I have been a Geordie ever since I was 10, since the Bobby Robson era, one of the many Newcastle fans around the World.

I fell in love with the city and the Newcastle fans.

I have been using The Mag for the past few months.

I have respect for every opinion but these days it has been a constant nonsense at the Mag.

Filled with articles and opinions slagging off Mike Ashley with the same recycled rubbish.

We don’t need an opinion slagging off Ashley every day by different writers.

Please vet the articles and please stop with misleading and provoking headlines.

We have too many of those kind of magazines and news websites doing those.

Let’s stand out at least now and then, with in-depth analysis of the game.

On our opponents and other information like those at the BBC.

Provoking articles may attract opposite team’s fans for one day.

Don’t lose your regular viewers.

In Good Faith.

A 24 year Old Mag from India.

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  • Wor Lass

    Ram, I`m with you in theory. I particularly dislike the constant claims that the FA and referees have got it in for us just because we haven`t had a home penalty or opposition player sent off for 150 years. I also can`t understand why a man who has backed every manager to the hilt ((of his stiletto) for the last 11 years and done nothing other than throw money in our direction gets no thanks from the masses. I mean, look at how his minions are scouring Europe for top notch players for Rafa as we speak. Come on, everyone, what`s the matter with you?

    • Dillon Tovak

      What we don’t need is every article containing this line,
      “Ashley’s mistakes are too many to meantion, however I will now go on to list at least 3 or 4…”
      As if we’re not all Newcastle fans and have missed it being rammed in our eyes thrice a day for 10 years.

  • Dillon Tovak

    How did you infiltrate the mags high security to get such an article published 😂
    Don’t you know every other article has to repeat how much we hate Ashley (the other article telling us what villa fans think of shearers statue or the gradient of the slope on the pitch)

    • Wor Lass

      The Sob on the Tyne bedsheet! If Villa come up and we don`t go down it`ll be wheeled out again.

  • Angelswithdirtyfaces

    I view Mr Ashley as the unacceptable face of capitalism and I’ve never felt so constantly bemused, deflated and confused over the last decade as to why a man who allegedly has serious business acumen, can manage the club so badly, even as a profit generating enterprise, and with such disrespect for the city and the fans.

    • thewildchimp

      Because he gets free money and advertising. In his mind, every time he hires a new player he wastes money. Thus this micro-management of the transfers. The 17th place is ideal for him. He has tasted the Championship twice and found out that it’s not that scary: nothing can stop him now.

      His is the face of a modern capitalist, indeed.

  • Wor Lass

    In a more serious vein, we had a great article th other week about a lad taking his son to Man City for his first away experience. It was a fantastic piece and rightly drew a lot of praise. I agree with Ram that it would be nice to have more of that but it`s difficult to write anything meaningful about nufc without referring to Ashley and his minions. It`s like doing a piece about working in a sewage treatment works and not mentioning the schiite!

    • thewildchimp

      Well, those piles you can burn and they are gone. We are more the unlucky divers, rummaging through the heap, hoping for some gold nuggets.

  • toon

    Hmmm is this bloke a Ashley apologist? Never heard such nonsense the man deserves every ounce of criticism he gets 11+ years of lies false promises and utter bullsh!t I’ve never read such nonsense the man is a decease killing the club.

    • Danimal

      I think you meant to type ‘disease’ but ‘deceased’ would be great news.

      • Geordiegiants

        It certainly would.

  • JonMag
    • East Durham Mag

      Correct answer to a total knacka of an article.

  • TheFatController

    This writer is really harsh. Why would supporters of the club be happy talking generally about on field issues whilst off the field issues make on field irrelevant?

    Ashley runs us to be the bare minimum it takes to survive in the PL. effectively handicapping us from the start.

    Suppose it was the 100m Olympic final, and Usain bolt said he just trained enough to finish 3rd and get among the medals, admitting as much, and regularly finished 3rd or worse as a result. Would anyone see the point in discussing him and his race tactics? No, we’d all be saying ‘well if he can’t be bothered why should we be?’

    Yet apparently that attitude of ‘not my best, just enough to get by’ can be excused at Newcastle united.

    No. It can’t. Unless you hold pathetic weak standards for yourself and your club.

  • robbersdog

    Hi Ram – it’s great to hear from a Toon fan in India, and I think it’s wonderful that you now self-identify as Geordie. I was born in Newcastle and even though I have lived in London for 37 years, my cultural identity is still Geordie, with NUFC being my temple of worship.

    Unfortunately, most of us are past the point of no return with Mike Ashley. Having been force-fed a diet of lies, broken promises, ridiculous managerial decisions and constant humiliations, we’ve simply had enough. We have lost faith in the heartless, soulless buffoon and nothing less than Ashley’s departure from our club will suffice.

    We’ll never believe another word he or his flunkies say, and we’re done with him.

  • jack

    Newcastle fans have every right to feel this way , it’s the end of January and still not signed anyone again , which is infuriating as Rafa gave them his list on January first , even feyenoord have said they’re tired of the indecision , and you can’t say , oh we’ve signed Kennedy , because that deal was all but done a year ago , I can see a lot more dissapointed to come as long as Ashley is here , so your wrong to say we shouldn’t be negative

    • Danimal

      Brighton have signed a proven PL striker on loan tonight. I wonder if there were several days of very public “negotiations” beforehand?

      • jack

        No it’s only Newcastle , it’s all smoke and mirrors , and at the end they’ll say the same thing , we couldn’t get them over the line. Most of the information is leaked on purpose by Ashley’s PR machine .I’ve never In my life known it to take so long to sign anyone

        • Blackburn1066

          He does all this because he knows he will have a full house a loads of season ticket and tv money in his bank account next season.( Just how I feel about the man )

          • jack

            And when the new sky deal is announced , he will take us off the market too , and then we’ll have another summer transfer debacle , but Rafa won’t be here then

          • Peaky Magpie

            Think you’re probably right on all points there Jack.

      • Dillon Tovak

        You’re right. I’m not jealous that we’re not getting Ulloa though.

        • Peaky Magpie

          Agree,always thought Iheanacho would have been a decent shot for us however.

  • relaxed

    !!! OUT ASHLEY OUT !!!

  • Clarko

    In-depth analysis? From the people on here?

    🤣 🤣 🤣

    • relaxed

      !!! OUT CLARKO OUT !!!

      • East Durham Mag

        Don’t feed the troll.

    • JonMag

      [email protected]@k off, nitwit

    • Phil

      ✊🏻💦

    • JonMag

      💣💣💣
      boom

    • FatParosite

      Bishop

  • Bowlsey

    I see what Ram is saying but I’m finding it almost impossible to be positive about the club while Ashley has us in his death grip. I support Rafa and the players but no, Ram, a certain Mr. Ashley deserves everything he gets and a whole lot more for what he’s done to this club over the last ten and a half years. Being limited but still maintaining some ambition is one thing, but we show no ambition at all under Ashley and can’t even compete with the likes of Brighton and Stoke in the transfer market. If that doesn’t anger and depress you in equal measure then nothing will.

  • mactoon

    It’s not recycled rubbish or misleading or provoking mate. We have an owner who has been found guilty in a court of law of lying to the club manager (Kevin Keegan) and has proven year after year that he is not willing to improve the first team in order to improve the clubs placing within the Premier League.

    He has changed the famous name of the stadium, badly treat iconic players (Gutierrez, Shay Given, Shearer and others), had over 10 years of free advertising for his Sports Direct company which has seriously depreciated the clubs income. No other club that I know provides free advertising on such a scale.

    He has now stated publicly that he will not put any more money into the club and any players will be bought by money (profit) made by the club but because of the reduced income (mainly due to the free SD advertising) the club cannot produce profit to fund transfers.

    At 24 years old you wouldn’t have seen or remembered Keegan’s Entertainers years and a standard of football I was proud to see, something that regardless of how much money is spent by clubs like Man City, Man United etc. can never, in my opinion be replicated.

    While I like you have adopted the Geordie culture as your own I would ask you to bear in mind this owner has reduced this club to continually struggling to avoid relegation and is unwilling to spend or release money to improve it’s chances, yet is unwilling to sell it to anyone who in his words “can take it forward” by asking for a price which any potential buyer deems unreasonably high.

    • Jezza

      Very good comment. The only thing I would question is the club’s ability to produce profit to fund transfers. Despite the free advertising for Ashley’s core sweat shop business the club still generates ample profit from sources such as player sales and television money. The trouble is that Ashley pockets all those profits rather than re-investing some into the team.

      • mactoon

        I’m uncomfortable with the phrase “Ashley pockets all those profits” Do you mean he absorbs them into the club’s accounts or takes them out of the club and into his own pocket? As a business owner I am almost certain he is not allowed to do that and the club accounts do not reflect that he has made personal profit from the club?

        • Danimal

          It’s going somewhere. And it isn’t going into buying players like every other club.

          • mactoon

            If you look at the accounts on Companies House it’s all accounted for, I’m not saying he isn’t taking money out of the club, I’m just saying I wouldn’t say he is unless I can see proof of it. He just isn’t spending it and the club accounts are showing a profit because of it.

          • Danimal

            Fair enough. I’ll just say it anyway. He’s stealing from us one way or another, financially or emotionally. I think that’ll keep me out of court.

          • ghostrider

            You wouldn’t have a club for anyone to steal from except for owners pilfering from it in the lower leagues after total melt down had Ashley not taken over it.

            Too many people live on the past snippets of excitement as if this was what the club was all about before Ashley came and supposedly destroyed it all.
            It’s because he’s not a fool that this club is standing where it is right now, regardless of it struggling on the football field.

          • Damon Horner

            How long should the stance “Ashley saved your club” be used against the fans?

            If I was adopted out of a family of drug laden lowlifes I shouldn’t have to be forever grateful if the adopted family mistreat me also, simply because “you’d be in prison without us”.

            If Ashley saves the club, it was not in the interests of fans or with the spirit of competition in mind.

          • ghostrider

            You should be forever grateful to Ashley for saving the club from a terrible fate.

          • Damon Horner

            For a man who wants us to compete better on the pitch you’re very indifferent to is competing in the minds of those off the pitch.

            I wouldn’t be grateful to Ashley because the main difference between now and ‘doing a Leeds’ is the league we exist in.

          • ghostrider

            Let’s put this in simple terms.
            If Ashley had given in to Keegan all those years ago and basically bank rolled him in the mistaken belief that he could have brought back the past entertainers tag whilst also having a real stab at the top 4 or better, then we would be most likely sitting in league one or worse.

            Why?
            Because we would have been trying to live well beyond our means and had to suffer the consequences of the normal Keegan dummy spit at some stage when it all came crashing down.
            We dodged a bullet with him walking under constructive dismissal terms, with Ashley only having to fork out his wages.

            When this club locates to London we can then compete high up.
            The north east is not the venue the powers that be nor the media, or the money hungry superstars want.
            It’s at best a stepping stone for those that cannot quite get into the elite at any given time due to overflowing buys of clubs that just pull money out of the hat instead of the rabbit.

            Ashley knows this and has knew it for long enough. he learned more from the experience than most owners, because he realised that throwing big money at the club only serves to create sickeningly wealthy mercenaries that drain the clubs finances to the dregs.

            That’s why I simply say…..yeah I want Ashley out and yeah I want more….but I’d rather have a club and have less if it means having more for only a few seasons and build up an expectation that cannot be adhered to, with only a massive fall from grace to look forward to.

            If Ashley goes it has to be for someone that is willing to basically right wrongs for the long long term and taking the hits on potential stabs at having a go at the top end.

            Who can do that?
            If you can think who can do that then that’s your alternative owner than the one that is keeping your club alive due to his ability to play hard ball to ensure it does not die a death like Sunderland are in the process of doing.

          • Damon Horner

            Amazing how on the pitch you want us to be brave, direct and compete against our opposition yet off the pitch you sit and think there is no use competing, accept our fate and allow Ashley to benefit because somebody might as well, right?

            Fair enough if you want to sit with all this admiration for the very man who has kept us from even trying to be competitive. You really do have Stockholm syndrome.

            Also, I’m not one of those stufk in the entertainers era, I wouldn’t have bankrolled Keegan either.

          • ghostrider

            Who said I’m happy about not competing. You seem to be happy with not competing because you seem quite happy to have a manager that would rather lose 1 or 2 nil rather than have a go at the opposition.

            If you actually looked at what’s going on with the elites in the premier league you’ll understand that most of the rest of the clubs are only given small tasters of the idea of competing up there.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Need to check with a lawyer what I was going to post then and where I think money is going 😁

        • Jezza

          I genuinely believe he finds a legal way to take that money out of the club.

          • Wezza147

            I’m with you on that Jezza. It is the only real answer to where has all the money gone. Then you get Keith Bishop posting under drone accounts praising Ashley and saying he has taken no money out the club. The Carroll money was never seen again. There is no doubt he has pocketed millions. It is his club he can do it if he wants but that doesn’t make it right. Why else is he owner?

    • Kneebotherm8

      We’ve gone from the sublime Keegan years to the ridiculous now.

  • TheNutJob

    Fatty oot, sack the board

  • Paul Patterson

    Agree in principle but what has been allowed to occur at Newcastle United has gone way beyond tolerable.
    I don’t buy into the childish name calling and all that but Ashley really has brought it all on himself and repeatedly not learnt from mistake after mistake after mistake.
    If there was a blueprint on how to deliberately ruin a club chances of success, Mike Ashley would be the creator.
    If there was a blueprint on how to annoy your customers, Mike Ashley would be the architect.
    If there was a blueprint on how not to run a football club Mike Ashley would be the author.
    Until he clears off, this club will go nowhere, end of.

    • JonMag

      the fat [email protected]@k deserves everything that comes his way.

      • Jezza

        He certainly does.

        • JonMag

          he`s destroying the club, let`s hope he`s gone in the summer

      • Geordiegiants

        And more!

  • GToon

    Ram, I understand what you are saying but to be honest we don’t have much else to talk about. Your and my club is in real danger of getting relegated for the third time. There is a sense of frustration that it was all eminently avoidable. This is what drives most of the articles on here as it is “the current news”.
    Why don’t you write an article about what it’s like to support Newcastle in India. Are there many other Newcastle fans there? How come you chose Newcastle and not one of the teams who win things? Are you planning to come over and watch them play etc etc. Look forward to reading it.

  • Leicester Mag

    Lets agree and all get behind the team just like most did with Rafa. Massive feel good factor, first time in close to a decade things seem on the cusp of something special we get to the January window do we build? No. We get up, now is the chance surely? Does Ashley back Rafa? Again no. It hardly needed Nostridarmus to predict we’d struggle or Einstein to tell us why. See the trouble with the back the team and ignore the way the club is run hasn’t worked. It’s not too much to want a future rather a greed fuelled omnishambles.we will never have this under Ashleys ownership

  • Danimal

    Ram, thanks for supporting us but the reason Ashley dominates all discussions is that he dominates (in a very negative way) every aspect of the club. It’s not misleading to point out that Ashley is a vile and hated excuse for a human being and it is not provocative either. It’s difficult to give in-depth analysis of our games without mentioning that our team and manager have been undermined by this disgusting man.

  • Jezza

    Ram,
    At the age of 24 you are not as old as The Mag which will celebrate its 30th birthday in September this year. I was heavily involved with the original paper version of The Mag back in the 1988/89 relegation season. Let me explain something that you can’t be expected to know. The Mag was founded on the back of supporter unrest at the way the club was being run. One of the main aims was to give fans a voice to speak out against a deeply unpopular and hopelessly incompetent board of directors who were running the club at the time.

    It was a time known as “Football’s Punk period” when home made fanzines produced independently by supporters were springing up all over the country and the common theme to all of them was rebellion, giving the fans a voice of their own, telling it how it really was. For the first time ever football fans of various clubs across the country were coming together. Finding a common voice against corrupt incompetent directors and chairmen as well a government and media that had long considered us to be the enemy within. It became a kind of protest movement and The Mag was very much part of it.

    30 years on the club is being run by an even more unpopular, incompetent not to mention greedy individual and we the fans have got every right to speak out. The fans’ criticism of Ashley you read on this site is at the very heart of what The Mag has always been about.

    • Danimal

      Spot on.

    • scumtest

      In a nutshell… 100% bang on

    • Duh

      How hard can it be to get a half decent owner/steward of the club. All of ours have been awful in one way or another. It was mckeag when I started going.

      • Kneebotherm8

        We have got a decent steward at the club unfortunately he’s a first class bar steward.

    • GeordieZebra

      Ram, read this. Then print it off and read it daily. “We the fans have got every right to speak out”. Bang on Jezza.

      If you don’t like it, pipe down or stop reading Ram!

    • Leicester Mag

      The unholy trinity of wums, father son and holy pointless often decry the standard of posts on here. In my view this is one of most compelling and articulate articles ever written on here. Well done Jezza, streets ahead of the crayon operatives down at the Beano Town Gazette .

      • Jezza

        Thanks, marra.

    • GToon

      My favourite ever copy was the one where it showed the league table back when we were going up under Keegan on the front cover. It had a cartoon bloke next to it saying something like “nee sweat”, referring to the scramble for promotion we approached the run in. I saved that one for ages.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Brilliant stuff Jezza

    • Mark Davies

      Very well worded. Dont suppose you can get the mag to list all the walker dan cartoons. Loved em!

    • robbersdog

      Well said!

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      The Mag started supporting the notion that Hall would issue shares in the club and a fan ownership model would mean we all put a bit of our own money in. When it came down to it, the fans failed by not offering their own money. Most fans are hypocrites.

      • HarryHype59

        Did you offer to put any of your cash in?

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          Yes, a month’s wage. I was a student at the time, I applied for £550 ish.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          How about yourself

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Jezza, most of those who give you any deference are younger than 24. Re-writing history washes with them.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    My negativity will cease the day Ashley leaves, i`ll toast that day with Champagne.
    God speed Mike, STRAIGHT TO HELL !

    • ghostrider

      You hope your negativity will cease. There’s a very good possibility that you could be silently begging for Ashley if we get taken over by real chancers that give out a quick feast and a irretrievable famine.

  • Geordiegiants

    Ram to put this politely, if you knew what you were talking about, that wouldn’t be your headline.

    • Ram Kishore

      Guys I want to say something
      The headline wasn’t mine..it was Graham porter or someone at The Mag…
      I just want few articles that are different from the ones we see everyday?
      Asking that much is not bad ig..
      Look at the Journalism at Mag..
      Writing the same article saying the same thing “Ashley is a slug, Ashley this, Ashley that”.
      Then about Sunderland supporters…
      Yes they can write it all day..I am not opposing it..but I want something better too..like things that happened in the past like 60s, 70s,80s, match day experience of those senior Geordies from 70s.

  • Desree

    I actually find the posts positive given the circumstances.

    Previously I felt it was too negative, I realised I was just more tolerant.

    I am a cricket fan Ram. As yet I have not seen any Newcastle fan burning effigies of mike ashley.

    Also you will find all fanzines complain about something.

    • Ram Kishore

      Yes u maybe right.. but burning effigies lol.. I’m just saying we need few articles other than Ashley being quoted and criticised in all lol.. I’m not a supporter of Ashley and Neither do I hate him

  • Kneebotherm8

    Sorry to be negative but the fat twt wants ramming Ram.

  • Fisherking

    Message deleted the mag don’t like my comment

  • Shipcote Willy

    Transfer our situation to an Italian or Spanish club and you would realise how tolerant Toon fans are towards what is happening to our club. Some would say too compliant and accepting of the situation

    • Peaky Magpie

      Good point,there would be hell on in those two countries.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Maybe I need to reread the article from earlier on.
    But to the people digging at Ram, isn’t he commenting on the repetitive nature of the criticism.
    For the most part you can copy and paste an article from yesterday and it will be exactly the same and cover the same points and publish it today. Which does become unreadable after a while, I just skim to the comments mainly on a lot of these articles. Especially the ones titled something like “why Mike Ashley must leave now – not a moment later” um 🤔 ya think!?

    • thewildchimp

      Same here. I actually went to different (non-football) sites to learn a bit more about Ashley and found a lot of interesting info. Then I return to The Mag where I can get the hottest info stating that “he’s a slug”. Several times a day. It’s not journalism, simply venting frustration.

      • hetonmag

        Have you read the piece in the Guardian re- Mash Holdings, it’s mind boggling.

        • thewildchimp

          Read it now, at your suggestion.
          Lost 60% in profit due to inflation? Smells like money laundering to me, or a major drop in popularity.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Maxwell,Green…..Ashley….

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            It’s not money laundering, it’s the problem many importers have following Brexit and the value of sterling.

            The guardian plays to it’s audience and needs to be read with an open mind.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          The Guardian has a take on things that are not always in touch with reality.

          • hetonmag

            So which paper is your preferred option you’ll be hard pressed to find a one that’s in love with your hero.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            I read them all with an open mind. The only one a read is the Weekend FT and Economist, I also get the Sunday Times or Telegraph on a weekend which both have their own bias, it’s about being aware of the message the media is trying to put over, once you realise this, you can take all sides of the argument.

      • Guest 2

        So, what did you end up learning about Ashley from ‘non-football sites’?
        If any of it does not tally with the criticism and anger vented here or other football blogs then do tell us what that is.
        His behavior in business, with vendors employees and customers, with RFC, with us, is all in the public domain so I’d be staggered if anyone at all can suggest a positive in anyway on this bloke.

        • thewildchimp

          Well, I have mostly read about his financial past. But it was something new for me, since I didn’t take Ashley seriously from the get go and never bothered looking him up.

          What Dillon and I are trying to say is: it’s alright to write about Ashley, but write something new once in a while, dannit!
          We know that he’s starving us, we know he’s a crook, we know there won’t be any decent reinforcements: we don’t need to hear it every day. I mostly skim through these articles to see if there’s any new info, laugh at jokes – and actually read the comments below.
          Here (and in some of the articles) you can find fresh ideas, interesting banter, hilarious jokes, news on the players, stories of the old-timers, even some funny clashes. Like a good online pub. Why waste time on a sad man like Ashley who doesn’t want to better himself?

    • Guest 2

      Plenty of the articles suggest rallying cries and actions – and just as often people who are still for some reason supportive of Ashley come out with nothing but mindless diatribe regarding fantasy scenarios of going bankrupt. Or the mercy of the owner for his ‘loans’ which is in fact just debt, owed to him, at a far higher level than when he arrived.

      • Dillon Tovak

        I genuinely believe they’re just trolls. No one can like Ashley surely.

      • Toon

        “Just as often people are still supportive of Ashley” – utter rubbish! One or two but in comparison it’s no where near!

        • Guest 2

          Fella, if you are going to quote me then use my actual comments – don’t edit them to mean something different.

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Well done, a loan is in fact a debt payable to the lender. You are learning.

    • Toon

      True, it’s the same article rewritten 5times a day, that’s all he is saying, ‘Ashley and his minions’ this and that, not sure why some are getting upset

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      Excellent point. Articles and comments are made without thinking things through.

  • Mxpx

    Mike Ashley may own the club on paper but we the supporters all feel lili we have contributed to the club in one way or another whether its tickets shirt sales or kids without their own money singing Blaydon races to add to the atmosphere i dare say that we all contribute more than Mike Ashley does these days i think it’s very important we voice this as the louder our voice the harder it is to ignore and this in turn makes it harder for Mike Ashley to keep putting in nothing we have such small voices individually but when we all say the same thing that voice gets louder much like death from 1000 cuts of course if we really want to affect change we should vote with our wallets

    • Ram Kishore

      I welcome fans criticism and respect that. All I want at The Mag is not write these same criticism of Ashley and rewrite it 5 times a day..
      The Mag could do well with writing other articles along with it like.. senior fan base sharing their matchday experience of Pre premier league era.. telling us fans all those crazy things that happened in 70s, 80s and 60s..
      Because we know nothing of it.
      You know another article on that a fan sharing his experience of taking his son to his first away match to Manchester city..

  • Davey drape

    Ram I am all up for everything about nufc being in the public domain and up fir discussion whether that be negative or positive especially Ashley. I have a saying at work that I only speak up because I care. If I didn’t care then I wouldn’t say anything. You may not like what ppl in thus website thinks or says but we all have one thing in common that we want the best fir our club. You will have to accept we all do things differe

  • Shields Mag

    All we want Ram is a team that tries and an owner who cares. The team and manager are trying but the owner is now not fit for purpose and wants out but at a price and one that suits him. People on here have every right to voice their feelings and opinions, you don’t necessarily have to agree with them but supporters have the right to air their views.

  • joe mac

    back the team ..not the regime!….haha…says arbuckle!!…..LMFAOFF!!…52000 every home game!…i can do what i want!…see…lee..the daft c+nts still come!..how long before they twig!….i dont give a fu+k!….suppose soon i,l have to give an interview to say we are sorry rafa left..but we have to move forward and do whats best for the club….we,ve got the cart…we just need the hoss….err..horse!…we,ve tried to get players on zero hours contracts but its proving difficult…i can not and will not pay the minimum wage if i can get away with it!..i cant compete with countrys……or huddersfield….or brighton!….or B&M bargins….we are where we are….i look forward to giving the next manager my spiel….err support!!

    • Albert Stubbins

      Class!!

  • Wezza147

    Mike Ashley has caused this negativity! If someone punches you repeatedly it’s is pretty certain you wouldn’t be we happy about it would you? We’ve been lied to, 2 relegations in 10 years (maybe 3 soon) lied to about takeover, Rafa has been lied to and undermined, Iies to about not being able to compete with Bournemouth and Swansea financially. The heart and soul has been ripped out. What do we have to be positive about?
    Oh how about the promise our transfer record will be broken in the next few days? Not likely.
    Ashley is the problem.
    Yes it doesn’t help but we have a right to express our feelings. We are hurt.

  • Peaky Magpie

    ASHLEY OUT…..WE WANT CHANGE AND WE WANT IT NOW….

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      As if to prove the author’s point.

      • Peaky Magpie

        P**s off,does that prove his point as well,a**ehole.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          😂😂😂

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      If we want change, why don’t we raise £2k a fan and offer £300m. You know, put money where your mouth is and all that?

      • HarryHype59

        £300m for a club that is 50:50 to get relegated! They could do what other investors. are doing and wait until the club is back in the Championship.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          I doubt the fans cooperative / investment trust can sort the money before the summer.

  • GlasgowMag

    Absolute rubbish!! I’ve been a supporter for 49 years and I’ve seen some dire years but never as as bad as our current regime has brought over the last 10 years. The main problem is since the sky sports era proper journalism/scrutiny has went down the drain as if our current owner has some sort of control over our media. So guys ignore this tosh the mag may have many faults but at least most of the fans that post on this forum have the best interests of the club at heart which includes removing this cancer ridden regime from our club!!!

    • Ram Kishore

      I’m just putting up my opinion.. All I wanted was few good articles along with articles criticising Ashley. Is that do wrong to Ask for?
      Go and see for your yourself..
      Leicester owner gives 60 tickets..
      Do we literally have to use that the criticise Mike Ashley because he isn’t giving free tickets?

  • Albert Stubbins

    You’re a Geordie by birth mate. You’re a Newcastle supporter. There’s a difference!! Keep on supporting the lads though. As for the negativity. Try living here and I guarantee you’d feel the same!!

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      That’s a good point, living in Newcastle, pub talk gets passed off as fact and you can end up caught up in the negativity. Leazes for instance passes off every tall story he hears in the pub as fact.

  • HarryHype59

    What utter sh*te! Was this written by Clarko’s pen pal? Yes let’s pretend every thing in the NUFC garden is glorious and that a third relegation in nine years is a distant probability!

    • Ram Kishore

      Dw I am not clarko’s pen pal.. I hate him so much.. especially his words makes me thinking that u should chop off his fingers so he doesn’t type no more

      • HarryHype59

        Fair enough then.😃

  • Phil Yare

    in-depth analysis of the game triggers negativity because that is based on fact

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      If only that were true

  • Malaysian Geordie

    It’s the reality. People write facts they perceived based on reality. At the moment the reality is negativity. At least part of it.

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    I fear you will upset a few folk in claiming to be a Geordie, however, if you feel a Geordie, that’s good enough for me.

    Sometimes, being away from Newcastle helps keeping things in perspective. There is a danger that tittle tattle is passed as fact and small issues are blown out of proportion.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Hi Blobbi, see you`re spinning your usual 💩💩💩💩

      • Toon

        Think you are obsessed with this poster, try going out sometime, big world out there

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          i`m out every day, it`s called work, now toddle off to the ladies hairdressers

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Have you never seen the likely lads MMM, it’s all the rage to go to the salon these days.
            I suppose you preferred Tommy Mossop “Terror of the Tongs”, with his clippers and hair oil?

      • Oooh bobbi fleckman

        Still the deep thinker as ever? Leazes’

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The ronnies reporting Rafa`s reaction to the offer of a contract extension from
    Numpty Dumpty.
    I`m happy to stay if Mike keeps his promises.
    that`s not going to happen, is it
    😂😂

  • nufcslf

    Cashley’s existence only deserves negativity because this current set up has f**k all to do with football. Should never got have like this, but he makes sure it is by constantly taking the pysh because he knows nothing will be said.

  • kingfisher

    On the subject of negativity, if (when) we don’t sign anyone by the 31st, I wonder how many fans will stay away/protest at the next home game v Manure? I suspect not many ! It’s been said many times before that the only way to effect change is to hit Mike Ashley where it hurts in the pocket and through bad publicity.

    I know it’s their right to make their own choices, but I can’t honestly understand how so many fans not only on The Mag but also on other sites, give Ashley dogs abuse during the week then turn up at S.J.P on the weekend. Why not have the courage of their convictions and if they really are against the Owner and the regime, then they should stay away ! These loyal fanatical supporters are surely doing the club more harm than good .
    Surely a good supporter is someone who supports their team through the good times and bad times,not someone who blindly follows and pays their money for years and years whilst having the p*** taken out of them !

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      my cousin still has his season ticket, i could chop his legs off & he`d crawl to St James. Sad

    • Oooh bobbi fleckman

      I’ve said many a time,.fans should have the courage not their conviction and buy the club off Mike..

      • HarryHype59

        But not at the price he wants! When are are back in the Championship and worth £100m, then maybe your idea could be valid.

        • Oooh bobbi fleckman

          If we don’t pay the price he wants, we are not going to be able to buy it. I think that is quite clear.

          The moaners will not put in and blame those that do.

          • HarryHype59

            The price he wants is irrelevant if he wants to sell! The market set’s the value of the club! Right now the market doesn’t value this club at £300m yet alone ,£350m.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            Of course it matters, I’m selling my car, I want to sell it, it’s too big and a licence loser. However, I will keep it if I don’t get the right money.

          • HarryHype59

            You will be lumbered with it then! To paraphrase the late Mrs T.

            “You can’t buck the market or the market will buck you”

            You will also be the owner of a deprecating asset.

            At £300m, no one is interested in buying NUFC at present.

          • Oooh bobbi fleckman

            In both cases, we’ll see.

  • Toon

    Never read the articles just enjoy the comments – same people saying the same things on a daily basis. It reads like a bunch of old woman in the hairdressers!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      so you visit women`s hairdressers then, very strange

      • Toon

        Oh dear

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          that`s exactly what i was thinking about you

    • Dillon Tovak

      That’s just like books, I just look at the pictures. Long words hard, look look easy.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Feyenoord kick off the same time as we do today, be interesting to see if the Danish goal machines playing.

  • Peaky Magpie

    See we are signing Luan from Gremio AND Boakye from Red Star Belgrade now 😂😂😂 They say time goes quickly but April 1st already !! Give ower man.

  • Grahame Johnson

    Things have changed so much due to the internet and social media, Ashley could @#$# his pants and in a minute everyone in the world knows, I remember selling the pink with my mates in the early 80s as a bairn. It was a great read if you had been to the match and we had won and we sold a good few, if we lost sales went down,I suppose that could be a boycott. The Norwich home game in the late 70s is the best example of a boycott and that was individual choice and word of mouth due to the pulling down of the well loved leazas end, your damned for life if your emotionally connected to the toon

  • Scottie Chugger Dearden

    What is there to be positive about? As fans we all have hope every August but with Mike Ashley we know what to expect and I’d love to have hope that we’ll get someone over the line like we used to but we know we won’t!

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    If I lived in another country, distant from my club, I would be a little more restrained in my opinions. You are clearly ignorant of the real situation at Newcastle, unless you are another one on Keith Bishop’s payroll.

    • Ram Kishore

      Lol obviously not
      Just being rational as nothing can be done unless someone buys the club or a protest as those of Charlton Athletic emerges

  • Mrkgw

    Quite clearly, the author if this needs to look closer at the club that he follows. ASHLEY OUT!

  • Albert albert

    What’s this fella want us to do ? Most of us have been nufc fans all our lives , we know we are constantly lied to misled . What you expect us to do just bend over and take it up the Garry glitter and say thanks ? Ffs

    • HarryHype59

      Gary Glitter..😂😂😂😂

  • Andy Mac

    Difficult to know how long you can hark back to a time when there was genuine hope at this club but I’d say we’d have to go back to the 5th position finish in 11/12 season and before that perhaps 03/04 ?

    Otherwise there’s been very little encouragement for fans who just want to see some signs of ambition which leads to hope and thus a positive outlook.

  • Down Under Mag

    It’s hard to put a positive slant on much of anything right now here, sadly that is just how it is but let’s not attack fellow fans. The author is simply pointing out the obvious, there is no happiness here…that’s no criticsm by yours truly, just a sad indictment of exactly how monotonous and dreary life under our current owner has become.

  • Ram Kishore

    U know what I visit Newcastle everymonth to watch a home match.. I do spend time in the city…
    So u say someone who’s far and doesn’t align with your view point is not a Mag.. Your opinion is respected but it’s one sided