You really couldn’t make it up could you?

Where do I start?

Spineless and gutless are words that I am always against using when it comes to football. It often annoys me when fans use the term as it suggests that a player or a manager isn’t trying their best. I don’t think you can ever use that word to describe any player in this Newcastle team.

Unfortunately, gutless was the first word that sprung to mind when certain people decided to cancel their support for The Magpie Group (TMG) organised boycott against Wolves, and later, TMG’s own decision to then cancel the boycott against Wolves altogether, as well as other matchday protests against Mike Ashley.

In hindsight, I wouldn’t describe TMG as gutless, although others I certainly would. I think TMG have been forced into a corner in the past few days by certain individuals which has made their position as a group almost untenable.

I don’t represent the views of The Mag. Unlike social media pages or journalists etc, I don’t think anyone who writes for the Mag (which can be anyone, you only have to send the email) intends to take any moral high ground or pretend that they are something bigger than just an ordinary Newcastle fan.

As a matter of fact, I actually completely disagreed with the editor’s article published the other day which stated that he believed that this time ‘may be different’ and gave (valid) reasons why Ashley may be more inclined to sell this time round (because maybe he needs the money, as Sports Direct’s falling share price means selling a few % of shares now generates a two thirds less than a few years ago, when he regularly sold shares to raise money to spend on other investments).

In the past 24 hours or so, there seems to be a narrative arising in which a few commentators have stated that if Mike Ashley does not sell in this coming period then anarchy will spread amongst the Newcastle fanbase. For example, one comment that I have seen from a journalist includes “wait to see what is unleashed if he doesn’t sell this time.” With all due respect, what on earth does that even mean? Is he insinuating violence will occur if Mike Ashley doesn’t sell?

The whole saga has got well out of hand, and journalists have been reduced to sensationalised soundbites on topics that we all just wish they would admit, they know nothing about.

So if Mike Ashley doesn’t sell, then what is going to happen?

It appears that protests will be set up again but with even less credibility. TMG wont be credible any more as they have abandoned ship in the heat of the moment. The local journalists won’t be credible (as if they ever were) after they reported on all the several interested parties, and commented on how “this time it looks different due to their well placed sources.”

In summary, if Mike Ashley doesn’t sell the club now, then everyone has lost complete credibility. Egg will be on everyone’s face and we will be back to square one.

The only person who won’t have lost any credibility will be Mike Ashley, because he hasn’t actually said anything except that “a takeover is possible.” Remember that, please. A lot has been said about that Mike Ashley interview, but all he said is that “a takeover is possible”, that is literally all he has said. If anyone can provide any other information to the contrary, then be my guest.

Everything has got out of hand very quickly. Perhaps a problem that has emerged because of this is that some people, some groups and some journalists, think they are bigger than just us ordinary Newcastle fans. As a matter of fact, some people, and some journalists, aren’t even Newcastle fans, so why people take their word as the gospel is beyond me slightly.

So again, lets be VERY clear here. Mike Ashley has given one interview to Sky News in which he said a takeover of the club was possible. That is literally all that has happened.

TMG cited “Revelations in the media” as one reason for abandoning the protest movement. I find this laughable considering that the media has long been said to be ‘in Ashley’s pocket’and on top of that, when was the last time they provided any credible information on anything?

Taking into account that much of the protest movement is also centered on the fact that Mike Ashley is a proven liar, as has been shown when Keegan won his unfair dismissal case, it continues to mystify me as to why everyone has fallen weak at the knees because of something he has said.

If Mike Ashley hadn’t have given an interview to Sky News, would we be talking about a takeover now? No. So where have all of these journalists with their millions of sources come from all of a sudden? It is a load of rubbish and people are falling for it.

If you don’t believe me, and of course why would you, then you only have to read the print. Read the Chronicle. Read the Daily Mail. Read Sky Sports. There are no sources. The only things that are mentioned is “someone from the club”or my personal favourite, we are “hearing noises.”

The mere mention of officials at Newcastle United is actually laughable. Are people forgetting how Mike Ashley has organised Newcastle United? There is no board. No major shareholders. There is Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley, Steve Nickson, Rafa Benitez, and of course Keith Bishop (pictured with Ashley above) and Justin Barnes. It is a load of rubbish, and again, I can’t believe people are falling for it.

To be honest, there is one journalist out there that I do have a lot of time for and that is George Caulkin, who at the very least, is an eloquent writer. However, earlier today he tweeted “when the takeover collapses Ashley will blame climate of negativity at the club so I think it is the right decision.” I must be truthful and say I am quite staggered that this is some sort of justification not to protest. It may not be a far-fetched notion, of course I wouldn’t put anything past Bishop or Ashley, but the sheer suggestion that fans cannot be negative about Mike Ashley because he will then never sell the club is beyond belief.

It also suggests that a potential owner will look at a negative and restless fanbase and think “woah, I don’t want anything to do with that, what if that is me?” Well, if a prospective owner is thinking that, then that just suggests to me that any owner has not done their homework on the club to begin with. It is an insult to our intelligence.

It has been 11 and a half years of proven lies.

Maybe I am the stupid one who ‘doesn’t get it’, perhaps I am missing something. Perhaps I am not giving people credit for just how reliable their sources are. Forgive me.

Let’s take a look at who these so-called 4 interested parties are that are definitely interested in buying Newcastle United:

Don’t know.

Don’t know.

Don’t know.

Peter Kenyon representing Don’t know.

Again, c’mon people, what is going on here? Wake up.

These are the so called facts that means that all of a sudden, people are bending over backwards left, right and centre to believe.

I feel sorry for the individuals involved in TMG, as there is no doubt that many in the group have as their no.1 interest, Newcastle United football club.

As I have said before, TMG was the only team in town and we had to get behind them, get behind the walk-in, get behind the boycott and keep the pressure on Mike Ashley. Now the group has drifted into irrelevance.

So where does this leave any protest movement for the future?

With the official statement mentioning the Huddersfield game in February as a future protest data. Well, all credibility has been lost at this stage. The Magpie Group seem like decent people, but as much as I have been at the meetings, been at the protests, supported them on social media, the past few weeks have shown that they couldn’t organise the proverbial p… up in a brewery.

Some people may say this is an own goal from TMG. I don’t think so, it would be more fitting to say that Keith Bishop has scored a hat-rick and he is mugging you all off.

The only positive that can be taken away from the whole saga are the actions of the London Magpie Group. I hope that they are not affected by the cancellation of the boycott and that they keep up their own pressure on Mike Ashley. They are in a unique position to continue to bring negative attention to his businesses in the south, shareholders and overseas manufacturing procedures. I believe they have done more than any other fan group to disrupt Ashley and I hope they continue to do so.

What has really got me down about this whole saga is the lack of truth. The lack of honesty and transparency.

Please, ask yourself this, would Mike Ashley and Keith Bishop be happy with this current situation? If the answer is yes, then you have your own answer to just how stupid this all is.

Newcastle fans have been divided into various splinter groups. The Magpie Group has ultimately failed, and it is not because of Mike Ashley or Keith Bishop. It is because of backstabbing from certain Newcastle fans and the failure of the local media to put their neck out in support of the group.

There is no imminent takeover of Newcastle United. Mike Ashley and Keith Bishop are winning, and the vast majority of Newcastle fans are letting him.

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  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    and all the good people said “no shiiiit”

  • Ba ba.

    100% great article

  • 5floorshigh

    spot on

  • East Durham Mag

    A brilliant bit of work by Fatty and co, they hoodwinked the sheep. The sheep will now get the football club and team they deserve, no ambition, nothing but a giant advertising hording for Fatty and a team which can barely survive season in season out. Utterly sickening.

    • Toon Arnie

      Excellent summary – a worrying vision for the future. I just don’t understand what’s happened to our fan base and how the majority see Rafa being effectively mocked by the Fat Oaf and are comfortable with it.

      • East Durham Mag

        Yes its hard to understand acceptance of barely mediocrity and the shameful treatment of a world class manager mate. Strange days.

  • JohnnyH

    The Magpie Group have failed due to lack of leadership, poor strategy, no visible public face, vague mission. Poor communication………..
    A web based loose affiliation, doomed to failure.

    Not because they’ve been stabbed in the back by fans.

  • Peaky

    Very well put…👏

  • GlasgowMag

    I don’t blame the TMG I actually blame our own gullible so called fans!! I attended 2 of the demonstrations and what I couldn’t believe was the amount of fans who just walked by without any interest what so ever!! I was even approached by a number of so called fans who suggested Mike was misunderstood and was really a good guy!! I also couldn’t believe our own fans having a go at the guys who actually made an effort during the West Ham game and then had the [email protected] to leave 11 minutes before the end as the game had went went pear shaped!! So where do we go from here I don’t know but one of the things I do know is this guy hasn’t any intention of selling our club until he has stripped the last meaningful asset on the way out of the door!!

    • Leazes.

      He’s stripped everything…. if he left where is the advertising for SD coming from?

    • Big Al 1967

      Shame we could not copy and paste this to the 49000 seats who did not take part in the 11th minute walk in.
      ASHLEY OUT

      • Toon Arnie

        To be fair 15,000 of them participated in a 79th minute walk out after criticising the protestors !!

    • Toontaff

      My lasting impression of the protests are fans protesting in brand new shirts, bought from SD for £70???………………..

  • Carverlier football

    Ok as much as I was all for the boycott, I’m going to defend TMG’s decision… For one; it’s not that investors will be scared off by the protests, it’s that they’ll be scared off by the threat of relegation. Boycott and we win – brilliant, perfect result, unfortunately not guaranteed. Boycott and we lose – the boycott will be blamed. The 11 minute-ers were already booed at the weekend for one goal which wasn’t their fault, what does it do to the protest movement if they also get blamed for scuppering a sale?? Indications are already that Sunday’s boycott will be a damp squib; it may be better to let Ashley give himself more rope with increasingly indefensible takeover claims in order to increase protest support later. Lose the battle, win the war. Put it this way: nobody thinks Ashley really wants to sell. When, at the end of January he hasn’t (as we all feel is inevitable), who would it be better for people to blame: TMG or Ashley? Direct action must still be kept up against Ashley and SD. The London Magpie Group are doing a great job. And for the love of the deity of your choice, don’t take a (court-proven liar) Ashley promised takeover into account when it comes time to renew your season ticket…

    • Leazes.

      The crowd has no effect…. none…. its a myth! The size of it might have an effect on stagestruck players…. best to keep them in a nice group at the back…..

  • davey dibiaggio

    Oh dear oh dear

  • Danimal

    Why on earth would anyone try to buy it now, soiled goods with a high likelihood of huge depreciation in five months’ time, rather than doing it last April or May when it had some value?

    • Leazes.

      Its 11 years of neglect which has tarnished the club not the fans.

      • Danimal

        Rewind please. In no way was I blaming the fans. I was pointing out the obvious fact that he only tries to sell it when it’s in the shyt.

        • Mr_Kinnear

          The fans turn up every other week for a full house. It’s the strangest football protest j have ever heard of. Fill fat boys pockets with money, that will teach him.

          • Danimal

            Yes, seems that way. Compare with West Ham or Arsenal.

  • Leazes.

    You said it all….. What the heck was Mark Jensen thinking about?

    He said ‘Protest might damage the chance to sell…. what a load of tripe!

    That’s the mealy mouthed mantra is it?

    I was expecting the chronicle to run one of their polls on support to try and undermine it but they didn’t bother, not another since there was an overwhelming majority in favour…. then the journo’s all come out bigging-up the sale of the club and they’ve been sitting on info which was fed to them!

    A heck of a lot from nothing serving only Ashley.

    This is a club with a heck of a lot of problems, the owner is the main one but the Tyneside press corp is the other side of the same bloody coin!

  • Cockneytrev

    Great article and just about sums it all up,,
    there now needs to be someone to organise a proper protest group , with a fighting fund, because apart from the London branch unfortunately the magpie group has been an abject failure,,,,,

  • Alex

    I’ve criticised you in the past, JD-C, and a fair number of your contributions leave me rolling my eyes. However, without doubt, this is your ‘finest hour’. Well said, man!

  • Big Al 1967

    For the umpteenth time

    MIKE ASHLEY HAS NO INTENTION OF SELLING

    This is all a smokescreen to prevent any boycott which he has been successful with. The next step will be the January transfer window when we will be told that because of the ‘takeover’ little or no funds will be made available to Rafa.
    This will be quickly followed by a meeting over a curry with a prospective buyer with the news that a sale is imminent. Then sometime in February/March after the season ticket deadline, surprise surprise the deal will fall through.There are already rumours that the supposed Kenyon ‘offer’ just does not have anywhere close to the financial backers
    I am amazed and saddened at how many people are prepared to take this proven liar at face value
    ASHLEY OUT

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    I have always thought that messrs, Martin,Jensen, The Chronicle etc, Are nothing more than appeasement and self preservation merchants who have their own agendas.
    These agendas are normally self interest of their chosen N.U.F.C related pursuits which they don’t want to rock the boat too much on themselves, Plain and simple !

    The whole thing stinks to high heaven but at least someone like Shearer can see through it and is willing to speak out.
    The other mob though are nothing but a debating shop and a bunch of show ponies, Who do things for publicity, Attention etc

    These stupid fools cannot see that even if they start protesting again in February the objective will have already been met by Ashley, And he won’t give the proverbial monkey’s by then
    .
    Ashley has come out with his annual exercise of covering his own backside but this time has done so in order to not effect the team in meeting his objective.
    All he wants is to be in a position in February where they have enough points on board to give themselves the best chance of staying up.
    All the protests do is put a spanner in the work of what he wants so these knackers calling off the protests are effectively helping the man out as usual along with all the other mugs who put money in his pocket without question !

    • Carverlier football

      It’s annoying but as I said below, the benefit of a half-arsed boycott is not worth the damage that would be done to the sympathy towards protesters if they were blamed for scuppering the sale. If there was overwhelming support now we could press on regardless. Much as we find it frustrating, there isn’t. But there’s more than there was before; and given Ashley’s increasingly transparent claims and lies, when he’s exposed in February there will be more still then. In the meantime, we should keep on targetting him personally and SD and generally make life painful for him…

      • Mr_Kinnear

        He doesnt care. NUFC boycotts have not affected SD shares. How is his life painful? His family do not live in the area and he does not even have to visit SJP. Ever other week nearly a full house, no matter what. Until fans start staying away in their 10’s if thousands, Ashley won’t care. Perhaps a degrading of the club name to Apathy United.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Let’s all revisit this on February the 1st……..guess what ?……..we’ll be in the exact same situation as we’re in now…same owner and sht signings if any….fck off you FCB……

  • MullalooMag

    Very well said, watching all this unfold (again) from afar, I just can’t believe people are falling for the same trick for a second time in twelve months! The man is a proven liar & could barely even keep the smirk off his face when giving the ‘interview’
    Some people should ask themselves the following:
    Why would he go public, when by his own admission he likes his business dealings to be private?
    Why would he sell a cash cow that provides free worldwide advertising to his tat empire?
    How do these journalists suddenly have new ‘sources’
    Consider the timing…
    I sincerely hope that I am wrong, but I fear that we will never be rid of this parasite

  • Wezza

    Good opinion article!

    “wait to see what is unleashed if he doesn’t sell this time.”

    What will be unleashed is hundreds of pounds from wallets and purses renewing season tickets.

  • Stephen

    There seems to be a lot of ‘noise’ this time.
    Ashley doesn’t need an excuse not to invest in the club, he’s never needed an excuse previously
    He is as you say a proven liar but he’s not stupid
    No Sale and/or no investment then at the end of the season Rafa says ‘adios amigo’
    The paper thin squad looses the loan players.
    No owner could oversee such a mess.
    Could He?

    • Tweed Mag

      Yes

    • TeessideMag

      I don’t think the aim is to not spend in January, as you said he just does that anyway, doesn’t need a reason. I think the aim purely is to continue to divide the fans

  • Tweed Mag

    Good stuff. It is remarkable that the boycott was called off by TMG without consulting all those who had already decided to take part. To add insult to injury, there is absolutely no tangible evidence that there is a sale in the pipeline, whether it be soon, in a while – or more likely not at all. There is one crumb of comfort in all of this; Ashley’s credibility within the business world is as low as it can get, if he fails to sell and makes the usual pathetic excuses, his reputation will be in tatters. He won’t care, but investors will.

    • Toontaff

      TMG never communicated with the fanbase very well.

  • Lewis SG

    Postponing the protests until February is the right decision. You can argue about it but look at it from the big picture. Narrow-mindedness will take you nowhere.

  • Toontaff

    JD-C, you need to cancel your jollies, come back from ladyboyland, and start a new protest movement!

  • TheFatController

    I don’t understand your logic about caulkin’s comment – you infer it’s wrong that you can’t be negative towards Ashley as he’ll then never sell.

    That’s not what George said – he said that if the protest went ahead (and Ashley has set up talk of imminent takeover solely to then after the Wolves game claim it now won’t be happening due to bidder unease at the boycotts ) then Ashley has the platform to attack the protests.

    That’s not saying it’s wrong to be negative to Ashley, it’s saying it’s right not to give Ashley chance to lie about the damage the negativity does to a potential sale.

  • Colin Jones

    Totally agree that there is no sale. You cannot sell a Football Club in a month. It takes that long for the Premier League to vet the new Owners. Just another excuse (same as last year) to not spend money in January.

    • Damon Horner

      You can’t finalise it but you could sign a piece of paper agreeing it today if you wished.

      • HarryHype59

        Even if the buyers did sign and had done prior due diligence the deal would still involve;

        a: Ashley doing a proof of funds check.
        b:The EPL running a fit and proper person test

        Bearing in mind the new owners could be a consortium, this could be a lengthy process.

        It is highly unlikely a finalised takeover will be in place by Jan 01 2019.

        • Damon Horner

          Never said it would be finalised by New Year but there is a chance an agreement could be in place dependant on not failing the scrutiny from PL.

    • TheFatController

      That presumes that buying a club can only be done with outsiders knowing it’s happening

      I’m not saying you’re wrong that it may be bull, but you assume we would all know about a few months’ of negotiation under NDAs – there’s a reason it’s called ‘non disclosure’

    • HarryHype59

      Not one of the so called four interested parties (same number as last year) has actually made a bid. This story is Ashley /Bishop media spin in order to justify spending nothing in January.

  • Damon Horner

    Credible journalists are saying it. The Magpie Group believe it and a lot of fans believe it is right to postpone.

    I was told on the comments that a show of unity is the reason to boycott, Ashleys comments affected that and calling other fans who love the club as much as you spineless and gutless tears away at that.

    You can boycott the game if you 2iah, you can even start to reform a breakaway protest group if you want, no doubt you have other priorities I bet?

    • HarryHype59

      Credible journalists! Is this the same motley crew who claimed Stavely had bought the club last year?

      • Damon Horner

        Caulkin, Edwards and Hope. I hear so many on here talk them up, all think there is something happening. “Credible” isn’t my opinion, it’s my conclusion after seeing people talk them up.

    • Lostprofit DBC

      Yeah well said. TMG don’t control the fanbase, it’s a free country if you want to withdraw your support. I agree that divide and conquer should be resisted and emotive comments hardly help. Howay the lads!

  • robbersdog

    I’m inclined to agree with the basic premise of this article, ie, there is no imminent takeover. I also think that Ashley is now playing ‘divide and rule’ with the fans; if he can split the fanbase into two camps, then he’s winning, and we mustn’t let that happen.

    • Geordiegiants

      Far to late for that. Anyway it’s didvided anyway. Into fans and spectators. They are 2 separate sets of people.

      • Kenny

        Exactly

  • David2211

    Great article. Don’t think I’ve ever felt this angry, bitter, confused..:whatever for a long time.

    • MidlandsMag

      100% agree

  • X2

    Spot on, Jonathan. Those who urged calling off the boycott have badly damaged the legacy of what was once a proud football club and shown themselves to be either incredibly naive or willing Ashley patsies.

  • Kenny

    Anarchy will spread, I doubt that there are now to many fans indoctrinated in the era of Ashley.
    Then you have the gullible who believe in £15m players & an imminent sale.
    You can’t fool all of the people all of the time but the Fat Scumbag fools enough to fill St James’
    the fans who will boycott are not only fighting the Rat they are also up against the media and the local press

    • Realist

      Have a day off Kenny. Yes we all want Ashley to sell but do we need to say near enough the say everyday. Jeremy Kyle will be on soon that’ll keep you entertained for an hour.

      • Kenny

        Take a hike you [email protected]@king piece of schitt.

        • Realist

          Sounds like you’ve been on the pop already, stay strong mate.

      • Chris-Chapple

        it says more about you that you know that Kyle in on the tv.
        i doubt anyone with intelligence watches such rubbish & every man and his dog on here knows you are a troll.

    • X2

      Well said, Kenny. You can vote with your feet. It’s only a setback.

      • Themoscow72

        A set back. It’s the end of the protests full stop.

        • Toon Arnie

          So there should be no mass walkout against Wolves ? That’s really good to hear as I think they’ve made their point leaving in numbers early at every home game this season.

  • Westdentoon

    The bottom line is that we shouldn’t even be entertaining anything Ashley is saying. Period.
    HTF anyone, let alone TMG, can still be strung along by this man is absolutely insane!
    TMG is finished IMO, any credibly they had amassed with the good work done up to this point, has been wiped out in a heartbeat with the statement to cancel the boycott.
    They can stick their stickers and banners up their a**se from now on!

  • Leicester Mag

    Brilliant article, hits the nail on the head. Like a dog battered and ill treated it comes faithfully back when thrown a biscuit. A hint of hope, time to put the banners down and fall in line.

    • Chris-Chapple

      Ashley must be laughing his head off.

      • Leicester Mag

        Sadly so, our weakness and indecision only increases his contempt.

        • Themoscow72

          Be there in the ground half two to support the team like Rafa has called for. It’s the fans choice but the ones going will give there all. However small matter of Morpeth taking on Cleethorpes on Saturday where the Black and Amber Highwaymen could go ten points clear at the top.

          • Toon Arnie

            Yes they will give their all until the 75th minute until 30% get up and leave. I don’t know how you can support these mass walkouts Moscow75

    • Paul Patterson

      Yeah, but a lot of dogs will eventually bite back . .

  • archiedog79

    I tend to agree with the sentiment of the article….. It feels like as a fan base we’ve just rolled over and had our tummies tickled….. It’s easy to post on a forum however and criticise others, I live in the South now, so only rarely get to a game and it’s been some time…. But I do read forums like this and find myself hoping and wishing that those that can make a stand do. Ultimately the 52000 in the stadium represent the larger mass of non attending supporters too…. and I just kind of look on in dismay that there’s a notion that there is no appetite for protest when there clearly is….. reduced numbers taking part really isn’t the point….. If every time people only took action when the majority did the same no one would ever stand up to anything… All the evidence suggests that the fans are being lied to again, I don’t see that anything has changed, if anything the disruption to date has forced this response, why stop now before it’s even got going?

  • t00nraider

    If the chavs need to protest then wait until we have avoided relegation. Half the reason we get relegated is the lack of support. The other is not having the right manager and recruitment team. This time we have a decent manager and are bringing in some decent players. We are competing against clubs in better financial state but we are a big club which can be self sufficient and successful in the near future as long as there is no protesting. The protesters are jepardising the future success of the club.

    • East Durham Mag

      Everyone protesting is a chav? You m0r0n back under your bridge D*CKH**D.

    • Big Hairy Man

      Only your hero Ashley is jeopardising the future success of the club.

    • Geordie-7676

      Absolute Tosh – Self sufficient under Ashley? he is asset stripping and starving the club of its own funds – don’t believe it? Net profit in the transfer window proves it.

      Bringing in decent players? Just because a few of the bargain buys have proven to be relatively decent (Only over the last 6 games might i add), that doesn’t mean that you can start saying our recruitment policy is acceptable or working!!!

      The ONLY way we will get our club back is by doing exactly the opposite of what you say – take every available opportunity to show the FCB what we think of him and his association to this club – damage his reputation and other companies image and MAYBE we will see the back of him. THIS is the only way!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Kenny

        Ignore him he`s another vermin Troll

    • Sickandtired

      What a [email protected] Blocked.

    • Toon Arnie

      What are your thoughts on the masses who leave every game early, regardless of the result, and turn their back on the team ? You seem to have a lot to say about protestors so I would be keen to see your thoughts on the mass walkouts each home game.

      • Wezza

        Thats Monkmoscow on another name, just block it.

  • DZA

    It seems the Mag writers cannot agree as this site was saying to cancel the boycott the other day before magpie group confirmed it. Yeah, It’s spineless and you didn’t see Liverpool fans cancelling boycotts during the takeover a few years back. Newcastle fans are happy to get back up and say ‘Support the team’ and wonder why Ashley still here 11 years on.

  • Leazes.

    The Boycott was always a fans initiative that the MG adopted…. it wasn’t their initiative to cancel……its up to the fans now…..

    STICK WITH THE BOYCOTT

    Stuff the Chronicle’s Douglas and Ryder, you can now see how the local press betray the fans and club openly. A Bradford fan, A Liverpool Fan holding opinion on our club have all but help Ashley destroyed it.

    #BoycottWolves

    • Brian Standen

      Lend me your season ticket if your not going- I will ensure it goes to a worthy cause!

      • Leazes.

        I was in the Gallowgate last week but a one off for the walk in…. which I didn’t agree with but nevertheless joined, and no I didn’t pay for it so you can cut the hypocrisy angle too.

        • Brian Standen

          You been outed before and you admit again – there is no angle just plain fact!
          Hopefully some of your flock will see this!
          Yes your good intellectually as one of your followers points out – you have more spin than the Prime Minister!
          You slag off so many people including me, you state we need a different website/fanzine!
          So come on I challenge you, let us have your fanzine – I guarantee it will be popular I would def subscribe!

    • X2

      Absolutely. We can all contribute. It’s just a battle.

  • Themoscow72

    “May be you are the stupid one who does not get it.” You could say that but that would be an understatement. Peter Kenyon’s team have been at St. James’s park this week and his backers seem to have the money. There is a good chance the club will be sold. What we do not want them to go to the match on Sunday and see a load of stinking hippies protesting with placards warning them that they will try ruin their business if we do not win the treble in their first season and expect lot’s of abuse thrown in for good measure you rich posh gits.
    I do not know if people know but we have a very important match on Sunday against Wolves. Rafa and the players need your support. A win and we are likely to pull away from the relegation zone. Such is peoples hatred of Ashley is that most of the protesters want us to lose and get relegated. If that happens who will get what you deserve Ashley remains. Your choice. Support the team ion Sunday and bring them flags back.

    • Rabid Dog

      At no point have the Magpie Group or in your words “load of stinking hippies protesting with placards” said that they will try ruin their business if we do not win the treble in their first season. Never. Not once. Ever.

      Again with the lies, again with the attention seeking **slow hand clap**

      • Themoscow72

        Well why are they trying to run up large bills on the sports direct website filling baskets, protesting outside parliament. These people are sick in the head. Booing and slow hand clap for the 86 protesters last Saturday.

        • Rabid Dog

          Well it sure isn’t because they expect to win the treble, which is what you have said.

          • Themoscow72

            Think like the author of this article boring Jonathan you need to develop a little bit of a sense of humour.

          • Westdentoon

            F#%k me thats rich coming from you! The most boring bloke on the blog…

          • Rabid Dog

            And I think you should stop making up things, telling lies, omitting information to spin your point, attention seeking, name dropping and deliberately trying to bait others into responding to the aforementioned, but we all know that’s not going to happen either.

        • Toon Arnie

          … and then 15,000 people , including you and the people booing and slow hand clapping, leave early and you condone it !!
          Come on I really want you to be known as Moscow 90 – give it a go and stay until full time.

          • Themoscow72

            Will be in the ground half two leave half six four hours of unconditional support.

          • Toon Arnie

            You’re a hero – well done. You do seem to have avoided it again though, what are your thoughts on the mass walkouts every game ? For or against it ?
            You have a load to say on the protestors so answering this simple question is surely nothing to scared of?

    • Kenny

      I suppose you had a chat with Kenyon in a lift.

      • East Durham Mag

        Hard to chat pleasuring someone Kenny 🤣

        • Kenny

          😂😂
          he`s a sucker ok

    • NUFCLX

      The backers seem to have the Money ? Does that mean they possibly have the money

    • Tweed Mag

      There is a significant test for your leader on the horizon. The press have reported that the Almiron deal is looking good. A loan deal plus a promise of £15m later on. The Atlanta owner then goes on record to say this is not the case. Just another story to cloud the whole boycott issue? Will the lad sign? Will Ashley break the transfer fee record? Let’s take a guess . . . .

    • Toon Arnie

      You need to put the rallying call out to the 15,000 who leave early every game and turn their backs on the team. Surely this is more damaging to team morale than 100 ( your number ) protestors ?
      Why do you condone leaving early ? Are you part of it ? Moscow72 – is the 72 a reference to when you leave each home game – it all makes sense now !

      • Themoscow72

        The 72 is dedicated to the 72 who made it to Moscow recently to a European cup game at great expense which involved getting a visa in a short space of time. People left with a couple of minutes left not eleven. I stayed till twenty mins after the match ended. Will be in at half two Sunday to cheer the team on.

        • Toon Arnie

          So…. what are your thoughts on those who leave early EVERY game ( not just West Ham ) ? You seem reluctant to answer yet always have plenty to say on protestors – why is that ?

        • Kev Newcastle England

          Not 2.25?

    • cmrowley

      My god man, how many fallacies can you wedge into a short post.

      I can’t tell if you are just a troll or an actual fully paid up member of the stupid idiot society.

      • Wezza

        Both.

  • Albert Stubbins

    Never in the world-you’ll be telling us next that the earth isn’t really flat!!

    • Kenny

      that would be Monks department

  • Brian Standen

    Jonathan – you normally write very good stuff but what you have written there is purely your own conjecture!
    How can you or anyone possibly know what is going on regarding takeover possibilities!
    It’s just your opinion

    • Kenny

      we all know whats going on with a takeover, Sweet FA.

      • Brian Standen

        No – we all simply suspect we know!
        I don’t for one second think a takeover is imminent but none of us truly know!

        • Kenny

          you`re obviously up Ashleys a$$.
          bye

          • Brian Standen

            Basing that on what exactly?
            I have made no secret of the fact I detest the man!

          • GlasgowMag

            So Brian if you detest the man and looking at your post the other day you had indicated that you didn’t agree with the protests so what’s your thoughts on how do we can get rid of him????

          • Brian Standen

            You know I wish I had a magic wand. I honestly don’t know!
            Only thing I do know is he will only go on his terms – and I suspect the harder we make it for him the more likely he is to dig his heels in

          • GlasgowMag

            Just my opinion but all dictatorships end up falling through the oppressed finally getting of their backsides and doing something about it!! If we do nothing then he will be with us for ever!! He bought our club to promote his brand SD on a global stage. He is not interested in the football so basically his SD brand is his Achilles heal. So until our fan base wakes up and smells the coffee that this is the area to target, then sadly our workhouse owner will never leave!!

          • Leazes.

            It has felt like an occupation by hostile Ashley forces….. I was watching the excellent documentary The world at War and the contempt and arrogance of the Dutch occupation, the systematic and methodical pillage and mistreatment, valuation and quantification and theft was monumental.

            Not saying its the same thing by any means, but that attitude is there in Charnley and Ashley.

            The press have cheered from the rooftops at the onset of operation ‘market garden’….. but liberation is as distant as ever.

            ….I suppose that makes Keith Bishop….Goebels.

          • Rich Lawson

            He has no idea compared to that man’s grasp of lies as truth. Just an amateur.

          • Leazes.

            I don’t get that impression at all.

    • X2

      And yet those who argued to call-off the boycott claimed to know what was going on. Why didn’t you call them out?

      • Brian Standen

        Fair point – maybe somebody does know something!
        I certainly don’t I just live in hope

    • Leazes.

      True Faith wasn’t it…. Alex Hurst, and the Seghill Pioneer Conservative Club! and your mate tractor boy Simon Carr…. the Brain of Britain!

      Stinking Traitors the lot of you!

      Self absorbed nobodies!

      • Brian Standen

        I’m not sure how Alex Hurst fits into your conspiracy theories! I don’t even know the man!
        But I will grant you that Simon is Monk – and I had not seen him for years until recently!

        • Leazes.

          ….. same sneering rhetoric, after 11 years of this nonsense there is a bunch who just want to use the club…. that is all you people are doing…. don’t want anything to spoil the matchday experience.

          Its sort of a small village mentality….You seem to come on to gloat at their handiwork!

          • Brian Standen

            Certainly not intending to gloat – I just want him gone as much as you despite what you think

          • Kenny

            He shoots you to bits eveytime & you come back for more
            😂😂😂

          • Brian Standen

            Who Leazes? Your mythical leader!
            The man with two faces because he has a season ticket and still goes! He was outed on here and had to admit!
            The fool my friend is you! Being taken in by his holier than thou lies!
            I actually like some of his comments but given he is not practising what he preaches does amuse me!

          • Kenny

            From an intellectual standpoint you’re a cave dweller compared to him.
            🤡🤡

          • Brian Standen

            I have never claimed to be any type of intellectual genius, but you failed to address the real point!
            YOUR mythical leader is a charlatan
            The same mythical leader who last season used his intellect to threaten me but failed to show!

          • Kenny

            Bye bye.

          • Brian Standen

            You keep following your leader !
            As long as your happy knowing he shouts his support for the boycott but in reality does the opposite!

          • Wezza

            You seem to now have a fixation with Leazes. I respect him for his contribution to the forums.
            Leazes knows the truth! He knows exactly how FCB has been helped by Ryder and Douglas. He knows all about the money taken from the club which your lonely mate supports Ashley and creates lies about the accounts/seats etc. Your mate is the problem. He trolls constantly and doing the wind up Jobby. We knew he was sad and lonely. Don’t worry though, he has been banned once before with all his screenames and he will be banned once again.

          • Brian Standen

            The only fixation is because he keeps putting my name in his comments!
            Also I KNOW he is a charlatan because he attends and has a season ticket!
            He is just another fan with an opinion – but as long as he keeps using my name in his comments I will keep belittling him!

          • Wezza

            And of Simon’s trolling?

          • Brian Standen

            That’s nothing to do with me – I only know him!
            I don’t know what he does or does not know!
            But I won’t tolerate somebody slagging me because my opinion differs to his or because I know Monk everyone has a right to an opinion – I have never slagged him off for giving his opinion – I have no issue with being disliked either but I won’t be called – and he frequently pops at me in his comments – hence my narrative back his way!
            I’m not the only one he digs at , he has a go at Mark Jensen, why? Alex Hirst, why? Somebody called Van Der Velde! I could go on
            For the record I don’t personally know the people mentioned above

          • Wezza

            So just either agree to disagree with Leazes or just block him or something.
            He clearly hates Monk because he has given him stick for ages and you are his mate. I dunno, just sort it out or something.

          • Brian Standen

            I don’t want to block him
            As I actually like a lot of what he says – but he needs to keep my names out his comments!
            Associating me with people I don’t know!
            Regarding Monk he was someone I knew 30 year ago and until about three month ago I had not spoken to him – but he is entitled to an opinion – it differs to mine!
            One question – how do you know Leazes is telling the truth? He has great theories but does not back them up – if he did then all good!

          • Wezza

            As I said Leazes knows exactly the shenanigans going on with FCB, KBA
            and the media being fed those lies and having the audacity to print them.

          • Brian Standen

            How do you he knows? How is he in the know?

          • Brian Standen

            Can I ask you one thing, how do you know he knows the truth, what proof exists?
            If he does know the truth why does he have a season ticket and still attend!
            Everybody with an alias can say they back a boycott – but in reality do they really?

          • Wezza

            Are you serious? Doesn’t matter if he attends or not, he isn’t the one making excuses and lying for the FCB like your mate Simon – noted you ignored his trolling.
            Or are you another one who will believe the PR lies and doctored accounts the club put out?
            Did you know Grant Thornton, independent auditor for our accounts, paid for by FCB, is under investigation for SD accounts? Naturally your mate ignored this.
            The FCB has asset stripped and killed our club and your mate loves it. He loves Ashley because he is trolling, wanting a reaction off people.
            I back a boycott but don’t have a ST and never will as long as your mates hero is owner.

          • Brian Standen

            Serious. I’m talking about YOUR mate and his lying! Pretending to be a leader of the cause while secretly still going!
            As for Simon if he trolls that’s up to him, I just knew him from old when he ran a bus to away games from the coast full of good lads – the type you prefer to be with you!
            If he loves Ashley it’s his business but he knows my stance and everyone is entitled to an opinion!
            I want Ashley out as much as you, believe me! Like many others I was taken in by his early supporter pleasing actions but soon saw through him!
            I was not aware of your point regarding Grant Thornton but I have no reason to doubt that and hopefully the independent auditor will unearth something juicy! However most accountants are creative to say the least so won’t hold my breath!
            I don’t have any insider knowledge just an opinion!

          • Brian Standen

            You wanna seriously ask your friend why he has season ticket!

          • Leazes.

            Huh…. if I said anything threatening it would be in a humorous ‘blackadder’ sense…..are you seriously suggesting for one minute…. oh god.

          • Brian Standen

            I’m more interested in your hypocrisy!
            You deflect from it with all your intellectually favourable comments that suck some people in!
            I don’t get your angle at all, you slag off everyone who has an alternate opinion to you, naming them publically yet hiding behind your own anonymity.
            I 100% doubt your sincerity to the cause,
            You are bordering on being obsessed with Monk Mag because his opinion differs to that of yours – make no mistake he is true fan and totally committed to the NUFC cause – does that make his opinion less valid than yours?
            You attempt to slaughter me – again because my opinion differs to yours!
            Fact – you are not the be all and end all of NUFC – your just another ordinary bloke with an opinion!

          • Leazes.

            If a Sunderland fan were to come on here to do a wind-up jobby …… then he’d do exactly as you are doing….and you know what, hand on heart after 11 years and death by a thousand cuts I doubt you are for real.

          • Brian Standen

            Which is why your a fool!
            I don’t care what you think of me and quite frankly your over hyped rhetoric has become boring!
            Stick to yours and I will stick to mine!

          • Leazes.

            Cheers

          • Brian Standen

            For the record your emoticons say it all about your inability to say anything of substance!

          • Leazes.

            Believe me Brian you have the same writing arrogance as your mate….. and the same political stance….. conservation of failure.

          • Brian Standen

            I would say you are BOTH of similar ilk but just from opposite ends of the divide!

    • Tweed Mag

      You are assuming there is something to know! Based on past events, lies, poor communication and a complete disregard for club and fans, Ashley and his cronies will continue to run the show as they see fit. Investment and ambition is the answer, not accepting any old dross. Wake up.

      • Brian Standen

        I want rid as much as you – that is no secret

        • Tweed Mag

          But your actions keep him at the club. The boycott (however well supported) was a chance to continue the pressure. Convenient press releases and Ashley had some fans retreating quicker than an Italian platoon. I don’t doubt you want him to go, you just seem to be at odds with how to do it.

          • Brian Standen

            Absolutely spot on – yeah it’s difficult I make no secret of that either!

  • Wor Lass

    Good article, Jonathan. Probably your best one!

    • Kenny

      It`s best just to read the headline then post the Rats a scumbag
      he`s not selling

      • Wor Lass

        It`s amazing how history repeats itself – including the Chronic swallowing everything hook, line and sinker!

        • Leazes.

          Douglas wrote a book Inside the Rafalution…… I think it got pulped…..he sees things others don’t!

          He either blessed with mystical foresight or he’s a willing to write anything regardless of fact.

          Do you remember Alan Oliver…. he did the same thing to a greater comical effect….. and the rest of them too…. Mark Jensen interviewed him a while back I think he’s in the US.

          • Rich Lawson

            There’s a name from the past !

    • Leazes.

      Heartfelt sincerity…. sadly lacking in the cynical world of the modern media.

  • Shipcote Willy

    Ashley and his cohorts have run rings the media and gullible fans. This was the exact time to step up the protests not cut back on them. What will happen in February when the sale falls through and ‘Mike is committed to the club’ ? I predict a lot of fury and moaning from the usual suspects but full houses at SJP. Ditto when Rafa leaves and another puppet is appointed. All credibility of the protests have been lost. Ashley is staying.

  • Kenny

    Off shopping in town, No i won`t be going to fatso`s dump

    • Realist

      Why do you need to announce your off shopping in town?

  • Lostprofit DBC

    Not a bad article but the opposite view to mine. The only thing I agree with is wanting rid of Ashley. I agree with the MG’s decision, in fact I suggested this myself. George Caulkin and Rafa too so I’m not in bad company. The action is deferred not cancelled. We have captured the moral high ground in the eyes of the media and haven’t lost the war. Ashley always has the trump card as it does belong to him, like it or not (I don’t). The boycott might have flopped anyway. 3 points is all I am focused on now.

    • Tweed Mag

      Can’t wait for the articles in all the papers describing how well the fans have done by accepting the actions of Ashley.

      • Lostprofit DBC

        As I say, the 3 points are all that matter now. Sod the papers, the action can be reignited if necessary in February.

        • Tweed Mag

          Consistency is key, chopping and changing the protests and opposition to Ashley sends a weak message. He manipulates the papers with ease and unfortunately some within TMG as we now know. February may prove to be far too late to have a re-think.

  • Peaky

    RIP Pete Shelley…..an understated legend.

    • Brian Standen

      Absolutely! Part of a lot of people’s youth gone! RIP

      • Peaky

        Agree….just as influential as The Pistols….63 no age.

        • Brian Standen

          Absolutely – a very young age really!
          I saw the Buzzcocks a lot over the years and they never lost anything of their dynamics
          Pete Shelley has a totally unique voice as well!

          • Rich Lawson

            Me too,slightly camp yet also angry. ( His songs show a lot of dissapointment ?)

          • pedrodelgardo

            Ever fallen in love with a club you shouldn’t have fallen love with?

          • Rich Lawson

            i did,but just can’t seem to break away.Oooohh ! ”Promises”

          • drc74

            monk sings that to mike

        • Rich Lawson

          My age,so defo not ? What the f##k was he doing in Esotonia ?

    • Cockneytrev

      I saw them play at the mayfair

      • Rich Lawson

        Me to,n the Uni’ n City Hall (and elsewhere),never dissappointed.

    • Rich Lawson

      Seen him/them 15-20 times over the years,loved them,best summation I saw in a drunken night of Youtube etc was Rolling Stone ”Melodic Sneer”. If you want to see him at his best it’s the last few seconds of Promises video where he is just staring into the camera after the song finishes.

    • Rich Lawson

      Just like your 16 again,where’s the time gone ? (Have an ace bootleg from early on called ”Times Up” too)

    • WildBill

      No doubt. Well said.

  • MadMag83

    Good article. I can’t see why TMG have ceased/postponed protesting against Mike Ashley on the basis that he might sell, there’s no information as to whether there’s even an interested buyer. Surely continuing with the protests would drive home the message?

    Ashley will still be here come 1st February 2019. No money will be spent in January. Ashley will blame some unidentified investors for wasting his time. Rafa will walk away at the end of the season and the Rafa out brigade will have Mark Hughes or Steve Bruce to look forward to.

    Rinse and repeat with Ashley.

    • Leazes.

      Well someone inside the group has betrayed its aims….. Mark Jensen knows who it is, but has gone into his cupboard again.

  • We all know Ashley will use this as an excuse not to spend in January.
    Benitez is looking for Loans from Europe only.

    • 8prestondave

      Benitez will be looking for his new club not loan players from Europe.

      • I think Benitez knows there is a potential sale, but chances in January are 0.1%. If Rafa leaves the value of the club plummets and Ashley knows that most of all. Rafa as manager is worth 50m to NUFC at the moment.

  • jetmag

    Excellent article – my sentiments exactly – watch this space

  • whitleylad

    The take-over talk is a load of claptrap. We are told there are some people interested in buying the club (possible), that they are prepared to meet Ashley’s asking price (unlikely). However, any genuine take-over bid will be derailed because Ashley will just keep moving the goalposts (upping the asking price, insisting that he continues to be able to advertise Sh*t Direct at the ground, refusing to accept a relegation clause, insisting that he still takes the profits from the club shop, insisting that Penfold still makes the tea). Eventually any potential buyer will get frustrated and just walk away. So Ashley wins again – no money spent in January and fan protests/boycotts put on hold. Why do so many people fall for this time after time?

  • cmrowley

    HE IS NOT SELLING THE CLUB, get it clear in your head.

    This same media / fan scramble and misunderstanding happened when the parasite went on TV before the West Ham game on the day we staved off relegation in 2015.

    The parasite went on TV, spoke a lot of words but ultimately said nothing. This lead to the majority of fans (that I conversed with anyway, I don’t have a sample size or survey evidence) and media (available online) to put words in his mouth, paraphrase and come to the conclusion that he’d be investing properly from this point going forward.

    Listen to his words, they tell you everything that you need to know. Exactly the same as before, lots of words while saying nothing of any substance.

    Of course it is possible the club will be sold, it’s also possible that we will sign Pep as manager, it’s possible that Alan Pardew will win the Champions League, in an infinite universe all things are possible. Is it probable? – not if you use the fact that we’ve been for sale for what? a decade? and it’s never been sold.

    He even said that it is not realistic the club will be sold FFS.

    “Hmmm. Realistic? It’s possible, realistic is maybe too strong a word. Hopefully we can carry on the good form…just recent good form…and we can get the deal done.”

    That tells you everything you need to know. Not realistic it’ll be sold, let’s just hope we can play well and blah blah effing blah.

    The club isn’t for sale, never has been. Maybe in the future yes but you can bet your bottom dollar when it is actually for sale then there won’t be any of this smoke and mirror nonsense.

  • David2211

    I look forward to having these exact same discussions for the next 2, 3, 4, 5 years. Actions like this means nothing will change.

    Keep hearing the three points are vital etc but really? So we can ensure we remain in the PL and end up just as miserable if not more in twelve months? Who cares

    • X2

      Exactly. It would just be 3 more points for Sports Direct Tat Shop United.

  • Wezza

    MonkMoscowCarr calling other people sick in the head. Oh the irony.

  • Rich Lawson

    Good article,but aren’t you meant to be on holiday in Asia somewhere ?

  • graham18

    Its a load of boll#cks that he selling.FCB out

  • pedrodelgardo

    What is wrong with TMG? Do they believe what the lying assett stripper has to say? I will still be boycotting like I did the late walk in, not because I think it will do much but because I don’t believe a word he says and that is all i’ve got. When he goes it will be a suprise – no trumpets.

    • X2

      If we all do what we can it will gradually add up. Lots of people will never give in. At least this has revealed some of the enemies within.

    • Cockneytrev

      Well said,👍👍👍👍

  • Big Al 1967

    The Magpie Group have just tweeted thanking the bars for their support and if people want to do an independent boycott to watch the games in them!
    And yet 24 hours ago they called the boycott off!
    What’s it to be folks you cannot call it off one day then encourage people to do it anyway but not in TMG’s name
    They are giving the FCB all the ammunition he needs and whatever influence The Magpie Group had dwindles on a daily basis

    • Tweed Mag

      Yes, just got one. They had nothing to lose by continuing with the protest, perhaps they are now regretting a hasty decision. No doubt they intend well, but efforts have to be consistent.

      • Big Al 1967

        Twice now they have had the chance to look the FCB in the eye metaphorically speaking and twice they have bailed.
        Ashley and Bishop will be pi$$ing themselves laughing at us. They have played TMG like fiddles and they have fallen for it.
        This was the chance to draw national media attention to the problem running our once great club and when crunch time came they backed down with barely a whimper.

      • Cockneytrev

        What they are worried about is the fact that they have shown themselves as spineless disorganised , fence sitters and any sway they had with NUFC fans has dwindled,,( London TMG aside)
        Their whole organisation has been fragmented and not wanting to rock the boat too much,,
        If you want to make a cake, you have to break eggs,,
        Somewhere down the line you will upset someone (and you might make enemies) if you want to rid the club of this cancer, this is the price you have to pay.

    • Pezza

      How is it giving anyone ammunition? It was pointless in the first place

      • Big Al 1967

        Did Liverpool fans ever back down until they got rid of Gillette and Hicks? Nope
        Did Rangers fans ever back down until they got rid of Ashley? Nope
        Did the Magpie Group ever back down in their attempts to get rid of The FCB? Twice now
        A well supported boycott would have drawn national media attention to the issues at the club. A boycott would not have been pointless had it been organised properly and by that I mean getting the message out there via the national media and not just twitter and The Chron. However it appears that the vast majority of people who head to St James’ are happy with the way things are.

        • Pezza

          Liverpool fans didn’t do anything or achieve anything. Gillette and Hicks went because the bank wouldn’t lend them anymore money, nothing to do with a few moaning scousers.

          Rangers got rid of SD because they repaid the loans they took to get out of the clarts.

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  • skarabrae

    Ashley couldn’t keep a straight face during the interview.. it’s all bullsh#t…. can’t believe people are falling for it again!!!!

  • Wezza

    Now it does all quiet from the club. How’s predictable

    • X2

      Wonder if those in TMG who urged calling off the boycott will man-up and apologise when there is no takeover in December?

      • Pezza

        I’m no fan of TMG but you can boycott as much as you like, you don’t have to be told what to do.

        You can still go in 11 mins late if you like.

        • Toon Arnie

          … or join the mass walkout at any home game on the 80 minute mark.

          • Pezza

            Were you one of them?

          • Toon Arnie

            I was one of the people who participated in the 11 minute walk in and as i’ve said before I got a couple of wisecracks when taking my seat and then one of the morons making the wisecracks left well before full time and looked totally confused when I gave him some back !
            I don’t need to ask you that question I suppose as you would need to be there in the first place.

          • Pezza

            Indeed, I was at Goodison but I am not even making the game today.

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    • Pezza

      The club’s has and will remain quiet you thick fool.

  • Jorge

    It’s the hope that kills you.

  • LondonToon

    If I was Fat Mike, I’d be hedging to have an agreement in place to sell the club in Euros or $ in case a no deal Brexit causes the pound to crash. At least that’s what I’m telling myself in the hope that the Ashley nightmare wil soon be over.