‘As other clubs steal a march, we have a giant bit of wallpaper covering the inadequacy..’

By Graham Watson

Tottenham moved to their new stadium during last week, securing a 2-0 win over Palace in their first game at the new ground and keeping their top-four hopes alive.

Alan Shearer believes their new stadium could push them beyond the finishing line. “It looked absolutely magnificent the opening ceremony, the fireworks and the way they did it all, all the fans were in there nice and early before the game to admire their new surrounding, their new home, and it was a great night for them,” the former Newcastle United striker told Coral of Spurs’ new stadium.

“Clean sheet, goals, three points, great atmosphere” What more could you want? Rondon as a centre forward and Mike Ashley as an owner, and a local press telling you that now that you are a billion in debt you’ll have to start selling your best players perhaps…. because that’s what the local press did at Newcastle. Maybe Spurs fans should reflect on that debt and accept they are kaput until its paid off. (only kidding….its not going to
happen).

…or maybe the Tyneside media who betrayed the fans should reflect on the
history of events at St James Park, and how they accepted the downsizing
operation every year for more than a decade. Where has our development
land gone?

A giant surfer flag certainly isn’t the answer, the self delusion and pretence of some fans to normalise the Ashley regime is as idiotic as the notion that Mike Ashley is a blip in history.



I remember when the club banned large flags citing safety concerns, now
Gallowgate flags are actively working with this regime, I wouldn’t be surprised to find that they were actually a front for Sir John Hall’s ‘Fairs
Club’.

Is that what it is about?…. pretending that Hall had the interests of United at
heart when he sold to Ashley …..a Chelsea fan and his North London
management team (Denis Wise).

Gallowgate Flags are a welcome distraction for a few moments before a game but are making up for the deficiencies, in the dream that was sold by willingly putting on a futile show for the cameras and themselves.

As other clubs have stolen a march over the dozen years, we have a giant bit of wallpaper covering the inadequacy, the gradual downsizing operation, the micro-mis-management, the downright malevolencies.

It isn’t the answer…. its a big flag.

Where is the alternative voice to acceptance of failure? it certainly isn’t in the local media.

When the large flag gathers dust in the bowels of the Stadium maybe it’ll be forgotten until found in two hundred years time, under the cobwebs and waste in a student car park by some curious archaeologist unfurling the monster and wondering what exactly Newcastle United was…. maybe this is its shroud.

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