Dix expects no bedsheets at Reading game.

Posted on August 13th, 2009 | 5 Comments |

Dix - Nee politics at Reading game.
Dix - Nee politics at Reading game.
Newcastle United’s honourary Vice-President, Malcolm Dix, says he does not expect fans to wash their dirty linen in public during our home clash against Reading on Saturday evening. Speaking to Tyneside rag, the Chronic, he said:

“For 90 minutes I think the fans will divorce the politics from the club and get behind the 11 players who are picked for the Reading game.

“This club is ultimately about what happens on the pitch.

“I think there was a good team spirit displayed at West Brom and it’s a start we can build on against Reading.

“If Newcastle can win well it can lay the foundations for a good season, one we all hope that we can return to the Premier League in.

“The game is also in front of the TV cameras and judging our crowd over the years, it’s usually the sort of occasion in which the fans get right behind the lads.”

Dix, an accountant who was an important part of the John Hall Politburo at Saint James’s Park in the ‘nineties added:

“We have got to look forward now.

“Irrespective of who is in charge or what has happened in the boardroom, Newcastle United the club dwarfs everything on a matchday.

“I still maintain that we have got the best supporters in the land.”

Also, the Chronic is reporting that around 30,000 supporters are expected for Newcastle’s first home game proper of the season. While this is a very high gate for a Championship team, it would be a very low figure in comparison to our regular attendences in the Premiership, which often exceeded 50,000.

For some bizarre reason, the Chronic has also quoted Neil Mitchell, the “interim chair” of fringe group, the Newcastle United Supporters Trust” in both stories. With an insensitivity that is common in the blinded zealot, Mitchell seems anxious to tie in the recent, tragic death of Sir Bobby Robson, and the grief it has caused throughout the region, with the current ill-feeling against current Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley:

“It’s the first home game since the loss of Sir Bobby and there is an extra significance to this game, the first chance to celebrate the life of one of our greatest managers and the fans will rise to that.

“If Mr Ashley is at the ground, I’m sure it will be a sobering experience for him. He may remember his first game, full house, enthusiasm and hope for the future.

“We can only hope that he looks at the current situation and does the right thing by the fans who will be backing the club long after he has gone.”

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5 Responses

  1. Newcastle United Supporters Trust…..?
    this how low the standards have got in the Chronicle? getting quotes from self appointed bastions of the good word that is NUFC? i.e. nobodies!
    And to use Sir Bobby’s memory in such a way is disgusting, if they have sense or respect for your profession you will never speak to this obvious fool again!

  2. Girth,

    Did you know that virtually all North East newspapers are owned by the Mirror group now?

    The only exception I can think of is the Northern Echo, which is owned by another media giant, Newsquest.

  3. “Newcastle United’s honourary Vice-President, Malcolm Dix, says he does not expect fans to wash their dirty linen in public during our home clash against Reading”

    I wouldn’t bet on it.