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Shambles Continues At Newcastle As Nothing Much Gets Done

10:00 am, Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 by Ed Harrison · 141 Comments

The Newcastle players have returned to pre-season training and both Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood were there to welcome the players back.

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Newcastle players limbering up on Wednesday

And indeed the fitness coaches Mark Hulse and Robbie Elliott were also there as they must first work a month’s notice before leaving the club for Liverpool.

Presumably that will allow whoever is in charge at Newcastle right now, to start looking for a fitness coach to replace Hulse, who of course is very well thought of in the game.

It also seems that Newcastle have put a gag order on the players so they will not be able to speak to the media, and that lasts until after the Shamrock Rovers’ game a week come Saturday.

When things are in a complete shambles that’s the type of thing you have to start doing to limit the damage, but how many many fans would have thought pre-season training would start yesterday, without a permanent manager in place at the club?

If fans were on the fence about the capabilities of Mike Ashley at Newcastle, his performance of the last 6 weeks will have convinced many of the Newcastle faithful  he just doesn’t have a clue about what it takes to run a football club.

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Ameobi and Barton arriving at Benton yesterday

John Gibson was spot on recently when he looked at the various leaders of the club over the last 50 years or so, and put Ashley at the bottom of the list – he’s been that hopeless – and continues to be so.

And while it is looking more and more like the American consortium are becoming favorites to buy the club, nothing is certain, and we just have to hope that indeed a sale will go through at some time early next week.

Bit we’ve now been waiting almost 6 weeks since we were relegated, and the club had done precious little to prepare for what is an important water-shed season that starts on August 8th.

If the club is to be anywhere ready for that game, there’s lots and lots of work to do, and Newcastle continues to burn as the powers that be twiddle their thumbs.

Comments welcome.



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141 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    barton looks like an old man!

    and to be fc king smirking whilst at training just after youve let down thousands of fans is a absoulute disgrace imo!

  • 2 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    SkySportsNews-TransferClockwatch

    9.05 Stoke City have ruled out making a bid for Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins. According to a report in the The Sun, the Nigerian has just received a pay-rise as per the conditions of his contract.

  • 3 Toon Graeme // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    I hope relegation has all given them a reality check.

    I pray for a new season to start and all be sorted so we can forget the last few months and look forward.

    Im not holding my breath though!!!

  • 4 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    http://www.skysports.com/football/transfer_clockwatch/0,23710,14896,00.html

  • 5 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    hahahahaha. man utd monitoring the owon situation.

  • 6 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    *owen

  • 7 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Oba will never get 65k anywhere in the prem and that is probably the combined weekly wages of the entire Stoke squad.

    Be interesting to see where our overpaid “stars” end up.

  • 8 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Owen to man utd??? more chance of us going uderfeated next season. no chance

  • 9 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Owen at Man Utd haha…I would be surprised if he gets anywhere near a top 4 club.

    I see him possibly going to blackburn and the Santa Cruz cash used to pay his wages or Villa.

  • 10 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    jason. fat sam said no chance yesterday, hes to injury prone.

  • 11 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    owen will end up retiring

  • 12 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:34 AM

    wonder where jonas will end up???

    grimsby or wrexham??

  • 13 Toon Graeme // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    MO to Manure – dont make me laugh.

  • 14 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    coloccini will go into the circus

    nolan will have his own burger bar

  • 15 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    ENRIQUE will go into rugby, as he likes to kick the ball into touch!

  • 16 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    harper will stay as he is still stuck on his effing line

  • 17 Stuart79 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:35 AM

    coloccini will go into the circus

    nolan will have his own burger bar

    W

  • 18 WELSHMAG // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Reading, leicester, cardiff, west brom and ipswich games on TV in August and september!!

    jesus, Thought i’d be missing more newcastle game as living down south but at this rate I’ll get to see them all, get in.

  • 19 Ericles // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Nobody should go on loan. We need the cash (or Ashley needs to line his pocket more like) so sell the useless gits to whoever will have them. So, gag the players too…nobody’s talking…nobody’s talking… Just like the old negro spiritual sung by Paul Robeson – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.

  • 20 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:40 AM

    newcastle29 What a manager says and what a manager does can be to different scenarios…and Sam talks plop most of the time anyway.

    Owen will bring nothing but misery to his next club..the lad has been trading on past glories for ages now and he has been found out.

  • 21 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    stuart

    W?

  • 22 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    welshmag

    they all on ??

    you got a link?

  • 23 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:42 AM

    Coloccini’s Circus haha…he can play Lenny the Lion as well.

  • 24 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    http://www.nufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10278~1711170,00.html

    nice!

  • 25 Solaidback // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    I know you’re only blogging what you’ve read in the papers Ed, but please, please, please can you stop writing the same old stuff over & over & over again, I’m bored ridged reading what we haven’t done, what might happen & what we think will happen….. enough is enough!!!!

    I just wish all the crap-loids would find something else to write about until something concret comes out of SJP, it’s getting depressing & I know of quite a few fans who’re ready to throw in the towel completely due to this debacle!!!

    Please only print sold facts, not fiction, its not doing any of us any good, I’m surprised the suicide rate hasn’t shot up in the TOON over this past 6 weeks!!!

  • 26 Stuart79 // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    stuart

    W?

    I was half way through making a comment on your burger van comment and the site went tits up.

    I was going to say Nolan wouldn’t make much money from his van!

  • 27 WELSHMAG // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Ryan toon – Sky have three and the bbc have two! all in August and september!

    we better get the team in shape as i’ll never live it down if we get thrashed on BBC1 peak time with millions watching in the uk.

  • 28 gotcoffee // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Just seeing some of the pics in the papers today .. was noticeable that the only players not smirking/grinning/larking about were Butt, S Taylor & Beye (they looked more depressed than anything).. although I never saw Colo .. his new Bentley must have wizzed past the paps too quickly ..

  • 29 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    nope cos he eat the lot stuart lol

  • 30 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    anyone having trouble getting on rivals.net?

  • 31 magpies1 // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    where is david craig on here this summer?

    I know he talks complete bull but at least its entertaining at gives you a bit of hope

  • 32 SpartanChris // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    I usually feel so upbeat about the preseason training and friendlies etc. But I really feel so pissed off about the whole situation. Hopefully the lack of news is a good thing, but I’ve a bad feeling that this may drag on into late July.

  • 33 Geordiedoonsooth // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:08 AM

    Solaidback Don’t come on here if you are sick of reading the same old stuff this is a fans blog so we can comment on the stories in the papers. Ed keep up the good work

  • 34 chuck // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    At least Ed. makes an attemptto convey something intelligent about the present circumstance, he does`nt bore us with sophomoric schoolboy attempts at humor.
    This blog is reaching a new low regarding comments.

  • 35 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:26 AM

    magpies1

    Good morning, how is everyone today

  • 36 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    David can I have a signed pic please?

  • 37 UTD111 // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Think the thing which was most annying yesterday was the way our “superstars” all turned up when it suited them – between 9am and 10.30am (so there’s one Sir Alan discipline out the window )
    They then proceeded to stroll around and have a natter (because they knew “nice guy” Hughton wouldn’t say owt – then they all clocked off at 1pm.

    Commitment?? Aye right

  • 38 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    How do you feel about about Freddy returning?

  • 39 Waddles mullet // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    What have you heard about shep like??

    Had 3rd hand info the he is coming back for definate.

    Can’t see it myself as he hasn’t got the money to run our huge club.

    Then again he didn’t have it the last time but had a canny overdraft.

  • 40 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Freddy is not defiantly returning DC…I don’t think he would be any fans 1st choice especially native geordies like myself that took offense to his comments about Geordie Women etc but at the moment he would be a better option than Mike Ashley.

  • 41 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    Now never mind the small talk David where is my signed PIC?

  • 42 sahota // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    David ….any news you got about our future…Freddy won’t return thats for sure…whatever the news is going on, I think U.S guys will win the bid by just few pounds. And Mike will just see whos bid is highest.

  • 43 ginkoh // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Come on Ed ! we all know the story will be like this and this nightmare still go on at least 1-2 weeks.

  • 44 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    How old is Hughton?
    He looks about 70….
    Poor guy is stressed out I think….

  • 45 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    sirjasontoon

    Freddy Shepherd has bought the club back, it just needs to be signed off by Keith Harris and and announcement will be made. The announcement will also confirm Shearer being confirmed as manager.

    As part of the takeover all player transfers both in and out are on hold and will be handled by Synergy Management Ltd which Freddy’s son Kenny is a director and who will be handling all player movement at the club.

    Kenny is taking on a significant role at the club heavily involved in all aspects of the running of the club.

    Other North East businessmen are involved with Freddy in buying the club however they will remain the background.

  • 46 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    I want arab sugar daddies with a Billion £ transfer kitty and a world class manager at the helm and all our flop players shipped out…hopefully they will burn all those yellow kits in some kind of arabian football ritual to banish the demons.

  • 47 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Old Jedi mind trick methinks DC…

  • 48 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    FFS defs WANTS back in, but that doesn’t mean he’ll get back in!..
    …That’s what i heard, anyway!..

  • 49 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    If that happens it will be pretty disappointing…I have heard you spout Baloney as truths on here before though especially during transfer windows…my real name is Gabby Logan by the way and I know lots about football and have a little footie mole in every hole too.

  • 50 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Punk Skunk if it comes from DC’s gifted gob then it is nailed to the mast,official,done deal etc

    zzzzzzzzzz

  • 51 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    It will be TOTALLY disappointin’ mate…
    ..Counter-intuitive, counter-productive & retrograde step!..

  • 52 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Err guys I’d keep away from Benton training ground for a little while, I’ve just called in an airstrike while playng COD 4, a couple more kills and I’ll get the chopper to pick off any survivors, should save Mike a few quid……

  • 53 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Football is a billionaire’s game now DC…FFS will need to be flogging scrap metal 247 for us to compete with the likes of other big rivals like west brom and boro :)

  • 54 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    I dunno if ya’ got religon mate, me neither, but i’m about to start prayin’ anyway!..

  • 55 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    SJT, what you doing later pet….

  • 56 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Nice work Tooneskimo….make sure you torch the remains and laugh out loud as you survey the damage :)

  • 57 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    FFS = back to square 1…
    …Sigh!..

  • 58 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Tooneskimo…playing on my BMX weather permitting :)

  • 59 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Agree FFS will be a backwards step…I want super rich owners that will invest sensibly over the next few years and want to drive the club back to where it belongs.

    I don’t think FFS will be in it for the right reasons and imagine he will build it up and sell for a massive profit as soon as possible.

    If he gets the club for 60m and sells for £300m in a couple of years he will be laughing all the way to the bank.

  • 60 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    You mean your not Gabby Logan?

  • 61 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Aye,
    oh!..Woe is me!..

    …Superyawn’o’mundo!..

  • 62 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Maybe we try & work that into a song!?!..
    :)

  • 63 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    we should…

    …Der!..

    …I seem to have lost the will to type!..

    …1 of the many symptoms of turmoil!..

  • 64 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    sirjasontoon

    As I’ve said, other NE businessmen who are worth more than Freddy are involved in the deal.

    They have the funds to buy the club and to back Shearer with significant transfer funds.

    Shearer has everything in place with regard to coaching staff, prospective signings etc and is just waiting for the green light, its hoped that it will be signed off by Harris soon in order for Shearer and the coaching staff to be on the flight to Ireland on Sunday for the training camp. John Carver is one of the names being mentioned as joining the coaching staff.

  • 65 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Aye oh!..Woe is me…
    Aye oh!..Woe is me…
    Aye oh!..Woe is me…
    …SuperYawn’o’mundo!..

  • 66 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Went to see Colin Fry at the City Hall last night, God that place is like a crematorium it’s that hot, anyway very disappoimted Michael Jackson didn’t come through to see how his record sales were going.

  • 67 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Well DC,
    i’ve heard similar!..

    …& the fact that they’re tryin’ to sort it by the end of this week…So, again we wait, some more!..

    …Ho’way!..

  • 68 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    tooneskimo,
    he shoulda changed his name to colin boil, for the night!..
    :)

  • 69 spiderpig // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    if ffs is back we are doomed

  • 70 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    I’ll give this mediumship thing ago….

    Can anyone here take a grey haired fellow called John? very old who would have passed when he stopped breathing, a father figure with some kids, he says he’s fine now, but he’s unhappy that someone put all his clothes and furniture in the skips……

    oohhhh I’ve lost the link.

    God bless…

  • 71 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:15 PM

    I think with FFS and Shearer we will fail miserably.
    Alan needs to cut his teeth elsewhere first and we need an experienced tactician in the hot seat.

  • 72 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    That’ll be £20 just send it to my paypal account @

    tooneskimo.topmedium@bollocks.com

  • 73 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Who rubbed the David Craig lamp?

  • 74 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Tooneskimo…Funny…
    bowburnmag…Funny…
    SJT…I wish that was Funny!..

  • 75 Chris G // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    ‘…As part of the takeover all player transfers both in and out are on hold and will be handled by Synergy Management Ltd which Freddy’s son Kenny is a director and who will be handling all player movement at the club.

    Kenny is taking on a significant role at the club heavily involved in all aspects of the running of the club.’

    In case you don’t know who Kenny Shepherd is:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1165543/Ready-Freddy-Shepherds-boy-business-getting-FIFA-licence-Barbados.html
    :(

  • 76 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    OMG!..

  • 77 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:26 PM

    Plymouth has been bought by a japanese consortium!

    why do we take sooooooooooo longgggggggg

  • 78 tooneskimo // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Cheers punk skunk, I’d better go and do some housework before the Fuhrer returns

    :)

  • 79 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Always the way Ryan,we are inept in every department…hopefully changes are coming and we can move into a bright and successful future….maybe not.

  • 80 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    I’d prefer DC just granted us some collective wishes and we could fight over how we used them.

  • 81 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    LOL @ tooneskimo…I knar what ya’ mean mate!..

    …Again, bowburn…Funny man!..

  • 82 pubcat // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Ed. I’m surprised that you expect more from Mike Ashley these past 6 weeks. Obviously, MA would not have wanted to appoint Shearer for starters. MA’s motives now are to sell up, and he’s not interested in employing a manager who wants to make big changes or even any changes. I don’t think that he cares that much about the future of the Toon now, unless he can’t sell.

    I am kind of glad we haven’t yet sold players. I do want us to clear a lot of the dead wood, but I don’t want to see the squad decimated before a sale has even gone through. It’s a strange satisfaction that MA hasn’t managed to re-line his pockets with player sales.

    The one thing we might be really grateful to MA for in future is the policy of buying talented youngsters though. At least that part of his “long-term” plan worked, though after we went down I wonder if he shoiuldn’t have been more determined than ever for that long-term plan to re-ignite (partly also by learning from mistakes from the past 2 years). We’re probably miles better off with new owners though.

  • 83 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    effing joke we are!

  • 84 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    How long have plymouth been workin’ on that?..

    …& it’s plymouth mate, how much did that cost?..£50 & 2 jack russell puupies?..

  • 85 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    puppies…

    …Omg, what is wrong with me?..

  • 86 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Ooo!..Pubcat, bringin’ thru young talent, that’s almost a thumbs up for dennis wise there like…
    ..Controversial!..

    :)

  • 87 Macas35 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    ‘David Craig’ talks out his backside

  • 88 Chris G // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    ‘…Plymouth has been bought by a japanese consortium!’

    why do we take sooooooooooo longgggggggg’

    It took the Japanese consortium a long time too – they started to invest in the club in April 2008
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/plymouth_argyle/8130224.stm

  • 89 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    thanks for making me look like a plum ;) lol

    fair do’s ;)

  • 90 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Good one Ryan…
    …These things really do take time mate, i know it sucks, but hang in there man!..
    :)

  • 91 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    d.c. if you know so much,name the other three that are involved with shepherd! if you name the one i know about, then maybe i will believe you! my cousin has put £1m a season into nufc for the last few years and worth a pretty penny, he gets on well with shearer and shepherd, so come on then name him! i will give you a clue, his initails are A.B.

    i’m only giving you the initails so you know i’m not bullsh*tin you!

  • 92 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    newcastle29

    Alan Beenshill

  • 93 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    N29,
    Mmmm, interestin’ twist!..
    …Nice one!..

  • 94 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    O.K. mate

  • 95 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    sh*t going have to ring him in gibraltar now.

  • 96 Rodzilla // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    …well at least our training kit looks alreet.

  • 97 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    Nice one DC…Blog tennis!..Whey hey!..

    …Agreed Rod, it looks good!..

  • 98 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    newcastle29

    I wouldn’t bother I think you’ll find he’s in the North East

  • 99 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    In fact,
    we should have that as the away kit…

    …We should ALWAYS have a mostly black away kit in my view!..

  • 100 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Cheap call then N29!..

  • 101 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    40 love – set point.

    Ah DC is good like.

  • 102 Rodzilla // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    From November last year……

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/content/toon-mad-beenshill-backed-bring-stability-newcastle

  • 103 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    :)

  • 104 Waddles mullet // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Does david craig work in the box office because they talk a load of sh!te too.

  • 105 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    punk sunk.

    yes i will let you all know when i get hold of him, i need a diff number to one i’ve got and my bloody mother has it and is on a train to cardiff and has hers switched off.

    anyway will let you know as soon as i track him down!

  • 106 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    New b’s please!

  • 107 Rodzilla // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Agreed Punk, would make a much better away kit.

    Do people on here believe DC then? More to the point, do people believe he actually IS David Craig?

  • 108 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Thanx N29,
    keep us updated mate!..

  • 109 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Or maybe, no balls please?

    I’m happy to believe anything you tell me.

    It’s hot and I’m all bothered.

  • 110 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    this david craig fella is such a bull sh iter but anyway makes it interesting ;)

  • 111 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Well based on what i was told the other day, there could be somethin’ in this Rod!..
    …He’s defo NOT david craig, he’s a clueless divvy with a autoque bro’!.. LOL!..

  • 112 bowburnmag // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    The only thing I believe is that too many people want their air-con fixing. Stick your feet in some watta man. There’s nee bugger free to fix it.

    I heard a rumour we’re being sold?

    I wonder if Ashley can go an entire tenure from start to finish without publicly saying a word to us? In the front door and out the back door and not a peep from him?

  • 113 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    rod, ive asked him b4 but he refuses to answer!

    ill ask again

    are you the real david craig? on sky sports?

  • 114 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    ryan.

    atleast i can find out if he is bullsh*ttin!

  • 115 punk skunk... // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Right, i’m off to rehearsal, later lads!..

  • 116 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:32 PM

    we can speculate all we want on here..

    noone knows ”anything”

    noone knows people involved in the ”takeover”

  • 117 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    how newcastle 29?

  • 118 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    laters punk ;)

  • 119 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:35 PM

    12.11 Speculation continues to link Aston Villa with Wigan defender Titus Bramble. The latest reports suggest Barry Bannan could be used as a makeweight in any deal.

    hahahahahahahahahahahahah

    tight ar sehole bramble

  • 120 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    ryan.

    as soon as i get a hold of my cousin i will ask him outright if its true.

    D.C. here’s one for you, what was the name of his business before it became collingwood and where was it based?

  • 121 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    struggling to find that on the internet are you?

  • 122 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    newcastle29

    Apologies just come back online, from waht I’ve been told might it be Priory Motor and General Insurance Services Ltd in North Shields

  • 123 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    yes, but where abouts did it have its first office in north shields

  • 124 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:15 PM

    DC searching google!

    what a muppet lmao

  • 125 David Craig // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Are you taking the ***, I’ve been told of his office in West Percy Street it that the one?

    Have you caught up with him yet? as he is in the North East

  • 126 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    David please send me a signed photo Thanks.

  • 127 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    calm down davy ;)

    you wouldnt want sky sports to see this side of you would you now? ;)

  • 128 magpies1 // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:26 PM

    see much more exciting now something different to talk about?

    Whats this Alan Beenshill bloke worth?

  • 129 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM

    D.C.

    THAT WAS THE SECOND OFFICE!

    they now have one on the royal quays earl grey way i think!

    the original one was above a fish mongers on norty shields fish quay!

    no i have’nt caught up with him yet, its just a bit tricky as i live in the south lakes near kendal.

    however you could be right about him being here, because my sis thought she saw him a one of his properties on the royal quays yesterday.

    she is trying to get me the number as we speak.

  • 130 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    *north

  • 131 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    so nufcblog is gonna break some news is it lmao

  • 132 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    newcastle29

    if you break some news then ill be happy ;)

  • 133 Waddles mullet // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:33 PM

    Newcastle29

    Is this david craig or henk potts ffs

  • 134 sirjasontoon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    David tell us some transfer gossip?

  • 135 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    david. where ya gone!

  • 136 Stuart79 // Jul 2, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Without p1ssing on DC ‘s parade everything he said at the last transfer window was total bollox. Not one thing he saaid come true.

    Don’t entertain him.

    Beenshill is actually in Gibralter as we speak!

    He is a massive toon fan but he just doesn’t have the kind of money that is needed. People who buy the club are more or less happy to through away hundreds of millions of pounds. These guys don’t have that kind of cash.

  • 137 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 3:02 PM

    stu i dont believe him but its funny reading his comments as he thinks his ”in the know” ;)

  • 138 newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    stuart79.

    alan is my cousin and i will speak to him at some point, i’m just having problems contacting him.

    no he does’nt have the money on his own but if thare are one or two of them them maybe?

    stu how do you know where he is???

  • 139 RyanToon // Jul 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    newcastle29

    youve been trying to contact him all afternoon just stop bull hitting end of!

  • 140 Stuart79 // Jul 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    newcastle29 // Jul 2, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    It wouldn’t take me all afternoon to contact an of my cousins even if they were fckin deed!

    He’s in Gibraltar cos that where Collingwood Ins are based or at least one of their bases.

  • 141 newcastle29 // Jul 3, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    stu79.

    i’m 38 years old and have no reason to bullsh*t.

    D.C.

    you my friend are bullsh*ttin.

    1. yes he is in the N.E. but only on personal business.

    2. shepherd bids falls to short.

    3. three other parties interested apart from them.

    4. a. eastern/ asian.
    b. one from europe.
    c. american.

    5. first one to sign agreement gets club end of.

    6. ashley don’t care who gets the club as long as he gets his money.




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