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    Quote Originally Posted by MFKS View Post

    How anyone can have any serious interest in a side 12000 miles from home defies logic to me
    I'll give you my answer.

    I played for Charlestown Hotspurs and have supported Tottenham since I was a kid. Partly because of this my old man who is a Arsenal man 1st, Tottenham guy 2nd used to give me all the news about Tottenham and Tottenham in the mid to late 80's were very much a laughing stock.

    My grandfather was Tottenham through and through as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skirt Boy View Post
    I'll give you my answer.

    I played for Charlestown Hotspurs and have supported Tottenham since I was a kid. Partly because of this my old man who is a Arsenal man 1st, Tottenham guy 2nd used to give me all the news about Tottenham and Tottenham in the mid to late 80's were very much a laughing stock.

    My grandfather was Tottenham through and through as well.
    Awesome story! That's really cool.

    But your don't have to justify or explain who you support to anyone.
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    Great. He's gone from Liaoning Whowin to Newcastle Wholose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeterpool View Post
    Awesome story! That's really cool.

    But your don't have to justify or explain who you support to anyone.
    Haha I know. But it's member so it probably goes in one ear out the other anyways.

    It's amusing. Old mate in the morning is always "Your Spurs lost again".........

    But when they win it's always "Tottenham won" He doesn't buy into sports rivalry though as much as I. Hell he played for both Cardiffs.

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    Having their club bought by a wealthy tyrant accused of complicity in human rights abuses, torture, illegal air-strikes and murder would leave Newcastle fans with a dilemma to ponder.

    Specifically: "Who should we buy first?"

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    '...when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle staged an online poll on Saturday evening, asking the club’s supporters whether they would object to to the mooted takeover on the grounds of Saudi’s questionable human rights record, the response was an overwhelming “no”. Tellingly 80% of the 5,766 fans polled were in favour of the takeover.'

    fans can be pretty disgusting human beings when offered cash and success

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz-monaut View Post
    '...when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle staged an online poll on Saturday evening, asking the club’s supporters whether they would object to to the mooted takeover on the grounds of Saudi’s questionable human rights record, the response was an overwhelming “no”. Tellingly 80% of the 5,766 fans polled were in favour of the takeover.'

    fans can be pretty disgusting human beings when offered cash and success
    Yeah, people do kind of suck sometimes.

    Newcastle doesn't need a Saudi takeover to get back to the top. They are still a huge club, huge fan base and have some good players already. A fairly standard owner, who isn't Ashley, could be enough to get them back to a constant top 10 side easily. 3 or 4 good signings and they could be the next Wolves and be in and out of Europa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    Yeah, people do kind of suck sometimes.

    Newcastle doesn't need a Saudi takeover to get back to the top. They are still a huge club, huge fan base and have some good players already. A fairly standard owner, who isn't Ashley, could be enough to get them back to a constant top 10 side easily. 3 or 4 good signings and they could be the next Wolves and be in and out of Europa.
    I'd argue they have a terrible squad this year but Bruce is working wonders and the rest of the league keeps dropping points

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    Quote Originally Posted by StannyCFCJET View Post
    I'd argue they have a terrible squad this year but Bruce is working wonders and the rest of the league keeps dropping points
    They have plenty of quality in midfield and defence.

    Schar, Lascelles could play for a top 4 side. Clark and Fernandez are quality backups and could start at other bottom 10 sides. Jetro Willems is quality and Manquilo has been solid enough for a bottom half side.

    Hayden, Shelvey have legs and can tackle as well as anyone. Longstaff looks like he'd move to a top 10 side if they got relegated. Bentalab has also been awesome since he left Spurs.

    Up front they need more from what they have tho. Almiron has big potential, Joelinton was great in Germany last year but needs time to acclimatise. Saint Maximim could be great or could be a flop.

    They have had about 10 players injured each week and are still not in the relegation zone. They just need to get players fit and then get rid of Carroll and Gayle and spend that on Giroud or Mertens or Chuopo-Mouting. Guarantee a few goals and then defend leads for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StannyCFCJET View Post
    I'd argue they have a terrible squad this year but Bruce is working wonders and the rest of the league keeps dropping points
    Bruce is doing an amazing job of getting them up for it each week tho. The amount of injuries they have had would kill a lesser team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    Bruce is doing an amazing job of getting them up for it each week tho. The amount of injuries they have had would kill a lesser team.
    He's good at that

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    As a Newcastle fan I don’t fall into the “our squad is garbage” excuse that is always rolled out. We have some decent players but the disconnect between the fans and Ashley is beyond toxic. There’ll be no harmony or at least content until he sells.

    Newcastle need someone to invest in the training facilities, the youth squads, etc as there has been no money spent in the back of house since he bought the club.

    Bruce has exceeded expectations but we’re still not in the clear yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz-monaut View Post
    '...when the Newcastle Evening Chronicle staged an online poll on Saturday evening, asking the club’s supporters whether they would object to to the mooted takeover on the grounds of Saudi’s questionable human rights record, the response was an overwhelming “no”. Tellingly 80% of the 5,766 fans polled were in favour of the takeover.'

    fans can be pretty disgusting human beings when offered cash and success
    I wonder what the statistic would have been if it wasn’t a vote of Ashley vs Saudi’s.

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    to be fair to Ashley, his human rights record, while certainly not perfect, isn't as bad as the Saudis

    he stopped beheadings ages ago, give him a little bit of credit

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz-monaut View Post
    to be fair to Ashley, his human rights record, while certainly not perfect, isn't as bad as the Saudis

    he stopped beheadings ages ago, give him a little bit of credit
    He only slashes prices on last year's footwear... Not journalists heads!
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