The big positive is that Rafa Benitez is still at St James Park.

The many negatives are that evidence is being put forward/claimed by ever increasing sources, that just like Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle Manager is being undermined by Mike Ashley and his minions.

A net spend of only around £17m this summer, was something that no Newcastle fan envisaged.

Many supporters are trying to look on the bright side and claim that simply by his ongoing presence at St James Park, it must mean that Rafa Benitez is happy with how things have went.

The situation is not irretrievable but that surely relies now on things changing on the transfer front in the next three weeks.

The blind optimism of some fans is countered by an ever increasing weight of evidence that things are not ok within the club.

Rafa Benitez himself has in a very understated non-hysterical way made clear he is not happy at all, as well as talking about his happiness/contentment relying on whether Mike Ashley keeps his word.

Many journalists close to the manager are also broadcasting the fact that Rafa Benitez is waiting for promises to be belatedly kept, Martin Hardy is the latest to do so on Tuesday.

Sunday Times journalist Martin Hardy, author of ‘Rafa’s Way’, talking to Sky Sports:

There has been a lot of speculation about his future. What are the issues there?

“He was unhappy in January when the goalposts moved. He was unhappy at the start of the current transfer window, when the goalposts moved and he’s unhappy now. His hands have been tied in the transfer market.

“This is not how it was in the brochure, and that did for Keegan ultimately, in 2008, when he was outmanoeuvred by Ashley and his inner team and the club descended into acrimony and its first relegation for 20 years.

Benitez wanted two new players in January and was told no. He wanted four at the start of the current window, and got none. That’s half a team. He believed Newcastle had the potential to be a top-five side, but that momentum has gone.

“He thought he had more to spend and more control over transfers. It has not happened.

“This is not what he thought was happening when he left his meeting with Ashley at Shirebrook a matter of days after leading Newcastle United to the Championship title.”

How important is it for Newcastle’s revival that Benitez stays on as manager?

“When Benitez goes, Newcastle will crumble. Ashley has seen off Keegan and Alan Shearer. Benitez could very well be next. He gave the club and the city pride and a team that had desire and belief. He united the supporters.

“Newcastle United is a football club that marches with a more assured step when it has a real leader at the helm (Keegan, Robson and now Benitez).

“Without him it is difficult to see anything other than more chaos.”



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    It`s only a matter of time, the clocks ticking and you know what,
    Fatso won`t give a Flying F

    • Andy Mac

      Maybe there’s just a chance that if he did leave the “hand sitters”, “happy clappers” etc might actually shift their R’s and vote with their feet like so many of us have done already ?

      One thing we have learned from the past ten years and that’s Fatman is no fighter. It’s only when we ALL act together that we’ll get the club back !

      • Damon Horner

        Handing over money is the only thing that will get the club back and it will be on his terms.

        • 1957

          True, he is under no pressure from shareholders so if he leaves us it will be by selling the club at price that suits him. If no one comes up with his price he will just continue in the same way, even if the club is something he doesn’t want.

      • Mark Davies

        Well its your choice not to go. However I know where this happy clapper will be on Sunday and id rather be there than watching on sky moaning on here.

        There was a lot of moaning at us “minority” as Im guessing we happy clappers must be who went last season but I thouroghly enjoyed it.

        Enjoy watching the vile monster of sky or shopping

        • Andy Mac

          I still watch I just dont pay the Fatman the money.

    • Biggs Darklighter

      If he does it a third time, the fat tyrant has to be taken out

  • Paul Patterson

    “He wanted four at the start of the current window, and got none. That’s half a team. He believed Newcastle had the potential to be a top-five side, but that momentum has gone”

    Don’t believe a word. He has signed players. I’m sure Rafa had no such aspirations for next season and any fan that thinks we have a right to do that is silly.

    • Damon Horner

      Had the potential to be a top 5 side…. If he means this season it’s incredibly optimistic, if he means generally then he is insinuating about the level of our boardroom’s ambition. I think it’s meant to be reverse psychology though.

      • Paul Patterson

        To be top five, we would need to spend £200m+. Rafa wouldn’t expect this. Fishy story.

  • Damon Horner

    Quite a bit of exaggeration in some parts but generally the gist of it is true.

    Think the intention is to use his time with Sky to sell his book while trying to doing Rafa a massive favour.

    I think if we get that one quality striker most fans would be content…

  • Wor Lass

    Seems like Rafa`s using his mates to try and put some pressure on Fatso. If the UK judicial system and parliament can`t rattle his cage then a couple of semi-retired journo`s aren`t going to budge him.

  • HenrySlade

    There are far too many of these stories around for there not to be something
    in it, and I think that things will have come to a head by the middle of
    next week.

    If Rafa DOES leave, we’ll be up sh*t creek without a paddle. And that’s putting it mildly.

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      Agreed. Before Keegan walked, there were lots of people saying it was just the press stirring up trouble. Then we found out the truth.

      Mark Douglas was saying earlier on Total Sport there is more to this than mischievous rumours.

  • “When Rafa Benitez goes, Newcastle will crumble.”
    That is the truth. He has quite before for not being backed(Napoli)
    There’s still time for us to get a few quality players.
    I just hope Rafa doesn’t lose the Tottenham game just to prove it to Ashley, but if he must, he must. Newcastle deserve to be ever-present in the Top 10 of the EPL, the fans and the city are much better than Relegation and Championship dogfights!

    • Soldier

      he wouldn’t deliberately lose a game & I cant see them beating Tottenham no matter who we buy

      • Battles are lost to win wars, simple as that. I wouldn’t be surprised.

    • Neil Newton

      No team ‘deserves’ to be ever-present in the Top 10, that is arrogant, deluded nonsense.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Only those with a massive fan base,along with an ambitious ownership can allude to top 10. That’s allusion,not delusion.

      • Sorry, but NUFC deserve it for their fans. Proven with best ever attendance in the Championship – 52,000! If that doesn’t deserve to be in the top 10, than I don’t know what does!

        • Neil Newton

          How many points do you get for attendances?

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      No, we don’t deserve to be top 10 any more than Leeds or Villa. You have to work at being top 10.

      • A good manager makes most of the difference.
        Ferguson used to win the Prem year after year with mediocre players and 2 quality stars, but those mediocre players always gave 120% on the pitch and Ferguson really understood the game, tactics and knew his players.

  • Haitchdee

    If Rafa is the real source of all these stories it’s a dangerous game to play with the owner. Hopefully its just fairy stories. Buying cast off strikers for stupid money and wages doesn’t make sense. Should wait for some proper bargains.

    • Soldier

      do you think he cares, he`d be in a top job with no problem at all. Newcastle need Rafa more than he needs us. it`s Ashley who`s playing a dangerous game not Rafa

      • Haitchdee

        Ultimately as it stands Ashley can run the club down to the Northern premier league. We can do nothing about it (legally) Hopefully we’ll get a couple more players then the moaning will stop for the first 2 games.

        • Soldier

          it`s not moaning when it`s a valid point

          • Haitchdee

            If we collectively haven’t got the power to alter it. Thats just moaning, Not personal Soldier it’s just how I see it. The amount of money being asked for at best average players is ridiculous. We can’t shift our own donkeys Why buy someone else who is no better?oh yes because all the pundits say we should.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            You don’t, you are all mouth.

        • Andy Mac

          “We can do nothing about it (legally)” That has to be about the dumbest comment I’ve ever seen from a Toon Army member ? FFS did you not see the anti Gillette/Hicks movement at Liverpool ?

          If fans are United they’ll always be stronger than a disaffected owner who has nothing but finance as his priority

          • Jezza

            Yes, the Newcastle fans pressure group United Supporters for Change” were instrumental in helping get rid of the dreaded Seymour-McKeag regime in tyhe early 90’s. We need something like that again.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            No, we had a group, the Magpie Group who were prepared to back up their words with hard cash. We have people who will not even back up their words with a £10 fun bet. We have nust who have not raised a penny, nufc fans are becoming socialists, we want the world on a plate but paid for by someone else whilst we lay on our back. It’s pathetic.

          • Geordiegiants

            I think someone must of hacked your account. For once something sensible.

          • Damon Horner

            Hard to disagree with him there. Nearly as bad as having Ashley as owner when you get people shouting for a change they don’t care to fight for.

            I appreciate it’s beyond the capacity of most fans individually, me included, but these things can start small and quickly gather momentum if others buy into the action.

          • Damon Horner

            Worth pointing out that despite their platform within the media, The Mag also has no plans for any form of initiative against Ashley’s ownership.

            Ironically using the anti-Ashley agenda to gain attention and clicks from angry fans.

          • Jezza

            Get off my back will you. I have never gambled in my life and I’m not going to start now just because some joker on an internet forum thinks I should. I promised to make a charitable donation in the event of NUFC making a net spend in this transfer window and you can hold me to that. What more do you want?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            So, you can get on Mike Ashley’s back for not increasing his gamble (already amounting to £272m) but if someone tries to hold you to your daily procrastinations of doom to the tune of £10, you say it’s unfair? You did say you’d donate to a charity of my choice if we got promoted.

            If someone created a serious investment trust with a view to buy into Newcastle United, how much would you risk?

            How much did you pledge back in 1991 when we had the chance to buy into the club?

            I don’t mind people having their say but hot air and no action annoys me. Far too many people want it their way without any effort themselves.

          • Jezza

            I never made any bet or any promise of any donation on promotion. How many times do I need to tell you that. I will donate a quid for every £10 net spend NUFC make this summer. Come here on 1st September and hold me to that.

            Get your facts right before you make accusations about me. I am not all hot air and no action. Not that it’s any of your business but I did pledge a decent sum to the share issue which I recall was in 1990 not 1991. I was also actively involved in the USC campaign and suffered a cracked kneecap from a police truncheon during a post match sit down protest in the Gallowgate end.

            I’m getting heartily sick of reading your nonsense on this forum. All you do is criticise. You have got nothing valid to say at all. I’m beginning to wonder if you are really a Newcastle supporter or just somebody who likes to stir things up to draw attention to yourself.

            Incidentally procrastination is when you put something off to a future time, the word you were looking for was predictions.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I shall come back to you on 1st September with that one.

            Good for you to attempt to subscribe for shares, I did as well but got my cheque back. Sadly, too many just left it to someone else.

            You are sick of me criticising on this forum? I’m one of the positive folk, a ‘happy clapper’ some may say. I pick people up on lies or at least statements they can’t substantiate where they are going off ill-informed gossip.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Exactly

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Jeez, do something then, raise some money, mortgage your house and put up a business plan.

            Or maybe, sit back, write on a forum, deface a bedsheet and hope someone else had the guts that you clearly haven’t in putting their money where their mouth is.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Yeah Ashley has definitely got the guts,the fat bstrd.

          • Kneebotherm8

            You’ll be telling me next that Ashley sold his house and is living in a tent somewhere in the shirebrook area.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            He got his fortune as his parents remortgaged their home (his inheritance) so he could take a risk and invest in a business.

            If you believe what you are typing, do the same.

          • Kneebotherm8

            He sounds like a wonderful entrepreneur,but I don’t think his multitude of zero hour contract,sackable on the spot for the most trivial of offences,employees would agree with you,and neither will any NUFC fans with the club at heart.You talk of him as if he’s a close friend,with an admiration that borders on the psychophantic. You should get your CV in,I’m sure he’d employ a yes man ,two bags full sir, fawning ,type of individual like yourself. You might even get Penfolds job,God forbid,he’s bad enough.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            There are plenty who have chosen to work for SD so life can’t be too bad working there.

          • Kneebotherm8

            The minority have chosen to work for SD,that’s to say the management team who are on wonderful bonus schemes,as Ashley loves to point out. The majority are on zero hour,hire and fire,contracts which his management team are only too willing implement for the most trivial of offences. Incentivised by Ashley to do so,these management working practises are a disgrace to modern society. You obviously haven’t seen the undercover tv programme at Shirebrook,which exposed the disgraceful management practices there. Then again you probably have,but in your blinkered,sunshines out of Ashleys @rse world, you’ll be saying it’s all fabricated.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Everyone has chosen to work at SD. All permanent staff are offered minimum hours. I think you read the Guardian too much.

            The TV program was a joke, They proved SD were guilty of selling products for more than they pay for them, asking staff to do some work, these are staff who are paid to work and having a procedure in place to reduce theft.

          • Kneebotherm8

            The TV program was a joke,really? I suppose the commons select committee he was summonsed to appear before were a joke as well.
            Read the following BIS select committee findings on your beloved Mike,the TV program was no joke and was proven absolutely correct and accepted by Ashley.

            22 July 2016
            Mike Ashley, Deputy Executive Chairman, founder of, and majority shareholder in Sports Direct must be held accountable for the appalling working conditions and practices at the retailer’s shops and at the Shirebrook warehouse in Derbyshire, the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee finds in its report on Employment practices at Sports Direct.

            Working practices and business model
            The BIS Committee were presented with a disturbing picture of the working practices and business model at Sports Direct. In evidence to the BIS Committee, Mr Ashley admitted for the first time that workers had effectively been paid below the national minimum wage and that Sports Direct had got too big for him to control.

            The Committee also heard a series of accounts of worker mistreatment, including staff being penalised for matters such as taking a short break to drink water and for taking time off work when ill – the ‘six strikes and you’re out’ policy. Allegations also surfaced of some workers being promised permanent contracts in exchange for sexual favours.

            Other evidence pointed to serious health and safety breaches, with repeated ambulance calls to the Shirebrook warehouse including in one case for a woman who gave birth in the toilet.

            Chair’s comment:
            Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, said:

            “Whistleblowers, parts of the media and a trade union shone a light on work practices at Sports Direct and what they revealed was extremely disturbing. The evidence we heard points to a business whose working practices are closer to that of a Victorian workhouse than that of a modern, reputable High Street retailer. For this to occur in the UK in 2016 is a serious indictment of the management at Sports Direct and Mike Ashley, as the face of Sports Direct, must be held accountable for these failings.

            “Appalling practices”
            It seems incredible that Mike Ashley, who visits the Shirebrook warehouse at least once a week, was unaware of these appalling practices. This suggests Mr Ashley was turning a blind eye to conditions at Sports Direct in the interests of maximising profits or that there are serious corporate governance failings which left him out of the loop in spite of all the evidence.

            Mike Ashley had to be brought kicking and screaming to answer the Committee’s questions about working practices at Sports Direct. To Mr Ashley’s credit, when he gave evidence he was open and willing to engage and he is now setting out some of the steps which Sports Direct needs to take to stop these practices recurring. The continual refusal to appear before our Committee is regrettable, because his public pledges whilst before the Committee to improve working conditions could have been made so much sooner.

            The Business Committee will visit Shirebrook and will continue to hold Mr Ashley’s feet to the fire, in as constructive a manner as possible, checking on the progress he makes on improving working conditions for workers at his premises.”

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I’m a great believer in letting people run their business however they wish, within the law.

            Now, the main accusation was that the security checks meant they were on site without pay and hence not receiving min wage. When I was younger, in my college job, we often had security checks due to theft, the idea being we all resent our workmates that steal.

          • Kneebotherm8

            You’d have more chance of stealing a gold bar from Fort Knox than stealing anything from Shirebrook,you talk absolute rubbish.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            That is why they have checks. Across the retail sector, the biggest losses to theft are from employees.

            One of my colleagues worked for Adidas and they routinely checked bags etc at the end of shifts.

            It’s not a strange thing. Also, there was quite a market in Mansfield pubs for sports gear, it was unlikely this was just the staff exercising their staff discount

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            All staff after 6 months are offered fixed hour contracts, they simply don’t take them.

            Nobody is forced to work at SD, to join you must apply for a job. Staff retention is high for the sector, what does that tell you?

          • Kneebotherm8

            Staff retention is not high,you tell me nothing.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            What is it then? It’s good for the industry.

          • Geordiegiants

            It was very effective, it was also a time when we were all together with a common goal. EVERYONE was behind the Sack the board protests, a sense of comaradarie, we all wanted the same thing. Now a lot of these mob that go are on jolly days, not all but a lot now.

          • Jezza

            Good point. Football supporters were a different breed back in those days. We were dedicated and passionate and lived and breathed our club. Long before all the bandwagon jumpers who suddenly appeared when the twin evils of Sky Sports and the Premiership came along and made football trendy.

          • Haitchdee

            Bit harsh there Andy, yes I saw that but you still need the money. If a new buyer comes along but has to borrow against assets, you could end up with a possible Leeds situation.

          • Andy Mac

            Apologies Haitchdee just plsses me off to think that as fans we cannot (as GeordieGiants so succinctly put it) organise the proverbial Brewery shindig !

          • Haitchdee

            No problem Andy I see Watford are paying 18 million for Andre Gray. Not surprised we didn’t buy him. We should have kept Murphy He went cheap. Fingers crossed for Sunday

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Utter twaddle, rbs broke hicks & Gillette, what did Liverpool fans do? When your fan base is in Milton Keynes, you don’t spoil your weekend with anger, you buy the club shop and get train back from Lime St.

          • Geordiegiants

            Our fans couldn’t organise a party in a brewery. Nothing will ever change on that score.

  • Leicester Mag

    One thing I think we can say with certainty is that Rafa like Keegan won’t sell his dignity in the same way as Parsnip and Pep McNugget. Sadly seems our beloved leader can’t help himself and again we stand on the edge of a self made precipice. I hate what we have become the division and fractures he has caused between fans, fans once with a single common bond – love of our club. If Rafa goes surely the Rubicon will have finally have been crossed. We shall see. The tipping point for me came at Leicester couple of years ago after 30+ years support hundreds of games I fell out of love – this bar steward has achieved something I never thought possible.

    • Andy Mac

      Amen.

    • Kneebotherm8

      I can’t abide the Ashley apologists.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Not a fan of logic and reality?

        • Kneebotherm8

          I gave Ashley his chance earlier in the transfer window,hoping against hope,he’d back this world class manager we have,as you know,but yet again he’s let us all down,that the reality of it but not very logical,eh?

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Well done you, you gave him a chance, you really bare that important? With 2/3 of the transfer window gone and 2/3 of the alleged budget spent, you are withdrawing your chance?

          • Kneebotherm8

            I thought the alleged budget was a whole lot more than what you’re implying. If you’re correct,then its obvious we’re not able to compete with the big hitters in this division like Bournemouth.

  • Fastnet

    I wish the season would start and the transfer window shuts and we get on with it.
    RB will not walk this season. He’s got a point to prove to all the so called pundits who seem to get the rabble roused quite easily. Let’s get to the ground on Sunday and get behind the team and beat that lot from down the road
    Toon Army

    • Geordiegiants

      I want to agree getting behind Rafa, but he has been put there by Jabba as protection against his investment. Rafa has been well and truly duped.

  • Cuh736

    Sh*t is getting realer by the day.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Is English your first language?

      • Geordiegiants

        It’s as good as your assessment of Jabbas accounting.

      • Cuh

        That was not proper English. Black-American twist

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Aha,

  • Mrkgw

    Ashley, Charnley out! We have well and truly had enough of this odious, noxtious regime. Change is needed if our great club is to recognise its true potential.

  • East Durham Mag

    What’s this Ashley and Charnley have lied and misled Rafa? Nobody saw that coming!

  • anyobrien

    Boring yet another rafa will leave, disgruntled, raging, seething story.

    • Kneebotherm8

      It’ll not be boring when it happens,does the man look happy to you? Did he look happy in January?

  • Desree

    Boring? Concerning- absolutely. Any fan who thinks this is just press speculation is in dream world.

    Rafa won’t walk but he will undermine Mike Ashley to the point that he is sacked and paid off.

    • Kneebotherm8

      You’ve got that the wrong way around,Ashley will never be undermined,and he’ll not sack Rafa,he’ll just wait to see if he’ll put up with all his lying bullsh!t and stay.

      • Down Under Mag

        I think it is likely that if Rafa was to move on he would make himself heard via media outlets and another club will come in and get him…Rafa gets a new club, has all teh power and Ashley gets his compensation for Rafa and can put in place another patsy intent on riding out the storm to get his paycheck while Ashley counts the days until he gets the TV money/parachute payment again.

        • Jimblag23

          Who we’d go for is intriguing.
          F’ing scary, but intriguing.

          • Geordiegiants

            I think it’s obvious who we would get, unfortunately.

          • Down Under Mag

            It wouldn’t be good. No-one worth having would take the job.

          • Desree

            He has just joined Sky

  • Blackburn1066

    raffa will not walk, there will be other players come in and we need to stick together and support the team, the people upstairs don’t give a toss about the club as we see it.
    some of the problem is to do with the support we put up with a lot of Cr-p over the last 50 years but still fill the ground ( yes i know, stick to gether and support the team ) but can you think for one momment that the MUFC, MCFC or any top 5 club in the prem would fill there ground watching the rubbish dished up over the last 50 years at SJP Apart from the Entertainers.

  • Steve Pearce

    Yes – the cursed window is still open and there remains faint hope of signing our missing players. But the writing is now on the wall for the Fat Toilet Polluter and who knows? – as we are sleeping and dreaming of winning the Champions League there might be one or two interested parties planning a buyout. For everything has its price Mr Ashley, remember that!

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Of course, leave it to someone else to raise s buyout, don’t you raise a finger yourself, you might just get the blame

      • Jimblag23

        Are you suggesting this commenter raise a few hundred million? 😂

        • Geordiegiants

          You are wasting your time talking to him Jim, he is an absolute fantasist.

          • Jimblag23

            Evidently! 50,000 put in £10k haha. Ok.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          I am, we have a Newcastle United Supporters trust that after 8 years have a trust fund of ziltch. I’m all for supporter ownership (the Mag was launched in the back of such an idea), it just takes 50,000 people to put £10k in and you can actually get Mike Ashley out. Far more effective than regurgitating mis-informed clichés on a football forum.

          • Geordiegiants

            50,000 people in Newcastle haven’t got 10,000 to pull out.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Some have, some haven’t and some have a lot more. Most homeowners have £10k in equity within their homes, they can remortgage for a once in a lifetime investment. Most people have £5k on their driveway, put off the vanity drive for a couple of years and invest in the club.

            £5k would show willing, that would buy 49.9% if 50,000 came up with the cash.

            The supporters trust have been going 8 years, if they go £1,000 per year from 50,000 fans, they’d be almost there.

    • Desree

      I am still wsiting for charlie austin to sign

  • foggy

    If Ashley is really interested / serious in having others invest in the club (as was reported a few weeks ago).Then surely Newcastle would be a far better proposition if premier league survival is achieved and you have a world class manager at the helm.
    If Rafa walks then we’ll be odds on to join our north east neighbours in the Championship.
    I can’t understand Ashley’s logic unless he just hates the fans and he doesn’t give two monkey’s

    • Andy Mac

      You’d think ?

  • Brian Standen

    This whole story is like a snowball rolling uncontrollably down a hill, getting bigger and bigger!
    Social media is seemingly bringing panic to the massses
    I got this great idea! Season starts in a few days, huge game coming up with Spurs, maybe we could talk about that instead
    This Rafa is fed up mullarkey is now BORING!
    If he was really fed up it would transfer itself to the players, yes those players who seem to have a cracking team spirit!
    Roll on Sunday!

    • Biggs Darklighter

      Mike Ashley is bleeding the club dry. We havnt even spent £20m man and are desperate for reinforcements.

      • Brian Standen

        Totally agree with you , but the same story is just regurgitating over and over! Nobody is in denial but in reality nobody knows the actual facts!
        I just wanna enjoy Sunday, beer, match, beer!

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Bleeding the club? How

    • GToon

      It’s called “fear” Brian. And it’s because we know the huge game is coming up.

      • Brian Standen

        Fear of Spuds? They got everything to lose , not us!
        I’m bored with all the ‘Rafa unhappy’ business, let’s get on with the football!

  • Leazes Ender

    It seems the revival was short lived.

    United are run by a two man Board of Dictators….. Charnley and Bob Moncur…. this is there squad although I feel that Moncur is only there to concur.

    Fantasy football anyone…. more like fantasy accounting from a fool….

    Why did Bob Moncur agree to give away Strawberry Place land to Ashley?

    • Mrkgw

      If that’s the case Leazes then Moncur’s stock will fall yet further amongst supporters (ref Strawberry Place).

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Why? The lease was unlikely to have been given away and the car park gave the club a very minimal income

  • F Gonial

    Get out now Raffa, we will think no worse of you if you did.
    Like us you deserve better.

  • Andy Mac

    “Fatman misled NUFC manager over spending and control of transfers” shocker headline 🤔 Does the Fat Oaf know the meaning of the word “Dignity” ?