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It’s Like A Dream Come True At Newcastle – Except For Two Things



Amanda Staveley and company have kept their word, and they’re very quickly upgrading things at Newcastle United.

At the moment, most of the things are small but have been needed, and they didn’t get much care under the former owner.

There was no money in that.

Amanda said after the takeover that St. James’ Park needed a little love.

And that started with cleaning the windows at the Gallowgate end of the stadium, and was greeted with acclaim – little things we know – but they mean a lot of avid Newcastle fans.

We want to see the stadium brought back to its former glory – and more.

We note that the land sold behind the Gallowgate end that was sold by the former owner has not been built on yet.

So we are hoping Amanda and the Reuben brothers can go to the City council and ask to buy back that land for future extensions and developments to the stadium.

That may not be possible, but we hope it is!!

And yesterday, we saw pictures of the fitness studio next to the dressing rooms at the stadium getting an update.

Thanks to Geordie Mike from Geordie Ed for putting this tweet out yesterday.

We expect the owners to quietly go about renovating St. James’ Park and maybe the training grounds in the short term, although we do expect a new state-of-the-art training facility to be built by the consortium.

Something we were promised by the former owner way back in later 2014, and in the Geordie vernacular we got nought (nothing – zero – zilch – ?????? ??????).

This is all like a dream come true at last, and so great – with just two current exceptions.

First of all, we need those (damned) Sports Direct signs removed from the stadium and at the training ground.

They are everywhere you look – and should be taken down immediately – even if it means paying (even more) money to the former owner.

And secondly, the results have not improved as yet: we really need to get that first win under our belts soon – and why not at the Emirates in the early Saturday game?

The consortium is a breath of fresh air for the club, the supporters, and the city.

(Very) long may it continue.

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By the way – it’s Thanksgiving Day here in the states – and yes, we are giving thanks to the consortium.

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Comments welcome.


18 comments so far

  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Good Morning everyone!

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Sorry repost as bus moved as i was typing:

    We’ve had plenty of good prospects come to nothing as they weren’t handled properly in my opinion. Anderson seems to be the best prospect we have for quite some time and i’d hate to see him not amount to anything in the end. Needs to be monitored and assessed well with a loan to a decent championship side, he can then get a full pre season with us after his loan spell to be assessed again and then if he’s performed well on loan and at pre season, gradually introduce him to the first team minutes.

    Could be very damaging to just throw him in given the nervey situation we find ourselves in this season. If we’re safe with games remaining at the end of the season, then sure give him some game time.

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  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #3

    Adam

    What would be damaging about it?

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    In my opinion Anderson’s raring to go – I feel he’d be well worth a game or two off the bench. I don’t feel he’d take any harm to have a crack at some 1st Team game time!

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  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    JohnJ

    He can’t be loaned out till January anyways so IMO give him some time over the this period before January and see how he fares.

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #6

    Mund

    Comes into the first team, can’t handle the step up, performs badly, drops back down to the reserves. That would be potentially damaging and confidence denting. As opposed to proving his worth and getting experience in the Championship so he’s more prepared for the step up.

    Just my opinion, he could quite as easily come into the first team and play out of this world. It’s just how I would approach his situation.

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Plus if rumours are to be believed, Howe and the team want proven premier league players brought in to help us stay up this season so i’m not sure how Anderson fits into that.

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #8

    adam … read this it didnt do this lad any harm coming into the first team as a youngun .

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/paul-gascoigne-panicked-newcastle-united-10095259

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  • Mund

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #9

    Adam

    It’s all experience at the end of the day mate and some players you just don’t know until you throw them in the deep end. It’s easy to say loan him out but it has to be the right loan for his progression. We will never know until we try.

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  • captainmarvel

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #10

    Gazza was 17 his uncle was a brilliant left winger and I believe younger than him when he played in the first team..
    Anyone remember the Busby babes? If your good enough age does not matter, leave it to the Manager anyway to decide..

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  • captainmarvel

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #11

    The Manager knows, (or he should), if he is ready..

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  • geordietom

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Didn’t ferguson chuck a lot of you lads into the first team,?

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #13

    I wouldn’t say it’s even an age thing. His only experience so far is in a reserve team and a sub appearence against Arsenal in a cup. The position we’re in right now I don’t know if an inexperienced player is exactly what we need. I could be totally wrong and he comes in and becomes player of the season. But I think Howe and the rest of the backroom team will probably be looking for experience to get us out of this mess right now before they consider throwing inexperienced players in, in the hope they do well.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #14

    From previous post re Hoffman.

    From the ODT which held up the takeover, the only possible objections would be on Human rights issues or broadcasting rights. There can’t be an issue of a buyer being “too rich” surely.
    So, with human rights it isn’t a problem with our government as we supply £billions of arms and equipment to KSA.
    The broadcasting rights issue was sorted in conjunction with Qatar.
    So in conclusion the big six and other clubs were concerned that our owners were too rich despite the billions spent by Chelsea, Man City and Man Utd!
    The other clubs were concerned that there was one less relegation candidate. Well the truth to that is that with any decent owner other than Ashley, we wouldn’t even be a candidate for relegation!

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #15

    I also heard Glenn Roeder recalling Gazza’s debut that he picked the ball up in his own box and dribbled past several players with all his teammates shouting pass it. He said he realised he was something else then.

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  • martoon

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #16

    I understand Adam’s argument about undermining Anderson’s confidence but if you bring him on as a sub when we’re either chasing a game (or by some miracle leading a game) then it can only do him good and not much harm.

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  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #17

    Generally Speaking I don’t buy playing a kid in a relegation scrap will do him harm. He’s equally likely to make a blunder in a top of the league game as a bottom one. There’s always a chance any single player will make a howler at any time in the career, but if It’s made early, as with Woodman he’ll be judged harshly.

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  • Adamn_92

    Nov 25, 2021 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #18

    I think Gascoigne we all know is a 1 in a million type of player, with all due respect to Anderson and any other youngsters in our reserves and youth team, I don’t think any of them will come close to Gazzas level.

    If Howe and the backroom team think Anderson is good enough and give him some minutes from the bench (or maybe even start a game or two) then i’ll trust their judgement 100%. It’s just a personal opinion that given our situation it’s a risk that isn’t necessary and he would get far more game time and valuable experience on loan in the Championship. Builds up his experience, build up his confidence at a higher level and then he can come into pre season at the end full of confidence and show Howe he’s ready to be involved next season. When we’re either still in the Prem and more comfortable, or (hopefully not!) in the Championship where he’s just been playing.

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