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If Ashley Spends The Profits – Newcastle In Great Shape

1:54 pm, Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 320 Comments

It may be very difficult to get Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle, and even if he again commits to sell, we’ll have to go through all that upheaval, with the strong likelihood that no buyer comes in to pay Ashley the £300M he will need to sell the famous Newcastle United club.

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Mike Ashley – plough profits back into the club

But with all the money about to flow into Newcastle’s coffers from the new Premier League TV deal over the next three years – Newcastle should start to make some significant profits.

And it’s likely that Newcastle will get around £80M from the Premier League for this season, and they will dish out between £60M and £100M in May to evey PL club – depending among other things on league position.

That will be £40M more than Newcastle got from the Premier League for last season, so we expect that top line revenue item to go straight to the bottom line and become profits.

What we need is to get from Mike Ashley is a commitment to what Derek LLambias had said many times – that the profits would be ploughed right back into the club.

Maybe that money will not fully be spent on new players, but that would give Newcastle some big money to wisely spend in the transfer market, and of course there’s no reason why we cannot still get some good deals – like for free agents as one example – there’s never been anything wrong with that.

Other things like building up the Scouting network under Graham Carr, building up the Newcastle Youth Academy, and improving the  facilities of the club will also get some increased investment.

So perhaps at the next meeting of the fans forum, those representing the club could ask if the Newcastle profits will be ploughed straight back into the club.

And if the answer is no, the next question should be – why not?

If Ashley does plough the money back into the club,Newcastle should be in very good shape to start building a great side again,  and of course Newcastle will be able to also pay out bigger wages to attract the top players.

That sounds good to us.

What do you think?

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320 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    as a chelsea follower i dont give a toss chelsea are more nufc than nufc jose is sir bobbys best pupil and they got demba ba not that you see a lot of him like haha
    ashley go f*** ursel ya useless tub of lard

  • 2 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    I think way to much focus is being put in the sale of cabaye, I’m getting the impression from some places our season has collapsed because of it,

    cabaye is a good player , no doubt , but in now way are we a one man team, given the chance we have players to cover him, if you ask me TIOTE is the player that has been on fire for most of this season, he does the ugly stuff, with out him who puts there foot in ?

    selling players is part and parcel of the game , get used to it, it’s how you deal with it that counts,

    pardew should stop winging about loosing him and give others a chance,

  • 3 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM


    please remove the DOF from your site please 🙂

    thank you

  • 4 SharpEnough23 // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    Haven’t seen much of Adam Armstrong but that first goal is a screamer

  • 5 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    yes catchy lol i wish ed would stop using photos of ashley as well we all know what the money grabbing asshole looks like

  • 6 70TWO // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:05 PM



    You never can tell if Ashley is close to a sale of the club, but as we know he likes a tight ship. He may well run the club with existing staff for the foreseeable to keep costs down. Hopefully with a bit of proactivity in generating positive relations with fans and bringing in transfers also.

    The squad does not have the full capability of reaching the CL at the moment and perhaps it is better to sell our top players and continue (hic) to invest in the squad. When maybe the next transition of players will have the capacity to challenge for cups and the league.

  • 7 JK // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Theres no way – i left becos Mike said there will only be 15 mil available in summer – i can barely get one player i have selected. I went in for Remy Umbrella and got pegged back. not my fault.

    Journos just making it up.

  • 8 Slank // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:09 PM


    Whilst it is almost certain that we will get a lot more money it is almost certain that selling clubs and agents will put up the sale price of their players because the buying clubs will have more money to spend. Simple economics. It happens with almost all commodities.

    Also in the wake of a World Cup the sale price of players increases so I would be surprised if we splashed out with busloads of players turning up at SJP.

  • 9 lesh // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    70TWO – You’re spot on with your thoughts @6.

    Based on my experience in industry, all the signs are that the club is being prepared for the market.

    Key signs I’ve seen elsewhere include:

    * no major spend or investments;
    * keep the business it ticking over;
    * maximise income:
    * minimse overheads (fixed costs} down;
    * executive management positions unfilled.

    Sound familiar?

    If we debt reduction in the year end accounts, then the jig-saw’s nearly complete – apart from a couple of key pieces.

  • 10 cyprus // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Now watch us beat chelsea this weekend and it will all go mental again: We are great, we suck, we are great, we suck!

  • 11 Generic Commenter // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:20 PM


    We’ll beat Chelsea, then we’ll get Dennis Wise in as Director of Football, and so the cycle will begin again

  • 12 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM


    are we being mothballed lol

  • 13 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:24 PM


    Thank you for posting the link to the article on the last thread. Given the explosive claims in it and the lack of subsequent comment, I imagine it hasn’t been much read.

  • 14 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Well I was put in my place earlier, I shall never again question our reserve level players who are “the next (insert star players name here despite them doing very little)”. Clearly our hugely successful academy speaks for itself.

    Am sure Armstrong, Campbell, Vuckic, Bigi, Tav, Streete, Good, Mbabu, Satka, Aarons and Kemen will all be starters for our team in the nearest of near futures just like those before them and we shall have our own golden age

    Anyway Ashley wont spend profits, hes not making them to reinvest hes making them because its how a business is run and we are, as its so often pointed out, a business now

  • 15 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:27 PM


    i gave it a read and as bad as all those claims are it doesn’t shock me after hearing what the guy said on national tv, he was always going to make much bolder claims not in front of a camera.

    As for him doing what ashley wants and not spending, it’s what a lot of us thought anyway.

  • 16 jimBOB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    next Dof will be Les Dennis. you heard it hear first. haha

  • 17 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Catchy @2
    This post reflected with simplicity what I initially found difficult to comprehend and put into perspective. The whole sorry mess just opened up in front of me. Subsequently having revisited the post It has cemented my thinking and my overall view from when I first read. The sentiments go a long way in explaining what was a devastating defeat – Catchy – not everything is as it seems. We can only speculate in most instances and often just to fit within our own personal narrow agenda.

    163yo-yo // Feb 1, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    I think the whole team is in shock that we got nobody in to replace the on pitch leader and pivot for our team. So is Pardew.
    If that isn’t enough to give our form a shake then the absence of our two best forwards in Goofy and Remy left AP with an even bigger problem – a major absence of ball playing options and a leaderless team with very limited creativity. The scum just couldn’t believe their luck.

    Blaming Pardew (as the usual suspects bang on about endlessly and tediously) is way off the mark – team psychology is a complicated matter even if the blog sledgehammers can’t appreciate it.

    We need another 18-20 pts to make our season respectable. Can’t quite see it just now as we are getting into a bad groove again. That is what lack of ambition does for you – sucks confidence, determination and guts and leaves a bunch of half hearted lads to grind out results in a tough league.

  • 18 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    This is the exact sentence we’ve said every transfer window he’s been here. We’re gradually spending LESS each time with more money coming in!

    Looks like the conspiracy theories were right about Kinnear- signed up as a scapegoat so Ashley didn’t have to spend a penny.

  • 19 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:30 PM


    what was said about and to you regarding those players?

  • 20 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:31 PM


    Cancelling a drink with BOBBY MOORE to wine and dine THE SUPREMES!

    Flogging Cabaye for £16M?

    I have to say, I raised a mild eyebrow. Perhaps I’m easily shocked.

    Martin better have his facts right.

  • 21 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:33 PM


    know one knows for sure however it is a fact elvis shot kennedy from his space ship 🙂

  • 22 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Haha nothing really I just questioned the next Rooney tag thats been gifted to Armstrong and it appears not to of gone down well with Jeff from Benwell a few threads back…only fair I get to retort 😉

  • 23 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM


    I honestly think they are big claims to make without something to back them up, so should be something there.

    But for me I’m not bothered about all that, everyone brags about some part of their job at some point, it’s not ideal for him to be doing it and if true he has been found out and paid the price.

  • 24 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    band b

    can women raise eyebrows? i thought it was impossible like dogs being unable to look up haha

  • 25 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:36 PM


    lets just hope he doesnt copy rooneys penchant for granny romancing

  • 26 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:38 PM


    I agree with you, so hard to judge how good a kid is until he is playing first team football, playing reserve games or youth games is a good indication but until they come up against pro’s who have played the game for years and know all the tricks of the trade it’s difficult to know how they step up.

    I agree you can see if a kid has potential or not, but until tested they are unknown.

  • 27 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Hey mate if he flies like Rooney did early doors he can enjoy himself however he pleases…as long as its legal of course

    I’ll just be surprised if he does

  • 28 gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb) // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    I would just love to see where all this money has gone.

    I really don’t want to hear Pardew say once again”the money has been reinvested in other parts of the club…..”.

    Thanks for the clarification there Alan, makes us feel so much more confident that we’re not simply a ghost ship floating around on the ocean with absolutely no one leading it.

  • 29 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:41 PM


    yeh, there should be specifics of where it has gone

  • 30 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM


    Well, at least you took the time to read it.

    Back on with Ed’s latest topic then…….

  • 31 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    The lad could have potential, I honestly dont know Ive not seen all that much of him but I recall numerous names who were the next xyz who disappeared off the face of the map…hell we havent even finished overly building up Campbell in our heads and we are moving on to a new kid on the block

    Seems premature to me

  • 32 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:45 PM


    I am just not shocked by anything the club does, I just expect them to make stupid decisions and comments which show little respect for us fans.

    The sooner we get change at the top the better for me.

    On this topic, it’s a waste, Ashley has shown he will nly spend when he fears relegation or there is a player he thinks he can make a profit on (although cisse has burned his hands so not sure if he will again), when we have a solid platform to kick on nothing will happen.

  • 33 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    band b always ignores me unless its to cast aspersions about my sexuality lol

  • 34 Ginger // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Realistically at the end of the season we SHOULD have:

    The Wonga sponsor money
    The new television income
    The budget we had to spend this season (Not sure what it was but we haven’t bought anyone so it will still be here.)
    The 20m for Cabaye.
    Freed up wages from Loic Remy and Luuk De Jong. That’s if we don’t buy De Jong.

    Realistically looking at that we’d have a fair amount of money, whether that will be invested into the team or not is another question.

  • 35 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:48 PM


    Campbell was unlucky, never had the chance to get a fair crack (too focused on staying up last year, rightly so) but pardew said he was as good as shola so surely he should have more than the odd 5 mins where he was stuck on the left.

    Hopefully with gouff and remy out, shola being awful we should give him 20/30 mins off the bench the next couple games…just be good to get him in

  • 36 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM



    See, I don’t.

    I was asking (tongue-in-cheek…..actually I’ll have to test to see whether women can do that) whether you were coming out as a Chelsea fan, after a post you’d made about supporting them.

    What you do with your toilet parts is absolutely no-one’s business.

  • 37 Sazzer // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

  • 38 Ginger // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    On a side not, for anybody that is interested does a weekly loan watch article, in which you can read about the players that are on loan and whether they’re doing well etc.

    Been keeping up with it for a while. Disappointed that Vuckic isn’t doing so well.

  • 39 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:56 PM

  • 40 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    just read the piece from the independent

    The remit then for Kinnear was simple: Keep an eye on and unsettle manager Alan Pardew, who Ashley was not prepared to give a big payout to by sacking after the club finished 16th, 12 months after the club had came fifth, and carry out Ashley’s plan to the letter by ending spending.

    exactly what I have said for a long time now

  • 41 Transfer Sage // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM


    I think vukic has had so many injuries he just hasn’t developed how people would have hoped and there could be a lot of weakness in him, as well as mental scaring from it all, he won’t trust his body I imagine.

    Shame as he looked a cracking lad, I remember that 35/40 yard strike against west brom that hit the bar, a couple inches lower and that could have been up there for goal of the season.

  • 42 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 2:58 PM


    The Times is subscription. Would you mind telling me if George Caulkin is making the same allegations as The Independent?

  • 43 70TWO // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:03 PM


    A naive question – if NUFC show profit at the end of the season and Ashley sells, does he get to keep the profit or NUFC?
    I realise that the profit will be used to offset the ‘debt’ we have to him, but in principle if all was equal.

  • 44 corkypants85 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Just sent him a lovely email asking him to seriously consider buying newcastle united as he would become a instant hero with the fans as he would remove ashley from power, i know its a long shot but MAYBE just MAYBE we can all persuade him!!!!!

  • 45 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    George Caulkin- 12.01 am 5/2/2014
    Joe Kinnear was asked to leave his position of director of football at Newcastle United after a litany of mishaps concluded with Yohan Cabaye being sold to Paris Saint-Germain for a fee that did not match Mike Ashley’s valuation of the France midfielder.
    Newcastle released a statement late on Monday night confirming that Kinnear had resigned from his post “with immediate effect”, but it has since emerged that the 67-year-old was told that his presence at the club was no longer tenable after two successive disappointments in the transfer window.
    While Kinnear and Ashley, the Newcastle owner, have a social relationship, the latter lost patience with his friend, whom he had previously appointed as the club’s manager, after Cabaye joined PSG for a fee in the region of £20 million. Ashley is understood to have valued the midfield player at nearer £25 million.
    Kinnear’s inability to secure a permanent signing during his eight months at the club, including a replacement for Cabaye, frustrated supporters and created difficulty for Alan Pardew, the manager, who has had his first-team squad weakened significantly. During Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Sunderland, fans focused their anger on both Kinnear and Ashley.
    Concern was first expressed by Ashley when Kinnear pre-empted his own return to Tyneside with some baffling interviews, in which he mispronounced players’ names, embellished his own past and asked fans to judge him on signings he subsequently never made.
    His arrival last June, ostensibly “in charge of all football-related matters,” prompted Derek Llambias, the managing director, to step down and threw both Pardew and Graham Carr, the chief scout, on to the back foot. Although fears that Kinnear had been put in place to succeed Pardew did not materialise, uncertainty about his role caused a form of limbo which the club struggled to wrestle from.
    Newcastle approached clubs about a number of players last summer, including Darren Bent and Bafetimbi Gomis — prospective deals that Llambias had worked extensively on — but Kinnear’s involvement did not push any towards the North East. They did succeed in signing Loïc Rémy on loan from Queens Park Rangers, but the striker was another long-term target of Llambias and Carr.
    After a spell in which Ashley and Llambias had guided Newcastle towards financial stability, a testing last season persuaded the billionaire sportswear retailer that he required a buffer between Pardew, Carr and himself. Hiring a director of football had been discussed with the manager, but Kinnear was barely qualified for the post and provoked bemusement.
    Newcastle’s relish for footballing gossip led to stories that Kinnear had lost club mobile phones, was targeting Gareth Bale and Mohamed Salah and was determined to spend £20 million on a new player last month. While some may have been apocryphal, they all contributed to a sense of farce.
    In the short term, Ashley is not minded to replace Kinnear with the transfer window now closed until the end of the season.
    If Pardew and Carr were damaged by Kinnear being imposed above, both can continue their duties with greater freedom, and there will be widespread relief that an extraordinary and perplexing episode is now over.
    “I think a lot of people are happy to see the back of him,” Shay Given, the former Newcastle goalkeeper, said. “People will be scratching their heads in Newcastle and saying, ‘What did he actually bring to the club?’ ”

  • 46 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    George Caulkin( he’s a toon fan who watches the team whenever he can and often when he’s not working for The Times)

    The Northern Sports Correspondent and a native of the region, George has covered North East football for The Times since 1998, in which time he has reported on (too) much controversy, a fair bit of excitement, a great deal of mediocrity and the lifting of precisely one trophy (the League Cup with Middlesbrough in 2004). He collaborated with Sir Bobby Robson on the book ‘Newcastle – My Kind of Toon’ in the final months of the former England manager’s life and is a Patron of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

  • 47 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM



    They disagree over the fee, although one may have gone with the “net”, and the other the “gross.”
    And The Independent goes into a lot more detail on what Caulkin describes as gossip.
    Either way, someone appears to have been have been talking out of school. Which is unusual in itself.

  • 48 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    That looks like a classic example of NUFC “propaganda”,if Jabba was so concerned about JFK’s lack of transfer activity why didn’t he personally get involved like he did when we were threatened with relegation?

  • 49 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM


    George has “chops” alright.

  • 50 SharpEnough23 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    I can’t take Amanda Holden seriously, just knowing she’s had les Dennis’ balls resting on her chin 😉

  • 51 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Then why not keep him around this season? We dont have many strikers and he could easily of gotten games…makes me think hes not that trusted but hey what do I know

  • 52 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM


    what you say makes some sense , but it also kinda dosnt

    im all about confidence, if your feeling confident , you can take on the world, confidence is everything,
    what im not buying is loosing cabaye is a reason, this is football, this is what happens, normally players and managers band together and it becomes a them v us scenario , at no time have a felt that pardew has the support of any of his players,
    I pissed myself laughing when tiote scored that goal, pardew thought he was running to him,, and he ran straight passed him, funny as fook,
    we don’t play as a team, we don’t look for runners , we shoot from distance, we don’t look up for the easy tap in,

    the 2 options to explain what is going on

    we are being prepared for sale,
    he wants to force pardew out,

    and sorry, I don’t see Ashley quitting any time soon, I think pardew signed a cheap contract to begin with, but I think this new 8 year contract is worth more than people think, I think he is on more than 1 M pper year plus bonuses

    I think 2 things went wrong for pardew, his senior players going against him last year about formations and fitness, and his 16th place finish,

    mike Ashley buys every player with the thought of maximum profit out of them , turning them over a couple a year, the biggest obstacle in all of that is AP, he is simply not equipped to develop the players,

    and lets face it, we got cabaye on the cheap, he was never ever a 4,3 million player, he was already at least a 12 million pound player, I think we could have got more for him , under the right manager,,

    he makes some money on cabaye, but is ready to loose money on papis, ?

    Ashley is pissed at the whole situation, and im betting that pardew is next out the door

  • 53 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    I wouldn’t send JFK to the shops for a loaf let alone send him to France to finalise a £25 million deal.

  • 54 toon kk // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I seriously worry about NUFC. Mash should sit back and get reliable staff that are upto the job to run the club properly. As long as he gives a decent budget out of the profits and the money put back in off the sale of any players for transfers, instead of all this penny pinching. A happy club with happy support will go a long way.

  • 55 WWSBRD // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Damien Comolli eh? Hmm far more experience than JFK or ole Dekka and has a track record of getting deals done though he over pays when given the chance…which he wouldnt get at NUFC

    I wouldnt be against him at all

  • 56 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM


    why are you so against the theory of pardew being pushed out,

    for me there is only 2 logical explinations as to why things are like they are
    1 he wants to sell the club , and wants to claw back som money, hence no transfers
    2. he has no faith in pardew, he wants him out, and is not prepared to spend on new players whilst he is still here,

    but it seems JFK has ran away with himself,

    he bought cabaye cheap , only because of a clause, but cabaye should been at least 12 million before we bought him, we have made money but not that much, mata went for 38 million, and if cabaye had of been in chelseas team he also would be a 30 million pound player,

    papis cisse, paid almost 10 million for him, sits on the bench, wasted because we don’t play to his strengths

    HBA was once an 11 million pound player, we paid 5, we will be luck to get 5,

    Ashley wants to make money, players should be his biggest earner outside the tv deals

  • 57 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:32 PM


    the catalyst was a party at bumbles house he gave his new hunting rifle to joe to have a look at in the back garden and he accidently shot one of his unicorns

  • 58 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM


    There’s a lot of stuff to digest in these articles, and I don’t think something typical has happened here.

  • 59 mindshaft // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Pointless post as we all know Ashkey won’t spend the profits

  • 60 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    have to disagree mindshaft, i think he’ll def spend them.. just not on players…

  • 61 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM


    quite right this is joe coming back from the shop

  • 62 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    I can only go off my instincts and when things don’t ring true to me i question them.IMO JFK has completed his mission perfectly for Jabba by signing no permanent deals but Jabba’s coming under some stick from the fans and JFK is the perfect scapegoat.I hope he keeps jabbing him through “sources” and such,he might get a reaction from him.

  • 63 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    Lol Wolfshead.That is perfect.

  • 64 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Chelsea and Spurs will seal Pardews fate.

  • 65 toonicle // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Ash could take 25mil out to pay himself back a bit and we could still have 50-60mil to rebuild the squad next summer, which we are looking like we will very much need to do with Remy, Shola and possibly Cisse leaving just from our strikers. LDJ should get a permanent deal for sure, young and tall and lots of good years ahead of him.

  • 66 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    At least 10 players will be leaving in the summer so there’s some serious squad rebuilding needs done.

  • 67 dubzy // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    ===damien-comolli would consider newcastle===

  • 68 MosesNUFC // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:54 PM


  • 69 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:56 PM


    When something happens that grabs my attention, I like to leave the echo chamber of the blog, stop talking and start reading.
    These are two very well-respected senior journalists, from rival papers, with the same story on the same day.
    Neither is asking you to believe the story they have told. They are telling you a story they have been told.
    One that hangs Joe Kinnear out to dry, complete with a lot of gory details. This did not happen when Llambias left.
    It is not the reporters who are asking you to believe this. It is someone else. Who, and more importantly, why?
    And what does Joe Kinnear make of this? This is his reputation being trashed, not by himself, but by others.
    I would expect ripples far beyond what has so-far registered on the blog.

  • 70 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Do any of you read the ToonTalk articles often?,is this a wind up or is this the guy’s real name “Warrington Minge”

  • 71 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    @dubzy: Don’t even joke about that. The last thing I want to see is Downing in the black and white…

  • 72 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    @MrMojo: Nah, that’s about the general quality of ToonTalk articles, I’m afraid.

  • 73 shanghai fan // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    My opinion on the tv money is a bit less enthusiastic. Yes the increase is massive, but so is every premier league clubs. It may lead to inflated prices and wages for players bid for, which offsets the increase. For example, I have a pound, you have a pound, we bid for an apple. What’s the price? A pound. Now if I have 10 pounds, and you have 10 pounds, we still can only buy the same apple. Which is actually what is going in china right now with price of coconuts in the sunny town of Sanya where I am spending Chinese New Year! £1.50 for a coconut, not happy! One silver lining is that if premier league revenues increase more than other leagues we would be an advantage if bidding against foreign teams, or if bidding alone (where Italian football is in real need of funds right now, shocked at the empty stadia)

  • 74 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    It’s not like i’m blindly going against that article,i gave reasons why i disagree with a few of the points made,i think i can tell by your last post that you have more faith in “well respected” journalists than i do.I know they are not asking me to believe what is wrote but if somebody writes a post like that they have to expect people to give their thoughts and opinions on what they post.I don’t really think JFK’s got the nuts to retaliate but that’s just my opinion.

  • 75 outside the box // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    according to mail joe was on 60000 a week (laudrup on 20000) …why did joe resign????

  • 76 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:14 PM


    Have to go, thanks for the chat.

    JK might not have the nuts, but JD might.

  • 77 dubzy // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM


    Luis Suarez come to mind ;-P

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    I don’t suppose Pardew had walked yet? 😉

  • 79 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    Well let’s hope they bump into each other soon.Tara for a bit.

  • 80 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    some people really do need to take the blinkers off, wake up, over the last 5 years we have had a net spend of minus £9m per year, others such as Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland, Swansea and Cardiff have all spent £m’s, we can even go to the Championship and still we are next to bottom behind only Wigan when it comes to a lack of financial support for their manager, yes that does mean that Yeovil Town’s manager has had a fairer crack of the whip than Alan Pardew, granted Yeovil may not have sold Andy Carroll for £35m or Yohan Cabaye for £20m but what they have done is too support their manager as best they can buy re-investing, we haven’t done that and that is the sole problem, so for the likes of Catchy and Rotonda, as much as I respect and understand your dislike of Pardew, take your head’s out of the sand and face the real problem which is the owner.

  • 81 outside the box // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:17 PM

    whoops sorry 60000 a month ..still nearly three quarters of a mill per year…for what

  • 82 dubzy // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    heres another 2 as well

    Gareth Bale and Luka Modric for spurs

  • 83 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    @dubzy: haha, that is a fair point. I was just reading about him, actually, in “I Am the Secret Footballer” (good read btw, definitely grab it if you have the chance). Very much a “soccernomics” kind of bloke – one that Pardew would get along well with, I think.

  • 84 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Ah, dubzy… he should have been our player then and you know it. Still stings, to be honest!

  • 85 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM


    If we spend the profits getting the right D.O.F and manager then we are in great shape.

    Pardew would have Messi, Bale and Ronaldo as DMs or on the bench! Well slight exaggeration but you get the point

  • 86 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    Uh… Modric, I mean*

  • 87 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM


    why would he walk he has done nothing wrong and is doing a grand job under severely handicapped circumstances.

  • 88 Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Pretty sure Comolli was the guy that spent £35m on Andy Carroll .
    Hit and miss sort of DoF who spends big, so dont think he’d be Ashley’s cup of tea.

    Thanks but NO Thanks.

  • 89 Thump // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    @Ben3Arfa: In fairness, put yourself in their position. They had £50m burning a hole in their pocket and had about an hour and a half to get a forward in. Carroll had been in blinding form for us before his injury (cheers Barton) and Dalglish loves two forwards – one for aerial prowess, one for his feet. Carroll was a brilliant signing for them, but he was crocked and is nowt without a good cross coming in for him. Statistically speaking, he was one of the best young forwards in England at the time.

  • 90 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    It would be sound if Laudrup could replace pardew.

  • 91 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:32 PM


    I’m not defending Ash at all but it isn’t it much better to find a Cabaye for 4M than a Luque for 10M or a Gouffran for 1.5M than an Owen for 17M or a Tiote for 3.5M than a Viana for 8.5M and so on and so on.

    As said not defending Ash but we’ve made some very shrewd buys but wasted people like cisse, marveaux, MYM, Ben Arfa etc etc through poor coaching and even poorer management.

  • 92 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:33 PM

    Does anyone have a link to that article in the Independent?

  • 93 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:34 PM

    Spoof…cause he deserve better mate 😉

  • 94 Ginger // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Transfer Sage

    He scored a lovely goal on his debut (Well I think it was his debut) for Rotherham. Speaking of that West Brom game he was absolutely brilliant all match, everything went through him. Without injuries I honestly think he’d have made it to the big time. He probably won’t now if he can’t make it into a League 1 side properly. Still young though so could do.

    It’s a real shame, he was one of our best youngsters.

  • 95 MrMojoRisin76 // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Holy sh1t,i agree with you.

    I’m not defending Ash at all but it isn’t it much better to find a Cabaye for 4M than a Luque for 10M or a Gouffran for 1.5M than an Owen for 17M or a Tiote for 3.5M than a Viana for 8.5M and so on and so on.

  • 96 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Laudrup would have the same standing as Keegan had as he is well respected in world football and players would want to play for him.

  • 97 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:38 PM


    who is the right DOF and who is the right manager, lets look at Poyet at Sunderland, I assume that we both agree that he has done a fantastic job for them, really turned them around big stile, but lets look at it, Stoke make an offer for Cattermole which gets accepted and terms are agreed, Poyet then goes to the owner as states that selling Lee would be an error as I need him to help us survive, as a result the sale is cancelled and Poyet keeps his man, now if Pardew had been sacked earlier in the season and Poyet was now our manager and Gus went to Mikey and said that we really need to keep Cabaye or replace him with an equivalent do you honestly believe that either Cabaye would be still here or another would be here in his place, you know for a fact that whoever is in charge would make no difference, so why do you have this vendetta against Pardew.

    Look at Laudrup at Swansea, reading between the lines that has came due to Laudrup possibly being a little bit more ambitious than what the club are capable of being, so what chance would he have under Mikey, 6 weeks max.

  • 98 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    G’day mates. I feel so fiscally stable today. Isn’t life grand? 🙂

  • 99 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Like him or hate him Joe obviously knew his Kebabs. 😯 Actually apparently he didn’t and also failed to get maximum value for him from PSG. This makes it likely Ashley actually sacked him but allowed him to say he had resigned. Two incompetents move off in separate directions. Brilliant. 👿

  • 100 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Is everybody else feeling as fiscally stable as I am with all that dosh sitting in Mike’s pocket? It’s wonderful to have an owner who’s right on top of things making sure we stay competitive. After all we didn’t need Cabaye anyway. He was only our best midfielder by a country mile and one of the top 3 players we actually owned at the club.

  • 101 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Sir John Hall is well respected by Ashley surely he could act as go between for the supporters to air their grievances and Hall is also a fellow supporter who regularly attends games.

  • 102 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    Let me see. If we sell Tiote, Krul, Cisse, Ben Arfa, Colo and possibly Debuchy in the summer that should bring in another 50M pounds or so. Then we rid ourselves of Obertan, Gosling, and Amalfitano. So that’s 9 fewer players to pay on top of the dosh and we’ve reduced the senior squad nicely. Then bring in 3 players in replacement (cheap ones of course). The wage bill drops and the club is nice and tidy and efficient and an extra 50M for Mike. Beautiful. Does he really need a DoF after all? All Pards has to do is make sure we finish no lower than 17th. Imagine how fiscally stable we’ll be then. 😆

  • 103 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    GT…if anything I feel fiscally unstable 😉

    …and my head is still spinning from the *&%$&*$% I had to listen to last night!

  • 104 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM


    you are 100% wrong bonny lad, you are defending Ashley, JFK, without getting petty I hope we can all agree that that appointment was a joke, it was said at the time by many and not just me that he has been employed purely to be seen as the next scapegoat for Ashley, which is how it now is, but who will be the next, Pardew, possibly, but if it happens and Laudrup takes over will he be able to persuade Ashley to spend some money when Ashley feels that survival and £mmm’s are assured with mid table, think about it m8 and look at the backing of all clubs, for a period of 5 years we have been less supportive of our manager than all but one of all current Premier league and Championship clubs, including Yeovil ffs, realistically putting stubborness to one side, what the hell do you expect from Pardew ?

  • 105 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I’ve got this ownership thing all sussed out. Really it’s very simple. And the net negative spend is absolutely tremendous. Spout a bit of bollocks now and then through Pardew and keep on selling baby! Beautiful. 👿

  • 106 Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    We need a young pro active senior member of management, if reports are true and Ashley is planning on adding someone to a senior role in time for summer.

    Whilst Comolli is very exciting and perhaps over “ambitious” , I dont think he is the right fit for Newcastle.

    I would prefer someone like Alan Shearer (yes I can dream) in this role. Imagine having him as the face of your club when negotiating with transfer targets, there you would have a local legend who was one of world football’s biggest stars in the 90s building our first team and youth academy whilst leaving Pardew first team affairs and the training ground (which apparently is his strength)

  • 107 toon kk // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Why do some people think Pards will be sacked? He’s great for Mash, he has no balls and is quite happy to work with ever MA throws at him. Perfect really.

  • 108 Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    With that being said I prefer if Ashley sold up to someone more ambitious .


  • 109 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM


    i disagree… cabs was simply scoring way too many goals for my liking… and as a result, we are placed much too high in the table in my opinion….

    cmon man, embrace the mediocrity!!! 🙂

  • 110 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Mr T is injured for the Chelsea game.

  • 111 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Jesper don’t despair! I’m here for you mate. I’m just explaining to everybody how this ownership thing actually works. All the other owners have it completely wrong. The key is an absolutely huge net negative spend. And some bollocks through a manager that is kept completely in the dark. The DoF wasn’t helping cover Ashley’s trail so he had to go. It’s so simple really. I’m surprised other owners haven’t cottoned on to the Method. 🙂

  • 112 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Geordie Two

    JFK was employed as a scapegoat for when things went wrong, sadly we have far too many blinkered fans who cannot see through this and still believe that a new dof and a new manger will solve the problems, what they fail too see is the brick wall who will not allow either the manager or dof (if he was capable)of doing the job which they are employed to do, ignorance is bliss as they they say ?

  • 113 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Spot on DokToon @108. You clearly have a future in the Ashley team! Beautiful. The Ashley Method will be with us for a while yet. Any guesses on who will be the next DoF or Managing Director? I’m not sure Krusty the Clown is available or we would have snapped him up already. Still there’s bound to be another splendidly competent person (as Joe was) available somewhere in the casinos in London? Can we not have Carr scour France for a DoF while on a pub crawl? This will take some creative thinking. Possibly time for another pissup on the yacht?

  • 114 ToonDarnSarf // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Message to the club:

    If 11 PL clubs are backing this initiative: then I either want NUFC to back it too or I want to know why they don’t believe that this is the right way to combat homophobia in football.

    Right…I’m off again…

  • 115 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Have to say you have it in a nutshell Spoofy mate. On to greater things through net negative spending. The new club motto. 🙂

  • 116 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM


    Here you are.

  • 117 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    The supporters have access to the Evening Chronicle, which has access to Sir John Hall, who has access to Ashley and act as mediator and express the supporters concerns about the direction the club is taking.

  • 118 kevymartins // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Newcastle don’t take risk in signing players. Like liverpool took 2 risk in Carroll and suarez. One paid off big time the other didn’t… Picture if they pulled their finger out and fired another 5 million in for someone like Aubameyang and sined him. Think of how much he would be worth now.

  • 119 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:15 PM


    what are you on about, that is a load of nonsense, since when has Ashley ever listened to a man who sold him £mmm’s of debt which he never knew about.

  • 120 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM


    i personally feel peter griffin (family guy) would be the best DoF for us.. has experience failing in big business, is a slobbbering drunk, and has the cranial capacity of a walnut….

    he gets my vote…

  • 121 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    A lot of you have been asking how to keep in absolutely tip-top manly shape. I have an absolutely foolproof workout available (Manly Men Inc,, Bulletin 74928, only 7 euros). The key is determination and an iron will. In this case I’ll make it a freebie for all my mates. First, don you Manly Man Workout Spandex One Piece. Beautiful. This workout must be done bi-weekly (is that twice a week or once every 2 weeks? oh well it probably doesn’t matter). Stand in front of the telly with your favourite program on. Stand straight, arms at your sides. While taking a deep breath rise up on the balls of your feet. Hold for a count of 1. Do 4 reps. If 4 reps is too much start with 2 and work your way up. In no time at all you will have a magnificent manly physique similar to me and the Danish Dazzler. 🙂

  • 122 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM


    I clicked that with the intention of reading a couple of highlights, and ended up reading the whole thing, aghast and, indeed, agog at some of the things he has done up here.

  • 123 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM


    Even I have a bit of a crush on his missus though.

  • 124 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    Doh!!! Peter Griffin! Why didn’t I think of him DokToon? Is he available on such short notice? There will be a lot of selling to be done in the summer. I hope he’s up to it mate.

  • 125 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:20 PM


    sorry m8, but Stan Smith from American dad is a real no nonsense man, Peter Griffen, sorry but second rate to Stan, a man’s man ?

  • 126 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    @118 your name betrays your intellect.

  • 127 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM


    im honored you chose to respond to a post of mine.. thank you 🙂

    and yes, who wouldnt have one on lois, can sing, cook, and when she was a trashy euromodel, well…. perfection indeed 🙂

  • 128 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM


    You misunderstand. God forbid we’d ever get a JFK ever again. All I’m saying is Carr got us some real gems and I’m not bothered that we didn’t spend zillions like we have in the past to get them.

    It’s not always about he price tag to determine how good a player is, is my point

  • 129 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    When Sir John Hall speaks everyone listens even Ashley.

  • 130 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM


    my apologies, i thought we were looking for some one in the mold of the severly missed joe kinnear 🙁

  • 131 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM


    Have I a reputation for being aloof?

    I talk to you, don’t I? You horrid colonial.

  • 132 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:24 PM


    the thing about shearer is, everyone who has met him seems to think he is a complete sh1te of a man, with the personality of a festering monkey turd. If true, not sure he is DoF materia……. what am i saying, ashley will love that!

  • 133 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    is it wrong ive started calling my 7 year old kebabs during soccer games?

  • 134 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Pmsl @ ‘horrid colonial’

  • 135 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Dok Toon,

    I think Stewie Griffin would get us world domination as D.O.F. Way smarter than Peter and would be well supported by Brian despite his possible JFK like drinking problem…! God I love that show I’m totally addicted it every night on BBC3 over here.

  • 136 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    That’s a wonderful piece @115 on Joe the Donkey BandB mate. Beautiful to know how he really did all those wonderful things for us.

  • 137 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM


    i hang my head in shame, off to stand in the corner flogging my self with a cat o nine tails 🙁

  • 138 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    is that right mag, well ok then tell where and how and why by interlect is so low, because if you believe that Ashley and John Hall are confiding buddies which is what you tried to envisage then I would be delighted to know where you got this view from.

  • 139 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:27 PM


    See above. It is, in my opinion, an extraordinary turn of events that such a story was published twice in the same day.
    Did they both just piece some tittle-tattle together, and come up with basically identical stories.
    Or did someone talk to them?

  • 140 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    I love stories about Joe the Donkey. Does anybody else have some? Surely we should pass them around now to celebrate his leaving the club. Possibly Mike could add a few special memories as well. Mike?

  • 141 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM


    It’s intellect, not interlect. Did you just prove his point !! Only joking lol!

  • 142 mag // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    @137, Hall has a box at the stadium he even has part of the stadium named after him and is currently the highest profile supporter, did you notice the word supporter spoof? That means he’s one of us.

  • 143 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    There is the story about how Joe the Donkey accidentally got both feet stuck in one shoe and had to hop to his office from the taxi one morning (actually it was afternoon but who notices these things?).

  • 144 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:35 PM


    im currently trying to change my screen name to Doktoon-the horrid colonial.. lmfao

  • 145 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM


    Sorry man,

    I work at home. I log in. Have a little read. Post some sh*te. And log off, to avoid all Ed’s viruses.
    If I miss someone, I am never being rude on purpose.
    Logging off.

  • 146 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

    Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    We need a young pro active senior member of management, if reports are true and Ashley is planning on adding someone to a senior role in time for summer.
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Where did you hear this?

  • 147 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM


    I think NUFC has been terrifically supportive of the manager by the fact he’s still here and even worse on an 8 year contract.

    Most people could probably accommodate Cisse, Marveaux, MYM, and even his own choice Obertan et al but not Pardew, so not quite sure he is as badly treated as is suggested.

  • 148 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    I love these opportunities to get together and discuss all the brilliant moves Mike is making on behalf of his beloved club. Which club would that be then? Oh yes, us!! The brilliant maneuvers during the windows, the clever hirings and sackings. The tasty pissups on the yacht. In Mike we trust.

  • 149 89Norcal // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Anybody could have seen that this lack of transfer activity could result in an exodus of players. We are close to becoming a pure selling club. All these great players that we bought on the cheap will realize that the grand project here to shake up the top 4 never really was.

    So the players in their prime like Tiote could very well jump ship, while the somewhat younger stars such as Sissoko and Anita might stay a year to increase their stock, then use us as a stepping stone.

    I like how Mashley is allegedly outraged about the Cabaye deal, but won’t put his money where his mouth is. I just hope once we are done with the transition, that the fat man isn’t still here

  • 150 Ibizatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    BandB…Always one step ahead of me…

    I work at home. I log in. Have a little read. Post some sh*te.

    Logging off…what a cracking idea!

    So, I’m running out very soon and trying to get ready, any kind soul out there want to give me a quick precis of what these articles say?

    I’ll make it worth while for ya….maybe….probably not….you never know though…

  • 151 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    So will there be a pissup on the yacht after the brilliant window we just had with a net negative spend? I’m still waiting for my invitation in the mail. 🙂

  • 152 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Ahhh!!! There’s nothing like a net negative spend to shape up the old bank balance.

  • 153 Ibizatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    G2…I wouldn’t get your hopes up about that invite…apparently Ashley is furious that JK spent half of the Cabaye money on Manly Inc products.

    I thought the bloke knew a sound investment, but apparently not!

  • 154 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM


    you say Carr, I could be wrong and if so I apologise, but it came over as if it was dismissive of Pardew, football clubs are a club and not an individual, was Sir Alex responsible for the emergence of Beckham, Neville, Scholes or did he allow his team to do their jobs and see if he could benefit from it, I think you will find that Sir Alex benefitted from others good work, so why do some of us castigate Pardew and suggest that Carr is the main man, if Carr has the ability to be a main man then why isn’t he, the simple answer is he isn’t qualified/good/educated or what ever reason thinkable, but he isn’t a manager, he is part of Pardews team.

    It could be argued that Carr is good at his job, I could argue that Graham Carr has been the biggest blight apart from Ashley of course on this football club, but would any one listen to simple reasoning ?, I doubt not, but Graham Carr is holding us back ?

  • 155 terencelim // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    It’s funny when some started their comment with “I’m not defending Ashley BUT”, “I’m not Ashley fan BUT” when their points are clearly defending Ashley.

    There’s no right or wrong supporting someone, it’s personal choice. But those disclaimers are making themselves funny or like a hypocrite.

    I hate the fat bastard, no if, no but.

  • 156 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:54 PM


    You have a style of your own, which I am gradually adjusting to.
    I think I may be a bit miffed, being unable to join the adequately to the chest hair debate (though time will tell, and I constantly check)
    Hirelings. Now there’s a good, sarcastic word.

  • 157 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    Ta BandB. I don’t know about the style thing. I just blather on because there are things stuck in me heed. As for you Ibiza what are you saying about Manly Men Inc. products @152? Do I have to come and remove your chest hair personally? All our products are absolutely invaluable to the Manly Man. I wouldn’t leave home without them mate.

  • 158 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:59 PM


    Can I take a raincheck on that please?
    Though I’m sure it sounds lovely.

  • 159 Ibizatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    G2…Trust me sir, the Manly Inc products promotional video has been sent to the SD HQ so that Ashley can be educated on the importance of the product.

    I should also advise you that whilst you were away visiting expatmag to set up the Manly Men Inc HQ down under, that we set out on a cost cutting exercise.

    We felt that typing “Manly Men Inc” was a waste of ink, so we shortened it to “Manly Inc”. We played around with “M Inc” and “MM Inc” but thought it may cause confusion with Mink Inc and M&M Inc.

    £0.00035 saved per page printed!

    Didn’t I say I was in a rush? I really need to reevaluate a few things…

  • 160 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Why at this very minute I have my Manly Man Workout Spandex One Piece on, with my favourite old oak and wine flavoured chest hair, sucking on a Manly Man Lozenge and wearing Manly Man Crocs around the house. Beautiful.

  • 161 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:03 PM


    Re-evaluate? Me too.

  • 162 Ibizatoon // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    BandB…I hope not re-evaluate me?

    Right, I am off.

    Have to go see a man about some balloons….maybe even a woman…I really can’t be sure.

  • 163 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    Excuse me all, but before you further embark on manly subjects I hope you all realise that there are sweet and innocents like myself on the site, so please be respectful as I have never swore in my f–k–g life.

  • 164 toon kk // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    Mash is great for the club he has balanced the books, or and we are in a good financial position.

    Could have fooled me! !!

  • 165 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    The inside of me heed is lovely BandB. There are countless things in there cluttering it up. I have a whole section devoted to dealing with Ibiza and his outrageous comments. Let’s see there’s also a very large budgie section (mainly advice for poor old Markaccus), I’ve been browsing through my favourite songs (Muskrat Love is still tops with me, although I’ve Lost That Squishy Feeling is closing fast). Along with my Manly Men Inc. business files that’s about it really. Oh and odds and sods about Newcastle United. A full life well lived.

  • 166 Spoof // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM


    long time no here, then all of a sudden we have “men inc” and the likes of, well do you no what, I always air on the side of innocent but ordinarily I would relax with a glass of red and classical music, but just for your benefit I might listen to the King, Elvis—————–, would you believe it, he is singing Suspicion ?, Ibiza m8, you must have been a naughty boy.

  • 167 GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    Well I’m off jingin’ the jango for a bit mates. This One Piece Spandex certainly makes you sweaty. Have to speak to our Manly Men design engineers about that.

  • 168 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    band b

    what’s your take on the independent article ?

    do you think there is any truth in the JFK was put in place to help pardew out the door?

  • 169 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    Agree about the Rooney tag being premature, let’s not forget by 16/17 Rooney was banging them in for Everton
    This lad hasn’t even had a senior appearance at any level

    We put far to much pressure on our youngsters wanting to force them through far too quick rather than getting them loan spells at a decent level
    We’ve had too many “the next” coming through that haven’t progressed at all

  • 170 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    The independent article has no sources no quotes and seems to be a gathering of every internet rumour going

  • 171 Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Rotonda heights

  • 172 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    From TOTT

    He has had seven years, and in that seven years he has proven he is a completely controlling, proven lying, hypocritical statement making, paranoid acting, clueless directing, F Word idiot appointing, faceless fronting, cowardly acting, manipulative managing, game playing, cry babying, customer hating, integrity lacking, tradition disrespecting, heritage trampling, contract changing, goal post moving, fan excluding, fat shirt wearing, tat brand pushing, stadium name changing, free advert riding, cinder ashes covering, legend sacking, proven in court lying, transfer profiting, FA Cup match throwing, Europe football avoiding, profit maximising, football ignoring, banner removing, player name messing, relegation resulting, cockney employing, PR spinning, fan group blocking, letter ignoring, morally corrupt company sponsoring, stadium painting, respectful manager sacking, ticket deadline moving, illegal contract making, away fan profiteering, level seven banning, passion removing, football killing, non trophy aiming T- -T.

  • 173 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Thanx BandB!

  • 174 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:33 PM


    Was it you and I that debated the coaching at Newcastle sometime last year?

    And did we also have an argument on the merits of the England team suffering because of the amount of Overseas players in each team in the prem ?( I said that )

    Was It you ?

  • 175 Rotonda heights // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM


    Yeah lets’ get rid of carr and put Pardew totally in charge of transfers and look forward to more Obertans, Bent’s, Tompkins etc.

    Wouldn’t it be better to have a technical coach who can work with our type of players, rather than an old school manager who doesn’t know how to get the best out of them.

  • 176 John Tudor // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    cap doffer

  • 177 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 PM


    All the hallmarks of an off-the-record-briefing, in fact.
    Two of them. No mugs. Rival newspapers. Same story.
    This time, I think you rather rushing to judgement.

  • 178 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    AAAHHHH.. good to sit down ..settling down for an hour of debate /abuse .. I’m easy.

  • 179 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM


    thats the best description of Bambi i have ever read

  • 180 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:38 PM


    got a question for ya ..hang on post ..

  • 181 Ben3arfa // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    I personally dont want Pardew in charge of transfers , his track record and choices have been nothing short of awful.

    Darren Bent? Obertan? I think Santon was his signing as well , though hes been mildly successful (awful lately)

  • 182 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Before you do Online Guy, have you checked your mail?

  • 183 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:42 PM


    What Mail ? maybe on an old page on here ?.

  • 184 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:43 PM


    I thinkt the most staggering claim is that JK signed off the Cabaye deal. For £16m. Now THAT was no internet rumour.

  • 185 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:44 PM


    go back…….

  • 186 ErnestHemingway // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Some more random comments please, John Tudor…

  • 187 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM


    i should have thought listening to 70s heavy rockers budgie would be more appropriate 😉

  • 188 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    And so we all blink through the falling dust of the JFK assassination, the media (no doubt the banned ones especially) is filling its boots with all the JFK Legends it can garner to slap Mike Ashley roundly on his jolly fat buttocks. What a field day they are having, while as a side bonus, every Mag has to suffer the humiliation of yet another Fat Mike – inspired PR neutron bomb. The man is so transparent.

    What is he up to? It may be very simple, so simple we could easily dismiss it out of hand. Could it be that this impetuous and arrogant individual is trading this club to as high a league place as possible with no thought on next year, cups or competitions, just to take the big TV payday amd maybe a couple of top player sales so he can finally grab all his money back and flog this weight on his back once and for all.

    If he gave a monkeys about the club he would have at least had one of his lackeys suggest something regarding ambitions. He hates the club, the area, the whole idea of the business he bought which has the nerve to question his motives. If you look at the SD style of trading, you can plainly see he thinks of customers as no more than the dirt under his shoes. He hates the fact that as an entertainment business we have the power to tell him his product is lousy and we dont want it any more, just like theatregoers can stay away from a crap performance and the show has to close,this is where he is heading and he knows it. He’s ok selling cheap socks out of a big cardboard box that you cant return, but he is way out of his depth in a business whose lifeblood is the ongoing approval of its audience.

    All his latest saga does is drag the NUFC brand, and subsequently any brand he tries to tie in to it with his gawdy advertising, further down into the mire. He could sack Pardew and get another manager in, but he would still pull the strings badly. He is the one that needs to get out, for both parties’ sakes.

    Epic rant. 🙂

  • 189 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:55 PM

    Jesper- Please let me know when your around?

  • 190 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    BandB ..cant find anything in relation to a post from you to me old bean

  • 191 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:58 PM


    this is in reply to much earlier posts, i got side tracked….

    Those two reports just cant be a coincidence can they? Add them to all the other stupid stuff we already heard about (e.g. the trying to sign shane fergusson from brum) and the fact he was often seen gobbing off in local hostelries….. For me it all seems feasable. I am convinced it is all true, personally.

    It supports the theory that Ashley was so drunl he didnt even remember offering him the job in the first place. I took that one with a pinch of salt first time i heard it, but now, well, i need not ramble on any more.

  • 192 wolfshead@toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM


    epic it is ive downloaded to my kindle haha

  • 193 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM


    It exists, notwithstanding.
    Look for a pixture of Michael Laudrup, and go down and down and down.

  • 194 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM


    Can you answer ? hurry up man iv got to go out . ta.

  • 195 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:01 PM


    Most impressive. Indeed youi are powerful, as the emperor has forseen.

  • 196 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Band B ok mate ..

  • 197 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:03 PM


    A Mike Ashley-inspired neutron bomb, as Tsunki, who is feeling epic, has imagined.

  • 198 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    A weapon of mass discombobulation

  • 199 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    Or pericombobulations.

  • 200 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Wasn’t he a singer??

    Or was that Peri Como bobulation?

  • 201 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Tsunki : Applause!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 202 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    wolfshead – yeah I also do it in epub and pdf format but no pics with them yet 🙂

    Just step back and look at the whole picture from outside the world of the NUFC fan, its imcredible just how much damage Ashley has done either through spite or incompetence ( I think its a disastrous combination of both) to this club, its image and the image of its fans, even the whole area. If he was hired to inflict this kind of injury he has been extremely succesful.

    I remember a few years ago that embarrassment for Toon fans centred around a few idiotic fans mouthing off on Sky, a few board members and hangers on bragging about ripp-off shirt sales and dalliances in houses of ill-repute, all cringeingly embarrassing. But Mike Ashley has ammassed an incredible portfolio of disasters which will take years after he has gone to live down. And worse still, I think when he does leave, he will depart like Stalins armyand leave very little of use behind.

  • 203 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    In a word no
    I remember having a debate about the standard of coaching at NUFC with several posters, which lead to a standard caps lock interruption claiming that you could state your daughter was seeing a youth coach and they were great lads, not sure that really counts as a debate

    You may well of gone on to mention international players, I really can’t remember, I’m pretty sure i lost interest after your mini rant about the coaches being top lads

    Don’t let me stop you going out

  • 204 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    I have mailed Anil Ambani many times. Unfortunately there has been no reply ever. 🙁

  • 205 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    IItianToon – Ayyyyyyee thang yowwww!

    Markaccus – Yes, as followers of the old O.V. will have seen, I have indeed succumbed to the seductive lure of the dark side. I must accept my destiny, indeed embrace it if I am to realise my full power…

  • 206 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Has anyone seen how cabaye is playing at PSG?

  • 207 check the toastie // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Yet again Pardew is lucky that everyone is discussing JFK, big Mikey and finances rather than his stupid f#’king tactics and total ineptitude at the weekend.

    On a total football point of view, Pardew is shit and we got off lucky at weekend it should have been 5, which would have been absolutely incredible.

    We wont win again this month.


  • 208 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM


    “I offer you my sincere contrafubularities. I’m anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulation.”

    Blackadder the Third, giving Samuel Johnson the finger.

  • 209 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    IItianToon – how is Cabs playing at PSG? Why would you want to know that? As if things aren’t bad enough waaaahhhhh… (sobs)

  • 210 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    tads- Very droll!

  • 211 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:17 PM


    ah yes. Cant believe i forgot that! One of the best episodes from my favorite series.

    Sausage? SAUSAAAAGGE!?!

  • 212 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM know earlier I said I had a question for you ? well just went back and read your post, in answer to yesterdays shannanigins ! ..before posing the question.

    I don’t need to ask now.

    It relates to the following ..Laying in bed I got to thinking ..wonder why BandB went after me this evening ..?

    It actually crossed my mind that you had drawn me away from an argument . but only after an hour or so pondering I then though naaa.. people are not that caring or conscientious on here ..seems I was wrong and you are extremely thoughtful. I need to say this ..your a star

  • 213 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    So how big a clean-out will there be in the summer at both NUFC and Swansea?

    …Swansea’s assistant manager, the head scout and fitness coach has also just left. I can see alot of Spanish players leaving?

  • 214 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    @Tsunki Sorry mate. But seriously, quit being a girl 😀 . BandB is turning us into women !

  • 215 MassiveG // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    1) clubs not worth £300m – he bought it for what 260 and it dipped on value and is just recovering per the latest money league
    2) over optimistic waffle about getting the new PL money putting us in great shape…erm the teams above us get more money and can strengthen too you know…the only way we can aim higher is to have an owner that spends more or Carr gets us more Cabaye’s that we but cheap sell expensive (even though we sold him too cheaply)

  • 216 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    @ONLINE guy 211 You made me puke!

  • 217 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Jesper- Do you watch the Scandinavian detective series-The Bridge ?

  • 218 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Ian…should I RSVP you? 😉

  • 219 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Ian…Yep 😀

    …watch both seasons – it is highly recommendable 😉

    I think BBC or some channel showed it in the UK?

  • 220 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:24 PM


    oh no! Does this mean i have to be ‘Ethel’ at weekends.


  • 221 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Mike Ashley paid around £135M for Newcastle!

    …not anyone else fault he didn’t do due diligence!

  • 222 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM

    *that is what Newcastle is worth!

  • 223 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Online Guy,

    As IltianToon has sussed. I am turning you all into women. Thank you.

    IltainToon. That is the best compliment I have ever had. Thank you too.

    I’d much prefer to be dragged around by my hair though.

    Could you manage it? 🙂

  • 224 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    band b

    16 million was giving him away 🙁

  • 225 stuart no9 // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    Can anyone seriously explain as to why,after 7 years at the helm , why Ashley would start to spend Money on the club now when historically stats show he has got more money in from transfers than what he has spent in the marke ????

  • 226 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Oh i say :-O

    i had no idea it was that kind of blog!!!

  • 227 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    the horrid colonial asks:

    why dont we email bill gates? i hear he is into donating to charities, and we are turning into one 🙂

  • 228 John Tudor // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    never heard a woman called old bean trout of course i ve heard that
    no offence bb

  • 229 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:33 PM


    I dont think anyone needs to explain that scenario. It wont happen. He just wont spend money on nufc.

  • 230 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:34 PM

    band b

    no they couldn’t , they don’t have the balls to do it 🙁

    but on the other hand why would they want to, that’s no way to treat a lady

  • 231 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:35 PM


    What are you doing here?

    Shouldn’t you be spilling tea into a river, dropping letters from words and generally being ungreatful? 😉

  • 232 JB90 // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    For anyone interested in footy memorabilia, my team are fundraising for 2014. We’ve got a fully signed England 1998 shirt and a Shearer 9 shirt from ‘the good old days’

    All proceeds to charity.


  • 233 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM


    come on man

    it’s expensive to run a club you know

  • 234 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Old Trout?

    I’m not biting.

    Catchy, while we are being all lovey-dovey. Stick to your guns.

  • 235 catchy in norway // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    meaning ??? 🙂

  • 236 John Tudor // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    im not wafting my pole over that river

  • 237 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Superglue a colt 45 to his ar$e?

  • 238 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:40 PM


    tea into a river? isnt that like against english law??? 🙂

  • 239 Ian Toon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    I missed the first series but saw the second- last episode was last weekend. It’s on our BBC4 and is terrific- although it’s often not always clear which country it’s set in because Swedish and Danish are very similar – aren’t they!

    It’s beautifully shot and Malmo and Copenhagen are attractive places to live and a great advert for modern architecture. Very modern, clean and not too populated but if the series is anything to go by they suffer from the same social problems as Britain. You also seem ahead of us in gender equality. But do you really have as much Eco- terrorism which featured a lot.

    Having spent time in the UK your probably a good person to compare respective merits. Anyway I am planning on getting the first series.

  • 240 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Nobody really has a clue what’s happened with the Media Joe scenario, if true that he was pushed for his failings then it truly shows what a bizarre and unprofessional decision it was to appoint him in the first place, if it was a set up to take the flak then that is also a dishonourable and cowardly way to conduct business, either scenario has made both Ashley and the club look totally ridiculous.

  • 241 NUFC FOR SALE // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    Can’t believe that some people still think that theres a chance Ashley will wake up tomorrow and go “you know what….i think we should spend lots of money on new players I want this club in the champions league”

    We let Kinnear go just prior to sending out Season Ticket renewal forms.

    Ashley sitting there thinking this gullible bunch of Geordie tw@ts will think I’m going to start turning things around.

    Not going to happen.

    I chucked my season ticket after 15 years of having one after he got rid of Keegan…..I knew at that point how this club was going to go forward and I’ve heard lots of things since that back up that feeling.

    Ashley will not walk away from Newcastle until he has made at least triple his investment back. Hes not going to get that through selling the club but he will over the next 5 years, pocketing tv money and trading players.

    You need to face facts…we are going to be a mid table selling club for the foreseeable future.

  • 242 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:44 PM


    Meaning, I once told you I wouldn’t like to sit next to you at a football match.

    But… get group f****d from time to time. Unfairly.

    It is a bit Lord of the Flies sometimes. So, stick to your guns.

  • 243 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    GeordieTwo // Feb 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    I love stories about Joe the Donkey. Does anybody else have some? Surely we should pass them around now to celebrate his leaving the club. Possibly Mike could add a few special memories as well. Mike?

    Here’s a couple for you

    All the male Kinnears suffer from a congenital heart disease and normally die before 60 , for Joe to survive to 67 is quite remarkable
    Joes only son Elliot died of cancer exactly 3 years ago this month at the age of 40 leaving 2 daughters and a widow.

    Did they give you a chuckle.

    I case they didn’t – heres a quiz for you – rearrange these letterss into a well known phrase or saying.

    G E O R D I E T W O I S A P R I C K

  • 244 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:46 PM


    Meaning? Meaning me?

    All I would say is, I enjoy your posts.

  • 245 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM


    hope you know, i am still laughing at the horrid colonial name…. biggest laugh by far this week for me 🙂

  • 246 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:48 PM


    Yes I recall it all ..I did say the England team was suffering because of the fact that most teams in the prem were on average .., stocked with a high percentage of overseas players ..

    And you accused me of Xenophobia !

    My memory is fine …I thought that was below the belt .

    Did I tell you that my Nephew played in the world Cup alongside some of the best players on the planet ?

    And he’s of mixed race ..and he comes here, we have never lost the bond we have .. I taught him a lot over time , coaching him from 2 years old ..just fun stuff to start .. years later Ian Porterfield took him to Chelsea..and he became an International Footballer ..Lovely story .

    Thinking back we never buried the hatchet did we ..I think its time to call a truce… so no
    hard feelings . ..

    One thing though next time you encounter an ITK go easy on them ..they might just be telling the truth.

  • 247 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Has anyone seen this?

  • 248 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:50 PM


    i think thay was fairly uncalled for. No one has called for jibes against his health or his sons death. Are you saying that we should forgive the monumental f#ck up of a job he did here, because he had problems in his life? I have had leukaemia, my oldes son needs a lung transplant and my middle son has had type one diabetes since he was 2 years old and i have yet to fatally electrocute anyone during the course of buildin high power PSU’s.

  • 249 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM


    HAhah ..sorry mate here’s a paper bag !. yi Ta8T !

  • 250 NUFC FOR SALE // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Kinear was sacked because of any failing…..on the contrary he probably received a substantial bonus for carrying out his remit to perfection.

    Does anyone really honestly believe that Kinnear was anything other than a stooge?

    Do you honestly think a Billionaire business would let a complete imbecile like Kinnear represent his business when dealing with other clubs???

    For gods sake I knew we had a lot of gullible fans (we don’t still get 50k every home game for nothing) but nobody in their right mind would look at Kinnear and think nothing more than this guy is here as a shield to Ashley.

    Joe had nothing to do with transfers, nothing at all because there was no transfers. The Cabaye sale had nothing to do with Joe, the De Jonge loan had nothing to do with Joe.

    Ashley had a plan to get through the summer and Jan without any buys and knew with Kinnear there he could use him as a deflector and eventually let him go to a fan fare from the newcastle fans.

    Well job done.

  • 251 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:52 PM


    why waste your time on jeff, hes a dolt, and thats being kind… here, have soem tea i just brewed 🙂

  • 252 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:55 PM


    I don’t want your river water tea. You didn’t pay tax on it either 😀

  • 253 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Jeff from Benwell,

    Congenital heart disease afflicts many families. Including my own.

    I don’t think any of them would have expected anyone to say, “He was a right (feel free to insert your own favourite, stock vulgarity), but hey, he had congenital heart disease.”

    They would have though it was a bit patronizing. And an easy out for folks who lazily play emotional cards for mean reasons.

  • 254 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    What truly awful post from a thoroughly rotten person.

  • 255 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Ian…no we don’t have any Eco-terrorism, but environmental issues are high on ther agenda in both Denmark and Sweden. You have to remember the Climate Change Conference was held in Copenhagen (I think that is why the plot is about Eco-terrorism)

    It would probably be very difficult for you to tell the difference between the shots taken from Copenhagen or Malmö – there are alot of similarities, both in modern architecture, culture and maybe it’s even difficult at times to tell the language apart?

    I think the first season is available on Netflix?

  • 256 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Never questioned your memory, simply implied I couldn’t care less

    Still don’t

    I’m not exactly sure why you feel the need to bring up your nephews skin colour, strange thing to say, but hey most the things you say generally are
    Keep your hatchet, ready your caps lock button, looks like your buddy is back fish in for bites so by all means move on to your next grievance cos your boring the arse of me

    As I’ve said when you tried to suggest I attacked Torq, I like the lad talks sense, doesn’t feel the need to over exaggerate his point

  • 257 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    Do you know what OTT stands for ?
    You clearly have personal probs yersel – have you had anything like the dogs abuse JFK has had
    The guy wasn’t up to the job – he f***d up – he was binned – leave the snidey gloating and kicking a man when he’s down to the Mackems – it’s just not Geordie to be so vindictive.

  • 258 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    I’m sure if asked JFK he’d be the last person to want someone to play the victim card on his behalf

  • 259 Mister Tuff // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    doktoon -evening – you are being quite reserved and gentlemanly using the expression “dolt”.
    In this case I would not be so courteous and just use a well known colloquial phrase – “he’s a thick fu*k*r”.

  • 260 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM


    shall i pay a tax for all my ancestors tea then? here’s a persona;l check.. oh wait, we horrid colonials drink coffee, no tax check for you! 🙂

    mr tuff, good afternoon, you mean… we all know the day begins and ends here in the us of a… 🙂

  • 261 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Mister Tuff,
    Good evening, I will be returning to China after all and fly out tomorrow so it’s going to be midnight posting again, feel free to join me and your pal expat for some good old midnight Mashley mauling.

  • 262 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    He never has played such a card
    He mucked up – it’s been recognised – he’s down the road.
    It should be end of …. but some of the snide digs on here leave a bad taste in the mouth —- they are almost (dare one say it) Mackem in tenor downright UnGeordie

  • 263 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Mister Tuff,

    Dok’s ancestors may have learned that phrase, “dolt”, while they being politely asked to sign up for the British colonial militia to fight other Americans of various ethnicities.

  • 264 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:13 PM


    and here i thought you were being funny, am i being insulted? 🙁

  • 265 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Is there a rule book that defines the behaviour of a true Geordie, I can definitely say if there was that standing still while sh!t was thrown at you from height wouldn’t be in there !

  • 266 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Jeff From Benwell,

    I wonder if you are genuinely wound-up about Joe’s health Which would be admirable.
    Or using him as a flimsy fig-leaf to disguise your usual bad-natured attacks on other people.
    Which is not.

  • 267 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    down south

    You said this..”I’m not exactly sure why you feel the need to bring up your nephews skin colour”

    I never said that you twisting sw*ine…we are talking about my Family here you think I would say anything detrimental ?

    Also when have I said or suggested YOU attacked Torq

    Your looking for the Strawman poll/ angle again ..hoping to drag one or two cronies into debating Lies with you ..stuff that has never been said ,,just made up by you ..

    I was right about one thing just proved what a piece of rubbish you are .

    Your a disgrace accused me of Xenophobia …tantamount to calling someone racist ..and me with a mixed race family ! you are a disgrace

    Your jealousy and childishness shines through

    . Your evil.

  • 268 Mister Tuff // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Jail -evening – I see your predictions about the ticket renewals was linked to the 4 players con and also your prediction of no January purchases panned out. I was convinced that we would get a couple in. We’ll probably never know what the true story was -no intentions/JFK cocking things up or a combination. Yet another bad chapter for the Toon.

  • 269 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    And show me where I said he did play it
    I said he wouldn’t want it played on his behalf, which is exactly what your doing

    I’d also point out if he had to step down due to ill health in sure the club would of put a much mote understanding or sympathetic statement out than they did

  • 270 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM


    No, you are not.
    The British pressed a lot of Americans into service to fight against their own interests.
    I do not gratuitously insult people.

  • 271 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Most Geordies I know
    a Never fly to China
    b Don’t campaign to get rid of somebody without suggesting a viable alternative
    c Kick a man when he’s down
    d. Are quite knowledgeable about footy

  • 272 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:22 PM


    whew, thank you… knowing you thought low of me wouldve really ruined my day …

  • 273 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Right lads Im off .. Got to go over to the Blackbird in Ponteland …if anyone wants to pop along for a pint and a natter ..or just to have a pop at me your welcome !…Im in Black tee-shirt with martin guitar written on left tit .

    Have fun .

  • 274 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    You never said your nephew was mixed race?
    Okay pal

    You either can’t read properly or you have some serious issues
    You bought it up to back up a point just like when you name drop so heavily
    And what cronies
    And yeah you stated remember how i went after Torq

    You sit chat the most unbelievable amount of sh*te

    Weren’t you off out in a rush btw? Or was that more crap to try and urgency to your non existing point?

  • 275 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    well im off… work that is, have a good nite all.. (see how i didnt say good afternoon 🙂

  • 276 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:25 PM


    Howay man. The little laugh between us was the best moment of my day too.

    Although I suddenly need a very real urge to gratuitously insult someone.

  • 277 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Mister Tuff, Unfortunately it’s not always good to be right and would have loved to have seen a couple of strikers in and a statement of intent shown but alas it was not to be, we just have to pray that my prediction of a fire sale once he has all his money doesn’t come true, all these people who like to point out what will happen to Chelsea and M City if their benefactors leave, seriously watch out, the fat man could stitch us right up with no financial loss to him self.

  • 278 DokToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:27 PM


    send me an email, if you can 🙂

    all the best


  • 279 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Used to drink in Pont when Terry Hibbit ran the Diamond

  • 280 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    For the first time ever once of your posts raised a smile, true Geordies never fly to China 😀

  • 281 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Btw OG xenophobia and racism are very different, hence the word phobia….. As in a fear you know?

    And once again to clarify if you feel it’s “evil” where was the relevance of bringing race in to what ever point it was you were trying to make?

  • 282 p // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    the Blackbird in Pont, spent many a drunken night there in a dim, distant past

  • 283 ONLINE GUY // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Toonarmydownsouth post 246 timed at 7:48pm

    you replied to that so you did read that my nephew was of mixed race …

    I also never ever said you went after torq .

    .I said remember when torq got some stick for being iTK ..never mentioned you personally once there …

    your a twister pal, your even lying to yourself now

    ..look back at my posts, they prove it to all that your making it up as you go along ..

    Your only fooling yourself man.

    Jealous people are so strange ..likely to explode and loose their temper at any moment ..

    And what about you calling me xenophobic ..I give you the chance to make peace but you did not take it so you can answer that question now …no ?

    yOur …augggg words cant describe ,,,ughhhh ! what a UGGHHHH../. horror

    answer the question its important to me .

  • 284 check the toastie // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    Jeff – I understand exactly what you are saying there are some serious vindictive unpleasant w##kers on here. Ben3Arfa started it the other day talking about JFK’s son, I mean why would you do that, utter shithead.

    The man was out of his depth and that’s the end of it for me, its Ashleys stupid fault, however we are 8th in the league and have plenty of money to invest in the summer.

    Just hope we have a new manager next year or we could be seriously fooked.

    Please boys lay off the personal shit, its cowardly and wrong and shows the whole blog up. For me Ed should ban folk off this site who are so blatantly wicked and shallow.

  • 285 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Always found the Blackbird a bit too twee
    Walls 8 foot thick and full of the huntin shootin and fishin set
    The Diamond on a Friday however was like a mini Bigg Market

  • 286 check the toastie // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Thanks Ed for somehow restricting my last post, however continue to allow posts that mock JFK’s horrendous predicament regards his son.

    Nice One. The Blogs a great place for true supporters. NOT.

    This is not aimed at you Jeff, clearly you were making a point about Jeff being unduly personal, Ben3Arfa started the JFK son thing the other day, what a belle#d.

  • 287 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM


    its hardly kicking him when he’s down. I really doubt he reads this blog. I really doubt he is very computer litterate to be honest. All recent comments here have been related to the new articles that have come out about how bad he actually was.

    You rant about how bad we are being, but really, you over reacted and called someone a prick forno othwr reason other than you stuck up holier than thou attitude, so on behalf of me and anyone else who cares, suck my fat one, ar$ehole.

  • 288 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM


    Off again?
    Have a safe trip and stuff.
    Hopefully, you will fly back to a free city.

  • 289 toonarmydownsouth // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    Once again your posts is just you blathering around in circles making no sense, never said i didn’t read it I said I didn’t understand the need for you to bring it up
    The xenophobic remark was because you were blabbing on about English football losing it’s identity to the amount of foreigners in the game, fear of losing your identity to a foreign/unknown culture is exactly what xenophobia is, it has f all to do with skin colour so stop bringing it up, there’s no need it has no relevance to any point you were making
    I didn’t “make peace” with you because frankly your a sly little idiot who pops up and does this every few months and i have no reason to really give a toss

    So stop let’s not let a boring back and forth ruin the blog for another evening, others don’t want to read it and i can’t be arsed to argue with a brick wall

  • 290 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM


    Nice to see one-time quisling John Gibson playing the Geordie patriot card for all he’s worth today.
    Old Falstaff may well have run them across the Tyne Bridge at sword point, to hear his account.

  • 291 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Rant ?
    Moi ?
    You clearly have not seen me go off on one.
    Pop down to the Howlett Hall and I’ll show you a rant.
    Joe is a dinosaur in football terms and was waaaay out of his depth but the criticism of him was ,and that of MA and AP ,is ,way over the top.
    When I played rugby the first thing we were taught was – don’t dish it out if you can’t take it – a maxim many on this blog could well do with heeding.

  • 292 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    Yes it’s that time again, the trip was cancelled hence my solitary day on the Tyne, no sooner had I took the job they decided to send me out there after all, unfortunately according to Jeff the bouncer, there won’t be any other Geordies on my flight.

  • 293 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Jeff From Benwell,

    If I came to the Howlett, could I stroke your hard dog?
    Can you walk to the North Pole with your sleeves rolled up?
    You don’t seem thick to me.
    So why?

  • 294 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Has anyone yet taken up your offer to pop into the Howlett, I Googled it and it pops up in the top ten roughest bars list, do you have to be really hard to get in there or does low IQ work equally as well.

  • 295 jimmysmith // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Geez, you don’t check in with the blog for 24 hours, only to discover that the owner hasn’t sacked the manager, handed the administrative duties to a temping agency, or burnt the stadium to the ground, or anything! I thought the guy was on a roll.

  • 296 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    @BandB Re: your dragging by hair comment. “I’m unable to find my club. Hang on a minute!” 😀

    [P.S I am a nerd. And so shall be my replies!]

  • 297 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

    I’m not saying it’s rough
    but even the piano has its legs bandaged
    You’d fit right in with your IQ JFA
    BandB you can stroke my missus any time you want

  • 298 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM


    Gan on fathaa. Borst tha f*cka!
    You are clearly nails.
    How very droll.

  • 299 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM


    “Gan on fatha. BORST him!
    You appear to be “nails”.
    How very droll.

  • 300 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Excellent come back Jeff,
    Will you be sitting in at the Spurs game or will you be hurling abuse at all the plastic fans that stay put and let the fat man know they’ve had enough.

  • 301 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Did your pint just caal me a puff???

  • 302 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:17 PM


    No one was dishing anything out to anyone on here till you started on G2. You also seem to be the one who doesn’t like “taking it back”.

    Congratulationd on being famous at Howlett Hall for your rants. You must be so proud

    When i played rugby, we learned not to take life to seriously, and not do things like, for example, pick someone up for making a comment that quite frankly affects no one in the real world.

  • 303 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM


    See, you ain’t thick.
    So why?
    Honestly. I’m, puzzled.

  • 304 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    I think we can get something (1 point) against Chelsea if we do a West Ham and play really neg.
    Spurs we will flatten cos De Jong will be in the groove by then.

  • 305 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    Biffa from Benwell aint thick, he speaks French….

  • 306 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    Can anyone help out here, since downloading ad block plus both my android devices work great on here, but recently my laptop is directing me to the java script site, I have down loaded both firefox and chrome and the same thing, a bit of a disgrace that the blog editor, a computer scientist can’t sort this out, no other site I have visited does this, any ideas anyone.

  • 307 MosesNUFC // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    I think we need to make an agreement with Michael Laudrup, that we will sack pardew the day after the end of the season and appoint him, that would give us stability in management as he’d bring a new philosophy of football that every geordie craves. He won a trophy in his first BPL season which IS the sign of a good manager. And i think we should give graham carr a higher role, maybe as a DOF, and get Cortese in as managing director or whatever.

    I think cortese, carr and laudrup is an amazing combination to get in players within ashleys low budget, Michu 2m, cabaye 4m, think who we could get, and it suits all parties, including ashley.

    Only flaw is, ashley just won’t do this.

  • 308 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Rowan Atkinson for DoF!!!!

  • 309 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Perhaps I do take life TOO seriously (see what I did there ?)
    But because we converse in cyberspace does not abrogate us from respecting others and displaying a modicum of respect.
    So you can chide me for being disrespectful to fellow posters but it is invariably in response to their previous lack of respect to others.

  • 310 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    @Moses The problem is, laudrup is surely aiming much higher than NUFC!

  • 311 IITianToon // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    @Jeff #307 Appearing for the GRE soon?

  • 312 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I have already told Ed (or his son ) that this site has a JAVA COMPLEX VIRUS and needs sweeping

  • 313 Tsunki // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    its a coin toss whether De Jong will be in the groove or the rut any time soon.

  • 314 p // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    I don’t think Laudrup would be a good idea. Not like he did well with Swansea this season.

    Do we want a tactic of passing for the sake of passing?

  • 315 Jeff from Benwell // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Laudrup failed at Getafe, Spartak Moskva , Real Mallorca , now Swansea he aint up to it

  • 316 BandB // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:34 PM


    Bloody hell. I wouldn’t like to see the way you kick off if they abrogate your drinking up time in the Howlett!

    They’d need to get their dictionaries out wouldn’t they?

  • 317 Markaccus // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM


    as far as the spelling is concerned, you may notice words ending or containing utterly irrelevant letters. This is becaus my fingers are too big for the screen keypad on my s3. I hope that placates your spelling nazi urges

    Your reaction to what you see as disrespect to JFK is stupid, considering the disrespect he himself showed to the job and the players. At least the fans were united for once in their oppinion of JFK, although you seem to have scuppered that.

    Well done.

  • 318 Jail for Ashley // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Have you resovled it ?
    It’s been pointed out that Laudrup has seven wins in thirty odd games despite being backed in the summer, as you probably know I’m not a fan of Pardew but it would be interesting to see how he would have fared if Bony had of been signed along with a decent winger.

  • 319 Ancientcoptic // Feb 5, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    You have to hand it to Mike Ashley, if there surely is a conspiracy afoot – he is covering all the angles.

    Hires Pardew: based on gambling loans that must be paid back.

    Gives Pardew 8 year contract, so as to dilute that contract via repayments to himself.

    Engages in selling off land surrounding St James’ park… declaring none of these moves in the books.

    Uses free advertising around the stadium, not only to gain market control of the sports material sector, but to also stall the loan repayments of the club, back to himself. (maintaining debt to himself)

    Pushes JK out of the club; reasoning being a drop in season ticket subscribers. (Club Propaganda which JK was possibly ‘in on’)

    Ashley uses a source to tell Sky Sports that 4 signings are possibly on the way, at the start of the previous transfer window.

    JK is used as a sacrificial lamb, over the sale of Cabaye, to which not enough money was raised from the sale. (We are to believe Ashley does not sanction with signature – buys/sales)

    Llambias resigned over the hiring of JK. (A ploy to stall the buying of a certain centre-back)

    The sale of Milner.

    The buying of Rangers.

    The Wonga symbol pushed not only onto the strip, but now forced all over the stadium, only circumvented by Wonga paying for St James’ park to keep its name.

    Last but not least… Kevin Keegan hired to give the club some form of hope, only for Keegan being forced into constructive dismissal – Keegan then pursuing the club for finances to buy out his contract… which he won. NUFC as a club paying for compensation for Keegan, which does not come from the pocket of Mike Ashley, but the club itself.

    All of this, whilst the club is allegedly ‘for sale.’

    All of the above has its merits, it would not take much for Ashley to come out and appease the fans somewhat, with a statement about his direction.

    I think Ashley wanted to be seen as a cult of personality by taking over Newcastle… it all went wrong when we were relegated, now he has assumed the role of dictator.

  • 320 expatmag // Feb 5, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    G/Day guys

    Still celebrating the passing of the first member of the holy trinity?

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