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Michael Chopra To Appear On TalkSPORT Tomorrow – Will He Blast Mike Ashley?

Former Newcastle United Striker Michael Chopra has tweeted that he will be appearing on talkSport tomorrow morning at 9AM. This is his tweet alerting Newcastle fans of his appearance.

The reason this may be really interesting is due to an exchange he had with Pete Graves of Sky Sports over the weekend.

The former Newcastle United Academy product and local lad has voiced his frustrations with the club and, particularly, Mike Ashley this past weekend. His comments were very poignant and in response to Pete Graves’ confrontation with many fans on Twitter.

After comments made by Shola Ameobi and John Carver about how Steve Bruce would be a good appointment riled up a few fans, Pete Graves tweeted out the following “rant”.

After these tweets, Pete Graves found himself the target of the fan’s ire and unwisely continued to engage with them on Twitter. The embattled Sky Sports reporter then had an exchange with Michael Chopra in which Michael basically told it how it is.

These are quite the comments to come from Michael Chopra. He has called out Mike Ashley’s lies and says what we all believe about Steve Bruce.

Bruce will be a “yes man” to Mike Ashley. He is a terrible appointment. Even if he came unhindered out of unemployment he would still be a terrible appointment.

Now you add to the cauldron the fact that he has completely shafted Sheffield Wednesday and their fans. It couldn’t get much worse than hiring Steve Bruce at this time.

This is the problem right now with the media. While Sky Sports and BBC are airing Arsenal supporters’ displeasure with their owner Stan Kroenke, they allow Mike Ashley to act with impunity by not exposing his wretched actions destroying this club.

We will be interested to hear what Michael Chopra has to say and hope he will let people know of the absolute travesty going on at Newcastle United right now. It should be a breath of fresh air if compared to the recent appearance on talkSPORT by Kevin Nolan.

119 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #1


    Rosemary and Brians story is one that should be shared with more than the blog.

    Theres many similar stories but we only ever see drunken idiots representing Nufc in the media.

    Fans leaving after 30 or 40 years is something that every football fan would take notice of and ask why.

    TMG should look at people like these who feel not going after decades is their only option and tell their story.

  • Our Toon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Well done chops lad, gone up in my opinion with that

  • carltoon

    Jul 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #3

    Board? What board? You mean Charnley? And you think Ashley needed Charnleys approval to appoint a manager. Think up another story that one’s crap.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #4

    TMG should get Chopra on board. A handful of ex players would be useful and would attract media attention.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Jail, sorry was distracted, but thanks for replying.

    Sounds like a great plan you have brewing. Plenty of time to get your ducks in a row, not just related to NUFC so if the best happens and we are bought at some point, you’ll still be doing some great work in support of the local area. Should grab the imaginations of the National Press, also. It would be great if you could persuade a friendly journo or two to join you on the trek.

    Keep us all up to date with plans, if you don’t mind. Chances are I’ll not be able to join the march, at least not for the full thing, but would be very happy to support with a contribution of some kind and / or some background work. Are you hoping that some will do the whole thing with you and some will join at different times?

    Good on you.

  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #6

    You want to be interviewed

  • Oldgit1

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #7


    Will be interesting when the players negotiate this seasons bonus. He has already lost 4m, and with Bruce’s only on £1m a year they can’t be to greedy with their demands.

  • kilcline

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Fair play to the lad, a true fan like us.

    Boycott Arsenal

    Bruce out banners outside the ground

    Sabotage any MA business, every little helps

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #9

    I think Bruce is probably being offered pretty much what Rafa knocked back. A decent on going transfer budget and quite possibly final say on ins and outs, albeit essentially under existing parameters, under 25 or free agents or those in the last year of existing deals.

    If he hasn’t, it’s hard to understand why he’s interested, and of course it’s one thing being offered it, another getting it.

    In that case, it’s at face value a decent job for him, but we won’t win anything, and sooner or later we’ll go down, maybe this season.

  • one fine day

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Charlie in the gallowgate ,
    fully respect you decision to still go but just letting you know that if you did choose to give it a miss . We could all help out with your weekly review…
    well just in and still (quietly )fuming..
    match report arsenal
    Darlow 4 other than the pen save in the 4th minute,did his best and nothing he could do about the 3rd or 4th.
    clarke 3 seemed leggy against this level of opposition
    lascalles 3 looks a different player and got pulled out too many times trying to cover yedlin
    lejerne 2 clearly not fit but with share left out with a “niggle” guess he was only option
    yedlin 2 see above
    colback 1 ran around a lot , rolled up his sleeves and clapped encouragement to know one really .stupid penalty and gifted lacazette the two free kicks to put the game out of sight.stupid he wasn’t subbed for ki before the second yellow.
    shelvey 4 looks fit and was buzzing around for first 30 ,(will be away before the deadline) then frustration crept in as he came deeper and deeper to get the ball,leaving only the hollywood option to give miggy a hope.
    Richie 6 ran his bits of for the cause ,looked the only one.
    almeron 7 unlucky and must be wondering when that first goal will come for him .Thats var for you
    sorrenson 8 worked his self into the ground , but isolated without the quick feet of perez to pick him out and the awful balls into the box didnt help
    murphy 2 seems to have less confidence that even last year , game passed him by. (sub aarons 80 mins)
    aarons 1 considering he was on against a tiring defence he seemed to be unable to beat even the most pedestrain back 4 in the epl , was only 5 mins after coming on it was noticed this may have been down to him forgetting he still had his gucci man bag on his shoulder so was possibly carrying more weight that a 7 stone jockey at kempton.
    bruce 1 was only seen in the technical area once (see aarons above) and hid in the dugout preferring dawson to try and give instructions.
    Our fans 2 silent , moaning with a few anti ash chants ,not picked up however on the sky mics strangely.
    A few gaps but all around me seemed to be international students who spent most of the time taking selfies and trying to film the whole “matchday experience” and bemused eastern Europeans who looked like the polish rescued from belsan in escape to victory.
    Still they were givena ticket , pies and free beer and travel to a from shire brook so a nice day out to reward their loyalty to the Reich
    Their fans . 6 came in numbers full allocation and quite a few seen all over the ground taking advantage of ashleys ‘new tickets available on match day” initiative.only heard them after each goal with the usual “wheres your famous atmosphere ?”palava
    Calls for them to join the boycott fell on death ears as we knew they would, did we really think a team based in London with no soul left would give a shit ? no me neither.

    Never mind Norwich away next .
    Another club Bruce rubbished after leaving for pastures new and golden .
    A club with a board who care and communicate .what can possibly go wrong ? lets just hope this latest takeover goes through before the window shuts eh ?

  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Was it hibbert and his family the ones where 9 of them didnt renew?
    Would you be willing to be interviewed.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #12

    mikeashleyisamackem, I think I’m right in saying your story has been consistent all the way through. It’s an interesting one, but I hope you’ll accept that there have been a number of false dawns all through this process.

    I do hope you’re right, I’ve said all along I’ll hold onto some hope until it’s confirmed that there is no room for it any more. Nowt has changed, realistically, but if what you’ve said turns out to be true, then everything could change in the next few days.

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #13


    Not really but I would.

    I think their story would reach more people, a couple after all those years saying enough is enough.

    It’s not a bunch of ex hooligans lager louts or Torries, real genuine nice people, the like of even jib cant sneer at.

    We have to be cunning like Ashley, best foot foward, show the lamb but be the wolf.

  • Stardust

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #14

    mikeashleyisamackem story sounded almost sensible until you look into it.

    how could BZG share their interest with Ashley? 51%/49%. So who would actually be investing in the team but we know Ashley wont?

    and who can say he will be selling his shares in february? Who to? etc etc.

    doesnt quite make sense Im afraid.

    and certainly not very funny taking the pee out of us at times like these

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #15

    Its all some people have in there life, trying to wind people up over the internet to compensate for other ‘short’ commings in there life.:)

  • optimistic prime

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #16

    Sunderland is closer to Newcastle than Corbridge and I dont hear many Mackems calling themselves Geordie.

    Bruce has delusions of grandeur, Rafa is more Geordie than him.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #17

    mikeashley is a mackem,
    are you saying he chose bruce because he’s always wanted bruce or he chose bruce just to spite us? and if he chose a substandard manager to spite us, whats to stop BZG sacking Bruce on friday when they get the 51% power? surely BZG cant be happy with paying 6m for a crap interim manager for half a year who is likely to ruin their investment.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyway I thought I would share that with you s
    Probs here from me Friday weather it happens or not
    I am merely passing on info I believe to be true
    Love the blog peop!e

  • toon king

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Do I want a manager like steve bruce?

    Will I disrespect steve bruce?

    Why should he get disrespect when it’s having that fat bastard as owner which is causing all these managers to be part of our club. People say we a big club so in the eyes of steve bruce he has got a once in a lifetime chance of being the manager of a big club.
    Also whilst that fat bastard is owner 99.99999999% of big managers and upcoming managers will refuse to be our manager

  • kilcline

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Mike Ashley will still be owner of our once great club in 2 years time, he’s just milking us now for everything he can get.

  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #21

    No bother mackem see you friday bye.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Listen I don’t have all the answers
    I have also heard the premier league keep putting obstacles in the way ,Mike Ashley is furious about paperwork not been sent back and believes there is some jealousy from the powers that be in London who don’t want us to do a man city and he believes there trying to drag it out so we can’t spend this window

  • CAG

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #23

    If this so called takeover does happen Friday , Shares are that low in shit direct right time to sell and right time to make his beloved shop private again .

  • toon king

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #24

    It wouldn’t suprise me, in my view the only thing that I see getting rid of ashley is us dropping down to lower leagues because he will no longer be able to get big TV moner nor will he be able to bring in youth players to see for big profit in later years

  • toon king

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #25
  • kilcline

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #26

    @toon king

    Ashley is in a win win situation, he stays in the prem and takes the TV money and keeps anyone who wants to buy it at £350m plus but adds in deal breakers to put them off.

    When we go down because we will, he will still get more for the club than he originally paid for it and make up the difference by more player sales along the way.

    Mark my words, he hates us as much as we hate him and now he’s taking the p155 with Bruce and selling fan favourites

  • Genjikai

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Toon king.
    Arsenal straight away get coverage by SSN about there discontent of one of there owners.
    We get nowt. Except that pete graves shitty article.
    An agenda beyond belief.
    Boycott sky. Boycott the chronicle, stop there advertising money. Each one of your clicks makes them money.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Hope you’re right.

  • toon king

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #29

    I’m thinking of it in the long term, staying in the PL or doing the yo-yo game we are left with that fat bastard for ever, however if we were to drop drop to the championship and remain their for a few years he’d be gone since he no longer has big money.

    The very moment he does leave the spirit of our club will shoot up big style and promotion will arrive in no time and clubs like leister city show with a great passion the team will be able to become part of top 10

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #30

    You do have to feel sorry for Arsenal, all that failure over the last 20+ years, dunno why we feel so put upon.

  • lesh

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Mike Ashley’s a Macken (or maybe he’d like to be but even they’d tell him to sod off)

    Your news was interesting until you said that ‘Ashley has always wanted him but never had full agreement with the board’.

    Ashley is the board!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #32

    It was pretty obvious from the off that Mikeashleisamackem breaking news is nowt but another windup but we are so desperate for that type of news that we want to believe it.

    I’m sure Bladey could come up with a suitable comment for the occasion!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Possibly toon22 as well, although we all know what he will say, so rather than wait for him to turn up just run his retort through your mind, you’ll get it right!

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #34

    I think the Bruce story could be just to take the attention away from the takeover I think the takeover is close, the silence from Mike Ashley says it all for me
    If he was keeping Newcastle he would a released a statement saying so ,he would also rubbish the takeover stories
    Rafa Benitez has said nothing about the takeover
    Ya can’t tell me that rafa would not have of been briefed on the ins and outs at Newcastle
    There is non disclosure agreements signed in a legal binding documents ,there not allowed to say
    There’s no way Newcastle will start the premier league season without a statement from the club
    Something big is happening at Newcastle and there’s a reason where been made to wait for a statement from the club about its future and direction season
    Keep the faith

  • NY Mag

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #35


    Your comment from earlier :-
    “You’re better off for your sanity to stick to the night shift. It’s full of insomniacs, anecdotes and across-ponders who haven’t quite grasped how bad it is right here and now. No offence but it’s largely true.”

    I don’t know about the insomniacs and anecdotes part, but your last point is probably pretty fair.
    It’s not that I personally don’t grasp how bad things are, it’s just not as much ‘in your face’ when you live thousands of miles away 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Stick it to him Chops. Then get Howey on to follow up. Mike Ashley is a mackem…. Theory sounds bogus, sorry.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #37

    NY Mag

    Dunno if you spotted my response to Tsunki re. that comment but I did invite him to join the nightshift tonight to explain to us how bad things really are so that we could be enlightened.

    Obviously what you read on this blog wouldn’t give you any real insight into the situation, now would it?

  • Munster Mag

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #38

    Arsenal get to a uefa cup final and whinge?? Can we have kroenke please?

  • NY Mag

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #39


    If you’re still around…..
    A few weeks ago you were encouraging people to join NUST, now you are encouraging people to join TMG – what’s changed? (Just interested as I joined NUST last week)

  • TyneMouth

    Jul 16, 2019 at 12:22 AM

    Comment #40

    Something is happening,

    I don’t know what,

    but it is…



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