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  • Excited About Newcastle United’s New Season? Nope, Me Neither!

    Excited About Newcastle United’s New Season? Nope, Me Neither!

    Can this year get any crazier? Leaving aside the deadly Covid_19 plague that currently has society thoroughly disrupted and our hapless, useless Prime Minister and equally inept government in total disarray, there was the small matter of events at Newcastle United. To describe what happened is getting difficult now, as it sinks in what might have been and the chance we have lost. Or more accurately, the chance which was denied us by a Premier League that couldn’t run a drinks party in a brewery. […]

     
  • NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    NUST: Newcastle Supporters United In A Common Cause

    I was privileged to attend the Newcastle United Supporters Trust Zoom meeting yesterday 7th August 2020 which set out to discuss: The Trust’s plans in the campaign for transparency from the Premier League on the Newcastle United takeover process and What the Trust and its members have learned from the process and what it means for the future of Newcastle United The meeting was for Trust members – of which there are now apparently around 14,000. I first joined the Trust in June 2014 and […]

     
  • Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    Fan Reaction: Newcastle United Future Beyond Bleak, It’s Thoroughly Depressing.

    So the takeover has been called off. I was a little less shocked than I would have been a month a go, but I was still surprised by this. I fully expected the time taken to have been used to iron out any issues. I don’t know what to make of it all. Amanda Staveley has said the blame lies with other clubs attempting to block the deal, but the statement from the PIF Group was a strange one. To me, it seems like a […]

     
  • Newcastle United Takeover: The Fans Deserve Better Treatment Than This

    Newcastle United Takeover: The Fans Deserve Better Treatment Than This

    Monday 20th July 2020. 102 days since the English Premier League received the submission seeking approval of a change of ownership of Newcastle United. Since then, there has been no decision, no communication, just silence from those who have been asked to approve the change. In the meantime, there’s been lots of noise, much of it irrelevant, from a number of sources seeking to stop the takeover happening. The UK media, who seem to be pursuing their usual anti-Newcastle agenda Amnesty International bein sports in […]

     
  • Newcastle United Takeover:  Reasons To Be Fed Up

    Newcastle United Takeover: Reasons To Be Fed Up

    The Newcastle United takeover was submitted to the Premier League on 9th April – so as I sit here tapping these words into the keyboard, they have had a staggering 95 days to make a decision under their owners and directors test. 95 days to make what should be a simple decision based upon their own limited parameters – are the buyers financially sound and do any of the proposed directors have criminal records etc which would debar them from owning a Premier League club. […]

     
  • Newcastle United v Manchester City Debacle: The Final Word!

    Newcastle United v Manchester City Debacle: The Final Word!

    I’m sure the pain of watching that embarrassing first half “performance” against Manchester City in the FA Cup will stay with us for some time. Trying to play the Rafa way without Rafa was suicidal, and so it proved. Below are the thoughts of our UTD111 Forum member “Ghostfacekillah” who speaks his mind and doesn’t hold back! It’s the final word before we move on to Bournemouth! The first half was entirely Bruce’s fault, the way he set the players up, they were on a […]

     
  • Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Does A Sell-Out Crowd Actually Help Newcastle Players?

    Three defeats on the trot and the inquisitions, and blame-game debates have started to ramp up amongst disgruntled Newcastle United fans. All of the usual grumbles never really went away – a potent mix of the faults of the owner, the manager and the playing staff, to name but three key areas! Most of us have never been particularly content with the owner, who is seen by many as using the club as an advertising clothes horse for his sports clothing business, rather than having […]