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“Geordies?” “AYE!!”

Posted on September 18th, 2009 | 123 Comments |

alan_shearer_300I make no apologies for this image (a “Scene’s we’d like to see” sequel to my previous one) despite the fact my first one seems to have upset as many people as it tickled. The movie “300” is one of my favourites and it’s no stretch, for me, to imagine Shearer as Gerard Butler’s King Leonides; leading us into battle against insurmountable odds.

Wednesday’s battering by Blackpool was either a blip or the end of the world (depending on whose advice you hold sacred); but whatever it was it was a reminder that this league will still take some winning, whatever the odds say. Chris Hughton (target for too much vilification) and the backroom staff have worked a minor miracle to get us in ANY kind of shape to face this season. Our great start has surprised everyone, including ourselves, and we can only pray in continues. Standing on the edge of tomorrows game with the “Green Army”, we mustn’t allow ourselves the luxury of too much introspection. If we succumb to that vital momentum will be lost, and with it whatever confidence we’ve been able to muster.

Looking to the future (if there is to BE any future in our future) we need to break the bad habits of a lifetime. A quick canter through this clubs history shows a “Boom and Bust” cycle that makes Zimbabwe’s economy look stable, by comparison. Short periods of success punctuated by rounds of acrimonious “Foot-Shooting”…all in the name of progress. The term “False Dawn” may well have been coined to describe this clubs history (unless there’s a plastic girl called Dawn knocking around somewhere), and all the while the fans have wrung their hands, and gnashed their teeth, in a desperate attempt to reconcile their love for the club with it’s, apparent, indifference toward them.

The one consistent factor, in recent years, has been our managerial merry-go-round. The insistence of leaping from one disaster into another, with barely time to draw breath. KK and Sir Bobby apart, no one has been given time to make any headway at the club. I’ve never subscribed to the “Unrealistic-Fan-Pressure” argument. Yes, we’ve been vocal…but what fans aren’t? Good God, the Spurs moan when things are going WELL!!! The side of the coin that NEVER gets shown is us pulling together in adversity. Chanting Gullits name before the ill-starred Sunderland match; cheering Allardyce from the Britannia stadium after the cup draw with Stoke…these things go unnoticed in the media frenzy to paint the “Best-Fans-In-The-World” ™ as a blood-thirsty bunch of unrealistic morons who feel they know best how to manage the club. At times our passion has clouded our judgement, but then show me a set of level headed fans ANYWHERE…and I’ll strike you a medal. Fan is a derivation of fanatic you know.

I don’t know what kind of Football Manager Alan Shearer is? Anyone who would dismiss him based on 8, frantic, end of season games has no business calling themselves a Toon fan. I do know he loves the club, I know he has strength,honour and integrity. He is someone we can believe in, unite behind and support. I know he commands respect from all corners of the Football world. I also know he has a passion for the job, a passion very much like our own, a passion that will allow him the blossom and grow, as a manager…hopefully with us.

Some posters on this site decry the “Geordie Nation” philosophy, as something that is merely an expression of “Mob Mentality”, which is one way of looking at it. Personally I subscribe to something more cerebral…a “Church of Toon” if you will. An overarching love of the club beneath which many differing opinions can gather, and find a unity of purpose.

Remember the scene in “300” where Leonides shouts “SPARTANS!” and, en masse, they shout “WHHOOOAAGGGHHH!!”, sends shivers up the spine doesn’t it? Imagine that at SJP: Shearer take the field and shouts “GEORDIES?” and, to a fan, we shout “AYE!!”. The beginnings of a “Church of Toon”…perhaps? I can dream, can’t I? You bet I can.

Excelsior Out!

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123 Responses

  1. Some of our southern-based Mags might need to give it an “aaaaiiiieetttt”. Or maybe they could ‘do’ the accent.

    Message being be that we’re a collective, under any banner, whether a Geordie born and bred or through choice (you must be mental). It’s a United front that’s needed. Even if we argue like barstewards on these blogs.

    Great illustration Excelsior.
    Really impressive stuff.

  2. Workyticket was right. This drive the outsiders out mentality will never work, and just makes us Geordies look stupid and narrowminded.

  3. Am I reading this wrong. Isn’t he inviting everyone to the party?

    ‘Geordies’ is the label and “aye” is the tag line. You don’t have to do a convincing ‘wheyaye’ to be party of this black and white family.

  4. Sorry but I still can’t get behind the Alan Shearer must be manager thing. As much as people want to romanticise the vision of him riding into town on his white charger and developing into the next Bobby Robson, the likelihood is he is just as likely to turn into a Roy Keane or Tony Adams figure. In your illustration you depict Shearer demanding ‘do not take the p*ss out of this club or this city’. In fact that’s exactly what they carried on doing so they took no notice of him in effect. I also think he is not as universally loved and respected as people believe he is. I don’t think you can judge him on 8 games, but it does give you an inkling of what he may be able to do and he showed a lack of tactical awareness and seemed pretty clueless. He couldn’t motivate the team on the final game that could have staved off relegation and I have always believed him to be quite a devisive, egotistical figure. The same players who were calling for him to be made manager are now calling for Chris Hughton to get the job, so you can’t put any stock in what they say, they just want to keep in with whoever is likely to play them. I don’t doubt his love for NUFC and I applaud all that he has achieved. He has been a fantastic servant to the club and is clearly a life long fan. But I don’t believe it is enough. I think any manager that gets the team winning and playing with passion will unite the fans, we don’t need Alan Shearer to do it imo.
    I agree with nufcbb. Can’t stand this whole geordie nation drivel. We don’t need to drive that sort of stuff down other people’s throats. It makes us look like a bunch of inbred xenohobic idiots. Outsiders can see how passionate we are but lets not inadvertently drive them away. To support the Toon you become an honorary geordie wherever you are from, and before you ask, born in Jesmond.

  5. bowburnmag says:
    September 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “Am I reading this wrong.”

    Yes. It’s the not-so-subtle “Cockney” and “Del Boy” jibes that gives it away. Besides the fact that they are completely incorrect, it’s just nasty and bigoted.

  6. It’s all Sir John Hall’s fault with his talk of 11 Geordies playing for the first team and his Geordie Nation cries. Me? I couldn’t care less where you are from as long as you aren’t a makem! :-)

  7. Oh, as an afterthough, has MIke Ashley ever taken the piss out of Newcastle or just the fans of NUFC? I can’t remember anything being reported about him deriding the town, unlike our last major shareholder/Chairman.

  8. Nah, I think either I’m missing something here or you guys are. I don’t think that’s what he’s saying at all. He’s explicitly stated it’s not about ostricising people. It’s the opposite.

    It’s building an army of followers, all marching in the same direction. You’ll have to get used to Excelsior’s style. It’s aimed at inspiring and sometimes I want to tell him to feck off because he goes off on one. But his intentions are pure. Trust me. Mentioning ‘parochial’ should only be in a religious context to his faith and not because of his ignorance.

    deb – really good comments and a load of sense being spoken there, but still my heart tells me he’ll be a good leader. But then I’ve got no say in the matter and I’ll just enjoy whatever comes to pass? ;)

  9. Micky Toon says:
    September 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    “It’s all Sir John Hall’s fault with his talk of 11 Geordies playing for the first team and his Geordie Nation cries.”

    Absolutely correct, Micky.

  10. worky – it’s satire.

    And his article should really dispel any belief that he’s bigoted.

    I think I might be going nuts.

  11. Thanks Bowburn. Keep taking the tablets!!
    Anyway how’s your preparation for Sunday going – what’s the latest prediction? I usually watch it on the telly so we will have to watch out for you – what colour vest you wearing this year?

  12. deb – it’s white and pastel blue. Very manly.

    Shoulda got a photo taken with it on for my justgiving page really.

    I was on tv last year at the end but when you froze Sky+, it wasn’t so much a triumphant smile, as everyone thought, but a grimace of relief.

    Not well deb, my knee is wrecked still and not run now for 3 weeks. More like a Great North Hobble but I’ve broken the 100% barrier on my target so I’m chuffed. More to come from friends and family too yet.

  13. Personally, I can’t see anything that is bigoted in the article. Let’s be honest, Mike and Penfold being chased out of the town is something everyone wants, as long as they aren’t replaced by someone who is equally reprehensible.
    We know that who ever is our manager, we will get behind him and the team, unless it’s Warnock, I can’t stand him. He seems to think that everything that goes wrong is someone elses fault and he never takes responsibility for anything.

  14. geordie deb says:
    September 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I don’t think you can judge him on 8 games, but it does give you an inkling of what he may be able to do and he showed a lack of tactical awareness and seemed pretty clueless. He couldn’t motivate the team on the final game that could have staved off relegation.

    You just have judged him Deb with that sentance.

    If we all took judgments over 8 games no manager would ever succeed.

    Does it not occur to you the the reason wegot relegated was because the players just weren’t good enough?

    Nothing to do with Shearer being tactical motivitional. The players were just out of their depth – Simple.

    Anyway another great article from Excelsior.

    This club has no future until this fat, ego-tistical, meglamaniac c*nt does one!

    That’s been my view for the past 18 months and it’s playing out pretty much like it’s a fair comment.

    I take no pleasure in being proved right…

  15. Thank funk for that MT.

    By the way………..Whippin’ Picadilly by Gomez.

    What a T Yoon. Just lifted me off the floor and back on my seat. It’ll keep me going til the end now.

    Anyone agree?

  16. I agree with that Stuart, especially when you take into account Owen’s comments on not trying his hardest, the little Sh1t.

  17. Stuart 79
    ‘Does it not occur to you the the reason wegot relegated was because the players just weren’t good enough?

    Nothing to do with Shearer being tactical motivitional. The players were just out of their depth – Simple.’

    I guess I have prejudged him, because I just don’t believe he is the man for the job. I didn’t observe his ‘tactical motivational’ qualities and I don’t believe the players did eiter. I think some of them weren’t good enough but plenty of them were. I can’t say we had a worse team/squad than some of the other ‘poorer’ teams in the premiership last season, difference was they were more motivated to stay there. No doubt a new owner will come in and try to get the fans onside by giving them Shearer and the whole sorry cycle will continue again. If he is the manager I will support him, but hopefully he won’t be put in the position until he proves he is capable, we have too much at stake.

  18. I’m not feeling that Gomez track, BBM. I’ve just fired it up and I can’t say it’s done anything for me.
    But then again my favourite upto date tune of the moment is that left my heart in tokyo one. I don’t know why I like it, everything in me says it’s just pop drivel. But mabey that is why I like it. :o

  19. It’s a grower MT. Took me a while back then but grew to love it. Cool as ice.

    You’re an ’80s child MT. You have inherently bad taste by being dragged up in that era. Ergo, ‘new pop’ is your thang.

    Sing it with me –

    “When the going gets tough……”

  20. Or

    “You are gold……gold……”

    “Well I think it would be nice…..”

    “I am the one and only…….”

    Amongst others.

  21. Micky Toon says:
    September 18, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    “Personally, I can’t see anything that is bigoted in the article.”

    Do you know what “bigoted” means, Micky?

  22. bowburnmag says:
    September 18, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    “Ah noo hey. Divn’t be picking at MT an’ all!”

    I’m not, I’m simply asking him a question. Alot of people think they know the meaning of words when they don’t. “Bigot” is one of those words.

  23. summerof69 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “does any one know anything about mozilla and why they might be blocking my e-mails ??”

    69, if you’re using a “Firefox” browser, the mozilla thing is probably referring to that.

  24. Hugh de Payen says:
    September 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    “Bigotry is rife amongst Toon fans at the moment.”

    And sarcasm is rife amongst smug people who think they are superior, Hugh. ;-)

  25. This kind of sh&t is just stirs up old wounds, and you can see it from the comments. I hope this ‘blog isn’t going to go the same way as all the rest with all this blind negativity and hatred. As someone else wrote about this blogger, he’s just “playing to the cheap seats”.

    To all the rest, keep up the good work!

  26. workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm (Edit)

    And sarcasm is rife amongst smug people who think they are superior, Hugh. ;-)

    ====

    There’s no ‘think’ about it Worky. ;-)

  27. Worky, just picked up your email – you’d sent it to my ‘other’ (work) address, which I haven’t been picking up today. Until now, anyway.

    I’ve just replied.

  28. sick of trying to get on eds blog.
    stuart,you give me 1 good reason why shearer is the best man for the toon job.

  29. Hitman

    “na worky the adverts de me nappa in,lol.”

    Why does everyone complain about the adverts? All you have to do is press the back button then its fine.

  30. worky if you needed a sparky to do some rewiring in your hoose,who would you go for a ytser or someone time served.lol

  31. But I’d give Hughton a really good chance without undermining him first, in the interests of continuity. Alot of Geordies underestimate him, and don’t realise what he did at ‘Spurs.

  32. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    sick of trying to get on eds blog.
    stuart,you give me 1 good reason why shearer is the best man for the toon job.

    We’ve tried every other bugger – experienced, league winning managers, European cup winning players and European footballers of the year.

    Where have they got us?

    That’s right nowhere!

    We have to give him a chance.

    I would rather regret doing something than regret not doing something.

  33. no doubt worky,shearer is 1 of my heros. i just think theres better out there,but any manager that comes in will have shearer in the background,and is doomed from the off.

  34. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    worky if you needed a sparky to do some rewiring in your hoose,who would you go for a ytser or someone time served.lol

    I bet Barca are glad they didn’t go for timed served…

  35. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 9:43 pm
    stu pep did a year with barca b team can you see shearer doing that.

    I’m sure that didn’t really prepare him for the ‘real’ job.

    Hitman, we seriously need a reality check here. We have tried every type of manager and they’ve done cock all. Lets give the bloke a chance and if it doesn’t work well he gave it a go and he won’t have done any worse than anyone else in the last 15 years.

  36. Stuart79 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    “I bet Barca are glad they didn’t go for timed served…”

    Guardiola, great as he was, humbled himself and went into coaching at a lower level first, and showed every sign that he was a ‘natural’. That’s what Shearer should do instead of sitting around on sofas. He also has the greatest football mind ever behind him, Johannes Cruijff.

  37. like i says earlier stu,why does it have to be shearer,what about lee clark hes got huddersfield playing nice football,this messiha shit is wearing thin.

  38. Like I said we’ve tried everyone else and all types and they have got us nowhere.

    Give the guy a chance and see what happens.

    Is it because it’s Shearer or because he has no experience that you guys are against him?

  39. I don’t hink I’ve ever heard any NUFC fan call either Shearer or KK ‘the Messiah’.

    I think even you are believing the national press now…

  40. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    because he has no experience stu,plain and simple for me like.

    But Hitman, we’ve had Dalglish, Gullit, Robson, Roeder, Souness and Alladyce. They have a million years experience between them and done nothing (with the exception of Sir Bobby.and even he didn’t win anything.)

    Given that list, what opposition can there be to Shearer with no experience when all the experience in the world has done nowt?

    Every world class successful manager has to start somewhere and have a first job. Why cannot Shearer be one of those?

  41. Stuart79 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    “Is it because it’s Shearer or because he has no experience that you guys are against him?”

    We’re not “against” him Stuart. You’re trying every logical fallacy in the book, ‘Straw Man’, ‘poisoning the well’, you name it! That sort of thing doesn’t work with intelligent people.

  42. workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve given a list of managers that have lots of experience taht have done nothing.

    You’re not guaranteed anything with anyone so why not Shearer?

  43. worky well all i know is as soon as i click on my my e-mails it re directs me to msn this has happend before and it fixed itself just like it messed it self up and now it has messsed it self up again

  44. I’d certainly prefer Shearer to Kinnear, although I think I’d have preferred Curbishley of all the names mentioned in connection with the job.

    Not sure about Hughton yet. He’s done okay this season so far but something worries me about him, although I’m not entirely sure what! I wouldn’t be distressed if they gave him the job full-time but I wouldn’t be particularly excited either.

  45. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    stuart,il say it again give me 1 good reason why shearer should be manager

    At the risk of being branded a prick I will try to explain…

    Whatever anyone says this is a special club with special supporters. With that brings it’s own unique pressures. Were a one club city and the pressure and intensity that brings requires someone who has either experienced that or has managed a club in a similar situation.

    Bearing in mind that all the top managers who MAY have worked under that pressure won’t manage a team in the Championship we need someone who has an understanding of the city and the unique pressures that brings.

    Is it a coincidence that our more impressive years have been under managers that understand not just the club but the city?

    Keegan had no experience when he took over and look what he did.

    In short I don’t want to be laballed a parocial half wit but this club now needs someone who knows the place and understands that this city eats, drinks and breathes not football but Newcastle United! Not everyone gets that.

    Before you say the fans are wrong and narrow minded there are too many who feel this way so it will never change, not in the near future anyway.

    No one’s a certainty to succeed so give ‘our’ legend a chance at least.

  46. hitman says:
    September 18, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    sick of trying to get on eds blog.
    stuart,you give me 1 good reason why shearer is the best man for the toon job
    <<<< stu ile aswer for you hitman because hes a geordie unlike you y little plastic mackem

  47. workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Enough with the logical fallacies, Stuart. It isn’t big and it isn’t clever!

    Still waiting for your logical reason for ‘why not’ Shearer.

  48. 69,

    Which browser are you using? The “Mozilla” you mentioned before suggests Firefox, but I need to know for certain.

    ps, are you having your problems with ‘Outlook Express’?

  49. Stuart79 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    “Still waiting for your logical reason for ‘why not’ Shearer.”

    And that’s another trick Stuart. Pretending people haven’t answered a question so they have to go over things over and over again until they give up. FFS be honest for once and grow up!

  50. workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    Stuart79 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    “Still waiting for your logical reason for ‘why not’ Shearer.”

    And that’s another trick Stuart. Pretending people haven’t answered a question so they have to go over things over and over again. FFS be honest for once and grow up!

    Very Good Worky, Still waiting for your reasons though.

    So far all I’ve done is explain why I would appoint Shearer and have only heard one reason why we shouldn’t.

    Hitman – Unexperienced.

    Nothing from you….

  51. 69,

    Well you could try resetting your browser, but I don’t know what browser it is yet, and if it’s your dad’s computer, he may not be too pleased if he’s set up his preferences in a certain way.

  52. summerof69 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    your probably right worky

    did that darren brown thing have an affect on any one ??

    Yeah Worky. He’s trying all sorts of mind games tonight. But to quote some who started this blog “it doesn’t work with intelligent people”

  53. batty says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    “worky chill man 3 point tomoz will cheer y up”

    I need more than three points batty, I need a dorty slappa to cheer me up! :-)

  54. workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    batty says:
    September 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    “worky chill man 3 point tomoz will cheer y up”

    I need more than three points batty, I need a dorty slappa!

    I guess it times like that you wish you still had the big market on your doorstep.

  55. stuart im glad you said that coz it didnt work on me i did feel a little wierd watching it but i had no problem getting out my seat

  56. summerof69 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “stuart im glad you said that coz it didnt work on me i did feel a little wierd watching it but i had no problem getting out my seat”

    Was he trying to hypnotise people through the tv?

  57. Stardust // Mar 31, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    batty // Mar 31, 2009 at 11:17 PM

    Stardust I CAN SEE THE CLUB GOING PLACES IF SHEARER GET A BIT OF CASH IN SUMMER

    Batty – as we said – Shearers no ones mug – he will know the position – he will know finance – he will know intention
    <<<<< yep hes no mug stardust

  58. 87 workyticket says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm
    summerof69 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “stuart im glad you said that coz it didnt work on me i did feel a little wierd watching it but i had no problem getting out my seat”

    Was he trying to hypnotise people through the tv?

    he was trying to make people think they were welded to their seat so yes i imagine it worked on some people though

  59. summerof69 says:
    September 18, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “he was trying to make people think they were welded to their seat so yes i imagine it worked on some people though”

    Auto suggestion.

  60. i’m on my knees looking for the answer’s…you got to let me know…..but i’m doing just fine nowwwwwwwwwwwww…………………

  61. Once again another home run, in terms of comments, but only a couple of ‘Big Ups” for the drawing?

    What’s the matter, Worky? Is expressing an opinion, contrary to yours, your definition of bigotry? Surely not! BBM told me you’re a smart guy, and I see nothing in your writing to suggest he’s wrong. If you’ve set your hand against me just to see the look on my face…well so be it. I’ll carry on posting my “Opinion” come hell or high water; but call me a “BIGOT” again and you and I will have words. Bigotry implies ignorance, thoughtlessness and an underlying, unreasonable hatred….none of which apply to me. I’ve identified what I see as a problem (Ashley) and presented a solution. Just because I express my self with images, as well as words, doesn’t make it any less valid.

    Besides, what is it you imagine other clubs do? Is their expression of fanaticism “Bigoted” and “Small Minded”? Or are you just wearing that “Hair Shirt” for other reasons? Apologising for being committed to a cause, in case anyone accuses you of not thinking of the bigger picture?

    I love, and respect, this club…and have done my entire life. My ONLY wish is to see it healthy, focused, successful and UNITED. People use words like “Parochial” and “Small Minded”, seemingly, without thinking. Is it “Parochial” to love your heritage and be proud of your roots? Is it “Small-Minded” to express a dream of unity? I don’t suggest Shearer as “The Only Solution”, merely one solution…one I happen to believe in. We’ve tried everything else (apart from European Grandees), and what little success we’ve had has been…with what? Managers sympathetic to the Club, City and area…coincidence? I think not.

    Joe Kinnear laughed at us for loving our messiah’s….would you side with him? Just because he’s NEVER known the thrill of fighting a league campaign with a zeal previously reserved for religious experiences; he feels compelled to mock it!

    The Geordie Nation maybe a bankrupt, bullshit premise; because it began as a diversionary tactic, punted up by people intent on robbing the club….but that doesn’t mean the idea of uniting behind our club is wrong. All we lack is the light to show us the way….I believe Shearer is that light.

    Worky, cut me off at the knees before I’ve finished speaking, and you’ll lose the argument….but then, you already know that, don’t you. This site is great, and I’m honoured to be a part of it. Now let’s go out there, on Saturday, and show them who we are!!

    Excelsior out!

  62. “Micky Toon says: September 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Oh, as an afterthough, has MIke Ashley ever taken the piss out of Newcastle or just the fans of NUFC? I can’t remember anything being reported about him deriding the town, unlike our last major shareholder/Chairman.”

    No Micky, he hasn’t….well, unless you count EVERYTHING he’s said and done over the past two years as taking the piss, that is!

  63. workyticket says: September 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    “Yes. It’s the not-so-subtle “Cockney” and “Del Boy” jibes that gives him away. Besides the fact that they are completely incorrect, it’s just nasty and bigoted.”

    Incorrect? How…exactly? Had Ashley and Llambias hailed from Wallsend, and behaved like this, I would’ve been heaping invective on them just the same. The Cockney, Del-Boy stuff is merely window dressing.

  64. 98 Excelsior says:
    September 19, 2009 at 12:54 am <<<<<<<< nice post see when you do a post numbers seem to to up no offence worky oh excelsior have you met stardust yet?

  65. batty you thick little chav you want shearer because hes a geordie its fans like you that give the rest of us fans the deluded tag,are you on this planet.fkin mug.
    stuart,this season is vital for us do you really want shearer to come in now with little experince,thats just asking for disaster,hey im not against shearer i just want someone with experince thats all.

  66. Excelsior says:
    September 19, 2009 at 12:54 am

    “I’ll carry on posting my “Opinion” come hell or high water; but call me a “BIGOT” again and you and I will have words.”

    “Worky, cut me off at the knees before I’ve finished speaking, and you’ll lose the argument….but then, you already know that, don’t you.”

    Worky, You let this fella write on your site and five minutes later he’s threatening you? Why are you putting up with this pr*ck?

  67. This is the 2nd excellent article I’ve read by you Excelsior – well said!

    I was about to say “ignore the idiots who attack your view and slag you off”…….but from what I’ve seen I’m sure you’re well capable of doing this!

    Keep up the good work!

  68. nufcbb says:
    September 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

    “Worky, You let this fella write on your site and five minutes later he’s threatening you? Why are you putting up with this pr*ck?”

    If you’re calling what I’ve written a threat…you really should get out more. Passages taken out of context become meaningless.

    Worky and I are butting heads in an entirely reasonable way, and have not resorted to low brow abuse….unlike you it seems.

    Batty: I’ve encountered Stardust…he seems like a lot of fun. UTD111, thanks for the endorsement.

  69. TROJAN 69 says:
    September 19, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “another day same crap,worky you want to rein this in before you get into ed territory.”

    I know what you mean, Trojan, but I’m only a part of this site, it’s up to the other contributors too.

    nufcbb says:
    September 19, 2009 at 9:25 am

    “Worky, You let this fella write on your site and five minutes later he’s threatening you? Why are you putting up with this pr*ck?”

    Good question nufcbb. But once again, it’s up to the other contributors what happens on here. Excelsior was Bowburnmag’s choice, he certainly wasn’t mine!

  70. @ Worky,

    Excelsior makes some interesting points at post 98 whilst defending himself, i think it would be fair if you responded to his post.

  71. Let it roll and I’ll be vindicated, you’ll see.

    Got my old season ticket seat next to my best mate again. Happy days!
    Off to Pacific Bar to cash in my tokens. If I can’t run properly tomorrow then at least I’ll drink properly today!

    Howay the lads.

  72. “Good question nufcbb. But once again, it’s up to the other contributors what happens on here. Excelsior was Bowburnmag’s choice, he certainly wasn’t mine!”

    Slightly “Huffy” tone there Worky, could explain a lot. I’m not going to harp on the same note every post (expect a different tack next time) so can, hopefully, seem less bigoted.

    Thought I’d hear more from Stardust by now?

  73. Excelsior – be careful what you wish for……

    He’ll just call you names, (laughingly) attempt to talk down to you and won’t answer any valid points you make…..

    Then he’ll also attack you with his 30 other entities in here…..

    Is that what you want? Cos that’s what’ll happen!! LOL

    :)

  74. Batty and UTD111, thanks for the heads up fellas. Banter battling is the fun part of blogging…provided it doesn’t descend into simple abuse, and bad language; or heaven forbid “Mob-Rule”!!

    The more erudite the adversary the nobler the conflict.

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