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A Rousing Blaydon Races Welcome For Our Boys Of 69 – Video

Mail reporter Craig Hope went out to Budapest with some of the players who played in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (Europa League is now the equivalent) back in 1969 – a long 50 years ago.

We won 6-2 over the two legs against Hungarian club Ujpesti Dozsa.

Craig has posted several great tweets on his Twitter account covering the event.

We will never forget those players who won the last trophy for Newcastle, and I was so pleased to have been at the first leg at St. James’ Park when we won 3-0 with all goals coming in the final 30 minutes.

Two from captain Bobby Moncur and one from Jim Scott.

Now when will we win our next trophy?

12 comments so far

  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m guessing it was his permit to post a reply.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #2

    A permit to isolate a lighting circuit I need to work on, that’s about as good as my day is going to get 😮

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #3

    I know that everybody wants to talk themselves into thinking everything is fine and there was a statement from BZG last week saying so. But look at the timeline. BZG supposedly contacted the Premier League in April. The season ended 5 weeks ago. The Sun story was a month ago.

    Then there’s The Chronicle who keep mentioning other buyers. Isn’t there supposed to be an exclusivity agreement if this is serious?

    Between The Chronicle and the National Dailies there must be 12 reporters designated to NUFC and all we have is a couple of press releases from BZG and nothing at all from Rafa or Ashley.

  • kev1664

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #4

    From the last article.

    I cant see Rafa ever signing with Ashley again, by the sounds of it the offer on the table hasn’t met any of his demands, so he wont sign, simple.

    If he was to sign it would make it more likely for Ashley to pull out of any takeover deal, as the added security of Rafa as manager would give him leeway.

    The best thing for Newcastle United is a takeover, anything that puts that in jeopardy should not be done. I think Rafa knows that, and he only wants what’s best for the club and its supporters.

    So order of priority should be.

    Don’t give Ashley an out Rafa.

  • Diddly

    Jun 17, 2019 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Tony that’s good i would be more worried if either party was spouting off. No news til a announcement is good if a bit frustrating.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Even if Ashley agreed to all his demands I doubt very much he would be able to trust him on any of them anyway, he’d have to have his lawyers pour over them and even then Ashley still has the power to stop a transfer as he has ultimate control over the funds, Rafa is trying to run a football club not get involved in a murky business deal with a guy who takes absolute pleasure in pulling people’s pants down.

  • Jib

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Pore over them

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #8

    Diddly: there’s usually leaks though. Especially with so many reporters and social media now. And what about the league? Shouldn’t they be saying something if there really is a process well under way? Or are they all on holiday as well?

    It is getting a bit frustrating with nothing from Sky, The BBC or the National Papers. Then of course you have The Chonicle who write the same story every day and just rearrange the paragraphs.

    Chronicle are reporting the Mackem takeover should be concluded by the end of the week. At least they have some news there.

  • nut meg

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #9

    Nicely said Kev 1664

  • kev1664

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #10


    It’s not the premier league’s place to comment on business deals. It will have confidentiality agreement with both parties. Apparently the PL have rejected a number of applications in the past 2 years that nobody heard about (not NUFC related)

    The only parties that can announce a takeover are Ashley or BZG.

    The media is writing the same rehashed stories every day because they haven’t got anything new at all. It’s all closed down.

    We wont know if it’s done until there’s an announcement. If a deal fails to be agreed we might not hear anything at all.

    We just have to wait.

    For me, as I’ve said before, the statements from BZG would suggest a timeline of 26th June at the earliest. Two statements have said they are trying to get it done before Rafa’s contract expires, one statement said it might not happen before then.

  • JohnJ

    Jun 17, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #11

    I think Rafa is “The Honey” Newcastle United need but as much as I want Rafa to stay I would not want him to sign a contract that was not to his pleasing. I think Rafa should call Ashley’s bluff & refuse to sign it. Should we arrive at the 1st of July and the takeover has not been completed then this would seriously weaken Ashley’s stance and at the same time devalue his supposed asking price.

    We have to stick together with Rafa – I can’t see him, with the respect he has for “his team and fans”, letting the Newcastle United fans down!

    If the worst comes to the worst then I believe the fans to a man would fully understand his position should he move to pastures new!

    But…….. Ashley would then be stuck with a white elephant and a big one at that!

  • hibbit

    Jun 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #12



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