Selling Newcastle Doesn’t Matter – Getting Promotion Does


Not many will argue with the fact that the positive attitude of Chris Hughton and his staff, the Newcastle players and the Newcastle fans is all that has mattered this season – and so far it has made a huge difference from last season.

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And that attitude and commitment has the lads 3 points clear at the top of the Championship, and that’s all that matters this season – getting  Newcastle United promoted.

What’s happening with the sale of the club now, be it that new bidders are in from South Africa (how many times in the last year have we heard that one),  Nigeria, Malaysia, America or Timbuktu is not very interesting to Newcastle fans. It will only become interesting if and when it happens.

What is interesting and important is when the lads play their next games  at Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe, which are both sell-outs for the visit of the Magpies

What’s important is that we pick up wins, and cement our excellent start to the season, when the league games begin again a week come Saturday.

Gone are last years’ concerns about who would be buying the club, when everything stopped in September,  after Kevin left, when the clueless and embarrassing Mike Ashley put the club up for sale – for the first time.

The Newcastle fans, to their enormous credit have been right behind Chris and the players this year, and the results of their suppoirt and the new resurgence and spirit of the Newcastle players still at the club, are there for all to see.

We are a little concerned that the gossip press will dream up all kinds of new bidders from all kinds of places, that suggest a sale of the club is imminent.

We have to take all of this stuff with a very large pinch of salt, because if you go back to last year, as we have, nearly all of  the so-called bids – which we noticed nearly all came on Sundays – were bogus at best.

But our best course of action is to only pay attention to the players and Chris, and how they are performing on the pitch – it’s worked great so far this season, so let’s not get distracted by the emerging new chapters of  the long-running Selling Newcastle soap opera – which are bound to be coming – probably starting this Sunday. 😀

Promotion is all that matters this season – and given how the lads have performed in their first 11 games – that’s now a distinct possibility.



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68 comments so far

  • Nick D

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #1

    Actually both matter Ed.

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  • Filthy Malcolm

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #2

    “Selling Newcastle Doesn’t Matter – Getting Promotion Does”

    POPPYCOCK!
    Getting promoted with the slimeball Ashley still running things at the club is pointless. He still wont spend and he will still be putting OUR money into his own back pocket whenever he can.
    Get him out NOW!

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  • Robson Wonderland

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Nonsense, if we get promoted and still have Ashley in charge at the end of the season, next pre season will be a repeat of the last, no transfers and loads of takeover speculation. We need to conclude the takeover by the New Year, or we will have no chance of surviving in the Prem next year if we are (touch wood) promoted. Neither the sale nor promotion are more important than the other…both must happen this year for the good of the football club.

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Both of Selling Newcastle and Get Promotion is the most important for us but win the game and promote this season is the first priority.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed – you ar having a tin bath. The two are extraneously linked. The squad is not capable of sustaining the current form and the dark lord will not sanction any players coming in.

    The longer he stays the more dameage done. With the current position he is porbably thinking of doubling his money afte promotion – if not whats he lost??? He can still stick any price tag he wants on it!

    I firmly believe that the only way to get rid of the cancer is to starve it – and that means empty stadiums for home games – of course that will never happen as there are too many people willing to support Ashley – sorry the team

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #6

    If Ma’s staying it will be just more of the same I would rather get it over and done with now, and Ash close the door on your way out

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 8, 2009 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Selling the club is the most important thing imo.

    If we don’t sell I don’t think we’ll go up. Only because I think this group of players could well run out of steam.

    For a successful future this club needs a dose of chemotherapy to get rid of this cancer.

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  • Toonmania

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #8

    definately need to sell the club, we will need some reasonably heavy investment if we are to stay in the prem more than one season, i don’t fancy our chances of staying up without atleast £30-£40 million invested in players, so the sooner we get rid of the Fat Twat the better and hopefully will take lame-arse with him.
    Taxi for the Fat Pieman

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  • east-stander

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #9

    The sale of the club is the only thing that matter, personally I would rather remain in this division until the club sells, if Ashley does not sell now and we gain promotion he will raise the asking price 50-60%, if he gets no takers we will end up in a bigger mess than we are now as he will not invest in the team, players like Taylor, Smith etc will move on, then what?? Go now, get out of our club.

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  • toonsy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Imagune Ed, imagine we do get promoted, and Ashley tries to sell next summer to “double his money”. We would be left in a worse position than the start of this season. He wouldnt invest, using the “im selling the club” excuse, which would leave us yet again short on numbers, especially since Geremi and Butt are both out of contract. Ok they are both pap, but its 2 bodies we would lose and do you think his fattyness would re-invest the wages saved? I doubt it.

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  • chuck

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Hmmm! dont know if I agree there Ed.
    As far as how the team are playing this season, face it, the opposition is much weaker and we just have more quality players than most in this division.
    Even then we get beat by teams like Blackpool who not so long ago played in the even lower divisions.
    If you want a realistic opinion of where this club is at then one would have to think how would this team compete in the PL at present.
    The answer being, we have a long way to go.
    Yeah , perhaps with a few decent additions we could survive, but we are nowhere near being a competitive PL side.
    Does it matter who the owner is ?
    Absolutely, in this era money talks and bullshit walks, any owner has to have both a management system , run by football pro`s.with a joint and clear vision as to the intended future of the club.
    That plus a willingness to supply any needed funding of the business plan by the owner.
    I certainly dont advocate the insane policies at Man. U. or Liverpool.
    But is it still possible to run a club as a profitable business operation, when competing against such spending as we are now experiencing by the top clubs ?
    I believe it is, one has only to look at Arsenal , who on top of financing a new stadium have shown a substantial profit and have resisted the call from one billionaire part owner to fund a spending spree.
    That is the reason for stated “absolutely”,
    ownership sets the stage for the fortunes of the club.
    Without a solid business plan and a vision of the clubs future and most of all , a knowledgeable management group in place to implement it,
    the club will never reach it`s potential.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #12

    The only trouble is Chuck – for us to catch up the Arse is going to cost a small fortune. I would happily let teh team building take a few years – my only stipulation is that there is an improvement year on year – fatash has not provided this and the sooner he is ogne the better

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    ed , for the club to move foward and function properly -fatter belly gutbucket-has to be a gonna…..if i never see his face or any of his two-bob shops again it will be soon..

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #14

    I think we need to give Mike a chance. He’s put a lot of money in an he’s deserves his money back.

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  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #15

    Stu79 wtf

    how many years are you going to give him???
    Look at the team when he took over agianst now !!!

    Sorry but you have lost the plot

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  • toonsy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #16

    BlacknWhite Barmy // Oct 8, 2009 at 8:25 PM

    I think Stuart79 was being sarcastic!

    I hope he was anyway 😉

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #17

    ok stuart , i’ll give him a 1/2 hour .. if the club aint sorted by then – the fat tramp has to go.

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #18

    I know what Mike deserve’s but it isn’t his money back

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Right he’s had enough time!

    Get out of our club you fat cockney b……..

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #20

    does any 1 think what barton has come out and sed got out to do with shearer coming back the groveling little sh:te bag

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #21

    batty…when shearer comes back he’ll bray the shit out of him.

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  • Big Dave

    Oct 8, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #22

    batty that was one of my 1st thoughts when I seen it

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  • repo

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #23

    we wont get promoted,,

    sell the club now teams have found us out now..

    we will go downhill now 2 results 2 points..

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #24

    komfort and he deserves it the little jumped up shit

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #25

    batty he’ a creep

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #26

    he’s

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  • Where did the good times go

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Mentioned last week that i believe getting sold is more important than promotion.

    Far too many times in the past, Newcastle have gone looking for short term fix’s.
    We have to look long term and stability is not with Ashley.

    Fingers crossed we are sold soon

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #28

    komort aye he reminds me of bellamy

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #29

    batts … you not getting dizzy jumping from blog to blog …. hahaha

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #30

    komfort are you roy

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  • ObaMartins

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Of course selling Newcastle “Matter’s” you honestly think we will stay up if that fat Twat Ashely still own’s the Club ??? jog on…

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #32

    thought it was u y tw@t lol

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  • ObaMartins

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #33

    batty…the sale of Bellamy was the start of this Clubs demise “After the sacking of Sir Bobby” that is…..

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #34

    my lips are sealed…hahaha

    …anyways did you manage to shift all those big issues i gave you ?..

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  • noir9

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #35

    Team’s have found us out have they? Obviously was’nt at the Bristol City game…the woodwork, poor finishing & a terrible ref saved them from a spanking. Just remind me….who is top

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #36

    noir9…..but can we stay there ??..

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  • toonsy

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #37

    Oh well as we’re regurgatating old stories………

    Friday tomorrow, aren’t business deals usually done on Fridays? Tomorrow may be the day 😉

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #38

    komfort ive got a couple left will you have any more tomoz

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  • komfort

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #39

    nah toonsy…finishing early and going on a bender is what fridays are for..

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  • batty

    Oct 8, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #40

    komfort y meen gannin with a bender lol

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