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Blue Mondays and yellow bellies!

Posted on June 22nd, 2009 | 34 Comments |

A rather fetching couch
Mark Viduka's pre-season training regime if he stays?
And so another week begins and what do we have to show for it? No updates on the sale of the club and a rotten new strip.

Quite what possessed the designers to come up with yellow and white (or is it cream?) stripes is beyond me. As a wise supporter has already pointed out today, yellow has been a feature of our history for a long time now.

However, none of the previous efforts was quite as sickly as the current offering. Somewhere between an ice-cream parlour canopy and a bottle of perfume, it manages to look worse on than off. The inevitable jibe about the colour of the yellow stripe being reasonably symbolic of the fight and endeavour (or lack thereof) displayed by the players last season, already doing the rounds.

So what else is new? Well Michael Owen has been quoted as saying he believes he’ll leave the club when his contract is up. Not that any of us had much doubt but these are a few excerpts from Owen’s interview with Sky Sports News –

“I don’t think I am going to be re-signing at Newcastle,”

“I don’t think I am going to be offered a new contract and I want to play in the Premier League or a top division somewhere else.”

“I’m still a Newcastle United player but only for a matter of weeks”

So there you have it in print. Any doubts now laid to rest and Mr Owen off on his next adventure sooner rather than later. Ah yeah, and it would seem we’re playing Shamrock Rovers at their place in July. No disrespect to a very successful Irish side but in the grand scheme of things……woo-a-hoo.

And I’m afraid that’s about it. I can’t remember feeling so disheartened about the future of my football club. Impatience is a ridiculous emotion because there’s little or nothing you can do about it other than convince yourself that something will eventually have to happen.

Or will it?

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34 Responses

  1. “And I’m afraid that’s about it. I can’t remember feeling so disheartened about the future of my football club.”

    ===

    Snap BBM. I felt particularly sour about things this morning.

    Surely we’re at rock bottom now though (please!).

  2. It could get so much worse Hugh. If we do not get a new owner and manager soon league 1 beckons.

  3. BBM

    ‘Hugh – with our lovely new outfit, it’s turned into a right old Bananadrama.’

    Very good!

  4. T_F – It’s probably more accurate to ask why do my articles in particular always have strange headlines.

    Just trying to be a little creative T_F.

    I might be misjudging the audience though. Not everybody is as weird as me. The other guys generally have more appropriate and relevant headlines.

  5. bowburnmag says:
    June 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Hugh – with our lovely new outfit, it’s turned into a right old Bananadrama.

    ==========

    Aye, this could well be a Cruel Summer.

  6. ive been banned from ed’s site hahaha
    and all because i said one of his stories was “shit stiring of the highest degree with no foundation or facts and was no better than the tabloids we mock”
    hahahaha what the world coming to???

  7. Well Hugh It’s not Really Saying Something to say we’ve had Rough Justice from the Shy Boy and I can’t wait until we Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.

    OK, I’m out of ‘Rama songs….. 8O

  8. Toon Factor

    ‘Yes mainly yours, Geordie Debs articles remind me of my GCSE English course for some strange reason’

    Not sure if that’s good or bad TF?

  9. Girth

    ‘been banned from ed’s site hahaha
    and all because i said one of his stories was “shit stiring of the highest degree with no foundation or facts and was no better than the tabloids we mock”
    hahahaha what the world coming to???’

    Whatever happened to free speech?

  10. deb – I would take it as a compliment

    I’m taking T_F’s comments as he thinks I’m weird and I should re-think my headline writing.

    I’m all for constructive criticism. :-)

  11. geordie deb- Well its just the rehitorical questions and alliterations etc, take it as a compliment

    Girth- How do you know if you get banned? Is it when you have to sign in again or something like that?

  12. T_F – A man comes round your house and hits you on the back of the knees with a sock full of pool balls. So I heard anyway.
    You’ll be alright, they won’t make the effort to go all the way to Spain.

  13. bowburnmag says:
    June 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “Girth – say what you want about mine. I’ll just be glad someone is reading them!”

    So why don’t you put the link in your name, Bowburn?

  14. bowburnmag says:
    June 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    “worky – I’m not following?”

    I noticed that you never put a link in your name at the other place, Bowburn.

  15. worky – didn’t even cross my mind! Missed opportunities eh? Sorted it now.
    This place might need to be a sanctuary for some when Ed is on holiday.

  16. Reet, I need my beauty sleep. Hopefully something of worth to write about by tomorrow.

    He says hopefully….

    Check ya.

  17. Worky

    ‘Deb doesn’t do it either’

    Worky as you know I am a bit of a numpty when it comes to IT stuff, so if anyone would like to enlighten me on how to do it, I will.

  18. deb – click on your username on Ed’s blog to get onto your profile. Then in the URL field, type in the URL for this blog and once you start posting again, your name will be a link to this site.

  19. Bowburn you are on fire with all of these articles. Personally I like the music themed titles. You should be a sub editor for the Sun. :)
    I’m really trying to get something together to put on here, but it’s taking me ages as work is busy and by the time I get home, have some time with the bairn and then have me tea I can’t be bothered to switch on the computer.
    It will come though, I haven’t disowned the blog!

  20. MT – Appreciated! Aye, my ‘Blue Mondays’ was a nod at New Order. Not sure if you got that one?

    Don’t know if I mentioned but just started working at my new place and it’s a totally alien industry and role to me, so I spend most of my day chasing my tail trying to get to grips with it. I’ve just got some more lads back on my team, so if I don’t do my job then there are also eleven engineers sitting around doing nowt.

    Which is fine for them sitting around in the sunshine but the directors would have something to say. So I’m starting to get pushed for time as well.

    Fortunately, the missus is busy with stuff in the evening, so I’ve had the freedom but I’ll be getting my ear bent shortly if I spend too much time during the evenings!

  21. “MT – Appreciated! Aye, my ‘Blue Mondays’ was a nod at New Order. Not sure if you got that one?”

    =====

    I did, I was a fan back in the day.

    When people ask me what my music taste is, I usually say it’s anything John Peel played between 1976 and 1986.