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25 minutes ago, reefatoon said:

Well, what a beautiful morning it is. Sun is out, birds are singing, Ashley and Bruce are fucking off. Time to get Jimmy Nail's big river on repeat and hope when it comes to the "this is a mighty town, built upon a solid ground, and everything they tried so hard to kill, we will rebuild" line comes on that I don't turn into a blubbering mess. This is fucking magic man!

What a post. Fucking hairs on back of neck man

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5 minutes ago, Dan Gleebals said:

Am I the only one who is really pissed off with this?  I was really looking forward to the demise of Bruce, he has the perfect get out now - new owners, wanted a new man and will get to leave quietly and with a load of cash.  Fuming 

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Yes, yes you are.

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1 hour ago, SiLvOR said:

Your last sentence there is spot on mate. Lost my dad in March unexpectedly, even though he was a Millwall fan, he loved Newcastle and would be just as happy with this news, and seeing me enjoying this. Life is just too short, and we're well overdue some good times at the club.


Similar. The last thing I promised to my dad was I’d get rid of Ashley for him. There were times in the campaign I thought we came close to achieving it. As time went on my dad finally succumb and packed in his ST after many decades of support. Ashley had ground him down. The man who would never leave until after the final whistle no matter the score still in hope we could snatch a point from a score line of impossibility some games. That was my dad. He always had hope but that was slowly taken away from him bit by bit and that is the biggest crime that has taken place in my eyes. 
 

I’ll always remember @Greg and I struggling to adorn the AshleyOut mobile before we set off to Leicester via Sports Direct HQ. We’d used my parents drive as it was a quiet discrete spot to attach all the banners. After initially trying to leave us to it he couldn’t help himself in his mid 70’s getting involved and climbing up the side of the van to help attach everything safely. You could see the hurt in his eyes of what supporting the club had become but also the pride in his son and friend along with many others on here trying to force some kind of change.

 

A few years later we returned to the EPL with Rafa and I hoped to entice my dad back for a game after years away. It was the Forest Cup game and tickets were purchased as he reluctantly agreed to go as he claimed nothing was going to change long term under Ashley. Unfortunately for me on the day he felt a little under the weather and he instructed me to give up his ticket. Come the end of extra time and penalties I returned home late only to receive a call from my Mam in a panic saying my dad wasn’t right. I dashed round. He wasn’t. I tried to resuscitate him but it was clear he was already dead and the noises my Mam had heard whilst he lay in bed earlier before ringing me was a fatal heart attack. 
 

That’s why it was the biggest crime in my eyes. As it would’ve usually took a lot more than a temperature to put him off a match. Even an early round League Cup Game he’d of always of wanted to go but that was taken from him as he was sadly from me about a decade too early in each case. I always wonder the timings and if he’d had the heart attack during the tail end of the game might he of survived with all the medical help and myself on hand to help rather than stuck at home with my Mam who struggled to fathom how to use the phone to ring me.

 

So I’d failed in my promise to get rid of Ashley which always hurts but let’s hope for us all in here and the thousands and thousands of others that hopefully today or any day soon now, we are ALL rid of Ashley even if it is of his own accord.

 

As for that trip to Leicester I proudly held aloft a banner saying “We don’t demand a team that wins, we demand a club that tries!” and that’s all my dad ever wanted too along with us all on here I think. That banner still sits in my outhouse collecting dust. Let’s ALL hope it never needs to be dusted down again. 

 

So hopefully this is the last time I’ll need to type or mutter these words… Ashley Out!

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Colos Short and Curlies said:

Would love Amanda to give Jordan a quick call this morning and just laugh down the phone for 10 minutes

You honestly think they would air her coming on to gloat?

 

 

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26 minutes ago, JeffJ said:

They should sell tickets to the dismantling of every Sport Direct sign in SJP. 
 

And when they give Bruce, The Steve’s and Charnley the chop. 

 

Bonfire night isn't too far away.  Sell tickets to a ritual burning of all SD signage and give the proceeds to the food bank. 

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Heartbreaking words, @LFEE. Have absolutely no doubt at all that your dad will be immensely proud of you and your efforts. Don't rule out the impact of AO either, it may well have accelerated his departure, if only by months. 

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4 minutes ago, LFEE said:


Similar. The last thing I promised to my dad was I’d get rid of Ashley for him. There were times in the campaign I thought we came close to achieving it. As time went on my dad finally succumb and packed in his ST after many decades of support. Ashley had ground him down. The man who would never leave until after the final whistle no matter the score still in hope we could snatch a point from a score line of impossibility some games. That was my dad. He always had hope but that was slowly taken away from him bit by bit and that is the biggest crime that has taken place in my eyes. 
 

I’ll always remember @Greg and I struggling to adorn the AshleyOut mobile before we set off to Leicester via Sports Direct HQ. We’d used my parents drive as it was a quiet discrete spot to attach all the banners. After initially trying to leave us to it he couldn’t help himself in his mid 70’s getting involved and climbing up the side of the van to help attach everything safely. You could see the hurt in his eyes of what supporting the club had become but also the pride in his son and friend along with many others on here trying to force some kind of change.

 

A few years later we returned to the EPL with Rafa and I hoped to entice my dad back for a game after years away. It was the Forest Cup game and tickets were purchased as he reluctantly agreed to go as he claimed nothing was going to change long term under Ashley. Unfortunately for me on the day he felt a little under the weather and he instructed me to give up his ticket. Come the end of extra time and penalties I returned home late only to receive a call from my Mam in a panic saying my dad wasn’t right. I dashed round. He wasn’t. I tried to resuscitate him but it was clear he was already dead and the noises my Mam had heard whilst he lay in bed earlier before ringing me was a fatal heart attack. 
 

That’s why it was the biggest crime in my eyes. As it would’ve usually took a lot more than a temperature to put him off a match. Even an early round League Cup Game he’d of always of wanted to go but that was taken from him as he was sadly from me about a decade too early in each case. I always wonder the timings and if he’d had the heart attack during the tail end of the game might he of survived with all the medical help and myself on hand to help rather than stuck at home with my Mam who struggled to fathom how to use the phone to ring me.

 

So I’d failed in my promise to get rid of Ashley which always hurts but let’s hope for us all in here and the thousands and thousands of others that hopefully today or any day soon now, we are ALL rid of Ashley even if it is of his own accord.

 

As for that trip to Leicester I proudly held aloft a banner saying “We don’t demand a team that wins, we demand a club that tries!” and that’s all my dad ever wanted too along with us all on here I think. That banner still sits in my outhouse collecting dust. Let’s ALL hope it never needs to be dusted down again. 

 

So hopefully this is the last time I’ll need to type or mutter these words… Ashley Out!

 

 

Thank you for sharing this story I hope he’s up there somewhere doing cartwheels right now

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5 minutes ago, LFEE said:


Similar. The last thing I promised to my dad was I’d get rid of Ashley for him. There were times in the campaign I thought we came close to achieving it. As time went on my dad finally succumb and packed in his ST after many decades of support. Ashley had ground him down. The man who would never leave until after the final whistle no matter the score still in hope we could snatch a point from a score line of impossibility some games. That was my dad. He always had hope but that was slowly taken away from him bit by bit and that is the biggest crime that has taken place in my eyes. 
 

I’ll always remember @Greg and I struggling to adorn the AshleyOut mobile before we set off to Leicester via Sports Direct HQ. We’d used my parents drive as it was a quiet discrete spot to attach all the banners. After initially trying to leave us to it he couldn’t help himself in his mid 70’s getting involved and climbing up the side of the van to help attach everything safely. You could see the hurt in his eyes of what supporting the club had become but also the pride in his son and friend along with many others on here trying to force some kind of change.

 

A few years later we returned to the EPL with Rafa and I hoped to entice my dad back for a game after years away. It was the Forest Cup game and tickets were purchased as he reluctantly agreed to go as he claimed nothing was going to change long term under Ashley. Unfortunately for me on the day he felt a little under the weather and he instructed me to give up his ticket. Come the end of extra time and penalties I returned home late only to receive a call from my Mam in a panic saying my dad wasn’t right. I dashed round. He wasn’t. I tried to resuscitate him but it was clear he was already dead and the noises my Mam had heard whilst he lay in bed earlier before ringing me was a fatal heart attack. 
 

That’s why it was the biggest crime in my eyes. As it would’ve usually took a lot more than a temperature to put him off a match. Even an early round League Cup Game he’d of always of wanted to go but that was taken from him as he was sadly from me about a decade too early in each case. I always wonder the timings and if he’d had the heart attack during the tail end of the game might he of survived with all the medical help and myself on hand to help rather than stuck at home with my Mam who struggled to fathom how to use the phone to ring me.

 

So I’d failed in my promise to get rid of Ashley which always hurts but let’s hope for us all in here and the thousands and thousands of others that hopefully today or any day soon now, we are ALL rid of Ashley even if it is of his own accord.

 

As for that trip to Leicester I proudly held aloft a banner saying “We don’t demand a team that wins, we demand a club that tries!” and that’s all my dad ever wanted too along with us all on here I think. That banner still sits in my outhouse collecting dust. Let’s ALL hope it never needs to be dusted down again. 

 

So hopefully this is the last time I’ll need to type or mutter these words… Ashley Out!

 

 

 

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Man, that post LFEE.

 

People like you who did so much work the last few years are heroes and better than a lot of the fanbase deserves.

 

Thanks so much for all you did, sounds like your father was rightly proud.

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I started Supporting Newcastle around 1970. Went to my first game in December 1980, (1-0 v sheff wed, bobby bentnose shinton scored). Went to just about every game over the next 20 years. I stopped going when Robson was sacked. Most of the lads i used to travel the country with have also stopped going. I dont even watch football on tv anymore. I do spend far too much time reading thus forum though.
this day is fantastic, I am elated, i want to start going back to the match. For those that haven’t experienced what this city is like when the football is good are in for a treat. You had to be there as an adult when Keegan was here in the 90s.

 

thing is, Ive got covid, and am not well at all. Hope I dont snuff it lol

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1 minute ago, TotalWar said:

I started Supporting Newcastle around 1970. Went to my first game in December 1980, (1-0 v sheff wed, bobby bentnose shinton scored). Went to just about every game over the next 20 years. I stopped going when Robson was sacked. Most of the lads i used to travel the country with have also stopped going. I dont even watch football on tv anymore. I do spend far too much time reading thus forum though.
this day is fantastic, I am elated, i want to start going back to the match. For those that haven’t experienced what this city is like when the football is good are in for a treat. You had to be there as an adult when Keegan was here in the 90s.

 

thing is, Ive got covid, and am not well at all. Hope I dont snuff it lol

This news will destroy your covid mate.

 

Get well soon. 

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9 minutes ago, LFEE said:


Similar. The last thing I promised to my dad was I’d get rid of Ashley for him. There were times in the campaign I thought we came close to achieving it. As time went on my dad finally succumb and packed in his ST after many decades of support. Ashley had ground him down. The man who would never leave until after the final whistle no matter the score still in hope we could snatch a point from a score line of impossibility some games. That was my dad. He always had hope but that was slowly taken away from him bit by bit and that is the biggest crime that has taken place in my eyes. 
 

I’ll always remember @Greg and I struggling to adorn the AshleyOut mobile before we set off to Leicester via Sports Direct HQ. We’d used my parents drive as it was a quiet discrete spot to attach all the banners. After initially trying to leave us to it he couldn’t help himself in his mid 70’s getting involved and climbing up the side of the van to help attach everything safely. You could see the hurt in his eyes of what supporting the club had become but also the pride in his son and friend along with many others on here trying to force some kind of change.

 

A few years later we returned to the EPL with Rafa and I hoped to entice my dad back for a game after years away. It was the Forest Cup game and tickets were purchased as he reluctantly agreed to go as he claimed nothing was going to change long term under Ashley. Unfortunately for me on the day he felt a little under the weather and he instructed me to give up his ticket. Come the end of extra time and penalties I returned home late only to receive a call from my Mam in a panic saying my dad wasn’t right. I dashed round. He wasn’t. I tried to resuscitate him but it was clear he was already dead and the noises my Mam had heard whilst he lay in bed earlier before ringing me was a fatal heart attack. 
 

That’s why it was the biggest crime in my eyes. As it would’ve usually took a lot more than a temperature to put him off a match. Even an early round League Cup Game he’d of always of wanted to go but that was taken from him as he was sadly from me about a decade too early in each case. I always wonder the timings and if he’d had the heart attack during the tail end of the game might he of survived with all the medical help and myself on hand to help rather than stuck at home with my Mam who struggled to fathom how to use the phone to ring me.

 

So I’d failed in my promise to get rid of Ashley which always hurts but let’s hope for us all in here and the thousands and thousands of others that hopefully today or any day soon now, we are ALL rid of Ashley even if it is of his own accord.

 

As for that trip to Leicester I proudly held aloft a banner saying “We don’t demand a team that wins, we demand a club that tries!” and that’s all my dad ever wanted too along with us all on here I think. That banner still sits in my outhouse collecting dust. Let’s ALL hope it never needs to be dusted down again. 

 

So hopefully this is the last time I’ll need to type or mutter these words… Ashley Out!

 

 

You daft [email protected] you’ve just made me cry, you’re a top bloke Paul and it seems so was your dad, much respect fella :smitten:

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