Newcastle United 2017-18 : Power drinkers and league winners

Discussion in 'football' started by not-bono-ever, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

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  2. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Or not.

    Shelvey...:facepalm:
     
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  3. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    Rafa OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!eleven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
     
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  4. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    we are fucking shit and masters of our own downfall I have concluded. I am hearing Rafa to West fucking Ham. FFS
     
  5. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    freddy shepherd is brown dead.

    mmmm
     
  6. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    He probably heard how much Ashley was currently asking for the club and his envy gland exploded.

    :)

    Sorry, respect for the deceased, RIP, etc.

    :(
     
  7. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    Its difficult to post up much positive atm - we didn't get beat by a shit Pool- so that's half decent.

    Oh and Amanda Staveley was in the crowd at fortress Sid James, Big changes ahead I think. for the better
     
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  8. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

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  9. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

    and we are off- club up for sale...lolz
     
  10. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    Is the club sale related to the financial investigation in some way? I'm just trying to figure why he's selling up all of a sudden
     
  11. LiamO

    LiamO Share the love

    For the same reason he bought it in the first place. Cos he's a money-grabbing cunt. HTH.
     
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  12. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Mr Ashley bought the club sight-unseen, and without doing due diligence. It cost him much more than he expected. Primarily it was a platform for promoting his cheap sportswear empire.

    The club has been tacitly on the market ever since Mr Ashley realised his compound errors: the purchase price came with debts; that fans are not 'mere customers' like a mailing list; that changing the sacred name of St James' Park to Cheap Tat Direct Stadium was a non-starter; that players cost money - even the rubbish ones; than Dennis Fucking Wise wasn't the Director of Football Messiah; that a former casino manager wouldn't make a very good CEO; that a former training ground tea boy wouldn't make a very good CEO; that talented managers who ignite the passion in the supporters do not automatically form a vacuum seal between their lips and his pasty pucker; that low-rent managers from the far end of the realm had no empathy for the local 'religion'...

    The club has been on and off Gumtree from the moment Mr Ashley saw his tat-empire's northern bauble was going to be relegated to whatever the second division is called these days, and dropping the value by £150m to £250m. He stuck with his investment to avoid losing money on his punt, and promotion came courtesy of Saint Christopher Of Hughton (blessings be upon his head and family). Naturally he fired the manager that earned promotion back to the top flight first go.

    The club has never been a good fit for Mr Ashley. Having the ambition to win leagues and cups takes investment in players with uncertain financial returns. So he ran the club to be mid-table - no ambition, but no fiscal vicissitudes. Keep the Premier League telly money. Buy players on the cheap from France; sell them at a profit whether or not the manager was planning his squad around them. Whoops! Relegated again.

    Promotion back to the Premiership for the second time under his, um, stewardship has probably given him the value boost he wants to emerge without losing too much money. And he's getting out while the going is good - that is before he starves the club of cash again and lets the club get relegated a third time.

    Financial investigations? This is a man who has one of the biggest zero-hour operations in the UK; who was too busy to appear before a parliamentary committee; whose financial shenanigans are more slippery than any football agent in the Western hemisphere; who as a sideline has fucked up Rangers - for fun...

    Mr Ashley has no concerns for regulations, legal infraction or moral codes.

    He is what he has always been, a loud-mouth chancer. If he pulls off a sale before Christmas, as he plans, that would be a nice present for all concerned. He's even said he'll be flexible on the payment terms. "Half-a-crown down and two shillings every Thursday." This suggests he's finally serious about jettisoning the distant prickly bauble that he never knew how to manage in the first place.

    Sometimes the devil you don't know has a magical allure. Fingers crossed.

    :)
     
  13. LiamO

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    That was quite beautifully put Limejuice
     
  14. LiamO

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    Ah well, even a complete cunt like the fat cockerney has some redeeming features :)
     
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  15. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    Are you going to come to the 3rd division relegation party like you did last time in 86/87??

    Wow 30 years :eek: was it really that long ago??
     
  16. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    I am reliably informed by the serf I employ to scan the red-tops for me that one Dennis Wise will be appearing in a televisual production set in Australia called I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

    I further understand that the telecom companies have upgraded, reinforced and extended their capacity in Leeds and Newcastle Upon Tyne. For some reason they are expecting an increase in traffic to the trillionth power during said TV programme, with said gurning wanker being voted repeatedly to perform some rather unsavoury challenges.

    My correspondents are forecasting that, based on telephone traffic from the two aforementioned cities alone, Dennis Wise will be on a steady diet of kangeroo cock and nipple-deep in a tank of spiders for the next month or two.

    Let's make this happen!

    :thumbs:
     
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  17. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Space/time supply indicators near to zero

  18. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Beelzebub!

    The human sacrifices will continue even after the sale goes through, I promise.

    :thumbs:
     
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  19. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Jingle bells, jingle bells!

    :)

    Nice one, Santa.

    :thumbs:
     
  20. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    well done magpies on today, you restricted the best team I have ever seen play in England to a single goal win
     
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  21. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Yep, and not a bad finish to the game. That (missed) last-minute equaliser would have put the cat among the pigeons.

    And yet Newcastle were slammed on both radio and TV.

    On Sky, the Talking Head in the commentary box described Newcastle's first 30 minutes as "the worst play I have ever seen in the Premier League".

    My brother's comment at half-time: "Are you sure we even fielded a team, because on the radio it's one team training?"

    When you consider the slaughtering Man City are inflicting week-in, week-out, with a winning streak heading into the record books, and Newcastle's position just outside the relegation zone, I'll happily take the tactics and performance of a team that keeps it to one-nil. The goal difference may well come into play in the dying moments of the season.
     
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  22. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

    Spot on. The cunt on sky with the comments was none other than Gary my team lost 7 nowt Neville. Clearly he knows fuck all about tactics or anything else.

    I enjoyed the game, my only regret is Gayle not leaving that chance to Merino at the end. Roll on Saturday.
     
  23. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

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  24. sunnysidedown

    sunnysidedown Well-Known Member

  25. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    To be honest, that season ended far better than I expected.

    In effect, Saint Rafa of Benitez took a half-crown Championship squad and dragged it by the scruff of the neck half-way up the Premiership.

    Alas, the fart-filled blimp Ashley will imagine he can continue to short-change the club, which will somehow dig itself into the safe, demilitarised zone in mid-Premier League, and keep its resale value pinging away like a fruit machine. The leopard doesn't change its spots.

    But apart from those dark clouds on the summer horizon, it's a good view from the lofty heights of St James' Park. And on a clear day you can just make out the Bungalow of Light, where a local pub eleven prepares to cling onto the cliff-edge of whatever the third division is called these days.

    Happy days.

    :)
     

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