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NUFC v Brighton
30 December 2017 20:49 Post ID: #486700 - in reply to #486699
Rytoon - 30/12/2017 20:44

Just back from the game,we were clueless.
Forget about the citeh game,this was Brighton at home.
No cohesion,no pressing,no movement,not even the odd give & go,insipid.
Merino looked the only player with any meaningful quality & potential.
Atmosphere shit, but given the dross being served up there was nothing really worth shouting for,didn't hear any anti tubby songs tho. 2 kids about 9 spent the whole of the match playing games on their mobiles & one lass sat in front of us on her own in a pink dress shivering fucked off at halftime.
Fortunately we all won't have to endure what the aims of the club are for much longer,couple of weeks or even sooner we'll be put out of our misery one way or another when fatty decides to stick or twist.


Highlight of the game was when the announcer said 'highlights of the first half are on the big screen now'. Got a laugh out of that at least.

As for the anti-Ashley stuff, to be fair, in the Gallowgate there was more than a few renditions of 'We're going to have a party, when Ashley sells the club'
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30 December 2017 21:49 Post ID: #486701 - in reply to #486538
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This week coming could and should be a defining moment in the change of ownership of NUFC. It shouldn't have gone unnoticed to Ashley that the bookies now have us as one the favourites for relegation and unless drastic action is taken we are sunk, let there be no doubt about that. This 'who blinks first' scenario that may be happening between Ashley and Staveley will only add to the tension that is around the place now. Before the festive period of 4 games, maybe 4 points from the first three games might have been a realistic target (considering Man City were one of the games) but after three priceless points at West Ham it's feels a downer that we only got a point and didn't beat Brighton at home. Should the takeover stall, fail and we get relegated then oblivion awaits.
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30 December 2017 21:53 Post ID: #486702 - in reply to #486538
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Falling into that abyys used to frighten the crap out of me

It used to
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30 December 2017 22:47 Post ID: #486703 - in reply to #486538
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You gave up your season ticket the time before last to "save" the club.

I respect that, but "save" the club from what that we hadn't already experienced for all of our lifetime?

Two years of relative success twenty years ago.

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30 December 2017 22:57 Post ID: #486704 - in reply to #486703
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Neppos - 30/12/2017 22:47

You gave up your season ticket the time before last to "save" the club.

I respect that, but "save" the club from what that we hadn't already experienced for all of our lifetime?

Two years of relative success twenty years ago.


Speaking for myself I gave my ticket up as I refuse to give Ashley any of my money.Can take the piss out of fans.Thats their choice for going.He will get fuck all off me.So at a guess I would say fans that say they did it to save the club are talking about saving it from Ashley.Its plain to see he is killing the club and needs to go.
Season ticket these days is like a badge of honour.I guarantee if you ask a mate if they went to the match the response goes something like "Aye.Ive got a season ticket".Well so fuck.
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30 December 2017 23:11 Post ID: #486705 - in reply to #486538
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Yep, get all of that, Marky.

Rather than roll out everything we all already know about Ashley, why not answer the question posed?
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30 December 2017 23:17 Post ID: #486706 - in reply to #486538
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I did.Majority that packed in thought they were saving the club from Ashley.As it happens as we all stopped going thinking others would do the same and a near empty ground would speed up his departure,we were just replaced.Simple really.
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30 December 2017 23:26 Post ID: #486707 - in reply to #486538
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Err.....no, you very much didn't.

But anyway, Happy New Year
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30 December 2017 23:35 Post ID: #486708 - in reply to #486538
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Wish I could say the same but unless Ashley sells it will be anything but A Happy New Year.
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30 December 2017 23:55 Post ID: #486709 - in reply to #486538
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Neppos i take your point, personally i think its because i am older now ,being honest nothing would have stopped me going in the 70’s and 80’s. We had dreadful owners and little ambition just like now. The only thing i could do to register my protest at Ashley was to stop going, which i did. I dont hold any grudge at those that still go but i do wish they would give him a harder time in the ground on match days. I hope that Ashley will be gone soon and i can go back but i think i could be waiting a while longer.
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31 December 2017 00:07 Post ID: #486710 - in reply to #486703
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Neppos - 30/12/2017 22:47

You gave up your season ticket the time before last to "save" the club.

I respect that, but "save" the club from what that we hadn't already experienced for all of our lifetime?

Two years of relative success twenty years ago.



Not sure what you mean by 'time before last'

I wanted to save the club from Ashley but of course you knew that.....much the same as previous regimes that I protested against
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31 December 2017 00:12 Post ID: #486711 - in reply to #486538
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Like you, Bruce, I didn't stop going, well, apart from when they took the old Leazes roof and missed the Norwich game.

Now, I am boycotting, my kids still go. Times change, or at least we do. I can't stomach funding someone who so brazenly exploits but love the fact that my kids are confident enough to express their own opinions.
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31 December 2017 00:14 Post ID: #486712 - in reply to #486538
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Careful Mac.That was my answer.Save the club from Ashley.Was told I didnt answer the question.Even in years gone by when we were shite and we all went and witnessed it,from a personal point of view I could always see light at the end of the tunnel.With Ashley I cant.I dread to think where our great club will be if this takeover falls through.
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31 December 2017 00:18 Post ID: #486713 - in reply to #486709
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Bruce68 - 30/12/2017 23:55

Neppos i take your point, personally i think its because i am older now ,being honest nothing would have stopped me going in the 70’s and 80’s. We had dreadful owners and little ambition just like now. The only thing i could do to register my protest at Ashley was to stop going, which i did. I dont hold any grudge at those that still go but i do wish they would give him a harder time in the ground on match days. I hope that Ashley will be gone soon and i can go back but i think i could be waiting a while longer.


Fair enough, Bruce.
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31 December 2017 00:18 Post ID: #486714 - in reply to #486538
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Aye...I think the gist of his question was why protest now after putting up with years of shite previously

I didnt put up with it...I've protested at key times in my time supporting the club
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31 December 2017 00:22 Post ID: #486715 - in reply to #486710
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McCreery - 31/12/2017 00:07

Neppos - 30/12/2017 22:47

You gave up your season ticket the time before last to "save" the club.

I respect that, but "save" the club from what that we hadn't already experienced for all of our lifetime?

Two years of relative success twenty years ago.



Not sure what you mean by 'time before last'

I wanted to save the club from Ashley but of course you knew that.....much the same as previous regimes that I protested against


You protested against which other regimes?

Shepherd? Nope, he spent.

Hall? Nope, he spent.

Ah, McKeag!

I doubt it.
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31 December 2017 00:24 Post ID: #486716 - in reply to #486538
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Why do you doubt it?
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31 December 2017 00:28 Post ID: #486717 - in reply to #486538
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Ok, we can go round in circles.

Did you?
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31 December 2017 00:28 Post ID: #486718 - in reply to #486538
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Yes
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31 December 2017 00:33 Post ID: #486719 - in reply to #486538
The only protest I remember against McKeag, aside from dwindling numbers at some games, was sit down protests and chants asking where the roof was.
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31 December 2017 00:41 Post ID: #486720 - in reply to #486718
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McCreery - 31/12/2017 00:28

Yes


Ok, well done.

You had as much affect then, as of now
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31 December 2017 00:45 Post ID: #486721 - in reply to #486538
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I dont claim to have had any affect on anything.......i'm perfectly happy with my choices though


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Edited by McCreery 31/12/2017 00:46
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31 December 2017 00:54 Post ID: #486722 - in reply to #486538
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You and me both.
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31 December 2017 00:58 Post ID: #486723 - in reply to #486538
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Thats exellent then....the only difference as far as I can see is I'm neither taking the piss out of or interested in your choices


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Edited by McCreery 31/12/2017 01:00
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31 December 2017 01:03 Post ID: #486724 - in reply to #486538
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Yup, keep telling yourself that, Mac
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31 December 2017 01:06 Post ID: #486725 - in reply to #486538
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Will do
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31 December 2017 01:26 Post ID: #486726 - in reply to #486714
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McCreery - 31/12/2017 00:18

Aye...I think the gist of his question was why protest now after putting up with years of shite previously

I didnt put up with it...I've protested at key times in my time supporting the club


Genuinely missed this post,Mac. At the match!

When?

And I mean no malice!
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31 December 2017 01:39 Post ID: #486727 - in reply to #486538
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You were at the match an hour and a half a go??




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Edited by McCreery 31/12/2017 02:00
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31 December 2017 01:50 Post ID: #486728 - in reply to #486538
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Bloody right, and 11 hours ago, proper fan, me.
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31 December 2017 06:37 Post ID: #486729 - in reply to #486538
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If you had a favourite restaurant and they started and continued to serve rubbish food. Would you still go or would you think I had better keep going because if I don't they may close.
If you went to see a film and it was rubbish from the start would you walk out or stay because if you left you would not be supporting the cinema.

Current situation a club serving up dross with an owner and players who have no ambition and do not give a toss, yet 52,000 continue to go through the turnstiles. Sorry I don't get it.
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31 December 2017 09:08 Post ID: #486730 - in reply to #486538
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There were various protests in the '70s and '80s. Arguably the most coordinated attempt was prior to the '89/'90 season when a group called Supporters for Change was set up. This followed the selling of superstars Waddle; Beardsley and Gascoigne in the preceding 4 seasons; the appointment of various inadequate managers e.g McFaul; crap players bought as replacements e.g. Pat Heard; Andy Thomas; Glynn Hodges etc and Beardsley's money being invested in a crap stand with a roof that didn't cover the paddocks. All of this ultimately, and predictably, culminated in relegation. The idea was to continue following Newcastle away only. Longstanding people like Malcolm Dix and a certain Sunderland supporting Tory called John Hall had an interest in the group.

Newcastle won the first game of the season 5-2 and it quickly dissipated.

Edited by Finn_the_Dog 31/12/2017 09:10
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02 January 2018 14:57 Post ID: #486812 - in reply to #486538
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Correct Mr Finn.

I remember coming up on the train for the Leeds game and hearing about the boycott for the very first time. The game was all ticket and I didn't have one. Bought one off a guy who was honest enough to admit he was having bother shifting them due to the boycott.

Ended up with about 28,000 in the ground and 5,000 of them were Leeds. We won 5-2, Quinn got four and the protests died off. Have to say I don't remember the call for 'away games only' but I was mostly doing aways anyhow as I lived on the south coast.

I'd have been back now under Rafa like, don't mind admitting it. The way I see it is that if Rafa stays then it's for a reason. If Fatty doesn't sell then I think that will be it for him.
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02 January 2018 15:00 Post ID: #486814 - in reply to #486538
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Yep, that's the way I remember it playing out.
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02 January 2018 15:48 Post ID: #486817 - in reply to #486538
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Was in the Barley Mow WMC for this game, think they had it on some sort of beamback in the day.
Remember getting slaughtered, we then went to Leicester the week after away.

Happy days....
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