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Newcastle Linked With Spanish International Winger

1:35 pm, Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 118 Comments

Newcastle United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon and Spanish International left winger Diego Capel this summer.

Diego Capel

Diego Capel – Sporting Lisbon winger

The Spanish winger turned 26 in February, and he has played for every single one of the Spanish Youth sides (25 caps and 5 goals for the Spanish U21 side) and has two caps at the full International level.

Diego came through the Sevilla Academy, and he finally left the south Spanish club to join Sporting Lisbon in 2011, on a five year contract and for a fee of around £5M.

Liverpool were interested in the winger in the past and it now seems that Sunderland are the other club after him, but it will depend on whether Sunderland can retain their Premier League status this season.

But with 4 points at Manchester City and Chelsea in their last two games – they must now have a decent chance of doing that.

The left footed player is valued at around £4M, and it seems Newcastle have certainly stolen a march on their competitors, as we seem to be moving quickly for some of our transfer targets.

We hope that’s true.

Capel has only 3 goals and 6 assists in 29 appearances for Sporting Lisbon this season, and his overall record at Sporting is 114 appearances with 15 goals and 26 assists.

While at Sevilla he made 172 appearances with 11 goals and 19 assists.

And with a number of wingers like Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux likely to leave Newcastle in the summer, it’s hardly surprising that we will be linked with a number of wingers this summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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118 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Newcastle trying to sign Chinese wonderkid – No Won

  • 2 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Williamson
    As a manager mate.I think Shearer would make an excellent no 2 personally as would command respect in the dressing room and would not allow any player revolt like what has been touted recently

  • 3 Patoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

    aye or Won Som Soon lol

  • 4 the truth will out // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    i heard it was “we no win”

  • 5 Patoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Plus Shearer wouldn’t let all the lies 2 fans happen, but he’d never go back ther under Ashley

  • 6 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    Fraser Forster rumour of him coming back if Krull was to leave.Would welcome him back with open arms !!

  • 7 Patoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    Great keeper but why would he want 2 come back when he gets champions league football wey celtic, maybe wants 2 play 4 england and thinks he has 2 play in the premiership, but with that defence in front of him, he’d b better staying wer he is

  • 8 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Patoon
    Yes ya right there bud.Once bitten and all that.
    We need a backroom staff that players respect and look up to,Not the joke structure that we have in place.Nobody will ever take us seriously while ever the mashley circus is in town !!

  • 9 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    Patoon
    Because he has openly admitted that he wants to come back to the PL preferably with Nufc

  • 10 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    Jazzyp

    Stop complaining about the regime and Pardew.

    You are one of the fans that are keeping him here well done, what else you wanted me to say to the majority fans that attend and pocket the fat guy?

    “Oh well done lads, you attend week in week out and we are doing so well mid-table, no cup runs and the defensive negative tactics have really changed nufc”

    Or

    Complain the rightfully way and backup your point by not attending games and boycott untill the stupid cockneys are out of the club.

    ————————————————————————

    martoon

    “We are not giving our money to Ashley we are putting it into the club to pay player & staff wages and hopefully a bit left over for transfers. If people think a boycott is the way to go then fine but don’t name call those of us who wish to support out team – I know who the muppet is!”

    Who the F*** you giving the money to then you deluded idiot.

    Why do you think a owner exists??

    You think that every penny goes to player and staff?

    You are not supporting the club

    You are feeding the cancer and complaining afterwards of the owner and regime when sh** happens.

    Who is the muppet? go look in the mirror.

    —————————————————————————

    TADS

    What do you account for this club?

    What do you bring to the club???

    I have done nothing hypocritical, once again if you don’t know the definition stop using words that is above your standards.

    What have I given up???

    I have given up attending games long long before, been over 3 years now. I don’t give into keeping the cancer here alive and pay into his pockets like you and the majority that go week in week out but still complain at the end of the day.

    You tell me what you have given up?

    F*** all. Keep attending, then ranting on here ” THAT FAT COCKNEY B@ST***IS STILL HERE, SO IS PARDEW WHY WONT THEY GOOOO!!!??”

    Well fans like you keep going week in week out, why would he go if you are feeding the cancer that grows by the day??

    The fans the likes of you and Jazzyp including majority that think attending games is supporting the “team”. You lot are more deluded then anything on the whole planet.

    Continue complaining about the regime whilst and continue paying the money, increasing the cancer for mid-table or just above relegation candidates with no cups.

    Because that right there makes big sense right??

    Who’s the more deluded puppets here?

    The one’s feeding the cancer that persists to be the owner of the club without no ambition and no direction.

    Or the ones that have put a stand and boycott the club un-till they are out.

    Truth hurts, nobody said it was going to be easy but if you keep digging through the main cause, that’s when it sticks and you cannot accept the truth so refuse and carry on what you do best and that is carrying on feeding the cancer.

  • 11 Patoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:53 PM

    jazzyp

    wel i’d def take him back then, i actually think he’s better than Krul, Krul just hasnt looked himself lately but can u blame him, its so fcuking frustrating being a NUFC supporter, imagine being a player, just wish we’d get in a few top coaches and a decent manager

  • 12 croftus5678 // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    foster would come back as it helps his england chances and he’s a toon supporter and has family here !

    a realistic signing imo and one that would be an improvement over krull esp in his kicking ability.

    the rest of the millions of players we have been linked with i’ll believe when we sign as there is a fair few i believe would come and be a huge improvement to us but knowing our team we will not be after them as they cost too much or they wasnt our main targets ect ect (pick your excuses before the club issues them at transfer ending)

  • 13 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Apr 23, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    I think never is a very strong word, anything’s possible, I even think Keegan would come back under Ashley, because they both share that same love for the club and want it to succeed. However, I only believe they would come back given a very deep and sincere personal apology by Ashley, admitting that he’s a complete tool who has no idea about football, and for them to come back on their terms, being financially supported, and with the right people upstairs in the club and on the training ground to make it succeed, so the stumbling block is down to Assley’s stubbornness! I just don’t understand, I mean if that was all of my money invested in something, no matter how big or small, id want it to work, and if it didn’t, id get the right people to help make it work, he just seems intent on doing the opposite!

  • 14 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    TurkishFan101

    People might take your points more seriously if you stopped insulting fellow posters. Maybe if you seek some professional help to help you manage your anger. Give Alan Pardrew a ring I’m sure he could recommend someone.

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Jazzy,
    Where has Forster openly said he would like a move back to the Prem and NUFC?? Can’t find that anywhere, and from what I know of the lad, it is highly unlikely he would have said that. You got a source for it mate?

    Turkish,
    Give it a rest with this holier than thou attitude mate. Each fan has the right to go to games or not go to games as they choose.

    How would a boycott have a positive effect? Ashley runs the club on the money the club makes, therefore, if the club makes less money the simple answer for Ashley would be to get rid of high earners and not replace them. Ashley has taken very little money out of the club – a hell of a lot less then he is currently owed – he makes money from it via SD and the free advertising.

    I think the majority of fans want Ashley out, people disagree on the way to do it. Some think a boycott would work, some don’t. No right or wrong in this, and all largely irrelevant until there is someone willing to buy the club anyway.

  • 16 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Turkish
    Well said pal and congratulations on making friend’s the Turkish way.
    So lets get this right…..You are asking fans to boycott every match until Ashley decides to sell up and leave yeah ??
    Now on that question alone who do you think is the more deluded and more to the point the minority ??.
    Unless something major happens this summer I will have a friendly bet pal that the first home game of the season there’s a full house.
    Just because I don’t support the regime doesn’t mean I cant support the team.Martoon-Firebug-Tads all make valid points that you fail to obviously comprehend .
    Its no good turning on fellow fans dude just because they don’t see your point of view.
    Come up for the last home game of the season mate and put your point across as you do on here and see who the minority is then

  • 17 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    firebug666

    Nice, I see you have been looking at Pardew’s list of excuses .
    Not being angry did not help, being nice did not help.

    Even at bad times, the sheep turn up week in week out.

    What does this subject to then?

    If the good doesn’t repent and get into the mind of the majority.

    Deluded idiots is not insulting, it barely an insult.

    Are we not deluded?

    “We need to aim for cups!”

    We wont aim for cups because the boardroom and Mike Ashley said so.

    “We need players in and replacement for Cabaye”

    We will sign 1 or 2 freeagents — Mike Ashley

    “We need a manager that can play attacking football and get the most out of players”

    Pardew excuse book

    How can we be so deluded?

    We want stuff which the owner doe’s not aim and does not want for the club.

    Who owns the club you? no me? no Mike Ashley? ding ding yes

    Why dont you call Pardew for me and ask him what his excuse for ambition is?

  • 18 croftus5678 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    @13 williamson

    tbh i just dont think he cares ! as long as the club is making money and ofc any prem side with very little expendature will do that with tv rights ect he will be happy keeping well clear of football involvement and letting pards take the flak of day to day runnings and taking the blame for lack of investment in signings ect.

    we have made on avg 9mil per year through signings alone over the past 3 years ofc you add some and lose some from other runnings but we never know what to believe now tbh ! 30mil + tv rights ect ect over time he has had a hell of a lot of profit that has been written off through the hope that the next transfer window it will be spent which never happens lol.

    we have to face fact we are doomed to be an avg team aslong as he’s our owner and credit must go to carr for finding players far above there value on such a low budget that make us an avg team instead of a relegation battleing prem team that the money spent on the team should have given us in reality.

  • 19 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Turkish

    The fans are the heart and soul of the club, if the fans stayed away the club would have no heart or soul, and when something like that is missing the only outcome would be the death of the club.

  • 20 wynsleap // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Turkishfan101 @10
    Well said mate. Unfortunately you’re talking to a brick wall with some of our fans here.
    The definition of madness has been described as doing the same thing over and over again in the hope of getting a different result.
    Filling SJP over and over again is madness because it is never going to result in Ashley selling up, changing things for the better or reconsidering his financial stance.
    It ain’t rocket science but it would appear that many supporters are just happy to go blindly along with this owner accepting all the crap that comes our way.
    Sad.

  • 21 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    One thing Mike Ashley cares about most than money is publicity and the exposure of his wrong doings and drainage of the club.

    What happened when the small protest that was presented on The Chronicle?

    He got mad and banned the NW media.

    You really think boycott wont hurt the club? the publicity and the broadcasting when its on live TV?

    The faster we boycott in big numbers, the faster it will happen and be broadcasted worldwide rather than only NW media.

    This will alert future investors/buyers.

    Mike Ashley hates BAD PUBLICITY, so he will be forced to sell.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Turkish,
    When Liverpool fans wanted rid of their owners they turned up in numbers and protested vocally before during and after the games. So, it could be argued that by deciding to not go to matches and protest vocally, you have given up and become apathetic to the situation.

    It is so easy to make counter arguments as there is no right or wrong here. Each is perfectly entitled to their view. Makes a mockery of your own views though by continuously throwing around insults at anyone who disagrees.

  • 23 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Turkish
    I’ve told you time and time again that I’ve given up my membership, which means i can no longer buy away day tickets and my NUFC tv subscription
    You were listing on your other site you love to preach on the places you’ve lived and currently reside and went to uni at, none of them were Tyneside, you have no right to criticise the fans who choose to go to the matches
    Your a liar worst of all though, you stated you knew, 100% Ashley’s intentions and he was actively looking for a new manager, a foreign one, you stated you categorically knew why Dekka left only to be promptly put right by another poster then you say your basing it assumption
    You have f**k all right to tell fans what they should or shouldn’t be doing, you have no right
    Why not try contacting the support groups instead of ranting of football streaming sites and practise what you preach…..

  • 24 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    “Turkish

    The fans are the heart and soul of the club, if the fans stayed away the club would have no heart or soul, and when something like that is missing the only outcome would be the death of the club.”
    ——————————————————

    What are you talking about?

    The heart has died and in the grave waiting for resurrection, the soul has been sold for greed and capitalism.

    The club is already dead in the club and the soul.

    You are no longer seeing players play for the stripes, history or fans but only MONEY.

    The fans are no LONGER FANS, but SHEEPS and PUPPETS.

  • 25 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:17 PM

    Lilongwe
    Geordie goalkeeper Fraser Forster is heading back to England in a bid to save his international career.

    The former Newcastle United player helped Celtic win the Scottish Cup on Sunday, to complete a domestic double, and picked up his fourth winners’ medal in three years with the Glasgow club.

    Forster, a Wallsend Boys’ Club graduate, has always said he wanted to return to his native North East.

    And has never hidden from the fact he remains an avid fan of Newcastle, who pocketed £2m for the 25-year-old when he agreed a permanent deal with Celtic last summer, despite having never played a first-team game for his boyhood club.

    The giant 6ft 7in stopper, originally from Hexham, forced his way into Roy Hodgson’s England set-up last season, but has been left out of the squad for the upcoming games against Brazil and the Republic of Ireland.

    And it looks as though he would jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League if the chance arises.

    Forster said: “It’s a tough one. Celtic have been fantastic for me and this season couldn’t have gone much better, both personally and as a team.

    “But it’s disappointing not to be in this England squad.

    “I’ve got to be looking towards the World Cup next year and trying to be on that plane. So I’ll just have to do whatever is necessary to make that squad.

    “I’ve got quite a while left on my contract here, and if we can get through the Champions League qualifiers – which will be tough – to get in the group stage again would be something special. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    “I didn’t get an explanation as to why I was left out this time although I haven’t spoken to anyone at England. It’s just one of those things.

    “We haven’t got that long off in the summer anyway, so you just have to take the positives out of it. I’ll get a good rest and come back next season raring to go. My plan is to go away and get some sunshine and relax. It’s been a very long season.

    “Was it a body-blow not to be in the squad? Well, yes. That’s where you want to be.

    “Having had a taste of being in an England squad before and after Christmas, that’s what you’re aiming for. Once you’ve been in, you want to be in every time.

    “It’s a World Cup year and World Cups in Brazil don’t come around very often. That would be something special.

    “I’ll just have to do whatever I can to force my way on to that plane.”

    Forster moved away from Newcastle because he wanted to play first-team football.

    He has excelled up north, not only on the domestic scene, but also in the Champions League.

    This is why a number of clubs, including Everton, have scouted the keeper in recent months.

    Forster signed for Newcastle in 2006, but never thought he would break through to the first team, which is why he ended up in Scotland.

    He admitted: “It’s been brilliant at Celtic. It’s been a very long season but we’ve done well on all fronts. We wrapped the league up early doors and had this final to look forward to, so it’s nice to get the job done.

    “The exposure from the Champions League this season helped a lot of us. That’s where you’ve got to test yourself against the best players in the world.

    “We’ll want to do well next year, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

    Forster will never give up on his dream of representing the Toon, no matter where his career takes him.

    He said: “I’m a Newcastle fan and I’ve got unfinished business there. It was a wrench to leave because it’s my hometown club. But it wasn’t meant to be.”
    Out of the chronicle archive mate last year

  • 26 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Turkish,
    Mike Ashley doesn’t care about bad publicity?? Really??

    Has he changed his zero hour contract policy? No.

    Has he stopped using cheap labour in production of his tat? No.

    Did he bat an eyelid when he was getting bad publicity for changing the stadium name? No.

    Did he care about the bad publicity he got for aligning his company with a legal loan shark? No.

    Why do you think he cares about bad publicity? Do his Sports goods sell because everyone thinks SD is an amazing company, doing great CSR work and helping rebuild the economy, or is it because he is selling a product people want at a cheap price.

    Imagine how much global showing the SD signs would get around the world from a boycott. He wouldn’t reach that sort of coverage without spending fortunes on advertising.

    And by the way, Newcastle is in the North East mate, not the North West.

  • 27 croftus5678 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    @22 lilong

    i completely agree.

    the action i have taken myself i would not try to force upon anyone else as i could be as wrong as the person i am sitting next to ! there is just no sure way of knowing.

    we all call pards/ashley or whoever else from what it looks like from where we are sitting and what we know but in reality with all the info things could be the polar opposites ! until they are truthful with us and let us know the real story there will always be contoversy and unrest umongst supporters.

  • 28 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Turkish

    I have been a supporter of this club for 52 years, in that time I have lived through the bad times, the very bad times and the good times, I am now living through some more very bad times, but am I delusional actually no I am not. I know in my heart that the good times will come again. Do I feel the need to swear or call fellow fans names, no in actual fact I think this is the time when fans need to show they are united.

    I will always respect the points of view of others, and I expect they will in turn respect mine, I don’t need to rant and rave, just put my point across as I see it.

  • 29 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    TADS

    Go back to sleep you puppet.

    All I see here is a big blob of BS.

    Also, what has my Uni life, me ranting on a streaming website owned by a mate got to do with you.

    “Your a liar worst of all though, you stated you knew, 100% Ashley’s intentions ”

    I have never ever said this.

    Do you really need to start lying to cover up your absolute stupidity?

  • 30 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Jazzy,
    He says all the right things there, but I doubt he will be back. He is a Newcastle fan, but he is hardly a die hard. I played footy with him up at Gossy Park a number of times, and he is far more likely to move to a club competing for trophies then come bcd here. Maybe one day, but it certainly won’t be this summer – or any in the near future.

    There is also the small matter of Celtic having put a price tag of £10million on him when Barca and a few others were rumoured to be interested.

  • 31 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    Sorry, @26 should have said does care about bad publicity.

  • 32 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Wynsleap
    But that is your opinion mate is it not.If fans choose to go to the games then let em.Its none of yours or Turkish’s business.Do fans that go to the games come on here and slag off you lot who choose to stay away if you have ever been to a game that is .
    My point I tried to make earlier is was there any divide in fans when we are doing well………..no there isn’t.
    If we had had a cracking season and qualified for Europe and played attractive football, there would be none of this bullsh@t fans being deluded going to the games boll@cks

  • 33 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Some essays in here today like lol

  • 34 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Lilongwe
    Is that your claim to fame matey lol. I think he would be a quality addition if he came back pal,But like you say his price tag may scare us away

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Turkish
    Yes you did lad, you were bleating on about how you knew his intentions but couldn’t mention your sources!!!

    Turns out source is a farmer in the West Country

    The point being you’ve listed your abodes, none of the in the North East (not North West) so i highly doubt you’ve give up Jack sh1t to justify your attitude towards fellow fans

  • 36 Williamson is Bramble in disguise // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    People say about a boycott, or this or that, 20,000 fans running and sitting down on the pitch would do the trick! before or after the game….

  • 37 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

    Average
    Sorry about that one mate-Bet ya read it though !!

  • 38 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    croftus5678

    It has been 6 years since the takeover.

    “we all call pards/ashley or whoever else from what it looks like from where we are sitting and what we know but in reality with all the info things could be the polar opposites ! until they are truthful with us and let us know the real story there will always be contoversy and unrest umongst supporters.”

    Seriously….. It has been 6 years and apart from the first few months when he was having pints with fans and talking to them personally what has happened since.

    Will you be saying this when you live your last few minutes of your life as well..

    firebug666

    “Do I feel the need to swear or call fellow fans names, no in actual fact I think this is the time when fans need to show they are united.”

    I only swear back to people that feel it its appropriate to swear and be in-appropriate to me first.

    Ok, you feel the good times will come back, its been 6 years since he has took over, if no change has happened since then, what will change untill he is forced out then?

    You tell me, you have supposedly supported this club for 52 years but what difference does that make to any other nufc fan? There are new fans that support this club everyday just like any other club.

    Some fans have had anough and rightly so are reacting pro-actively because it has been 6 years, how much longer can you wait?

    Till the club is transformed into a mega SportsDirect store and then say “Its too late now…”

  • 39 martoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Turkish @10 – You are clearly too stupid to understand that just because you own a business you cannot simply take money out unless it is in the form of salary, bonus etc. It has been discussed to death on here that the only money Ashley has ever taken is £11m which was part of a further £29m loan and he deferred the rest.
    I’m not an Ashley supporter but just trying to show that my season ticket money goes into the business not Ashley’s pocket.

  • 40 croftus5678 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    my positive out of this season is that at the start i said we would be in the top 10 and as well as we did in the 1st half of the season i said i’d be happy with that and i cant really go back on my word or i’d be a hipocrit.

  • 41 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Jazzy,
    Lol, no I have quite a few better than that one bud. I agree, it would be great to have him back, I think I was one of the few on here that would have kept him in preference to Krul at the time. He will end up at a club at the top level before long, possibly soon if Barca get away with their transfer ban.

  • 42 lesh // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    We are being busy little bunnies aren’t we. It’s good to see we’re apparently fully committed to signing up new talent for the club, early for a change. Suppose this spurt of activity in Portugal means
    we’ve either given up on denied and Cabella or and this is more likely, we’ve burned our bridges in France!

    Hope we’re devoting as much effort to replacing Pardew though.

  • 43 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    Williamson,
    I’m not sure about the sitting on the pitch part, but staying in seats after every game and making a racket against Ashley would be decent. Plus he would actually have to pay out extra cash for the extra time Police and stewards had to stay to make sure there are no incidents.

    Much more effective to make him pay out more than to just have less income coming in.

  • 44 lesh // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Whoops. •denied = Grenier

  • 45 70TWO // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Is this guy related to Strolla?

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/apr/21/torino-ciro-immobile-italy-world-cup

  • 46 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    TADS

    I never ever said I knew his “intentions”. Why don’t you carry on with the BS. I just posted what I heard not what I claimed as a fact.

    So carry, I know I didn’t but if you want to be the famous clown of the blog then go ahead.

  • 47 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:38 PM

    Croftus
    My positive’s this season is that the pies have gone down 20p lol
    Turkish
    Can you not see by the reaction you are coursing mate that you are the one that is the minority.How the hell do you expect to unite fans with the attitude you portray to fellow bloggers on here.And why feel the need to call fans just because they don’t share your stance on Nufc

  • 48 70TWO // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Diego Capel

    The same story doing the rounds again like in the last transfer window …. and the one before …. and the one before that….

  • 49 jimmysmith // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Mmmm! 4 million bargain or dud?

    DUD!!!!!…….not good enough for Newcastle you fat f@cken chancer!

  • 50 toon kk // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    I see people are still voting for Moyes to be our manager. Find that a bit strange, although he’s an improvement on Pardew but most were wanting quick tactical football yet they’re voting for a manager with similar style to Pards.

  • 51 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Turkish
    Lol keep on trucking fella look forward to your next breaking news story from Cwarr!

  • 52 lesh // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Yes croftus5678, I’d be happy with 10th if it was a sign of progress and in line with an aim to develop the club.

    This season, we’ve gone from 6th to relegation form.

    That is not progress!

  • 53 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Turkish

    YOU NEED HELP! sorry mate but it’s true. I have not Supposedly supported this club for 52 years I have supported this club for 52 years, Trying to be reasonable with you is a waste of time mate. The point I was making was in all my time as a supporter I have seen this all before, ok different people involved, but poor finance, (our is pretty good now) poor football, dropping down the leagues, and climbing back up again. so it has nothing whatsoever to do with new young supporters at this club. You continue to misjudge people, throw about insults and abuse at other supporters and feel you are justified in doing so. The only advice I can give you now is for you to perhaps stay quiet leave you keyboard alone and just let everyone else assume your an idiot, rather than tapping your keyboard anymore and confirming the fact.

  • 54 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    martoon

    Owner Definition:A party that possesses the exclusive right to hold, use, benefit-from, enjoy, convey, transfer, and otherwise dispose of an asset or property.

    He owns the club, he does what ever he wants to do with the club, he has full ownership 100% of it.

    Oh wait, just because it has been discussed here means you know the real accounts and cashflow statement of what the club does spend or get cash from?

    “I’m not an Ashley supporter but just trying to show that my season ticket money goes into the business not Ashley’s pocket.”

    And this is why my friends, we will never be a top club again.

    :D Great one mate, I am sure the season tickets are also used to reinvest for players and future of the club.

    Anymore?

  • 55 wynsleap // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    jazzyp @32 “if you’ve ever been to a game that is”.
    Seeing as I started attending SJP in 1958 and only gave up my season ticket a few years ago due to ill health I think I’m pretty well entitled to pass on my opinions about the Toon whether you agree with them or not.
    If you think we could have regular ‘cracking seasons and European football’ under this owner I feel sorry for you.
    Like I said some supporters will accept any old crap. I prefer more ambition for the club that I have idolised all my life. Apologies if that offends you.

  • 56 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Tads
    Ya never gonna win with him mate.The lad is entitled to his opinion but unfortunately they are one dimensional.Who ever has a different take on Newcastle are all sheep-Idiots-delusional ect ect,
    But then states that he wants to unite fans…………Ha ha ha good luck with that one cos your doing a damn fine effort at this moment in time with that one turkish

  • 57 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    TADS

    I was ready for the grief and trolling to come here when I took to risk to even post information so I was prepared to deal with trolls like you.

    I suggest you expanding your vocabulary as you really need an expansion.

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    firebug666

    I only abuse people that abuse me first.

    So its ok to be abused , insulted and sworn to first and when I reply its bad?

    ok, I am sure a big club like Newcastle does not deserve to be challenging for cups, have a good owner.

    Seems like you lot have accepted this right?

    Well it seems not because the biggest hypocrites are yourselves for complaining and raging yourselves also past abusive, insults and curses coming out of your mouths.

  • 58 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Wynsleap
    My apologies mate regarding that comment,I didn’t mean it in that way-sorry !!
    Regarding the season though was you under the same impression as you are now when we were playing well and looking good for a euro spot ??
    My argument is mate with people that come on here spouting off about fans that attend games being mugsis this.
    My granddad took me to my first game when I was 9 and it became a regular trip.We have gone through bad times and good,Currently admittedly there bad.
    But does that mean that ive got to stop going just because things are not looking rosey

  • 59 toon kk // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    The best way to support Newcastle is to expect disappointment.
    We’ll be let down in the transfer window, a few french bargains will come in.
    same sh.t different players on it’s way next season.
    The whole club is in a mess.

  • 60 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    jazzyp

    Nice way to twist my words and apply your own just like TADS

    “Who ever has a different take on Newcastle are all sheep-Idiots-delusional ect ect,”

    A different take is not what I said.

    A different take could be anything.

    I specifically said.

    The fans that attend games week in week out are adding to the cancer.

    And when the time comes when we flop, play bad and have no ambition, no cups to play for, spending no money you lot are more comprehensive then I am and get more abusive then I do.

    You are the ones to blame for cause you’s are the reason why we are continuing to play for no ambition, no cups, no good players incoming, no replacements, no europa or champions league.

  • 61 the truth will out // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    totally laughable

  • 62 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Turkish
    For crying out loud mate im not having a go at you its just you are not listening to anyone.
    I agree with you on Ashley being a cancer of the club !!
    I agree that I would like another manager at the club.
    But why all the name calling pal. If somebody wants to take there kids for a day out at the toon then let em…..Its no business of yours.
    And be careful sunshine, ya can have a pop at me all day long but don’t start bringing our kids into it

  • 63 tequilamag // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    If I boycotted Newcastle every time we had a bad owner I would never have seen the inside of SJP.

  • 64 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Turkish

    1. I have been on here all day mate reading the blog and the abuse came from you first.

    2.It’s not OK to abuse, insult or bully anyone, and you need to learn that.

    3. Our club should be challenging for everything we can, but ranting like a Carmarr fishwife is not going to make it happen.

    4. If or when I can help to change the way our club is being run I will, but it will take calm sensible head to achieve anything so if I was to see you name I would probably walk away.

    5. I am not a hypocrite, neither have I been ranting or raving at you or swearing and insulting you, in fact I have amazed my self at my self control.

    You have you opinions Turkish, and I respect that, I do not and will never agree with them, and those that have the same opinions as you will have lost a lot of ground today because of you. A sensible debate or discussion would do you the world of good lad and if or when you feel you could cope with that I will be more than happy to debate it with you.

    Get a doctors note first though just so I know your up for it.

  • 65 croftus5678 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    @52 lesh

    if we was basing it on half seasons i’d completely agree same as in squad players as we are weaker now with cabaye gone and armstrong in still makes us a lot weaker imo.

    the 10th i quoted was what i believed we could achieve before the season kicked off for the end of the season if i did not change the goalposts half way through the season.

  • 66 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Turkish…You and I got in to a sort of confrontation the other day based on absolutely zero.

    You seem ready for an argument lately, although I get the feeling it’s because you’re expecting one. I think the end result is that you’re causing them.

    If your aim is to try and help people see the light, try so in a positive manner. All you’re doing is putting peoples backs up and losing any point you may have.

    Incidentally, I agree, for change to come the fans will need to do their bit. However, you’re losing this before you’ve even begun. If that is not your intention, perhaps a change of tactics is needed, as right now, you’re coming across as one dimensional as Pardew (I wonder whether that joke will translate on the blog…).

  • 67 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Turkish
    Posting rumours passed off as fact actually makes you the troll buddy boy
    Oh and
    “I only abuse people that abuse me first.

    So its ok to be abused , insulted and sworn to first and when I reply its bad?”
    I think you’ll find in damn near every post you litter the blog with you include an attack or an insult/s directed at either the fan base or individual
    So let’s not roll out the victim card to soon

  • 68 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    jazzyp

    When did I ever bring kids into this?

    You cannot be serious..

    You would be great candidate for WWIII

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    tequilamag

    Ridicolus excuse, Mike Ashley has been here 6 years now, you telling me NUFC change owners every week?

    What is it with these ridiculous excuses for not getting the owner out.

    You know what to do as a club but yet most are just lazy and accept the current failure and collapse this big club has taken.

  • 69 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Ibiza-Afternoon mate
    We all come on here to chat Nufc.Some have one viewpoint others have another…….. and you tend to sit on the fence lol only joking.

  • 70 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    JazzyP…Hello.

    Exactly, we’re all here to discuss issues. I don’t know why some people think that if they call people names it will have a greater effect. It’s just bizarre. Hey ho.

  • 71 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Turkish
    I’ll tell you what mate its quite clear you are not reading anybody’s post’s in the correct manner.From now on pal whenever I post just skip over it as I will yours.
    I have no problem debating with people mate but there is just no reasoning with ya or sense for that matter

  • 72 arctoa // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Yap yap, yap, yap. Yap.

  • 73 Rotonda heights // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    What is the potnt being linked with these slilful flair players when they will inevitably be pardewed and go the same way as benny and marv, Tevez and Mascherano etc.

    Right now AVB, Laudrup, Di Matteo, Jol etc all available!!

  • 74 tequilamag // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Turkish, no offence but your a kid, just left home gone to university from London to the North West, . You say you have boycotted the club for 3 years. Good for you but I doubt very much you have ever been a regular attender. Your talking to people who have been going to SJP for donkeys years and have seen much much worse.
    Does not mean they are happy with the situation but they have perspective which you cannot possibly have yet.
    Bit of advice when your trying to persuade someone to your point of view. Going on the attack is not going to work. You need to persuade not browbeat.

  • 75 toon kk // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Everyone has the choice if they want to go to SJP or not. You’ll never stop people going it’s part of their lives. But as long as they don’t expect much they’ll enjoy it.

    What we all have to get used to is we’re not like any other club we’re a business that happens to play football. As long as MA makes a profit that’s all that matters.

  • 76 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Ibiza
    The fans have been doing there bit since before you or i could walk
    It’s one of the main reasons i support NUFC, as youngsters i don’t think any of us fell in love with the toon because of the owner or books!

    It was the raw passion from one of the most passionate fan bases in club football, that used to show in the stands, around the town and mostly on the pitch
    The fans have done and always will do enough and I’m f**king sick and tired of idiots who couldn’t find newcastle on a map pointing the finger firmly at the fans
    Your entitled to support which ever club you choose but no one is entitled to criticise the fans who spend there hard earned money to cheer on 11 players representing there city and pride

  • 77 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Ibizatoon

    Yes I may have come on harshly, but it seems its the only way to get fans listening these days. And judging by these responses they wouldn’t want to get rid of Mike Ashley even if its been 6 years of painful nightmares.

    I get the one-dimensional Pardew remark, so you are basically saying I need to look at it at the other hand of the fans that attend games?

    You think I did’nt already? All I want is for the fans future of being happy that we have got our big club back with the heart and soul needed with the rightful owner.

    But after 6 years fans are still saying “We will just wait it out, Ive been there done that and these stuff will go and good times will come”

    It has been 6 YEARS, you would be hearing the same thing in another 6 years if we are still with Mike Ashley.

    I do not understand one bit how any fan can stand for this at all, have you not seen what’s going on at Barcelona lately? and that’s nowhere near as bad as what’s been happening here.

    People have basically settled for bottom and when someone asks for a change it is wrong it wont happen or we gotta be patient.

  • 78 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Turkish
    do you really think you have united the blog today ??
    As for the kids remark it was because I mentioned about families taking there kids to matches and was expecting you to start calling them as well……Hope you can take a step back and engage your brain bud and see that for what it is mate

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Rotonda
    Eh? AVB’s not available mate

  • 80 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Rotonda,
    AVB is at Zenit St Petersburg mate. Joined a month or so ago.

  • 81 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    I see Shola has come out and slagged the club off for not spending and not replacing players. He’ll be popular now.

    link:-
    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/shola-ameobi-accuses-magpies-chiefs-7023585

  • 82 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Your post at 77 sums it up
    If you read the blog and somehow come to the conclusion every body is happy with Mike Ashley and Pardew your off your head

    Don’t actually think you read properly a single bloody post just sit there with your finger poised over the Caps lock button with aimless rant mode engaged

  • 83 tequilamag // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Would AVB be a good choice anyway? Not bad but surely it has to be Shola as player manager.

  • 84 DokToon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    hello ibiza,

    looks like another day in the nuthouse that is nufc :)

  • 85 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Out of interest, can anybody tell me of a mass fan boycott that has actually managed to persuade/force an owner out of the club? I know they have trine them in Ice Hockey and American Football over in the US but I can’t find any that have been a success.

    Are there any that would back up the theory that he would sell if people boycotted?

  • 86 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:23 PM

    Tuff,
    That should keep people happy, no way he will get a new contract after saying that! Or maybe this is proof that the club had already told him no contract so he feels free to speak now.

  • 87 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    trine = tried

  • 88 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Ill tell you what TADS, Jazzyp and others that still attend games.

    I wont criticize you lot IF only you will stop complaining from now on of what’s wrong with Pardew and the regime.

    Cause simply put, you are happy with this whole mess.

    —————————————————————————
    tequilamag

    I don’t think a kid could study at university let alone live his own life at age 18.

    Not everyone is the same, not everyone will agree. Yes this is correct.

    I cannot force anyone. Yes this is also correct.

    But if you go and go and also complain then what’s the point? its as if you want to get ranted at because by agreeing to going in week in week out you agree with what Mike Ashley is doing to the club, and that is simply destroying it.

    Also, one does not have to be a regular attendee to see what’s going on with NUFC at the moment, also with students that get put into thousands in debt but still manage to make it to the game, I give them credit for the reason that they have pride in the club, but the only pride they are putting themselves through is pain.

    Every fan can see the players are now playing for the money only not for the badge, the recognition and shirt. Ive only noticed that the youth u18′s only manage to do this as they think once they reach first team, they will be stars, well unfortunately thats not happening under Pardew let alone Mike Ashley.

  • 89 toon kk // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Nufc is just a name now its our club and always will be. But in MA eyes we’re not really a football club we’re part of SD.

  • 90 Rotonda heights // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Jazzy P

    i think Ibiza is more off the fence than he was post his California trip.

  • 91 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Turkish,
    They are just as entitled to complain about goings on at the club as any fan not attending. You just don’t seem to understand that going to the match isn’t an acceptance of what is happening.

    How did Liverpool force out the Hicks/Gillet regime?? By going in numbers and being vocal before during and after the game. You are doing the opposite. Can you find me evidence of a mass boycott which has forced an owner to sell a football club?

  • 92 Rotonda heights // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    sage

    never know till you try and nothing else has worked.

    Isn’t it logical to think though that the lifeblood of any business is it’s customers. No customers = no business or is that being too simplistic

  • 93 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    Turkish
    Look mate trying to force feed your stance on others is not going to help your course.As I have stated many times today I am not happy with the regime or the management or the sprinkler system or the fact that my seat has been cracked all season.
    But if I want to take my family to a game I will do and you or anyone for that matter will not stop me doing so.
    Can we please move off this topic now as im boring myself lol

  • 94 DokToon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    rotunda,

    a visit to the land of fruits and nuts most assuredly knocked our own ibiza off said fence…. im american, and i wont go there….

  • 95 martoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Turkish @54 – You are correct NUFC is 100% owned by Ashley but it still has to publish it’s accounts. It is these that have been discussed on here by accountants etc. who understand these things and it can be seen where the season ticket money is going.

  • 96 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Rotonda
    You may be right mate…….Do you think he has seen the light !!

  • 97 tequilamag // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    Turkish, nothing wrong with being young. I only make the point that from your point of view you see the past from a more limited point than people who have a lot more experience.
    Nothing wrong in being passionate in your point of view but you really should show a little more respect to people who disagree.They may well be wrong but the more you berate them the less likely you are to change their opinion,

  • 98 toonarmydownsouth // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Turkish
    What part of I DONT GO TO GAMES ANYMORE did you struggle to read???

  • 99 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:36 PM

    Anyways…….. Maybe this explains the puppets infatuation with stroller him being in parsnips corner n all lol

    http://mobile.newsnow.co.uk/A/708877692?-11058

  • 100 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    ok, look.

    Mike Ashley first mostly hates bad publicity then anything else even before cash.

    The matches will be broadcasted on live TV such as Sky and also be global, to see a big stadium with so many empty seats will force Mike Ashley to sell or at most make him come out with his exact thoughts of what he wants to do with the club.

    There will be at least 1 billionaire(Will be over 20 looking at us)NO DOUBT looking to buy us and make us a good team on good financial restrictions.

    You sound as if boycott will do nothing to a club like NUFC.

    The fact we are a 1 club 1 city should be more important.

    We have only had one very small protest and that made Mike Ashley mad.

    A boycott will no doubt get him out or to finally explain his future with the club so we thoroughly understand what he plans for the club and its fans.

  • 101 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Rotonda,
    Was that to me not Sage?

    In simplistic terms, it makes sense, but MA hasn’t really taken much money out of the club, he uses it for advertising his other goods. So it would it be effective as there would be an increase in coverage and therefore his advertising will reach a wider audience.

    Do we honestly think that if the news of cheap labour and zero hour contracts didn’t affect his business that people will pay any interest to fans being upset about how he runs a football club?

    In essence the club pays its way, so if less money is going in, surely it will just lead to job losses or lower quality players/staff being brought in?

  • 102 jazzyp // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    Average
    At least he’s speaking the truth mate rather than the Crap we are fed week in week out .May be just maybe somebody might listen eh

  • 103 guvnor // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    The players linked are relegation standard, Pardew will feel at home in a relegation scrap.

  • 104 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Turkish,
    I’ve already countered that with a number of things which brought him bad publicity that he either still does or was more than happy to have done regardless. If you can show me evidence of where he has shied away from bad publicity to back up your assertion he hates bad publicity.

    As I asked before, show me evidence of when a boycott has worked? Most football club regimes leave due to vocal protests before during and after games, not because fans decide to not go.

  • 105 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Tads…It is a really difficult and sensitive subject tbh, one I like to tip toe around as much as possible (being the fence sitter than i am – thanks Jazzy :) ). Firstly, no one can tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do. The faith the fans have had in this club is spectacular and it breaks my heart the way they’ve all been treated, but let’s not beat around the bush, they are having the p*ss taken out of them by Ashley.

    I’m not even going to comment on whether I think people should or shouldn’t do something, but the bottom line is, for something to change, the people need to impose their power.

    Turkish…Listening or fighting? As I said, I don’t think your approach is having the desired impact.

    My joke was indeed to that effect. Having a plan B, for when plan A isn’t having the desired effect. It was only tongue in cheek to try and lighten the mood. Did it work? :)

    I understand your frustration, but do you really feel that some guy online, berating people is going to make them change their mind? Especially in the manner that you are?

    I just don’t know what you’re trying or going to achieve other than making the situation even harder. More than ever we need to try and be talking rationally between us, most people on here (but not all) are happy to have differing opinions and still talk decently to each other.

  • 106 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Turkish

    We already know his plan’s for the club mate, just because charnley said them doesn’t mean there not fatty’s words!

  • 107 Lilongwe Geordie // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Turkish.

    Oh, to add to my list of bad publicity, do you think that he was worried about the bad publicity when he banned the journalists?? That brought more bad publicity from a wider range of people then the protest did mate.

  • 108 guvnor // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    More players like Anita and De Jong and the club will be playing Championship football, before long.

  • 109 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:45 PM

    Dok…It wouldn’t be the same if it was calm and sane :)

    Rotonda…Off the fence, but still balanced…well, sort of.

  • 110 TurkishFan101 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    martoon

    Yes the club publishes SOME accounts but not everything with the vital information removed to make fans feel that we really are struggling “financially” against the likes of Southampton, Hull City and Everton…

    They are hiding allot of vital stuff from the fans, you cannot believe only the accounts published surely?

    tequilamag

    Ok mate, well I agree to disagree and that is my point of view, if the fans did not like what I said they can choose to agree to disagree and ignore my post but they reacted furiously and all I did was backup the points I have made.

    If people got disheartened or angry then, they should of be prepared to with the argument involved and even before replying and getting ready for a rant.

  • 111 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Tuff….Interesting link / post about Shola there.

    What a mess. Well done Ash mate.

    *Slow clap*

  • 112 BandB // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    Turkish Fan,

    I may as well chip in with my tuppenceworth. If you will excuse me.
    You are talking to people who have been going to the match for 20, 30 and 40 years. Even among them there is no agreement.
    Some say they have seen worse. Some say they have seen enough.
    Few actively love Ashley.
    But some see a man they believe will make good his mistakes. I am one who sees him as an unprecedented threat to the survival of this club.
    They all have a right to their opinion. As do you. Once you start seeing your opponents as stupid and telling them so, you have already lost the argument.

  • 113 Average_Contents // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Jazzy

    I agree, it’s the first bit of truth and understanding from someone inside the club for a long time!

    For that stroller I now grant you an extension of 4 years with the added bonus of another 2 if you meet strict criteria i.e you have to score near season’s end

  • 114 Mister Tuff // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    lilongwe – the comments by Shola – indicates to me that there was some discontent within the dressing room about not spending etc or put it another way a clearly visible indication of no progress of the team/squad. Some players may endure this situation -the better ones probably not years ago I would criticise players for leaving the Toon to play elsewhere -now though I really cannot blame them. I have serious doubts as to whether top flight football can be run on a shoestring -the ideals seem good and commendable. Obviously works within the tat clothing industry – I now doubt it can work in the PL – probably could in the very short term – before a total collapse.
    Shola -I would think is now history.

  • 115 stuart no9 // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    ashley is all about profit, making money, saving money,
    he understands only pound signs,, so those of you who think a boycott of the ground ( bearing in mind the money he will be losing, and the bad publicity it will bring)will have no effect on ashley, think again. ok , lets not call it’ boycott’ lets just say if 20,000 ‘ refuse ‘ to renew their tickets next season – ashley wont mind that will he ??????

  • 116 tequilamag // Apr 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Mister Tuff quite correct. MA has run his luck with the lack of investment. Short -term we have trod water but everyone can now see that major investment is needed in players.

  • 117 Ibizatoon // Apr 23, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Stuart…My thoughts are that Ashley needs a strong message, a statement of intent if you will. If even to only show that as a fan base we can organise ourselves and are willing to do something if he wont play the game.

    As it stands, I don’t see why he would change much, as if he cares about us lot having a whinge.

    My worry with cancelling season tickets, is that they’re just finding new people to fill up the spaces. Granted that can’t go on forever.

    If SJP was half empty for even just one game, forget the financial impact, as it will likely be marginal in the grand scheme, but it removes the idea that the fans can’t or wont do something in numbers.

    My question to people would be why not one game? Don’t the possible benefits outweigh the negatives? What are the negatives for missing one game?

  • 118 firebug666 // Apr 23, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Turkish

    you say the club has a cancer, well maybe so, when my dad had cancer we as his family supported him and help him as much as we all could, therefore is our club has a cancer shouldn’t the fans be as supportive as they can be in these times of need?




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