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Fans’ React On Twitter To Jonas’ Discrimination Win


Newcastle fans have reacted favorably towards the discrimination law suit win of Jonas Gutierrez over Newcastle United.

Jonas suit claimed that Newcastle acted against him when they found out he had cancer and that Newcastle deliberately did not play him so an automatic contract extension clause did not kick in once Jonas had started a certain number of games.

Fans point to the shambolic running of Newcastle United under Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley which will end up with Newcastle being relegated this season, after we only just avoided the same fate last season when Jonas had a great game and scored one and made one.

lee charnley and mike ashley

The two men running Newcastle into the ground
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley


Here are a sampling of the tweets.


102 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #81

    Jimmy,
    That argument has merits, and in general I would almost always concur with it. I think one or two have burnt their bridges though, and don’t really deserve to be backed.

    Some have had almost unconditional (and unjustified) backing since they arrived, and have continually let the club and fans down. I don’t think they have got much abuse and have in fact been supported and backed by the fans all year. Where has it got us?

    Canning a few of them for some games might improve the mood of fans and other players alike, and also might give those dropped a kick up the arse for if/when they are used as subs.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Comment #82

    Veltman,
    Well for nine years he hasn’t done the right thing hence the four relegation battles. It wasn’t so much a matter of time either, had we of scraped a point against Bmouth Mclaren would still be here and we’d have been humped off of Leicester and been seven in a row off the mackems.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #83

    “So Why don’t he just shut his gobshit and move on?”

    Seriously? I don’t really agree with it all, but have a bit of respect for a bloke who gave his all every time he stepped on the pitch for us.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #84

    Lilongwe,
    If we lose against Swansea I think the crowd will let Wijnaldum and Sissoko know what they think of their efforts, maybe Jaanmatt knew that and engineered his Keystone injuries.

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  • firebug666

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #85

    Eeeeeeee! Is the credibility of our regime being brought into question? Well who would have thought.

    It’s only taken 8 years, well not so much for the fans who have been pretty much spot on since the beginning.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #86

    Jail,
    If Sissoko has any sort of clue, I think he will already have grasped it. Only Taylor and Gouffran had more people voting to get rid of them this summer than Sissoko. 90% in the Ronny’s recent poll wanted Sissoko out of the club.

    Wijnaldum had a keep vote in the low 60’s I think. I think he still has some goodwill left with the fans, although it is rapidly diminishing.

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #87

    Lilo, I suppose the players who might be considered most undeserving would include, Janmaat, Sissoko and Wijnaldum.

    Unfortunately they are also among a select core of players that have the ability to save us, and their replacements far less so.

    De Jong and Tiote might come in and do the job, but Mbabu, Anita, Aarons, Obertan, Rivierre, Saivet, even Colback, I have my doubts.

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  • Jib

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #88

    Lilo
    I think the club (from a playing perspective ) needs major surgey and not just a patch up.

    Circumstances have combined to enable us to have the services of a manager we could only have dreamed about a few short months ago.

    RB is one of the more cerebral figures in modern football and more than capable of setting the club on a better course for generations to come , we have to keep him no matter what.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/newcastle-united/latest-nufc-news/newcastle-could-attempt-to-keep-rafa-benitez-even-if-club-goes-down-1-7853684

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #89

    JimmySmith,
    Like I said before I think we are in for a shock regarding buy out clauses if we go down. If it’s found that the three you mentioned can leave for next to nothing should we go down then their behaviours should tarnish them for life.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #90

    Jib,
    (From a playing perspective). Are you some how implying that the upper management is ticking along just fine?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #91

    Jib,
    But you didn’t dream about it, you gave Mclaren your full backing and defiantly stated that he should not be sacked even if he repeatedly failed to reach his targets.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #92

    Jimmy,
    What do you base their ability to save us on? Out of those three I’d probably only have Wijnaldum as a potential ‘saver’. Janmaat costs us more than he saves, and Sissoko is probably the only attacking winger in the Prem yet to register a goal this season.

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  • hibbitt

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #93

    lilongwe

    that made me LOL attacking winger

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #94

    Jib,
    I said the squad needed major surgery last summer. We didn’t do enough. You disagreed at the time. But the losing and disinterested mentality never left the club, because it wasn’t cleared out and refreshed. There needed to be a clear out, Ashley used the phrase ‘making our own luck’ we didn’t.

    I’m pleased that you finally agree, whether the club really do, we shall see, but even then, it is too little too late. If they have finally realised, it isn’t praise worthy, it is just (further) evidence of a lack of knowledge in their died of employment throughout the upper echelons of the club.

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #95

    Well as my ambitions for the toon this year flounder on the rocks once more I am reduced to wanting to see the team sent out show a bit of stomach for the fight, win lose or draw. If we are to go down, and it looks more than likely,I’ll be devastated obviously, but Howay you black n white bags of shite, at least salvage a few crumbs of pride and get stuck in.
    But I suspect most of this flat lining team just can’t wait for the death knell now, and for their agents to come up with a quick summer exit strategy.
    For probably the last hope…Howay the lads tomorra…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #96

    hibbit,
    He certainly isn’t a defensive one….

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #97

    *died should read field…

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  • jimmysmith

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #98

    Lil, all three of those players are current French and Dutch internationals, and have had storming games for us in the past. They are at least capable, I doubt their replacements are.

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  • Tsunki

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #99

    Well having seen the arguments for and against Jonas I have to say it’s missing the point entirely when the bottom line is that they were adjudged to be less than honest in their testimony so whether or not ‘this sort of thing happens all the time’ is irrelevant. Conjecture over whether he was worthy of playing or having his contract extended is moot (I personally always thought Jonas game was ruined, he was one of the fitter, more dedicated players, and playing in his natural role turned out he was a match winner I think worthy of another year at least) – they tried to pull a clever one as many do, but this time they got caught out trying to go about it more shoddily than usual.

    KK, now Jonas. No smoke without fire.

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  • Jib

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #100

    Lilo

    At least when we disagree I don’t get frothing at the mouth abuse from you.

    You also do have the admirable habit of not crowing when proven right.

    I think a change of mindset and ackowledgement of dropped bollocks , while not praiseworthy , can be recognised.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #101

    Jimmy,
    Sissoko has had maybe 2 or 3 storming games for us since arriving. Because he is quick, people translate that into him being a good player. He isn’t. He is a track athlete who can kick a ball a bit. He also couldn’t give two hoots, lacks any sort of passion, commitment, desire. He personifies almost everything that has been wrong with the club for the past couple of seasons.

    The Dutch team didn’t qualify for the easiest to qualify Euro’s of all time…. Janmaat has had good games, but he is way off it at the moment, and Mbemba is more than comfortable as a full back. Can you honestly say that Mbemba, Lascelles, Colo, Dummet doesn’t look more solid than any combination of those 4 with Janmaat at right back?

    Gini has got goals and assists in him. He needs to not play on the left where he continually narrows the game, and he needs to not play deep forcing Shelvey into the more defensive midfield role. Gini right wing instead of Sissoko and Townsend on the left would offer far more creativity and goal threat.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 15, 2016 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #102

    Jib,
    Yeah, and I would happily acknowledge it if they openly admitted that they got it wrong and those who are culpable were held responsible for their actions. Reports say there will be an inquest come seasons end – I think that makes it 4 summers in a row that we have done that.

    Something has to give, and people need to be accountable for their actions. To me, that means Ashley removes the entire board and allows someone far more knowledgeable to select candidates that are of a proven quality and have expertise in this, or related fields.

    Just like with just about every sphere of employment, there are specialist sports recruitment organisations who can assist Ashley (and likely Keith Bishop) in the selection.

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