MP0001_Mathieu_Debuchy_NUFCYesterday the French President, Francois Hollande, addressed the European Parliament and Newcastle United ended up on the agenda.

North East Tory MEP and Newcastle fan, Martin Callanan, thanked the French President, Francois Hollande, for his prohibitive tax rates (up to 75%!) that he believes may have helped United’s recruitment policy in France.

Martin Callanan;

“I’m a fan of Newcastle United and I am delighted to tell you that we have signed five new fantastic French players in the last month.

I don’t know whether your new 75% tax rate has had anything to do with their enthusiasm to leave France and come to Newcastle…if it did though, I’d like to say on behalf of all Toon fans, “Merci Beaucoup Monsieur Le Presidente!”.

We have already brought you reports from France on this issue and how the prohibitive tax rates are believed by French football fans to be driving out some of their best players; including Debuchy, Mapou and Sissoko, with only the moneybags PSG able to pay enough to overcome the tax problem.

Indeed as we’ve already reported, the French media believe that Yohan Cabaye ended up four times better off when he came to Newcastle thanks to the combination of higher wage levels in English football and the tax issues.

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11 comments
dude 1
dude 1

This is topical of sky as they are also in Ashley's pocket remember they got all the exclusives with there star reported David Craig this is Ashley's way of deflecting the heat

mrkgw
mrkgw

Its to get rid of the lot of them. Awful bunch.

1957
1957

Considering Carragher was given a misleading question I think he did well to come back to the real problem, thre is no money reinvested in the team by the current regime.

Although if 'Geordie' John left as a result of a boycott all well and good

Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson

Personally, I think it was whoever asked the question in those kind of terms that needs to be shot . .

No Brainer
No Brainer

Think he's right, simply put if Carver had beaten the mackems and won just two other games some cracker jacks would be calling for a knighthood for the geordie hero.

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

@No Brainer No doubt some are that small-minded.  However, most take a wider view.  Many of the Mackems on the Ready To Go board flatter themselves that all this is just fallout from the derby defeat.

As usual, they are quite deluded.

Seventy2
Seventy2

"that appears to be in the culture of the club at the moment."

The most important part of his answer, the most important part of the club that needs to change and the most important part of getting the club performing how it should be.

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Incredible.... an mainstream organisation such as Sky.... incredible!

RexN
RexN

At the end of the day, we really can't the quality of journalism at Sky to be up to that produced by enthusiasts from The Mag.


Fair play to the whining Scouser, he does make some decent points in response.