Alan O'Brien, Andy Carroll and James Troisi,' boasted Fat Fred.

'That's 50 per cent - and it becomes nearly 60 per cent if you include our goalkeeper Steve Harper, who also came through the ranks.

'Even when Manchester United were bringing the likes of the Neville brothers, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Paul Scholes through, they did not have the numbers we have here at the moment,' the rotund one beamed.

The every same evening, his sparkling youth side shone as much as a turd in a dark alley during Greenland's winter months:

FA Cup 3rd round result:
Newcastle 1 - Birmingham City of The Championship 5.


They do always say that the secret of comedy is timing. Freddy, that was indeed a masterclass.

We look forward in anticipation to his next chortle-inducing media comments.


Disclaimer: As a rule, I tend not to mock and take cheap digs at our beloved neighbours, due to our often less-favourable position, but make no apologies for tonight's slip-up.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 17 2007

Time: 10:32PM

Your Comments

Anyone would think that you didn't Newcastle.
miked_joker
Be a good job when Fat Freddie leaves football for good, or would you prefer he stays :-)
col8
Better than Bates at Leeds, he wants the rearranged game with Birmingham played with only those players available to Brum when game was cancelled. PMSL
col8
Oh well if you field a sub standard team of youth and reserves you get beat. Sad that the FA Cup is following the likes of the Muppet Cup and with an English manager in charge. It really cheapens the FA Cup - shame on Newcastle for their part in the downgrading of a once fine tournament.
pompeygray
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Black Cats Sign Argentine Winger (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Joins Sunderland After Medical (Monday September 1 2014)

Borini Off To QPR? (Monday September 1 2014)

Roberge Heads For France On Loan. (Monday September 1 2014)

Coates Now a Black Cat Target. (Monday September 1 2014)

After Alvarez, Defenders a Priority. (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Poyet Not Too Upset Over Defeat (Sunday August 31 2014)

Archived Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

List All Vital Sunderland Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Barry Green 5
2. Wattsy44 3
3. treader 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 1 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Man Utd
WBA 2 - 2 Sunderland

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Stoke 3 1 1 1 0 4
11. West Ham 3 1 0 2 -1 3
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2

Breaking League News

Hernandez Gets His Dream Move
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 07:40:00
So How Was It For You?
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 07:34:00
That Falcao Deal?
Man Utd : 02/09/2014 07:33:00
Merlin`s Puzzled!
Chelsea : 02/09/2014 07:20:00
Trio Depart on Loan!
Chelsea : 02/09/2014 07:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v QPR
Suggested By:  
Mannone 2%
Vergini 0%
Brown 0%
O'Shea 16%
Van Aanholt 0%
Rodwell 16%
Larsson 0%
Cattermole 66%
Johnson 0%
Wickham 0%
Fletcher 0%
Altidore 82 0%
Giaccherini 69 0%
Buckley 69 0%