The Newcastle United season ticket renewal deadline was extended by a week.

The club extending it as thousands held off renewing.

Little wonder with such a dismal transfer window so far.

Pretty much every other club spending what they can, whilst Mike Ashley so far is sitting on a profit.

A lot of my mates were the same as myself, I said all along that I would renew my Newcastle United season ticket when/if Ashley backed Rafa in the transfer market.

Martin Dubravka arrived for £4m when Newcastle triggered the buying clause, this had to happen by the end of May for that price to be paid.

Other than that, we only saw a free transfer signing of Ki Sung-yueng, which was seemingly only happening because the £10m+ sale of Mikel Merino was in the process of happening.

What a joke, unless you were blindly renewing, there was nothing at all encouraging you that anything was going to be different after 11 years of the fat controller.

Then surprise surprise, what do we get?

Yes, just as the season ticket deadline (the second one after NUFC extended it to 3 July), we got Keith Bishop doing his bit.

Mike Ashley’s PR man planting stories claiming Newcastle were serious about spending big money this summer.

Their friends at Sky Sports and both friendly and national media ran the stories.

A £20m+ plus new club record offer for Alassane Plea had been made.

Andros Townsend was expected to come back to Newcastle, another transfer that would beat the club’s existing 13 year transfer record.

Whilst Kenedy was also reported to be a likely signing, with NUFC set to offer big money to buy him.

Some £70m+ on that trio, sounded almost too good to be true…

A bit like Mike Ashley, no money was going to be spent until I saw deals actually happen, rather than this rubbish pushed by Ashley’s PR monkeys.

Sure enough, now we are past the season ticket renewal deadline what do we discover?

Roy Hodgson says there was never any chance of Newcastle, or anybody else, signing Andros Townsend.

Alassane Plea joins Borussia Monchengladbach, rather than Newcastle United and their imaginary £20m+ offer.

Whilst even with Kenedy, yes it is good that he is here for another loan spell, but surely now we have no chance of buying him ever. That is, unless he turns out to be not very good. With not even a buying clause/option in his loan deal, it means that if he is a success then Newcastle will definitely not be buying him.

If Mike Ashley refuses to allow the going rate to be paid now, £20m or so, how could anybody believe that he would let £40m to be spent on the Brazilian next summer? Buying Kenedy would have been a potential turning point, a statement of intent, showing there was some ambition there from the owner to try and build the club year on year. Instead, the best we can hope for is that Kenedy does well and then Chelsea will make £20m more when they eventually sell him, with another club then enjoying the benefits of a player we (NUFC) have been largely responsible for developing.

How can any Newcastle fan not think we are being treated as mugs by Mike Ashley?

I wouldn’t call anybody for renewing their season tickets, we all want to watch out team and why should we be forced to stay away just because of this cynical and manipulating owner?

I will go next season but buy match to match, no way I’m renewing my season ticket until things change.

We are now a couple of weeks into the NUFC season tickets going on general sale and I guess sales are tortoise-like, I think we would all have heard if there had been queues around St James Park.

Most of us are now wise to Ashley and his minions getting stuff into the media to try and force their agenda and con the fans.

This is one fan who no longer will be conned. I won’t stop going because this is my team, my club, but I won’t just blindly get a season ticket like he wants me to do.

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  • TheFatController

    Ashley knows some can’t see him for what he is because they’re so desperate for him to change.

    So he pretends to change and they believe it. Then after many times of crying wolf, they still believe he’ll change, despite the strong counter evidence.

    Then last year, he changed policy and said ‘I won’t be backing the club, I’m not interested in it’ and they STILL believe he’s going to change.

    Even when he tells fans they won’t be seeing anything exciting happening at the club whilst he owns it, they think exciting signings will arrive?

    What do they think? Ashley wakes up after 11 years and says ‘rather than using a club I care nothing for as a promotional tool for my ego and business empire. I shall now change completely and fund big signings, turn up to matches, and back Rafa’ ?

    Talk about falling for the same con every time – ‘fool me once’ etc…

    • jack

      We’re a club goin nowhere , blindly going nowhere , and still the majority believes things will change , never under Ashley

      • Toonfen

        Totally agree, Keegan was right and the sheep still think things will change? For God’s sake wake up and realise he 1950skes all Toon fans for mugs!!!

  • Paul Patterson

    We can rule out spending £70m net. This owner is not for turning. We’ll be lucky if we spend £20m net. History suggests that when the club is in a comfort zone, do nothing until there is a problem. It’s actually bad business sense from a footballing point of view but Ashley is too stupid/tight to see it.

    It’ll cost him far more if Rafa walks and he doesn’t spend enough. He doesn’t learn from setbacks . .

    • Big Hairy Man

      I think we will be lucky to spend £0 net. Expect big sales on deadline day with no time to get replacements “over the line”.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        We already have a bet don’t we.

        • Big Hairy Man

          So far it’s around -£6m and we haven’t even sold Mitro yet.

          • Mayor Vaughn

            whats the net spend so far? Merino 10m in Dubravka 4m out, Ki free, Kennedy free. Still Mitro,Hayden,Colback to sell. Not a chance he’ll sanction that money for Rafa never mind any of the TV cash.

  • Toonfen

    Didn’t renew my season ticket 10 years ago and nowt has changed since! The only way is to

    try and him him where it hurts…… in the pocket. Maybe if everyone boycotted buying the n
    ew strips from his tat shops and wore retro shirts as a defiant stand against Sxxxxx Dxxxxx

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      So, you’ve saved over £6,000, why not put that money in a pot with the other businesses gurus in here and buy him out?

      • Soldier

        funny man, very drool

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          I’m serious, if fans care, they’d get together and buy him out. An average of £2,500 access 150,000 fans buys the club and leaves £25m to add to the transfer pot.

          11 years of whining and they’ve done nowt.

          • TheFatController

            Stop being a patsy, it’s hard to read

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Come on, put up or shut up

          • Mayor Vaughn

            Is that all we need? 150,000 fans to stump up 2.5k each!
            Sounds easy enough, i’m surprised it hasn’t been sorted before now.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            The richer ones can put mores in and have more say.

            If people care as much as they say, they would.

            It’s all a bit like 1991, the Mag was in board, the gallowgate was going to get a roof and we all were going to buy shares. £180 was the figure, I sent in a cheque based on my uni grant and an evening job but too many ‘fans’ didn’t bother.

      • Mark Andrews

        Are you real? It would take nearly 67000 people to invest 6000 each to meet Billy bunters 400m asking price. This is a working class area . What kind of ivory tower are you living in ?

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Nobody has asked £400m afaik. Generally, it’s thought £325m- £350m buys it, £2,500 from 150,000 people on average gives an extra transfer kitty. I know people who can afford a lot more than £2,500.

          • TheFatController

            Be your own person. Grow up.

          • Mark Andrews

            It was mikes mates on sky sports who said he raised the asking price to 400m and they’re his mouthpiece. Anyway I don’t know many people with thousands of pounds lying around doing nothing

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            You should not believe the Mag so much. I would be amazed if he rejects an offer around £350m unless it was conditional or on the never never.

            You may not know folk with thousands spare but you know people with a house with £50k spare equity or who change their car every 2-3 years. I know NUFC die hards who have the odd million investable. Add to that the celeb Geordies such as Shearer who demand he sells, I’d say most NUFC fans can find a few grand if they tried.

          • Mark Andrews

            I don’t believe the mag. It’s mikes mouthpiece sky sports who said it was 400m take it up with them

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’d not assume phrases like “Mike Ashley’s mouthpiece” are close to the real world

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Have you a holiday booked? Maybe miss it for a year, £2,500 there?

          • Mark Andrews

            No can do . I earn eight quid an hour I drive a sixteen year old car and I haven’t been abroad in 25 years

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            We’ll, my cars are 40years old and 18 yrs old so I’m with you.

            However, everything is reletively, you invest what you can.

          • Mark Andrews

            So it’s two cars fleckman is it? Like two jags Prescott and two kitchens miliband?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It is, my partner tends to have one though

      • TheFatController

        stop trolling for Ashley, you look like a weak child the way you love ashley for having money when others don’t.

        Be your own person, not Ashley’s

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Come on FC, you are a bit brighter than most of the mongs.

          For MA to be ‘out’ as demanded, someone has to buy him out. Why not get the whining like t to put their money in?

  • Toonfen

    One day I will return but when only when the Fat man has gone unfortunately I am 55 and I I’ll probably claiming my pension by then?

  • Mxpx

    Interesting how for the first few years he had people who believed this would turn around once he recovered the 100 million he pumped into the club…. He must have taken 3-4x that by now

    • Leicester Mag

      Free advertising, accountancy with a sleight of hand that the late Paul Daniels would be envious of and propaganda that Goebbels would have blushed at. Our very own Robbin Pud robing the naive because he can

  • Leicester Mag

    Sadly expectations are set so low the odd win over Man U / Arsenal and survival are the new goals guarantees 45K+ will treak up the hill without fail. Worst of all this supports the Status quo. Wishful thinking never stopped a bully. There is only one answer but fans won’t see it.

  • Andynufc

    If people still believe nufc still owe Ashely any money in loans than there is no hope for them.

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Explain me financial genius

      • Soldier

        it`s quite simple, you can`t owe yourself money.

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          Nufc is a separate legal entity to MA

          • Mayor Vaughn

            Still his money

          • paul mclaughlan

            It must’ve been a billion he lent the club as its taking so long to pay him back. 11 years and counting now.

          • TheFatController

            Come on, stop being in his pocket. Grow up and get some mental strength in you

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Go on, explain why that is not correct?

          • Megatron1505

            He owns the club 100% outright, due to the poor decisions of him and those he employs the club gets relegated costing millions. He then states that he has “loaned” the club (himself) money to cover the losses he has brought about, and that the club (himself) must pay him back.

            However, because he’s so super awesome and generous, he won’t charge interest to the club (himself), he’ll just take free advertising and limit expansion of commercial revenue to line the pockets of his main business, helping to increase share price, promote the other business internationally.

            Then, and here’s the really brilliant part, he says that the club (himself) can only spend the money that it (himself) generates, when he’s the one responsible for the club (himself) having limited opportunity to do exactly that.

            Evil genius at work, your hero.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            89% of his lending was due to the previous owners’ bad decisions.

          • Megatron1505

            Ah, the famous “Joe Kinnear appointment” clause, insisted upon by Freddy Shepperd. Along with the “Dennis Wise” clause, the “only sign Anita” clause, the “repeatedly flog your better players without replacing them” clause and the infamous “proven liar to the fans” clause.

            All insisted upon by the previous owner as terms of sale. Poor old Uncle Mike, who’s had to lend himself a few quid to sort out everyone’s else’s mistakes.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Joe Kinnear as a stop gap after KK was fine as long as his ticker held up. We’d have stayed up ok.

            Nevertheless, it’s not really the point, we didn’t have any extra debt through those decisions.

          • Megatron1505

            So relegation doesn’t create debt? So why is he moaning himself money?

            You ASSUME we would have stayed up ok, you don’t KNOW we would.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            In the case of the 2009 relegation, we lost £3m more in the championship than the previous year so £3m. Yes, it could be argued that had we stopped up, a lot of those FFS player contracts would have ended and the club would have not lost so much in 2010 anyway.

            With hindsight, the clear out meant that our cost base was much lower in subsequent years.

          • Megatron1505

            So there isn’t any loan owed and we do have money to spend? Awesome.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            There is money to spend and there is a loan outstanding.

            I have a mortgage but I still can spend money on going to watch the match, I’ve even done so when we played Nottingham, Rotherham and Derby i.e. where you live.

          • Megatron1505

            But we only lost £3m you said, so why did uncle Mike lend himself so much more?

            The point being that our rich benefactor is lending himself money to cover his own mismanagement, then calling it a loan to the club. Then saying that the club (himself) can spend all the money it generates, whilst limiting the money which the club can generate.

            Disingenuous much?

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            We lost £3m MORE than the year before.

            Why lend more? Some was needed anyway, the VAT case was already provided for but we had to pay up the cash so he’d have had to lend at least £5m.

            I’m not sure about limiting the money generation. OK, we miss out £2-3m in advertising but we save £10m in interest.

          • Megatron1505

            Is that the £10m interest on the money that Uncle Mike loaned himself due to his own, and his appointees, poor performance?

            Wow, he so super generous to not make himself pay interest on the money he owes himself due to his own ineptitude.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            As said, £129m was pre-dating him, £5m was to sort out a VAT issue created by Fat Fred

          • Megatron1505

            Ah yes, this is the old chestnut where we are supposed to believe that a man who bases his whole business model on taking over failing brands didn’t do due diligence on his biggest ever purchase (at that time).

            That was a good one, I didn’t know people were still believing that as it’s so clearly rubbish 😂

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Chestnut or no, any numerically literate person can see it as fact.

          • Billmag

            What’s Mash Holdings worth Bobbi.??

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            No idea, not really interested.

          • Billmag

            But we are part of MH why are you not interested does it not suit your agenda.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It’s a company that holds the shares for other companies, I don’t have much interest in them.

            No transfers of assets have been made but for a loan to Nufc in 2016 and on over-valued land transaction in 2010. I can’t remember if they were Mash or just MA related but both were in NUFC’s favour.

          • Soldier

            it`s a part of Mash holdings and he`s the outright owner

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            It’s still a separate entity.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            When it suits him.

        • Westdentoon

          Exactly. There are a few folk on here that don’t seem to grasp that. Balance sheets over ambition and happy days.
          My 6 year old son owes me board and lodgings as I don’t see why I should pay for his upkeep..after all I just brought him into the world!

  • Wezza

    We all knew here it was PR lies straight from Keith Bishop. We knew even before Nice said there was no bid for Plea!

  • Toonfen

    Poundland went bust selling tat so let’s hope and dream Ashley is next and he has to sell NUFC?

  • Pc07

    Just hope many fans stick to their guns and don’t buy a season ticket until Ashley puts money into the squad befitting our level of income.
    There’s nothing to be gained from high attendances when the team simply exists to make up numbers. I’d rather see an empty st james’s that puts pressure on Ashley to sell up or put money in like every other top flight owner.

  • Stephen

    With little or no investment in this team I believe it will be the last straw for a lot of supporters.
    Rafa will see out his contract, do his absolute best to keep us up and the leave.

  • Soldier

    even with Rafa in charge if we don`t buy we`ll be relegated

    • Big Hairy Man

      Yes, it will end up in the deep, dark abyss that is MASH Holdings never to be seen again.

  • Atilla McNamee

    Those who are disappointed at the ‘net spend’ need to understand Ashley isn’t interested in building a team just building his money pot. NUFC only exist to advertise SD as far as Ashley is concerned. He isn’t a fàn and doesn’t care what fans think. It’s all about the money

    • Duh

      When are people going to understand, any profit nufc make is peanuts to Ashley.

      Clearly he wants to keep the club in the pl, that is why he spends money when they are relegated (only to protect his financial asset).

      The issue is, he does not want to take any further debt whilst simultaneously, not making any concerted effort to chase commercial revenue (probably does not think its worth the effort).

      I do believe, the club can have what it generates (time will tell) but, he puts restrictions on that like the club can’t take on debt, buy before it sells (in terms of squad numbers) and make an operating loss.

      Unfortunately, that’s not really enough to compete with the likes of west ham when it comes to signings.

      Frustration is further compounded by seeming incompetence on execution when it comes to trying to sign players.

      • Paul Patterson

        Why doesn’t he get the debt down?

        • Clarko

          What debt?

        • Duh

          You would have to ask him but, if he did, the club would have even less money for players and their wages.

        • Anonymouse1

          there is no debt

    • Clarko

      In 15/16 Newcastle had a net spend of £70.7m and in 17/18 Newcastle had a net spend of ~£46.0m. Anyone who is disappointed in this years net spend (18/19) needs to remember that the transfer window is still open.

      • Anonymouse1

        £46m net spend last year, who you kidding. prove it

        • Clarko

          Official accounts:
          ‘Subsequent to the Statement of financial position date the company has committed to a further maximum net spent of approximately £46m (2016: net surplus of £40m) in respect to changes to the playing squad’

          Transfermarkt:

          In:
          Murphy €11.30m
          Lejeune €10.00m
          Merino €10.00m (€3.00m loan fee + €7.00m)
          Atsu €7.50m
          Joselu €5.50m
          Manquillo €5.00m
          Dubravka €2.00m (loan fee)
          Kenedy €2.00m (loan fee estimate as not listed by site)
          Slimani €2.00m (loan fee estimate as not listed by site)
          Total €55.30m

          Out:
          Hanley €3.80m
          De Jong €2.30m
          Murphy €2.30m
          Total €8.40m

          Net Spend €46.90m

          • Soldier

            payments missing for Sissoko & Gini

          • Clarko

            If you look up that has been discussed.

            ‘Newcastle had a net spend of -£42.3m for 16/17. However, in terms of actual cash, Newcastle spent £11.4m for 16/17.’

          • Soldier

            can`t see anything that relates to Sissoko & Gini

          • Clarko

            The ‘-£42.3m’ net spend relates to Sissoko and Wijnaldum.

          • Soldier

            what`s the overall profit since Rafa took over

          • Clarko

            Are you talking about the same Rafa that got Newcastle relegated? I don’t know, I don’t see how that’s really relevant, I’ve already been through all the numbers above.

          • Geordiegiants

            That comment alone has just shown what a complete wanka you are. I have given you a bit of rope to hang yourself in the past, but that is the most pathetic thing you have ever said and shows you are a troll.

          • Clarko

            How does stating a fact make me a ‘troll’? Was Benitez not in charge when Newcastle got relegated?

            😂 😂 😂

          • Geordiegiants

            Troll

          • Clarko

            Racist

          • Geordiegiants

            How can I be racist you troll?
            Show me one single thing I’ve ever said that’s racist, I don’t block my account, so you can check anything I’ve ever said. Exactly the same as I won’t be rolled over by the fatcunt that owns our club, I won’t be rolled over by anyone on my patriotic right. I do think Trump is doing good, the same as I think Tommy Robinson is doing some good. Those 2 like every other single person in this world say and do the wrong things sometimes, but it doesn’t make them bad people for fighting for their rights. You on the other hand are a troll.

          • Clarko

            You won’t tell me how or why I’m a troll, so I don’t have to tell you how or why you’re a racist, you’re just a racist. Racist.

          • Geordiegiants

            I’ve spoke with other people on here about you in the past and we all agree you are a tool, that theirnis no doubt. I have though defended you being a troll. You have just proven to me wrong, although I have been slow on the uptake plenty others haven’t. Now go and troll somewhere else.

          • Clarko

            And I’ve spoken to a couple of people about your racism. Go and be a racist somewhere else, it’s not welcome here, you should be ashamed of yourself.

            #TrumpSupporter #WhiteSupremacist #Racist

          • Geordiegiants

            I am a Trump supporter yes, and so are the majority of America you troll. That’s why he was democratically voted in troll, are they all racist?
            #Tool
            # Extremist
            # TROLL

          • Clarko

            ‘I am a Trump supporter yes, and so are the majority of America you troll’

            ‘Wrong’. Hillary Clinton got 2,864,974 more votes than Donald Trump in the election.

            ‘Those 2 like every other single person in this world say and do the wrong things sometimes, but it doesn’t make them bad people’

            But when I state a fact I’m a troll? That makes sense…

            #OneRuleForRacistsAnotherRuleForEveryoneElse

          • Geordiegiants

            Troll

          • Clarko

            The word someone uses when they don’t have a leg to stand on, it’s music to ears (or art to my eyes in this case).

          • Geordiegiants

            👋.

          • Wezza

            Just block him and his brother monkseaton, they troll on countless other names too. They get off on winding people up – they’re very sad old men. Clarko looked like Sgt Bilko 10 years ago.

          • Peter Graham

            If you support a rascist you’re a rascist. Simple really.

          • Geordiegiants

            Does the same work with, if you support a megalomaniac, your a megalomaniac???

          • Peter Graham

            Your point? I’m not aware of supporting a megalomaniac!

          • Geordiegiants

            Do you not go to the match like?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            His veil is slipping he’s a mackem & it’s slowly starting to show

          • Yeung at heart

            Spent nothing – just less than that actually – since Rafa took over. Looks like that will probably continue this summer.

          • jack

            And he’s got the fees in Euro’s as well , if you google Newcastle’s net spend for last two seasons it gives you it exactly , and we should have a surplus of 30m ,2016/2017 net spend was 10-8m .2017/2018 a surplus of 40m .These figures are the exact net spend , and all other premier league teams are listed , you can never believe in Ashley’s creative and corrupt accounts

      • Duh

        You missed net spend for 16/17…

        • Soldier

          that`s because it was £11.5m don`t want that broadcast now, do we. Clarko is very selective

        • Clarko

          Newcastle had a net spend of -£42.3m for 16/17. However, in terms of actual cash, Newcastle spent £11.4m for 16/17.

      • jack

        Your figures are totally wrong

        • Clarko

          I’m not interested in conversing with a known racist.

          • jack

            Like the other lad Tony who you accused of being racist too , you really are a prize idiot and your accusations against me and Tony are ludicrous

          • Clarko

            They are not ludicrous, you were both very racist, if you and Tony can’t see where you’ve both been racist then there’s not much hope for you both.

          • jack

            They are ludicrous , Tony read my comments and I read his , not a racist remark in either , so you either can’t understand the English language , or your resorting to ridiculous accusations because two guys on here got the better of the argument. Your a sad troll , and your figures about net spend are wrong as well ,people are right on here everyone should just block you

          • Geordiegiants

            You are definetly correct, I’ve given him time before, now we have all realised he is a troll, I’ve been slow to realise, Leazes has been saying it for months.

          • jack

            I was annoyed because he called me and Tony English racist , I will be blocking him

          • Geordiegiants

            He calls everyone a racist if they don’t agree with him, have a look through just today.

          • Clarko

            Racist.

          • jack

            Idiot

          • Clarko

            👍🏿

            I almost forgot, you would prefer 👍🏼 right?

          • jack

            Don’t know what your talking about. Idiot

          • Clarko

            *you’re

          • jack

            Idiot

          • jack

            I’ve. just realised , you might not be an idiot , you could be a mackem, so which is it ? Idiot or mackem

          • Geordiegiants

            You surely have to be a leftwing extremist, you are calling everyone a racist. Troll

          • Clarko

            No, I’m calling racists, racist, there have been no problems on this site for as long as I have used it, until the last 2/3 days (you’ve been discussed/on the radar for a while), four of you have crawled out of the woodwork. Disgusting.

          • Geordiegiants

            #Troll

          • Clarko

            🎶👂🏿🎨 👀

          • Geordiegiants

            . 👋

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            To be honest GG, left wingers tend to hold the greatest prejudicess. Not sure what Clarko’s beef is though.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Never had Laurent Robert as a prejudice type

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Laurent could pop up on the right now and again.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Lie

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            seriously?

          • panther

            wish he’d call me a racist

          • jack

            If you bug him enough he will , if your getting the better of him in an arguement he will , just call him a mackem or an idiot and he will , he calls everybody a racist eventually lol

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Does Ashley whisper those statements in your ear when he’s tucking you in at night?

        • Clarko

          What’s wrong? Don’t like the truth?

    • NUFCLX

      He really does care what the fans think, the more he can p**s them off the happier he is.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Yeah but his apologists on here say he takes no money out the club…

  • Soldier

    just as well England aren`t playing France

  • skarabrae

    “This is one fan who won’t be conned” “but I’ll still be going”

    Baaaa baaaa 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    • Anonymouse1

      will you go after Rafa leaves

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    The season ticket deadline was extended as no one could use the new ticket website and the phones have been grid locked for three weeks and you still can not get through to the ticket office. Yet another negative article from the Mag please bring back the anti Sunderland articles.

    • Duh

      Yeah it was more likely incompetence than some evil strategy around spreading transfer rumours.

      Only the most intellectually challenged base a season ticket purchase on potential signings.

      I would say most fans who buy a season ticket do so despite of transfers (or lack of), not because of them.

    • Icky (Heaton)

      What complete utter nonsense from the Apologist yet again!
      Exact same as the other recent times you’ve stated this rubbish, after reading, each time I’ve been sad enough to both call the ‘grid locked’ box office No, and then buy online.

      Guess what, each time I could proceed with my purchases with no problems at all, just as I did at 1pm today 🤯

      Even worse is how I voice recorded all the sales convo’s until I hang up, and sadly enough, also recorded the buying process online – now who’s the most sad, you or I, well at least I don’t make things up 🤔

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Neither do I after ringing eleven days in a row constant I finally got through to the tickets office. They said they had non stop calls. Each time I rang up bar one when I was thirty fifth in the queue I got the message sorry the lines are busy please try again later and got cut off.

        • Icky (Heaton)

          Mmm… Well I’ve been so incredibly lucky with the 5 times I tried, lucky me, but tis zero chance of giving that Botfly a single penny 🤑

  • John

    Does anyone know what the club bank from the puma kit deal? No more than the free advertising SD gets from the club I suspect Ashley gets a very good deal from puma for sports gear for his shops.

    • Soldier

      i`m not a 100% but i think Ashley gets the lot, not Newcastle United

      • Duh

        Well it all belongs to him, people seem unable to comprehend that.

        Still, I agree, where there is at least transparency around the free advertising and interest free loan, the merchandising does not appear to be transparent.

        The big question is whether Ashley is doing what he is saying And allowing the club all of
        The income of generates.

        That’s not an easy question to answer.

        • Soldier

          every club belongs to someone, other owners put the money into the clubs funds, Ashley takes it out

          • Duh

            The first part is true for sure, I am not sure about the second part.

          • Soldier

            I am

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            He’s not taken money out

      • Geordiegiants

        Jabba owns Puma does he not?

        • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

          No

          • Geordiegiants

            He is involved with them somewhere I’m sure. Or he is a big influence on them.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            SD have negotiated better terms with Puma than Adidas. Puma clubs can usuall make more money in sales through SD

          • Billmag

            What’s all this about your hero taking Rangers to the High Court to stop them buying the new sponsor’s strips (Hummel) is this correct Bobbi or are you not interested.

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I’m not really interested but as I understand it, Rangers have a contract with SD and were obliged to advise SD of any changes and allow SD to re-bid.

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        No, neither he or SD do

        • Soldier

          idiot

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            SD have advantageous terms with Puma and for this reason puma clubs that use SD can make more profits.

            Mike Ashley does not get any money personally.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            So he does it for a hobby? Get real man

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            NO, it’s a core service of SD. SD provide the fulfillment for a lot of clubs, mainly Puma.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Which Ashley owns

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I own a small sliver of BT, i don’t expect to get my calls free.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You also talk rubbish & lie

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            I lie????? go on, point that one out. I’ve only been wrong once when predicting pardew would last the season at WBA.

            talking rubbish is subjective so you can have that.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Do you know the lottery numbers as well mystic meg?

  • NUFCLX

    Why has the mag put a picure of Ashley underneath their headline.

  • panther

    Happy to be one of the real fans who cut the money off for the greater good

  • GToon

    Meanwhile West Ham spend 22m on a player and then 36m today on another. Wish we were as big a club as them with similar support and in the same league. Oh wait a minute, we are. Still we’ll be the ones laughing when we aren’t in debt when we get relegated again. Now that’s what I call planning.

  • Desree

    This argument about spending money is futile. The facts are this, Mike Ashley’s transfer policies cripple the club.

    Always going for cheap options costs the club more money, builds a crippling wage bill with players not fit for purpose.

    The club has missed genuine opportunities to progress. It has also missed out financially with Remy, Bony and Lacazette all players where we could have doubled our money.

    Clarko works for Keith Bishop. He is part of his propaganda team, ghostrider is another Bishop employee.

    With Carr gone, who is in charge of transfers? Because Penfold has no credibility handling 15m plus deals.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    We haggled over £2 million with Plea, 2 million is nothing to a billionaire. How do you spin that Monkseaton

    • Soldier

      there was no haggling, Nice confirmed Newcastle never had a bid on the table

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Not what I’ve been told by a good source

        • Wezza

          Probably more PR to make it seem like we actually did bid. Clubs excuse we won’t be held to ransom!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Rafa is away at the end of the season, because of Ashley