Fatcats and Canaries

‘The cat that ate the canary’

 

A phrase meaning ‘A person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially  while concealing something mischievous or hidden.’ Many of the words in that definition ring true as criticisms of Mike Ashley’s Newcastle. Over the past few years, much has been made of his ability to be a shrewd businessman who runs his interests using methods which fanfare as self-sustaining but at the same time yield a significant profit. This much is as true of Newcastle United and the regime in charge of the club has been very self-satisfied in conveying this message.

 

Mischief however, or more aptly accusations of deception and controversy, are never far from this regime either; many fans of our club literally calling ‘Ashley Out’ on what they believe to be personal business motives that place the club and its success a trivial second.

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Pound For Pound

42 days later – Is this another sequel? Well, the answer to that isn’t clear.

 

No, there’s no societal collapse, nor has a chimp infected our community with a deadly, contagious virus. However, there is a collapse and there is a virus that has seeped deep into the blood of our club. In our eyes – there’s only one antidote.

 

ASHLEYOUTCOM

 

Like some sort of zombie apocalypse, Newcastle United finds itself once again looking for fresh blood. This time, it needed not just a snack, but a feast of it. From owners to directors, managers to coaches, forwards to defenders. It seems, as fans we will have to settle for managers and coaching staff.

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Admissions

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Of disappointment. Of failure. Of a genuine nature? Reduced admissions.

 

This year, more than most, fed-up fans, familiar with the fabulously feint-hearted performance of their beloved club and the frauds supposedly funding it are finally fighting back. Just how many times has that Season Ticket deadline been pushed back now?

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Ashley Out – The Buzz’ Word(s)

ASHLEYOUTCOM

 

Our local pool ace and sports bar owner Brian ‘Buzzer’ Halcrow has taken it upon himself to take his personal stand against Mike Ashley to a whole new level. This time on a worldwide platform. The disgruntled Newcastle United fan, together with his sons, had already ‘walked the walk’ and cancelled their season tickets following the last several years at St James’ watching Mike Ashley’s cash cow. Now, the South Shields stationed magpie aims to wear a shirt displaying an “Ashley Out” message at the World Championships in Blackpool.

 

To see what Brian had to say, take a look here.

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#Elgal-GO JONAS!

…the words of everyone in and around the club at present.

 

In the minority – an amorphous club, showing the utmost disrespect, delight at cutting the wage bill and absolutely no support, sending the poor lad packing with words just similar to those…and over a telephone.

 

The alleged treatment of such a much-loved footballer, is nothing short of a disgrace and further emphasises the lack of empathy and professionalism a club and especially an owner can show. This hasn’t stopped with the cheap PR antics in recent weeks and Jonas took the fight to the club it seemed, attempting to catch every one of their deceitful, abysmal attempts to further generate a media whirlwind that temporarily appeases the masses.

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