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Can Newcastle Bring Some Cheer To Fans And Get To 5th Round Of FA Cup?

Things are not looking too good in this January transfer window, but we did register a fabulous 3-0 win at home against Cardiff City last Saturday to help raise the morale of Newcastle fans and get us out of the bottom three.

Another win on Saturday – which would be our third win in a row – is just what the doctor ordered.

It will take us into the 5th round of the FA Cup for the first time in a long time and add some excitement for our (very) long-suffering fans.

That’s in addition to the anxiety fans are going through again this season with possible relegation hanging over us.

Newcastle fans – want a Cup run

Currently, we are in 4th bottom place and 2 points above the drop zone.

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Rafa should be able to field a strong side on Saturday but we have Manchester City at home on Tuesday night and then Tottenham away the following Saturday.

But we have seen at Blackburn in the replay and 4-2 win that some of our fringe players can play well when given the chance.

It would be great if Newcastle can win on Saturday!

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19 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    ThNks for the times article post.

    Sure it was Ashley she was speaking to and not Rio? After all, Rio likes to ask everyone if they would put their money in the club.

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #2

    Interesting that the amendments at Companies House attempt to legitimise the ‘debt’ the club has with the owner. Converting the loan amount into shares formalises the value of the club to any party wishing to purchase the club. However how does the original price (£135m) that Turdboat payed for the club become included?

  • c-dog

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #3

    The Deloitte rich list reaffirms the majority’s suspicions of missing money. In fact it’s no longer suspicion, it’s set in stone.

    A certain poster, we all know who, has continuously denied there is missing money. Claiming premier league clubs make no profits and need a sugar daddy to compete in the transfer market. Incorrect as per usual.

    We need to continue to show our unrest. This is the most united fans have been. With the exception of the rogues who continue to peddle Ashley’s lies for reasons unknown

    Discontent is progress

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    We should go all out of the win against Watford the way the FA cup is going there will hardly be any big teams left in the next round!

    Good chance to build momentum and if the miracle does happen and we get that left back , winger and no 10 in this window we would actually be in a good position to try and win the thing……..

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #5


    If Ashley got SD to invest its money by paying full market rate for what’s been its free advertising over the last 11 years and actively marketed advertising to the world at large, the club’s marketing income would have been far greater than been it has been.

    Nobody’s asking Ashley to invest his money, just make the most of the potential that’s there. And, he could adopt a different financial model that allows for buying players whose fees are paid over a period of time!

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6


    No, I don’t know Gavin Clarke, never even new of him (which means nowt!). However, he appears to have been a talented lad – bless him.

  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #7


    And winning the cup along with surviving or the Prem, Rafa’d have left a legacy for Ashley to ponder on. A cup run with relegation wouldn’t be good – it’d give Ashley’s goons a big stick to beat Rafa with, justify Ashley’s argument that the cups are a risky distractiion

  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #8

    What do
    Borussia Dortmund
    Glasgow Celtic
    Glasgow Rangers
    Manchester United
    AS Roma
    all have in common

    They are all public companies quoted on various stock markets


    this is interesting

  • BeeGuy

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #9

    We need a tie so we can get another replay. (This club needs to flog the horses harder to get some work out of them, too.)

    A tie works wonders for MA, as the papers will talk about that for a few days, so people will not notice the window is starting to shut.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #10

    With his myriad of companies Ashlie has woven a tangled web of deceit to cover his tracks and hide all his illicit activities. Even the most diligent of lawyers would have a nightmare unraveling that lot so how can any would be buyer know what they’re buying?

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #11

    Mike Ashley’s stance on purchasing players is just a ploy. Why would anyone buy with cash when their sales are on HP as it were. Cash flow is essential for businesses to survive; so he deliberately minimizes cash flow in the club. It doesn’t make sense.

    Any accountants out there to explain his rationale?

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    Agree with that. Points I’ve regularly made on here.

    But Ashley and his cronies like to portray to the rest of the football world that we are asking for his money and to compete with the top sides. Playing on the deluded Geordie narratives.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Those who don’t, should start regularly looking at this twitter account.


    Very good for looking at and making sense of financial ongoings at the club.

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #14


    I think that if I was a potential buyer, I would demand everything he bought from Sheppard and Hall.

  • TyneMouth

    Jan 24, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Twelve years ago, Ashley paid the Hall and Shepherd families £135million for NUFC.

    Today it was announced that NUFC has yearly earnings of £175 million, and is the nineteenth highest earning football club in the world!

    Just imagine Horwich it could be with just a modest amount of yearly investment, it’s a pity we weren’t bought by a billionaire with a modicum of commercial expertise…

    The richest clubs list doesn’t take into account the amount of accumulated debt of each ‘rich’ football club.

    NUFC’S total debt is relatively tiny in comparison to all the other top twenty clubs.

    We have no stadium debt, the mortgage was paid up by the process of the Ashley take over.

    All the playing staff are fully paid for. (conversly we are still owed many millions for the likes of Sissoko, Gini, Mitrovich etc.etc.)

    We have only one outstanding debt, and that is the monies ‘owed’ to our owner! Most people would not consider this a ‘real’ debt.

    In reality, there has to be money in the bank, (earning interest!)

    19th richest club in the world! That is as believable as the UK being the fifth richest country in the world! (with our state of the art food-banks, record breaking childhood poverty, etc etc)

    Statistics, Statistics…

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Bill. …….He just knows too many moves now. He’s as tricky as a box of frogs!

  • bill

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    I still like the idea of tennis balls before the game and at half time, even during the game to make maximum disruption. It got a lot of news coverage for Bolton.

  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    Jib……… Might I suggest you do something more constructive than trawling through YouTube. Surely you could gather a team of lads together from the cross dressing community to go and cause some havoc down at Shirebrook.

  • Jib

    Jan 24, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #19

    a box of toon 22’s


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