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The Football News Thread 2021/22

Elephant Pyjamas

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Who they replace Bruce with give us a very good idea of how quickly they will become a super club.
 

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I think Ashley sold off loads of the surrounding land so they essentially can't expand. They could move I suppose (absolutely tons of space outside Newcastle, not a luxury we have) but they'd be daft to throw away the current location.

Commercially, Ashley was ripping them off so that won't be difficult to improve on, it'll take time though. There's also a question of how closely some firms will want to be associated with a club owned effectively by the Saudi Arabian state.

Their fixtures up to 1 January:

Tottenham (H)
Crystal Palace (A)
Chelsea (H)
Brighton (A)
Brentford (H)
Arsenal (A)
Norwich (H)
Burnley (H)
Leicester (A)
Liverpool (A)
Man City (H)
Man Utd (H)
Everton (A)
Southampton (A)

They're very likely to enter the window in serious relegation trouble, whether they retain Bruce or not (surely they won't). Players will join you at that point if you offer them enough money and the right clauses, but they won't be superstars.

I could be proven wrong of course but I don't see the likes of Conte signing up for the current gig. Maybe next summer when it's a clean slate, as it stands they have a rubbish squad and the best you can hope to do this season is stay up.
 

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SkyBet are offering a frankly ludicrous 50/1 on Graeme Jones being next permanent manager (I don't think they have to actually give him that title, if he takes charge of 10 games or so they normally pay out). Chucked a couple of quid on that, big spender that I am. He's highly regarded and already there. You can see them handing him the reins at least until the New Year while they line someone else up, just to get rid of the stench of Bruce.
 

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A takeover in the spring would have made it much simpler for them, starting with a clean slate. Having to stay up complicates things such as getting a Conte in. They'd be better off in their first spending wave getting decent players from the lower end of the PL in - although they'll have to overpay -the likes of Tarkowski and Zaha
 

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SkyBet are offering a frankly ludicrous 50/1 on Graeme Jones being next permanent manager (I don't think they have to actually give him that title, if he takes charge of 10 games or so they normally pay out). Chucked a couple of quid on that, big spender that I am. He's highly regarded and already there. You can see them handing him the reins at least until the New Year while they line someone else up, just to get rid of the stench of Bruce.
Your £2 has already tipped it down to 26/1..
 

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SkyBet are offering a frankly ludicrous 50/1 on Graeme Jones being next permanent manager (I don't think they have to actually give him that title, if he takes charge of 10 games or so they normally pay out). Chucked a couple of quid on that, big spender that I am. He's highly regarded and already there. You can see them handing him the reins at least until the New Year while they line someone else up, just to get rid of the stench of Bruce.
PaddyPower are offering 66/1 on that so I've joined you with a few quid and boosted the bet to 75/1
 

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I'd comment about the Saudi thing but as an American I'm not sure I have any moral high ground there.

Will probably still take a minor miracle for them to stay up.
 

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They will buy in January but they are going to need a good second half of the season as their run to January looks pretty evil.
 

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I wasn't expecting their LGBTQ+ group to twerk quite so hard for their new overlords
 

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"They might behave better over here" is not a good defence.
 

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Please don’t behead us on the pitch for our sexuality. But that’s okay as long as Mbappe turns up. Stomach churning. One of my kids would actually run risk of execution in that fucking country just for who he is.

There is no upside to letting these cunts into football.
 

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I really hope when they are on the telly a telly a nice chant of

You’re Sportswashing Cunts
You’re Sportswashing Cunts
Newcastle United
You’re Sportswashing Cunts

could break out.

can guarantee sky or BT would turn the crowd mikes down though.
 

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The fiver football daily news email has already renamed them as human rights abuses fc, dunno how long that'll last though
 

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It is so hypocritical though.
Look at Qatar and PSG, look at Abu Dhabi and City, look at Wolves and Chinese State endorsed Fosun. Let's not pretend our owners aren't unsavoury and some of our transactions are borderline corrupt. It's just an exercise in how far down the slippery slope you are.
We hold our noses as a fan base, so will Newcastle. Let's not be pompous
 
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