This Is Why Newcastle Are A Forward Looking Club


Newcastle are a very forward looking club these days, and while sometimes we’d like them to cough up a few more million to get our transfer targets without the agony of long waits as the haggling  goes on, the club seems to be very well run these days, and that’s not something that’s generally associated with Newcastle United.

Italian youngster Davide Santon shows off Newcastle’s new network

Like most clubs Newcastle have their own TV network – nufcTV, and it’s a good deal for Newcastle fans, and you see the match highlights for every game – often around 10 minutes, and the interviews with Alan Pardew and other players are also worth watching.

Newcastle have shown today they are a club of the future,  by launching their own mobile phone network – nufcMobile.

The report is that the pay-as-you-go package will allow Newcastle fans to support the club every time they make a call and send a text, and the users also gain access to special voicemail messages from the players and manager Alan Pardew, and can take advantage of a host of special offers.

Dan King, on the official site is reporting the following:

SIM cards will be sent out free to all season ticket holders and new Members, while supporters with a current Membership will be able to order a pack from the club’s official website. They can also be bought online and in club stores by supporters for £10, including £10 worth of credit, and are available to pre-order now.

The network offers extremely competitive rates – up to 50 per cent cheaper than the major networks – and the club Membership scheme helps to support United’s Academy. The nufcMobile call centre is based in the UK and the cards can be topped up at all Paypoint and PayZone locations.

Newcastle have shown they are aggressive in moving forward and trying to build up those revenues, which are so important these days, and will help Newcastle compete with the best of the European clubs in the future – or that’s what we hope in any case.

Newcastle’s Director of Retail, Stuart Middlemiss, said on the official site today:

 “We are delighted to be launching nufcMobile as it offers extremely competitive rates for our fans – especially when calling other nufcMobile users.

“We have decided to offer the SIM card free to all Newcastle United members to thank fans for their continued support and we hope our supporters use the network and benefit from the savings.”

“The SIM cards are transferrable so they can be passed to friends and family members for members who do not wish to use them. We will be running regular offers and there will also be a few familiar voices when customers call the network.”

It seems a good deal for Newcastle fans, and if the rates are good, they are saying they are up to 50% cheaper than major providers, then it should be a big success.

But it’s yet another way in which Newcastle seem to be ahead of the game, and that  bodes well for the future.

And heaven knows what will be next from Newcastle – maybe a bakery to compete against Greggs – the nufcBakery?

I’d be trying their Vanilla slice for sure. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

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27 comments so far

  • pardew no 1

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #1

    i dont understand if it is my first season being a season ticket holder do i get a sim card for free are something different and can i ask does it matter if you have a season ticket but not in my name

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #2

    next nufc cars

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  • newcastle29

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #3

    What ever next? Haha

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #4

    Next nufc airline

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #5

    35pence a minute to call Liverpool.

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  • redondo77

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #6

    sex toys next?

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Personally I am happy to see this. Long term successful clubs run as a business. Man Utd, Real Madrid are all such clubs. Diversify your income source to keep the club afloat. Rather this than an overdependency on a sugardaddy.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8

    Nufc sex toys? I’m sure there’s a cabeye joke in there somewhere 😉

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    Redondo – A Coloccini Shag-My-Wife Blowup doll

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  • rainrix

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    I think theres a coloccini joke as well 😉

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  • redondo77

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    hahahah, my imagination could be categorize as sick.

    vibrator with each players face on the tip, imagine angry Mr. T’s face vibrating

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  • rainrix

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    DAMN YOU DIMITRI! Stealing my thunder 🙂

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  • leavemyarselona

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #13

    Wow

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  • Tsunki

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    NUFCloans – borrow up to £13m with NO sell on fees! Includes PPI (Players Promised Imminently)
    🙂

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #15

    How about a guti gooch tickler?

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  • Valci

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Dimitri – ironic that you should mention Real which i berated in my comment in the previous thread. If they were not privileged the way they are (just like Barca), not to mention their debt being ignored my authorities, that club would go down hard. Read that comment i mentioned if youre curious.

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #17

    All new Papiss Cisse Dildo! – It scores when it wants!

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  • redondo77

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #18

    LOL nice one Dimitri

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #19

    All new Ryan Taylor pregnancy kit! 99.9% accurate!

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  • redondo77

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #20

    OMG Dimitri, you are sicker than me hahahahaha

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Call within the next 10 minutes, and you’ll get a free Tim Krul Condom! A safe way to keep the balls out!

    Ok that’s enough..

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #22

    @ Valci the same applies to the scotish league, 80% of tv monies always went to the old firm teams and the remainder were shared by the other SPL teams.
    Chatting to a hearts supporter who is over the moon about Rangers demise as the other teams have now got 60% to share and gives them a chance to catch up.
    I believe this was the motivation behind the vote to not keep Rangers in the SPL.

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  • Dimitri

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    Valci
    I definitely agree that TV rights money needs to be shared. The league should treat all clubs equally. For Newcastle to have an edge over the rest, we have to be a global brand. Blackburn may have won the league in 94 but they couldn’t keep it up because their marketing was rubbish. Man Utd, Real Madrid and Liverpool all have a strong base all over the world. Liverpool has been rubbish but they have die hard fans all over Asia who contributes kit money every season! They will always have a diversed source of income to buy ridiculously overpriced rubbish players. So the more nufc-related products out there the better for the future of the club.

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  • kkma

    Jul 24, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #24

    I am from Hong Kong. I have no idea if supporters from other countries facing the same problem that when we want to buy from online club shop, we have to pay by sending the banker draft. This act is very outdated and I think other clubs will accept credit card and PayPal when their fans do shopping online!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jul 24, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Great idea. We’re certainly a club going forward and it’s fantastic to see. The future keeps getting brighter 🙂

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  • geordiejamie89

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #26

    nufc air.

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  • geordiejamie89

    Jul 24, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ll have one though just to support the club.

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