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Got bored of Squires a fair while ago but had to give this a look. Not at all surprised by the overall take but surprised he's decided every single NUFC fan is a boot licker doing mental gymnastics and there's no in between. As The Prophet said, seems he's gone for the simple 'how dare NUFC fans show any emotion at 14 years of Ashley ending'.

 

May sound crazy but the comment that most hit me most was 'return the club to its rightful position (14th)'. :lol: I think just because I wasn't expecting it. Such a strange, pointless dig. Indicates to me though that the 'sleeping giant' metaphor will be hastily thrown out of the window by many to be replaced with 'undeserving plastic club that needed blood money to succeed'. Again, not that I'm overly surprised.

 

 

 

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The assumption that all Newcastle fans are for the takeover, or that being happy that Ashley's gone automatically means you endorse the Saudis is absolutely shite like, but this is what we all knew was coming. 

The only complaint I really have about Squires these days is that he's far too wordy and rarely as funny as he used to be. Didn't think that one was that bad tbh, I've definitely seen the stuff that he's talking about, especially last summer. The mental gymnastics ones is bollocks like, anyone still choosing to use a Saudi funded product that would be easy to give up, is in no position to expect Newcastle fans to boycott or walk away from the football club they've supported all of their life. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, B-more Mag said:

:lol: Squires is fucking rattled. More of this shit, please.

He's not rattled. He draws cartoons about current affairs in football. He's good at it, and we all enjoyed when he was ripping the s**t out of Bruce and Ashley.

 

He works with his subject matter plain and simple. We are currently subject matter, but its still just a cartoon. 

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It's the tarring of the entire fanbase that bothers me, really. Most of the stuff I've seen from Squires he's really only targeted individuals. 

 

There are members of the fanbase who've draped themselves in Saudi attire and adorned Saudi flags against their Twitter handles etc. That sort of stuff absolutely requires 'action' of some description, and a publication highlighting the foolishness of that isn't something I have a problem with at all. It's useful if anything. 

 

It's just the general portrayal of the entire fanbase behaving in such a way which is so irksome, but there you go. It's the nature of the cartoon I suppose. 

 

Certainly don't blame people for chanting "we've got our club back" amidst the ecstacy of the first hours of Ashley's departure. Of course it's a contradiction but who could blame anyone for thinking like that in the immediacy of the news? 

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1 minute ago, gjohnson said:

He's not rattled. He draws cartoons about current affairs in football. He's good at it, and we all enjoyed when he was ripping the s**t out of Bruce and Ashley.

 

He works with his subject matter plain and simple. We are currently subject matter, but its still just a cartoon. 

 

:lol: Yeah, I'm aware of what he does. I find it funny, because he's gone so sanctimonious about it and not even attempted to include any humor. More, please.

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1 minute ago, Si said:

"He was funny when he was nasty about other clubs" :lol:

The idea that a single person on this forum would think "ooh dear, he's got this one wrong" if he'd penned the exact same strip about another club is absolutely risible. In fact he's made similar points about Man City dozens of times over the years, basically every time they win something he raises it.

 

People really need to stop taking entirely valid criticism of Saudi Arabia as a personal slight.

 

"I want these murderous dictators to own us because they're very rich but can nobody in the press mention it please?" is a very silly stance indeed to take (and not one anyone would condone for any other football club).

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3 minutes ago, Rafalove said:

Eh?

 

 

 

Well he has form for looking the other way because more broadly he thinks he’s getting what he wants. One of the ones asking ‘what antisemitism?’ When thousands of Corbyn super fans were hounding Zionist labour members off of Twitter. 

 

 

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Just now, B-more Mag said:

 

:lol: Yeah, I'm aware of what he does. I find it funny, because he's gone so sanctimonious about it and not even attempted to include any humor. More, please.

No different to his normal offerings. He was happy to rip the living s**t out of the rich 6s ESL project without trying to be funny.

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Just now, B-more Mag said:

It's a fucking cartoon. Water off a duck's back.

This!

 

Some people need to appreciate that there isn't always some massive agenda behind everything. (discalimer...doesn't mean there isn't!....pass me my tinfoil hat)

 

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