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calling all REAL football fans - show your support for Kevin Keegan

Old 6th Sep 2008, 07:11
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And I can think of many more enjoyable ways to spend £50 than watching a football match.....such as a decent days gliding / socialising for one....and a decent night out ( albeit with a bit more expediture if required ) with a lady...as another.

Hopefully, the credit crunch will make a significant impact on football revenues...the business model after all ( players wages for a start ) being in direct contravention of most accounting principles ( mind you, so was Northern Rock I suppose ) should be ready to implode nicely in the near future..although doubtless the gullible and clinically brain dead will continue to shell out for the new strip and match tickets with money they have'nt got anyway or rather at the expense of spending it on more tangible aspects of life such as heating, food etc.

As for Keegan, who cares ? .......he's unlikely to leave in penury now is he..it's not as if he's out of a job with a weeks minimum wage as a "sod off" gesture now is it ?.
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 07:30
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 08:43
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pp, Went to WHL a few times in the 75/6 season when I was at college in Bedford.Some good memories,also that season I went to Luton Town a good bit.Can you imagine college students going to Premiership matches now.I think WHL was £2.50 at the time.
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A little bit of history...I just looked up the results for 1975/6 and the game I remember most was Spurs v Burnley on November 29th.The reason I remember it was that after leaving the match we ran into thick fog on the A6 back to Bedford and the forty mile journey took about two hours.About 9.30 pm Graham Hill was killed when his plane crashed at Arkley about 5 miles from White Hart Lane.
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 16:04
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I lovvve it I really Lovve it!
The waster who has done nothing in ANY managers job he has had has yet again found an excuse to run away from a poor record and yet the barcodes still think he's God!

A moron supported by morons....
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 18:30
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Wouldn't they be better off with Morecambe & Wise?
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 20:27
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ha ha!!
You make me laugh!
A guy who took a team from the brink of the old 3rd division, won the old 2nd division at a canter the following year. Then got his team to 3rd in the premier league in their 1st season.

Getting a seamingly mediocre team to one of the top 4 in the country at the time - no thats not achieving anything.

Your the moron, you probably dont even support football or are just one of these wind up merchants.

MORON!!!!
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 20:33
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 21:33
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 22:03
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If anyone was a 'Real' football fan, then they would get fans across the country together to boycott all matches for, lets say, a year in protest to the money involved.

£35 million for goodness sake, just so a player can play for a particular team...etc cars etc wages etc lifestyle etc attitude etc contempt etc.

Football, just not interested any more thanks.
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 13:13
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Are you for real????

Cloud cuckoo land me thinks - the money in football will only rise, as long as people will pay.
Football supporters (real ones that is) will pay whatever is needed to watch their team - £48 for Chelsea (away end), well thats what we paid last year - thus bringing in high levels of revenue for clubs. Take into account average shirt price for a premier league club is around £35-£40 this makes even more money, not to mention sponsorships etc etc
By boycotting matches will just mean vacating a seat for someone else who couldn't get a ticket due to high demand.

nice idea though!
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 13:50
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Are you serious?

So you're not a REAL football fan unless you're prepared to pay anything for a ticket. Its more of a shame the REAL fans don't get to go as the high prices makes ticket unattainable.

I have a season ticket (despite this years 10% price rise) and think myself lucky that A) i could get one and B) am in a position to afford the dam thing.

The atmosphere in stadiums is slowly but surely getting worse and thats because the REAL fans are being forced out because of the prices. Football is a working class game and shold be working class prices!

I think the England fans did us proud during the Andorra match chanting 'We hate Setanta' throughout, again should REAL football fans be happy to pay £13/month to support their nation, takes the p*ss.
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Old 13th Sep 2008, 19:41
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Old 14th Sep 2008, 18:13
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Torygraph: Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle United

Mike Ashley, Newcastle's beleaguered owner, has confirmed that he wants to sell the club following Kevin Keegan's resignation and supporters seemingly unrepentant in the removal of the St James' Park management.

Mike Ashley has confirmed that he will sell Newcastle Photo: PA
Ashley only took charge at St James' Park outfit last summer and has endured a torrid spell at the helm in the North East. His relationship with the fans has reached breaking point in the past week following the resignation of revered manager Keegan.

Keegan quit his post after just three games of the new season, claiming that he was forced to walk at St James' Park due to the board's continued involvement in the club's transfer policy. It is believed that Ashley met Keegan today in a final bid to lure him back to Newcastle.

Ashley said he is looking for a buyer, but he warned Newcastle supporters to be patient. He said in a lengthy and impasioned statement: "I am putting the club up for sale. I hope the next owner is someone who can lavish the amount of money on the club that the fans want. You don't need to demonstrate against me again because I have got the message. Any further action will only have an adverse effect on the team. I am determinded that Newcastle United is not only here today, but that it is here tomorrow for your children who stand beside you at St James' Park."

It is understood that a Chinese businessman and a North East consortium are in the running to take over the reins, while Ashley is also keen on contacting Dubai International Capital, who have been at the forefront of a takeover at Liverpool......
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Old 14th Sep 2008, 19:21
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You lot should stop whinging and be happy with what you have got, as for me, my local team is Grimsby. Anyone go lower than that ??
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Old 14th Sep 2008, 21:22
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Torygraph: Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle United

Mike Ashley, Newcastle's beleaguered owner, has confirmed that he wants to sell the club following Kevin Keegan's resignation and supporters seemingly unrepentant in the removal of the St James' Park management.

He would be better flogging it on Ebay, I am sure a Toon fan would willingly spend a fiver to gain control of this 'football' club....
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Old 14th Sep 2008, 22:22
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Well that proposal rallied support Juststartin !!! I was surprised Keegan was able to vacate the building with the size of his head. Please lobby the supporters to boycott attendance at Newcastle's games then when the club is in receivership the spoils would make a supherb helipad. £65K a week for a FOOTBALL PLAYER total BO**OCKS
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 17:01
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65K a week for a player???

wow that is cheap
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 17:24
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OK, serious question. Is Ashley ceasing AS OF NOW to put in any more funding, or is he continuing to service the debt whilst seeking a buyer.

A discredited ex-Thai President is available....
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 11:42
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One can presume he will continue to run it as normal. After all if he just pulled the plug and walked away he would have lost millions.

After reading his statement I can agree with some of it (sounds slightly hypocritical) especially the fact that he wants whats best for Newcastle.

I think he has been badly advised and severley underestimated how passionate our supporters are.

I hope a buyer can be brought in along with a new manager so we can concentrate on taking the club forward for the first time in years, and finally put this circus to bed
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