Newcastle Fans Do The Right Thing By Wigan Cosmos


When things go wrong there is always an opportunity – and the first opportunity is to put things right – and that’s what Newcastle United fans seem to have done with Wigan Cosmos.

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These are not true Newcastle fans
They have brought nothing but  shame to our club

Wigan Cosmos were one of the teams that were playing a week yesterday when Newcastle “fans” invaded the pitch and ripped up the nets, and did other unseemly things during an outrageous 40 minute period – and there is video to show them acting like idiots, and their behavior has damaged the good name of Newcastle United.

Newcastle issued a statement last week saying they would be compensating Wigan Cosmos for all the damage, and Wigan Cosmos manager John Pendlebury has since been inundated with goodwill messages from real Newcastle fans, who have also collected money to compensate the Wigan Cosmos club.

John is 35 and a school supervisor from Wigan, and he had this to say:

“I was contacted by someone from Newcastle who said they would like to offer us the opportunity to play an admin team at St James’ Park and some ex-players. They were quite upset about what had happened. They wanted to try and put right what those fans had done.”

“The response has been incredible, it’s heartwarming really. It shows what genuine football fans are capable of and the passion they have for their club. Newcastle should be proud of their real fans.” “These lads work an hour during the week to get £5 to play football on a Sunday. They pay that money for the privilege of playing.”

“So to see all that just vandalized was hard to see. The damage cost £200 which to a millionaire club like Newcastle is small change when you think about the wages they pay.” “But the Newcastle fans have been unbelievable, they’re working class people too who were ashamed of what some of their so-called fans had done.”

John has been the manager since 2004, and many of us were shocked when the videos showed the supposed Newcastle fans shouting the following:

“We do what we want, we’re Newcastle United, we do what we want.”

Let’s make something crystal clear – they are not  real Newcastle fans and they have completely shamed the good name of Newcastle United Football Club.

Fact.

Cosmos assistant manager and coach Dennis Kilgannon had this to say:

“When these young lads first ran on the pitch it was good-humored, but it then it got out of hand. There were a few genuine Newcastle fans watching our game and they were embarrassed by what happened.”

“However, the response since has been fantastic and shows how football people come together to support each other in their hour of need.”

Newcastle United will be reimbursing the small Wigan club for the cost of their losses – so hopefully as far as money goes Cosmos will get more than the cost of the damage by the Newcastle hooligans, as some recompense.

It’s great to see real fans making amends as much as they can – to help out the Wigan Cosmos club – well done to all those real fans who contacted Wigan Cosmos on behalf of the club, and also to those who have donated money.

If you’d like to contact them and/or donate money here is their web-site.

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205 comments so far

  • Toon Tang

    Mar 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #1

    FCUK WIGAN COSMOS!!

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  • Rainrix

    Mar 25, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Do ya reckon this’ll get the same publicity? I doubt it somehow 😐

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  • JackButler

    Mar 25, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Reports from Russia* claim that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been detained by authorities in the United States, specifically the FBI. Obviously, this could be very, very bad. We really don’t need our owner being thrown in prison right now, but the way our season has been going…

    *Translated by Google

    We shouldn’t be worried as yet, since US authorities have the annoying habit of detaining people for no reason. There’s also every chance these reports are inaccurate, but major sources like RT [Russia Today] are getting involved, which makes me believe they might not be. With the recent death of the man he recently defeated in court, there’s some speculation it may be related. No matter the reason, or even if the reports are false, it’s certainly a situation to watch as it develops, and we’ll be here to bring you any news as we get it.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 25, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #4

    We are reported to be heading back to the USA for our pre-season

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  • SupaToonKid

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #5

    Referring back to the Samuel Umtiti link, I noticed a couple people seemed concerned or were suggesting we would sell Santon as a result of such a transfer. Ed seemed to be touting Umtiti as a LB however this is not true. Umtiti is a CB primarily but has versatility to play LB too.

    Carr is scouting us a CB as this is the main defensive are we require to strengthen as Coloccini is definitely leaving and I can see Williamson leaving too hence a purple CB e.g. Douglas is required as well as a back up/development player e.g. Umtiti.

    Of course I am not suggesting this rules out a sale of Santon to AC Milan because I’m sure anything around £10M+ will see negotiations begin. I am suggesting however that Umtiti is a very notable purchase if we can get him in but with him so highly rated and at one of the more prestigious French sides it would hard to see him coming in at bellow £5M.

    If a deal can be strook I will be very happy as we will be signing a very capable, young CB with bags of potential to be one of the best. I’d even be willing to suggest this lad has potential to be recognised on the same sort of level as Kurt Zouma etc.

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  • Spoof

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #6

    With any luck he will get all his assets seized and be forced to sell Chelsea, their wage bill without Roman, it would be another Leeds, I don’t know if he has done anything wrong, just wishful thinking on my behalf.
    As for the idiots who claim to be Newcastle fans, they deserve a kicking, I am not going to critisize Ed, but I wish this article had not been printed, the morons do not deserve the press which has now been given them.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    GFNFrance ?@GFN_France 39s
    Montpellier president Louis Nicollin – “Bedimo and Belhanda can leave. I am waiting for different offers.” (via @GetFootballNews)

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  • Spoof

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #8

    @5
    are you sure he is mostly a CB who can be used as a LB, he is only 5ft11″ tall, to fill in now and again as Perch does is one thing, for it to be your main position at that height would be a major concern to me

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    @supatoonkid. Umtiti has good potential but he is nowhere near the level of potential Kurt Zouma has! Zouma and Raph Varane both have the potential to be world Superstars, umtiti has the potential to be a very good player but in Zouma youre talking about a player that could become one of the best players france has ever produced

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  • winnynufc

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #10

    It was the same when we played Darlington a couple of seasons ago in Pre season! Dont get me wrong i like a few beers but when i looked around that day it was full of chavtastic kids! Young lads lashed up in trackie bottoms & tops they where just out for the day not real supporters if you know what i mean! Looks like the same has happened again! Young numpties tarnishing NUFC’S name. HWTL!

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  • Owldman

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #11

    We definitely need a centre back who can make his presence felt in the box at set pieces & corners, but who do we leave out, certainly not Taylor or M’Biwa, I watched Douglas regularly on ESPN & do not think he is all that impressive.Dont think Santon is going anywhere.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #12

    @1:

    Were you by any chance one of the Plonkers doing the Vandalising?

    Sorry, but what a……….ker! Words fail Me!

    @2: Your right ! The Media are only interested in the bad press associated with NUFC ?

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #13

    I would take Douglas From Twente! Guys a monster, seen him a fair few times and alongside MYM his lack of pace would be protected! Wouldn’t go near Belhanda, him and benny in the same squad would be recipe for disaster, both very selfish characters! Bedimo is very very good, he would instantly improve our first team because hes a much better left back than santon but he might holt the progress of haidara and santon who both have great potential! Aubameyang would be a dream signing, hes very determined and for a flair player works like a dog! Also he wont sign for a man city just to sit on the bench, money isnt his motivation he wants plaudits and to be loved and talked about as great

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Fcuk them I am not ashamed of what they did should have done more than wreck a few shi t y nets for what they got away with in that game.

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15

    And even though it was before KO if I was newcastle staff contacting them I would have wrote they though calum mcmanamun was there.

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #16

    Also I think were gona need to sell tiote if he doesn’t get his scariness back ..Teams are bulling us we need a real bruiser (animal) back in that team

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  • Spoof

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #17

    @14
    and what exactly did they do in that game, please enlighten us

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  • murvar

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Toon Tang and the other moron @14: please go home now, your mam’s got your tea ready.

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #19

    @toontang

    Well said.
    And how can ‘ED’ accuse these of not being real fans?? Sme of them might be real and fans and just got carried away.

    So what defines the meaning of a real fan?
    IMO these are what defines a real fan.

    Supported them all your life
    Follow them to most games, or whatever you can afford to go to.
    Real emotions when your team wins or loses, relegated and promoted.
    Only support the one club, unless you have a small local club to support aswell.

    That’s what I think is a real fan, so I dunno how ed can call these ‘not real fans’.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Carl – if you are still about sorry mate I guess I am inadvertently buying into the blog paranoia of late – I see what you are doing with the ‘owt’ thing. Actually I don’t think I have crossed posts with you much if at all and as for Ian Toon I am on record as saying I actually enjoy his input. I will leave all this alter ego mumbo jumbo alone from now on 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #21

    I was going to comment that the response has been wonderful and should go some way to show the footballing world that Newcastle fans aren’t like those fools, but that now seems rather redundant given some of the comments on here.

    Who, with any sense at all, would have an issue with Wigan Cosmo? They are not Wigan Athletic, might as well vandalise SJP because we dislike the mackems (okay, they’re not that close, but close enough to us 😉 ).

    At best it’s younger people, having too many drinks and getting carried away….that’s still not really anything to applaud, is it?

    The event was an embarrassment, whichever way you want to dress it up, some of the comments on here have been even worse.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #22

    Tsunki…No smart ass “Dad” comment? 🙂

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #23

    @12 i was the one who took the ball mate yea hahaha absolute numpty

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  • yo-yo

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon Tang , Kevy etc.

    Guilt by association is what makes a mindless footy hooligan.
    The Third Reich had exactly the same mindset.

    Macnamaman’s thuggery and a bad linesman’s call for the handball don’t mean everyone associated with Wigan has to be vandalised as retribution.

    If anyone on here thinks a real fan is a mindless thug then you should join some Nazi thug brigade as you are NOT a true fan

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 25, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #25

    @ibiza

    Some of the comments on here may be rediculous in your opinion, but IMO some of he articles are even worse with ed getting carried away

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    See reports that Owen re-tracted from his twitter quote and has admitted that he did receive a contract from Newcastle

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #27

    I suppose it’s unfair what they did but clearly it was just a group off passionate football lads had a couple drinks and got carryed away but why are they trying to make a big deal outa it? Fcuk sake we went there played wigan got cheated near a players leg broke and they even have the arrogance to make a big deal outa something for gods sake give us a break and I though the councill ownes all sunday league stuff so why are they taking money when they didn’t buy the stuff in the first place?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #28

    Ibiza – no mate just assume it 🙂

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #29

    NUFC_LEAZES END where were you till now why didn’t you played with me

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #30

    murvar , pipe down old man. your mams the only one who cooks for me. its the least she can do, the old wind bag

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  • Spoof

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #31

    @19
    a real fan does not rampage a non-league clubs pitch destroying the pitch and stealing the footballs, a real fan supports his or her own team but they also respect other clubs and their fans, this lot did not do that, Ed is 100% correct in saying they are not real fans, they have blackened the name of Newcastle United by claiming to be our fans.
    How anyone can defend people who have vandalised a non league clubs pitch amazes me, you should be ashamed of yourself, you half witted moron, how would you feel it your property was destroyed by a bunch of morons who you have never seen or met before

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #32

    Leazes…It is only my opinion, but that opinion is it is better to condone than congratulate such acts. Maybe and that is only a maybe (trying to give some leeway here) some are overreacting, but still, is this something to celebrate and did Wigan Cosmos deserve it? No and I’m sorry I just cannot understand another side to that opinion, that’s basic.

    Also, can I be forgiven for not supporting the toon my whole life? As a kid down south I was subjected to a misguided life of supporting Arsenal for a few years. I did come to my sense though. Truth is, you know if you’re a true fan or not, you feel it inside. Your comment “Real emotions when your team wins or loses, relegated and promoted.” sums it up well for me.

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  • Toon Tang

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    yoyo stealing a ball does not make you a thug. dont be such a prude

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Tsunki…It’s not as fun that way, but okay.

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  • lesh

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey kevymartins …… As you appear unable to string more than 40 or so words together at a time, maybe your mammy could arrange some English lessons to give you something useful to do during your school holidays. Doing that would enable you to practice in your little exercise book rather than show your limitations on here.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Why is everyone so hung up on selling Santon? He hasn’t said he wants to leave and he is only 21 years old we can get soo much more for him later on in his career.

    …are we just speculating and why?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Nufc leazes – begs the question as to why you post here then. I love it when people come here to slag the blog, bit like having someone coming round your house and ridiculing you and your decor, missus kids etc. Actually that happens a lot. Dunno what I am doing wrong. Anyhooo nufc leazes its not nice.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #38

    Toon Tang…Is that all that happened? They stole a ball? I get you think people are overreacting, but you’re completely belittling the situation which is just as bad if not worse. You want people to get real then perhaps you should to?

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  • NUFC_LEAZES END

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #39

    @spoof

    A real fan is about his own club the way he supports his own club, so I don’t know why your bringing in what a bunch of carries away fans did at a different club.

    Infact u know what it is. Answer me this!

    What gets players going at matches?
    What raises their morale if they’re getting beat?

    Vocal fans that will chant their names all the way through the game.

    Do u ever go to games?

    You probably don’t, and even if you did you probably don’t even support the players when your there, you probably just spectate then have a little moan on when they aren’t playing well.

    It’s not the spectators that get the players going its the supporters, and there’s no doubt that even the fans that invaded the pitch at wigan (like how I said got carried away) are supporters.

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #40

    @Lesh i’ve coming and going from this blog since I was in 2nd year 5 or 6 years ago so who the fcuk do you think you are you we runt ..who are you anyway? go suck on your mums tit you inbred tw@t

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