Another January transfer window, more urgent surgery needed to save the club from the trap door, more dereliction of duty from those who could make a difference.

We have been here before, quite a few times as it happens, but I really think that Mike Ashley has surpassed even his high standards of deceit and penny pinching this year.

Let’s break down the transfer window to see just how familiar the tune is…..

Time Wasting

It began with the ongoing rumours of takeover, what that may or may not mean for investment and whether or not the club could actually sign or sell players whilst the books were being reviewed.

Obviously we now know that this was all rubbish now, Mike Ashley accused PCP of time wasting despite several offers being made, goalposts being moved and finally Mike deciding to go public with his refusal to reach a deal, using language more befitting of a mardy toddler than a billionaire businessman.

We also saw Mike Ashley decide it was a good idea to not tell the manager what the transfer budget was until the last week of the window, of course this was mainly because Mike was on holiday and had seemingly left his bulk buy mobile phones at home, also probably the reason it took him so long to let Mandy know that SHE was wasting HIS time, and in the process setting off every irony detector in the country.

The time wasting didn’t end there though, we still had time for two complete lowball bids for Nicolai Jorgensen, even though we knew his asking price, even though Mike doesn’t like having HIS time wasted…..and the irony detectors sounded loud and proud again.

Smoke and Mirrors

So after weeks of not knowing the transfer budget, and constantly leaving messages on Mike’s answer phone, it seems that finally Rafa had his “green light” to sign players, a phrase that became this transfer windows equivalent of “over the line”.

Quick rumours were throw out to the press, like ham bones to starving dogs, regarding breaking the transfer record, a mystery £20m striker and up to four additions coming through the door and over the line.

Of course we now know this was all complete rubbish. We messed about with Jorgensen, we failed to loan the perennially injured Daniel Sturridge and finally we did manage to loan the currently injured Islam Slimani for a grand total of……well, probably not as much as we made by loaning out six of our own players. Which brings us nicely on to……

Profit

With the dust settling we can now clearly see that good old Mike has done the impossible again. He has taken the most meagrely funded club in the Premier League (that’s net spend Clarko) and actually turned a profit……maybe.

You see, as the deals were all loans we won’t know how much the outlay against income was until the accounts for this period become available, but as we have loaned out six players who include at least two rumoured to be paid £50k+ a week, it would seem foolhardy to think that Mike hasn’t at least drawn level in terms of expenditure and wage reduction plus loan fees.

In short, we’ve been done again, and it’s nothing we haven’t seen before.

The Kevin Keegan quote held up proudly by fans last night could not be more apt for this moment in the club’s history, and hats off to them for doing that, it should really get under the owner’s skin and ruin his bacon cob this morning.

More of the same from the fans is required, more of the same from Ashley is what we got.

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  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Of course he turned a profit & we did get a £20m striker in, we just didn`t pay for him that`s all, so going by the letter of the law our Glorious Owner kept his word.
    The Fat lad covers all the bases, that`s why he is where he is.
    the Scumbag

    • Megatron1505

      The devil, as always, is in the details.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        A lot of fans call him thick, maybe it`s us that`s thick.
        you can`t pin the man done

        • Peaky Magpie

          I said last week on here he maybe a thieving,lying,deceiving,fat piece of 💩 but one thing he ain’t is stupid.

    • Kneebotherm8

      So does that count as him having broken our transfer record?……………….no,thought not…..

  • Geordie Pete Moore

    Every Toon fan must in the words of a cockney feel mugged off, week in week out spending their hard earned cash on match day only to be blagged time after time after time, Am I missing something with relegation ? do the parachute payments help with Cashleys tax evasion ? or did he buy our club to destroy us ? We might just scrape through this year but its a gamble even the fat man must be sweating out.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      He doesn`t care, never has done

  • Clarko

    “actually turned a profit……maybe.

    You see, as the deals were all loans we won’t know how much the outlay against income was”

    Pointless article is pointless.

    • Megatron1505

      Give us the details then Clarko, and tell us where the money is.

      • Clarko

        Your article is pointless.

        • bob0411

          Your existence is pointless.

          • Cockneytrev

            😂😂😂

          • Megatron1505

            😂😂😂

        • HarryHype59

          To whom?

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        I think that’s the point, we don’t know as we din’t know individual wages and the loan deals. It would be brilliant if we get a profit and a better side.

        I hope that Slimani and Kennedy do well (I think they will, the latter was good yesterday) and moreover, they enjoy life here. If all goes to plan, we stay up, Slimani scores 5 or so goals and we offer to keep him having finished away from the drop.

        • HarryHype59

          What happened to the January TV lump sum? It would appear it has remained unspent. I just hope this doesn’t lead to Sports Direct United going down again.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It may have already gone on wages.

          • HarryHype59

            Even if this club finishes 20th this season, it will collect £99m in TV money, just as our neighbours down the road did! This far exceeds the wage bill.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            How big was our neighbours wage bill? They seem to be doing ever so well

      • Ram Kishore

        We only shipped out players who were unwanted or youngsters who needs to be developed..
        We got players who would better our squad
        Did we make profit..idk
        But since all are loan deals ..
        Making profit outta this is not bad.
        Your Article is kinda pointless..
        Just another way of slagging Ashley..
        Yes Ashley must leave for his craziness but your reasoning lacks validity

        The dislike I have is why the deals weren’t done early..I dislike Ashley for that

        • Jezza

          Yes and we also only signed other clubs’ “players who were unwanted or youngsters who needs to be developed”. Not good enough, nowhere good enough. The article is absolutely valid.

          • Ram Kishore

            One club’s unwanted player might be performing really well at other clubs ..ig as a long term football fan u must have seen it..
            Demba ba was unwanted didn’t at West ham.. didn’t he do well or do Great at Nufc
            Michael Owen was wanted or the most demanded player during his time.. what happened huh?
            If you really want only wanted players we have to spend 30m on every position.

            Yes we can do that kinda spending
            With the TV money ..the way Man city is doing.. But don’t know what’s going on Ashley’s mind

          • Jezza

            Demba Ba was not unwanted at West Ham. He had a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave on a free transfer when they were relegated. They had paid £7 million for him only four months previously.

            I think it’s very easy to know what goes on in Ashley’s mind if you have been paying attention to events at NUFC over the past 11 years. That is why on 1st September last year I was able to correctly predict on this forum that NUFC would not spend any money on transfer fees in the January window just ended.

          • Albert Stubbins

            any idea on the lottery numbers for the weekend Jezza- I need a f**** holiday!!

          • Jezza

            Ha ha, I can’t see the future I’m afraid, marra. I’ve just got a good memory for recollecting the past.

    • FatParosite

      Bishop Bot

      • Clarko

        Even your name is wrong…

        😂 😂 😂

  • robbersdog

    Yeah, we all know what’s going on, so an overload of ‘Mike Ashley is rubbish’ articles doesn’t really add anything to the mix. We can only hope for two things at the end of the season:-

    1. Premier League survival.

    2. New owner.

    My own view is that we’ve got just about enough in the squad to stay up, but we’ll be stuck with Ashley for the foreseeable future. And I doubt that that’ll be acceptable to Rafa, so expect a managerial change at the end of the season. I hope I’m wrong, because right now the oafish lard-bucket who owns our club is sucking the joy out of life.

    • Toonrobbybobson

      New owner isnt happening when you start looking at it from his perspective and remember he says one thing does another constantly. He has a very different way of looking at things.

      • hetonmag

        I keep remembering his quote last year, we’ve been down before and came back so we’ll do it again that tells me he isn’t bothered about staying in the premier, if we do it’s a bonus for him if we don’t he thinks it will be easy to get promoted and there begins the whole recycle again.

    • Albert Stubbins

      id take going down and Ashley selling but I dont think he’d even sell then- thirty million and we’re back up- thats how he sees it. we’re f*****.

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    Bit of a pattern in these headlines Megatron1505, When will you get to This Charming man?

    In answer to the question posed, yes or perhaps no. As you say, the wages of Colback and Mitrovic are significant so a saving of some £100k a week, Saivet £35k and the others are lower so perhaps a saving of £150k in terms of wages and NI.

    Kennedy & Slimani incurred a loan fee and I suspect (although undisclosed), so did the keeper.

    The main thing is player wise, we have a better playing staff.

    In this case, did we turn a profit? It would be brilliant if we did but more likely a small cost for better players.

    • HarryHype59

      Do you honestly think Notts Forrest are paying Colbecks all of £70k a week salary, or Fulham are paying the full £60k Mitro rreputedly gets?

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        If you are addressing me, no, i don’t. Just taking the article at face value and saying it’s unlikely that we are making a profit on it.

        • HarryHype59

          Making a profit in a transfer window, is the last thing a relegation threatened team should be doing.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If it can improve and make a profit, that’s great.

    • Rich Lawson

      ”Every day is like Sunday”

    • Megatron1505

      I was going to go with “Ashley It Was Really Nothing (the transfer spend)”, but it might have been too subtle for some.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        As long as it’s not Panic….although Newcastle never got a mention

        • Albert Stubbins

          I know- and little old Carlisle did- not fair I say.

      • Albert Stubbins

        The ASHLEY is Dead will be the one most of us are waiting for!!

  • Toonrobbybobson

    Ive made the decision. Im seeing this season out and not returning to a match or spending any money with the club until the day mike Ashley leaves and I throw a party in celebration. Hes destroyed my passion.

    I sympathise with the banner last night it will always be our club and we should support it but that doesnt always mean going to games supporting the regime. Support can be a personal boycott and helping the club oust such a leach for its future sake. I will support the lads playing from afar next season unless hes gone.

    I simply see no other option the hurting Ashley in the pocket as he only speaks in money. Hes taking everyone for fools.

    I was originally a fan giving benefit of the doubt for many a year. That has changed. Its clear to see now. I dont think he wants to sell. Hes comfortable and will use the club and fans to line his pockets.

    The money from this season he wants to pocket and clear his loan to the club. Then even if relegated run the club with a blank slate on the parachute money. Hes addicted. Its a drug. Its paying him. Hes win win at the moment. Everytime he gains more he wants more.

    ENOUGH!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      He’s not asset stripped the club, daft comment fella

      • Mxpx

        So players are not assets as he sold alot of those instead of building a team

        • FatParosite

          Don’t bother with the Bishop Bots.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          They are, Geremi, Owen, Viduka, duff

      • Toonrobbybobson

        Yes he has.

        He sold off land around stadium for property development.

        All catering goes through sub companies so he can take his cut rather than club.

        Sports direct controls merchandising.

        Sports direct gets free advertising.

        Top players with quality have gradually been sold off stripping the squad of value. You know his buy cheap sell high mantra.

        Shall I go on?

        • FatParosite

          Don’t bother with the Bishop Bots..

        • TheFatController

          Don’t bring facts into this, Boobi Flackman, Monkseaton Mugpie, and Ghosttedious wouldn’t like it…

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          He sold off a car park that was bought to build a casino on, the legislation to allow that casino meant it was a white elephant. The value of the land was £500k, it was sold for £800k. That’s not asset stripping, it’s just using assets correctly.

          All catering goes through sub companies so he can take his cut rather than club? Catering goes through Soexo, Sodexo supply the catering at Everton, Aberdeen, Ascot and many others. The club get the cut, it’s called outsourcing and it’s usually far more efficient that trying to do it in house.

          Sports direct controls merchandise fulfilment, they do the same service for many clubs, the other big player is Kitbag who provide a similar service. We made losses in a couple of years before this arrangement, it’s far more efficient to use Sports Direct or a company like this with all the logistics and staff in place.

          Sports direct gets free advertising, yes, they did, not sure about now. worth about £2-3m a year but the argument is this is more than offset by the interest free loans provided.

          Top players with quality have gradually been sold off stripping the squad of value. This is true, I miss Viduka, Geremi, Duff, Owen, Martins etc.

          If we stay up, he will sell, PCP will come back and pay £300m+

          If we go down, we may see asset stripping, he may withdraw his loans and sell for around £150m

          • HarryHype59

            The outcome outlined in the last sentence is highly probable.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            If I weren’t a fan, that’s what I would do.

    • Cockneytrev

      IMO, he has never had any intention of selling,,
      NUFC is a cash cow to him,,

      • Toonrobbybobson

        Exactly and if he manages to escape relegation in spite of the way he treats it he will be even happier and it becomes harder to be rid of him.

      • Albert Stubbins

        precisely.

    • grantham mag

      Some of us left when he shafted Keegan.

    • Phildene

      We used to be season ticket holders but cancelled direct debit and stopped going few years ago as had enough of Ashley and his cohorts. We also found the atmosphere in the stadium wasn’t very good even back then, but still support the club and team.

      Good article by the way.

  • FatParosite

    You forgot exhausting in your headings Megatron

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The fact that we spent £47m over the two windows and got three excellent loan signings in one a £28m striker another who had a great game yesterday shows that you are not interested in the real facts only slagging off Ashley. Last night Shelvey, Haydn, Gayle, Murphy and Manquillo were on the bench so that shows that real progress has been made. However you are not interested that the squad has been improved and that is without the new striker. As for the people with the banner many thanks for supporting the club again in our relegation battle pathetic.

    • Guest 2

      47 million? You have no clue what the latest loans cost and won’t until they appear in accounts in a year or more time.
      We ‘spent’ 36.2 million in the summer – but sales amounted to 25.95 million not including outgoing loans which cut the wage bill by 200 grand a week, plus more players out than in again this window.
      16/17 we ‘spent 55 million – but sales amounted to 85 million.

      Go on, add up what has actually been ‘spent’.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        The Merino signing is not in the figures and we have signed him and he even played last night. Cannot wait to see the new £28m loan striker to.

        • Guest 2

          200 grand a week wage savings. Can you count? Merino didn’t require a single penny more to be spent.

          Glad to see how excited you are over an injured signing. No doubt you pine for iron lung returning too.

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            The saving are a great thing as former signings which were never going to play.

    • Mxpx

      Net spend was low though club generates more than was spent on players which is why people are upset

    • richardbraverman

      The fact remains these signings accept for Kennedy were not the first choice of the manager who is the true expert in understanding what will or will not allow Newcastle to remain in the Premier League. Mike Ashley can spend £100m on meat pies, but if he is not in tune with his manager then it is money wasted. Inflated numbers for an inflated market sound good but do they tell the real picture. In the past decade Mike Ashley has been extremely consistent. Newcastle United is just another money making asset. He keeps expenditures low so that he is ensured a personal profit. Great for business but awful for football, because it lacks ambition. Why be in football if yo do not want to win. If personal profit is your penultimate motive open a kebab stand or sell cannabis.

    • TheFatController

      Will you stop accusing people protesting against the club of ruining the atmosphere at the club until you have the good grace to stop defending Ashley?

      You can’t have it both ways. ‘Everyone causing negativity at the club is out of order, and whilst I’m on, Have I told you that I think Ashley’s great…’

      Your blindness to your hypocrisy means you either can’t use reason and logic very well, or are Keith Bishop

      So which is it?

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        We are in a relegation battle with a lot of other teams the fans which protest may as well support the other team.

        • TheFatController

          Yes. Our owner is helping the other teams also. Good point.

    • FatParosite

      Shut up BishopBot.

    • SAMTHECAT

      Its not one transfer window or 2 or 3 its out of nearly 11 years of ownership there has been 1 decent season and 2 relegations but for the most part utter mediocrity from an owner worth 1.86 billion.

    • Mike

      eh what was the result? check the prem table and let me know where the next wins are coming from ? if u think we are in a strong position go and support the mackems..idiot

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Will be there on Sunday at Palace to support the team I often wonder how many on this site will be there. My guess is none but hope I am wrong.

    • Mrkgw

      How out of touch can you possibly get. You are removed from reality. ‘Pathetic’ to recycle one of your frequently used terms.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        I tell the truth unlike the Mag if it hurts so be it. This site hates Newcastle United I support the club.

    • Albert Stubbins

      apart from Murphy that bench was pony- Shelvey and Gayle are shyte and Manquino is well- a Mannequin.

  • Jezza

    The deliberate wilful deception (or at least the intent to deceive) over Jorgensen was a new low even by Fatso’s diabolical standards.

    • TheNutJob

      nail it to a T

    • FatParosite

      We are in the end game Jezza. I think he might be gone after the TV deal announcement.

    • Albert Stubbins

      aye it was but im glad they never took 12 million as he looks pony!! If theyd have taken 12 Ashley would have sold him for 15 before he’d even got the strip on!! lol

  • TheNutJob

    the Toon`s ganin to the dogs & the future looks ruff, no wonder it`s got the fans barking
    🐕

  • HarryHype59

    He received a lump sum of the TV money in January. That remains untouched. Don’t know if he actually made a profit as this club will be paying part of Mitro’s and Colbecks wages.

    The onus is always on short term cost cutting. Perhaps we should be renamed Sports Direct United.

    • TheNutJob

      don`t give him ideas

      • HarryHype59

        The club colours would be the same as his minimum wage SD staff, blue red and white.

    • Mike

      the ground was

  • Rich Lawson

    Does he actually even look at the results when we’ve played ?

    • FatParosite

      He doesn’t know football in the same way inveterate gamblers know nothing about horses. This is a ploy to maximise the salability of the club. He is betting against us going down & he hopes that the TV deal will smoke out fresh bidders. Any money he spends on the team comes of his sale price. I’m no business man but I can see that.

      • Guest 2

        Get’s added to club debt more like – and that puts his required price up, not down.

  • JohnnyNUFC

    It doesn’t matter about profit now, it’s about points and looking at our run in there’s maybe a chance of 9 points which doesn’t look even close enough to what we need

    • JonMag

      11, i think

      • JohnnyNUFC

        Maybe if theirs some luck involved, I think about 16 wud be enough to stay up but looking at the fixture list its a tough run in

        • nufcslf

          You don’t actual think this excuse for a football has anything to do with football and results, do you? It’s all about the fat lad and f**k all else along with nothing being said to make him change. ‘Carry on Mike’, coukd be a tacky 70’s film in there somewhere.

  • Damon Horner

    We should have done the right business in the summer, the writing was on the wall what kind of season we’re having back then.

    I’m not too bothered if he turned a profit this window if it means we can use it in the summer (as unlikely as it feels) and as long as Rafa is still around to be able to plan his recruitment and actually carry it out.

    For me, right now, just want to stay up, lets hope it’s enough.

  • Coble’s Return

    Ashley has not spent because any outlay now is dead money as far as he is concerned. He will have noted that PCP has left the door open despite his public tantrum and he will have an idea of how far he can push that negotiation. He has gambled once again on us staying up, because that is what he does. I just feel that if he was resigned to keeping the club, more effort would have been made (albeit in the loan market).

  • Paul Patterson

    I’m not bothered about him making a profit genuinely I’m not.
    I’m bothered about his Penny-pinching down grading the squad to the level it is now. Unfortunately substantial funds need spending in this league.

    • ghostrider

      i’d say the squad was un upgrade and has just been further upgraded, albeit temporarily.

      • FatParosite

        Buzzz buzzz

  • JonMag

    He`ll have wall chart up in his Mansion.
    who`ve i [email protected]@ked up today & i bet Rafa`s leading by a canny distance

  • Peaky Magpie

    FFS man Ronnie is running an article as to when the summer transfer window opens….give me fu**ing strength…..
    ASHLEY OUT

    • JonMag

      Ryder`s not all there

      • Toonrobbybobson

        The folk at the ronny gill aint the brightest… real journalism doesnt exist anymore

        • Leicester Mag

          More like crayon technicians than journalists

    • FatParosite

      Hard to type when you’re taking it in the rear..

      • Peaky Magpie

        🤣😂🤣

    • JonMag

      i thought you were kidding till i nipped over to the ronnie & there it is ok
      Ryder needs to join the list of Fatso & Penold in line for torture

    • 1957

      Nothing on free agents we could still sign from Ryder yet?

      • Peaky Magpie

        Samir Nasri apparently 😂😂😂

  • JonMag

    the new Tv deal could mean he`s here for a few years yet, he`ll use the blonde again in the summer as a stalking horse, he`s doing her as well, in fact he`s doing everybody

    • FatParosite

      I think he’ll sell… I think last night was the equivalent of hoovering your house as you leave it for the last time. Yes he’s left the keys in the door & there could be a sticking point of burglars coming in and ransacking by relegation. But Ashley must know after banners like last night & that he will not get the club in a better state than now. He will go. You won’t hear about it. No money will be mentioned. Staveley was used as a distraction because he knew he wasn’t putting any more money in and he didn’t want a running battle with the fans or Rafa.

      • JonMag

        it`ll all be down to the new Tv deal

        • FatParosite

          Indeed. He will get £350 when it isn’t worth anywhere near that. He’s being pillaried every week on MOTD. It’s unsustainable.

          • Paul Patterson

            Ooh, ooh, I can afford £350.

      • Toonrobbybobson

        While it would be nice to think so if we stay up and the new TV deal looks good he will have his ooan back and an appreciating asset he can maintain just to milk.

      • Mike

        why would he care about fans banners etc. i bet you he wont watch games or take note of the press….doesnt care as long as the biz is making money. get sports direct out of the town may make him interested. but as i was heading to the game his shop was filled with fans……..wtf?

        • nufcslf

          Soft shyte crowd these days, thats why.

        • FatParosite

          It’s turning into a tumult. He would not have been happy to see that banner & he would have definitely seen that banner. The time for us to oust him has gone. Like I’ve always said everyone blames Ashley nobody blames to ones who fund him.

          So that is your answer. §hit Direct filled with fans. Fans with Wonga shirts tells you all you need to know. Those fans ARE the problem. Always have been, always will be.

      • nufcslf

        If so, I hope the next owner televises the tearing out of all of the Shyte Direct signs and makes a community event. Be on the next flight home for that. Fat barsteward.

      • Albert Stubbins

        Not a chance- he’s trousering 30 million a season minimum. He’s gannin nowhere I promise you. We’re stuck with the t*** until he karks it im telling you. He’s that thick skinned and combine it with his love of money and youve got a marriage made in hell. He’s in for the long haul- I dont think he;d sell for anything less than 450 million at the very least- who’s gonna pay that?

  • joe mac

    just a thought…why dont we have a blanket ban on replying to the mugseaton mugpie and his ghostrider sidekick! seem they are totaly enthralled with winding proper fans up! just cut their supply line off, surely talking to yourself will become boring after a while!..(bit like their posts!) so how about it, then after a while they can toddle off back to somewhere like “a love supreme” and tell the mackams how good a job ellis short is doing!..and before they start..i wont be replying to their post!!

    • Paul Patterson

      Good plan.

    • TheFatController

      You can block them. I blocked ghostrider but then today came on not logged into discus and thus yet again was treated to his ‘wisdom’ – still the same old circular arguments avoiding facts to sustain bizarre theories.

      I haven’t blocked MM because I enjoy the madness too much. And I lived in Monkseaton in my youth so feel I should give back to the community by entertaining that madness.

      See them not as influential orators, akin to Martin Luther King, but instead like pantomime villains, akin to Widow Twanky….

      • joe mac

        lol!

    • bob0411

      I’ve blocked all of ‘them’ (that’s if it is more than one person). Great not to have to read his/their dribble any more!

      • Cockneytrev

        Very sensible,,,
        If everyone did the same, he could save time typing and just talk to himself in his bedroom…

      • skarabrae

        Thank you very much “bob0411” I have now blocked them 😀😀
        No more drivel!!

        • bob0411

          🤣😉

    • nufcslf

      Totally right, but like a bad car accident you fell the need to look and react. Will just skip over from now on.

    • Albert Stubbins

      We should make a banner?

  • Peaky Magpie

    Bookies got Huddersfield,Swansea & WBA going down….I’m not so sure myself…..

    • JonMag

      Swansea`s picked up the pace, they may survive

    • nufcslf

      Stoke, West Brom and us for me.

      • Peaky Magpie

        I definitely think Huddersfield & WBA then one from Brighton,Stoke,Swansea,Southampton & us.

        • nufcslf

          It likely will be between a few clubs. I do really hope we syay up really and fatty in gone in the spring time.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Gonna be really exciting & nail biting that’s for sure….for all the wrong reasons….

    • Albert Stubbins

      if Slamani can get into double figures we’ll stay up its as simple as that for me.

      • Peaky Magpie

        You’re right….. nee pressure on the lad then !! 😂

        • Albert Stubbins

          good players thrive on pressure so fingers crossed. It’s fifty fifty for me at the minute- last game of the season job its looking like- Geordie Giants has said that from the outset and I think he’ll be right.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Looking that way I suspect and could well be GD this season which we are not looking too bad compared to some others….at the minute….we will need to come away from Anfield relatively unscathed.

  • JonMag

    I wonder if Monkseaton`s village idiot gets vouchers off Mike, bet he`s dressed head to toe in Lonsdale gear & Donnay trainers.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      See you at Palace mate on the first train out of Newcastle on Sunday.
      Sorry forgot the people on the Mag do not go to games.

      • Albert Stubbins

        i was at palace when your balls were the size of shirt buttons- pipe down.

      • Cockneytrev

        You knew who the village idiot was I see
        You Ashley hoop licker👅

  • Mike

    thats why he is a billionaire and we are not….clever devious sneaky and just tell enuff lies to keep people beliving

    • nufcslf

      And a total f**king c**t don’t forget.

  • GToon

    When he dies I’m having a party. I don’t care where I am, what I’m doing or how old I am. I’m having a party. I don’t even drink but I will that day.
    ASHLEY OUT.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      What when your close relatives die will you have a party to. Very sad you do not drink but most people on this site like Vintage cars countdown and crosswords please get a life.

  • NUFCLX

    I have been racking my brain the last 2 days trying to come up with a + about Fatman owning MY club and the closest I can come is when he bought MY club and we all thought it was the start of something big. Then the porkies started and it went downhill from there. I cannot think of anything positive after that, one catastrophe after the other. I have come to the conclusion that the Fatman apologists on the site are ringers put in by the Mag to stimulate debate. Surely no one in their right mind could possibly defend him, if that is not true I apologise and would like to advise the apologists to go and see their GP, there is help out there for people like you.

    • Albert Stubbins

      If he bought YOUR club why did you sell it to him? It’s OUR club- always has been always will be.

      • NUFCLX

        It is my club because I am a true supporter, same as every other true supporter whether they still go to games or not. When I post a comment on behalf of every supporter then I will call it our club.

        • Albert Stubbins

          That doesn’t make it your club. I think it’s safe to call it our club on behalf of all true supporters.

          • NUFCLX

            Like I say, I will call it our club if ever I am in a position to comment for all fans in the meantime I will call it my club as it is the team I support representing the City I love.

          • Albert Stubbins

            We already do comment for all the fans when we sing Get out of OUR club. It’s recognised beyond any doubt it is OUR club. You’ re being silly. I live in the city and have supported the club for nearly forty years. Twenty nine as a season ticket holder. I wouldn’t dream of ever telling anyone it was MY club. It’s the club I support and love but it belongs to the fans. Ashley is the only person who can call it his club and we all know what people think of him.

          • NUFCLX

            This is getting petty now, the whole point of the comment is that Fatman has done nothing positive for my club, our club or his club. I am sure we can both agree on that point.

          • Albert Stubbins

            aye agreed- I’ve been arguing with Clarko for too long I think. lol

          • NUFCLX

            Have u ever got him to admit that he is wrong ?

          • Albert Stubbins

            Only human beings have the capacity to be able to acknowledge a deficiency in their arguments. So no I haven’t. Lol lol.

  • mactoon

    Breaking our transfer record was never going to happen, two bids below the value of Jorgensen should have made it abundantly clear that this transfer window was going to follow the usual pattern. I doubt we would have even signed Slimani and Dubravka if it wasn’t for Rafa’s 11th hour intervention call to Ashley pleading for players. And it’s now coming out that if it wasn’t for West Ham’s Karren Brady upsetting Leicester’s chairman, Slimani would have ended up at the hammers.

    The only positive I can cling to is that the lack of spending and the positive effect that will have on the accounts will make the club more attractive to any potential buyers.. providing we stay in the Premiership.

  • Tomb

    Another Smiths headline lol