Blair actually talks some sense for once, and it’s about Toon.

Posted on September 17th, 2009 | 12 Comments |

Blair: Twatt, but talking sense this time.
Blair: Twatt, but talking sense this time.
Speaking in a radio interview, Tony Blair’s former spin doctor and well known Burnley supporter, Alistair Cambell, has revealed Toon supporter and former Prime Minister, Tony Blair’s thoughts on recent affairs at Newcastle United. Campbell recounted a conversation with Blair about the recent situation at Newcastle United. He said:

“Funnily enough I was talking to TB – Tony Blair, a while back and he said something really really, I thought insightful, about what’s gone on at Newcastle.

“He said the normal situation with the football club is that you have the guys on the board who do the money, you have the manager who runs the club – he runs the team, you have the players who play, and you have the fans who support the team.

“He said what’s gone on at Newcastle, is that the fans want to be the manager, the owner wants to be a fan, the players haven’t got a manager, and the players don’t quite know where they are. And I think that’s a fair summation of a not very happy situation. Mind you they are doing OK at the moment.”

Much as I loathe the old rogue, I must admit that he has hit the nail right on the head there!

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12 Responses

  1. I can get behind the ‘the fans want to be owners and the owner wants to be fan’ bit. Tongue-in-cheek, that’s kind of true. The rest has either got lost in translation or Blair wasn’t making much sense in the first place, because it’s about as “insightful” as a Daily Star exclusive.

  2. Page 34 of the lazy generalisations, that. Of course there are a section of the NUFC support that the words fickle and knee-jerk could be applied to. Then again, the same could be said about any set of fans in this Country, and beyond too.

    No need to tar an entire fanbase, we have the red tops and talksport for that particular job.

  3. I agree. He is a “twatt” as the blog says, but he is talking some sense this time. Some diehards will always be in denial though, blaming it all on the “southern media” etc blah blah Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  4. These days, I think part of being a fan for some people is wanting to run things your way. Hence the popularity of football management/director simulations. Buy him, drop that one, fine whatsis face, keep an eye on the bank, yeah we’ve won the league. They have a lot to answer for.

    I can see why the country is in the shape it is though, with that kind of insight.

  5. If you think he’s a Tw@, wait until the ‘southern media’ get that uberTw@ cameron elected.
    Lead by the nose ring doesn’t tell the whole story.

  6. CLiNT FLiCK says:
    September 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    “If you think he’s a Tw@, wait until the ’southern media’ get that uberTw@ cameron elected.”

    They’re both the same despicable person really, Clint.

  7. Oh no they aren’t, just you wait & see.
    The most right wing labour over the most left wing(if that’s possible) tory scum, any day of the year.