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So Sad To See Loyal Fans Returning Their Season Tickets

8:29 pm, Sunday, June 30th, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 80 Comments

We read the news story in the Chronicle today about Tom Ireland of South Shields, who has had enough of Newcastle’s many missteps under Mike Ashley, in particular the return of Joe Kinnear to the club, and Tom wants his money back on his season ticket, although he’s been told he has to wait until mid-way through next season to get a refund.

Tom Ireland

Tom Ireland – has had enough after 56 years of loyal support

For Tom Ireland, the appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football at Newcastle, and his ridiculously ill-informed interview before he was even officially announced in the job, when he couldn’t pronounce the names of many top Newcastle players, was enough for Tom to demand his money back on his season ticket.

This is what Tom had to say today:

“I tried to cancel and get a refund on next season’s ticket, but I was told it was not allowed. I rang them up and said I was not happy with some of Joe Kinnear’s comments.” “I have supported them since the 1950s when Bob Stokoe was a player and I can name entire squads from that era. But I have had enough, I did not sign up for all of this.”

It’s just so sad that fans like Tom cannot take any more – and don’t get us wrong – we don’t criticize Tom at all – because Mike Ashley has again seemingly gone out of his way to upset Newcastle fans – and it’s not the first time he’s done it.

He sided with Londoner Dennis Wise over Newcastle legend Kevin Keegan, then he fired gentleman Chris Hughton after Chris had got us promoted and we were doing well in the Premier League, and then he changed the name of St. James’ Park to that of his own company – with Sports Direct signs seen everywhere around the ground, and workmen were then sent to rip the famous St. James’ Park signs from the walls.

And then he signed up Wonga to a new shirt sponsor deal – and let’s just say the pay-day lending company are hardly a well-respected business.

It must be something in Mike’s character that he wants to keep shocking Newcastle’s fans – because that’s what he keeps doing – and again we have to remind Mike the fans are his customers – so it’s just a terrible way to treat your customers – that’s another way of putting it.

But Mike is Mike, and he will not change – so we just hope that Joe Kinnear doesn’t sabotage the club too much while he’s here – but Joe’s hardly made a promising start to his new job at Newcastle.

Maybe it’s the dignity of Alan Pardew who can drag us through all of this – and before you laugh – whatever you think of Alan’s coaching abilities – the Newcastle manager has represented Newcastle to the press with dignity and some class since he arrived on Tyneside.

And we were dead against his appointment, but that first interview he gave to the press was masterful – it’s something Joe Kinnear should have watched – but obviously didn’t.

Some of us are just starting to realize how good Alan’s been under some severe pressure, after seeing what Joe Kinnear can accomplish in just one interview and no pressure.

We’re really sorry to see loyal fans like Tom Ireland give up hope on the club – but maybe, just maybe – we can do a lot better next season than we did last term – and certainly Alan Pardew knows he has to do a lot better next season.

That’s what’s needed in the short-term – and a good start to the season is just what the Doctor ordered – and 10 points from the first five games is very possible.

That’s the hope now.

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80 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    This Tom Ireland’s Profile is similar to


  • 2 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    Ukraine and Russia can attract all single footballers.

  • 3 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I admire his resilience, but will it effect anything in the long run ? , probably not . Now if thousands cancel their season tickets they might get somewhere but it is just a waste of loyal support IMO.

  • 4 Indian Magpie // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 55s
    CONTACT: We understand that William Vainqueur is in contact with Newcastle. #NUFC

  • 5 Big Pappa Cissé // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    @ Kets

    If you get paid that kind of money finding attractive girls is not a problem. Regardless of where you live. even Sunderland :)

  • 6 Yohan Kebab // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    vainiquer was lieges player of the season, hes french and hes a good midfielder, would be a good signing

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    I said it the other day and I’ll say it again, possibly the most underwhelming signing we could make this window!
    Hope it’s BS how many CDMs do we need ffs!!!!!

  • 8 scout // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    It’s a shame really if I was him just sell the ticket to someone for a season and see how we stand next season. Shame to give up what’s probably a decent seat aswell

  • 9 scout // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I knew of a player with 2 mobiles one had 93 women on it. Quite sickening really.

  • 10 dmac // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Something needs to happen. I went to a fair few games last season and the atmosphere was dead. It was actually better from travelling fans at away games than it was at home games. No-one sings. That platinum club is a disgrace – When i sat in there, there was people that didnt know the players let alone the chants.

  • 11 Indian Magpie // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM


    A free agent, some one tweeted earlier that Tiote is done at #NUFC

  • 12 sirjasontoon // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    “Maybe it’s the dignity of Alan Pardew”
    Haha that is a Classic one liner Ed :)

  • 13 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Could well be tiote off or maybe were going for that famous formation of 9-0-1!!!

  • 14 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Called this last week. He wanted a move in January but it was blocked due to the asking price of £3mil. Forced his way out of his contract at his own expense as wants to sign for us. Yes, it’s not ground breaking, not is he a world beater, but he is a classy player who would compete for a place at centre mid. Composed, loves having the ball and is excellent at breaking up the play.

    We have had to call upon gosling far too much, and he just can’t cut it. Plus if we lose Tiote (possible) and perchy (hope not) then this lad is a definite upgrade.

    Carr has given him glowing reports on many occasions, and his actions recently show he wants to play in the black and white, which is great to see.

  • 15 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    He may well be a canny player, I don’t know, but Christ we need some attack minded players!!!!

  • 16 Indian Magpie // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:50 PM


    He was Liege’s player of the year, but you are right.

  • 17 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Torq – If only my job was meaningful enough to not have spare time to be on here.

    Bring us good news on De Jong soon please :)

  • 18 Shane's Silly Season Of Spectacularly Stupid Speculation // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Through all the rubbish we’ve been through under Ashley including a relegation and it’s the appointment of Joe Kinnear who hasn’t even had time to prove us all wrong that makes this guy ask for a refund…

    Perhaps the man has run in to monetary problems.

    If he has supported the toon for as long as he says surely this single appointment of a director of football who’s not even had 1 month in the job to prove himself cant seriously be the straw that broke his back…

    Come on man?!

  • 19 beddersmag // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Of course they wouldnt give you your money back. They wouldnt give me my tv licence fee back when they brought in a new director general. Ffs man lets just see how things go before we all quit supporting our club. If one interview with one man can compel you to throw the towel in after half a century then can i have your ticket please?

  • 20 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    TADS – I’m with you mate!

    And its happening. Just slower than any of us would like.

  • 21 jazzyp // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    evening mate,do you think sackho would consider us above Liverpool and ac Milan
    sackho has stated that the only reason he is unhappy at his beloved psg is playing time.and if he was to leave it would be only for guaranteed time out on the pitch.
    my concern is our captain is staying,mbiwa as my preferred partner of choice at the back.would we be able to offer him the game time he’s asking ???

  • 22 Indian Magpie // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Okay I am off Good night

  • 23 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Jazzy – evening jazzy.

    Sakho needs to play, yes, but he has some pretty serious issues with certain team mates and managerial staff. It’s evident to see in and around the club. He is a confidence player, and his connections with NUFC are huge.

    He is quality, and much depends on the club view towards colo and his commitment. I’m sure they have assessed him, and if there is any doubt, we will strengthen with somebody like sakho.

    We aren’t going to have to rely on perch or willo at CB should Colo lose his focus mid

  • 24 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Just thought we’d be a bit quicker of the mark this summer, appointing kinnear a couple of weeks ago instead of after the jan window was bizarre, our pre season is a shambles, again, and we have no MD
    We need a signing!!!!

    Any rumours your side about cabs? Heard that the clubs failure to properly organise a pre season yet again has left him, well, fuming??

  • 25 Ben3arfa // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Maybe Kinnear can cancel the Vanniquer deal as well ? Perhaps he prefers Jay Spearing better ?

  • 26 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    I dont hear much from NUFC directly mate. But I very much doubt that’s the case. To me it sparks of paper talk and lazy journalism.

    Cabaye is the consummate professional, and even if he WAS angry, then he would never let it be known in open circles.

  • 27 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Yeah, there’s nice lasses all over, but they’re particularly nice in the Ukraine/Russia etc.

    Have you been watching Wimbledon? The female Tennis players are incredible. Sabine Lisicki, Vesnina etc are immense.

  • 28 martoon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Funny all these fans who are supposedly giving up their season tickets. I’m on the waiting list for season tickets and I’ve heard nothing as yet. You would think they would snap my hand off if all these people are not renewing ;)

  • 29 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Fair play, didn’t know if you’d heard anything from contacts at PSG

    Funny question
    You ever had much to do with PSG, mainly ibra?
    Would love to meet that bloke!

  • 30 stuart no9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    respect to tom . pity not more of us are like him.

  • 31 Ashton // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:08 PM


    You just got your infos from here

    No wonder our club is in a such a clusterfuck! paying idiots like you to give advise to our medical team. It really worked!! You must feel very good about yourself.

  • 32 Jinky Jim // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    74 and counting

  • 33 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Tads – I’ve met him, on a professional basis, and without saying too much, some players you get a great vibe from, good banter and excellent attitude towards staff, and some…you don’t!

    Take that as you will…! :-)

  • 34 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Ahhhhh reeeeetttt he’s a tw@ got it! :)

  • 35 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Haha one for the missus, the other for the bang pieces. That’s the thing about having loads of money, it’s not clear if your gf will have serious feelings for you.

    Too many celebs go for celebs. What’s wrong with us?

  • 36 G // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    I fully respect both Tom’s decision, and reasons, however, I respectfully hope this is an example of somebody cutting their nose off to spite their face. I too am very unhappy with the way things have gone, but that little spark of hope hasn’t given up just yet. Whilst I can see completely where Tom is coming from, I cant help but hope that he is wrong here. Just don’t start buying the tickets 5 metro stops South Tom.

  • 37 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    TADS – I dont think it takes a genius to figure that

  • 38 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    If Vanquire was that good he would’ve been called up to the French national team or would’ve made more U21 appearances. If we miss out on Belhanda, N’Zogbia or Bearsejour could be options.

  • 39 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Kets – We have already missed out on Belhanda. Now a Kiev player on BIG money!

  • 40 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    Mate ballotelli is a tw@ but you’d still love to meet the bloke!!!

  • 41 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    Right when I come home from work tomos I fully expect to see De Jong and PEA to be holding toon shirts outside SJP!!!!

  • 42 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    No official news. Remember Douglas was supposed to be signing for a russian club? Wait until it’s officially released.

    I’d rather us keep hold of Marveaux than sign Belhanda.

  • 43 jazzyp // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    TADS-if only mate eh,i think it would set the blog alight at last

  • 44 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    It is official kets. Was announced tonight at half time. Holding a shirt.

  • 45 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    The fella has made his decision regarding MA that’s his perogative that’s his choice, it is not mine, I do not think MA does make decisions to purposely upset us fans even though they can do, he makes decisions HE feels are right for his business, and that’s what we are like it or not, he trusts and respects Joe Kinnear, most of us cannot get our hand around that but MA has had to make many many massive decisions in his business life not just NUFC and I will tell you I bet a lot of them would have been frowned on at the time, but he keeps it in house recruitment wise, he is not worried about myself or Tom Ireland or any other fans he will do what he thinks is best for his business, he put his money down and he will make his choices, we may not like a lot of them as I said but we will come out of the other end stronger IMO, like it or not hes got a magic touch were money and business is concerned, and the JK appointment for me wont change that, we will be no worse of with JK rather than DL, and if MA thinks its the way forward then I will go with it even if I do not agree.

    In life you put your money down you make your choices, he has not taken a copper coin out of NUFC hes only ever put in, all money generated will be in the club to build his investment, and it will only benefit us the more he has in the club the more he has to spend, I genuinely think the fella gets a bum deal of most fans, shock decisions he does make but IMO its for the good of the club in his opinion, he got burnt from the KK situation which he did cause but he paid for it, and everything will be in house now, WEATHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, I UNDERSTAND IT FULLY AND WILL GO ALONG WITH IT EVEN IF I GET THE SHOCKS NOW AND AGAIN.

  • 46 Miguel // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Vanquair is in newcastle

  • 47 HullMag6 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Maybe vainqurer is unpopular with some established elements in the national set up a bit like a certain Ben Arfa?

    Interesting …..

    I’ll keep saying it im reserving judgement until August and preparing for citeh

  • 48 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Seen it. Recognise that bloke in the middle. Be interesting to see how much he went for.

  • 49 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Hull mag – Spot on mate. Players shouldn’t be judged on their international appearances etc.

  • 50 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Vanquair’s probably off to Sunderland. They’ve signed about 5 players already. They need another 15 by the looks of it.

  • 51 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    I am not renewing my season ticket unfortunatley alo i actually agree with newcastle blue print on player recruitment its the silence from the club i can not bear ,everyday i check all the blogs sports sites and never get anything coming from the club ,infact this site is the only place i can come to feed my passion which is newcastle united ,and it is ran by a life long fan,even pardew has been really quiet and failed to keep us informed on anything that is going on at st james ,the only way to change what is happening at this club is to vote with my seat so that the powers that be realise that the fans are what make newcastle united,and i know of least half a dozen who are not renewing there tickets ,even if newcastle sign messi i still wont renew untill we have a manager or director or owner who comes out like freddy sheperd use to and keeps us in the loop and informed on key decisons or at least has an explanation as to why they have made key changes,mike ashley has done alot a good for this club financially but unfortunatley he is not a peoples owner all his decisions are based for his benefit not for what is right for this ONCE great club now i dont even have a answer for the sad mackem barsteward who i unfortunatley have to listen to on a daily basis.

  • 52 TorqToon // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:40 PM

    Kets – Mbokani

    Think the papers linked him with us, but more so west ham.

  • 53 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    The thing with Ashley is he has always been surrounded by people with money sense, when he started his companies he was backed with other people’s money, he was making gambles whilst being privately backed and supported

    This isn’t a business, it’s a football club it’s a living breathing community and the heartbeat of the city
    For the first time he’s on his own and given his our if the blue statement that he would sell the club the other day I think he’s out his depth and is sh1ting bricks

  • 54 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    vote with your seat i beg each and every season ticket holder because we are going round in circles with mike ashley just when he seems to be getting it right he goes and commits suicide and puts us back 2 years,if i was a pro footballer worth my weight in cold i would not touch the circus which is newcastle united and thats from newcastles biggest fan

  • 55 scout // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    People must remember that it’s still a loan from Ashley apparently although not at shirt sponsor rates.
    If the club was sold who would you lads and lasses like as manager if we were to turn into a man city type club?

  • 56 Unbelievable Tekkers // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Agreed international appearances dont mean much look how much Man City have just paid for Fernandinho and he only has about 8 caps at the age of 28.

  • 57 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Tbh mate the TV revenue is so high nowadays I doubt he’d notice if SJP was empty

  • 58 scout // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Does anyone know how much w0nka are paying per season for this shirt deal? Oh, and wondering if I can get the shirt without the logo?

  • 59 Ketsbaia9 // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Shakhtar have some quality Brazilian’s. That Luiz Adriano is a decent player.

    Villa pulled out of the Belhanda chase. We are obviously searching for a better player.

  • 60 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    oh he would be botherd because it has a rikoshay effect on his beloved sports direct its not just newcastle fans who dont like him i have heard man utd liverpool fans actually saying they feel sorry for us because with our fan base we should at least be a top 6 team and even they think he is been a twat

  • 61 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    There may be many chuck their season ticket in, still be 50k at first home game, are things that bad at NUFC, I personally think we are fine, I am a fan who understands in a way how this present owner works, and while its not to the taste of many, and mainly because they cannot get their own way with MA that their backs go up, I don’t like his Manager, I have openly criticised him over most of last season, but I am not going to go in to the situation were I give up on the club just because I don’t like the way the club is run( I do not mind at all the way the club is run by the way) I have supported the club for decades, and this is another chapter, im dealing with it and it sits with me ok.

    We have a staff who are altogether, none of the long term contracted on the staff are going anywhere any time soon, they all knew the score months ago concerning DL going and JK coming in, players who need to prove points from last season, and that is always good when anyone in life has a point to prove as their focus is always full on.

    Will we have a good season coming up., I feel we will, am not banging drums, just my opinion, I am being positive, last season was the first disappointment since we got relegated, I think we will put right. lets see. but I will be cheering the lads on, full on.

  • 62 HullMag6 // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Amen brother rooster

  • 63 mobafemi // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    See Tom Ince has had a bid accepted from Cardiff. I can assure you they bid atleast 8-10 mil for him and lets be honest, is he worth that? Are any of these englishmen worth inflated fees in comparison to players from leagues such as ligue 1? Its only going to encourage more prem clubs to do their shopping abroad because none of the english teams can produce excellent, home-grown players on a regular basis.

  • 64 HullMag6 // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:10 PM

    Amen brother rooster

    Since the botched remy deal I think transfer news is closely guarded with the club becoming an information vacuum so we dont get outflanked by our rivals.

  • 65 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    mikeashleyisamackem, why bang on trying to get fellow supporters to dessert the club they love, do you think MA sits in his office trying to upset all the fans?/ probably you do, the ground renaming(awful) Houghton sacking awful even though most did not want him did they in the first place, no doubt you said we would not come back up from the championship for years, was that bad management on behalf of the club and the progress We did make including Europe not long after, that would have got laughed out of court, last season was poor but we are still in the prem with an international player in every decision and many of our players worth high millions of pounds, no im sorry we are not doing that bad, im a voice from the other side of the fence, I will support my club, fling your ticket in if you want, your choice, its not mine by a long way.

    Sorry kidda your propaganda is not shifting me from watching my beloved toon!!!!

  • 66 LGFUAD21 // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM


    What frustrates me the most is the potential newcastle has to be a top club, we just need someone to make better decisions.

    People talk about the cockney mafia etc but that’s a cop out. I genuinely believe that mike Ashley wants to build a good team I just think he is ill informed and almost doesn’t trust people he doesn’t know which is why he has appointed JFK rather than a good Dior of football.

    Pardew may not be the most tactically able manager but his man management skills are there for all to see. It’s funny because I just hired an assistant at work and my director told me something interesting.

    “Bad managers steer away from hiring anybody they think could do something better than themselves, good managers hire those they know will do things better”

    most of Ashley’s decisions are meant well they are juste executed poorly.

    Director of football? Well we need someone to sort out our academy and ensure we develop a nice playing style.

    Stadium? A much as it bastardises history, it is a extra revenue and a lot of clubs across Europe are doing it.

    Any Carroll sale? Would you have turned that offer down, it built us a squad that finished 5th.

    Hughton? The harshest and most puzzling I’d say. But I half understood the desire of ma to appoint someone to take us to the next level. Don’t understand how he came to pardew though.

    Keenan is the only truly inexcusable thing he has done in terms of there being no positive motive behind it.


    I’m not supporting Ashley, I’m just taking a diplomatic point of view. Where is the logic in thinking ma is trying to sabotage our club?

  • 67 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:15 PM

    We are been left behind in this window already 3 of our targets are gone as far as im concerned we will not get boni PEA or belhander as bigger clubs have already moved for them and i never thought i would class swansea a bigger club but they are the have a owner with more ambition

  • 68 stan anderson // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    Looks like we are once again accepting the situation we have and most of us will just hand Ashley our hard earned pounds and take it up the back passage as normal.The JFK appointment is the final straw for me,the man is a waste of space,in any capacity at the club.

  • 69 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    LGFU, im not going to jump down your throat at all, its a valid opinion you are giving, Houghton is a good bloke and did a very good job but he is not MA`s man, Pardew is, e will keep it in house with his people weather we like it or not,

    On the transfer front who is to say we have lost out on all our targets, many clubs were looking at Sissoko and Mbiwa, we got them tied up and they are good kids, I still think we will bring quality in, time will tell but everyone seems to jump on every newspaper report with negativity were we are concerned, Christ, if we sell Cabaye for 20/25 million and bring in a couple of players for a bit less than that amount MA will probably get in the neck again??? not of me its his business if he is going to build it that way its his choice its his money, buy one get one free sounds good to me.

  • 70 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    WHAT ? i have every right to air my views i am just sick of the silence its deafining ,what does it take for pardew to come out and relay a msg from the board ,they have my vote of no confidence and actually it is because of fans like you why mike ashley gets away with it you must like been reapeatedly bitch slapped in the face ,if newcastle come out and start communicating with us i actually wouldnt have a problem i actually like alot ofwhat ashley has done but i dont like people who are ignorant and that is exactly what mike is he does it his way or no way at all he hasnt in six years had the arse to come out and speak with us instead he has ereleased a hand full of statements that are worded by his lawyer so that he can sit on the fense and milk ourmoney we will never ever in a million years challange for a title why mike ashley owns us because he has zero ambition as every tranfer window has proved we even get out spent of southampton which says it all x

  • 71 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:31 PM

    Stan Anderson, how is he givin it me up the arse?!?! im taking any decisions and moving on with them, I may not like them, im me you are you don’t put everyone in your bracket, there may be more think like you, not me. and I don’t think im getting shafted either.

  • 72 Rooster // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    I believe we spent anymore than anyone else in the last window apart from one I think, we know maybe they should have been brought in that summer but it was tried to put right, last season wasn’t good, of course its a forum air your views, if I don’t like them I will challenge them im no fence sitter, I have my opinion challenged enough, in his business life he has not ever came out and been seen and not just NUFC.

    Only KK of all that have worked for him have ever criticised him, he got his money for it and moved on, have you ever heard of anyone else employed by him who has had a go, im not talking joey barton by the way??? he is really respected, makes massive unpopular decisions at times, not just to piss on your cornflakes but decisions he feels are right for him and his business, which will benefit our club in the long run, I don’t feel we are in a bad place whatsoever even with JK, far from it.

  • 73 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    its the principle for me he is a retard did he think in a million years the fans would be happy with jfk ,he new it would upset us and he still done it name another club owner who would put himself up to be shot down he is seriously not wired up properly ,and if he didnt think that would happen then what planet is he on

  • 74 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    he has caused the negativity and him alone ,we will see when we have a stadium half empty ,he may beable to buy the fans with a few signings but not me because we will be no nearer that top four than we where last year

  • 75 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:54 PM


  • 76 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    and that is the truth ,the whole truth and nothing but the truth

  • 77 mikeashleyisamackem // Jun 30, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    if he had any ambition he would of invested last summer he only invested in january because he nearly got relagated and it wouldnt suprise me if he makes a profit in this window so dont hold ya breath for any good signings

  • 78 scout // Jun 30, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Hopefully at the end of the window Anita is first name on the team sheet least the lad can retain the ball

  • 79 county down magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 5:18 AM

    Sorry ed but here you go again….. When the rumours first started about hoots you went into great detail and followed with gusto as to why he shouldn’t be gaffer insofar as pushing for his sacking. Go back 2 months and you were advocating pardew to be sacked due to many reasons that “you would not get into for the sake of the fairness of the blog” but would have no hesitation in bringing up time and again in publishing rumours second hand.

    Yet again we find ourselves in a precarious position regards management et al except now youre backing pards as a dignified leader, far removed from your end of season analysis. Im.not here to slag you off or belittle you ed but please, seriously can you not throw out an article or two without either a) subversive comments that contradict your previous comments 1 or 2 articles beforehand and 2) if you’re gonna be the voice of the voiceless can you be a bit more accountable in you words.

    Love this blog and all it signifies, would just like a tad more balance


  • 80 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 1, 2013 at 6:13 AM


    Yeh! I,v been watching the Tennis

    Sabine Losicki is German ! But never mind! Just thought i,d say!

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