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What’s Friday The 13th To Newcastle Fans?

10:51 am, Friday, May 13th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 40 Comments

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40 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Beefman, he knows what it is. This is just his level of trying to be smart. Sad, i know. 😉

  • 2 Average_Contents // May 13, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Paddy power do come out with some corkers like.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    You want to lay off that spliff marrow;)
    I’ve said loads of times I’ve been going in the Milburn sports bar. I’ve used my mates ticket in the family enclosure on and off for years but not this season martow 😉

  • 4 Average_Contents // May 13, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    So, just to be crystal clear, we’ve got the man who’s job it (supposedly) is to run the football club looking into the reasons why it went wrong at the football club.

    Sounds good.

    May I suggest looking up. It begins with A and ends in shley.

    Another bit of advice, look in the fcuking mirror too you spineless cretin.

    A roll-on deodorant with glasses.

    Laughed my tits off at that Mark.

  • 5 magscar // May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM


    magscar // May 13, 2016 at 10:57 AM


    In what way would a simple 2 word statement be diluted by the group making themselves known?

    Tsunki amongst some others feature the phrase ad nauseum to no apparent effect.


    I have no argument with any fans starting an out campaign just, as Jib points out, doubt their effectiveness when they shoot themselves in the foot with anonymity.

    BTW we are as one on why would you want him out if he made us successful. I have long held the view that they are not mutually exclusive. However for it to happen he needs as a minimum a football man in the hierarchy who reports to him not a PR man,Casino manager, Secretary or dinosaur out of his depth former manager.

    Without that whatever else he tries will be a success by luck rather than judgement. Perhaps he will give up making his own luck and make sensible appointments with the necessary level of expertise at all levels.Staring with Rafa.

  • 6 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM

    Right, had my fun, now it’s time to go. Leave jail to his bluster and bullshyt for another few hours. 😉

  • 7 BandB // May 13, 2016 at 11:04 AM


    You were the hypocrite claiming you weren’t even going to think about relegation until it was a mathematical certainty, while posting your Championship squads.
    You are a crackpot dog, yapping at its reflection in the window and imagining it is scaring off intruders.

  • 8 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Little girl, of course you did. Not how everyone else read it, but hey, you must be right. You always are. I would read very carefully what you write in future, because you write one thing, whilst clearly meaning something else. What a clever little girl you are. 😉 see ya mug.

  • 9 BandB // May 13, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    I think he’s cross 🙂

  • 10 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    BandB been through that, or were you reading it with your selective specs on again. You had us relegated months ago, then changed your opinion to suit your own agenda again. Hypocrite pretty much covers you as well. The borg, united, will never be defeated. 😉 in your own little world anyway.

  • 11 BandB // May 13, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    In fact Bobs, you were the hypocrite who said anyone who MENTIONED relegation before it was a mathematical certainty was a plastic fan.
    While posting your Championship squads.

  • 12 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    for Ashley // Mar 6, 2016 at 8:59 AM

    Anyone wondering why there was 52K there yesterday. Bournemouth having their first visit to a modern SJP were in full attendance and very loud. I got my ticket through a student allocation and paid £15 for the Milburn sports bar, I paid £50 to witness a shite 1-0 there three years ago. I bumped into an old school friend who’d chucked his season ticket and had paid £25 through work. The sports bar with its padded seats and great view was full of students and stag do’s on discount tickets. What’s the point of extending the ground.

    There you go marrow, I don’t know how the rest of the blog read that but that’s what it looks like in black and white. You can go back to chasing your tail now.

  • 13 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Cross? Really? You don’t get me one little bit. I’m laughing my tits off. Just maybe you don’t get what I’m laughing at – bit close to home eh? 😉

  • 14 BandB // May 13, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    And yes you’ve explained.
    Explained that you intend to move smoothly from lobbing the pint glass of outrage at anyone who thought relegation was possible to taking the pool cue of retribution to anyone who even THINKS we might struggle to come straight back up.
    You have, in short, a tile off.

  • 15 JC148 // May 13, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    Here’s the letter I wrote to Rafa via the club website:

    Dear Rafa,

    On 27th November 2001, my dad took me to St James’ Park for the first time aged 9. That night, I watched Alan Shearer score the 100th goal of his Newcastle career to lead Newcastle to a 4-1 victory over Ipswich in the Worthington Cup.

    It wasn’t the football that night I was in awe of though. Walking up those steps for the first time, a solid wall of noise greeted me and thousands upon thousands of screaming Geordies was a sight to behold. All there on a freezing November evening to watch a relatively insignificant League Cup fixture.

    Just as the manager that night once famously said, I was the ‘small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love’.

    Since then, I’ve had relatively little to shout about in my frequent visits to St James’ Park. A battling 2-0 loss to Barcelona in our last Champions League tie in 2003 as well as a hard-fought 3-0 victory over Man Utd in 2012 are relative highlights.

    Your arrival at St James’ Park has given me and many others reason to hope that those thrilling European nights could return, that we could see Newcastle back at Wembley fighting for the FA Cup. Despite our relegation, I still have faith that you could lead us to promotion and back to the top of English football, back to the exciting times that I so enjoyed as a child.

    Please look past the short term pain of managing in the Championship; if you stay and fight with us, you will become an immortalised hero on Tyneside. Isn’t that what football is all about? Sir Bobby Robson certainly thought so: ‘What is a club in any case?…It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city.

  • 16 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    BandB, you’re making things up again. Naughty naughty.
    Jail, are you catagorically stating that you didn’t advise giimps that he could use his st because you’ve been using your mates daughters and nobody spoke up? Clarify by all means. Deny that and you are an outright liar. End of.

  • 17 BandB // May 13, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    How it must annoy you Bobs, when you head off predicting the talking behind your back that will go on, and no-one mentions you again until your next attention-seeking outburst.

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:17 AM

    Well done JC

  • 19 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:21 AM

    No marrow 😉
    I’m not denying I said that, like I said earlier I have used her/his tickets on and off for years when they can’t make it, not this season though I’ve watched all my games from the Milburn Sports Bar. Now what bit is it you don’t understand marrow 😉

  • 20 Bobbybee // May 13, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Band B, you need help if you read it anything like that. Violence from a wheelchair will only result in pain! What i actually said was ‘anyone who already has us relegated to the championship, and the first division next season, isn’t a fan.’ I stand by that.
    As for my Championship side, it was – and clearly expressed – in response to those saying if we went down, we couldn’t bounce back. I said IF we go down, this side could make up the best part of a team capable of bouncing back. You twist my words as much as you like, but you only make a fool of yourself. Anyway, you borg enjoy your little love in. I’ve got better things to do. Lie away to each other and convince yourselves you’re right. Whatever.

  • 21 SPRINGY // May 13, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    canny letter jc.

  • 22 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    Well done Bobby,
    So anyone who thought we might go down and might go down again if Lee Charnley is tasked with finding a manager other than Rafa isn’t a fan. Jeezus it is getting harder and harder to qualify to be a fan in berbs world.

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:33 AM

    Whatever, face palm. Shakes head!

  • 24 Hail Wor Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    This petition lark and Th Chronicle’s front age is cringeworthy. Show appreciation for his efforts, chant ’til your hearts content, but the rest is both lacking tact and dignity. is for serious business, that when enough signatories have been accumulated, the matter is compelled to be debated in parliament ffs.

    Rafa came in when we were 1 pt adrift, a game in hand and both Norwich and Sunderland to play – we were odds on to survive. The way people are going on we were 6pts adrift on the same amount of games.

  • 25 lochinvar // May 13, 2016 at 11:40 AM

    Watford part Company with Manager after a successful season for them.
    Newcastle United retain their Managing Director after a seismically ( is that a word ? ) disastrous season.

    No justice is there.

    Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores will leave the club after their final match of the season on Sunday.

    The Spaniard, 51, was appointed in June 2015 following the club’s promotion to the Premier League.

    The Hornets are 13th in the Premier League, but have won just two of their past 11 top-flight games.

    “The club and me don’t have the same point of view about the season,” said Sanchez, who also guided Watford to the FA Cup semi-finals.

    “We don’t have the necessary conditions to activate the clause to renew my contract so I will leave Watford as a consequence.

  • 26 posada // May 13, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    All I want is for my football club to be run by serious professionals who make shrewd decisions.
    Then would it be asking too much to over achieve now and then.

  • 27 Jib // May 13, 2016 at 11:55 AM

    The plot thickens

    “Frank De Boer left his job at Ajax earlier this week, and he is now on the look out for work.
    His twin brother Ronald (who acts as his assistant ) was interviewed on talkSPORT radio this morning.

    Everton have been tipped as a potential destination for the Dutchman, but Newcastle could also be on the look out for a new manager.

    At the moment Rafael Benitez is in charge at St. James’ Park, but there are doubts over the former Real Madrid manager’s future.

    Benitez has a clause in his contract which means that he is free to leave Newcastle now that their relegation has been confirmed.

    Benitez has not publicly stated his plans for the future yet, but if he does leave Newcastle will be required to look elsewhere.

    Frank De Boer could be a possible option for the North East club to look at, and when Ronald was asked whether his brother would be interested, he responded: “I think Newcastle is a sleeping giant like Everton. It has unbelievable support and history.”

  • 28 rozehnal // May 13, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    Benitez will stay. Let’s all wait and see how things will pan out.

    I really believe this season was down to Maclaren the guy is out of his depth in management of a football club. This is the man who had a decent England squad yet failed to qualify for the Euros, he has got so lucky to get these types of jobs. To be fair Ashley gave him the players the squad was decent yet he effed up.

    Maclaren was the reason we went down he should of left earlier on his own accord

  • 29 Bambams // May 13, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    Who can Ashley turn to that could be chief executive at our club ? He would have to try and steal a chief executive from another club which will result in him paying compensation so we can rule that out.

    Who else can he bring in ? He knows nothing at all about running a football club which is proven . He only seems to promote ‘yes’ men. Sacks those who disagree with him….

    I can’t see him sacking useless Penfold, which would show he got it wrong

    His stubbornness knows no limits.

    This is why we are where we are.


  • 30 Jail for Ashley // May 13, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    He was just a part of the problem, the system and policies that hired him were to blame.

  • 31 job // May 13, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    another of Ashley’s inspired choices
    a sackless tw@t

  • 32 Blackley and Brownlie // May 13, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I remember brother Troy’s long running refrain that there was no point sacking Pardew because we could never get a better manager whilst Ashley is here. He would mock me remorselessly for saying that the club could always attract a top manager whether Ashley is here or not. I could not see the sense in backing Pardew on the basis the next manager would be no better or even worse. I should feel vindicated because the club attracted Rafa, whom Troy said would never come under Ashley. But I don’t. I honestly think Rafa would be unwise to get into bed with Ashley and his stooges. The club is going nowhere under this regime, which is incompetent at best and insidious at worst.

  • 33 bettyswallocks // May 13, 2016 at 12:43 PM

    Blackley…….. That’s very defeatist and offers no hope for the future. Backdoorman is more positive. Please bring him back.

  • 34 Average_Contents // May 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM


    It’s also true. Defeatist or not.

  • 35 Blackley and Brownlie // May 13, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    You keep mentioning BDM and me in the same posts. Now when you say “please bring him back”, it occurs to me you might be suggesting we’re one and the same. BDM is far too eccentric and funny for us to be doppelgangers.

  • 36 Lindisfarne // May 13, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    It may be of some good fortune that Lee Charnleys’ job appears to be linked to retaining the services of Rafa Benitez.

    “”they appear to be strangers to the concept of building a team as opposed to collecting a disparate, disconnected band of individuals.””

  • 37 Essex Geordie Bill // May 13, 2016 at 1:09 PM


    You’ve had fifteen years of disappointment, try multiplying that by four.

  • 38 The overrated Frenchman // May 13, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Blackley@32. I agree with you. There’s no future for this club under Ashley. How much more evidence does anyone need to see that as fact? I’ve just read a story suggesting that Charnley is safe in his job. Good grief. Has there ever been anybody more demonstrably incompetent in such a position? One can only speculate how Ashley has accrued his fortune. It clearly hasn’t been through intelligence.

  • 39 Essex Geordie Bill // May 13, 2016 at 1:12 PM

    Newcastle a sleeping giant, hah, it’s in a coma at the moment.

  • 40 Blackley and Brownlie // May 13, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Since posting above, I’ve just read .com, and extracted this line concerning Rafa, which alludes to what I’m getting at:

    “Let him walk and you have nowhere left to turn – and a vacancy that only a madman or a bluffer would consider.”

    It’s somewhat contradictory as it implies Rafa is either a mad man or a bluffer. I just think Rafa would be unwise. The point they’re making is that, after relegation and the demonstration of abject failure and incompetence, the job will be very difficult to sell to anyone. It’s pathetic that Ashley has come out and said don’t come to me for money -after he was the knacker making the grandiose statement of intent to the world on Sky tv just 12 months previously.

    I hear what Bobbybee is saying about getting behind the team next season and it doesn’t matter which division the club is in. I’ve bought my ticket for next season. But I completely understand why fans would walk away under this owner and I wouldn’t criticise them. I think Ashley and his stooges are both incompetent and insidious. It’s a perfectly reasonable reaction or strategy for fans to decide to stay away. Organised boycotts and the like. Well that’s different.

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