AlanPardew46It’s hardly surprising that Colo might want out. Footballers always play on their emotions. He has no real emotional attachment to us other than 4 years playing for us. During that time he has only really enjoyed one season.

After watching the owner stare directly into the mouth of the last summer transfer gift horse he probably feels fed up. Let’s face it, we all do. I think if he stays now he will want to go in the summer. I will be interested to see how his performances are affected for the next 17 games. I wonder how many years it will take to replace him.

At the going rate it takes about 1 year to replace a direct departure and 2 (and counting) to replace a poor player. Now look at how Remy is apparently thinking twice about us and considering 5th placed Arsenal. I bet he would have come in the summer.

The worry for me is that what Ashley has shown to our players is that, ‘if you have a great season, we will bank the money, won’t improve the squad and will sell you if we can’.

Who would want to try hard under those circumstances? What’s the point in Ben Arfa, Cabaye, or whoever, staying next year. They know what the club will do if they have a good season, never mind the one that they are having currently.

People say that you find out about people when the chips are down but I think we have found out a lot more about our owner and his mates when the chips were up. Worrying times lie ahead I reckon.

Saddest of all perhaps is the fact that 52,000 people could have predicted this season but the 3 or 4 that matter couldn’t.

I’m not sure which group to put Pardew in.

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fromtheheed
fromtheheed

The only statement of intent is for Ashley to announce that Klopp will be our next manager and he will be bankrolled with a 150 million war chest. That blow to my head must have been worse than I thought, tongue in cheek.

Harry Todd
Harry Todd

Yes you did well we were one nil up and well in control then the thirty fourth minute protest while not great led to anti Ashley chants which affected the team and gave a massive boost to Swansea.Wonder what your plans are for the West Brom game to get us relegated cannot wait.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

@harry toad Can't wait for your next username either scumbag.

StevePassmoor
StevePassmoor

Yeah, it gave Swansea such a boost that it took 13 minutes for them to break through our porous defence.

We were never 'in control' of the game and it was only thanks to a defensive blunder that we took the lead, could you ever see us scoring otherwise?

36 goals in 34 games is garbage and failing to score in 12 of those 34 games is even more telling.

As for plans to get us relegated, I think the players have managed to get themselves into that position of their own accord. We supported them unswerving until the Spurs game and our support didn't seem to ever spur them on much, did it? See the above stats if you need to be reminded.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

@Harry Todd Stupid little man.... some people bury their head in the sand..... yours is in manure....


... and it still wont grow.

Kev82
Kev82

Seriously guys, do you just expect Ashley to pack his bags and leave because we want him to? There is the small matter that we would need a buyer and last time of checking I don't think we have any knocking on Ashley's door. I support the boycotting but it should be aimed at trying to force Ashley to change his ways rather than wasting time trying to force him out when it's his business, he's hardly going to give it away.

Kev82
Kev82

I agree with everything you are saying, but even the name of the campaign is Ashley OUT. We can't force him to sell up especially if there is no buyer.

DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

@Kev82 it's not about expecting Ashley to pack his bags and leave to the first buyer, it is about fans saying "enough is enough".


Limping through to the end of the season, with crossed fingers that other clubs don't put enough wins together to relegate us, is farcical when they announce such high levels of profits and refused to buy in the needed players or get in the right manager in January. 


The biggest quote from the above post I think is "fit for purpose".  Ashley is jeopardising the future of the club by the way things are being run for short term profit, risking premiership survival as well as hurting recruitment of future generations of fans. Something has to change and sitting on your backsides waiting for a miracle to just appear out of thin air is naive to say the least.  Time has come to make our feelings vocal and hopefully put some public pressure on the owner to get his finger out and start running this club as a FOOTBALL club rather than a high street store.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

Would love yo think he'll change his ways kev but I think there's more chance of me going to the moon.

mrkgw
mrkgw

Keep up the campaign - they will get the message eventually.