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  • The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    The Madness That Is NUFC – And Why Vince McMahon Would Be Daft

    Let’s get one thing straight. Just because Mike Ashley has announced that he wants to sell Newcastle United, doesn’t mean the club will be sold. Anyone who’s been a United fan for more than 5 minutes knows that we’ve been here before. Since the first “For Sale” announcement in 2008 we’ve had mixed messages via the press. Sometimes we have been told the owner was still seeking to sell, other times we’ve been told he didn’t want to go until he won some silverware. Does […]

     
  • Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Newcastle United Are For Sale: It’s Official!

    Rumours have been doing the rounds over recent weeks of various parties being interested in buying Newcastle United. Things came to a head at the Liverpool game when Amanda Staveley, allegedly managing a $28Bn portfolio, attended the game with rumours rife that she represented wealthy clients who were interested in a potential bid for the club. Today, things took another step forward as the club issued a statement confirming that Mike Ashley was once again making it known that the club is now for sale. […]

     
  • Rangers Feeder Club?? What Did Geordies Ever Do To Deserve This?

    Rangers Feeder Club?? What Did Geordies Ever Do To Deserve This?

    As each day, each week, each month and each excruciating year under the thumb of this owner passes by for the long-suffering Newcastle United fans, I find myself constantly asking the question “what on earth did we ever do to deserve this?” Did a geordie strangle Mike Ashley’s budgie when he was a child? Did a geordie do something terrible to him in his past and this is the payback? How on earth did we end up in this mess? A massive club being run […]

     
  • Ashley’s 13-point Gamble: No “Head Coach”, No Ambition –  Does Relegation Beckon?

    Ashley’s 13-point Gamble: No “Head Coach”, No Ambition – Does Relegation Beckon?

    After reading the statement from the latest Managing Director to have his strings pulled from within the corridors of S***** D***** towers, I’ve been thinking about where we stand in terms of what we have left in the remainder of the season. Taking into account that the powers that be obviously see the season as dead and buried as they see no rush to appoint a manager/coach and see no need to bring in any new players. After all, why panic? We are 12 points […]

     
  • The Managerial Smokescreen!

    The Managerial Smokescreen!

    Isn’t it amazing how the smokescreen of the need for a new manager has blinded so many people? All we read about now is Hoddle this, Carver that and Galtier Le other. But the bigger, far more damning issues are still here and people need to keep their eyes open to them. This may be yet another very convenient January sideshow for Ashley. Everyone scurrying around trying to identify a new manager instead of trying to identify new players. Lets not forget that in August […]

     
  • Why Events At Glasgow Rangers Are Important For Newcastle United Fans

    Why Events At Glasgow Rangers Are Important For Newcastle United Fans

    Glasgow Rangers held their Annual General Meeting on Monday, and if you’ve been following events up there you don’t need me to telly you that “stormy event” is a bit of an understatement. A number of things are becoming clear. Those people who have been saying that Mike Ashley will take over Rangers and ignore his earlier agreement with the Scottish FA could well be proven right. To an outsider, it looks like the takeover has already happened to all intents and purposes. And from […]

     
  • Sunday Supplement: Why Ashley And Pardew Are Wrong For Newcastle United

    Sunday Supplement: Why Ashley And Pardew Are Wrong For Newcastle United

    Talk to your average fan of a London-based team about Newcastle United and you will quickly discover that the general view of us is that we are a “medium/small provincial club” with “deluded fans” – or other similar views. This seems to be a flawed yet common view “down south” by people who, in general, know very little about our club. And it’s a view which is encouraged by the media. For example, when we had the temerity to finish fifth in the English Premier […]

     
  • Newcastle United Fans Can Forget About Playing In Europe

    Newcastle United Fans Can Forget About Playing In Europe

    Newcastle United fans were already aware that winning cups or qualifying for Europe are not seen as a priority by the club’s current owner. This position is well known, having been confirmed by statements openly made to the group of carefully selected fans who make up the so-called “Fans’ Forum”. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Telegraph Online have today published the news that UEFA will not allow Newcastle United and Glasgow Rangers to play in Europe at the same time, even if they […]

     
  • More Confusion For United Fans As Ashley Gives Rangers Another Million

    More Confusion For United Fans As Ashley Gives Rangers Another Million

    Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has agreed to increase his interest-free loan to Glasgow Rangers. The news comes from Rangers, who have announced on their website that Ashley’s holding company, MASH Holdings, has increased the credit facility it is providing by £1 million to £3 million to provide working capital. Ashley currently holds 8.92% of Rangers voting rights and recently managed to add Derek Llambias to the club’s board. There was an additional surprise in the announcement which went on to confirm that Ashley has […]