Why I will be renewing my Newcastle United season ticket next year and probably for the years after that…

Whenever the end of January rolls around each year, it gets to the time where those of us on a direct debit payment for our season tickets, need to have a think about whether or not we’re going to renew for the year after.

newcastle united season ticketMy own season ticket fits this description and I will be renewing next year. Perhaps to the surprise and even disgust of many of my fellow supporters.

I’m not a fan of this Mike Ashley era that has well and truly stagnated our once great club. Anyone across the world who dares to argue that Newcastle United weren’t once great (as I so often see from Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal fans etc.) are not worth anyone’s time. We have every right to feel as upset as we are with the current regime, and we don’t in any sense deserve to be branded as a ‘fickle’ group of fans.

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However, supporters like myself are allegedly (and to be honest, probably accurately) part of the problem. I paid good money for my season ticket this year, and as a student currently in my first year at University, I can hardly afford to do so.

I see articles, blogs, and comments all around social media stating that the only way we can drive Mike Ashley out of our club is to ‘hit him in the pocket’. I likewise have seen hundreds of Newcastle fans post pieces, after the dire and predictable comments of Lee Charnley, saying the likes of ‘I’m done’ and ‘I’m sick of it’ and ‘no more money from me until Ashley goes’.

I can’t find it within myself to do that, which I’m sure will infuriate many a Magpie who would be willing to read this piece.

I’m a young guy. I’m 19 years old. And this current season is only my 2nd as a Newcastle United season ticket holder instead of paying match by match.

Last year I got myself one as the decision to move to university loomed, and had I decided to move to the likes of Huddersfield or Brighton that were within my choices, it would have been my last chance for some time to get one.

In the end, I opted to study a Sports Journalism course at the University of Sunderland. I didn’t choose it for the purpose of getting to renew a season ticket at my beloved Newcastle United, but it meant that I could – if I wanted to.

Now as the renewal period comes around I almost find myself being indirectly pressurised by the Tyneside footballing community to keep my cash as far away from MA’s pocket as possible.

But in all honesty, as much as I wish Ashley would go elsewhere, I just can’t refuse to give up my physical support for Newcastle United.

I haven’t been around for anywhere near as long as many who read or contribute to The Mag, so many of you may snort derisively at my limited experience in black-and-white support. My first proper game I went to was at the back end of the 2008/09 season, at home to Middlesbrough on a brisk Monday night.

Yes, that season we were ultimately relegated, but that game against the ‘Boro ended in a 3-1 victory after falling behind to a 3rd minute goal from Tuncay. For that game, the club were handing out giant black-and-white flags to fans, and were urging everyone there to sport the club’s colours as much as they could.

The atmosphere was unforgettable.

The moment when Obafemi Martins put us 2-1 up in a game that was so, so crucial to our season… well, I’d never heard a noise like it.

I fell deeply in love with the club that night. I fully understood just what Newcastle United means to our city, our people, and our belief.

That fat businessman from London will do all he can to squeeze every penny he can out of this club, without a care to that belief that often simultaneously drains away.

But, for me, he will never, ever remove the raw, relentless desire I have to get out of bed on a Saturday morning, take the Metro into Newcastle, and support my team.

In my opinion, the moments that hurt as a Newcastle fan will hurt you the same no matter where you are. Anyone who wasn’t at the game would have felt the sting of Adam Johnson’s late winner for Sunderland in December just as much as the people who were.

newcastle united season ticketBut those moments like Obafemi’s goal against ‘Boro, Cisse’s goals against Chelsea this year, and Sissoko’s goal at City in the Capital One Cup (which happened to be my first away game) produce moments of euphoria that can only be fully embraced when you’re there.

Newcastle United are a club that will have those moments every year, no matter how dire things get.

They may become less frequent as the years go by under Ashley’s reign, but they will come around. And those moments alone can make up for so much pain that we have to endure.

I’d miss moments like that far too much if I were to turn my back on the club in protest.

You can call me naïve, you can say that people like me are helping to ruin the club just as much as the man at the top himself. But I couldn’t be the same person without those days sat in the Leazes end each year.

I love this football club, and always will, for better or for worse. And whilst I’ll never support the regime, I won’t stop supporting the team.

Comments welcome below.

You can follow the author on Twitter @RhysMelhuish22

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  • Maximus Moose

    idiot

  • pissed off mag

    bet you got a wonga shirt

  • This is why Ashley behaves as he does.

  • vbhgft

    Excellent article.

    “University of Sunderland” – two words that should never be in the same sentence!

    By the way, you writing puts the often incoherent, barely literate ramblings of such as those directly beneath this comment to shame.

  • vbhgft

    pissed off mag Give it a rest will you. You’re obsessed with Wonga.

  • Hughie

    Good for young Rhys– refreshing– I am at the other end of the spectrum, and lived through the even grimmer second division days of the 60’s. Ashley and co will not last for ever, and at least the club is moving close to solvency and proper financial management, instead of the years of false economy and quicksand before. If it is in your blood it never goes, regardless of the countless buffoons off the pitch who have been involved in trying to milk the club and run it like a non league outfit since our last proper cup win in 1955. For me a big positive change this season is that we no longer have a team full of mercenaries– Cabaye, Debuchy, Ba, Remy etc (perhaps only one or two left who have one eye permanently on the exit door –eg Tiote), and the club is prepared to sign the likes of Jack, and play some young academy/Geordie boys. Some good kids are emerging and young Sammy could become one hell of a star with a bit of playing time and proper management– many of the hallmarks of the Waddler, unique unorthodox ability.  Ignore the usual negative numpties comments, keep living the dream –success might just happen sooner than people think. Mind you a decent centre back, striker and a coach would help eh?

  • justchampion

    You can still give up your season ticket and attend matches. Once upon a time you could only get in with a season ticket, not anymore. Why the need to have one??

  • Demented_Man

    You haven’t had anywhere near enough time to be truly disillusioned.  I can tell going to football is still a novelty for you.
    Still, most of us have our intelligence intact.  What does our intelligence tell us, in opposition, perhaps, to our hearts?  That Newcastle in its present incarnation is simply not worth supporting.

  • vbhgft

    Demented_Man Was it worth supporting in 1977-78? Or 1988-89?

  • Alexh1984

    Completely agree with this article. I’m exactly the same. I’ve said for a long time boycotting won’t work anyway, there’s always people who will take your place. I see it completely differently to most, I think the boycotters actually decrease the chances of Ashley leaving. If they were in the stadium actions like the walk out would of had a far greater effect and could even become larger and regular. Ashley doesn’t care about people sitting at home but he does care about fan protests. Which is why the chronicle were banned from reporting on it. In 2008 he said “you don’t need to protest anymore, I know you want me to leave and I will” we stopped protesting and he’s still here.

  • Bishbosh11

    vbhgft So what are you failing to understand from the ‘often incoherent, barely literate ramblings’? Please enlighten me as, I personally, had no problem understanding it!

  • jonwillis

    Everybody should just get half season tickets… Season ticket up to Christmas to show the same ambition as the club. No signings, no manager. Roll on next season!!

  • vbhgft

    Bishbosh11 vbhgft Understanding what?

    Rhys Melhuish’s article – good, well written

    “Pissed Off Mag”; “Maximus Moose” – barely literate, incoherent ramblings.

    Is that clearer for you now?

  • Bishbosh11

    vbhgft Bishbosh11 Not really! I understood perfectly what they were saying, why could you not? Also, your comment was directly above mine so I thought I was included! Perhaps you should be more careful with your superior grasp of the written word before you accuse others of incoherence!!!

  • wor monga

    Good article Rhys.. I’ve read some of yours and can tell you
    come over as a good supporter…out of the area, but solid in your support for
    the club. I’ve been a supporter of the Toon since the ‘50’s, and I can tell you
    now that most of the reply merchants that you see rubbishing the club on here
    are not the ‘real I am Black and Whites’…I doubt that many of the other writers
    on here are either, seeing as they can only be critical of the club, in what
    they put out…because that’s what those I have already mentioned expect to see
    on here. Oh, by the way I’ve got the ‘Wonga’ Shirt, and training tops, and wear
    them with pride…Wonga means nowt to me, and I couldn’t care less…that’s
    political not football!!

  • vbhgft

    Bishbosh11 vbhgft No it wasn’t. Yours is only there because you have posted it there!

    When I posted, below me were “pissed off mag” and “Moose”

  • SimonM68

    Can’t knock the enthusiasm of youth! I remember being exactly the same, standing in the corner for Shrewsbury in the Simod Cup, just so I could keep my consecutive home game run going….
    I’ll give you some advice that you will ignore (I would have done at 19 and in fact did regularly) – go to the match because if it’s in you it’s in you and you can’t help it, but don’t let it rule your life – don’t miss weddings and parties and stuff just because there’s a match on – keep some balance (even if it’s 90/10). They won’t know if you aren’t there…
    Took me years to kick the season ticket habbit (and a move 80 miles away), but as I posted yesterday, I’m doing it all over again now with my lad now and and despite The Fat Leech and selling players and the other crap that consumes us these days – it’s still our club and it’s still great! Newcastle is a club of the heart and not the balance sheet – that’s why the (southern) media don’t understand us – and it belongs to people like us, not to money makers and sh*tehawks!!
    Good on you son!!

  • GToon

    Good for you. NewcastleUnited. The highest highs and the lowest lows.

  • vbhgft

    LeazesEnder ..and the purpose of you linking this personal information about Rhys Melhuish is exactly what? Other than to prove his girlfriend is hotter than anyone you’ve ever been near.

  • SimonM68

    vbhgft LeazesEnder Green with envy even!!

  • AlistairMoir

    Good article Rhys – I don’t agree with you, but respect your view 100%

  • No Brainer

    Newcastle United are a club that will have those moments every year, no matter how dire things get.

    I love this football club, and always will, for better or for worse. And whilst I’ll never support the regime, I won’t stop supporting the team.

    Its getting better on the pitch too, with Siem, and a fit Cisse, and fit goal keepers even this season will be better you mentioned two great days just this season. There may well be more.

    But other than 3 great years from KK (incl championship year) (his second in the pl was pretty poor) we are an average club team. I have always supported them and always will.

    Remember we have been great as have Sunlun, Villa, Forrest, Derby, Fulham, Burnley Stoke 
    even Carlisle where top of the league once and that to the fans was GREAT.

    Its not about that is it?

  • No Brainer

    vbhgft pissed off mag any publicity is good publicity he works for them.

  • LeazesEnder

    Another ‘Simon Bird’ in the making!

  • Demented_Man

    vbhgft Demented_Man Newcastle were rubbish on the field during those seasons, definitely.  But there was still a certain pride in being a supporter of Newcastle, still a sense of identity with the club.  Those things have gone now, maybe for ever, with the ritual humiliations inflicted by Ashley and his henchmen.
    Newcastle are no more than a shop window now, as a caller said last night on Total Sport.  Why don’t they go the whole hog, give up any pretence at being competitive, and become purely a show team like the Harlem Globetrotters in basketball?  They could field a team of tricksters and have keepy-up competitions on the half-way line.
    The other teams would have to let them win a few games, of course.  At least enough to keep them on the PL gravy train.

  • Maximus Moose

    LeazesEnder Nice 1

  • killyted

    better than spending it on drink,may be not as good for your health

  • wor monga

    LeazesEnder Are you jealous LeazesEnder…cos he was honest enough to write
    up-front what he honestly feels about supporting the Toon…rather than simply by
    replying to a comment (like you always do) … in that rather superior intellect,
    you like to adopt, to belittle any ‘lesser being’ that might not totally agree
    with your own much heralded sentiments.

  • SimonM68

    Demented_Man vbhgft I think difference is that for long periods in history we have been mediocre, but we still MIGHT have won something.  Under Ashley we WON’T win anything because he’ll manipulate team selection to ensure that’s the case.A subtle but hugely depressing difference…

  • vbhgft

    LeazesEnder Why don’t you write an article? Or maybe you, Moose?

    Oh, I forgot, you can’t string more than one sentence together.

  • vbhgft

    SimonM68 Demented_Man vbhgft Nonsense, Simon. In those previous mediocre years we just just as little chance of winning anything as we do now.

  • hockeymom41

    Very well written and is just how I feel.  I too will be one of those that renews my season ticket as I live in the eternal hope that one day things will take an upward turn again.

  • mr newcastle

    No Brainer LOOK get thing striaght here how can anyone support a team where the owners tell you they DONT WANT TO WIN ANYTHING and dont give a monkeys as long as he makes mills you are a joke SUPPORT THE TEAM NOT THE REGIME sums you up by the way for better for worse you know that answere WORSE and remember its not you its his he payed for it YOUWILL NOT SEE ANY GREATS WHILE HE IS HERE FACT

  • mr newcastle

    THIS WHOLE THING IS A WASTE NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS HOW CAN ANYONE SUPPORT SOMETHING IN SPORT THAT ADMITS WE DONT WANT TO WIN OR BE IN TOP SIX WE WONT GET RELEGATED ANYTHING LIKE LAST YEARS FORM WHERE RELEGATED

  • mr newcastle

    wor monga did you get a loan of wonga to buy them support the team who dont want to win greast stuff

  • vbhgft

    mr newcastle No Brainer Sorry, I must have missed the bit where NUFC said they don’t want to win anything.

  • mr newcastle

    SimonM68 Demented_Man vbhgft spot on the football club that does not want to win anything come how can folk be so silly  ye support the team not the regime what alaugh

  • mr newcastle

    vbhgft  mr newcastle No Brainer no cup games no top 6 you must be one of the only ones who does not know that pardew told everyone

  • mr newcastle

    devonbay wrong he does it with all his sd workers

  • vbhgft

    mr newcastle vbhgft No Brainer Absolute nonsense. Toilet.

  • Jarra MIck

    Obviously from the heart but put another 38 yrs in and you might appreciate how some of us feel.

  • RhysMelhuish

    AlistairMoir Much appreciated!

  • RhysMelhuish

    wor monga Thanks for the support, I too have a wonga shirt haha, it’s the colours that matter for me!

  • RhysMelhuish

    Demented_Man Bit harsh to imply I don’t have my “intelligence intact” surely?

  • RhysMelhuish

    Maximus Moose Best comment of the lot, haha!

  • No Brainer

    mr newcastle Show a link to any statement from the toon that says “we don’t want to win anything”

  • No Brainer

    mr newcastle No Brainer Cabaye he bought him he was great on his day. I have also seen costa, hazard, Terry, Rooney Ferdinand, Fabregas etc etc at SJP in recent years and seen all of them sent packing with the points in our bag.
    We do have some real ace players in our team. More than two years ago many more than five years ago

  • No Brainer

    mr newcastle vbhgft No Brainer Show us, you’re lying.
    I suppose when you watched the games against Benfica and Tottenham just recently when in both games our players hand the initiative to the opposition through mistakes, you will believe that Mike Ashley told them that they had to do that. You seriously need help

  • LeeSpoor

    Why the f**k should I/we spend our hard earned, when Ashley will not? 1985 was my first match as an 11 year old. I jave never been so sick in that time as I was reading Charnleys q and a. What is the point of supporting something that has no interest in bettering itself. That is where we are. 50000 people watching a team that knows it is not meant to do well. How can they not get their head around the fact that a goal scored means nowt? Just bob about between 17th and 10th…. I dont even feel any kind of connection to the club at all anymore. Thats the saddest thing. Its been in my blood since I was 7.

  • Brian Standen

    For what it’s worth this season I nearly decided to walk away after over 4 decades supporting this comical excuse for a football club, but I can’t simple as, and if that makes the likes of me part of the problem then so be it!

  • Shotley Mag

    I totally understand this lad’s feelings – I am the same. It seems that when responding to such articles  you also have to state how many years ‘service’ you have devoted to the Toon. This should not make any difference to how much you love the club and the importance it has in your life. 
    For those who have season tickets now, Ashley has had our money for nearly a year anyway so why not go and enjoy some football? Sometimes it is about appreciating the quality of the opposition, not just moaning about our own team. Isn’t this why a pre-season friendly against a European club is so attractive.
    Another point to bear in mind is that many people have seats that are in such good positions that they are almost impossible to give up. I was very fortunate / privileged to be able to chose my season tickets before they went on general release over 20 years ago. If I give these up now I will never get seats as good as these again in the future. This is why some seats are handed down the family. I hope to be around a lot longer than Ashley so I will stick with my seats.
    BTW my first game was April 1965 versus Bolton (who had Franny Lee at the time) and I have loved the Toon ever since.

  • spennite

    mr newcastle No Brainer oh for another pretty poor season finishing 6th with the prospect of buying Ginola and Ferdinand in the close season

  • Maximus Moose

    its a wonder your not in the Nut House after 40 yrs watching the ToonBrian Standen

  • Maximus Moose

    No Brainer  mr newcastle you should Delete the last 2 letters of your Handle

  • magpie9

    Bet you don’t feel like that after the next few years of pouring your hard earned money into Ashleys vault. If you want to spend it & follow the team go to as many away games as possible at least Fatso wont get it

  • Maximus Moose

    wor monga LeazesEnder Sarcasm doesnt hurt anyome

  • Maximus Moose

    vbhgft LeazesEnder you have a habit of making inane comments, is that a sentence ?  Ill leave the verbal Diarrhea to you & your Ilk

  • Maximus Moose

    RhysMelhuish Maximus Moose thanks

  • Maximus Moose

    Bishbosh11 vbhgft ignore him he`s an idiot

  • Brian Standen

    Oh I’m in the nut house for sure, if My old man had given me a train set instead of a black and white wooly football scarf in 1970 I might have become an anorak, instead of being stood on the A wing paddock, Leazes end, then Gallowgate and so forth, I might have been stood at the train station dressed like a flasher with a note book in hand……

  • Toon Magpie

    As long as Mugpies continue to fill the stands nothing will change. Ashley will continue to take the pi$$ out of our club. Empty seats will make a massive statement to Ashley – that is we are are not prepared to pit up with mediocrity any longer. We are the 8th best supported team in Europe  but we haven’t competed in the Champions League in a decade. Ashley had been in charge now for 8 years. We are better than what Ashley has turned us into. We must make a stand even if it is for one match we must do it. We deserve better.

  • Toon Magpie

    No Brainer Did you not like Sir Bobby’s team? Good 3 years then too. A 3rd, 4th and 5th not too shabby was it?

  • Jarra MIck

    No brainer what toon tinted glasses do you wear? Getting better on the pitch? DeJong is still at least two months away from a comeback and it will be no shock if he doesn’t play again this season and Cisse is permanently crocked if you believe what Pardew says. We have won 2 in the last 12 games and you think things are getting better? This is why Ashley has such a hold over our club people like yourself trying to take positives out of even the most grimmest situations. Reality check, the season is over and it will be every time we accrue a half decent points tally by Xmas. We will be lucky if we don’t lose one of our “purples” to coin a phrase in this window. Face it the future looks bleak the future is Ashley.

  • Toon Magpie

    To fans hoping things get better I offer you the following:-

    Hope is like riding a carousel horse; no matter how fast you go you never get closer to the one in front. The idea, however, is to persuade you to stay on the horse, despite the evitable disappointment, in the ‘hope’ that things will change. But they don’t because the very system is designed to prevent it.

    That’s the way ‘hope’ is employed by the dastardly and devious – take the rubbish we are giving you now in the ‘hope’ that things will get better (but we know they won’t). FCB is a purveyor of ‘hope’ because he wants the fans to accept what they are given now in the hope that good times will come.

    Just do what we demand, oops, sorry, Ashleydemands, and in return he’ll inspire you to hope that it is all leading to the Promised Land. It isn’t, but, by the time you realise that, it’s too late.

    What terrifies the manipulators is that fans will abandon hope, as a future, sometime-never projection, and start to demand good attacking football, ambition and trophies now. To avoid this nightmare they need to keep those desires as something to aspire to, not to actually have(you’ve heard it from Pardew such as we are making a ‘push’ for Champions League).

    Thus, FCB sells ‘hope’ as a diversion technique, a holding position, to keep the masses from truly rebelling. We have no Champions League, no cup in the cabinet and our club has been foreclosed, but at least we have ‘hope’. Phew, thank goodness for that.

  • RhysMelhuish

    vbhgft LeazesEnder what personal information? He’s deleted the comment!

  • Jarra MIck

    Hughie what planet do you live on! Every player in the premier league is a mercenary including our lot. As a sub set of society they are a despicable lot. These days they can’t even hide behind the ” it’s a short career blah blah” cos they make so much money. How many of them would say I’m staying here I’ve got enough money……….eh none!

  • mr newcastle devonbay

  • LeeSpoor

    By all means appreciate the oopposition. But bear in mind the team that now represents our city is sent out at game 1 to achieve 40pts. Therefor rendering the remainder if the season pointless. ….. no pun intended. Other teams have the same goal. The difference being, if they achieve then they move forward…. or attempt to. We will drown of boredom treading water.

  • richard birs

    You are a true fan,and that’s what footballs about.Love the team highs and lows.Sure things could be better,and they could be worse.The loud voices drove the last manager out for better or worse who knows?But Newcastle will always be there.for us.

  • Hughie

    Jarra MIck

    Yeah you’re right about these pampered prima donnas today. But assuming that applies to all, by mercenary I am talking about the obvious short term club-hoppers already named. Interestingly 3 have since spectacularly demonstrated the point by failing miserably after shifting. But you’ve hit the nail on the head re the money…. plus that word ambition? Plenty of medium to long stayers around here though mate– Collo, Willo, Taylor S, Krul, dare I add Shola was, Tiote (over 4 years), Sammy– and that is the case with most clubs. Must be a tinge of loyalty there somewhere eh? The issues here are signing the right people, managing them competently (ha ha) and paying enough to keep them,!!

  • cwtoon88

    richard birs Everyone who supports the club throughout is a true fan

  • cwtoon88

    That’s what has kept me going the last couple of years, but the more you look at it logically we are mugs for keep going. Can you tell me honestly how much do you enjoy the games at the moment?, there is the occasional high point such as chelsea or liverpool but other than that most games are full of frustration by negative play, playing of undroppable favourites and terrible substitutions 

    I dread going to a lot of the games now as I know I will just get frustrated with what is going on and the poor performance will put a downer on my day at least if not the weekend

    If Carver gets it to the end of the season its like being spat at it in the face, and if someone spat at me in the face in the street I would react

  • Alexh1984

    The last manager who won one, yes one, fa cup game in his entire newcastle career. I think it’s got to be for better.

  • Demented_Man

    cwtoon88 richard birs Everyone who supports this club under this regime is a blithering idiot.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    We have never ever had a management team (now owner) who have said their aim is for a mid table finish only. Domestic cups and euro qualification is not part of their business plan and they have published those comments. Thats the difference

  • No Brainer

    You still don’t have an owner who has said that. The kast manager believed he was looking to get into the CL and we have been to as many donestic qtr finals as arsenal Chelsea totenham man u abd more than nan city this season

  • Sickandtiredstill

    The last manager won one FA Cup match in 5 years FFS! Plainly no matter what information the club pumps out you are going to suck it up. Derek llambias said we would be challenging for everything – hows that worked out then? Nothing you say interests me so dont bother with a pro Ashley reply again.

  • WilliamCarney

    I have been going and supporting Newcastle for 50 years, I stopped my season ticket 4 years ago and it was a huge relief, anyone that renews their season ticket are not true fans, the true fans are the ones that will let Ashley know that it’s our club and not his, and as long as you are in the hot seat I certainly won’t be. everyone that renews their tickets are possibly the biggest idiots on this planet, here’s an idea, why don’t you give me all your money and I’ll make a football team for you to support, selfish morons thinking of them selves by renewing their tickets, you are not true fans any you never will be, a true fan knows what is best for his club even if it means walking away for a few seasons.

  • No Brainer

    How can any one take you seriously you gave up after promotion and whooping sunderland 5-1 some how I think you may have had other reasons than your trying to put across here. As for being a true fan Don’t be such a knobber

  • Hughie

    William you are clearly very bitter, but don’t slag off the people who are simply doing what you claim to have done for 50 years–that is hypocrisy!! NUFC has always been a roller coaster hasn’t it? You were happy with the McKeags and Halls of the world were you, and the slum that was SJP then, and second division football was great was it? How are you letting Ashley know it is your club by not attending? If you “make” a team you will probably have huge success –just like FC United of Manchester aren’t!! True fans support a club forever, and that includes standing on the terraces in horizontal snow  in the 60’s with 16,000 others watching . You are clearly still interested or you wouldn’t be communicating on the Mag site. Many of us dislike Ashley’s style,  apparent lack of ambition, and continued amateurism in many areas, but at least the club is financially stable and becoming saleable, so that with any luck a new owner with ambition will come in when Ashley disappears to Rangers in 18 months.

  • LeazesEnder

    RhysMelhuish vbhgft LeazesEnder I can’t remember!

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer  mr newcastle Shut up man. Have a look what’s on the pitch and who is coaching them. Have a look at the MD. Ashkey couldn’t say the thing any more clearly nor louder. But keep thumping that regime drum.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    vbhgft LeazesEnder And you are the scumbag that wrote all the support is nothing more than the stinking reeking masses – and the sooner the crowd is gentrified with people like you the better.
    Did you not?

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer You support the regime with every post on here, because you attack every article, every poster, every opinion, every ‘paper and every journo who dare speak against Ashley.
    Take a read of Swiss Ramblers analysis of the accounts. At least he is unbiased, unlike the pseudo business/accoutancy garbage you spout off.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    No Brainer  mr newcastle vbhgft Watched more games against Championship teams though – isn’t that the FACT? A season full to be precise.
    ‘Course, you don’t believe Ashley is responsible for much at all, except not buying a defender. That’s his team out there, coached by his choice man.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    mr newcastle vbhgft No Brainer Wasting your time with these two, matey.
    Relegation. A season in the Championship. Near relegation again (and again now). Record derby defeat run. Record successive PL losses (soon to be beaten against Swansea most likely). 
    Some record that for 8 years of business genius. One season out of 8 they looked capable and true to form he tore it all up.