Alan Shearer watched on as Newcastle United predictably lost at the Etihad.

Manchester City once again dominated but the visitors put up a spirited defence and it took a cross from de Bruyne, allegedly touched by Aguero, to break Newcastle’s resistance on 34 minutes.

It was then a questionable penalty that doubled the lead after the hour mark, although Manquillo ended up in a poor position chasing the opposing player in the box.

However, only four minutes later, a quality goal out of nowhere put Newcastle back within touching distance. Clark’s superb through ball set Jacob Murphy away and his finish was exquisite.

Bringing on Yedlin, Gayle and Perez in the final 25 minutes allowed Newcastle to have a bit more of a go and they had a few decent situations, only for then Leroy Sane to produce brilliance, he tortured the defence and put the ball on a plate for Aguero’s hat-trick.

The Newcastle fans were disappointed with the final result after seeing faint hope of getting something snatched away BUT that was nothing compared to the anger shown towards Mike Ashley.

Throughout the match the travelling supporters showed their support for Rafa Bentez but the constant was their contempt for the owner of the club.

Three weeks in and still no January signings to help Rafa Benitez, in his 10 January transfer windows previously, Mike Ashley has recorded a £30m profit – more than any other Premier League club – all but a few of them having a big net spend of course, rather than making a profit.

Newcastle fans of course also are disgusted with the failure of Mike Ashley to sell the club, having first claimed he was serious about selling it 10 years ago. Claims he is asking a fair price just doesn’t wash when NUFC still remains unsold.

Gary Lineker asking Alan Shearer the big question on Match of The Day on Saturday night…

Gary Lineker:

“The takeover of Newcastle Alan, it doesn’t seem to be making much headway at present, where do you stand on this whole thing?”

Alan Shearer:

“Well, something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it….and it looks as though no one is looking  to pay what Mike Ashley wants.

“That’s fine. He is entitled to do that…

“But the reason I think Newcastle fans want change…and most of them want change, is that they are not getting value for money.

“This is the reason why.

“Every club in the Premier League, over the last two or three years, has broken their transfer record.

“Newcastle’s transfer record is 2005, it was Michael Owen £16m.

“Another reason. Nine of the players today (starting against Manchester City) were in the Championship last season.

“The other two: Manquillo was (on loan) at (bottom of the table and relegated) Sunderland, Joselu with Stoke.

“That is the reason (why) Newcastle fans want a change of owner.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Manchester City 3 Newcastle 1

Goals:

Newcastle: Murphy 67

Man City: Aguero 34, 63 (Pen), 83

Possession was Man City 81% Newcastle 19%

Total shots were  Man City 21 Newcastle 6

Shots on target were Man City 9 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Man City 18 Newcastle 0

Referee: Paul Tierney

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo (Yedlin 66), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, Murphy, Diame, Shelvey, Atsu (Perez 64), Joselu (Gayle 76)

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Haidara, Merino, Ritchie

Crowd: 54,452 (Newcastle 3,000)

(Read instant fan/writer reaction to the Man City game HERE)

(To read the player ratings by fans and add your own go HERE)



  • anyobrien

    Says it all Al, but watch oot here come the usual, to put rafa the l best traveling fans in the country in there place.. Cue
    Ghostrider
    Fistsofsteel2
    Clarko
    Monkseaton magpie
    Come on #rafaoot….

    • JonMag

      you can`t defend the inexcusable

    • Mitros gotta start

      Dont forget me…..the negative Rafa the liar needs to pick the best players available to him….try and motivate them instead of telling everyone they are shyte and have no chance in the premier league as they are championship players and would be dropped and replaced if the fat slug would only give him more than £5 to spend….set histeam up to have a go, there is a reason we have such an awful record…1 point in a possible 24 is a worse record than mclaren….earn your 5 million a year you spanish [email protected] and do your job!
      If you arent up to it, do the right thing and f00k off so we can get someone in that will.

      • anyobrien

        Ffs and Aaron’s you keep banging on about… 2 goals in 18..in four senior years at the club..lethal stuff
        Hes pony.

        • Mitros gotta start

          2 goals in 18 starts?….dont talk b0ll0x man….and even if these lies were true…which they arent…that is still on par with joselu who is our 1st choice striker….and gets picked every week

          • anyobrien

            Lies.. 😂 look it up ffs what the hell would I lie for….?

      • Chuck D

        And who do you suggest replaces him?

        Bring back McLaren, stick the lazy Serb up front and we’ll rocket up the table?!

      • hetonmag

        The lad didn’t think you were worth it putting you on such an illustrious list.

      • Guest 2

        No other promoted side is fielding the same team they came up with. This is what a 11.5 mil net spend gives us.

        Even if fatty does loosen the purse strings – so what? It’s his normal BS to starve the team until things look bad enough to have to spend.

        Not everyone is as brain dead in you in recognising the fact that Rafa was sold a different story when he agreed to come here.

      • TheFatController

        I can see you’re very angry….

        ….at not being on that list.

        Im sure you too can have a gold star for ‘Rafa out’ banality, don’t worry.

      • Cockneytrev

        Perhaps you can suggest a manager to replace him?

        • Jezza

          They never can.

      • Buck Blacket

        You can’t even get a game in my Football Manager team. Last time I started you Mitro you killed two opposition defenders and got a 500 game ban!

      • Kneebotherm8

        Mitro is the liar……….not fckn Rafa……

    • TheFatController

      You’ll notice you’ve woken MM from
      The Crypt….

    • HarryHype59

      Multiple IDs.

  • JonMag

    Hard to see how Joselu can start a game after that [email protected]@king rubbish yesterday.
    dropping Yedlin proved fatal & the 2 centre backs gave Aguero the freedom of the park.
    nufc better get their a $$ in gear and get in a striker this week, the gap in class was there for all to see but when you have krap like Joselu, Manquillo & Diame starting you`re in trouble against anyone

    • Paul Patterson

      It was like the almost in the first half.
      Sad to see but I agreed with Rafa’s tactics in the two games against them.
      Pity we didn’t have the players to do it.

      • Paul Patterson

        *Alamo

    • Cockneytrev

      I agree with the Joselu statement, but the back 4 done very well under the circumstances,,
      I honestly don’t know what other way Rafa could have set the team up?
      We have a championship squad against one of the most expensive squads ever assembled,,
      Look at the players who didn’t even make their bench,, we have not 1 player who would get a game for a top 6 club and very few who would get a start for any premiership team.

    • Peter Stabler

      Diame has been playing well recently.

  • Wor Lass

    That`s one reason we want him out, Alan – there are plenty of others.

  • Paul Patterson

    £400m team v £70m team.

    • Cockneytrev

      Exactly and it doesn’t even count their players who for one reason or another didn’t make the bench,,

  • Andrew

    The 20th has gone & still no new players so now the deadline Rafa has set is the end of the transfer window. Mr Ashley is playing your bluff mate to see what you will do when he gives you no money. We need to get behind the manager & players we have or get in a Championship manager who’s used to working on a zero budget to prepare us for the drop or that will turn us into an old style Stoke & keep us up.
    Then every year we can look forward to just staying up & not going for any cups.
    What a shame when the likes of Burnley & Leicester City can have a go & find a gem of a player & we can’t. Something is wrong all the way through.

  • texfitz

    It’s crystal clear that this club is in a total mess. All of the hype about the pcp takeover has done nothing to stabilise the team. Most of the players will have it in the back of their minds that they’ll be replaced once/if the takeover happens. This certainly hasn’t helped morale.

    This season Rafa has tried his best with setting the team up not to get beat. It can be boring but also effective. Yes, he makes some strange team selections and subs which have been questionable. Which manager doesn’t? But for fans to call for his head?? Utter madness! Mitro should’ve had more games but maybe Rafa sees him as a liability as the rules of the game in the premier league don’t suit this type of aggressive player any more…

    All other teams have invested decent money this season, so to be where we are (few points away from top ten) At this stage is more than acceptable. We certainly haven’t suffered many heavy defeats and most of the games so far have ended by the odd goal either way. Pretty good for championship team i reckon.

    I believe Rafa is the only positive thing about this club right now and we ALL need to stand behind him. If he leaves then we will have no chance of a sale and more than likely have to endure another 10 years of Mash with another has been manager..

    Be very careful what you wish for…

    • hetonmag

      Good sensible post.

    • Cockneytrev

      Well summed up, a very good post,
      The only part i don’t agree with is “be careful what you wish for” This at least gives you a little hope, under Ashley there is no hope, only watching him drain the life out of the club,,

      • Martin Rooney

        Get out of our club you tw** cockney trev get out of our club.

        • HarryHype59

          Behave Clarko.

  • Leazes.

    Is there anything left for Ashley to strip from the club?…….

    …..I can’t think of anything!

    • Guest 2

      He’s been seen up on the stadium roof eyeing up the lead flashing…

    • Cockneytrev

      Maybe a few old jock straps he can take down the poor mans palace on city road?

    • Jezza

      Yes there is one thing and it’s the one thing that needs stripping, those obscene S***s D****t signs all over St James’s Park.

    • Haitchdee

      All the nice fixtures and fittings from the Home changing rooms .

  • TheFatController

    I refer to my previous comments:-

    Equity = assets (£350m club) less liabilities (£260m costs)

    So Mr Ashley, Instead of trying to take the equity and run off to a casino somewhere and blow it in one night, liquidate £90m and spend it on players.

    If not, sell for £260m, it can’t be valued higher if ‘we can only spend what we make’, as we’re spending nothing. That means no equity, which means you are admitting indirectly the valuation is £260m

    So what if you sell for a realistic £260m you can’t leave waving 2 fingers and £50m profit at us? Get over it.

    • Cockneytrev

      Ashley wants it every way,,
      We can’t compete with other premier clubs in the transfer market, yet values us as worth more than them..
      He really is a horrible specimen,,
      At least (sky excepting) the tide may be turning slightly in the media, in the last week I’ve heard several commentators asking why we can’t compete in the transfer market..

      • TheFatController

        Yes, I am sure as a result of Staveley saying he had two offers reflecting his acceptance of staggered payments, then changing the goalposts so offering him straight cash, people will soon do the basic finances and realise he won’t sell for the good of the club, only for a profit.

        As much as pro-Ashley journalists say Staveley was trying to get it cheap, it’s clear that cash offer can’t be too low if there’s no value in the club to loan against and thus can’t afford players.

      • Martin Rooney

        Don’t you take it every way?

        • TheFatController

          The laughter is at you, not with you, before you go on today trolling comments…

          • Martin Rooney

            I really don’t give a toss you idiots just talk sh** and need responded to its like club of imbeciles out to do damage than is already being done. Like a mission to smash it all apart then sit merrily saying see i told you so. All very quite last year weren’t ya. I don’t care about the owner whether it’s mckeag hall shepherd Ashley there is Nowt i or you can do about it but i do support my club. You miserable p**cks can’t say that.

          • KRS1

            You are a great Mackem, no one can deny that!

          • TheFatController

            Still not laughing with you….

      • Martin Rooney

        Get out of our club

    • Martin Rooney

      That makes no sense, what’s the £90m of liabilities.

      • TheFatController

        Before I explain, do you understand the concept of equity.

        So you know what re-mortgaging means?

        If you do, it would make sense. I said £90m equity, based on £260m liabilities.

        Why are you asking me about £90m liabilities therefore ?

        • Martin Rooney

          Yes apparently i do, please layout a single liability nufc the business has. It has none his loan is equity everyone with a brain knows that. There is nothing else

          • TheFatController

            How can the loan be equity? It’s owed to him, that means it’s a liability, the company is liable to pay him back the loan.

            I asked if you if you understood what equity is, and you’ve just shown you don’t.

            Perhaps stick to shaming people and being over emotional rather than trying to be rational and clever whilst proving you haven’t a clue in the area of basic management account terminology.

          • Angelswithdirtyfaces

            The loan is both equity as part of the asset balance of the club and as a loan also appears on the debit side. That’s what double entry book-keeping does for you.

          • Martin Rooney

            There no hate in my yet just pointing you in the right direction. If a business has £200 million in assets owned but has bank loan of £90m and someone buys it at value they would pay current owners £110m and may chose to pay the banks the £90m and change it to a equity or a personal loan either way dressed it up remains equity and the business is worth £200m

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Lately Rafa has not started the players he bought in the Summer £50m worth of talent. Rafa could have bought a thirty million pounds centre forward and a twenty million pounds on a number 10 but chose not to. For the fans singing anti Ashley songs during the game they want us relegated and are supporting the other team as it just un settles the players. Any repeat against Burnley will just see an atmosphere which will help us to lose. Shearer says he understands it but he is brainless too as any true fan can not understand anti Newcastle chants during a game.

    • TheFatController

      He’s not allowed to pay the wages levels of £20m and £30m players.

      Ashley’s way of keeping costs down so he doesn’t lose profit on a future sale.

      • Martin Rooney

        Shelves on 90k a week ya radgie

        • TheFatController

          Yes, and like Rafa’s salary, that’s a special dispensation from the file marked ‘FFS I have to spend proper PL money now I’m staring relegation in the face…??’

          Next Ashley love-in banality?

          • Martin Rooney

            Do you realise how stupid that read as a counter argument? It’s almost as though you’re suggesting those three are involved in some sort of counter propaganda plan!

          • TheFatController

            It is a good counter argument, because he is on way more than anyone else.

            Why is he in more than anyone else? Because we bought him when we were desperate so broke the wage ceiling.

            You hate facts don’t you? Prefer theories based on the anger you have at life currently channelled at Rafa and anyone criticising Ashley. Healthy?

          • Martin Rooney

            Don’t hate Rafa or love Ashley shelvy desperate to get out of swansea but don’t let that get in the way

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        To be fair I think the wages of two good players would be similar to five average ones especially as Rafa does not play them

        • Guest 2

          He can’t sign two good players though can he you Muppet. All have to be bargain basement and under a certain limit for wages.

          That’s why the most expensive player the club has signed happened 12 years ago – all 16 mil.

    • Badmag

      Rafa has had to buy practically a full squad including backups with very little money. It is now that he needs to buy the players you mention to fit in nicely with his squad.

      • Martin Rooney

        £110m and nufc has the 9th biggest wage bill in the premier league

        • Guest 2

          110 million? LOL! Wrong, but how much in sales?

          If fatty had bothered to increase club revenue from commercial activities then wages would matter even less. It’s another self inflicted problem as he depends solely on tv money and has done nowt in 11 years to build club revenue.

          Even then, the weekly wabg bill has us down at 15th of PL clubs. You are talking [email protected]

        • HarryHype59

          That isn’t true. I believe it’s around 15th.

          • Martin Rooney

            Look again

    • Paul Patterson

      If you get given a budget of £60 to go and do your food shop, you’d go into the supermarket and put all manner of lovely things in your trolley.
      If all of a sudden you get a phone call from home saying the budget is now £10, you immediately start putting things back and looking at far less nice stuff.
      Substitute the supermarket for the transfer market and the shopper for Rafa and we have what’s going on at Newcastle United.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Why spend £10m om Merino who plays well we got a lot of points he gets injured and we lose a lot of games then comes back and is on the bench very strange.

        • Badmag

          I suspect the guy is not fully match fit, we have to hope that it is a one off and he is not a perennial crock.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            I actually thought De Jong was a class player very talented but it never worked out for him. Yes hope it is not a repeat.

          • Angelswithdirtyfaces

            Yes, always had great hopes for him as playmaker / No10. Everything said he’s be really good for us – but injuries knock his form as well as fitness

          • Guest 2

            If ever a statement proved how idiotic you are, this one is it.

      • Peter Stabler

        Also, when you pick up the packet of cornflakes it might tell you to put it back it wants to stay down South/ be nearer to home/ want to be guaranteed to be eaten for breakfast everyday without fail and while this conversation with the packet is going on there’s another bloke trying to wrestle the packet from you. Good analogy.

    • KRS1

      Any true nufc fan wouldn’t call shearer brainless – you are a moron without equal!

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        He should be encouraging the fans to get behind the team in a relegation battle not stirring hatred up during games which will not help our cause so yes brainless along with George from the times and Luke Edwards.

        • KRS1

          usually I would think your hatred for George would be down to him sleeping with your wife. However that seems unlikely – did he puncture your blow up doll??

          • Jezza

            Superb. That really made me laugh.

      • Martin Rooney

        Why can’t he be brainless? Does being able to score an intellectual? Is the esteemed Mr Hawkins a super footballer get owa yasel man

        • KRS1

          As previous post’s have said you are a hoop licker and bishop drone.

          • Martin Rooney

            Another brainless anonymous donkey can’t deal with facts so revert to natural type a closet guy making homophobic abuse. As if that would upset me bless ya

          • Jezza

            The term hoop licker is nothing to do with sexual orientation, it denotes somebody who kow kows and grovels. A sycophant.

        • Angelswithdirtyfaces

          I worked with a teacher who taught Chris Waddle what was then called “Remedial” studies. He wasn’t great academically to put it mildly, but as the other kids said ‘What’s it matter miss, as long as he can sign his name on the contract ? ” It turned out Waddle was much brighter than was thought as he learned French really quickly when he went to play at Marseille, and has proved since.

      • Kneebotherm8

        Mackem more like it…….

    • FatParosite

      Another Bishop drone

      • TheFatController

        My money’s on anger issues…

        • Jezza

          Low self esteem, deep seated feelings of personal inadequacy and socially disfunctional.

    • Wor Lass

      As far as I can figure, from Transfermarket, Rafa spent approximately £38mill in the summer. Of the players he bought, Lejeune is injured, Merino has been injured and I suspect isn`t quite ready yet (though that raises the question of why put him in the match-day squad) and the others (Manquillo, Atsu, Murphy and Joselu) all started yesterday. The “Get out of our club” chant has been sung regularly at games for years now – home and away – and I can guarantee that it doesn`t put the players off one bit. My criticism of Shearer is that he was too PC in his criticism.

      • Guest 2

        net spend 11.5 million, that’s the real point. Had to sell to buy and there was an obvious limit on what amount that was. Same old Ashley tactics

    • Guest 2

      Oh here we go again. He should have bought Bony according to you – how’s that working out for Swansea at 12 mil?

      You always mention whats spent without ever referring to what had to be sold in return – resulting in a net spend of only 11.5 mil and a further 200k a week reduction in the payroll.

      What a shame all of us other supporters and Shearer don’t have the brains you do. Then we’d have a stadium full of rocking horses.

      What unsettles the team is the fact that they can’t compete against better quality players and everyone but you knows the reason for that.

      • Martin Rooney

        Why the obsession on net spend none of those left would be first teamers

        • Jezza

          Under Fat Ashley’s policy they still had to be sold to allow Rafa to even spend what little he did.

        • Guest 2

          Why? Jeez! Coz that’s the actual level of investment in the team and therefore what was available to Rafa.

          Ashley allowed a side constructed to win promotion from the Championship to improve itself for the PL by only 11.5 mil. Is that too hard for you to understand?

    • Paul Smith

      Name the players Benitez spent that money on who haven’t played regularly when fit (regularly does not mean starting every game). Lejeune certainly isn’t fit and Merino has had injuries too. Manquilo, Joselu and Atsu have all started regularly…

      The only one I can think of is Murphy… Earlier in the season over the 1st 10 games or so Ritchie was our most creative player and before his injury Atsu had also been 1 of our best players so it took a while for Murphy to get a game and then when he did he had some pretty poor performances.

      We needed numbers in the summer and the money wasn’t there to sign quality in numbers which is why we ended up with cheap squad fillers such as Joselu and Manquilo. They aren’t particularly players Benitez wanted.. They were what he got stuck with in the last minute panic because our board took too long or were too cheap to spend a few more pennies to get Benitez’ higher priority targets.

  • Badmag

    I was quite proud of the team yesterday.

    Some of the comments on here suggest the club is in disarray, I would say the team is giving its all and the footballing side is playing to its full potential under Rafa.

    Above the team there is nothing but a void, a yes man in Charnley and nothing else.

    Without Rafa this team would be rock bottom.

    Diame has been our best player for the last 4 games yet he still gets hammered, he is probably putting himself in the shop window.

    • TheFatController

      Some are addicted to hating players.

      Good performances don’t cure that addiction, it’d take a spell in Betty Ford before they’d admit the likes of Diame, Murphy are proving themselves…

      • Angelswithdirtyfaces

        Toon fans have a long history of scapegoating one or two players for team shortcomings. It is very self destructive. I can remember both Danny Simpson and Milner getting a regular slagging – both these guys are still pretty much Top 6 quality Premier starting players

        • Martin Rooney

          So true Dummett was the worst player of all time two years ago

      • Damon Horner

        I’d agree with that. So many just don’t recognise a when a player lifts/drops his game. Reputations and stigmatization tend to dictate.

        • Guest 2

          Howay man, big Mo makes Sissoko look like a technical genius and industrious powerhouse!

          • Damon Horner

            He has his limitations but I still wouldn’t suggest he always plays badly because of that and hasn’t picked his limited game up a bit. He has.

            It’ll be interesting to see our fans general opinions on player of the season so far because the names you’d have expected preseason should be nowhere near.

          • Guest 2

            He’d have to be reincarnated as someone else to get elected. Seriously man, he brings nowt.

          • thewildchimp

            Player of the season so far is probably Lascelles. Darlow saved us a few points as well. Murphy has guts, is an asset. Dummy and Yedlin consistent as well. Others on and off. Hope something happens that lifts the team up.

          • Damon Horner

            Wouldn’t argue with that. I think for their standing we should have seen more from Gayle, Shelvey and Ritchie and I just wondered where they’d feature in a poll.

      • Guest 2

        Diame’s proving something alright. Nowt positive though.

    • Martin Rooney

      We’ll said our club is getting the s**t stirred every week but the owners of the three clubs in relegation zone get away Scot free

      • Wor Lass

        They`re not OUR club, you prat!

        • Martin Rooney

          Settle Doon petal

      • TheFatController

        You claim no other fans give stick when the evidence of 6 managers sacked suggests there is a little bit of stick flying around at other clubs.

        You’re a prize doughnut.

        • Wor Lass

          That`s 8 PL managers sacked: Watford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City, Stoke, Swansea, West Brom and West Ham.

        • HarryHype59

          He is a poor mans Clarko!

          • Jezza

            He most probably is clarko under a different ID.

          • HarryHype59

            I think you could be correct!

        • Martin Rooney

          Did you read that? I was talking about the media punditry.

      • HarryHype59

        “We’ll said”

        😉

        • Martin Rooney

          There is nobody giving the owners of those clubs pelters in the same way and you know that

          • Jezza

            That’s because none of those owners have destroyed their clubs through sheer unadulterated blood sucking greed the way our owner has.

    • MadMag83

      It’s a Championship team trying to make a fist of it in the big league. Brighton and Huddersfield broke their respective transfer records and are still struggling the same as NUFC. With a few quality additions this lot could be comfortable in mid table because the heart and effort is there it’s just a lack of quality that lets them down. We got battered the last time we played at Man City, with a more talented squad at our disposal, against a City side that weren’t as good as the current one. At least this lot are fighters.

      • Badmag

        Have you noticed our squad in the premier league gets weaker and weaker, the team we went down with had far better players

        • HarryHype59

          It certainly did!

        • MadMag83

          It’s systematic of a lack of investment from Ashley. We got lucky the first time when players like Nolan decided to stick it out in the Championship, and with the coming of age of Andy Carroll. The squad that got relegated the second time was of far lesser quality, due in part to the over reliance on cheap French imports, the sale and none replacement of key players, and lack of talent coming from the academy.

          Southampton managed to be successful despite selling their best players because of an excellent youth system and a targeted recruitment policy. But even they are discovering that you can’t keep selling your best players.

        • Jezza

          Agreed the team that went down in 15/16 had a lot more quality than this one. Just shows how good a manager Rafa is that we’re still somehow out of hte relegation zone this time round.

    • Steven05

      I totally agree

  • Martin Rooney

    The price of a player means Nowt, hoss and murphy have done more for Newcastle than his pal Owen and luque already. Having been at the match there was two renditions of fcb get out of our club. And the fans were in pretty good spirits.
    Shearers hatred for Ashley is getting in the way of his commenting, getting irate over Jenas correctly saying it should not have been a penalty when there was no clear foul, just shows how childish he is. Blokes starting to turn on Newcastle because he didn’t get the job.
    Short changed? Value for money? It costs more to go to watch Gateshead than Newcastle. What a donkey

    • Cockneytrev

      Moron,,,
      Another hoop licker👅👅

      • TheFatController

        Corn flakes instead of Frosties may have prevented his ‘sugar rush’ rant this morning…

      • Martin Rooney

        Get of our club your just **at trev get of my club

        • Cockneytrev

          Eh?

    • X,WHY,Y MAN.

      Shearer has been more than magnanimous to Ashley in the circumstances with his running of the club.

    • FatParosite

      Bishop drone

      • TheFatController

        Either that or serious anger issues…

        • Guest 2

          and the brains of a rocking horse

    • Guest 2

      Er, go read the article on top 30 European clubs who make the most from ticket sales. We are at 22.

    • HarryHype59

      “The price of a player means Nowt”

      With few exceptions, you generally get what you pay for!

    • Geordiegiants

      There only one donkey spouting off as far as I can see.

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      There does seem to be a bitterness in Shearer. I don;t like him as a person as two friends of mine have had two separate examples of him being rather self-centred.

      Shearer would have gone up in my imagination if, when KK came back he had come in as an assistant manager. He would have learnt a bit from KK and as it happens, got the top job fairly quickly. He wanted to be the main man and the problem was, he wasn’t really equipped when he actually was given the job.

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I don’t know how Shearer could be so diplomatic because if some toe rag was destroying my club, They would get it both barrels T.V or not !

    • Cockneytrev

      Exactly!!!!!

    • Peaky Magpie

      🥊🥊🥊 Well put

    • magpiefifer

      Yes,he is being a bit too diplomatic – don’t know if it’s BBC diktat or Shearer fearing the loss of a lucrative contract with the Beeb!?

  • George

    Rafa is a top manager working with his arms tied behind him. He is not the problem.
    Ashley is. Always has been, always will be. Anyone who can’t see that is a moron.

    • East Durham Mag

      A few morons on here then George mate.

      • Guest 2

        King Moron hails from Monkseaton…

      • Jezza

        Or to be precise one or a maxumim of two morons, posting under multiple ID’s.

        • HarryHype59

          The same thought had crossed my mind. It must be mischievous Mackems from Pennywell.

          • Jezza

            Two brothers from Manchester apparently.

          • HarryHype59

            So obviously not NUFC fans?

          • Jezza

            Well considering they love Fat Ashley and hate Alan Shearer, draw your own conclusion.

  • Mike

    the chants ive heard behind me have been “when ashley sells we will have a party” however i reccon that will be changing from now on to something with a bit more bite!

  • Guest 2

    Thought it was changed to just ‘fat f’ing bas…’?