Mike Ashley is now into his 12th year of control at Newcastle United.

Fans desperately hoping that something will change.

The #IfRafaGoesWeGo campaign has got off to a bright start, only eight days since it kicked off and fifteen thousand people are following the associated Twitter account, whilst it has sparked off a building number of initiatives, intended to affect Mike Ashley.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that the NUFC owner’s Achilles heel is his weakness, with much of the early attention/focused on that.

The official Sports Direct Twitter account were forced to stop sending out promotional messages advertising their wares, due to Newcastle fans bombarding any Tweet with ant-Ashley replies.

Mike Ashley’s PR outfit, the Keith Bishop Agency have been forced to ‘protect’ their Twitter account after getting similar treatment from Newcastle fans. A PR agency that won’t/can’t allow anybody to visit/interact with them on social media, unless given prior access, not exactly great for them…

Also, the Sports Direct online store has seen many Newcastle fans piling thousands and thousands of pounds of goods into their shopping baskets, meaning SD punters are seeing out of stock on many items…

Whatever the success or failure of what Newcastle fans are trying to do, it is definitely a case of what goes around, comes around, for Mike Ashley.

After 11 years and counting of defacing the Newcastle United brand, it has been a long time coming as Newcastle fans get active.

Much of the problem down the years has been that fans ave understandably become accustomed to just how bad things are at NUFC, forgetting what a normal football club is like and how out of step Newcastle are under Ashley.

Fabian Schar signed on Thursday, Rafa forced to shop for bargains and hopefully he can prove an exception to the general rule when it comes to cheap buys succeeding.

Look at these four images and see if you can spot the difference…

Newcastle’s latest signing:

mike ashley

Rafa:

mike ashley

Anyone:

mike ashley

How it used to be:

mike ashley

As you can see above, when it comes to promoting Sports Direct and the rest of his retail empire via Newcastle United, it isn’t just the vast array of advertising spots around St James Park on matchdays.

Whenever you see photos/video from the training ground, SD will always be prominent.

Then when a signing is made, you get these shockers above, just look how clean and classy the bottom one looks in comparison.

No other Premier League club does this, I don’t recall seeing a single one where the tunnel is defaced by crass advertising, and certainly not to promote the owner’s other businesses to the detriment of the football club.

Good luck everybody with their pro-Rafa/anti-Ashley protests, one day we will see Mike Ashley heading out of St James Park with a few vanloads of redundant SD advertising hoardings.

Here’s hoping it is very soon.

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  • Leicester Mag

    Imagine finding your favourite Lonsdale waifer thin kecks are stocked out! How to cope. Great ploy. This will Mackem chavs distraught

    • FatParosite

      Win win

    • Leazes.

      Can you do it without setting up an account….

      • relaxed

        I would imagine so as you don’t have to go as far as check-out

        • Leazes.

          …and it might mess up the automated ordering system…. nowt to lose…..

          • relaxed

            If you want also want confirmation on how the protests are going you can ask Keith Bishop to check on the club’s position regarding IfRafaGoesWeGo his office landline number is 0207 734 9995.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            you can do it easily & i will do, what do you want Socks
            😂😅😂

          • Leazes.

            Presents…. excellent …..would you like 500 Ski suits?

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            I`m going to try and crash the server

          • Virsino

            I forgot about ski-suits. I’m not sure I can afford them, my basket is currently at £99,750 :)

          • Virsino

            OMG! Not a single Manure Home Kit Mini to be had!!!

            I’m shocked that it’s taken out of inventory like that. I’ll have to put them all back or there will be kids crying all over Manchester….haha

          • Leazes.

            Peanuts £200m

          • Tino11

            Man U Home – 999
            Man U Hone Junior – 999
            Chelsea Home – 999
            Chelsea Home Junior – 999
            Chelsea Home (different size) – 999
            Chelsea Junior (different size) – 999

            Socks – 1998
            Man City Home (4 different sizes) – 780
            Arsenal Home (4 different sizes) – 2097
            Arsenal Away (2 sizes) – 200

            Basket Total:

            £427,894.29

    • TheFatController

      “The full cushion insole is out of stock but people who bought this also bought the cushion heel insole…”

      If nothing else, it’ll mess around the marketing and merchandising departments ‘dropped out of basket’ percentages analysis.

      Plus if they are retargeting people who dropped out of the basket, that’ll cost them (the ads that come up for a few days after offering you what you didn’t buy …) so their online marketing will be skewed a fair bit too. Which is a shame …

  • mactoon

    I wonder what effect the adverse publicity caused by the various protests will have on Sports Direct International?

    Surely they can’t like what’s happening, wonder if they could bring any pressure to bear on Ashley to get rid?

    The shareholders voted to block a proposed £11m payout to his brother so they seem to have some clout. It will be interesting to see their reaction if the bad publicity increases.

  • relaxed

    I would think that the “If Rafa goes we go” protests will now be starting to grab Ashleys attention

    • Ba ba.

      I’d like to think so.

  • FatParosite

    We need a concerted effort to get at the Comical too.. they should feel our just and awful wrath.

    • relaxed

      If only all the fans would all pull together and boycott the Tottenham game that would get everyone’s attention, as well as world wide publicity

  • 1957

    “…the NUFC owner’s Achilles heel is his weakness…”

    • TheFatController

      gregg’s Bakes are his weakness.

      Friday is steak bake day.

    • Superdooperhooper

      Don’t know what that meant . It’s like saying Mike ashley’s fat belly is like the nufc’s owner rotund stomach . It makes no sense whatsoever

  • Peaky

    Has anyone on here any idea where Chubby actually is at this exact moment ???

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      Barnard Castle

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      6 feet under if i had my way

      • Peaky

        Two and a half hour delay to get through the Eurotunnel….what’s Wor Lass been deein noo ????
        🇫🇷🇫🇷
        😂😂

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          Blame it on the French, after Brexit we may be landing in Normandy again.
          tell wor lass it`s Calais

    • Leazes.

      No but you could write to his daughter and ask her

      Miss Matilda Elvira Ashley
      6 Shafto Mews
      Knightsbridge
      London SW1X OJT

      • TheFatController

        Maybe name it ‘Shafto Fatso Mews’? With so much fan mail arriving I’m sure the postie will work that one out…

        He will play the victim card when you target his family. Though her boyfriend wasn’t the victim when working for the MASH company selling off the Gallowgate land.

        So victim when it suits, exploiter when it suits. Anyone would think he had a personality disorder …

        • Leazes.

          Its right behind Harrods,. and 6 mins walk from Amanda Staveleys pad…. I wonder what her hobby is?

          • TheFatController

            Yes, I know the area well. There’s a fair few buildings in the area that are listed, so you wouldn’t get away with sticking a SD logo all over them.

            Maybe Ashley could buy the Natural History Museum and plaster his logos over that?

          • Peaky

            A few “oligarchs” also live around that area I believe.

          • TheFatController

            Next door to SD zero hours and minimum wage staff, yes.

          • Peaky

            Don’t know if you saw that programme a couple of years back about the “super wealthy”…….a daughter of one of these Russians fell in love with and was desperate for daddy to purchase this multi million pound property in the Knightsbridge area for her…..he said yes…..after all the necessary checks etc…..he/they already owned it ???? Sickening….

          • TheFatController

            A Lord moved his two teenage daughters in to a Fulham house.

            Neighbours complained it was like living near a nightclub.

            In fairness to their neighbours, you don’t pay £5m for a three bed terrace to be near a house sounding more like Flares on a Saturday at midnight…

          • Leazes.

            There is a moral there somewhere, not sure what it is.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Fakeovers

          • Peaky

            Ask her chauffeur & butler…..Lee Charnley….

          • TheFatController

            Peter Beardsley’s been doing her garden for a year now ..

        • TheFatController

          Just googled, he’s called Michael Murray, was paid £2.5m a year to run the SD property team. He was 26 but paid as a consultant – because most consultants in property achieve professional prowess by 26, naturally.

          The move was criticised by Corporate Governance watchdogs apparently. Which makes me wonder what those watchdogs would think of our two man board governance arrangement … ?

          I stand guilty as charged of doing more research on an individual than Leazes usually does, yes…

          • TheFatController

            Before anyone asks, consultancy is not the same as zero hours.

            Keep it in the family.

          • Leazes.

            Have you got his number?

          • TheFatController

            No, the article didn’t list it ! Are they married now, just out of interest?

          • Leazes.

            He’s Anna Ashley’s future Husband

          • TheFatController

            Does anyone know what first drew him to Billionaire’s daughter Anna Ashley?

          • Leazes.

            Yes….she looks like a tramp!

          • Soldier

            she`s not bad looking

          • Joe bloggs

            You are a menace, show your real face.

          • Peaky

            How many is there and where does Laura sit on the family tree ???

      • Joe bloggs

        You need help.

      • Superdooperhooper

        Oh come on leazes. She was christened matilda elvira and her dad is Mike ashley . Hasn’t she suffered enough ?

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    And we wonder why nobody wants to buy the club? Our fans are just too precious.

    Owners of football clubs use that club to promote their business, get over it or buy it yourself.

    • TheFatController

      It’s all a matter of degrees and class.

      You almost had a point there for once but yet again go and blow it by not sunstabtiating how many businessmen take more advertising exposure for free out of their club.

      But I’m sure you can now provide facts and statistical evidence. I think we have nearly 300 SD logos in the ground, so a list of owners at clubs with more would be great thanks…

      • TheFatController

        No rush, Bobbi davro.

        • TheFatController

          Ok, bit of a rush now, Boobi

          • TheFatController

            Ok, flackman didn’t have any evidence for his opinion. He just makes things up to defend Ashley.

            Who would make up nonsense to defend Ashley? A PR person employed by Ashley maybe?

            Ashley really is an insecure sap, involved in a very public spat between him and his retail empire and 500k fans of a 125 year old world famous football club.

            Only an idiot or someone desperate for attention (even if it negative attention) would position themselves in that spat.

          • Ben Jones

            A list of every chairman, their business interests, how many adverts they’ve placed around their ground and how much they pay their clubs for it would be great thanks

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Still trying to defend the Fat [email protected]@ker
      BLOBBY
      😂😂😂😂

      • Tino11

        Notice he’s even upvoting his own comments now! 😄

      • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

        I see what you did there, blobby not Bobbi. How are you doing Mickylove, still want to be a fireman?

  • Peaky

    Well…..two weeks to go……Sky will have someone out scouring the park benches of the country looking for Merson…..

    • Soldier

      his close season is 2 months on the drink

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Nothing is going to change until the fan base get on their back legs and do something about Ashley.
    All that happens is we have a lot of people bemoaning and wailing about Ashley but that is all it ever is without any action.
    Different groups “Humming and Harring”, The local media rehashing the same clap trap day in, Day out !
    All the while though, Validating the man’s existence at the club with their constant misguided support of him.
    Handing money over to him out of some sense of loyalty to the club is futile in the extreme.
    In the end it is in no way helpful and has little to no chance of removing him so constant whinging about him after doing that very thing is idiotic when you think about it.

  • Martin Rooney

    At Man city the ticker signs regularly revolve with ‘Manchester City Thanks Sheik Mansour’ If you think Ashley’s crass, he gets usurped by those richer than him. Maybe he just knows his place in the league which ever one that is!

    • TheFatController

      I’m sure there’s little to be upset about when you’re a club lumbered with a megalomaniac (aka narcissist) who wants to improve the club at every level to ensure his desires for success and glory (that he wants reflected on him) are met.

      It’d be nice no doubt if he just kept low profile, but, well, you know ….

    • Soldier

      if Mansour brought ambition to Newcastle i`d have a picture of him in every room.

  • Tony English

    The branding in the tunnel is disgraceful and indeed shows a total lack of class, should be outlawed by the Premier League.

    But you know what else lacks class, and common sense? Posting the home addresses and phone numbers of Ashley’s associates…a sure fire way to get a forum like this into hot water and yet again lose the higher ground in the discussion about Ashley’s rotten stewardship.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      his associates contribute to the damage being done to the club and they can be found easily anyway using a search engine

      • Tony English

        Searching for someone on a search engine and deciding to contact them as an individual, is very different to publicising their details on a forum of disgruntled folk and suggesting they write to her.

        You can also easily use a search engine to discover the definition of ‘incitement’.

        • TheFatController

          It’s just a complete disrespect to Ashley yes.

          If he puts up with that disrespect to further his business empire, abd I was his daughter, I’d question his priorities in life.

          But that’s just me…

        • TheNutJob

          putting someone`s details on social media platforms or forums is not incitment

          • Tony English

            Not in the legal sense, but in the dictionary sense [synonyms:
            egging on, urging, goading, spurring on…] it would only take one idiot to do something stupid.

    • TheFatController

      I agree that it’s not classy, but I’m unsure as to what the conversation is where we hold the higher ground?

      As far as I’m aware, there is no conversation, and any higher ground is nullified completely by the fact that Ashley has more money than us all combined.

      There’s never been one ‘discussion’ about the ownership of the club with both the owner and any fans or group involved. It’s his way or the highway.

      Of course, if he doesn’t like the way the fans do things, here or anywhere else, no fan asked him to buy the club. He bought it under no duress from anyone else. So he doesn’t have to own it if it’s not doing him any favours.

      If there’s no buyer, he’ll have to give it away. Ellis Short found himself in that situation.

      • Tony English

        I’m not referring to a direct conversation with Ashley or the club, I’m talking about the discussion in the media, pundits, rent-a-gobs, Ashley stooges.

        We are just at a point where his lack of investment and support of the manager is the first thing they say about us when reviewing the upcoming season.

        You give them a reason to criticise the fans and they’ll jump on it, anyone uses that address and it’ll be “Fans Harass Ashley’s Daughter” and they’re back to criticising us rather than his stewardship.

        We hold the higher ground because we are currently portrayed as loyal and long suffering, after the Pardew Out campaign we were framed in much of the media as deserving relegation because we hounded out a *top top manager* (that’s Paul Merson talking, not me for one second).

        • TheFatController

          I don’t think the media siding with any party is going to make a blind bit of difference to Ashley.

          If he doesn’t like names and addresses listed, he must ask ‘is it all worth it if they’re so hyper sensitive to me exploiting their club, fans and legends for 11 years…?’

          Maybe there’s another club he can exploit with a more civil fanbase ?

          • Tony English

            To be honest, what difference it makes to Ashley is not of the slightest concern to me.

            I’m bothered about Newcastle fans being portrayed in the media as disrespectful, greedy and having ambitions above their station…the “we can’t compete with Man City” rubbish.

            When every other club is spending a fair portion of the TV money they are generating on players he is starting to stick out like a sore thumb, the media en masse is starting to see he’s cheap, questions are being asked about where the money is going and why Rafa isn’t being supported…

            …why give them an excuse to change the headline by encouraging abuse?

          • TheNutJob

            do you live in Newcastle.

          • Tony English

            Born and bred Gateshead until I was 27, London for 20 years….are you going to publicise my address now?

          • TheNutJob

            seems a lot of people come on here making comments from afar

          • Tony English

            Doesn’t seem particularly relevant, we’re all sitting pretty much the same distance from our computer screen.

          • TheFatController

            I haven’t posted any addresses or phone numbers so am not in a position to answer why they’ve given them that excuse. They’d have to answer that.

            But you dance with the devil as they say, that associates are being targeted is regrettable but when you get into a very public spat at a football club this is the likely outcome unfortunately.

            It surely can’t surprise anyone that eventually that spat will spill over into something Ashley wouldn’t want.

          • Tony English

            I know you haven’t FC but they are on this thread.

            I just hope the current direction of media reports on Rafa, transfers, and funding continue and aren’t spun into us being ungrateful as per usual by blinkered pundits.

          • TheFatController

            The media can take any specific behaviour of any minority of fans and generalise it. Often the media don’t even have a specific to generalise, they just make it up.

            If they want to be on Ashley’s side they’ll make up or twist far more substantial things than this site posting an address with no incitement with it…

          • Martin Rooney

            No surprises about the donkey who put the address up Leazes is an utter Ahole, a sad bitter man who no doubt doesn’t get out much.

            Tunnel branding? Yes it’s not very classy and nor are the SD stores and of course a Fenwick’s logo would look better I’ve never looked at the NUFC tunnel with any nostalgia and I don’t really remember anyone else doing so, certainly up to the age of 16 (30 years) it was a rotting wooden door there’s nowt traditional about it and in the wider football world MUFC’s is a plastic sheet so whats to be upset about.
            This is just another attempt by the hate filled Themag to attack the club because it hasn’t bought the players that themag wanted. Our experience of big name expensive players? rswipes like Michael Owen Albert luque Marcelino and many others who where utterly poor for the club.

            Last season we had too many players who the manager didn’t put in his 25 man squad probably with a weekly wage bill in excess of £150K just idling about, it doesn’t take a genius to work out that many or all of these need to be jettisoned before new ones come.

            However we don’t know though is what Lee Charnley MA, Rafa or any other person involved in NUFC has done or has tried to do with regards to signing players. Is it another case of Rafa’s charm not working as in the sturidge loan in January? Are agents playing the game to try and get as much as possible for the player, some fans argue that should be the case however if a player really wants to play for Newcastle at ST James Park for Rafa Benitez then that doesn’t happen he tells the agent to get the deal done
            It should be very clear that our club and city are not popular with big name players (or many players at all) or agents, we are a big money move of last resort, for players with the wrong type of motivation for modern sport which leads to their failure which we have seen all to often.

            And don’t take this as a slant lets be honest most contributors on here have deemed it not the place for them to dwell so how can we blame those from outside the region/country to think otherwise.

          • TheFatController

            Were you overly emotional when you wrote that ?

            I don’t take it as a slant, I take it as an angry man unleashing on fans that don’t like Ashley.

          • Martin Rooney

            CHOMP CHOMP

          • TheFatController

            But you say expensive players don’t want to live here ?

            So Kenedy isn’t an expensive player?

            You can’t talk absolute nonsense here and not be taken to task for ignoring all the other behaviours of the regime.

            The sins of the regime are not limited to not signing expensive players, nor is the reason we don have expensive players because they don’t want to be here. I use Kennedy as an example.

            But because you said chomp chomp, in going to say that you don’t seem very bright when using arguments that make no sense, and use specifics to try to make a general point. That’s laughable, and a sign of a poor argument.

            But when defending the indefensible, you will come across like a prize sap I guess.

          • Tony English

            No disagreement about Leazes…but you missed out paranoid (everyone is the brother of someone from Manchester).

            It’s true that the tunnel has never really been a hallowed place, I guess it was the late 80’s early 90’s when every club decided to rip off the “This is Anfield” sign…which was meant to intimidate opponents….anyone walking down our tunnel with those gaudy adverts must think we’re a laughing stock.

            It’s always been tough getting players to the North East and it’s getting more and more difficult. When you see the likes of Andre Schurrle at Fulham on a TWO YEAR LOAN saying he’s signing because he likes the way they play…when you know he probably still has a house near Chelsea (I won’t give the exact address!) and he fancies living back in West London.

            My roots will always reach up there, but they go in many other directions too.

          • Billmag

            I don’t row along with this about player’s not coming North, pay them a top wage and they will go anywhere.

          • Tony English

            True…and that’s what leads to us stockpiling players we can’t shift as we’ve had to give them a wage over the odds to attract them away from the bright lights.

            The mantra with footballers use to be “you’ve only got a short career”, but the wages are so astronomical now it seems the mantra is “you only live once” and a lot of them would rather play in a lesser arena (e.g. Cabaye at Crystal Palace) for 90 minutes a week, and spend the rest of their time in a place where their other life and business pursuits are catered for.

  • Soldier

    you can`t buy class, you either have it or you haven`t and M Ashley hasn`t

  • TheNutJob

    the way things are going Fatty`s going to end this window with around £20m profit in his pocket

    • TheFatController

      In fairness, he pays for Monkseaton Mugpie’s holidays and he’s been gone a week now, that can’t be cheap, all those lifts broken etc

      I Think it was when we started selling players and only buying lower that coincided with his holiday.. which is a shame as he is now not around to answer why the big money isn’t being spent. As per his prediction.

      • TheNutJob

        He`s got a £32m mansion in Miami called Castello Del Sol it`s ownership is under Mash Miami. that`s where he`ll be

    • Superdooperhooper

      At least greggs shareholders will have a good year . It’s an ill wind that does nobody any good . They’re booking cruises on the strength of this

  • kingfisher

    On a lighter note,I’ve just read in the local rag that Peter Beardsley is doing a talk show at The Black Horse in Monkseaton on Thursday August 2nd.Apparently he will be “talking about his career and all things Toon”.
    I might pop along and ask his advice about the Greenfly on my roses 🤣🌻🌷🥀

    • Peaky

      😂🤣😂🤣😂

    • Leicester Mag

      Is that not Monk’s local? Maybe you could buy him a pint? May clash with the flat earth AGM

      • Wezza

        5 points says he will not show up. Long trek from Manchester.

      • kingfisher

        Could very well be his local Leicester.It’s also quite possible that the Flat Earth AGM is held there,in fact only last week the Monkseaton Psychic and Clairvoyant Society were due to have their AGM there, however it was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances 🤣( I’ll get me coat !!! )

      • SuperDesHamilton

        😂😂😂😂 he’ll be the one at the back with a tin foil hat on

    • TheNutJob

      Ask him for my lawn mower back

  • Mrkgw

    Despicable. ASHLEY OUT!

  • Wezza

    ‘Fans desperately hoping that something will change.’

    IT WILL NEVER CHANGE!
    ASHLEY OUT!

  • TheNutJob

    Jabba, jabba, jabba, Oot, oot oot
    🐖🐖🐖

    • Wor Lass

      Is that Japanese?

      • TheNutJob

        Konnichiwa, wor lass

  • Peaky

    Fella walks into a bar and asks for a pint of orange……”Still” asks the barman…..”Oh Yes” replies the fella “ I haven’t changed my mind”……coats already on I’m going out…..🍺🍺🍺

    • TheNutJob

      the oriental lad may have work permit problems he`s only featured in 6 games for Japan in over two years, our rules are tighter than Germany`s
      Banzai

      • MP01

        Yeah that’s for Guaranteed WPs but they can give a “discretionary WPs” work permit where they don’t play enough games for their international team.Essentially its the same position with Kenedy.

      • Leazes.

        Your brother?

        • TheNutJob

          nein

      • SuperDesHamilton

        Oriental goodness me, Japanese don’t you mean?

        • Soldier

          Japan is in the orient. didn`t you know, so are China, korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Well he should of just said Japanese, it’s disrespectful.

          • Soldier

            he was correct in what he said, he`s had a good education & it`s not at all disrespectful

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Course it’s bloody disrespectful!!! I couldn’t care less what his education is, call him Japanese because he’s not Malaysian or Korean is he

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            go make a C nut of yourself elsewhere, you [email protected]@king piece of schitt. sad old c nut

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Old 😂😂😂 you had a drink have you tonight? Full of courage?

            Pulling someone up for ignorant stereotypes & this is how you reply.

            I know exactly what you are

          • Elswickmag

            😂Go and get a life man you sensitive [email protected], it’s a Friday night and your having a hissy fit over nothing you [email protected]😂

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Said the bloke having a hissy fit over me supposedly having a fit over racially profiling a full country. Elswick tramp

          • Elswickmag

            Your raging kid 😂😂😂 and Elswick tramp 😂😂😂 claims the “proper westender” on a previous post 😂😂😂

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Absolute pit of society is elswick, which boarded up house is yours?

          • Tony English

            You’re right….twenty years ago…

            OED: Usage
            The term oriental has an out-of-date feel as a term denoting people from Asia; it tends to be associated with a rather offensive stereotype of the people and their customs as inscrutable and exotic. In US English Asian is the standard accepted term in modern use; in British English, where Asian tends to denote people from the Indian subcontinent, specific terms such as Chinese or Japanese are more likely to be used

          • SuperDesHamilton

            But he’s Japanese not any of them. It’s like calling me or you European, you’d never ever describe an English or an Italian as European just like the country cocky ignorant way he described the lad as oriental.Trying to say theirs no difference between them basically & that’s canny disrespectful

          • Soldier

            you really are an obnoxious fool & certainly worth blocking
            bye

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Big hard man racist thinking he’s owed a living and opinion is paramount because he was in the army and can’t let go

          • Soldier

            I am in the Army you halfwit. sad, you really are

          • SuperDesHamilton

            And by god don’t we bloody know it!!! Everyone look at me!!!! Hurry up and take your lazy stereotyping away and block me man. You being absolutely nothing to the table football wise

          • Leazes.

            Oh I’ve just cottoned on to this one…. this is Kevin and David’s dad…. yes block it!

          • Tony English

            OH NO….IT’S THE PC BRIGADE!!!

            You’re right Des – but for the wrong reasons, I was told off a few months back for using the word to describe a woman sat on the bus with a slice of orange peel under her nose (true).

            If you’re going to group folk from all those countries together, in modern times they are Asian, or East Asian.

            Nowadays ‘Oriental’ is considered borderline rac ist and outdated as it’s considered to refer to possessions such as rugs (I’m sure Nutjob’s intentions were sound though).

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’m against the pro PC mob but a thought it was disrespectful grouping people like that. I agree completely with the rest of what you said

          • Tony English

            Like I said, I had my wrists slapped for describing an “oriental woman on the bus with a slice of orange peel under her nose” – the last thing I expected was to be called out on the first word in that sentence.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You must be a generation older than me to me it’s like what you said oriental sounds/seem more like a possession type thing but different meanings for different generations a reckon

          • Tony English

            I’m 47.

            It’s not a word I have any memory of ever using before, I was just trying to narrow down the fact that the woman I saw was asian, but wasn’t Indian, Sri Lankan etc…and I didn’t want to presume she was specifically Korean or Japanese etc…

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Asia’s mental though when your call someone European you have kinda the same look. If you say Asian the difference from east to west looks wise etc…is crazy it’s that big & diverse. Still my favourite place to visit

          • Tony English

            Never got over there, there was talk of going over for the 2002 World Cup in Japan with my girlfriend at the time, but finances were tight so we stayed in Tottenham instead!

          • SuperDesHamilton

            Probably just as expensive there!!! East Asia is the best

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You got any idea why they cry swear and threaten to block if you have a differing opinion to them?

          • Tony English

            No idea.

            The same reason folk bandy accuse everyone of being a troll whilst sitting under their bridge listening for billy goats.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            I’ll put it down to that or maximus has had one too many

          • Leazes.

            Is you name Brian Lee, I remember he was confused geographically as well and didn’t know that Newcastle was historically Northumbrian?

            Of course Japan is ‘the orient’ its an old term for the far east. (orient is latin for east).

            Which continent do you think Britain is part of?

          • SuperDesHamilton

            He was on about what he was he said oriental that’s not right it’s ignorant he’s Japanese.

            You’re an absolute t*** who thinks you’re the lord of this place. Everyone licks up to you for some reason, like the them utter mentalists the Lee brothers and the mental dad.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You, the Lee brothers, that solider bloke who loves to tell everyone he’s a soldier, your acolytes maximus, nut job etc..all utter gimps.

            I’m convinced that you’re Michael Martin, no one can be such a mental case.

            You’ll be sitting in your home made control room tin foil hat on watching videos of 9/11 saying aviation fuel can’t melt steel…Newcastle’s very own agent mulder

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Not often I agree but I agree with you. It’s sniifs if a 1970’s attitude.

          • Desree

            I remember being in the PTE club in Byker watching Gullits first game in charge on Sky.

            One bloke says ‘I never thought I’d see the day when a Rastafarian would be manager of Newcastle’

            This bloke died before Ashley bought the club

          • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

            Oh jeez! Most of the country and the region have come a long way since those attitudes were ok. There are some that will always be stuck in the past in ignorant bliss.

    • Wor Lass

      I went to the butcher`s when I was back in England (you can`t get proper bacon over here) and asked for a pound of bacon. he said, “lean back”. I fell over before I could reply. I`m off out as well now – off for a cocktail in a new rooftop bar, a pizza and then listening to Gregory Porter by the riverside! As Monksatan would say, “Happy days”!!

      • TheNutJob

        it`s ok for some living the life of Riley over in France

  • TheNutJob

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  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    looks like he at least redid the floors… probably hired the work out on a zero hour contract…

    • Peaky

      Beardsley will have done it…..too hot to cut the grass.

  • Cartoon

    any person that defends Ashley in any way is not a supporter of Newcastle United, you cannot condone his years here in any manner whatsoever. the last time i posted on here was 4 years ago, nothing changes

    • Peaky

      See you in 4 years time with the same post then…..Warnock or Pulis will be in Rafa’s seat…..

      • TheNutJob

        same schitt, different year
        😂😂

        • Leazes.

          Different manager same signings.

          • TheNutJob

            certainly are, what i do know is the majority of signings are not the choice of Rafa, i think he`s in a take it or leave it situation

          • Leazes.

            I think he’s given up!

      • Superdooperhooper

        Warnock or pulis ? Being a bit ambitious there aren’t you ?

        • Peaky

          Aye ok…..Grayson or Ross…😳😳

          • Superdooperhooper

            I was thinking pedro when he gets back from doing mikes garden or stevie Watson if he keeps Gateshead in the conference

          • Peaky

            And then there’s Harmison…..seems to love the owner.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Ah cricket a game that can go on for five days and still end in a draw! Makes golf look exciting

      • TheNutJob

        Jezza`s tip is Pards

      • Desree

        We would be lucky to get Grayson or a Scottish 2nd division manager

    • Desree

      Agree.

  • 8 Pints

    I like how, on either side, some of the the tiles with the team crest are (partially) covered over by the Sp**tsDirect rubbish. Symbolic in a way isn’t it.

    • Peaky

      Symbolic & Deliberate……..bloody hell what a good name for an album that is……going to copyright it….

  • Fireman Sam

    I fear we will never get rid of him. When he decides to leave he will undoubtedly leave us in a position like Sunderland are in.

    Either way, we need to have a massive party in Leazes park with a bonfire of all his tat shop advertising boards.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      You better ask Leazes about that
      😂😂

      • Leazes.

        He can’t I’ve blocked him.

    • Dave Pattinson

      Back in the 80’s & 90’s I used to take my y6 football team for annual tour of St James’s thanks to Ray Hankin who ran the old Football in the Community programme. It cost us nowt, the kids loved it and there was always the bonus of possibly bumping into the odd player, which often happened. It was always like visiting somewhere special, with a sense of history, very dignified. My mate won a ground tour as a prize & invited me. Sadly, I wish i’d refused. The dead hand of Sho!te Direct is indeed everywhere! Could not believe it when I even saw it in the tunnel. We are simply a branch of Ashley’s cheap commercial tat shops. Little wonder that people either pity or hate us. Please go now Ashley then we can get some respect.