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1 minute ago, Woody said:

Im getting the feeling you aint happy about this mate 😆

Haha I am not unhappy. Just think sometimes we need to think about who we are actually backing. I get that they’re pumping money in to football and the surrounding area, but that money has come from somewhere.

My support of Spurs pretty much dwindled when Lloris got done for drink driving. It’s pretty much died having just read that about Joe Lewis.

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I'm in agreement with Newcastle fans in this one, big club, massive fans, week in week out, they flood the gates, year after year, had some great managers and the fans deserve success, salt of the earth fans and always have a beer with them as they understand our situation when we plumperted down the leagues, we sold of ground, players, training facilities, Newcastle were not as bad, but thats not the point, a man that didn't want to put money where his mouth was, bates was the same with us, rich but a spine, piece of shit, good on the Newcastle fans, enjoy your succes, I hope you make United suffer! WAFLL! 

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I remember few years back, we took nearly 5k fans to st James Park, ok we got battered but after the game we met up with a few toons and had a right laugh, football clubs aside, we are both the same, both love our clubs, I've been a season ticket holder nearly 26 years now, I've seen pretty much everything, and the best fans I've every met, we all know with Newcastle their isn't much going on up there (no offence Newcastle fans) the only thing great for them is the club, so for them it means everything 

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Just now, leedsunited87 said:

😄 you have had your time lad :D

If you say so, we're still up there regardless of the amount of oil money that comes to the Premier League.

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38 minutes ago, leedsunited87 said:

I'm in agreement with Newcastle fans in this one, big club, massive fans, week in week out, they flood the gates, year after year, had some great managers and the fans deserve success, salt of the earth fans and always have a beer with them as they understand our situation when we plumperted down the leagues, we sold of ground, players, training facilities, Newcastle were not as bad, but thats not the point, a man that didn't want to put money where his mouth was, bates was the same with us, rich but a spine, piece of shit, good on the Newcastle fans, enjoy your succes, I hope you make United suffer! WAFLL! 

But Ashley kept them afloat and passed them to wealth. At least he didn’t get rid of the goldfish.

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17 minutes ago, Aaron Thornton said:

If you say so, we're still up there regardless of the amount of oil money that comes to the Premier League.

 

16 minutes ago, Aaron Thornton said:

Russian oil, Sheikh Oil or Bin Salman Oil, it won't matter.

I suppose the Glazier's real estate money isn't being spent in the hundreds of millions in attempts to keep in touch with teams either?

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1 hour ago, Dai_ said:

 

I suppose the Glazier's real estate money isn't being spent in the hundreds of millions in attempts to keep in touch with teams either?

I never once defended the Glazers, you're arguing your own point.

 

But since you asked, I can't stand the Glazers and they are far from saints. In my ideal world they wouldn't be in charge.

 

I'm glad you got the takeover you wanted, I just don't like who they are and to hear Newcastles LGBTQ+ spokesperson say he is optimistic following the takeover genuinely made me laugh.

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Some poor soul was more than likely paid next to nothing to make the t-shirt I’m wearing. Thousands of children risk their lives every day and get paid next to nothing digging for the minerals required to power the device I’m typing this out on. Do I care? Well yes I’d say I do but clearly not enough it would seem.

Plenty stinks in this world and unfortunately we all just turn a blind eye to most of it. It’s at the stage where non of us can even attempt to take the moral high ground.

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2 hours ago, Aaron Thornton said:

If you say so, we're still up there regardless of the amount of oil money that comes to the Premier League.

Midtable mediocrity alongside Spurs, Arsenal and Brentford beckons with Old Granny Solskjaer in charge :D

Genuinely staggered to read "in defence of Mike Ashley..." on here. The guy is clearly a massive c***, you can tell it from literally miles away. 

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2 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

Midtable mediocrity alongside Spurs, Arsenal and Brentford beckons with Old Granny Solskjaer in charge :D

Genuinely staggered to read "in defence of Mike Ashley..." on here. The guy is clearly a massive c***, you can tell it from literally miles away. 

I'm afraid Ole won't be in charge beyond the end of this season, love the guy to bits, but he just doesn't have the skills required, we might limp to one trophy this year at most.

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Just now, Aaron Thornton said:

I'm afraid Ole won't be in charge beyond the end of this season, love the guy to bits, but he just doesn't have the skills required, we might limp to one trophy this year at most.

Awww, no fun. I love winding up my Utd mate at work about this - the thought of the Big 4 being managed by Pep, Tuchel, Klopp....... and Ole! is just laughable. The difference is gigantic. 

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3 minutes ago, Mr Tree said:

Awww, no fun. I love winding up my Utd mate at work about this - the thought of the Big 4 being managed by Pep, Tuchel, Klopp....... and Ole! is just laughable. The difference is gigantic. 

Sorry for not engaging 😉😂

 

You're right, its not even close, he can build a team, but he can't tell that team how to play it would seem.

Last year I really gave Ole a pass, because of how messed up last season felt. But he truly is out of his depth.

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3 hours ago, Rob said:

But Ashley kept them afloat and passed them to wealth. At least he didn’t get rid of the goldfish.

The only thing i cant knock him for.

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Plenty in football at the higher levels don’t pay any taxes at all despite earning millions, City of London and all that. So, when they start preaching about certain issues of the world I just switch off as it’s as fake as fake can get. I suppose they’re role models as is often said but that means nothing to me as I watch them purely for their footballing ability.

Let’s see whether there’ll be much of a push back against the World Cup next year. 

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9 hours ago, Rob said:

Trying having a chairman who sells your land to property developers that effectively means your club is land-locked and beholden to others, then you may realise that Ashley isn’t the worst person to ever grace planet Earth. Compared to lower league football the guy is a saint living in a world of bandits.

He did.

He literally sold the only bit of land on which the stadium could expand.

One side is grade 1 listed housing, one side is a main road, one side is directly above a metro station and so can't expand as it's not strong enough. The other side, he sold the land.

 

I agree he wasn't the worst. But all he did was make us "stable". There was no desire to ever be better than we were. To just exist in the Premier league was the entire mandate.

 

Here's an article not behind a paywall about pre and during Ashley. Yes it's from a Newcastle fan blog, but I don't think it's overly biased.

https://true-faith.co.uk/the-failing-business-mike-ashley-has-imposed-upon-newcastle-united/

 

Also, here's an article from 2020 about how Staveley wanted to get around some of the issues at St James and expand the stadium.

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Future

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https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/revealed-ingenious-plan-turn-st-16138611

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On 07/10/2021 at 21:02, Ashez said:

Stuff like this is all I could find 

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But I've seen no mention of him this time around so I have no idea 😂. I've not followed it closely at all but reports like that would explain the confusion. 

 

Looks like that's completely separate. 

Easy to see how people can be confused/duped depending on what main stream media they get their info from. Those media outlets are not backwards in coming forward when they have an agender to push. 

 

I'm happy with the City owners. 

But I also use like to leave politics aside. There are very few fan owner of clubs these days so I personally choose not to go down that warren hole. 

Good luck to a Newcastle, you deserve some exciting times ahead. 

 

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I personally think Ashley was pretty shit. Fair enough you could say the club didn’t go to complete ruin under him but they were still very much pushing the top teams when he arrived and apart from a brief spell in the early 10’s, they haven’t done since. I live up here as I’ve said and it’s clear from talking to people over the years that he made everything about the club toxic. I’m talking about people doing work for the club etc, just toxic, I’m not even a Newcastle fan but I can’t say I’m not glad he’s gone. 

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8 hours ago, Ian said:

I personally think Ashley was pretty shit. Fair enough you could say the club didn’t go to complete ruin under him but they were still very much pushing the top teams when he arrived and apart from a brief spell in the early 10’s, they haven’t done since. I live up here as I’ve said and it’s clear from talking to people over the years that he made everything about the club toxic. I’m talking about people doing work for the club etc, just toxic, I’m not even a Newcastle fan but I can’t say I’m not glad he’s gone. 

Do you think it’s better that Newcastle are ran by the new mob then? With their human rights? Or does the conspiracy-theory and human-judging only matter when it’s suits your own agenda Ian?

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14 minutes ago, Rob said:

Do you think it’s better that Newcastle are ran by the new mob then? With their human rights? Or does the conspiracy-theory and human-judging only matter when it’s suits your own agenda Ian?

And you’re not unhappy about the Newcastle takeover apparently 😂

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3 hours ago, Rob said:

Do you think it’s better that Newcastle are ran by the new mob then? With their human rights? Or does the conspiracy-theory and human-judging only matter when it’s suits your own agenda Ian?

Can people not be happy that Ashley has gone and that the club was a toxic environment and had been neglected to a point that the training ground and academy resemble something from league 1, 5 years ago?

That doesn't mean we can't be conflicted that out new owners answer to a country that has less that stellar history in terms of the way it treats other humans.

Will you be watching the world cup next year? But that is being classed as whataboutism.

It's not hiding our heads in the sand. It's a case of what exactly do you think we can do about it?

Most Newcastle fans are born and bred from the area, if you speak to any of the former players and managers. It's not just an activity that people do once a week. It's like a religion. Yes I know the same can be said for a lot of club's fans. But with Newcastle it's something different. There's no other club in the city to split supporters.

The likely hood of someone deciding to not support a club thats ingrained in the area and lives of people so much is going to be slim. I can imagine some people will decide that enough is enough, but the vast majority won't. There are people who walked away due to Ashley's stewardship of the club, they're coming back in droves because the club and city now has a level of hope and energy that hasn't been there since Bobby Robson was manager.

If your club was taken over by the same consortium, would you walk away? That's a genuine question. Anyone who is asking/demanding that Newcastle fans walk away from their club now, they need to ask themselves if they would give it up?

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Football is football, no matter who is chairman, fans will always be there a through thick and thin, alot of English clubs have been run into the ground, mainly with them not knowing anything about football. The same thing happened with Salford and Wrexham. These things happen, as a true Yorkshireman, I know what football is all about, you have your ups and downs along the way, money is money, and unfortunately in this game now, you need money, no matter where it comes from 

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8 hours ago, Rob said:

Do you think it’s better that Newcastle are ran by the new mob then? With their human rights? Or does the conspiracy-theory and human-judging only matter when it’s suits your own agenda Ian?

Oh Robert i do love you.

The human rights thing is bad i get it but seeing as its now proven that the Saudi state has nothing to do with the take over, the human rights scenario shouldnt be brought into it. 

Who knows if the new owners will prove better...all we see as fans is numbers(which aint right tbh).

All we can say is as of right now its better than Ashley being in control.

 

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