Even Chris Hughton Calls On Ashley To Make Decision


Interim boss Chris Hughton, who most fans will see as doing a decent job over the summer, under terrible circumstances, has today asked Mike Ashley to make a decision on the long and drawn out takeover situation at the famous North East club.

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Chris Hughton – uncertainty at club needs sorted out
Chris faced the local media this afternoon at the club’s Little Benton training grounds, after yet another week of frustration for Newcastle’s loyal fans, who seem to have been kicked in the teeth by Mike Ashley this summer.

Chris told the media:

“I think the sooner there is a line drawn on the situation the better for everybody.”

“I think that’s what everybody wants.”

Hughton also confirmed that both Danny Guthrie and Nicky Butt will miss the game with Reading.

Newcastle are expecting a crowd of over 30,000 for Saturday’s game, which should be the biggest in the Championship, but will be way down on the full houses of over 52,000, which greeted the team in their last two home games of last season.

A Newcastle club spokesman said today:

“Ticket sales for Saturday have gone extremely well. We would encourage all supporters planning to come to the match on Saturday to buy tickets in advance.”

“The Online Box office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is the easiest way to buy tickets for the game.”

“Tickets are also available to buy from the St James’ Park Box Office on 0844 372 1892 or in-person between 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am – kick off on Saturday.”

“You can also buy tickets from our Official Club Stores in Eldon Square, Monument Mall and Metro Centre. The Box Office will send out tickets purchased up until 4pm Thursday by first class post.”

“Any tickets purchased after this time will be made available for collection from the South Stand Box Office from 3.30pm on Saturday.’’

Ticket prices for the new season are £25 for adults and £13 for juniors in the Gallowgate end upper tier and the Sir John Hall Stand level six, and £20 for adults and £10 for juniors in the Sir John Hall Stand level seen and the Milburn Stand family area.

If the lads can get a decent start in the Championship and we can get some good wins behind us,  we would expect the home attendance to start increasing.

But the fight and passion has to start coming from the Newcastle players, because that’s what let us down big time last season, and we don’t want to see any more of that this season.

We need a guts and glory approach from every single Newcastle player this season, and captain Alan Smith epitomized that spirit last Saturday at WBA.

Howay The Lads!!



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208 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 13, 2009 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #1

    Here is me thinking he sat off the fence and went for it – yeah right.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t hold ya breathe!

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  • Johno Toon

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Think you will be waiting on chris before ashley makes a decision

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  • repo

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #4

    i dont give a rats ass what he’s got to say i want the club bought out and new players quickly..

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  • komfort

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    tubbs will be keeping the club…and look foward to the appointment of our new manager………edward tattsyrup.

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  • Stuart79

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #6

    Fatty might do a Ron Noades and appoint himself manager!

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  • magpies1

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #7

    Just thought id set up a league for all the users for fantasy footy at premierleague.com, if there isnt one already.

    The code is: 149762-253919

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8
  • magforlife

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Waddles – Shearer is quite a good bet at 9/4

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #10

    he’s drifting was 9/4 an hour ago!

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #11

    4/1 sorry

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  • Whumpie

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Can I just encourage everyone who can go to the game to do so? I know it sticks in the throat a bit to give money to the club right now, but if we want someone to buy it off Ashley then potential owners need to see the potential of as many bums on seats as possible!

    And besides – the team needs all the support it can get. Solidarity agains the Fat Git and all that.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #13

    At last a newcastle supporter with sense.

    well done whump

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  • Toon Chicken

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #14

    This blogs going down hill faster than Eddie The Eagle Edwards in his heyday.

    All you get nowadays is WUM’s, gobshites and clueless muppets chatting as if they know what they’re on about – and WTF is this sensationalist non-story about?

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  • magforlife

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Whumpie – it could also be seen by Ashley as an endorsement of his regime and paper thin squad.
    The supporters needed support from the team last season but didnt get it, sorry to disagree but to go is to put money into Ashleys pocket and hes had far too much for delivering so little.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Muddles Wallet, O’Leary’s odds are shortening by the day. JFK’s out ’til late October at least.

    …get some special odds on Ardiles, it’s stupid enough to believe.

    What’s all this shouting, Komfort? We’ll have no trouble here!

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  • Nobby_Long

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #17

    magforlife

    Understand that many people don’t want to go while Ashley is still there.

    but how exactly is going to the game putting money into Ashley’s pocket?

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Rod

    o’bleary has been 4/9 since monday and that bull about ossie was on talk sport when he was in the studio with alan brazil talking about past times and his new book (I think) and brazil said if they asked you would you take the job he said yes of course, then all the press jumped on it!

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #19

    ssn 4 mill bid for duff

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  • Shot Bru

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Aah well looks like Duff will be sold then.

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  • Johno Toon

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #21

    To be honest lads i wouldnt take very much interest in the bookies market for the next boss as if went in and stuck 100.00 quid on tony blair to eb the next toon boss his odss would com crashing down as well , the markets on the novelty books is very small

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  • Johno Toon

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #22

    does it say who is in for him? 4 mil woudlnt be a bad price for him

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #23

    …yeah, I wasn’t serious for a second about Ossie, he was on Radio 2 last night as well. Just cheap exposure.

    Who’s bid 4m for Duff then WM? He’ll be off for sure.

    …probli Phil Orange, I mean Brown

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  • Doocey

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #24

    Blackburn are the club bidding for Duff as far as I’ve heard.
    F88K off Allardyce!

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #25

    7/2 now
    SH!TTTTTTTTTTT

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  • Dennis Twice

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Put your money into Ashleys pocket he wants it, give it to him…give more…and more…..

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  • repo

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #27

    NEWCASTLE United have received a £4m bid for winger Damien Duff.

    The club are now considering the offer, which is understood to have been made by a Premier League club.

    However, the identity of Duff’s suitors is not yet known.

    Duff cost Newcastle £5m when he joined from Chelsea in the summer of 2006

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #28

    ….hahaha, he’s coming for ya Waddles!

    He’s not supposed to be able to work for 3 months, what’s all that about?!?

    …Johno Toon’s probli just stuck 10 grand on him 😀

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Repo, he’s as good as gone then.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #30

    If ash was staying duff would be gone FACT!!!!

    Something is happening boys………………….

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  • Darryl

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #31

    I think it will be accepted. But we NEED another 2 wingers now, because Jonas is crap.

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  • ginkoh

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #32

    Never ending story. And It can be only Newcastle Utd !!!

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  • Big Dave

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Lads i would hate to see duffer going as i think he is one of the few we have that would help take us back up.

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  • Shot Bru

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #34

    Doocey reckons Blackburn are in for Duff. Rodzilla reckons Hull. I’ll go for Fulham.

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  • Doocey

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #35

    Waddles mullet // Aug 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM

    If ash was staying duff would be gone FACT!!!!

    Something is happening boys………………….

    Been spying at Benton gain Waddles? 😀

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  • Shot Bru

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #36

    I agree Big Dave, plus he’s good cover for Left Back as well.

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  • magforlife

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Nobbylong – the club belongs to Ashley and he is the sole shareholder who shoulders any loss and trousers any profit, he certainly doesnt re invest the supporters cash on the pitch, where else do you think the cash goes?

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  • repo

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Sunderland is the team

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  • Johno Toon

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #39

    20 grand rodzilla 🙂 I like to think of myself as shrewd gambler 🙂

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  • Doocey

    Aug 13, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Shot Bru : I’d be surprised if it wasn’t Duff.
    Then again it could be Burnley !

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