I like the way the club isn’t pushed around by agents these days. I like the way Graham Carr properly scouts players before we buy them. I like the way we are no longer a final pay-day for passed-it players with no hunger left. I just wish we had three or four more players in the squad who can transform our set up to one we could believe the club wants to progress, win trophies and be the best we possibly can (win trophies? I know, listen to me).
A Big Year
Shane Ferguson. Sammy Ameobi. Adam Campbell. Haris Vuckic. James Tavernier.
The Truth Is Out There
One day someone in the mainstream media will have the balls and the brains to pick up on the financial analysis of Newcastle United provided by this fanzine and others.
There is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t be introduced. At SJP it could be in the lower tiers of the Gallowgate and Leazes Ends. It could extend our capacity to near 60,000. Groups of teenagers going to the games together, developing their own craic, having a laugh and creating an atmosphere! Who doesn’t want this?
Let’s stop calling people who happen to support a different football club to us, “the scum” eh? Scum is a word for paedophiles, rapists, racists, murderers and members of the Coalition Government.
If Colo is going to leave at the end of the season, I hope we can give one of the best central defenders we’ve seen in 40+ years at United a fitting send off and wish him well.
Let’s get to the end of the season and just let him go eh?
Divided We Fall
So-called supporters can’t call for unity amongst fans in public then when doing their own thing, lie and dissemble against the people they claim they want solidarity with. That’s not going to work.
Our Cup Runneth Over
For fuck’s sake, give the FA Cup a good go this year, man. Pardew’s record is abysmal.
Mr Ashley should just realise this idea of charging newspapers to interview Newcastle United players is just never going to happen.
Aye is it.
Let’s be completely honest, we know Newcastle United isn’t a well-run club. Commercially, the club’s income has tanked over the last seven years and our rivals have stolen a march on us. The club should appoint a top team of proven experts to get out in the world and get the kind of sponsorship deals that will increase our income and allow us to compete with those above us in the food chain. That might mean Ashley has to re-think his advertising strategy.
Am I the only one that cringes with embarrassment when Newcastle United supporters, people from the North East of England, sing shite about signing on and Liverpool slums whenever we play a team from Merseyside. Shameful. Stop it.
The prospect of Colo v Shola (Argentina v Nigeria) in the World Cup, in Brazil!
This could turn into a very amusing season.
Keep your shirts on eh? It was funny for five minutes twenty years ago.
The people who run football clubs will never give supporters a say in how they are run. It will require Government intervention. The Coalition Government has deceived us it was going to do something about it but has decided it won’t. We need an incoming Government to commit to giving us a real say in how football is run.
Vive La Toon
Half the Newcastle United first team in the France starting eleven in Brazil.
Jonas Guitteraz and Sylvain Marveaux
Pick & Mix
To give the Fans Forum any chance of success United should immediately restore the Newcastle United Supporters Trust, develop, agree and sign up to a protocol to follow and then move on. If they don’t know-one should take part in it though the naïve and the desperately opportunistic will.
If the Fans Forum wants to prove it can do something of benefit to the club it could (a) have the East Stand renamed the Joe Harvey Stand and install a plaque commemorating one of our greatest ever servants (b) commemorate the club’s Great Edwardian era in some way now we are just leaving the hundred years anniversary of the club’s greatest ever era and (c) at the last home game of a calendar year hold a minute’s applause (following pipes on the pitch?) to commemorate the memory of every player, manager, coach, director, club servant and supporter to have left us in the last year and in previous years. Other commemorations due for Stan Seymour (Senior), the FA Cup winning teams of the 1950s and the Fairs Cup win of 1969. Whilst we’re at it, something for Kevin Keegan too.
Immaculate off-the park , more committed on it than ever before, Shola Ameobi has found his place at Newcastle United. At last!
Newcastle United’s whole online merchandise operation is owned 100% by Sports Direct. Where does the money that supporters spend on Newcastle United merchandise actually go? Into Newcastle United FC or onto Sports Direct’s bottom line?
If as rumoured the Mackems visit to SJP this season has been decreed as a “bubble-trip” (where match tickets are only handed out on pre-arranged buses) every Newcastle United supporter should join the campaign of opposition. If derby matches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and London can be policed without recourse to this measure then it should also be possible to do the same in the North East of England. Get ready to remind Northumbria Police Commissioner, Vera Baird that she is answerable to us and not the Chief Constable.
Steven Taylor isn’t a bairn any more. He should stop acting like a knacka. Drop all of the fist-pumps, badge-kissing and playing the Geordie card in the papers. He should stop making the rash challenges to con the gullible that he cares. He should stop the self-indulgent crap with the Mackems. He should think very seriously about having Willie McKay as his agent. He has every attribute to be an accomplished PL central defender. He could still achieve the status of excellent club servant. He just needs to concentrate on being a footballer before it’s too late and he’s playing for someone like QPR.
Don’t Put Your Finger On The Button
Mike Ashley – things are going well, too well?
Somebody buy Alan Pardew the target man he craves. It’s better than watching Cisse and now Remy potentially being ruined in a role they are manifestly unsuited to deliver.