Time For Newcastle Fans To Fully Back Club Again


It’s time for Newcastle United fans to get behind their club, and the time to start is tomorrow against Blackburn Rovers.

Newcastle fans must fully back the club – right now

With Joe Kinnear having bravely accepted the interim manager job for six games, he will do his level best to stabilize the ship until the club is sold, presumably in October.

But the new owners will not fully take over for 6 games, so if we don’t include tomorrow’s game, then the 6th game for Joe will be on 9th November at Fulham – an obvious 3 points for us – just like last year.  😀

We have no idea who the new owners will be, but it could well be the Nigerian consortium fronted by Chris Nathaniel, but we don’t know that for sure. In fact we have no idea at all, if the truth be told.

Hopefully we’ll get to know soon, but whoever the new owners are, it looks like they will get Kevin Keegan back as manager, and there is also talk of Alan Shearer also joining him. We’re not too sure what Alan will feel about this, since he did turn down the opportunity to work with Kevin in January.

We have to think the new potential owners have already talked to Kevin and Alan about taking over the helm. But the club may not be in very good shape in mid-November, unless Joe does a really good job, since if we are to qualify for Europe come next May, we must put an end to the terrible form we’ve been showing, over the last 3 weeks.

And there is a good possibility we will not get anything out of tomorrow’s game, but let’s support the lads for the full 90 minutes whatever happens, since they will be doing their very best too, and may even be buoyed by the news today.

It’s just a pity Joe Kinnear will not be there tomorrow, because his very presence could have helped the  players, and maybe inspire them to good things tomorrow, even if it’s just a pep talk before the game and at half time.

It would be another disaster if next summer we still can’t offer European Football, because that will limit the class of players we’ll be able to attract to the club.

So now’s the time for all Newcastle fans to get fully behind the club again, forget about what’s happened with Ashley, and specifically get behind Joe Kinnear, Chris Hughton and the players.

It looks like Mike Ashley has indeed kept his word, and has sold the club as quickly as he can.

Now it’s time for us, the fans, to back the club and back our players, and stop all the nonsense to do with boycotts and the like against Ashley.  That only ever hurts the club and the fans, let’s face it.

Let’s start now since it looks the nightmare may be coming to an end.

In fact, it looks like there really is light at the end of the tunnel – and maybe even a little sunshine.   😀

Comments welcome.



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70 comments so far

  • gorskino10

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #1

    “It’s time for Newcastle United fans to get behind their club”
    Is this a joke ED we the fans have been behind the club throught this tragidy of events i think you must of worded this wrong because its not the fans who need geeing up its not OUR fault for this to happen there hasnt been a time where we dont support the club 100% so i think that line youve put is utter rubbish.

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  • MarK

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    aye this ‘tragidy’

    hes talking about the ‘boycoultters’ and boo boys I believe.

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  • tOoN Raghav

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #3

    yeah support 4 the club will be always their no matter wat the circumstances are,but it can b done frm home ,bar anywhere .we love our team but should not fill pocket of MA whom i still doubt dat wants to sell the club.

    BREAKINGG NEWSS MA just got mail frm nigerians, they are asking for his bank a/c no. saying their uncle died and have left him lots of fortune cheers

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Couldn’t agree less, ED. Now is the time to keep the pressure on by showing disapproval of everything Ashley is doing. This talk of KK and Shearer is just the script that’s been fed to Kinnear to get us off MA’s back. Why on earth would a temporary manager who hasn’t even started yet be given permission by this lot (who say NOWT) to make such far-reaching statements? It’s another tactic! Why don’t you tell it as it is – they are charlatans. Support the team on the pitch by all means but let’s not get all happy-clappy “All is for the best in the best of all possible Toon worlds”.

    Keep up the pressure!

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  • Michael12

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Indeed. About time you authored a positive piece ED. Frankly, the feeling of doom and gloom on this site had be more than I could endure.

    Now we have seen the consequences of our actions as fans, it does not help the team at all, the results are evidence enough.

    The sooner you get over Keegan and get behind the team, the better.

    Blackburn is a big game, we need to turn the ship and do so now. The season is still remarkably young, we can still finish very, very, very well indeed.

    Do not wait for the club to be sold before you get behind the team.

    Some say “they have been behind the team all this time” Protesting and behaving in such an aggressive fashion is by no means going behind the team.

    The time is now ladies and gentleman!

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  • tOoN Raghav

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #7

    i hope MA takes over spurs and puts wisse their interim manger,how can guy focus on his job while he is just as interim managerial candidate.quite optimistic dat we are going to win tomorrow.hope not to see butt and cacappa in the midfield ,taylor should warm the bench while colocini and cacapa should be at back.

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  • looney toon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #8

    100& right ed – we gotta support da club – ashley is tryin to help da club ok he has made some mistakes – BUT DA FANS R WORSE DAN ASHLEY

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  • 51times

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #9

    MarK – I suppose by ‘boycoultters’ you mean ‘people who actually live in the North East’

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #10

    I can see why you call yourself “Looney” Toon

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  • tOoN Raghav

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #11

    its rubbish to say that team is loosing or displaying pathetic football bcoz we are not supporting them in pitch,its because they incompetent & there arent sufficient number of players required enough, all bcoz of grand desgine plan of MA for the future which looks dark like his ….

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #12

    How is this discussion different from the story posted an hour ago, Ed?

    Anyway, my fourpenneth: let’s get fully behind Joke in Here and the team. But let’s not get too excited about the buy-out, which has ‘scam’ written all over it.

    £450M? For a club that went for £135M a year ago and is in worse shape now? Too good to be true? You bet your recently deceased, previously-unheard-of- rich-great-uncle-in-Nigeria-thats-put-£25M-in-the-bank-for-you it is!

    The club will go for less than £200M, not any time soon, and not to anonymous Nigerians. More reason than ever to accept that we’ve made our point and have to lie in the bed we’ve made. Howay wor Joe. Let’s hope you’ve got what it takes.

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  • Spitfire

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #13

    Is Joe Kinnear Dennis Wise’s real Dad ?

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  • tOoN Raghav

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #14

    yeah mickael aged 12 u can behind yor paa MA & sing his praises along it going to steady the ship

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  • Ddave_73

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Fully back the club ? are you F****NG kidding me ?

    I have backed the club 100% since I was about 5 years old and apart from the glorious first keegan era that ended in missery there has been nothing in return, newcastle united has alienated me and I actualy hope we get shafted and go down a league, I am betting against newcastle now and I have this attitude now because I have been Sh*t on so much by the club and on whole the players have been crap, injury prone peices of crap players who “could be” great, sick to death of hearing the “he could be” a great player, I WANTED GREAT PLAYERS.

    Sod this, honestly, were crap and newcastle united players and club on a whole do not deserve the loyalty myself and the fans have given through thick and thin.

    So my loyalty is gone, its going to take a great deal of work to get my loyalty back, no more games, no more shirts, no more merchandise, NOTHING !

    Goodbye, and the cheeky beggers tell me its time for me to back my club ! screw you, keep the club.

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  • steve

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Agree with Ed – now is the time to get behind the club and show the rest of the world what great supporters we are.

    @Ed – a disaster wouldn’t be the inability to offer European football to new players, a real disaster would be if we couldn’t offer premiership football!!!

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Loonytoon: Ashley “has made some mistakes “?? That’s like saying Hitler “dropped the odd social clanger”. Look at the state of his company! It’s in freefall!

    Our best bet now is to try to ignore the cockney mafia and pretend there’s a big brick wall between them and the team and Gaffer Joe. Give our full support to one side while trying to let the other get on with their self-induced crises.

    Don’t buy shirts or pints in Shearer’s – but do turn up and sing yer hearts out. Our results ARE a lot to do with the current state of things, and we can be part of the cure for that.

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  • tOoN Raghav

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #18

    no spitfire its actually ashley woh is secret childfather of wisse

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  • Jude

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Well said Michael12 and looney toon.

    It’s now time to get behind the team. Not by shouting away with the board but rather by shouting the team on on the pitch. Look at what the former has done to our beloved club.

    To all the sensible fans out there, let’s rally behind Joe, the players, Ashley and co and move the club forward.

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Ddave_73 – that’s the most depressing post I’ve ever read. Can’t do anything but sympathise, recognise that everyone has their limits, and hope that things get back on track so you can build that passion for the club back up.

    Don’t give up completely – but I don’t think anyone should blame you if you step away for a bit or even for good. Let others take the sh*te for a while – sounds like you’ve done your bit.

    (And no, I’m not being sarcastic)

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  • Bobby Ollox

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #21

    Joe Kin—eers black and white army.

    La La La La La

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  • murvar

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Jude – do you think he would be selling had it not been for the fan reaction? Did you want this regime to survive? Keep the pressure on and stop all this naieve “Let’s be nice now” twaddle – these boys play dirty – it’s the only language they understand.

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  • Jude

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Cut the crap “Whumpie”. i’m tired of hearing all that cockneymafia bruhhaha….it’s all bollux…F*****n “xenophobic” twat!!!

    With fans like you who needs enemies

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  • TERRYHIBBITONTHEWING

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Regardless of who is managing the club or who is about to buy the club we need to back the team 100%.Kinnear is talking 6 to 8 games, which includes the Stadium of Light clash.Lets hope he can get some points on the board and help stabilise the situation.Thinking back to some of the bleak times, remember season 91/92 versus Portsmouth and David Kelly scoring at the Gallogate end.We had one leg in the old Third Division prior to that match.Sometimes sh** happens and we the fans suffer,maybe we are the root cause, but lets get behind them on Saturday and to quote Curtis Mayfield-MOVE ON UP-HOWAY THE LADS!!!!

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  • Geordie Taipei

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #25

    He will get support for the job he has been brought in to do, which is a temprary one.

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  • Spyro - Taylor is garbage

    Sep 26, 2008 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    I believe MA would have sold up soon anyway. He realised a long while ago that the money required to build this club and help it progess was more than what he was willing to put into it. IMO he is just using the fans protest as a way to get out without looking like a quitter.

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  • Ganiyu

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #27

    It looks as if im the one in trouble when i read stories like this.im so sacred cos more negatives and less positives thing take place in the club

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  • simon376

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeah lets just get behind the lads and support the team, but as far as I’m concerned we always do.

    Here’s a thought after his coments about the club being sold early October. Wasn’t somebody on here last week maybe Kevin not sure who and said that the club was virtually sold and going through due dilligence, said he got his info from Freddie Fletcher. Could there be some truth in it? As it happen so soon and nothing seems to have been confirmed, could it be somebody other than the Nigerians? What do you reckon?

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  • Hadrian

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #29

    easy to say when your sitting on the other side of the world .

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  • TERRYHIBBITONTHEWING

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #30

    SIMON 376
    I think there are indeed other players in this FARCE, time will tell!!

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  • Jude

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #31

    Murvar i was never in support of shouting to kick him out.

    in my opinion newcastle’s downfall comes from it’s greatest asset…it’s fans, voiceferous, passionate but with such high expectations that they demand for so much.

    Goin by ashley’s way newcastle will be a big club within 5 years…i know i’m bursting ur bubble..we got a huge stadium…50K plus a week but we not that big a club with the kind of debts we had…Then u impatient lot had to go and set us back…really wish i cld wholeheartedly say i wish u get what u ask for…but i love the club too

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  • bill

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #32

    I think that the buyers have already been mentioned. If my thinking is correct it will be Anil Ambani, as the timing fits together. His representatives were in the country a week or so ago, and by the time that they go through due diligence it will take it on about a month.

    Anyway, that’s my guess for what it’s worth. Whoever it is, I just hope that they invest in the playing staff as soon as possible.

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Here, I’ve just heard a rumour on SSN that there’s gonna be a football match at SJP at 3pm tomorrow.

    After all the crap that’s been said in the last few days I don’t know whether to believe it or not.

    What u lot reckon – worth turning up to see?

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  • simon376

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #34

    well TerryHibbiotonthewing, lets just hope whoever it is does the right things for us and looks after the club in the right way. SSN are reporting that bids have been made and it may not be the highest bidder who gets it. Wonder what is going on and who these people are. Might be good if its someone in the background not making waves and just getting on with it

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #35

    High expectations – and what are those, I can’t remember what it was like to just have a decent run and a decent team – and a decent quad that actual compete with other for places .that is my high expectations.

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    *squad lol

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  • Geordie Jayne

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #37

    bill nice post

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  • BenjiToon

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Ed – we have always been behind the club, just not the people running it. It is OUR club after all.

    However, you could be jumping the gun here mate. How do we know we can believe anything Kinnear is suggesting? So Ashley told him the club would be sold shortly…err, OK, proof please? And Kinnear says the new buyers will re-appoint KK (possibly with Shearer)….right, how can anyone be sure they will, or that either of those two want to come back?

    Should we support Kinnear? Well, he’s been brave enough to take us on for a few games. Commendable and deserving of praise. But he has to earn our support by getting the team to play and pick up results in his short tenure.

    I for one will not be changing my opinion about the club’s situation until change is PROVEN. Until the new buyers are confirmed, and show their plans. Until a new permanent manager is in place.

    In the meantime I will attend league games, as always, taking my season ticket with me. I will cheer my team, as always, supporting them to get results. I will criticise Ashley and Wise and will support chants against them. That is my right and, as yet, the situation has NOT changed. In fact, the very appointment of a manager who hasn’t been in the game for 4 years, who has never won a trophy, who was not a great player, who’s greatest achievement was long-bal football with Wimbledon, who was 17th choice for our club…well, that just proves how bad things still are.

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  • cause I got the girth

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #39

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-evening-chronicle/2008/09/26/gosforth-teen-gets-banning-order-over-protest-72703-21907264/
    – amusing and insulting adjectives most welcome about her…..first to put 10 together in a sentence wins!

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  • Toon Chicken

    Sep 26, 2008 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #40

    Anyone who doesn’t think that toon fans have unrealistically high expectations only has to look at the results of the poll Ed did on here at the start of last season.

    Ower half the people thought we would finish top6 and about 30% of them thought we’d be top4.

    I think our average league position over the last 10 years is about 7th/8th.

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