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Moat bids £80m, which is really £60m cash. Fans try to bash Ash.

Posted on October 25th, 2009 | 124 Comments |

Ashley - in the red corner
Ashley - in the red corner
Apparently Barry Moat tabled an £80m bid for Newcastle United on Friday and Mike Ashley had to be saved from angry fans by stewards during the away match to Scunny.

Divven get too excited though – it’s News of the World time again.

First, Barry Moat’s bid. Sport of the World has apparently ‘learned’ that Barry Moat put in an £80m bid for Newcastle on Friday after being given the go-ahead by his financial backers.

It seems this bid consists of £60m down plus a finance package to appease Barclays Bank which will see Moat inject another £20m into the club immediately.

I’m a bit confused by the newspaper’s claims here because surely that’s a £60m bid as far as Mike Ashley is concerned isn’t it? Which of course he’ll most probably refuse. Anyway, Moat was supposed to have been promised a decision on Friday but it seems Ashley has since asked for a few more days to consider Moat’s offer.

The NotW also claims that Ashley was subjected to threats by furious fans during Tuesday’s trip to Scunthorpe and had to be ‘rescued’ from said fans by stewards. It seems some Toon fans – being somewhat uppity about Ashley’s claims that he puts more money into the club than all the fans together and can therefore do what he likes – took Ashley to task during the game at Glanford Park. Then Ashley wound those fans up a bit more by claiming that Keegan and Shearer were demanding a small fortune to manage the side before stewards stepped in to ‘rescue’ Ashley.

The NotW doesn’t go into much detail about what the stewards actually ‘rescued’ Ashley from or whether the fans really did try to bash Ashley, but I can’t imagine stewards would step in to ‘rescue’ him from mere insults, of which Ashley has accumulated a decent collection over the last few years.

The newspaper found a ‘senior source’ from somewhere who said: “It is time for Mike to realise this is his way out. Stewards saved him at Scunthorpe in midweek. They had to fight off supporters from getting at him.”

I’m no pacifist and I’m certainly not one to say ‘violence doesn’t solve anything’ when clearly it’s solved loads of things in the past, but if the NotW’s story is true (big ‘if’ as usual) then that sort of behaviour really doesn’t help the fans’ image at all. It just plays into the hands of rags like the News of the World who can use it to paint an unsavoury picture of Toon fans.

Anyway, the NotW’s article then goes on to try and gee up Toon fans a bit more by reminding them that the club is still paying Dennis Wise £80,000/month and will have to do so until March.

Never a dull moment with the Toon.

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124 Responses

  1. it,s supposed to be crap,a lad on the footymad said he was at the scunny game,and ashley wasn,t even there.

  2. When you say “News of the World”, Hugh….you’ve said it all. They do seem intent on winding us up, don’t they?

    If Ashley is stalling Moat….who’s he stalling him for? It’s already been established that NO other bids have been forthcoming? As far as Ashley’s assault goes….any witness’, apart from the NOTW sources? Was he hurt or was he merely scorned? There’s a marked difference.

    I have not, and will never, advocate physical violence be used, in anything but meeting it’s like. I have no problem with fans expressing their dissent to the owner, provided it remains within the bounds legality.

  3. I’ve no idea how much truth there is any of the stories the newspapers carry about the Toon these days. Even by their miserable standards they seem to have been extremely inaccurate about anything to do with the proposed takeover.

    As to Ashley’s alleged ‘assault and rescue’, I have no idea. It would take some cheek to completely make up such a thing from scratch, even for the News of the World, although I wouldn’t put it past them.

  4. What;s happened to NUST and their “already guaranteed £20 million” – I thought there were going to be forms for further fan commitments being produced soon? Why doesn’t Moat get into negotiations with them? Something fishy somewhere?

  5. If the FCB is paying the dwarf 80k a month – why doesn’t he get the little twerp to do something useful for it….

    Ever heard of a cross-eyed dwarf bodyguard?

    It could catch on ;)

  6. The club has spent an awful lot of money paying people for doing nothing whether it’s players, managers or ex-directors of football.

  7. hugh i take it you read the story about ashley paying dw 20’000 a week still

    personally i dont beli eve it

  8. “magpie6699 says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:03 am
    What;s happened to NUST and their “already guaranteed £20 million” – I thought there were going to be forms for further fan commitments being produced soon? Why doesn’t Moat get into negotiations with them? Something fishy somewhere?”

    Magpie I dont believe their 20m ever existed. The reason I say this was the damming interview of their press launch. In any investment of any magnitude – from 50k to a billion – certain things take place before such announcements. The first thing anyone must do is prepare a comprehensive investment document – framed as a business plan. Within that plan detailed financials HAVE to be included – its the key info everyone uses to establish value and likely exit profits at a certain point in time.

    At the press launch the spokesman said after the launch they would draw up detailed financials after further demand had been established – this is a nonsense and doesn’t happen in that order.

    My reading of it was that this was a formal press launch aimed at generating investment.

    In financial circles like all aspects of life – there is a herd mentality – if someone is investing – others dont want to miss out so will lump on together – no one however likes to be the first in.

    I conclude they had probably had say 1000 names of people (who were NUST members who wanted to be kept informed of any buy out) they then span this into 20m of pledges.

    Therefore in my opinion the whole thing is a nonsense and its not going to happen.

  9. “The NotW also claims that Ashley was subjected to threats by furious fans during Tuesday’s trip to Scunthorpe and had to be ‘rescued’ from said fans by stewards.”

    Actually the NOTW said the attack happened on Wednesday. LOL!

  10. “magpie6699 says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:03 am

    “What;s happened to NUST and their “already guaranteed £20 million” – I thought there were going to be forms for further fan commitments being produced soon?”

    They need to produce some detailed figures with some kind of prospectus / business plan before they do that, magpie. They haven’t produced anything like that so far. Also, if this £20 million is “guaranteed” is there some kind of legally binding agreement with the alleged investors? Where is that? I’ve looked, and I can’t find any kind of detailed breakdown anywhere.

  11. I’ve always been extremely sceptical regarding the NUST and their ‘guaranteed £20 million’ and will continue to be so until I see something concrete. I think it’s more of a case of wishful thinking on their behalf, a bit like Barry Moat…

  12. Martin Hardy wrote this article and he is normally fairly accurate on the goings on at Newcastle, most of us hammered the NOTW for the 20m Keegan claim story but it was true.
    He also slates Ashley for reducing a basket case of a club to rubble and on that score, we had the highest attendance in the country yesterday which is unbelievable considering the state the club is in.
    I take my hat off to those that went.

  13. In my heart of hearts I know that the type of lads that I mix with up in Level 7 are more than capable of making these sorts of headlines. Half of them are on the brink of tearing our own ground down when things go pear-shaped. Just hope it’s unsubstantiated.

  14. bigbadbob says:
    October 25, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    “Martin Hardy wrote this article and he is normally fairly accurate on the goings on at Newcastle”

    Martin Hardy’s last two stories on Newcastle have been about Moat being on the brink of his £90 million takeover, and that he had put his cash in an nominated account as proof of funds. That was on the 11th of this month.

    The other one was about Keegan being “hurt” by fan’s criticism of him for suing the club for £25.1 million and “psychologically scarred” by the whole thing generally.

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/554367/FORMER-Newcastle-boss-Kevin-Keegan-fears-his-relationship-with-the-clubrsquos-supporters-will-never-recover-after-his-bitter-battle-with-Mike-Ashley.html

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/sport/543020/Barry-Moat-is-on-the-brink-of-completing-his-takeover-at-Newcastle.html

    Incidentally, it is usually best to checkout the thread of a particular journalist’s BS at

    http://www.journalisted.com/

  15. Lads I think there could be some truth in the bit about the dwarf still getting paid as there has been someone going on .com every once in a while from he left just to say that DW was still getting paid £20.000 a week

  16. Worky @ 22 lol it was funny but im sure it must be sh1t for him to know he looks like Ma. oh worky what did you call the ad on eds blog the one that takes over the page ?

  17. Big Dave says:
    October 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “oh worky what did you call the ad on eds blog the one that takes over the page ?”

    They’re called ‘interstitial’ ads, Dave.

    Regarding Wise, I think that the journalists put two and two together and realised that if he was sacked, he would probably get the balance of his contract unless he’s signed something like Keegan limiting him to a smaller amount. To make it more titillating, and get the fans foaming at the mouth even more, they’ve dressed it up into the ‘still getting paid £20,000 a week’ thing.

  18. Cheers worky I think you have hit the nail on the head regarding Wise, as like it or not he still had a contract so pay it up one way or the other, ie one lump sum or just keep him on the payroll.

  19. Today, various newspapers are quoting Alan Shearer talking about his desire to still be manager of the Toon.
    I’m not sure it’s very becoming of him to be doing this especially as Hughton is just about to be appointed. Your time will no doubt come Alan so please shut up on this topic for now. It ain’t going to happen unless circumstances drastically change.

  20. Excelsior says:
    October 25, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    “And as for your kind offer of a blog duel – before this offer is accepted can you please provide me with the evidence I need to make sure you are not or are not related to Barry George? I have a morbid fear of been bummed to death on my doorstep – and in the days of health and safety I am sure you appreciate my need for reassurance.”

    A morbid fear of being bummed to death on your doorstep? Doesn’t say much for your neighbours, does it? When did this deep seated (Hee Hee) homo-erotic fantasy first surface, Stardust? Is it something you need to share with the group? I’m sure all concerned here wouldn’t “Cock-a-Deaf-un!” should you wish to unburden yourself of this fevered concern. Sadly, your reliance on homo-phobic subtext all points to a latency period coming to an end, it’s classic Freud (Sigmond not Clement) though.

    I’ll expect your closet doors are bulging to the point of revelation, just about now.

    You’ve nothing to fear from me, except being made to look a fool….although, hang on, you don’t need me for that do you.
    <<<<< well i cant beleive stardust has turned chicken i feel more let down by stardust than i do ashley cluck cluck cluck here ckickey chickey :lol:

  21. Re posted on here as this is today’s thread –

    Excelsior

    You display the classic psychopathic traits – not the stereotypical horror movie version – but a far deeper everyday psychopathic type – grounded in insecurity, the need to find control, feelings and vindication. You roam football blogs, full of man prey, like Dennis Nilsen looking for victims attach yourself to – to groom, abuse and ultimately violate – to find the very things you need to vindicate your being.

    Now when confronted – it is the worlds fault – others fault – that they have latent tendencies – not you.

    Of course – on this occassion youve been rumbled so you attempt to kill your foe in a dual of words. Again a classic psychopathic trait. The parallels with Denis Nilsen et al are far to obvious for this writer to fall for.

    Well Mr Nilsen – rule number one of dealing when with psychopaths is to take them off their chosen route and into a domain they cant control – for that is where they are uncomforatble and can not function properly – especially when they can inflict no violence or control.

    Our debate will remain unorchestrated, in the public forum – I and others will dictate the terms – you on the other hand can sit in your newspaper clip strewn room and fantasise about how to find your next victim and await our call.

    May I suggest another blog for your next victim Mr Nielsen – you have been outed on this.

  22. batty says:
    October 25, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “dave they are sending youg lads oot there who have just finished 3 months training its a discrace”

    That’s what happens when you have ministers who have never served in the armed forces, batty. They have no clue of what war is about and that’s a very dangerous thing.

  23. Stardust, you’re being daft. It’s easy to see that Excelsior has marked you out and is trying to move your little ‘debate’ into the realm of the personal, as bullies usually do. You’ve fallen for it hook line and sinker!

  24. Nope Worky – I haven’t – poor soul is obviously insecure. I’m quite happy to play on his insecurities and weaknesses.

    As I said – bullies have to have a victim – he will need to move elsewhere to find one.

  25. Here we go again on the psyche blog, it`s kinda like “I went to the fights last night and a hockey game broke out”
    Gotta make up your minds, is this a NUFC related blog or is it gonna be about attempts at verbal intimidation and personal insult ?
    Same characters, same old rubish, really quite boring.
    Is this what was originally envisioned or is it a slow process of deterioration from that intended content?

  26. Unlike Excelsior, I have no qualms about advocating physical violence. I say we get the boys in the cage for a bit of UFC. Stardust can pit his black belt in unpopular opinions against Excelsior’s 5th dan in vocabulary. All videoed and uploaded to YouTube, with this blog having exclusive rights of course.

  27. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    In all seriousness Hugh – Troy Stavers is a cage fighter
    <<<<<bet u i know him then

  28. chuck says:
    October 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “Gotta make up your minds, is this a NUFC related blog or is it gonna be about attempts at verbal intimidation and personal insult ?”

    Chuck, when I feared that in relation to Excelsior’s hate mongering and rabble rousing, everyone thought I was radged. Well guess what…

  29. worky my apoligies i think i stirred stardy a little but the EX dus try to bully him and we dont like bullys do we :evil:

  30. i have a cage. I have all the equipment. I would like nothing better than to see stardust and excelsior ‘ get it on’. I will be herb dean only the white version! (ufc ref)

  31. Batty
    Sorry if what i say bores you and yeah i can sound a bit righteous now and again.
    Have to work on it !
    Cant see a lotta difference between stardust and Excelsior,
    Doubt if either needs defending.
    Both drama queens, who would be outraged at the thought of being in need of any help.

  32. Evenin’!! Well seems like it’s all in hand. Surely a bit of verbal jousting is allowed on a blog chuck? Though I don’t think worky approves of a certain competitor and he’d want people to stay on-topic as much as possible! I can see the worry that it becomes a bit tedious with long running battles though so perhaps you’re right. I don’t think either could argue with the notion that they’re literary drama-queens mind, blog-wise anyway.

    Well I’m off to see some literary experts tonight. Going to see Nick Hornby and David Nicholls at the Durham Gala. I’m hoping Fever Pitch gets a mention.

    Catch ya later ladies and gents!

  33. Batty – just been checking the odds – any chance of any inside info – do you and your John get voted out tonight?

    You know id help you in any way…

  34. Been thinking – its obvious to me that Excelsior and I should form a double act – and in response to the constructive feedback – I am happy to be “Drama” as he is obviously so happy to play a “Queen” lol.

  35. I like the idea of a mainly football blog that goes off on tangents. I like the variety.

    I don’t mind the arguments either, although they can get ugly when they get personal and I think that should be avoided.

    Personally, I never let things said in here bother me anyway. I can quite happily vociferously argue a view – even heatedly at times – yet hold no personal malice against who I’m arguing with.

  36. Hugh “Personally, I never let things said in here bother me anyway. I can quite happily vociferously argue a view – even heatedly at times – yet hold no personal malice against who I’m arguing with.”

    Stuart aside I agree entirely lol.

  37. Right, I see where this is going: I disagree with Stardust and I’m a bully. He likens me to a predatory, homosexual serial killer and it’s all pals together. What’s that if not a personal attack?

    The examples of me advocating “physical violence” you quoted, Worky, were cartoons. Cyphers. Metaphors for Ashley being driven from the club….not to be taken “Literally”. Show me one example of a word I’ve written that suggests Ashley should be beaten up and I’ll apologise unreservedly. You won’t find one.

    Stardust’s haughty disdain for me in his “Dennis Nielson” blog is a little worrying. Again I might be a little put out if I was taking any of this seriously. As for “hate mongering and rabble rousing”….Worky if you don’t like what I write then bar me from the site….simple really. It’s your gaff after all.

    Stardust: I had in mind to debate you on NUFC issues not bum you to death. You seek to dodge the challenge, obviously.

    By the way, you were mighty quick to jump to that conclusion…..what twisted fantasy lurks within that tortured Queeny psyche….I don’t wonder at all. All I’ve sought to do here is provoke debate…which is what blogs are about; and i’ve been castigated for it…strange.

    I feel I’ve let BBM down in some way (as he championed me on here) but I’m not really sure how?

    The UFC stuff made me laugh though. Batty on the sidelines stirring it up….bet he’s one of the kids in the playground yelling “Fight,fight,fight”. LOL

  38. Worky definitely seems to have it in for you, Excelsior. Bad form, and the kind of stuff that detracts from an otherwise fine blog.

  39. Well first cast of a line – looks like I caught a whopper – an Excelsior-fish – will have to throw it back – its far too ugly lol..

  40. Excelsior > The UFC stuff made me laugh though. Batty on the sidelines stirring it up….bet he’s one of the kids in the playground yelling “Fight,fight,fight”. LOL
    Now that was funny ;)

  41. To be honest I think this blog is, by and large, remarkably well behaved. Sure, we’ll argue but it only very rarely descends into personal abuse.

    I’m not convinced about accusations of ‘bullying’. Stardust happens to hold what is, amongst posters here, something of a minority view and is thus sometimes ‘ganged-up’ on a bit, but that can’t be helped when the majority of people hold alternative views and wish to take part.

    Bullies pick on and try to intimidate weaker people, but I don’t think Stardust could be called ‘weak’ by any stretch of the imagination and – for the most part – people attack his arguments rather than try to intimidate him personally.

  42. Glad you enjoyed your fishing trip Stardust. It’s great to see they let you out from time to time. Although hooks? I thought they didn’t allow you anything sharp…after last time?

    Slinging me back in the lake as I didn’t turn out to be a “Worshipper”, I suppose?

  43. Without being an Ashley supporter, through absolutely everything I have been prepard to give him time and possibly put some mistakes as just him being the victim of a misunderstanding, given he’s new to owning a football club. However, that was until his comments about him owning so he does whatever he wants. Now I fcuking hate him and to be honest any shti he gets is fine by me.

  44. Excelsior – I honestly dont have a problem with any mudslinging – its all part of the fun – though I can see it upsets Chuck and maybe a couple of others.

    I have never had a problem with a single thing you’ve said, and I certainly dont feel picked upon – as Hugh says – I am not concerned by offering an alternate view – and I can hold my own regardless of numbers.

    The only time I struggled was when I helped set this up (only a little help) with Worky – I found myself not wanting to have a go back and in a difficult position. Now the lines are clear, and I am distanced from the blog origins, I enjoy the banter.

    As for debating Newcastle issues, well we will have to wait until we disagree about a particular point. I dont see my view as alternative, I see it as embracing of all sides – I dont choose to pillory Ashley and I take a stance against those who do so whilst being emotive not objective.

    Happy to meet on the duelling field as and when the horse of objection arrives.

  45. Andy – that was the first time I have seen him make comment and he seems to have turned against us. Tricky for him to like us when all he receives 95% of the time is hate. Maybe its not the best way to encourage the man to empty his pockets.

  46. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 7:54 pm
    Hugh “Personally, I never let things said in here bother me anyway. I can quite happily vociferously argue a view – even heatedly at times – yet hold no personal malice against who I’m arguing with.”

    Stuart aside I agree entirely lol.

    My work on earth is done.

    If you want any tips on fishing ask me – I catch a Starfish EVERY single time.

    Excelsior – I would much prefer you did ‘bum him to death’! Or at least someone with a unusually large sword!

  47. He could have told us Dave – they were odds on to go out!

    Battys been noticeable by his absence – it must have been a live show.

    On another note – I see the slug has returned.

  48. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    He could have told us Dave – they were odds on to go out!

    Battys been noticeable by his absence – it must have been a live show.

    On another note – I see the slug has returned.

    Every single time!

  49. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “The only time I struggled was when I helped set this up (only a little help) with Worky – I found myself not wanting to have a go back and in a difficult position.”

    You did a ‘Keegan’ more like! :-)

  50. I see you have volunteered to be a slug Stuart – we weren’t talking about you but nice of you to liken yourself to a slimy thing – quite apt really – in fact for once we are in agreement.

  51. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    I see you have volunteered to be a slug Stuart – we weren’t talking about you but nice of you to liken yourself to a slimy thing – quite apt really – in fact for once we are in agreement.

    You are ridiculously easy…

  52. Stuart did a Keegan as well. He flounced off saying that he wouldn’t return to blogging until the Ashley farce / pantomime or something like that was over. Now he’s back again!

    What happened Stuart? :-)

  53. worky that might be why he dislikes KK so much he see’s the KK side of himself that he doesn’t like lol

  54. workyticket says:
    October 25, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    Stuart did a Keegan as well. He flounced off saying that he wouldn’t return to blogging until the Ashley farce / pantomime or something like that was over. Now he’s back again!

    What happened Stuart?

    It has finished – He’s stayin, he’s appointing a permanant manager. Although he has twice admitted he knows nothing about football yet still makes the appointment.

    Beyond baffling really.

    But the saga is over(for a few months anyway).

    The club does need long term planning though and Ashley’s actions have proved his only planning is when to put the club up for sale.

  55. Stardust, I seem to be a very small group of people who aren’t exactly so opposed to Ashley. I do still to this day think, hmm, maybe he is just a victim of the circumstances and maybe this could have worked and maybe he had the right idea just didn’t execute it properly. But, those comments, when you have in your hands the thing that 52,000, no a whole city seem to live for, then you have to be at least graceful if you’re going to go against them, and his comments were very sharp and clear.

  56. Stuart79 > It has finished – He’s stayin, he’s appointing a permanant manager.
    But has he came out and said it yet ? I was expecting them to give out some news this week about the club but still haven’t seen anything yet

  57. Andy – I hear your sentiments and in many ways I thought his statement lacked the class needed of someone in his position. To counter I feel he has simply had enough. He is a successful man that is thoroughly miserable owning us whereas he could have simply been happy living, eating, travelling with family and friends. If he is the victim of circumstance – it is tough for him to like us at all with all the slating he had.

    I accept though he made a rod for his own back by not communicating.

  58. Big Dave says:
    October 25, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    Stuart79 > It has finished – He’s stayin, he’s appointing a permanant manager.
    But has he came out and said it yet ? I was expecting them to give out some news this week about the club but still haven’t seen anything yet

    Well he said he didn’t want to appoint a permanant manager because new owners would want to appoint their own. Well he’s appointing Hughton so that means he’s staying…

    Unless of course he is/was lying. Nooooooo! He would never do that would he?

  59. The UFC stuff made me laugh though. Batty on the sidelines stirring it up….bet he’s one of the kids in the playground yelling “Fight,fight,fight”. LOL<<<< aye a was and soz i cant help meself on the same note didnt think much of your come back to stardust

  60. workyticket says:
    October 25, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “The only time I struggled was when I helped set this up (only a little help) with Worky – I found myself not wanting to have a go back and in a difficult position.”

    You did a ‘Keegan’ more like!
    <<<<< some back stabbing going on :lol:

  61. Batty – where was the info – you and your John got through – me and Big Dave wanted a tip so we could lump on!

    Thought your dancing was poorly timed this week though.

  62. Stardust his timming is off all the time I think he should think about getting the Geordie dancer to sort them some moves
    I found myself thinking was that the real stardust @ 83 lol

  63. LOL – Batty there’s some biting going on around here lately – I think you’ve got folks all worked up ;)

  64. “Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 9:30 pm”

    At last something plan shaped hoves into view. As and when the horse of contention chooses to go for it’s nosebag, then more bantering will commence.

    Batty: I’ll work on some snappy comebacks next time.

    Anon.

    Time flies like an arrow….but fruit fly’s like a banana!

  65. Lol – to be fair I’ve got a great image of Geordie Dancer needing the bog and dancing now.

    Batty will be gutted though – GD has been stealing his moves.

    I wonder if Stuart is a mini-me version of Louis Walsh.

  66. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    Dave – not sure who typed on my keyboard at 83 – must have been my daughter in my absence
    <<<<< must be a clever bairn for 10 week old

  67. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Lol – to be fair I’ve got a great image of Geordie Dancer needing the bog and dancing now.

    Batty will be gutted though – GD has been stealing his moves
    <<<<<< divent slag hitman when hes not here man he is the GD

  68. She is Batts – like her dad (whoever he is – before you say it lol) well remembered – 10 weeks last Weds.

  69. STARDY with me guessing your daughters age people will think we realy do know each other :lol: and y kna she takes after me :lol:

  70. Yeah Dave – Im 39 – and its the greatest thing ever – dont know if your a dad but if you are – I cant believe how special it is.

    Battys a dad – you can tell the way he does the dad dance.

  71. Big Dave says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    Stardust @ 97 is that your 1st
    <<<< no its my 4th thanks for asking m8

  72. batty says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    STARDY with me guessing your daughters age people will think we realy do know each other and y kna she takes after me

    lol I told you that the day you killed Billy Bunter lol.

  73. Toon_Factor says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    batty

    Why you always slag off hitman? he’s basically you with intelligence.
    <<<<<< you crack me up not and can y get rid of the piture of the old slapper plz

  74. 103 LOL

    TF – Hitman is John – Batty is Edward – its just brotherly love.

    UTD 111 is Louis Walsh and Stuart79 – Mini-Me Louis Walsh.

  75. Stardust says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    Yeah Dave – Im 39 – and its the greatest thing ever – dont know if your a dad but if you are – I cant believe how special it is.

    Battys a dad – you can tell the way he does the dad dance.
    :lol:

  76. Stardust thats good mate and your right it is special. I have 4 Kids 3 girls 25 23 15 and a wee boy coming 7 next week. and 2 granddaughters 2 and 1yrs. So sometimes i feel old at 42

  77. Order, order!! Course this is a well-behaved blog. Let the jousting continue in moderation ;)

    Stardust being bullied?? Howay, that’s about as close to reality as his theories :)

    Nick Hornby and David Nicholls were good craic. Had a decent chat with Hornby about footy and the blog. Told him I wished my missus had heard him say it’s OK to be obssessed about others interest outside work and family. Obviously led onto me talking about me playing, watching, writing about footy. He signed his new book with – “good luck with Newcastle, the blog and family. Maybe not in that order……………I suppose”

  78. Stuart’s a c unt who seeks attention and he knows it dont knows whats happed to my pal ryantoon though

  79. She gets up once at the mo Batts.

    To be fair to TF – Stu drains the life out of everyone – he is hideous.

    …and Bloody Hell Dave – I take it theres nothing to do but shagging in the part of Ireland your in lol ;)

  80. Big Dave says:
    October 25, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    T-F @ 102 that was funny mate lol
    <<<<< aye you no what hey say aboot small minds

  81. T-F no mate doesn’t smoke or drink never has even with all the sh1te I have put her through in the last 26yrs lol. oh but she has 3 tattoos ;)

  82. Bottom of the eighth with the Yankees up 5-2 bases loaded and two outs, ahhhh! struck him out.
    Someone mentioned the verbal jousting “upset me”, wrong term said it “bored me”.
    Especially following fifty odd comments by two or three people, beating the same theme to death, now had there been a hint of humor involved coulda been entertaining.
    Look craic i know about, where being mentally and verbally nimble is the name of the game, cutting to the quick, but in a humorous way, softens the blow.
    Yeah ! Middle of the 9th. Angels all out, Yanks win the pennant,start the world series against “The Phillies”, this week.
    Yeah , think a little levity would do wonders on this blog, more humor less venom, well perhaps a little venom, kinda like cursing, adds a certain emphasis.

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