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Lord Tyrion

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More wage and transfer fee inflation.

What happens when they get bored?
That same question applies to pretty much any PL club. Take your pick. So far, if any owner or group has become bored there has been someone else to come along and take over. The bubble isn't bursting yet but if it does Newcastle won't be the only club in trouble.
 
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Feel sorry for Newcastle fans. Long overdue getting rid of their horrible owner but just getting passed on to someone much worse.
I understand your point Kaz, but watching the local news just now, listening to the radio and talking to a couple of mates who are Season Ticket holders, it really isn’t what they are thinking or even caring about.
 

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Personally am chuffed to bits for every geordie fan. Is there a more passionate fan in the country. Am yet to see it, and I include City fans in that comment. Newcastle have had a shocking owner for years, there fans don’t deserve that level of mediocrity and yet theres comments that the new owners are worse than Ashley. The bitterness has already started.
Flippin eck if the Newcastle ride is anything like the City ride. It’s gonna be a stonker. However a word of advice. Be ready for the snide comments. You will become a club that does not guarantee 6 points for the big clubs. You will not be a “ joke” anymore. You have bought success etc etc etc. You will be a club that takes points off the top clubs, you will be a club that turns the top four of ten years ago ( Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea) into a top 7 or 8.How is that not better for the Prem leagle.
congrats to all the Newcastle fans.
Howay the lads. 😁👍
 
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I get that, and football sold its soul long ago, but this is another step deeper into the sewer.
But this is the same regime that have been granted a “State Visit” by both our Government and Queen in the last few years.

It’s way bigger than football that sold its soul, I don’t understand why it’s always football that gets singled out to apparently do the right thing in this Country.

The hypocrisy is rife from the top to the man in the street.
 

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Bitter? I couldn't give a two hoots who wins or loses in English football. And, as a Rangers fan, I know exactly how awful Ashley is/was and I'd have him in a minute over the Saudis. Your club is being used to sportwash the image of one of the most despicable regimes on the planet.
They are not Chinese.☹️
 

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I don’t recall any of this out cry When a Saudi Prince bought Sheffield United?
come to think of it, I don’t recall this much out cry previously, and there are some very dubious owners of sports clubs, and businesses for that matter.
Depending on how far back you wish to go, money has been made in all kinds of rotten ways, does it make it better that one rich person had money given to them by family who were evil 100 years ago versus 10 years ago? I guess that’s down to perception.
I’ve been a Newcastle fan my entire life, family are from Blyth and Walker, but I grew up in hebburn, was a season ticket holder before we moved to NI and used to go and stand in the leezers before that.
This last 14 years under Ashley have been awful for the lost part, nothing more so that the lack of hope fans have had.
This has changed now, be it short or long term, who knows, we don’t know what the future holds, but at present, it feels very positive.
I have listened to stavely and Rueben discussing future plans, and not just for the club but the Reuben’s have also been investing in the local area which has to be a good thing.
The PIF part of the group have invested in a lot of areas globally, whether that’s petrol, coffee, sports etc. it’s not up to Newcastle fans to morally take any high ground when our government and others, and other businesses deal with Saudi Arabia on a daily basis.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and even if we don’t agree sometimes it doesn’t always mean one is right and one is wrong, sometimes they just differ.
I really hope my club can progress under the new owners and bring hope back to the city.
 
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Yip. I'm not singling football out. This is topical in the football thread.
I know you’re not, I talking about the reaction in general.👍🏻

Some of these taking the moral high ground will be typing on their Iphone while wearing Nike clothing.

I don’t think it’s a case of supporting or not supporting these regimes imo, none of us can be anything but disgusted in some of the things we’ve read whilst at the same time some have put the present government in power who are quite happy to do Arms deals with these regimes.
 

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I don’t recall any of this out cry When a Saudi Prince bought Sheffield United?
come to think of it, I don’t recall this much out cry previously, and there are some very dubious owners of sports clubs, and businesses for that matter.
Depending on how far back you wish to go, money has been made in all kinds of rotten ways, does it make it better that one rich person had money given to them by family who were evil 100 years ago versus 10 years ago? I guess that’s down to perception.
Our owners made their money in porn.

Your new ones currently are using state sanctioned rules such as:

- Torture
- Executions
- Detaining and arresting with no reason
- Very little womens rights. And what they can do requires a man's permission (normally)
- Amputations
- no protests
- banning humanitarian agencies.
- lashing gays, those who have pre-marital sex.


It's fair enough to say you don't really care, nothing you can do about it and you only want to see your team do well. But to compare them to everyone else is a piss poor excuse. There is no "opinion", they are awful people.
 

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Only one thing stopping them becoming a force and that's the location.
I mean imagine Neymar strolling down the street at 2am after a night out and being accosted by a 20 stone Lycra clad beast with her bits out munching on a kebab the size of a Viking long boat, while one of her mates is taking a dump in a flower bed in a nearby garden. Just seems highly unlikely😁
 
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