Read The Statement Newcastle Should Have Issued


When we read the Newcastle statement about this time yesterday, nothing came as any real shock to us, except the statement “no plan for new capital outlay on players”

Mike Ashley – no funds for transfers in?

We also thought the statement was long and difficult to read, and wasn’t written particularly well  – in short is was boring.

We had thought we could have written it a lot better and made Mike Ashley’s points a lot clearer for the fans – but hey – we were beaten to it.

George Caulkin in the Times is probably our favorite correspondent on Newcastle United, and he came out this morning with the same points made by Ashley but written a little differently – written in the language that Newcastle fans understand.

George doesn’t much comment on what is said in the statement, but has described the whys much better than the official statement did.

Here’s George’s updated statement for fans to read.

The Times had a dispute some months ago with the NewsNow news source and the Times articles are no longer included – so George’s article may not get the circulation it deserves among Newcastle fans – and that’s another reason we want to get George’s statement out there.

Comments welcome.



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5 comments so far

  • HendoNUFC

    May 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Brilliant article. This is how the statement should of read. Given the poor standard of official correspondence over the years, it makes you wonder just how qualified members of the board and press office actually are.

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  • AngerOfTheNorth

    May 11, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Brilliant article. It just explains the original statement in a much better way. Admittedly, this was the gist that I got from the original, but hopefully more people will get it now.

    Thanks for posting this Ed.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    May 11, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Ashley should hire him as the Newcastle United Comunicator (if he´s cheep)

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  • WLtoon

    May 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    an excellent article,written by a proffesional,not an agency worker from SportsDirect.It still does,nt alter the fact that CH cud be the only manager to get not a single penny to improve a team promoted to the prem.

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  • Solaidback

    May 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Maybe its articles like Georges that probably got him kicked off NewsNow, as it doesn’t slag off the TOON, its supports them & thats not wot other fans want to read, Good on yer George 🙂

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