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
DownUnderMag
DownUnderMag

Pretty sure no-one has any idea at the moment, least of all those in charge.  The Chronicle just serving it's role as PR piece for Ashley and Co by spouting hopeful headlines to drum up season ticket sales...???

Deltic13
Deltic13

It's dosnt help when you have the likes of lee ryder in the paper. He's more interested in having geet big photos of himself and his name in lights than anything else. The mans an embarrassment to himself.

Capricorn2049
Capricorn2049

The local press and N.U.F.C. have been operating as a cartel  for years, i.e. the club sells newspapers, and the papers sell the club, thereby both parties benefit. What has the truth got to do with this seedy and unpalatable fact. Who was it that said decades ago "Don`t let the truth get in the way of a good story" and this story has been going on for decades regarding Newcastle. The local media has been as guilty as any party in perpetuating the myth that N.U.F.C. is a big club. It is not, it is no more than a massively over supported club, with those fans constantly being fed half truths with a positive spin.

cwtoon88
cwtoon88

Id be amazed if the like's of Lee Ryder and Miles Starforth know more than their dim looks suggest

wor monga
wor monga

Ashley runs it like a business, and he keeps any of his (or Charnley’s) intentions secret…so we won’t get wind of any transfer moves until they actually happen and then the invited media (paying for the priviledge) will be the first to be informed!!...


...so in the meantime the media will make up anything that they can invent…just to keep the likes of us who they know take their papers and switch on every morning hoping to see some good news, interested.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…


...Ashley is not in this to appease the fans…his business model is based on the Sky TV yearly bonanza, and staying within the parameters of picking that up each time…that’s the reality  we have to live with!!...


...the majority of the clubs in the PL run successfully with much smaller gates than we do…they also seem satisfied in the knowledge that they stand no chance of winning anything, but that’s the way it is now…so if you don’t like it then look around for alternatives, before it’s too late.

TonnekToon
TonnekToon

There's only one real source and that comes from the Club . Unfortunately they're not saying anything as usual . Until the Club announces signings  anything in the papers is pure speculation .The local rags are cut and paste merchants at best , they know nothing because they seem to be kept on the outside of the  Club anyway .

1957
1957

Like all newspapers the Chronicle create stories to fill column inches. These originate from other publications from home and abroad, rumours leaked by agents, and sometimes they react to what they see as public opinion. The one thing I'm pretty sure of is that the transfer speculation they area printing isn't coming from inside the club.

At one time they were the place to go to find out what was happening at NUFC, but those days are gone. Now the Chronicle is filled with 'surveys', 'answering' queries posted by 'fans' and most annoyingly publishing opinions from 'pundits' who generally live outside of the area and merely tell us repeatedly what we as supporters already know. I couldn't care less about the opinions of Quinn, Lee, Pav, Solano et al..., the saddest thing is they often get an airing on this site.

In short don't believe any newspaper, especially the copy and paste merchants at the Chronicle.

Toonbadger
Toonbadger

All made up stories because as we all know the "club" doesn`t talk to the Ronnie Gill and Ryder and chums only know how to copy and paste.

The club is a joke and Fat Mick is a tight@rse

Ryders_English
Ryders_English

I'd suggest that Lee Ryder actually knows LESS than he's letting on.

Grrrbby
Grrrbby

@Ryders_English They all know nothing. None of the papers do. They write utter tripe, everyday a new player is linked. They change their minds about Austin every other day, we're signing him, now we're not etc, etc. Boring.