Fans Staggered By Fraud Allegations – Club Could Be Demoted


We don’t know how bad things are with Newcastle United after the club offices were raided this morning by HMRC agents and  financial records seized.

It’s apparently to do with some of our tax dealings over the last several years.

But there may be ominous consequences  for Newcastle United if thee are proved accurate – like the club being demoted much like Rangers were a few years ago.

Italian powerhouse Juventus were also relegated a few years back for frau type stuff.

Who would have thought this could happen just two days after we achieved our dream of getting back to the Premier League and it came out about the exact same time after our players reported back to training for their first season after being promoted.

You cannot make this stuff up.


The Newcastle fans have been totally and completely screwed again.

The consequences could be huge for the club.

If these charges are true we have been badly let down by those running the club with these headlines going worldwide – and it does not put Newcastle United in a good light.

The Mail is reporting that HMRC are now expected to go after other clubs as part of their broader investigations.

Apparently there are 43 players, 12 British teams and eight agents who are being investigated as part of the overall investigation.

What impact this will have ion Rafa benitez we don’t know but he will be staggered just like the rest of us.

If Chanley and others have committed fraud there’s no excuse but he’s also produced the worst scandal in our 125 year history and if these allegations are true it would be an absolute and complete disgrace.

The innocent victims of all this are the fans.

My father will be turning in his grave.

This is how fans reacted to the terrible news this morning:



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261 comments so far

  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #1

    Well this is just fine and Dandy ain’t it. Always find a way of fcukin things up this lot. Well fcuking done. Gi ya sels a pat on the back. Fcuking brilliant news!!

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ll be playing in different striped shirts!
    First game, next season, in the tunnel………..
    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/21/article-2700097-1FD91E1B00000578-325_634x481.jpg

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  • hibbit

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    lets hope its Carr been at the fiddle and not the club

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  • Jib

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Ed
    I’m staggered you partake of the hysteria
    Twitter is full of idiots

    Loads of clubs have had documents and pc’s seized in the past.

    There is rarely anything comes of it.

    The Rev and Customs have draconian powers and do like to flex their muscles from time to time.
    You’ll prolly find the local area director of HMRC is a mackem.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Repost

    Ibiza

    Even if a person has been arrested and charged, there’s still a presumption of innocence. Can the FA do anything until there’s been an admission of guilt or a guilty verdict returned at trial?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #6

    Toontaff

    It will be like the film escape to victory haha

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  • JamesToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Omfg I can’t believe what I’ve just woken up to this morning. Someone please calm my nerves

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Was thinking, like the tweet above,
    Going up
    Going down
    It’s only been 1 1/2 days since we were finally able to celebrate!
    Wonder if we’ll be getting our season ticket renewals, any time soon?

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    Allardyce, West Ham and Newcastle and England fiasco, Olympic Stadium, tax payers money and Mondial and The French Connection.

    No doubt our next Manager will be Poirot ( yes I know he’s Belgian but same difference )

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    hibbit…Not sure that would help us, as he’s under the employment of NUFC.

    Seems to big an operation to be going after a scouts dodgy back handers, if that is the case.

    They say it’s tax and national insurance fraud…not sure how that would tie in to Carr’s slice of the pie, unless he’s being paid offshore and the figures haven’t been included in sales figures…again though, would that not put the club directly in the middle, not just Carr personally?

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #11

    Where are kimbo, kets etc when we need a balanced view!
    Tin hat time!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #12

    Ron…I can’t imagine the FA can do anything until a verdict is given.

    Perhaps an imposed suspension of persons involved whilst being investigated? Something about bringing the game into disrepute?

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    Inspector clouseau is on Tyneside heading up the investigation along with his trusty side kick Keto

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    Please let it be Ashley!
    Grass him up, Penfold!!!

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  • reilly

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #15

    HMRC: “The arrests relate to £5 million of suspected Income Tax and National Insurance fraud.”

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Well I didn’t give us any advantage this fraud malarkey as we got fcuking relegated. If owt it gave every fcuked else one

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    If an employee has done something dodgy then that’s not the club/employers fault.

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Maybe we can give Pendfold a public thwacking?

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    Juve were relegated because they were match fixing

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza

    Until there’s an admission of guilt, I assume the FA can’t act.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #21

    Mister Tuff // Apr 26, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    With the numbers of HMRC staff involved it is clear – so far – that it is a tax fiddling job.
    The involvement of the cops will only be to utilise their powers – which tax inspectors do not have – ie power of arrest, entry and seizure.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Wow

    Great news.

    No wonder the slug got penfold to be the MD of about 50 different companies connected to NUFC.

    “Just sign here, here and here Lee, it’ll be fine”

    The slug denies all knowledge.

    Slime.

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    JIB, is there room for Penfold in Spain?

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  • AncientC

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #24

    Well this one is a shocker… not. I am surprised Ashley has been getting away with it for so long. Ashley’s methods have been flagrant. I just hope that Charnley and the club are not punished, but you can guarantee that Ashley has compartmentalised himself from action.

    Never worry though, I am sure Graham Carr will be a fine scapegoat for most.

    “But, but, but… mondial football agency!!!1!!1!”

    I was the first one on the blog to highlight the link between Mondial and the recruitment of players, but it is fairly logical in thinking to see this is not what is going on here. This is TAX ISSUES… not bungs on players.

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #25

    Where have they taken Penfold?
    Maybe we could all wait outside, with a few banners?

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  • magspuggy

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Put penfold in the stocks.
    We used to have them in the big market in yee owld days
    (Bobby can possibly remember them)

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Hollywood Producers are considering a trilogy in the series.

    https://crackedrearviewer.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/french1.jpg

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  • JamesToon

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Am I right in saying that the tax and national insurance frauds are down to charnley personally and not related to the club we should be fine, but if it’s transfers related we are in trouble ???

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    They’ve taken charnley to the same hotel as barnetta!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #30

    Morning all, you’d think we’d be used to being kicked in the nuts by the muppets that run this club and then this happens.

    Could this be linked to Ashley’s dealing with Rangers as well as that court case is happening now

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #31

    Allardyce was sacked as the England Manager when employed by the FA for his financial indiscretions.
    I don’t recall the FA being penalised because they employed him.
    Nor did the FA charge themselves for bringing the game into disrepute.

    The FA are powerless to do anything in the circumstances.
    In fact they might find themselves under scrutiny.

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  • Jib

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #32

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/04/26/newcastle-managing-director-lee-charnley-arrested-st-james-park/

    A more balanced report.

    Looks like it’s transfer back- handers on transfers.

    The investigation started in France.

    Don’t be surprised if Allardyce and Llambias are involved as the cases go back 7 years.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #33

    If it is just tax and ni fraud does this mean we’re no longer balance sheet champions?

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  • ron burgundy

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #34

    Ashley has to be held accountable

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #35

    ronaldo
    But that’s the only thing we are good at…damnit haha

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #36

    Jib
    It’s interesting if it goes that far back since allardyce has been in charge of us and West Ham during that time.

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  • giimps

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #37

    Probably end up with a fine , if its only 5m over a few years we wont have breached any financial fair play regs ,like someone said ,its the hmrc wanting their dosh and flexing their muscles……..i just wonder what theyve been doing wrong, its probably just a misunderstanding by our slightly less than able md

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  • Jib

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #38

    AncientC
    “I was the first one on the blog to highlight the link between Mondial and the recruitment of players”

    No you weren’t
    You blatently plagiarised my links.
    Saddo

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  • toontaff2

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #39

    And to think we paid more than 5 million for Riviere………………
    HMRC could take him as an ‘asset’ to cover the debt………….

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #40

    From Jib’s link:-

    “It is understood that the investigation extends to other clubs in England.”

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