Earlier in the week, I wrote a piece doing my utmost to stir positivity and motivation into the 50,000 Newcastle fans going to the Manchester United game on Sunday.

The feedback was perhaps unsurprisingly…negative.

There is no doubt a lot of gloom, like fog rising from the Tyne on a winter morning, hanging around the fanbase. We don’t need to go over the reasons (which boil down to ‘Mike Ashley hasn’t given Rafa the money to buy a top-class striker in the last three transfer windows’) and you won’t hear me defend the owner. But we need to recognise how debilitating this negativity can be. One of its manifestations is the boycott.

That recurring sense of not wanting to reward the bad behaviour of the management needs to stop now.

I’ve seen and heard it so many times. Fans not renewing their season ticket for the first time in thirty years, or still going to the games but not buying food and drink so Fat Ashley doesn’t get his stubby fingers on an extra penny. Another one is ‘I’ve paid for a holiday with all the money I’ve not spent since I cancelled my direct debit!’ I get it. But the damage you were trying to do has been done. In fact it may have been done by Moussa Sissoko, Florian Thauvin and Papiss Cisse on your behalf through their sheer ineptitude, because the fat man wants to sell up. He’s sick of it too and he won’t dip his short hands into his deep pockets any longer.

The club is on the market and this should be mission accomplished for the boycotters.

So now we know that the club is up for sale what good is any boycott doing? Is it incentivising investors? Is it getting Amanda Staveley to ring up in the middle of the night saying ‘Look, I’ll give you a billion. Just sell me your club!’ obviously not, so what good is it doing? One thing it is not is getting behind the club, the players and Rafa.

If you love the club and call yourself Newcastle fans, then support it.

Because otherwise it’s staying at home, writing snarky comments on social media about how Joselu is the worst player you’ve ever seen and how we’re even worse than Huddersfield. If that’s your contribution you are doing the Mackems’ job for them. What is more, many of us would not call you Newcastle fans at all.

Should Mike Ashley turn around and decide putting the club on the market was just a waste of time, then absolutely don’t buy a new shirt, balti chicken pie or whatever. But while investors are sniffing around we want to look the business. We want Mike Ashley to say ‘we sold this many thousand shirts last year. We can comfortably make this much money on the Kenedy replica shirts alone’.

Love is always stronger than hate and right now I believe Newcastle fans have got a lot to love about our club. Clearly we love the manager, we love Jamaal Lascelles, Mikel Merino, Rob Elliot, Paul Dummett, Matt Richie (though he’s going through an off-patch) and Kenedy looks great. Our form at the moment is pretty decent and I genuinely believe we’ll stay up this season.

So come at me. Tell me I’m deluded and we don’t stand a chance and my favourite players are all rubbish and our tactics are too negative. Yeah it’s the tactics being too negative! If there is one thing I’m not positive about it’s that our home form has been shocking for too long now. And that has got to do with the fans. So if you count yourself a fan, whether you go to the home games or not, then act like one.

We needed a twelfth man round about last week but Sunday would still be a good time for him!

HOWAY!

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  • East Durham Mag

    So you advocate a policy of acceptance of Ashleys reign? Go to the match like sheep buy pies beer and replica kit etc without a murmour of dissent. Totally forget the blatant lies Fatty has told about players and oh yes ” this club is for sale”. You are entitled to your opinions along with a few other happy clappers on here. Most of us think differently.

    • Big Al 1967

      Yeah the club has been ‘up for sale’ 3 times now and yet it still remains in Ashley’s fat greasy paws and each time interested parties are palmed off for wasting his time. And yet people still believe he is genuine! Funny that!

      • East Durham Mag

        A polite way of putting it Big Al.

        • Big Al 1967

          I know. Could use a lot of sweary words but would mean a banning order.
          I just wonder though how many of the Happyclappers know that one of the groups he ‘turned down’ the first time around (he went on the [email protected] instead) went to buy Man City instead of us. If only eh!

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Unbelievable

    • East Durham Mag

      Delusional too.

  • Leicester Mag

    Perhaps you could write an article next on the fact that Vlad the Impaler was misunderstood and if someone had given him a hug he might have changed.

    • thewildchimp

      As a matter of fact, Vlad the Impaler was misunderstood. He executed the Turkish invaders, lined them along the road from Bulgaria and the second invading army turned back in sheer horor. Basically, he gave Turks the taste of their own medicine (impaling was a common capital punishment in medieval Turkey).
      Most of his “crimes” were fabricated by the Hungarians, because they imprisoned him but the pope was his ally against the Turks, so they had to convince him that Vladislav was a criminal.

      Now, I understand that the point was entirely different, but just couldn’t resist.

      • Leicester Mag

        I’m impressed not an area of history I admittedly know a great deal about. Imagine though the pole he’d have needed for Ashley

  • Big Al 1967

    Okay Frank exactly what investors are ‘sniffing around’ Currently there is only one which Ashley himself says is a waste of time and effort.There is no other reported bidder unless you have other information which no-one in either the local or national media has. If this is the case then that would naturally insinuate you either work for the club or Ashley himself
    And to blame the fans for the home form is just laughable.

    • Ben Jones

      So what is it then? Why are we better away from home than at home?

      • Big Al 1967

        9 out of 10 teams come to St James’ set up originally not to concede so the emphasis is on us to attack and break them down. Unfortunately we have no-one capable of playing that incisive final ball on a consistent basis to do so and on the rare occasions that happens we do not have an instinctive finisher at this level to finish it off. Away from home we are set up to not to concede and hopefully get something on the break or from a set piece

  • Guest 2

    “We want Mike Ashley to say ‘we sold this many thousand shirts last year. We can comfortably make this much money on the Kenedy replica shirts alone’.!

    And interested new owner says – “well, Mike, where’s the money? There’s nothing in the accounts to indicate how many shirts you sell or what revenue they produce”.

    Get over yersel, man. Was this written by the Monkseaton Mong under an alias?

  • HarryHype59

    “Mike Ashley hasn’t given Rafa the money to buy a top class striker in three windows”

    That isn’t true! The sainted one had £44m in the summer but elected to bring in Lejeurne, Murphy, Merino, Hoss and Manky. Not one of whom has been good enough to be an automatic choice in the first eleven.

    As much as I dislike this regime, Rafa has made too many bad buys.

    • Megatron1505

      Do you know exactly what was promised and how it was delivered then mate? Do you know that Rafa was told “if you buy these you only have £5m for a striker”?

      ^ legendary ITK right here.

      • HarryHype59

        If that was the case why buy them? The priority had to be a number nine! If £25m to 30m had been spent on an EPL quality striker this club wouldn’t be facing another relegation battle!

        Ask your self this question. Have any of Rafa’s summer signings actually improved the first eleven on on a regular basis?

        As much as I dislike this regime, this Borg like adulation of Rafa ignores the fact that too many of his signings have been poor.

        • Megatron1505

          If what was the case? You’re the one telling it like it is, I have stated no case.

          Unlike you I don’t profess to know how the transfer strategy worked out in the summer, what was promised and delivered and if the manager was aware of his restrictions.

          • Guest 2

            The strategy was the same as ever and we can all see it. Rafa had to sell to buy – and therefore the club were only allowing the 11.5 million (net) spend which took place.
            That wouldn’t have even bought Jorgensen!

          • Jezza

            Yes, all true. The most important point being that Rafa was not given his entire summer budget in a lump sum at the start of the window, he was given little bits here and there as and when the club sold players. There was never £30 million available to spend all at once.

          • HarryHype59

            OK that is a fair point and could explain why the club did transfers on a piecemeal ad hoc basis!

          • Kneebotherm8

            It’s quite obvious the fatman wasn’t/isn’t gonna break our transfer record so he’d never have sanctioned a £30 million pot,if it was ever available, being spent on one player.
            Makes me laugh hearing some on here saying if he’d not signed these 3 or 4 players he’d have been able to sign one big name striker….

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            You don’t profess to know anything .. you just baaa

          • Megatron1505

            Another intelligent comment from Britain First, zeig heil somewhere else mein fuhrer.

        • Jezza

          The signings may have been poor but Rafa can only buy what he can afford. If your boss gives you 2 grand for a company car you’re not going to be driving round in a Ferrari are you.

          • HarryHype59

            Lejourne and Murphy cost £20m.

          • Jezza

            I think it was probably nearer to around £16 or 17 million up front for those two but let’s not split hairs. The thing is in today’s transfer market, to further stretch my analogy, that’s the equivalent of being given 10 grand to buy two cars.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        If he put the wasted money from Matt’s Sells and the wasted money from Lazar together with the wasted money on Grant Hanley and added that to the wasted money for Joselu then he could have bought a striker worth talking about … you don’t have to be “ITK” to realise that … just sensible

    • Anita kick up the Hoop

      You are spot on

      • Megatron1505

        Another ITK 🙄

    • cmrowley

      Yes. All Rafa needed was a striker when we were promoted. Our squad was more than adequate to survive the season if only he’d used his full amount of cash on a single top class striker.

    • Jezza

      It certainly is true. Fatso has categorically never given Rafa the funds for a decent striker. There is no way Rafa would ever have been allowed to spend £40 million on one player. Fatso would never sanction the wages a £40 million player would command. Besides that Rafa knew that every single area of the team needed strengthening in the summer and had to spread his meagre budget out over several signings and could only buy what he could afford. Rafa set up a deal to sign Javier Hernandez for £16 million at the start of the summer but Fatso pulled the plug on it. When Rafa was begging Fatso for funds for a striker in August, Fatso gave him a budget of £5 million which is how we ended up with Joselu. Last month Rafa wanted to sign Nicolai Jorgensen for £20 million but Fatso wouldn’t allow that either. Fatso wouldn’t even pay the loan fee and wages to get Daniel Sturridge till the end of the season..

      • HarryHype59

        I wonder what the combined wage bill is for Manky, Hoss, Lejeurne, Murphy and Merino? It must higher than that of a decent EPL quality striker?

        I think we dodged a bullet not betting Jorgensen for £20m. He was was the next Brian Ruiez, Alves and Altidore.

        I accept the main cause of our issues is the fat lad. However I have doubts about Rafa’s ability to manage a third tier premiership club like NUFC.

        • Jezza

          I would consider our current squad to be pure Championship material. I think Rafa is doing pretty well considering we’re still not in a relegation position. I don’t think there is another manager out there who would do a better job with this squad and who would also be prepared to take on the job.

    • Kneebotherm8

      Oh yeah Ashley’s gonna let £44 million be spent on one player?…….or even £30 million?……………or even £20 million?…….
      very simplistic what you’re saying,but in the real world………I don’t think so mate.

      • HarryHype59

        From a financial perspective it makes no odds to fatty if he spends £30m on one player, or buys five shirt fillers to sit on the bench for the same price! The wage bill for Rafa’s journeymen bought in the summer will be higher than that for one decent EPL striker!

        I am no fan of Ashley, but this Borg like collective mind set of Rafa devotees, ignores plain facts….. his summer signings were schitt!

        • Kneebotherm8

          5 schitt players?……bit of a generalisation from yourself there…..£10 million for(way down his transfer list)Hoss and Manquillo……..I would agree with……..the others?especially Merino???…….bottom line is…….he’s had minimal backing from Ashley who treats managers like dummies……that we do,or should,know after 10 years..

  • Arty Hume

    Not heard such a load of claptrap for a long time, Charnley could not write a better script. As fans we need to make it abundantly clear there is no way back for this catastrophe of an owner, his position to coin a phrase is untenable now. IMHO if there was a boycott ( and I have said it before ) of televised games only it would be the ultimate humiliation for the fat one. It would show the world the fans who care for the club will not tolerate his mismanagement of the club, manager and most of all the fans, past performance has proved he will not change! Yes its a drastic action but all else has failed, and dont give me the old c$^p about we’ve had worse owners, the dynamic has changed full circle. Westwood etc was a dire time to but there was not anywhere near the amount of money in the game then and everything had to be funded by the owners, so to some extent was understandable as there were no additional revenue streams like TV, and sponsorship deals, it was only shirts and attendance money. So dont be deceived by some ” Johnny come lately who hasn’t supped the broth ” and goes to matches with his wife and 7 year old claiming he is a fan as he hold a season ticket, the real fans know the club is poisonous and the ownership has to change, thats why Rafa is talking the club up in the hope of owners who can change the dynamic, he knows full well the current one cannot/will not after all he has said so, probably the only thing in ten year we could believe! We should all be grateful to Rafa for taking so much and being deceived three times ( now there’s a parable from the bible, but there is no 30 pieces of silver this time around ) which I am sure he will not tolerate again. No, we must drive the enemy out, and that is just what he is, the enemy, if there is to be any chance for a way forward with our beloved club.
    Just sayin…..

    • Davey drape

      well said plus some great comments. for me the spurs (stay away) game was the turning point & i think since that game, football or nufc and its fans will never be the same again. fans outside at each others throats, instead of pulling together for once.

  • Megatron1505

    The author seems to believe that the situation is black and white (I know), when in fact there is grey.

    Sitting passively in the stadium accepting the status of th club will result in more of the same from the last 11 years.

    Abusing players on social media is just stupid.

    Unfortunately, what is required to remove the owner is for the support to literally cut its nose off to spite its face. Chanting and banners are great, but empty seats would work far better, and it isn’t about money it’s about bad publicity for his brand, so don’t give me that “he already has our money” rubbish.

    • Geordiegiants

      Well said Notts, I have asked and asked and asked if anyone has a better idea than just sitting there on their hands like mutes. A temporary boycott or walk out, or some way of emptying the stadium when we are playing Manure or Citeh or any of the top six on Sky would be a big statement. I haven’t heard anyone come up with a better idea that would be as effective. If they did I’m sure people would love to get behind it. Also back in boardbuster days we were fans (fanatics) not spectators.

      • Martin Rooney

        Get your hand in in your pocket

        • Geordiegiants

          For what?

          • Martin Rooney

            To buy it and prove Ashley wrong.

          • Geordiegiants

            Ok Bobbi

    • bob0411

      Totally agree. It’s time to up the pressure on Ashley and his entire cabal. As the odious Llambias once famously quoted “You guys don’t understand how f****** horrible we can be.” Let’s make the situation unbearable for them. Co-ordinated, peaceful protesting at the stadium and his S(T)D shops will bring him under the spotlight again and make them all squirm.

      • Ben Jones

        Oh yeah . Now . Now is the time . Right now . It’s not a crucial time for us is it right now is it…. . If we go down Ashley will not sell and you’ll be stuck with him for a long time .

        Let’s act NOW guys . Absolutely no drawbacks…

        • bob0411

          My legs on fire and it really hurts but I’m just going to sit here and hope it stops burning because if I move it might get worse. Is that your logic??

          • Ben Jones

            I’m sorry , what are you saying you would do in that specific scenario? (I’d imagine we would both find any means to put said fire out and quickly , but maybe you’ve an alternative way…)and anyway , how is that relevant to NUFC ? Are you a fire chief / health and safety guy or something?

        • bob0411

          Doh, stupid me, just read the rest of your snarky little replies to other posters on here. You’re another troll, colour me surprised, not.

    • magpiefifer

      Spot on Mega.
      Real action is needed to rid us of this poisonous owner,who has succeeded in dumbing down expectations – and everything else at OUR club!

  • Anita kick up the Hoop

    Same crack as after Keegan was knifed in the back … “don’t show anger because it harms the club/team” … utter garbage! Our lack of bite behind our bark has facilitated Ashley ever since … he rode the storm after Keegan and realised we were toothless and he would get away with doing as he pleased …. if there’s no action behind your threat you quickly become irrelevant… and seeing as our ground has remained full throughout Ashley’s reign he’s been proven correct in his belief.

    • Geordiegiants

      If we had kept up that pressure he would of had to sell. Instead everyone believed him when he said he was going to sell, then sat back and waited for it to happen. We need a spark and I think Rafa walking after relegation would be the spark to send everyone/the real fans crazy again.

      • Anita kick up the Hoop

        A large number of “real fans” walked away after Keegan and never went back .. the ground is full of a different brand of supporter these days … a lack of knowledge, fire and principles seem to run through a section of our crowd that wasn’t there before the premiership/sky years. I think the 80’s early 90’s fan base would have shown Ashely a lot more anger and had the nerve to stay away (short term) to force the issue!!

        • Jezza

          Too true. The supporters of the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s have been replaced by a new breed of spectators who don’t feel that same passion for the club as those of us who stood on the St James’s Park terraces in the old days.

          • GToon

            That’s because there was always hope. When I was little I honestly believed we could win the league every year. These days we all knew what was in store for us as the season kicked off. Who wants to cheer about another relegation from the first game?

          • Martin Rooney

            Oh Aye john Anderson Kenny Wharton George Reilly Mark hottiger et all and a chairman like mckeag gave you belief there was hope. What does that say about you?

          • Geordiegiants

            George Reilly is exactly the same as a modern day Mitro. He scored at my my first ever home game against Liverpool beating them 1-0. Liverpool were the equivalent of Citeh now.
            Hottiger was a Keegan buy and was excellent.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Keegan hardly made a bad buy for us…………correction……….a bad buy in his first spell as manager………….his second spell Wise signed all the players behind his back…

          • Martin Rooney

            Malcom Allen, mike hooper peter garland David eatock Keith Gillespie mark robinsonnicky pappivasillyou! Alex Maggie mike Jeffrey Chris Holland MARK HOTTIGER Steve guppy Jason drysdale Paul kitson shata his lip and Darren huckerby all of them proper dross

          • Kneebotherm8

            Minor signings who cost eff all,a few of who were a lot better than you make out……..Beresford,Bracewell,Venison,Lee,Sellars,Cole,Beardsley,Fox,
            Peacock,Albert,Barton,Ferdinand,
            Ginola,Batty,Shearer were the major ones and that’s the reason we got to the level we got to…

          • Martin Rooney

            Thanks that was my original point that lot should’ve walked the league, and I’d of loved it, but as I wrote, Keegan = failure. People can argue a out that, but not by saying he hardly made any bad buys that lot are poor.

          • Kneebotherm8

            Definitely a Mackem…..

          • nufcslf

            I was back on holiday for that match with a mate from Vancouver and in the Gollowgate end. Beardsley chasing a lost cause…from his own sliced shot I believe…and centred for Old Mother Rielly to score. Good old fashioned mosh pit celebration and never saw my mate Ian until the end of the match. True atmosphere, do fear for the presant lot getting behind such a lost cause. Off to bed now and up for 6am here to suffer through another 90 mins of dreadful home football that will more than likely end in defeat.

          • Geordiegiants

            It probably will, but at least you don’t have to go and sit in the library with the spectators and watch it.

          • Geordiegiants

            How wrong eh? 🤣😂🤣😂😃😂🤣

          • nufcslf

            On that performance, I will take being proved wrong every week. Hope it is taken into the next few weeks so Cashley f** king off is the only thing that needs sorting.

          • GToon

            What does it say about me? Uh? Mckeag reinvested the money from Gazza on the team. John Anderson was an excellent full back. I think he still plays locally. Kenny Wharton was a decent servant to the club. The point I was making was that we didn’t know where we would finish at the start of the season. Under Ashley’s tenure you can be pretty sure it’s bottom six or so.

          • Geordiegiants

            It’s a shame as it was an amazing feeling going as a kid. Now it’s like a damp squib.

        • Geordiegiants

          Most of them aren’t fans in the real sense anymore. I’ve said this before, but all you hear is, it’s the only time I see my kids or friends etc. It’s a busy life and if I didn’t go there I wouldnt see this one or that one. When I started going it was about nothing but the club, the fans and the match. Now it’s like look at what I’m doing, I’ve been to the match. It’s all change, some for the good but mostly for the worst, I dread to think what it would be like if we were successful.

        • Martin Rooney

          There’s not a lot of evidence of that though is there? The age demographic of those going to games so yes it”s likely that those who went to matches in the 70’s 80’s 90’s don’t go any more. That’s the same at every club though. Those going to the family enclose in the main stand paddock are fifty odd, and at the time will have gone with their dad, grandad and seen blokes in their 20’s 30’s and 40’s, many of whom are dead. The people who went in the forties and fifties had moved on by the 70’s 80’s
          You see there comes a point in most peoples lives when having a club to support is enough. Expectation, hope of success etc etc, it’s a pipe dream. There are just six domestic trophies available in england so right at the start you know 86 clubs fans are going to be disappointed and in the top league its always been two or three that have real hope. Arsenal fans knew at the start of the season it would be a pap one.
          As a result as a many fans experiences more and more if that they find something more suit to their older wiser self, and don’t go back. Others find a website to whinge on. Some carry on going well into retirement but not many. Not in the 70’s not now. People not going in old age is not a protest its just natural progression

      • Martin Rooney

        But as you don’t register in any active part of nufc how would anyone notice?

      • nufcslf

        I bloody hope so, he has already got away with murder with very little said. I know the 15 to 20 thousand I went to matches with before emigrating would have shifted the fat [email protected] This soft shyte lot would likely still be queing for selfies with the rse hole with half a chance.

        • Geordiegiants

          No doubt about it, I would love to bump into him in the street or a pub or anywhere. I would certainly do my bit for the cause

    • Martin Rooney

      Keegan= failure

      • MadMag83

        Martin Rooney= Troll

        • Martin Rooney

          I prefer fFisherman

          • Anita kick up the Hoop

            Or crab pot

      • Big geordie

        Prat kev was second only to sir bobby as manager.

  • bob0411

    “Come at me” – goodness me, get a grip. If this isn’t a obvious attempt at trolling I don’t know what is. Why the site is publishing such obvious drivel I do not know!

  • GToon

    Newcastle fans are passionate, devoted, etc etc but they aren’t stupid. Something needs to be done about Ashley. It needs to be done on a grand scale and it needs coverage. The home game presents the best chance for this to happen. The away games are played to a chorus of “Ashley’s song” with little or no effect on performances and so could the home games.
    How about everybody stands up and turns their back on the game after 11 minutes for a minute to congratulate Ashley on his achievements.
    Blindly supporting the team without every speaking out whether it be online or at a fans forum is not the way to get rid of Ashley.

  • Rich Lawson

    Get real pal,If I pay to go and watch NUFC I am also a consumer,so just as if I got bad service in any outlet, am I no longer able to say I thought Joselu or Gayle were awful,I am there and have paid my money BECAUSE I support the club not to make excuses for somebody who earns more in a week than I do in a year to play football to a decent standard.

    • Martin Rooney

      We’ll said

  • kingfisher

    Frank, you say that our shocking home form has got something to do with the fans?
    It’s a two way street, you play well, bust a gut trying to win games and the fans will support you, but keep on failing, and letting the fans down time and time again, then you get what you sow ! To blame the fans for our home form, is simply not true!

    Of course we would all like to be nice and positive and cheer the lads on no matter what pathetic drivel they produce but life’s not like that. You only get out of something what you put into it, and I’m afraid they are putting in very little.

    • Leazes.

      For Ffrank read Ffleckman….

      • Kneebotherm8

        To be Frank,I think you’re spot on.

  • Leazes.

    Where has the Debt gone Ffleckman? It didn’t exist did it boneheed?

    • MadMag83

      Don’t panic, he’s created another account to back himself up! Aka Martin Rooney, aka Clarko, aka Ghostrider, etc.

  • MadMag83

    Newcastle are going down a third time under Ashley. Rafa will be gone, players will be sold to cover the drop in TV revenue. The quality of the team will deteriorate yet again and there’s a very real possibility of ending up like Sunderland. Stuck with a clueless owner who has no interest and thinks that simply paying a manager big bucks will make up for the lack of player signings and investment. Nobody will want to buy this club in the Championship.

    But don’t worry lads, the club is self sufficient!

    • Martin Rooney

      Bo larks

      • MadMag83

        Jog on troll. Don’t forget to log out before you post as Ghost rider/Fleckman/Clarko loser.

        • Martin Rooney

          Read what you write before posting Sadmag.

    • Kneebotherm8

      If anyone thinks he bought this football club 10 years ago for anything other than promotion of his SD empire then they must be deluded.
      He has little interest in football,this club is a means to an end for his business empire.

      • MadMag83

        Yep. When the owners​ priority is for the team to be self sufficient that tells you all you need to know. Nothing to do with FFP, nobody else is bothering with it. It’s because he hates NUFC and doesn’t want it to cost him anything.

  • Martin Rooney

    Preaching to a proper four bunch of haters on hear Frank. The problem is that they hate themselves as much as Ashley and the club. SJP gives nothing to its team shows little support or live. Given the size of the crowd it must be the worst intimidating morgue for a team to play in.

    • MadMag83

      The trolls are back.

      • Martin Rooney

        Oh aye pal troll or proper fan who goes to games and supports my team. Do one divi

        • MadMag83

          Ahh, “Divi” there’s the ‘person attack’. Troll status confirmed. It would be interesting to know which team it is you actually support though, Man Utd, Sunderland, Boro?

          • Kneebotherm8

            Divi?…….must be a scouser😂😂😂😂😂😂😂………. Rooney?………oh aye,that confirms it😂😂😂😂😂😂

          • MadMag83

            Sad Scouse bin dipper! 😂

          • Martin Rooney

            For Christ’s sake I’m conversing with five year olds

    • bob0411

      Nope, we just hate you sad little individual/s. Seriously, get A) help and B) a life. Oh and possibly C) a dictionary.

      • MadMag83

        😂😂😂

    • Cockneytrev

      Ashley hoop licker👅👅

    • Westdentoon

      …wonder if you were at the game today 🤔

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Your words are falling on deaf ears. Do the have negative banners at the stadium of light or the Riverside which are beamed all round the club. A couple of relegations would get rid of the dead wood at St James’s Park and we would be left with thirty thousand proper supporters. Let’s hope the fans get behind the club on Sunday the team will certainly need them but it I would not put it past the Gallowgate fans to come up with yet more negativity. The fans who sing anti Ashley songs during games are not supporters and have no place at St James’s Park.

    • MadMag83

      “The fans who sing anti Ashley songs during games are not supporters and have no place at SJP…”

      Aww what’s the matter Big Mike? Getting to you is it? Sod off!

      • Martin Rooney

        Your god, Rafa, is getting sickbof you, he’s so cheesed off with the lack of support that he’s even calling out the fans to offer his team some tomorrow, sad really sad.

        • MadMag83

          Yeah it’s not like he’s been calling out Mike Ashley to provide him with support during the last few transfer windows is it? Rafa has the backing of the majority of fans and he knows that. He’s not “cheesed off” with the fans at all, he is frustrated the same as we are by an owner that continues to promise much but deliver little. How you can even begin to defend Ashley when his backroom team spread rumours of us breaking our transfer record on a £20m striker, only to sign a £20m rated striker on loan, who happens to be injured. Not that you care, being a scouse and all.

          • Martin Rooney

            Don’t think I mentioned Ashley I’ve been complaining about the atmosphere being dross since 1998 when I bent David mellor’s ear on his 606 show.

  • Andrew

    The club are always very quick to point out that the club has to be run as a business.

    With that in mind, there can be no complaints when paying customers voice their displeasure. That’s all that needs to be said.

    • Andy Mac

      Indeed. The Fatman sees this as a business operation, pure and simple. We are customers that’s all. So when Customers are given a substandard product what the fk are they supposed to do ?

      Cannot have it both ways we’re a product, a consumable item, a commodity according to Fatman. Tesco, Marks and Spencer, even Sht Direct would expect irate customers to complain if they were given dodgy deals or products so why cant we ?

    • nufcslf

      My displeasure seems to always having to be a bit nasty to the prat at the top. Total rse hole that he is. Only another bloody home loss a few hours away to make me not want to change my view towards fatty one little bit.

  • Desree

    Two years back the fans were super positive. We got relegated and the attitude of the owner is negligent. How can the owner not buy players with record revenue. This is an entertainment business. If Mike Ashley bought a zoo, he would fast turn it into pets corner.

    • MadMag83

      If Ashley bought a zoo he’d be in the hippo enclosure!

      • Jonas

        And Allardyce would be in with the manatee’s

  • Jonas

    A patriot must always defend his country from its government – a wise man once said.

  • nufcslf

    For as long as Cashley has anything to do with this pathetic excuse of a two bit football club, I will only love the badge that will never change not the tool that is presenty is in the process of crippling it and making nothing to do with football. Sorry, but not fooled at all by the useless fat c**t one little bit.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    God stuff but your example of Thauvin proves the point of positivity, here we got in his back and abused his delightful girlfriend and he didn’t perform. He is back at Marseille and he is excellent.