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A joke and an insult when I received this through the post from Newcastle United

3 years ago

I have never submitted anything to The Mag before but feel compelled to…

How many of us received the gift from Newcastle United last week?

Probably every season ticket holder; a box containing a pen and four club badges to remind us that #weareunited (pictured).

This followed on from last seasons ‘gift’, which I seem to remember was a plastic wallet which went straight into the bin.

I would imagine that numerous 2018 gifts have gone the same way. What a joke and an insult sending such an item bearing the #weareunited logo!

Never have we been so disunited, the disunity and way the club is being run is the sole topic of conversation whenever I seem to speak to anyone.

I’m in my 60s and still go to the matches with lads that I started going with in 1966 (Wyn Davies’ debut, a 0-3 loss at home to Sunderland).

We all live in different towns now and have sons who now accompany us to the match and to the pub to console ourselves. An excellent day out, spoilt normally between 3-5pm and a father/son tradition that none of us are keen to bring to an end.

Of course some will say that we just contribute to the problem….Opinions, opinions, opinions. There are lots of good opinions around at present.

I recently watched Life of Brian, the great Monty Python film. It made me think that although there are lots of ideas out there on how to improve things by ridding ourselves of this cancerous regime, what we really need is a figurehead; someone who everyone trusts and will follow. I can think of a couple of such figures without even trying.

My own idea??

A non-attendance for a Sky televised match is an excellent idea, as is walking out at a set time. Has anyone thought though about ridding ourselves of the insulting ‘gift’ by lobbing the item onto the cinder track/pitch at a set time?  The match would have to be stopped and the publicity would be massive.

I appreciate that throwing an item onto the pitch is a criminal offence but I can guarantee that 45,000 people wouldn’t be banned/prosecuted for gently relieving themselves of the item a couple of feet onto the pitch.

Just another suggestion to the dozens flying around.


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