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Football / Re: Positive Optimism-Saudi Takeover Edition
« Last post by Whitley mag on Today at 01:40:35 PM »
Whitley speaks , it’s on .
That's a low enough bar to give a limboing ant problems.

 :lol: To be fair I’ve been consistent throughout this in my position and guess what it’s still very much on. The club have confirmed it’s not about compensation and the Saudis are still waiting to complete.

Who’d have thought aye.

I would hope that the legions of "Nothing is happening / it is definitely all OFF" types that post on the other thread have the decency to admit they have been WRONG . . even if they cannot quite bring themselves to aplogise to the likes of me and you WM, for some of the 'ridiculous' crticisms they have made about us.

Until that Saudi flag is unfurled above SJP I think we’ll still be considered a pair of optimistic loons manorpark  :lol:
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Football / Re: So-called Head Coach Shoulder Barge Bruce II
« Last post by TRon on Today at 01:40:26 PM »
Jenas spouting off in The Chron again - in support of cabbageheed.

The Chron were just reporting what he said on 5Live as far as I can see? He was wittering on about how difficult the press is up here, with two papers that are Newcastle daft and 'get their teeth into something and don't let go'. So still laughably missing the point - given this story came from a national tabloid and the Chron are notoriously soft these days - but not an outright defence of Bruce, though I dare say that came later in the 5Live chatter. Nigel Pearson on the other hand was harping on about what a good bloke he is and what a partisan club this is.

The reality, of course, is that it's only 'partisan' (if the quiet acceptance of mediocrity from 40-50,000 matchgoing supporters is 'partisan') when you've got horrendous wallopers like Souness, Pardew and Bruce bringing the status and reputation of the club into disrepute, invariably accompanied by horrendous performances and results on the pitch.

Just more patronising and snide commentary being delivered by mainstream pros who think they have a broader understanding of the situation because they stank-up the place themselves for a couple of years. Whatever.


I actually think there's a fair dollop of unconscious bias stacked against us when it comes to football writers and commentators. IMO they probably think the north east is a rough and ready place, and we should have a muck and nettles manager to match. Would explain why they were furious we didn't like Allardyce or Pardew, and now Bruce. Yet they seemed to hate that Rafa was so popular with his intelligence and football insight. I think they feel we should have a Harry Bassett type manager and it gets their goat that we expect something too sophisticated like tactics and flash football.
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Football / Re: The other games today 2020/21
« Last post by Paully on Today at 01:40:08 PM »
Copper on 1:55!

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Football / Re: The 2020-21 Betting Thread
« Last post by joeyt on Today at 01:38:38 PM »
Sheff Utd look good odds to me today. Southampton have been terrible recently
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Football / Re: Takeover Thread
« Last post by Fantail Breeze on Today at 01:37:19 PM »
Yeah :lol: Trying to claim it as a victory is weird. They didn’t pursue a High Court judgement intending to lose it.
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Football / Re: Positive Optimism-Saudi Takeover Edition
« Last post by RS on Today at 01:36:43 PM »
I would hope that the legions of "Nothing is happening / it is definitely all OFF" types that post on the other thread have the decency to admit they have been WRONG . . even if they cannot quite bring themselves to aplogise to the likes of me and you WM, for some of the 'ridiculous' crticisms they have made about us.



#cans
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Football / Re: Takeover Thread
« Last post by Stifleaay on Today at 01:34:43 PM »
If he wasn’t biased before this, surely he will be a bit cheesed off now we’ve taken to the High Court to try and remove him from the panel? :lol:

Exactly the opposite of this.

His possible bias (and I do not think he would have ever been so) has been totally exposed into the public domain by De-Marco . . so (if anything) he will have to show to the maximum externt that he has bent over backwards to NOT be biased.

Great move by De-Marco, probably everything he wanted . . ie, far better than having another 'unknown quantity' as a replacement Chairman.

Brilliant.

Confirmation of this . . .


That is just a theory that people are coming out with.
The reason they went through this legal process to have him taken off the board is because they believe he would either be biased, or most likely would know the rules too well (because he wrote them) in order to create a good argument against him and that he is probably the 1 individual they don’t want on the board for that reason.

There would have been ‘If we fail to get him kicked off then at least it puts pressure on him to appear unbiased’ conversation.
It may very well be that it helps our cause, but losing this ruling would not have been part of the plan.
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Football / Re: So-called Head Coach Shoulder Barge Bruce II
« Last post by tinoasprilla on Today at 01:30:33 PM »
Getting away with it as no fans are there too.  I've started driving past the ground on way to work.  Tooting me horn and shouting fat c***.  Maybe we should start a toot for bruce oot campaign
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Football / Re: Takeover Thread
« Last post by manorpark on Today at 01:29:47 PM »
If he wasn’t biased before this, surely he will be a bit cheesed off now we’ve taken to the High Court to try and remove him from the panel? :lol:

Exactly the opposite of this.

His possible bias (and I do not think he would have ever been so) has been totally exposed into the public domain by De-Marco . . so (if anything) he will have to show to the maximum externt that he has bent over backwards to NOT be biased.

Great move by De-Marco, probably everything he wanted . . ie, far better than having another 'unknown quantity' as a replacement Chairman.

Brilliant.

Confirmation of this . . .


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Football / Re: So-called Head Coach Shoulder Barge Bruce II
« Last post by SUPERTOON on Today at 01:27:11 PM »
He’s not going to come out and say anything different tbh.
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